Happy 2015! The new year is off and running with a ton of great genre-related home releases this week, including the high-def release of Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh from Scream Factory as well as the latest from Alex Aja, Horns, starring Daniel Radcliffe.

Adam Wingard is also celebrating the release of his recent indie hit The Guest on Tuesday and we’ve got several indie horror films to look forward to, including The Houses October Built, Sick: Survive the Night and Missionary from Anthony DiBlasi.


Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

His myth has endured for generations. His legacy is eternal rage. And now he’s back... with a vengeance! Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh continues the tale of the phantom-like figure who wreaks a terrible fate upon those who chant his name five times while looking into a mirror… and come face to face with grisly death. 

A victim of unspeakable evil while he lived, the "Candyman" (Tony Todd, Final Destination) has become evil incarnate in his afterlife. This time, he haunts the city of New Orleans, where a young schoolteacher named Annie Tarrant (Kelly Rowan, The O.C. ) is struggling to solve the brutal murder of her father. The locals insist that he was slain by the Candyman, but Annie is not convinced... until she unwittingly summons the monster forth, learns the secret of his power, and discovers the link that connects her to him. But can she stop him before he kills again? Directed by Bill Condon (Gods And Monsters, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn) from a story by Clive Barker (Hellraiser, Nightbreed), Candyman: Farewell To The Flesh is "one heck of a scary movie", (Moviehole).

The Guest (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Blu/DVD/Digital & DVD)

A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.

Special features include Digital Copy of The Guest (Subject to expiration), UltraViolet code (Subject to expiration), Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Director Adam Wingard and Writer Simon Barrett, Q&A with Dan Stevens and Feature Commentary with Director Adam Wingard and Writer Simon Barrett.

Horns (Anchor Bay Entertainment, Blu-ray & DVD)

A supernatural thriller driven by fantasy, mystery, and romance, Horns follows Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe), the number one suspect for the murder of his girlfriend, Merrin (Juno Temple). Hungover from a night of hard drinking, Ig awakens one morning to find horns growing from his head and soon realizes their power drives people to confess their sins and give in to their most selfish and unspeakable impulses–an effective tool in his quest to discover what happened to his girlfriend and exact revenge on her killer. Based on the best-selling novel by Joe Hill.


88 (Millennium Entertainment, Blu-ray & DVD)

Arrow: Season Two (Warner Home Video, Blu-ray & DVD)

Desecrated (Uncork’d Entertainment, DVD)

Finders Keepers (Lionsgate, DVD)

The Houses October Built (Image Entertainment, DVD)

Ninja Zombies (Anderson Digital, DVD)

Sick: Survive the Night (Midnight Releasing, DVD)

Missionary (Freestyle Digital Media, DVD)

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    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.