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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Scream Factory’s Love Is in the Scare Marathon

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Looking to have a bloody Valentine’s Day experience this year that you’ll never forget?  Well, have no fear because thanks to Scream Factory, love is in the scare!  Read on for the details of their FREE V-Day marathon of horror films.

From the Press Release:
This Valentine’s Day, ditch the roses and keep the box of chocolates for yourself while you watch Love Is in the Scare, a marathon of Scream Factory classics streaming free on Sunday, February 14th, from noon to midnight PT at loveisinthescare.com.

Brace yourself for 12 hours of heart-stopping shocks from seven terrifying films including the Shout! Factory TV premiere screenings of Beyond Darkness, Ghosthouse, Metamorphosis, Nomads, Class of 1984, Witchery, and The Editor. The marathon event serves as a trip back to the early days of premium cable channels and their daylong presentations of classic horror.

“The idea of the retro-themed marathon was born naturally since many Scream Factory fans, including ourselves, who love older films grew up in the 80s watching such anticipated events on cable channels like HBO and Showtime,” explains Jeff Nelson, Senior Marketing Director, Scream Factory. “At the time, it was a rush to see several horror films with no commercials all at once… and when you made it through them all, there was a sense of victory (and maybe some terrified nerves too). Since those kind of stunts were so exciting, we thought it would be fun to recreate one and take our fans back to a ‘1984’-era ( right down to the vintage promos, bumpers, and creative) where they, too, could relive the nostalgia or experience for the first time.”

Fans of Scream Factory and cult horror won’t want to miss these films streaming free! Join the conversation using the hashtag #LoveIsInTheScare while you watch. Be sure to follow along on Twitter and Facebook.

After fans have watched the classics here, Beyond Darkness, Ghosthouse, Metamorphosis, Nomads, and Witchery will be available on Shout! Factory TV for evergreen streaming following the marathon.

Schedule of Films:

~12:00 noon – Class of 1984
Directed and co-written by Mark L. Lester (Class of 1999, Commando, Firestarter), Class of 1984, with its vision of a decaying, violence-plagued inner city school, is one of the most provocative cult movies of the early 1980s. With an original story and screenplay co-written by genre veteran Tom Holland (Fright Night, Child’s Play, Psycho II, The Beast Within), the film is also notable for its Alice Cooper theme song “I Am The Future,” as well as its memorable cast, which includes Lisa Langlois (Deadly Eyes, The Nest), Roddy McDowall, Stefan Arngrim (Fear No Evil) and Michael J. Fox in an early role.

In Class of 1984, Andy Norris (Slaughterhouse Five’s Perry King) is an idealistic and naive music teacher who has moved into the Lincoln High community with his pregnant wife, Diane. Appalled by the crime-infested school, Norris soon crosses sabers with its teenage kingpin, the shrewd and sadistic Peter Stegman (“The White Shadow’s” Timothy Van Patten). With Norris setting his sights on reforming Stegman, the young miscreant declares war on his teacher, and the duo sets a fateful showdown into motion on the night of an important school orchestra performance.

~1:50 p.m. – Witchery
A new address brings new frights as the immortal David Hasselhoff and The Exorcist’s Linda Blair turn up the terror in Witchery. When a terrible storm leaves a motley assortment of people stranded on an island resort, they soon find they have more to worry about than not packing rain gear! A horrible witch unleashes her wrath on the unwanted visitors – and no one is safe from her unquenchable thirst for death!

~3:45 p.m. – Ghosthouse
A group of visitors to a seemingly-deserted home find themselves tormented by demonic spirits – including one particularly freaky little girl and her creepy clown companion. Soon, our hapless heroes find themselves powerless to conquer the evil of the Ghosthouse – where death holds the mortgage, and if you move in… there’ll be Hell to pay!

~5:30 p.m. – Nomads
Lesley-Anne Down (Sphinx, Death Wish V) “gives a riveting… performance” (L.A. Weekly) and Pierce Brosnan (GoldenEye, The November Man) is top-notch in “the most stylish supernatural-themed chiller… since Carrie” (Variety)! Also starring Adam Ant (Slam Dance), Mary Woronov (Death Race 2000) and Frank Doubleday (Escape from New York) and written and directed by John McTiernan (Predator, Die Hard, The Hunt for Red October), Nomads is a “chiller thriller [that’s] brimming with menace and suspense” (Judith Crist)!

They creep. They kill… and no one knows who they are or where they came from. But when these rootless, demonic spirits descend on a determined doctor, all hell breaks loose. Bitten by a dying madman named Jean Pommier (Brosnan), Dr. Eileen Flax (Down) becomes the vessel for his turbulent and insane thoughts. Thrust into his last days, she is shocked to discover the existence of mysterious and murderous demons on a quest for destruction… and begins her own quest to somehow stop them before she joins Pommier in his horrifying fate!

~7:15 p.m. – The Editor
A loving tribute to the gory and gruesome erotic horror of classic Italian giallo cinema, The Editor spins the twisted tale of a once-prolific film editor who becomes the prime suspect in a series of murders haunting a seedy 1970s film studio.

Rey Ciso (Adam Brooks) was once the greatest editor the world had ever seen. Since a horrific accident left him with four wooden fingers on his right hand, he’s had to resort to cutting pulp films and trash pictures. When the lead actors from the film he’s been editing turn up murdered at the studio, Rey is fingered as the number one suspect. The bodies continue to pile up in this absurdist giallo-thriller as Rey struggles to prove his innocence and learn the sinister truth lurking behind the scenes.

