Thursday, July 28, 2011

25 Rarest & Most Expensive Horror DVD's

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Horror is one of the most popular genre's with DVD collectors. Some of them are rare out-of-prints (OOP) that have now become quite expensive. Below is a list of the rarest and most expensive Horror DVD's. The list is ranked by highest average resale price.

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I Was A Teenage Zombie

I Was a Teenage Zombie
 DVD PricesResale Price: $117
Sub-Genre: Comedy, Horror Spoof
Summary: Six kids accidentally kill a weed dealer and throw his body into toxic water to dispose of the body. The dealer comes back as a Zombie and seeks revenge on the teenagers. It is a cheezy, comedy/horror and tries to spoof zombie flicks and high school coming of age movies at the same time.

If you enjoy horror with horrible acting, awful special effects, and a bad script you should add I Was a Teenage Zombie to your collection. The DVD is out of print now and hard to find. You might have better luck finding it on VHS if you really want to watch it.

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Demons 1 and 2 Limited Edition

Demons 1 and 2 Limited Edition DVD PricesResale Price: $112
Sub-Genre: Paranormal, Foreign
Summary: Demons 1 and 2 Limited Edition includes both Demons and Demons II in a collectors package. Both Demons movies take place in a confined area (movie theater and apartment building) that becomes invested with demons who methodically kill everyone.

Only 3,000 of these were made which makes the Limited Edition much more expensive than buying the originals separately, but at least you get a mask.

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The Ultimate 3D Horror Collection

The Ultimate 3D Horror Collection DVD PricesResale Price: $100
Sub-Genre: 3D, Gore
Summary: A collection of three 3D horror movies, Camp Blood, Hunting Season, and Zombie Chronicles. All three are low budget horror flicks with some gore, bad plots, and inept acting. The 3D effects do add to the intensity of some scenes when compared to the 2D versions, which are also included.

The package also includes a 3D video viewing system (2 glasses, special synchronization box, and AV and AC Cables), which adds to the price of this package.

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Bleeders DVD PricesResale Price: $99
Sub-Genre: Gore, Low-Budget
Summary: A man with a rare blood disease visits an island to discover more about his past. The island is inhabited by mutants deformed by years of inbreeding who need to eat human flesh in order to survive.

The script and acting are Made-For-TV caliber but the movie is very hard to find anywhere so it sells for a big premium to its initial retail price of $14.95.

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The Ilsa Trilogy

The Ilsa Trilogy DVD PricesResale Price: $95
Sub-Genre: Exploitation
Summary: Ilsa is in charge of running "sexual" experiments on prisoners in all three movies included in the trilogy. In one Ilsa runs a concentration camp for Nazis, then a slave camp for a Sheik, and lastly a prison infirmary in South America. In all three films there is lots of gore, torture, and tons of nudity.

The Ilsa series was one of the first in the genre of exploitation horror movies. The Anchor Bay published trilogy includes commentaries, biographies, and trailers on each disc as special features not included on the single movie releases.

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The Horror Express/Killer Inside Me

The Horror Express/Killer Inside Me DVD PricesResale Price: $89
Sub-Genre: Low-Budget
Summary: Horror Express takes place on a train where an anthropologist is bringing humanoid remains back to Europe. People start dying on the train as the human/beast escapes and spreads havoc. In Killer Inside Me a small town sheriff's deputy descends into evil as he starts killing people in town and loses his grip on reality.

Both Horror Express and Killer Inside me were released in the 1970's as low budget horror films. The two movie combo was released in 1998 and is very difficult to find.

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Quatermass & The Pit/Quatermass 2

Quatermass & The Pit/Quatermass 2 DVD PricesResale Price: $82
Sub-Genre: Sci-Fi, Classic
Summary: Two horror/sci-fi movies revolving around the character Professor Bernard Quatermass and aliens. Quartermass 2 has the professor investigating an industrial complex for an alien invasion. In Quartermass & the Pit an alien spacecraft is found near the London Underground and it starts controlling people's thoughts and actions.

