Portland, OR (PRWEB) September 16, 2006
Lurker Films –– the leading manufacturer of literary horror, Cthulhu, and Lovecraft related film merchandise –– is proud to announce the release of the first volume of the "Weird Tale Collection". The DVD features some excellent adaptations of horror author Robert W. Chambers' work including Aaron Vanek's award winning film inspired by the short story "The Yellow Sign".
A young gallery owner, Tess Reardon (Little Giants star Shawna Waldron), is looking for a new talent to spark life into her failing business. Haunted by nightmares, she discovers that an artist she dreamt about, Aubrey Scott, actually exists, and seeks him out. The eccentric painter agrees to a showing of his art, but only if Tess will model for him. She grudgingly agrees and begins to regress into a past life from a parallel world, and now everything is not at all as it seems. The street date is September 22, 2006.
A fine Gothic thriller... reminiscent of "The Twilight Zone"... [Uses] the same technique that The Blair Witch Project employed; only The Yellow Sign accomplishes it much better. ––Sam Frazier, Jr., Film Threat
A creepy exercise in existentialist fantasy... carries a weight that most feature films envy. Thoughtful and unsettling... The Yellow Sign is all the more impressive for its humble origins, demonstrating that deep pockets matter far less than the talents involved. --Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
The Weird Tale Collection Volume 1: The Yellow Sign DVD includes:
- "The Yellow Sign" short starring Shawna Waldron from "The American President" and "Little Giants". This film is in English with subtitles in: English, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, Finnish and Portuguese.
- David Leroy's short film "Tupilak". Winner of Best Short at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival. During a polar expedition, Kelvin and Max leave their wounded Inuit guide behind them. Two years later, on the very same date, they meet by accident in a deserted museum. The past comes back, and the evil shadow of the Tupilak is not far away. This film is in French with subtitles in English and French.
- "The King in Yellow" by filmmakers Emiliano Guarneri & David Fragale. A girl goes to an antique shop to buy a book for her friend who was admitted to a hospital; but on the way to see her, falls down into a nightmare world where she will meet the King in Yellow. But who is, or a better question to ask, what is the King in Yellow? This film is in Italian with subtitles in English.
- "Chambers in Paris", a documentary on Robert Chambers by expert Christophe Thill. Robert W. Chambers (1865—1933) is probably best remembered for The King in Yellow, an odd collection of supernatural weird tale, and tales of the artist’s life in Paris. First published in 1895, “The Yellow Sign” is one of Chambers’ very best stories taken from The King in Yellow, his second (and best) book.
- Slide shows, deleted scenes, audition footage, and more.
The Weird Tale Collection Volume 1: The Yellow Sign DVD will be available through retail at a suggested price of $19.99 US. The DVD is not rated but a rating of PG-13 is suggested. Total running time of the DVD is approximately 100 minutes.
About Lurker Films
Lurker Films, Inc. is headquartered in Portland, Oregon and was founded in 1995 by Andrew Migliore to munch popcorn where cultists fear to tread, producing DVDs, Videos, and Audio CDs of the famous, infamous and just plain obscure films and television shows that have been directly or indirectly inspired by Lovecraft's work. Our mission is to bring the best in weird tale & literary horror. DVDs and CDs of famous, infamous and rarely-seen films and television shows that combine excellent transfers with new features, short films and in-depth commentary from both filmmakers and scholars. More information about Lurker Films can be found at http://www.lurkerfilms.com.
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