Siôn Griffiths’ Humanoids from Outer Space – a throwback to the science fiction B movies of the 1950s – continues with Chapter 2: 20 Million Miles to Wales and Chapter 3: Attack of the Humanoids.
The 40th anniversary celebration of John Carpenter’s Halloween continues with Part 2 of the officially licensed collection from Gutter Garbs; including another 8 brand new designs.
“Death has come to your little town…”
First they brought you The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh and then All the Colours of the Dark. Now, Shameless Screen Entertainment proudly presents giallo’s own royalty, the iconic Fenech-Hilton dream team, in their third sensuous outing: The Case of the Bloody Iris. Serenaded with Bruno Nicolai’s enrapturing score, this long-sought-after 70s sleaze gem, directed by Giuliano Carnimeo, is now available for your delectation.
“The killer slices without mercy!”
Be prepared for hell to break loose with Cavity Colors’ licensed Pumpkinhead 30th anniversary collection; including a retro style ‘Demon of Revenge’ design by Steven Rhodes – inspired by Deadstock late 80s/early 90s horror movie t-shirts. Don’t be a fool like Ed Harley!
“Cruel, devious, pure as venom. All hell’s broken loose.”
In 1968, George A. Romero established the modern zombie film with his raw and terrifying debut the Night of the Living Dead, one of the most well-regarded and influential horror movies of all time. Now, 50 years after it all began, there’s a new entry into the undying franchise: Day the Dead: Bloodline
“They won’t stay dead!”
Defarious is gorgeously shot, with a tinged-blue colour pallet reminiscent of 80’s retro horror, with hints of slasher genre thrown in. Pallante is able to build the atmosphere well with an easy on the eye leading lady – Janet Miranda (as Amy) – and a wonderfully large environment to broaden its scope. As Amy roams the house her visions manifest into a crazed killer or demon, which raises the questions of what’s reality and what’s only in her head. Overall Defarious hits a few marks. Not as unsettling as it thinks it is, but is a nice nod to the inspired classics of the 1980s.
“Fear is all in the mind.”
Marko Mäkilaakso, director and co-writer of the sci-fi comedy/horror film It Came from the Desert, was kind enough to let us ask him some questions about his movie, his background, and his thoughts about horror and filmmaking.
“It Came from the Desert is inspired by the films I grew up with and love. It’s actually the most perfect film to show who I am as director. That’s why this is my most personal film.”
Marko Mäkilaakso’s movie It Came from the Desert evokes the creature features of the 1950s by way of the late 80s, making it a cheesy, nostalgia-packed thrill ride from start to finish. Inspired by the 1989 video game by Cinemaware, it never once takes itself too seriously, and keeps you watching with clever effects, over-the-top action sequences, and a number of hysterically funny lines that are sure to offend. What more could you ask from a monster movie?
“Okay, listen we need your help. We’re trapped by this giant ant… A giant freakin’ ant!”
Walking the line between new wave and synthwave, The Video Nasties sound has been described like a Frankenstein-esque meld of Oingo Boingo and John Carpenter.
“We’re two horror geeks who consumed too many ’80s horror films as impressionable youth and find ourselves now compelled to recreate the synth-based spooky melodies of the period.”
The name Ken Foree needs no introduction in the horror world. A tremendous, versatile actor who’s familiar with fans of the silver and small screen, but will always be a legend to horror fans since his breakout performance in Dawn of the Dead.
“It was the seventies and racism was as prevalent as it is today.”
Garageland have announced their limited edition Famous Monsters print series; including Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, and The Invisible Man – screen printed on 18” x 24” speckletone cream/kraft paper. Each print run (limited to 75 each) is signed and numbered by the designer, Lou Xray.
“Created in a weird scientist’s laboratory… from the skeletons of two women and the heart of a living girl!”
On 10 December, Indicator presents William Castle at Columbia, Volume Two, the second of their limited edition blu-ray box sets featuring four weird and wonderful films from the master showman’s illustrious career with Columbia Pictures: Zotz! (1962); 13 Frightened Girls (1963); The Old Dark House (1963); and Strait-Jacket (1964). Indicator also presents Joan Crawford in another of her outrageous 1960s horror roles – Jim O’Connolly’s dark and twisted Berserk (1967).