Like most horror movies of the 50's and 60's there isn't much gore or violence compared to modern day horror, but the movies are great for classic horror fans.

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Begotten DVD PricesResale Price: $75
Sub-Genre: Experimental
Summary: Experimental definitely describes this horror movie. There is no dialogue or background music but only grunts, crickets, or other random sounds. The movie is entirely black and white and is described in the trailer as "a Rorschach test for the eye".

The plot involves "God", "Mother Earth", "Son of Earth", some nomads and the life and death of the various characters. Some scenes show the rape of "Mother Earth", dismemberment of "Son of Earth", and the disemboweling of "God". The movie is unlike any other horror film.

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Split Second

Split Second DVD PricesResale Price: $75
Sub-Genre: Sci-Fi, Action
Summary: Similar to an Alien or Predator type movie, Split Second takes place in futuristic London (2008) after the polar ice-caps have partially melted and water covers much of the city. A big beast of some kind roams the sewers and waterways killing people while the cops try to find and stop him.

The movie stars Rutger Hauer from BladeRunner fame and was produced by HBO. The DVD was released in 2002 for $20 but easily sells for more than $70 now.

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Asian Action Deadly Dolls

Asian Action Deadly Dolls DVD PricesResale Price: $74
Sub-Genre: Foreign, Exploitation, Action
Summary: A release with two female focused horror movies from Indonesia. Lady Terminator has a young women possessed by a sea goddess who uses an AK47, laser eyes, and an eel up her you-know-what to kill victims. Its an action packed cult classic.

Dangerous Seductress is from the same director. A big-breasted woman accidently raises the spirit of a witch, who then sends the woman on a blood soaked rampage. She uses her body - and lots of bullets - to kill her victims.

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Witchcraft 666

Witchcraft 666 DVD PricesResale Price: $62
Sub-Genre: Exploitation
Summary: The movie was released by Troma Entertainment, a production company known for making B-movies with lots of sex and nudity. Witchcraft 666 is quintessential "Troma" with low-budget acting and lots and lots of skin.

The plot revolves around a Satanic serial-killer who only kills females with gold crosses and big breasts. Occult expert Will Spanner is the only person who can stop the killer and solve the deeper demonic undertones to the case.

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Little Witches

Little Witches DVD PricesResale Price: $60
Sub-Genre: Occult
Summary: Six catholic school girls summon the devil during their school's Easter break. They are turned into witches and they soon wreck havoc through-out the school. Little Witches is unintentionally bad with scenes left out that are referenced in dialogue left in, random events that don't make any sense because of more editing decisions, and bad acting to top it all off.

The movie was released straight to video in 1996 and briefly published as a DVD two years later. The DVD release is very hard to find now and sells for $60+ in used condition.

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Class of Nuke'Em High Box Set

Class of Nuke'Em DVD PricesResale Price: $60
Sub-Genre: Teen, Gore
Summary: Class of Nuke'Em High is a series of teen horror flicks with the usual amounts of sex, blood, and violence. Tromaville is near a nuclear waste site which causes mutations and other problems for students. Blood and gore ensues.

The box set includes all three movies and special features like a bumper sticker, deleted scenes, and is the only way to get the 3rd movie on DVD. The Box Set has been discontinued.

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The Coffin Joe Trilogy

The Coffin Joe Trilogy DVD PricesResale Price: $56
Sub-Genre: Foreign
Summary: All three Joe Coffin movies center around a man in a top hat, black cape, and long fingernails who is in search of his perfect bride. To fulfill his quest he doesn't mind shedding a little blood or gouging out a few eyes.

The Joe Coffin movies were the first horror films out of Brazil and Joe Coffin has gone on to be their national boogeyman. The Coffin Trilogy was released in a special edition coffin case.

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Drive-In Cult Classics 4

Drive-In Cult Classics 4 DVD PricesResale Price: $52
Sub-Genre: Low-Budget
Summary: A collection of eight low-budget B-movie horror films. Includes: Young Graduates, Don't Answer the Phone, Brain Twisters, Death Machines, Wild Riders, The Van, Chain Gang Women, The Specialist.

