Hot on the heels of their dou­ble bill of Ghosthouse And Witchery, Scream Factory is pre­pared to dip into the pool of late-peri­od Italian hor­ror again in August. That mon­th with see the release of a blu-ray that pairs two Italian hor­ror flicks from 1990, Metamorphosis and Beyond Darkness. The for­mer is a mad sci­ence tale writ­ten and direct­ed by erst­while Italian gen­re flick actor George Eastman while the lat­ter is a haunt­ed house flick from Claudio Fragasso, the twist­ed mind behind Troll II. Read on for all the inim­itably Italian details, includ­ing pre-order link and plot syn­opses…



On Blu-ray August 25, 2015

Meta-BeyD-bluA dou­ble fea­ture of insane Italian hor­ror awaits you… On August 25, 2015, Scream Factory proud­ly presents Metamorphosis and Beyond Darkness, two tales of scary super­nat­u­ral shenani­gans both on Blu-ray for the first time!


First up is the science-fiction/horror of Metamorphosis! When his exper­i­ments in genet­ics are mocked by his col­leagues, mav­er­ick sci­en­tist Dr. Peter Houseman takes extreme mea­sures to prove that his untest­ed anti-aging serum works. Injecting him­self with his mir­a­cle cure, he soon expe­ri­ences a ter­ri­fy­ing change with­in him­self that threat­ens not only the lives of those around him, but also his own san­i­ty. From cult cin­e­ma main­stay George Eastman, Metamorphosis proves that night­mares may change, but fear is forever!


Next, take a ter­ri­fy­ing trip into a world beyond fear, beyond belief… Beyond Darkness. When a man of God and his lov­ing fam­i­ly move into a new house, they think they’ve found the per­fect home…until they dis­cov­er that their new digs were once the loca­tion where a coven of witch­es were burned at the stake! It’s only a mat­ter of time before the radio starts blar­ing satan­ic chants and the cut­lery takes on a mind of its own. Will the awak­ened evil in this house have its final revenge, or can a plucky priest fend off what lurks Beyond Darkness? This tale of ter­ror comes from Claudio Fragasso, the direc­tor of Troll 2 (so you KNOW it’s good!).


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