If you’ve cut the cable cord and are craving a good fright or night of weirdness, Shout! Factory TV is ready for you. There’s a massive celebration of Weird Al, numerous clips from the Dick Cavett Show and finally a touch of Dario Argento and George Romero. It’s enough viewing pleasure to keep your computer happy. You can also watch if you still subscribe to cable.
FILMS OF FRIGHTS, THE DICK CAVETT SHOW: HORROR HIGHLIGHTS, “WEIRD AL” BIRTHDAY BLOCK, AND MORE
STREAMING ON SHOUT! FACTORY TV OCTOBER 1
This October, Shout! Factory TV has you covered for a month full of nights of frights, all in the comfort of your own haunted home. Several new horror films join the existing lineup of macabre movies available on Shout! Factory TV, alongside interviews with horror’s finest on The Dick Cavett Show, schlock-tastic episodes of MST3K and behind-the-scenes looks into the making of classic chillers on Shout! Factory TV’s Backlot.
This month’s content is exclusively horror…with the exception of a fan-favorite birthday boy. Shout! Factory TV is presenting a trilogy of “Weird Al” Yankovic starrers this month in celebration of the comedic genius’ birthday. The Compleat Al, The Weird Al Show, and Backlot UHF are all available on Shout! Factory TV October 1.
FILMS OF FRIGHTS
Hollywood Ghost Stories
(John Carradine, Elke Sommer, William Peter Blatty)
An investigation into the reports of houses in Hollywood that are supposedly haunted by the ghosts of dead movie stars.
Tomb of Torture
(Annie Alberti, Adriano Micantoni, Marco Mariani)
A journalist investigates after his lover begins complaining of being haunted by the spirit of a countess who died two decades ago. Together the writer and the troubled woman travel to a spooky old castle. As soon as they arrive, the girl falls into a deep trance and leads him to a torture chamber where terror awaits.
Two Evil Eyes
(Adrienne Barbeau, Harvey Keitel, Ramy Zada)
Two horror tales based on short stories by Edgar Allan Poe directed by two famed horror directors, George A. Romero and Dario Argento.
(Jorge Rivero, Andrea Occhipinti, Conrado San Martin)
A young man, armed with a magical bow and arrows, embarks on a mystical journey through a mystical land to rid it of all evil and joins forces with an outlaw to take down an evil witch bent on claiming the magic bow for evil.
THE DICK CAVETT SHOW: HORROR HIGHLIGHTS
Shout! Factory TV keeps up the monthly themed The Dick Cavett Show releases, curated for fans of rock icons, comic legends, and many more groupings of entertainment’s finest subjects. This October, Shout! Factory TV is streaming a collection of five episodes featuring icons of horror, featuring Alfred Hitchcock and the never-before-released Cavett interviews featuring Stephen King, George Romero, Vincent Price, Janet Leigh, Ira Levin, and Peter Straub.
The Dick Cavett Show Horror Highlights: Alfred Hitchcock (1972)
The legendary film director discusses cinema, his life and career.
The Dick Cavett Show Horror Highlights: Vincent Price (1978)
Dick Cavett interviews legendary horror icon Vincent Price.
The Dick Cavett Show Horror Highlights: Stephen King Pt. 1 (1980)
Part one of Dick Cavett’s interview with best-selling horror author Stephen King. Features a four-guest panel with George Romero, Ira Levin and Peter Straub.
The Dick Cavett Show Horror Highlights: Stephen King Pt. 2 (1980)
Part two of Dick Cavett’s interview with best-selling horror author Stephen King. Features a four-guest panel with George Romero, Ira Levin and Peter Straub.
The Dick Cavett Show Horror Highlights: Janet Leigh (1995)
Cavett interview the iconic actress best known for her role in Psycho.
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000
This October, Shout! Factory TV presents two classic MST3K episodes available exclusively month-long!
Multiple Emmy®-nominated and Peabody Award-winning Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) is a true cult classic. Its high-camp rendition of B-movies from every genre to the small screen makes it one of the most memorable pop culture shows of our time. Brimming with laugh-out-loud commentaries from caustically hilarious space travelers Joel Robinson, Mike Nelson and their robot pals Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo, MST3K was a genuine phenomenon. Its popularity spawned an MST3K fan following that numbers over hundreds of thousands of fans world-wide.
