It’s starting to look a lot like Halloween as the vast majority of this week’s releases are horror movies. Think of this as a preview of a guide I’ll be putting together later in the week, highlighting recent horror DVDs, Blu-rays, books, and spellbinding artifacts.
- Old – M. Night Shyamalan‘s “Old” sees a group of strangers on vacation find themselves trapped on a secluded beach where they begin to age quickly. Based on the graphic novel by Pierre-Oscar Levy and Frederik peeters, “Old” is still a Shyamalan film because it offers its share of twists and turns. The film has divided enough. I am on the positive side. [Full Review + M. Night Shyamalan Interview]
New on DVD and Blu-ray
- Escape Game: Tournament of Champions – Direct sequel to the 2019 horror film, “Tournament of Champions” sees survivors Zoey (Taylor russell) and then (Logan miller) caught in another deadly game. The long version of the film explores the origins of the puzzle maker.
- Space Jam: a new legacy – James lebron is one of the greatest basketball players in the world. He’s not so good at being a father. When James rejects a Warner Bros. business opportunity as one of the worst ideas he’s ever heard, project manager Al G. Rhythm (Don cheadle), has James and his son scanned and sucked into a virtual world. [Full Review]
- Les Nevers: Season 1, Part 1 – HBO’s latest series is a period drama with sci-fi / supernatural elements set in Victorian London at St. Romaulda Orphanage, a home for women with special abilities.
- Little vampire – Nominated for the best animated film at the 46th César, “Little Vampire” explores the universe of a 10-year-old vampire for 300 years. Tired of his life and his overprotective parents, Little Vampire sneaks around to explore the Forbidden World and, if possible, make a friend or two. Previous adaptations of Angela Sommer-BodenburgThe series of books was terrible. This one is good.
- Animated Night of the Dead – An animated version of George A. Romero Classic 1968 horror film about a zombie outbreak that traps a group of aliens on a farm. The original is one of my favorite movies. I’m not a fan of the animation used here and its fidelity to the original is a fatal flaw that makes me want to watch the original.
- Naked Singularity – John Boyega takes on the role of a despondent public defender in this courtroom drama that tackles injustices in the justice system as the world literally begins to crumble around him. It seems like the perfect time to try and pull off a heist. Co-stars Olivia cooke, Bill Skarsgård, and Ed skrein.
- Audrey Hepburn: Collection of 7 films – This must-have set includes “Breakfast at Tiffany’s, “”Funny head, “”My beautiful lady, “”Paris sizzles,“”roman holidays, “”Sabrina,” and “War and peace. ”
- Universal Classic Monsters: 4K UHD Horror Icons – I love Universal’s classic monster movies and can’t wait to see what lurks in the shadows of the 1931s “Dracula“(its English and Spanish versions) and”Frankenstein,“1933”The invisible Man, “and 1941”The werewolf. ”
- Onibaba – Released in Japan in 1964, “Onibaba” is the story of an older woman and her daughter-in-law who survive the conditions of the civil war surrounding them by killing lost samurai and selling their possessions. When Hachi, a neighbor who deserted the war, returns, the old woman is convinced that he is responsible for the death of her son. Shortly after, a mysterious masked samurai appears. “Onibaba” is a film draped in atmosphere and primitive impulses.
- Alarm clock – Rebecca Hall stars in this 2011 ghost story about a woman in post-World War I England who goes to a boarding school to investigate and refute reports that a child’s ghost haunts the halls of the school.
- Halloween 1-5 4K UHD – With “Halloween killsIn theaters Friday, Shout! Factory is releasing the franchise’s first five films on 4K UHD and Blu-ray. These releases feature new 4K transfers from camera negatives and, for the first time ever, each film includes a Dolby Atmos mix for Only the original “Halloween” was previously released in 4K UHD (and this is a new transfer that was approved by the cinematographer Dean Cundey). I would say that “Halloween” and “Halloween iii“are must-have releases for any horror fan. I can’t wait to see the new transfers.
Here is my interview with Jamie lee curtis In regards to “Halloween kills“and the legacy of the characters Laurie Strode and Michael Myers.