*product was received free for review
Horror Pack is a monthly subscription box for the horror film lover in all of us… well maybe not all of us (my husband) but most of us? Me thinks so. Each month you will be sent 4 Horror Movie DVDS or Blu Ray Discs which are yours to keep. Subscriptions are $19.99 a month and decrease with a longer subscription length.
Check out the unboxy box video
Here’s the Box Breakdown
Our first glimpse inside Horror Pack
Everything that we received in the October Horror Pack Launch Box
A better look at the selection that we were sent. This is a pretty awesome mix. Each one a different style horror, which we think makes for a great debut box.
So what is all this stuff?
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
If you watched the unboxing you’ll note that I said I’ve seen this movie. I double checked and I am WRONG! What I saw was The Last Exorcism….
This is Emily Rose
Ish looks mad creepy! Ahhhh.
Because I jumped that gun though, I haven’t actually seen this. It does have Laura Linney and Tom Wilkinson so I’m guessing there is some great acting thrown in as well.
If you didn’t watch the trailer the basic gist is that this college student is possessed and the Catholic Church decides in an extremely rare decision to actually perform an exorcism. The priest who performed the exorcism is narrating the story from behind bars…
Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies
This is the obligatory campy horror inclusion and dammit this looks pretty funny. This also has a lot of big name wrestlers including but not limited to Roddy Piper, Jim Duggan, and Kurt Angle.
Here’s a Little Taste
Basic Plotline: To exact revenge one hulking man summons a demon to wake the undead. A bunch of hulking men (including the man who is having revenge exacted upon him) are doing a gig in a prison and so it goes zero to a hundred real quick. Gore and Mayhem ensue.
This is a mix of thriller / horror / psychological suspense movie. McDowell (who I said died is not dead ((sorry)) plays a barber who is ALSO a serial killer.
The story takes place in a small town in Alaska.The town is about to go into 24 hour darkness at the same time the barber is going to go on a murderous rampage..(yikes)
McDowell is perfect for this right?! He’s just got creepy written all over him!
I am watching this as I write this blog post. I figured this would be good because it’s a Del Toro film and it is! However, I didn’t account for subtitles and so, I can’t watch and write this post! Never fear, I realized about 10 minutes in that I have in fact seen this movie before. I am not going to go into the whole plotline because this actually has a really great story. Basically, it deals with a young boy named Simon who moved to a new home with his family that used to be an orphanage (go figure) and soon after he begins to see friends that no one else can (CREEPALICIOUS)
So in summary
We look for three things in a subscription box; quality, curation, and presentation. This subscription is curated excellently. We love that the selection suits almost every style that there could be. There’s campy, creepy, gorey, and psychological all in this box. I was very happy to see some more “artsy” films make their way in, not just hack ’em up slasher flicks. For a first month this is an excellent debut from Horror Pack. All the movies were brand new and arrived just as they should so quality and presentation were good. I recommend this subscription for anyone who is trying to grow their collection or as a gift for a horror fan. Or even as a way to become more familiar with some different styles of horror films and different films themselves. Any of the above and this subscription is definitely for you.
As far as box economy, the Horror Pack costs $19.99 monthly and we received (I used Amazon buy it new prices) about $44 worth of DVD’s which is an absolute steal!