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Trick ‘r Treat (2007, USA)

Trick 'r Treat (2007)

Michael Dougherty’s horror anthology is a Halloween classic that no fan should miss. The film is an anthology composed of four interconnected tales that are all brilliantly shot and suitably scary.

The fact that this film is not derivative in any manner is a near miracle. Each story has a life of its own and fits together seamlessly with the next. The scares, dark comedy and bloody violence are well balanced and I can see watching Trick ‘r Treat each Halloween…

“If you don’t follow the rules tonight, you won’t live to see tomorrow.”

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Waxwork Records Presents FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER and TRICK ‘R TREAT Vinyl Soundtracks, plus Enamel Pins

Waxwork Records Presents FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER and TRICK 'R TREAT Vinyl Soundtracks and Enamel Pins

Announced yesterday on Friday the 13th, Waxwork Records proudly presents the Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter original motion picture soundtrack on deluxe double LP. In addition to the release of Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter on vinyl, Waxwork Records presents the re-release of their vinyl soundtrack to the Halloween anthology film Trick ‘r Treat, as a deluxe picture disc set.

“Jason’s back, and this is the one you’ve been screaming for.”

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FRIDAY THE 13TH PART III, TRICK ‘R TREAT, HOCUS POCUS and More Halloween Favorites from Fright-Rags

FRIDAY THE 13TH PART III, TRICK 'R TREAT, HOCUS POCUS and More Halloween Favorites from Fright-Rags

Fright-Rags have a treat for you… A new collection dedicated to Trick ‘r Treat, and a Friday the 13th Part III t-shirt; available only for 24 hours on Friday the 13th. Also, relive your childhood with three new t-shirts designed by Abrar Ajmal and Coki Greenway, based on three Halloween family favorites: 1993’s Hocus Pocus, 1986’s The Worst Witch (featuring Tim Curry), and ‘The Disney Sunday Movie’ Mr. Boogedy.

“It’s just a bunch of hocus pocus!”

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Vintage Halloween, Bela Lugosi and General Mills Monster Cereals Merchandise from Fright-Rags

Vintage Halloween, Bela Lugosi and General Mills' Monster Cereals Merchandise from Fright-Rags

Autumn is finally upon us! For the Halloween season, we bid you welcome with three new apparel collections from Fright-Rags: The ‘Vintage Halloween’, Bela Lugosi and General Mills monster cereals merchandise.

“This is the real thing! Unbelievable, shocking, true thriller!”

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Stephen King’s IT, Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN and HELLRAISER III: HELL ON EARTH Merchandise from Fright-Rags

Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN and HELLRAISER III: HELL ON EARTH Merchandise from Fright-Rags

Fright-Rags offers you the heights of ecstasy with their merchandise from Stephen King’s It, Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth. This apparel will tear your soul apart!

“What began in Hell, will end on Earth.”

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Dard Divorce (2007, Germany)

Dard Divorce (2007)

Olaf Ittenbach is a German auteur who is a combination of Tom Savini and Takashi Miike. Originally a dental technician, Ittenbach then became a top notch SFX artist, his most notable credit being for BloodRayne by Uwe Boll.

Along with Boll, he is part of the German new wave bringing media attention to their underground films specializing in rape, necrophilia and extreme violence. Ittenbach’s films focus on pain, body destruction and gore, preferably as much that can be jammed into a two hour film.

“Breaking up is so very hard to do…”

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Win Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell on DVD from Terror Cotta

Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell on DVD in April 2017

Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell pays tribute to the enduring spirit of Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead series, and meshes the SFX style of Nobuhiko Obayashi’s cult horror Hausu (1977). Evil Dead and Asian horror fanatics, or anyone else with any interest in the splatter subgenre should own this movie!

Do you want to get your severed hands on this Japanese curiosity? Attack from Planet B and Terror Cotta have three copies of Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell available on DVD to giveaway.

Competition extended until Sunday 8th October 2017

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5 Quintessential Splatter Films

Braindead (1992)

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.”

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DAWN OF THE DEAD, HATCHET and HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES Merchandise from Fright-Rags

Dawn of the Dead, Hatchet and House of 1000 Corpses Merch from Fright-Rags

Fright-Rags have released new merchandise relating to George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, Adam Green’s Hatchet and Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses. So, when there’s no more room in your closet, the dead will truly walk the earth! There’s no turning back…

“When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.”

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Donnie Darko (2001, 2016, USA) 15th Anniversary (4K Restoration)

Donnie Darko (2001) 15th Anniversary

I emerge from the darkness of a doorway, blinking into the daylight of a Soho street. I look up at the sliver of wintry sky between the tops of the buildings, hoping that a random wormhole into a time portal might somehow open up.

Admittedly, this is almost a daily occurrence with me, but [at the time of writing] it is particularly significant as it is October 2nd [2016], and I have just come out of a special 15th anniversary screening of Donnie Darko, Richard Kelly’s much beloved and oft debated cult movie.

“What would you do if you knew the future?”

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Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell (2009, 2014, Japan)

Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell (2009)

Directed by Shinichi Fukazawa, Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell is a Japanese splatter film that pays tribute to the enduring spirit of director Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead (1981) and Evil Dead II (1987).

Known as the ‘Japanese Evil Dead’ to those few that have actually managed to get their hands on this no-budget horror flick outside of Japan, Bloody Muscle Body Builder in Hell meshes the SFX style of Hausu (1977) with the comedy and splatter associated with The Evil Dead series.

“Groovy!”

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The Sky Has Fallen (2009, 2015, USA)

The Sky Has Fallen (2009, 2015)

Doug Roos’ independently produced, feature-length, post-apocalyptic horror film was promoted primarily on it’s practical special effects, make-up and lack of computer-generated imagery (CGI). In this respect The Sky Has Fallen does not disappoint. Shot in Missouri and clearly influenced by Ryuhei Kitamura’s Yakuza/Zombie splatter-fest Versus (2000), The Sky Has Fallen combines elements from various horror subgenres and, whereas most would fail, Roos’ somehow manages to make everything work cohesively with only a few missteps.

“All practical FX. No CGI.”

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