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The headline pretty much says it all. Wanna know what’s in store for you when you pick up the long awaited releases of The Town That Dreaded Sundown and The Burning? Then read on!

From the Press Release
Disfigured and hooded mad killers are on the loose this spring as SCREAM FACTORY™ invites loyal fans and collectors to embark on a nostalgic trip filled with edge-of-your-seat suspense and terror! On May 21, 2013, the gory summer camp slasher The BURNING created and produced by Harvey Weinstein and featuring Fisher Stevens (The Cove), Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) and Holly Hunter (The Piano) in their early film roles and Charles B. Pierce’s long sought-after THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN starring Oscar®-winner Ben Johnson and Dawn Wells (“Gilligan’s Island”) arrive on home entertainment shelves everywhere from Shout! Factory.

Both movies debut for the first time on Blu-ray™. The BURNING will be presented as a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo pack that boasts insightful bonus content and a reversible wrap with original theatrical key art. THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack contains director Charles B. Pierce’s rare cult movie classic THE EVICTORS as a bonus movie presentation on the DVD plus lots more.

The BURNING Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™ + DVD combo pack is priced to own at $29.93; THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN Blu-ray™ + DVD combo pack (including THE EVICTORS on DVD) has a suggested retail price of $26.99.

***Avid movie fans and collectors take note: Those who order The BURNING Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™ + DVD combo pack from ShoutFactory.com will receive the exclusive 18”x 24” poster featuring the newly commissioned artwork! Only 300 posters will be printed, so these are only available while supplies last.***

The BURNING Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack
Gather around the campfire to die!

A group of summer camp pranksters get the scare of their lives when they target the camp’s creepy caretaker…and he takes bloody revenge! “Gruesome” (The Hollywood Reporter) and “stomach-churning” (Boxoffice), this terrifying tale is “a brilliant slasher flick [and] gory as hell” (slasherpool.com)!

After a cruel joke goes awry, severely burning him and subjecting him to five years of intensive, unsuccessful skin graft treatments, Cropsy (Lou David) is back at camp…and ready to wreak havoc on those who scarred him! With his hedge clippers in hand, he terrorizes the camp and systematically mutilates each victim. Can a few courageous campers save themselves and destroy this demented madman before he kills them all?

Starring Brian Matthews (Crime Stopper), Leah Ayres (Bloodsport), Brian Backer (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), Larry Joshua (Dances with Wolves) and featuring early film appearances by Fisher Stevens (Short Circuit), Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) and Holly Hunter (Raising Arizona), The Burning is a “grim and nasty movie [that] gets under your skin” (efilmcritic.com)!

Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio Mono (BD)/Dolby Digital Mono (DVD)/1981/Color/91 minutes

The BURNING Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack

Special Features

  • Audio Commentary with Director Tony Maylam and International Film Journalist Alan Jones
  • Audio Commentary with stars Shelley Bruce and Bonnie Deroski
  • Blood ‘n’ Fire Memories – A detailed look at the creation of the film’s make-up effects with Special Effects Artist Tom Savini
  • Slash & Cut – An interview with editor Jack Sholder
  • Cropsy Speaks – An interview with actor Lou David
  • Summer Camp Nightmare – An interview with actress Leah Ayres
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Make-Up Effects Still Gallery
  • Poster & Still Gallery

    THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack (including the debut of THE EVICTORS on DVD!)
    Don’t get caught in this town after sundown!

    When two young lovers are savagely beaten and tortured on a back country road in Texarkana, local police are baffled. Three weeks later, two more people are slain in a similar setting and Deputy Norman Ramsey fears a pattern might be developing. Texas Ranger J.D. Morales (Ben Johnson, The Wild Bunch) is brought in to help. The two officers must find “the Phantom Killer” before he can kill again. Also starring Andrew Prine (Grizzly) and Dawn Wells (“Gilligan’s Island”), directed by Charles B. Pierce (The Legend of Boggy Creek), and based on one of America’s most baffling murder cases, this horrifying suspense thriller is a shocking experience you’ll never forget.

    Blu-ray: 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio Mono
    DVD: Anamorphic Widescreen/Dolby Digital Mono

    Special Bonus Movie Presentation:
    Charles B. Pierce’s The Evictors (DVD ONLY)
    A nice young couple move into an eerie house located in a small Louisiana town, unaware of its violent history. Soon they find themselves tormented by the previous owners. Vic Morrow (“Combat!,” Humanoids from the Deep), Michael Parks (Django Unchained, Argo) and Jessica Harper (Suspiria, Phantom of the Paradise) star in this chilling horror film.

    Special Features

  • Audio Commentary with Justin Beahm and Historian Jim Presley
  • Small Town Lawman – An Interview with actor Andrew Prine
  • Survivor Stories – An Interview with actress Dawn Wells
  • Eye of the Beholder – An Interview with Director of Photography James Roberson
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Essay by writer Brian Albright
  • Poster & Still Gallery

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    The first tier sees anyone who makes a purchase getting two double-sided mini-posters featuring art from their upcoming Bottomfeeder and Maniac and The New York Ripper series. The second tier sees anyone who spends at least $30 getting a free copy of their VHS Comics titles Laserblast plus the mini-posters. The final tier is for those who spend $50 and more and that will net the mini-posters, the #1 issue of Laserblast, and a free copy of Lucio Fulci’s Gates of Hell #2.

    Lastly, five random people will receive an extra bonus gift, which they won’t reveal but promise that, “…you’ll love it!

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    KISS Meets Army of Darkness in New Comic Miniseries!

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    Dynamite Entertainment just announced that they are planning to bring two of their bestselling brands together in “KISS/Army of Darkness #1”. The new comic book series will unite the rock band with none other than Ash for some Deadite ass kicking.

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    You can find all three covers below along with quotes from the creative team. After looking through all of that make sure to hit us up and let us know how excited you are about this new hybrid comic series in the comments below or on social media!

    With Ash vs. The Army of Darkness, Chris and I were given kind of carte blanche to do whatever we wanted to the world of AOD, and we went for broke,” Co-writer Chad Bowers says. “We introduced some new characters and concepts, and built a legacy for Ash’s comics adventures that I’m immensely proud of, but not in a million years could I have guessed we’d get to continue that momentum with the added bonus of tossing the world’s greatest rock n’ roll band into the mix! I’ve been in the tank for KISS since I was in middle school. I remember buying the KISS tribute album, KISS My Ass for the Lemonheads (they covered Plaster Caster), which lead to me picking up Greatest Hits, and so on. But when I found out there was a KISS comic with blood in it, I signed up for life! Of course, I adore the songs (literally listening to Do You Love Me right now), but I’m just as obsessed with the way KISS transcends the music to become something of a genre themselves. It’s something I think about a lot, honestly, so no surprise, it’s a big part of our story too!”

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    “After a more than 40-year career, KISS continues to be one of rock’s most celebrated bands, while Army of Darkness continues to be a staple in the comic book industry. We’re both honored to have the opportunity to work so closely with Gene and Paul to bring their world-renowned alter-egos to comics alongside our very own Ashy Slashy,” says Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. “The raging guitar chords and pyrotechnic spectacle of their stage shows could have come straight from the pages of the Necronomicon, and this epic battle between The Demon and Deadites will appeal to the hellions in all of us!”

    Issue #1 will be available on digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital.

    The KISS/Army of Darkness miniseries event hits February 2018.

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