Horror classics, sequels, and forgotten gems are heading our way soon.
Scream Factory has the distinct honor of being both beloved and despised by genre fans for everything from the titles they choose to release to the titles they don’t, from the fantastic extras they add to their Collector’s Editions to the extras they “fail” to secure, but love ’em or hate ’em the label most definitely can’t be accused of being slackers.
They have eight titles scheduled for next month including a beautiful new release of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, the terrific ghost story Session 9, and a pair of new films worth picking up (Bite, Baskin). September and October are equally stuffed with genre greatness including The Thing, Lady in White, a director’s cut of The Exorcist III, and more.
The label was present at Comic Con today, and they announced thirteen new titles slated for release as early as November and probably into early 2017. Their complete announcement is below, but I already see several titles I’m excited to feast my eyeballs upon.
Bob Clark’s Black Christmas is a slasher essential, and Dreamscape is a terrific little sci-fi/horror thriller with Dennis Quaid that I must have watched a hundred times as a teen on HBO. Both are getting the Collector’s Edition treatment along with a pair of David Cronenberg classics, Rabid and Dead Ringers. Rounding out my top five most-wanted off this list is the Mary Steenburgen-headlined Dead of Winter which I remember being a smartly-crafted chiller. Keep reading to see the whole list.
“We just revealed the following upcoming Scream Factory blu-ray releases at our Comic Con panel this evening. Here’s the exciting line-up:
1. BUBBA HO-TEP (2002) (Collector’s Edition) – Stars Bruce Campbell and directed by Don Coscarelli.
2 WILLARD (1971) – The rare 70s rat-revenge film is (finally) coming to DVD & Blu-ray!
3. BEN (1972) – The sequel to Willard.
4. BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974) (Collector’s Edition) – The original slasher classic!
5. POLTERGEIST II (1986) (Collector’s Edition)– “They’re Back!”
6. POLTERGEIST III (1988) (Collector’s Edition) – “They’ve Found Her!”
7. DREAMSCAPE (1984) (Collector’s Edition) – The fantasy cult classic starring Dennis Quaid and Kate Capshaw.
8. RABID (1977) (Collector’s Edition) – The early Cronenberg classic!
9. DEAD RINGERS (1988) (Collector’s Editon) – Another Cronenberg favorite. Stars Jeremy Irons.
10 & 11. SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE II (1987) & III (1990) double feature. – You asked for it (a lot) so make sure to buy it! :)
12. THE HOUSE THAT SCREAMED (1970) – Rare AIP early “slasher” film!
13. DEAD OF WINTER (1987) – Chilling thriller starring Mary Steenburgen and the late great Roddy McDowell.
We have no other details to report on this time. Expect though that some of these will be begin releasing in November. We hope you are as excited as we are about these. Which ones are you looking forward to this most???”
What do you think of the announcement? Are any of these must-owns for your collection?