Category Archives: Home Video Releases

Spend The Holidays With Freddy Krueger and This Dream Master Vintage Christmas Promo!

Are you ready for Santa Freddy?!

Ahh, the days of VHS retailers’ promos. If you’re new here. you should know this stuff is my Kryptonite and you’ll see me rant and rave over this a lot- so buckle up. In case you’re not hip to what the hell a VHS screener may be, let me break it down for you:

It’s basically an early release of a VHS tape sent to video store owners that will ultimately either sway them to stock the shelves with said movie or give it a hard pass. In addition, some of these screeners would be sent to the media for review. Hard to imagine a time when critics would have to actually wait on the postman to deliver physical media as opposed to a screener email that can be obtained in under 60 seconds, eh?

In the horror genre of the 80s, there was no better salesman than that of Robert Englund pimping his Nightmare movies to Mom and Pop video shops. Freddy, or rather the TRUE Sandy Claws here, gets into the holiday spirit as a December release date approaches for the Nightmare franchise’s biggest hit yet, A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master. For Video Stores, this wasn’t really a hard sell as stated, the movie did monstrous at the box office for a Nightmare film, and was a big hit for Freddy fans alike.

However, that didn’t stop Englund from making the promotional rounds in and out of his Freddy makeup to advocate for The Dream Master! From late-night talk shows to his own MTV hour-long special, 1988 belonged to Freddy. Also, let’s not forget this was also the year Freddy’s Nightmares debuted on syndicated television!

Yes sir. Freddy was the KING of horror in ’88.

The promo begins with a few snippets of 1985’s The Santa Claus Movie but is quickly interrupted by the 1988 “Sandy Claws Movie” as Freddy dives right into pimping his product that made him a pop-culture phenomenon and why Video retailers should stock up on Dream Master.

I mean, if that 3D media lightbox insert wasn’t enough to get them to buy even if they hadn’t seen the movie, then nothing would have swayed them.

This thing is totally on my horror treasure hunt list.

Anyways, enjoy another rad VHS Retailers promo but with a horror holiday slice to the gut nuggets!

“Terror Train” Remake Terrifies Tubi Today!

Halloween programming has been coming HOT as we inch closer to the holiday we celebrate all year round here, and out today is the FREE streaming service Tubi’s own remake of the 1981 horror classic, TERROR TRAIN.

The new TERROR TRAIN adaptation, produced by Incendo, is set to thrill horror fans who have been clamoring for this remake for years. “Terror Train” (1980) starred the original “scream queen,” Jamie Lee Curtis, as well as Ben Johnson and David Copperfield, and has long been celebrated for its cult classic status in the slasher/horror genre.

The new cast is led by Canadian actress Robyn Alomar (“Utopia Falls”), who gives a breakout performance and is poised to be crowned the newest scream queen, as well as Tim Rozon (“Schitt’s Creek”).  The remake is written by Ian Carpenter and Aaron Martin (“Slasher”) and is directed by long-time Incendo collaborator Philippe Gagnon (“Amber Alert”). TERROR TRAIN is produced by Graham Ludlow and Kaleigh Kavanagh; executive producers are Graham Ludlow, Shari Segal, and Brook Peters.

In this contemporary reimagining, eerie excitement is in the air as Alana (Robyn Alomar) and a group of college seniors boards a party train for a Halloween-themed bash, but their fun spirals into fear as attendees are killed off one by one by an unknown killer.  Concealed by costumes and plagued with chaos, everyone is a suspect. As the party train continues full steam ahead, Alana must race against the rails to find the killer before she becomes the next victim. 

TERROR TRAIN was highlighted at Tubi’s NewFronts presentation, where Tubi revealed it is doubling down on content and debuting more than 100 new original titles over the next year. Tubi is cementing its commitment to original content, giving audiences more of what they love, including horror and thrillers throughout the year and during “Terror on Tubi.”

You Can Now Watch Both “Alligator” Movies For FREE and More Via Scream Factory TV: Summer Of Fear!

The adorable Ramon is finally getting his just desserts and not just human flesh thanks to the wonderful Scream Factory TV and its upcoming Summer of Fear programming schedule!

With so many streaming services available and in competitive mode these days making it both frustrating and overwhelming to society currently dealing with ridiculous inflation, it’s always nice to see free options available; and great ones at that! Scream Factory TV is a free 24/7 channel that is every fright-fan’s final resting place for horror, sci-fi, thrillers, and more! Immerse yourself amongst the snarling monsters, stalking slashers, terrifying aliens, and shocking moments that have haunted you for years. Every one of its spine-tingling movies comes uncensored and ready to terrify. And we as horror fans, appreciate the hell out of that.

Again, so does baby Ramon.

Along with uncensored 24/7 thrills and chills, Scream Factory TV is celebrating Summer with the SUMMER OF FEAR: a special block of Summer themed double features beginning every Saturday night from July 2nd – August 20th at 5pm PT / 8pm ET.

Line-Up:

July 2nd 

Alligator 

Alligator 2 

July 9th 

Mermaid: Lake of the Dead 

Creature From the Haunted Sea 

July 16th 

Sleepaway Camp 

Camp Cold Brook 

July 23rd 

Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda 

Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf

July 30th 

Attack of the Crab Monsters 

The Horror of Party Beach 

August 6th 

Piranha (1978) 

Killer Fish 

August 13th 

Elvira’s Movie Macabre: Attack of the Giant Leeches

Elvira’s Movie Macabre: Tormented 

August 20th 

Encore Presentation of:

Alligator 

Alligator 2

You can watch Scream Factory TV on ShoutFactoryTV.com, or on any of the Shout! Factory TV apps currently available on Amazon Fire TV, Android, Apple TV, and Roku. 

For more information about where to find Scream Factory TV, please visit ScreamFactoryTV.com.

Promotional images are provided courtesy of Scream Factory TV.