Has it really been five years since Scream Factory began giving horror films a luxury treatment on Blu-ray? Seems like only a few months ago when Halloween II & III arrived in the mail. Over the hundreds of titles that have been released, Scream Factory has done amazing work giving further detail to cult classics and illuminating obscure titles. They’ve resurrected a few releases that only existed on aging VHS cassettes. Next week (June 12), five of the best titles will run during the weeknights on Shout Factory TV. Monday starts with Clive Barker’s Nightbreed which allowed the director to re-edit the work into a much better film. There’s also Hellhole with a cast like a doomed Love Boat. 5 Nights of Fear is the perfect way to enjoy the early nights of summer. Here’s the press release from Scream Factory:
SCREAM FACTORY PRESENTS
5 NIGHTS OF FEAR
CELEBRATING 5 YEARS OF FEAR
IN NIGHTLY MOVIE LIVESTREAMS ON SHOUT! FACTORY TV
Scream Factory™ is celebrating five years of fear with the special screening event 5 Nights of Fear airing on Shout! Factory TV. In celebration of the now-iconic horror brand’s fifth anniversary, Scream Factory will present nightly screenings of cult favorite films Nightbreed, Bad Moon, The Exorcist III, Hellhole and Rabid. 5 Nights of Fear will air from Monday, June 12 through Friday, June 16 each evening at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT at http://www.shoutfactorytv.com/, and on Pluto TV Channel 512.
On Monday, the terrifying celebration begins with Clive Barker’s creature feature Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut. On Tuesday, fans can howl with horror to Eric Red’s Bad Moon. Wednesday, things get even more wicked with William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist III. Then on Thursday, get locked up in the glorious grindhouse film Hellhole. Finally, on Friday, fans can absolutely devor David Cronenberg’s Canadian classic Rabid.
Fans of Scream Factory and cult horror won’t want to miss these films streaming free! Join the conversation to tweet the terror live using the hashtag #5NightsOfFear.
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Schedule of Films*
Monday, June 12 at 7 p.m. – Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut
Tuesday, June 13 at 7 p.m. – Bad Moon: Theatrical Cut
Wednesday, June 14 at 7 p.m. – The Exorcist III: Theatrical Cut
Thursday, June 15 at 7 p.m. – Hellhole
Friday, June 16 at 7 p.m. – Rabid
*Times listed are Pacific time, approximate and subject to change.
Shout! Factory TV’s 5 Nights of Fear will be streaming nightly from June 12 – June 16 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT at http://www.shoutfactorytv.com/, and on Pluto TV, CH 512. For mobile, tablet and connected TV devices the marathon is accessible via the Pluto TV app. The marathon is also available via Pluto TV in the living room (Roku, Amazon’s Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Android TV devices, Chromecast and Apple Airplay), on the go (apps for iOS, Android and Amazon) and at your fingertips on PC’s, Mac’s or on the web.
5 Nights of Fear Film Synopses
Boone (Craig Sheffer) may be a troubled young man, but his troubles are just beginning. Set up as the fall guy in a string of slasher murders, he decides he’ll hide by crossing the threshold that separates “us” from “them” and sneak into the forbidden subterranean realm of Midian. Boone will live among the monsters. Hellraiser creator Clive Barker writes (adapting his novel Cabal) and directs this vivid leap into horror that asks: in the battle of man vs. monster, who’s really the monster? The answer supplies flesh-crawling suspense, sudden fear, a colorful Danny Elfman score and a creepy array of shape-shifting beings. They are the Nightbreed, denizens of a world beyond death, beyond the imagination, perhaps beyond anything you’ve seen.
Full, crescent, quarter… each is a Bad Moon for Ted Harrison. By day, he’s a photojournalist visiting family in the Pacific Northwest. By night, he transfigures into a horrific half-human – a werewolf. Dead men tell no tales, so Ted’s sure he alone knows about his vile double life. The secret, however, may be out. The family dog Thor, devoted to defending the household, has his suspicions.
Writer/director Eric Red (Cohen and Tate, Body Parts) delivers a new infusion of thrills with this red-blooded shocker. Michael Paré (Streets of Fire) portrays Ted, hiding his accursed condition from his sister (Mariel Hemmingway, Lipstick, Star 80) and nephew (Mason Gamble). What better way to hide it than to create suspicion that the local killings are the work of another – especially if that other is the family’s all-too-wise German shepherd!
The Exorcist III The Exorcist III is author/filmmaker William Peter Blatty’s personal vision of what followed after The Exorcist. Like the original, The Exorcist III combines elements of a detective story, a theological puzzle, and an unforgettable study in terror.
For more than fifteen years Police Lieutenant Kinderman (George C. Scott) has been haunted by the death of his friend Father Damien Karras. Now, on the 15th anniversary of the exorcism that claimed the priest’s life, Kinderman’s world is once again shattered when a boy is found decapitated and savagely crucified. It’s just the beginning of a nightmare series of bizarre religious murders.
The brutal murders bear the hallmarks of the infamous Gemini Killer… who died in the electric chair fifteen years ago. But when a psychopath claiming to be the Gemini Killer reveals intimate, gruesome details that only the true killer could possibly know, Kinderman is confronted with a horrifying truth that he cannot begin to explain… and that will shake him to his core.
Having witnessed her mother’s brutal death, Susan (Judy Landers, Dr. Alien) gets amnesia from a fall while being pursued by the killer, Silk (Ray Sharkey, The Idolmaker). Awakening in Ashland Sanitarium, she is once again terrorized by Silk, disguised as an orderly. To pry an incriminating secret from Susan’s brain, Silk forms an uneasy alliance with Dr. Fletcher (Mary Woronov, Rock ‘n’ Roll High School), a psychotic scientist who has been testing a new lobotomy technique, using helpless inmates as her guinea pigs. These vicious experiments are carried out in the “Hellhole,” a torture den awaiting Susan as its next victim.
Featuring an all-star cast of cult film stars including Marjoe Gortner (Starcrash, The Food Of The Gods), Richard Cox (Cruising), Terry Moore (Mighty Joe Young), Edy Williams (Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls), Robert Z’Dar (Maniac Cop) and Dyanne Thorne (Ilsa: She Wolf Of The SS).
After undergoing radical emergency surgery, Rose (former adult film star Marilyn Chambers in her first leading role in a mainstream film) develops an insatiable desire for blood. She searches out victims to satisfy her incurable craving, infecting them with an unknown disease which, in turn swiftly drives them insane… and makes them equally bloodthirsty.
Follow the lovely but deadly Rose through her terrifying ordeal as victim by victim, the spreading circle of casualties grows… until no one can escape their grisly fate of becoming… Rabid.
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