SCREAM FACTORY PRESENTS "LOVE IS IN THE SCARE"
Question: What did the gang at Scream Factory say to their fans as the Valentine’s Day holiday approaches?
Answer: I love you.
Have no fear, Love is in the Scare! This Valentine’s Day, cuddle up with a marathon of Scream Factory classics streaming free Sunday, February 14th, from noon till midnight PST.
Brace yourself for 12 hours of heart-stopping thrills from seven terrifying films including the Shout! Factory TV premiere screenings of Beyond Darkness, Ghosthouse, Metamorphosis, Nomads, Class of 1984, Witchery and The Editor. The marathon event serves as a trip back to the early days of premium cable channels and their daylong presentations of contemporary classic horror flicks.
“The idea of the retro-themed marathon was born naturally since many Scream Factory fans, including ourselves, who love older films grew up in the 80s watching such anticipated events on cable channels like HBO and Showtime,” explains Jeff Nelson, Senior Marketing Director, Scream Factory. “At the time, it was a rush to see several horror films with no commercials all at once...and when you made it through them all there was a sense of victory (and maybe some terrified nerves too). Since those kind of stunts were so exciting we thought it would be fun to recreate one and take our fans back to a “1984”-era ( right down to the vintage promos, bumpers and creative) where they too could relive the nostalgia or experience for the first time.”
Schedule of Films*
~12:00 p.m. – Class of 1984
Andy Norris (Perry King), an idealistic and naive music teacher who has moved into the Lincoln High community with his pregnant wife Diane. Appalled by the crime-infested school, Norris soon crosses sabers with its teenage kingpin, the shrewd and sadistic Peter Stegman (Timothy Van Patten). With Norris setting his sights on reforming Stegman, the young miscreant declares war on his teacher, and the duo sets a fateful showdown into motion on the night of an important school orchestra performance. Legendary genre veteran Roddy McDowall gives a riveting performance as the frightened Terry Corrigan, determined to get his students’ undivided attention.
~1:50 p.m. – Witchery
A new address brings new frights as the immortal David Hasselhoff and Linda Blair turn up the terror in Witchery. When a terrible storm leaves a motley assortment of people stranded on an island resort, they soon find they have more to worry about than not packing rain gear! A horrible witch unleashes her wrath on the unwanted visitors – and no one is safe from her unquenchable thirst for death!
~3:45 p.m. – Ghosthouse
A group of visitors to a seemingly-deserted home find themselves tormented by demonic spirits – including one particularly freaky little girl and her creepy clown companion. Soon, our hapless heroes find themselves powerless to conquer the evil of the Ghosthouse – where death holds the mortgage and if you move in... there’ll be Hell to pay!
~5:30 p.m. – Nomads
They creep. They kill... and no one knows who they are or where they came from. But when these rootless, demonic spirits descend on a determined doctor, all hell breaks loose. Bitten by a dying madman named Jean Pommier (Pierce Brosnan), Dr. Eileen Flax (Leslie-Anne Down) becomes the vessel for his turbulent and insane thoughts. Thrust into his last days, she is shocked to discover the existence of mysterious and murderous demons on a quest for destruction... and begins her own quest to somehow stop them before she joins Pommier in his horrifying fate!
~7:15 p.m. – The Editor
Rey Ciso (Adam Brooks) was once the greatest editor the world had ever seen. Since a horrific accident left him with four wooden fingers on his right hand, he’s had to resort to cutting pulp films and trash pictures. When the lead actors from the film he’s been editing turn up murdered at the studio, Rey is fingered as the number one suspect. The bodies continue to pile up in this absurdist giallo-thriller as Rey struggles to prove his innocence and learn the sinister truth lurking behind the scenes.
~9:05 p.m. – Metamorphosis
When his experiments in genetics are mocked by his colleagues, maverick scientist Dr. Peter Houseman takes extreme measures to prove that his untested anti-aging serum works. Injecting himself with his miracle cure, he soon experiences a terrifying change within himself that threatens not only the lives of those around him, but also his own sanity. From cult cinema mainstay George Eastman, Metamorphosis proves that nightmares may change, but fear is forever!
~10:55 p.m. – Beyond Darkness
When a man of God and his loving family move into a new house, they think they’ve found the perfect home...until they discover that their new digs were once the location where a coven of witches were burned at the stake! It’s only a matter of time before the radio starts blaring satanic chants and the cutlery takes on a mind of its own. Will the awakened evil in this house have its final revenge, or can a plucky priest fend off what lurks Beyond Darkness? This tale of terror comes from Claudio Fragasso, the director of Troll 2 (so you KNOW it’s good!)
*Times listed are Pacific time, approximate and subject to change.
Love Is in the Scare will be streaming from noon to midnight (PST) on Sunday February 14th at loveisinthescare.com and on Pluto TV, CH 515. For mobile, tablet and connected TV devices the marathon is accessible via the Pluto TV app. The marathon is also available via Pluto TV in the living room (Roku, Amazon’s Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Android TV devices, Chromecast and Apple Airplay), on the go (apps for iOS, Android and Amazon) and at your fingertips via PC, Mac or on the web.
After fans have watched the classics here, Beyond Darkness, Ghosthouse, Metamorphosis, Nomads and Witchery will be available on Shout! Factory TV for evergreen streaming following the marathon.
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