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Ring by Koji Suzuki; translated by Robert B. Rohmer and Glynne Walley (1991, 2003 Japan)

Ring by Koji Suzuki (1991)

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…”

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Now on Kickstarter: Vampires of Hungary 🗡 The Holy Roman Empire

Vampires of Hungary: The Holy Roman Empire

Vampires of Hungary: The Holy Roman Empire is a medieval horror/comedy comic book series written by David Jenkins, and illustrated by the incredibly talented Aan Budi Sulistyo; known for Star Missions. Intended as a five issue series, David Jenkins has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign in an effort to fund the first two issues.

“Christ with me. Christ before me. Christ behind me. Christ in me.”

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Waxwork Comics Presents HOUSE OF WAXWORK Issue #1 & 2

Waxwork Comics Presents HOUSE OF WAXWORK Issue #1

Waxwork Comics Presents HOUSE OF WAXWORK Issue #2

Last year Waxwork Comics released their debut comic book series, House of Waxwork; a rousing horror-anthology series packed with macabre tales of ghouls, ghosts, witchcraft, the occult, the living dead, and revenge! Now Waxwork Comics has released the highly anticipated second issue…

“Don’t feed these books and records after midnight.”

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Now on Kickstarter: Rock In Purgatory 😈🤘 The Ultimate Heavy Metal Horror Comic

Now on Kickstarter: Rock In Purgatory

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.”

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Now on Kickstarter: Lords of the Cosmos #2

Now on Kickstarter: Lords of the Cosmos #2

The debut issue of Lords of the Cosmos floored fans of science fiction with an incredible homage to the cartoons and toys of the 1980s. Creator Jason Lenox, and UGLI Studios have been hard at work on Lords of the Cosmos #2 which is bigger, badder, and now currently on Kickstarter.

Lords of the Cosmos is the tale of the exotic planet Aiden, a planet lost to space and time.”

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Stephen King’s MISERY and CREEPSHOW Merchandise from Fright-Rags

Stephen King's MISERY and CREEPSHOW Merchandise from Fright-Rags

For all you “cockadoodie” Stephen King fans, there’s nothing to worry about. Shh darlings, trust us… Fright-Rags have teamed with artist Robert Giusti to bring the Misery dust jacket from the 1987 novel to t-shirts and hoodies. Fright-Rags’ Creepshow collection is the frosting on the cake. It ain’t meteor shit, you lunkhead!

“Oh, my goodness! Heavens to Betsy!”

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Support The Horror & SciFi Prop Preservation Association Volume Two: Planet of the Props on Kickstarter

Support The Horror & SciFi Prop Preservation Association Volume Two: Planet of the Props on Kickstarter

The Horror & SciFi Prop Preservation Association (HSPPA) is a nonprofit organisation that aims to preserve film history by bringing screen-used props and wardrobe from genre movies to public settings for fans to see up close and in person. Their upcoming book The HSPPA Volume Two: Planet of the Props will bring the exhibition to you.

“The HSPPA isn’t just a display of objects from movies, it’s a showcase of iconic items that have an incredible meaning to different people.”

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Dark Horse’s GREGORY SUICIDE is Dying to Be Born

Dark Horse's Gregory Suicide

This December, Gregory Suicide was released via Dark Horse Books to both brick and mortar, and online comic book stores everywhere. I have my copy, and I suggest you do the same. The hardcover graphic novel is written by Eric Grissom, with artwork by Will Perkins.

“[Gregory Suicide] deals with what it means to be flawed and the wonderful humanity in that, all while tackling our disposable society.”

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Stephen King’s IT, Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN and HELLRAISER III: HELL ON EARTH Merchandise from Fright-Rags

Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN and HELLRAISER III: HELL ON EARTH Merchandise from Fright-Rags

Fright-Rags offers you the heights of ecstasy with their merchandise from Stephen King’s It, Rob Zombie’s Halloween and Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth. This apparel will tear your soul apart!

“What began in Hell, will end on Earth.”

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Lords of the Cosmos #1

Lords of the Cosmos #1

UGLI Studios out of State College, Pennsylvania has broken into the world of science fiction with the debut issue of Lords of the Cosmos.

Created by Jason Lenox, Jason Palmatier and Dennis Fallon, this first issue in what will be an ongoing series is a remarkable homage to the comics and cartoons of the 1980s. It vividly depicts that age of conflict between noble heroes and loathsome villains, aided and abetted by their truly repulsive henchmen.

“CY-CORN. The last unicorn. Now more machine than beast. The great betrayer of his fellow magical creatures…”

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Claudia Jennings: The Cult Icon Who Fell to Earth

Claudia Jennings

For Claudia, The Man Who Fell to Earth was a dream come true. She was working with a veteran, respected director on a major film. This is what she had been waiting for… While her role was unbilled and her screen time was very limited, her impact on the movie was much greater than her brief appearance would indicate.

“The tragedy of her death was quite shattering, but in a strange way perfection for the scene [in 1976’s The Man Who Fell to Earth] upon reflection.”

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