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Horror DVD Box sets for Halloween

Updated on October 5, 2010

Halloween is just a few short weeks away and for movie lovers it's a great time to watch those old horror movies, have horror movie marathons and work your way through complete horror movie franchises. As such here are a few horror DVD box sets worth adding to your collection in time for Halloween.

Nightmare on Elm Street Collection (8 Discs)

If you think about the three horror movie icons, there is Jason from the  Friday the 13th movies, Michael Myers from the Halloween movies and of course Freddy Krueger from the Nightmare on Elm Street movies. Freddy the horribly disfigured man with knives for fingers who haunted teenager’s nightmares, torturing them, killing them and basically being one bad ass sadist.

Starting in 1984 with Wes Craven's original "A Nightmare on Elm Street" the series would end up spawning 6 sequels with Craven returning for the final sequel and then an extra movie was made with pitted Freddy against Jason is a movie collaboration. Although it's widely known that the original "A Nightmare on Elm Street" was the best of the movies it's interesting to watch the various actors and crew which cut their teeth on various "Elm Street" movies including Frank Darabont, Renny Harlin, Brian Helgeland and Patricia Arguette not forgetting Johnny Depp who made his big screen debut in the original "A Nightmare on Elm Street".

Included in this box set is:
Disc 1 – A Nightmare on Elm Street
Disc 2 – A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge
Disc 3 – A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
Disc 4 – A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
Disc 5 – A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
Disc 6 – Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare
Disc 7 – Wes Craven’s New Nightmare
Disc 8 – Freddy Vs. Jason

Scream Triple Pack (3 Discs)

It's quite fitting that after bringing you "Nightmare on Elm Street Collection" I then mention the "Scream Triple Pack" which again sees Wes Craven showing us how horror should be done. You could say that during the 80s Wes Craven was the man who injected life into horror with "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and then he did exactly the same in the late 90s with his "Scream" movies which not only provided horror but also poked fun at the genre.

The Scream trilogy takes us into the world of Sidney Prescott who not once, not twice but three times finds herself being threatened by a killer in a Halloween mask. Why, well it has something to do with her mother and it doesn't matter whether Sidney is at high school, college or living in isolation somehow she always finds herself having to face her worst fears and the masked murderer which wants her dead.

Included in this box set is:
Disc 1 – Scream
Disc 2 – Scream 2
Disc 3 – Scream 3

Halloween: 30th Anniversary Box Set (6 Discs)

In the small town of Haddonfield one Halloween, 6 year old Michael Myers for no apparent reason murders his sister. Institutionalised and placed under the watchful eye of psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis Michael grows more and more detached from reality until one night 15 years later he escapes. Returning to Haddonfield and his family home he starts stalking the teenagers in particular Laurie Strode who is spending her Halloween babysitting.

Included in this box set is:
"Halloween" Restored original 1978 film
"Halloween" Extended Edition (4 scenes and 12 extra minutes of footage)
"Halloween 4" The Return Of Michael Myers
"Halloween 5" The Revenge of Michael Myers
"Halloween" 25 Years Of Terror
SPECIAL BONUS DISC "Halloween" release

The Complete Omen Collection (6 Discs)

It started in 1976 with "The Omen" a tale of the Thorn's who have everything but a child that is until a priest at an Italian hospital gives them an orphaned baby. But after relocating to London it soon becomes apparent that their son isn't normal, in fact they believe he is evil incarnate. Then we got "Damien: The Omen II", "The Omen III: The Final Conflict", "The Omen IV: The Awakening" before in 2006 we got the remake of "The Omen".

Included in this box set is:
Disc 1: Omen (2006)
Disc 2 and 3: The Omen Collector's Edition (1976)
Disc 4: Omen II: Damien
Disc 5: Omen III: The Final Conflict
Disc 6: Omen IV: The Awakening

The Exorcist - The Complete Anthology (6 Discs)

If the only horror movies you've ever watched are modern then watching "The Exorcist" is a must, it is a classic which frightened a generation.

Whilst staying in Washington D.C. an actress is plagued by problems including an ex husband who can't even remember to call his daughter on her birthday and a movie script which is just all wrong. But the biggest problem is Regan her daughter a once nice little girl who has changed beyond all recognition into a vile being both physically and behaviourally. When struggling priest Father Karras and senior priest Father Merrin show up it soon becomes apparent that Regan isn't just sick, but she has become possessed by some evil spirit and Karras and Merrin must try to rid her of the demon through exorcism.

Included in this box set is:
Disc 1: The Exorcist
Disc 2: The Exorcist "The Version You've Never Seen"
Disc 3: Exorcist II: The Heretic
Disc 4: Exorcist III
Disc 5: Exorcist: The Beginning
Disc 6: Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist

Also "The Exorcist" is released this month on Blu-Ray - check out this and other New DVD Releases for October.

Alien Quadrilogy (9 Discs)

In 1979 Ridley Scott sent us into space and started one of the biggest and best horror franchises of all time with "Alien". Set aboard the commercial mining ship Nostramo, the crew investigate a planet when they believe they have received an SOS. But whilst there an alien life form attaches itself to the face of one of the crew and whilst they desperately try to separate the alien from their friend they are unaware of the horror they are unleashing which will affect each and every one of them.

Included in this box set is:
Disc 1: Alien
Disc 2: Alternative version of Alien
Disc 3: Aliens
Disc 4: Alternative version of Aliens
Disc 5: Alien 3
Disc 6: Alternative version of Alien 3
Disc 7: Alien Resurrection
Disc 8: Alternative version of Alien Resurrection
Disc 9: Bonus material

About Me

Andy Webb writes movies reviews covering everything from the classics through to modern, horror to romance. Visit The Movie Scene to read more of my movie reviews.


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