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The Scream Factory Details The Larry Fessenden Collection

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The Larry Fessenden Collection

Courtesy of Scream Factory, the official details of the upcoming release The Larry Fessenden Collection (which told you about yesterday in conjunction with the 30th Anniversary plans of Glass Eye Pix) have arrived, and we have your 411.

From the Press Release:
Award-winning filmmaker Larry Fessenden has become an indie horror legend with his idiosyncratic, genre-bending films. As a writer, producer, director, and actor, Fessenden’s oeuvre has developed a passionate fan base who applaud his realistic, character-driven horror stories. Fessenden’s films often examine the disintegration of civilization and humanity, provoking terror in the viewer through psychological dread, not gratuitous gore.

Scream Factory, in conjunction with IFC Midnight, will bring together four critically-acclaimed films by this multi-talented filmmaker with the release of the four-disc The Larry Fessenden Collection on Blu-ray on October 20, 2015. Marking the first time these films have been available on Blu-ray, The Larry Fessenden Collection includes No Telling, Habit, Wendigo, and The Last Winter and features new, director-supervised HD transfers. The first three hundred fans who pre-order their copies from ShoutFactory.com will have their slipcase signed by Larry Fessenden.

The most complete retrospective of the filmmaker’s work to date, the set also boasts a bevy of bonus content, including a 24-page booklet with liner notes by Fangoria’s Michael Gingold that includes never-before-seen photos; storyboards and sketches; new audio commentaries with Larry Fessenden, Patricia Clarkson, Jake Weber, and John Speredakos; a new interview with Larry Fessenden; making-of featurettes for No Telling, Habit, and The Last Winter; Fessenden’s short films, including the rarities White Trash and Santa Claws; Fessenden’s music videos “Save You from Yourself,” “Frankenstein Cannot be Stopped,” and “Tired of Killing Myself”; the feature-length documentary The Making of The Last Winter; behind-the-scenes featuettes; archival footage; and much more.

Films in The Larry Fessenden Collection:
No Telling (1991): An organic-farming advocate meets a woman whose husband does weird limb transplant experiments with animals.
Habit (1995): A down-on-his-luck New York bohemian meets a mysterious women at a Halloween party, believing she might be a vampire.
Wendigo (2001): A family vacationing in the country are terrorized by the ferocious spirit of the Wendigo, a Native American myth made manifest in their son’s imagination.
The Last Winter (2006): Strange events begin to plague a crew sent to evaluate the environmental impact of oil drilling in the Arctic.
Stars: Connie Britton, Ron Perlman , Larry Fessenden, Meredith Snaider, Miriam Healy-Louie, Patricia Clarkson, Jake Weber, Erik Per Sullivan, James Le Gros

The Larry Fessenden Collection Special Features

  • 24-Page Booklet with liner notes by Fangoria’s Michael Gingold, featuring never-before-seen photos, storyboards and sketches.

No Telling

  • NEW director-approved HD Transfer
  • NEW audio commentary with writer/director/executive producer Larry Fessenden
  • Making of No Telling (1991)
  • Archival footage (1990)
  • Short Film White Trash (1979) with new music by composer Will Bates
  • Glass Eye Pix Sizzle Reel (1985-1990)

Habit

  • NEW director-approved HD Transfer
  • NEW audio commentary with actor/director/writer/editor Larry Fessenden
  • The Making of Habit featurette (1995)
  • Short film Habit (1981) (20 minutes)
  • The Making of short film Habit (1981)
  • “Save You from Yourself” music video
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Short film N Is for Nexus from Magnet Releasing’s ABCs of Death 2
  • The Making of N Is for Nexus
  • “Frankenstein Cannot Be Stopped” music video

Wendigo

  • NEW director-approved HD Transfer
  • NEW audio commentary with writer/director/editor Larry Fessenden
  • NEW audio commentary with actors Patricia Clarkson, Jake Weber, and John Speredakos
  • Search for the Wendigo – Behind-the-Scenes featurette (2001)
  • Interview with Larry Fessenden (2001)
  • WENDIGO: animated series trailer
  • Short Film Santa Claws (2008)
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Glass Eye Pix Sizzle Reel (2010)

The Last Winter

  • Audio commentary with co-writer/director/producer/editor Larry Fessenden
  • The Making of The Last Winter – full-length documentary featuring deleted scenes
  • Archival footage (2005)
  • Short film Jebediah
  • Short film Origins
  • Short film Mister
  • “Tired of Killing Myself” music video
  • NEW 2015 interview with Larry Fessenden
  • Glass Eye Pix Sizzle Reel (2014)

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Go Christmas Caroling with The Killing of a Sacred Deer

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Given that I personally have gone Christmas caroling with various lunatics hopped up on eggnog, what the hell… why not go Christmas caroling with The Killing of a Sacred Deer? Dig on this latest clip!

