You can tell Halloween is right around the corner, as September 27th has over 20 different horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases looking to put a dent in your wallet. As far as new movies go, The Shallows, The Neon Demon, and Warcraft are all coming home on Tuesday, and for all you classic horror fans, there are new releases of An American Werewolf in London, Blood Diner, Chopping Mall, Lady in White, Slugs, and the 30th anniversary Blu-ray for Highlander.

Other notable releases for September 27th include Stephen King’s Cell, Count Dracula’s Great Love, The Mangler, Grimm: Season Five, and The Shape of Things to Come.

An American Werewolf in London: Restored Edition (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Blu-ray)

Re-discover one of the most gripping horror films of all time with the cult classic An American Werewolf in London Restored Edition. Blending the macabre with a wicked sense of humor, director John Landis (National Lampoon's Animal House) delivers a contemporary take on the classic werewolf tale in this story of two American tourists who, while traveling in London, find their lives changed forever when a vicious wolf attacks them during a full moon. Starring David Naughton, Griffin Dunne and Jenny Agutter, An American Werewolf in London is newly restored and features groundbreaking, Academy Award winning make-up by Rick Baker (The Wolfman; Michael Jackson's "Thriller" Music Video).

Special Features Include:

  • Beware the Moon
  • I Walked with a Werewolf
  • Making An American Werewolf in London
  • An Interview with John Landis
  • Makeup Artist Rick Baker on An American Werewolf in London
  • Casting of The Hand
  • Outtakes
  • Storyboards
  • Photograph Montage
  • Feature Commentary with Cast Members David Naughton and Griffin Dunne

Bill & Ted’s Most Excellent Collection (Shout Select, Blu-ray)

Wyld Stallyns couldn’t drag you away from this MOST EXCELLENT COLLECTION! From the past to the future, and to Hell and back… witness the triumphant travels of history’s most significant slackers Bill & Ted, in a bodacious, two-film Blu-ray set that’ll have you tuning up your air guitar for a stellar solo!

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure finds our non-heinous heroes (Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves) in danger of flunking History: a most odious proposition! But when the righteous Rufus (George Carlin) arrives in a time-traveling phone booth, the dense dudes discover their destiny… and call on the past’s biggest names for help!

In Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, the titular time travelers aren’t making history: they are history! When an evil-doer from the future sends eviller robot twins of Bill & Ted to assassinate and replace good, non-robot Bill & Ted, the guys wind up face to face with the Grim Reaper (William Sadler)! Can the now-dead duo escape, defeat their evil doppelgangers, and win their Battle of the Bands contest?

Special Features Include NEW Audio Commentary for Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure with Star Alex Winter and Producer Scott Kroopf, NEW Audio Commentary for Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure with Writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon, NEW Audio Commentary for Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey with Star Alex Winter and Producer Scott Kroopf, NEW Audio Commentary for Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey with Writers Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon, NEW Time Flies When You Are Having Fun! - A Brand-New Extensive Documentary Looking Back at a Most “Excellent Adventure," featuring Stars Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, and several other members of the cast and crew, NEW Bill & Ted Go To Hell – A Brand-New Extensive Documentary Revisiting a “Bogus Journey,” featuring Stars Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, and several other members of the cast and crew, The Most Triumphant Making-Of, The Original Bill & Ted: In Conversation with Chris & Ed, The Hysterical Personages of Bill & Ted, Score! An Interview with Guitarist Steve Vai, Air Guitar Tutorial With Bjorn Turoque & The Rockness Monster, Vintage EPK, The Linguistic Stylings of Bill and Ted, Theatrical Trailers, 2 Bill And Ted Stickers and Wyld Stallyns Guitar Pick.

Blood Diner: Vestron Video Collector’s Series (Lionsgate, Blu-ray)

The Namtut brothers run the most popular restaurant in town. But their delicious recipes contain nothing less than the victims of their after-hours sorcery. Possessed by the spirit of their demonic uncle Anwar, the brothers are attempting to resurrect the ancient and deadly Sheetar, goddess of blood and lust.

Packed with amazing special features including: Audio Commentary with Director Jackie Kong, Audio Commentary with Executive Producer Lawrence Kasanoff, Isolated score with select audio commentary with composer Don Preston, Queen King - an interview with director Jackie Kong, Brother Tutman - Interview with actor Carl Crew, Diner Design - an interview with Director of Photography Jurg V. Walther, Cult Movie Recipes - An interview with writer Michael Sonye, Victims of Sheetar! - An interview with special make up effect creator Bruce Zahlava, Archival interview with Crew member & Hollywood Book & Poster Owner Eric Caiden.

Vestron Video has been a leader in providing the most unique and wide-ranging selection of films. We honor the spirit of Vestron Video by presenting the Vestron Video Collector's Series - a line of classic genre films newly remastered and with a wealth of supplementary features.

Chopping Mall: Vestron Video Collector’s Series (Lionsgate, Blu-ray)

Some people will kill for a bargain and at the Park Plaza Mall they do! Here, you can shop till you drop...dead! High tech robots equipped with state-of-the-art security devices have been recruited as the new mechanical night watchmen for the Park Plaza Mall. When a jolting bolt of lightning short circuits the main computer control, the robots turn into killbots...on the loose after unsuspecting shoppers! Four couples are trying to make it after-house in a mattress store. They make it all the morgue! 

