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Scream Factory To Unleash ‘The Critters Collection’ 4 Disc Blu-Ray Set In November!

Scream Factory To Unleash ‘The Critters Collection’ 4 Disc Blu-Ray Set In November!

They’re back and ready to devour your Blu-ray player! Scream Factory proudly presents The Critters Collection in a 4-Blu-ray set on November 27, 2018. The terrifying and tiny menaces are out in full force with this four-film collection packed with enough special features to make any fan’s mouth water! The hit creature franchise finally comes packaged together and on Blu-ray for the first time with this release. Fans can now pre-order on shoutfactory.com and receive two exclusive lithographs featuring the brand-new artwork and its alternative.

In Critters, the terrified Brown family are trapped in a deadly nightmare and must fight for their lives against a litter of extraterrestrial, bloodthirsty monsters. But it’s a losing battle until two intergalactic bounty hunters arrive, determined to blow the creatures off the planet! In Critters 2: The Main Course, some eggs have survived and are popping open, bringing another horde of the little creatures! Brad Brown (Scott Grimes) returns to fight them along with three bounty hunters. Critters 3 stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Josh, a beleaguered Angelino who must lead the fight against the little monsters as they invade an L.A. apartment building. In the final film, Critters 4, a super strain of genetically engineered monsters are designed to take over the universe. This time, Brad Dourif and Angela Bassett must battle the little bloodthirsty hairballs.


It’s no picnic for the Brown family when a lethal litter of carnivorous aliens arrives unannounced at their Kansas farm. Trapped in a deadly nightmare, the terrified Browns fight for their lives against the attacking bloodthirsty monsters. But it’s a losing battle until two intergalactic bounty hunters arrive, determined to blow the hellish creatures off the planet! It’s an alien adventure, full of action and just crawling with Critters!

Critters 2: The Main Course

Is it human? Is it a beast? Whatever it is, IT LIVES AGAIN in this second film in the Critters quadrilogy!

It’s been two years since the fiendish Critters first terrorized the town of Grovers Bend and sent the Brown family packing. But the “boy who called Critter,” Brad Brown (Scott Grimes), is back … and just in time. Critter eggs have been hatching lethal litters, and the bloodthirsty hairballs are eager to partake in their favorite pastime – eating. In no time, the eggs are popping open everywhere – a field full of livestock becomes a gigantic feeding ground, and local residents are disappearing by the mouthful. Fortunately, three bounty hunters from space, Ug, Lee and Charlie, are flying back to eradicate the problem. But can they wipe out the Critters before Grovers Bend is erased from the map? With outstanding special effects, Critters 2 – The Main Course delivers a fine repast of morbid mayhem!

Critters 3

First, they destroyed a farm. Then they destroyed a town. Now they’re ready to do some REAL damage!

Leonardo DiCaprio stars in the third and most outrageous installment of the classic cult tale of the infamous Critters. As the fanged, furious furballs viciously invade an L.A. apartment building and sink their teeth into the low-rent tenants, Josh (DiCaprio) leads the battle to beat back the conniving critters and save the planet. It won’t be an easy job, but he’s the one person the human race must depend on to destroy these terrifying alien hedgehogs once and for all!

Critters 4

They’ve returned home …. to outer space!

The Critters are back in this supercharged sci-fi space adventure! But these are no ordinary Critters – they’re a super strain of genetically engineered mutants designed to take over the universe! This time, they’re hungry to conquer the galaxy, with an appetite for mankind that’s out of this world. Joined by Angela Bassett (Black Panther) and Brad Dourif (Child’s Play), Don Keith Opper and Terrence Mann reprise their popular roles as they battle for survival against the Critters, a nuclear meltdown and the fate of the universe!

Special Features:

  • NEW 2K scan from the original film elements
  • NEW Audio Commentary with producer Barry Opper and star Don Opper
  • NEW Audio Commentary with Critter designers Charles Chiodo, Edward Chiodo and Stephen Chiodo
  • NEW They Bite!: The Making of CRITTERS featuring interviews with actors Dee Wallace, Don Opper, Terrence Mann and Lin Shaye, producer Barry Opper, writer Brian Muir, Critters designers Charles Chiodo, Edward Chiodo and Stephen Chiodo, make-up artist R. Christopher Biggs, special prop supervisor Anthony Doublin, composer David Newman and second unit director Mark Helfrich, Critter Voice actor Corey Burton and Miniature Effects Supervisor Gene Warren Jr.
  • NEW For Brian: A Tribute to Screenwriter Brian Domonic Muir
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Alternate Ending
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Gallery


  • NEW 2K scan from the original film elements
  • NEW Audio Commentary with director Mick Garris
  • NEW Audio Commentary with Critters designers Charles Chiodo, Edward Chiodo and Stephen Chiodo
  • NEW The Main Course: The Making of CRITTERS 2 featuring interviews with director Mick Garris, actors Liane Curtis, Don Opper, Terrence Mann and Lin Shaye, producer Barry Opper, Critter designers Charles Chiodo, Edward Chiodo and Stephen Chiodo and make-up artist R. Christopher Biggs
  • Behind the Scenes Footage
  • Additional TV Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots
  • Still Gallery
  • NEW Audio Commentary with producer Barry Opper and star Don Opper
  • NEW You Are What They Eat: The Making of CRITTERS 3 featuring interviews with producer Barry Opper, screenwriter David J. Schow, stars Don Opper and Terrence Mann, director of photography Thomas J. Callaway and Critters designers Charles Chiodo, Edward Chiodo and Stephen Chiodo
  • Trailer
  • Still Gallery


  • NEW Audio Commentary with producer/director Rupert Harvey
  • NEW Space Madness: The Making of CRITTERS 3 featuring interviews with producer Barry Opper, screenwriter David J. Schow, stars Don Opper and Terrence Mann, director of photography Thomas J. Callaway, Critters designers Charles Chiodo, Edward Chiodo and Stephen Chiodo
  • Trailer
  • Still Gallery

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.

