After Shout Factory, the leading provider of many memorable cult movie classics launched its newest series under Scream Factory they have been churning out the classics. The latest to be delivered to Blu-ray for the first time is the double feature presentation of Terror Vision and Video Dead.
Terror Vision follows a man who installs a state of the art satellite dish and through a cosmic accident a monster’s energy is beamed across galaxies and into the satellite of him and his unsuspecting family. Everything seems normal until this wayward monster leaps off the TV screen and into their home ready to feed. This is by far one of the silliest cheese fest creature features you are likely to see and a great time. It plays like a chapter of the Twilight Zone film with an almost cartoony tone that surprisingly works well. The practical creature effects are over the top but they manage to create a creature so silly he’s cute in a slime ridden way to add to the fun. The characters almost feel like they are out of the Dick Tracy movie, but it just adds to the cheese of the overall experience. This film isn’t breaking any molds in the industry, but it sure is a fun time if you dig 80’s creature cheese.
The Video Dead follows family recently moving into a neighborhood where five people have already been killed and there are more to come. Who is this terrifying killer? An old TV set that plays the same zombie movie over and over releasing the creatures into the real world to wreak havoc. With zombies being all the rage, this film fits right in to what audiences want. The story is an interesting take on the genre and manages to play pretty comically whether it always means to or not. The acting is pretty bad for the most part, but it only adds to the entertainment of this zombie cheese fest. The make-up for the zombies are actually pretty well done and they have some fun kills, that are just enhanced by the ridiculous performances of the actors in their death scenes.
Both of these movies are pure 80’s cheese and fit perfectly together in this collection thank to their connection using the TV. There is no doubt that these two fun creature features have a cult fan base and will be eager to grab them up when they hit Blu-ray for the first time. Once again, thanks to Shout Factory they are that much more affordable in this double feature collection. Besides these two fun films, this collection all sports all kinds of special features on both films including commentaries, featurettes and more.
For more information and to get you a copy, head over to www.shoutfactory.com