Buy / Wait / Rent: July 2019 Blu-Ray Releases

by John Evans

We sift through the new release heap so you don’t have to!

Welcome to Horror News Network’s Buy / Wait / Rent, a monthly article devoted to the most highly-anticipated horror releases on blu-ray. Here you will find the best home video releases of each month, along with our opinion on whether each film is a must-own on the first day of release, something you should wait to buy until it goes on sale, or something you’re better off renting for a one-time watch. And now, on to the notable new releases of July 2019!



Silent Hill isn’t so bad for a video game adaptation! In many instances it gets the source material, much more than its ill-fated sequel ever did. The Shout! Factory Collector’s Edition release is sure to appeal to hardcore fans of the franchise, and not many folks beyond that demographic. This one is a safe bet to hold off on picking up until the inevitable sale comes along.


For a while there, Pet Sematary had everyone hyped up believing that it would be another smash-hit crowd-pleaser like It was. However, as more people saw it, the aggregate fan and critic ratings for the film began to steadily drop. Give this one a rental before deciding if it deserves a spot on your shelf.



Critters Attack!, the straight to video sequel to the schlocky 1980s franchise, is debuting on the 23rd at a hilarious price point. Unless you’re an irrationally dedicated Critters fan, it would be best to give this one a rental out of morbid curiosity.

The Hellboy reboot didn’t exactly win over the hearts and minds of critics, but audience scores were certainly more forgiving. Give this one a rental to decide if it’s your cup of tea. Hardcore fans of the classic comic book the film is based on will be happy to know that there will be a Best Buy exclusive steelbook featuring Mike Mignola artwork. If you’re one of those fans, don’t hesitate to pick this version up right away!


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