100 Greatest Horror Classics: 24 Disc Set (DVD)

You’re probably saying, “Hey Cinema Crazed, I have over a hundred and twenty seven hours to kill. What ever shall I do?” Well, I have just what you’re looking for, friend-o. From Mill Creek Entertainment comes the double boxed set of your usual horror classics and not so classics all compounded in to a hundred horror movies and twenty four discs all for your viewing pleasure. With spiffy cover art like you see at left, and the movies included, what else would you want? What else, I ask? Well? Answer me, damn it.

Featured among this massive set is two episodes of “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” entitled “The Chaney Vase” starring Darren McGavin and “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” starring Diana Dors! There’s also “The Amazing Mr. X” from 1948, “The Ape” from 1948, “The Ape Man” from 1943, and various other gems like “The Brain That Wouldn’t Die ” from 1962, the always terrifying “Carnival of Souls” from 1962. As usual there’s the classic that started the entire slasher sub-genre, “Dementia 13” and the John Barrymore 1920 classic “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.”

You have to love movies like “The Giant Gila Monster” from 1959, “Horror Express” from 1972, Vincent Price’s always dependable 1959 “House on Haunted Hill,” the wonderful silent Lon Chaney masterpiece “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” There’s the truly terrible “The Killer Shrews” where most of the killer shrews are big dogs draped with crappy shrew shrouds over their heads, the Hitchcock classic “The Lady Vanishes” from 1938, and the adaptation of “I Am Legend” entitled “The Last Man on Earth” starring the great Vincent Price. There’s also the horror comedy “The Little Shop of Horrors” from 1960 and the always excellent Hitchcock silent film “The Lodger.”

From 1934 from Hitchcock’s original thriller “The Man Who Knew Too Much,” and the 1927 silent masterpiece “Metropolis.” What horror collection could be complete without the 1968 masterpiece “Night of the Living Dead” from George A. Romero? And who doesn’t love the silent 1922 vampire horror film “Nosferatu” starring Max Schreck? There’s also “The Phantom of the Opera,” as well as “Revolt of the Zombies,” “The Screaming Skull,” the Barbara Steele monster film “The She-Beast,” the Hitchcock classic  “The Thirty-Nine Steps,” the Paul Naschy shlocker “The Werewolf vs. Vampire Women,” and the 1932 Gothic horror thriller “White Zombie”  starring Bela Lugosi. With horror films like that along with so much more we didn’t mention, how could you go wrong? Happy Halloween!

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