PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS, THE HOWLING II, DOG SOLIDERS and Many More Highlight Scream Factory’s Upcoming Lineup!

unnamed (5)Let’s just face it: Scream Factory’s insane amount of releases aren’t about to slow down anytime soon, and well, I think I speak for most horror fans when I say that that’s something to celebrate. Not only are they continually putting out great Bluray releases of older and almost forgotten titles like their TENTACLES/REPTILICUS, but the Collector’s Editions like the recently announced PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS and I, MADMAN releases are definitely ones to celebrate.

In case you fright fanatics haven’t been paying attention or just haven’t gotten around to checking out some of the oncoming onslaught of titles, here are a few that are quite exciting for us at Icons of Fright. Read on!


June 16th





It’s angry. It’s hungry. It’s extremely well-armed and it’s descending on a small seaside town to sample the local cuisine! John Huston, Shelley Winters, Bo Hopkins and Henry Fonda do all they can to keep a giant marine menace from turning their sleepy village into a one-stop snack-shop in this fast-paced thriller! Directed by cult director/producer Ovidio G. Assonitis (Beyond the Door, The Visitor, The Curse), Tentacles is a menacing jolt-a-thon that’ll grip you with relentless terror and never let go!


Discover the true meaning of survival of the fittest, as a terrifying creature from the past brings the future to its knees! Packed with thrills, chills and prehistoric spills, Reptilicus proves that “if cats have nine lives, monsters have even more” (Citizen News)! Directed by Sidney W. Pink (writer and producer of the cult films The Angry Red Planet, Pyro), Reptilicus is a spine-chilling creature feature about a cold-blooded 90-foot killer whose time has come… again!



·         Theatrical Trailer

·         Photo Gallery

·         Radio Spot


·         Theatrical Trailer

·         Photo Gallery

·        Brand New 1.66: 1 Widescreen HD transfer


June 23rd

DOG SOLDIERS: Collector’s Edition


Dog Soldiers

Dog Soldiers

A group of soldiers dispatched to the Scottish Highlands on special training maneuvers face their biggest fears after they run into Captain Ryan – the only survivor of a Special Ops team that was literally torn to pieces. Ryan refuses to disclose his mission even though whoever attacked his men might be hungry for seconds. Help arrives in the form of local girl who shelters them in a deserted farmhouse deep in the forest…but when they realize that they are surrounded by a pack of blood-lusting werewolves, it’s apparent their nightmare has just begun!

Dog Soldiers Bonus Features

  • NEW 2K scan HD transfer supervised and approved by director Neil Marshall
  • NEW Audio Commentary with director Neil Marshall
  • NEW The Making of DOG SOLDIERS featuring new interviews with director Neil Marshall, producers Christopher Figg  and Keith Bell, actors Kevin McKidd, Sean Pertwee, Darren Morfitt, Leslie Simpson and Emma Cleasby, special effects artist Bob Keen, special effects supervisor/creature designer Dave Bonneywell, production designer Simon Bowles and director of photography Sam McCurdy
  • NEW A look at the model of the sets created by production designer Simon Bowles
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Neil Marshall’s short film: Combat

Two Still Galleries – photos from the film and rare photos from production designer Simon Bowles and special effects artist Dave Bonneywell’s archives

June 30th


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Clown dolls. Witches. Hasselhoff. What more could you want? Prepare yourself for one of the most bizarre double bills imaginable with Ghosthouse and Witchery! Released in Italy as part of the infamous La Casa series, these two highly unusual horror films come to Blu-ray on June 30, 2015 from Scream Factory.

Your tour of terror begins with Ghosthouse, in which a group of visitors to a seemingly-deserted home find themselves tormented by demonic spirits – including one particularly freaky little girl and her creepy clown companion. Soon, our hapless heroes find themselves powerless to conquer the evil of the Ghosthouse – where death holds the mortgage and if you move in… there’ll be Hell to pay!

Then, a new address brings new frights as the immortal David Hasselhoff and The Exorcist’s Linda Blair turn up the terror in Witchery. When a terrible storm leaves a motley assortment of people stranded on an island resort, they soon find they have more to worry about than not packing rain gear! A horrible witch unleashes her wrath on the unwanted visitors – and no one is safe from her unquenchable thirst for death!

Ghosthouse. Witchery. A duplex of doom, brought to you on Blu-ray from Shout! Factory.



  • Theatrical Trailer


  • Theatrical Trailer
  • July 7th


Robot Jox

Robot Jox

ROBOT JOX reveals a world where nations settle their territorial disputes by a single combat between two giant machines. Piloted by national heroes Achilles (Gary Graham) and Alexander (Paul Koslo), the robots meet in Death Valley to fight for the greatest prize of all: Alaska. But when Achilles’ machine crushes 300 spectators, the match ends in a draw. Refusing to face Alexander in a rematch, Achilles is replaced by Athena (Anne-Marie Johnson), a genetically-engineered combat fighter. So when the GenJox is nearly killed and the game is forfeited, Achilles avenges their honor by challenging Alexander to a winner-take-all death match, in this heavy-metal, sci-fi adventure.

