We always look forward to Comic-Con, especially when our friends at Scream Factory have a panel planned. Each year they make a massive, in the past ten titles, of upcoming releases of classic horror films. This year they’ve out done themselves and dropped news on 13 upcoming titles. It’s a great collection of cult films, mainstream horror, and sequels everyone loves. Unfortunately, Scream did not announce a collection featuring the Phantasm franchise, so we will still have to wait for word on who is releasing that and when we might see it.
Straight from their Facebook page:
1. BUBBA HO-TEP (2002) (Collector’s Edition) – Stars Bruce Campbell and directed by Don Coscarelli.
2 WILLARD (1971) – The rare 70s rat-revenge film is (finally) coming to DVD & Blu-ray!
3. BEN (1972) – The sequel to Willard.
4. BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974) (Collector’s Edition) – The original slasher classic!
5. POLTERGEIST II (1986) (Collector’s Edition)– “They’re Back!”
6. POLTERGEIST III (1988) (Collector’s Edition) – “They’ve Found Her!”
7. DREAMSCAPE (1984) (Collector’s Edition) – The fantasy cult classic starring Dennis Quaid and Kate Capshaw.
8. RABID (1977) (Collector’s Edition) – The early Cronenberg classic!
9. DEAD RINGERS (1988) (Collector’s Editon) – Another Cronenberg favorite. Stars Jeremy Irons.
10 & 11. SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE II (1987) & III (1990) double feature. – You asked for it (a lot) so make sure to buy it! 🙂
12. THE HOUSE THAT SCREAMED (1970) Rare AIP early “slasher” film!
13. DEAD OF WINTER (1987) – Chilling thriller starring Mary Steenburgen and the late great Roddy McDowell.
I really love this slate. It’s got something for everyone. There are movies I’ve seen and some I haven’t. Either way, I’ll be picking up all of them.
What are your thoughts on these upcoming titles?
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.