1980’s horror fans take note: Shout Factory will be unearthing a pair of horror films from this era as part of their 20th Century Fox DVD reissue campaign.  The two films are Bad Dreams and Visiting Hours.  Both films will boast anamorphic transfers and trailers plus some brand-new extras for Bad Dreams.  Even better, it’s a 2-DVD set that retails for a value-conscious $14.97, allowing horror fans to get two discs for the price of one catalog title.  Read on for all the medical massacre details…

BAD DREAMS

Starring Jennifer Rubin, Bruce Abbott, Richard Lynch,

Dean Cameron and Harris Yulin

&

VISITING HOURS

Starring Lee Grant, William Shatner, Michael Ironside and Linda Purl

OWN THIS KILLER DOUBLE-FEATURE 2-DVD SET

ON SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY

BAD DREAMS

In the mid-1970s the members of the love cult Unity Fields sought “the ultimate joining” by dousing themselves with gasoline and committing mass suicide. A young girl blown clear of the fiery explosion was the only survivor. Thirteen years later, Cynthia (Jennifer Rubin, Screamers) awakens from a coma inside a psychiatric hospital with only buried memories of that horrific day — but now her fellow patients are each being driven to their own violent suicides. Has the sect’s leader (Richard Lynch, Deathsport) returned to claim his final child? Bruce Abbott (Re-Animator) co-stars in the intense shocker Bad Dreams from director Andrew Fleming (The Craft) and producer Gale Anne Hurd (Punisher: War Zone, The Incredible Hulk).

Feature Running Time: +/- 80 min.

Special DVD Features:

Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer (1:78:1)

New Dolby Digital 5.1 Soundtrack

Commentary with writer/director Andrew Fleming

Interviews with actors Jennifer Rubin, Bruce Abbott, Richard Lynch and Dean Cameron

The Special Effects of Bad Dreams

Behind The Scenes of Bad Dreams’ Original Ending

Theatrical Trailer

TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX presents A NO FRILLS FILM Production

An ANDREW FLEMING Production

BAD DREAMS

JENNIFER RUBIN  BRUCE ABBOTT  RICHARD LYNCH  DEAN CAMERON and HARRIS YULIN

Music by JAY FERGUSON – Director of Photography ALEXANDER GRUSZYNSKI

Screenplay by ANDREW FLEMING and STEVEN E. de SOUZA

Story by ANDREW FLEMING & MICHAEL DICK & P.J. PETTIETTE & YURI ZELTSER

Produced by GALE ANNE HURD – Directed by ANDREW FLEMING

Presented in association with American Entertainment Partners II L.P.

Color by Deluxe®

VISITING HOURS

Academy Award®–winner Lee Grant (Best Supporting Actress in 1975 for Shampoo) stars as outspoken TV journalist Deborah Ballin, whose crusade against domestic violence enrages a creepy loner (a truly disturbing performance by Michael Ironside, Scanners) in Visiting Hours. He brutally attacks the anchorwoman in her home, but Ballin survives and is hospitalized. Her assailant is enraged; he is haunted by a horrific childhood trauma . . . and now he has hidden himself inside the hospital to finish what he started. Can anybody — including her concerned boss (William Shatner), a frantic nurse (Linda Purl, Happy Days) or Deborah herself — stop the psycho’s killing spree before it reaches sick new extremes?

Feature Running Time: +/- 103 min

Special DVD Features

Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer (1.78.1)

Theatrical trailer, radio and TV spots

PIERRE DAVID and VICTOR SOLNICKI present

VISITING HOURS

Starring  LEE GRANT  WILLIAM SHATNER  MICHAEL IRONSIDE and LINDA PURL

Screenplay by BRIAN TAGGERT – Directed by JEAN CLAUDE LORD

Produced by CLAUDE HEROUX  Executive Producers PIERRE DAVID and VICTOR SOLNICKI

Music by JONATHAN GOLDSMITH – A FILMPLAN INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTION

Produced with the participation of the Canadian Film Development Corporation

BAD DREAMS/ VISITING HOURS  Killer Double Feature 2-DVD Set : $14.97 SRP

Bad Dreams / Visiting Hours [Double Feature]

Bad Dreams / Visiting Hours [Double Feature]

In the mid-1970s the members of the love cult Unity Fields sought “the ultimate joining” by dousing themselves with gasoline and committing mass suicide. A young girl blown clear of the fiery explosion was the only survivor. Thirteen years later, Cynthia (Jennifer Rubin, Screamers) awakens from a coma inside a psychiatric hospital with only buried memories of that horrific day — but now her fellow patients are each being driven to their own violent suicides. Has the sect’s leader (Richard Lynch, Deathsport) returned to claim his final child? Bruce Abbott (Re-Animator) co-stars in the intense shocker Bad Dreams from director Andrew Fleming (The Craft) and producer Gale Anne Hurd (Punisher: War Zone, The Incredible Hulk).Academy Award®–winner Lee Grant (Best Supporting Actress in 1975 for Shampoo) stars as outspoken TV journalist Deborah Ballin, whose crusade against domestic violence enrages a creepy loner (a truly disturbing performance by Michael Ironside, Scanners) in Visiting Hours. He brutally attacks the anchorwoman in her home, but Ballin survives and is hospitalized. Her assailant is enraged; he is haunted by a horrific childhood trauma . . . and now he has hidden himself inside the hospital to finish what he started. Can anybody — including her concerned boss (William Shatner), a frantic nurse (Linda Purl, Happy Days) or Deborah herself — stop the psycho’s killing spree before it reaches sick new extremes?