The Haunting of Julia scares on 4K UHD in April

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Horror fans have been wondering when The Haunting of Julia would arrive on DVD nearly 25 years ago. Then they felt frustration for a decade when every month there is no news of a Blu-ray. What’s a cult horror film fan to do? At this moment they need to pre-order the 4K UHD that’s being released by Scream Factory! The wait will be over when April 18th arrives. There’s also a Blu-ray in the box. Here’s the press release from Scream Factory:

The Haunting of Julia Long Out of Print Cult Favorite Makes its 4K UHD and Blu-ray Debut April 18, 2023 from Scream Factory
Based on the novel Julia by Peter Straub, the atmospheric supernatural thriller The Haunting of Julia (aka Full Circle) has developed a cult following amongst film fans for its intelligent yet deeply chilling take on a modern ghost story. Never before available on DVD or Blu-ray in the US, this long-sought after film will be available on physical media for the first time in decades as a 4K UHD+Blu-ray combo pack on April 18, 2023 from Scream Factory. The Haunting of Julia  features a new 4K restoration from the original negative as well as a bevy of brand-new bonus features including an Audio Commentary by director Richard Loncraine and film historian Simon Fitzjohn, an interview with actor Tom Conti, an interview with actress Samantha Gates, the featurette Park Life where Simon Fitzjohn revisits the locations from the film, featurette A Haunting Retrospective with film critic/author Kim Newman, and more! Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting  

In The Haunting of Julia, Magnus and Julia Lofting (Keir Dullea, Black Christmas), and Mia Farrow, Rosemary’s Baby) suffer a tremendous shock one morning when their daughter Kate (Sophie Ward, The Hunger) begins choking. Unsure what to do, Julia attempts a tracheotomy, inadvertently causing Kate’s death. The tragedy sends Julia to a hospital to recover, but when Magnus asks that she come home, she prefers to buy a new house in London to live alone. Magnus begins pondering Julia’s fragile sanity, while Julia becomes convinced that her house is haunted by the spirit of a little girl.

The Haunting of Julia Bonus Features
NEW 4K restoration by Scream Factory™ from the original negative
In Dolby Vision
NEW Audio Commentary by director Richard Loncraine and film historian Simon Fitzjohn
DTS-HD Master Audio Mono 

NEW 4K restoration by Scream Factory from the original negative
NEW Audio Commentary by director Richard Loncraine and film historian Simon Fitzjohn
NEW Introduction to the film by director Richard Loncraine
NEW Park Life – Simon Fitzjohn revisits the locations from the film
NEW Coming Full Circle – an interview with actor Tom Conti 
NEW The Fear of Growing Up – an interview with actress Samantha Gates 
NEW A Haunting Retrospective – film critic/author Kim Newman looks at this underrated ghost story
DTS-HD Master Audio Mono 

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Shout! Factory, LLC is a leading multi-platform media company devoted to film and TV distribution, development, and production, as well as the preservation and revitalization of the very best in pop-culture entertainment. 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 StreetThe Carol Burnett Show, The Johnny Carson Show, IFC Films, Stephen J. Cannell Productions, ITV Studios, Major League Baseball Productions, and many others. Shout! Factory Kids focuses on live-action and animated kids and family properties, 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 Horizon 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

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