The September release list of Severin films today announced and detailed, this latest series of releases entitled 1980 Classics The changeling to 4K Ultra HD.
Severin Films will haunt disc players across the continent with a new 4K edition of Peter Medak‘s popular ghost story The Changeling, as well as seminal Spanish television series Stories that keep you awake, My grandpa is a vampire about the Severin Kids imprint, and the whole thing Plaga Zombie Trilogy via the sub-label Intervision Picture Corp.
As if that wasn’t enough, Severin will also be releasing a Blu-ray double feature of Al Adamson Dracula versus Frankenstein and blood brain as a standalone version.
Read on for everything you need to know about Severin’s September slate…
THE CHANGE: It has been called “remarkable” (Paste Magazine), “absolutely terrifying” (Mondo Digital) and “a ghost story guaranteed to run the blood” (Gannett). Now comes this “masterpiece of horror” (Reel Reviews) from director Peter Medak (THE RULING CLASS) on UHD like you’ve never seen, heard or experienced before: Oscar® winner George C. Scott gives “one of his greatest Performances Ever” (Bloody Good Horror) as a grieving music professor tormented by a paranormal horror that includes “the best séance in horror film history” (Newsweek). Trish Van Devere (THE HEARSE), two-time Oscar® winner Melvyn Douglas (THE TENANT) and Jean Marsh (FRENZY) co-star in “one of the most terrifying horror films ever made” (DVD Beaver), now scanned in 4K from the internegative with 4½ hours of special features – including insightful new interviews with Medak – plus a soundtrack CD and more.
STORIES THAT KEEP YOU AWAKE: Although he has directed two feature films – the legendary WHO CAN KILL A CHILD? and THE HOUSE, THE SCREAM – Writer/director Narciso “Chicho” Ibáñez Serrador’s ultimate legacy remains his seminal Televisión Española series HISTORIAS PARA NO DORMIR from 1966-1968. Serrador wrote, directed and introduced each episode, adapting stories from Ray Bradbury, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Bloch and his own material under the pseudonym Luis Peñafiel, shocking Franco-era audiences with dark humor, macabre themes and sharp social commentary and inspired generations of Spain’s greatest genre filmmakers, plus a 2021 reboot. This definitive 2-disc collection includes Serrador’s complete classic series, the 1974 special, the 1982 mini-series and more, celebrating the Goya Lifetime Achievement winner, called the nerdist “one of the greatest euro horror directors of all time”.
PLAGA ZOMBIE TRILOGY: In 1997, 17-year-old suburban Buenos Aires filmmakers Pablo Parés and Hernan Sáez raised $450 to co-write, produce, direct and Starring it instantly garnered worldwide cult status and redefined the possibilities of extreme DIY horror. Over the next 20 years, Parés, Sáez and their friends created two increasingly ambitious – and equally brilliant – gut-soaked sequels (and several shorts) that turned them into “George Romero’s Argentines who have built a small empire of gore flicks.” . (fangory). The complete PLAGA ZOMBIE TRILOGY is now presented together for the first time ever, remastered and upscaled by the directors to HD, with a brand new documentary and more that “celebrates the pioneers of contemporary Argentine horror whose passion continues to influence others in Latin America and around.” World” (Dread Central).
MY GRANDPA IS A VAMPIRE: Al Lewis – popular for his role as a grandfather on TV series THE MUNSTERS – delivers “a particularly insane performance” (Scary Minds) as Vernon Cooger, a frail old man by day and a fanged undead flier by night. But when his visiting grandson discovers Vernon’s dark secret, can they team up to bring down a stake-bearing slimeball? Justin Gocke (GODZILLA 1985) and Noel Appleby (“Everard Proudfoot” in THE LORD OF THE RINGS) star in this “hilariously silly and anti-authority children’s film” () – also known as MOONRISE and GRAMPIRE. Directed by New Zealand horror pioneer David Blyth (DEATH WARMED UP) and written by Michael Heath (NEXT OF KIN), now in 2K scanned from the original negative under the director’s supervision and packed with new and classic special features.
DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN/BRAIN OF BLOOD: For their ultimate Schlock horror epic, director Al Adamson and producer Sam Sherman brought in hippies, bikers, showmen, mad doctors, ax murders, LSD trips, Oscar® nominees J. Carrol Naish and Russ Tamblyn, FREAKS star Angelo Rossitto together. Freak-Out Girl’ Regina Carrol, Famous Monsters editor Forrest J Ackerman, Lon Chaney Jr. in his final film appearance, Zandor Vorkov (aka Roger Engel) as Dracula, laboratory gizmos from the original FRANKENSTEIN, and a battle between the titular icons that remains unlike anything the screen has ever seen. As a bonus, Grant Williams (THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN), Kent Taylor (BRIDES OF BLOOD) and most of the DvF cast star in Adamson & Sherman’s mega-ripping 1971 brain transplant masterpiece BRAIN OF BLOOD.
Find full release information and pre-order your copies now on Severin’s website.