One of those film franchises that alway seemed to miss the boat when it came to collectible box sets is Don Coscarelli’s genre changing Phantasm. The UK got a kick ass set a while back – remember that one with the flying ball packaging? Yeah – that was the shit. Here in the states – Scream Factory tried to give us something to cheer about but no definitive collections. Fear not – here comes Well Go USA to our rescue.
Right this date down – March 28th – all you Phans (this one included) will want to make sure to save a little money out of that weeks pay so we can add this one to the collection. It doesn’t appear as if any collectible packaging is in store for us but we do have the disc specs and the cover art and you’re going to want to see what’s in store.
This release will mark the first time that Phantasm III and Phantasm IV have seen the light of Blu-ray – it also marks the first time you’ll be able to own the entire franchise in a box set.
Disc 1: PHANTASM
Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Don Coscarelli and Stars Michael Baldwin, Angus Scrimm and Bill Thornbury
Interviews with Don Coscarelli and Angus Scrimm
Cast interviews – Phantasm: Actors Having a Ball
PHANTASM Behind-the-Scenes Home Movies with commentary by Don Coscarelli and Reggie Bannister
Angus Scrimm Introduction
Fangoria TV Spot
Disc 2: PHANTASM II
Audio Commentary with Don Coscarelli, actors Angus Scrimm and Reggie Banister
The Ball is Back documentary on the making of PHANTASM II
The Gory Days an interview with Special Make-up Effects Artist Greg Nicotero
Behind the Scenes
Disc 3: PHANTASM III: LORD OF THE DEAD
Audio Commentary with Stars A. Michael Baldwin and Angus Scrimm
Phantasm III: Behind-the-Scenes
Disc 4: PHANTASM IV: OBLIVION
Audio Commentary with Director Don Coscarelli and Actors Reggie Bannister and Angus Scrimm
Phantasm IV: Behind-The-Scenes
Disc 5: PHANTASM V: RAVAGER
Audio Commentary with co-writer/director David Hartman and co-writer/producer Don Coscarelli
Behind the Scenes
Phuntasm: Bloopers and Outtakes
Disc 6: BONUS DISC
Phantasmagoria: a documentary featuring interviews with cast and crew
Phantasmagorical Mystery Tour with your host, Reggie Bannister
Fangoria TV Commercial with Angus Scrimm
Angus Scrimm 1989 Convention Appearance
You can pre-order this beauty right now over at Amazon. I’d lock this baby in while you can. It’s listed at $79.98. This link will take you where you need to be.
The folks over at Small Town Monsters are one busy gang of filmmakers. Over the last few years, they have brought us several documentaries on various sightings of Bigfoot around the US. I first gained awareness when they recounted the strange events surrounding the Minerva Monster and have been a fan since. For their fourth film – director Seth Breedlove and his crew travel to Point Pleasant West Virginia and gather info on the infamous Mothman.
A truly fascinating case and I am very curious as to what facts the Small Town Monsters crew uncovers.
They’ve released a teaser trailer to raise awareness for their Kickstarter campaign to assist in production costs of The Mothman Of Point Pleasant and a yet to be determined fifth project. The Kickstarter rolls on Feb. 2nd and you’re gonna want to be a part of what these guys have got going on.
From the project’s YouTube page:
“Small Town Monsters returns for their fourth cryptozoology documentary! The Mothman of Point Pleasant chronicles the historic happenings that took place over the span of 13 months in 1966-67 in West Virginia. After a late-night run in with a freakish flying “thing” near an abandoned munitions factory, four people report their sighting to local police which sparks a “media frenzy”. Over the following year more strange happenings take place as Men in Black and UFOs descend on the town.
But what actually happened in Point Pleasant? Learn the true story behind the infamous motorman accounts from the people who lived them in this follow-up to STM’s award-winning “Boggy Creek Monster”.”
Remember – that Kickstarter campaign goes live on Feb. 2nd. You can CLICK HERE to bookmark the events Facebook page and keep updated on when you can join in on the fun.
Imagine our excitement when the press release arrived to herald a continuation of the pretty damn fine Full Moon series Ravenwolf Towers would soon be dancing on our eyeballs. The press release is the best place to get the info so…let’s have a look.
Mark the first full moon of 2017 with a brand new, bloody and bizarre episode of Charles Band’s hit series RAVENWOLF TOWERS!
