The Scream Factory Bringing John Carpenter’s Body Bags and Prince of Darkness to Blu-ray

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The Scream Factory Bringing John Carpenter's Body Bags and Prince of Darkness to Blu-rayWhat more can be said about The Scream Factory? They’re like the real life Santa Claus for horror fans. Over on their official Facebook page they’ve announced two new horror Blu-rays from John Carpenter… Body Bags and my personal favorite Prince of Darkness.

“John Carpenter’s BODY BAGS will be unzipped and presented on Blu-ray from us before 2013 closes. Didn’t see that one coming, did you? That’s all we can disclose at the moment. More details to be revealed in July/Aug.”

This trilogy of horror comes from the gleefully demented minds of horror masters John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper. Three tales are told, each one increasingly terrifying. The first tells the story of a woman being stalked by an axe-weilding maniac. The second is the story of a man who pays the ultimate price for a beautiful head of hair. The final tale shows what it is like to see life through the eyes of a killer. Good writing and performances that revel in the wickedness of the material make BODY BAGS a cut above most horror anthologies. Carpenter and Hooper deliver the hair-raising goods with aplomb, exercising the talent for scary storytelling that has made them famous. Stacy Keach is particularly a stand out as the vain man who gives up his freedom for a perfect mane of hair. BODY BAGS is in the vein of such classic horror anthologies as CREEPSHOW and DEADTIME STORIES.

Body Bags

“Since we started this week with a John Carpenter film announcement (Body Bags), it is fitting we end it with another…The master’s 1987 cult classic PRINCE OF DARKNESS – our #1 most requested title – will be coming this fall and presented as a Collector’s Edition on DVD and Blu-ray! We have no more details to report at this time (i.e., street date, extras, etc.) but will reveal more in the next few months.”

Proving that you can never guess what you’ll find when you clean out the basement, a man of the cloth discovers that ultimate evil has made a hiding place in his cellar in this tale of terror. Father Loomis (Donald Pleasence) is a priest who discovers a strange object in a church basement — a canister filled with a swirling and volatile green substance. With the help of Professor Birack (Victor Wong), Loomis discovers the startling truth about his find — it seems that Satan, who is actually an alien life form, had a son, and the essence of the devil’s spawn is trapped inside the canister. The evil spirit has been guarded by a group calling themselves “The Brotherhood of Sleep,” but the spirit has the ability to free itself whenever it decides the time is right…and it seems that time is just around the corner. Prince of Darkness was directed by horror master John Carpenter; he also wrote the screenplay under the pseudonym Martin Quatermass.

Prince of Darkness

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  • Terminal

    Oh Scream Factory, how much do I love thee? Let me count the waves.

  • James Coker

    I cant wait to see the artwork for Prince of Darkness!

  • LSD Zombie

    I want to marry Shout Factory.

    • The Woman In Black

      Get in line, buddy!