Category: Horror

They walk, they talk and they kill!

As my friend Skinslip from once said: “Scream Factory is the Criterion Collection of everything weird, gory, and all-around cult.” Which I agree with 100%. Though I may not enjoy every title released under the label nor get excited about every announcement, I can’t deny the amazing work put into these lowbrow titles. And I don’t think you can get any more lowbrow than Stuart Gordon’s Dolls.

Many will recognize Stuart Gordon for his films Re-Animator and From Beyond (Another Scream Factory release) and if you are a fan of his previous works, you’re in for a treat with this one. Many at first glance will probably shrug this film off as a rip-off of other “killer doll” movies like Child’s Play or Puppet Master but you’d be incorrect. Dolls actually predates both films, and if you ask me, is a far more entertaining movie.

Since Dolls, like almost all of Stuart Gordon’s work, is a cult classic and is being released on Blu-ray from Scream Factory, It’s no surprise that this title has a lot of bonus content included.

  • Audio Commentary with Stuart Gordon and Ed Naha
  • Audio Commentary with Stephen Lee, Ian Patrick Williams, Carolyn Purdy Gordon and Carrie Lorraine
  • Storyboard-to-Film Comparison
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Photo Gallery
  • Featurette – Toys of Terror: The Making of “Dolls”

Like every Scream Factory title, it has a reversible cover, which I am displaying next to the slipcover for reference.

Overall, Dolls is a fun, entertaining little B-Horror film, from one of the most notorious cult horror directors. Fans of Stuart Gordon will love it, fans of horror will love it. Highly recommended!

Picture Quality: 3.5/5

Audio Quality: 3/5

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Do you happen to suffer from vermiphobia? Then Squirm will give you chills!… if you don’t, then you’ll just be laughing at how ridiculously bad this film is.

Jeff Lieberman’s cult horror film Squirm comes to Blu-ray from Shout! Factory’s horror label: Scream Factory. The film has gained infamy for being riffed on Mystery Science Theater 3000. Which in my opinion, is the only way to have any enjoyment with this flick. Since both Squirm and MST3k are licensed by Shout! Factory, hopefully, that’ll mean that we’ll get to that episode released on DVD in the future.

Even though I personally didn’t find much enjoyment out of Squirm, there is an audience for it. If you have a craving for some good old ’70s cheesy horror, then look no further, this is right up your alley!

Squirm hits Blu-ray on October 28th and comes with a hefty amount of bonus content.

  • Audio Commentary with Jeff Lieberman (Writer/Director)
  • Interviews with Jeff Lieberman, Don Scardino and Bill Milling
  • A Tour of the Locations with Jeff Lieberman
  • Trailer
  • TV/Radio Spots
  • Gallery

Also, this set comes with a snazzy slipcover and reversible artwork for the case. As pictured below.