'The Funhouse' & 'Terror Train' Announced for Blu-ray

Posted Mon Jul 9, 2012 at 10:00 AM PDT by

Collector's Editions of two 1980s horror cult classics will scare up Blu-ray just in time for Halloween!

In an early announcement to retailers, Shout Factory will release 'The Funhouse' and 'Terror Train' on October 16.

'The Funhouse' - From the mind of filmmaker Tobe Hooper ('The Texas Chain Saw Massacre') comes this cult 1981 shocker, which centers around Amy (Elizabeth Berridge, 'Amadeus'), a teenager excited about her first date with the hunky Buzz (Cooper Huckabee, 'True Blood') at the local carnival. However, Amy and Buzz unwittingly witness a grisly murder in the carnival's funhouse, an act that forces the young lovers and their friends into a brutal fight for survival. Sylvia Miles ('Midnight Cowboy'), William Finley ('The Black Dahlia'), and Kevin Conway ('Gettysburg') co-star, and Academy Award-winner Rick Baker ('An American Werewolf in London') provides the film's gruesome makeup effects.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include: Commentary with Tobe Hooper, hosted by director Tim Sullivan; Theatrical Trailer; Radio and TV Spots; and if the Blu-ray is purchased at Shout Factory's website a limited edition - less than 500 copies made - 18" x 24" poster featuring newly commissioned 'Funhouse' artwork (while supplies last).

'Terror Train' - Directed by Roger Spottiswoode ('Tomorrow Never Dies') and shot by cinematographer John Alcott ('The Shining'), this 1980 chiller transplants the slasher movie to America's railways, as a group of college kids having a New Year's Eve party on a chartered train find themselves the targets of a deranged psychopath with an all-too personal grudge. "Scream Queen" Jamie Lee Curtis ('Halloween') leads a cast that includes Academy Award-winner Ben Johnson ('The Last Picture Show'), Hart Bochner ('Die Hard'), and magician David Copperfield.

The Blu-ray will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include: Commentary with Roger Spottiswoode; still gallery; theatrical trailer and TV spots; and if the Blu-ray is purchased at Shout Factory's website a limited edition - less than 500 copies made - 18" x 24" poster featuring newly commissioned 'Terror Train' artwork (while supplies last).

Suggested list price for each Blu-ray is $29.93.

You can find the latest specs for 'The Funhouse' and 'Terror Train' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they're indexed under October 16.

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
The Funhouse: Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
Terror Train: Collector's Edition (Blu-ray)
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