Sep 252020
 

All of these films in this Blumhouse of Horrors: 10-Movie Collection have been released before. This is a good set to receive as it is a space saver from owning these individually and the price per movie isn’t bad, however you do have a few stinkers.

 

 

Blumhouse of Horrors: 10-Movie Collection
(2013-19)

Genre(s): Horror, Suspense/Thriller
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment | PG13/R – 960 min. – $99.98 | September 29, 2020

Date Published: 09/25/2020 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Director: James DeMonaco (The Purge); Stiles White (Ouija); Rob Cohen (The Boy Next Door); Levan Gabriadze (Unfriended); M. Night Shyamalan (The Visit/Split); Jordan Peele (Get Out); Christopher London (Happy Death Day); Jeff Wadlow (Truth or Dare); Tate Taylor (Ma)


Writer(s): James DeMonaco (written by) (The Purge); Juliet Snowden & Stiles White (written by) (Ouija); Barbara Curry (written by) (The Boy Next Door); Nelson Greaves (written by) (Unfriended); M. Night Shyamalan (written by) (The Visit/Split); Jordan Peele (written by) (Get Out); Scott Lobdell (written by) (Happy Death Day); Michael Reisz (story), Michael Reisz and Jillian Jacobs & Christopher Roach & Jeff Wadlow (screenplay) (Truth or Dare); Scotty Landes (written by) (Ma)


Cast (Alphabetically): Kristin Chenoweth, Olivia Cooke, John Corbett, Olivia DeJonge, Luke Evans, Ryan Guzman, Kathryn Hahn, Lucy Hale, Hill Harper, Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Janney, Catherine Keener, Juliette Lewis, Jennifer Lopez, Tyler Posey, Missi Pyle, Jessica Rothe, Lin Shaye, Diana Silvers, Heather Sossaman, Octavia Spencer, Bradley Whitford, Allison Williams


DISC INFO:
Features: Commentaries, Featurettes, Deleted Scenes
Slip Cover: Yes
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 10


Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen
Subtitles: English SDH
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A


Universal Pictures Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.

THE MOVIES


The Purge (2013) – In an America ravaged by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government sanctions an annual 12-hour period during which all criminal activity — including murder — is legal. James Sandin (ETHAN HAWKE) and his family face the ultimate test when an intruder drags the vicious outside world into their home. James, Mary (LENA HEADEY) and their two children struggle to survive the night while trying not to turn into monsters like the ones they are striving to avoid. [Review Link]


Ouija (2014) – Following the sudden death of her best friend, Debbie, Laine (OLIVIA COOKE) finds an antique Ouija board in Debbie’s room and tries to use it to say goodbye. Instead, she makes contact with a spirit that calls itself DZ. As strange events begin to occur, Laine enlists others to help her determine DZ’s identity and what it wants. As the friends delve deeper, they find that Debbie’s mysterious death was not unique, and that they will suffer the same fate unless they learn how to close the portal they’ve opened.


The Boy Next Door (2015) – When a handsome, charming teenager named Noah (RYAN GUZMAN) moves in next door, newly separated high-school teacher Claire Peterson (JENNIFER LOPEZ) encourages his friendship and engages in a little bit of harmless — or so she thinks — flirtation. Although Noah spends much of the time hanging out with Claire’s son, the teen’s attraction to her is palpable. One night, Claire gives in to temptation and lets Noah seduce her — but when she tries to end the relationship, he turns violent.


Unfriended (2014) – One night, while teenagers Blaire (SHELLEY HENNIG), Mitch (MOSES STORM), Jess (RENEE OLSTEAD), Adam (WILL PELTZ), Ken (JACOB WYSOKI) and Val (COURTNEY HALVERSON) take part in an online group chat session, they are suddenly joined by a user known only as “Billie227.” Thinking it’s just a technical glitch, the friends carry on their conversation… until Blaire begins receiving messages from someone claiming to be Laura Barns, a classmate who killed herself exactly one year prior. As Blaire tries to expose Billie’s identity, her friends are forced to confront their darkest secrets and lies.


