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COLUMN: Aaron’s Backstage Pass: American Horror Stories Review

Updated: 09/03/2013 1:45 PM
Created: 09/03/2013 12:09 PM KSTP.com
By: Aaron Chalich

Mill Creek Entertainment just recently released a horror movie collection called “American Horror Stories” and it is a must have for any horror fan.

Mill Creek Entertainment has packed twelve terrifying and shocking horror films into three DVDs.

These films will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat and contain stories of murder, revenge and extreme madness.

I am really happy with the movies that were chosen to be included in this set and feel that just about every horror fan will feel the same way.

There are a lot of great classic horror films such as “The Little Shop of Horrors” and “House on Haunted Hill.” Plus there are some obscure horror films that everyone must see like “Don’t Look in the Basement” and “Drive-In Massacre.”

Some of these films have been forgotten about, and it’s great to see them available again on DVD.

The films that are included in “American Horror Stories” are:
“Don’t Answer The Phone (1980),” “Point of Terror (1971),” “House on Haunted Hill (1959),” “A Bucket of Blood (1959),” “Horror Express (1972),” “The Little Shop of Horrors (1960),” “Nightmare Castle (1965),” “Silent Night, Bloody Night (1974),” “Bloody Pit of Horror (1965),” “The Driller Killer (1979),” “Don’t Look In The Basement (1973),” “Drive-In Massacre (1974).”

These films are great and feature some of the biggest actors in horror film history like Vincent Price (“House on Haunted Hill”), Dick Miller (“A Bucket of Blood”), Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing (“Horror Express”), and John Carradine (“Silent Night, Bloody Night”).

One of my personal favorites is “Don’t Look in the Basement,” which is about a nurse the starts working at an insane asylum and discovers that there is something very wrong there.  It has a great twist ending that will leave you shocked and completely speechless.

Another favorite is “Drive-In Massacre.”  Murders start happening at a drive-in theater,  and it’s up to two detectives to try and figure out who is behind them.  It’s cheesy, but still very creepy because it makes you thing about what would happen if a bunch of murders started happening at a drive-in.

The films are all rated “R” or they are “NR (not rated)” because they contain material that is suitable for mature audiences.

If you are looking for a horror movie collection that will terrify you,  I would highly recommend Mill Creek Entertainment’s “American Horror Stories.”

To learn more about Mill Creek Entertainment and their products go to www.millcreelent.com.

Aaron Chalich is a columnist with KSTP.com writing about entertainment news.

Photo courtesy of Mill Creek Entertainment

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