Happy (almost) May Day, readers! A new month brings us new home media releases, and we have another great batch of titles to look forward to this week. For all you movie monster fans out there, Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell hits both Blu-ray and DVD, and Universal has assembled Tremors: The Complete Collection on DVD as well. Cult film fans are going to want to pick up the new HD releases of Blood Hook and Terror, and for those of you who missed it in theaters earlier this year, Winchester comes home to haunt your shelves this Tuesday.

Other releases for May 1st include Desolation, Stephanie, Caught, Followers, The Ballerina, Trailer Park Shark, The Unwilling, and Kaleidoscope.

Blood Hook (Vinegar Syndrome, Blu/DVD Combo)

7 years ago, Peter's grandfather went missing under mysterious circumstances. Now, Peter and his friends have returned to the placid Wisconsin town to check out his inherited lake house and to partake in the annual 'Muskie Madness' fishing competition. Soon after his arrival, Peter begins to sense that something isn't quite right, but none of his friends, nor the local sheriff, will believe him. But as townsfolk and tourists begin to disappear, Peter becomes determined to solve the mystery, as well as that of his grandfather's disappearance, and soon finds himself facing off against a fish hook wielding madman! 

The feature film debut from director Jim Mallon (Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie), BLOOD HOOK is a distinctly comedic slasher that mixes copious bloodshed with wry satire. Never released domestically in its original version, Vinegar Syndrome presents this under-seen regional horror oddity fully uncut, and featuring previously censored gore and mayhem, on Blu-ray, in a fresh cinematographer-approved restoration from its original camera negative! 

Bonus Features:
1. Newly scanned and restored in 2k from 16mm original camera negative
2. "Hook, Line and Sinker" - an interview with director Jim Mallon
3. "First Blood Hook" - an interview with actress Lisa Todd
4. "What's in the Tacklebox?" - an interview with FX artist Jim Suthers
5. Audio interview with cinematographer / editor Marsha Kahm
6. Still gallery
7. Original theatrical trailer
8. Reversible cover
9. English SDH subtitles

Desolation (Scream Factory/IFC Midnight, Blu-ray & DVD)

Following her husband's death, grieving widow Abby (Jaimi Paige) journeys into the forest he loved to scatter his ashes, accompanied by her teenaged son (Toby Nichols) and her best friend Jen (Alyshia Ochse). As they wander the wilderness and reminisce, they're struck by a rising feeling of dread: they are not alone. A mysterious, silent stranger in sunglasses — The Hiker — is stalking their every move. Suddenly, they find themselves the hunted prey in a deranged killer's terrifying game. The nerve-shredding feature debut from Sam Patton will make you think twice before venturing into the woods.

Terror (Vinegar Syndrome, Blu/DVD Combo)

The country estate of filmmaker James Garrick has been haunted for centuries by a mysterious and deadly curse. Everyone in his family line comes to a gruesome end at the hand of an unknown supernatural assailant. When Garrick's long-lost cousin Ann unexpectedly arrives at his secluded manor, mayhem and bloodshed soon follow. But is Ann the person behind these acts of carnage or could something more horrifying be afoot?

Taking inspiration from Italian gothic horror films and giallos, Norman J. Warren's TERROR features lurid gelled lighting, bizarre plot twists, and copious amounts of brutal bloodshed. A classic of British-made 70s horror, Vinegar Syndrome proudly brings TERROR to Blu-ray, newly restored from its camera negative and featuring all of its jaw dropping carnage fully intact.

Bonus Features:
1. Newly scanned and restored in 2k from 35mm original camera negative
2. Extensive audio interview with director Norman J. Warren
3. Brand new video interviews with:
- Norman J. Warren - director
- David McGillivray - screenwriter
- Carolyn Courage - actress
- Tricia Walsh - actress
- Mary Maude - actress
- Peter Craze - actor
4. Deleted and extended scenes
5. Reversible cover
6. English SDH subtitles

Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Blu/DVD/Digital & DVD/Digital)

Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) and his son Travis Welker (Jamie Kennedy) find themselves up to their ears in Graboids and Ass-Blasters when they head to Canada to investigate a series of deadly giant worm attacks. Arriving at a remote research facility in the arctic tundra, Burt begins to suspect that Graboids are secretly being weaponized, but before he can prove his theory, he is sidelined by Graboid venom. With just 48 hours to live, the only hope is to create an antidote from fresh venom — but to do that, someone will have to figure out how to milk a Graboid! 


  • The Making of Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell
  • Anatomy of a Scene
  • Inside Chang's Market

Winchester (Lionsgate, Blu/DVD/Digital & DVD/Digital)

Inspired by true events, WINCHESTER is set on an isolated stretch of land outside of San Francisco where there sits the world’s most haunted house. Seven stories tall with hundreds of rooms, the house has been under construction for decades. But heiress Sarah Winchester (Oscar® winner* Helen Mirren) is not building for herself, for her niece (Sarah Snook), or for the troubled doctor (Jason Clarke) she has summoned. She is building it as an asylum for hundreds of vengeful ghosts.


The Ballerina (Cinedigm, DVD)

Caught (Cinedigm, DVD)

Followers (Cinedigm, DVD)

Kaleidoscope (Scream Factory/IFC Midnight, Blu-ray & DVD)

Stephanie (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, DVD)

Trailer Park Shark (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, DVD) 

Tremors: The Complete Collection (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, DVD) 

The Unwilling (Vision Films, Blu-ray & DVD)

  • Heather Wixson
    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.