May 4, 2016
Terror in the Aisles that we watched is the HD version included as a bonus feature on the Halloween II Blu-ray by Universal.
I tell you this because the Halloween II disc can be had for under $10, while the Terror in the Aisles standalone DVD is almost $20; and it obviously looks better in HD.
I've since upgraded to the far superior Scream Factory version of Halloween II, but I kept the old one because it has Terror in the Aisles on it.
Donald Pleasance and Nancy Allen sit in a theater filled with terrified moviegoers, and show them, and us, a bunch of clips of Horror, Thriller, and Sci-Fi flicks from the dawn of film through the 80's.
It's basically an 80's mix-tape, in Horror movie form.
|"I HATE TO HAVE TO TELL YOU THIS, BUT YOUR POPCORN IS HAUNTED."|
That closing scene that builds and builds and ends with Leatherface slamming that metal door scared us to death.
Terror in the Aisles is nothing more than clips of older Horror & Suspense flicks edited together to illustrate what scares us, and how filmmakers take advantage of those fears to make us see their movies. It's all done in a really fun way, with plenty of quick-cut editing that actually makes it play rather intense at times, even though it's just a Documentary.
It was obviously thrown together to capitalize of the massive Horror boom that was happening in the mid-80's, and that make it feels like something that you'd find in a time capsule or something, like a brief snippet of a time gone by, but man is it a fun one.
|SHE'S SO INTENSE.|
The only thing that really sucks about this movie is that it shows a ton of spoiler-y scenes, reveals, and even endings of the movies that it covers. That's fine for us, but for someone who hasn't seen some of the older gems covered within, it could ruin it for them.
|"STOP TALKING AND LET US WATCH THE DAMN MOVIE, DONALD!"|
|YEP. PLENTY GORY.|
|MAN WE LOVED THE 80'S.|
|80'S HOT, WE SAY!|
The fact that it comes as a bonus feature on a Halloween II disc that costs less that $10 makes is a must own for us. Which is why we do.
May 3, 2016
We're not featuring any new discs up top this week because, to be honest, there's nothing hugely noteworthy that's seeing release. At least not Horror-wise, anyhow.
Sure, Emelie (read our review HERE) and Submerged are decent enough flicks; and ID4, Top Gun, and the Fast & Furious set are great too; but they're nothing that we'd promote as being a Must Own. We really do try to put what we feel are really great releases up at the top of our Digital Dread Reports, because if you're going to take our word when we say "But this disc!" then we have to be selective.
That said, take a look through this week's releases below, because hey, just because we don't want to buy something, doesn't mean that it's without merit.
*Be sure to click the pics below to order yourself some flicks!