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.
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!”
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…”
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.”
Special effects in the style of 1990s TV series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are what attracted me to PG: Psycho Goreman. Within the first few minutes, and throughout PG, I had spotted several tributes to Power Rangers, from the soundtrack to the concept of a villain trapped underground, freed unwittingly, to the Planetary Alliance. That’s not to say PG wasn’t an original film, as Mimi’s family, and Mimi in general, are unusual characters.
Mimi is a spoilt brat who obtains a gemstone that can control the ultimate intergalactic supervillain, Psycho Goreman.
“I do not care for hunky boys. Or do I?”
Mondo is excited to announce the book release of Warped & Faded: Weird Wednesday and the Birth of the American Genre Film Archive, a definitive guide to exploitation cinema, from author Lars Nilsen, and editor Kier-La Janisse, along with several genre enthusiast contributors.
“Texas became ground zero for a revolution in film exhibition.”
In their first-ever 1/6 figure from X-Men: The Animated Series, Mondo is proud to unveil their uncanny recreation of the now-iconic meme of Wolverine getting in-touch with his sensitive side in a limited edition collectible form.
“It’s adamantium tasting time, boys!”
Mondo Music, in conjunction with Hollywood Records, is proud to present the premiere vinyl pressing of Lorne Balfe’s score to the highly anticipated Marvel Studios’ Black Widow. Fans can also continue to build their collection of Marvel enamel pins.
“She’s done running from her past.”
Vixen by Micheline Pitt, the LA-based design house known for vintage-style fashion inspired by 1950s bad girls and ‘80s flair, is thrilled to have recently launched their officially licensed collection celebrating everyone’s favorite paranormal investigators: Ghostbusters!
“Being a kid of the 80’s, I grew up watching the original Ghostbusters film religiously. Like anyone who watched this movie, I wanted to be a Ghostbuster.”
Waxwork Records, in partnership with Milan Records and Netflix, is proud to present Army of the Dead Original Motion Picture Score! Directed by Zack Snyder and with a fully electronic score by Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL, Army of the Dead is a 2021 American zombie heist film starring Dave Bautista.
“Always bet on dead.”
Etheria Film Night announced today the 2021 Official Short Films Showcase Lineup, which will stream exclusively on Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streamer for horror, thrillers, and the supernatural, beginning Friday, 25th June through 25th July.
“The 2021 lineup has some of the funniest things we’ve ever programmed alongside some of the darkest and most disturbing things we’ve ever programmed!”
Shudder has announced its June 2021 lineup of macabre cinema, including new Shudder original and exclusive films like George A. Romero’s “lost” film, The Amusement Park, Damien Mc Carthy’s Caveat, Arseniy Sukhin’s Superdeep, Terence Krey’s An Unquiet Grave, and Cody Calahan’s Vicious Fun.