If you like delightfully obscure and very underappreciated genre fare, you already know that Scream Factory, a branch purveyor of Shout! Factory, specializes in classic cult releases on Blu-ray and DVD with elegant art covers, to boot. Well, fans, Shout! Factory is coming to San Diego Comic-Con International 2013.
Their ten-year anniversary, the event will offer five special film screenings, exclusive prizes, star appearances, fan interactive activities, and a special panel event, moderated by Sean Clark, with SCREAM FACTORY IN THE BLOODY FLESH! Fan-favorite icons will include ’80s sex symbol and scream queen Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog, Swamp Thing), DC Comics’ “Swamp Thing” writer and editor Len Wein, and superhero-themed ska-rock band The Aquabats.
The line-up of the five film screenings includes Luc Besson’s The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec, Matthias Hoene’s zombie-apocalypse-comedy Cockneys vs. Zombies, the quintessential cult fave Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie, L.Q. Jones’ sci-fier A Boy and His Dog, and the pre-Chris Evans superhero feature Captain America with Matt Salinger. And if you just like giveaways, your offers include My Little Pony Equestria Girls, Power Rangers Seasons 4-7, Beetlejuice: The Complete Series, Marvel Knights Animation: Wolverine Origins, Mystery Science Theater 3000 XXVII,Scream Factory Presents The Fog: Collector’s Edition, Swamp Thing: Collector’s Edition, and The Incredible Melting Man. No doubt, with all these goodies, this year’s Comic-Con will leave movie geeks satiated.
For more updates on activities and news, follow on Twitter @ShoutFactory (#SDCC13) and the studio’s Facebook page.
– By Jeremy Kibler
Jeremy Kibler is a freelance writer who never stops watching movies and writing about them. An alumnus of Pennsylvania State University, he has been a fan of the horror genre since he was a kid, renting every Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street from the video store. For more of Jeremy’s reviews, go to https://kibsreviews.blogspot.