Well, 2017 is off to a quiet start, at least on the home entertainment side of things, as horror and sci-fi lovers out there only have eight Blu-ray and DVD titles to look forward to this week. Lionsgate is releasing Adam Wingard’s Blair Witch on multiple formats this Tuesday, and for those of you who enjoy monster movies (and Steve Guttenberg), Anchor Bay is unleashing 2 Lava 2 Lantula on DVD, too.

Other releases for January 3rd include The Girl, The Shelter, Zombie Massacre 2, American Beast, Fire Twister, and Ouija 3 (which has nothing to do with the hugely popular film series from Universal Studios and Blumhouse).

2 Lava 2 Lantula (Anchor Bay Entertainment, DVD)

Steve Guttenberg is back as arrogant action star Colton West, slayer of lava-spewing spiders and savior of Los Angeles. But when Colton's stepdaughter is trapped in Miami by a bigger, meaner wave of lavalantulas, Colton heads to Spring Break with an unlikely team of executioners (including Michael Winslow of POLICE ACADEMY) and a cache of larger, nastier weaponry. In a world of bikini babes, fiery arachnids, Florida crazies and a war-mongering military, can one man save the state from the mother of all 8-legged monstrosities, the Gargantulantula? Martin Kove (THE KARATE KID) co-stars in this Syfy smash sequel that MoreHorror.com calls 'funny, scary and filled with adventure all at once. You're in for one hell of a good time!'

Blair Witch (Lionsgate, Blu/DVD/Digital HD & DVD)

It's been 20 years since a local girl vanished into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland while researching the legend of the Blair Witch, leaving a trail of theories and suspicions in their wake.


American Beast (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, DVD) 

Fire Twister (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, DVD) 

The Girl (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, DVD)

Ouija 3: The Charlie Charlie Challenge (Cinedigm, DVD) 

The Shelter (Uncork’d Entertainment, DVD)

Zombie Massacre 2: Reich of the Dead (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 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.