With Halloween behind us, the holidays are right around the corner. You better watch out, because Fright-Rags is coming to town with Krampus and Creepshow merchandise.
The prospect of reading and reviewing this book had appeal. I too was a ten year old horror devotee in the year 1979 and looked forward to gaining the perspective of a peer. If there’s one aspect I’ve come to understand and appreciate about the horror culture, it’s how deeply it roots in nostalgia. Horror fans are above all sentimental. Go to any horror convention, and one will observe adults purchasing toys, books, movies, and other memorabilia from their childhood.
“A nostalgic look back to a time where disco, roller skating, Star Wars, KISS and vampire movies ruled the cultural landscape.”
Troma Entertainment is proud to (finally!) announce the release date for the Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High AKA Volume 2 Blu-ray as November 12th, 2019! In celebration of this momentous occasion, Troma will be holding a release party hosted at Forbidden Planet NYC on Thursday, November 14th!
“Every few years there is a film that changes the face of cinema. But this is not one of those films… This is a Troma movie!”
The Ingress Tapes and Dead Celebrities are both witty, engaging and at times disturbing pieces and are effective for their conciseness. With their tight running times and often dream-like, art house aesthetic, Michael Fausti’s works act like a short sharp adrenaline shot.
“Real life can be truly horrific and a script always needs a strong foundation. Rooting a narrative in real life events or happenings is a good starting point.”
Troma Entertainment and Mercedes the Muse fight against patriarchal oppression and for women empowerment in independent film with dual world premiere screenings of femme fatale revenge thriller Honor Killing on November 5th at Film Noir Cinema in Brooklyn and The Grand Gerrard Theatre in Toronto at 9:00 PM!
“Brutal! Deadly! Uncut!”
Clocking in at just over one minute twenty seconds (including credits), The Tattooist is the briefest of short films, but has enough visual flair to grab your attention. The story revolves around the murderous exploits of the titular character. Because the film is so brief and quick, it’s barely enough time to fully comprehend how the narrative flows. What we do witness is the kidnapping of multiple people and them being subjected to horrendous torture, that resembles something straight from the Saw or Hostel movies.
“Behind his obsession is a sinister secret.”
Fright-Rags rings in Halloween with unique apparel from John Carpenter’s 1978 classic, plus spooky merchandise from the Universal Monsters, Fangoria, Starlog, Gorezone, and Joe Bob Briggs.
“Amazing! Startling! Shocking!”
There can be few things as psychologically damaging as being trapped in solitary confinement with someone you hate. For his follow-up to The Witch, Robert Eggers delivers a grim, hallucinatory story about two men shut up in a lighthouse tower, going slowly mad in their mutual loathing. Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson are Tom Wake and Ephraim Winslow – arriving to work for a month-long shift at a remote, rain-lashed lighthouse, somewhere off the coast of 19th century Maine. Wake is a veteran lighthouse keeper (wickie), as salty a sea dog as one might wish to meet…
“There is enchantment in the light.”
Traditionally, Halloween is the time of year for scares. The perfect holiday to run through your top 10 horror films of all time, visit any of the local “haunted attractions”, or listen to “Monster Mash” without any shame. But what of those unfortunate souls that can’t stomach the gore, spooks and Bobby Pickett? Surely, there must be something out there to “get them in the mood”, so to speak. Well, Halloween Party might just be the perfect film to get even the most squeamish in the holiday spirit.
“A woman searches for love on the most deceptive night of the year.”
WWE/MMA legend Phil “CM Punk” Brooks gets his first starring role in this bloody and demented haunted house tale from one of the strongest voices in modern indie-horror, Travis Stevens. Bursting pipes, rotting walls, and unidentifiable slime were not what Don Koch (Phil Brooks) expected when he convinced his wife Liz (Trieste Kelly Dunn) that he could rehab their new Victorian home himself. In over his head, under duress, and tempted by his old weaknesses, Don soon discovers that the house has its own dark, sordid history and won’t be so easy to renovate after all…
“Home is where Hell is.”
I have to admit, straight off the bat, that I’m an absolute sucker for Agatha Christie-type whodunnits, so too is self-confessed fan, writer/director Rian Johnson, as he admitted during his talk at the recent BFI London Film Festival. He certainly demonstrates his love for the genre in his spirited and inventive homage, Knives Out. Johnson knows that half the fun lies in our recognition of the rules of the game, so he immediately provides his audience with a rambling, labyrinthine, old house in the countryside, full of curiosities and knick-knacks, a wealthy patriarch, and a large family with many secrets.