All the movies were released during the hey-day of the drive-in movies and are not classic horror films by any stretch of the imagination. They were usually double features with higher quality movies. If you enjoy low-budget horror films with the usual blood, nudity, and gore you will have a good time though.

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I Saw What You Did and I Know Who You Are!

I Saw What You Did and I Know Who You Are! DVD PricesResale Price: $52
Sub-Genre: Thriller
Summary: Two girls make prank phone calls to random telephone numbers saying "I saw what you did and I know who you are." One of the people they call recently killed his wife and now thinks someone saw it. He tries to silence the girls before they tell anyone.

The movie stars John Ireland and Joan Crawford. Unlike many other movies on this list, I Saw What You Did... was well reviewed by critics and viewers alike.

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I've Been Waiting for You

I've Been Waiting for You DVD PricesResale Price: $51
Sub-Genre: Occult
Summary: Kids start dying in a small New England town and people start blaming the new girl who happens to live in a cursed house and practice witchcraft. The new girl tries to clear her name before more people are killed and she is burnt at the stake.

I've Been Waiting for You is from the author of I Know What You Did Last Summer and was originally made for TV.

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Full Moon Classics, Vol. 2

Full Moon Classics, Vol. 2 DVD PricesResale Price: $51
Sub-Genre: Various
Summary: Full Moon Classics isn't as hard to find as other titles on this list, but it was more expensive when initially released ($60 MSRP). The collection includes five low-budget horror movies, Robot Wars<, Mandroid, Lurking Fear, Invisible, and Dark Angel. All five movies are very different with some Sci-Fi elements, action elements, and two have a decent amount of gore too. Full Moon Vol. 1 has similar movies but a lower resale price.

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Last House on Dead End Street

Last House on Dead End Street DVD PricesResale Price: $50
Sub-Genre: Snuff
Summary: A dejected film-maker and ex-prisoner decides to make snuff films because pornography no longer pays the bills. He lures victims to an abandoned house and kills them in grotesque fashion.

The movie was made in 1973 and never released until 1977. The director claims he never knew the movie was released until '79 when someone stopped him on the street saying you're "the guy from that movie that was throwing animal guts around."

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Clownhouse DVD PricesResale Price: $50
Sub-Genre: Slasher
Summary: Three brothers visit a circus to scare their younger brother who is afraid of clowns. At the circus three escaped mental patients kill three clowns and steal their identities. The clowns go back to the boys' house and try to wreck a night of havoc and terror. The youngest brother must confront his fear of clowns or die.

The basic plot is very similar to other 80's slasher films like Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street. Clownhouse is now a collector's item and sells for 4x as much as the more popular movies.

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Slaughtered Vomit Dolls

Slaughtered Vomit Dolls DVD PricesResale Price: $49
Sub-Genre: Exploitation, Experimental
Summary: A girl with an abusive past makes a pact with Satan and descends into prostitution, bulimia, and pain. But this plot is followed very loosely. Slaughtered Vomit Dolls is mostly a collection of scenes with grotesque violence, vomiting, sex, abuse, more vomiting, and death.

The director claims he was trying to create a new genre of horror called "vomit gore", which seems to be gory horror with a lot of vomiting.

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Harakiri: Boobs & Blood Box Set

Harakiri: 3-Disc Set DVD PricesResale Price: $46
Sub-Genre: Foreign
Summary: Harakiri is a collection of six short films where different women commit Harakiri, the act of ritual suicide. The women are different in each film - nurse, school girl, Kabuki actress, etc - but each short shows the woman taking off her clothes and then killing herself through disembowelment.

The 3 Disc set is very hard to find. The publisher Unearthed Films only made 1,000 copies. Many sites have it listed for sale, but it is back-ordered on every one and probably not coming back in-stock.

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Universal Studios Classic Monster Collection

Universal Studios Classic Monster Collection DVD PricesResale Price: $45
Sub-Genre: Classic
Summary: A collection of eight classic horror films from Universal Studios. Includes Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Phantom of the Opera, and Creature from the Black Lagoon.

