Its source material (Robert Marasco's 1973 novel) influenced Stephen King's The Shining, it featured one of the most unnerving "what's behind that door?" onscreen mysteries, and its creepy hearse driver has been the stuff of nightmares for decades. Dan Curtis' Burnt Offerings has a lot to offer viewers fond of the haunted house sub-genre. For a long time, fans of the 1976 film have been waiting for it to come out on Blu-ray, and with their recent announcement, Kino Lorber is making sure all those years of patience will pay off. Thankfully, by the time trick-or-treaters knock on your door, Burnt Offerings will be available on Blu-ray and DVD.

Boasting a brand new high-definition transfer, Kino Lorber's Burnt Offerings Blu-ray / DVD is slated for an October release. No special features have been revealed at this time, but we'll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further announcements regarding this much-anticipated home media release.

Synopsis: "Step inside a vacation house of horror in this terrifying thriller that "does for summer homes what Jaws did for a dip in the surf" (The New York Times)! Starring Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Burgess Meredith and Bette Davis, this riveting haunted-house chiller delivers "hidden terrors [that] mount creepily as the film builds to a climax of pulverizing fright" (Rex Reed)!

Marian (Black) and Ben (Reed) find it hard to believe that for only $900 they've rented a sprawling country mansion for the entire summer. But as they settle into their isolated estate with their son and Ben's aunt (Davis), they find themselves surrounded by a living presence-an evil, hypnotic, occult force-that feeds on torture, fear...and murder."

Check out Scott Drebit's reflections on Burnt Offerings in his Drive-In Dust Offs column:

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    About the Author - Derek Anderson

    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.