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8 Classic Horror Movies Worth Buying on Blu-Ray

From paranormal to slasher films, sci-fi, comedy, and romance, horror movies offer up a little something for everyone.

FRIDAY THE 13TH, PART VIII: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN, Kane Hodder, 1989

“Friday the 13th, Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan”

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From paranormal to slasher films, sci-fi, comedy, and romance, horror movies offer up a little something for all kinds of movie fans — but there are a few classics that any horror enthusiast should have in their collection. Below, find a selection of treasured horror flicks such as “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “Carrie,” and “Nightmare on Elm Street,” to buy on Blu-ray, along with a couple movies that date back to Hollywood’s Golden Age. Want more horror content? Shudder has a huge streaming library of scary movies you’ll enjoy. Plans start at just $4.75 a month after a free seven-day trial, and you can cancel anytime. For more movie recommendations check out a list of beloved sci-fi movies to add to your collection.

“Friday the 13th” Blu-Ray Collection

The ultimate box set for fans of “Friday 13th,” this robust collection includes all 11 of the previously released films in the slasher franchise. You’ll also get two additional discs with packed bonus features, special interviews, film trailers, audio commentary with the cast and crew, and tons more.

“A Nightmare on Elm Street” Collection

Fans of Wes Craven will love this seven-movie collection of films that still spook audiences. The set includes all seven films beginning with 1984’s “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” plus over three hours of special features including behind-the-scenes footage and commentary from Craven himself (as well as other members of the cast and crew). The set also has alternate endings, commentaries, featurettes, theatrical trailers, and two episodes from the TV series, “Freddie’s Nightmares.”

“Texas Chainsaw Massacre” 40th Anniversary Black Maria Box Set

“Texas Chainsaw Massacre” has been terrifying audiences for decades. This 40th anniversary set released by Dark Sky Films features “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” in an all-new 4K digital transfer and with a newly created 7.1 surround sound mix supervised by the film’s director, Tobe Hooper. The limited-edition packaging is inspired by the Black Maria semi-truck in the film, while the collection itself comes with a blood-spattered Leatherface apron, the official theatrical mini poster, and an exclusive bonus disc.

“Carrie” Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

The 1976 adaptation of Stephen King’s epic horror novel is an iconic and gory horror movie that still holds up all these years later. The plot centers around Carrie White (Sissy Spacek), a student who endures bullying at school and abuse from her mother (Piper Laurie) at home. When strange occurrences start happening, Carrie begins to suspect that she has supernatural powers.

The Vincent Price Collection

Vincent Price got into horror movies in the early 1950s, and despite appearing in other kinds of films, he established himself as a popular actor of the genre. This box set collection features six chilling Price movies: “The Pit and the Pendulum,” “The Abominable Dr. Phibes,” “The Haunted Palace,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Masque of the Red Death,” and “Witchfinder General.” The collection includes new and vintage bonus features focusing on the films, and Price’s cinematic legacy.

“Frankenstein” & “The Bride of Frankenstein” Blu-ray Set

Borish Karloff stars as the iconic green monster in this double feature Blu-ray set of “Frankenstein” and the “The Bride of Frankenstein.” The initial monster film was released in 1931 and became a commercial success and horror classic that spawned the 1935 sequel “The Bride of Frankenstein.”

“The Ringu” 3-Disc Limited Edition Collector’s Set

This limited-edition collection includes a 4K restored scan of Hideo Nataka’s “Ringu.” The 1998 Japanese horror film that inspired “The Ring,” is about a reporter investigating the mysterious videotape that causes the death of whoever watches it. With the limited-edition collectors set you’ll get to see the film restored in HD, along with audio commentary and interviews with filmmakers, film historians, and critics, and more bonus features.

“Halloween” 11-Movie Collection

You don’t have to wait until Halloween to revisit one of film’s most popular horror franchises. Spanning over two decades, this 11-movie collection features the first installment of “Halloween” released in 1978, along with all of the sequels and reboots, including “Halloween H20: 20 Years Later,”  “Halloween: Resurrection,” and 2018’s “Halloween.”

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