Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of the most important, influential horror films of all time. Let the world know you’re a survivor of one of the most bizarre crimes in the annals of American history with one of five officially licensed, Cavity Colors enamel pins, or spin your favorite vinyl record on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre turntable slipmat!
On Alien Day, April 26th, no one can hear you scream! It’s fitting that Alien Day lands on a Thursday this year because Fright-Rags have released a killer retro throwback collection!
“Final report of the commercial starship Nostromo, third officer reporting. The other members of the crew… are dead. Cargo and ship destroyed. I should reach the frontier in about six weeks. With a little luck, the network will pick me up. This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off.”
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.
“Flashbacks in nightmare, revenge his mother swears. Through a faceless hockey mask, the demons eyes they stare!”
Continuing five years after the events that occurred on Friday the 13th, this second installment is significant for introducing audiences to director Steve Miner (House, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later). Miner previously worked with producer/director Sean S. Cunningham on projects such as The Last House on the Left and the original Friday the 13th, before carving out his directional debut with Friday the 13 Part 2. Knowing how the character of Jason Voorhees evolves as the franchise continues, Friday the 13 Part 2 feels like a particularly special entry.
“The body count continues…”
On 18 June, Indicator presents a collection of films by the legendary Samuel Fuller, as well as two uncompromising works directed by and starring some of American cinema’s most iconic names.
Samuel Fuller at Columbia, 1937-1961 brings together the maverick director’s hard-hitting crime dramas, along with a series of films made for Columbia Pictures which were based on stories by Fuller.
“If it’s not love, what is it?”
Waxwork Records presents the deluxe debut vinyl release of Stephen King’s It original television motion picture soundtrack. Over a year in the making, Waxwork Records worked closely with Warner Bros., author Stephen King, and composer Richard Bellis to deliver a stunning triple LP set featuring the complete soundtrack from the original 1990 TV miniseries.
“I’m every nightmare you’ve ever had. I’m your worst dream come true. I’m everything you ever were afraid of.”
It’s a while since we’ve seen a cinematic anthology of horror tales, but Ghost Stories revives that tradition with a trio of supernatural stories in the style of English portmanteau movies of the 1960s and the Ealing classic Dead of Night. The film’s writer-directors Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson have adapted Ghost Stories from their successful stage show. (Nyman is an actor, writer and magician who has devised productions for Derren Brown; Jeremy Dyson is actor, writer and co-creator of The League of Gentlemen) Their film offers a tribute to an array of old-school horror tropes.