American Horror Project: Volume 2

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Dream No EvilDark AugustThe Child
Continuing its mission to unearth the very best in weird and wonderful horror obscura from the golden age of US independent genre moviemaking, Arrow Video is proud to present the long-awaited second volume in its American Horror Project series co-curated by author Stephen Thrower (Nightmare USA: The Untold Story of the Exploitation Independents). Starting off with a little-seen 1970 offering from underrated cult auteur John Hayes (Grave of the Vampire, Garden of the Dead), Dream No Evil is a haunting, moving tale of a young woman's desperate quest to be reunited with her long-lost father - only to find herself drawn into a fantasyland of homicidal madness. Meanwhile, 1976's Dark August stars Academy Award-winner Kim Hunter (A Streetcar Named Desire) in a story of a man pursued by a terrifying and deadly curse in the wake of a hit-and-run accident. Lastly, 1977's Harry Novak-produced The Child is a gloriously delirious slice of horror mayhem in which a young girl raises an army of the dead against the people she holds responsible for her mother's death. With all three films having been newly remastered from the best surviving film elements and appearing here for the first time ever on Blu-ray, alongside a wealth of supplementary material, American Horror Project Volume Two offers up yet another fascinating and blood-chilling foray into the deepest, darkest corners of stars-and-stripes terror.

Technical Specifications

Format: Blu-ray
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 , 1.78:1 , 1.85:1
Audio: English 1.0 PCM Mono , English 1.0 PCM Mono
Subtitles: English
Region: A/B/C
Discs: 3 Discs |  BD-50

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  • Brand new audio commentary with Kat Ellinger and Samm Deighan
  • Melancholy Dreamer - a newly-filmed video appreciation of Dream No Evil by author Stephen Thrower
  • Hollywood After Dark: The Early Films of John Hayes, 1959-1971 brand new video essay by Stephen Thrower looking at Hayes' filmography leading up to Dream No Evil
  • Writer Chris Poggiali on the prodigious career of celebrated character actor Edmond O'Brien
  • Excerpts from an audio interview with actress Rue McClanahan (The Golden Girls) discussing her many cinematic collaborations with director John Hayes
  • Brand new audio commentary with writer-director Martin Goldman
  • Dark August Revisited - a newly-filmed video appreciation of Dark August by author Stephen Thrower
  • Mad Ave to Mad Dogs - brand new on-camera interview with Martin Goldman
  • Don't Mess with the Psychic - brand new on-camera interview with producer Marieanne Kanter
  • The Hills Are Alive: Dark August and Vermont Folk Horror - author and artist Stephen R. Bissette on Dark August and its context within the wider realm of Vermont genre-filmmaking
  • Original press book (BD-ROM content)
  • 1.33:1 and 1.78:1 presentations of the feature
  • Brand new audio commentary with director Robert Voskanian and producer Robert Dadashian, moderated by Stephen Thrower
  • The Zombie Child - a newly-filmed video appreciation of The Child by author Stephen Thrower
  • Fathers of The Child - brand new featurette comprising on-camera interviews with director Robert Voskanian and producer Robert Dadashian
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Orignal press book (BD-ROM content)
  • Booklet featuring essays by Amanda Reyes, Stephen R. Bissette, and Travis Crawford

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