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Exclusive photos, plus poster, teaser and release news: Joe Bob Briggs in “CRYPTIDS”

Monday, February 26, 2024 | Blu-ray/DVD, Exclusives, News


The long-in-the-works horror anthology is now available on disc.

Scream Team Releasing sent along the pics seen above and below, along with the poster for CRYPTIDS, to mark the occasion of its release. Joe Bob Briggs as radio personality Harlan Dean hosts this collection of terror tales, with segments directed by Brett DeJager (BONEJANGLES), Max Groah (BONG OF THE LIVING DEAD), cinematographer Zane Hershberger, John William Holt (THE DOOMS CHAPEL HORROR), effects creator Robert Kuhn, Billy Pon (CIRCUS OF THE DEAD) and Justin M. Seaman (THE BARN and THE BARN PART II). The synopsis: “Major Harlan Dean is the host of the widely popular radio show THE TRUTH SERUM, a platform on which he discusses all things weird, unknown, and sometimes scary. On tonight’s broadcast, Harlan tackles the topic of Cryptozoology to coincide with the annual Mothman Festival in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. However, with each caller, something more sinister appears to be waiting in the shadows, and this could end up being Harlan’s very last broadcast.”

CRYPTIDS played a number of festivals last year, nabbing several awards:

  • Jury Award, Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest 2023
  • Best Horror Film, Genre Blast Film Festival 2023
  • Best Special FX, Genre Blast Film Festival 2023
  • Best Horror Comedy, Nightmares Film Festival 2023
  • Best Monsters, Midwest Monster Fest 2023
  • Best Poster, Days of the Dead International Film Fest 2024

The movie is now available for pre-order on Blu-ray, DVD and VHS, including copies signed by Briggs and the directors, at Scream Team’s website

Shipping begins March 12. Special features are:

  • Audio commentary by directors Zane Hershberger, Justin M. Seaman, Robert Kuhn, John Holt, Brett DeJager, Billy Pon and Max Groah
  • Making-of featurette
  • Deleted and extended scenes
  • Bloopers
  • Trailer

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).