Scream Factory has a love let­ter to Italian hor­ror fans on their sched­ule in September: that mon­th will see the release of The Editor, a bloody homage to the gial­lo film made by a cou­ple of mem­bers of the cult/exploitation revival­ist film­mak­ing col­lec­tive Astron-6. It even fea­tures music by for­mer Goblin mem­ber Claudio Simonetti! Scream Factory will be releas­ing it in a vari­ety of for­mats — blu-ray, DVD and on demand — and the phys­i­cal media releas­es will have a vari­ety of extras. Read on for the hor­ri­fic homage details, includ­ing a run­down of the extras and cov­er art…

An ASTRON-6  Film by Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy


Starring Paz de la Huerta, Samantha Hill, Laurence R. Harvey, Adam Brooks, 

Matthew Kennedy, Conor Sweeney, Tristan Risk and Udo Kier.

Stylish Horror Comedy Debuts on Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand

and Digital Platforms September 8th, 2015 from Scream Factory

If you’ve got that sweet tooth for Italian horror, then do absolutely anything that you can to get yourself in front of The Editor!” – Fangoria


Editor-blu2A lov­ing trib­ute to the gory and grue­some erotic hor­ror of clas­sic Italian gial­lo cin­e­ma, The Editor spins the twist­ed tale of a once-pro­lific film edi­tor who becomes the prime sus­pect in a series of mur­ders haunt­ing a seedy 1970s film stu­dio. Directed and pro­duced by Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy, this styl­ish hor­ror com­e­dy became a fes­ti­val dar­ling after its world pre­mière at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, going on to earn audi­ence and crit­i­cal acclaim at fes­ti­vals across North America includ­ing the San Francisco International Film Festival and the Fantasia Film Festival. The film’s offi­cial trail­er can be seen here:


Making its Blu-ray and DVD debut on September 8th, 2015 from Scream Factory, The Editor comes load­ed with bonus fea­tures, includ­ing an audio com­men­tary with Adam Brooks, Connor Sweeney and Matt Kennedy, a brand new “Making Movies Used to be Fun” doc­u­men­tary, delet­ed sce­nes, music and poster fea­turettes and more! Fans who pre-order their copy from will also receive a free col­lectible poster.


The Editor stars Paz de la Huerta (Boardwalk Empire), Samantha Hill (Bad Meat), Laurence R. Harvey (The ABCs of Death 2), Adam Brooks (Manborg), Matthew Kennedy (Father’s Day), Conor Sweeney (The ABCs of Death 2), Tristan Risk (Dark Continents) and Udo Kier (Borgia, Blade).


ASTRON-6 presents A Kennedy/Brooks Inc. Film. THE EDITOR is writ­ten by Matthew Kennedy, Adam Brooks and Conor Sweeney; spe­cial effects by Emersen Ziffle, Steven Kostanski and Aftermath FX; fea­tur­ing music by Claudio Simonetti, Carpenter Brut and Jeremy Gillespie; exec­u­tive pro­duc­er, Andria Spring; asso­ciate pro­duc­er, Jerry Wasserman and Kevin Ascolillo II; pro­duced and direct­ed by Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy.


Rey Ciso (Adam Brooks) was once the great­est edi­tor the world had ever seen. Since a hor­ri­fic acci­dent left him with four wood­en fin­gers on his right hand, he’s had to resort to cut­ting pulp films and trash pic­tures. When the lead actors from the film he’s been edit­ing turn up mur­dered at the stu­dio, Rey is fin­gered as the num­ber one sus­pect. The bod­ies con­tin­ue to pile up in this absur­dist gial­lo-thriller as Rey strug­gles to prove his inno­cence and learn the sin­is­ter truth lurk­ing behind the sce­nes.

The Editor Bonus Features

  • Audio Commentary with Adam Brooks, Connor Sweeney and Matt Kennedy
  • Making Movies Used To Be Fun” Documentary
  • Music and Poster Featurettes
  • Astron-6 Film Festival Introduction
  • Deleted Scenes