ROBOT JOX Blu-ray™ Special Feature:

  • Audio Commentary with Director Stuart Gordon
  • Audio Commentary with Associate Effects Director Paul Gentry, Mechanical Effects Artist Mark Rappaport, and Stop-Motion Animator Paul Jessel
  • Brand-New Interview with Actor Paul Koslo
  • Archival Interviews with Director Stuart Gordon, Pyrotechnic Supervisor Joe Viskocil, Associate Effects Director Paul Gentry, Stop-Motion Animator Paul Jessel and Animation & Effects Artists Chris Endicott and Mark McGee
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • 2 Still Galleries
  • Trailers

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Set in 2021, Alien Outpost is the story of the aftermath of the First Earth War , in which an invading race of aliens known as the Heavies are narrowly defeated. But thousands of the aliens were left behind, and a new war on terror now rages. In the wake of the war, a series of remote operating bases are created to defend the planet, with the deadliest being base Three Seven, positioned in the most hostile place on Earth.

A documentary film crew is sent to record daily life in Outpost Three Seven, where the men, led by hardened commander Captain Spears (Rick Ravanello, Dark Haul), are under constant enemy fire. When a member of the crew disappears during a Heavy ambush, the unit launches a raid deep into enemy territory to rescue him… only to make a terrifying discovery.

Directed by Jabbar Raisani (Visual Effects Supervisor on Game Of Thrones, Machete, Predators), the explosive Alien Outpost is a science-fiction gem with stunning effects and non-stop action.

Alien Outpost Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary By Director/Co-Writer Jabbar Raisani And Director Of Photography/Co-Writer Blake Clifton
  • Interviews With Cast And Crew
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer

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A claustrophobic modern ghost story, Dark Summer follows Daniel Williamson, a 17 year old under house arrest for the summer after cyberstalking a classmate. With his mother away on business, a horrifying incident occurs and Williamson soon experiences strange supernatural occurrences–which become increasingly more sinister and terrifying, with twists that will leave audiences reeling. Starring Peter Stormare (Fargo), Maestro Harrell (The Wire), Keir Gilchrist (It Follows, United States of Tara), Stella Maeve (The Runaways) and Grace Phipps (Fright Night), Dark Summer is a highly original twist on the supernatural summer season terror.

Dark Summer Bonus Features

  • Audio Commentary with director Paul Solet
  • Atmosphere and Style Featurette
  • Director Paul Solet Featurette
  • The Art of Dark Summer Featurette
  • The Music of Dark Summer Featurette
  • A Conversation with Peter Stormare Featurette
  • The Kids – Cast interviews
  • Theatrical Trailer

July 14th



After newscaster Karen White’s shocking on-screen transformation and violent death (in the original THE HOWLING), her brother Ben (Reb Brown, Yor, the Hunter of the Future) is approached by Stefan Crosscoe (Lee), a mysterious man who claims that Karen has, in fact, become a werewolf. But this is the least of their worries… to save mankind, Stefan and Ben must travel to Transylvania to battle and destroy Stirba (Danning), the immortal queen of all werewolves, before she is restored to her full powers!

Also starring Annie McEnroe (The Hand) and Marsha A. Hunt (Dracula A.D. 1972), directed by Philippe Mora (The Marsupials: The Howling III, Communion, The Beast Within), and driven by a pulsing punk-y soundtrack, this film is a no-holds-barred horror-fest that’ll rip your heart out… and you’ll like it.

HOWLING II Blu-ray™ Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary with DirectorPhilippe Mora
  • Audio Commentary with ComposerSteve Parsons and Editor Charles Bornstein.
  • Leading Man– An Interview with Actor Reb Brown
  • Queen of the Werewolves– An Interview with Actress Sybil Danning
  • A Monkey Phase– Interviews with Special Make-Up Effects Artists Steve Johnson and Scott Wheeler
  • Behind the Scenes Footage (in HD – from Philippe Mora’s archive)
  • Alternate Opening and Alternate Ending (in HD – from Philippe Mora’s archive)
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery

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An ancient genie is released from a lamp when thieves ransack an old woman’s house. They are killed and the lamp is sent to a museum to be studied. The curator’s daughter is soon possessed by the genie and invites her friends to spend the night at the museum, along with some uninvited guests.


When a strange woman has her baby at the Marlowe’s house, then disappears, Kate Marlowe is forced to keep the baby, Bonnie. She loves the child, but when her own children are systematically killed, suspicion turns to Bonnie.

