Ken W. Hanley is the Managing Web Editor for FANGORIA and STARLOG, as well as the former Web Editor for Diabolique Magazine and a contributing writer to YouWonCannes.com. He’s a graduate from Montclair State University, where he received an award for Excellence in Screenwriting. He’s currently working on screenplays, his debut novel “THE I IN EVIL”, and various other projects, and can be followed on Twitter: @movieguyiguess.
“THE MIND’S EYE”, “PREACHER”, More Slated for Blu-ray/DVDMovies/TV,News Ken W. Hanley
With Halloween around the corner, horror fans are breaking out their shopping lists for prime seasonal horror movie selections. And while there are some phenomenal specialty releases- Vestron Video, Scream Factory, and Arrow Video are going above and beyond this Halloween season-, FANGORIA has caught wind of more exciting scare fare that’s hitting home video just in time for the spookiest of all holidays.
First off, one of the year’s best fright flicks is coming to home video at the top of October: Joe Begos’ gory-as-hell telekinetic terror title THE MIND’S EYE. Hitting DVD and Blu-ray on October 4th from RLJ Entertainment, THE MIND’S EYE features some phenomenal practical FX from gorewizards Brian Spears and Peter Gerner, as well as a horror vet-heavy cast including Graham Skipper (ALMOST HUMAN), Lauren Ashley Carter (THE WOMAN), John Speredakos (WENDIGO), Matt Mercer (CONTRACTED: PHASE II), Jeremy Gardner (THE BATTERY), and Larry Fessenden (I SELL THE DEAD). This tale of psychokinetics on the run was a FANGO fave during it’s festival and VOD run, and should make for a bloody good addition to your Blu-ray collection this Fall.
Next up, AMC’s insane small screen adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s PREACHER comic book series has set its DVD/Blu-ray debut for October 17th. Developed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, all ten uncensored episodes of PREACHER’s first season will be unleashed on a three-disc Blu-ray and DVD set, with deleted/extended scenes and featurettes on the pilot and stuntwork of the series. Blu-ray collectors will also get an exclusive series gag reel, as well as a pair of exclusive features on the second episode’s church-bound chainsaw fight and more on the series’ enigmatic big-bad, The Saint of Killers. If you missed the violent and chaotic pulp series, don’t miss it on home video.
Lastly, Universal Pictures is bringing THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR to Blu-ray and DVD on October 4th as well, bringing the horror hit to video after its massively successful theatrical run this past summer. Coming to Blu/DVD/HD combo pack, this HD set comes with exclusive extras, including deleted scenes and featurettes on the threequel’s production as well as Frank Grillo’s franchise anti-hero. Stay tuned for more horror on Blu-ray and DVD this holiday season here at FANGORIA.com!