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The Burning and The Town That Dreaded Sundown Announced

Posted February 1, 2013 04:55 PM by Webmaster

Shout FactoryScream Factory, the horror-thriller offshoot of independent film distributor Shout Factory, has detailed its upcoming Blu-ray releases of Charles B. Pierce's The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976) and Tony Maylam's The Burning (1981). Both will street on May 21.

Both movies debut for the first time on Blu-ray. The Burning will be presented as a Collector's Edition Blu-ray + DVD Combo pack that boasts insightful bonus content, and a reversible wrap with original theatrical key art. The Town That Dreaded Sundown Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack contains director Charles B. Pierce's rare cult movie classic The Evictor as a bonus movie presentation on the DVD, plus more extras to be announced at a later date.

The Burning

After a cruel joke goes awry, severely burning him and subjecting him to five years of intensive, unsuccessful skin graft treatments, Cropsy (Lou David) is back at camp... and ready to wreak havoc on those who scarred him! With his hedge clippers in hand, he terrorizes the camp and systematically mutilates each victim. Can a few courageous campers save themselves and destroy this demented madman before he kills them all?

*Special features are currently in development.

Preliminary bonus features include:
  • Audio Commentary with director Tony Maylam, moderated by Alan Jones
  • Blood 'n' Fire Memories
The Town That Dreaded Sundown

When two young lovers are savagely beaten and tortured on a back country road in Texarkana, local police are baffled. Three weeks later, two more people are slain in a similar setting and Deputy Norman Ramsey fears a pattern might be developing. Texas Ranger J.D. Morales (Ben Johnson, The Wild Bunch) is brought in to help. The two officers must find "the Phantom Killer" before he can kill again. Also starring Andrew Prine (Grizzly) and Dawn Wells (Gilligan's Island), directed by Charles B. Pierce (The Legend Of Boggy Creek), and based on one of America's most baffling murder cases, this horrifying suspense thriller is a shocking experience you'll never forget.

Special Features for The Town That Dreaded Sundown Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack are currently in development.

*Special features are currently in development.

Special Bonus Movie Presentation:
  • Charles B. Pierce's The Evictors (DVD ONLY)
Synopsis: A nice young couple move into an eerie house located in a small Louisiana town, unaware of its violent history. Soon they find themselves tormented by the previous owners. Vic Morrow (Combat!, Humanoids From The Deep), Michael Parks (Django Unchained, Argo) and Jessica Harper (Suspiria, Phantom Of The Paradise) star in this chilling horror film.


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News comments (14 comments)



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davidthenikonuser
  Feb 01, 2013
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Awesome!!!! Will be getting both. Can't wait to finally see The Town That Dreaded Sundown in scope format.

tonylopez
  Feb 01, 2013
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Two very underrated films. Definitely buying both. I'm excited to hear what the extras may be.

Boothill Gunslinger
  Feb 01, 2013
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Day One!

HuggyBear73
  Feb 01, 2013
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Beautiful!

rafaelsalguero
  Feb 01, 2013
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The Burning Day !
dkelly26666
  Feb 01, 2013
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Awesome also that they are just throwing "The Evictors" in as a bonus movie with "The Town That Dreaded Sundown"!!! That is one particularly great bonus feature there!

And, "The Burning", obviously, I mean come on!!!

Iron_Lung
  Feb 01, 2013
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Getting both! I love the Burning and haven't seen The Town That Dreaded Sundown, but always wanted to. Can't wait!

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Gardenofstone10
  Feb 01, 2013
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I've had a bootleg DVD of Town for about 12 years because I wore out my VHS copy before that. Thank god for Shout Factory releasing this! Day 1 for both movies for me

CandyStalker
  Feb 01, 2013
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Ooh, The Burning! Star-studded slasher sleaze! Featuring a FINE performance by Jason Alexander. ("George is gettin' decapitated!")

TheManInBlu
  Feb 02, 2013
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Yes for Town; The Evictors is a great bonus too!
NYGiants Fan
  Feb 02, 2013
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Wow! Can't believe "Town" is getting the blu treatment. Can we possibly be getting "The Incredible Melting Man" NEXT!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Boothill Gunslinger
  Feb 03, 2013
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@Everybody: NEWSFLASH!!!! CandyStalker is actually NOT being a Debbie Downer.

monque
  Feb 03, 2013
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Day one for both titles.

dannalexcon
  Feb 03, 2013
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Great news, I've never seen "Town" but heard of it for years. The Burning is imo one of the better 80s slashers.


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