MST3K: Night of the Blood Beast
It’s always bad news in a sci-fi movie when an astronaut returns dead from outer space, then the base he lands at is overrun by a sinister alien. In this Roger Corman cheapie, the resurrected astronaut and alien embryos spell disaster for humanity!
MST3K: The Corpse Vanishes
Bela Lugosi stars as a sinister scientist who kills virgin brides in order to extract glandular fluids that will keep his aging wife young and beautiful. Aided by an evil shrew and her miscreant sons, they set about on a reign of terror. Horror ensues!
SHOUT! FACTORY TV’S BACKLOT
Shout! Factory TV proudly presents its monthly series, Backlot. Each episode grants an inside look at cult favorite series and films, covering everything from the Power Rangers to Roger Corman. Hosted by Shout! Factory’s Brian Ward, Backlot showcases interviews, behind the scenes footage, featurettes and much more from the pop culture classics you never outgrew.
Backlot – Summer of Fear Streaming Event: Interview with John Carpenter
John Carpenter discusses several films from his celebrated career in this interview.
Backlot – Forbidden World: Interview with Roger Corman
Interviews with Producer Roger Corman and Special Makeup Effects guru John Carl Beuchler.
Backlot – Humanoids from the Deep: Interview with Roger Corman
Interviews with Roger Corman, Second Unit/Assistant Director James Sbardellati, Composer James Horner and Cindy Weintraub
Backlot – Sleepless Nights: Revisiting the Slumber Party Massacre II
The cast and crew of The Slumber Party Massacre II revisit the making of the film.
Backlot – MST3K 25th Anniversary: Big Changes
Part three of the complete history of MST3K takes a look at the changes the series underwent throughout the course of its run, including the host and network shifts.
“WEIRD AL” BIRTHDAY BLOCK
“Weird Al” is partying and so are we! As the parody genius celebrates his birthday, Shout! Factory TV is celebrating his work. Ever since his 1983 self-titled breakthrough album “Weird Al” Yankovic has been unsurpassed as a proven purveyor of parody and musical satire. For nearly four decades, Grammy Award-winning musician and satirist “Weird Al” Yankovic has been entertaining audiences worldwide with his parodies of songs by the biggest stars in the musical universe, as well as his appearances on television and in film. The Compleat Al, The Weird Al Show and Backlot: UHF make the perfect trio to bring in a birthday as weirdly as possible!
The Compleat Al
The Compleat Al is the amazing, hilarious and not entirely true story of “Weird Al” Yankovic, the Grammy® award-winning master of musical parody and rock and roll comedy. The mockumentary takes you behind the scenes, beginning with his childhood years, his high school and college days, and up through his early-career rise to stardom. This concocted chronicle also contains classic moments from AL-TV and footage from his trip to Japan, and a somewhat embellished version of how he received permission from Michael Jackson for “Eat It.”
And to top it off, The Compleat Al contains eight “Weird Al” video classics: “Ricky,” “I Love Rocky Road,” the award-winning “Eat It,” “I Lost on Jeopardy,” “This Is the Life,” “Like a Surgeon,” “One More Minute” and “Dare to Be Stupid.”
The Weird Al Show
The Weird Al Show- The Complete Series pulls together all 13 complete episodes of the Saturday morning cult classic on Shout! Factory TV. Yankovic’s signature warped comedy, original songs, TV and movie spoofs, twisted animation and ability to attract a wonderful and motley collection of special surprise guests are what make this a treasure chest of all things Al.
The Weird Al Show features guest appearances from comedy favorites Drew Carey, Gilbert Gottfried, Michael McKean, Patton Oswalt, Fred Willard, and many, more more. Musical performances include Barenaked Ladies, Hanson, Radish and of course, Weird Al!
Backlot – UHF: Comic Con Panel
Weird Al takes a look back at his career in this 2014 San Diego Comic Con Panel.
Other notable series and movies also streaming on Shout! Factory TV now include:
· THE RED SKELTON SHOW (Episodes 61-90) (Red Skelton, David Rose, Art Gilmore)
· AFRICA SCREAMS (Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Clyde Beatty)
· EAGLE SHADOW FIST (Jackie Chan, Ching Wong, Qiu Yuen)
· FANTASY MISSION FORCE (Jackie Chan, Brigitte Lin, Yu Wang)
· FIRE DRAGON (Jackie Chan, Brigitte Lin, Siu Chung Mok)
· THE YOUNG TIGER (Jackie Chan, Fei Meng, Lin Lin Li)
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