Half of what makes a good horror film is a good monster. Without a believable, and ultimately scary, antagonist there’s not much for the audience to latch onto. No film studio – not even the amazing Hammer Films – has ever been able to hold a candle to the classics, and probably wouldn’t have ever existed without the Universal monster movies of the 1930s and 40s.
This November, Indicator returns to Hammer’s vaults to compile the much-anticipated fourth volume in their limited edition box set series devoted to the iconic British film production company, Hammer Volume Four: Faces of Fear, and seeks out an often-overlooked entry in late-60s British cinema, Joseph Losey’s dark melodrama Secret Ceremony (1968), starring Hollywood superstars Elizabeth Taylor, Mia Farrow and Robert Mitchum.
“They are the lurking unseen evil you dare not face alone!”
Fright-Rags has summoned all-new apparel from Hammer, The Omen, and Happy Death Day. Not recommended for people of nervous disposition! You have been warned.
“Those who foretold it are dead. Those who can stop it are in grave danger.”
How do you do? Local Boogeyman feels it would be a little unkind to present this t-shirt without just a word of friendly warning. We’re about to unveil an original Frankenstein design from Rob Zombie, a man of music who sought to create industrial rock and fuckin’ roll without reckoning upon God.
“I think it will thrill you. It may shock you. It might even horrify you…”
Garageland have announced their limited edition Famous Monsters print series; including Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, and The Invisible Man – screen printed on 18” x 24” speckletone cream/kraft paper. Each print run (limited to 75 each) is signed and numbered by the designer, Lou Xray.
“Created in a weird scientist’s laboratory… from the skeletons of two women and the heart of a living girl!”
What began as a birthday barbecue ended in a bizarre tragedy in New Jersey today. It was a lawnmower that brought a quick end to the life of 21-year old, bride-to-be, Elizabeth Shelley.
But death by lawnmower is not the end of the strange twists in this case. Yes, apparently parts of her are missing. She’s just one giant jigsaw puzzle. And Gutter Garbs intend to collect the pieces.
“Looking for some action?”
Slasher Pack IX: Monsters includes four Japanese inspired horror tees from Dracula, The Wolf Man, The Mummy and Frankenstein; available for pre-order now!
In 1818 Mary Shelley produced one of the most influential texts in literature: Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. Her novel attracted a huge degree of critical attention and gained increasing cultural importance, so much so that the circumstances of its composition has achieved a kind of mythic status. One might expect that the film would indicate how Mary was shaped by the many losses, difficulties, and disappointments of her life, but instead filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour tends to revel in the love story, the costumes and the poetic flights.
“Her greatest love inspired her darkest creation.”
Anyone with even the slightest interest in home entertainment recognises the importance of VHS. The marketing and promotion from the independent distribution companies elevated the medium to such an extent that collectors today now happily pay significant amounts of money for a VHS tape; not for the movie itself, but for the incredible artwork/design featured on the cover.