Horror as a genre has perhaps one of the strongest followings out of all types of film. There’s something about being haunted, murdered, hacked, slashed, and just plain scared that strikes people unlike any other. Know that, the good people at HorrorPack have created a monthly box to share the scare with you, for only 24.99.
Each month, you will get four horror themed Blu-ray delivered to your door. To me, that sounds like Christmas every month, so of course I signed up. So let’s see if I wasted my money or not!
“Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, an American man is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf.”
Starring Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, and Emily Blunt, this movie was pretty lackluster the first time I saw it, but it’s been a few years. I’ve come around to really liking Emily Blunt as of late, so I’m actually fairly interested in giving it another shot. I didn’t own this one yet, so if nothing else, it’s another one for the collection. This is a fairly cheap movie to get these days, so overall this is sorta meh.
The Final Destination
“After a young man’s premonition of a deadly race-car crash helps saves the lives of his peers, Death sets out to collect those who evaded their end.”
Over the last couple weeks I’ve been getting the itch to track down all of the Final Destination movies and marathon them. I haven’t seen any since Final Destination 2 was out, and I remember having a good time with the first two. To this day I get tense on takeoffs thanks to that first movie. This one is also fairly cheap these days, but it saves me having to hunt it down to complete the set.
Digging Up the Marrow
“A documentary exploring genre based monster art takes an odd turn when the filmmakers are contacted by a man who claims he can prove that monsters are indeed real.”
This one is new to me, and based on the synopsis, I’m intrigued. It has a real middling rating on IMDB, but it sounds like something I would have a good time with. Considering I’ve never heard of it, I’m pretty excited about it being in the box.
Volumes of Blood
“A new horror anthology from Verite Cinema and the creators of the Unscripted Film School. Five tales of dread from five independent horror directors.”
Ok, this is the big one in this box, at least for me. Not only am I wanting to try more horror anthologies, but also I had just discovered Legless Corpse this week, and then my box shows up with one of their movies.
Legless corpse is an indie Blu-ray distributor that releases their films in quite small batches. They have reasonable prices, but one thing to note is that their discs are BD-Rs that won’t play in some players. Otherwise, they are pretty rad. This alone made the box worth it to me. It’s not worth the 14.99 per se, you can get it cheaper on their site, but when they are out, these sorts of Blu-ray tend to go back up in price.
I have to say, I am quite pleased with my first HorrorPack box. I might not have spent $25 on these titles if they were on a store shelf, but part of the charm in these boxes is the lottery style itch that gets scratched by them. Not knowing what you will get is half of the fun.
I was worried going into this that I would get multiple movies I already own, but I’m happy to report that all four of this month’s titles are new to my collection. So thank you HorrorPack, and keep up the good work!
If you are interested in trying out this box for yourself, go to this link for $3 off your first pack!