Tuesday, May 10th looks to be a pretty big day in home entertainment, as we have over 20 different genre-related titles coming our way this week. Universal Studios is bringing home The Boy to both Blu-ray and DVD, and fans can finally get their hands all over Deadpool, which is also getting released on both formats this Tuesday courtesy of 20th Century Fox.

Scream Factory is resurrecting the Patty Duke thriller, You’ll Like My Mother, in HD on May 10th, and Raro Video will release the cult classic Giallo film The Perfume of the Lady in Black on Blu-ray as well. We also have several great indie genre efforts making their way home on May 10th, including Synchronicity, Regression and the WNUF Halloween Special.

Other notable releases for May 10th include season one of MTV’s Scream: The TV Series, Arachnicide, Scars, Blood Lust, Symptoms, and Kino Lorber's release of Solarbabies on Blu-ray.

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

The Boy is a frightening thrill ride directed by William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside) and starring Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead). Greta (Cohan) is a young American woman who takes a job as a nanny in a remote English village, only to discover that the family's 8-year-old is a life-sized doll that the parents care for just like a real boy, as a way to cope with the death of their actual son 20 years prior. After violating a list of strict rules, a series of disturbing and inexplicable events bring Greta's worst nightmare to life, leading her to believe that the doll is actually alive.

Deadpool (20th Century Fox, Blu/DVD/Digital HD, 4K Blu-ray & DVD)

Hold onto your chimichangas, folks. From the studio that brought you all 3 Taken films comes DEADPOOL, the block-busting, fourth-wall-breaking masterpiece about Marvel Comics sexiest anti-hero: me! Go deep inside (I love that) my origin story...typical stuff...rogue experiment, accelerated healing powers, horrible disfigurement, red spandex, imminent revenge. Directed by overpaid tool Tim Miller, and starring God’s perfect idiot Ryan Reynolds, Ed Skrein, Morena Baccarin, T. J. Miller and Gina Carano, DEADPOOL is a giddy slice of awesomeness packed with more twists than my enemies’ intestines and more action than prom night. Amazeballs! 

Special Features include Deleted/Extended Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary by Director Tim Miller, Gag Reel, From Comics to Screen...to Screen, Gallery (Concept Art, Costumes, Storyboards, Pre-vis, Stunt-vis), Deadpool’s Fun Sack, Audio Commentary by Ryan Reynolds and Screenwriters Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick, Audio Commentary by Director Tim Miller and Deadpool Co-Creator/Comics Artist Rob Liefeld.

The Perfume of the Lady in Black (Raro Video USA, Blu-ray)

Director Francesco Barilli's hallucinatory Giallo horror-thriller stars Mimsy Farmer who portrays Sylvia, a chemist who begins to suffer from strange visions; a mysterious woman in black applying perfume in a mirror appears to her and strangers follow her everywhere she goes. Barilli's psychological investigation into the workings of the mind becomes apparent when it is revealed that as a child, Sylvia committed a horrible crime. The slow progression from successful scientist to a woman on the verge of insanity shows an in-depth look at the intricacies of the haunted mind. This is a remarkable film, weaving reality, fantasy and memory into an almost seamless fabric.

Special Features include New and improved English subtitle translation, Original Trailer, Interview with the Director, Short Film "The Wandering Knight (Il Cavaliere Errante)" by Francesco Barilli (23 min.), and fully illustrated booklet containing critical analysis.

Synchronicity (Magnet Releasing, Blu-ray & DVD)

A mind-bending sci-fi thriller in the tradition of Dark City and Blade Runner, about a brilliant physicist who has uncovered the secret of time travel, and a ruthless corporate tycoon that will stop at nothing to steal it. To protect his discovery, he must travel back in time, but in the process, he endangers his own existence and the very fabric of reality.

WNUF Halloween Special (Entertainment One, DVD)

Originally broadcast live on October 31, 1987, the 'WNUF Halloween Special' is a stunning expose of terrifying supernatural activity that unfolded at the infamous Webber House, the site of ghastly murders. Local television personality Frank Stewart leads a group of paranormal investigators including Catholic exorcist, Father Joseph Matheson and the prolific husband-and-wife team Louis and Claire Berger. Together, the experts explore the darkest corners of the supposedly haunted Webber House, trying to prove the existence of the demonic entities within. Did they find the horrific truth or simply put superstitious rumors to rest?

You’ll Like My Mother (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

Why did they fear Francesca’s baby? Oscar winner Patty Duke stars in the tense and claustrophobic psychological thriller, You’ll Like My Mother.

When her husband is killed in Vietnam, Francesca Kinsolving (Duke) finds herself alone… and pregnant. She makes her way to Minnesota in order to meet her late husband’s mother, certain that she’ll be greeted with open arms. But Francesca soon discovers that there may be more to the Kinsolving family than she ever imagined… and that this simple family reunion is only the beginning of a waking nightmare.

Rosemary Murphy (To Kill A Mockingbird), Richard Thomas (The Waltons), and Sian Barbara Allen (who was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance) also star in this "intriguing, tautly directed thriller [that delivers] a high level of terror and tension", (TV Guide)!


Arachnicide (Brain Damage Films, DVD)

Beauty & the Beast: Season Three (Paramount, DVD)

Blood Lust (Inception Media Group, DVD) 

Cypher (Lionsgate, DVD/Digital HD)

Creepers (R Squared Films, DVD)

Existenz (Lionsgate, DVD/Digital HD)

Impostor (Lionsgate, DVD/Digital HD)

Puppet Master: The Legacy (Full Moon Features, DVD) 

Scars (Wild Eye Releasing, DVD)

Scream: The TV Series Season One (Anchor Bay Entertainment, DVD)

Sheep Skin (Unearthed Films, DVD)

Solarbabies (Kino Lorber, Blu-ray)

Symptoms (Mondo Macabro, Blu-ray)

Regression (Anchor Bay Entertainment, Blu/Digital HD & DVD)

Vampires (Film Chest, DVD)

Zombie Decadence (Full Moon Features, 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.