Scream Factory Halloween: 70s & 80s

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We’re just a couple weeks out from Halloween so we’re gonna feature a few more titles from our friends at Scream Factory.

Now, keep in mind Scream has literally dozens of films from these decades, many of which we’ve talked about in the past so we’re just going to concentrate on some of the newer releases from the line. You can definitely check out every title Scream Factory has released by going to ShoutFactory.com. They have more than enough titles for anyone to dive into.

But, for now, let’s turn our attention on these six titles: A Quiet Place in the Country, The Night of the Sorcerers/The Loreley’s Grasp, The Paul Naschy Collection, The Spell, Windows, and Vicious Lips.

 

A Quiet Place in the Country (1968)

This one is indeed from 1968 but I forgot to include it in the last post and I didn’t want it to be overlooked. It’s worth a watch!

“Creepy Italian gothic horror film…” – TV Guide

A prominent painter Leonardo (Franco Nero, John Wick: Chapter 2) is plagued by nightmares that include himself and his lover/press agent Flavia (Vanessa Redgrave, The Devils). His agent is convinced that he just needs some rest. So, he rents a villa in the countryside. Between creating a new painting and trying to fix up the dilapidated cottage, Leonardo’s nightmares continue but … they are now getting worse. Will the nightmares continue and take the artist into a downward spiral into madness?

Bonus Features

NEW High-Definition Film Transfer
NEW Interview With Actor Franco Nero
NEW Audio Commentary With Film Historian/Author Troy Howarth
Theatrical Trailer

 

The Spell (1977)

Her thoughts cast a deadly spell of terror!

15-year-old Rita lives in an ordinary town, attends an ordinary high school and wants to lead an ordinary life … but Rita is far from an ordinary teenager. Overweight and self-conscious, Rita (Susan Myers, James At 16) is the victim of cruel teasing by many of her classmates. Only her mother (Lee Grant, Damien: Omen II) and her gym teacher (Lelia Goldoni , Invasion Of The Body Snatchers) seem to understand her. But their understanding is not enough to contain the rage that wells up within Rita. And when it does, the rage causes a supernatural power inside of her to take over. Those who are against Rita begin to die. There seems to be no way to stop the terror once Rita has cast her spell.

This terrifying television film from 1977 also stars James Olsen (Amityville II: The Possession), Helen Hunt (Twister) and was written by genre writer Brian Taggert (Visiting Hours, Poltergeist III and Omen IV: The Awakening).

Bonus Features

NEW High-Definition Transfer Of The Rarely-Seen 86 Minute Cut Of The Film (Taken From Best Surviving Video And Audio Elements)
NEW Audio Commentary By Made-For-TV-Movie Historian And Author Amanda Reyes
NEW Interview With Writer Brian Taggert

Most definitely built upon the foundations of Carrie. It is pretty satisfying seeing bullies getting their due. Very cathartic. Give it a watch!

Windows (1980)

The withdrawn and recently divorced Emily (Talia Shire, Rocky) lives a lonely existence. But after enduring a bizarre assault at the hands of a stranger, Emily finds both comfort and friendship in her neighbor Andrea (Elizabeth Ashley, The Carpetbaggers.) As Emily contends with the fact that her attacker still stalks the streets, she slowly discovers that there is more to her new acquaintance, Andrea, beyond her helpful façade – something that becomes a window to the dark soul of depraved obsession.

Directed by acclaimed cinematographer Gordon Willis (The Godfather, Annie Hall) and featuring a score by the legendary Ennio Morricone (The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, The Hateful Eight), Windows is a dark and controversial thriller of lust and psychological pain.

“Shout! Factory finally brings this overlooked thriller to high-def with a nearly faultless transfer and a couple of wonderful new interviews…For fans of Willis and Shire, this is a MUST BUY while curious cinephiles should see it at least once.” – Dr. Stephen Larson, Blu-ray.com
Bonus Features

NEW High-Definition Transfer Of The Film Taken From The Interpositive
NEW In Conversation Interview With Actress Talia Shire And Producer Mike Lobell (40:06)
NEW Interview With actress Elizabeth Ashley (25:18)
Original TV Spots
Theatrical Trailer
Still Gallery

Dark pyschologial thriller? Check. Talia Shire? Check. Watching this on a dark creepy night? Do it.

The Paul Naschy Collection (70s-80s)

Paul Naschy (born Jacinto Molina Álvarez) was Spain’s answer to Lon Chaney. He has portrayed many classic monsters – the Wolfman, Frankenstein’s monster, Count Dracula, the Mummy and more. He was not only a terrific actor, but an accomplished writer, producer and director. This Blu-ray box set includes five stellar films from his long and distinguished career.

