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Severin Films has announced our first 4 releases in the Black Friday lineup

Severin Films has announced our first 4 releases in the lineup. The first ever authorized blu-ray release of Severin’s original horror anthology THE THEATRE BIZARRE in special 2-disc digipak packaging with slipcase, the blu-ray premiere of the hallucinatory horror in THE ATTIC EXPEDITIONS featuring Seth Green, Jeffrey Combs, Ted Raimi and Alice Cooper, a new edition of PLAGUE TOWN packed with illuminating bonus features with slipcase, and the worldwide blu-ray premiere of Douglas Buck’s devastating anthology FAMILY PORTRAITS.

THE THEATRE BIZARRE
The concept was unprecedented: Enlist seven of horror’s most transgressive filmmakers – Douglas Buck (FAMILY PORTRAITS), Buddy Giovinazzo (COMBAT SHOCK), David Gregory (PLAGUE TOWN), Karim Hussain (SUBCONSCIOUS CRUELTY), Jeremy Kasten (THE ATTIC EXPEDITIONS), splatter FX legend Tom Savini and Richard Stanley (HARDWARE) – and give them total creative freedom to create their own short films inspired by the Grand Guignol. The result – starring genre icons like Udo Kier (FLESH FOR FRANKENSTEIN), Catriona MacColl (THE BEYOND), Lynn Lowry (THE CRAZIES) and Debbie Rochon (AMERICAN NIGHTMARE) – has been called “wildly unique” (Dread Central), “hilarious, grotesque and scary” (Bloody Disgusting) and “one of the best horror anthologies of all time” (Paste). Experience “a trip you’ll never forget” (Mondo Digital), finally officially available on Blu-ray with hours of exclusive Special Features.
THE THEATRE BIZARRE Special Features:
  • 2020 Filmmakers Audio Commentary
  • 2012 Filmmakers Audio Commentary
  • Backstage: The Making of THE THEATRE BIZARRE – New feature length documentary featuring interviews with Directors Douglas Buck, Buddy Giovinazzo, David Gregory, Karim Hussain, Jeremy Kasten, Tom Savini, Richard Stanley, Producers Daryl J. Tucker, Fabrice Lambot, Michael Ruggiero, Actors Udo Kier, Catriona MacColl, Lynn Lowry, Victoria Maurette, Kaniehtiio Horn and more.
  • French TV On-Set Report on Richard Stanley’s Return to Genre Filmmaking
  • Making of VISION STAINS by Filmmaker Pat Tremblay
  • Making of THE ACCIDENT by Filmmaker Pat Tremblay
  • Shock Till You Drop’s Choice Cuts with Buddy Giovinazzo
  • Shock Till You Drop’s Choice Cuts with David Gregory
  • Shock Till You Drop’s Choice Cuts with Jeremy Kasten
  • Boswell Scores – Interview with THE MOTHER OF TOADS & VISION STAINS Soundtrack Composer Simon Boswell
  • THE MOTHER OF TOADS – Extended Cut
  • Trailers
Exclusive to this Limited Black Friday Edition are an exclusive Slipcase and fold-out Digipak (showcasing original artwork for each anthology segment), as well as the first ever official soundtrack CD (with compositions by Simon Boswell, Susan DiBona, Bobb Freund, Pierre Marchand, Eric Powell and Mark Raskin).
THE ATTIC EXPEDITIONS
It’s been called “imaginative and audacious” (Los Angeles Times), “fantastic and surreal” (Classic Horror) and “an ideal film that verges towards masterpiece” (Weird Wild Realm). Now experience the Blu-ray premiere of the hallucinatory debut by director Jeremy Kasten (THE DEAD ONES, THE THEATRE BIZARRE, THE WIZARD OF GORE remake) about a young man committed to an asylum where madness, mayhem and murder may rip apart his mind forever. Seth Green (ROBOT CHICKEN), Jeffrey Combs (RE-ANIMATOR), Andras Jones (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4), Ted Raimi (SKINNER), Wendy Robie (TWIN PEAKS) and Alice Cooper star in the 2001 shocker Fangoria hailed as “an ambitious first feature laced with a wonderful cast, quirky charms and cool twists”, scanned in 2k from the original negative with all-new Special Features.
Special Features:
  • Cast & Crew 20 Year Pandemic Reunion & Story of Making THE ATTIC EXPEDITIONS, featuring Jeremy Kasten, Seth Green, Jeffrey Combs, Tim Heidecker and many more
  • Alice Cooper & Jeffrey Combs Internet Reunion
  • Horror Scholar Adam Rockoff Contextualizes THE ATTIC EXPEDITIONS
Exclusive Limited Black Friday Edition includes the first ever release of the original motion picture soundtrack CD.
PLAGUE TOWN
A tourist family lost in the Irish countryside. A remote village that hides a hideous secret. And the taboo-bashing indie horror milestone that has been called “maniacally twisted” (Horror News), “chilling and disturbing” (Blu-ray.com) and “an experience that goes where most mainstream horror fears to tread” (Fangoria). Experience this “brilliant” (Quiet Earth) hybrid of grisly ‘70s shockers and graphic 21st century folk-horror – hailed as “an icy hand gradually sliding along the back of your neck for 90 minutes” (Mondo Digital) – from co-writer/director David Gregory (BLOOD & FLESH: THE REEL LIFE & GHASTLY DEATH OF AL ADAMSON) and the producers of STAKELAND, now featuring an uncensored HD master and Special Features produced exclusively for this edition.
Special Features:
  • 2009 Audio Commentary – Audio Commentary with Director David Gregory & Producer Derek Curl
  • White Lace & Button Eyes – The Making of PLAGUE TOWN by Documentary Filmmaker Howard S. Berger
  • A Visit to Plague Town – Behind the Scenes Featurette
  • The Sounds of Plague Town
  • Trailer
  • Short Films – SCATHED, TIL DEATH
Exclusive Limited Black Friday Edition includes exclusive Slip Case and the first ever release of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD.
FAMILY PORTRAITS
Over the course of seven years, three short films about the brutal dissolution of the American family – Cutting Moments (1997), Home (1998) and Prologue (2003) – elicited both horrified gasps and standing ovations at film festivals around the world. When combined into a theatrical feature, this trilogy by writer/producer/director/editor Douglas Buck – whose directing credits would eventually include the SISTERS remake and ‘The Accident’ segment of THE THEATRE BIZARRE – was hailed as “nightmarish” (The New York Times), “like Todd Solondz on crack” (Digitally Obsessed) and “the most chilling portrait of the loss of humanity in the manicured lawns of Middle America ever made” (LA Weekly). Buck’s “unbearably intense and enormously moving” (Filmecho) stunner is now scanned in 2k from the original negative for the first time ever with all-new Special Features.
Special Features:
  • Commentary with Director Douglas Buck
  • Commentary with Maitland McDonagh
  • AFTER ALL – Early Short Film
  • CUTTING MOMENTS Interviews, Circa 1998
  • That’s Dark – Podcast on CUTTING MOMENTS & Interview with Director Douglas Buck
  • Deleted Scene – Prologue
  • Behind the Scenes – Prologue
  • Stills Galleries
  • Trailer
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