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BOUND FOR GLORY: John Hennigan On His Life In The Ring, New Projects & More!

BOUND FOR GLORY: John Hennigan On His Life In The Ring, New Projects & More!

Johnny Impact (John Hennigan) is one of most dynamic performers in the industry.

Born and raised in Southern California, Johnny Impact (aka John Hennigan) was destined to become a star. Throughout his meteoric rise, he has proved time and time again to be one of most versatile performers in the entertainment business. He has been wrestling professionally since 2002 and has been a shining star in the U.S. and Mexico, where he also has competed for Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide. He is a crossover star, appearing on various TV shows, including “Days of Our Lives,” in addition to numerous film credits, including “Boone: The Bounty Hunter,” which he created, co-wrote and served as executive producer. Johnny Impact tied the knot with Taya Valkyrie this past June, with many personalities from their wrestling lives attending, including WWE Superstars The Miz, Dolph Ziggler and Zack Ryder. Ironically, Impact wasn’t around for much of his wedding planning, as he was instead in Fiji, filming Season 37 of the hit CBS TV show “Survivor,” which kicked off on Sept. 26. Both husband and wife will be competing for world titles of a major wrestling promotion on the same night, which is a first. If they both win their respective matches, that will be history-making, too. Johnny Impact challenges reigning World Champion Austin Aries, who has held the title for most of 2018 and is a three-time champion. Valkyrie, meanwhile, faces Knockouts Champion Tessa Blanchard, a third-generation wrestler in her first-ever title run. Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently caught up with Hennigan to discuss his life inside and out of the squared circle, the challenges he has faced along the way, and what he has in store for us in the months to come.

You’ve spent the past decade building a tremendous career for yourself. What drew you to professional wrestling as a young man?

I feel like it started with the larger than life characters. When I was a kid, I grew up on pro-wrestling and action movies. I moved to a new place in 6th grade and I was a wrestling fan who watched it all the time. When I got to the new town, as the new kid, pro-wrestling was the first thing that I bonded with kids in my school and neighborhood over. We’d watch wrestling and try to put each other in Boston crabs or sharpshooters in each other’s backyards after we would watch on Saturday or Sunday! [laughs] I feel like when you’re hooked on something like that when you’re a kid, you’re always going to be nostalgic for it and have a soft spot for it. As I grew up, I went to high school and college before starting collegiate wrestling. At one point, I was even going to try to be an Olympic wrestler, but I ended up falling into training for fight choreography in action movies. At one point I had this epiphany that professional wrestling was the thing that had been motivating me to do everything I had been doing in life. That’s when I ended up training and started doing “Tough Enough.”

It takes a lot to make it in this industry. What are the keys to success and longevity?

Patience. Passion. You know that speech that Rocky gives in “Rocky Balboa”? He says, “It’s not about how hard you hit. It’s about how much you can get hit and keep moving forward.” I feel like that’s very true for pro-wrestling. Obviously, it’s a nice analogy because you take bumps and get up in the ring but on you path of getting into and learning the business you hear the word “no” so many times. You have to have this clear vision and belief in yourself. If you don’t have that, eventually your motivation is to wane, you are going to find something else and stop training. If you have that clear vision and belief in yourself, then you can do anything you set your mind to and that’s really what it takes.

That’s a great outlook. Was this work ethic of yours something that was instilled in you early on in life or something you had to work toward?

Wow! Man, this is a crazy interview! [laughs] Both! Growing up, I feel like the way that I validated myself was achievement oriented. When I first started wrestling in high school it was the first thing that I was really good at and I had a lot of early successes. For example, I won the championships the first year in high school and that made me focus, double down and try that much harder. It’s never a really good idea, especially as you get older, to see yourself only on what you’ve accomplished but that is what I did when I was younger. It made me really ambitious and it’s something I have carried with me since I was a kid.

What do you consider some of the biggest obstacles you have faced and overcome along the way?

Wrestling is tough. Sometimes it can get monotonous and you might have doubt. I don’t know if the coin has been turned but it’s kind of like “creator’s guilt” or “artists guilt,” when you reflect on the things that you are doing and ponder things like “Is the story I’m telling currently, or the time I’m spending to tell it, what I should be doing or the best use of my time?” Ruminating on that sometimes is an obstacle for me because the answer to that question is subjective and it changes. Sometimes it’s tricky. I don’t know if that’s the answer you’re looking for. You might be looking for an answer speaking to the physical aspect of the job. I tore my MCL in 2007, had neck surgery in 2011 and just dislocated my elbow three months ago. The first time I’m going to wrestle without my elbow brace is on Sunday at Bound for Glory. It’s hard to come back from injury but I think the mental and emotional obstacles are more difficult for me.

