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Under the Tree (2017, Iceland)

Under the Tree (Undir trénu) (2017)

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.”

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Waxwork Records Presents PHENOMENA Vinyl Soundtrack

Waxwork Records Presents PHENOMENA Vinyl Soundtrack

Waxwork Records is excited to present the expanded and deluxe vinyl release of Phenomena original motion picture score. Written and directed by Dario Argento and scored by Claudio Simonetti and Fabio Pignatelli of the progressive-rock group Goblin, Phenomena is a 1985 Italian supernatural giallo-horror film starring Jennifer Connelly and Donald Pleasance.

“It will make your skin crawl.”

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Waxwork Records Presents INFERNO Vinyl Soundtrack

Waxwork Records Presents INFERNO Vinyl Soundtrack

Waxwork Records is thrilled to present the expanded and completed release of Inferno original motion picture soundtrack. Written and directed by horror visionary Dario Argento and featuring a haunting soundtrack composed by the late Keith Emerson, Inferno is a 1980 Italian supernatural horror film that serves as a thematic sequel to Suspiria.

“Come face to face with hell.”

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Waxwork Records Presents PROFONDO ROSSO Vinyl Soundtrack

Waxwork Records Presents PROFONDO ROSSO Vinyl Soundtrack

Waxwork Records is proud to present the expanded and definitive triple-LP release of the Profondo Rosso original motion picture score. The ground-breaking film music for the 1975 Italian-giallo-horror film Profondo Rosso marks the first collaboration of many between famed visionary-director Dario Argento and the band Goblin.

“Flesh ripped clean to the bone… And the blood runs red…”

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THE PREDATOR, TEEN WOLF & SLASHBACK VIDEO Merchandise from Fright-Rags

THE PREDATOR, TEEN WOLF & SLASHBACK VIDEO Merchandise from Fright-Rags

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!”

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American Animals (2018, UK / USA)

American Animals (2018, UK / USA)

At the outset of American Animals the words “This is not based on a true story,” appear onscreen, then three of those words disappear leaving the statement – “This is a true story.” Although American Animals is a heist film at its core, British documentarian Bart Layton, in an impressive feature debut, relies closely on a factual account of real events which took place in 2004. Intercut with the dramatization of the robbery played by actors, are interviews with the actual men who committed the crimes. This makes for an interesting and unusual combination of documentary and dramatic fiction.

“The perfect heist is a work of fiction.”

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Lionsgate presents DAY OF THE DEAD: BLOODLINE on DVD and Digital Download 15th October

Lionsgate presents DAY OF THE DEAD: BLOODLINE on DVD and Digital Download 15th October

Five years after an epidemic nearly wiped out the world’s population, Dr. Zoe Parker lives in an underground bunker among a small group of military personnel and survivalists, working on a cure while fighting armies of the undead. When a dangerous patient from Zoe’s past infiltrates the bunker, Zoe discovers he just might hold the key to saving humanity… or ending it.

Ramping up the action and bloodshed, and with plenty of nods to the 1985 classic, prepare yourselves for the next bloody chapter…

“Join the undying war.”

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“Mind the Doors!” Death Line and the Best of London-set Horror

"Mind the Doors!" Death Line and the Best of London-set Horror

London has inspired countless horror films over the years. Its historic streets have long whispered their macabre stories into the ears of willing film directors, who base their tales of terror in England’s eerie capital. Whether it’s vicious serial killers or undead hordes, London has always provided a spectacular backdrop to films that go bump in the night.

“Beneath modern London, buried alive in its plague-ridden tunnels lives a tribe of once humans. Neither men nor women, they are less than animals… they are the raw meat of the human race!”

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The Mountain of the Cannibal God (1978, Italy) Shameless Blu-ray Review

The Mountain of the Cannibal God (1978, Italy) Shameless Blu-ray Review

The Mountain of the Cannibal God was originally released in United Kingdom under the name Prisoner of the Cannibal God, and added to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) list of “video nasties” shortly after its home video release. Although The Mountain of the Cannibal God was one of the 33 “video nasties” not prosecuted under the Obscene Publications Act, it remained unavailable on home video until 2001.

“Why is everybody so scared of the Puka?”

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Into the Unknown at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Kill the Beast, Famous Puppet Death Scenes and The Elvis Dead

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018

Rob Kemp presents The Elvis Dead

Edinburgh itself is a breathtaking city, but during August each year it becomes a hub for arts and culture. This year I wanted to write about my experience and review three of my personal highlights from the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Each show is darkly humorous and worthy of your time if they make an appearance at next year’s Fringe, or perhaps elsewhere.

“If this isn’t what you were expecting – well, what were you expecting?”

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Celebrate the Queen of Scream with the Linnea Quigley Collection from Creepy Co.

Celebrate the Queen of Scream with the Linnea Quigley Collection from Creepy Co.

Creepy Company’s retro-inspired t-shirt is a loving homage to the cult spoof staple of the late 1980s, Linnea Quigley’s Horror Workout. Let’s gather ’round the fire and teach some zombies some new stretches in this red unisex tee, and officially licensed enamel pins!

“SEE! Linnea shape up the living dead through zombiecise!”

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