We could begin to chat about Halloween with a riddle: What do you call an empty hot dog? A hollow-weenie. (We’re waiting for you to stop laughing.)
That was our trick. We shift to talk about a treat most wonderful than a big sloppy kiss from our pooch. Though Halloween is weeks away,we have news that Tales of Halloween (Epic Pictures Group) will escape onto Blu-ray and DVD collector’s sets on September 13. The horror anthology, bringing together an all-star lineup of horror heavyweight directors and stars, premiered to strong critical acclaim at the 2015 Fantasia International Film Festival. Epic Pictures Releasing, the U.S. distribution division of Epic Pictures Group, released the film in theaters and on digital platforms on October 16, 2015.
Named “the best horror anthology since Trick ‘r Treat” by Fangoria and “among the Best Halloween-themed horror movies ever made” by DailyDead, this critically-acclaimed film weaves together 10 chilling tales from horror’s top directors. Ghosts and ghouls, monsters and madmen, the devil and the dead delight in terrorizing unsuspecting residents of a suburban neighborhood on Halloween night. The all-star directorial lineup includes Neil Marshall, Darren Lynn Bousman, Lucky McKee and Mike Mendez. Cameos by horror heavyweights include Barry Bostwick, Lin Shaye, John Savage, Adrienne Barbeau, John Landis, Joe Dante, Barbara Crampton, Booboo Stewart, Keir Gilchrist, Grace Phipps, Pat Healy, Kristina Klebe, Greg Grunberg, Alex Essoe and Pollyanna McIntosh.
In addition to the feature film on both Blu-ray and DVD, the limited-edition collector’s set will also contain a DVD chock-full of bonus features and a CD of the film’s soundtrack featuring original tracks by Lalo Schifrin, Jimmy Psycho, Christopher Drake and Christian Henson. Among the highlights of the bonus features are exclusive, never-before-seen short films from Tales of Halloween directors, including previously unreleased “Brain Death,” an early student film from director Neil Marshall. Other highlights include video diaries for each segment of the anthology, featuring interviews with the directors, cast, and crew, and sneak peeks behind-the-scenes on set. Additional bonus materials include deleted scenes, director commentaries and photo galleries.