September 4, 2013

Another Midnight Horror from Kmart!

I don't know when I'm going to watch this because I'm still swamped by dozens of Echo Bridge Home Entertainment multipacks which I haven't opened, but yeah, I bought another one. What makes it even worse is that I've now seen the $3.99 Hallowe'en display in Kmart with more new "Midnight Horror" collections which aren't listed on the official Echo Bridge Home Entertainment site, and I want those too!

As this wasn't one of my usual "Big Days Out", I wasn't prepared financially to cope with four overflowing dump bins and a whole aisle dedicated to bargain DVDs. I'd only gone out to take my empty Monster cans to the recycling bin at Target, but having found nothing interesting in the DVD section there, I used the refund money in Kmart instead. I only had $6.35 to spend anyway.

I would have preferred to give my money to Target (who I'll always support because they ban the Salvation Army chuggers at Christmas, which Kmart doesn't), but in the weeks coming up to Hallowe'en, Kmart is apparently the place to go for cheap horror DVDs. They've got multiple copies of every "Midnight Horror", "Masters of Horror", and "Horror Collector's Set" with $5 two-pack deals and most of the older "4 Films" packs from 2010 reduced to $2.99.

Because the artwork on this one is in the same style as the Midnight Horror multipack which Amazon calls "The Midnight Horror Collection V.11", I think this one originally came out in August or September last year too.

I actually saw this pack in Wal-mart earlier this year on a $4 rack, but didn't get it then because I'd read bad things about the transfer of "The Reflecting Skin". A lot of horror bloggers said that it looks like a VHS transfer, and I've got "The Reflecting Skin" on VHS, so it's only a convenience upgrade rather than a quality one.

As I'm poorer than a church mouse, I also didn't want to waste my money on any of the obviously crappier movies. Apart from "The Pit and the Pendulum" and "Office Killer", I'd never heard of the other titles. After going home, looking them up on the IMDb, and discovering that a couple of them are renamed, I decided to give them a chance just so that I'd have something else to write about. But by the time I returned to Wal-mart, the two copies there had either already been sold or been moved, so that was the end of that.

Anyway, I've got it now. My dithering cost me an extra dollar and a few months of non-buyer's regret, but it's hardly the end of the world. I've got a feeling that I'll be spending almost $100 on the rest of these packs at some point in the very near future.

No comments:

Post a Comment