“AMERICAN HORROR PROJECT: Volume 2”— 3-Disc Limited Edition


3-Disc Limited Edition

Amos Lassen

I love whiling away time with a good horror film and I really love “American Horror Story: Volume 2” because it gives me three good horror stories.  Volume 2 continues Arrow Films’ “mission to unearth the very best in weird and wonderful horror obscura from the golden age of US independent genre moviemaking”. This second volume in its American Horror Project series was co-curated by author Stephen Thrower (“Nightmare USA: The Untold Story of the Exploitation Independents”). 

We start off with a little-seen 1970 film, “Dream No More” from underrated cult auteur John Hayes (“Grave of the Vampire”, “Garden of the Dead”), “Dream No Evil” is a haunting, moving tale of a young woman s desperate quest to be reunited with her long-lost father only to find herself drawn into a fantasyland of homicidal madness. “Dark August” (1976) stars Academy Award-winner Kim Hunter (A Streetcar Named Desire) in a story of a man pursued by a terrifying and deadly curse in the wake of a hit-and-run accident. Harry Novak-produced “The Child” (1977) is horror mayhem in which a young girl raises an army of the dead against the people she holds responsible for her mother s death. 

All three films having been newly remastered from the best surviving film elements and are on Blu ray for the first time,. There is also an abundance of  supplementary material.  “American Horror Project Volume Two” gives us  “another fascinating and blood-chilling foray into the deepest, darkest corners of stars-and-stripes terror.” 


  Brand new 2K restorations from original film elements 

  High Definition Blu-ray presentation

  Original uncompressed PCM mono audio

  English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

  Reversible sleeves for each film featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil

  American Horror Project Journal Vol. II limited edition 60-page booklet featuring new writing on the films by Stephen R. Bissette, Travis Crawford and Amanda Reyes 


  Filmed appreciation by Stephen Thrower

  Brand new audio commentary with Kat Ellinger and Samm Deighan 

  Hollywood After Dark: The Early Films of John Hayes, 1959-1971 brand new video essay by Stephen Thrower looking at Hayes’ filmography leading up to Dream No Evil

  Writer Chris Poggiali on the prodigious career of celebrated character actor Edmond O’Brien

  Excerpts from an audio interview with actress Rue McClanahan (The Golden Girls) discussing her many cinematic collaborations with director John Hayes


  Filmed appreciation by Stephen Thrower

  Brand new audio commentary with writer-director Martin Goldman

  Brand new on-camera interview with Martin Goldman

  Brand new on-camera interview with producer Marianne Kanter 

  The Hills Are Alive: Dark August and Vermont Folk Horror author and artist Stephen R. Bissette on Dark August and its context within the wider realm of genre filmmaking out of Vermont

  Original Press Book THE CHILD 1.37:1 and 1.85:1 presentations of the feature Filmed appreciation by Stephen Thrower Brand new audio commentary with director Robert Voskanian and producer Robert Dadashian, moderated by Stephen Thrower Brand new on-camera interviews with Robert Voskanian and Robert Dadashian Original Theatrical Trailer Original Press Book

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