How do you feel you have most evolved over the course of your career, both inside and outside the ring?

At some point in pro-wrestling, you have that Neo moment where you can see the Matrix, so to speak. [laughs] For me, those moments when I know exactly what I’m doing, and everything makes sense, happen sometimes. It’s not like a switch that is flipped on or off, where you constantly know everything. You have to fight to stay relevant, keep everything you are doing fresh and figure out what people want. What people want changes and that’s one of the hardest things about wrestling. If you can figure out what people want, then you pretty much have the answer to everything in life! That idea of keeping yourself fresh and motivated is a big part of it. It’s less about keeping yourself relevant and more about keeping yourself interested in what you are doing and motivated to move forward.

Your arrival in Impact Wrestling is a huge deal for fans. What made this the right move for you at this point in time?

I’ve been all over, and I have worked for most of the companies in the world. When I came to Impact, I felt it was one of the only places with a roster of talented people who I hadn’t worked with that much. Currently, I believe Impact Wrestling is at a really interesting spot. The roster has evolved into a younger, hungry, talented roster. If you look at the comments that people are making when they watch a lot of the Impact Wrestling shows, it feels like something really great is happening at Impact and it’s happening now. That makes me excited to be a part of the company. It’s fun to be a part of an organization that’s evolving and changing into something that people really like!

You recently tied the knot To Taya Valkyrie (aka Kira Forster-Hennigan). Congratulations! Pardon the pun but you two clearly make a terrific tag team. What do you feel that you bring out in each other creatively?

[laughs] That’s a long answer! It’s tough because in this business so people say, “Never date anyone in the business.” When I met Kira, I instantly felt like I was with someone who understood me, my motivations and the business of pro-wrestling. We connected on so many different levels. As far as what we bring out in each other creatively, I think it starts with us understanding and accepting each other. That leads us to double down. She believes in me enough so that I feel like whatever I feel like doing, I just do it and I know she is going to be cool with it. For example, on our honeymoon, we wrote this crazy horror-comedy thing that we shot in our house a few weeks ago. It’s going to take a couple of months to finish it. I’ll just say that it’s crazy and that we destroyed our house. The whole house is covered in fake blood and stuff from the movie. I feel like that’s the kind of thing where both of us said, “Should we do this?” The answer is “Yeah, why not!” If we’re going to make a cool little horror movie, let’s go all the way with it. That’s what we did! I think that’s one of the reasons we love each other so much. We support each other, and we are all in.

I’m excited to see where that project leads. You’ve already established yourself in the film industry. Are there parallels between the worlds of film and professional wrestling?

Movies, pro-wrestling, television and theater are all forms of storytelling. For me, it’s cool to be able to tell stories in each of those different areas. In film, it’s really about storytelling just as much as it is in pro-wrestling. The type of stories you can tell with movies can be a little more complex or intricate because of the medium. It’s fun to think about the different type of tools and ways you can tell a story. It’s definitely something I’m eager to explore more in the future.

Thanks for your time today, John! I wish you continued success!

Thanks for having me!

Bound For Glory on Sunday takes place on October 14th in New York City. The live pay-per-view extravaganza from IMPACT Wrestling, presented by COMDA.com, will be held at the sold-out Melrose Ballroom. Connect with John Hennigan through social media via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Shout! Factory To Release ‘Streets of Fire’ and ‘Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey’ Steelbooks In November

Shout! Factory To Release ‘Streets of Fire’ and ‘Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey’ Steelbooks In November

Shout! Factory will be releasing Steelbook editions of two cult-favorite films on November 20th, 2018: Streets of Fire (35th Anniversary Edition Steelbook) and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (Limited Edition Steelbook). Very limited quantities of each set are being made, and they are available now on ShoutFactory.com.

Streets of Fire (35th Anniversary Edition Steelbook)
Amid a brooding rock & roll landscape, the Bombers motorcycle gang, led by the vicious Raven Shaddock (Willem Dafoe, John Wick), kidnap diva Ellen Aim (Diane Lane, Man of Steel). Her hope for rescue lies with unlikely heroes: soldier of fortune Tom Cody (Michael Paré, Bad Moon) and his sidekick, the two-fisted beer-guzzling McCoy (Amy Madigan, The Dark Half). Joined by Ellen’s manager, Billy Fish (Rick Moranis, Ghostbusters), the trio plunges headfirst into a world of rain-splattered streets, hot cars, and deadly assassins.

This cult favorite features a razor-sharp cast and original songs written by Jim Steinman, Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty and Ry Cooder and performed by The Blasters and The Fixx. Directed by cult filmmaker Walter Hill (The Warriors, Southern Comfort, 48 Hrs.), Streets of Fire is a rock & roll shotgun blast to the senses.

