It’s a damn good week to be a Stephen King fan, that is for sure, because we have two must-own Blu-ray releases coming out on Tuesday, perfect for some inspired Halloween-time viewings. First up, Scream Factory has put together a Collector’s Edition of Creepshow that is just utterly phenomenal, and there’s also the long overdue Blu for Maximum Overdrive that’s coming out as part of the Vestron Video Collector’s Series.

As if that wasn’t already enough, Brian De Palma’s Sisters joins the ranks of The Criterion Collection this week, Night of the Demons is getting the Steelbook treatment, there’s an unrated version of Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead that arrives on Blu, plus there’s a special edition of Deadbeat by Dawn to look forward to as well.

Other notable releases for October 23rd include The Devil’s Doorway, The Unnamable, Patient Zero, Snake Outta Compton, Trauma, I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle, and 3 Dead Trick or Treaters.

Creepshow: Collector’s Edition (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

Masters of the macabre (writer Stephen King and director George A. Romero) conjure up five shocking yarns, each a virtuoso exercise in the ghouls-and-gags style of classic horror comics. A murdered man emerges from the grave for Father’s Day cake. A meteor’s ooze makes everything ... grow. A professor selects his wife as a snack for a crated creature. A scheming husband plants two lovers up to their necks in terror. A malevolent millionaire with an insect phobia becomes the prey of a cockroach army. Add the spirited performances of an excellent cast (Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Leslie Nielsen, Ted Danson, E.G. Marshall and King himself) and the ghoulish makeup wizardry of Tom Savini, and you have a non-stop, thrilling ride that "plays like an anthology of human phobias", (Roger Ebert)! 


  • NEW 4K scan of the original camera negative – Color correction supervised and approved by director of photography Michael Gornick
    • Audio Commentary with Director George A. Romero and Special Make-Up Effects Creator Tom Savini
    • NEW Audio Commentary with director of photography Michael Gornick
    • NEW Audio Commentary with composer/first assistant director John Harrison and construction coordinator Ed Fountain
    • NEW Terror and the Three Rivers – a round table discussion on the making of CREEPSHOW with John Amplas, Tom Atkins, Tom Savini and Marty Schiff
    • NEW The Comic Book Look – an interview with costume designer Barbara Anderson
    • NEW Ripped From The Pages – an interview with animator Rick Catizone
    • NEW The Colors of Creepshow – a look at the restoration of CREEPSHOW with director of photography Michael Gornick
    • NEW Into The Mix – an interview with sound re-recordist Chris Jenkins
    • NEW Mondo Macabre – A look at Mondo’s various CREEPSHOW posters with Mondo Co-Founder Rob Jones and Mondo Gallery Events Planner Josh Curry
    • NEW Collecting Creepshow – a look at some of the original props and collectibles from the film with collector Dave Burian
    • Audio Interviews with director of photography Michael Gornick, actor John Amplas, property master Bruce Alan Miller, and make-up effects assistant Darryl Ferrucci
    • Tom Savini’s Behind-the-Scenes Footage
    • Horror’s Hallowed Grounds – a look at the original film locations hosted by Sean Clark
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Theatrical Trailers
    • TV Spot

    • Radio Spots
    • Still Galleries – Posters, Lobby Cards and Movie Stills
    • Still Galleries – Behind the Scenes photos

Maximum Overdrive: Vestron Video Collector’s Series (Lionsgate, Blu-ray)

Get ready for the ultimate battle of man vs. bloodthirsty machine in this terrifying Stephen King classic! For three horrifying days, the Earth passes through the tail of a mysterious comet. The skies glow an eerie green as humanity waits to see what the fallout will be. But what they imagine is nothing like the nightmare they find — the comet’s magnetic fields cause all the machines on Earth to suddenly come to life and terrorize their human creators in a horrific killing spree. Now, it’s up to a small group of people trapped in a desolate truck stop to defeat the killer machines — or be killed by them!

