November 24, 2015

Blu-ray & DVD: The Digital Dread Report for 11/24

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It's a rather sparse week on the release front this week, but with Thanksgiving only two days away, you know that no one is going to be releasing anything too major; Black Friday, or Thursday, or whatever it's called now, kinda kills it for we movie lovers.

Still, there are a few noteworthy titles hitting shelves today, so not all is lost.

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It's the season of joy, peace, and goodwill…unless you live in Bailey Downs. Last Christmas Eve, two teens came to a grisly end in a school basement. Now, one year later, a new set of horrors has come to town. As three friends explore the site of the massacre, a malevolent spirit is determined to keep them there forever. One of the first cops to the scene of the bloody murders has new complications as his seven-year-old son exhibits terrifying and violent behavior. And when a local family seeks reconciliation with an estranged aunt for the wrong reasons, they suddenly find themselves running in terror from Krampus, the demonic anti-Santa Claus. Not even St. Nick is immune to the terror as he fights back against a horde of zombie elves. This is destined to be a holiday no one will ever forget.

It's no Trick 'r Treat or anything, but A Christmas Horror Story still manages to be a fairly entertaining Horror Anthology in its own right.

See our full review below to find out why we thought it was decent, but let me just say that William Shatner is awesome in general, and he's perfect in this one.
Put together a gloomy New England house, a dark night and four of America's legendary leading men and you have all the ingredients for a classic Ghost Story. The spine tingling motion picture stars Fred Astair, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and John Houseman as members of the Chowders Society, a group of hail and hearty fellows who get together each week to share incredible tales of horror.

Ghost Story is an eerie, atmospheric movie which boasts more than a few creepy scenes, one of which is widely considered to be among the best of all time. It also boasts one hell of a classic cast featuring names like Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., John Houseman, and a young Alice Krige.

A classic 80's ghost story in every way, Ghost Story is one of those movies that every Horror fan should see at least once. Trust us.
  • NEW Audio Commentary by Director John Irvin
  • NEW Interviews with Author Peter Straub, Actress Alice Krige, Screenwriter Lawrence D. Cohen, Producer Burt Weissbourd and Matte Photographer Bill Taylor
  • Vintage Theatrical Trailer, TV and Radio Spots
  • Photo Gallery

There aren't many big releases down here in the bottom of the order this week, but again, it's two days before Thanksgiving, so that's to be expected.
  • Blood & Lace, The Mask, and Wake Up and Kill are great releases for those of you who love retro Horror and Genre flicks.
  • A Hard Day looks like a fun Korean Thriller, and we love the hell out of those. 
  • The Badger Game could be a solid Indie Thriller.
  • Everything else, as always, is a crap-shoot.

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