Before Halloween, sink your claws into Fright-Rags’ latest apparel from Universal Monsters, Trick ‘r Treat, The People Under the Stairs, Elvira, and Creepshow.
Kasper Juhl’s Your Flesh, Your Curse fits neatly into the extreme category – but on the level of something approaching or trying to attain a more respectable degree of cinema, and one that doesn’t necessarily use the term extreme and underground as an excuse to display as much depravity and degradation normally associated with this area of film. The story follows the troubled character of Juliet, a young woman who loves to spend most of her time with her friends getting drunk and high – which seems to have been founded on a troubled and sexually abused past.
“Embrace the suffering.”
Indiecan Entertainment has announced the VOD release of Marc Price’s Nightshooters. Nightshooters is the story of a group of filmmakers illegally shooting a low budget film in an abandoned office building slated for demolition. When they inadvertently witness and film a gangland execution in the opposite building, they have to use all their skills and wits to survive the night whilst being relentlessly pursued by the gang who are hellbent on not leaving any witness alive.
“One film, two crews, pure mayhem!”
After last year’s ‘Virtual Edition’ of The Dead of Night Film Festival, we finally got a traditional DoNFF in 2021, returning with a weird and wonderful selection of horror films.
“6 horrific feature films, 18 terrifying short movies, 2 insightful Q&As.”
Waxwork Records is thrilled to present Candyman Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe. Directed by Nia DaCosta, Candyman, currently in theaters nationwide, is a fresh take on the blood-chilling urban legend and a contemporary incarnation of the 1992 cult horror classic.
“I am the writing on the wall, the sweet smell of blood. Be my victim.”
Attack from Planet B had the opportunity to interview the creators of Chastity Bites, John and Lotti Knowles, about their feature film and their various other film projects past and present.
“[Stuart Gordon] was an absolute delight to work with, and I cried when he left the set after filming his scene – I was just so overwhelmed with emotion.”
If you’ve ever wanted to break into indie filmmaking, read on because you’ll find what I’m about to say uplifting. Strip Club Massacre, co-written and directed by Bob Clark, proves that anyone, regardless of skill, equipment, money, or talent, can make an independent film and find a distributor for it. So grab a camera, get on out there, and start filming: the light is green.
The best thing about Strip Club Massacre is the title, because it perfectly sets up exploitative expectations. Where things sort of fell apart was in all aspects of the execution…
“She has a killer body.”
Waxwork Records is excited to announce the re-release of Goosebumps Original Motion Picture Music by Danny Elfman, approved by author R.L. Stine and featuring artwork by Goosebumps artist, Tim Jacobus!
“You will believe in monsters.”
From writer and director Takashi Shimizu, Howling Village follows a young psychologist, Kanade, who visits an infamous haunted and cursed village to investigate her brother’s disappearance.
Her investigation reveals that the village’s mysteries are connected to her family and works to uncover her family’s dark history.
Howling Village is available in select theatres 13th, on demand 17th August, and Blu-ray 14th September from Epic Pictures and DREAD.
“Horror comes home.”
Benny Loves You is an original comedy horror about a possessed, jealous toy that will kill anyone who gets too close to his grown-up owner. This film has it all! Comedy, horror, gore aplenty, and a sympathetic main character in Jack. The dialogue in Benny Loves You is frequently funny; the awkwardness of Jack as he sneaks around the office to avoid his boss or to dodge Dawn’s advances isn’t laugh-out-loud, but more the quaint British humour you see in films like Extra Ordinary. There’s also plenty of black humour surrounding Benny and his murders, not least with the dog, Precious!
“Don’t throw him out.”
At the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia (otherwise known as PZYK) I was introduced to Zamrock – a musical subgenre that combined African rhythm and sound with psychedelic rock – and arguably the most successful Zambian band of the 1970s: WITCH (an acronym for “We Intend To Cause Havoc“). Under the leadership of charismatic lead vocalist Emanuel “Jagari” Chanda, WITCH dominated the PZYK stage from the moment the band re-introduced themselves during ‘Introduction’.
“I had no idea where Zambia was, or how such incredible music could be recorded there, by what looked like a bunch of misfits.”
Discover the psychedelic sounds of rock superstars WITCH in a guided tour through their mud-hut village formation to superstardom in the politically turbulent Zambia of the 70s, and eventual re-discovery by contemporary music fans.