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American Horror Project Vol. 1

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Genres: Horror
Director: Janine Carazo, Jerome Dempsey, Millie Perkins, Lonny Chapman, Sharon Farrell
Plot Sypnosis:

Everyone knows the classic American horror films. Night of the Living Dead, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and A Nightmare on Elm Street, to name but a few. But we want to tell you a different story: a story of the unsung heroes of stars-and-stripes terror, films that have remained on the fringes of the genre either through lack of availability or else sheer obscurity. This is where American Horror Project comes in.

Volume One of this series presents three tales of violence and madness from the 1970s. Malatesta s Carnival of Blood (Christopher Speeth, 1973) sees a family arrive at a creepy, dilapidated fairground in search of their missing son, only to find themselves at the mercy of cannibalistic ghouls lurking beneath the park. Meanwhile, The Witch Who Came from the Sea (Matt Cimber, 1976), stars Millie Perkins (The Diary of Anne Frank) as a young woman whose bizarre and violent fantasies start to bleed into reality literally. Lastly, every parent s worst nightmare comes true in The Premonition (Robert Allen Schnitzer, 1976), a tale of psychic terror in which five-year-old Janie is snatched away by a strange woman claiming to be her long-lost mother.

Remastered from the best surviving elements and contextualised with extensive supplementary material, American Horror Project proudly presents an alternative history of American horror and film heritage.


  • 2K restorations of the three features

  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations

  • Original uncompressed mono 1.0 audio

  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newlycommissioned artwork by the Twins of Evil


  • Introduction to the film by Stephen Thrower

  • Audio commentary by film historian Richard Harland Smith

  • The Secrets of Malatesta an interview with director Christopher Speeth

  • Crimson Speak an interview with writer Werner Liepolt

  • Malatesta s Underground art directors Richard Strange and Alan Johnson discuss the weird, mysterious world of Malatesta s underground

  • Outtakes

  • Draft script (BD-ROM content)

  • Stills gallery


  • Introduction to the film by Stephen Thrower

  • Audio commentary with director Matt Cimber, actress Millie Perkins and director of photography Dean Cundey

  • Tides and Nightmares making-of documentary featuring interviews with Cimber, Parkins, Cundey and actor John Goff

  • A Maiden s Voyage archive featurette comprising interviews with Cimber, Perkins and Cundey

  • Lost at Sea director Matt Cimber reflects on his notorious cult classic


  • Introduction to the film by Stephen Thrower

  • Isolated score

  • Audio commentary with director-producer Robert Allen Schnitzer

  • Pictures from a Premonition making-of documentary featuring interviews Schnitzer, composer Henry Mollicone and cinematographer Victor Milt

  • Archive Interview with star Richard Lynch

  • Three Robert Allen Schnitzer short films: Vernal Equinox , Terminal Point and A Rumbling in the Land

  • 4 Peace Spots

  • Trailers and TV spots
Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1976
Tech Specs & Release Details

Length: 255
Specs: 3 x Blu-ray Discs
Video Resolution/Codec: 1080p AVC/MPEG-4
Aspect Ratio(s): 2.35:1, 1.85:1
Audio Formats: English: LPCM Mono
Subtitles/Captions: English SDH