The Universal Collection is easy to find online but a little harder to find in retail stores. It keeps its value well in the resale market though earning it a spot on the list.

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Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key

You Vice is a Locked Room PricesResale Price: $45
Sub-Genre: Foreign, Giallo
Summary: Your Vice is a Locked Room... is an Italian murder mystery/horror. A woman gets involved in a web of murders involving her husband, husband's mistress, niece, niece's boyfriend, and a maid. And watching it all is 'Satan' the black cat.

The movie is a mystery with lots of twists and turns but some horror elements in the death scenes.

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Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home DVD PricesResale Price: $44
Sub-Genre: Slasher
Summary: Instead of the usual Thanksgiving meal with friends and family Home Sweet Home has a PSP shooting, homicidal maniac at the big meal. On Thanksgiving day the killer finds the home of a a recording bigshot and decides to kill everyone.

The movie stars Jake Seinfeld the body builder known for his "Body by Jake" fitness program. With all the "carving" references around turkey time, it's a surprise a Thanksgiving day slasher didn't happen sooner.

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MW said...

Hope you do more DVD/Blu-ray price blogs like this. Found it very interesting. Weird that the least known movies are worth the most. A couple of these I did have queued, but aren't available through Netflix at all.

JJ Hendricks said...

@matthew - Glad you liked this. We plan on doing more of these articles. Please check back soon.

'Magic' Juan said...

Just wanted to add that I thoroughly enjoyed this article. Being a horror movie fan, not only did it open my eyes to movies I have not heard of before, but it's making me consider picking up some B-movies along the way to add to my collection. Looking forward to more!

Jon said...

I thought I knew alot about horror but I haven't heard about more than half of those films. Great list.

Rich said...

wheres the 2000 anchor bay, "The Midnight Hour" release?

JJ Hendricks said...

@rich - Thanks for letting us know about that omission. The Midnight Hour looks like it is a very expensive one and I will be sure to add it into this list on my next update. Thank you

Anonymous said...

Really liked this! I'm a horror fan myself and a collector. Proud to say I own more than a few of these titles.

Anonymous said...

interesting list but i have alot of gems amongst my own collection that are not easy to find and some mega rare oop through demand and uncut versios being sliced previously through ignorance ? has given the serious collector the tools to research before handing over silly money for rip off cut versions? lesson learnt ive found bargains at a pound. not on the internet i must point out. most sellers know their onions, but beware of private sales, search second hand stores? horror titles do show up,beware of faked copies also, bootlegs are lethal if you are new at collecting . get advice from a experienced collector or dealer. good luck and enjoy finding a gem great list.

Anonymous said...

Great sight I love collecting DVDs and this blog is AWSOME. I'm def bookmarking this page

Anonymous said...

You forgot one. The Anchor Bay region 1 release of "The Cook, The Thief, his wife, and his Lover." I paid $50 for a copy on Amazon before it sky-rocketed up to $100 used!

JJ Hendricks said...

@anonymous - Cook, Thief, Wife and His Lover is definitely a rare and expensive one too. I'm not sure I would classify it as horror though. Much more drama then horror.

Anonymous said...

There are most expensive DVD than these !
In this list you can also add Forced Entry around 75 usd or more, you can up Last House on Dead End Street to 150 usd now and some titles like Beast in Space XXX version or Dr Porno and the Zombies of Satan (aka Satan's Baby Doll) XXX version are around 250 usd when it's possible to find one.
There are also Rawhead Rex around 150 usd, and many more...

JJ Hendricks said...

@anonymous - Thanks for the list of more rare Horror DVD's. I have added any of these missing titles to our database to make sure they are in our updates to this article.

Can you please list the 'and many more...' you mentioned? That would help us find other titles that should be part of future updates. Thank you

Anonymous said...

Great list JJ I still need a few of those for my collection as well. I have a few in my own collection that I have paid a decent amount for and are not easy to find. One is Haxan the silent movie from 1921. I paid $35 for it and I know it wasn't released in large quanties. Hope you list more movies soon.

