I hope you guys are ready, because April 11th looks to be an incredible day of home entertainment releases for genre fans, especially if you’ve been patiently waiting for the stunning new Phantasm Blu-ray set from Well Go USA, which features every film from the franchise together in one nifty package. Arrow Video has also assembled the first two House movies for a limited edition Blu-ray set that arrives this week, and Severin Films has resurrected the cult classic Cathy’s Curse in HD for the first time ever.

Severin Films is also keeping busy with a pair of other releases—Dark Water and The Other Hell—and Scream Factory is giving both The Vampire and Demented the Blu-ray treatment as well.

Other notable horror and sci-fi home entertainment offerings for April 11th include The Bye Bye Man (Unrated), The Violent Shit Collection, Chupacabra Territory, Naciye, Takashi Miike’s Dead or Alive trilogy, and Robot Wars.

Cathy’s Curse (Severin Films, Blu-ray)

Forget what you've seen in blurry bootlegs and cruddy budget packs. This first-ever restoration of the depraved Canadian shocker is being hailed as the genre re-discovery of the year: In 1947, a young girl is roasted alive in a car accident. Thirty years later, her grown brother returns to their childhood home with his mentally unstable wife and sweet daughter Cathy. But when the dead aunt's vengeful spirit possesses the child, it will unleash an unnerving nightmare of creepy mediums, demonic dolls, and plenty of sick 70s foul-mouthed moppet mayhem.

Experience one of the strangest EXORCIST/OMEN/CARRIE-inspired grindhouse hits like never before, now transferred in 2k from recently-found film elements and featuring revealing new Extras with long-lost star Randi Allen and producer/director/co-writer Eddy Matalon. 

Special Features:

  • Director's Cut
  • Alternate U.S. Release Cut
  • Tricks And Treats: Interview With Director Eddy Matalon
  • Cathy & Mum: Interview with Actress Randi Allen and Costume Designer Joyce Allen
  • Audio Commentary on US Cut by BirthMoviesDeath Critic Brian Collins and Filmmaker Simon Barrett
  • Introduction To Cinematic Void Screening At American Cinematheque By BirthMoviesDeath Critic Brian Collins
  • Theatrical Trailer

House: Two Stories Limited Edition Set (Arrow Video, Blu-ray)

Step inside, we’ve been expecting you! At long-last, Arrow Video is proud to present the first two installments of hit horror franchise House on Blu-ray for the first time!

In the original House, William Katt (Carrie) stars as Roger Cobb, a horror novelist struggling to pen his next bestseller. When he inherits his aunt s creaky old mansion, Roger decides that he s found the ideal place in which to get some writing done. Unfortunately, the house s monstrous supernatural residents have other ideas...

Meanwhile, House II: The Second Story sees young Jesse (Arye Gross) moving into an old family mansion where his parents were mysteriously murdered years before. Plans for turning the place into a party pad are soon thwarted by the appearance of Jesse s mummified great-great-grandfather, his mystical crystal skull and the zombie cowboy who'll stop at nothing to lay his hands on it!

From the team that brought you Friday the 13th, House and House II are era-defining horror classics now newly restored and loaded with brand new extras! 


  • Brand new 2K restorations of House and House II: The Second Story
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • The House Companion limited edition 60-page book featuring new writing on the entire House franchise by researcher Simon Barber, alongside a wealth of archive material 


  • Audio commentary with director Steve Miner, producer Sean S. Cunningham, actor William Katt and screenwriter Ethan Wiley
  • Ding Dong, You re Dead! The Making of House brand new documentary featuring interviews with Steve Miner, Sean S. Cunningham, Ethan Wiley, story creator Fred Dekker, stars William Katt, Kay Lenz, and George Wendt, composer Harry Manfredini, special make-up and creature effects artists Barney Burman, Brian Wade, James Belohovek, Shannon Shea, Kirk Thatcher, and Bill Sturgeon, special paintings artists Richard Hescox and William Stout, and stunt coordinator Kane Hodder
  • Stills Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailers 


  • Audio commentary with writer-director Ethan Wiley and producer Sean S. Cunningham
  • It’s Getting Weirder! The Making of House II: The Second Story brand new documentary featuring interviews with Ethan Wiley, Sean S. Cunningham, stars Arye Gross, Jonathan Stark, Lar Park Lincoln, and Devin DeVasquez, composer Harry Manfredini, special make-up and creature effects artists Chris Walas, Mike Smithson, visual effects supervisor Hoyt Yeatman, and stunt coordinator Kane Hodder
  • Stills Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer

The Phantasm Collection (Well Go USA, Blu-ray)

One of the world’s most popular franchises in the history of horror, the Phantasm film series has terrified fans for generations and this new box set features all five frightening films in the series – PHANTASM: REMASTERED (1979), PHANTASM II (1988), PHANTASM III: LORD OF THE DEAD(1994), PHANTASM IV: OBLIVION (1998) and the most recent installment PHANTASM: RAVAGER (2016). Packaging on all five films in the collection will feature reversible sleeve art, with one side highlighting the original packaging and the reverse showing new artwork uniform exclusive to the collection. In addition, the discs themselves will be BD50, which allow for less compression and a higher quality audio, as well as more space for the extensive bonus materials.

Also included with the collection is Phantasm Compendium, a 120-page book featuring exclusive interviews and rare, behind-the-scenes photos chronicling the history and impact of the franchise, plus a 21” x 27” reversible poster featuring the iconic original theatrical artwork. 


