Fright-Rags are celebrating the 30th anniversaries of both Paul Verhoeven’s RoboCop and Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead 2, with new merchandise dedicated to these 80s cult classics.
Explicit gore was beginning to infiltrate the grindhouses of America, and ensured that employees of the British Board of Film Censors were working hard for their salaries. Strong reactions from the public, fuelled by politicians, tabloids and critics, set in motion outrage that would result in many splatter films being outright banned; especially in the United Kingdom.
“I created what no man’s mind nor woman’s womb could ever hope to achieve.”
It is hard to believe that it been 35 years since E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial was released. Today, the magic of Steven Spielberg’s 1982 classic still resonates with me, despite having first watched it over two and a half decades ago. So, what better way is there to commemorate one of the most beloved motion pictures of all-time, than with Fright-Rags’ E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial collection?
“He is afraid. He is totally alone. He is 3 million light years from home.”
Under the moniker of Beyond Horror Design, James Stewart has created these incredible, retro-stylised trading cards, based on exploitation cult classics such as The Beyond (1981).
“Woe be unto him who opens one of the seven gateways to Hell, because through that gateway, evil will invade the world.”
Fright-Rags have released new merchandise relating to the ultimate in alien terror, John Carpenter’s The Thing, and the Chiodo brothers’ Killer Klowns from Outer Space. Holy shit!
“Anytime. Anywhere. Anyone.”
UGLI Studios out of State College, Pennsylvania has broken into the world of science fiction with the debut issue of Lords of the Cosmos.
Created by Jason Lenox, Jason Palmatier and Dennis Fallon, this first issue in what will be an ongoing series is a remarkable homage to the comics and cartoons of the 1980s. It vividly depicts that age of conflict between noble heroes and loathsome villains, aided and abetted by their truly repulsive henchmen.
“CY-CORN. The last unicorn. Now more machine than beast. The great betrayer of his fellow magical creatures…”
For Claudia, The Man Who Fell to Earth was a dream come true. She was working with a veteran, respected director on a major film. This is what she had been waiting for… While her role was unbilled and her screen time was very limited, her impact on the movie was much greater than her brief appearance would indicate.
“The tragedy of her death was quite shattering, but in a strange way perfection for the scene [in 1976’s The Man Who Fell to Earth] upon reflection.”
Fright-Rags have teamed up with the Colonial Marines at 20th Century Fox to release a collection of apparel for Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant; now in theaters nationwide.
They have also come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass with the release ofThey Live t-shirts… and they are all out of bubblegum.
“I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass… and I’m all out of bubblegum.”
Classic episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000 have returned to Comet, every Sunday starting at 8/7C. Watch Joel Hodgson and Michael J. Nelson riff, along with Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot, on the worst B movies that have been committed to celluloid. Plus we have MST3K themed merch to give away to one randomly chosen person!
“In the not-too-distant future. Next Sunday A.D.”
The first time I watched Re-Animator was on HBO, late one evening. I had never heard of the film; however 95 minutes later it became one of my favorite movies of all time. Adapted from the H.P. Lovecraft novella “Herbert West, Re-Animator”, this splattery opera is well worth multiple viewings.
Re-Animator is one of the best horror films of the 1980s and of any era. It has an uncommon mix of horror, suspense, humor, sex and splatter to entertain the most jaded of cult and horror fans.
“Herbert West has a very good head on his shoulders…and another one in a dish on his desk.”
Adapted from H.P. Lovecraft’s short story The Colour Out of Space, David Keith’s 1987 directional debut The Curse is remarkably faithful to the source material; albeit poorly executed.
I must admit that I was unaware that The Curse was a tale of Lovecraftian horror until I realised the thematic similarities to Daniel Haller’s Die, Monster, Die! (1965); wherein a radioactive meteorite hits Earth with horrific consequences.
“It takes your body. And your mind. Then it takes you straight to hell…”
Comet, the free network dedicated to science fiction and horror programming, is back with the best of the best, or in many cases, the best of the worst!