Man, it has been a long time since I’ve heard anyone even mention the movie Silent Scream. It seems as if it’s been lost a good long time. Thankfully a new DVD label known as Scorpion Releasing is changing all that, and the DVD will be hitting home in November! Hell yeah!
From the Press Release
A new DVD label, Scorpion Releasing, announces the 11/24/09 DVD release of one of the highest grossing slasher films from the golden age of the slasher genre, reaching number one at the box office in February of 1980. For the first time on DVD anywhere in the world, Scorpion Releasing is proud to present SILENT SCREAM, the classic slasher film featuring Barbara Steele in one of her most terrifying roles. Out of circulation for decades, the film has recently been mastered in HiDefinition by Scorpion Releasing, and will be sure to shock a whole new generation of horror fans.
What is the deadly secret haunting the Engels family? Young co-ed Scotty (Rebecca Balding) is unable to find housing on campus. She finds a vacancy at the nearby Engels’ mansion, now a boarding house for college students. Mrs. Engels (Yvonne De Carlo) and her son seem nice enough, but it becomes clear to Scotty that something is not right at her new residence. When her fellow borders begin dying, two detectives (Cameron Mitchell and comedian Avery Schreiber) must solve the mystery of the Engels’ boarding house before the body count rises.
Written and produced by Ken and Jim Wheat, the creative team behind PITCH BLACK and NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4, SILENT SCREAM was one of the most successful independent horror films of the slasher era, as it out-grossed DAWN OF THE DEAD, PHANTASM, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME, THE BURNING, and TERROR TRAIN at the box office. Grossing over 15 million in 1980 dollars, SILENT SCREAM has been highly requested by horror fans since the beginning of the DVD format. Now, SILENT SCREAM is presented on DVD for the first time anywhere in the world, with extensive extras including the final audio interview with late director Denny Harris before his untimely death. The film transfer is from a HiDef master and also features a newly created 5.1 surround track to give everyone the chills! You can scream, but no one will hear you!
Scorpion Releasing is a new label dedicated to releasing films of all genre that have been overlooked for a much deserved DVD release. Future Scorpion Releasing titles include Volker Schlondorff’s acclaimed film VOYAGER, Robert Downey’s cult classic GREASER’S PALACE, Freddie Francis’ once thought to be lost thriller GIRLY, James Coburn starring in THE INTERNECINE PROJECT, The Long Lost 8mm Films of Jim VanBebber produced by Victor Bonacore, and Marisa Silver’s acclaimed debut film OLD ENOUGH. Scorpion Releasing is exclusively distributed thru ADA Filmworks.The Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA). ADA is the largest indie music distributor in the U.S ADA Filmworks is part of ADA and distributes films and other video properties via DVD, broadcast sales, and digital delivery.
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