Holy. Shit. On tap right now, kids, is a boatload of artwork from some upcoming Scream Factory DVDs and Blu-rays that left us having one nerdgasm after the other.
Feel that heat in your pants… it’s not your naughty bits. It’s your wallet becoming inflamed. For more in the meantime visit the official Scream Factory website, and “like” Scream Factory on Facebook.
Night of the Comet in stores on November 5th
A sleeper at the time of its release in 1984, Thom Eberhardt’s Night of the Comet has built a small cadre of fans thanks to its breezy performances and blend of comedy and tongue-in-cheek science fiction. Catherine Mary Stewart and Kelli Maroney are thoroughly likable as a pair of San Fernando Valley sisters who find themselves completely alone after the arrival of Halley’s Comet reduces their affluent community–and most of Los Angeles–to dust. Their subsequent nonstop shopping spree is soon interrupted by predatory zombies, as well as a sinister scientific cabal (led by cult favorites Mary Woronov and Geoffrey Lewis) with designs on the girls. Stewart and Maroney are terrifically game as the heroines (especially Maroney, whose flair for bubbly comedy was never given another chance on screen), and Robert (Star Trek: Voyager) Beltran is also on hand as a fellow survivor and romantic lead. Fun for ’80s enthusiasts and sci-fi fiends who don’t mind a little fizz in their end-of-the-world scenarios.
Body Bags in stores on November 12th
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-wielding 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.
The Horror Show in stores on November 12th
Detective Lucas McCarthy finally apprehends “Meat Cleaver Max” and watches the electric chair execution from the audience. But killing Max Jenke only elevated him to another level of reality. Now Lucas’ family is under attack, his sanity in question, and his house haunted. Aided by a disreputable college professor, can Lucas reclaim his mind, house, and family?
Assault on Precinct 13 in stores on November 19th
The lone inhabitants of an abandoned police station are under attack by the overwhelming numbers of a seemingly unstoppable street gang.
Eve of Destruction in stores on November 19th
Created in the image of her inventor, Eve VIII is the flawless culmination of years of research. Or is she? When an unexpected mishap during testing sends her into a sudden, irreversible rampage, Eve begins stalking and killing anything she perceives as a threat. And now it’s up to terrorism expert Jim McQuade (Gregory Hines) to find and deactivate her before she realizes her ultimate capability – nuclear annihilation!
All Night Horror Marathon Volume 1 featuring What’s the Matter With Helen, The Vagrant, The Godsend, The Outing in stores on October 8th
WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH HELEN
Two middle-aged women move to Hollywood, California after their sons are convicted of a notorious murder and open a dance school for children eager to tap their way to stardom.
Donald Pleasence’s daughter, Angela Pleasence, stars in this 1980 horror mystery about an English family that takes in a pregnant woman; they raise her baby girl as one of their own after the mother disappears only for their own children to begin dying over the years under strange circumstances, leading them to believe the little girl is more than she appears.
Bill Paxton, Michael Ironside, Marshall Bell, and Colleen Camp star in this horror comedy. Graham is content! He has a just purchased a new house which he can afford due to his successful well okay job which also comes closer to him with a swell chance of picking up a great girlfriend as a bonus feature. Of course he is something of a suck up yuppie and his potential companion Judy Dansig is sex-crazed real estate agent. However his new home has unwanted guest, a disgraced destitute shrink, who sees a chance to carry on the mind games that led him to his current situation. As Graham starts finding pieces of those around him turning up in places like his fridge and with him getting the blame by the law. Graham struggles hard not to lose it, but that isn’t easy as the deaths continue and he starts to even doubt his very own sanity!
Deborah Winters, James Huston, and Andra St. Ivanyi star in this 1987 flick which is also known as THE LAMP. In it a murderous genie stalks victims in a museum!
All Night Horror Marathon Volume 2 featuring Cellar Dweller, The Dungeonmaster, Contamination 7, Catacombs in stores on October 29th
In the 1930s a horror comic artist’s creations come alive and kill him. Years later a new cartoonist revives the creatures in his house.
A demon is trapped in a monastery and terrorizes a young girl studying there 400 years later. (aka Curse IV).
A demonic wizard challenges a modern-day computer programmer to a battle of technology vs. sorcery, with the programmer’s girlfriend as the prize.
People from a small town are attacked by evil radioactive tree roots growing in the forest (aka The Crawlers and Creepers) (1993) .
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