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Severin Films Drops Trailer For “Tales of the Uncanny”; Canadian Virtual Cinema Dates Announced

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | News

The good folks at Severin Films have just released a trailer for their landmark new doc TALES OF THE UNCANNY – THE ULTIMATE SURVEY OF ANTHOLOGY HORROR ahead of its Canadian virtual cinema premiere and their upcoming Black Friday sale! Check out the full details and trailer below.

What began as a modest Bonus Feature for Severin Films’’ upcoming Special Edition Blu-ray of THE THEATRE BIZARRE became – when Covid hit – a Zoom-enabled feature-length documentary on the evolution, challenges, and all-time Top 5 anthologies – and anthology segments – in horror history.

Co-hosts/producers David Gregory – director of the award-winning LOST SOUL: THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY’S ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU – and Kier-La Janisse (a Canadian filmmaker, genre expert and author of House of Psychotic Women: An Autobiographical Topography of Female Neurosis in Horror and Exploitation Films) – queried a global roster of more than 60 horror writers, directors and scholars that include Eli Roth, Joe Dante, Mark Hartley, Mick Garris, Ernest Dickerson, Joko Anwar, Ramsey Campbell, David DeCoteau, Kim Newman, Jovanka Vuckovic, Luigi Cozzi, Tom Savini, Jenn Wexler, Larry Fessenden, Richard Stanley, Brian Trenchard-Smith, Brian Yuzna, Gary Sherman, Rebekah McKendry and Peter Strickland in a candid discussion of such film/TV classics like Canadian entry THE UNCANNY, as well as international gems like DEAD OF NIGHT, BLACK SABBATH, KWAIDAN, SPIRITS OF THE DEAD, DR. TERROR’S HOUSE OF HORRORS, THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD, ASYLUM, TALES FROM THE CRYPT, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, CREEPSHOW, TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE, TRILOGY OF TERROR, TWO EVIL EYES, V/H/S, XX and more.


TALES OF THE UNCANNY – THE ULTIMATE SURVEY OF ANTHOLOGY HORROR will be available during Severin’s annual Black Friday Sale in an exclusive, Two-Disc Edition!  Canadian audiences can see the film virtually via a partnership between the Fantasia International Film Festival and the Winnipeg Cinematheque from November 24th-December 15th. Tickets available here:


Rocco T. Thompson
Rocco is a Rondo-nominated film journalist and avid devotee of all things weird and outrageous. He penned the cover story for Rue Morgue's landmark July/Aug 2019 "Queer Fear" Special Issue, and is an associate producer on In Search of Darkness: Part III, the latest installment in CreatorVC's popular 1980s horror documentary series.