Pat Cardi has kindly spoken with Attack from Planet B to discuss his acting career, his experience with Universal Studios – including working on William Castle’s Let’s Kill Uncle (1966) – and the independent cult classic Horror High (1973).
I remember Local Boogeyman… One night, he finished dinner, and he excused himself from the table. He went out to the garage, and got himself a hacksaw. Then he went back into the house, kissed his wife and his two children, and proceeded to distress a new batch of Halloween t-shirts!
“Let’s celebrate the horror!”
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!”
Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streamer for horror, thrillers and the supernatural, welcomes the beloved Halloween queen of camp for a marathon event, Elvira’s 40th Anniversary, Very Scary, Very Special Special.
“It’s always tough turning 40, but what better way to mark the occasion than a one-night stand with Shudder, the spookiest of streamers?”
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…”
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.”
Blistering Italian crime classic The Violent Professionals blazes onto Blu-ray from 88 Films with every car chase and gunshot more mind-blowing than ever.
The Nun and the Devil is a headily erotic tale of seduction and persecution detailing the sinful practices which spill out of a 16th century convent.
“One man against the syndicate. Within the law or without!”
Shameless Screen Entertainment is proud to present Lucio ‘The Godfather of Gore’ Fulci’s The Psychic (aka Murder to the Tune of the Seven Black Notes) like never seen before, extensively restored from new 2K-scanned materials. Jennifer O’Neill, fresh from Luchino Visconti’s The Innocent, plays Virginia, a woman who has had psychic powers since childhood when she sensed her mother’s suicide…
“Suddenly she could see into the future…and saw her own murder…”
Grady Hendrix and Chris Poggiali, along with publisher Mondo Books, will be releasing These Fists Break Bricks, 19th September. The New York Times bestselling author, Grady Hendrix, is widely known for his Bram Stoker Award-winning Paperbacks from Hell, a history of the horror paperback boom of the Seventies and Eighties, and now, with film historian Chris Poggiali, they tell the story of how kung fu movies came to America.
“May this book’s history and the culture it revisits inspire future generations to come.”
If you are looking for a subgenre of horror that emphasized graphic violence and shock value above all else, look no further than the Italian cannibal movies of the 1970s and 1980s.
“Better to rest in peace in the warm body of a friend than in the cold ground.”
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.
“See you in the park, someday.”
The Super7 x Punk Rock collaboration continues with 3.75″ ReAction Figures inspired by The Misfits discography: This one commemorating the clear purple vinyl pressing of the 1978 Static Age! The collaboration between Super7 and Rancid also continues with a glow-in-the-dark Skeletim 3.75″ ReAction Figure. Destination unknown!