In 2014 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre celebrated forty years of horrifying audiences with a 4k blu-ray restoration boasting 7.1 surround sound.  I thought it would be a great time to revisit a film I hadn’t seen in nearly fifteen years, and one scared me more than anything else I have ever seen in my entire life…well besides the Punky Brewster Halloween special (but that’s a different, and more embarrassing story for another time).

I’ve been very excited about Synapse’s release of “Curtains” for a long time and the reason being that there is something really cool to me about plucking a movie from complete obscurity and giving it not only a high-quality blu-ray release, but also a much better home video release, than many much more famous movies have had. 

HO HO HOOOO. Seasons Greetings, y'all. If you're like me, you've spent a lot of time and energy these past few weeks shoving your face with holiday treats instead of Christmas shopping. But don't be afraid my plump comrades! I've compiled a quick Shelf Space buyer's guide to help you find just what that Blu-ray buff is looking for.


Director: Rodman Flender
Writers: Terri Hughes, Ron Milbauer
Starring: Devon Sawa, Jessica Alba, Seth Green, Elden Henson
Company: Image Entertainment

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
Director: Dario Argento
Writer: Dario Argento
Starring: Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall
Company: VCI Entertainment

"Q: The Winged Serpent" (1982)
Director: Larry Cohen
Writer: Larry Cohen
Starring: Michael Moriarty, Candy Clark, David Carradine, Richard Roundtree
Company: Shout! Factory

As a majority of BGH readers are predecessors to the digital age, we know that underground cinema pairs with nothing better than our local, specialty video stores of days past. But with those cinefile safe-havens disappearing, what do we do? Roll over and die in the bottom of a Wal-Mart 5 dollar movie bin? Scour Amazon and Ebay until we reach a state of catatonia? Shit no, man. Diabolik DVD is here for you!

Castle Freak (1995)
Director: Stuart Gordon
Writer: Stuart Gordon/HP Lovecraft
Starring: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton
Company: Full Moon Pictures

HI! My name is Jake. Since all I really do is sit in the dark and watch movies, I've been trusted to do some home media reviews for the site. There are tons of cult/horror blu-rays coming out every month but we, the fans, can only take home so many.. Shelf Space was created to help be your guiding light when making those tough decisions. It's an honor to be let aboard the Bloody Good Horror pimp ship as it continues its journey to internet greatness.

Since the studio has come back to life in 2007, Hammer Studios have been hard at work putting out some quality content. High quality flicks such as "Let Me In" and the upcoming "The Woman in Black" help to prove that they mean business with their return to the big screen. With this news story over on the BBC this morning, Hammer is now planning to impress us even more with plans to restore thirty of their past horror classics for Blu-ray release!