Don’t Panic: ’80s horror movie comes to Blu-ray, along with replica pajamas

Last Updated on August 5, 2021

The 1988 horror film Don't Panic, Mexican filmmaker Rubén Galindo Jr.'s "bonkers tribute to Nightmare on Elm Street", is set to reach a whole new section of the audience, as Vinegar Syndrome has given it a Region Free Blu-ray release – and the company is so certain that this is going to become a new cult favorite, they're even selling replicas of the dinosaur pajamas worn by the lead character!

Jon Michael Bischof, Gabriela Hassel, and Helena Rojo star in Don't Panic, which has the following synopsis: 

It's Michael's seventeenth birthday and his friends have decided to surprise him with the ultimate birthday bash: breaking into his house and playing with a Ouija board. But what they think is just a harmless bit of fun quickly turns into a supernatural terror when they unwittingly summon a demonic presence named Virgil, who proceeds to possess someone close to Michael, forcing them to savagely kill anyone and everyone Michael cares about. All the while, Michael begins to have terrifying dreams which he slowly begins to realize might be visions of the carnage that only he can stop.

Here's the information on the Blu-ray release: 

– Newly scanned & restored in 4k from its 35mm original negative

– Includes both the original English and the dubbed Spanish language soundtracks

– “Possessed by Horror” – an interview with director Rubén Galindo Jr.

– Commentary track with director Rubén Galindo Jr.

– Commentary track with The Hysteria Continues!

– Alternate Spanish titles

– Reversible cover artwork

– English SDH subtitles

A picture of the replica pajamas can be seen below. Vinegar Syndrome provided the following details on those PJs, which are in limited supply:

Nothing says "I'm turning seventeen today and I'm ready to outrun a demonic evil!" quite like being a grown adult wearing full body dinosaur pajamas. And now, just like Michael in Rubén Galindo Jr.'s fan favorite 80s horror epic DON'T PANIC, you can fight supernatural forces in your very own nearly screen accurate two-piece PJs with long sleeve shirt and pants.

Caution: these pajamas will not actually help you fight evil. Vinegar Syndrome is not responsible for any ouija board mishaps or looks of confusion from your neighbors and family members you may get while wearing these. Please wear responsibly and at your own risk. Curly mullet not included.

PS- we are fairly certain that we will not be making any more of these pajamas. So… if you are interested… act fast!

The Blu-ray can be purchased at THIS LINK, and the pajamas can be purchased HERE.

Don't Panic pajamas Vinegar Syndrome

Source: Vinegar Syndrome

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Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.