Anchor Bay Entertainment Loses a Legend

We learned of some incredibly disheartening news this past weekend that will impact the horror genre pretty heavily. Mark Ward, VP of Acquisitions for Anchor Bay Entertainment, was let go from The Bay. This is horrid news as Anchor Bay has been one of the leading genre providers for us horror fiends, while Ward is responsible for bringing you new titles such as HATCHET, JACK BROOKS: MONSTER SLAYER, HALLOWEEN: 25 YEARS OF TERROR, LIGHTNING BUG, SPIRAL, BEHIND THE MASK and next year’s LAID TO REST, GRACE, and the Friday the 13th doc, HIS NAME WAS JASON. He’s also responsible for all of the incredible re-releases such as HALLOWEEN, DAWN OF THE DEAD, DAY OF THE DEAD, HILLS HAVE EYES, PHANTASM, RE-ANIMATOR, HELLRAISER 1 and 2, CHILDREN OF THE CORN, and the EVIL DEAD 1 and 2 Book of the Dead editions along with the hundreds of horror titles on DVD (and now Blu-ray). This one definitely hurts, but on the bright side, I can’t wait to see where he ends up!