Look for the flick starring Colin Farrell (Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, In Bruges, 2009) and co-starring Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (Best Actress, The Hours, 2003) to hit Blu-ray, DVD, and digital on January 23rd. Yorgos Lanthimos directs.

Special features include “An Impossible Conundrum” featurette, and the package will be priced at $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Synopsis:
Dr. Steven Murphy (Farrell) is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon presiding over a spotless household with his ophthalmologist wife, Anna (Kidman), and their two exemplary children, 12-year-old Bob (Sunny Suljic) and 14-year-old Kim (Raffey Cassidy). Lurking at the margins of Steven’s idyllic suburban existence is Martin (Barry Keoghan), a fatherless teen he has covertly taken under his wing.

As Martin begins insinuating himself into the family’s life in ever-more unsettling displays, the full scope of his intent becomes menacingly clear when he confronts Steven with a long-forgotten transgression that will shatter the Murphy family’s domestic bliss.

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Which Monsters May Be Making Their TV Debut in Junji Ito Collection?

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Studio Deen’s highly-anticipated anime anthology Junji Ito Collection has been building buzz, especially since its new teaser dropped weeks ago. Eagle-eyed fans who are well-acquainted with horror mangaka Junji Ito’s body of work will spot some familiar faces in the new trailer, brought to the small screen by showrunner Shinobu Tagashira.

So, who among Ito’s famous menagerie of monsters may be making an appearance in the show when it airs next year?

Oshikiri Toru

Oshikiri is the morally-questionable highschooler who begins to question his perception of reality in Hallucinations, a series of some loosely connected one-shots. Oshikiri’s a little on the short side, with an even shorter fuse. One thing he’s not short on is moneyas evidenced by his impressive, albeit creepy, mansion. We’ve yet to see which of his adventureswhich range from murder to parallel dimensionswill be his television debut.

Yuuko

The once-chatty Yuuko falls ill and sees her worst fears come to pass in Slug Girl, the famous one-shot whose brand of body horror is sure to feel like a distant cousin (or maybe a predecessor?) to Uzumaki‘s “The Snail” chapter. It offers little in the way of answers but is best enjoyed in all its bizarre glory.

The Intersection Bishounen

In Lovesick Dead, one of Ito’s longer standalone stories, an urban legend causes a rash of suicides when young girls begin to call upon a mysterious, black-clad spirit called the Intersection Bishounen. The custom catches on quickly among teenagers, out late and eager for him to tell them their fortune in life and love, since his advice is to die for. Literally.

Souichi Tsujii

A long-running recurring character in Ito’s manga (probably second only to Tomie herself), you’ll know Souichi by the nails he sucks on or sticks out of his moutha strange habit borne out of an iron deficiency. He’s an impish kid whose fascination with the supernatural makes him the odd man out in an otherwise normal family. The morbid pranks he likes to playfunny only to him—don’t do much to endear him to his peers or relatives, either.

Fuchi

The titular character in Fashion Model, Fuchi works as a professional model for her, shall we say, unique look and Amazonian stature. When she and another actress are hired by a crew of indie filmmakers, Fuchi shows them that she doesn’t like sharing the limelight. She also makes a cameo in a couple of Souichi’s stories, and in them he finds her genuinely attractive. Beauty, after all, is in the eye of the beholder.

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Nemo Rising Signing Happening at Dark Delicacies on December 23

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Author C. Courtney Joyner will be signing copies of his new book Nemo Rising at Burkank’s Dark Delicacies horror store on Saturday, December 23 at 4pm. You can get the full details of the event and directions on Dark Delicacies’ website.

Nemo Rising will be a sequel to Jules Verne’s 1870 masterpiece Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and will see President Ulysses S. Grant recruiting the notorious Captain Nemo to destroy a gigantic sea monster which has been responsible for sinking ships. The gigantic eight-tentacled mollusc can be seen on the book’s cover below, and it looks like Nemo will have his work cut out for him.

Joyner also worked on the screenplays for the Full Moon films Doctor Mordrid and Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys, whilst his previous books include Hell Comes To Hollywood and the Shotgun series. If you can’t make it to the signing, Nemo Rising will be released in the US on December 26, and in the UK on January 13.

Nemo Rising Dark Delicacies Signing Details:
​Nemo Rising will be released on hardcover from Tor Books on December 26th, 2017.

JUST ANNOUNCED: On December 23rd at 4:00 PM, C. Courtney Joyner will sign copies of NEMO RISING at Dark Delicacies in Burbank, California!

C. COURTNEY JOYNER is an award-winning writer of fiction, comics, and screenplays. He has more than 25 movies to his credit, including the cult films Prison, starring Viggo Mortensen; From a Whisper to a Scream, starring Vincent Price; and Class of 1999, directed by Mark Lester. A graduate of USC, Joyner’s first produced screenplay was The Offspring, which also starred Vincent Price. Joyner’s other scripts have included TV movies for CBS, USA, and Showtime. He is the author of The Shotgun western series and Nemo Rising.

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