Bonus Features

VENGEANCE OF THE ZOMBIES
High Definition 1080p (1.33:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio Mono Castalian/DTS-HD Master Audio Mono English Dub/1972/Color/Not Rated/90 minutes
Complete Uncut Version
In Castilian with English Subtitles and English Dub
Theatrical Trailers (Spanish and English)
Spanish Credit Sequence
Alternate Clothed Sequences
Still Gallery

HORROR RISES FROM THE TOMB
High Definition 1080p (1.85:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio Mono Castalian/DTS-HD Master Audio Mono English Dub/1972/Color/Not Rated/89 minutes
Complete Uncut Version
NEW Audio Commentary by Rod Barnett and Troy Guinn of the podcast, NaschyCast
In Castilian with English Subtitles and English Dub
Theatrical Trailers (Spanish and English)
Alternate Clothed Sequences
Still Gallery

BLUE EYES OF THE BROKEN DOLL
High Definition 1080p (1.33:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio Mono Castalian/DTS-HD Master Audio Mono English Dub/1973/Color/Not Rated/90 minutes
Complete Uncut Version
NEW Audio Commentary by Rod Barnett and Troy Guinn of the podcast, NaschyCast
In Castilian with English Subtitles and English Dub
Theatrical Trailers (Spanish and English)
Spanish Credit Sequence
Still Gallery

NIGHT OF THE WEREWOLF
High Definition 1080p (1.85:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio Mono Castalian/DTS-HD Master Audio Mono English Dub/1980/Color/Not Rated/93 minutes
Complete Uncut Version
NEW Audio Commentary by Rod Barnett and Troy Guinn of the podcast, NaschyCast
In Castilian with English Subtitles and English Dub
Deleted Scenes
Theatrical Trailers (Spanish and English)
Spanish Credit Sequence
Still Gallery

HUMAN BEASTS
High Definition 1080p (1.85:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio Mono Castalian/DTS-HD Master Audio Mono English Dub/1980/Color/Not Rated/84 minutes
Complete Uncut Version
In Castilian with English Subtitles and English Dub
Spanish Theatrical Trailer
Still Gallery

True story, I’ve never heard of Paul Naschy and I am a big horror fan. Just goes to show I still have plenty to learn and experience. Get on this and be ready for Shout’s next set, The Paul Naschy Collection II coming next month!

Vicious Lips (1986)

In the cold of space, they’re the hottest band around!

When Vicious Lips bandmates Bree (Gina Calabrese), Mandoa (Shayne Farris), and Wynzi (Linda Kerridge, Fade To Black) get their one shot to make it as the galaxy’s next big thing, they’re over the moon with excitement. But their hopes soon come crashing back to earth: their lead singer Ace dies, and their big gig in the sky seems light years away! Hastily signing up the wide-eyed Judy Jetson (Dru-Anne Perry) to replace their Ace, the Lips blast off on a cosmic road trip to launch their meteoric rise to superstardom.

Written and directed by Albert Pyun (The Sword And The Sorcerer, Captain America), Vicious Lips takes you on a wildly unique trip to some of the strangest rocks in the universe.

Bonus Features

NEW Interview With Executive Producer Charles Band

It’s a girl rock band in space. What else do you need to know?

The Night of the Sorcerers/The Lorely’s Grasp

A DOUBLE FEATURE FROM DIRECTOR ARMANDO de OSSORIO of the notorious Blind Dead series!

THE NIGHT OF THE SORCERERS

1080p High-Definition (1.33:1)

A group of explorers arrive in Africa to study the wildlife in the same area where a brutal native ritual occurred in 1910. All is tranquil until night falls and distant drumming draws one of the female members of the group to investigate the jungle. From there, a nightmare will be awakened … a nightmare of zombie natives and scantily-clad vampire women who prowl the moonlight jungle in search of fresh blood and more victims to sacrifice.

THE LORELEY’S GRASP

1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1)

In a town by the Rhine river, young women are turning up dead … savagely torn to pieces and their hearts missing. Concerned that whatever beast is doing these horrible murders will end up attacking the female students, a nearby school for women hires a hunter to find and kill the creature. The hunter will soon find out that this is no ordinary beast that craves human hearts, but rather a deceptive, alluring and mysterious being – The Loreley – who is already looking for another heart to use in a gruesome ancient ritual.

A PERFECT double feature for a creepy fall night. I really love it when Scream drops some obscure titles that I can experience knowing absolutely nothing about it.

That’s it this round. We’ll finish up with the 90s and the 00s before the end of the month. In the meantime, head over to Amazon or Shout Factory and check out all of the excellent titles in the Scream Factory line.

Have a favorite? Feel free to drop it in the comments and check out our post featuring Scream titles from the 50s and 60s!

 

Garon Cockrell is the Founder and Editor of Pop Culture Beast and host of The Pop Culture Beast Show. He founded the site over seven years ago to have a place on the internet to write about the things he loved. Since then, Garon has become a best-selling author (Demonic and Other Tales), an award winning screenwriter (Best Screenplay 2013 Motor City Nightmares Film Festival), and a cast member on the top rated podcast, Never Not Funny.
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