Having bought the rights to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre slasher franchise from The Cannon Group, New Line Cinema, “the house that Freddy built”, began production on a new sequel with the intention of “going back to hard-core horror”. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III attempts to bring back the franchise to its unhinged roots, where the saw is family and dire situations lead to viscera. If only scriptwriter David J. Schow and director Jeff Burr’s vision had remained intact. “Some tales are told, then soon forgotten… but a legend is forever!”
Fright-Rags continues its Month of Myers with new and classic apparel from John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978) and its first five sequels: Halloween II, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, and Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers.
“Six times the terror… Six times the fear… Six times the thrills…”
The 40th anniversary celebration of John Carpenter’s Halloween continues with Part 2 of the officially licensed collection from Gutter Garbs; including another 8 brand new designs.
“Death has come to your little town…”
Be prepared for hell to break loose with Cavity Colors’ licensed Pumpkinhead 30th anniversary collection; including a retro style ‘Demon of Revenge’ design by Steven Rhodes – inspired by Deadstock late 80s/early 90s horror movie t-shirts. Don’t be a fool like Ed Harley!
“Cruel, devious, pure as venom. All hell’s broken loose.”
Defarious is gorgeously shot, with a tinged-blue colour pallet reminiscent of 80’s retro horror, with hints of slasher genre thrown in. Pallante is able to build the atmosphere well with an easy on the eye leading lady – Janet Miranda (as Amy) – and a wonderfully large environment to broaden its scope. As Amy roams the house her visions manifest into a crazed killer or demon, which raises the questions of what’s reality and what’s only in her head. Overall Defarious hits a few marks. Not as unsettling as it thinks it is, but is a nice nod to the inspired classics of the 1980s.
“Fear is all in the mind.”
Michael Myers returns in David Gordon Green’s Halloween, picking up 40 years after John Carpenter’s 1978 classic. Prepare for the highly-anticipated release with Fright-Rags’ official Halloween 2018 merchandise.
“There’s a reason we’re supposed to be afraid of this night.”
Sugar & Vice are big horror buffs so they’ve been waiting for the right time to funnel their love for the genre into a fitting collection, and here it is: AW18!
“There’s only one question; will you make it out alive?!”
Craaaazy killers decked out in scary masks, wreaking havoc on Halloween night! Pretty spooky plot for a film right? Eeeeh, you’d think so wouldn’t you. All Hallows, and the anonymity it provides those with devious tendencies has been an informative and conducive background to some of our cherished seasonal classics. So, for the premise to be utilized once again comes as no real surprise. Unfortunately, neither does ANYTHING in Bryan Coyne’s Bad Apples, which strives for Carpenter charisma, but winds up leaving a bitter taste in your mouth.
“Rotten to the core.”
Gutter Garbs met Michael Myers, 40 years ago; they were told there was nothing left; no reason, no conscience, no understanding in even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, of good or evil, right or wrong. They soon realized that what was living behind his eyes was purely and simply… evil.
“It’s Halloween; everyone’s entitled to one good scare.”
Back from the grave and ready to party, Fright-Rags’ The Return of the Living Dead collection is sure to satisfy your hunger for more brains. Alien and Aliens are two drastically different beasts, but both films are among the most revered in the sci-fi horror realm. Fright-Rags also has six t-shirts to choose from!
Plus, in honor of the 30th anniversary of Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers, Fright-Rags has reprinted Justin Osbourn’s design for the slasher sequel.
“You think this is a fucking costume? This is a way of life!”
Also known as The Horror Star, the 1983 cult creeper Frightmare offered audiences postmodern shocks long before Wes Craven gave us his game-changing Scream in 1996! An underrated and underseen gem, Frightmare tells of a celebration for a late, great horror star… only the actor in question might not be entirely dead and soon the participants at his supposed party are being picked off one by one!
“His encore performance was murder!”
This Hallowe’en, Indicator presents a selection of horror classics from two masters of the macabre: William Castle at Columbia, Volume One, the first of two limited edition blu-ray box sets dedicated to one of American cinema’s most iconic filmmakers; and Jacques Tourneur’s terrifying Night of the Demon (1957).