Hard to believe it, but December is finally upon us and for the first Tuesday of the month, the new horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases are an eclectic, but awesome, bunch. Anchor Bay is keeping busy with both Goodnight Mommy (easily one of my favorites of 2015) and season one of Fear the Walking Dead on Blu-ray and DVD, and Lionsgate is bringing home the dark comedy Cooties to both formats as well.

Kino Lorber is also resurrecting two cult classics on December 1st—Twice Told Tales and Queen of Blood—and a pair of indie films debut this week too: L.A. Slasher and Tokyo Tribe.

Fear the Walking Dead: Season One (Anchor Bay Entertainment, Blu-ray & DVD)

Living in the same universe as The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead is a gritty drama that explores the onset of the undead apocalypse through the lens of a fractured family. Set in a city where people come to escape, shield secrets, and bury their pasts, a mysterious outbreak threatens to disrupt what little stability high school guidance counselor Madison Clark and English teacher Travis Manawa have managed to assemble. The everyday pressure of blending two families while dealing with resentful, escapist, and strung out children takes a back seat when society begins to break down. A forced evolution, a necessary survival of the fittest takes hold, and our dysfunctional family must either reinvent themselves or embrace their darker histories.

Special Features include A Look At the Series and Inside the Characters of Fear The Walking Dead.

Goodnight Mommy (Anchor Bay Entertainment, Blu-ray & DVD)

In the heat of the summer. A lonesome house in the countryside between woods and corn fields. Nine-year-old twin brothers are waiting for their mother. When she comes home, bandaged after cosmetic surgery, nothing is like before. The children start to doubt that this woman is actually their mother. It emerges an existential struggle for identity and fundamental trust.

Tokyo Tribe (XLRator Media, Blu-ray & DVD)

In an alternate Japan, territorial street gangs form opposing factions collectively known as the Tokyo Tribes. Merra, leader of the Wu-Ronz tribe of Bukuro crosses the line to conquer all of Tokyo. The war begins.


Cooties (Lionsgate, Blu/Digital HD & DVD/Digital)

L.A. Slasher (Archstone, DVD)

Queen of Blood (Kino Lorber, Blu-ray)

Starship Apocalypse (Entertainment One, DVD)

Twice Told Tales (Kino Lorber, Blu-ray & DVD)

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    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.