OFFICIAL BLU-RAY / DVD RELEASE ART FOR ‘THE BOOGENS’

Almost a month ago, we here at Backwoods Horror told you THE BOOGENS was finally arriving on DVD/Blu-ray on August 7, featuring a newly mastered HD widescreen transfer from an archival 35mm print, with audio commentary by director James L. Conway, star Rebecca Balding and screenwriter David O’Malley (who wrote the script with THE HIDDEN’s Bob Hunt, a.k.a. Jim Kouf). Retail prices are $24.95 for the DVD and $29.95 for the Blu-ray. Now we finally have the OFFICIAL home video release box art for the film. Check it out!

I couldn’t be happier that they’re deciding to go with the old poster art for the cover. I sorely miss art like this on DVD/Blu-ray covers, art that harkens back to a happier time when, in the 80’s, I’d go to the local mom ‘n pop video store and drool over the latest horror releases, sometimes picking this one or that due to the fantastic box art alone.

In case you’ve never heard of THE BOOGENS, here’s a brief, BRIEF, synopsis:

THE BOOGENS takes place in the wintry mountain town of Silver City where a town falls prey to tentacled beasts from the deep when a formerly condemned silver mine is re-opened.

THE BOOGENS FINALLY COMING TO DVD & BLU-RAY

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FINALLY!!! Finally, the early 80’s monster flick (and a favorite of Stephen King and myself) THE BOOGENS is coming to DVD and Blu-Ray! This from Fangoria:

Olive Films has announced that it will release 1981’s THE BOOGENS on DVD and Blu-ray August 7, featuring a newly mastered HD widescreen transfer from an archival 35mm print, with audio commentary by director James L. Conway, star Rebecca Balding and screenwriter David O’Malley (who wrote the script with THE HIDDEN’s Bob Hunt, a.k.a. Jim Kouf). Retail prices are $24.95 for the DVD and $29.95 for the Blu-ray.

Here’s a brief synopsis in case you’re unfortunate enough to have never seen this gem:

THE BOOGENS takes place in the wintry mountain town of Silver City where a town falls prey to tentacled beasts from the deep when a formerly condemned silver mine is re-opened.

I know what’s going on my birthday list! Check out the trailer below.

UPCOMING MOVIE REVIEWS: THE BOOGENS, INTO THE PIT, THE WOLFMAN, POOR PRETTY EDDIE

This week I’ll be posting reviews for THE BOOGENS, INTO THE PIT: THE SHOCKING TRUE STORY OF DEADPIT.COM, THE WOLFMAN, and POOR PRETTY EDDIE.  The first is an old favorite from the early 80’s that hasn’t yet made it to (legitimate) DVD release.  INTO THE PIT is a documentary about the DeadPit Horror Talk Radio boys The Creepy Kentuckian and Uncle Bill.  THE WOLFMAN was just fucking godawful and I will pull no punches.  Finally, POOR PRETTY EDDIE falls within what you could call Hicksploitation and, being that this is BackwoodsHorror.com, I’m going to start reviewing quite a few flicks within this genre.  Stay tuned!