Need Help Finding Some Horror Films To Watch? Anchor Bay Gives Fans A Reel of Choices

ABAre you fright fanatics having a tough time figuring out which horror films to watch during your upcoming marathons? If so, this might help you out a bit. Our good friends at Anchor Bay sent this “sizzle reel” over to show you horror lovers a few options that they have in their roster of titles. There are quite a few great movies in there, and even some of my go-to horror films (It’s ridiculous how many times I’ve watched THE LORDS OF SALEM by now). Check out the video, read what I think about each title and be sure to  let us know if any of these ones will be on your lists!


 

HALLOWEEN: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION

HALLOWEEN: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION

Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray™

In a historic partnership with Scream Factory, the Halloween Complete Collection Blu-ray™ presents all the films in the iconic Halloween film franchise in a single package – all 10 films packaged together for the first time, including the newly restored Halloween 6 Curse of Michael Myers Producers Cut, the Halloween 35TH Anniversary Edition (also available separately), the two Rob Zombie films, and hours of NEW bonus features that will thrill fans of the legendary franchise and fans of modern horror cinema.

There shouldn’t be anything that has to be said to tell you that this is one epic boxset and a must have. 15 discs of HALLOWEEN, with every film in the series, the producer’s cut of H6, and an INSANE amount of special features. I have this boxset, and I have yet to finish the special features, there are just too many. Every single thing you wanted to hear about the series, from the people who you never expected to see talk about it, right in there. It’s in my opinion, the best horror franchise boxset yet, hands down.


 

THE DEAD 2

THE DEAD 2

The Dead 2 Blu-ray™ and DVD

The first film took the world by storm two years ago. In this ferocious sequel to the worldwide horror hit The Dead, The Ford Brothers take their chilling vision of the zombie apocalypse to a different country and a whole new level: As the infectious epidemic spreads through India, an American turbine engineer (Joseph Millson of Casino Royale) learns that his pregnant girlfriend is trapped near the slums of Mumbai. Now, one man must battle his way across a 300-mile wasteland of the ravenous undead and into a nightmare city seething with flesh-eating madness.

As someone who just isn’t a huge fan of the zombie sub-genre, this one caught me off guard. I thought it would be just another undead film, but it’s much more than that. A sweeping, wonderfully shot film, THE DEAD 2 takes the location of India and gives huge, epic-feeling cinematography, mixed with a completely entertaining and character-driven experience.


 

 

 

 

IN FEAR

IN FEAR

In Fear Blu-ray™ and DVD

Produced by Nira Park (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End) and starring Iain De Caestecker (ABC’s hit series “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”), Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures) and Allen Leech (“Downton Abbey”), In Fear has taken the horror world by storm, garnering rave reviews wherever it is played. In Fear is a tense psychological horror about a young couple’s fight to make it through the night. Tom (De Caestecker) and Lucy (Englert) are trapped in a maze of Irish backwoods roads with only their vehicle for protection, terrorized by an unseen tormentor hell-bent on exploiting their worst fears. Driving, lost and tormented in the night, primal fears of the dark and the unknown give way to fear that you have let the evil in, or that it is already there.

I watched this one twice in the same night. I’m a huge fan of films like this one, in which the protagonist is in the middle of nowhere, getting stalked by a mystery person. Plus, the fact that it’s mostly done at night just adds a very creep and unsettling feeling to the film. Some people had a problem with the film’s ending, but I was not one of those people, as I thought it was a very satisfying way to close the film and still leave somewhat of a question to be answered. I would highly recommend this one. Watch it without any lights.


 

 

MR. JONES

MR. JONES

Mr. Jones Blu-ray™ and DVD

“Who is Mr. Jones?” To some, he is an enigmatic artist, with a unique vision of humanity and our place in the spiritual universe. To others, his very name conjures unimaginable primal fears. But for two young people, he will become their worst nightmare… Scott (Jon Foster of Stay Alive) and Penny (Sarah Jones of “Sons Of Anarchy”) just moved to a remote cabin to escape the pressures of the world and breathe new life into their art. But they’ll soon discover they are not alone: an infamously reclusive artist – known only as ‘Mr. Jones’ – lives nearby. He doesn’t like to be disturbed, and only comes out at night when he drags his strange, sinister sculptures deep into the woods.  When Scott and Penny’s curiosity leads them too close for Mr. Jones’ comfort, he plunges the young couple into a nightmare world of mayhem, madness and mind-bending terror. 

A very stylish film directed by the writer of THE DIVIDE. It gets you comfortable in thinking it’s just another found footage film (albeit a scary one), before pulling a complete 180 on you and giving you one interesting second half. I personally loved MR. JONES, and found it completely refreshing, so yeah, it’s one to check out.


 

 

 

THE POSSESSION OF MICHAEL KING

THE POSSESSION OF MICHAEL KING

The Possession of Michael King Blu-ray™ and DVD

Michael King (Shane Johnson) doesn’t believe in God or The Devil. Following the sudden death of his wife, the documentary filmmaker decides to make his next film about the search for the existence of the supernatural. Michael decides to make himself the center of the experiment – allowing demonologists, necromancers, and various practitioners of the occult to try the deepest and darkest spells and rituals they can find on him – in the hopes that when they fail, he’ll once and for all have proof that religion, spiritualism, and the paranormal are nothing more than myth. But something does happen. An evil and horrifying force has taken over Michael King. And it will not let him go.Dale Dickey (Iron Man 3), Tomas Arana (Gladiator),and Julie McNiven (“Mad Men”) co-star in this intense supernatural spine-tingler from the producers of White Noise and The Haunting In Connecticut.

Another “found footage”-ish title, THE POSSESSION OF MICHAEL KING is another one I thought was pretty great. Being someone who is generally into occult-based horror, I loved the story and it gets pretty intense. You might hold you remote close though, as some of the sound design is louder than expected, but aside from that, it’s a pretty fun and entertaining movie.


 

 

 

SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT 30th Anniversary Bluray

SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT 30th Anniversary Bluray

Silent Night, Deadly Night 30th Anniversary Blu-ray™

One of the most controversial slasher films of all time is back! Chock full of gratuitous nudity and grisly violence, then stuffed with jolly extras for the absolute ultimate in Season’s Bleedings! Silent Night, Deadly Night is the story of little Billy Chapman who was traumatized by his parents’ Christmas Eve rape and murder, then brutalized by sadistic orphanage nuns. But when a grown-up Billy is forced to dress as jolly St. Nick, he goes on a yuletide rampage to ‘punish the naughty.’ Santa Claus is coming to town…and this time he’s got an axe! Robert Brian Wilson and Linnea Quigley star in this jawdropping horror hit that a nation of angry mothers still cannot stop!

This one doesn’t warrant tons of explanation, as most horror fans are WELL versed in all that is SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT. A horror classics that caused quite the uproar upon its initial release, this 30th Anniversary Bluray is great for fans of the film who want to upgrade to HD. Aside from the differences in quality between the majority of the film and that newly inserted “unedited” shots, and somewhat of a lack of special features, if you’re wanting to complete your SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT collection, you might want to pick this one up.

 

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