Shout! Factory TV Slates Week-Long ‘Summer of Fear’

Scream Factory and Shout! Factory TV have announced that June 20 to 26 the indie label’s streaming service will present the “Summer of Fear,” with a themed double-feature of horror movies screening every night of the week.

Beginning with its Father’s Day double-bill of The Stepfather (1987) and its sequel, Shout! Factory will present “Cat & Mouse” (The Cat O’ Nine Tails, Ben), “Mad Scientists” (The Brain That Wouldn’t Die, Brain Dead) and “College Horror”(Sorority House Massacre, Hell Night), among other themes.

The films will be available at 6 p.m. PT on; Shout! Factory TV’s Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, and Android apps; and digital streaming platforms including Twitch, Samsung TV Plus, Xumo, Vizio, Redbox, IMDb TV, STIRR, Sling TV, and Local Now.

The films will additionally be made available for streaming on demand across Shout! Factory TV platforms: on; Shout! Factory TV’s Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Android apps; and on various Shout! Factory TV branded channels including Tubi, Amazon Prime Channels, and the Roku Channel.

The Summer of Fear schedule will include:

Sunday, June 20 (Father’s Day):

  • 6 p.m. PT: The Stepfather (1987)
  • 8 p.m. PT: The Stepfather II


Monday, June 21 (Cat & Mouse):

  • 6 p.m. PT: The Cat O’ Nine Tails
  • 8 p.m. PT: Ben


Tuesday, June 22 (Space Horror):

  • 6 p.m. PT: Galaxy of Terror
  • 8 p.m. PT: Forbidden World


Wednesday, June 23 (Sequel):

  • 6 p.m. PT: The Terror Within
  • 8 p.m. PT: The Terror Within II


Thursday, June 24 (Mad Scientists):

  • 6 p.m. PT: The Brain That Wouldn’t Die
  • 8 p.m. PT: Brain Dead


Friday, June 25 (Werewolves):

  • 6 p.m. PT: Bad Moon
  • 8 p.m. PT: The Company of Wolves


Saturday, June 26 (College Horror):

  • 6 p.m. PT: Sorority House Massacre
  • 8 p.m. PT: Hell Night

RLJ Entertainment Founder Bob Johnson Claims Racial Profiling Following Luxury Hotel Check-In Dustup

Robert Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television and home entertainment distributor RLJ Entertainment, reportedly claims he was racially profiled when attempting to check into a luxury hotel in South Florida, according to ABC TV affiliate 25 WPBF News.

The billionaire entrepreneur on Aug. 24 was attempting to check-in for a two-night stay at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Manalapan, Fla., when the receptionist asked him to remove his sunglasses.

Johnson, who owns 165 hotels and recently sold majority stake in RLJ Entertainment to AMC Networks, refused, claiming they were prescription glasses. Instead, he gave the receptionist his Florida driver’s license, American Express card and U.S. passport.

“She said, ‘well, I can’t check you in if you don’t take off your glasses,’” claiming it was to protect him against fraud, according to Johnson.

Johnson reportedly asked the staff to call police, who responded and talked to the businessman. After no compromise was reached, Johnson left.

A spokesperson for the hotel said the policy of removing sunglasses is for the protection of guests.

“It is standard operating procedure in the industry to ask to make sure that the person who is presenting themselves to check-in and they present identification that it does match and if they’re wearing dark glasses with a ball cap low over their face, you want to make sure that it is the same person, much like what would happen at TSA rules going through the airport,” said the rep.

Johnson disagrees.

“I think it’s a silly rule and I think it has overtones of racial profiling,” he told 25 WPBF News.