Anonymous said...

Walmart has drive-in cult classics from 4-10 dollars.

johnny6666 said...

The Luciano Ercoli 'Death' DVD box set sits at around $150 online. Indeed, beyond 'Your Vice...', many of the OOP NoShame DVD titles attract high prices.

Unknown said...


I have many Brazilian rare movies on DVD and if you want to see my full list please let me know.

I also have:

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Anonymous said...

I assume being poor, finding a torrent of I was teenage zombie would be a dream, it's m.i.a last time i tried as the only one i found was incomplete @ 87.1% with a few peers no seeds thanks to the html ending
Oh wait there is a torrent mpeg to video 1.64 gigs

Anonymous said...

This list is not correct at all, the 25 most expensive dvd are more expensive than the first one of your list...
- August Underground (Snuff edition) 250usd
- August Underground Mordum (Snuff edition) 250usd
- August Underground Penance (Snuff edition) 250usd
- Snuff 102 (Peralta's original signed edition) 300usd
- Dr Porno and the Zombies of Satan (Satan's Baby Doll xxx cut) 280usd
- I Never Left the White Room (limited to 500) 200usd
- Rawhead Rex 200usd
- Murder-Set-Pieces (directors cut) 300usd
- The Gateway Meat (limited to 1000) 180usd
- Philosophy of a Knife 2dvd edition 150usd
- Slither (Canadian bluray bilingual) 170usd
- An American Haunting (Canadian bluray bilingual) 220usd
- August Underground Mordum: Final Cut Edition (limited set with soundtrack) 250usd
- Waxwork 2 (French import dvd) 150 euro (around 200usd)
- Storm of the Century 2dvd (French import) 150 euro
- Red Canyon (us release only) 180usd
- Last House on Dead End Street (us only) 150usd
- The Keep (Laserdisc Widescreen edition) 200usd
- Beast in Space (xxx cut) 200usd

For name a few....

Note: the price are the usual eBay auction price in the case you can find it, since this is near to impossible to get copy of these...

Anonymous said...

As some have already said, The Midnight Hour should be at the top of this list— prices run upwards of $200 on Amazon and eBay. Anchor Bay released a small number of them in 2000, but I don't think it was a big seller so it went out of print quickly. I somehow managed to get a mint copy of it for $45 on eBay in some fluke— the seller didn't give the auction a very descriptive title and didn't list the item with its UPC number, so I think that auction was a bit under the radar.

Another that belongs on the list is the original 1989 The Woman in Black, which has been OOP for years now. New copies of it run between $200-300 on Amazon, while used ones are $100 at minimum. This one was released in 2000 by a Canadian company called Carlton I believe, but it's a British film. It's one of my favorite movies, and I just paid a pretty penny for a sealed copy on an eBay auction tonight— $150 to be exact— but, considering Amazon sellers want virtually twice that for a new copy, I can live with it. The auction popped up right when I got a really nice paycheck with overtime, so it seemed to be the most opportune time for me to splurge on it, and it VERY rarely appears on eBay— I'm talking like maybe a few times a year. It's one of the rarest and most nebulous horror DVDs out there to my knowledge, and I've been wanting it for years now. There are bootlegs of it out there, but I'm OCD about collecting films, so I only go for factory originals— even if it means I've gotta save up for 'em.

Anonymous said...

There are some exaggerated prices from the two last comments...
For the first: Beast in Space Xxx is around 100$ not 200$! And Philosophy of a knife collector is 50$ not 150$! The rest is the right listed prices.
For the second one: The Woman in black is around 100/150$.

Anonymous said... other people have posted, The Woman in Black TV Movie is insanely rare and valuable on DVD (for an official copy).

Anonymous said...

I just went in my basement to dig up my copy of clown house. It now sells for 100.00.

Anonymous said...

Nice list, but I do have horror dvds that are more valuable than another on this list. I'm surprised that Fright Night 2 (Artisan) didn't make the list. Very rare and expensive. I was lucky enough to find a copy last year.

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