Another classic werewolf flick is making its way to DVD this summer. Face of the Screaming Werewolf, a film that came out way back in 1964, is coming to DVD June 21, 2011. Time to save your pennies classic horror fans!
The film follows Dr. Edmund Redding, a man who is experimenting in hypnotic regression to past lives. Through his work he discovered that a woman named Ann Taylor is a reincarnated Aztec woman. Via her recovered memories, she is able to lead Redding and his associates to a hidden chamber in the Great Pyramid of Yucatan, where they hope to find the lost treasure of the Aztecs. Instead of glorious treasure, they find two mummified bodies – one of a modern man and the other of an ancient Aztec mummy/werewolf… and only one is still alive. The supernatural beast escapes and wreaks havoc on the city.
The upcoming DVD is only $9.95, so I am guessing it is just the movie and not anything special, like extra features, which is a shame. Judging by the low price, it may not even be a digitally remastered version, which would suck royally. There is really no way of knowing for sure until the reviews come in, but for the price it may be worth it to buy the film even if it’s an old version of it. I’ve bought these low price DVD classic before and have yet to be disappointed.
If you aren’t really a fan of classic movies, but like the storyline, then you’re in luck! A few decades after Face of the Screaming Werewolf was released an author by the name of Ken Gage wrote a strange novel of the same title. Published in 2006, Ken Gage recycled imagery and dialogue from the movie to tell an odd story involving Satan’s war in heaven, robots, sadomasochistic vampires, the nature of elitism, and aliens. Doesn’t sound like it followed the movie very well, but it may be worth a read.
What do you guys think? Will you buy the DVD? Or read the book?