Scream Factory Brings Psycho Pimps, Manson, and More Universal Horrors to Blu-ray!

Our buddies over at Scream Factory (interview here) are back with a fresh crop of horrors, and we have the skinny on what’s coming and when!  Read on for details!

From the Press Release:
A collection of mad doctors and murderous fiends want to go home with you… Universal Horror Collection Volume 2 is coming to Blu-ray on July 23, 2019, from Scream Factory. The collection is loaded with extras, including new commentaries and a new featurette.

Undertake four tales of terror from the archives of Universal Pictures, the home of classic horror! This collection includes such horror stars as Lionel Atwill, George Zucco, David Bruce and Evelyn Ankers. A maniacal hunter and collector of wild animals uses them to dispose of rival and enemies in Murders in the Zoo. An unhinged scientist flees the San Francisco police and continues his bizarre experiments on a remote tropical island in The Mad Doctor of Market Street. A mysterious avenger is murdering acquitted criminals while dabbling in brain transplants in The Strange Case of Doctor Rx. And a doctor’s experiments with nerve gas turn his assistant into a grave-robbing freak in The Mad Ghoul.

Special Features:

  • NEW Audio Commentary with author/film historian Greg Mank
  • Still Gallery

Special Features:

  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Still Gallery

Special Features:

  • NEW Gloriously Wicked: The Life and Legacy of Lionel Atwill
  • Still Gallery

Special Features:

  • NEW Audio Commentary with film historian Thomas Reader
  • Still Gallery

Season Hubley (Escape from New York) stars as Princess, a single mom by day, a Hollywood prostitute by night. A volatile cop, Tom Walsh uses her to trap a sadistic pimp named Ramrod, who murdered one of her friends. But when Ramrod escapes police custody, Princess is in grave danger. No matter which way she turns, Ramrod is coming for her. On the street, the real trick is staying alive! On August 13, 2019, Scream Factory is thrilled to present VICE SQUAD Collector’s Edition Blu-ray. Directed by Gary A. Sherman (Lisa, Poltergeist III) and written by Sandy Howard (Nightstick, The Island of Dr. Moreau), Kenneth Peters (Halo: Nightfall) and Robert Vincent O’Neil (Lady Blue), the 1982 exploitation cult classic stars Season Hubley, Gary Swanson (The Guardian) and Wings Hauser (Mutant). A must-have for movie collectors, this definitive collector’s edition Blu-ray release contains special bonus content, including new 4K scan of the film elements, new interviews with director Gary Sherman, select cast members, audio commentary, and much more! Pre-order is available now at

Special Features:

  • NEW 4K scan of the negative
  • NEW Audio Commentary with director Gary Sherman and producer Brian Frankish
  • NEW Tracking the Beast – an interview with actor Gary Swanson
  • NEW Of Poltergeist and Neon Lights – an interview with director Gary Sherman
  • NEW Hollywood Magic – an interview with producer Brian Frankish
  • NEW The Roots of Reality – an interview with actress Beverly Todd
  • NEW Catching A Killer – an interview with actor Pepe Serna
  • NEW Princess Driver – an interview with actor Michael Ensign
  • NEW Hollywood Streetwalking – a look at the locations
  • Audio Commentary with director Gary Sherman
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Radio Spots
  • TV Spots
  • Still Galleries – poster and lobby cards, publicity stills, press kit

Years after the shocking murders that made the name Charles Manson synonymous with pure evil, the three women who killed for him — Leslie Van Houten (Hannah Murray, Game of Thrones), Patricia Krenwinkel (Sosie Bacon, 13 Reasons Why), and Susan Atkins (Marianne Rendón, Imposters) — remain under the spell of the infamous cult leader (Matt Smith, Doctor Who, The Crown). This fascinating take on the infamous story makes its Blu-ray and DVD debut August 6, 2019, from Shout! Factory, in conjunction with IFC Films. Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting

Confined to an isolated cellblock in a California penitentiary, the trio seems destined to live out the rest of their lives under the delusion that their crimes were part of a cosmic plan — until empathetic graduate student Karlene Faith (Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie) is enlisted to rehabilitate them. Convinced that the prisoners are not the inhuman monsters the world believes them to be, Karlene begins the arduous process of breaking down the psychological barriers erected by Manson. But are the women ready to confront the horror of what they did? Boundary pushing auteur Mary Harron (American Psycho, I Shot Andy Warhol) presents a provocative new perspective on one of the most notorious crimes of the 20th century.

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