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A feast of Hallowe'en Blu-ray horror treats from Indicator in October

2 August 2018

This Hallowe’en, Indicator presents a selection of horror classics from two masters of the macabre: William Castle and Jacques Tourneur.

Available on 22 October, Indicator is releasing William Castle at Columbia, Volume One, the first of two Limited Edition Blu-ray box sets dedicated to one of American cinema’s most iconic filmmakers. William Castle at Columbia, Volume One features four fright films from the outrageous showman’s illustrious career with Columbia Pictures – the shocking The Tingler (1959), starring the great Vincent Price, the intense 13 Ghosts (1960), the controversial Psycho-inspired Homicidal (1961), and the lurid Mr Sardonicus (1961). All four films are presented for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, and are complemented by a wealth of essential extra features and comprehensive booklets containing new essays and archival material.

Also on 22 October, Indicator presents Jacques Tourneur’s terrifying masterpiece Night of the Demon (1957), starring Dana Andrews and Peggy Cummins. Based on M R James’ chilling short story Casting the Runes, this acknowledged and hugely influential classic of horror cinema is presented in a deluxe 2-Disc Blu-ray Limited Edition, with four alternative presentations of the film, a staggering array of new and archival extra features and an exclusive 80-page book containing new writing and archival re-prints.

Mastered from the finest available materials, these essential releases feature expertly encoded presentations, collectable Limited Editions packaging, and English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.


Eilliam Castle at Columbia Volume One Blu-ray box set artwork

William Castle at Columbia, Volume One | Blu-ray box set | 22 October | £42.99

Renowned for his imaginative and eccentric marketing ploys, William Castle became synonymous with delivering lurid horror films backed-up by his trademark publicity gimmicks (‘Illusion-O’, ‘Percepto’, the ‘Punishment Poll’, ‘Fright Breaks’, etc.).William Castle at Columbia, Volume One features four classic fright films from the outrageous showman’s illustrious career with Columbia Pictures and presented on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Containing a wealth of new and archival extras – including Jeffrey Schwartz’s acclaimed feature-length documentary Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story, newly filmed introductions and appreciations, exclusive new audio commentaries, interviews with actor Pamela Lincoln and publicists Barry Lorie and Richard Kahn, archival featurettes, and much more – this stunning Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set is strictly limited to 6,000 copies.

Indicator Limited Edition Blu-ray box set special features:

  • Two presentations of 13 Ghosts: the original ‘Illusion-O’ presentation and the alternative black-and-white version
  • The Tingler audio commentary by film historian Jonathan Rigby and Kevin Lyons, editor of The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film and Television
  • Homicidal audio commentary by author and film historian Lee Gambin 
  • Mr Sardonicus audio commentary with Daughters of Darkness’ Samm Deighan and Kat Ellinger 
  • Spine-Tingler! The William Castle Story (2007, 82 mins): Jeffrey Schwartz’s acclaimed documentary on Castle, featuring interviews with John Landis, Joe Dante, Roger Corman, Stuart Gordon, Leonard Maltin, Budd Boetticher, Bob Burns, David Del Valle, Fred Olen Ray and John Waters among others 
  • Larger Than Life: The Making of 'Spine-Tingler' (2007) 
  • Kim Newman on 'The Tingler' (2018): an appreciation by the critic and author of Nightmare Movies 
  • Scream for Your Lives!: William Castle and The Tingler
  • I Survived The Tingler (2007): an interview with actor Pamela Lincoln 
  • Unleashing Percepto (2007): an interview with publicist Barry Lorie 
  • Stephen Laws Introduces 13 Ghosts (2018): an appreciations by the acclaimed horror author 
  • The Magic of 'Illusion-O': William Castle and 13 Ghosts
  • Psychette: William Castle and Homicidal 
  • Stephen Laws Introduces Homicidal (2018) 
  • The Punishment Poll (2007): an interview with publicist Richard Kahn 
  • Taking the Punishment Poll: William Castle and Mr Sardonicus
  • Ballyhoo!: Bob Thomas recalls the time he interviewed William Castle 
  • Original theatrical trailers 
  • Trailer commentaries with Sam Hamm, Stuart Gordon and Joe Dante 
  • Promotional and on-set photography, poster art and archive materials 
  • Limited Edition box set exclusive booklets with new essays by Kat Ellinger, Dan Whitehead, Rebecca Nicole Williams and Jo Botting, archival interview materials, contemporary reviews, and film credits 
  • UK premieres on Blu-ray 
  • Limited Edition box set of 6,000 numbered copies 
  • ...AND MORE! 
  • All extras subject to change


