101 Films to release the ‘BOB CLARK HORROR COLLECTION’ on Limited Edition Blu-ray

101 Films has announced the BOB CLARK HORROR COLLECTION, a brand new collection featuring the director’s highly influential horrors of the early 1970s, brought together for the first time.

The BOB CLARK HORROR COLLECTION (101 Films Black Label #29) will be released on Limited Edition Blu-ray on 3rd April 2023.

Though he would achieve wider success in the 1980s with hit comedies such as Porky’s (1981) and A Christmas Story (1983), Clark’s run of three horror movies a decade earlier — low budget horror-comedy ‘Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things’ (1972), chilling Vietnam War critique Deathdream (AKA Dead of Night) (1974) and genre-defining slasher masterpiece Black Christmas (1974) — ensure his legacy as a master of the horror genre.

Title 029 on the 101 Films Black Label, this limited-edition set also features new Bob Clark documentary ‘Dreaming Of Death’ , stunning newly commissioned artwork for all three titles with reversible sleeves, a booklet with new writing on the director’s career, a set of artcards, and extensive additional content.



Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things

Led by a mean-spirited director, a theatre troupe travels by boat to a small island for buried criminals. The group gets more than they bargained for when the dead rise from their graves. Can they stay put until daylight against the undead onslaught, or do they flee into the pitch-black night? Will anyone survive?

Special Features:

• Commentary with Alan Ormsby, Jane Daly and Anya Cronin

• Alan Ormsby Interview

• Memories of Bob Clark

• Confessions of a Grave Digger: Interview with Ken Goch

• Grindhouse Q&A

• Cemetery Mary – Music Video

• Dead Girls Don’t Say No – Music Video

• Trailer

• Photo Gallery

Deathdream (AKA Dead of Night)

In this shattering variation on “The Monkey’s Paw”, grief-stricken suburban parents refuse to accept the news that their son Andy has been killed in Vietnam. But when Andy returns home soon after, something may be horribly wrong: Andy is alive and well… or is he?

Special Features:

• Dreaming of Death: a brand-new feature length documentary on the work of director Bob Clark

• Brand New Audio Commentary with Travis Crawford and Bill Ackerman

• Trailer

Black Christmas

As Christmas break begins, a group of sorority sisters make plans for the holiday. Jess (Olivia Hussey) and Barb (Margot Kidder) begin to receive anonymous, lascivious phone calls that put them on edge. Initially, Barb encourages the mysterious caller but stops when he responds threateningly. Soon, Barb’s friend Claire (Lynne Griffin) goes missing from the sorority house and a local adolescent girl is murdered, leading the girls to suspect a serial killer is on the loose. The police finally begin to get concerned when a teenage girl is found dead in the park – they set up a wiretap to the sorority house, but no one realizes just how near the killer really is!

Special Features:

• Commentary with director Bob Clark

• Commentary with actors John Saxon and Keir Dullea

• Commentary with actor Nick Mancuso

• Film and Furs: Remembering Black Christmas with Art Hindle

• Victims and Virgins: Remembering Black Christmas with Lynne Griffin

• Black Christmas Legacy

• 40th Anniversary reunion panel: Fan Expo Canada 2014

• TV and Radio Spots

• 12 Days of Black Christmas Featurette

• Black Christmas Revisited Featurette

• Midnight Screening Q&A with Bob Clark, John Saxon, and Carl Zittrer

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