No one can dispute that Tibor Takács’ 1987 Canadian horror film The Gate is a cult – kid-friendly – horror classic. Growing up during the late 1980s and 90s, a fair amount of my spare time was spent watching the countless movies my parents had recorded off cable TV onto long play VHS tapes. We had stacks of them – mostly horror – which I would work my way through each one every weekend; discovering what would become all-time favourites, such as The Evil Dead. It was through these tapes that I discovered The Gate.
When ten-year-old Karen is killed in church on the occasion of her first communion, her seemingly innocent older sister Alice becomes the prime suspect. After 88 Films’ first ever uncut UK DVD release of Alice, Sweet Alice, the British distributor has returned to Alfred Sole’s 1976 slasher classic with a new restoration – scanned at 2K resolution from a 35mm print – which we hope will give this American giallo the recognition it deserves.
“If you survive this night… Nothing will scare you again.”
Adapted from the Bram Stoker novel of the same name, The Lair of the White Worm was written and directed by Ken Russell (The Devils, Gothic), and released in 1988 by Vestron Pictures. Based upon the North East English ‘Lambton Worm’ legend, revolving around John Lambton and his battle with a gigantic ‘worm’, The Lair of the White Worm was the last novel released by Stoker before his death in 1912.
“Now, if you’re sitting comfortably, I shall tell you why you must not be afraid to die. To die so that the god may live is a privilege.”
VHS lovers! The Ghoulies are back from the depths of the toilet 🚽, and they’re coming for your tapes! Cavity Colors’ Ghoulies collection will pull at the heartstrings of those of us that long for the days of pacing up and down the horror isle at our local video rental store, drooling at the wide array of covers!
“They’ll get you in the end!”
Fright-Rags has teamed up with the Lugosi estate to release two t-shirts and a pair of socks, featuring the classic horror icon in his signature Dracula costume.
To enter the mind of a killer you must challenge the mind of a madman. Fright-Rags takes on the challenge with a new line of apparel from Jonathan Demme’s Oscar-winning The Silence of the Lambs.
“Listen to them. Children of the night. What music *they* make.”
The Slasher Pack Part IV: Fresh Blood includes four Japanese inspired horror tees from Scream, It Follows, The Witch and Get Out; available for pre-order now!
“Evil takes many forms.”
Prolific B-movie maverick Bill Rebane opted for some contemporary ‘real world’ horror carnage and caught wind of the slice and dice craze with his classic Blood Harvest. Unleashed at a time when the slasher movie was awash with sequels, Blood Harvest stood out thanks to a lunatic performance from Tiny Tim; the legendary American television personality who offers up a creepy and instantly-cult sing-song scene.
“This clown will make you die laughing.”
This April Indicator presents a quartet of maverick, genre-twisting dramas from some of the most unique and brilliant voices in American cinema.
Indicator presents UK Blu-ray premieres of Suddenly, Last Summer (1959), The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre (1967), Little Murders (1971), and The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972).
“These are powers and passions without precedent in motion pictures!”
Cavity Colors are incredibly excited to bring you a new dimension in evil! The Void is a modern day makeup FX masterpiece that beckons back to the 1980’s creature feature mania.
“You’d be surprised at the things you find when you go looking…”
Creepy Co.’s custom printed treat bag is so full of love it’ll make you sick! Limited to only 300 barf bags, show your 💜 this Valentine’s day!
“All this romance is making us sick!”
Sam Peckinpah achieved prominence as a director and writer by showing us the savagery and the effect violence had upon human beings. The Wild Bunch, a revisionist, neo-western epic. The movie shocked critics and audiences alike with an opera of bodies torn apart by various weapons and the wholesale killing of women and children. The Wild Bunch thus became the essence of a Peckinpah film, one against all his other movies were judged.
“Why is his head worth one million dollars and the lives of 21 people?”
Grab your Walkman, your headphones, your roller skates, and press play! ▷ Islandrocks is about to give you an audible history of Italian and American cult cinema. Underrated Swedish musician Thomas Nyholm has been creating cover versions of exploitation, cult classic theme songs.