Fright-Rags is honoring the halfway to Halloween mark with exclusive toys based on John Carpenter’s 1978 horror classic, and new Hannibal apparel.
A culturally significant part of the 70s and 80s was the rise of the independent VHS store. The story of the owners, clients, movie stars and producers that shaped the VHS era is captured perfectly by director and writer Mark Williams.
“We actually cover a lot of ground in just over 90 minutes which is quite a feat to achieve!”
Easter 1985. Anthony Smith, more commonly known as The Easter Ripper, is executed after being convicted for the murder spree of several young children he had abducted from a shopping mall – under the guise of The Easter Bunny – and tortured at his “murder house”, leaving lives shattered and families ripped apart.
“Tonight, we’ll go inside his vacant home, where 11 innocent children spent their final moments in agonizing pain and terror.”
Troma Entertainment are proud to now be distributing James Glickenhaus’ North American Pictures catalog, including some of the most unique, iconic and entertaining, independent films of all time!
“I’m proud of the films I’ve made and distributed over the years.”
Campfire stories aren’t real – are they? 88 Films are proud to present the complete Urban Legend trilogy on UK Blu-ray for the first time (limited to 5000 copies), completely uncut! Even better than listening to spooky old stories, these three films are modern slasher classics.
“…the call is coming from INSIDE the house…”
Waxwork Records is thrilled to present the debut release of Alice, Sweet Alice Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Stephen Lawrence. Alice, Sweet Alice is a 1976 American Slasher-Horror film directed by Alfred Sole and starring Brooke Shields in her film debut.
“A story of unnatural love… and unnatural death.”
Straight out of the classic 1981 sequel, Halloween II, Mezco Toyz and MDS Mega Scale presents the boogeyman himself, Michael Myers!
“I shot him six times! I shot him in the heart, but… he’s not human!”
Troma Entertainment is proud to team up with prestigious Los Angeles arthouse cinema Laemmle for a socially distanced fantoxic virtual premiere of the slasher comedy that dares to ask the question “what is docking?”, Slashening: The Final Beginning, 30th April at Covid-Safe Laemmle Virtual Cinema. To kick off the premiere there will be a Friday Night Q&A with cast, crew and producer Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment and Creator of The Toxic Avenger. It’s virtual, so fans can bring the arthouse experience right to their quarantine pods!
“Some people deserve to die, and most of them are in Brooklyn.”
Unless one is of a certain age it might be difficult to relate to VIPCO’s feature-length release of the documentary VHS Forever? Psychotronic People. It harkens back to the dawn of serious movie watching, especially those of a subversive and transgressive nature. The documentary manages to capture the thrill of so many cinephiles to be able to access obscure, forbidden and strange films, but at the same time, shows the paranoia and very real legal concerns operators of video stores faced during the era.
“We think censorship is idiotic!”
Opening with a brutal double axe murder by an unknown murderer, no one can say Darkroom doesn’t start as it means to go on – a tough, gory thriller that’s equal parts nail-biting mystery and gruesome slasher. And this Blind Date is an altogether tougher proposition.
“He kills at the blink of an eye.”
Sam Irvin, former personal assistant to Brain De Palma, celebrates the 40th Anniversary of De Palma’s Dressed to Kill, with the publication of his personal experiences during the making of this classic horror-thriller, starring Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson and Nancy Allen.
“Despite my formal education in cinematic arts, my real film school was the time I spent with De Palma. Every riveting minute of it.”
Waxwork Records is excited to present Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan Original Motion Picture Score by Fred Mollin. Released in 1989, Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan is an American slasher-horror film written and directed by Rob Hedden.