Halloween Home Entertainment Highlights – What To Watch This Spooky Season!

With the dark nights drawing in and an autumnal chill in the air it can mean just one thing… Spooky Season is well and truly upon us!

To get you in the Halloween spirit, we are rounding up a selection of our favourite new Halloween-y Home Entertainment releases ahead of All Hallows’ Eve, perfect for some chilling, Halloween movie night viewing…



William Friedkin‘s iconic masterpiece, THE EXORCIST, arguably the greatest horror film ever made and one of the most infamous and controversial movies of all, is now available in a newly restored 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray release to celebrate the film’s landmark 50th anniversary.

The release features stunning new 4K restorations of both the original 1973 Theatrical Version and the 2000 Extended Director’s Cut.

Based on the novel by William Peter Blatty, THE EXORCIST is the chilling and realistic tale of an innocent girl inhabited by a terrifying entity and her mother’s frantic resolve to save her.

When a charming 12-year-old girl takes on the characteristics and voices of others, doctors say there is nothing they can do. As people begin to die, the girl’s mother realises her daughter has been possessed by the devil–and that her daughter’s only possible hope lies with two priests and the ancient rite of demonic exorcism.

Winner of two Academy Awards and nominated for an additional eight including Best Picture, THE EXORCIST still has the power to unsettle and terrify like no other movie.

If you only watch one horror movie this Halloween, make it this one!




A trio of twisted pre-Code shockers by Tod Browning, a master of the morbid and early Hollywood’s edgiest auteur, are available on Blu-ray for the very first time this Halloween in stunning new collection from The Criterion Collection.

The world is a carnival of criminality, corruption, and psychosexual strangeness…

Browning drew on his experiences as a circus performer to create subversive pulp entertainments set amid the world of traveling sideshows, which, with their air of the exotic and the disreputable, provided a pungent backdrop for his sordid tales of outcasts, cons, villains, and vagabonds.

Bringing together two of his defining works – FREAKS and THE UNKNOWN – and a long-unavailable rarity – THE MYSTIC – this cabinet of pre-Code curiosities reveals a master of the morbid whose ability to unsettle is matched only by his daring compassion for society’s most downtrodden.

TOD BROWNING’S SIDESHOW SHOCKERS is one of the most anticipated new releases of the year and an absolutely essential addition to any home entertainment collection!



Robin Hardy’s iconic folk horror, THE WICKER MAN, the ultimate cult classic and one of the most influential and chilling horrors ever made, is now available in a Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD Steelbook courtesy of Studiocanal‘s Vintage Classics Collection, in celebration of the film’s landmark 50th anniversary.

Telling the chilling story of a puritan Police Sergeant who arrives on a remote Scottish Island in search of a missing girl only to find the Pagan locals claiming she never existed, THE WICKER MAN is also much celebrated for its soundtrack, composed by Paul Giovanni and overseen by Gary Carpenter, featuring haunting reworkings of traditional British folk songs.

All three versions of the film: The Final CutThe Director’s Cut and The Theatrical Cut, have been painstakingly restored and are included in this truly essential release.

THE WICKER MAN has a cast featuring Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland and Diane Cilento.




Just in time for the Halloween season, Studiocanal has released a special 4K restoration and reissue of Alejandro Amenábar’s critically acclaimed gothic supernatural thriller, THE OTHERS, starring Academy Award® winner Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston and Fionnula Flannagan.

Presented from a new 4K digital restoration, approved by director Alejandro Amenábar, with Dolby Atmos soundtrack, the release features new artwork from graphic designer Jonathan Burton as well as a brand new feature length documentary, Looking Back at The Others.

In 1945, Grace (Kidman) and her two children wait for her husband’s return from the war, living an unusually isolated existence behind the locked doors and drawn curtains of a secluded mansion in Jersey. Three mysterious new servants arrive and it becomes chillingly clear that there is far more to this house than can be seen, and Grace finds herself in a terrifying fight to save her children and preserve her sanity. Acclaimed by critics, the unpredictable twists and turns of this compelling psychological horror classic will keep you on the edge of your seat.




One of the most effective supernatural horrors in recent years, THE BLACK PHONE now arrives in a Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray Steelbook Edition from German distributor Turbine Media.

Ethan Hawke stars as “The Grabber,” a deranged child abductor and murderer causing fear and terror in 1970s suburban Denver in this chilling adaptation of Joe Hill‘s short story of the same name.

When 13-year-old Finney is kidnapped and locked in a soundproof basement, he finds he can use a disconnected telephone in the room to communicate with the killer’s previous victims.

Filled with moments of real suspense and tension, this pristine 4K presentation is ideal for some spooky, night-time viewing this Halloween!




With Season 4 now streaming on Shudder and AMC+, catch on the most recent release of the hit horror anthology series with CREEPSHOW SEASON 3, now available on Blu-ray and DVD from Shudder.

A reboot/continuation of the 1982 horror-comedy anthology film of the same name, directed by George A. Romero and written by Stephen King, CREEPSHOW SEASON 3 features all six episodes from the acclaimed third season in which two stories from the fictional Creepshow comics come to life in every episode.

Guest stars include Mark Hamill, Michael Rooker, Danielle Harris and Ron Livingston.

The episodes are: ‘Mums’/’Queen Bee’, ‘Skeletons in the Closet’/’Familiar’, ‘The Last Tsuburaya’/’Okay, I’ll Bite’, ‘Stranger Sings’/’Meter Reader’, ‘Time Out’/’The Things in Oakwood’s Past’ and ‘Drug Traffic’/’A Dead Girl Named Sue’.




The critically acclaimed supernatural horror, TALK TO ME, will be available to own Limited Edition 2-Disc 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Steelbook, as well as standard 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD, on 23rd October 2023 courtesy of Altitude.

Directed by Danny Philippou and Michael Philippou (in their feature directorial debuts) from a screenplay by Danny Philippou and Bill Hinzman, based on a concept by Daley Pearson, the film stars Sophie Wilde, Joe Bird, Alexandra Jensen, Otis Dhanji, Miranda Otto, and Marcus Johnson.

When a group of friends discover how to conjure spirits using an embalmed hand, they become hooked on the new thrill, until one of them goes too far and unleashes terrifying supernatural forces.

The 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray editions are packed with over two hours of extras including Directors’ Commentary, Two Behind the Scenes featurettes, Deleted Scenes and Cast and Crew Interviews.




This month, ARROW will present HELLRAISER: QUARTET OF TORMENT in stunning, blood-drenched new 4K restorations via ARROW-Player.com and available on Limited Edition 4K Ultra HD on 23rd October 2023.

In the 1980s, Clive Barker changed the face of horror fiction, throwing out the rules to expose new vistas of terror and beauty – and with Hellraiser, his first feature film as a director, he did the same for cinema.

The film was a smash hit and led to three extraordinary sequels – Hellbound: Hellraiser II, Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth, and Hellraiser: Bloodline – and you can watch them all on ARROW and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray this Halloween!


 

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