Special Features
· 2K Scan Of The Interpositive
· NEW DTS-HD Master Audio 4.1 Created From The 70mm Six-Track Magnetic Audio

· “Shotguns & Six Strings: Making Of A Rock N Roll Fable” – A Feature-Length Documentary Featuring Interviews With Director/Co-writer Walter Hill, Producer Lawrence Gordon, Actors Michael Paré, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Richard Lawson, And Many More …
· “Rumble On The Lot: Walter Hill’s Streets Of Fire Revisited” – A Feature-Length Documentary Featuring Interviews With Director/Co-writer Walter Hill, Actor Michael Paré, Amy Madigan And Art Director James Allen
· Vintage Featurettes: Rock And Roll Fable, Exaggerated Realism, Choreographing The Crowd, Creating The Costumes, From The Ground Up
· Music Videos
· Theatrical Trailer
· On Air Promos
· Still Gallery

Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (Limited Edition Steelbook)
Wyld Stallyns Ride Again! In Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, the titular time travelers aren’t making history — they are history! When an evil doer from the future sends eviler robot twins of Bill & Ted to assassinate and replace good, non-robot Bill & Ted, the guys wind up face to face with the Grim Reaper (William Sadler)! Can the now-dead duo escape, defeat their evil doppelgangers, and win their Battle of the Bands contest?

Special Features:
· Audio Commentary With Actor Alex Winter And Producer Scott Kroopf
· Audio Commentary With Writers Chris Matheson And Ed Solomon
· “Bill & Ted Go To Hell – Revisiting A Bogus Journey” Featuring Interviews With Actors Alex Winter, Keanu Reeves, And William Sadler, Producer Scott Kroopf, Production Designer David L. Snyder, Composer David Newman And More!
· Theatrical Trailer

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Scream Factory To Unleash ‘Urban Legend’ and ‘Urban Legends: Final Cut’ Collector’s Editions On November 20th!

Scream Factory To Unleash ‘Urban Legend’ and ‘Urban Legends: Final Cut’ Collector’s Editions On November 20th!

Get ready to face your worst fears this November 20, 2018 when SCREAM FACTORY™ unleashes 90’s horror smash hit URBAN LEGEND Collector’s Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray and its suspenseful follow-up URBAN LEGENDS: FINAL CUT Blu-ray. A must-have for loyal fans, movie collectors and horror enthusiasts, URBAN LEGEND Collector’s Edition and URBAN LEGENDS: FINAL CUT contain special bonus content. Pre-order now at ShoutFactory.com

Directed by Jamie Blanks (Valentine, Storm Warning), URBAN LEGEND stars Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club), Alicia Witt (TV’s The Exorcist), Rebecca Gayheart (Jawbreaker), Joshua Jackson (The Affair), Loretta Devine (Grey’s Anatomy), Tara Reid (Sharknado), Michael Rosenbaum (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), and Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street).

When New England college student Natalie (Alicia Witt, TV’s The Exorcist) finds herself at the center of a series of sadistic murders seemingly inspired by urban legends, she resolves to find the truth about her school’s own legend: a twenty-five-year-old story of a student massacre at the hands of an abnormal Psych professor. As the fraternities prepare to celebrate the macabre anniversary, Natalie discovers that she is the focus of the crazed killer’s intentions in the ultimate urban legend – the unfolding story of her own horrific murder.

URBAN LEGEND Collector’s Edition Special Features:
NEW audio commentary with director Jamie Blanks, producer Michael McDonnell, assistant Edgar Pablos, moderated by author Peter M. Bracke
Audio Commentary with director Jamie Blanks, writer Silvio Horta and actor Michael Rosenbaum
Theatrical Trailer

• NEW Urban Legacy – an eight-part documentary on the making of URBAN LEGEND (147 minutes) including interviews with director Jamie Blanks, writer Silvio Horta, executive producers Brad Luff, Nick Osborne, producers Neal Moritz, Gina Matthews, Michael McDonnell, chairman and CEO of Phoenix Pictures Mike Medavoy, production designer Charles Breen, director of photography James Chressanthis, editor Jay Cassidy, composer Christopher Young, actors Alicia Witt, Michael Rosenbaum, Natasha Gregson Wagner, Robert Englund, Loretta Devine, Rebecca Gayheart, Tara Reid, Danielle Harris, assistant Edgar Pablos author Peter M. Bracke and more…
• NEW Behind-the-Scenes footage
• NEW Extended interviews from the eight-part documentary
• Archival Making of Featurette
• Gag Reel
• Deleted Scene
• TV Spots

The making of a horror movie takes on a terrifying reality for students at the most prestigious film school in Urban Legends: Final Cut, directed by John Ottman (Valkyrie, X-Men: Apocalypse). The film stars Jennifer Morrison (Amityville: The Awakening), Matthew Davis (The Vampire Diaries), Hart Bochner (Die Hard), Joseph Lawrence (Rest Stop), Anthony Anderson (Scream 4) and Loretta Devine (Urban Legend).

At Alpine University, someone is determined to win the best film award at any cost – even if it means eliminating the competition. No one is safe and everyone is a suspect. Urban Legends: Final Cut is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that will keep you guessing until the shocking climax.

• NEW The Legend Continues: Urban Legends: Final Cut including interviews with producers Gina Matthews, Michael McDonnell, executive producers Nick Osborne, Brad Luff, chairman and CEO of Phoenix Pictures Mike Medavoy, writer Silvio Horta, actors Loretta Devine and Rebecca Gayheart
• NEW interview with actress Jessica Cauffiel
• Audio Commentary with director John Ottman
• Deleted Scenes with optional commentary by director John Ottman
• Vintage Making of Featurette
• Gag Reel
• Theatrical Trailer

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Shout! Factory To Release CANDYMAN Collector’s Edition Blu-ray On November 20th!

