It’s becoming easy to recognise a film by Edgar Wright – there are trademark aspects: a sense of wit, sharp editing, and a rousing soundtrack. Baby Driver, Wright’s first-ever solo screenplay, offers a premise that is a cinematic convention, but told in a wholly energising and original way. The action-movie potential of the virtuoso driver is hardly a new concept. It’s a proposition that has had its twists and turns, from Walter Hill’s The Driver, The French Connection, Bullitt and Ronin right through to Ryan Gosling’s nameless specialist in Refn’s Drive.
It’s a while since we’ve seen a cinematic anthology of horror tales, but Ghost Stories revives that tradition with a trio of supernatural stories in the style of English portmanteau movies of the 1960s and the Ealing classic Dead of Night. The film’s writer-directors Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson have adapted Ghost Stories from their successful stage show. (Nyman is an actor, writer and magician who has devised productions for Derren Brown; Jeremy Dyson is actor, writer and co-creator of The League of Gentlemen) Their film offers a tribute to an array of old-school horror tropes.
“We have to be very careful what we choose to believe.”
Vampires of Hungary: The Holy Roman Empire is a medieval horror/comedy comic book series written by David Jenkins, and illustrated by the incredibly talented Aan Budi Sulistyo; known for Star Missions. Intended as a five issue series, David Jenkins has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign in an effort to fund the first two issues.
“Christ with me. Christ before me. Christ behind me. Christ in me.”
You’re Next is a smart, innovative, blood-soaked horror film, and Cavity Colors are incredibly excited to bring you their brand new officially licensed, ultra soft 100% cotton apparel, enamel pins, and socks!
“Did you remember to lock your door?”
In You Were Never Really Here, Lynne Ramsay explores the themes of abuse, violence, trauma and the corruption inherent in the powerful elite. She has re-fashioned the narrative and plot without diminishing its brutal impact, and elevated what might have been a conventional revenge flick by sheer filmmaking skill. The action of the film accelerates and ultimately concludes without necessarily developing in the conventional way. In You Were Never Really Here, Ramsay has managed to translate her singular vision into a complex, but compelling, feature film.
“I want you to hurt them.”
Last year Waxwork Comics released their debut comic book series, House of Waxwork; a rousing horror-anthology series packed with macabre tales of ghouls, ghosts, witchcraft, the occult, the living dead, and revenge! Now Waxwork Comics has released the highly anticipated second issue…
“Don’t feed these books and records after midnight.”
Waxwork Records proudly presents the debut film score release of Queen of Earth. Written and directed by Alex Ross Perry, and starring Elisabeth Moss and Katherine Waterston, 2015’s Queen of Earth is an American psychological thriller. Scored by composer Keegan DeWitt, the beautiful-nightmarish music of Queen of Earth captures an auditory mental breakdown.
“You fucking animal. You unrepentant piece of shit. You click your tongue and you revel in the affairs of others. You are worthless.”
“We love you more than anything in the world, but sometimes…” Mom and Dad is the new feature written and directed by Brian Taylor. It proves to be a kinetic, pitch-black horror-comedy – a gleefully wicked story propelled by some crazed characters.
The story develops at a ripping pace and director Taylor and the principal players appear to have a lot of fun with the disturbing premise and the savage lunacy. Despite their violent inclinations, we never really doubt that these parents still love their kids in some bizarrely distorted way.
“Sometimes, they just want to kill you.”
Written, produced and directed by Boston Film Family CEO Richard Chandler, Parts Unknown is an indie wrestling / horror hybrid detailing the infamous Von Strasser pro wrestling family that seek to violently reclaim their notorious status through supernatural means, despite being blackballed by forces within the industry. The movie stars retired pro-wrestler/actor William DeCoff, pro-wrestling manager/actress Lizzie Havoc, and Boston Film Family alumni Alexandra Cipolla, Alexander Hauck, and Sarah Michelle.
“You don’t like my style? Get out of my arena! You don’t like my style? Get out of my world! Get out of my universe! For tonight, all beauty must die.”
Gaining accolades at film festivals around the world, The Shape of Water, Guillermo Del Toro’s latest feature, is part tribute, part pastiche, of the post-war monster movie. In his recent talk at the London Film Festival, Mr. del Toro affirmed: “Monsters are evangelical creatures for me. When I was a kid, monsters made me feel that I could fit somewhere, even if it was…an imaginary place where the grotesque and the abnormal were celebrated and accepted.”
“Unable to perceive the shape of you, I find you all around me. Your presence fills my eyes with your love. It humbles my heart, for you are everywhere.”
Fright-Rags commemorates the 25th anniversary of Sam Raimi’s Army of Darkness with a groovy line of apparel; The Strangers: Prey at Night with merchandise featuring the film’s mysterious killers; and with Saint Patrick’s Day right around the corner, Fright-Rags has also put Halloween III: Season of the Witch’s Silver Shamrock emblem on a custom-made baseball tee with green sleeves.
“How can you destroy an army that’s already dead?”
The Slasher Pack Part IV: Fresh Blood includes four Japanese inspired horror tees from Scream, It Follows, The Witch and Get Out; available for pre-order now!