The Burning (Collector’s Edition) and The Town That Dreaded Sundown coming from Scream Factory | Varied Celluloid

Shout! Factory does not play. Their Scream Factory distribution line has been on fire, releasing top-of-the-line editions of some absolutely classic pieces of horror cinema. In a short amount of time they have jumped into the conversation as one of the premiere homes for horror cinema on DVD and Bluray. They have now announced two more classics to add to their growing library come May 21st, 2013: The Burning and The Town That Dreaded Sundown. The Burning will be packaged in Collector’s Edition form, and The Town That Dreaded Sundown will also include another feature length film by director Charles B. Pierce, The Evictors. The press releases is as follows:


The Burning (1981) coming to Bluray and DVD on May 21st

The BURNING Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack
Gather around the campfire to die!

A group of summer camp pranksters get the scare of their lives when they target the camp’s creepy caretaker…and he takes bloody revenge! “Gruesome” (The Hollywood Reporter) and “stomach-churning” (Boxoffice), this terrifying tale is “a brilliant slasher flick [and] gory as hell” (slasherpool.com)!

After a cruel joke goes awry, severely burning him and subjecting him to five years of intensive, unsuccessful skin graft treatments, Cropsy (Lou David) is back at camp…and ready to wreak havoc on those who scarred him! With his hedge clippers in hand, he terrorizes the camp and systematically mutilates each victim. Can a few courageous campers save themselves and destroy this demented madman before he kills them all?

Starring Brian Matthews (Crime Stopper), Leah Ayres (Bloodsport), Brian Backer (Fast Times At Ridgemont High), Larry Joshua (Dances With Wolves) and featuring early film appearances by Fisher Stevens (Short Circuit), Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) and Holly Hunter (Raising Arizona), The Burning is a “grim and nasty movie [that] gets under your skin” (efilmcritic.com)!

The BURNING Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack *Special features are currently in development. Preliminary bonus features include:
– Audio Commentary with director Tony Maylam, moderated by Alan Jones
– Blood n Fire Memories

Pre-order The Burning [Collector’s Edition] via Shout Factory



The Town that Dreaded Sundown (1977) coming to Bluray and DVD on May 21st

THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack (including the debut of THE EVICTORS on DVD!)
Don’t get caught in this town after sundown!


When two young lovers are savagely beaten and tortured on a back country road in Texarkana, local police are baffled. Three weeks later, two more people are slain in a similar setting and Deputy Norman Ramsey fears a pattern might be developing. Texas Ranger J.D. Morales (Ben Johnson, The Wild Bunch) is brought in to help. The two officers must find “the Phantom Killer” before he can kill again. Also starring Andrew Prine (Grizzly) and Dawn Wells (Gilligan’s Island), directed by Charles B. Pierce (The Legend Of Boggy Creek), and based on one of America’s most baffling murder cases, this horrifying suspense thriller is a shocking experience you’ll never forget.

Blu-ray: 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio Mono
DVD: Anamorphic Widescreen/Dolby Digital Mono


Special Features for THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack are currently in development.
Special Bonus Movie Presentation:
Charles B. Pierce’s The Evictors (DVD ONLY)

Pre-order The Town That Dreaded Sundown via Shout Factory


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