Shout! Factory To Release CANDYMAN Collector’s Edition Blu-ray On November 20th!

The myth of Candyman has endured for generations. He legacy is eternal rage. This November, we dare you to look into a mirror and say his name five times when terrifying 90’s cult classic thriller, CANDYMAN Collector’s Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray arrives on home entertainment shelves November 20, 2018. Written and directed by Bernard Rose (Frankenstein), executive produced by Clive Barker (Nightbreed), and music by Philip Glass, CANDYMAN stars Virginia Madsen (Sideways, Dune), Tony Todd (Night of the Living Dead, The Crow), Xander Berkeley (The Walking Dead, Gattaca), and Kasi Lemmon (Eve’s Bayou, The Silence of the Lambs). A must-have for loyal fans, movie collectors and horror enthusiasts, this definitive collector’s edition Blu-ray contains new 2K restoration from a new 4K scan of the original film elements, a payload of bonus content, including new audio commentary with writer/director Bernard Rose, actor Tony Todd, and authors Stephen Jones and Kim Newman, new interviews with cast and crew, special featurettes, and much more! Pre-order is available now at ShoutFactory.com

This gut-wrenching thriller follows a graduate student whose research summons the spirit of the dead! When Helen Lyle hears about Candyman, a slave spirit with a hook hand who is said to haunt a notorious housing project, she thinks she has a new twist for her thesis. Braving the gang-ridden territory to visit the site, Helen arrogantly assumes Candyman can’t really exist … until he appears, igniting a string of terrifying, grisly slayings. But the police don’t believe in monsters, and charge Helen with the crimes. And the only one who can set her free is Candyman.

DISC 1 – Theatrical Cut:
• NEW 2K restoration from a new 4K scan of the original negative, supervised and approve by writer/director Bernard Rose and director of photography Anthony B. Richmond
• NEW audio commentary with writer-director Bernard Rose and actor Tony Todd
• NEW audio commentary with Stephen Jones and Kim Newman
• Audio Commentary with director Bernard Rose, author Clive Barker, producer Alan Poul and actors Tony Todd, Virginia Madsen and Kasi Lemmons
• Audio Commentary with director Bernard Rose, from The Movie Crypt Podcast hosted by filmmakers Adam Green and Joe Lynch
• Sweets to the Sweet: The Candyman Mythos featuring interviews with director Bernard Rose, producer Alan Poul, executive producer Clive Barker, actors Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd and Kasi Lemmons
• Clive Barker: Raising Hell – an interview with author/artist/filmmaker Clive Barker
Interview with actor Tony Todd (2014)
• Bernard Rose’s Storyboards
• Theatrical Trailer
• TV Spots
• Still Gallery
• Screenplay (BD-Rom)

DISC 2 – Unrated Cut:
• NEW 2K restoration from a new 4K scan of the original negative with high definition inserts for the uncut footage from an archival film print
• NEW Be My Victim – an interview with Tony Todd
• NEW It Was Always You, Helen – an interview with Virginia Madsen
• NEW Reflection in the Mirror – an interview with Kasi Lemmons
• NEW A Kid in Candyman – an interview with actor DeJuan Guy
• NEW The Writing on the Wall: The Production Design of Candyman – an interview with production designer Jane Ann Stewart
• NEW Forbidden Flesh: The Makeup FX of Candyman – including interviews with special makeup effects artists Bob Keen, Gary J. Tunnicliffe and Mark Coulier
• NEW A Story to Tell: Clive Barker’s “The Forbidden” – writer Douglas E. Winter on Clive Barker’s seminal Books of Blood and Candyman’s source story, “The Forbidden”
• NEW “Urban Legend: Unwrapping Candyman” – A Critical Analysis Of The Film • With Writers Tananarive Due And Steven Barnes

1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/English Subtitles/1992/ Approximate Feature Running Time: 99 Minutes

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IN FOCUS: Paget Brewster On Her Longevity, Artistic Evolution & ’The Witch Files!

IN FOCUS: Paget Brewster On Her Longevity, Artistic Evolution & ’The Witch Files!

The unstoppable Paget Brewster.

Paget Brewster has made a career of lighting up the screen with memorable performances in some of the most finely crafted projects in film and television. Known throughout the industry as a seasoned veteran that can elevate any material, Brewster is most recognizable in her role as Special Agent Emily Prentiss of the long-running CBS crime drama, ‘Criminal Minds.’ Her resume includes a series of regular television credits such as ‘Andy Richter Controls the Universe,’ ‘Huff,’ ‘Another Period,’ ‘Community,’ ‘Grandfathered’ and many more. Not to be overlooked are Brewster’s film credits which include ‘Welcome to Happiness,’ ‘My Big Fat Independent Movie,’ ‘The Specials,’ ‘The Big Bad Swim,’ ‘The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle,’ ‘Desperate But Not Serious,’ and ‘Man of the House.’ In recent years, she has continued to challenge both herself and her audience with deeply complicated characters as she continues to expand her already well developed craft.

