Fright-Rags is honoring the halfway to Halloween mark with exclusive toys based on John Carpenter’s 1978 horror classic, and new Hannibal apparel.
Pacific Northwest. 1983 AD. Outsiders Red Miller and Mandy Bloom lead a loving and peaceful existence. When their pine-scented haven is savagely destroyed by a cult led by the sadistic Jeremiah Sand, Red is catapulted into a phantasmagoric journey filled with bloody vengeance and laced with fire. Dazzler Media presents Mandy on Limited Edition Blu-ray, 24th May; including a slipcase and poster featuring classic artwork, and a 40-page soft cover book with new essays by Tim Murray.
“I’m your God now!”
Remastered onto BD-R/DVD-R, Carnie Features have released the definitive edition of Thomas Lee Rutter’s Bella in the Wych Elm; a West Midlands phantasmagoria based on the world-famous unsolved Hagley Wood mystery. Part documentary, part experimental horror, Bella in the Wych Elm is a delight to watch and never comes across as exploitative.
“Mysterious, terrifying, and true.”
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!”
Kingdom, in a nutshell, is about a group of people surviving Korean fast-moving zombies in medieval times, with court intrigue thrown in for good measure. The setting – including locations, costumes and values – is what immediately sets this apart from other zombie media. Being set over 500 years ago makes the Netflix series all the more terrifying, as the rural communities try to survive against zombies when they lack food, weapons, and live in squalid overcrowded villages. In several episodes the zombies catch fire and because everything is built on wood, it doesn’t end well.
“Blood will spill.”
One of Osamu Tezuka’s most adult and sexually-charged works, Barbara (1973-74) was originally serialized as a follow-up to Ayako (1972-73) in Big Comic from July 1973 to May 1974. Barbara is an adult-orientated fantasy tale filled with love and the occult. Its story deals with the erotic and bizarre experiences of a famous novelist called Yosuke Mikura whose life is tossed upside down by a mysterious girl named “Barbara”.
“Who the hell… are you?”
Not only is influential horror host Joe Bob Briggs back with a new season of The Last Drive-In on Shudder, but he has also returned in action figure form from Fright-Rags. The horror apparel company also has other new merchandise from The Last Drive-In and Shaun of the Dead.
“My tribute to the greatest horror movies in history… Not really, I mean, some of ’em suck!”
Available for the very first time on vinyl, Waxwork Records is proud to present Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. The Lords of Salem is a 2012 American supernatural horror film written, produced, and directed by Rob Zombie.
“Heretic. Witch. Devil.”
One Cut of the Dead: Hollywood Edition is a limited edition 2000 unit pressing of the Japanese box office smash One Cut of the Dead, featuring 4 hours of content, including the spin-off film, One Cut of the Dead in Hollywood; available 31st May on Blu-ray from Third Window Films. One Cut of the Dead opens in a run-down, abandoned warehouse where a film crew are making a zombie film. Yet this is no ordinary warehouse. It’s been said that it’s the site of military experiments on humans…
“Don’t stop shooting!”
On 12th April, The Head Hunter comes to Blu-ray from 101 Films. On the outskirts of a kingdom, in the shadows of a looming castle, a quiet but fierce medieval warrior protects the realm from monsters. The gruesome collection of trophy heads on the wall of his cabin is missing only one – the monster that killed his daughter. He travels wild expanses on horseback, driven by a thirst for revenge. When his chance for vengeance arrives, it’s in a way far more horrifying than he ever imagined.
“Grief. Anger. Vengeance.”
Samuel Goldwyn Films is set to debut the horror-thriller Making Monsters to audiences across the United States; having previously made appearances at Shriekfest, Portland Horror Film Festival, and Hexploitation Film Festival. From co-directors Justin Harding (Latched) and Rob Brunner, Making Monsters involves one night of terror when a social media prankster (Tim Loden) and his fiancee (Alana Elmer) find their idyllic country weekend turn into the ultimate video prank, finding themselves cast in a home-made film of torture where the stakes are life and death!
“We’re gonna have so much fun!”
Fright-Rags continues its domination of horror merchandise with exciting releases from The Thing, Mandy, and Halloween III: Season of the Witch.