We’re only a little over a month away from Halloween now, kiddies, and Tuesday’s home entertainment releases are primed to get you ready for the haunting season. John Carpenter’s classic adaptation of Stephen King’s Christine is making its way to Blu-ray on September 29th, as well as the cult slasher film Savage Weekend, which is being presented by the fine folks over at Kino Lorber.

For those of you Cannon Films fans out there, Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films documentary is arriving on DVD this week and Kevin Bacon’s latest outstanding thriller, Cop Car, is also coming to Blu and DVD September 29th. A handful of indie horror films are also being released this week, and for those of you out there with genre-loving progeny, a few fun movies perfect for younger viewers will arrive on home media as well.

Christine (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Blu/Digital HD)

John Carpenter brings Stephen King’s best-selling novel to life in this chilling thriller. She was born in Detroit ... on an automobile assembly line. But she is no ordinary automobile. Deep within her chassis lives an unholy presence. She is CHRISTINE – a red and white 1958 Plymouth Fury whose unique standard equipment includes an evil, indestructible vengeance that will destroy anyone in her way. She seduces 17-year-old Arnie Cunningham (Keith Gordon), who becomes consumed with passion for her sleek, rounded chrome-laden body. She demands his complete and unquestioned devotion and when outsiders seek to interfere, they become the victims of Christine’s horrifying wrath.

Special Features Include Deleted Scenes, Commentary with Director John Carpenter and Keith Gordon, and Three Featurettes: “Christine: Ignition,” “Christine: Fast and Furious” and “Christine: Finish Line.”

Cop Car (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Blu/Digital HD & DVD)

A pair of ten-year-olds find an abandoned cop car in a field. When they take it for a joyride, it seems like they could kill themselves at any moment. But things only get worse when the small town sheriff goes looking for his missing car. The kids find themselves in the center of a deadly game of cat and mouse they don't understand and the only way out is to go as fast as their cop car can take them.

Special Features include Digital Copy of Cop Car, UltraViolet code and Their First and Last Ride: The Making of Cop Car.

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (Warner Home Video, DVD)

Director Mark Hartley takes us on a hilarious thrill ride through the masterworks of Yoram Globus and the late Menahem Golan, two movie-obsessed immigrant cousins who became Hollywood's ultimate gate-crashers. With hair-trigger randomness, these cousins of chaos churned out a breathtaking cavalcade of hits and misses, made movies out of posters, released a sequel before the original film, botched plots, bounced checks and burned careers – and in so doing, changed the way movies were made and marketed. Includes over 25 minutes of deleted scenes and over 30 minutes of trailers!

Savage Weekend (Kino Lorber, Blu-ray)

Newly Re-mastered in HD! Do you have the guts to find out who's behind the ghoulish mask? SAVAGE WEEKEND, the darker and primitive side of human nature. A weekend in the country turns into a nightmare of terror when a killer, wearing a gruesome mask, stalks and kills the partygoers in horrific grisly ways. Starring David Gale (RE-ANIMATOR), Caitlin O'Heaney (HE KNOWS YOU RE ALONE), William Sanderson (BLADE RUNNER) , Jeffrey Pomerantz (RETRIBUTION), Christopher Allport (DEAD & BURIED) and the screen debut of Yancy Butler (HARD TARGET), and directed by David Paulsen (SCHIZOID), this is an early entry into the slasher genre, made in 1976, but not released until 1980. SAVAGE WEEKEND is finally out, in HD from the original vault elements and loaded with Extras.


Cannon Films: 10-Pack DVD Collection (Warner Home Video, DVD)

Deadly Revisions (SGL Entertainment, Blu-ray & DVD)

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

iZombie: Season One (Warner Home Video, DVD)

Monster High: Boo York, Boo York (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Blu-ray & DVD)

Monster Madness: The Counter Culture to Blockbusters (Filmlandia, DVD)

Pernicious (Pernicious, DVD)

Queen Crab (Wild Eye Releasing, DVD)

Return to Sender (Image Entertainment, DVD)

R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, DVD)

Throwback (MVD Visual, DVD)

When Animals Dream (Anchor Bay Entertainment, DVD)

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    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.