Fright-Rags wishes John Carpenter a happy 72nd birthday with a limited edition design dedicated to the master of horror + new House of 1000 Corpses merchandise is available.
While you don’t need to take a ball-peen hammer to the forehead to enjoy Patryk Vega’s film Mafia Women (aka Women of Mafia), it sure would help. The movie’s biggest failure is the unbelievably bad plot, which would be laughable if so much money hadn’t been spent trying to turn such a cinematic sow’s ear into the semblance of a silk purse. The only reason why certain characters survived the events of the film was because everyone around them made so many stupid, unintelligible decisions…
“Marie Curie discovered radium and polonium, and you think women can’t make drugs?”
American Genre Film Archive (AGFA), the largest non-profit genre film archive and distributor in the world, is excited to announce a theatrical partnership with Full Moon Entertainment, the legendary genre film empire founded by filmmaker Charles Band.
“Full Moon is a beloved label with a huge following. AGFA is thrilled to help bring these titles to theaters as a service both to long-time Full Moon fans and fans-to-be.”
This March, Indicator presents spies, pirates, swashbuckling adventure, and a revenge-driven magician, courtesy of Hammer Volume Five: Death & Deceit, the fifth in its limited-edition, box-set series devoted to British cinema’s most iconic film production company, and the sensational thrills of Vincent Price in 3D – John Brahm’sThe Mad Magician presented for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK!
“Astounding! Astonishing! Amaazing! So different you’ll hardly believe your eyes!”
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.”
Are you ready for more of the worst of the worst? Yes, the process of compiling this subjective list has been self-inflicted, but I needed my own personal purge. So, without further ado, here are the worst horror movies of the decade; from 2015 to 2019.
“Transcend your expectations.”
I have watched a lot of shite during the past decade, and whilst I can appreciate schlock, the following movies really got under my skin. This is my own personal purge; from 2010 to 2014.
“You have a darkness that rivals my own… It will be a very special pleasure to rip you apart.”
Inspired by a real-life race that is still held annually in Japan, Samurai Marathon is an epic sword slasher from director Bernard Rose and the team behind 13 Assassins and The Last Emperor.
Visionary director Takashi Miike also returns to the big screen with the wildly entertaining Tarantino-esque crime thriller First Love.
“For 260 years, Japan cut itself off from the world.”
I’m well into my 30’s now. That means I was lucky enough to be in my pre-teens when Fred Dekker was still directing films and TV. He may be known by most people as either the director of the entertaining Night of the Creeps or calamitous Robocop 3, but sandwiched in between these two totally dissimilar yarns was 1987’s The Monster Squad.
The titular “Monster Squad” is a small group of horror-loving kids, led by Sean, who run their affairs from a poster-adorned treehouse.
“You know who to call when you have ghosts. But who do you call when you have monsters?”
Botoks is unafraid to address controversial subjects like abortion, though it does so in a way that might charitably be described as clumsy. For example, an OB-GYN doctor manipulates the system to allow a woman to abort her 22-week-old baby, and the wriggling, mewling child, having survived the procedure, is placed on a metal tray in an empty room to die. This is considered Standard Operating Procedure, apparently. Later in the movie, when the doctor herself gets pregnant, she has a change of heart and refuses to perform any more abortions. She then gets fired by her amoral male boss.
“What the fuck is going on in this hospital?”
Dark, poetic and a visual masterpiece.
The Crow is a movie that is very much dear to my heart. Released in 1994 on the back of some very serious hype (for all the wrong reasons) involving the death of star Brandon Lee, it was billed as a sort of adult version of Tim Burton’s Batman. I can clearly see why people would perceive this as it’s a very dark piece. Audiences hadn’t really seen many movies stylistically like Burton’s Batman, so it was easier to class them in the same vein. Even more so with both being comic book incarnations…
“It can’t rain all the time.”
Werewolves (or volunteer writers)… Attack from Planet B are looking to achieve world domination in 2020 and we are hoping you can help us. Established in 2010, we have indulged ourselves in cult cinema over the past decade; delving into the darkest cesspool of imagination.