Let the boogeyman in: An expert’s guide to Halloween on home video

Thanks to its public domain status, George Romero’s Night Of The Living Dead (1968) has seen more home video releases than any other horror movie. (Amazon currently lists more than 100 on DVD alone.) Compared with that, the journey of John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978) from theaters to your couch seems relatively…

All your precious collections may be slowly dying of “disc rot”

CDs were supposed to be the indestructible answer to the problem of fragile media. They were easier to store than vinyl and weren’t nearly as easy to scratch or damage. They sounded better than tapes and didn’t suffer from the same level of degradation over time. Or, at least, that’s what people were meant to believe.