Marko Mäkilaakso’s movie It Came from the Desert evokes the creature features of the 1950s by way of the late 80s, making it a cheesy, nostalgia-packed thrill ride from start to finish. Inspired by the 1989 video game by Cinemaware, it never once takes itself too seriously, and keeps you watching with clever effects, over-the-top action sequences, and a number of hysterically funny lines that are sure to offend. What more could you ask from a monster movie?
Walking the line between new wave and synthwave, The Video Nasties sound has been described like a Frankenstein-esque meld of Oingo Boingo and John Carpenter.
“We’re two horror geeks who consumed too many ’80s horror films as impressionable youth and find ourselves now compelled to recreate the synth-based spooky melodies of the period.”
On 10 December, Indicator presents William Castle at Columbia, Volume Two, the second of their limited edition blu-ray box sets featuring four weird and wonderful films from the master showman’s illustrious career with Columbia Pictures: Zotz! (1962); 13 Frightened Girls (1963); The Old Dark House (1963); and Strait-Jacket (1964). Indicator also presents Joan Crawford in another of her outrageous 1960s horror roles – Jim O’Connolly’s dark and twisted Berserk (1967).
“Your front row seat to murder!”
Written and directed by Siôn Griffiths, Humanoids from Outer Space is a throwback to the science fiction B movies of the 1950s; an homage to Ed Wood, Tommy Wiseau, and the atomic age of cinema.
“Their mission is to destroy humanity. Can these alien humanoids be stopped?”
Tarman™ has awoken, out of his stasis canister and in to your heart, and with him an officially licensed collection from Creepy Co. for everyone’s favorite brain-loving, pile of mush!
“Send… more… merch.”
Director Uwe Boll shouldn’t need much of an introduction to film fans. Quite the controversial figure, it seems if he’s not making films that divide opinion, he’s pissing off the people that are.
“Independent movies are dead. What we have left are TV shows, $200mil studio movies and some Oscar contenders. The rest will be $100k movies shot by amateurs and wannabe filmmakers.”
Gutter Garbs are having a 30th anniversary party for the 1988 cult classic Night of the Demons. Jason and Freddy are too scared to come. But you’ll have a hell of a time.
“The noise, the stink, and the chill! They’re all signs of demonic infestation.”
What began as a birthday barbecue ended in a bizarre tragedy in New Jersey today. It was a lawnmower that brought a quick end to the life of 21-year old, bride-to-be, Elizabeth Shelley.
But death by lawnmower is not the end of the strange twists in this case. Yes, apparently parts of her are missing. She’s just one giant jigsaw puzzle. And Gutter Garbs intend to collect the pieces.
“Looking for some action?”
It may not be October yet, but the Halloween season is already upon us. Set the spooky scene with Fright-Rags’ new apparel from Trick ‘r Treat, General Mills Monsters, Stephen King, and Haunters: The Art of the Scare.
“Werewolves, zombies and demons of every variety. They’ve all descended on the normally sleepy town of Warren Valley, Ohio. Where the holiday and all of its strange traditions are taken very seriously.”
There’s an old saying about how you can choose your friends but you can’t choose your family. You also can’t generally choose your neighbors, and sometimes they can be even harder to avoid than family. It can be a real risk to try to befriend a neighbor, because if it all goes wrong somehow your only option is to pack up and move, and that’s a hassle nobody wants. Still, in Under the Tree, both sets of neighbors would have been much better off if they’d fled to opposite sides of the country. Admittedly Iceland isn’t a very big country, but that might have worked.
“Two families. One tree. A bloody mess.”
The hunt has evolved in The Predator! Fright-Rags celebrates the release of the newest entry in the Predator franchise – in theaters now via 20th Century Fox – with officially licensed apparel; plus new t-shirts from Teen Wolf and Slashback Video.
“Predators don’t just sit around making hats out of rib cages. They conquered space!”
This November Indicator presents a quartet of classic British films from the 1960s. First up are two films from the heyday of the Swinging Sixties: Silvio Narizzano’s Georgy Girl (1966); and Bryan Forbes’ The Wrong Box (1966).
In addition, Indicator present two films from the end of the decade: Albert Finney’s directorial debut, Charlie Bubbles (1968); and Michael Powell’s stunning, yet much-maligned Age of Consent (1969).