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2015 | 2012 | 2010 | 2008

6 items from 2015


July 28th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Ghost Town, Justice League: Gods And Monsters, Cherry 2000

27 July 2015 4:47 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

While July 28th may be a light day in terms of the amount of horror and sci-fi titles making their home entertainment debuts, we do have an interesting assortment of films and TV to look forward to. Kino Lorber has dug up two classics—The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein and Cherry 2000 (starring Melanie Griffith)—which are being released on Blu-ray this Tuesday, and Scream Factory has another underrated genre gem getting the HD treatment as well—the horror western Ghost Town.

For all you MST3K fans out there, Shout! Factory is putting out another collection of campy films that you’ll be able to add to your collections this week and Bayview Entertainment also has a double feature of cult movies from Germany—Strangler of the Tower / Monster of London—arriving on DVD.

The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein (Kino Lorber, Blu-ray & DVD)

After the death of Victor Frankenstein »

- Heather Wixson

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Contest: Win Ghost Town on Blu-ray

25 July 2015 10:04 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The deserted town the Brady family got trapped in on their way to the Grand Canyon is charming compared to the one in 1988's Ghost Town. On July 28th, Scream Factory will release Ghost Town on Blu-ray, and we've been provided with three copies to give away.

Ghost Town synopsis: "A dusty ghost town, seemingly abandoned, holds the lives of its original inhabitants in an animated netherworld for 100 years…

When a modern-day sheriff's deputy is lured to a desolate, spooky ghost town in search of a missing woman, he comes face-to-face with a malevolent spirit from the town's past. The spell of death and suffering over the undead townspeople must end to set them free from eternal pain. The horrors of a possessed outlaw, in a time-suspended dimension are only the setting for a frightening battle for the mind, nerves and flesh.

Starring Franc Luz (The Nest, When Harry Met Sally), Jimmie F. Skaggs (Oblivion, »

- Derek Anderson

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Blu-ray Review: Ghost Town

14 July 2015 11:50 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Why aren’t there more horror westerns? For two genres that have been around pretty much since the beginning of cinema, it’s surprising that more filmmakers haven’t taken the opportunity to combine horror films and westerns the same way they have horror and comedy or horror and sci-fi. Sure, there are a handful, but most of the prominent entries in this limited subgenre are horror films that are, at best, informed by the tropes and flavor of westerns without being westerns in the classical sense. It’s the rare horror movie that actually features horses and saloons and supernatural cowboys. Ghost Town is one such movie.

Not to be confused with the Ricky Gervais romantic comedy of the same name, 1988’s Ghost Town opens with the disappearance of a beautiful blonde woman (Catherine Hickland of Witchery) at the hands of some unseen force. A cop named Langley (Franc Luz »

- Patrick Bromley

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People Under The Stairs, The Howling II, Dog Soliders and Many More Highlight Scream Factory’s Upcoming Lineup!

10 June 2015 7:13 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Let’s just face it: Scream Factory’s insane amount of releases aren’t about to slow down anytime soon, and well, I think I speak for most horror fans when I say that that’s something to celebrate. Not only are they continually putting out great Bluray releases of older and almost forgotten titles like their Tentacles/Reptilicus, but the Collector’s Editions like the recently announced People Under The Stairs and I, Madman releases are definitely ones to celebrate.

In case you fright fanatics haven’t been paying attention or just haven’t gotten around to checking out some of the oncoming onslaught of titles, here are a few that are quite exciting for us at Icons of Fright. Read on!

 

June 16th-

Tentacles/Reptilicus

Tentacles/Reptilicus

Tentacles

It’s angry. It’s hungry. It’s extremely well-armed and it’s descending on a small seaside town to sample the local cuisine! »

- Jerry Smith

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Ghost Town Blu-ray Release Details and Cover Art

4 June 2015 12:51 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This summer, Scream Factory will take viewers to a ghost town that's a lot more sinister than the one the Brady family was trapped in on The Brady Bunch. Slated for a July 28th release, the western horror film Ghost Town hits Blu-ray on July 28th:

Press Release -- "The good. The bad. The Satanic. Scream Factory proudly presents the Empire Pictures classic Ghost Town on July 28, 2015 in its Blu-ray debut.

A dusty ghost town, seemingly abandoned, holds the lives of its original inhabitants in an animated netherworld for 100 years…

When a modern-day sheriff’s deputy is lured to a desolate, spooky ghost town in search of a missing woman, he comes face-to-face with a malevolent spirit from the town’s past. The spell of death and suffering over the undead townspeople must end to set them free from eternal pain. The horrors of a possessed outlaw, in a time-suspended »

- Derek Anderson

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Empire Pictures Classic Ghost Town Gets the Scream Factory Bluray Treatment This July!

4 June 2015 12:09 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

“The Good, The Bad, The Satanic.” When reading those words at the top of Ghost Town‘s VHS box as a kid, that line was all that it took for me to beg my father to let me rent it. Being the upstanding religious person he was, he said yes, and there I went, further down the Empire Pictures rabbit hole. Empire Pictures was such a huge part of my childhood (see Issues #4 and 7 of Delirium Magazine for proof of that), and writing this up right, I can’t help but to think of maybe some horror fans who didn’t get a chance to witness this Satanic cowboy tale as a kid/teenager, finally getting the chance to do so, with Scream Factory’s upcoming July 28th Bluray debut of the 1988 film.

A dusty ghost town, seemingly abandoned, holds the lives of its original inhabitants in an animated netherworld for 100 years… »

- Jerry Smith

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