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It’s a Horror to Know You: Jeff Nelson – Marketing Director (Scream Factory / Shout Factory)

September 3rd, 2012 by unkle lancifer · 7 Comments

It’s a Horror to Know You: Jeff Nelson – Marketing Director (Scream Factory / Shout Factory)

1. What is the first film that ever scared you?

That would be the first horror film I ever saw: The original Halloween. I was very unprepared as a nine-year when I watched it on TV in 1981 on NBC (yes, I’m dating myself). It didn’t matter that it was edited, I had nightmares for months because of “The Shape” and couldn’t stop hearing that classic piano-tinkling theme in my head. I do have to thank the universe for starting off my love of horror films with a real classic because when the shock finally wore off, it prompted me to seek out more thrills. Before I knew it, I was daring myself to watch all sorts of terrors like Alligator, Poltergeist, Jaws 2, When a Stranger Calls, The Amityville Horror, Carrie and The Fog (my all-time favorite).

2. What is the last film that scared you?

Insidious really freaked me out. I literally had my hands my front of face during certain scenes. The last two Paranormal Activity sequels worked me up too.

3. Name three Horror movies that you believe are underrated.

Tough question. I’d have to go with Wes Craven’s Deadly Blessing (1981), the Lee Grant hospital slasher Visiting Hours (1982) and the totally fucked up The Sentinel (1977). Honorable mention: Curtains (1983)

4. Name three horror movies that you enjoy against your better judgment.

Just three huh?? That’s way too hard to narrow down but God help me I love Eyes of a Stranger (1981) with Lauren Tewes, Night School (1981) with Rachel Ward and Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982). Honorable mention: Happy Birthday to Me (1981)

5. Send us to five places on the Internet!

The official Scream Factory Facebook Page (of course!)


DVD Talk.

Home Theater Forum.

DVD Drive-in

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 bubo316No Gravatar // Sep 5, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Soooooo…. since Scream Factory is already releasing Deadly Blessing and Shout Factory has released Visiting Hours, can we consider the mention of The Sentinel and Curtains as a hint of things to come?

  • 2 Eric EddyNo Gravatar // Sep 5, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Those will come from Holler Factory… BA-DUM-TSS

    At least my Gravatar is working now, I think.

  • 3 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Sep 5, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    I think I would sell my right arm for CURTAINS on Blu-Ray. I can’t believe THE ISLAND is finally going to be available! I LOVE that movie!


  • 4 bubo316No Gravatar // Sep 5, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Well, Unk, you may not have much longer to wait. Word on the street is that Scream Factory is going to spill the beans on the next assortment of titles in a couple or three weeks.

    Maybe we can bribe Jeff for some advance word?

  • 5 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Sep 5, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Wow, I did not know this. Maybe I’m better off not knowing because CURTAINS in HD might give me a heart attack. That or NIGHT WARNING (aka Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker) could put me in a rest home.

  • 6 Matt SunshineNo Gravatar // Sep 9, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    I love Shout/Scream Factory! Always seem to put a lot of effort and passion into their releases. Like Kindertrauma, they make me excited about movies again. I also love how they always use the original poster artwork for each film.

  • 7 bubo316No Gravatar // Sep 11, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Apparently, for the next few months, every Friday, Scream Factory will announce a new 2013 title starting this Friday.

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