Titled “Bonds of Blood”, this is the second episode in the RAVENWOLF TOWERS series which debuted last December to rave reviews and fan acclaim.
RAVENWOLF TOWERS: Bonds of Blood will be released on Full Moon Entertainment’s Amazon Channel (www.fullmoonamazon.com) and via FullMoonStreaming.com on January 12. It will also be available on DVD from January 20.
The chilling, seven-part horror series is directed and produced by Band, who is releasing one episode every full moon. And as a bonus for Full Moon film fanatics, embedded within each weird and wicked episode of the series, Band has found novel ways to re-introduce some of Full Moon’s most famous and feared characters and creatures into the narrative.
Synopsis: RAVENWOLF TOWERS, the dark saga of a family of incestuous lunatics lording over the remains of a looming, formerly opulent and now dilapidated Hollywood hotel.
Like a cross between Jack Hill’s 1964 Gothic shocker SPIDER-BABY and Dan Curtis’ beloved horror soap opera DARK SHADOWS, RAVENWOLF TOWERS follows the gruesome and bizarre adventures of Jake, the new assistant manager at ‘The Towers’ who is soon subject to the horror at the heart of the building: guests disappear without a trace, mad doctors meddle with madder science, degenerate monsters lurking around every corner and a beautiful woman who may be a distressed damsel in need of saving…or just might be the most terrifying resident of RAVENWOLF TOWERS.
At the center of it all is the spastic, inbred clan whose minds have become irrevocably warped as they live, love, die and commit all manner of sin within the walls of ‘The Towers’.
That Scream Factory train just keeps on a rolling. Latest news from the Blu-ray giant that just keeps on giving is news of their upcoming rollout of Deadtime Stories and today we have the full slate of special features and all the other breaking info on this must-own release. Here we go!
Your favorite nightmares come to life in a salute to the age-old bedtime story ritual when Deadtime Stories arrives on Blu-ray + DVD and digital formats from Scream Factory on February 28, 2017. The set is loaded with bonus features, including a new interview and new audio commentary with co-writer/director Jef Delman and new interviews with actors Cathryn de Prume, Melissa Leo, and Scott Valentine.
Travel on a mysterious journey to a medieval world populated by blood-crazed witches, evil experiments, and captive maidens. Then from the catacombs and dark caverns of medieval Europe, you’ll plunge into modern suburbia and the adventures of a female jogger stalked by a savage werewolf. Finally, sensuality will become macabre, black comedy as you follow the trail of three bank robbers who share their country house hideaway with a sweet murderess.
New Hi-Def Transfer From the Original Negative
NEW Audio Commentary with co-writer/director Jef Delman
NEW I Like the Grotesque – an interview with co-writer/director Jef Delman
NEW interviews with actors Cathryn de Prume, Melissa Leo, and Scott Valentine
The Black Forest – an alternate cut of the first story
Feb. 28th is when this one can be in your Blu-ray player – go get it!
I know I can’t be the only fan of old school 80’s gore so fellow gorehounds – this is for you.
A trailer has made its way to the masses for Brad Twigg’s homage to the golden age of bloodshed – Killer Campout – and it runs red, that much is for sure.
Killer Campout features a cameo by the late Herschell Gordon Lewis – also in for some carnage is genre vet John Russo and a really large cast that includes James L. Edwards, Jesse L. Green, Jason Crowe, Brittany Blanton, Bradley Creanzo, Julio Fernandez, Mariana Triantos, Joseph McCaughtry, Nadia White, Luba Hansen, Andie Hall, Andrea Marie, Solon Tsangaras, Chris O’Brocki, Erica Jones, Alex Neumeier, Rick Jermain, Jenny Jannetty, David Phillip Carollo, Lindsay Lockhart, Roger Yawson, Rosanna Nelson, Nicholas Yoder II, Matthew L. Furman and George Stover.
Not that the story really matters much but – here’s your official story breakdown:
“Two youth counselors bring a group of emotionally troubled teens deep into the woods for a weekend of solitude and confrontational therapy. The trip turns deadly when the group is terrorized by a cannibalistic hermit with a thirst for blood.”
Don’t have any firm release info for you yet but I’ll keep an eye and let you know when you can latch onto this one.