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.
Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh is one of the highest achievements in nineties horror sequel-dom. We dare you to say his name five times… 🐝
Paying respectful homage to the abjection and atmospherics of its ground-breaking femme-on-fire predecessor, The Rage: Carrie 2 arrived to remind a whole new generation that it’s best not to bully the school outcast – you never know the terrifying power she might possess. 🔥
“What if you had the power to move objects with your mind? What if everyone around you gave you a reason to use that power?”
Local Boogeyman knows there’s road kill all over Texas. You see, over here the saw is family, and just counting skulls, I’d say we’re looking at 40 to 50 bodies… Jesus. This is fucked.
“Some tales are told, then soon forgotten. But a legend… is forever!”
Following the success of The Hills Have Eyes, Swamp Thing shows Wes Craven adapting his style from the rough ‘n’ ready thrills and spills of his earlier exploitation films, to a sci-fi adventure featuring a mutant-monster with good intentions! Swamp Thing features a supporting cast of fan-favourites including Adrienne Barbeau, Ray Wise and David Hess in one of his best-remembered villainous turns.
“Science transformed him into a monster. Love changed him even more!”
Get ready to do some dark bidding on the internet. Cavity Colors are excited to open the coffin and unleash their massive What We Do in the Shadows collection. When you are a vampire you become very… sexy. ⚰️
“I go for a look which I call dead… but delicious!”
The murderous marionettes are on the march! Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich brings the kills, thrills, and spills in this bloodthirsty reboot of Charles Band’s classic horror franchise from co-directors Tommy Wiklund and Sonny Laguna and writer S. Craig Zahler.
With twenty-one scenes of graphic puppet violence, and a score from composing legend Fabio Frizzi, Fangoria presents Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich – in UK cinemas 19 April 2019 – the wildest, craziest and goriest movie of the year.
“World War III begins on your toy shelf.”
Starburst Magazine have invited Lloyd Kaufman, president of Troma Entertainment and creator of The Toxic Avenger, to the United Kingdom for the 2019 Starburst International Film Festival.
“Let’s appreciate some art!”
Offering a fresh take on the Frankenstein myth, Replicas is a taut and action-packed sci-fi thriller about family, loss and the dangerous questions surrounding emerging scientific technologies. Starring Keanu Reeves, Alice Eve, Thomas Middleditch and John Ortiz. Directed by Jeffery Nachmanoff.
Replicas is available on digital download 22nd April, and Blu-ray/DVD 29th April from Lionsgate UK.
“Some humans are unstoppable.”
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.”
Cavity Colors are paying tribute to the beloved, but tragic icon of horror with all new tees, enamel pins, and sweaters. We dare you to say his name five times… 🐝
“Evil comes when you call his name.”
“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 American Guinea Pig series was one I had yet to encounter, though it’s telling to see Unearthed Films taking the concept of the original Japanese Guinea Pig series and transferring it to an American market, with The Song of Solomon a more traditional, albeit very gory narrative driven slice of genre cinema. If you’re not familiar with the Guinea Pig films then, well, here’s a quick film history lesson, kids! The Guinea Pig films where a series of direct to video features, short in length and made in Japan around the mid to late 80s. The first two were considerably grizzly in their reputation…