Daniel Isn’t Real is a vivid psychological horror from director Adam Egypt Mortimer, which centres around troubled college freshman Luke Nightingale. We learn that when Luke was around five years old he ran into the street to get away from an argument which was raging between his mum Claire, who was struggling with mental issues, and his unsympathetic dad. A few blocks away he stumbled across the aftermath of a bloody shooting at a neighbourhood café. As little Luke stood staring at a blood-spattered corpse, he was suddenly joined by another little boy called Daniel.
HorrorPack is a Blu-ray/DVD horror movie subscription box, curated by a panel of horror movie filmmakers and genre fans. Each month, HorrorPack will ship four mystery Blu-ray or DVD discs to your doorstep; including limited edition discs exclusive to HorrorPack.
“If you don’t belong, they’ll eat you alive!”
Troma Tuesdays kick off February Freakout with Benjamin Meade’s Bazaar Bizarre; detailing the life and times of serial killer Bob Berdella! Learn the shocking truth behind the man known as “The Kansas City Butcher” at 9PM on February 4th at Film Noir Cinema in Brooklyn, NYC!
“Sexual psychopaths…serial killers…often torture their victims first to revel in the power that they have over them…”
SWORNFEST is the NEW era of Coffin Comics – the #1 outlaw independent comic book publisher – and festivals that cater directly to what you want!
“The global gathering for Coffin Comics fiends and the SWORN!”
Whilst the 2010s are probably my least favourite decade for creature features, it got me thinking about my favourite monster movies. I’ve focused on the big two horror creatures – vampires and zombies – and then various other monsters…
“There are some very good reasons to be afraid of the dark.”
1982 saw the release of Louis La Vope’s horror short which was broadcast on American television. Entitled simply The Dummy, and running at less than eight minutes, it tells of the eponymous doll who comes to life and inflicts mental and physical torment on an unsuspecting victim.
“I’ve had that since I was eight years old… You can’t throw it out!”
Fright-Rags wishes John Carpenter a happy 72nd birthday with a limited edition design dedicated to the master of horror + new House of 1000 Corpses merchandise is available.
“I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass… and I’m all out of bubblegum.”
It’s rare that I’m left speechless or lost for words after a horror film but perhaps the only way to describe Art of the Dead is to say that it defies any definition! Brimming with influences that range from Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) to American Horror Story and Dario Argento, this offering from director Rolfe Kanevsky (who has a prolific output) is a visceral feast for the eyes. It’s fair to say that this is a horror based in spectacle, shock and sensory overload rather than it being a deep and searching exploration of fear. If this film were a painting itself, it could be described as schlocky, daring and off the hook.
“Lust. Gluttony. Greed. Sloth. Wrath. Envy. Pride. What’s your sin?”
Look, Local Boogeyman can only come out on Halloween, right? Well, I’m here; I’m not about to let anything happen to you. Promise.
“Everyone is entitled to one good scare.”
Lloyd Kaufman, Michael Herz and the Troma Team proudly announce the release of Terror Firmer: The 20th Anniversary Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray, available for pre-order on Tuesday, January 14th, and hitting store shelves on February 11th! Pre-order your own copy of Lloyd Kaufman’s Tromaserpiece for ONLY $29.99! Terror Firmer is a Dali-esque surrealist Tromasterpiece by director Lloyd Kaufman and the Troma Team. Their trademark manic humor combines sociological satire with a new darker sensibility to create another classic in a legendary line of genre-bending films.
“Let’s make some art!”
American Genre Film Archive (AGFA), the largest non-profit genre film archive and distributor in the world, is excited to announce a theatrical partnership with Full Moon Entertainment, the legendary genre film empire founded by filmmaker Charles Band.
“Full Moon is a beloved label with a huge following. AGFA is thrilled to help bring these titles to theaters as a service both to long-time Full Moon fans and fans-to-be.”
Troma Entertainment bloodily presents the hilariously-frightening 1986 aquatic Tromasterpiece Blood Hook, directed by Jim Mallon, on Tuesday, January 14th at 9PM at Film Noir Cinema in Brooklyn as Troma’s New Year’s Fear hooks you in!