New Horror Hit Abigail Comes to Blu-ray with Deleted Scenes and Exclusive Commentary

Get ready horror aficionados! The highly anticipated horror flick Abigail from directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett is sinking its teeth into Blu-ray, loaded with deleted scenes and exclusive audio commentary.

The film follows a group of would-be criminals who kidnap the daughter of a powerful crime lord, only to be horrified when she reveals herself as the vampire Abigail. Alisha Weir stars as the titular ballerina-turned-vampire, bringing a fresh take on the archetype. Her familiarity with vampires came from shows like The Vampire Diaries.

New Horror Hit Abigail Comes to Blu-ray with Deleted Scenes and Exclusive Commentary

What You Can Expect from the Release

This home release is packed with bonus content, featuring unseen footage and gag reels. Fans can dive into behind-the-scenes featurettes that explore the intricate practical FX and transformative cast performances. In one featurette named “Blood Bath,” the cast and crew explain how they achieved the stunning visuals that made the movie stand out.

New Horror Hit Abigail Comes to Blu-ray with Deleted Scenes and Exclusive Commentary

A Unique Blend of Horror and Humor

That’s not all. Directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett are known for their ability to blend humor with horror, aiming to both terrify and amuse audiences. Bettinelli-Olpin disclosed that there was significant debate over character development in the movie. There was a point that almost everybody was the main bad guy in some version of the script, he revealed.

New Horror Hit Abigail Comes to Blu-ray with Deleted Scenes and Exclusive Commentary

The Movie’s Plot Twist: Dan Stevens’ Frank

Another focus-on featurette, “Hunters to Hunted,” delves into how the cast embodied their roles. Notably, Dan Stevens plays Frank, whose character evolution offers a shocking twist. Stevens mentioned his inspirations for this role, expressing an admiration for characters like Sheila Van’s vampire in A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.I love the Sheila Vans vampire in ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night,’ [she] is really, really cool. I’m also very fond of Matt Berry in ‘What We Do in the Shadows.’

New Horror Hit Abigail Comes to Blu-ray with Deleted Scenes and Exclusive Commentary

Transformative Role of Alisha Weir as Abigail

Alisha Weir’s transformation into Abigail is explored in another compelling featurette, “Becoming a Ballerina Vampire,” where choreographer Belinda Murphy assisted her in blending dance with her vampiric role.New Horror Hit Abigail Comes to Blu-ray with Deleted Scenes and Exclusive Commentary

No ordinary girl either, is Weir, who held her own opposite the likes of Melissa Barrera and Dan Stevens; portraying a vampire required physical dexterity alongside emotive acting.

An Unexpected Box Office Hit

The film broke records by grossing over $42 million worldwide on a $28 million budget, becoming Radio Silence Productions’ most financially successful project to date. Holding an impressive 85% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it’s clear that horror fans have embraced this new take on vampire lore.

Mark your calendars: Abigail will be available digitally from June 25 and on Blu-ray and DVD starting July 9. For those who can’t wait, it’s already streaming on Prime Video!

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