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Excited for the Scream Factory’s Blu-ray releases of Tales from the Crypt’s Demon Knight and Bordello of Blood? You should be! Today the label revealed the official details, and believe us… you’re in for a treat! From the Press Release:… Continue Reading →
- Steve Barton
Two of the Cryptkeeper's big screen stories—Demon Knight and Bordello of Blood—will receive stellar home media treatments this fall from Scream Factory, with both films set to be released as Collector's Edition Blu-rays on October 20th. In early July, the cover art for the anticipated releases was revealed, and now their full lists of special features have been announced.
Scream Factory's guaranteeing the ultimate Halloween treat for fans of Demon Knight and Bordello of Blood, as the special features list for the former includes a new audio commentary with Demon Knight director Ernest Dickerson, while the latter has a new audio commentary with Bordello of Blood co-writer and producer A.L. Katz.
Below, we have the official press release with the full special features lists, and in case you missed it, we also have a look at the final cover art for the Collector's Edition releases.
Press Release: Just in time for Halloween festivities, »
- Derek Anderson
Tales of Halloween, 2015
Ten stories are woven together by their shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, where ghouls, imps, aliens and axe murderers appear for one night only to terrorize unsuspecting residents.
Here’s the simple truth as to why Tales of Halloween is a fabulous and utterly brilliant film: it has no pretensions about what it’s trying to be. They’re not trying to be outrageous, controversial or subversive, this is a film where a group of producers teamed up with directors they liked who in turn worked with actors they liked to make ten incredibly fun shorts based on All Hallow’s Eve – and it has paid off by the bucket load.
A problem that all anthology movies »
- Luke Owen
One of the more surprising and lesser-known facts about Sam Mendes’ second film, Road to Perdition, is that it’s actually adapted from a graphic novel of the same name by Max Allan Collins. The plot follows Michael Sullivan (Tom Hanks), an Irish mob enforcer as he goes on the run with his son Michael Jr. after Jr. witnesses a murder and their family is killed in an effort to cover up any witnesses. There’s many great things in this film that standout, such as Jude Law’s creepy performance as assassin Harlen Maguire, one of Paul Newman’s final and finest performances as mob boss John Rooney, and Hollywood got an early look at the talent of Daniel Craig as the unstable Connor Rooney. However, it’s the climax that remains the most memorable thing in it, featuring some of the most iconic work from »
A Christmas Horror Story, 2015
Interwoven stories that take place on Christmas Eve, as told by one festive radio host: A family brings home more than a Christmas tree, a student documentary becomes a living nightmare, a Christmas spirit terrorizes, Santa slays evil.
In the same vein as Silent Night, Deadly Night, Black Christmas, Santa’s Slay and Christmas Evil, A Christmas Horror Story is here to but a black cloud over the most wonderful time of the year. Only this one is doing things a little different. We’re not just getting one tale of terror, we’re getting four.
- Luke Owen
Body sees three girlfriends head out for a wild night during the Christmas holidays, but their jaunt is about to turn deadly. Cali suggests they crash her rich uncle’s mansion since he’s out of town and soon they’re partying the night away. However there’s something Cali hasn’t told her BFFs – namely that they’ve actually jut broken into the place without permission! Soon their part is rumbled by the mansion’s groundskeeper (played by modern horror cinemas equivalent of Christopher Lee, one Mr. Larry Fessenden) who takes a dive down the stairs at the hands of one of the girls. Soon the fear of possible reprisals finds the terrified trio embarking on a course of action from which there is no return.
Already short enough at just over 70 minutes, »
- Phil Wheat
The anthology genre is not a new concept in horror as many fans my age grew up on classics such as Creepshow and Tales From The Crypt. As I got older, its popularity leveled down a bit until a mini resurgence in recent years. On television we have American Horror Story where every year brings back the same actors in different roles for a season long premise. In feature length films, the VHS franchise has developed a following, bringing audiences gut drenched shorts that sees no limits in its depiction of violence. In 2007, writer/director Michael Dougherty introduced the world to Sam, our silent horror icon in Trick R Treat, a deliciously fun bag of goodies that’s become a Halloween staple in my house as it’s rare horror film that’s actually set during the holiday.
Actress/director Axelle Carolyn decided to utilize her love of the holiday, »
- Jovy Skol
If you've been itching for an update on Scream Factory's upcoming releases (especially after their ten title announcement at Comic-Con), then you're in for a treat. In addition to announcing a Blu-ray / DVD release of 1987's White of the Eye, Scream Factory's revealed Blu-ray release dates for Troll / Troll 2, Ghost Story, and Blood and Lace, as well as offered updates on the respective Collector's Editions of Army of Darkness and The Serpent and the Rainbow, and much more.
