The Fear Monger: WolfCop 2 Is Coming And The Halloween Franchise Is Getting A Blu-ray Box Set
Good day, invokers of all things ectoplasmic. It’s Memorial Day weekend, so while you’re honoring the brave men and women who keep our country safe, cozy up with some military-themed horror, like Jacob’s Ladder or Deathwatch, or something with Nazi zombies if that’s more your taste. This wasn’t a huge week for horror news, beyond rumors that Alfonso Cuarón has been offered the prequel to The Shining, and wow to that one still. But we managed to scrape up a selection of goodies, including a sequel announcement for one of our more anticipated future cult classics.
In second-page news, Scream Factory is giving John Fawcett’s werewolf thriller Ginger Snaps a pretty stellar Blu-ray Collector’s Edition, including new interviews with the cast and crew, a new Women in Horror panel discussion, and all of the features on previously released versions. Devon Bostick (The 100, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules) is joining Ethan Hawke and Emma Watson in Alejandro Amenábar’s satanic cult thriller Regression. And finally, Focus Features has set a January 8, 2016 release date for Jason Zada’s The Forest, a thriller centered on the suicide-linked Aokigahara forest in Japan, based on an original idea from Man of Steel co-scripter David S. Goyer.
Now call your babysitter, so we can get into this week’s news.
Get Everything Michael Myers with Halloween: The Complete CollectionJust a few weeks after The Weinstein Company let it slip that they were mulling over making another Halloween movie, the venerable Scream Factory and Anchor Bay have announced they’re releasing the exhaustive Halloween: The Complete Collection on September 23rd, in both a 10-disc and a 15-disc set. Fans of Michael Myers will have no doubt already bought all of the previously released special editions that this franchise has delivered, but this is truly the only set you’ll ever need - at least until the next sequel can be added to the franchise.
Though the full list of specs and features won’t be out for a few more months, we know that this set will contain such exclusive features as the never-before-released producer’s cut of Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, the unrated versions for both of Rob Zombie’s installments, and network TV versions of both Halloween II and the original Halloween, which will also feature the much-requested mono audio tracks. Other new features include interviews with cast and crew from all ten films, as well as a 40-page booklet created by Fangoria Magazine’s Michael Gingold. This set sounds so good, it makes one wonder why this isn’t how every Blu-ray release is created. And by that, I mean with Halloween 5 included.
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