Shudder’s January 2022 lineup of terrifying cinema includes new Shudder original and exclusive films like Gabriel Carrer and Reese Eveneshen’s For the Sake of Vicious, Kier-La Janisse’s Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror, Edoardo Vitaletti’s The Last Thing Mary Saw, and Thomas Hamilton’s Boris Karloff: The Man Behind the Monster.
From the golden age of Kung Fu movies, the legendary Shaw Brothers bring you an action-packed tale of revenge, mayhem and flying fists. When his martial arts school is viciously attacked by a rival gang of Japanese thugs, Lei Ming swears to bring them down with violent justice. Written, starring and directed by Jimmy Wang Yu, The Chinese Boxer (1970) is a fabulously fast-paced feature full of exquisite set-pieces and mind-blowing fight choreography.
“The art of self defense turns into an act of violence and evil…”
Super7 has accomplished what the Japanese Self-Defense Forces and countless monster adversaries could not: Bring the mighty Godzilla down to size!
“Diabolical demon of destruction… Mightiest monster of them all!”
Toho International, Inc. is proud to announce a series of one-of-a-kind experiences fit for the King of Monsters to celebrate its 67th birthday. Godzilla’s long history continues to shape worldwide pop culture, and festivities this year, aimed to engage fans new and old, roll out 3rd November, the date the first film premiered in 1954.
“Godzilla continues its reign as King of the Monsters, transcending mere entertainment icons and embodying emotions and social issues reflective of the times.”
Arrow Video is excited to announce the November lineup of their subscription-based Arrow platform. Fans of the magnificent, maverick French director Jean Rollin are in for a treat, as Arrow presents a two-part season of films by the master of the sumptuous, dreamlike erotic horror film.
“Their innocence violated beyond description in an endless nightmare of terror!”
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).
“For me as an actor, it made practical sense to leave acting because the money wasn’t there and it would have taken years for me to make it work… Horror High made plenty of money for the distributor we signed with, but we never got paid.”
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.