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.
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.”
If you don’t know who Dance With the Dead are, I suggest you wake yourself up now. The musical duo from Orange County, California have been raising the dead since 2013, with the release of their debut album, Out of Body. Since then their unique blend of dark synthwave and thrash metal has been tearing up dance floors/graveyards worldwide.