Anchor Bay Announces Halloween Releases to Blu-ray and DVD!

Was that the boogeyman?”
“As a matter of fact, it was.”


Along with many other chilling new titles just in time for the holidays!

LOS ANGELES, CA - October 12, 2013 - That simple exchange of dialogue, which flashed across movie screens in 1978, heralded a revolution. With the release of John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN, not only was the modern horror film created, but an iconic franchise that still lives to this day. Anchor Bay Entertainment, the leading distributor in horror, celebrates the 35th anniversary of the original masterpiece that started it all with the HALLOWEEN 35TH ANNIVERSARY Blu-ray™ release. But Anchor Bay’s House of Horrors doesn’t end with Michael Myers. Click through the link below to check out the below titles from Anchor Bay Entertainment to help fill your Halloween features round-up with enough screams and chills to last until Halloween 2014!


Anchor Bay Entertainment and Trancas International proudly announce the the 35th Anniversary Blu-ray™ release of Halloween. For this very special release, Anchor Bay and Trancas went back to the vaults to present this legendary terror classic as never before, including creating an all-new HD transfer personally supervised by the film’s original cinematographer, Academy-Award® nominee Dean Cundey (Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Apollo 13, the Back to the Future trilogy), a new 7.1 audio mix, a brand-new feature length audio commentary by writer/director John Carpenter and star Jamie Lee Curtis, an all-new bonus feature with Ms. Curtis, as well as selected legacy bonus features from previous Anchor Bay Entertainment releases.

LORDS OF SALEM (Blu-ray™/DVD Combo & DVD)

Already a cult favorite, and topping the Horror Movie DVD charts the first two weeks of release, Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem tells the tale of Heidi (Sheri Moon Zombie), a radio station DJ living in Salem, Massachusetts, who receives a strange wooden box containing a record, a “gift from the Lords.” Heidi listens, and the bizarre sounds within the grooves immediately trigger flashbacks of the town’s violent past. Is Heidi going mad, or are the “Lords of Salem” returning for revenge on modern-day Salem?


It has become a cultural phenomenon. The fans embrace it, the critics adore it. And now the stakes have never been higher for the survivors...Anchor Bay Entertainment unleashes AMC’s original series The Walking Dead: The Complete Third Season on Blu-ray™ and DVD. Available as a 5-disc set in each format, the release contains all sixteen episodes from the past season. Like the previous releases, both the Blu-ray™ and DVD releases come stuffed with tons of bonus features, including exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, never-before-seen featurettes, audio commentaries from cast and crew, deleted scenes and other surprises!

NOTHING LEFT TO FEAR (Blu-ray™/DVD Combo & DVD; October 8)

Wendy (Anne Heche, Cedar Rapids, Volcano), her husband Dan (James Tupper of “Revenge”) and their kids have just moved to the small town of Stull, Kansas, where Dan is the new pastor. But in this sleepy community of friendly neighbors, a horrific series of occurrences awaits them. Their teenage daughter (Rebekah Brandes of Bellflower) is being tormented by grisly visions. Her younger sister (Jennifer Stone of “Wizards Of Waverly Place”) has been marked for a depraved ritual. And deep within the heartland darkness, one of The Seven Gates Of Hell demands the blood of the innocent to unleash the creatures of the damned. Ethan Peck (“10 Things I Hate About You”) and Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption) co-star in this demonic shocker featuring original music by producer Slash and inspired by the real-life paranormal legacy of Stull. Nothing Left to Fear is the first film from Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Slash’s production company, Slasher Films, was written by Jonathan W.C. Mills and directed by Anthony Leonardi III. The music for Nothing Left to Fear was composed by Slash and Nicholas O’Toole and features a new song from Slash and Myles Kennedy.

I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE 2 (Blu-ray™ & DVD Combo; DVD)

From the makers of the controversial 2010 film, I Spit On Your Grave, comes a new terrifying ordeal that will shock the world once again. I Spit On Your Grave 2 stars beautiful newcomer Jemma Dallender (Community, “Hollyoaks”) as Katie, a beautiful girl on her own in New York, who is trying to make it in the cutthroat world of modeling. When Katie innocently accepts an offer to have new photos taken for her portfolio, the experience quickly turns into an unthinkable nightmare. Severely beaten, battered, bruised, and broken, she will have to tap into the darkest places of the human psyche to not only survive her ordeal, but to ultimately find the strength to exact her brutal revenge. The film was directed by Steven R. Monroe, the director of the critically acclaimed 2010 film, and written by Neil Elman (I Spit On Your Grave) and Thomas Fenton (Saw IV).

THE DEMENTED (Blu-ray™/DVD Combo; DVD)

From the creative minds behind I Spit On Your Grave and A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Demented is a terrifying excursion into a plague-infected world, following six college friends as they meet up for a carefree weekend in a beautiful rural home. A terrorist missile attack in a nearby town infects much of the townspeople with a deadly virus. Ravenous and fast, the infected townspeople turn their sights on the vacation home where the friends are gathered...and are now barricaded. How long can they hide? Even with the infected “sleeping” in the streets, can they make their escape? If so, to what?


In 1927, archaeologists unearthed a major historical find in Turkey. What happened next is the stuff of legend and nightmares! Directed by Gabriel Bologna, The Black Waters of Echo’s Pond stars scream queen Danielle Harris (Halloween 4 & 5, The Victim, Hatchet II and III), genre favorite Robert Patrick (Terminator 2, Walk the Line, Jayne Mansfield’s Car) and James Duval (Donnie Darko, Independence Day, Gone in Sixty Seconds). Nine friends take a holiday at a Victorian home on a private island off the coast of Maine. There, they uncover a game first discovered as part of an archaeological expedition from over 80 years ago that resulted in a series of mysterious – and grisly – deaths. What they don’t realize is that when played, the ancient artifact brings out the worst in each of them. Jealousy, greed, hatred, lust, all of the things they keep buried deep inside themselves rise to the surface and come to a boil.

MIMESIS (Blu-ray™ & DVD)

Why watch a horror film when you can live one? What if the next level of horror was to experience a horror film from the inside? Anchor Bay Entertainment presents the next evolutionary turn in horror entertainment with Mimesis. A group of horror fans find themselves unwilling participants in a living nightmare that pays homage to a classic horror film. Seven complete strangers whose only common link is a love for classic era horror films are invited to attend an exclusive “horror fan” party at a remote farm. But as the sun sets, these strangers soon find themselves within a real life version of the 1968 George Romero cult horror classic Night of the Living Dead! Stars genre favorites Courtney Gains (Children of the Corn, Back to the Future) and Sid Haig (Rob Zombie’s Halloween, The Devil’s Rejects, House of 1000 Corpses), with a special cameo by original Night of the Living Dead star Bill Hinzman.

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