Waxwork Records is gearing up for the new Pet Sematary movie with a long over due re-pressing of Starry Eyes. Originally released in 2015 and sold out within hours, the score to Starry Eyes by Jonathan Snipes is a wonderful synth driven joy ride that’s both terrifying and beautiful.
It’s rare that I write a review of a film I really hated, but Goosebumps 2: Happy Halloween held such promise I’ll make an exception. The first film had a fair few faults of its own, such as straying from the source material. But for the most part, the original stayed true to the tone of the books and had some good comedy moments. The second film however has fewer comedic parts that made me laugh, but at least does feel true to the tone of the books – more so than the TV series – with the main plot being similar to Night of the Living Dummy.
“Halloween comes to life.”
With Saint Patrick’s Day ☘️ fast approaching, Fright-Rags have launched a line of Leprechaun apparel. Fright-Rags have also been working on something that will change the world, and human life as we know it: The Fly t-shirts. Something went wrong in the lab today. Very wrong.
“Your luck just ran out.”
“Greetings from Tromaville!” Lloyd Kaufman, president of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger, is heading to the United Kingdom on Wednesday, 13th March for a screening of his 1996 Shakespeare-based opus, Tromeo & Juliet at the Deptford Cinema in London. There will also be a special Q&A with Kaufman!
Tromeo & Juliet has been praised by The New York Times as “goofily exhilarating” and “a deliriously grossed-out parody of Shakespeare”.
“Body piercing, kinky sex, dismemberment. The things that made Shakespeare great.”
The Super7 x Killer Bootlegs collaboration continues with the 3.75″ Phantom Starkiller ReAction Figure in netherworld lich green! Super7 have also brought back the original Nosferatu ReAction Figure that first haunted us back in 2017!
“A chilling psycho-drama of blood-lust.”
For many, the 1980s were all about horror movies, VHS tapes, comic books, and trading cards. Fright-Rags manages to pay tribute to all of these nostalgic elements with its new collections for George A. Romero’s Creepshow and Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead.
“From the masters of terror and the macabre…”
Netflix have done a brilliant job at exploring the Castlevania story with this season, which is twice the length of the first and has a lot more Dracula. For anyone who didn’t see the first season there’s only two things you need to know: First- Dracula has declared war on the human race after the Church killed his wife. Second- Trevor Belmont (the last descendant of the famous monster fighting family) and Sypha Belnades (a witch) have joined forces with Alucard (Dracula’s son) to defeat the vampire lord himself.
“In killing my wife, humanity has proven to me that they don’t deserve the Earth… We will scour them off the land!”
The official Super7 x Slayer 3.75-inch ReAction Figure immortalizing the demonic Minotaur from the cover of the band’s 1983 debut album Show No Mercy is now available; cape and sword accessories included!
“You think you can destroy me? You’d better think again.”
This long sleeve, Japanese inspired horror tee from The Evil Dead is available for pre-order now!
“You bastards, why are you torturing me like this? Why?”
Fright-Rags are back with t-shirts, socks, enamel pins, and lounge pants from such beloved properties as House of 1000 Corpses, Night of the Living Dead, RoboCop, Teen Wolf, and Vampira.
“Howdy Folks! You like blood? Violence? Freaks of nature? Well then, come on down to Captain Spaulding’s Museum of Monsters and Mad-Men.”
By now, everyone should be familiar with the Slenderman phenomenon. The internet is full of stories and videos claiming that it is a real creature or being. Slenderman’s background and motivations have never been satisfactorily explained and there are lots of stories that contradict one another. It is in this vein that Flay was created. Seeking to explain the origins of Slenderman and tying it into the genocide of the Native American people by European settlers, Flay gives us an origin for Slenderman that is brutal, sad and rather unsatisfying.
“Come out and flay with me.”
Growing up isn’t easy and if I’m honest, I’m still having trouble coming to terms with it. But sometimes the decision to live as an eternal kidult is taken away from us, with youngsters shouldering the responsibility of primary caregiver. Such is the case for twelve year old Jonas, who finds the transition to enforced adulthood a struggle in Mara Eibl-Eibesfeldt’s bittersweet gothic fable The Spiderwebhouse. Gentle and ponderous The Spiderwebhouse is a charming portrayal, exploring the complexities of depression, and the harshness of a world as seen through a child’s eyes.