The Visit (2015) – A single mother (KATHRYN HAHN) sends her two young children (OLIVIA DEJONGE, ED OXENBOULD) to visit their grandparents on a remote Pennsylvania farm for a week-long trip, but the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in deeply disturbing activity, and the youngsters’ chances of getting back home look less and less likely with every minute that passes. [Review Link]


Split (2016) – Though Kevin (JAMES MCAVOY) has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (BETTY BUCKLEY), there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all of the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey (ANYA TAYLOR-JOY), Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him — as well as everyone around him — as the walls between his compartments shatter. [Review Link]


Get Out (2017) – Now that Chris (DANIEL KALUUYA) and his girlfriend, Rose (ALLISON WILLIAMS), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.


Happy Death Day (2017) – Tree Gelbman (JESSICA ROTHE) is a blissfully self-centered collegian who wakes up on her birthday in the bed of a student named Carter (ISRAEL BROUSSARD). As the morning goes on, Tree gets the eerie feeling that she’s experienced the events of this day before. When a masked killer suddenly takes her life in a brutal attack, she once again magically wakes up in Carter’s dorm room unharmed. Now, the frightened young woman must relive the same day over and over until she figures out who murdered her.


Truth or Dare (2018) – Olivia (LUCY HALE), Lucas (TYLER POSEY) and a group of their college friends travel to Mexico for one last getaway before graduation. While there, a stranger convinces one of the students to play a seemingly harmless game of truth or dare with the others. Once the game starts, it awakens something evil — a demon which forces the friends to share dark secrets and confront their deepest fears. The rules are simple but wicked — tell the truth or die, do the dare or die, and if you stop playing, you die. [Review Link]


Ma (2019) – A lonely middle-aged woman (OCTAVIA SPENDER) befriends some teenagers and decides to let them party in the basement of her home. But there are some house rules: One of the kids has to stay sober, don’t curse, and never go upstairs. They must also refer to her as Ma. But as Ma’s hospitality starts to curdle into obsession, what began as a teenage dream turns into a terrorizing nightmare, and Ma’s place goes from the best place in town to the worst place on Earth. [Review Link]

 

SPECIAL FEATURES


This 10-disc set comes housed in an extra-wide HD keep case which side slides into a sturdy outer box which is embossed. Here is a brief rundown of the features included:

The Purge:

  • Surviving the Night: The Making of The Purge

Ouija:

  • The Spirit Board: An Evolution
  • Icon of the Unknown
  • Adapting the Fear

The Boy Next Door:

  • Feature Commentary with Director Rob Cohen
  • The Making of The Boy Next Door
  • Deleted Scenes

Unfriended:

  • No Features

The Visit:

  • The Making of The Visit
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Alternate Ending
  • Becca’s Photos

Split:

  • The Making of Split
  • The Many Faces of James McAvoy
  • The Filmmaker’s Eye: M. Night Shyamalan
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Alternate Ending

Get Out:

  • Feature Commentary
  • Unveiling the Horror of Get Out
  • Q&A Discussion with Jordan Peele and the Cast
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Alternate Ending

Happy Death Day:

  • Worst Birthday Ever!
  • Behind the Mask: The Suspects
  • The Many Deaths of Tree

Truth or Dare:

  • Feature Commentary
  • Game on: The Making of Truth or Dare
  • Directing the Deaths

Ma:

  • Creating Sue Ann
  • Party at Ma’s
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Alternate Ending
  • Theatrical Trailer

VIDEO/AUDIO


The Purge, Ouija, The Boy Next Door, Split, Get Out and Happy Death Day all are presented with 2.40, Truth or Dare and Ma is in 2.39, The Visit in 1.85 and Unfriended in 1.78. All 10 films come with a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 tracks.

OVERALL – 3/5


All of these films in this Blumhouse of Horrors: 10-Movie Collection have been released before and are the same exact discs. This is a good set to receive as it is a space saver from owning these individually and the price per movie (~$7 each) isn’t too bad, however you do have quite a few stinkers like Ouija, Unfriended and Truth or Dare.

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