A little good news for ’80s horror fans: one of the more overlooked major studio releases from the early ’80s will be making it’s U.S. blu-ray debut when Scream Factory releases a new edition of Ghost Story. This 1981 film is an adaptation of a classic Peter Straub novel and boasts a powerhouse roster of old-school Hollywood talent like Fred Astaire and John Houseman. Scream Factory’s presentation will include new extras, including a commentary track and an array of interviews. Read on for all the eerie eighties details, including a breakdown of the bonus features…
Scream Factory Presents
On Blu-ray November 24, 2015
Starring Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and John Houseman
The time has come to tell the tale. Scream Factory proudly presents the Blu-ray debut of Ghost Story on November 24, 2015. Based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Peter Straub, Ghost Story features four of Hollywood’s most distinguished statesmen – Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and John Houseman – as they join forces against a paranormal nemesis.
In a peaceful New England town, the four lifelong friends who make up the Chowder Society come together each week to regale each other with tales of terror. But when one of the elderly gentlemen experiences a family tragedy, it becomes apparent that a buried secret from their youth has arisen to remind them of the sins of their past. Soon, they will learn they have never been forgiven… and a supernatural vengeance awaits them all. Craig Wasson, Patricia Neal, and Alice Krige also star in this chilling and atmospheric telling of one of horror’s greatest stories.
New Audio Commentary by Director John Irvin
New Interviews with Author Peter Straub, Actress Alice Krige, Screenwriter Lawrence D. Cohen, Producer Burt Weissbourd and Matte Photographer Bill Taylor