Special Features includes Audio Commentary with Director / co-writer JIM WYNORSKI, actress KELLI MARONEY, and co-writer / 2nd Unit Director STEVE MITCHELL, Audio Commentary with Historians / Authors: NATHANIEL THOMPSON (Mondo Video) and RYAN TUREK (Shock 'til you drop), Audio Commentary with Director / co-writer JIM WYNORSKI and co-writer / 2nd Unit Director STEVE MITCHELL, Isolated score track by Chuck Cirino, BACK TO THE MALL - Cast and Filmmakers remember the making of CHOPPING MALL, CHOPPING "CHOPPING MALL" editor LESLIE ROSENTHAL discusses the editing, THE KILLBOTS - Creator ROBERT SHORT talks about creating the robots ( with never seen concept drawings), SCORING "CHOPPING MALL" an interview with composer CHUCK CIRINO, THE ROBOT SPEAKS! - 10 questions with the robot, THE LOST SCENE - introduction with filmmakers: JIM WYNORSKI and STEVE MITCHELL, and the three page scene itself, ARMY OF ONE - A visit with CHOPPING MALL'S biggest fan: CARL SAMPIERI,

Vestron Video has been a leader in providing the most unique and wide-ranging selection of films. We honor the spirit of Vestron Video by presenting the Vestron Video Collectors Series - a line of classic genre films newly remastered and with a wealth of supplementary features.

Lady in White (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

The ghosts of the dead can’t rest without the help of the living in this terrifying horror film that's "one of the most intelligent and riveting ghost stories since Poltergeist", (LA Weekly). Starring Lukas Haas (Inception, Transcendence), Len Cariou (Blue Bloods), Alex Rocco (The Godfather) and Katherine Helmond (Soap, Who’s the Boss), Lady In White is presented here in both its director’s cut and the never-before-released extended director’s cut.

Frankie Scarlatti (Haas) lives in a small town with a deadly secret. For a decade, a serial child killer has eluded police, and the death toll continues to rise. Then, one night Frankie gets locked in his school and witnesses the ghost of the first victim being murdered. Now, aided by the girl’s restless spirit, Frankie takes it upon himself to bring her assailant to justice. But in a town with no strangers, the killer may be closer than he knows.

The Shallows (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Blu-ray & DVD)

In this taut thriller, Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing on a secluded beach she unknowingly finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy’s ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude.

Slugs: Special Edition (Arrow Video, Blu-ray)

THEY SLIME. THEY OOZE. THEY KILL. From celebrated Spanish director Juan Piquer Simón, the man behind the truly demented slasher flick Pieces (1982), comes a terrifying tale of mutant slugs on the rampage in small-town America.

The townsfolk of a rural community are dying in strange and gruesome circumstances. Following the trail of horrifically mutilated cadavers, resident health inspector Mike Brady is on the case to piece together the mystery. He soon comes to a terrifying conclusion giant slugs are breeding in the sewers beneath the town, and they re making a meal of the locals! 

Based on the novel by acclaimed British horror author Shaun Hutson, Slugs outdoes its creature feature peers by adding an extra dose of gross-out gore into the equation, culminating in one of the most squirm-inducing animal attack movies ever to slither its way across screens. 


  • Brand new restoration from original film elements
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
  • Original Uncompressed PCM Stereo audio
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Audio commentary by writer and filmmaker Chris Alexander
  • Here’s Slugs In Your Eye an interview with actor Emilio Linder
  • They Slime, They Ooze, They Kill: The Effects of Slugs an interview with special effects artist Carlo De Marchis
  • Invasion USA an interview with art director Gonzalo Gonzalo
  • The Lyons Den an interview and locations tour with production manager Larry Ann Evans
  • 1988 Goya Awards promo reel
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Wes Benscoter
  • Fully-illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing by writer Michael Gingold


Cell (Lionsgate, Blu/Digital HD & DVD/Digital)

Chasing the Devil (Kino Lorber, DVD)

Count Dracula’s Great Love (Vinegar Syndrome, Blu/DVD Combo) 

Dogman 2: The Wrath of the Litter (Shami Media Group, DVD)

Exorcist: The Fallen (Wild Eye Releasing, DVD) 

First Man on Mars (Tomcat Releasing, DVD)

Francesca (Unearthed Films, Blu/DVD/CD Combo) 

Grimm: Season Five (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Blu/Digital HD & DVD)

Highlander: 30th Anniversary Edition (Lionsgate, Blu-ray)

A House is Not a Home (Deinstitutionalized, DVD) 

Isle of the Dead/Bedlam Double Feature (Warner Archive Collection, DVD)

Killersaurus (Wild Eye Releasing, DVD)

The Mangler (Warner Archive Collection, DVD)

The Neon Demon (Broadgreen, Blu-ray & DVD)

The Shape of Things to Come (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Blu-ray) 

Warcraft (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 4K Ultra HD/Blu/Digital HD, 3D Blu/Blu/DVD/Digital HD Combo, Blu/DVD/Digital HD Combo, DVD/Digital)

  • 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.