On Facebook today, Scream Factory revealed the following release dates for forthcoming titles:
The company also offered estimated Blu-ray release times on a number of new titles:
White of the Eye (Blu-ray / DVD) – November, 2015 The Car – December, 2015 Women's Prison Massacre – December, 2015 Garbage Pail Kids: The Movie (Collector's Edition) – December, 2015 Nightmares – December, 2015 Jack's Back – January, »
- Derek Anderson
N. Brock Winkless IV, the puppeteer who brought Chucky to life in a total of four "Child's Play" films, has died at the age of 56. According to MakeupMag.com, Winkless suffered from a "debilitating neurological condition that caused him rising levels of discomfort and lack of muscular control for more than 15 years. He died as the result of complications due to that condition." Though he wasn't well-known outside the horror and special effects communities, Winkless helped bring a number of well-known characters to life, from Chucky to the Cryptkeeper to Arnold Schwarzenegger's T-800 in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day." MakeupMag notes that he particularly excelled at syncing up a puppet's "mouth and jaw movements" in order to make their "delivery" of dialogue appear more realistic. His other credits included "Alien 3," "Death Becomes Her," "Casper," "Congo" and "The X Files, and his most frequent collaborator was special makeup effects designer Kevin Yagher, »
- Chris Eggertsen
Wild Eye Releasing has debuted a new trailer and key art for their anthology film – set for release this Halloween – The Horror Network. Created by Brian Dorton and Douglas Conner, this first volume of terror tales features segments directed by Dorton, Conner, Joseph Graham, Manuel Marín, Lee Matthews and Ignacio Martín Lerma, the series has been hailed as “a collection of nightmares that scream for all horror fans to see”.
Serial killers, ghostly phone calls, inner demons, otherworld monsters and creepy stalkers collide in this frightening anthology. Five of horror’s most promising new directing talents join forces to pay homage to classic horror like Creepshow, Tales From the Crypt, V/H/S and The ABCs of Death, and weave an unforgettable, disturbing tapestry of terror.
- Phil Wheat
In the wake of the massive hit that was Jaws (1975), studios were foaming at the mouth to replicate its success. Of course, their idea was to take everything that they thought made Jaws a winner and put it in a different setting. Here’s a few that were cranked out by the dream machine: Jaws on Land (Grizzly), Micro-Jaws (Piranha), Jaws, Back to the Water (Orca), Jaws, Back to the Water Again, with Feeling (Jaws II) , and our flick du jour, the little engine that could, Jaws on Wheels – The Car (1977) .
In actuality, Steven Spielberg made Jaws on Wheels before he made Jaws, with the relentless cat and mousecapades of Duel (1971). However, this was 1977 and it was time for an upgrade. Released by Universal in May, The Car was (naturally) laughed off the screen by the critics, and why wouldn’t it be? A demonic vehicle terrorizing a »
- Scott Drebit
Having issued definitive collector’s editions of a number of high-profile horror classics of the ’80s and ’90s, Scream Factory often turns to smaller and more obscure titles to remind fans of some of the gems that once lined video store shelves. Lately they’ve been killing it with HD releases of Charles Band’s old Empire Pictures titles, several of which are appearing on home video for the first time since VHS (like their recent release of Ghost Town, for example). While both Cellar Dweller and Catacombs got a DVD release in 2013 as part of an “All Night Horror Marathon” four-film collection (the DVD debut of both movies), this new double feature Blu-ray is the first time either can be seen in high-def.
After a mostly unnecessary prologue that features Jeffrey Combs (presumably so that the movie can prominently bill a genre star as part of its cast »
- Patrick Bromley
Scream Factory brings late 80’s horror thriller I, Madman to Blu-ray, one of two notable cult classics from Hungarian/Canadian director Tibor Tabaks. Beginning in Canadian television, Tabaks reached notoriety with his 1987 sophomore feature, The Gate, a bizarre creature feature which terrorized children with its forced perspective monsters and introduced the world to child actor Stephen Dorff. He’d follow that up with this pulpy adaptation of a screenplay by David Chaskin (A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge). A gothic murder mystery plays out in the eternally uneasy streets of a hazy, 1989 Hollywood in this simple yet strange forgotten oddity.
Bookworm Virginia (Jenny Wright) works in a used bookstore, often finding herself attracted to lurid, violent fiction. After an influx of random materials coming in from an estate sale, she finds a 1950s set thriller, Much of Madness, More of Sin, a visceral novel about a mad »
- Nicholas Bell
Feature-length horror movie anthologies are pretty hit and miss, but there are a few that have been well-received including "Creepshow," "Tales from the Crypt," "Trilogy of Terror," "V/H/S," "Trick 'r Treat" and 1945's "Dead of Night." The latest entry in the sub-genre is "Tales of Halloween," which features segments directed by such horror luminaries as Lucky McKee ("May"), Neil Marshall ("The Descent") and Darren Lynn Bousman (the "Saw" franchise) and featuring appearances by fright flick icons like Lin Shaye, John Landis, Joe Dante, Adrienne Barbeau and -- my all-time favorite -- "Twilight's" BooBoo Stewart. So will it be worth a watch? Check out the Comic Con-debuted trailer below and decide for yourself. Given the sheer number of directors involved, expect it to be all over the map. »
- Chris Eggertsen
The Change-Up: Singh Sleepwalks Through Sci-Fi Stock
Time is not on anyone’s side in director Tarsem Singh’s latest blunder through familiar material, Self/less, a mash-up of recycled sci-fi tropes drained of innovation or potential potency. Issues of class, identity, and health insurance get chugged through the blender of David and Alex Pastor’s script, the directing/screenwriting duo’s foray into the English language. Singh, known for expressively beautiful visuals, presents his most demurely dressed feature to date, though his usual ocular trickery may have offered a slight reprieve from the crushing banality of the laughably conservative moral fable proffered here.
