Remember the days when films were captured on, well, film? You don’t? Whippersnapper. Respectable and reserved editor Eddie Swenson does. So when he’s transferred from his quiet, restrained art house section, to the brash, blood soaked vistas of the splatter and gore department, he realises why watching hours and hours of video violence may cause one to lose their head. You see, his predecessor went out with an, errrm…bang, after chowing down on a hand grenade. So Ed’s boss Samuel Campbell ‘promotes’ him to a domain that produces the ‘Loose Limbs’ series.
Two Japanese inspired horror tees from Nightbreed and Videodrome are available for pre-order now – for 24 hours only!
“Quite a dance huh? Death everywhere and you and me in the middle!”
On 20 August, Indicator presents a selection of thrilling and powerful films: Fritz Lang’s Ministry of Fear (1944) stars Ray Milland in a classic tale of murder and suspense; Ronald Neame’s The Odessa Files (1974) is a chilling espionage thriller; Costa-Gavras’ Oscar-winning Missing (1982) is a true-life drama of a father’s quest to uncover the truth of his son’s disappearance; and David Mamet’s Oleanna (1994) is a daring adaptation of his controversial and ever-relevant stage-play.
“We thought you’d been killed.”
Fright-Rags embraces the legacy of Child’s Play with a new collection of Chucky t-shirts and trading cards. And just when you thought it was safe to go into the water this summer, Fright-Rags releases new Jaws merchandise.
“Surprise! Did you miss me, Andy? I sure missed you. I told you. We were gonna be friends to the end. And now, it’s time to play…”
To celebrate the UK DVD release of I Kill Giants, Academy Award-winning director Anders Walter discusses five of his biggest movie inspirations and the power of film to transport us back to childhood.
“Every year I maybe see ten fantastic movies, but they don’t stay with me the same as when I was young. They might become classics in their own way. But people’s favourite films, I think, always have to do with when you are most open to the world in general. And obviously that is when you are young.”
Cavity Colors fights back with a collection of officially licensed Terminator 2 merchandise 💀 – featuring a wide array of exclusive apparel designed by Devon Whitehead, and five killer new enamel pins designed by Matt Skiff.
“The Survivors of the nuclear fire called the war Judgment Day. They lived only to face a new nightmare: the war against machines.”
Howdy Folks! You like blood? Violence? Freaks of nature? Well then, come on down to Fright-Rags’ Museum of Monsters and Mad-Men, and witness an exclusive collection of House of 1000 Corpses, The Cabin in the Woods and Mani-Yack merchandise.
“Boy, I bet you’d stick your head in fire if I told ya you could see Hell. Meanwhile, you’re too stupid to realize you got a demon stickin’ out your ass singing, ‘Holy Miss Moley, got me a live one!'”
“We need an exterminator, one that would drive away King Ghidorah.” Comet TV and Attack from Planet B want everyone to enjoy their summer, catch some rays and protect themselves from an atomic-breathing beast, by giving one randomly chosen person the firepower to win Monster Summer merchandise. “Are you serious?”
Competition ends Friday, June 15th 2018
Adapted from Koji Suzuki’s 1991 novel of the same name, Ringu リング is a cultural phenomena. Directed by Hideo Nakata, Ring launched a revival of horror filmmaking in Japan, and influenced American horror cinema at the turn of the 21st century. From the moment the Toho vanity card ends, Ringu gets under your skin. Forgoing the science behind the videotape in Koji Suzuki’s original novel, Hideo Nakata and screenwriter Hiroshi Takahashi instead re-imagine Ringu as a curse.
“So that video is… It’s not of this world. It’s Sadako’s fury. And she’s put a curse on us.”
A cult phenomena has to start somewhere, and as a longtime fan of Hideo Nakata’s horror film Ring (1998) I thought it was about time I delved into the original source material.
Written by Koji Suzuki, his second novel after releasing his debut Rakuen 楽園 (Paradise), Ringu リング, or Ring as it would become known in the west, transformed the landscape of contemporary horror in the 1990s.
“Those who have viewed these images are fated to die at this exact hour one week from now. If you do not wish to die, you must follow these instructions exactly…”
With the release of Avengers: Infinity War and a packed year of comic book films to come, mainly adapted from Marvel, it’s important to note it’s not just the big two [including DC Comics] that release comic book film adaptions.
“You know the difference between you and me? I make this look good.”
Fright-Rags celebrates 50 years of George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, honors Fangoria’s return to publication, and continue to release high-quality horror movie merchandise all year long.