Kick off your summer in style with Fright-Rags! The horror apparel company has released new collections for two '80s horror favorites: John Carpenter's The Thing and Killer Klowns from Outer Space.
John Carpenter's The Thing turns 35 this week, and Fright-Rags is celebrating with fresh merchandise from the sci-fi/horror classic. The collection features a new shirt designed by Justin Osbourn and four enamel pins, including a recreation of the film's iconic poster equipped with a blinking LED light. Several The Thing shirts released earlier this year are still in stock as well.
Get trapped in a cotton candy cocoon with Fright-Rags' Killer Klowns from Outer Space collection. It includes a new shirt designed by Christopher Franchi, a classic design by Justin Osbourn available as a baseball tee for the first time, enamel pins of Shorty, Fatso, Slim, and a Cotton Candy Cocoon, and three pairs of custom-knew crew socks.
The Thing and Killer Klowns from Outer Space collections are on sale now and can be purchased at Fright-Rags.com.
Fright-Rags has officially-licensed gear for plenty more genre classics and fan favorites coming throughout the summer, including Jaws, E.T., and RoboCop.
Virus: Highborn is the second episode of the apocalyptic zombie-series from the hand of Flemisch artist Patrick Cornelis.
A witch cult uses an ancient magical book to visit other realms in search for more power. On one of those worlds something goes seriously wrong as they inadvertently release a dark entity. The barely make it back to earth unknowingly bringing the entity along with them.
As soon as it arrives it starts infecting everything around it turning humans into brain dead flesh-eating monsters. Sebastian, the last surviving warlock, forces Will, a man at the wrong place at the wrong time, to absorb the combined force of the warlocks before he dies from the infection. Will, who goes through life as Warlock now, runs with the book in his possession.
He wanders the desolate world for months overwhelmed by grief over the loss of his son. Eventually he finds an ally and stumbles onto a small group of survivors who are in the middle of a massive zombie-attack! In the second episode a higher being is introduced into the fight against Saren. Warlock will learn his involvement with this universal high-power and will gain insight in how the magic that flows through his gains works and how to channel it.
We lift the veil on the source of the infection that spreads the planet. In this second epic episode full of battle scenes and hordes of zombies Warlock and his team suffer losses and gain new allies but… nothing could prepare them for what happens when they finally have a showdown with Saren..
Patrick Cornelis released the first issue via his own publishing company Pangolin Comics. He is in the middle of crowdfunding the second issue Virus: Highborn.
If you want to support his talent you can subscribe and pledge to help him get started.
The relaese party + reception is scheduled for Friday the 13th October and will feature some special guests. Among them will be Franky DSVD, the leadsinger of the metalband Channel Zero. More guests to be announced. Everyone who participates in the crowdfunding will get an invite.
Precision Pictures have released a brand new trailer for their forthcoming gothic ghost story, 'Voice from the Stone', starring Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke, which comes to UK disc and digital this August. Check it out below...
Games Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke plays a young nurse attempting to unravel sinister secrets in a Tuscan castle, in this tantalising mix of ghostly mystery classics The Others and The Woman In Black. Fans of Clarke will be pleased to note that the film is released the same day the final episode of season seven of Game of Thrones is broadcast.
In 1950s Tuscany, a determined young nurse and teacher, Verena, takes a job looking after Jakob, a young boy who has not spoken since his mother died. An expert at dealing with traumatised children, she tries to draw him out. Encountering resistance from both Jakob’s father Klaus, and the boy himself, Verena digs deeper into the mystery of his silence, and discovers a dark family secret, hidden behind the walls of the family castle. She also finds herself irresistibly drawn towards Klaus, who sees something of his late wife in the beautiful nurse.
'Voice from the Stone', coming to UK DVD, VOD and Digital HD 28th August
Checkout this exclusive clip from forthcoming A CURE FOR WELLNESS on UK Blu-Ray & DVD 3 July
Lockhart (Dane DeHaan), an ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from a remote and mysterious “wellness center.” When he begins to unravel the retreat’s terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests there longing for the cure.
Featuring hauntingly mesmerising performances from Dane DeHaan (Chronicle), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter films) and Mia Goth (Everest), the Blu-ray and DVD includes a deleted sequence, a behind-the-scenes look at the scoring of the film and individual meditations from the wellness center.
