Grady Hendrix and Chris Poggiali, along with publisher Mondo Books, will be releasing These Fists Break Bricks, 19th September. The New York Times bestselling author, Grady Hendrix, is widely known for his Bram Stoker Award-winning Paperbacks from Hell, a history of the horror paperback boom of the Seventies and Eighties, and now, with film historian Chris Poggiali, they tell the story of how kung fu movies came to America.
Sam Irvin, former personal assistant to Brain De Palma, celebrates the 40th Anniversary of De Palma’s Dressed to Kill, with the publication of his personal experiences during the making of this classic horror-thriller, starring Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson and Nancy Allen.
“Despite my formal education in cinematic arts, my real film school was the time I spent with De Palma. Every riveting minute of it.”
Boobs & Blood is a magazine that gives all its profits to charity – in this case the Keep A Breast Foundation – and last month it celebrated its 3rd issue for whom everyone involved worked entirely for free. It looks like an art magazine yet it covers the world of exploitation culture.
“If you can fundraise and have fun at the same time – and with a name like ours that’s not hard to do – life simply doesn’t get any better.”
Artist/writer/creator Paul PJ Johnson has been a consistent and prominent figure on the UK independent comics scene for the past 7-8 years. Being well known for his character Razor Bastard is only half the story, as Johnson’s versatile imagination and unique artistic style has seen him also release some absolute gems, such as the epic graphic novel Death Truck and the amazing Once Monster. Now he’s back, with what may be his most raunchy, most graphic, and most violent creation: Cannibal XXX.
“Yeah, what’s the worst? You drop your toast, butter side down? … Oh yeah, being eaten alive by fucking cannibals!”
From the twisted minds of Lloyd Kaufman, Jordan Young, and Regina Katz comes the TROMAzing feature film adatptation of Pests, the bestselling novel; currently in-development at Troma Entertainment.
A titanic story about Phil, a down and out underdog exterminator, and the freak accident that changed his life. Phil decides during his convalescence that he will use his newfound power for good and disrupt the corrupt corporate film interests that threaten the only things he’s ever loved: movies. The book explores the seedy underbelly of the Hollywood elites.
“We’ve gone too far…”
Mondo is excited to unveil their plans as part of Comic-Con@Home, the virtual San Diego Comic-Con convention. Featuring online panels with Mondo creative directors and artists, daily product drops and sneak peeks at upcoming collectibles, apparel, and soundtracks, the five day celebration of the year’s biggest geek event will take place at home from 22nd-26th July.
“No lines. No achy feet. No con crud.”
The Howling is rightly seen as one of the best werewolf novels and one of the best eighties’ horror film adaptations. However, it also spawned a series of sequels which have awful review scores, and just a few years ago another sequel to the original film was published in the comic book format. But, how does the comic book series compare to one of the strangest and most disappointing sequels ever made? And what about the novel?
“The rocking, shocking, new wave of horror!”
It’s been eight months since the patron Saint of Death haunted Maria Diaz’ dreams—eight months since Maria donned the guise of the avenging vigilante La Muerta. But instead of finding happiness in a peaceful life, Maria has grown restless. A trained combat soldier, she needs a mission to give her purpose and distract her from the creeping shadows of her losses.
Enter the legendary crime-fighting luchador Loco. He plans to wipe meth from the face of the barrio and needs La Muerta’s help to do it. Together, they leave a pile of broken thugs and dealers in their bone-crunching wake…
“Who wants a casa full of ghosts?”
SWORNFEST is the NEW era of Coffin Comics – the #1 outlaw independent comic book publisher – and festivals that cater directly to what you want!
“The global gathering for Coffin Comics fiends and the SWORN!”
If you were living on this planet in the 80s or 90s, chances are you have fond memories of your local video store. Stuck On VHS: A Visual History of Video Store Stickers brings the VHS era back to life through its small but essential ephemera: rental stickers.
“A huge wealth of amazingness is disintegrating before our eyes, and this time it isn’t art from 100 years ago, it is from the 1980s.”
The prospect of reading and reviewing this book had appeal. I too was a ten year old horror devotee in the year 1979 and looked forward to gaining the perspective of a peer. If there’s one aspect I’ve come to understand and appreciate about the horror culture, it’s how deeply it roots in nostalgia. Horror fans are above all sentimental. Go to any horror convention, and one will observe adults purchasing toys, books, movies, and other memorabilia from their childhood.
“A nostalgic look back to a time where disco, roller skating, Star Wars, KISS and vampire movies ruled the cultural landscape.”
Punch Button has scheduled a Mortal Kombat arcade tournament, which our four inebriated protagonists plan to dominate! But first, they’ll need more alcohol for their inevitable victory celebrations! It was a culture they believed would never end; getting drunk, getting high, and mastering Scorpion’s six-button ‘Fatality’. And yet tonight, these four friends would soon find themselves taking on the undead; struggling to survive in this horrifying George A. Romero-style nightmare.