Horror News Roll Call – 4/4/2023 – COCAINE BEAR And MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE Heading To Blu-ray, FATAL ATTRACTION And BEAU IS AFRAID Get New Trailers

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COCAINE BEAR Set To Rampage To Blu-ray And Digital

From Director Elizabeth Banks (Charlie’s Angels, Pitch Perfect 2), comes Cocaine Bear, the “wildly entertaining” (the Mary Sue) story inspired by the time an actual bear did cocaine. The comedy-laced, high-octane film phenomenon stars Keri Russell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), Margo Martindale (American Crime Story), and the late Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) in “a thrilling binge of adrenaline” (TheWrap).  The ‘Maximum Rampage Edition,’ loaded with behind-the-scenes extras including an alternate ending, deleted scenes, and gag reel, will be yours to own on Digital April 14, 2023 and Blu-ray™ and DVD April 18, 2023 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE).

Inspired by the 1985 true story of a drug runner’s plane crash, missing cocaine, and the black bear that ate it, this wild dark comedy finds an oddball group of cops, criminals, tourists, and teens converging in a Georgia forest where a 500-pound apex predator has ingested a staggering amount of cocaine and gone on a coke-fueled rampage for more blow … and blood.


  • Alternate Ending  
  • Deleted & Extended Scenes 
  • Gag Reel 
  • All Roads Lead to Cokey: The Making of COCAINE BEAR – Meet the hilarious ensemble brought together to bring the movie of what is soon to be the world’s most famous bear to life.
  • UnBEARable Bloodbath: Dissecting the Kills – From rigging to special effects makeup, to some of the actors doing their own stunts, we’ll get a bears-eye view into some of COCAINE BEAR‘s hilarious and gory kill scenes.
  • Doing Lines – Cast and filmmakers read lines from the script to COCAINE BEAR, which was a work of art unto itself.
  • Feature Commentary with Director/Producer Elizabeth Banks and Producer Max Handelman

LIONSGATE Bringing Stephen King’s MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE To Blu-ray

Written and directed by legendary horror author Stephen King, Maximum Overdrive arrives as a Blu-ray™ + Digital SteelBook® available May 30 from Lionsgate. With music from iconic rock band AC/DC, this release marks the first time this film will be available as a collectible SteelBook®. The Maximum Overdrive SteelBook® will be available for the suggested retail price of $27.99.

Get ready for the ultimate battle of man vs. bloodthirsty machine in this terrifying Stephen King classic! For three horrifying days, the Earth passes through the tail of a mysterious comet. The skies glow an eerie green as humanity waits to see what the fallout will be. But what they imagine is nothing like the nightmare they find — the comet’s magnetic fields cause all the machines on Earth to suddenly come to life and terrorize their human creators in a horrific killing spree. Now, it’s up to a small group of people trapped in a desolate truck stop to defeat the killer machines — or be killed by them!

Emilio Estevez            The Way, Bobby, The Public
Pat Hingle                   Batman & Robin, The Quick and the Dead, Hang ’Em High
Laura Harrington         What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Paulie, The Devil’s Advocate
Christopher Murney    Barton Fink, TV’s “Remember WENN”
Yeardley Smith           TV’s “The Simpsons,” The Simpsons MovieAs Good as It Gets
J.C. Quinn                   The Abyss, The Prophecy


  • Audio Commentary with Writer Tony Magistrale, Author of Hollywood’s Stephen King
  • Audio Commentary by Actor & Comedian Jonah Ray and Blumhouse Film Executive Ryan Turek
  • “Truck Stop Tales”— An Interview with Producer Martha De Laurentiis“Rage Against the Machines”— An Interview with Actress Laura Harrington
  • “Honeymoon Horrors”— Interviews with Actor John Short and Actress Yeardley Smith
  • “Maximum Carnage”— An Interview with Make-Up Effects Creator Dean Gates
  • “A Kid in King’s Court”— An Interview with Actor Holter Graham
  • “The Wilmington Factor”— A Look Back at the Filming of Maximum Overdrive with Members of the Production Crew in North Carolina
  • “Who Made Who?”— An Interview with Murray Engleheart, Co-Author of AC/DC: Maximum Rock & Roll
  • “Goblin Resurrectus”— The Restoration of the Happy Toyz Goblin
  • Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  • Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spots

FATAL ATTRACTION Becomes A Series – Check Out The Trailer

won’t be ignored, Dan. Stream the series premiere of Fatal Attraction on Sunday, April 30, exclusively on Paramount+. https://bit.ly/StreamFatalAttraction Joshua Jackson (Dan Gallagher) and Lizzy Caplan (Alex Forrest) star in the Paramount+ Original series Fatal Attraction, a deep-dive reimagining of the classic psychosexual thriller and ‘80s cultural touchstone.

Fatal Attraction also stars Amanda Peet (Beth Gallagher), Alyssa Jirrels (Ellen Gallagher), Toby Huss (Mike Gerard), Reno Wilson (Earl Broker), and Brian Goodman (Arthur Tomlinson).

BEAU IS AFRAID Gets A Second Trippy Trailer

From director Ari Aster and starring Academy Award winner Joaquin Phoenix. BEAU IS AFRAID – In Theaters This April. #beauisafraid

RELEASE DATE: April 21, 2023 – DIRECTOR: Ari Aster

CAST: Joaquin Phoenix, Nathan Lane, Amy Ryan, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zoe Lister-Jones, Armen Nahapetian, with Parker Posey and Patti LuPone.

Dave Dreher
Co-Founder / Lead News Reporter at Gruesome Magazine
Dave is co-founder and lead news reporter for Gruesome. Dave has built his resume working for Diabolique Magazine, The Horror Channel, Horrornews.net, House of Horrors and Creature Corner. He has worked with Tom Savini on his official site since 1997 and is also co-host of the popular podcast Horror News Radio.