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Scream Factory continues to reveal the contents of their “Summer of Fear” line with a pair of hellish announcements in the form of The Legend Of Hell House and slasher favorite, Motel Hell! The latter was just recently issued onto Blu-ray from Arrow Video in the UK, but Scream has those without region free capabilities covered. Here’s the official word below:
Our “Summer of Fear” release slate continues to get scarier with two more films added: 1973’s The Legend Of Hell House (starring Roddy McDowell) and 1980’s slasher romp Motel Hell will both be coming to Blu-ray in August. Motel will be getting our “Collector’s Edition” treatment with slipcover and the newly-designed artwork is already in the works. No other details to report at this time but more will be revealed in May/June as to the specifics.
We’ll be sure to update once cover art and extras are announced. »
- Justin Edwards
You already know how much I love Scream Factory and that love affair will continue as they roll out their Summer Of Fear. A couple “must own” titles just got added to the list so read on and see where your money will be going this summer.
The following announcement was posted on their Facebook page.
- Dave Dreher
We have more big news for classic horror fans. Scream Factory continues to impress with their killer lineup of Blu-ray releases with the announcement that they’ll be releasing Motel Hell and The Legend of Hell House in August:
Our “Summer of Fear” release slate continues to get scarier with two more films added: 1973’s The Legend Of Hell House (starring Roddy McDowell) and 1980’s slasher romp Motel Hell will both be coming to Blu-ray in August. Motel will be getting our “Collector’s Edition” treatment with slipcover and the newly-designed artwork is already in the works. No other details to report at this time but more will be revealed in May/June as to the specifics.”
In case you missed our previous coverage, here’s a look at what »
- Jonathan James
In case you missed it (and shame on you if you did) - the mad scientists behind the Scream Factory, Jeff Nelson and Cliff MacMillan, just announced exclusively on Dread Central Live that two sought after fan favorites will Finally be coming to Blu-ray this summer.
That's right, kids! The Legend of Hell House and Motel Hell are getting the royal Blu-ray treatment that the Scream Factory has become known for. Look for more specifics as soon as details become available.
In the interim... Rejoice!
Dread Central Live is a live, half-hour news/information/talk show dedicated to covering all aspects of the horror genre. Hosts Staci Layne Wilson and "Gore Whore" Vanessa Gomez will guide viewers on a weekly journey of keeping current in horror via news updates, interviews with genre and mainstream stars and filmmakers, exclusive clips, trailer premieres, as well as exclusive coverage from set visits for »
- Uncle Creepy
There are so many sub-genres in horror. The vampire movie, zombie apocalypses, torture porn. But there's nothing more classic and purely fright-inducing than the things that go bump in the night. To celebrate this week's release of The Invoking, we bring you our Top 13 Favorite Haunted House Movies.
Is anything creepier than when your own house turns against you? You can (theoretically) get away from zombies, vamps, slashers and werewolves. But when your own home sweet home is the enemy… it's tough to recover from that.
We have some great Honorable Mentions to start off with. Fantastic director James Wan really seems to have a knack for the haunted house movie as he has one entry on the list itself and also gets a nod for Insidious, a creative look at the inner, an outer, workings of a haunted house. A Haunting in Connecticut was impressive as, in addition to the actual haunting going on, »
- Scott Hallam
Director Mike Flanagan is back with his sophomore feature Oculus, about a woman who tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon. Flanagan, who showed tremendous promise with his directorial debut, Absentia, is one of the most exciting new voices working in the horror genre. Our own Simon Howell reviewed Oculus when it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, writing, “Oculus revitalizes supernatural horror with an essential dose of heart and smarts.” He went on to say, “It’s really in Oculus’s final half-hour that Flanagan distinguishes himself as a horror filmmaker poised for greatness. As past and present become increasingly difficult to distinguish, and the threat becomes more invasive, making it impossible for Tim and Kaylie to trust even their most basic senses, the sensation of pure viewer disorientation takes hold. That’s what »
For many horror fans with kids, deciding which scary films are appropriate for our children can be a challenge. It’s natural that we want to pass on our love of the macabre and bond over a shared interest in horror, but we also want to protect our children from nightmares, or from being scarred by exposure to onscreen violence. There are some more obvious kid-friendly choices (check out some of our recommendations here and here), but it can be tricky to determine what is and isn't age-appropriate. To remedy this, we've set put together a list of ten classic titles we deem suitable for most young viewers... at least those old enough to understand the difference between fantasy and reality. Do keep in mind that these are our opinions, and only you know best what your little monsters are ready to see. The Legend of Hell House This 1973 haunted »
- Tyler Doupe
Directed by Gil Kenan
Written by David Lindsay-Abaire
Release Date: November 14th
Production recently wrapped on the Poltergeist remake with Gil Kenan (Monster House) in the director’s chair and Sam Raimi (Evil Dead) producing. Little is known as they continue to put the movie together in post-production, but we do have a few details, beginning with the cast which includes Sam Rockwell (Moon), Rosemarie DeWitt and Jared Harris. We are also told that the psychic Angina (played originally by Zelda Rubinstein), isn’t going to be revived for the remake. Instead, they are replacing her character with a team of paranormal experts. Based on a vague plot summary, it sounds like the central plot points of the original movie are intact but other characters are added in, such as Carrigan Burke, a host of a TV show called Haunted House Cleaners, who stands in as the movie’s skeptic. »
The death of Richard Matheson on 22 June 2013 marked the end of an amazing career as a novelist and screenwriter. His most enduring legacy will always be as the author of I Am Legend, arguably one of the finest vampire novels ever written. Considered ‘the very peak of paranoid science fiction,’ Matheson’s groundbreaking debut novel is one of the few contemporary vampire stories that came close to the literary excellence of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
With plans of a sequel to the Will Smith misfire I Am Legend (2007) being seriously considered by filmmakers, there is only one thing that fans of Matheson’s outstanding post apocalyptic work are asking “when is there going to be a Proper film version of the book?”
Published in 1954, I Am Legend tells the terrifying tale of Robert Neville, the sole survivor of a mysterious airborne virus that has turned everyone, including his wife Virginia and best friend Ben Cortman, »
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