With that said, there are some Horror titles that have never made it to Blu-ray in the U.S., and some that have never made the leap to HD at all. It's great that you can import some of these movies on Blu-ray, but if you do, they'll cost more, and you'll have to have a Region-Free Blu-ray Player to be able to watch them.
That just means that the average Horror fan will not get the exposure to some excellent movies, which makes very little sense. We get that not every movie can be made available for every fan across the World to watch in the way that they choose, but you'd figure that at least the really good ones that have huge followings would be an exception, right? Scream Factory, Synapse, Arrow Video U.S., Blue Underground, Twilight Time... there's no shortage of specialty labels that would be willing to put in the time and effort to give us quality HD versions of the best movies that the Genre has to offer, so what in the hell?!?
Below, we have chosen 10 excellent movies that have yet to make it to Blu-ray in the U.S. (Martyrs is an exception), that we feel should be at the forefront of any movie studio's release plans.
Let's take a look.
*Picture links go to Amazon, so you can see how much the DVD/Import Blu-ray version would cost you.
|BUBBA HO-TEP (2002)|
Bubba Ho-Tep would be a PERFECT addition to the Scream Factory roster.
|CEMETERY MAN (1994)|
Come on, Arrow Video U.S.!
Hellraiser & Hellbound: Hellraiser II are already available on Blu-ray in the U.S., but only as sub-par versions that are nowhere near as sharp as the Arrow versions. As popular as this series is, it's ridiculous that the rights-holders haven't commissioned someone to give fans proper Blu-ray versions of these classics here in the U.S.
|THE HITCHER (1986)|
Would it really be that hard for HBO Pictures to license this one out to Scream Factory?
Inside is an excellent movie that deserves a 1080p release.
As with Inside, Martyrs is an excellent movie that we wouldn't watch on the regular, but we'd sure like to have a Blu-ray copy of it for whenever the mood did strike us.
Can't we get a re-pressing or something at a reasonable price?
|REC 1 & 2|
We'd love to own these movies on Blu, preferably in one handy 2-Pack.
|SALEM'S LOT (1977)|
Warner Bros. has been streaming an HD version of this movie on their subscription service for a while now, so how in the hell is it not worth at least trying to pretty it up for a Blu-ray release?
|WOLF CREEK (2005)|
With the new Wolf Creel TV Mini-Series airing in Australia (and we're sure, the U.S. soon enough), now would be the perfect time to give we Americans a new Blu-ray version of the movie that started it all, wouldn't it? It's been 11 years already, mate!
|GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER, PEOPLE WHO RELEASE MOVIES ON BLU-RAY IN THE U.S.!|