Welcome to Scream Warriors! The column that covers new and upcoming releases from Scream Factory, Shout! Factory’s label dedicated to classic and cult horror and science-fiction films. This month’s releases offer an alarming assortment of witches, wild women, babyface killers, giant spiders, and vengeful whales.

June 2

Witches in the Woods (2020)

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“Jill, a tenacious college freshman, abandons her studies for an off-the-grid snowboarding trip with her friends. But after the sun has dipped below the horizon, their SUV mysteriously becomes lost in the freshly logged mountains, eventually running out of gas and leaving them stranded. As the temperature falls, the tension within the group ratchets up… and a metaphorical — then all-too-literal — witch hunt ensues.” — Scream Factory

 

June 16

Universal Horror Collection: Volume 5 (1941-1945)

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“The Universal Horror Collection: Volume 5 includes four tales of terror from the archives of Universal Pictures, the true home of classic horror. A mobster’s brain is transplanted into an ape who carries out his revenge in The Monster And The Girl. A mad scientist turns an ape into a beautiful, but deadly woman in Captive Wild Woman. Jungle Woman, the sequel to Captive Wild Woman, is an eerie thriller with all the danger of wild animals on the loose and a sexy killer on the prowl! And in Jungle Captive, a scientist has experimented on re-animating animals… but now he has decided to go one step further and re-animate a human!”Scream Factory

Bonus Features

Disc One: The Monster And The Girl

 
  • NEW 2K scan of a fine grain element
  • NEW Audio commentary by film historians Tom Weaver And Steve Kronenberg

Disc Two: Captive Wild Woman

  • NEW Audio commentary by film historian/author Tom Weaver
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Still gallery

Disc Three: Jungle Woman

  • NEW 2K scan of a fine grain element
  • NEW Audio commentary by film historian Gregory William Mank
  • Still gallery

Disc Four: Jungle Captive

  • NEW 2K scan of a fine grain element
  • NEW Audio commentary by film historian Scott Gallinghouse
  • Theatrical trailer

The Hills Run Red (2009)

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“You heard the story. The one about the goriest, bloodiest splatter flick ever, the one made in the ’80s but mysteriously lost. Flash forward to now: Young cinema buffs search for the secret location where the movie was shot, hoping to find the film. What they find is that the goriest, bloodiest splatter flick ever is more than a movie. It’s real. And it’s happening to them.

The Hills Run Red vaults into a whole new level of horror as the terrified interlopers confront a demented killer who covers his hacked-up face with a baby doll mask. Wait, Babyface is just a character from the movie, right? Wrong. He’s alive. He’s waiting. He’s thrilled to meet fans who will die – slowly, gruesomely, shockingly – for his art. Get ready to meet a new horror icon, Babyface!”Scream Factory

Bonus Features

  • NEW Audio commentary with director Dave Parker and Patrick Bromley Of “F This Movie” Podcast
  • NEW Audio commentary with director Dave Parker and filmmakers Joe Lynch And Adam Green
  • NEW Deep In The Red – an interview with writer David J. Schow and Director Dave Parker
  • NEW Running To The Hills – an interview with executive producer Erik Olsen
  • NEW Musical Terror – an interview with composer Frederik Wiedmann
  • NEW Friday The 13th, June 2008 – a tour of the set with director Dave Parker (never before seen)
  • NEW The Hills Are Alive… With The Sound Of Improv – interviews with the cast (never before seen)
  • NEW William Sadler As Wilson Wyler Concannon – an interview with the actor from the set (never before seen)
  • NEW Janet Montgomery As Serina – an interview with the actress from the set (never before seen)
  • NEW Sophie Monk As Alexa Concannon – an interview with the actress from the set (never before seen)
  • NEW Tad Hilgenbrink As Tyler – an interview with the actor from the set (never before seen)
  • NEW Alex Wyndham As Lalo – an interview with the actor from the set (never before seen)
  • NEW Interview with producer Robert Meyer Burnett from the set (never before seen)
  • NEW Interview with production designer Antonello Rubino from the set (never before seen)
  • NEW Production scrapbook
  • NEW Original animatic for the proof of concept trailer
  • NEW Proof of concept trailer
  • Original audio commentary with director Dave Parker, writer David J. Schow, and producer Robert Meyer Burnett
  • It’s Not Real Until You Shoot It: The Making Of The Hills Run Red
  • Trailer

 

June 23

The Spider (1958)

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“Moviegoers had already been exposed to giant ants and a man turning half-fly when The Spider crept onto movie theater screens. Producer/writer/special effects supervisor Bert I. Gordon was just the man to bring this giant arachnid to the screen, having frightened moviegoers with films like Attack Of The Puppet People and The Amazing Colossal Man.

Quiet River Falls is the town awakened by the insect’s devastating rampage. Two teens discover the monster, see it temporarily disabled by gas… and then watch in terror as it unfolds its eight arms of doom. Will our heroes survive? Or will the entire town fall prey to this unstoppable fanged horror?!?”Scream Factory

Bonus Features

  • NEW 2K scan from the negative
  • NEW Audio commentary by filmmaker/film historian Ted Newsom
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 – Earth vs. the Spider
  • 8mm version of Earth vs. the Spider
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Still gallery of rare photos, including behind-the-scenes images

June 30

Orca (1977)

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“Producer Dino De Laurentiis (King Kong, Ragtime) and director Michael Anderson (Around The World In 80 Days, Logan’s Run) join forces to present the rousing action-adventure tale of Orca: The Killer Whale. It’s the story of one powerful being against another: a strong, determined fisherman by the name of Captain Nolan (Richard Harris, Unforgiven) versus an equally determined killer whale.

When the giant whale’s pregnant mate is maimed and killed by Nolan, the whale seeks vengeance: smashing boats, attacking a seacoast village, and eventually luring his human adversaries to a final confrontation in the marine creature’s own arctic turf. Charlotte Rampling, Will Sampson, and Bo Derek (in her feature film debut) also star in this seafaring epic brimming with nail-biting suspense and spectacular special effects.”Scream Factory

Bonus Features

  • Audio commentary with author/film historian Lee Gambin
  • Theatrical trailer

That’s it for this edition of Scream Warriors! Join me next time for a rundown of Scream Factory’s July releases. Be sure to let us know what Scream Factory releases you’re most excited for and what physical media you’re taking home this month over on Twitter, in the Nightmare on Film Street Subreddit, and on Facebook in the Horror Movie Fiend Club!

 

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