Blu-rays for the Weekend: Halloween special

With Halloween fast approaching this week we’re focusing on the very best horror movies available on Blu-ray to get you in a spookily festive mood! So if you’re stuck for ideas this weekend, why not try out one of the following:

An image of Halloween Blu-raysThe Exorcist

The oldies are always the best, so why not try out what many consider the scariest film of all time? Directed by William Friedkin, the infamous story of the demonic possession of a young girl and her mother’s desperate attempt to win her back through an exorcism has left audiences cowering behind pillows for decades. The Blu-ray presentation promises to breathe new life into the story with exclusive documentaries featuring intimate footage of the cast and crew, make-up tests, stunt sequences, and never-before-seen footage putting viewers on the set of the groundbreaking film. Additional featurettes including a look at the locations, cinematography and sound of the picture accompany a re-mastered Director’s Cut and Theatrical Cut of the movie.

Paranormal Activity

This clever, refreshing take on the self-shot, low budget horror movie was 2007’s runaway success that has since gone on to spawn two successful sequels. Written and directed by Oren Peli, the film centres on a young couple haunted by a supernatural presence in their home. Presented in a style much like films such as The Blair Witch Project or Cloverfield, the BD follows the couple as they attempt to capture what is haunting them on film. Special features include a look at deleted scenes, alternative endings, a history on the development of the project, the filming devices and techniques used as well as a look at the movie’s global success.

Don’t Look Now

According to a review by, the newly re-mastered Blu-ray Disc release of classic 70s flick Don’t Look Now will set pulses racing all over again. The beautifully restored movie is widely regarded by horror fans as a masterpiece in suspense with cinematic trickery deployed to maximum effect by renowned director Nic Roeg. Gravitating around the themes of grief and love, this spooky thriller follows John (Donald Sutherland) and Laura (Julie Christie) as they experience every parent’s worst nightmare. However the infamous tagline for the movie ‘Nothing is what it seems’ hints that twists and turns await the couple in their quest to overcome the life changing event. Special features include audio commentaries that offer gems on the shooting of the film as well as mesmerising interviews with the cast and crew, a Making Of documentary and a feature presentation dedicated to the original film directed by Danny Boyle.

So what do you think of our choices? Hit the comments to tell us your favourite scary movies, or tell us what else you’ll be looking forward to watching on Blu-ray this weekend.

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