In an effort to bring you everything we can in the realm of horror we are preempting our usual Anchor Bay Horror Show with The Anchor Bay Pre-Horror Show Update. This is simply a more technical sampling of the titles that you're going to get in the regular "Anchor Bay Horror Show" that we usually put up. So sit back and enjoy and know that our usual, fully fleshed out piece will be turning your stomach shortly...

Movie PictureDead and Deader


The dead may hate the living, but taking on the undead has never been as much fun as in this thrill-packed, action horror comedy in which Dean Cain stars as no-nonsense Special Forces officer Bobby Quinn who awakens in the morgue to find out that he is part human/part zombie. The only one who can stop a growing zombie plague inadvertently released by the contamination of Jindoo scorpions from Cambodia, Quinn must join forces with an unlikely group of heroes including a sexy film student, Holly (Wild Things 2's Susan Ward) and military chef, Judson (American History X's Guy Torry). Aided by a motley group of allies that includes John Billingsley (Star Trek: Enterprise), Dean Haglund (The X-Files: The Complete Ninth Season), Ellie Cornell (Halloween 4) and Natassia Malthe (Elektra), Bobby Quinn is the only man who stop the growing zombie apocalypse and stop the sinister machinations of the evil Dr. Scott (Pulp Fiction's Peter Greene)

Featuring terrifying splatter effects from Greg Nicotero's KNB Effects (Kill Bill, The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe) and Autonomous Effects, Dead and Deader, is sure to have you shrieking and laughing at the same time in a film that's been called "an excellent movie. I can't wait to own it when it comes out on DVD."

DVD Features:

- Raising the Dead: The Making of Dead and Deader

- Audio Commentary with writer Steve Kriozere and Producer Mark A. Altman

- Photo Gallery

- Full Motion Menus

- DVD-Rom Script

Technical Specs:

- Runtime: 89mins.

- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen Presentation

- Rating: Not Rated - equivalent to R

Movie PictureMasters of Horror: Family


It's a beautiful day in suburbia where mild-mannered bachelor Harold Thompson (George Wendt) is happily at work in his basement stripping the flesh off his latest murder victim to build the perfect family. But when a young couple looking for a fresh start moves in next-door, Harold sets his sights on the sexy young wife (Meredith Monroe of Dawson's Creek) as his potential new bride. In a sunshine world of picket fences and manicured lawns, is it ever possible to know what gruesome plans are percolating in the minds of your neighbors? Matt Keeslar (Scream 3) co-stars in this grisly black comedy with a killer twist from the director of The Twilight Zone, National Lampoon's Animal House and The Blues Brothers, and the writer of Frailty.

DVD Features:

- Skin and Bones: The Making of Family

- Terror Tracks: Mastering the Family Score

- Audio Commentary featuring writer Brett Hanley

- Original Storyboards by David William Hogan

- Still Gallery

- Screenplay (DVD-ROM)

- John Landis Bio

Technical Specs:

- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen Presentation

- Rating: Not Rated - equivalent to "R"

- Runtime: 57

Movie PicturePhantasm


"If this one doesn't scare you," screamed the ads, "you're already dead!" Michael Baldwin and Bill Thornbury star in the shocker that started it all, in which two brothers discover that their local mortuary hides a legion of hooded killer dwarves, a flying silver sphere drills skulls and spews brains, and the demonic mortician known as The Tall Man (an iconic performance by Angus Scrimm) enslaves the crushed souls of the damned. More than 25 years later, it remains unlike any fright film you've ever seen. Reggie Bannister co-stars in the heart-stopping classic from writer/producer/director Don Coscarelli that launched the most uniquely chilling series in horror history and is still hailed as one of the scariest movies of all time!

DVD Features:

- Phantasmagoria: Audio Commentary with writer/director Don Coscarelli and stars Michael Baldwin, Angus Scrimm and Bill Thornbury

- Phantasm: Behind the Scenes

- Phantasm: - Actors having a Ball

- Deleted Scenes

- 1979 Phantasm Interview

- 1988 Fangoria TV commercial

- Angus Scrimm 1989 convention appearance

Technical Specs:

- Runtime: 88 mins.

- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen Presentation

- Rating: R

Movie PictureNoein, Vol. 3


The inter-dimensional battle rages on, though the sides have been blurred. Karusu and the other time soldiers start to believe that Yuu & Haruka's dimension should be saved from the mysterious and powerful Shangri-La. Perhaps if they save this world, they can also save themselves an alternate future.

DVD Features:

- Still gallery

- Storyboard to screen

- On location with Japanese voice actor and director

Technical Specs:

- Runtime: 126 Minutes

- No. of Discs: 1

- Rating: Not Rated

- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen Presentation Enhanced for 16x9 televisions

- Subtitles: English and Spanish

- Languages: English and Japanese

- Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo

Stay tuned as the the regular Anchor Bay Horror Show will be coming shortly...

Evan Jacobs at Movieweb
Evan Jacobs