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With 2018 coming to an end, Scream Factory is giving horror fans plenty of titles to get excited about in 2019 with a bunch of new Blu-ray announcements for March, including 1955's Tarantula, Man's Best Friend (1993), 1966's The Witches (starring Joan Fontaine), and more!

From Scream Factory: "We’re being attacked by giant insects next Spring as the 1950s cult favorites TARANTULA and THE DEADLY MANTIS both scuttle to Blu-ray on March 19th!

TARANTULA (1955) – Biochemist Gerald Deemer (Leo G. Carroll, North by Northwest) has a plan to feed the world by using a growth formula on plants and animals. Instead he creates terror beyond imagining when his work spawns a spider of mammoth proportions! Feeding on cattle and humans, this towering tarantula has the people of Desert Rock, Arizona running for their lives. Can this horrifying creature be stopped or will the world succumb to its giant claws? This classic sci-fi film from director Jack Arnold (Creature From The Black Lagoon, It Came From Outer Space) stars John Agar (The Mole People, Attack Of The Puppet People) and Mara Corday (The Black Scorpion, The Giant Claw) and features a cameo by Clint Eastwood as a jet squadron leader!

DEADLY MANTIS (1957) - What's worse than a horde of locusts? A gigantic man-eating praying mantis, released from a million years of deep, frozen sleep and ready to claw its way to world domination! This menacing insect kills everything in its path while scientists and military men work feverishly to stop it. Craig Stevens (Abbott And Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde) stars as the commander in charge of putting an end to this beastly insect with William Hopper (20 Million Miles To Earth) as the paleontologist and Alix Talton (The Man Who Knew Too Much) as his beautiful assistant, a photojournalist, assigned to help in this epic battle between man and mantis!

Extras on both are in progress and will be announced on a later date.

Pre-order TARANTULA now @ https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/tarantula…

Pre-order THE DEADLY MANTIS @ https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/the-deadly-mantis…"

From Scream Factory: "Another thriller from Hammer Films arrives from us next year in the form of THE WITCHES (also known as THE DEVIL’S OWN) from 1966 starring Joan Fontaine (Rebecca) embroiled in all sorts of devilish mayhem. Blu-ray streets on March 19th.

Haunted by the terrors of her experience with African witch doctors, school teacher Gwen Mayfield (Fontaine) accepts an appointment as headmistress at the Haddaby School run by Alan Bax (Alec McCowen, Frenzy) and his sister Stephanie (Kay Walsh, Stage Fright). Gwen initially revels in the peacefulness she has found in the quiet English countryside but soon begins to sense "undercurrents." Before long, a local boy falls into a coma and Gwen discovers a voodoo doll impaled by pins. The danger that follows brings her face to face with witchcraft as a series of disasters unfold and lead her to the horrible truth.

Extras are in progress and will be announced on a later date. Reverse cover sleeve will reflect the theatrical artwork used for The Devil’s Own.

Pre-order THE WITCHES now @ https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/the-witches…"

Warning Sign Blu-ray: "The 1985 virus-contamination thriller WARNING SIGN finally makes it to Blu-ray on March 26th! Written by Hal Barwood and Matthew Robbins (the team behind Dragonslayer) and featuring the cinematography of Dean Cundey (Halloween, The Thing).

In the rolling Utah countryside, a small town is host to a fortress-like research facility, which the townspeople believe is developing new advancements in agriculture. But deep within is a top-secret project to create a bioweapon that turns anyone exposed to it into a raging, psychotic killer. When the unthinkable happens and the facility is locked down, Sheriff Cal Morse (Sam Waterston, Serial Mom) must choose between keeping the town safe and rescuing his wife Joanie (Kathleen Quinlan, Twilight Zone: The Movie), who is trapped inside. But for Major Connolly (Yaphet Kotto, Alien), there is only one remorseless solution: contain the deadly virus … at all costs.

Extras are in progress and will be announced on a later date.

Pre-order WARNING SIGN now @ https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/warning-sign…"

From Scream Factory: "The 1993 “Cujo meets Terminator” horror/sci-fi hybrid MAN’S BEST FRIEND barks its way to Blu-ray for the first time on March 12th! Ally Sheedy (St.Elmo's Fire, The Breakfast Club) and Lance Henriksen (Pumpkinhead, Aliens) star.

When an ambitious news journalist (Sheedy) breaks into a genetic research facility, she uncovers the biggest story of her career and unleashes the lab's most dangerous experiment: Max – a genetically enhanced guard dog with a vicious killer instinct. Superior sight, hearing, strength, and intelligence make him faster, stronger, and smarter than almost any other animal alive – and deadlier. Without the neuropathic drugs needed to curb his aggressive nature, his predatory urge runs out of control ... and once he tastes blood, nothing can stop him.

Extras are in progress and will be announced on a later date.

Artwork you see is the original theatrical poster design. The reverse cover will have the art that most remember from the prior DVD and VHS releases.

Pre-order MAN’S BEST FRIEND now @ https://www.shoutfactory.com/product/man-s-best-friend…"

Derek Anderson
About the Author - Derek Anderson

Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.

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