American Horror Project Vol 2 Blu-ray

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American Horror Project Vol 2

Continuing its mission to unearth the very best in weird and wonderful horror obscura from the golden age of US independent genre moviemaking, Arrow Video is proud to present the second volume in its American Horror Project series co-curated by author Stephen Thrower (Nightmare USA: The Untold Story of the Exploitation Independents).

Starting off with a little-seen 1970 offering from underrated cult auteur John Hayes (Grave of the Vampire, Garden of the Dead), Dream No Evil is a haunting, moving tale of a young woman’s desperate quest to be reunited with her long-lost father – only to find herself drawn into a fantasyland of homicidal madness. Meanwhile, 1976’s Dark August stars Academy Award winner Kim Hunter (A Streetcar Named Desire) in a story of a man pursued by a terrifying and deadly curse in the wake of a hit-and-run accident. Lastly, 1977’s Harry Novak-produced The Child is a gloriously delirious slice of horror mayhem in which a young girl raises an army of the dead against the people she holds responsible for her mother’s death.

With all three films having been remastered from the best surviving film elements and appearing here alongside a wealth of supplementary material, American Horror Project Volume Two offers up yet another fascinating and blood-chilling foray into the deepest, darkest corners of stars-and-stripes terror.

Production Year: 1970
Region Code: B
UK Rating: 15
Running Time: 84 / 87 / 83 mins
Number of Discs: 3
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Audio: Mono 1.0
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 / 2.35:1
Colour: Colour
Director John Hayes
Director Martin Goldman
Director Robert Voskanian
Cast Edmund O'Brien
Cast Michael Pataki
Cast Kim Hunter
Cast J.J. Barry
Cast Laurel Barnett
Cast Frank Janson


  • 2K restorations from original film elements
  • High Definition Blu-ray presentation
  • Original uncompressed PCM mono audio
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Reversible sleeves featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil


  • Filmed appreciation by Stephen Thrower
  • Audio commentary with Kat Ellinger and Samm Deighan
  • Hollywood After Dark: The Early Films of John Hayes, 1959-1971 – video essay by Stephen Thrower looking at Hayes' filmography leading up to Dream No Evil
  • Writer Chris Poggiali on the prodigious career of celebrated character actor Edmond O'Brien
  • Excerpts from an audio interview with actress Rue McClanahan (The Golden Girls) discussing her many cinematic collaborations with director John Hayes


  • Filmed appreciation by Stephen Thrower
  • Audio commentary with writer-director Martin Goldman
  • On-camera interview with Martin Goldman
  • On-camera interview with producer Marianne Kanter
  • The Hills Are Alive: Dark August and Vermont Folk Horror – author and artist Stephen R. Bissette on Dark August and its context within the wider realm of genre filmmaking out of Vermont
  • Original Press Book


  • 1.37:1 and 1.85:1 presentations of the feature
  • Filmed appreciation by Stephen Thrower
  • Audio commentary with director Robert Voskanian and producer Robert Dadashian, moderated by Stephen Thrower
  • On-camera interviews with Robert Voskanian and Robert Dadashian
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Original Press Book

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