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Plus Home Theater and Quadricentennial 2009.

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Home Theater

What to add to your Netflix queue this Halloween
Drag Me to Hell
DVD Release Date: October 13, Universal Studios Home Entertainment
From director Sam Raimi, who previously brought you the cult-favored The Evil Dead trilogy, comes another horror flick with some silly, sloppy scares. When a mild-mannered bank employee runs afoul of a gypsy, a curse is bestowed upon her that manifests itself in some truly disgusting ways. If you like guts, gore, and random effluvia, you’ll want the DVD release, which comes with a “director’s cut” of the movie that includes scenes too gruesome for the theaters.
Karloff & Lugosi Horror Classics
DVD Release Date: October 6, Warner Home Video
If buckets of blood don’t do it for you, you’ll want to head back to the original masters of the monster movie. Karloff & Lugosi Horror Classics pulls together four of the famed monster-movie actors’ lesser-seen titles: The Walking Dead, Frankenstein 1970, You’ll Find Out, and Zombies on Broadway. The movies find Karloff and Lugosi poking fun at the genre—Zombies on Broadway, for example, is about two Broadway press agents who want to cast a real-life zombie in a publicity stunt.
Trick ‘r Treat
DVD Release Date: October 6, Warner Home Video
We were feeling nostalgic for anthology movies like Creepshow and Twilight Zone: The Movie, so we’re glad that Trick ‘r Treat is trying to bring the quasi-genre back. The movie is composed of four interconnected stories that all take place on Halloween night—and each provides a different kind of thrill. Anna Paquin, aka Sookie Stackhouse from True Blood, goes from vampires to other horrors when she stars in one of the segments—the poor girl just can’t get away from dark beings.

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