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u/Jermseatsbrains · 2 pointsr/horror

Recently bought the Alien quadrilogy to watch. This Image will give you all the movies along with the special and theatrical editions. It has a mode in the special editions that shows which scenes are extra compared to the theatrical releases. I bought mine from bestbuy for $10 which I though was a great deal considering it was all of the Alien movies (except Prometheus) in HD.

This image should get you all the movies along with the special features. What you want to look for in the descriptions is disc 5 and 6. The whole set works like a uh..set in each of the individual movies there is a mode that you can tag the special features you want to watch and when you insert disc 6 it will bring all of your tagged special features to the front. They essenstially took disc 5 and 6 out of the set and sold that as a seperate version.

Both of the quadrilogy Blu rays have the same movies, features, and interface. The first one is just missing disc 5 and 6 with all of the extra special features. Hope that helps.

EDIT: This is the amazon page.Depending on which one your looking to buy you can change the multi-format from October 2010 to October 2014 for the different versions. 2010 being the Anthology with discs 5 and 6, 2014 being the Quadrilogy with only 4 discs.

u/KiwiDad · 1 pointr/horror

That Taschen book on Horror Cinema is fantastic - lots of gorgeous photos. I love their film books...

If you haven't picked up John Landis' Monsters In The Movies, do so immediately. Great for browsing or reading straight through and tons of great photos that'll force you to make a massive list of films you need to see. A fun read too.

And Happy Birthday!

u/Mlzer · 3 pointsr/horror

I totally recommend this collection. There’s a ton of great older movies, including my personal favorites The House On Haunted Hill (1958) & The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962)

Also recommend:

Black Sabbath (1964, super eerie)

King Dinosaur (1955, pretty hilarious sci-fi)

The Invisible Man (1933)

Black Christmas (1974, one of the first slasher films)

Night of The Demon (1957)

The Haunting (1963)

Burnt Offerings (1976)

London After Midnight (1927, hard to find, completed film doesn’t exist, but the remnants are worth the watch!)

Freaks (1932)

Honestly check out anything with Vincent Price, he’s in so many good older horror movies. I’ll probably add more to my list later today, older horror is my absolute favorite so I’m sure I’ll think of more!

Edit: for hard to find or just great movies generally: Diabolik DVD has a great selection!

u/Jackie-Nirvana · 7 pointsr/horror

Oh yes, I second Uzumaki like /u/Goober_Pyle said. Junji Ito's Uzumaki and Gyo is good. Also, Black Hole by Charles Burns is awesome :D

For vampires, you may like the American Vampire Series.

u/brosenfeld · -1 pointsr/horror

I have the DVD box set of Guinea Pig that I'm considering selling. Alas, I did not know what the movie were about when I bought them 5+ years ago. I bought them because they were, for some strange reason, so hard to find on DC++ back then, and yet in such great demand. Then one day a couple of years back I decided to put one in my DVD player, strangely it was the first time that my now exgirlfriend visited my place. She likes Japanese stuff and they're Japanese movies, sooo.... My jaw dropped when the movie started. It was a little too violent and gory for me.
They're in excellent condition with just one of the discs having been played only twice. $123.45 is a fun number. Shipping cost will be determined later. If shipped within the US to an address UPS will deliver to, shipping is free.

Note: The second time was a few days ago shortly before I first posted this as a comment to another post. I wanted to see if it was the way I remembered it. It still was.

u/NewDriverStew · 1 pointr/horror

Every few years I get one of those big public domain DVD sets with a ton of old Hammer Horror, etc. movies on them and there's always at least a few movies I haven't seen or would love to own. This one is probably my favorite - there's an awesome blend of real classics and fun MST3k-style garbage (Beast of Yucca Flats!)

u/jordangerdes · 1 pointr/horror

There's a super good book on this subject that goes into the slasher and gender roles behind it. It's called "Men, Women and Chainsaws"by Carol J Clover. She was the first person that coined the term "final girl". Her book goes into why we find these so popular, even though it's a sadistic joy.


The slasher's ancestry starts with Psycho (1960) and winds its way to Black Christmas and Halloween before fulling ramping up into what we know now. It's popularity deals with these ideas of Freud's "uncanny" and things that frighten us but also give us some underlying gratification. Meyers, Voorhees, Krueger, even Leatherface, all speak to some primal nature that we have deep down, while also gratifying us when they are beaten or escaped.


I've linked the essay hat she wrote before completing her book that sort of begins the discussion on this.



