Hello fiends, and welcome to Demented Discs, where we bring you the lowdown on this month’s DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K Ultra HD genre releases! Some big releases this month including Blumhouses The First Purge and Unfriended: Dark Web, and IFC Midnight’s Our House which our very own KimmiKillZombie called a “subtle, spooky coming-of-age ghost story”. You can read her full review HERE.

It’s that time of year when the air starts getting cooler and the leaves start dying a slow, pretty death. It’s the spookiest month of the year and with it comes an onslaught of new discs to add to your collection, so let’s see what’s in store this month…

 

October 2

The First Purge

The fourth installment of the politically-charged Purge franchise, this one takes us back to the inaugural purge. Our own Mateo said that while it “isn’t afraid to go for the throat,” it’s perhaps just a decent entry in the franchise, rather than a great one. Special Features on the disc include a deleted scene, and three featurettes.

Available on: Blu-ray, DVD, 4K Ultra HD

 

 

October 9

Trick ‘r Treat 

The moment horror fans have been waiting for has finally arrived: beloved Halloween spook-fest Trick ‘r Treat is finally getting a Scream Factory treatment. The disc will be sporting a shiny new 2K scan of the film and four brand-new featurettes, among many other goodies. With all this and the awesome new artwork, you’ll definitely want to replace that old Blu-ray.

Available on: Blu-ray

 

House on Haunted Hill (1999) 

Also blessing our shelves with a Scream Factory Collector’s Edition is the 1999 remake of the Vincent Price classic, House on Haunted Hill. Join Taye Diggs, Ali Larter, and Famke Janssen as they encounter those creepy ass ghosts of former asylum patients and are driven a little mad themselves. The disc comes to us with all the old Special Features, plus brand-new interviews, and a 2K scan of the original film elements.

Available on: Blu-ray

 

Killing Eve: Season 1

Also coming at us is the first season of BBC’s hit Killing Eve. Sandra Oh stars as Eve, a woman in an epic game of cat-and-mouse with a killer, Villanelle (Jodie Comer). The show garnered Oh a historic Emmy nomination as the first Asian-American to be nominated in the ‘Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama’ category.

Available on: Blu-ray, DVD

 

October 16

Unfriended: Dark Web

The sequel to the surprise hit Unfriended (2015), this one follows more laptop shenanigans with a new group of youths on the digital chopping block. Kim caught it at the Overlook Film Festival back in April and loved it. If you saw the film in theatres you saw one of two different endings that were playing at random locations. And this Blu-ray sports another alternate ending, so that’s fun.

Available on: Blu-ray, DVD

 

Halloween III: Season of the Witch 

This Michael Myers-less (but still beloved) flick will also be coming to us with the fancy Steelbook treatment. The film was already released on Blu-ray by the company in 2012, but this one sports a brand-new 4K scan on the film. That’s twice as nice as 2K, for you mathematicians out there. So this is definitely worth checking out if you’re a fan.

Available on: Blu-ray Steelbook

 

Down a Dark Hall

Uma Thurman and AnnaSophia Robb star in this tale of a boarding school with a spooky secret. Thurman is the mysterious headmistress, and Robb is the troubled teen sent there against her will. Halls go dark and terror ensues, I’m guessing.

Available on: Blu-ray, DVD

 

October 23

 

Creepshow 

George A. Romero’s cult classic, written by Stephen King, will be getting an extra special treatment. Included with the Blu-ray will be a 40-page booklet and a plethora of new extras. Commentaries, interviews, and featurettes galore, not to mention a new 4K scan of the film. All in a nice slipcase packaging.

Available on: Blu-ray

 

Night of the Demons

Join the fun as Angela throws a Halloween party to end all Halloween parties. Who doesn’t love a spooky gathering with actual demons in attendance? This exclusive Steelbook comes with a mildly frightening action figure of the character Angela, so if that’s your bag, snatch this up. It also features a new 4K scan of the original camera negative.

Available on: Blu-ray Steelbook

 

The Devil’s Doorway

A period-piece found-footage film about two priests investigating the miracle of a statue of Mary that randomly cries tears of blood. NOFS contributor Rachel commended Aislinn Clarke’s feature debut, calling this a “welcome addition for fans of the found footage genre.

Available on: Blu-ray, DVD

 

October 30

 

Slender Man

The film every Creepypasta fan was waiting for, and then seemingly disappointed by, comes to us the day before Halloween. Our own Adam wasn’t a fan, but if you liked it by all means snatch this up. It has cool cover art at least. And while you watch, you can chow down on Carrie’s nifty Slender Man-inspired “Creepy Pasta” (recipe here).

Available on: Blu-ray, DVD

 

Our House

Thomas Mann stars in this as a brainy teen who tries to invent a device that can generate wireless electricity and generates some ghosts instead. Kim saw it at Fantasia and dug it, saying it’s “able to maneuver effective scares and tension into its subtle tapestry” in her review.

Available on:Blu-ray, DVD

 

Whew! There’s a lot to take in this month. Personally I’ll gladly throw my money at Trick ‘r Treat and House on Haunted Hill, what about you? Join the conversation in our Fiend Club on Facebook, and find us on Twitter.

 

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