Hope everyone has their wallets ready because September 1st is a doozy of a day for home entertainment releases, with over 20 horror and sci-fi titles set to make their debut on Tuesday. For those of you Mad Max: Fury Road fans out there, this is the week you’ve all been waiting for as George Miller’s epic actioner arrives on 3D and 2D Blu-ray as well as on DVD. Scream Factory has a few films they’re releasing this week—Backcountry, The Harvest and Army of Frankensteins—and Anchor Bay Entertainment is keeping busy with a pair of notable releases too—The Curse of Downers Grove (which was penned by Bret Easton Ellis) and Lost After Dark.

Festival favorite Felt is also coming to DVD this week and Universal has put together an Abbott & Costello collection that’s sure to please any classic horror fans out there. Image Entertainment also has a pair of indie genre films out on September 1st—Run, Hide, Die and Dark Was the Night—and for those of you Christopher Lee enthusiasts, Bayview Entertainment has assembled a collection of three Lee cult classics that will be released on DVD this Tuesday.

Abbott & Costello Meet the Monsters Collection (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, DVD)

Comedy meets horror when the screen’s funniest duo, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, encounter Universal’s classic monsters in the Abbott and Costello Meet the Monsters Collection. In 1948, Universal Pictures paired its most popular comedy team with its hugely successful monsters launching an entirely new genre. These four outrageously funny films find Bud and Lou meeting Dracula, Frankenstein, the Wolf Man, the Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and the Mummy. Co-starring horror legends Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff and Lon Chaney Jr., this timeless collection continues to scare up laughs for audiences of all ages!


Disc 1 - Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein:
Abbott & Costello Meet the Monsters
Feature Commentary with Film Historian Gregory W. Mank
Theatrical Trailer

Disc 1 - Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man:
Theatrical Trailer

Disc 2 - Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde:
Feature Commentary with Film Historians Tom Weaver and Richard Scrivani
Theatrical Trailer

Disc 2 - Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy:
Theatrical Trailer

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

This tense thriller follows a young couple who go camping in the Canadian wilderness. Alex (Jeff Roop, Jekyll + Hyde) is a seasoned camper, but Jenn (Missy Peregrym, Rookie Blue) is not. When they realize that they have entered bear territory, the terror gets turned up to a whole new level.

Also starring Eric Balfour (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Skyline, Haven) and Nicholas Campbell (The Brood, The Dead Zone), and written and directed by Adam MacDonald, Backcountry is a heart-stopping, full-tilt run through deadly territory.

Special Features Include Audio Commentary with writer/director Adam MacDonald and actors Missy Peregrym and Jeff Roop, Behind-the-Scenes, Still Gallery and Theatrical Trailer.

Lost After Dark (Anchor Bay Entertainment, Blu-ray & DVD)

Spring Ball, 1984. Adrienne (Kendra Timmins, Midnight Sun, Wingin' It), a straight-A student, joins her quarterback crush Sean (Justin Kelly, Maps To The Stars, Big Muddy) and some friends in sneaking out of their high school dance for some unsupervised mayhem. The teens' party plans hit a snag when they run out of gas on a deserted road. They head out on foot and discover a rundown farmhouse where they hope to find help, but instead find themselves at the mercy of Junior Joad (Mark Wiebe, Sweet Karma), a cannibal killer from an urban legend. After the brutal murder of one of their friends, the group’s quest for help becomes one of survival. Will anyone survive the night?

Mad Max: Fury Road (Warner Home Video, 3D Blu/DVD/Digital HD, Blu/DVD/Digital HD & DVD)

Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max (Tom Hardy) believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa (Charlize Theron). They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne), from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

George Miller directed Mad Max: Fury Road from a screenplay he wrote with Brendan McCarthy and Nico Lathouris. Miller also produced the film with longtime producing partner and Oscar nominee Doug Mitchell alongside executive producers P.J. Voeten, Iain Smith, Graham Burke and Bruce Berman.

Special features include Maximum Fury: Filming Fury Road, Mad Max: Fury on Four Wheels, The Road Warriors: Max and Furiosa, The Tools of the Wasteland, The Five Wives: So Shiny, So Chrome, Fury Road: Crash & Smash, I Am A Milker, Turn Every Grain Of Sand!, Let's Do This and Deleted Scenes.


Army of Frankensteins (Scream Factory, Blu-ray & DVD)

Avalanche Sharks (Entertainment One, DVD)

Blood Moon (Uncork’d Entertainment, DVD)

Blood Punch (Midnight Releasing, DVD)

The Christopher Lee Collection (Bayview Entertainment, DVD)

The Curse of Downers Grove (Anchor Bay Entertainment, Blu-ray & DVD)

Dark Star: H. R. Giger’s World (Icarus Films, DVD)

Dark Was the Night (Image Entertainment, DVD)

Exeter (Cinedigm, DVD)

Extinction (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, DVD)

Felt (Anchor Bay Entertainment, DVD)

Ghost Squad (Cinedigm, DVD)

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

The Monster Collection: 16 Movies (Echo Bridge Home Entertainment, DVD)

The Originals: Season 2 (Warner Home Video, Blu/Digital & DVD)

Para Elisa (Dark Sky Films, DVD)

Paranormal Island (Cinedigm, DVD)

Run, Hide, Die (Image Entertainment, DVD)

Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season One (Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Blu-ray & DVD)

Vampire Diaries: Season 6 (Warner Home Video, Blu/Digital HD & 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.