Digital HD, Blu-ray & DVD Special Features Include
From Producer Ridley Scott and based on the shocking, true events of March 13th, 1997, when several mysterious lights appeared over Phoenix, Arizona. This unprecedented and inexplicable phenomenon became known as “The Phoenix Lights”, and remains the most famous and widely viewed UFO sighting in history.
Phoenix Forgotten tells the story of three teens who went into the desert shortly after the incident, hoping to document the strange events occurring in their town. They disappeared that night, and were never seen again.
Now, on the twentieth anniversary of their disappearance, unseen footage has finally been discovered, chronicling the final hours of their fateful expedition. For the first time ever, the truth will be revealed...
Written and Directed by Justin Barber, Written and Produced by T.S. Nowlin (The Maze Runner) Produced by Ridley Scott (The Martian) and Mark Canton (300).
Signature Entertainment presents Phoenix Forgotten on, DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD 18th September, 2017
A family get more than they bargained for when their new home turns out to be haunted, in the classic 1979 horror film “The Amityville Horror” which makes its UK Blu-Ray debut this month, in an extras laden steelbook edition, courtesy of Second Sight films.
George and Cathy Lutz (James Brolin – “Westworld”, “Capricorn One” and Magot Kidder – “Black Christmas”, “Superman 1-4”) have just moved their family into a new home, in the town of Amityville, New York state.
Thrilled at the relatively low price they bought it for, they seem unconcerned about a mass shooting that took place at the property some years previous, in which one of the house’s previous occupants murdered the rest of his family.
But it isn’t too long before they experience all sorts of weird, creepy things. The house is constantly cold, a priest (Rod Stieger - "In the Heat of the Night", "Mars Attacks") comes to visit and immediately falls violently ill. Flies swarm all over the rear window in the attic and the family claim to hear voices, amongst other things.
Are supernatural forces at work, or are the family losing their minds? Or, is it that they simply couldn’t afford the mortgage, so ran out and started telling tall tales to novelist Jay Anson, hoping to earn a few dollars by releasing a book to cash in on the murder house’s notoriety, by claiming its haunted?
Supposedly based on a true story (I think you can guess what my views are on that claim). Amityville Horror isn’t quite in the same league as The Exorcist, (which this was filmed to cash in on the success of) or the far superior Poltergeist, but is still an entertaining ghostly chiller. Which proved highly successful upon its original release and has since gone on to become a classic in it’s own right.
The film has been available on DVD for some time, but this marks the first time it has been released in the UK on Blu-Ray, which looks absolutely stunning in HD and comes jam-packed with special features, as follows...
Introduction by Hans Holzer – Paranormal researcher Hans Holzer, who investigated the Amityville hauntings introduces the film (archive feature, carried over from the old MGM DVD)
Commentary track by Hans Holzer – The paranormal researcher provides an effective trivia track for the film, on both the filming and the actual case. (carried over from the old MGM DVD)
Brolin Thunder (16mins) – Interview with lead actor James Brolin.
Child’s Play (16:30) – Interview with former child actor Meeno Peluce, who played young Matt Lutz. Amityville Scribe (16:20) – Interview with screenwriter Sandor Stern
The Devil in the Music (14mins) – Interview with composer Lalo Schifrin
My Amityville Horror (1hr:25) – Arguably the best feature on the disc, the original full length 2012 documentary with Daniel Lutz, son of the real George and Kathy Lutz, talking about what happened to him and his family when they moved into the Amityville house
For God’s sake get out (20:40) – Another archival feature, originally filmed for the 2005 DVD release, featuring interviews with James Brolin and Margot Kidder talking about the making of the film (carried over from the old MGM DVD).
Lastly there the Theatrical trailer, TV spot, and Radio spots which were also on previous DVD releases of the film.
A very nice mixture of new and archival features. However, those who own the old MGM DVD will note that the History Channel documentaries, “Amityville Haunting” and “Horror or Hoax”, which were included on that, have not been carried over onto this release. But I think the inclusion of the full length My Amityville Horror documentary here more than makes up for that.
The Amityville Horror is released to UK BD June 26th in a limited edition steelbook which also contains reproduction lobby card postcards.