Scream Factory Releasing ‘Tales From the Darkside: The Movie’ Blu-ray Aug. 25

Shout! Factory’s horror imprint, Scream Factory, will release a collector’s edition Blu-ray Disc of the anthology movie Tales From the Darkside: The Movie.

From the clever and creepy minds of Stephen King (Pet Sematary), Michael McDowell (Beetlejuice), George A. Romero (Dawn of the Dead) and Arthur Conan Doyle (creator of Sherlock Holmes), comes an all-star anthology of horror.

In the 1990 movie featuring stories by Stephen King, Michael McDowell, George A. Romero and Arthur Conan Doyle, a young paperboy weaves three twisted stories to distract a modern-day witch (Deborah Harry) so she won’t eat him. In “Lot 249,” a vengeful college student (Steve Buscemi) resuscitates an evil mummy to teach unsuspecting student bodies (Julianne Moore) a lesson in terror. “The Cat From Hell” focuses on a furry black feline who cannot be killed, but those who cross his path are not so lucky. In “Lover’s Vow,” a stone gargoyle comes to life to commit murder.

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Extras include the new six-chapter feature-length documentary Tales Behind the Darkside: The Making of Four Ghoulish Fables, featuring director John Harrison, producer Mitchell Galin, director of photography Robert Draper, production designer Ruth Ammon, special make-up and creature effects artists Robert Kurtzman, Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger, creature performer Michael Deak, actors James Remar and Rae Dawn Chong, and editor Harry B. Miller.

Other extras include a new audio commentary with co-producer David R. Kappes; an archival commentary with Harrison and Romero; a behind-the-scenes gallery; a behind-the-scenes footage compilation; and publicity material including the theatrical trailer, TV spots, radio spots and a stills gallery.

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