No one can dispute that Tibor Takács’ 1987 Canadian horror film The Gate is a cult – kid-friendly – horror classic. Growing up during the late 1980s and 90s, a fair amount of my spare time was spent watching the countless movies my parents had recorded off cable TV onto long play VHS tapes. We had stacks of them – mostly horror – which I would work my way through each one every weekend; discovering what would become all-time favourites, such as The Evil Dead. It was through these tapes that I discovered The Gate.
Adapted from the Bram Stoker novel of the same name, The Lair of the White Worm was written and directed by Ken Russell (The Devils, Gothic), and released in 1988 by Vestron Pictures. Based upon the North East English ‘Lambton Worm’ legend, revolving around John Lambton and his battle with a gigantic ‘worm’, The Lair of the White Worm was the last novel released by Stoker before his death in 1912.
“Now, if you’re sitting comfortably, I shall tell you why you must not be afraid to die. To die so that the god may live is a privilege.”
VHS lovers! The Ghoulies are back from the depths of the toilet 🚽, and they’re coming for your tapes! Cavity Colors’ Ghoulies collection will pull at the heartstrings of those of us that long for the days of pacing up and down the horror isle at our local video rental store, drooling at the wide array of covers!
“They’ll get you in the end!”
Fright-Rags has teamed up with the Lugosi estate to release two t-shirts and a pair of socks, featuring the classic horror icon in his signature Dracula costume.
To enter the mind of a killer you must challenge the mind of a madman. Fright-Rags takes on the challenge with a new line of apparel from Jonathan Demme’s Oscar-winning The Silence of the Lambs.
“Listen to them. Children of the night. What music *they* make.”
The Riddler just can’t help himself. Intent on showing off his intellectual superiority, he leaves riddles behind that once decoded, spell out the details of his criminal schemes.
“Outwitting Batman is my sole delight, my joy, my heaven on earth, my very… paradise!”
One of the greatest things about being a fan of a cult classic television show, is meeting people that share your interest.
Recently I had the pleasure of meeting Keith Mayo, a twelve year drill sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, retired maximum security correctional officer, and all around stand up guy.
“My collection is small compared to most folks, but that’s because of its narrow focus. I only collect items tied directly to the [Batman] TV show and then only those that depict Adam West and Burt Ward.”
Attention boils and ghouls… Local Boogeyman is back with limited edition, vintage washed ‘Boogeyman’ ✨ tees. And for the ladies? A small batch of ‘Monsters Monsters Monsters’ crops are also available.
“Monsters Monsters Monsters”
Grab your Walkman, your headphones, your roller skates, and press play! ▷ Islandrocks is about to give you an audible history of Italian and American cult cinema. Underrated Swedish musician Thomas Nyholm has been creating cover versions of exploitation, cult classic theme songs.
“When the earth spits out the dead… They will return to tear the flesh of the living.!”
Published throughout 2017 in Popcorn Horror magazine, Rock In Purgatory is a horror comedy comic strip, created, written and illustrated by Rik Jackson, which showcases the outrageous deaths of hapless rockstars. Rik Jackson has now launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, allowing fans to get their hooves on a collected print edition of Rock In Purgatory.
“It was just a case of making sure that the fans would now remember this moment as well.”
Lionsgate UK presents three classic horrors, The Lair of the White Worm, The Gate and Wishmaster, in their ongoing Vestron Collector’s Series; restored and remastered on Blu-ray, available to pre-order now ahead of their 26th February release date.
“They have opened The Gate. Pray it’s not too late.”
The debut issue of Lords of the Cosmos floored fans of science fiction with an incredible homage to the cartoons and toys of the 1980s. Creator Jason Lenox, and UGLI Studios have been hard at work on Lords of the Cosmos #2 which is bigger, badder, and now currently on Kickstarter.
“Lords of the Cosmos is the tale of the exotic planet Aiden, a planet lost to space and time.”
If you’re the kind of person who always wants the air conditioning colder, you will enjoy hanging out with the charismatic Batman villain Mr. Freeze!
This criminal mastermind requires sub-zero temperatures to survive as a result of a gruesome industrial accident, for which he blames Batman.