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Films 

All Out Of Bubblegum? FRIGHT-RAGS Releases New THEY LIVE Apparel!

If you’re a fan of horror shirts, then you know the deal. FRIGHT-RAGS is among one of the best, most original & unique places to find the coolest horror-related shirts, and they churn out lines based on well-known properties on a regular basis. This one couldn’t be more timely. Available right now is FRIGHT-RAGS new […]

Films 

CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Behind the Scenes of EXTREMITY with Director Anthony DiBlasi

Previously in this column, the writing team of Scott Swan and David Bond revealed details about a film that looks to be the ultimate word on the “extreme haunt” trend — appropriately titled EXTREMITY. They also revealed that one of my favorite genre filmmakers, Anthony DiBlasi (LAST SHIFT, MOST LIKELY TO DIE), would be helming the […]

Scary Fun 

Mondo Announces an Epic Board Game Based on John Carpenter’s THE THING!

It was only a matter of time before the masterminds at creative collective Mondo got on board (pardon the pun) with the movie-centric tabletop game craze — a trend which so far has spawned insanely cool board games like the slasher-flick-themed MIXTAPE MASSACRE and a game based on John Carpenter’s BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA… […]

Music 

Check Out This “Dance With The Dead” Remix Of John Carpenter’s ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 Theme!

When it comes to the music of John Carpenter, it’s almost as synonymous to the films as his trademark visual style. While we’ve been enjoying plenty of original music from his two Lost Themes albums, there are always the themes from his classic films to fall back on. I can listen to just about any […]

Films 

CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Short Film THE EEL is a Journey Into Mind-Bending Tentacle Horror

After a fun little diversion into DIY underground splatter via last week’s marathon of Andreas Schnaas’ VIOLENT SHIT series (recently compiled on a new DVD from Synapse Films), it’s time once again to take a hard left turn on our journey through the world of extreme cinema and its many twisted forms… and they don’t […]

Films 

ATTN L.A.! Creature Features In Burbank Pays Tribute To John Carpenter’s THE THING!

There’s something special about what us horror fans refer to as the “Magnolia crawl” in Burbank. Basically, there are several horror themed shops all within walking distance all across Magnolia Blvd. where Burbank begins. Everything from Dark Delicacies to Halloweentown to Blast From The Past, and Atomic Records or Bearded Lady Vintage. There’s also Creature […]

He Is Legend: The Legacy of Genre Icon Richard Matheson

There are certain names within the world of classic horror that embody the genre and its essence: Stephen King, John Carpenter,Vincent Price… and of course, author and screenwriter Richard Matheson. Though he passed away in 2013, Matheson’s indelible influence on the genre continues to endure.   Stephen King, Anne Rice, Brian Lumley, Harlan Ellison, Neil […]

Films Toys 

Artwork And Miniatures Revealed For BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA: THE GAME

Last year, an act of God occurred when it was announced that John Carpenter-obsessed game designers Chris Batarlis and Boris Polonsky at Everything Epic would be joining forces with Boom! Studios and 20th Century Fox to develop a board game for BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA. Still in development, we now have visuals of the […]

Films 

Robert Rodriguez Tackling ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK Remake; John Carpenter Approves!

On Friday afternoon, word started spreading online that filmmaker Robert Rodriguez was “in talks” to direct the long in development remake of John Carpenter’s cult classic ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK. I held off on posting about it here, because “in talks” means just that. In talks. And that’s never a sure fire, done deal. In […]

Films 

CINEMA IN EXTREMIS: Writers David Bond & Scott Swan Are Changing the Rules of Horror

The mission of this column is to challenge your definitions of horror film — and even the nature of cinema itself as a transgressive art form. That means not only shining a light on disturbing, challenging productions operating deep beneath the surface of what we consider mainstream [here are six prime examples], but also offering […]

Films 

FRIGHT-RAGS Unleashes Their New Collection Based On John Carpenter’s THE THING!

Those fine fiends at FRIGHT-RAGS are at it again! They’ve just unveiled their latest collection, a series of apparel in honor of the 35th anniversary of THE THING! Here’s the full press release! John Carpenter’s THE THING still resonates to this day, with unparalleled practical effects, themes of isolation, and memorable performances. Fright-Rags commemorates 35 […]

Films 

This Week On SHOCK WAVES, We’re Talking Social Commentary And Political Horror!

This week on Shock Waves, join your hosts Rob Galluzzo, Elric Kane, Rebekah McKendry, Ryan Turek, and special guest co-host Brea Grant (BEYOND THE GATES, DEAD AWAKE, HALLOWEEN 2) as the group analyze social commentary and political horror in the genre! But first, the latest horrors! Bekah checked out the 80’s horror anthology DEADTIME STORIES […]

Films Music 

A How-To-Play Guide To John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN Theme

John Carpenter is not only famous for laying down the framework for the slasher film, but he is also an iconic music composer. In fact, the master of horror composed and performed one of the most suspenseful movie scores in existence. And it is actually a simple tune to learn without any prior music knowledge. […]