Sunday, October 6, 2013

Scream Factory - My Criterion for Horror Films

Now that we're in the month of October, that means we've reached my favorite time of year for movies!  Sadly, I don't think there's many horror flicks playing at the theater except for Insidious 2 from September.  Luckily, a lot of television networks, like AMC, are doing their scary movie marathons.

However, if you're looking for some things to watch from the Home Video market, Scream Factory is the movie label to follow this Halloween (and honestly, all year long).  Releasing cult favorites from the 1980's, each film is beautifully transferred to blu-ray.  For instance, never would I think Halloween III as a horror masterpiece.  But with a beautiful anamorphic transfer and bonus features telling stories behind the scenes, Scream Factory is truly doing a service for horror fans.

Jam packed with special features, most releases include:
  • Exclusive Interviews with the Cast and Crew
  • New commentaries from the creators
  • Horror’s Hallowed Grounds - Awesome documentaries re-visiting the actual on-scene locations in present day.
Another thing Scream Factory does with many of their releases is provide original cover art.  Similar to how Mondo visualizes classic movie posters, Scream Factory is getting some extremely talented artists to produce some beautiful (yet terrifying) images.

Although I always prefer the original artwork, Scream Factory provides the original poster art on the backside of the blu-ray cover.  This allows the consumer to reverse the slip and pick the image of their choice.  This is a company that really cares about their fans and customers.

If you're still not sold on Scream Factory, now is the time to check them out.  They are currently doing "The Year of Fear Contest."  By simply giving your name and email address, you can win a year's worth of their products (you're lucky I'm sharing because I really want to win).  Also throughout the month, they're doing 24 hour sales called "The Price is Fright."  With free shipping and awesome discounts, this is not a sale to miss. 

So be sure to check out Scream Factory at their website.  Also, if you want to hear a little more about their company, check their latest interview on the Killer POV podcast

Besides my Criterion Collection, I actually separate my Scream Factory releases from the rest of my video collection.  I've been very impressed by Scream Factory's product and can't wait for their future releases!

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