- NEW: Audio Commentary with Writer Tony Magistrale, Author of Hollywood’s Steven King
- NEW: Audio Commentary by Actor and Comedian Jonah Ray and Blumhouse Film Executive Ryan Turek
- NEW: “Truck Stop Tales” Featurette – An Interview with Producer Martha De Laurentiis
- NEW: “Rage Against the Machines” Featurette – An Interview with Actress Laura Harrington
-NEW: “Honeymoon Horrors” Featurette – Interviews with Actor John Short and Actress Yeardley Smith
- NEW: “Maximum Carnage” Featurette – An Interview with Make-Up Effects Creator Dean Gates
-“A Kid in King’s Court” Featurette – An Interview with Actor Holter Graham
- NEW: “The Wilmington Factor” Featurette – A Look Back at the Filming of Maximum Overdrive with Members of the Production Crew in North Carolina
-NEW: “Who Made Who?” Featurette – An Interview with Murray Engleheart, Co-Author of AC/DC: Maximum Rock & Roll
- NEW: “Goblin Resurrectus” Featurette – The Restoration of the Happy Toyz Goblin
- Behind-the-Scenes Footage
- Still Gallery
- Theatrical Trailer
- TV Spots

Night of the Demons: Steelbook Edition (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

It’s Halloween night and Angela is throwing a party ... but this is no ordinary Halloween party. Everybody’s headed to Hull House, a deserted funeral home, formerly the home of a mass murderer. But when the partygoers decide to have a séance, they awaken something evil ... and these party crashers have a thirst for blood. Now it's a battle to survive the night in Hull House. William Gallo (Crash), Amelia Kinkade, Cathy Podewell (Dallas), Jill Terashita (Sleepaway Camp III) and Screen Queen Linnea Quigley star in this splatter-fest directed by Kevin S. Tenney (Witchboard).


- NEW 4K Scan From The Original Camera Negative (Uncut Version)
- NEW Audio Commentary With Director Kevin Tenney, Actors Linnea Quigley And Philip Tanzini, And Casting Director Tedra Gabriel
- Audio Commentary With Director Kevin S. Tenney, Executive Producer Walter Josten And Producer Jeff Geoffray
- Audio Commentary With Kevin S. Tenney, Special Make-Up Effects Creator Steve Johnson, And Actors Cathy Podewell, Billy Gallo And Hal Havins
- "You're Invited: The Making Of Night Of The Demons"
- Interview With Actress Amelia Kinkade
- "Allison Barron's Demon Memories"
- Theatrical Trailer
- TV Spots
- Video Trailer
- Still Galleries
- Promo Reel

Sisters: The Criterion Collection (Criterion, Blu-ray)

Margot Kidder is Danielle, a beautiful model separated from her Siamese twin, Dominique. When a hotshot reporter (Jennifer Salt) suspects Dominique of a brutal murder, she becomes dangerously ensnared in the sisters' insidious sibling bond. A scary and stylish paean to female destructiveness, Brian De Palma's first foray into horror voyeurism is a stunning amalgam of split-screen effects, bloody birthday cakes, and a chilling score by frequent Hitchcock collaborator Bernard Herrmann.

The Unnamable: Special Edition (Unearthed Films, Blu-ray)

There are things on God's Earth that we can't explain and we can't describe. From the depths of Hell comes... THE UNNAMABLE! College students from Miskatonic University who retreat to an early 18th-century mansion for a weekend of lust are stalked by a fatalistic female in this horror film taken from a story by H.P. Lovecraft. The demon delights in tearing the limbs off her human victims to carry out a centuries-old family curse.


  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the main feature from a brand new 4K HD Scan with color correction and restoration from the original camera negative
  • Audio: English 5.1 and DTS Surround Sound
  • Audio Commentary with Charles Klausmeyer, Mark Stephenson, Laura Albert, Eben Ham, Camille Calvet, R. Christopher Biggs
  • Interviews with R. Christopher Biggs special makeup effects artist & make-up artist Camille Calvet
  • Interview with Mark Parra
  • Interview with actors Charles Klausmeyer & Mark Kinsey Stephenson
  • Interview with actor Eben Ham
  • Interview with actress Laura Albert


3 Dead Trick or Treaters: Limited Edition (Videonomicon, Blu-ray) 

Blessed are the Children (Wild Eye Releasing, DVD)

Blood and Black Lace (VCI Entertainment, Blu-ray & DVD)

Butterfly Kisses (Gravitas Ventures, Blu-ray & DVD)

I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle (Kino Lorber, Blu-ray) 

Click Bait (Wild Eye Releasing, DVD)

Deadbeat by Dawn: Special Edition (Arrow Video, Blu-ray) 

The Devil’s Doorway (Scream Factory/IFC Midnight, Blu-ray & DVD)

Evil Dead: Unrated (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Blu-ray)

It/The Shuttered Room Double Feature (Warner Archive Collection, Blu-ray) 

Patient Zero (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Blu-ray & DVD)

Snake Outta Compton (Lionsgate, DVD)

Spontaneous Combustion (Sunset Films, Blu-ray)

Trauma (Artsploitation Films, Blu-ray & 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.