The Howling Collector’s Edition and Lifeforce Collector’s Edition debut on Blu-ray on June 18



It’s time to unleash the beast within and join the pack as SCREAM FACTORY™ is proud to present the ferocious 1981 classic THE HOWLING Collector’s Edition on Blu-ray™ and DVD June 18, 2013. Directed by legendary filmmaker Joe Dante (Gremlins) and written by John Sayles and Terence H. Winkless, this massive cult hit is based on the popular novel by Gary Brandner. The all-star cast includes Dee Wallace (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Cujo), Patrick MacNee (The Avengers, A View to a Kill), Dennis Dugan (Happy Gilmore), Christopher Stone (Cujo), Belinda Balaski (Piranha), Kevin McCarthy (Innerspace), John Carradine (The Twilight Zone), Slim Pickens (Dr. Strangelove), Elisabeth Brooks (Deep Space) and Robert Picardo (Star Trek: Voyager). Brimming with edge-of-your-seat suspense and awesome make-up effects courtesy of Rob Bottin (The Thing), this riveting werewolf tale sinks its teeth into your deepest fears and never lets go!

For the first time ever on Blu-ray, this definitive collector’s edition home entertainment release of THE HOWLING features anamorphic widescreen movie presentation and is packed with a bounty of special bonus content, a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible wrap with original theatrical key art and more! THE HOWLING Collector’s Edition Blu-ray has a suggested retail price of $29.93 and $19.93 for the DVD.

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Severely shaken after a near-fatal encounter with a serial killer, TV newscaster Karen White (Dee Wallace) takes some much-needed time off. Hoping to conquer her inner demons, she heads for “the Colony,” a secluded retreat where her new neighbors are just a tad too eager to make her feel at home. Also, there seems to be a bizarre link between her would-be attacker and this supposedly safe haven.

And when, after nights of being tormented by savage shrieks and unearthly cries, Karen ventures into the forest to find answers, she makes a terrifying discovery. Now she must fight not only for her life… but for her very soul!



  • Audio Commentary with Author Gary Brandner
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Audio Commentary from Director Joe Dante
  • Horror’s Hallowed Grounds- A look at the film’s location
  • Interview with Stop-Motion Animator Dave Allen
  • New Interviews with screenwriter Terence Winkless, Executive Producer Steven A. Lane and editor Mark Goldblatt

Extras carried over from prior DVD release

  • Audio Commentary With Director Joe Dante And Actors Dee Wallace, Christopher Stone and Robert Picardo
  • Unleashing the Beast: The Making Of The Howling Multi-part Documentary
  • Outtakes
  • Making Of A Monster: Inside The Howling Documentary
  • Photo Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailers



SCREAM FACTORY™ will unleash the special effects extravaganza LIFEFORCE from director Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Poltergeist) on June 18, 2013. This much-loved cult film classic debuts for the first time on Blu-ray™ and will be presented as a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™ + DVD combo pack that boasts the rare original theatrical version of the film (available on the Blu-ray disc only) and its longer international cut, plus newly rendered retro-style artwork and a reversible wrap with original theatrical key art. LIFEFORCE Collector’s Edition Blu-ray + DVD combo pack features high-definition anamorphic widescreen presentations and new exciting bonus content! This definitive Scream Factory home entertainment collection is priced to own at $29.93

From the director of Poltergeist and the co-writer of Alien comes a thrilling sci-fi adventure of explosive action and pulse-pounding suspense! With mind-blowing special effects by Academy Award® winner John Dykstra (1977 Best Visual Effects, Star Wars), Lifeforce is a gripping mélange of genres that’s “so bizarre, it’s fascinating” (Leonard Maltin)!

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A mission to investigate Halley’s Comet discovers an even stranger phenomenon: an alien spacecraft! Following a deadly confrontation, the aliens arrive on Earth, where their seductive leader begins a terrifying campaign to drain the lifeforce of everyone she encounters. Her victims, in turn, continue the cycle, and soon the entire planet is in mortal danger. And when the mission’s sole survivor (Steve Railsback – The Stunt Man) sets out to destroy her, he comes face to face with the most charming – and horrifying – being he’s ever known. Will he be able to destroy the lovely vampiress…or will he become yet another victim of her fatal charm?

Bonus Content:

  • The original theatrical version in HD (On the Blu-ray Disc only)
  • Audio Commentary with Director Tobe Hooper, moderated by Fillmmaker Tim Sullivan
  • Audio Commentary with Special Make-up Effects Designer Nick Maley
  • New Interviews with Director Tobe Hooper, Actor Steve Railsback, and Actress Mathilda May
  • Original “The Making of Lifeforce” Featurette
  • Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailers
  • TV Spot

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