Screamers starring Peter Weller comes to Blu-ray this January

The last scream you hear will be your own.

One of the stranger films out there is director Christian Duguay's SCREAMERS. I mean the movie had everything going for it. It was written by Dan O'Bannon (THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD, ALIEN) from a story by Philip K. Dick (BLADE RUNNER, TOTAL RECALL) and starred Peter Weller (ROBOCOP) and Jennifer Rubin (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS).

This had all the makings of a new sci-fi horror classic. The end result was underwhelming, to say the least. All the same, the powers that be over at Scream Factory are looking to give the film a new lease on life when they bring its burrowing-ass to Blu-ray this January. Extras are in progress and will be announced at a later date. 

The 1995 sci-fi/horror film is based on the Philip K. Dick short story “Second Variety” and follows this synopsis:

The year is 2078. The man rebels Alliance Commander Col. Joseph Hendrickson (Peter Weller), assigned to protect the Sirius 6B outpost from ravage and plunder at the hands of the New Economic Bloc.

His state-of-the-art weaponry are known as Screamers: manmade killing devices programmed to eliminate all enemy life forms. Screamers travel underground, their intent to kill announced by piercing shrieks. They dissect their victims with sushi precision, then eradicate all traces of the carnage. They are lethal. Effective. Tidy.

And somehow, they are mutating – self-replicating into human form – and slaughtering every beating heart on the planet.

SCREAMERS will be released on Blu-ray via Scream Factory on January 29, 2019. You can check out the cover art below. Will you be snagging a copy? Make sure to hit us up and let us know!

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