Saturday, July 23, 2016
Scream Factory announces 13 awesome new titles at 2016 San Diego Comic-Con!
BUBBA HO-TEP (COLLECTOR'S EDITION)
This cult classic features Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis as Elvis and JFK respectively. Both men team up to stop a soul-sucking mummy that's been attacking residents at their retirement home.
HOLY COW! I NEVER thought this would get a legit release, let alone from the powers that be at Scream Factory! What's even cooler is that...
The sequel is getting released too! More killer rat high jinks, and a classic Michael Jackson theme song!
BLACK CHRISTMAS (COLLECTOR'S EDITION)
Bob Clark's slasher classic is looking to get a major high-def upgrade!
POLTERGEIST II (COLLECTOR'S EDITION)
Not too shocked by this, as Scream Factory does now own the distribution rights to a lot of former MGM titles! This sequel boasts Native American themes, and the ultra creepy Reverend Henry Kane!
POLTERGEIST III (COLLECTOR'S EDITION)
Even this much-maligned sequel is getting the royal treatment. Reverend Kane returns to try and claim Carol Anne, leading to a lots of sleight of hand with mirrors and stand-ins for young Heather O'Rourke, who passed away before filming was completed.
DREAMSCAPE (COLLECTOR'S EDITION)
I adore this movie, and can't wait to see what extras Scream Factory adds to this release! Dennis Quaid can jump into people's dreams (among other things), and battles a psychopath who is trying to murder the US president.
RABID (COLLECTOR'S EDITION)
This David Cronenberg classic features Marilyn Chambers as the unfortunate host of an experimental treatment after she is in a motorcycle accident. The result is an armpit orifice that infects people and turns them violent and bitey.
DEAD RINGERS (COLLECTOR'S EDITION)
Another Cronenberg favorite featuring Jeremy Irons. Identical twin brother gynecologists turn on each other, when a woman comes between them. |
SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE II & III (DOUBLE FEATURE)
A double dose of driller killers attacking slumber parties! This is a must own in my book!
THE HOUSE THAT SCREAMED
An early AIP “slasher” film, where the students at a school for wayward girls begin disappearing one by one. Never seen it, but looking forward to adding it to my collection regardless.
DEAD OF WINTER
Mary Steenburgen plays a struggling actress who attends a private taped audition at the secluded mansion at the behest of a Mr. Murray (the late and great Roddy McDowell). But soon, she realizes that things aren't as they seem, and ends up fleeing for her life.
Well, what say you Vault Dwellers? Are you as excited as I am?! While a few of these films are relatively unknown to yours truly, I have to say that I am super excited for at least 80% of these titles!
Word is that some of these will see a release in November, so start saving some money, and keep an eye out for official release dates, disc specs, and extras, because I will be sharing them as soon as they arrive in my inbox!