Ah, Scream Factory, how we horror fans have grown to love you. Known for giving the feature-packed royal treatment to even the more obscure entries into our beloved genre, Scream Factory has established itself as a force to be reckoned with, despite only existing since fall 2012.
Just some of the long-mistreated cult favorites Scream Factory has released so far include Nightbreed, Lord of Illusions, Demon Knight, They Live, Psycho II, and Prince of Darkness. They’ve also re-released mainstays like Army of Darkness, The Thing, Child’s Play, and The Howling, often creating the definitive Blu-Ray edition.
The latest cult classic to be announced for Blu-Ray by Scream Factory is Serial Mom, the 1994 horror comedy from legendarily subversive director John Waters.
For those who’ve yet to experience the film, Serial Mom stars Kathleen Turner as Beverly Sutphin, a woman who appears on the surface to be the stereotypical suburban housewife. Little does her family know that Beverly has a secret life of murder and mayhem, often ending lives for the most trivial of reasons.
While Serial Mom garnered generally favorable reviews from critics, the film was an outright box office bomb, earning back just over half of its $13 million budget. Thankfully, Waters’ hilarious little gem eventually garnered a loyal cult audience via home video and cable showings.
The full list of extras for Scream Factory’s Serial Mom release is below. The disc hits shelves on May 9th, just in time for Mother’s Day. Soon, a new generation of viewers will learn that it is indeed possible to make the word pussywillows menacing, at least when uttered by a murderous Kathleen Turner.
- NEW! – A Conversation with director John Waters, actress Kathleen Turner, and actress Mink Stole
- Serial Mom: Surreal Moments – featuring interviews with Waters, Stole, actress Patricia Hearst, actress Ricki Lake, actor Matthew Lillard, casting director Pat Moran, production designer Vincent Pirano, and more!
- Feature commentary with John Waters and Kathleen Turner
- Feature commentary with John Waters
- The Making of Serial Mom – original promotional featurette
- The Kings of Gore: Herschell Gordon Lewis and David Friedman featurette
- Original theatrical trailer