Howdy Folks! You like blood? Violence? Freaks of nature? Well then, come on down to Fright-Rags’ Museum of Monsters and Mad-Men, and witness an exclusive collection of House of 1000 Corpses, The Cabin in the Woods and Mani-Yack merchandise.
There isn’t much I haven’t already seen when it comes to horror films. I’ve been watching them ever since I was old enough to get away with it, or even before (on one occasion I got in to see The Exorcist while underage because I was accompanied by a priest!). I’ve seen all the regular horror tropes play out in scores of films, with varying degrees of success.
Although the overriding premise of Ari Aster’s first feature, Hereditary, isn’t a particularly original one, the unfolding and execution of that premise is exceptional.
“Every family tree hides a secret.”
Collaborating with John McGovern and Julia Johnson, I contributed a few words on Wrong Festival (specifically about Future of the Left and Tokyo Taboo) for issue 89 of Bido Lito! My original contributions were truncated for length, so I have presented my original, unedited musings here for your enjoyment.
“Audience please! Every minute matters.”
“We need an exterminator, one that would drive away King Ghidorah.” Comet TV and Attack from Planet B want everyone to enjoy their summer, catch some rays and protect themselves from an atomic-breathing beast, by giving one randomly chosen person the firepower to win Monster Summer merchandise. “Are you serious?”
Competition ends Friday, June 15th 2018
Slasher Pack VII: Elm Street includes four Japanese inspired horror tees from A Nightmare on Elm Street and its sequels: Freddy’s Revenge, Dream Warriors and The Dream Master; available for pre-order now!
“Don’t fall asleep!”
“Things in New York are about to go down the toilet…”
Horror clothing company Terror Threads continues to produce apparel from genre films new and old. Its latest collections include recent indie horror hit Terrifier, John Carpenter’s seminal slasher Halloween, and a celebration of scream queen Danielle Harris.
“That guy was harmless. He’s just some douchebag in a costume, acting like a retard because it’s Halloween.”
Astro-Creep: 2000 was the final studio album released by White Zombie in 1995. Fast-forward to Astro-Creep: 2000 Live. Rob Zombie has returned to his songs of love, destruction and other synthetic delusions of the electric head, 21 years later – performing the album in its entirety at Riot Fest.
“Look, I know the supernatural is something that isn’t supposed to happen, but it does happen…”
With the third and final blood-splattered season, Ash vs Evil Dead has closed the book of the dead on Ash Williams and his fight against the deadites! While it’s sad to see the show come to an end, The Evil Dead lives on with Fright-Rags’ Ash vs Evil Dead collection.
Fright-Rags have also released a Creepshow 2 collection featuring five t-shirts and four enamel pins, and a Killer Klowns from Outer Space collection featuring four t-shirts and three ringer tees in custom colors.
“You know you could, uh, take off your gun… Put it over there with your chainsaw limb.”
Fractured Visions Film Festival – a celebration of all things horror – is headed up by filmmaker Phil Escott and genre academic Dr. Mikel J. Koven. The festival was designed to help spotlight both emerging talent within the horror genre and those who have helped build it. Over two days, Fractured Visions will be showing eight new feature films and two classics along with ten new short films.
“The main goal of the festival is to help filmmakers avoid the sharks that are circling the UK film industry.”
Writer/director Dan Bush says of his film, The Vault, that his vision was to make a movie where ‘Heist meets horror’. He couches this ambition in a story dealing with sibling loyalty and conflict.
When Michael Dillon gets into trouble with a vicious gangster, he has to come up with a great deal of money very quickly in order to save his life. His two estranged sisters, Leah an ex-con, and Vee who has spent time in the military, come up with a plan to recruit some heavies who will help them rob a nearby bank.
“No one is safe.”
Adapted from Koji Suzuki’s 1991 novel of the same name, Ringu リング is a cultural phenomena. Directed by Hideo Nakata, Ring launched a revival of horror filmmaking in Japan, and influenced American horror cinema at the turn of the 21st century. From the moment the Toho vanity card ends, Ringu gets under your skin. Forgoing the science behind the videotape in Koji Suzuki’s original novel, Hideo Nakata and screenwriter Hiroshi Takahashi instead re-imagine Ringu as a curse.