5 Best Horror Releases On DVD
What are the 5 best horror releases on DVD? It's a tough call to narrow down the list, especially with such a wide range of subgenres to choose from. Do werewolves scare you or is it zombies that make you laugh? The following 5 best horror releases on DVD were chosen for their diversity and solid entertainment value.
- The Wolfman (2010). The 2010 version of "The Wolfman" is not an exact remake of the 1941 classic which starred Lon Chaney Jr. and Bela Lugosi. "The Wolfman" provides an original twist on this horror classes, allowing the viewer a fresh experience while still being able to enjoy dark dreariness of the Victorian England countryside. Benicio Del Toro plays Lawrence Talbot as he undergoes the horrific transformation from man to beast. Talbot's estranged father (Anthony Hopkins) delivers a particularly riveting performance. The Victorian sets and costumes provide the perfect landscape for this gothic tale of wolves and men.
- Zombieland (2010). Zombieland is neither a remake or typical of animated undead movies. What it is, in a word, is hilarious. In fact, Zombieland puts its own fresh and entirely original spin on the zombie movie genera. Two guys and two gals meet up in post-apocalyptic America and begin the tumultuous journey to a supposedly safe haven amusement park. Bill Murray guest stars as himself--stealing the show. It's the ultimate in zombie-bashing for a good time blast.
- Underworld (2003). This horror movie classic spawned two sequels and a prequel. The gorgeous Selene (Kate Beckinsale) co-stars with Michael (Scott Speedman) in a new twist on star-crossed love. As vampires and werewolves wage their eternal war, the pair struggle for survival--and the truth. "Underworld" makes for a great time with spectacular special effects and an action-packed plot.
- 28 Days Later (2002). "28 Days Later" is another novel twist on the zombie genera. Set in post-disaster London, a small group of survivors struggles to stay alive in a world where the zombifying virus is carried by both people and animals. Of course, the virus transforms its victims into personifications of hunger--zombies at their finest. The movie has some fine doses of grisly humor and a fast plot which keeps viewers right on the edge of their seats.
- The Exorcist (1973). No list of the best horror films on DVD would be complete without discussion of original "The Exorcist". Chris MacNeil, Linda Blair, Max von Sydow, and Jason Miller star in this memorable tale of demonic possession which has disturbed audiences for generations. The Exorcist won a slew of Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards in 1974. "The Exorcist" provides a sublime horror experiences that stays with the view for years afterward.