Latest Horror Movie Headlines

Paranormal Activity 4 specs are announced and Criterion releases The Blob on Blu-ray

12.18.2012by: Ike Oden

Here are two movies that couldn't have less to do with each other but are both hitting Blu-ray next year. Why not shove 'em together into one story? If you need a common thread between them, um... let's see... they're both about teenagers. Yeah, that's the ticket! It's just too bad PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 didn't star a 28-year-old Steve McQueen as one of its youths. That demon thing wouldn't have stood a chance...

Anyway, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 will be hitting shelves January 29th. The Blu-ray/DVD combo will feature both the unrated and theatrical version along with a digital copy of the film and an Ultraviolet code. Special features are scant, giving us merely 30 minutes of newly found footage (um, deleted scenes). A single disc DVD accompanying the DVD will have no such features. Enjoy the artwork below...

Next up-- THE BLOB. You shouldn't beware Criterion's upcoming upgrade, which hits shelves March 12th. Though I can't speak to the quality of PA 4, I did catch a theatrical re-release of THE BLOB in October and the film holds up beautifully. It's an earnest monster movie that's as much a portrait of teen culture in the 1950s as it is a pitch-perfect popcorn horror flick. Check out the artwork and grab bag of extra features for the disc below. While you're at it, pre-order PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 and show your support for horror films revolving around teenagers.

-New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition

-Two audio commentaries: one by producer Jack H. Harris and film historian Bruce Eder and the other by director Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. and actor Robert Fields


- Blobabilia!, a gallery of collector Wes Shank’s rare trove of stills, posters, props (including the blob itself!), and other ephemera

-An essay by critic Kim Newman

Extra Tidbit: I'll definitely be grabbing latter, but what about you guys? Talkback with your pick of the pair below.



Latest Movie News Headlines


Featured Youtube Videos

Views and Counting

Mistress Of The Week