Murders in the Rue Morgue and The Dunwich Horror Coming to DVD from Scream Factory

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From The Press Release:
A pair of horror’s most famous authors – Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft – provide the inspiration for a most diabolical double feature. Scream Factory presents two terrifying tales from literary legends with the release of Murders in the Rue Morgue and The Dunwich Horror on Blu-ray on March 29, 2016. These two American International Pictures classics are now finally available for the first time on Blu-ray in a release complete with new audio commentary with author and film historian Steve Haberman and a Stage Tricks & Screen Frights featurette.

Your first frightening film is 1971’s Murders in the Rue Morgue. In early 20th-century Paris, a theatrical company with a specialty in Grand Guignol undertakes their most gruesome production yet. But when a madman with an axe to grind arrives on the scene, the stage is set for real mayhem and murder most foul. Will the backstage bloodshed be quelled – or is it curtains for the cast? Jason Robards and Herbert Lom star in this marvelously macabre mystery.

From the City of Lights (and frights), our tour of terror moves on to a small New England town in 1970’s The Dunwich Horror. When a beautiful student named Nancy catches the eye of the weird Wilbur Whateley, her professor, the good doctor and occult expert Dr. Henry Armitage knows that no good will come of it. But as Armitage digs deeper into the Whateley family history, he uncovers a buried secret – and a plot intended to call forth an evil beyond imagination. A cult favorite that proves that The Old Ones are good ones, The Dunwich Horror stars Dean Stockwell, Ed Begley, and Sandra Dee.

Special Features:

Murders in the Rue Morgue

  • Audio commentary with author and film historian Steve Haberman
  • Stage Tricks & Screen Frights featurette
  • Theatrical trailer

The Dunwich Horror

  • Audio commentary with author and film historian Steve Haberman
  • Theatrical trailer


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