How to make the beginning of the week better? Easy. Hearing a slew of great titles announced from Scream Factory that will be hitting Blu-ray last this fall!
Of course, anytime a Hammer title is release, there should be much rejoicing! No matter the title, to have these in a nice Blu-ray edition, with the blazing colors and clarity, it will be great to see these titles looking their best. Being release on Sept. 10th is Scars of Dracula (1970) starring Christopher Lee and Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb (1972) starring the stunning Valerie Leon! I know these titles don’t have a lot of fans, compared to maybe Hammer’s earlier titles, but they are still fun and entertaining.
Then on Sept. 17th, they will be releasing Straight on Till Morning (1974), starring Shane Briant. As well as another great British thriller, simply called Fright (1971), starring Susan George, Honor Blackman, and Ian Bannon. This one is a great piece of cinema, especially due to the fine talent of Bannon.
Then the following week, on the 24th, we get John Carpenter’s Vampires (1998) and Frank LaLoggia’s Fear No Evil (1981). I happen to love Vampires, though it might be due to James Woods over the top performance, and a kick-ass score, so I’m thrilled to see this get a nice release. LaLoggia’s debut film may have some issues (mainly due to interference from the studio after he was done with the film), but even with a low budget, LaLoggia still created a unique tale with an interesting take on the old story. Plus, it has an incredible score, by LaLoggia himself! Well worth checking out if you haven’t seen it. Though, shame they couldn’t have gotten a nice new piece of cover art for Fear No Evil…