It's been a pretty slow few weeks for 80s and 90s cartoon news. However, a slew of new horror blu-rays have been announced. Below are some upcoming classic horror movies making their way to BRD this year.
Image Entertainment seem to have acquired a bunch of older Anchor Bay titles. So far they've officially announced the blu-ray release of Hellraiser, Hellraiser II: Hellbound, Children of the Corn, The Hills Have Eyes, Vamp (no artwork) and Dead Heat (no artwork). No word yet on whether or not these titles will be new HD transfers or if they will contain any new bonus material. Other titles getting a DVD re-release include: House, House II: The Second Story, Return of the Killer Tomatoes, Creepshow 2, Dead End Drive-In, Flowers in the Attic, The Initiation, Mountaintop Motel Massacre, Slugs, The Stuff and The Vineyard.
Children of the Corn - September 6, 2011 (2011)
Hellraiser - September 6, 2011 (Image Entertainment)
Hellbound: Hellraiser II - September 6, 2011 (Image Entertainment)
The Hills Have Eyes - September 6, 2011 (Image Entertainment)
The House By the Cemetery - September 27, 2011 (Blue Underground)
Torso - August 30, 2011 (Blue Underground)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 & 3 - September 27, 2011 (Warner Bros.) - It's not looking too good for a blu-ray Nightmare box set with the release of this blu-ray.
Nightmare Before Christmas 3D blu-ray - August 30, 2011 (Disney)
Two Henenlotter titles are FINALLY making their way to blu-ray this year. Basket Case is getting the HD treatment from Something Weird and Frankenhooker is getting a release from Synapse. Now if only I could get Brain Damage on blu-ray, I would be floating on a cloud.
Basket Case - September 27, 2011 (Something Weird Video/Image Entertainment)
Frankenhooker - No Street Date Yet (Synapse)
In addition to Frankenhooker, Synapse will be releasing a few other titles to blu-ray later this year:
The Exterminator - No Street Date Yet (Synapse)
Maniac Cop - No Street Date Yet (Synapse)
And lastly, Peter Jackson's The Frighteners is getting the blu-ray treatment from Universal in September. The blu-ray will feature both the director's cut and the theatrical cut. Special features from the DVD will more than likely be ported over from the DVD release.
The Frighteners - September 13, 2011 (Universal)
Rue Morgue is the only magazine, so far, to preview their upcoming issue. Here's a look at their July cover (#113).