Howdy Folks! You like blood? Violence? Freaks of nature? Well then, come on down to Fright-Rags’ Museum of Monsters and Mad-Men, and witness an exclusive collection of House of 1000 Corpses, The Cabin in the Woods and Mani-Yack merchandise.
There isn’t much I haven’t already seen when it comes to horror films. I’ve been watching them ever since I was old enough to get away with it, or even before (on one occasion I got in to see The Exorcist while underage because I was accompanied by a priest!). I’ve seen all the regular horror tropes play out in scores of films, with varying degrees of success.
Although the overriding premise of Ari Aster’s first feature, Hereditary, isn’t a particularly original one, the unfolding and execution of that premise is exceptional.
“Every family tree hides a secret.”
Slasher Pack VII: Elm Street includes four Japanese inspired horror tees from A Nightmare on Elm Street and its sequels: Freddy’s Revenge, Dream Warriors and The Dream Master; available for pre-order now!
“Don’t fall asleep!”
Horror clothing company Terror Threads continues to produce apparel from genre films new and old. Its latest collections include recent indie horror hit Terrifier, John Carpenter’s seminal slasher Halloween, and a celebration of scream queen Danielle Harris.
“That guy was harmless. He’s just some douchebag in a costume, acting like a retard because it’s Halloween.”
Writer/director Dan Bush says of his film, The Vault, that his vision was to make a movie where ‘Heist meets horror’. He couches this ambition in a story dealing with sibling loyalty and conflict.
When Michael Dillon gets into trouble with a vicious gangster, he has to come up with a great deal of money very quickly in order to save his life. His two estranged sisters, Leah an ex-con, and Vee who has spent time in the military, come up with a plan to recruit some heavies who will help them rob a nearby bank.
“No one is safe.”
This July, Indicator presents a chilling selection of classic British genre cinema, all packaged in lovingly produced Limited Editions, including Blu-ray premieres and extensive collector’s booklets. On 23 July, Indicator presents Hammer Volume Three: Blood & Terror, the next volume in its acclaimed series of limited edition Blu-ray box sets dedicated to British cinema’s most iconic film production company. Also available on 23 July, Indicator presents Arthur Lubin’s Gothic thriller Footsteps in the Fog (1955).
“Close enough to kiss…or kill!”
Cavity Colors have created a terror no human being should ever live to see again… Brand new officially licensed, ultra soft 100% cotton apparel designed by Devon Whitehead, that will lead you to your dark, icy death.
“When the fog rolls in… the terror begins!”
It’s becoming easy to recognise a film by Edgar Wright – there are trademark aspects: a sense of wit, sharp editing, and a rousing soundtrack. Baby Driver, Wright’s first-ever solo screenplay, offers a premise that is a cinematic convention, but told in a wholly energising and original way. The action-movie potential of the virtuoso driver is hardly a new concept. It’s a proposition that has had its twists and turns, from Walter Hill’s The Driver, The French Connection, Bullitt and Ronin right through to Ryan Gosling’s nameless specialist in Refn’s Drive.
“All you need is one killer track.”
Slasher Pack VI: Not of This World includes four Japanese inspired horror tees from Aliens, Predator 2, Critters and The Blob; available for pre-order now!
“There are some places in the universe you don’t go alone.”
John Krasinski, better known for his portrayal on The Office, has not previously tackled the horror genre; either as a director or as an actor. His directorial debut, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009), and his second feature The Hollars (2016) were both comedic dramas that displayed Krasinski’s talent both in front of the camera and behind it. But Krasinski’s transition into horror is something special. Co-written by Scott Beck, Bryan Woods and John Krasinski, A Quiet Place is as much about parenthood, as it is about the otherworldly creatures that hunt exclusively by sound.
“If they hear you, they hunt you.”
Umberto Lenzi had quite a career during his time as a film maker. Lenzi started law school, then decided his true passion lay with movies and attended the prestigious Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. His resume’ included peplum, westerns, giallos and mysteries, all typical of Italian cinema of the time. He later retired from cinema and wrote a series of detective novels. Then in 1972 Lenzi made what many consider the first true, cannibal film, Man from the Deep River. The work contained many of the attributes of future cannibal movies; violence, sex, the consumption of raw, human flesh… The movie established Lenzi as a director of turgid, offensive films.
“The nightmare becomes reality.”
Fright-Rags has once again joined forces with punk legends The Misfits for three t-shirts; launched a collection of apparel for Frank Henenlotter’s 1982 cult classic, Basket Case; and have expanded upon their Masters of Horror collection with new Alfred Hitchcock and Lon Chaney apparel.