John Carpenter’s The Thing still resonates with audiences to this day, with unparalleled practical effects from Rob Bottin and Stan Winston, themes of isolation and memorable performances from Kurt Russell and Keith David. In my own humble opinion, it is the perfect horror film. Fright-Rags commemorates 35 years of alien terror with The Thing Collection.
Comet, the free network dedicated to science fiction and horror programming, is bringing more cult classics to the unsuspecting public this month.
“They’re eating her… and then they’re going to eat me… OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!”
The cellar door has been opened and the official UK trailer for Shinichi Fukazawa’s splatter masterpiece Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell has escaped!
Trapped inside an old haunted property, a body builder (Shinichi Fukazawa) finds himself tormented by a relentless ghost with a 30 year grudge in Shinichi Fukazawa’s tongue-in-cheek splatter comedy.
“…Shinichi Fukazawa’s splatter masterpiece…”
The 40+ year old iconic independent film company Troma Entertainment will be attending Monster-Mania Con 36 between March 10-12 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in New Jersey.
“Lloyd Kaufman and Toxie return to New Jersey at Monster-Mania Con 36!”
Fright-Rags are re-animating movie trading card tradition with their House of Fright Wax Packs. “Death is just the beginning…” Stuart Gordon’s 1985 Lovecraftian comedy/horror Re-Animator is the first film to receive the reagent!
“Herbert West has a very good head on his shoulders…and another one in a dish on his desk!”
Directed by S.F. Brownigg and released in 1973, Don’t Look in the Basement is an independent horror film that was unfortunate enough to fall foul of the UK media upon it’s 1981 home release; yet fortunate enough to not be prosecuted under the Obscene Publications Act in 1985.
For me, Don’t Look in the Basement was an impulse buy on home video, spurred on by the film’s cult status and history as a ‘video nasty’.
“The line between sanity and madness can be crossed in a single step. And with this step you enter the nightmare world of terror. On the day the insane took over the asylum!”
The Wailing offers images that appear in many a horror films: disembowelled livestock; creepy candlelit shrines plastered with odd photographs; curtains of blindingly heavy rain; a foul-mouthed, possessed child; blackened, rabid zombies lunging at stunned victims and blood-splattered murder scenes.
It’s unlikely however, that any horror aficionado has seen all these tropes thrown with such bravado into the same melting pot, producing such a rich and unsettling brew.
“You awoke something recently that you weren’t supposed to. You disturbed it.”
What a delightful coincidence that the young actress in Gore Verbinski’s latest feature A Cure for Wellness should be named Mia Goth. Never has an appellation been more appropriate.
A Cure for Wellness proves to be an audacious, intoxicating, feverish piece of cinema – administering copious doses of Freudian symbolism and classic Gothicism. If you’re not a fan of things Gothic, or if you suffer from ichthyophobia, this may not be the film for you…
“Do you know what the cure for the human condition is? Disease. Because that’s the only way one could hope for a cure.”
What?! Is that a werewolf bite?! Well if you can’t beat your inner-beast, having a drink from a limited edition Comet TV pint glass will soothe even the darkest soul.
Competition ends Sunday 5th March 2017
In The Eyes of My Mother director and writer Nicolas Pesce offers a disturbing examination of serious emotional dysfunction and disorientation.
We meet a little girl named Francisca (Olivia Bond) who lives on an isolated farm with her mother and father. She is unfazed by death from this early age because her mother, formerly a surgeon in Portugal, is educating her in a dispassionate and thorough understanding of human anatomy.
“Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. And whether or not it is clear to you, the universe is unfolding as it should.”
The Necronomicon was never meant for the world of the living, but with it Ash unwittingly summoned Kandarian demons in Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead. Now Fright-Rags resurrects the ancient ‘Book of the Dead’ with The Evil Dead & Necronomicon Collection.
“I fear that the only way to stop those possessed by the spirits of the book is through the act of…bodily dismemberment.”
Remember what happened as the 14th draws near! Fright-Rags has a gift from the heart for fans of George Mihalka’s 1981 Canadian slasher My Bloody Valentine: The Ballad of Harry Warden Collection. Valentine’s Day will never be the same again…