Murders in the Rue Morgue & The Dunwich Horror go Blu-ray for March Madness

American International Pictures understood to have a writer of note to class up their drive-in movie flicks. They had scored a major success with their Edgar Allan Poe series when they went color. Murders in the Rue Morgue continued the Poe action with Jason Robards in a role usually reserved for Vincent Price. AIP also gave light to the demonic world of H.P. Lovecraft. The Dunwich Horror brings to life one of Lovecraft’s best loved tales. Dean Stockwell gives a performance that brings together his finer qualities seen in Blue Velvet and Quantum Leap. Now both films are being double featured on Blu-ray on March 29. Here’s the press release from Scream Factory:

Scream Factory Presents
Murders in the Rue Morgue & The Dunwich Horror
On Blu-ray March 29, 2016

A pair of horror’s most famous authors – Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft – provide the inspiration for a most diabolical double feature. Scream Factory presents two terrifying tales from literary legends with the release of Murders in the Rue Morgue & The Dunwich Horror on Blu-ray on March 29, 2016. These two American International Pictures classics are now finally available for the first time on Blu-ray, in a release complete with new audio commentary with author and film historian Steve Haberman, and a stage tricks and screen frights featurette.

Your first frightening film is 1971’s Murders in the Rue Morgue. In early 20th-century Paris, a theatrical company with a specialty in Grand Guignol undertakes their most gruesome production yet. But when a madman with an axe to grind arrives on the scene, the stage is set for real mayhem and murder most foul. Will the backstage bloodshed be quelled – or is it curtains for the cast? Jason Robards and Herbert Lom star in this marvelously macabre mystery.

From the City of Lights (and frights), our tour of terror moves on to a small New England town in 1970’s The Dunwich Horror. When a beautiful student named Nancy catches the eye of the weird Wilbur Whateley, her professor, the good doctor and occult expert Dr. Henry Armitage, knows that no good will come of it. But as Armitage digs deeper into the Whateley family history, he uncovers a buried secret – and a plot intended to call forth an evil beyond imagination. A cult favorite that proves that The Old Ones are good ones, The Dunwich Horror stars Dean Stockwell, Ed Begley, and Sandra Dee.

Special Features:

Murders in the Rue Morgue

· Audio commentary with author and film historian Steve Haberman

· Stage Tricks & Screen Frights featurette

· Theatrical trailer

The Dunwich Horror

· Audio commentary with author and film historian Steve Haberman

· Theatrical trailer

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