It’s been an action packed year for Scream Factory and it looks like they are set to close it out with a double barrel blast of ’80s horror. December 17th will see the release of Crawlspace, a psycho-shocker with Klaus Kinski as a former Nazi turned apartment building owner, and The Beast Within, a Southern-set tale of lust, murder and an all-too-human monster. Both will feature new HD transfers plus supplements. Read on for all the evil ’80s details, including lists of special features for both titles…
THE BEAST WITHIN
Bring Home the Chills on December 17th, 2013
Scream Factory invites you to embrace the chills this December with two stalk-and-slash cult horror favorites, Crawlspace and The Beast Within making their debuts on Blu-ray! On December 17th, 2013, bring home the Klaus Kinski starring Crawlspace, the story of a demented son of a Nazi surgeon who runs an apartment house for women. His tenants, however, are unaware the house is equipped with secret passageways, hidden rooms and devices for torture and murder! Also available on December 17th is the terrifying coming of age tale The Beast Within, the story of 18-year-old Michael MacCleary who experiences growing pains of a most shocking sort!
Available for the first time on Blu-ray, each movie collection boasts original theatrical key art, anamorphic widescreen movie presentations and exciting bonus content.
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Renters Beware! Landlord Karl Gunther (Klaus Kinski – Nosferatu The Vampyre) seems like a conscientious landlord who looks out for this female tenants. What they don’t know is that he has an elaborate network of crawlspaces that he uses to watch their every move. Can a new prospective renter stop this apartment building’s rapid turnover rate…or will Gunther continue to make a killing?
Also starring Talia Balsam (The Kindred) and Tané McClure (Death Spa), directed by David Schmoeller (Tourist Trap, Catacombs, Puppetmaster) and featuring a haunting score by Pino Donaggio (Dressed To Kill, Blow Out, Piranha), this disturbing and truly creepy film is driven by a compelling performance from Kinski.
EMPIRE PICTURES presents A CHARLES BAND Production of A DAVID SCHMOELLER Film
KLAUS KINSKI “CRAWLSPACE” TALIA BALSAM BARBARA WHINNERY CAROL FRANCIS TANÉ SALLY BROWN
And KENNETH ROBERT SHIPPY as Josef Steiner Music Composed by PINO DONAGGIO Associate Producer RON UNDERWOOD
Director of Photography SERGIO SALVATI Special Makeup Effects by JOHN BUECHLER & MMI, Inc.
Produced by ROBERTO BESSI Written and Directed by DAVID SCHMOELLER
· Audio Commentary by director David Schmoeller
· “Please Kill Mr. Kinski” – a short film by David Schmoeller
·Interview with Make-up effects artist John Vulich
1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio Mono /1986/Color/80 minutes/R
THE BEAST WITHIN
18-year-old Michael MacCleary – the progeny of an unholy union between his mother and a swamp beast – is on the verge of becoming a man. And as the inherited evil in his blood gnaws at his soul, Michael must return to the swamp to uncover the terrifying identity of his father – before his nasty natural tendencies force him to feed on the locals! Starring Ronny Cox (Robocop), Bibi Besch (Tremors), Paul Clemens (Communion) L.Q. Jones (The Wild Bunch) and R.G. Armstrong (Race With The Devil).
A HARVEY BERNHARD/GABRIEL KATZKA Production “THE BEAST WITHIN”
RONNY COX BIBI BESCH PAUL CLEMENS DON GORDON Music by LES BAXTER Executive Producer JACK B. BERNSTEIN
Screen Story and Screenplay by TOM HOLLAND Based on the Novel by EDWARD LEVY
Produced by HARVEY BERNHARD and GABRIEL KATZKA Directed by PHILIPPE MORA
PANAVISION ® PRINTS BY TECHNICOLOR® COLOR BY DeLuxe®
· Audio Commentary by director Philippe Mora and actor Paul Clemens
· Audio Commentary by writer Tom Holland
· Theatrical Trailer
1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo /1981/Color/98 minutes/R
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