Her latest project, Kyle Rankin’s ‘The Witch Files,’ is no exception to that aforementioned rule. The film centers around an unlikely gathering of teenage girls who soon discover one of their group may possess supernatural powers. Intrigued, they follow her into the local woods, where they harness the ambient energy of witches who were persecuted there hundreds of years ago. Realizing they now have the ability to make every desire a reality, the girls form a coven and soon have the entire school under their control. Their newfound power, however, comes at a deadly cost, and before long they find themselves under attack from one of their own … who isn’t about to give up the good life without a fight. ‘The Witch Files’ is told with a mixture of deft humor and teenage drama that will appeal to fans of Charmed, The Craft, and Mean Girls. The witchy plot certainly proves we should all be careful of what we wish for. The witty new thriller arrives on digital platforms and DVD on October 9, 2018.

Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently connected with Paget Brewster for a spirited interview in which they discuss her career, creative evolution, and the making of ‘The Witch Files.’

How did you get involved with the arts early on in life?

Wow! You know, I was always in plays, sang in glee club, formed a band, failed out of Parsons School of Design, so I really had to make a run at it! I started in San Francisco doing this talk show. Prior to that, I didn’t realize that agents were different and represented different types of people. I was bartending and an agent hung out at my bar. I finally convinced him to represent me but he represented correspondents and anchor people, so I ended up going on auditions to get a talk show and ended up doing 55 episodes. Then I moved to Los Angeles and got an acting agent and was just lucky, really!

Was there anyone behind the scenes giving you the extra push when you needed it?

My parents were so afraid of me coming to act that they kept trying to talk me out of it, which was pretty inspirational, just in terms of trying to prove them wrong! [laughs] You know how it is when your 18. You’re like, “I know what I’m doing!” Of course, I didn’t but they are really proud now. Honestly, I’ve just been really lucky. I’ve taken a lot of classes and wanted to learn and watch people in different departments do great work. I’ve been lucky that I’ve been able to do that!

When do you feel you really came into your own as an actress? Was there a breakout moment for you?

I did six episodes of “Friends” and that was a pretty incredible break for me. That was probably the most exciting thing and the one that made me say, “Okay, I can do this for a living.”

Where do you find yourself looking for creative inspiration these days?

Good writing! That’s really it. Everything has to start with the writing. It’s really appreciating someone’s voice and feeling like, “Oh, that’s exciting! I would like to act that part.” Personally, I have no interest in directing or producing and I’m not a really good writer. I’ve tried but it just doesn’t go anywhere. So, the one thing I am good at, and I’m not even great at it, is acting! The one thing I know as an actor is that it has to be in the writing or you can’t be good. I’m lucky to have been on a network show for a long time and I’ve been able to save money so that I don’t have to do anything I don’t want to do, knock on wood. This latest movie, ‘The Witch Files,’ is a great example. It was a little independent movie. At a certain age and with a certain amount of money in savings, you think, “Ugh, I don’t want to do a little indie film and change in a public bathroom!” Actors get spoiled if you do well for awhile! [laughs] I loved it! I thought it was such a great idea. I thought what Kyle [Rankin] wrote was really unusual, clever and thoughtful. I wanted to do it! It was also shooting in Maine, which is where Kyle is from. My mom and dad also live in Maine, so I was able to see them and eat steamer clams everyday and be in Portland! Maine is just so beautiful, but it really all came down to the script! It was me playing a cop, which is something you don’t always want to do if you have done it before, but I did in this because I thought it was such a great idea.

How did ‘The Witch Files’ first come your way?

I think it came through my manager. I ‘m pretty sure he sent it to me. I’m also pretty sure that the part I played was originally written for Ray Wise, who I love. It was written as this grizzled older guy. I know for a fact that Ray had been signed on to shoot something else at the time. Kyle had worked with Ray before but the timing just didn’t work out. When Ray wasn’t available and they were moving forward into production and start shooting, they were like, “Oh, my God! We have to get somebody to play a cop! It can’t be Ray because he’s busy!” So, they came to me! I think my agent might have had a grizzled male detective actor that she represented but then they found out, “Oh, she also has Padget. She plays a cop on CBS! Let’s ask her.” Honestly, I think that’s how it happened! [laughs]

What do you feel you brought to the role to this character that wasn’t on the written page?

Well, hopefully I brought a little femininity! [laughs] As you know, it’s a small part in this movie that is centered on these young ladies who start dabbling in witchcraft. I just wanted to be a part of it. Again, if you get to work as long as I have, you read a lot of scripts. A lot of them are bad! [laughs] Seeing something really good, unique, and original is a rarity. It’s also not super horror, torture porn, tons of gore or swearing. It’s a movie designed for teen and pre-teen kids to watch and question morality and consequences. The larger idea of the film is “Yes, you can get away with something. You can steal or lie but what are the consequences of that.” It has a physical manifestation in this story where the witches start growing old. What Kyle Rankin wrote in the script is “Our idea of witches is crone.” The idea is that their life force is being sapped by doing evil or doing wrong. I thought that was a good idea. I liked that Kyle wanted to write a movie his kids could watch or he could watch with his kids because there isn’t a lot of that! I thought he did it very cleverly!

I think that really carries over. As an adult, the film kept me captivated as well. It really speaks to all age brackets.

Great! I’m really glad to hear that! Frankly, I haven’t seen a final cut! [laughs] I have been trying to buy it but it’s not available yet. It’s out on October 9th!

I think you will be pleasantly surprised! It turned out very good!

