In October, Scream Factory, the horror-thriller offshoot of independent film distributor Shout Factory, will bring Terror Train and The Funhouse to Blu-ray. Both titles will be making their North American Blu-ray debuts.
Directed by Roger Spottiswoode (Tomorrow Never Dies) and shot by cinematographer John Alcott (The Shining), this 1980 chiller transplants the slasher movie to America's railways, as a group of college kids having a New Year's Eve party on a chartered train find themselves the targets of a deranged psychopath with an all-too personal grudge. "Scream Queen" Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween) leads a cast that includes Academy Award-winner Ben Johnson (The Last Picture Show), Hart Bochner (Die Hard), and magician David Copperfield.
From the mind of filmmaker Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre) comes this cult 1981 shocker, which centers around Amy (Elizabeth Berridge, Amadeus), a teenager excited about her first date with the hunky Buzz (Cooper Huckabee, True Blood) at the local carnival. However, Amy and Buzz unwittingly witness a grisly murder in the carnival's funhouse, an act that forces the young lovers and their friends into a brutal fight for survival. Sylvia Miles (Midnight Cowboy), William Finley (The Black Dahlia), and Kevin Conway (Gettysburg) co-star, and Academy Award-winner Rick Baker (An American Werewolf in London) provides the film's gruesome makeup effects.
Scream Factory presents both pictures in their original aspect ratios - 1.85:1 for Terror Train and 2.39:1 for The Funhouse - with 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio tracks. The respective discs also contain the following supplements:
Gotta love the great retro artwork on these. This is how you release catalog titles!! Funhouse is a very good film and Terror Train is criminally underrated but still, I'm not sure if I'll upgrade my Terror Train DVD. There are far too many catalog titles/sets being released this year. Can't buy them all unfortunately
Scream Factory will also be releasing Deadly Blessing, They Live, Phantasm II, Death Valley, The Island and a few more to Blu Ray this year. The artwork for all releases are reversible and have the original artwork from the theatrical poster on the other side. Scream Factory is doing these right!
i remember having to sneak into the theaters for both of these classics only cuz i was a young boy back in the early 80s. Im stoked that Scream Factory (awesome name btw!) is treating these with respect...keep em comin guys and thanks a ton!