*Halloween $ Dollar $ Bin Horror Movie Deals*
It seems like every Halloween season there is a generous supply of one-dollar and sale DVDs at your local discount store and in the end of the aisle racks at your local supermarket. While most of these cheap, no-frills movies seem like unwatchable garbage, within these sale bins can be found some surprising hidden gems at a real bargain price. From old classics to forgotten cult favorites – I wanted to relay some of the great deals I’ve found in the past. Prices ranged from one-dollar to two dollars and ninety-nine cents. (Prices will vary depending on stores.)
White Zombie/ The Invisible Ghost – double feature – $1.
Two classic Bela Lugosi classic movies for a buck, you can’t beat it!
The Last Man on Earth / The Last Woman on Earth – double feature – $1.99
The Last Man on Earth is the classic Vincent Price, sci-fi horror that was later remade as The Omega Man (1970’s) and most recently as I Am Legend with Will Smith. Last Woman is more on the drama side but a decent enough story.
House on Haunted Hill / Horror Hotel – double feature – $1.99
Another classic Vincent Price horror movie in the infamous House on Haunted Hill. Horror Hotel is an early Christopher Lee movie about a witches coven in Massachusetts. Both are very good movies!
The Screaming Skull / Tormented – double feature – $1
The Screaming Skull is a good movie with suspense, good acting, and an impressive soundtrack. A new bride is haunted by the screaming skull in the deep hours of the night but no one will believe what she tells them. Tormented was not very good at all but Screaming Skull made the DVD worth the price.
Vampire Bat / The Devil Bat – double feature – $1
These two early horror movies are very dated but Vampire Bat features Fay Wray and The Devil Bat features Bela Lugosi. I purchased the DVD just to have these two Iconic actors of yesteryear in my video library starring in lesser known roles. It serves as a point of interest.
Night of the Living Dead – $2.99
In recent years they have digitally mastered NotLD and digitally re-mastered the music of this classic zombie movie a number of times for re-release DVDs and Blu-Ray. My favorite version is this no-frills, sale bin DVD. Music is a bit warble-y and warped, picture fades slightly from light to dark, everything is a bit fuzzy – that is the experience I remember when first seeing this ground breaking film! I’m surprised they haven’t tried to colorize it already and try to sell us on that.
The Giant Gila Monster / Creature from The Haunted Sea – double feature – $1
I enjoyed the 50’s/60’s hot-rod and rock-and-bop feel of The Giant Gila Monster. Typical plot of 1950’s sci-fi without the budget of better known films of the era. The Haunted Sea I didn’t care for at all.
If you’ve found any good deals on old horror films worth checking out, let me know in the comments 🙂