Scream Factory frightens August with Lowlife, Wildling & Pyewacket

Just because it’s August doesn’t mean summer is over. There’s still time for more summer scares on hot and humid nights. Scream Factory is making sure that there’s a fresh fear in the air with three movies coming out on Blu-ray in August. Lowlife, Wildling and Pyewacket deliver the goosebumps in various ways. Here’s the press release from Scream Factory:

Three Contemporary Genre Films Make Their Blu-ray and DVD Debuts
August 7th, 2018 from Scream Factory

This August, beat the heat with three contemporary genre hits from Scream Factory, in conjunction with IFC Midnight. From the audacious thriller Lowlife, to the atmospheric supernatural scares of Wildling, to the hair-raising tension of Pyewacket, these films are a must-see for all horror and genre fans. Available on Blu-ray and DVD on August 7th, 2018, fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com

Lowlife
“ … fresh and different … a movie with the sole purpose of an adrenalin rush, designed to strap you to your seat, entertain you, and spit you back into reality, exhausted but satisfied” – RogerEbert.com

What happens when you throw together one fallen Mexican wrestler with serious rage issues, one just-out-of-prison ex-con with a regrettable face tattoo, and one recovering junkie motel owner in search of a kidney? That’s the premise of Lowlife, the berserk, blood-spattered, and wickedly entertaining feature debut from Ryan Prows. Set amidst the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles, Lowlife zigzags back and forth in time as it charts how fate — and a ruthless crime boss — connects three down-and-out reprobates mixed up in an organ harvesting scheme that goes from bad to worse to off-the-rails insane. Careening from savagely funny to just plain savage to unexpectedly heartfelt, this audacious thriller serves up nonstop adrenalin alongside hard-hitting commentary about the state of contemporary America.

Lowlife Bonus Features:
· Audio commentary with director Ryan Prows and cinematographer Benjamin Kitchens
· Audio commentary with director Ryan Prows and writers Tim Cairo, Jake Gibson and
Shaye Ogbonna
· Making-of featurette
· Short films

Wildling
Room meets The Beast Within … Bel Powley is incredible.” – Jacob Knight, Birth. Movies. Death.

A teenage girl’s coming-of-age arrives with a terrifying twist in this spellbinding take on the werewolf legend. Since birth, Anna (Bel Powley) has been raised in isolation by a man she knows only as Daddy (Brad Dourif, Child’s Play). He has done everything possible to conceal the truth about her origins from her. But when the teenage Anna is suddenly thrust into the real world under the protection of no-nonsense police officer Ellen (Liv Tyler, The Strangers), it soon becomes clear that she is far from ordinary. Unable to adjust to a normal life, Anna finds herself drawn instead to the wild freedom of the forest while struggling to resist the growing bloodlust that has awakened inside her. This moodily atmospheric thriller combines supernatural scares with a myth-like tale of self-discovery.

Wildling Bonus Features
· Deleted scenes
· Outtakes
· Theatrical trailer


Pyewacket
“One of the biggest surprises out of the Toronto International Film Festival … an authentic and riveting coming-of-age story” – Bloody Disgusting

When you’re dealing with demons, be careful what you wish for. In this ultra-unsettling occult nightmare, teenage Leah (Nicole Muñoz, Once Upon A Time) finds solace from the recent death of her father — and from her strained relationship with her mother (Laurie Holden, The Walking Dead) — by dabbling in the dark arts. It all seems like harmless fun at first … until an argument leads Leah to do the unthinkable: put a death curse on her mother. Leah immediately regrets her decision, but it may be too late; An evil presence known as Pyewacket has risen — and threatens to destroy both mother and daughter. Backcountry director Adam MacDonald creates hair-raising tension and a complex mother-daughter dynamic in this frightening fable about our darkest desires come to life.

Pyewacket Bonus Features
· Making-of featurette
· Theatrical trailer

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.

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