October is historically the best month of the year for horror movies. Not only are the theaters progressively filled with genre-friendly fare, but retail shelves grow fat with new releases. And now that we've entered the wave of Blu-ray discs where it's affordable for studios to start dipping into their back catalogs for films to re-issue for the HD format, you can expect this October to be even fuller than normal. Or, at the very least, the first Tuesday of the month will be stacked with horror Blus.
Bloody-Disgusting tells us that on October 5th Americans will be able to go out and grab Blu-ray copies of The Blair Witch Project
, Open Water
, Open Water 2: Adrift
, 2001 Maniacs
, High Tension
, Hardy Candy
and Wolf Creek
. I'm not a big fan of a few titles on that list, but the prospect of High Tension
and Hard Candy
on Blu-ray is a happy enough one to overcome any sour memories of 2001 Maniacs
Mark your calendars.