Umberto Lenzi had quite a career during his time as a film maker. Lenzi started law school, then decided his true passion lay with movies and attended the prestigious Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. His resume’ included peplum, westerns, giallos and mysteries, all typical of Italian cinema of the time. He later retired from cinema and wrote a series of detective novels. Then in 1972 Lenzi made what many consider the first true, cannibal film, Man from the Deep River. The work contained many of the attributes of future cannibal movies; violence, sex, the consumption of raw, human flesh… The movie established Lenzi as a director of turgid, offensive films.
Fright-Rags has once again joined forces with punk legends The Misfits for three t-shirts; launched a collection of apparel for Frank Henenlotter’s 1982 cult classic, Basket Case; and have expanded upon their Masters of Horror collection with new Alfred Hitchcock and Lon Chaney apparel.
“Flashbacks in nightmare, revenge his mother swears. Through a faceless hockey mask, the demons eyes they stare!”
Cavity Colors are excited to announce that they’re bringing back the Shock Waves capsule collection for fans and listeners of the horror show. Devon Whitehead’s design, along with the Shock Waves logo, will be available on t-shirts and baseball tees; intended to shock the life out’ve you!
“The deep end of horror.”
Written, produced and directed by Boston Film Family CEO Richard Chandler, Parts Unknown is an indie wrestling / horror hybrid detailing the infamous Von Strasser pro wrestling family that seek to violently reclaim their notorious status through supernatural means, despite being blackballed by forces within the industry. The movie stars retired pro-wrestler/actor William DeCoff, pro-wrestling manager/actress Lizzie Havoc, and Boston Film Family alumni Alexandra Cipolla, Alexander Hauck, and Sarah Michelle.
“You don’t like my style? Get out of my arena! You don’t like my style? Get out of my world! Get out of my universe! For tonight, all beauty must die.”
The Slasher Pack V: Return of the Slasher includes four Japanese inspired horror tees from Maniac, Basket Case, Sleepaway Camp and Chopping Mall; available for pre-order now!
“…you won’t be coming home!”
It would not be an exaggeration to call Beyond the Valley of the Dolls one of the strangest movies ever produced. Looking to cash in on Jacqueline Susann’s deliciously trashy novel (and subsequent trashy big studio film) the movie is by turns funny, amateurish, gross, distasteful, misogynistic, exploitative and brilliant.
There are so many back-stories and interesting behind the camera plot-lines that Russ Meyer himself would be hard pressed to invent similar tales. Distinguished film critic Roger Ebert helped write the screenplay, surprising because, while Ebert would praise [the] occasional exploitation film, he generally held a dim view of horror and slasher cinema.
“This is not a sequel. There has never been anything like it!”
In collaboration with No Quarter Productions, Cavity Colors are excited to bring you this exclusive, limited edition enamel pin to commemorate the brand new album Leather Patrol by Carpenter Brut.
“He tries to create a concoction that will allow him to control them all, but ends up disfigured and decides instead to become a rock star.”
In the pantheon of horror and exploitation geniuses, no star shines brighter than Herschell Gordon Lewis’s. He invented the splatter/gore genre single handedly and was a true auteur when it came to his approach to producing his films.
“Nothing so appalling in the annals of horror!”PRESS PLAY ►
It may be International Women’s Day, but there are numerous female filmmakers, writers, actresses and artists that are making history every single day.
“The light that’s leaving that star right now will take a billion years to get down here. You want to know why you’ve never met a girl like me before? Because I’ll still be here when the light from that star gets down here to Earth in a billion years.”
Those unfamiliar with the works of Eddie Romero should make it a priority to search out a few of his titles. Romero is the John Ford, Frank Capra and Wes Craven of Philippine cinema all rolled into one, having directed war films along with dramas, comedies and horror movies. The film industry of the Philippines is a remarkable story in itself, a business that is now well over a hundred years old. In the late sixties and early seventies Romero put a series of films together known as “The Blood Island Trilogy” which were low-budget shockers containing sex, blood and monsters.
“See human heads transplanted!”
“10 Seconds: The Pain Begins. 15 Seconds: You Can’t Breathe. 20 Seconds: You Explode.”
Attention boils and ghouls… Local Boogeyman is back with limited edition, vintage washed ‘Boogeyman’ ✨ tees. And for the ladies? A small batch of ‘Monsters Monsters Monsters’ crops are also available.