In 2016, Spring Break Zombie Massacre was unleashed upon audiences across the United States; the DIY brainchild of both Sam Suchmann and Mattie Zufelt. Sam and Mattie have been best friends since they were 10 years old, forging an unbreakable bond fueled by their passion for movies, so it was inevitable that they would eventually make their own. Jesse Suchmann and Robert Carnevale’s documentary, Sam & Mattie Make a Zombie Movie, captures this inspiring story and the end result; Sam and Mattie’s punk rock spirited, horror extravaganza!
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.
“Blood will spill.”
Not only is influential horror host Joe Bob Briggs back with a new season of The Last Drive-In on Shudder, but he has also returned in action figure form from Fright-Rags. The horror apparel company also has other new merchandise from The Last Drive-In and Shaun of the Dead.
“My tribute to the greatest horror movies in history… Not really, I mean, some of ’em suck!”
One Cut of the Dead: Hollywood Edition is a limited edition 2000 unit pressing of the Japanese box office smash One Cut of the Dead, featuring 4 hours of content, including the spin-off film, One Cut of the Dead in Hollywood; available 31st May on Blu-ray from Third Window Films. One Cut of the Dead opens in a run-down, abandoned warehouse where a film crew are making a zombie film. Yet this is no ordinary warehouse. It’s been said that it’s the site of military experiments on humans…
“Don’t stop shooting!”
Fright-Rags has teamed with EMCE Toys to create limited edition Night of the Living Dead merchandise, which is up for pre-order for five days only. Fright-Rags has also added officially licensed Bride of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man and Creepshow second season tees to their collections!
“They’re coming to get you, Barbara!”
Just in time for Halloween, Boobs & Blood drops the latest blood soaked, horror-comedy epic from auteur Eric Eichelberger, Ghoul Scout Zombie Massacre. Featuring the most over the top, pan-sexual, deviant storyline this side of Tromaville.
“I wanted to make the ultimate tribute to both George A. Romero and John Waters.”
On the night of a Condor Badge ceremony, three unlikely teenage scouts find themselves battling zombies in an attempt to save their town, prevent a pan-American outbreak and impress as many girls along the way as possible. This movie had me from the premise, but it could have easily been a total disaster. There haven’t been many stand out zombie movies over the last ten years, the exceptions being those with a fresh perspective, such as Maggie or Warm Bodies. So, I was well prepared for Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse to leave me underwhelmed. I was pleasantly surprised to discover a genuinely funny zombie flick with excellent production values and a perfect cast.
“Always bring protection.”
Released in 2013, How to Survive is a survival horror, action role-playing video game that has not aged well in a market flooded with zombie-themed action-fare. I’m surprised this even has a sequel!
“Thanks to my survival guide, you will get through this.”
They say there’s nothing new under the sun. Well, Fright-Rags is gonna kick your ass with Tremors, Day of the Dead, An American Werewolf in London, The Evil Dead, and Evil Dead 2 apparel.
“They say there’s nothing new under the sun. But under the ground…”
It’s 1981 and a virus infects earth and turns its inhabitants into undead hordes with only one community spared and left to fight in this distinctive and relevant spin on the zombie siege horror. First Nations director Jeff Barnaby’s timely TIFF selection parallels our own global contagion crisis. AMC’s horror streaming platform Shudder has unleashed Barnaby’s gory chiller now! In light of widespread cinema closures Shudder has rerouted from their planned Spring release for Blood Quantum and spontaneously launched it at a moment in history where it could not be more significant.
“When the dead rise only the immune survive.”
From the moment Mutant Blast entered my psyche I couldn’t shake this nostalgic feeling I was having. Distributed by the legendary purveyors of bad taste, Troma Entertainment, it is undeniable that the golden age of this independent studio has left an impression on director Fernando Alle. Mutant Blast is a low-budget, gore-drenched, post-apocalyptic action/horror film that evokes the Class of Nuke ‘Em High-style of gross-out humour.
“Dolphins are diabolical creatures! But you can’t wrap that around your heads, because you think dolphins are cute… The truth is, dolphins are motherfuckers! MOTHERFUCKERS!”
Party like there’s no tomorrow with Ravers, the blissfully violent and drug-addled horror set in the shady underground of illegal raves! A group of clubbers descend on an abandoned warehouse for a night of twisted techno and hedonistic drug-taking, but the illegal rave takes a blood-stained turn for the worse when the whacked-out partygoers discover a case of energy drink ‘Renergize’. Little do they know, the experimental drink caused a factory worker to butcher his colleagues months earlier and soon the party descends into violent carnage.