Hello, dear readers! This week’s batch of horror and sci-fi home media releases has a lot of fun offerings, both new and old. If you’re looking to catch up on some recent genre entertainment, there are plenty of options headed to both Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday, including Wyrmwood: Apocalypse, Death Valley, Kicking Blood, and Slasher: Flesh and Bone. Scream Factory is also giving both The Craft and Escape From New York the 4K treatment this week, and if you’re looking for some cult titles, both Girls Nite Out and Without Warning are headed to Blu-ray on May 17th as well.

The Craft: Collector’s Edition 4K (Scream Factory, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray)

Sarah has always been different. So as the newcomer at St. Benedict's Academy, she immediately falls in with high school outsiders. But there's something different about her new friends, and it's not just that they won't settle for being a group of powerless misfits. They have discovered The Craft…and they are going to use it.

This spectacular horror thriller has an all-star cast including Neve Campbell (the Scream franchise, Wild Things), Robin Tunney (Supernova, The Zodiac), Fairuza Balk (The Island of Dr. Moreau, American History X), Rachel True (Half Baked, Embrace of The Vampire) and Skeet Ulrich (Scream, Riverdale).

Bonus Content:

  • 4K Restoration by Sony
  • Audio Commentary with Andrew Fleming
  • Directing The Craft - An Interview with Andrew Fleming
  • Producing The Craft - An Interview with Producer Douglas Wick
  • Writing The Craft - An Interview with Co-Writer Peter Filardi
  • Effecting The Craft - An Interview with Makeup Effects Supervisor Tony Gardner
  • Vintage Featurette - Conjuring The Craft
  • Vintage Featurette - The Making of The Craft
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary by Andrew Fleming
  • Theatrical Trailer

Death Valley (RLJE Films, Blu-ray & DVD)

Two hired guns, commissioned to rescue an imprisoned scientist from a secret facility, are hunted down by a terrifying creature of unknown origin.

Escape From New York: Collector’s Edition 4K (Scream Factory, 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray)

A thrilling landmark film that jolts along at a breakneck pace, Escape From New York leapt to cult status with high-octane action, edge-of-your-seat suspense and the mind-blowing vision of lone warrior Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) battling his way out of a post-apocalyptic Manhattan!

In a world ravaged by crime, the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a walled prison where brutal prisoners roam. But when the US president (Donald Pleasence) crash-lands inside, only one man can bring him back: notorious outlaw and former Special Forces war hero Snake Plissken (Russell). But time is short. In 24 hours, an explosive device implanted in his neck will end Snake's mission—and his life—unless he succeeds!

Bonus Content:

  • 4K Restoration by StudioCanal
  • Dolby Atmos Track
  • Restored Original Stereo Track
  • Audio Commentary with Director John Carpenter and Actor Kurt Russell
  • Audio Commentary with Producer Debra Hill and Production Designer Joe Alves
  • Audio Commentary with Actress Adrienne Barbeau and Director of Photography Dean Cundey
  • Audio Commentary with Director John Carpenter and Actor Kurt Russell
  • Audio Commentary with Producer Debra Hill and Production Designer Joe Alves
  • Audio Commentary with Actress Adrienne Barbeau and Director of Photography Dean Cudney
  • Trailers from Hell - Filmmaker Neil Marshall on Escape From New York
  • Purgatory: Entering John Carpenter's Escape From New York
  • Radio Spot
  • Big Challenges in Little Manhattan: The Visual Effects of Escape From New York
  • Scoring the Escape - A Discussion with Composer Alan Howarth
  • On Set with John Carpenter - The Images of Escape From New York with Photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker
  • I Am Taylor - An Interview with Actor Joe Unger
  • My Night on Set - An Interview with Filmmaker David DeCoteau
  • Deleted Scene: The Original Opening Bank Robbery Sequence with Optional Audio Commentary
  • Return to Escape From New York Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • Photo Galleries - Behind-the-Scenes, Posters and Lobby Cards

Girls Nite Out: Limited Edition (Arrow Video, Blu-ray)

A host of familiar genre faces including Hal Holbrook (Creepshow), Rutanya Alda (Amityville II: The Possession), Julia Montgomery (The Kindred), and Lauren-Marie Taylor (Friday the 13th Part 2) round out the cast of this gloriously mean-spirited slice from the slasher golden age, Girls Nite Out!

