Tuesday 23 April 2019


A colonial mansion harbours a dark secret in Richard Fleischer's SCARED STIFF which makes its UK BD debut courtesy of Arrow films this month.

Rock singer Kate Christopher (Mary Page Keller - TVs Pretty Little Liars, NYPD Blue) moves into an old colonial mansion with her psychiatrist boyfriend David Young (Andrew Stevens - The Fury, A Woman Scorned) and her young son. Only to find the place is inhabited by the ghost of an old slave trader named Masterson.

Ghostly goings on subsequently ensue, as her kids toys come to life, the guy hired to redecorate the place dies in a bizarre accident, she experiences strange nightmarish visions about the house's original occupant and her boyfriends behaviour becomes increasingly erratic. 

One things for sure, its not pigeons they've got up in the old attic.

Directed by Richard Freidman, who went on to direct such "classics" as DOOM ASYLUM and PHANTOM OF THE MALL, this wasn't bad, but was somewhat derivative of "The Amityville Horror" and other haunted house movies of the era.

Interesting to note, the role of Masterson was played by a chap called David Ramsey. But NOT same David Ramsey from the TV show "Arrow" who they have listed on the IMDB. So god only knows who this guy was.

This release from Arrow Video marks the first time the film has been released to BD in the UK and comes packed with the following special features

Audio commentary track with Director Richard Friedman and Producer Dan Bacaner, moderated by film historian Robert Ehlinger.

Mansion of the Doomed (33mins) - A brand new "Making of" documentary featuring interviews with Richard Friedman, Dan Bacaner, Robert Ehlinger, actors Andrew Stevens and Joshua Segal, special effects supervisor Tyler Smith and special effects assistants Jerry Macaluso and Barry Anderson

Interview with composer Billy Barber (6mins) in which the composer discusses how he composed the soundtrack for the film.

Image Gallery - a collection of production stills from the film are displayed against the films soundtrack.

Lastly, the films Original Theatrical Trailer is included.

The sleeve also features alternate artwork on the reverse and the first pressing will contain a Fully illustrated collector’s booklet with new writing on the film by James Oliver. 

SCARED STIFF is out now on UK BD from Arrow films.

Buy the UK BD from Amazon.co.uk

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