When we tend to talk about women in horror, it’s very easy to conjure up the age-old trope and imagery of the female slasher victim, because of their promiscuity and body positivity. Female antagonists however have been more than just the gory, tantalising titillation aimed at bringing hordes of men to the cinema.
Prepare to plunge into panic with Waxwork Records’ release of King Kong Escapes Original Motion Picture Score by Akira Ifukube. Directed by the king of kaiju, Ishirō Honda.
“The fate of the world hangs in the balance as King Kong fights the King Kong robot!”
Cavitycolors have released new tees, custom tie dyes, two deluxe long sleeve shirts, jogger sweatpants, and a surprise minimal Mechagodzilla front and back tee in tribute to one of the greatest showdowns in the history of kaiju cinema: Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla.
“Put the monster to the metal!”
Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thrillers and the supernatural, unveils a new clip for the Shudder Original sci-fi/horror comedy The Seed, ahead of the film’s exclusive debut.
“We’re here to party, and watch the biggest shooting star event since the dinosaurs checked out.”
Introducing the Super7 x Universal Monsters FreakyFaces! Inspired by 60s hot rod culture, this collection includes five brand new t-shirts available in unisex sizes, a glossy vinyl sticker set, and a pin set.
“We didn’t come here to fight with monsters. We’re not equipped for it.”
After a year in cyber captivity, the Unnamed Footage Festival is returning to the theaters of San Francisco for four days of found footage horror, faux documentary, and first-person POV programming.
“Found footage horror, faux documentary, POV cinema.”
In close partnership with the film’s composers Martin Cooper and David Hughes, Waxwork Records located the original 1984 master tapes, restored them, and mixed and mastered the complete film music to create the definitive and official C.H.U.D. soundtrack album release.
“Cannibalistic. Humanoid. Underground. Dwellers.”
Produced by Robert S. Baker and Monty Berman, directed by Henry Cass, and written by notorious Hammer scribe Jimmy Sangster, this long-awaited UK Blu-ray premiere of Blood of the Vampire from Nucleus Films has been remastered from original vault elements and is packed with bonus features.
“No woman alive is safe from the most frightening fiend in the history of horror!”
Shudder’s March 2022 lineup includes new Shudder original and exclusive films like Dasha Nekrasova’s The Scary of Sixty-First, and Sam Walker’s The Seed. 1st March, Shudder US puts a spotlight on the bold, visionary horror emerging from France in the twenty-first century, including essential titles from the boundary-pushing wave of films dubbed “New French Extremity”.
“Taste the darkness.”
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City brings all the original characters from the video game series (specifically Resident Evil 1 & 2), like Leon Kennedy, Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, Albert Wesker, Sherry Birkin, William Birkin, and many others.
“Witness the beginning of evil.”
Just think of how much work it must have taken when the Japanese film Godzilla (1954) was cut up, dubbed, and re-edited to incorporate American actors in order to make Godzilla, King of Monsters! (1956) for North American audiences. In comparison, assembling a Super7 x Toho 1,000 piece puzzle shouldn’t be too monstrous for any cinephile!
“Incredible, unstoppable titan of terror!”
Considered to be the first found footage movie, Dean Alioto’s The McPherson Tape (1989) wasn’t legitimately released at the time due to a warehouse fire, while Jungle Trap (1990) and Run Coyote Run (1987) are two lost horror projects from director James Bryan and producer-writer-star Renee Harmon.