The divisive (for some, not for the true fans) but undeservedly so HALLOWEEN KILLS has just released on BluRay. I wants it. I look forward to seeing what some of you livestreamers have already seen, which is a bookoodle of special features and behind-the-scenes content. You can see a little of it right here. Or by clicking here. We’re only one degree separated from the behind-the-scenes look at the “playground massacre” scene from the movie. I mean, we could’ve just imbedded the video right here on this site, but I don’t want to deprive the nice folks at Dread Central of their click. One degree away is close enough. That just means two clicks for you all instead of one click. Not like you have to dig a ditch or burn through a witch or anything. (You can slam in the back of Dragula if you want to, and if you can manage access to Dragula. Unfortunately we can’t get you any closer to *that*.)
Anyway, let’s talk about that special footage. It does my wicked little heart good to see that the effects were accomplished via practical means. You can tell from just watching the scene in situ (that is, as it occurs in the movie) but you get a lot more detail in the video. CGI has been a miracle to the movie industry, no question about that. But for in-close and personal stuff, and for Horror stuff especially, practical just plain looks better.