John Carpenter’s In The Mouth Of Madness and 2 more in July

Scream Factory has been brightening up the dark legacy of John Carpenter over the years. Their sets of The Thing, The Fog, Prince of Darkness, Village of the Damned, Assault on Precinct 13, Escape From New York and They Live have given new insight on the films along with resolution upgrades. So it’s great news that three more of Carpenter’s films are getting the Scream Factory treatment. Into the Mouth of Madness is Carpenter’s tale of readers who gets sucked into the pages of a book. Someone’s Watching Me was a TV movie that had Lauren Hutton and Adrienne Barbeau dealing with a stalker. Memoirs of an Invisible Man stars Michael McKean (This Is Spinal Tap and Better Call Saul) and an invisible actor. All three Blu-rays arrive on July 24 to make August much more interesting. Here’s the press release from Scream Factory:


On July 24, Scream Factory will release three excellent films from the canon of John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing) on Blu-ray, Memoirs of an Invisible Man, Someone’s Watching Me, and In The Mouth of Madness, the latter in a new Collector’s Edition.

In The Mouth Of Madness [Collector’s Edition] boasts several exciting new special features, including a new audio commentary with director John Carpenter and producer Sandy King Carpenter, discussing the 1995 film.

Inspired by the tales of H.P. Lovecraft, this shocking story is, in the words of its acclaimed director, “horror beyond description!” Sutter Cane (Jürgen Prochnow, Dune, The Seventh Sign) is the best-selling author whose newest novel is literally driving readers insane. When he inexplicably vanishes, his publisher (Charlton Heston, Soylent Green, Planet Of The Apes) sends special investigator John Trent (Sam Neill, Daybreakers, Dead Calm) to track him down. Drawn to a town that exists only in Cane’s books, Trent crosses the barrier between fact and fiction and enters a terrifying world from which there is no escape.

In The Mouth Of Madness [Collector’s Edition] Special Features
NEW 4K scan of the original film elements
NEW Audio Commentary with director John Carpenter and producer Sandy King Carpenter
NEW Horror’s Hallowed Grounds – a look at the film’s locations today
NEW The Whisperer of the Dark – an interview with actress Julie Carman
NEW Greg Nicotero’s Things in the Basement – a new interview with special effects artist Greg Nicotero including behind-the-scenes footage
NEW Home Movies from Hobb’s End – Behind the Scenes footage from Greg Nicotero
Audio Commentary with director John Carpenter and cinematographer Gary B. Kibbe
Vintage Featurette – The Making of In the Mouth of Madness
Theatrical Trailer
TV Spots

Chevy Chase takes center stage in 1992’s Memoirs of an Invisible Man. Thanks to a nuclear accident, Nick Halloway (Chase) has become invisible. Invisibility makes it easier to spy on agents (particularly chief adversary Sam Neill) who’ve put him in his predicament. And he can romance a lovely documentary producer (Daryl Hannah) in a way she’s never “seen” before. John Carpenter directs and Industrial Light and Magic create eye-opening effects as Nick embarks on his manic quest.

Memoirs of an Invisible Man Special Features
NEW 2K scan of the original film elements
How to Become Invisible: The Dawn of Digital F/X
Vintage interviews with director John Carpenter, actors Chevy Chase and Daryl Hannah
Behind the Scenes footage
Theatrical Trailer
TV Spots

In 1978’s Someone’s Watching Me, Los Angeles newcomer Leigh Michaels moves into a chic high-rise apartment building. She loves the view. So does the Peeping Tom who lives somewhere in the adjacent tower. John Carpenter writes and directs this thriller where the breath-catching suspense starts at the moment Leigh (Lauren Hutton, American Gigolo) is framed in the lens of a telescope. For Leigh, it’s the beginning of terrors that escalate from anonymous calls and gifts to lights that mysteriously flicker to prove that someone watches every moment of her life. Leigh fights back, matching her tormentor’s obsession with her own relentless drive to uncover his identity. The prey is now predator – and that escalates the stalker’s game to a deadly new level. Someone is watching.

Someone’s Watching Me
Special Features
NEW 2K scan from the original film elements – in both 1.85:1 and 1.33:1 aspect ratios
NEW audio commentary with author Amanda Reyes (Are You in the House Alone?: A TV Movie Compendium 1964-1999)
NEW Adrienne Barbeau: Looking Back at Someone’s Watching Me
NEW Carpenter’s Enforcer – an interview with Charles Cyphers on his career in John Carpenter’s films
NEW Horror’s Hallowed Grounds – a look at the film’s locations today
John Carpenter: Director Rising
TV Promo
Still Gallery

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