The Wicker Man
Halloween is almost upon us – so we've rounded up some chillingly cheap bargains for you.
Dare you enter… The Weekend Spend?
Halloween 35th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray (£15)
Halloween 35th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray
John Carpenter's iconic horror film defined the slasher genre: implacable killer Michael Myers slaughters his way through a neighbourhood's worth of teenagers until only Jamie Lee Curtis is left to stop him. Its eerie Panaglide shots, haunting theme and unforgettable opening sequence have lost none of their power 35 years on.
For this anniversary Blu-ray, cinematographer Dean Cundey worked on the transfer, while an additional 7.1 audio mix supplements the original mono soundtrack.
Shun the inferior remakes and sequels, and let Halloween terrify you all over again.amazon.co.uk
Anno Dracula: Johnny Alucard by Kim Newman (£10)
Anno Dracula: Johnny Alucard by Kim Newman
In the Anno Dracula series, Kim Newman imagines a world in which Dracula won – instead of being undone by the "unlikely pursuit of the wife of a provincial solicitor." In this, the long-awaited fourth volume, Dracula himself is long gone – but his undead son-in-darkness Johnny Alucard is on a mission to inherit his throne.
Set across the 1970s and 1980s, Johnny Alucard deftly weaves real history into his alternate universe – taking in everything from Studio 54 to Live Aid. A regular in the pages of Empire and Sight & Sound, Newman also freely pilfers (vampirically) from literature and the cinema, riffing on Coppola's Apocalypse Now and Boogie Nights, among others. A bloody good read.
Kong Tower Kitchen Roll Holder (£15)
Kong Tower Kitchen Roll Holder
"Ladies and gentlemen, look at Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World." He was a king and a god in the world he knew, but now he comes to civilisation merely a plastic novelty figure. This towering effort features the ample ape atop your kitchen roll holder, where he can swat at tiny biplanes to his heart's content.