I also included the amazon link for the book. I cannot recommend this enough, as an English graduate, seeing academic discussion on horror is my dream come true.

u/bloodgutssc · 2 pointsr/horror

I don't know if you have seen this book but it is amazing and sounds like it is right up your alley:

u/[deleted] · 7 pointsr/horror

The criterion collection has the best restoration of it by far. Barnes & Noble is currently having a 50% sale on all of their criterion movies so you can easily get for like $20. Night of the Living Dead (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]

u/Costner_Facts · 1 pointr/horror


It's super creepy, and the author actually posted on /r/nosleep before he made this into a book. I'd recommend getting the book though, because it's a smoother read.

u/skeeterou · 3 pointsr/horror

Penpal was written by a Redditor based on some of his stories from /r/nosleep . It's good, check it out. I also recommend 77 Shadow Street by Dean Koontz.

u/immamoose · 1 pointr/horror

I really enjoyed The Monster Show by David J. Skal and Shock Value by Jason Zinoman. I've also heard good things about:

Men, Women, And Chainsaws by Carol J. Clover

Post 9/11 Horror in American Cinema by Kevin J. Wetmore Jr.

Nightmares in Red, White and Blue by Joseph Maddrey

u/Pequin · 3 pointsr/horror

Flower of Flesh and Blood is great, simply for the gags. He Never Dies is fucking hilarious. Mermaid in a Manhole could have been taken from an H.P. Lovecraft or Junji Ito story, it's strange and gross, the best kind. Devil Doctor Woman is pure cheese and I cant remember the other two. They are all available for purchase on Amazon US.

You can splurge and get the set starts at 148$

You can also search "Guinea Pig Films Stream" and watch them all online.

u/LindTaylor · 1 pointr/horror

I haven't gotten to read it yet but I found this for $10 at a like-newebookstore near my house: The Philosophy of Horror: Or, Paradoxes of the Heart

Looks pretty good!

u/tehkoal · 3 pointsr/horror

While I have not read it myself, The Terror seems like it might be a good beach read.
Also you can try Creature which I read when it was titled White Shark. Good read if you are into amphibious Nazi-created killing machines.

u/Skreeonk · 6 pointsr/horror

Oh, hell yeah. Uzumaki by Junji Ito. (Link goes to Amazon.) So wonderfully bizarre and creepy. I tore through it in a matter of hours.


If you would like a sample of his style and storytelling abilities, check this out: The Enigma of Amigara Fault.

u/BlackandGold77 · 1 pointr/horror

John Landis has a new Coffee Table book about monsters...Something like that? Monsters in the Movies

u/jedispyder · 2 pointsr/horror

Already hit up Walmart and Amazon, sadly I don't have a Costco account. I did score big time with Amazon having the Horror Classics 50 Movie Pack Collection for 66% off. I normally don't watch a lot of older horror movies but want to try that this year, so this will be a big help.

u/Gopheur · 7 pointsr/horror

I've been reading a lot of horror recently, so I can suggest a few off the top of my head.

Hell House by Richard Matheson

Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill

The Shining by Steven King

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski (You might hate this one.)

Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

Also, I'm not sure if you're into comics, but there's a bunch of great horror there. I recommend Locke and Key, Colder, and Wytches.

u/serenity345 · 1 pointr/horror

Editing my first reply with tons more cheaper used options?

If I get money for Christmas I am going to buy this.

I can't remember what book scared me the most, honestly I don't want to!!

u/Darklurker13 · 2 pointsr/horror

Don't know about Shirome or Gonjiam, but you can find the blu-ray for The Poughkeepsie Tapes on Amazon.

u/popty_ping · 2 pointsr/horror

Mark Kermode's "Exorcist" analysis is worth a read.

u/WangChi · 1 pointr/horror

Guinea Pig is a production company I believe, they have a box set of all their super fucked up films, here's the amazon link:

u/brandonthebuck · 2 pointsr/horror

It was reading a chapter in Shock Value about Night of the Living Dead that made me think about it.

Movie Tropes

u/THX---1138 · 1 pointr/horror

For anyone who hasn't pre-ordered yet, Amazon has the blu-ray for $18.31.

u/thenightblogger · 1 pointr/horror

I mentioned it in another thread but if you can check out the short film anthology SMALL GAUGE TRAUMA

u/jaundicemanatee · 1 pointr/horror

Found it. It's called the Alien Anthology, not Alien Quadrilogy. That's why it was eluding searches. Since it's Blu-Ray, it doesn't need so many extra discs, so it's just a 6 disc set rather than 9.

u/brokensilence32 · 2 pointsr/horror

Didn’t Shout Factory make a Blu-Ray recently? (EDIT: They did.)

