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PSA: Home For The Holidays (1972) on DVD!

December 24th, 2016 by unkle lancifer · 4 Comments

This is a public service announcement created to inform you that the classic 1972 TV-movie HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS is secretly available on DVD! The indispensable gem is discreetly hanging out in one of those cheap-o twenty movie combo packs you might easily overlook at your local Walmart! Check out the cover below and scan it into your brain for future reference…

This is important news for folks like me who watch this movie every December and have been concerned that their VHS tape is become increasingly exhausted. I watched this very DVD last night and the flick looks the best I’ve ever seen it. It might not be up to the meticulous standards of the more persnickety collectors but I wouldn’t count on a better release before the Apocalypse. Personally, I like a couple scratches and dust particles floating around when I’m watching a TV movie. It adds flavor! It’s rustic, and weathered and all kinds of shabby chic! Here are a few screen shots to give you an idea …

In case you didn’t know, HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS is wonderfully atmospheric, takes place during Christmas time and operates much like your favorite paranoid mystery killer slasher flick (which it probably predates). Sure it’s a little dry in the blood department but who cares when you’re hanging out with the likes of THE HAUNTING’s JULIE HARRIS, PLAY MISTY FOR ME’s JESSICA WALTER and SYBIL’s one and only SALLY FIELD! Not only that, It was written by JOSEPH STEPHANO of PSYCHO fame and directed by JOHN LLEWELLYN MOXEY who crafted the stellar classic HORROR HOTEL! Why, I could go on and on and in fact I do go on and on about this favorite flick in the upcoming book ARE YOU IN THE HOUSE ALONE? A TV MOVIE COMPENDIUM edited by MADE FOR TV MAYHEM’s globetrotting AMANDA REYES which you can preorder right HERE!!!

I realize I’m delivering this information kinda late. How are you supposed to secure this DVD in time for Xmas? Don’t fret! HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS is available (albeit in a fuzzier state) on YouTube and you can sample it out below. Don’t worry; we can be friends if you don’t like it. We just can’t be GOOD friends. More importantly, Happy Christmas Eve to you fine folks! Drink stuff!

Tags: General Horror · Holidays · Kinder-News




4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 RebNo Gravatar // Dec 24, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    This is great! Thanks for the heads up.

  • 2 TreecatNo Gravatar // Dec 25, 2016 at 11:52 am

    I’m excited about the movie–I’ve yet to see it–and even more excited about the book! Happy Holidays, y’all!

  • 3 TV TERRORNo Gravatar // Dec 26, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Can you please share the barcode or other identifier? This one’s hard to find on Amazon. Thanks! 🙂

  • 4 TV TERRORNo Gravatar // Dec 27, 2016 at 12:39 am

    Never mind my earlier comment / question. Found it, ordered it from Amazon. Grateful for the tip! 🙂

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