Night of the Demon Limited Edition 2-disc Blu-ray box set

Night of the Demon | Blu-ray | 22 October | £21.99

Based on M R James’ classic tale of terror, Casting the Runes, and adapted for the screen by regular Hitchcock collaborator Charles Bennett, Jacques Tourneur’s (Cat PeopleI Walked with a ZombieOut of the PastNight of the Demon is considered to be one of the seminal horror films of Twentieth-Century cinema. Released on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK, the film is presented here in four different versions, and is accompanied by an incredible array of new and archival special features. Also includes a Limited Edition exclusive double-sided poster and 80-page book. 

Indicator Limited Edition 2-disc Blu-ray special features:

  • The BFI’s 2013 2K restoration of the 96-minute version 
  • High-definition remaster of the 82-minute cut 
  • Four presentations of the film: Night of the Demon – the original full-length pre-release version (96 mins), and the original UK theatrical cut (82 minutes); Curse of the Demon – the original US theatrical cut (82 mins), and the US re-issue version (96 mins)
  • Audio commentary with film historian Tony Earnshaw, author of Beating the Devil: The Making of ‘Night of the Demon’
  • Speak of the Devil: The Making of Night of the Demon (2007): documentary featuring interviews with actor Peggy Cummins, production designer Ken Adam and historians Tony Earnshaw and Jonathan Rigby 
  • Dana Andrews on Night of the Demon: a rare audio interview with the actor conducted by Scott MacQueen 
  • The Devil’s in the Detail (2018): Christopher Frayling on Night of the Demon and acclaimed production designer Ken Adam
  • Horrors Unseen (2018): a discussion of the celebrated director of Night of the Demon by Chris Fujiwara, author of Jacques Tourneur: The Cinema of Nightfall 
  • Sinister Signs (2018): an analysis by Kim Newman, author of Nightmare Movies
  • Under the Spell (2018): the celebrated British horror writer Ramsey Campbell discusses the unique combination of M R James and Jacques Tourneur
  • The Devil in Music (2018): a new appreciation of Clifton Parker's score by David Huckvale, author of Movie Magick: The Occult in Film 
  • The Devil Gets His Due (2018): film historian and preservationist Scott MacQueen on the release history of Night of the Demon 
  • The Truth of Alchemy (2018) a discussion of M R James and Casting the Runes by Roger Clarke, author of A Natural History of Ghosts: 500 Years of Hunting for Proof 
  • Cloven In Two (2018): a new video piece exploring the different versions of the film
  • Escape: 'Casting the Runes' (1947): a radio play adaptation of James’ original story
  • Super 8 version: original cut-down home cinema presentation
  • Isolated music & effects track on the US theatrical cut
  • Original US Curse of the Demon theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography, including rare production design sketches from the Deutsche Kinemathek’s Ken Adam Archive 
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited Edition exclusive 80-page book containing a new essay by Kat Ellinger, M R James on ghost stories, a history of the film’s production through the words of its principle creators, a profile of witchcraft consultant Margaret Murray, the film’s history with the BBFC, a look at the different versions of the film, contemporary critical responses, a look at Charles Bennett’s original scripted ending, and film credits 
  • Limited Edition exclusive double-sided poster
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray 
  • Limited Edition of 6,000 copies
  • ...AND MORE! 
  • All extras subject to change