Half of what makes a good horror film is a good monster. Without a believable, and ultimately scary, antagonist there’s not much for the audience to latch onto. No film studio – not even the amazing Hammer Films – has ever been able to hold a candle to the classics, and probably wouldn’t have ever existed without the Universal monster movies of the 1930s and 40s.
On 19 August, Indicator presents a six-disc limited edition Blu-ray box set dedicated to the unique collaborative relationship between one of cinema’s greatest visual stylists and one of Hollywood’s most iconic stars: Marlene Dietrich & Josef Von Sternberg at Paramount, 1930-1935. Also available is Indicator’s delayed release of the Michael Palin comedy The Missionary.
“What could she do but flee from love? She loved two men at once!”
The Dark Knight returns to Mondo Gallery this May with a brand new show eight decades in the making. Mondo Gallery’s 80 Years of Batman celebrates the history of the caped crusader, along with his allies and infamous rogues gallery of villains, with eighteen classic, iconic and fan-favorite Batman comic book cover images produced as screen printed posters. Opening night for 80 Years of Batman will be held Friday, 17 May, and the show will run through 25 May.
“For most of my life I’ve been enamored with Batman. His rogues. His world. His look. It’s just about as perfect as you can get.”
Garageland have announced their limited edition Famous Monsters print series; including Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, and The Invisible Man – screen printed on 18” x 24” speckletone cream/kraft paper. Each print run (limited to 75 each) is signed and numbered by the designer, Lou Xray.
“Created in a weird scientist’s laboratory… from the skeletons of two women and the heart of a living girl!”
Slasher Pack IX: Monsters includes four Japanese inspired horror tees from Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Mummy and Frankenstein; available for pre-order now!
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?”
Fright-Rags has teamed up with the Lugosi estate to release two t-shirts and a pair of socks, featuring the classic horror icon in his signature Dracula costume.
To enter the mind of a killer you must challenge the mind of a madman. Fright-Rags takes on the challenge with a new line of apparel from Jonathan Demme’s Oscar-winning The Silence of the Lambs.
“Listen to them. Children of the night. What music *they* make.”
Autumn is finally upon us! For the Halloween season, we bid you welcome with three new apparel collections from Fright-Rags: The ‘Vintage Halloween’, Bela Lugosi and General Mills monster cereals merchandise.
“This is the real thing! Unbelievable, shocking, true thriller!”
It’s been some time since we had one of “Our Top…” lists here at Attack from Planet B, with the last one being Our Top ‘One Man Army’ Movies back in March. This time we’re heading back to the world of horror and science-fiction, with our list of “Our Top Mad Movie Scientists”. You know the type, ones who spend stormy nights in their laboratories slicing and dicing, mixing and experimenting to create who knows what.
So get your test-tubes and Bunsen burners at the ready and your electrodes at full power to see who we have added to the list.
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With this being the 80th anniversary week of the release of the great Frankenstein by Universal Pictures in on 21st November 1931, we thought we’d but together our list of top “Build a Better Monster” movies.
We’ll be covering all types of monster building fun, from those crazy scientists that just can’t help themselves from fiddling with the laws of nature.
So head on in to see what type of list we have created in our lab…
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The latest round-up from Kim Newman’s Video Dungeon is now in for April. So what goodies are lurking in the dungeon for this months review? In April’s issue of Empire magazine it’s the horror of Blood Feast 2 and historical horrors in the Video Dungeon.
Trying to escape from the dungeon this month there is the Basil Rathbone in the ‘Tower of London’, a blood socked ‘Blood feast 2: All u Can Eat’ by H.G. Lewis and the Fight Club with Vampires movie ‘Fist of the Vampire’; and as always Kim Newman’s Dungeon Breakout release.
There are many other films that have been reviewed by Kim, which can be found in the April issue of Empire Magazine (uk).
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