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.
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!”
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.”
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.
“So that video is… It’s not of this world. It’s Sadako’s fury. And she’s put a curse on us.”
A cult phenomena has to start somewhere, and as a longtime fan of Hideo Nakata’s horror film Ring (1998) I thought it was about time I delved into the original source material.
Written by Koji Suzuki, his second novel after releasing his debut Rakuen 楽園 (Paradise), Ringu リング, or Ring as it would become known in the west, transformed the landscape of contemporary horror in the 1990s.
“Those who have viewed these images are fated to die at this exact hour one week from now. If you do not wish to die, you must follow these instructions exactly…”
This July, Indicator presents a chilling selection of classic British genre cinema, all packaged in lovingly produced Limited Editions, including Blu-ray premieres and extensive collector’s booklets. On 23 July, Indicator presents Hammer Volume Three: Blood & Terror, the next volume in its acclaimed series of limited edition Blu-ray box sets dedicated to British cinema’s most iconic film production company. Also available on 23 July, Indicator presents Arthur Lubin’s Gothic thriller Footsteps in the Fog (1955).
“Close enough to kiss…or kill!”
Fright-Rags celebrates 50 years of George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, honors Fangoria’s return to publication, and continue to release high-quality horror movie merchandise all year long.