  • Audio Commentary with writer/director Don Coscarelli, co-producer Paul Pepperman and visual consultant Roberto Quezada
  • Audio Commentary with Don Coscarelli and actors Michael Baldwin, Angus Scrimm and Bill Thornbury
  • Graveyard Carz
  • Interviews with Don Coscarelli and Angus Scrimm (Vintage 1979 television interview)
  • Deleted Scenes, Interview Outtakes
  • PHANTASM Behind-the-Scenes Home Movies with commentary by Don Coscarelli and Reggie Bannister, Additional home movie footage
  • TV and Radio Spots
  • Introduction, 1989 Convention Appearance, and Fangoria TV Commercial with Angus Scrimm
  • Theatrical Trailers, Still Gallery


  • Audio Commentary with Don Coscarelli, Angus Scrimm and Reggie Banister
  • The Ball is Back: The making of PHANTASM II
  • Deleted Scenes, Workprint Scenes, TV Spots
  • Theatrical Trailers, Behind the Scenes, Still Galleries
  • Rare Short film featuring Rory Guy (Angus Scrimm)
  • The Gory Days an interview with Special Make-up Effects Artist Greg Nicotero


  • It’s Never Over: The Making of PHANTASM III featuring interviews with Don Coscarelli, A. Michael Baldwin, Reggie Bannister, Bill Thornbury, Gloria Lynn Henry, Stuntman Bob Ivy, director of photography Christopher Chomyn, composer/sound designer Christopher L. Stone, sphere designer/mechanical effects artist Kerry Prior, special makeup effects designer Dean Gates and Production Assistant Kristen Deem
  • Audio Commentary with Don Coscarelli and editor Norman Buckley
  • Balls of Steel: Bob Ivy’s Stunt for the Ages - The Phantasm III Car Stunt
  • Behind the Scenes Compilation
  • Audio Commentary with Stars A. Michael Baldwin and Angus Scrimm
  • Behind-the-Scenes
  • Deleted Scene, Trailer, Radio Spot, Still Gallery 


  • Death is No Escape: The Making of PHANTASM IV featuring interviews with Don Coscarelli, A. Michael Baldwin, Reggie Bannister, Bill Thornbury, special makeup effects artist Gigi Bannister, stunt coordinator/actor Bob Ivy, director of photography Christopher Chomyn, composer/sound designer Christopher L. Stone, sphere designer/mechanical effects designer Kerry Prior, cameraman Justin Zaharczuk and special makeup effects artist Robert Kurtzman
  • Behind the Scenes Compilation
  • PHANTASM Sequels: Conceptual Art Gallery by Justin Zaharczuk
  • Audio Commentary with Don Coscarelli, Reggie Bannister, and Angus Scrimm
  • Behind-The-Scenes
  • Promo, Trailer, Behind-the-Scenes Still Gallery


  • Audio Commentary with co-writer/director David Hartman and Don Coscarelli
  • The Making of PHANTASM: RAVAGER
  • Friendship and Phantasm an interview with A. Michael Baldwin
  • The Lady in Lavender - an interview with actress Kat Lester
  • The Name is Chunk - an interview with actor Stephan Jutras
  • Behind-the-Scenes Promo
  • PHANTASM: RAVAGER Red Credit Sequence
  • Deleted Scenes (with optional commentary by David Hartman and Don Coscarelli)
  • Phuntasm: Bloopers and Outtakes
  • A Moment with David Hartman
  • Teaser / Theatrical Trailer


  • Featuring over 4 hours of extras
  • Phantasm and You a comic recap of the first 4 films by PHANTASM V: RAVAGER director David Hartman
  • Flashback Weekend Chicago Convention Panel Discussion(2008) & (2014)
  • Flashback Weekend concert performance by Kat Lester
  • Fantastic Fest Q&A(2016)
  • Phantasmagoria: a documentary and Interviews with the Cast & Crew
  • Phantasmagorical Mystery Tour with Reggie Bannister
  • Phantasm Genesis
  • Phandom


The Bye Bye Man (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Unrated Blu/DVD/Digital HD & DVD – Theatrical Version Only)

Chupacabra Territory (Maltauro Entertainment, Blu-ray & DVD)

The Covenant (Uncork’d Entertainment, DVD)

Dark Waters (Severin Films, Blu-ray & DVD) 

Demented (Scream Factory, Blu-ray) 

The Devil in White (Wild Eye Releasing, DVD)

Dream Stalker (Intervision Picture Group, DVD)

Empire State of the Dead (SRS Cinema, DVD)

Fear Town USA/The Slashening Double Feature (Troma Entertainment, Blu-ray) 

Heidi (Wild Eye Releasing, DVD)

Lurking Fear (Full Moon Features, Blu-ray)

The Mildew From Planet Xonader (Bayview Entertainment, DVD) 

Naciye (Shami Productions, DVD) 

The Other Hell (Severin Films, Blu-ray & DVD) 

Robot Wars (Breaking Glass Pictures, DVD) 

Seizure (MTI Home Video, DVD) 

Takashi Miike’s Dead or Alive Trilogy (Arrow Video, Blu-ray)

The Vampire (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

The Violent Shit Collection (Synapse Films, DVD)

  • Heather Wixson
    About the Author - Heather Wixson

    Heather A. Wixson was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, until she followed her dreams and moved to Los Angeles in 2009. A 14-year veteran in the world of horror entertainment journalism, Wixson fell in love with genre films at a very early age, and has spent more than a decade as a writer and supporter of preserving the history of horror and science fiction cinema. Throughout her career, Wixson has contributed to several notable websites, including Fangoria, Dread Central, Terror Tube, and FEARnet, and she currently serves as the Managing Editor for Daily Dead, which has been her home since 2013. She's also written for both Fangoria Magazine & ReMind Magazine, and her latest book project, Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Volume One will be released on October 20, 2021.