Scream Factory celebrates 10 Years of Terror with Shocktober

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Has it really been 10 years since Shout! Factory launched Scream Factory? It seems like only a few years since they elevated horror watching with the release of Halloween II and Halloween III: Season of the Witch. Scream Factory quickly became known for top notch transfers and bonus features that elevated fans appreciation for the movies. Right off the bat, I found myself reassessing the long-maligned Halloween III thank to the Collector’s Edition. Over the last 10 years, Scream Factory has put out remarkable boxsets including their three volumes of classic Vincent Price movies. They dared to put all three Human Centipede flicks together. The label gave us plenty of the Hammer Horror films starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. There are over 600 movies that have been released since this all started. Many of them are more than just a movie on a disc. Scream Factory can give you a convention’s worth of activity for your favorite horror movies. Recently the label launched its own channel with Scream Factory TV that you can watch online or through various systems. To celebrate 10 years Scream Factory TV will be featuring special events including John Carpenter hosting 4 Toho monster movies.


It’s Shocktober! 
In conjunction with their momentous achievement of causing fears for 10 years, Scream Factory is having its biggest Shocktober sale ever – the week-long sale (9/29 – 10/7) will offer a decade-worth of great horror releases at 50% off. Additionally, Scream will host massive giveaways each day of the sale – offering up tons of out-of-print titles and other rediscovered goodies (including stuff from Sacred Bones, NECA, Gutter Garbs, and more) for the entrants lucky enough to win. Lastly, and perhaps most exciting of all, Scream Factory will be selling an exclusive, limited-run Scream Factory 10th Anniversary t-shirt (see image below), designed by their friends at Gutter Garbs. Details on the sale and how to enter the contests are available at

Scream Factory TV Presents: 31 Nights of Horror! 
Scream Factory TV has handed its nightly lineup of diabolical double features over to the fans! They’ve voted and the Scream team couldn’t be prouder of the lurid lineup that they’ve created. Starting October 1st, fans can tune in every night for FREE beginning at 6pm PT/ 9pm ET to watch the uncensored versions of these favorite films on Scream Factory TV or, for the more sensitive hearts, the broadcast versions on Shout! Factory TV and see if the films they voted for made… the cut! Scream Factory TV is available on, or on any of the Shout! Factory TV apps, currently available on Amazon Fire TV, Android, Apple TV, and Roku. 

Scream Factory TV Presents: Master of Monsters hosted by John Carpenter!
The legendary director and musician John Carpenter, director of films released by Shout! Factory/Scream Factory such as HalloweenEscape from NY, Big Trouble in Little ChinaThe FogThe Thing, and many more; is a huge Godzilla fan. He sits down to present his 4 favorite monster films directed by Ishiro Hondo: Godzilla, The Uncut Japanese Original (Gojira)Destroy All Monsters, Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster, and The War of the Gargantuas. John Carpenter will make appearances throughout to discuss his great love and admiration for the franchise. Master of Monsters kicks off on Scream Factory TV on November 3, Godzilla Day, and runs through November 6. 

Scream visionaries take to Instagram Live! 
A conversation with Scream Factory creators Jeff Nelson and Cliff MacMillan will be hosted on Instagram Live on September 30th at 10AM PT / 1PM ET on the @screamfactoryofficial Instagram page. Jeff and Cliff will be taking questions about releases new and old over on @screamfactoryofficial as part of a live conversation that should not be missed. Fans should join the chat on Instagram with any questions they’ve been dying to ask.
From Halloween to Friday The 13thThe Slumber Party Massacre to Serial Mom, Scream Factory™ is home to some of the most crucial films in the genre, including Sleepaway Camp, The Funhouse, The Burning, Mad Max, The Fog, The Howling, and Black Christmas, new films such as the critically acclaimed feature and hugely-successful The Babadook as well as cult-favorites that might not have been made available otherwise, like Cat People, LifeforceTales from the Hood, AlligatorVice Squad, and April Fool’s Day. In order to provide the best and most complete content possible, Scream Factory has worked closely with many film legends over the years, like John Carpenter (Prince of Darkness, Assault on Precinct 13), Wes Craven (Deadly Friend, Shocker, The People under the Stairs), John Waters (Serial Mom), Brian De Palma (Phantom of the Paradise, Raising Cain, Obsession, Carrie), James Gunn (Slither), Clive Barker (Nightbreed), and Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre). Over the course of the last 10 years, Scream Factory™ has had many exciting achievements, including two major box sets of quintessential franchises, the Friday the 13th Collection (Deluxe Edition) – the definitive Blu-ray™ collection of one of the most influential horror franchises ever created including all 12 original filmsand Halloween [The Complete Collection] – the first time all 10 Halloween films were packaged together, as well as complicated restorative releases such as Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut, and Raising Cain [Collector’s Edition], and The Exorcist III [Collector’s Edition]. Scream Factory is now releasing some of the most iconic horror titles of all time, such as Halloween, Carrie, Child’s Play, The Return of the Living Dead, Army of Darkness, and Piranha on 4K UHD to once again provide fans with the utmost home entertainment experience.

Last but not least, 2022 saw the launch of Scream Factory TV, a home base for horror fans to scream and stream their favorite films. Available on, or on any of the Shout! Factory TV apps, currently available on Amazon Fire TV, Android, Apple TV, and Roku, Scream Factory TV’s programming includes events such as Killer Fish Day and Summer of Fear, special programming featuring the likes of Joe Dante (Joe Dante’s Film Inferno), and the aforementioned Master of Monsters hosted by the one and only John Carpenter.

Shout! Factory, LLC is a leading multi-platform media company devoted to film and TV distribution, development, and production. Founded by Richard Foos, Bob Emmer, and Garson Foos in 2003, Shout! owns and manages a large portfolio of films, contemporary and classic TV series, animation, and documentaries. The company’s creative acquisition mandate has established it as a leading independent distributor, with partners and properties including GKIDS, Sesame Street, LAIKA Studios, The Jim Henson Company, The Carol Burnett Show, The Johnny Carson Show, Stephen J. Cannell Productions, ALF, ITV Studios, Major League Baseball Productions, and many others. Shout! Factory Kids focuses on live-action and animated kids and family properties as well as anime, and the company releases films and television shows in other genres under the Scream Factory and Shout Select imprints. Shout! develops, acquires and distributes new films via Shout! Studios, owns and operates libraries including Mystery Science Theater 3000 (in partnership with creator Joel Hodgson) and the Roger Corman New Horizons Pictures Library and operates the acclaimed streaming service Shout! Factory TV. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit

Scream Factory TV is a free 24/7 channel that is every fright-fan’s final resting place for horror, sci-fi, thrillers, and more! Immerse yourself amongst the snarling monsters, stalking slashers, terrifying aliens, and shocking moments that have haunted you for years. Every one of its spine-tingling movies comes uncensored and ready to terrify. Stream and Scream with the channel that’s so good… it’s scary. You can watch Scream Factory TV, on, or on any of the Shout! Factory TV apps, currently available on Amazon Fire TV, Android, Apple TV, and Roku. 
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