I saw the trailer and it looked great! I wasn’t sure how it would turn out. The whole basis of the idea is found footage, kind of like ‘The Blair Witch Project,’ so it’s cell phone footage, surveillance, and traffic cameras. I didn’t know how that would come together but it looks great! I know that they had to spend a year and a half to two years doing some digital effects and a lot of drone footage that had to be edited a certain way. I’m really excited and it looks really great from the preview! Kyle’s gonna kill me that I haven’t seen it yet. If he sent me the movie, I don’t know where it is in my email box!

We are only a few days away from the release. It’ll be perfect for Halloween!

Yeah, it’s perfect and I knew that. That’s what he was talking about the whole time.

Paget Brewster as Emily Prentiss on ‘Criminal Minds.’

What can you tell us about your process for bringing a new character to life?

What I try to do is ask, “How can I service this story? What can I do to create a problem or solve a problem?” In this film, my character is coming after these girls because something is off and, as you know, she has a personal history with this coven. She’s afraid it’s happening again and I think she believes in the general innocence of these kids who are playing with fire and making a bad decision. She has to try and stop them. Whenever I shoot a scene, I’m asking, “What can I give to the person I am in the scene with so that they have something to do or react off of.” That’s what I studied. When I studied both acting and improv, it was always about giving everything to the other person by giving them something to respond to, be befuddled by or interested in. Hopefully, I do that every time but mostly I want to do the right thing for the story.

You played a plethora of different characters through the years. Is there a role you are still anxious to take on?

I really want to play evil ladies! [laughs] Playing the bad guy is the most fun! I think I’m growing into what you would call a patrician or handsome woman, so I’m hoping I’m playing scary, evil or mean women. I can speak very quickly and I have no problem expressing anger even though I don’t generally feel angry in my life. I feel very fortunate, comfortable, happy and loved but I love acting angry, so playing a terrible person is a lot of fun. [laughs] I’m hoping I’ll be able to do more of that moving forward! [laughs] Is that awful to say? [laughs]

Definitely not! [laughs] You’ve accomplished so much in your career and that really speaks to your longevity. How do you feel you’ve most evolved as an actor?

I think the biggest thing is not being fearful. When you are younger, you are so afraid of looking stupid, failing, or even being emotional. I think I was always trying to be cool or to fit in. I think a lot of us who chose to do this job are misfits. It’s also mostly insulting year after year because you’re being told your not who anyone wants, and that’s hard! Who choses that? I think it’s artsy weirdos! When I was lucky enough to do it for a living, I think I did things fearfully sometimes and didn’t jump in all the way. There is definitely vanity and ego at play. It’s stuff like, “I want to look good in this shot!” Letting all of that go and looking foolish, repulsive, angry, needy or desperate is your job as an actor. Your job is to just be human and empathetic in serveth of the story. For me, I think it was feeling confident enough to look terrible and vulnerable, if that makes any sense! [laughs] Then you can do really emotional scenes or upsetting things because you trust falling into it and aren’t trying to look cool, tough or sexy. The older you get you realize, “I just want to be a part of this story telling process. I want to do the best I can to make this thing.” It’s a huge group effort, so there is no one person doing everything. It’s hundreds of people working together to make it happen and it feels really good to be a part of that! It can be a pretty frivolous job. I mean, it sounds silly. Acting is pretty ridiculous but it’s also pretty enjoyable when you meet people and they say, “Thank you for doing what you do. You make me happy. I work this job and then I go home and watch this show that you do or this movie that you did and it makes me happy. I love what you do!” That’s feels great! I’m also a huge fans of shows, movies and books, so I can relate. I think every human being is a fan! Hopefully, everyone is exciting by something or someone or a particular artform! [laughs] Oh my God! Are you still there? Am I rambling? I am rambling! [laughs]

I’m here and don’t worry, it’s great! Actually, it leads to my next question. What is the best lesson we can take from your journey as an artist?

I don’t know if I’d ever call myself an artist. [laughs] I think we all have to work really had to do anything well or for a really long time. Also, don’t be afraid to take a risk to do the thing you want to do or the thing that makes you happy. If I can take a risk and fail out of art school to make a living doing this, then anyone who is willing to keep plugging away and trying can do whatever it is they love. Obviously, there are varying degrees. I’m not a huge movie star but I didn’t want to be. I’m happy to be doing what I’m doing. I’m lucky and fortunate to be able to do it! Don’t be afraid to work hard, take a risk and take that leap!

That’s a great way to look at things, Paget! Thanks for sharing your time with me today! I can’t wait to see where the journey takes you!

Thank you, Jason! I hope we speak again in the future! Thank you so much for the great questions!

‘The Witch Files’ hits VOD and DVD on October 9th via Dark Sky Films. Follow the continuing adventures of Paget Brewster via social media on Twitter and Instagram.

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Scream Factory To Release Stephen King’s ‘Sleepwalkers’ Collector’s Edition Blu-ray On November 6th!

Scream Factory To Release Stephen King’s ‘Sleepwalkers’ Collector’s Edition Blu-ray On November 6th!

They feast on your fear—and it’s dinner time. Scream Factory proudly presents Stephen King’s Sleepwalkers on Blu-ray November 6, 2018. The 90s horror cult classic is presented in a definitive collector’s edition with loads of bonus features, including new audio commentaries and interviews with cast and crew, and new limited-edition slipcover packaging.

