Scream Factory has announced the upcoming releases of Daniel Mann’s Willard (1971) and Phil Karlson’s Ben (1972) this May. Willard, a story of a young man and the rats that have infested his rundown home, was a big creepy hit. The sequel, Ben, has the benefit of Phil Karlson in the director’s chair (and a song by Michael Jackson that I hate). Both films are effective.
I’m surprised it’s taken this long to get these pictures out there, and I’m sure Scream Factory will do a terrific job with them.