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


GhosSt-bluStarring 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.

Special Features:

  • 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
  • Vintage Theatrical Trailer, TV and Radio Spots
  • Photo Gallery