February’s home entertainment releases are ending on a high note, so genre fans should get their wallets ready in anticipation of all the great horror and sci-fi titles coming our way on the 23rd. Scream Factory has several fantastic releases planned for this Tuesday, including the highly anticipated Blu-ray for Wes Craven’s The Serpent and the Rainbow as well as double features of The Curse / Curse II: The Bite and Millennium / R.O.T.O.R.

Candyman director Bernard Rose's latest endeavor—the modern interpretation of the classic Frankenstein tale—hits Blu and DVD this week, and the cult classic Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things is getting an HD overhaul this Tuesday as well.

Other notable Blu-ray and DVD releases on February 23rd include The Bees, Bigfoot Vs. Zombies, Moonwalkers, Demonoid, American Horror Project: Volume One and Upsidedown Cross.

Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things (VCI Entertainment, Blu-ray)

Led by a mean-spirited director, Alan (Alan Ormsby), a theater troupe travels by boat to a small island graveyard for buried criminals. Using a grimoire, Alan begins a séance to raise the dead. The group finds more than they bargained for when the dead return from their graves, forcing the troupe to take refuge in an old abandoned caretaker s house. Can they stay put until daylight against the undead onslaught, or do they flee into the pitch black night? Will anyone survive?

Frankenstein (Alchemy, Blu-ray & DVD)

Set in present day Los Angeles, Frankenstein is told entirely from the perspective of the Monster. After he is artificially created, then left for dead by a husband-and-wife team of eccentric scientists, Adam is confronted with nothing but aggression and violence from the world around him. This perfect creation-turned disfigured monster must come to grips with the horrific nature of humanity.

The Serpent and the Rainbow – Collector’s Edition (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

Wes Craven (A Nightmare On Elm Street, Scream) directs this terrifying story of one man's nightmarish journey into the blood-curdling, deadly world of voodoo. 

A Harvard anthropologist (Bill Pullman, Lake Placid, Independence Day) is sent to Haiti to retrieve a strange powder that is said to have the power to bring human beings back from the dead. In his quest to find the miracle drug, the cynical scientist enters the rarely seen netherworld of walking zombies, blood rites and ancient curses.

Based on the true-to-life experiences of Wade Davis, starring Cathy Tyson (Mona Lisa), Zakes Mokae (Dust Devil, Waterworld), Paul Winfield (The Terminator, Damnation Alley) and Michael Gough (Horror of Dracula, Batman), and filmed on location in Haiti, it's a frightening excursion into black magic and the supernatural!

Special Features Include 2015 HD transfer from the inter-positive film element, Audio commentary with actor Bill Pullman, “The Making of The Serpent and the Rainbow,” featuring new interviews with actor Bill Pullman, author Wade Davis, director of photography John Lindley, and special makeup effects artists Lance Anderson and David Anderson, Original Theatrical Trailer and TV Spot, and Still Gallery.


American Horror Project: Volume One (Arrow Video, Blu/DVD Combo) 

The Bees (Vinegar Syndrome, Blu/DVD Combo) 

Bigfoot Vs. Zombies (Wild Eye Releasing, DVD)

Cassidy Way (FilmWorks Entertainment, DVD) 

The Curse/Curse II: The Bite Double Feature (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

Demonoid (Vinegar Syndrome, Blu/DVD Combo) 

The Embalmer/The Red Headed Corpse Double Feature (Bayview Entertainment, DVD) 

The Executioner Part II/Frozen Scream Double Feature (Vinegar Syndrome, DVD)

House of Afflictions (Wild Eye Releasing, DVD)

Millennium/R.O.T.O.R. Double Feature (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

Moonwalkers (Alchemy, Blu-ray & DVD)

Sinkhole (Breaking Glass Pictures, DVD)

Upsidedown Cross (Independent Entertainment, DVD) 

Voices from the Grave (World Wide Multimedia, DVD)

Warehouse 13: Season One (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, DVD)

Warehouse 13: Season Two (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, DVD)

Warehouse 13: Season Three (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, DVD)

Warehouse 13: Season Four (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, DVD)

Warehouse 13: Season Five (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, DVD)

Whore (Wild Eye Raw, DVD)

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    About the Author - Heather Wixson

    Heather A. Wixson was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, until she followed her dreams and moved to Los Angeles in 2009. A 14-year veteran in the world of horror entertainment journalism, Wixson fell in love with genre films at a very early age, and has spent more than a decade as a writer and supporter of preserving the history of horror and science fiction cinema. Throughout her career, Wixson has contributed to several notable websites, including Fangoria, Dread Central, Terror Tube, and FEARnet, and she currently serves as the Managing Editor for Daily Dead, which has been her home since 2013. She's also written for both Fangoria Magazine & ReMind Magazine, and her latest book project, Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Volume One will be released on October 20, 2021.