Written by Stephen King and directed by Mick Garris (Masters of Horror, Hocus Pocus), Sleepwalkers is a classic horror story that takes a perfect Norman Rockwell town … and turns it inside out.

Brian Krause (Charmed) and Alice Krige (Ghost Story) star in this terrifying tale of modern-day vampires who move from small town to small town to prey on virtuous young women. Imperceptibly inhuman to everyone except for felines, these vicious shape-shifters have their eyes on a new victim: Mädchen Amick (Twin Peaks) is Tanya, the sexually curious virgin who falls for Charles, the new boy in school (Krause). Mutating at will from golden boy to savage monster, Charles stalks Tanya to feed his seductive mother. As the tension mounts (and the casualties pile up), the town’s tabbies gather for a final, chilling showdown with the monsters in their midst – and we all know it’s not nice to hurt people’s felines.

Sleepwalkers also features cameo appearances by Stephen King and horror legend Clive Barker (Nightbreed).

Special Features:

· NEW Audio Commentary with director Mick Garris and actors Mädchen Amick and Brian Krause

· NEW Feline Trouble – an Interview with director Mick Garris

· NEW When Charles Met Tanya – a conversation with actors Mädchen Amick and Brian Krause

· NEW Family Values – an Interview with actress Alice Krige

· NEW Feline Trouble: The FX of “Stephen King’s Sleepwalkers – interviews with special make-up effects creator Tony Gardner and prosthetics designer Mike Smithson

· Behind-The-Scenes Footage

· Theatrical Trailer

· TV Spots

· Still Gallery

Rated R for strong violence and sensuality, and language.

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New Trailer and Poster Art For David Gleeson’s Psychological Thriller ‘Don’t Go’ Starring Stephen Dorff

New Trailer and Poster Art For David Gleeson’s Psychological Thriller ‘Don’t Go’ Starring Stephen Dorff

Be sure to check out the new trailer and poster art for the upcoming psychological thriller from director David Gleeson, Don’t Go. In the vein of films like Donnie Darko, The Butterfly Effect and The Sixth Sense, the film stars Stephen Dorff (“True Detective”, Blade, Somewhere, Public Enemies) and Melissa George (“Grey’s Anatomy”, “The Good Wife,” “In Treatment”).

Written by Ronan Blaney (The Back of Beyond, Love Bites), the film centers around a young couple reeling from the shock of their young daughter’s death. Ben (Stephen Dorff) and Hazel (Melissa George) are attempting to restart their lives in a picturesque seaside village. But when the girl begins appearing to Ben in a haunting recurring dream, he becomes convinced that she is attempting to make contact from beyond the grave—and that his nightmare may hold the key to bringing her back to life. As Hazel begins to fear for her husband’s sanity, they are each drawn into a mystery far beyond their understanding.

‘Don’t Go’ opens on October 26th, 2018.

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First Teaser Poster and Trailer For ‘Dark Phoenix’ Unleashed!

First Teaser Poster and Trailer For ‘Dark Phoenix’ Unleashed!

20th Century Fox has released the first trailer and teaser poster for DARK PHOENIX. Written and directed by Simon Kinberg, the film features James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain.

DARK PHOENIX arrives in theaters everywhere February 14, 2019!

Synopsis: In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite — not only to save Jean’s soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.

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Gregory Plotkin’s ‘HELL FEST’ Gets A New 80s Trailer and Poster!

Gregory Plotkin’s ‘HELL FEST’ Gets A New 80s Trailer and Poster!

HELL FEST hits theaters on Friday but today, it’s time to travel back to the decade that perfected the horror genre. Put on your Jordache jeans, buckle your fanny pack, slap on your bracelet, and lace-up your LA Gears! – Check out this rad new 80’s trailer to get in the Halloween spirit! I’m sure you’ve seen enough horror movies to know that any weirdo wearing a mask is never friendly!

Hitting theaters on September 28, 2018 via CBS Films and Lionsgate, ‘Hell Fest’ is a terrifying new vision of horror from director Gregory Plotkin (Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, Editor – Get Out, Happy Death Day) and Producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead, The Terminator).

Synopsis: A masked serial killer turns a horror themed amusement park into his own personal playground, terrorizing a group of friends while the rest of the patrons believe that it is all part of the show.

College student NATALIE (Forsyth) is visiting her childhood best friend BROOKE (Edwards) and her roommate TAYLOR (Taylor-Klaus).  If it was any other time of year these three and their boyfriends might be heading to a concert or bar, but it is Halloween which means that like everyone else they will be bound for HELL FEST – a sprawling labyrinth of rides, games, and mazes that travels the country and happens to be in town.  Ever year thousands follow Hell Fest to experience fear at the ghoulish carnival of nightmares.

But for one visitor, Hell Fest is not the attraction – it is a hunting ground.  An opportunity to slay in plain view of a gawking audience, too caught up in the terrifyingly fun atmosphere to recognize the horrific reality playing out before their eyes.  As the body count and frenzied excitement of the crowds continues to rise, he turns his masked face to NATALIE, BROOKE, TAYLOR and their boyfriends who will fight to survive the night.

A terrifying thrill ride from iconic horror producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead, The Terminator) and director Gregory Plotkin (Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, Editor – Get Out, Happy Death Day), this September, audiences will discover that it’s fun going in… but it’s hell getting out.

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