Damian (Ben Kingsley) heads his own self-built empire, but finds he’s been diagnosed with cancer and doesn’t have much longer to live. He has a troubled relationship with his daughter, Claire (Michelle Dockery), but finds he’s not quite ready to call it quits. »
- Nicholas Bell
Ahead of their big ten new titles announcement later this week at Comic-Con, Scream Factory's giving horror hounds an early treat with looks at the official Blu-ray cover art for The Larry Fessenden Collection and the Tales From the Crypt films Demon Knight and Bordello of Blood.
Demon Knight and Bordello of Blood details from Scream Factory: "Hello Kiddies! Be the first to take a look at the newly-designed key art for our upcoming blu-ray releases of Demon Knight and Bordello Of Blood!
Original theatrical poster key art will be on the reverse side of the wrap. Extras and specs for these "Collector's Editions" are in the works and will be announced sometime in August.
Official street date is 10/20 but if you buy them from us directly we'll ship it out two weeks early Plus include a limited edition free 18" x 24" poster of the new design (while supplies last).
Pre-order Demon Knight @ https://www. »
- Derek Anderson
Two Scream Factory titles that we’re all incredibly excited for, are the one-two punch releases of Tales From The Crypt‘s Demon Knight and Bordello Of Blood. Demon Knight is in my opinion, one of the most underrated horror films ever, and it’s a film that gets even better with age (I’m not saying it wasn’t good when it originally came out, I saw in theatrically four times). There’s something incredibly magical about every single ingredient of the film, from Billy Zane’s iconic performance, to the awesome special fx and creature design of the film. While Bordello Of Blood might not be As fun as Demon Knight, it’s still a lot of fun (inspired casting choices like Corey Feldman and Chris Sarandon in roles different than the vampire classics they’re knows for) and has its own audience who all love it.
- Jerry Smith
Who better to have a Horror film festival than Ash himself? Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival returns on August 20th. Also: a teaser from X-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut and a composer announcement for the Kirkman TV series Outcast.
Bruce Campbell's Horror Film Festival 2015: Press Release: "Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival, in conjunction with Wizard World Comic Con, returns to Chicago with an even bloodier sequel, chopping and chain sawing its way through 4 days (8/20-8/23) of cinematical horror mayhem and badassness.
Bchff is thrilled to kick off the festivities on Thursday, August 20th with the much-anticipated horror anthology Tales Of Halloween, featuring 10 ghastly tales, including films written and directed by: Neil Marshall (The Descent), Lucky McKee (The Woman), Darren Lynn Bousman (Repo! The Genetic Opera), and Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider!). Many of the filmmakers will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening, »
- Tamika Jones
Few comics sit at the intersection of “fan beloved,” “industry defining,” and “absolutely impossible to acquire” the way the EC Comics library does. For a while they almost felt like Comics’ very own Holy Grail. On one hand, you’ve got the Tales From The Crypt brand itself, which has left an indelible mark on pop culture with films, cable TV series, Saturday morning cartoons, and a line of revival graphic novels from Papercutz — a proud legacy, to be sure. But on the other hand, you enter into the more nebulous region of pop cultural osmosis, and it’s there that the legend of Bill Gaines’ little comic line that could grows to gargantuan levels. The baby boomers that ate his ghoulish “mags” up in the early ‘50s eventually grew into the genre fiction movers and shakers of the ‘70s and ‘80s — from cult directors like George Romero and Joe Dante, »
- Luke Dorian Blackwood
Shout! Factory's horror imprint Scream Factory just surprised American horror fans with the announcement that they'd be handling a Fall collector's edition release of Sam Raimi's Army of Darkness. This comes immediately after their announcements of Blu-ray releases of the two Tales From the Crypt spin off films, Demon Knight and Bordello of Blood. Those two are certainly great news, but Army of Darkness is certainly the winner today.Army of Darkness is one of those films that has been released and re-released over and over again by Starz / Anchor Bay and has proved to be a cash cow for that company. However, no single release of the film in the Us has ever been definitive. There are at least three different cuts of the...
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