Horror movies are known for distinct killers, unique weapons and symbolism like skulls and blood. Instead of using simple DVD packaging, a select collection of horror-themed DVDs feature specialized packaging that caters to the films and to DVD collector’s themselves.
Along with the cases, the included discs come packed with extras including deleted scenes, documentaries, and history of the horror movie franchise. Display these horror movie DVDs around your entertainment center or with other horror movie memorabilia like posters and action figures.
Evil Dead: Book of the Dead DVD – In both Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn, the Book of the Dead releases the evil spirits that haunt Ash (Bruce Campbell). The book itself is made of human flesh, creepily animates in the movie, and has a vague face formed at the top of it.
The Book of the Dead DVD collection features two replicas of the book, one from the first Evil Dead and one from the sequel. The book itself is accurate in detail and even feels fleshy. The included DVDs feature the usual extras from standard Evil Dead DVDs, but the book itself is well-worth it.
Phantasm Sphere Collection – The Phantasm sphere is the ultimate horror weapon. When unleashed by the Tall Man, the chrome sphere flies through the air and hunts down its prey. The sphere unleashes its hooks, slams into a forehead and then a drill comes out and liquefies the brain.
The Phantasm Sphere DVD collection is a replica of the infamous weapon. The sphere opens up to reveal all four Phantasm DVD movies. A small holder protects the sphere from rolling and it is a great DVD centerpiece.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre New Line Platinum Series – The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake pales in comparison to the original blood-fest, but the extensive 2-disc DVD was made for horror movie enthusiasts.
The DVD case features a metal face plate with Leatherface and opens up vertically to show a chainsaw design. A sealed envelope holds a collection of “crime-scene” photos, which are featured in the opening montage of the film.
The postcard like photos are a great add-on to the movie experience and even feature hand-written police reports on the back of each card.
Dawn of the Dead Ultimate Collection: The black case on the Dawn of the Dead Ultimate Collection may seem simple, but it adds a stylish look to the packaging. In pop-out red embalm, the infamous zombie logo sits on the front cover of the DVD.
Once opened, the DVD case reveals four discs dedicated to the movie. Each disc features different versions of the movie that die-hard fans will enjoy. The fourth disc features in-depth documentaries on the creation, promotion and popularity of the film.
Masters of Horror Season 2 Skull Set: The first season of Showtime’s Masters of Horror featured a large DVD collection that would have the list if it wasn’t for the Skull-shaped Season 2 collection.
The realistic looking skull features a Masters of Horror logo and opens up to reveal the DVD discs. Two movies are on each DVD and they slide nicely into the vertical case design.
As Blu-Ray DVDs expand, horror movie fans will be able to collect new high-definition horror DVD collections that are as unique and rare as the ones above.