If not, you could just do what I did and use SolarMovie. (EDIT: BTW this was back when the movie was still unavailable, so it was my only option. Otherwise, I would have seen it legally.)

u/watts99 · 2 pointsr/horror

Not quite a pirate ship, but check out The Terror.

u/tom_still_waits · 10 pointsr/horror

If you're a reader, check out The Terror by Dan Simmons

u/6runtled · 1 pointr/horror

Check out the Small Gauge Trauma Collection. Its got an excellent assortment of horror shorts, many of them are surreal and cerebral.

You might also be interested in Nacho Cerda's short films Aftermath (1994) and Genesis (1998). Aftermath is very graphic so be forewarned.

u/creepyrob · 1 pointr/horror

I'm in the same boat. I keep looking for scary books, but books just don't scary. That said, this one creeped me out quite a bit, and it's written by a redditor:


u/robertpaulson7 · 4 pointsr/horror

I can't recommend Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves enough.

u/fantasystation · 0 pointsr/horror

If you like short stories, I recommend Songs of Dead Dreamer & Grimscribe by Thomas Ligotti. It's his first two collections in one.

Also, House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

u/ehchvee · 6 pointsr/horror

I rather enjoyed BIRD BOX by Josh Malerman. It was a unique premise and the kind of horror that lingers with you. I read it a year ago and still think about it.

Also seconding HOUSE OF LEAVES. That book changed me.

u/pantsthezombie · 3 pointsr/horror

This DVD is a collection of award-winning horror shorts, including one from the directors of Amer and Strange Color of Your Body's Tears. I've only watched half so far, but those alone are worth the price.

u/TheDracula666 · 1 pointr/horror

Try The Monster Show. I loved it. Touches on everything from the first horror films of the 20's, the Universal classics, the monster boom of the 50's, hammer films, 80's slashers, and contemporary films. Even has a whole chapter on the rise of the horror tv hosts.

u/Guimauvaise · 1 pointr/horror

If it's not taboo to copy/paste something I wrote in /r/booksuggestions, here are a few recommendations:

On Monsters: An Unnatural History of Our Worst Fears by Stephen T. Asma -- If you want a comprehensive history of monsters, this is an excellent book to start with. Asma discusses everything from mythological beasts to cyborgs, and the discussion is very well written and easy to follow.

Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters by Judith Halberstam -- In the opening chapter, Halberstam offers a very interesting reading of The Silence of the Lambs, which she identifies as a sort of re-telling of Frankenstein. Generally, though, Halberstam tends to focus on Gothic lit. (Shelley, Stoker, and Wilde are prominent in her discussion), but she also brings up horror film and newer horror phenomena.

Medusa's Gaze and Vampire's Bite: The Science of Monsters by Matt Kaplan -- Conceptually, this book is very similar to Asma's but there's a key distinction. Whereas Asma is a philosophy professor, Kaplan is a science journalist, so his take on the subject is quite different. Kaplan tends to explore "why do monsters exist?" but Asma seems to prefer to ask "what do monsters mean?"

I'd also recommend W. Scott Poole's Monsters in America: Our Historical Obsession with the Hideous and the Haunting. It's rather similar to Asma's text, but it has a decidedly American and typically contemporary bent to it.

Edit: I should perhaps mention that I am using these books as sources for my dissertation on the Gothic monster, so I apologize if these texts don't exactly fit what you're looking for. I'm obviously taking an academic approach here. Either way, I hope you benefit from these suggestions!

u/Jawesome87 · 2 pointsr/horror

Monster Show by David Skal

It is exactly that, a look at how society influenced horror films.

u/GALACTICA-Actual · 1 pointr/horror

The premise that Horror movies are about misogyny, and that men watch them for the victimization of women, has been soundly trounced as false. And is in fact the complete opposite of why men watch them.

So, yeah. You hit the nail on the head. If you're interested in reading up on it, you might start with: Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film.

u/ryanchinndotcom · 3 pointsr/horror

The best type, in my opinion, are the retrospective types of film documentaries ... that way people are real and talk about some of the issues during production.

Alien Anthology (Supplements disc)

2+ hour documentaries for each movie

Prometheus (4 Disc Collector's Edition)

Super long and interesting behind the scenes doc, though all of your story releated questions will npot be answered.

