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April 12th is a good day to be a genre fan, as we have several great releases coming our way this Tuesday. Arrow Films has put together the definitive edition of the cult classic Bride of Re-Animator that is filled to the brim with all sorts of awesomeness, and Scream Factory is taking us to the Village of the Damned with their Collector’s Edition Blu-ray as well as a double feature of Destroyer and Edge of Sanity.
If you missed it in theaters, now you can finally catch up with The Forest as it arrives on both formats Tuesday. If you’ve been holding out on adding It Follows to your home entertainment collection, there’s a new steelbook edition coming out this week that looks great and we’re also finally getting Flight 7500 on DVD April 12th.
Other notable releases include Where the Devil Dwells, Medousa, and Schramm. »
- Heather Wixson
By 1995, it was safe to say that John Carpenter’s best days as a filmmaker were behind him. He had made the last of his many masterpieces one year earlier with 1994’s In the Mouth of Madness and would, in fact, direct only four more theatrical features in his career (as of this writing, at least). It would be difficult to argue for any of the four as being his best work.
Though his filmography boasts a handful of detours, most were movies Carpenter made to demonstrate his ability to do something other than horror—the romantic drama of Starman, the would-be commercial FX comedy Memoirs of an Invisible Man. He’s only ever made two movies that feel like dispassionate for-hire gigs. One is The Ward. The other is Village of the Damned, new to Blu-ray from Scream Factory.
A remake of the 1960 film of the same name, Village of the Damned »
- Patrick Bromley
The children know what’s on the minds of Midwich’s adults in John Carpenter’s Village of the Damned remake. The 1995 film will be released on a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray on April 12th, and we’ve been provided with three copies to give away.
Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Collector’s Edition Blu-ray copy of Village of the Damned.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Village of the Damned Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on April 15th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.
- Derek Anderson
Let’s be honest here: Scream Factory is a continuous machine, releasing genre favorites and various other films every year, with a strong emphasis on putting out films that horror fans have been dying to see given the deluxe treatment. From the early days of putting out awesome special editions of films like Halloween III and Lifeforce, to their ongoing partnership with IFC Midnight for releases such as The Babadook or Dark Summer, it’s a surefire fact that they’ve instilled an all across the board approach to the horror home video plateau. We dedicated a pretty hefty amount of time this past week to giving recent and upcoming Sf releases an in depth look, so naturally, here’s part one of our two-part our Massive Scream Factory rundown review!
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 (April 19th)
With a brand new 2K HD transfer and a large amount of special features, »
- Jerry Smith
On April 15th, John Carpenter’s Lost Themes II will provide listeners with new music to accompany the movies in their minds. To celebrate the new album, Carpenter will perform around the world with fellow musicians Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies, and additional tour dates have now been revealed, along with a new track, “Angel’s Asylum.”
Lost Themes II Tour Dates (via John Carpenter’s official website, recent additions in bold text):
May 30, 2016: Copenhagen, Denmark – Dr Koncerthuset (Get Tickets) June 2, 2016: Barcelona, Es – Primavera Sound (Get Tickets) June 14, 2016: Seattle, Wa – Paramount Theatre (Get Tickets) June 15, 2016: Portland, Or – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (Get Tickets) June 17, 2016: Oakland, »
- Derek Anderson
The only thing more creepy than their unsettling stares is their psychic powers. The children know what’s on the minds of Midwich residents in John Carpenter’s Village of the Damned remake, a film that will be released as a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray on April 12th, complete with new cover art and interviews with Carpenter, Sandy King, Greg Nicotero, and more:
Press Release: Loyal fans of horror master John Carpenter (Halloween, They Live) know well the terrifying tale from his 1995 science fiction-horror cult classic Village Of The Damned, directed by Carpenter and executive produced by Ted Vernon (Scarecrows), Shep Gordon (They Live) and Andre Blay (Prince of Darkness). The film stars Christopher Reeve (Superman), Kirstie Alley (Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan), Linda Kozlowski (Crocodile Dundee) and Michael Paré (The Lincoln Lawyer). On April 12, 2016, Scream Factory™ is proud to present John Carpenter’s Village Of The Damned Collector »
- Derek Anderson
It's one of the great suspense scenes in 50s genre cinema: a woman swims in the clear cool water of an Amazonian lagoon, blissfully unaware of the grotesque creature emerging from the depths beneath her. The score builds to a crescendo as the monster closes in, reaching out with a clawed, webbed hand...
Director Jack Arnold directed some of the best American sci-fi movies of the post-wwii era, and Creature From The Black Lagoon is perhaps his most famous. About a team of scientists investigating the fossilised remains of a strange man-fish hybrid - and discovering the thing still very much alive in the depths of the Amazon - the movie was a sizeable hit for Universal when it came out in early 1954.
The cultural impact »
Start thinking of that brick wall to keep the psychic children out of your head, because Scream Factory has announced an April 12th release date for their Collector's Edition Blu-ray of John Carpenter's Village of the Damned remake, featuring new cover art and special features.
Although Scream Factory has yet to reveal the official list of bonus features for their Village of the Damned Collector's Edition Blu-ray, they have confirmed that the special release will include new interviews with John Carpenter and Sandy King Carpenter, as well as a fresh installment of Sean Clark's Horror’s Hallowed Grounds.
- Derek Anderson
8 items from 2016
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