The Warner Archive Collection Will Be Releasing Some Great Horror Titles This October

If you’re a Blu-ray collector, October is probably an expensive month for you. It’s Halloween season, so boutique labels often put on cool horror sales and release great new horror titles during that time, and this year is no different. We’ve already told you about Criterion’s horror-centric October slate, and now we’ve got news for you about a couple of stone-cold genre classics that are going to be released by the Warner Archive Collection.

First up, on October 11, we’ll be getting the 1935 gem Mark of the Vampire, starring the greatest vampire actor of all time (in my opinion, anyway), the inimitable Bela Lugosi. It’s one of the best vampire films of that era, so if you’re a fan of Lugosi’s work in movies like Dracula and The Return of the Vampire, you’ll probably like this one as well.

That being said, I do have to give a bit of a caveat with this film. If you’ve never seen it before, I don’t recommend buying it blindly. I won’t spoil anything, but I will say that it’s definitely not for everyone. More specifically, it features one particular plot point that some people really hate, so if you’re thinking about picking this one up but you’ve never seen it before, give it a watch before you buy it.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde poster

Next, on October 25, the Warner Archive Collection will be giving us the 1931 classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. This story has been put on film multiple times throughout the past 100 years, and Warner Archive even released the 1941 version earlier this year. But this one from 1931 is widely considered the best adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel, so it’s great to finally be getting it on Blu-ray.

Those are the two big titles the Warner Archive Collection will be giving us this October, but they’re also going to put out a smaller one. On October 11, in addition to Mark of the Vampire, they’ll also be giving us the complete first season of Sweet Tooth, the Netflix TV show that premiered last year.

For now, that’s all we know for sure that we’ll be getting from Warner Archive this spooky season, but there’s a chance they might announce some more movies as the time gets closer. As far as I can tell, the label hasn’t officially announced this as its complete October slate. Rather, these are just the titles that have gotten out to the public so far, so it’s entirely possible that the Warner Archive Collection will be giving us even more great horror films this Halloween season. We’ll just have to wait and see, and if the label announces anything else, we’ll be sure to let you all know.

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Written by JP Nunez

JP Nunez is a lifelong horror fan. From a very early age, he learned to love monsters, ghosts, and all things spooky, and it's still his favorite genre today.

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