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!”
Prolific B-movie maverick Bill Rebane opted for some contemporary ‘real world’ horror carnage and caught wind of the slice and dice craze with his classic Blood Harvest. Unleashed at a time when the slasher movie was awash with sequels, Blood Harvest stood out thanks to a lunatic performance from Tiny Tim; the legendary American television personality who offers up a creepy and instantly-cult sing-song scene.
“This clown will make you die laughing.”
“10 Seconds: The Pain Begins. 15 Seconds: You Can’t Breathe. 20 Seconds: You Explode.”
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.!”
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 buzz is back with Fright-Rags’ The Texas Chainsaw Massacre collection. While Fright-Rags have previously released various apparel dedicated to the 1974 genre-defining classic, this time around they’re showing love to some of the franchise’s sequels.
“Some tales are told, then soon forgotten. But a legend… is forever.”
Shortly after Mad Max: Fury Road was released to theaters, an edited version of the original theatrical trailer was uploaded online, stylistically changing the tone of Fury Road to something one would expect to see at the grindhouse.
Since then The Playback Collective have created three more trailers in a similar vein; designed to take you back a few decades into the past.
“Maybe it was those torn cheesy covers of old VHS horror films that were prohibited by mom and dad. It was something about those years, those years that had to be played back.”
Get your popcorn ready! 🍿 A very bloody valentine edition of BUY or DIE (72 hour series) from Cavity Colors will arrive tomorrow. Prepare your eyeballs… This design will be available for 3 days only! After 3 days, it will vanish forever. That’s the nature of this 72 hour series. You’ll have to BUY… or DIE!
“Cross your heart…and hope to die.”
“Their horrifying vacation was no day at the beach!” Cavity Colors are incredibly excited to bring you their capsule collection for the 80’s slasher classic, The Mutilator!
“By sword. By pick. By axe. Bye bye.”
The Plastic Fang collection is a place within Fright-Rags that allows their team to create t-shirts that do not fit the horror genre specifically. When was the last time you saw a really cool, original shirt for Little Monsters, The Wizard or The Running Man?