Here’s some great news for indie hor­ror fans: Scream Factory is mak­ing an all-stops-out effort for one of the most acclaimed indie hor­ror direc­tors in October with The Larry Fessenden Collection. This set will col­lect four films by this influ­en­tial direc­tor: No Telling, Habit, Wendigo and The Last Winter. It will fea­ture three new direc­tor-approved trans­fers and every disc will be packed to the gills with bonus fea­tures, includ­ing sev­er­al of Fessenden’s short films. Read on for all icon­o­clas­tic indie-hor­ror details, includ­ing a full break­down of the extras…

 

THE LARRY FESSENDEN COLLECTION

Available October 20th, 2015 from Scream Factory

Larry Fessenden is one of the most original voices to emerge in the horror field…” – Guillermo Del Toro

Award-win­ning film­mak­er Larry Fessenden has become an indie hor­ror leg­end with his idio­syn­crat­ic, gen­re-bend­ing films. As a writer, pro­duc­er, direc­tor and actor, Fessenden’s oeu­vre has devel­oped a pas­sion­ate fan base who applaud his real­is­tic, char­ac­ter-dri­ven hor­ror sto­ries. Fessenden’s films often exam­ine the dis­in­te­gra­tion of civ­i­liza­tion and human­i­ty,  pro­vok­ing ter­ror in the view­er through psy­cho­log­i­cal dread,  not gra­tu­itous gore.

 

LarFesC-bluScream Factory, in con­junc­tion with IFC Midnight, will bring togeth­er four crit­i­cal­ly-acclaimed films by this mul­ti-tal­ent­ed film­mak­er with the release of the four disc The Larry Fessenden Collection on Blu-ray on October 20th, 2015.    Marking the first time the­se films have been avail­able on Blu-ray, The Larry Fessenden Collection includes No Telling, Habit, Wendigo and The Last Winter and fea­tures new, direc­tor-super­vised HD trans­fers. The first three hun­dred fans who pre-order their copies from ShoutFactory.com will have their slip­case signed by Larry Fessenden.

 

The most com­plete ret­ro­spec­tive of the filmmaker’s work to date, the set also boasts a bevy of bonus con­tent, includ­ing a 24 page book­let with lin­er notes by Fangoria’s Michael Gingold that includes nev­er-before-seen pho­tos; sto­ry­boards and sketch­es; new audio com­men­taries with Larry Fessenden, Patricia Clarkson, Jake Weber and John Speredakos; a new inter­view with Larry Fessenden; mak­ing-of fea­turettes for No Telling, Habit and The Last Winter; Fessenden’s short films, includ­ing the rar­i­ties White Trash and Santa Claws; Fessenden’s music videos Save You from Yourself, Frankenstein Cannot be Stopped and Tired of Killing Myself; the fea­ture-length doc­u­men­tary The Making of ‘The Last Winter’;  behind the sce­nes feat­uettes; archival footage and much more.

Films in The Larry Fessenden Collection

No Telling (1991): An organ­ic-farm­ing advo­cate meets a wom­an whose hus­band does weird limb trans­plant exper­i­ments with ani­mals.

Habit (1995) A down-on-his-luck New York bohemi­an meets a mys­te­ri­ous wom­en at a Halloween par­ty, believ­ing she might be a vam­pire.

Wendigo (2001): A fam­i­ly vaca­tion­ing in the coun­try are ter­ror­ized by the fero­cious spir­it of the Wendigo, a Native American myth made man­i­fest in their son’s imag­i­na­tion.

The Last Winter (2006): Strange events begin to plague a crew sent to eval­u­ate the envi­ron­men­tal impact of oil drilling in the Arctic.

Stars: Connie Britton, Ron Perlman , Larry Fessenden, Meredith Snaider, Miriam Healy-Louie, Patricia Clarkson, Jake Weber, Erik Per Sullivan, James Le Gros

 

 

The Larry Fessenden Collection Bonus Features:

 

  • 24-Page Booklet with lin­er notes by Fangoria’s Michael Gingold, fea­tur­ing nev­er-before-seen pho­tos, sto­ry­boards and sketch­es.

 

No Telling

  • NEW direc­tor-approved HD Transfer
  • NEW audio com­men­tary with writer/director/executive pro­duc­er Larry Fessenden
  • Making of No Telling (1991)
  • Archival footage (1990)
  • Short Film White Trash (1979) with new music by com­poser Will Bates
  • Glass Eye Pix Sizzle Reel (1985–1990)

Habit

  • NEW direc­tor-approved HD Transfer
  • NEW audio com­men­tary with actor/director/writer/editor Larry Fessenden
  • The Making of Habit  fea­turet­te (1995)
  • Short film Habit (1981) (20 min­utes)
  • The Making of short film Habit (1981)
  • Save You from Yourself music video
  • Theatrical trail­er
  • Short film N is for Nexus, from Magnet Releasing’s The ABCs of Death 2
  • The Making of N is for Nexus
  • Frankenstein Cannot Be Stopped music video

Wendigo

  • NEW direc­tor-approved HD Transfer
  • NEW audio com­men­tary with writer/director/editor Larry Fessenden
  • NEW audio com­men­tary with actors Patricia Clarkson, Jake Weber and John Speredakos
  • Search for the Wendigo –  Behind the Scenes fea­turet­te (2001)
  • Interview with Larry Fessenden (2001)
  • WENDIGO: ani­mat­ed series trail­er
  • Short Film  Santa Claws (2008)
  • Theatrical trail­er
  • Glass Eye Pix Sizzle Reel (2010)

The Last Winter

  • Audio com­men­tary with co-writer/director/producer/editor Larry Fessenden
  • The Making of “The Last Winter” – full-length doc­u­men­tary fea­tur­ing delet­ed sce­nes
  • Archival footage (2005)
  • Short film  Jebediah
  • Short film Origins
  • Short film  Mister
  • Tired of Killing Myself music video
  • NEW 2015 inter­view with Larry Fessenden
  • Glass Eye Pix Sizzle Reel (2014)