The students of DeWitt University are preparing themselves for a night of fun and frolics in the form of an all-night scavenger hunt. Little do they know that they are in fact the ones being hunted… An unhinged assailant, disguised in the college’s goofy bear mascot outfit – and bearing knives for claws, two years before Freddy donned his famous gloves – is stalking the campus hellbent on carving up co-eds.

Originally released under the only marginally more appropriate title of The Scaremaker, Girls Nite Out is a decidedly singular slasher flick which comes on like a frenetic cross between Animal House and Friday the 13th – veering from jovial frat antics to jarringly disturbing scenes of the killer shrieking obscenities as he slices up his victims. On this nite out, no one is coming home!


  • Brand new 2K restoration from 35mm vault elements
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original uncompressed mono audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary with genre film critic/author Justin Kerswell and film historian/author Amanda Reyes
  • Staying Alive – a brand new video interview with actress Julia Montgomery
  • A Savage Mauling – a brand new video interview with actress Laura Summer
  • Alone in the Dark – a brand new video interview with actress Lois Robbins
  • It Was a Party! – a brand new video interview with actor Paul Christie
  • Love & Death – a brand new video interview with actors Lauren-Marie Taylor and John Didrichsen
  • Archival video interview with actress Julia Montgomery
  • The Scaremaker Alternate Title Card
  • Original Trailers
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original artwork and newly-commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn

Kicking Blood (Decal, Blu-ray & DVD)

Anna has been living in a haze of psychedelic blood bliss for as long as she can remember. Her hedonistic life is challenged when she falls for Robbie, an alcoholic. Anna sets her mind, and heart, on quitting blood and becoming human again.

Slasher: Flesh and Bone (RLJE Films, Blu-ray & DVD)

A wealthy, dysfunctional family gathers for a reunion on a secluded island only to learn they’ll be pitted against one another in a cruel game of life and death, all while being stalked by a mysterious masked killer.

Without Warning (Kino Lorber, Blu-ray)

From Greydon Clark, the legendary cult director of Satan’s Cheerleaders, Angels Brigade, The Return, Wacko, Joysticks, Final Justice and Uninvited, comes the ultimate in extraterrestrial terror—Without Warning. It’s an alien. It preys on human fear. It feeds on human flesh. It comes with flying, bloodsucking jellyfish. And it’s here! A group of teenagers, a grizzled hunter and a crazy war veteran wage a life-and-death battle against the insidious invader. Be warned, there can be only one survivor. The alien—or Earth. Humanity depends on Jack Palance (Sudden Fear), Martin Landau (The Being), Tarah Nutter (Chilly Scenes of Winter), Christopher S. Nelson (Roller Boogie), Cameron Mitchell (Silent Scream), Neville Brand (Eaten Alive), Sue Ane Langdon (The Evictors), Ralph Meeker (Kiss Me Deadly), Larry Storch (Sweet Sixteen), Lynn Theel (Humanoids from the Deep), Darby Hinton (Hi-Riders) and David Caruso (King of New York) to defeat the evil E.T. (Kevin Peter Hall, the predator in Predator). Ace cinematographer Dean Cundey (The Thing) lensed this classic creepfest and effects whiz Greg Cannom (Bram Stoker’s Dracula) created the freaky fiends from outer space. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Special Features:

-Brand New 2K Masters

-Audio Commentary by Producer/Director Greydon Clark

-Greg & Sandy’s Alien Adventures: Interviews with Actors Tarah Nutter and Christopher S. Nelson (20:44)

-Independents Day: Interview with Cinematographer Dean Cundey (15:05)

-Producers vs. Aliens: Interview with Co-Writer/Co-Producer Daniel Grodnik (11:24)

-Hunter’s Blood: Interview with Special Make-Up Effects Creator Greg Cannom (5:56)

-TRAILERS FROM HELL with Mike Mendez

-Theatrical Trailer

-Newly Commissioned Art by Vince Evans

-Optional English Subtitles

Wyrmwood: Apocalypse (Decal, Blu-ray & DVD)

Rhys lives in the zombie-infested wasteland. His job is to capture civilians & deliver them to what's left of the military. When Rhys captures a half-zombie-half-human named Grace, he comes to believe she is the key to ending the apocalypse.

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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.