Scorpion Releasing and Katarina Leigh Waters to resurrect horror films on DVD
Scorpion Releasing announced yesterday that they will release a new DVD line of horror films (most of them under-appreciated '80s cheeseballs) called Katarina's Nightmare Theater. Each film will be introduced by Waters, a former WWE and current TNA star. Many of the films have never appeared on DVD and some will receive brand new HD film transfers and extras. Every disc will have a custom intro and closing segment with Katarina (the movie can be played without these) and some will have commentaries with the filmmakers moderated by her. Finally, all DVDs will have reversible covers.
Check out a list of announced titles and see some preliminary cover art after the break.
The titles mentioned in the first press release include AMERICAN NIGHTMARE, THE CARPENTER, THE DEVIL WITHIN HER, FINAL EXAM, THE HOUSE ON SORORITY ROW, HUMONGOUS, THE INCUBUS, HUMAN EXPERIMENTS, THE MARK OF CAIN, and NOTHING BUT THE NIGHT.
It will be exciting to see some of these titles gain new audiences with their first appearances on DVD and the re-releases will be much more affordable than the used OOP copies currently in the Amazon Marketplace. It remains to be seen if Waters was selected to participate because she is a true horror fan, while the intros are optional it would be sad if she became an intrusion on the filmmaker commentaries.
We will find out in September when the first wave of titles lands. The releases will continue through March of 2012. You better believe we here at Gordan and the Whale will be bringing you coverage of these discs as they are released. Stay tuned!
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