Shout! Factory has been kicking ass on the DVD/Blu-ray front for a while now with a mix of genre and pop culture releases that appeal to the movie/TV lovers in all of us. Most specialty labels would be content with those successes, but it wasn’t enough for these folks.
A few months ago they rolled out a new genre arm called Scream Factory that focuses on horror films primarily from the 1980s. They’ve already released some pretty fantastic HD transfers and Collector’s Edition Blu-ray of Halloween II, The Funhouse, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Terror Train and They Live, and now they’ve announced their first wave of titles scheduled for 2013… and they include a certain space vampire’s ample and frequently nude assets in glorious high definition.
Check below for the list of upcoming awesomeness as well as a look at their exclusive new cover art for From Beyond.
Scream Factory announced the titles below via their Facebook page, so be sure to follow them there for the latest news and details on special features and dates.
- THE FOG (1980): John Carpenter’s seaside ghostly revenge flick with Adrienne Barbeau and Jamie Lee Curtis. New extras are in the works! First time on Blu-ray
- THE BURNING (1981): Summer Camp. Garden shears. Tom Savini effects. Need we say more? First time on Blu-ray
- THE HOWLING (1981): Joe Dante’s ultimate werewolf pic with superb Rob Bottin effects. First time on Blu-ray
- LIFEFORCE (1985): Tobe Hooper’s space vampires and light-show extravaganza finally gets its first ever anamorphic widescreen presentation! First time on Blu-ray
- NIGHT OF THE COMET (1984): Shopping and zombies highlight this post-Doomsday cult classic. First time on Blu-ray
- DAY OF THE DEAD (1985): George Romero’s splattery undead classic gets a new collector’s edition with new extras.
Additional titles announced for release next year without further details include:
- Deadly Blessing (1/22)
- The Nest (2/19)
- Prison (2/19)
- TerrorVision/The Video Dead double feature ( 2/19)
- From Beyond (March)
- Phantasm II (March)
- Vampire Lovers (Date TBD)
- Town that Dreaded Sundown / The Evictors (Date TBD)
- The Incredible Melting Man (Date TBD)
- X-ray aka “Hospital Massacre” (Date TBD)
- Schizoid (Date TBD)
- The Godsend (Date TBD)
- Scanners II & Scanners III (Date TBD)
- The Horror Show (Date TBD)
- The Vagrant (Date TBD)
So yeah. Horror fans are going to have a pretty goddamn spectacular 2013. Check out Scream Factory’s Facebook page and website for more details.