Severin Films will haunt disc players across the continent with a new 4K edition of Peter Medak‘s beloved ghost story the changelingalong with historical Spanish television series Stories to keep you awake, My grandpa is a vampire through the Severin Kids imprint, and the full Plaga Zombie Trilogy through sub-label Intervision Picture Corp.
As if that weren’t enough, Severin will also be releasing a Blu-ray double feature of Al Adamson’s Dracula vs. Frankenstein and Brain of blood as an independent publication.
Read on for everything you need to know about Severin’s September slate…
THE CHANGE: It has been called “remarkable” (Paste magazine), “utterly terrifying” (Digital world) and “a ghost story guaranteed to freeze the blood” (Gannett). Now this “masterpiece of terror” (Reel Reviews) from director Peter Medak (THE GOVERNMENT CLASS) comes to UHD like you’ve never seen, heard, or experienced it: Academy Award® winner George C. Scott gives “one of his best performances ever” (Damn good horror) as a grieving music professor tormented by a paranormal horror with “the best séance in horror movie history” (News week). Trish Van Devere (AVIATION), two-time Oscar® winner Melvyn Douglas (THE TENANT) and Jean Marsh (ENJOY) co-star in “one of the most terrifying horror movies of all time” (DVD Beaver), now scanned in 4K from the internegative with 4½ hours of special features – including revealing new interviews with Medak – plus a soundtrack CD and more.
STORIES TO KEEP YOU AWAKE: Although he made two feature films – the legendary WHO CAN KILL A CHILD? and THE HOUSE THAT Screamed – the ultimate legacy of writer/director Narciso ‘Chicho’ Ibanez Serrador continues its groundbreaking 1966-1968 Spanish television series STORIES NOT TO SLEEP. Serrador wrote, directed and introduced each episode, adapting stories by Ray Bradbury, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Bloch and his own material under the pseudonym Luis Penafiel, shocking Franco-era audiences with black humor, macabre themes and sharp social commentary, while inspiring generations of Spain’s greatest genre filmmakers, as well as a reboot in 2021. This definitive 2-disc collection includes: Serrador’s Complete Classic Series, 1974 Special, 1982 Mini Series and more in honor of the Lifetime Achievement Goya Award winner nerd calls ‘one of the great Euro-Horror directors of all time’.
PLAGA ZOMBIE TRILOGY: In 1997, 17-year-old filmmakers in a suburb of Buenos Aires Pablo Pares and Hernan Saez $450 bundled to co-write/produce/direct and star in a shot-on-VHS zombie epic from such a flesh-wrenching, blood-spitting greatness that it instantly gained worldwide cult status and redefined the possibilities of extreme DIY horror. Over the next 20 years, Parés, Sáez and their friends would create two increasingly ambitious — and equally brilliant — gut-soaked sequels (and several short films) that turned them into “Argentine George Romeros who built a small empire of gore flicks”. (fangoria). the complete PLAGA ZOMBIE TRILOGY is now co-presented, remastered and upscaled to HD by the directors for the first time with an all-new documentary and more that showcases “the pioneers in contemporary Argentine horror whose passion continues to influence others in Latin America and around the world” (Dread Central).
MY GRANDPA IS A VAMPIRE: Al Lewis – loved for his role as grandfather in THE MUSTERS television series – delivers “a particularly demented performance” (scary ghosts) as Vernon Cooger, frail old man by day and fanged flyer of the undead by night. But when his visiting grandson discovers Vernon’s dark secret, can they team up to take out a slime ball? Justin Gocke (GODZILLA 1985) and Noel Appleby (‘Everard Proudfoot’ in UNDER THE RING OF THE RING) co-starred in this “appealingly silly and anti-authority children’s film” (The Hollywood Reporter) – also known as MOONRISE and CLIMB – directed by New Zealand horror pioneer David Blyth (DEATH WARMED) and written by Michael Heath (NEXT KIN), now scanned in 2K from the original negative overseen by the director and packed with new and vintage special features.
DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN/BRAINS OF BLOOD: For their ultimate schlock horror epic, director Al Adamson and producer Sam Sherman brought hippies, bikers, carnies, mad doctors, ax murders, acid trips, Oscar . together® nominees J. Carrol Naish and Russ Tamblyn, FREAKS star Angelo Rossitto‘Crazy girl’ Regina Carrol, Famous Monsters editor Forrest J Ackerman, Lon Chaney Jr. in his last film appearance, Zandor Vorkov (aka Roger Engel) as Dracula, lab gizmos from the original FRANKENSTEIN, and a climactic battle between the title icons unlike anything the screen has ever seen. As a bonus, Grant Williams (THE INCREDIBLE SHRINK MAN), Kent Taylor (BRIDES OF BLOOD) and many of the DvF cast star in Adamson & Sherman’s mega-gruesome masterpiece of brain transplant from 1971 BRAINS OF BLOOD.
Find full release information and pre-order your copies now on Severin’s website.