The Psycho Legacy

Based on the Psycho series

Dawn of the Dead (Ultimate Edition)

Includes 2 full length docs

Day of the Dead (Divimax Edition)

Extensive bonus feature

Crystal Lake Memories

Super extensive Friday the 13th documentary

His Name Was Jason

Much shorter version of Crystal Lake Memories

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

Along the lines of His Name Was Jason, except for ANOES

Halloween: 25 Years of Terror

First doc made by the same people as the Jason and Freddy docs. Pre Rob Zombie Halloween era

More Brains!: A Return To The Living Dead - The Definitive Return of the Living Dead Documentary

Covers the first 3 films of the series, but mainly dealing with the 1st.
Halloween (Two-Disc Unrated Collector's Edition)

One of the most extensive documentaries I've ever scene for any movie. Even if you hated it, it's interesting from a film making point of view.

u/azoblue · 5 pointsr/horror

You might enjoy some of these:
Shock Value How A Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror by Jason Zinoman
A History of Horror by Wheeler Winston Dixon
The Philosophy of Horror or Paradoxes of the Heart by Noel Carroll
On Monsters An Unnatural History of Our Worst Fears by Stephen T Asma
Dark Dreamers Facing the Masters of Fear by Stanley Wiater
J-Horror The Definitive Guide to The Ring, The Grudge and Beyond by David Kalat
Hollywood Horror From Gothic to Cosmic by Mark A Vieira
Why Should I Cut Your Throat Excursions Into the Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror by Jeff VanderMeer
And I haven't read this one yet, as I'm still on the waiting list at the local library, but it looks quite interesting:
The Gothic Imagination Coversations on Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction in the Media by John C Tibbetts
Edit: fix link

u/ritzygypsy · 5 pointsr/horror

Here's a partial works cited list for an essay I wrote on horror. These may be more academic than what you're looking for:

Hanscomb, Stuart. "Existentialism and Art-Horror." Sartre Studies International 16.1 (2010): 1-23. Academic Search Complete. Web. 24 Feb. 2012.

Lavery, David. "The Horror Film and the Horror of Film." Film Criticism 7.1 (1982): 47- 55. Academic Search Complete. Web. 24 Feb. 2012.

Sanjek, David. "Fans' Notes: The Horror Film Fanzine." Literature Film Quarterly. 18.3 (1990): 150-159. Academic Search Complete. Web. 23 Feb. 2012

Walters, Glenn D. "Understanding the Popular Appeal of Horror Cinema: An Integrated-Interactive Model." Journal of Media Psychology 9:2 (2004): n. p. Web. 28 Feb. 2012.

You should also check out Noel Carroll's book The Philosophy of Horror. It's pretty fantastic!

Also, if you like, you can read my essay in The Montreal Review. Yay for shameless self-promotion!

u/splattergut · 14 pointsr/horror

Horror is actually a great subject to dip into a little feminist theory. You've got Men, Women, & Chainsaws, The Dread of Difference, and The Monstrous Feminine as film studies texts. If you're already interested in horror, they're all worth a read and it's better to get a little academic/theoretical rather than letting reddit/the internet/etc. inform your understanding of feminism.

Some of the best horror fiction was written by women - Frankenstein, The Haunting of Hill House, Interview with the Vampire, Rebecca, etc.

You could argue whether a lot of movies are "feminist" because they have female protagonists, discuss gender, critique patriarchy, etc. but it's all open to debate. Like you can read Rosemary's Baby or Carrie or others as feminist films or not. As Gorgobutt said, a female protagonist does not necessarily make a movie "feminist" and conversely you can make the case that movies with female antagonists are feminist for showing women are people with an equal potential for evil as men (Antichrist, Eyes Of My Mother, etc.).

I'd throw Jennifer's Body, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, Season of the Witch, May, Ginger Snaps, The Company of Wolves, and The Descent on the pile.

u/party_squad · 2 pointsr/horror
u/Gorshiea · 1 pointr/horror

Get thee to a library and check out Carroll's "Philosophy of Horror".

Among his suggestions for components that are typically present in horror are:

  1. The idea of wrongness; the uncanny: the feelings of disgust and fear evoked by something we perceive as wrong or unwholesome.

  2. The violation of the body, of social norms or the health of the "tribe".

  3. The numinous: supernatural dread that transcends reasonable explanations; not necessarily a supernatural horror, but a force so terrible and inexorable that any attempt to explain or thwart it seems beyond normal human powers.

  4. The protagonist's gradual awakening to the threat posed by a horror ("discovery"), followed by the character's increasing isolation, as others fail to believe it or grasp its true nature.

  5. Audience empathy for the main character; this is essential for any good story, but it's frustrating how often horror writers manage to miss this part.