Blu-ray Review: The Brain (1988)
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The Brain
Director: Ed Hunt
Screenwriter: Barry Pearson
Cast: Tom Bresnahan, Cynthia Preston, David Gale, George Buza, Christine Kossak
Distributor: Scream Factory
Rated R | 94 Minutes
Release Date: April 30, 2019

Originally released on VHS and LaserDisc in 1989 by International Video Entertainment, The Brain is the latest obscure horror title to get a Blu-ray release thanks to Scream Factory, Shout! Factory’s label specializing in classic and cult genre films. The disc is packed with extensive new bonus features, including new audio commentaries with the cast and crew. If you’ve never experienced this Canadian curiosity, keep reading for a full review of the high-definition release!

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Blu-ray Review: A Christmas Horror Story
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A Christmas Horror Story
Blu-ray | DVD | Instant Video
DIRECTORS: Grant Harvey, Steven Hoban, Brett Sullivan
WRITERS: James Kee, Sarah Larsen, Doug Taylor, Pascal Trottier
STARRING: William Shatner, George Buza, Rob Archer, Grant Harvey, Steven Hoban, Brett Sullivan
RLJ Entertainment | Image Entertainment
Release date: November 24, 2015

As soon as I saw the cover art for the home video release of A Christmas Horror Story, which features Santa Claus battling Krampus in a design that looks like the people behind Game Of Thrones could have created it, I knew I was going to love this movie. As it turns out, I totally did.

I’m just getting that out of the way right up front.

A Christmas Horror Story is a Christmas horror film that includes the kind of old-school frights we’re used to viewing in October, along with the whimsy we’re used to getting during the yuletide. Imagine if Home Alone was just a tad less endearing and much less slapstick, but ten times more bloody. It looks beautiful for a low budget production, especially one of the horror genre, and has a vibe similar to Trick ‘r Treat, another anthology film I love.

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