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!
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.
“A vibrant, joyous celebration of life and music.”
Antrum returns to VHS! This exclusive film-only edition (without the documentary framing story) is the rarest version of the once lost and supposedly cursed film. Watch at your own risk, tape fiends!
“The deadliest film ever made has been found.”
Shudder has announced its June 2021 lineup of macabre cinema, including new Shudder original and exclusive films like George A. Romero’s “lost” film, The Amusement Park, Damien Mc Carthy’s Caveat, Arseniy Sukhin’s Superdeep, Terence Krey’s An Unquiet Grave, and Cody Calahan’s Vicious Fun.
“See you in the park, someday.”
Fright-Rags is honoring the halfway to Halloween mark with exclusive toys based on John Carpenter’s 1978 horror classic, and new Hannibal apparel.
“Everyone is entitled to one good scare.”
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.