Silent Scream DVD Closer To Happening

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Have Code Red rebranded themselves Scorpion Releasing? Or is it an offshoot from an existing or former employee? Who knows? Who cares? What is important though, we might finally actually be getting SILENT SCREAM on DVD in the near future.

For the first time on DVD anywhere in the world, Scorpion Releasing is proud to present Silent Scream, the classic slasher film featuring Barbara Steele in one of her most terrifying roles. Out of circulation for decades, the film has recently been mastered in Hi-Definition by Scorpion Releasing, and will be sure to shock a whole new generation of horror fans.

What is the deadly secret haunting the Engels family? Young co-ed Scotty (Rebecca Balding) is unable to find housing on campus. She finds a vacancy at the nearby Engels’ mansion, now a boarding house for college students. Mrs. Engels (Yvonne De Carlo) and her son seem nice enough, but it becomes clear to Scotty that something is not right at her new residence. When her fellow borders begin dying, two detectives (Cameron Mitchell and comedian Avery Schreiber) must solve the mystery of the Engels’ boarding house before the body count rises.

Written and produced by Ken and Jim Wheat, the creative team behind Pitch Black and Nightmare On Elm Street 4, Silent Scream was one of the most successful independent horror films of the slasher era, as it out-grossed Dawn Of The Dead, Phantasm, Happy Birthday To Me, The Burning, and Terror Train at the box office. Grossing over 15 million in 1980 dollars, Silent Scream has been highly requested by horror fans since the beginning of the DVD format. Now, Silent Scream is presented on DVD for the first time anywhere in the world, with extensive extras including the final audio interview with late director Denny Harris before his untimely death. The film transfer is from a HiDef master and also features a newly created 5.1 surround track to give everyone the chills! You can scream, but no one will hear you! MSRP 24.98

Scorpion Releasing is a new label dedicated to releasing films of all genre that have been overlooked for a much deserved DVD release. Future Scorpion Releasing titles include Volker Schlondorff’s acclaimed film Voyager, Robert Downey’s cult classic Greaser’s Palace, Freddie Francis’ once thought to be lost thriller Girly, James Coburn starring in The Internecine Project, The Long Lost 8mm Films of Jim VanBebber produced by Victor Bonacore, and Marisa Silver’s acclaimed debut film Old Enough.

Source: Horror Yearbook

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22 Responses to “ Silent Scream DVD Closer To Happening ”

  1. Awesome, this is in my top 5 horror films of all time!! But when is the release date??

  2. November 24th

  3. Hey Lord What Are The Other 4 Horror Films

  4. Finally Code Red is getting around to some of those that have been very high on my wishlist. This and Rituals – I can’t wait! :)

  5. Silent Scream rules! It’s SUPER creepy! I still have my old vhs. So, they are giving Jim VanBebber’s shorts official releases? That would be pretty sweet. Although if this is Code Red we are talking about, I won’t hold my breath.

    -RHR

  6. Jamie-

    1.Just Before Dawn
    2.The Final Terror
    3.Silent Scream
    4.The Mutilator
    5.Madman

  7. Great Pick Lord THE FINAL TERROR is the only one I Have Not Seen

  8. Don’t forget! Scorpion is also releasing the Girly-like psycho thriller Goodbye Gemini as well in January, along with Doctor Death: Seeker of Souls.

  9. Hopefully Scorpion Will Release CURTAINS

  10. I have yet to see Silent Scream. But I always read such good things about it on here. Is it gory? I think I asked this the last time this movie was supposed to get a DVD release.

    Also, Perhaps we may get The Mutilator soon!! Let’s hope 2010 will be an even better year for horror!

  11. No, Silent Scream is not gory at all, but it more than makes up for that with a dense atmosphere, and abundant creepiness.

  12. cool now we need
    curtains
    mutilator
    new years evil

  13. oh yeah and nightmare in a damaged brain

  14. The 1987 Horror THE OUTING Would be nice to see on dvd as well.
    Along with the 1982 Slasher DEATH VALLEY.

  15. Good calls Jamie, Death Valley is amazing!!

  16. I loved Just Before Dawn. Very good! I have Silent Scream on my Amazon wish list. I admit I am picky about horror films, but it looks and sounds good enough to check out. And yes, please let Curtains be next! I wonder if possibly Anchor Bay would release that one. Curtains was released on VHS by Vestron Video and Lionsgate acquired most of Vestron’s video library when they went under. When I emailed Lionsgate though, they just said they don’t have the rights to distribute that title. I love Canadian horror/slashers – Black Christmas, My Bloody Valentine, Prom Night, Curtains, April Fools Day, Happy Birthday to Me. I still have to check out Funeral Home.

  17. Anyone Know If NIGHTMARE Is Being Released On Dvd This Year.

  18. heres a list of titles scheduled to be put out from scorpion releasing from imdb

    1. Homo Faber (1991) … Distributor (2010) (USA) (DVD)
    2. Telephone (1986) … Distributor (2010) (USA) (DVD)
    3. Old Enough (1984) … Distributor (2010) (USA) (DVD)
    4. Night Warning (1983) … Distributor (2010) (USA) (DVD)
    5. Anna to the Infinite Power (1983) … Distributor (2010) (USA) (DVD)
    6. Gunmen’s Blues (1981) … Distributor (2010) (USA) (DVD)
    7. The Silent Scream (1980) … Distributor (2009) (USA) (DVD)
    8. Human Experiments (1980) … Distributor (2010) (USA) (DVD)
    9. The Great American Girl Robbery (1979) … Distributor (2009) (USA) (DVD)
    10. The Mafu Cage (1978) … Distributor (2010) (USA) (DVD) (restored)
    11. Legacy (1976/I) … Distributor (2010) (USA) (DVD)
    12. Dr. Death: Seeker of Souls (1973) … Distributor (2009) (USA) (DVD)
    13. Greaser’s Palace (1972) … Distributor (2010) (USA) (DVD)
    14. Say Hello to Yesterday (1971) … Distributor (2010) (USA) (DVD)
    15. Goodbye Gemini (1970) … Distributor (2010) (USA) (DVD)
    16. Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny and Girly (1970) … Distributor (2010) (USA) (DVD)

  19. as you can see Silent Scream says 2009 but that means nothing, really. The company obviously has something to do with Code Red, but I’m not sure exactly what.

    There is a list for Code Red’s titles there too but it’s so bungled up I’m not going to put it here. Many dates for titles have come and gone, thought I noticed THE VISITOR is not listed anywhere anymore.

  20. Hey Jamie and all of those who asked about my list. Click on my name and it will take you to my blog, and I just did an article on my Top 10 underrated slasher/horror films, hope you enjoy!

  21. according to dvddrive-in, this is scheduled for November 24th!!!

  22. this looks to have an early release, theres a review already up on dvddrive-in.com

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