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The promising career of a horror comic book artist ends in a fiery death when he confronts the carnage of his own imagination in his studio. Years later, an ardent devotee of the artist’s work becomes a resident in his house, now an art academy, unaware that her imagination has revived the grotesque murderer of the past…and that she may be the next victim.


For over 400 years, the curse of the Abbey at San Pietro was kept a secret. Buried deep beneath the monastery lies the Beast of the Apocalypse. The power of evil is unleashed when an American priest and a beautiful young schoolteacher uncover the unholy terror of a diabolical spell cast centuries ago. Now, it will take the ultimate sacrifice for the curse that will not be denied. Special Feature: Audio Commentary by Director David Schmoeller

July 21st



After a spine-tingling paperback catches the imagination of bookstore clerk Virginia, she seeks out the author’s second book, I, Madman. But once she opens the cover, its eerie tale of obsessive love comes to life, catapulting a disfigured, scalpel-wielding killer from the world of fiction onto the streets of Hollywood with one demented goal: to win Virginia’s love, one murder at a time! Directed cult filmmaker Tibor Takacs (The Gate), I, MADMAN stars Jenny Wright (Near Dark, The Lawnmower Man), Clayton Rohner (April Fool’s Day, The Human Centipede III) and three-time Academy Award® winner Randall William Cook (Dr. Caligari) as the mysterious and frightening Malcolm Brand.

I, MADMAN Blu-ray™ Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary featuring Director Tibor Takacs with Actor & Artistic Supervisor Randall William Cook.
  • Ripped From The Pages – The Making of “I, Madman”, featuring interviews with Director Tibor Takacs, Actor & Artistic Supervisor Randall William Cook,  Screenwriter David Chaskin, Actor Clayton Rohner  and Actress Stephanie Hodge.
  • Behind The Scenes Footage with Audio Commentary by Randall William Cook.
  • Theatrical Trailer and Home Video Trailer.
  • Still Gallery with Optional Audio Commentary by Randall William Cook.

    July 28th


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A dusty ghost town, seemingly abandoned, holds the lives of its original inhabitants in an animated netherworld for 100 years…

When a modern-day sheriff’s deputy is lured to a desolate, spooky ghost town in search of a missing woman, he comes face-to-face with a malevolent spirit from the town’s past. The spell of death and suffering over the undead townspeople must end to set them free from eternal pain. The horrors of a possessed outlaw, in a time-suspended dimension are only the setting for a frightening battle for the mind, nerves and flesh.

Starring Franc Luz (The Nest, When Harry Met Sally), Jimmie F. Skaggs (Oblivion, Puppetmaster), Catherine Hickland (Witchery) and Bruce Glover (Diamonds Are Forever, Chinatown, Walking Tall), Ghost Town is an unnerving, white-knuckle walk into the wild, undead west.


August 11th



This terrifying journey from the director of A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream takes you inside a demented house. Trapped inside the fortified home owned by a mysterious couple, a young boy is suddenly thrust into a nightmare, quickly learning the true nature of the house’s homicidal inhabitants and the secret creatures hidden deep within the house.

Starring Everett McGill (Twin Peaks, Dune), Wendy Robie (Twin Peaks), Brandon Adams (The Mighty Ducks), Ving Rhames (Piranha 3D, Mission Impossible), A.J. Langer (Escape From L.A.) and Sean Whalen (Rob Zombie’s Halloween II, Hatchet III), this “ambitious…very strange horror movie” (Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide) will grab you when you least expect it… and never let go.

The People Under The Stairs (Collector’s Edition) Special Features:

·         Audio Commentary with writer/director Wes Craven

·         Audio Commentary with actors Brandon Adams, A.J. Langer, Sean Whalen, and Yan Birch

·         House Mother – an interview with actress Wendy Robie

·         What Lies Beneath – interviews with special make-up effects Artists Greg Nicotero, Howard Berger and Robert Kurtzman

·         House of Horrors – an interview with director of photography Sandi Sissel

·         Settling The Score – an interview with composer Don Peake

·         Behind-The-Scenes Footage

·         Vintage “Making of” Featurette

·         Theatrical Trailer

·         TV Spots

·         Still Galleries (Original Storyboards and Official Stills)


So what do you fright fanatics think? Quite an exciting couple of months, right?!

One Response to “PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS, THE HOWLING II, DOG SOLIDERS and Many More Highlight Scream Factory’s Upcoming Lineup!”
  1. James Burriugh says:

    Amazing that they haven’t ever come out with a Friday the 13th Blu-Ray set with the awesome artwork on the slipcovers. No Elm Streets. They always choose the wrong titles to put the slipcovers with. How about Hell Night with Linda Blair?

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