Waxwork Records is proud to release Prisoners of the Ghostland Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by critically-acclaimed composer Joseph Trapanese. The album features score music written by Trapanese for the Nicolas Cage starring Western directed by Sion Sono.
Officially sponsored by Attack from Planet B, The Dead of Night Film Festival – Merseyside’s only film festival dedicated to horror and genre movies – has curated an incredible selection of feature films and horror shorts for you to enjoy at the Southport Bijou Cinema, 2nd-3rd October.
“6 horrific feature films, 18 terrifying short movies, 2 insightful Q&As.”
Who doesn’t adore Mexican sci-fi/horror cinema? Whilst consuming everything from 1968’s The Batwoman to 1970’s Santo and Blue Demon vs. the Monsters, I stumbled upon the poster for Harry Essex’s Octaman and I knew I had to track down a copy of this 1971 creature feature! There was something reminiscent about the humanoid octopus… As it turns out, I was already quite familiar with Essex’s monstrous creation! Even if you haven’t seen this movie, you’ve likely seen the titular creature.
“Horror heap from the nuclear trash!”
Fin is a criminal on the run, wanted for the murder of his boss and the accidental shooting of an officer. He breaks into the home of a high-class escort, only to discover that you get more than you bargain for with Val, short for ‘Valefar’ – a demon who offers to make all Fin’s problems disappear if he agrees to follow her rules.
But in Val’s world there are no accidents, and as Fin meets her other “customers”, he learns that she was expecting him all along, and it isn’t easy to escape Val’s dungeon.
“You don’t stand a chance in hell with her.”
From Marco Ferreri, perhaps best known for the wildly sensational satire La Grande Bouffe, CultFilms is proud to present one of the director’s earliest and most controversial films, The Ape Woman (1964). Deemed too challenging for the 1964 Cannes Film Festival, an alternative ‘happy’ ending was created for the festival that eventually went on to pick up a Palme d’Or nomination that year. For this world first ever Blu-ray release, CultFilms presents Ferreri’s own original edit now shown complete and uncut.
“No other woman looked like her, felt like her, loved like her…”
Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streamer for horror, thrillers and the supernatural, welcomes the beloved Halloween queen of camp for a marathon event, Elvira’s 40th Anniversary, Very Scary, Very Special Special.
“It’s always tough turning 40, but what better way to mark the occasion than a one-night stand with Shudder, the spookiest of streamers?”
Celebrate Halloween II’s 40th anniversary in Fright-Rags’ Haddonfield Memorial Hospital replica jacket, as well as new apparel from ’80s favorites The Return of the Living Dead, Children of the Corn, An American Werewolf in London, and 1970s children’s TV show The Hilarious House of Frightenstein.
“Just when you thought it was safe to go trick or treating…”
Waxwork Records and WaterTower Music are proud to present Malignant Original Motion Picture Score by Joseph Bishara. Malignant is the latest creation from The Conjuring universe architect James Wan.
“A new vision of terror.”
Waxwork Records is thrilled to present Candyman Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe. Directed by Nia DaCosta, Candyman, currently in theaters nationwide, is a fresh take on the blood-chilling urban legend and a contemporary incarnation of the 1992 cult horror classic.
“I am the writing on the wall, the sweet smell of blood. Be my victim.”
As Nia DeCosta breathes new life into Candyman, the horror icon has received a buzz-worthy line of t-shirts from Fright-Rags. The apparel company also branches out beyond horror with designs from The ‘Burbs, Highlander, and Back to the Future.
“Dare to say his name.”
Ladies and gentlemen start your engines and prepare to burn rubber for contemporary comedy-horror Spree. Honk, Honk! Spree stars Joe Keery as Kurt Kunkle, an obsessed boy who wishes to be a popular social media influencer like his idols Bobby Basecamp and Jesse Adams. The only problem is he has a limited audience watching his channel as he is an excruciatingly dull person. He has tried everything to get noticed on YouTube, like playing video games, promoting shoes, and doing tutorials. But none of those are helping him in getting his foot through the social media door.
“Murder is trending…”
If you’ve ever wanted to break into indie filmmaking, read on because you’ll find what I’m about to say uplifting. Strip Club Massacre, co-written and directed by Bob Clark, proves that anyone, regardless of skill, equipment, money, or talent, can make an independent film and find a distributor for it. So grab a camera, get on out there, and start filming: the light is green.
The best thing about Strip Club Massacre is the title, because it perfectly sets up exploitative expectations. Where things sort of fell apart was in all aspects of the execution…