Redbox Halloween movies to get you in the spirit

Oct 29, 2011 at 9:00 p.m. ET

Captain America: The First Avenger is the weekend's big release, but in honor of All Hallow's Eve, SheKnows has pulled together some spooktacular DVD/Blu-ray picks for your Halloween movie night, whether you're browsing Redbox, Netflix or Blockbuster.

With Halloween upon us, SheKnows has already given you wardrobe tips, from the best costumes of the TV season to the ultimate Halloween costume guide. We've even provided a frightfully fun Halloween movies guide for kids of all ages, but here are some new DVD/Blu-ray rentals for the big kids. Plus, don't miss news of the Redbox price increase.

Captain America comes home on DVD

The weekend's big DVD/Blu-Ray release is Captain America: The First Avenger -- and we'll likely be seeing The Captain out trick-or-treating this weekend as well. Winnie the Pooh and the documentary The People vs. George Lucas are also ready to come home on DVD/Blu-ray.

The rentals currently winning the RedBox battle are Bad Teacher, Bridesmaids, Zookeeper, X-Men: First Class, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Hanna, Scream 4, Red State, Thor and Something Borrowed.

Spooky rentals for Halloween weekend

Movie goers are sure to hit last week's box office hit, Paranormal Activity 3, and horror fans have their classic faves to fall back on, from The Exorcist and Polgergeist to the original The Thing and Jaws. Here are a few fresher DVD/Blu-ray releases available at Redbox, Netflix and Blockbuster.

Halloween movies that will turn you into The Scream

Scream 4

In 1996, horror master director Wes Craven gave birth to a franchise from the mind of Kevin Williamson (Dawson's Creek, The Vampire Dairies) and turned the horror genre on its head. Scream 4 establishes early that, yes, there are still rules to the horror moviemaking effort, but the thing about a reboot is there are no rules! It's been a decade since Scream 3 hit theaters: When Neve Campbell's Sydney comes to town to close out her book tour, David Arquette's Dewey and Courteney Cox's Gale are married, living the small town dream. Then trouble rears its head again in the form of a killer donning the iconic Scream mask to take out local teens. Hayden Panettiere, Emma Roberts, Kieran Culkin and Lucy Hale may just give Ghostface a run for his money…

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Super 8

From executive producer Steven Spielberg and writer-director J.J. Abrams comes a film that plays on our childhood fantasies, fears and our fascination with the fantastical. It's the summer of 1979 and a cast of teens is set to make their own zombie movie. They get their dream lead actress (Elle Fanning) and believe they are on their way to making an instant classic. While filming their movie's climactic scene, a spectacular train crash sends them into peril. Dodging debris and running for their lives, it becomes immediately apparent that something is not right with this train.

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The Howling Reborn

Fans of hunky modern werewolves like MTV's Teen Wolf and a good scream will probably enjoy this reboot of The Howling, but don't forget, the original was pretty dang scary and predates the teen vampire/werewolf obsession.


From the creators of Saw and Paranormal Activity, Insidious is the terrifying story of a family who discovers that dark spirits have possessed their new home and their son. Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne star.


A family of urban legend hunters is found dead in a country side estate, along with 37 hours of recorded footage capturing the last five days of their lives. This Spanish horror/thriller isn't at Redbox, but check out Blockbuster and other outlets.

The Walking Dead, season 1

Clealry,The Walking Dead isn't a movie, but a marathon of the first season of this breakaway AMC hit could just be the ticket for your Halloween weekend -- especially since season 2 has already kicked off.

Redbox ups the cost of admission

While Netflix is still floundering after hiking prices and generally messing with their winning system, Redbox is making made a small hike of their own -- of 20 cents! – and doing their best to smooth the transition for users.

RedBox increasing prices

Starting on Monday, Oct. 31, the daily rental charge for DVDs will change to $1.20 a day, due to rising operating expenses, including new increases in debit card fees, Redbox announced. Daily rental charges for Blu-ray™ Discs and video games won't change. In order to make the transition easier, Redbox will discount the first day of all online DVD rentals to $1.00 for the month of Nov. Additional rental days will be $1.20.

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