For the most part, The Game of the Clock had me intrigued. Michele Olivieri’s short film begins well and in typical horror fashion. A beautiful girl visiting her friend finds she’s not answering the door, so she enters her home, quickly realising that she’s missing and that there are some sinister, supernatural shenanigans going on. Once on the premises, she’s faced with a ringing alarm clock and a series of unnerving notes left asking her if she can endure the next five minutes; along with other handwritten and hand-drawn riddles.
Waxwork Records is proud to present their official Universal Monsters Creature from the Black Lagoon and The Invisible Man Spinatures. From the 1954 and 1933 classic horror films, the Creature and the Invisible Man both come packaged in a double window collector’s box.
“Not since the beginning of time has the world beheld terror like this!”
The Film Detective (TFD), a classic media streaming network and film archive that restores and distributes classic films for today’s cord-cutters, announces the release of Richard E. Cunha’s science-fiction classic, Giant from the Unknown (1958), on limited edition Blu-ray and DVD.
“The creeping terror had rose from the depths of the unknown!”
This Halloween, Jeepers Creepers – a 21st-century horror classic – is finally coming to Blu-ray in the UK from 101 Films! Released on 26th October, this Blu-ray includes recent interviews with producer Barry Opper and actress Patricia Belcher for the first time on a UK release, commentaries with director and stars, and extensive archive extras, including feature-length making-of documentary ‘Behind the Peepers’ on a bonus DVD.
“They were alone in the middle of nowhere. It’s watching. It’s waiting. It’s hungry.”
It was very on trend in the 1950s for movies concerning blob-like creatures, with a taste for human flesh. There was The Blob, obvs, The Quatermass Xperiment, X the Unknown, and a whole slew of others, all squelching around, trying to cause as much chaos as inhumanly possible. Spotting the trend, director Riccardo Freda jumped on the amorphous bandwagon, with his sci-fi horror Caltiki, the Immortal Monster.
“Crawling, crushing colossus of terror!”
In its continuing commitment to provide horror fans with apparel from all eras of the genre, Fright-Rags has released a new Universal Monsters collection featuring The Wolf Man and The Mummy, and collections for two cult favorites from the 1980s: Wes Craven’s Shocker and John Carpenter’s They Live.
“No more Mr. Nice Guy!”
★★★ Your Local Boogeyman proudly endorses Godzilla, King of the Monsters for President! ★★★
Support the presidential campaign of this incredible, unstoppable titan of terror with a monstrous t-shirt!
“Civilization crumbles as its death rays blast a city of 6 million from the face of the earth!”
Kiss me deadly, Local Boogeyman! Yeah, I know who you are…come on!
“I got a white line zombie fever, yeah!”
Whilst the 2010s are probably my least favourite decade for creature features, it got me thinking about my favourite monster movies. I’ve focused on the big two horror creatures – vampires and zombies – and then various other monsters…
“There are some very good reasons to be afraid of the dark.”
I’m well into my 30’s now. That means I was lucky enough to be in my pre-teens when Fred Dekker was still directing films and TV. He may be known by most people as either the director of the entertaining Night of the Creeps or calamitous Robocop 3, but sandwiched in between these two totally dissimilar yarns was 1987’s The Monster Squad.
The titular “Monster Squad” is a small group of horror-loving kids, led by Sean, who run their affairs from a poster-adorned treehouse.
“You know who to call when you have ghosts. But who do you call when you have monsters?”
Super7 is proud to present Wave 2 of their Universal Monsters 3.75″ ReAction Figures assortment. From the classic horror films, Revenge of the Creature (1955), Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Dracula (1931), The Phantom of the Opera (1925), and The Invisible Man (1933)!
“It’s alive, it’s alive, it’s alive! It’s ALIVE!”
Godzilla: King of the Monsters original motion picture soundtrack! Featuring music by Emmy® and BAFTA Award winning composer Bear McCreary, in two special deluxe triple LP vinyl configurations.