~9:05 p.m. – Metamorphosis
When his experiments in genetics are mocked by his colleagues, maverick scientist Dr. Peter Houseman takes extreme measures to prove that his untested anti-aging serum works. Injecting himself with his miracle cure, he soon experiences a terrifying change within himself that threatens not only the lives of those around him, but also his own sanity. From cult cinema mainstay George Eastman, Metamorphosis proves that nightmares may change, but fear is forever!

~10:55 p.m. – Beyond Darkness
When a man of God and his loving family move into a new house, they think they’ve found the perfect home… until they discover that their new digs were once the location where a coven of witches were burned at the stake! It’s only a matter of time before the radio starts blaring satanic chants and the cutlery takes on a mind of its own. Will the awakened evil in this house have its final revenge, or can a plucky priest fend off what lurks Beyond Darkness? This tale of terror comes from Claudio Fragasso, the director of Troll 2 (so you KNOW it’s good!).

*Times listed are Pacific time, approximate and subject to change.

Love Is in the Scare will be streaming from noon to midnight (PST) on Sunday, February 14th, at loveisinthescare.com and on Pluto TV, CH 515. For mobile, tablet, and connected TV devices, the marathon is accessible via the Pluto TV app. The marathon is also available via Pluto TV in the living room (Roku, Amazon’s Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Android TV devices, Chromecast, and Apple Airplay), on the go (apps for iOS, Android and Amazon), and at your fingertips on PCs, Macs, or on the web.

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IFC Midnight Picks Up SXSW Hit What Keeps You Alive

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Colin Minihan’s thriller What Keeps You Alive starring Hannah Emily Anderson and Brittany Allen premiered in the Midnighters section at SXSW last month and today we have word via Deadline that the film has been picked up by IFC Midnight.

I’m very excited to be working with IFC Midnight on releasing What Keeps You Alive,” Minihan said in a statement. “They are at the top of their game and consistently releasing the best the genre has to offer.”

An official release date for the film hasn’t been announced as of yet but we will make sure to pass along word once we hear it.

Are you excited to check out Colin Minihan’s What Keeps You Alive? Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram.

The film is written and directed by Colin Minihan and based on a story by Minihan and Brittany Allen, who also composed the film’s score. Minihan also produces with Kurtis David Harder, Chris Ball, and Ben Knechtel. The film stars Emily Anderson, Brittany Allen, Martha MacIsaac and Joey Klein.

Synopsis:

A same-sex couple against one another on their one-year anniversary.

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Blumhouse’s Stephanie Starring Frank Grillo Dumped to DVD

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Blumhouse’s new kid-horror flick Stephanie starring Frank Grillo and Anna Torv is getting dumped to DVD (yep, not even a Blu-ray) without a single special feature May 1.

And to make matters worse, today we have the film’s “trailer”… which is actually only a clip. Wow.

You can check out the clip below and the movie’s DVD cover art to the right and then make sure to let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

The film is directed by Akiva Goldsman from a screenplay written by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski (Siren, Super Dark Times) and stars Frank Grillo and Anna Torv. It hits DVD May 1.

BUY IT HERE

Synopsis:

A young girl, Stephanie is abandoned by her parents and forced to survive on her own. When her parents return, they are surprised to find her alive after they discover dark, supernatural forces are wreaking havoc, with Stephanie at the center of the turmoil.

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The Cast of Westworld Explains Why the Show Is a Must-Watch for Horror Fans

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“Westworld” Season 2 kicks off on Sunday, April 22nd at 9 PM on HBO, and fans of the high-concept sci-fi thriller are chomping at the bit; it’s understandable since Season 1 wrapped way back in late 2016.

While I have a wide definition of the term “horror”, believing it’s more of a sensation than a genre, many Dread Central readers may be wondering if a show about robot cowboys is worth their time and attention.

While I’d recommend “Westworld” to anyone who loves stylized violence, gore, and suspense, we challenged members of the cast to sell the series to potentially reluctant horror fans. How would they respond, for example, to a friend who dismisses the show because they watch horror almost exclusively?

Here are the responses we got from Luke Hemsworth (who plays Head of Security Ashley Stubbs), Angela Sarafyan (who plays host Clementine Pennyfeather), and Clifton Collins, Jr. (who plays both Lawrence and El Lazo).

Dread Central: Complete this sentence: “If you love horror movies, you should watch ‘Westworld’ because…”

Luke Hemsworth: If you love horror movies, you should watch “Westworld” because it’s really gory. It’s pretty dark and it’s also pretty smart.

Angela Sarafyan: You should definitely watch “Westworld” because it makes you face death. It’s a show that questions your mortality. The show not only projects these feelings, but makes you think about the boundlessness of human destruction and how far we can take our reality. Meaning: Will technology eventually be our destruction?

Clifton Collins, Jr: If you love horror movies, you should watch “Westworld” because the same rushes you get from scares in a horror movie, those thrilling and suspenseful events happen in the show. Just from reading it I can tell Season 2 is really cranked-up compared to Season 1. You’re going to have those moments where your heart palpitates or skips a beat and a lot of “Oh my gosh!” moments. There are some serious white-knuckle moments this season. It’s the same thrill you get from watching a horror film!


Westworld isn’t your typical amusement park. Intended for rich vacationers, the futuristic park — which is looked after by robotic “hosts” — allows its visitors to live out their fantasies through artificial consciousness. No matter how illicit the fantasy may be, there are no consequences for the park’s guests, allowing for any wish to be indulged. “Westworld” — which is based on the 1973 Michael Crichton movie of the same name — features an all-star cast that includes Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins and Golden Globe winner Ed Harris.

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