After years in the making, I am very proud to announce that we have teamed up with Trancas International Films to produce some exclusive items for both John Carpenter’s Halloween and Halloween 4 : The Return of Michael Myers. Click the image below (or right here) to find out what is coming your way on Tuesday, September 10. Please note that all items featured will be available on a pre-order basis, and will begin shipping in late October. Not to get all mushy, but this project is especially near and dear to me. Halloween is the reason I am into horror today, and when I began this lil’ company it was the one film I had longed to sink my teeth into. Perhaps it’s fitting that, this being exactly 10 years after I started Fright-Rags, we’ve been fortunate enough to take a stab (pun intended) at it. It has truly been a dream come true and I hope this isn’t the last time we work with this iconic franchise. While every project is special, this one is very much a personal one—straight from the heart—and I want to thank everyone involved in making it happen: Justin Beahm, Malek Akkad, Ryan Freiman, Gary Pullin, Kyle Crawford, Justin Osbourn, Christopher Lovell, and everyone who has believed in us over the past 10 years. - Ben
Friday, August 30, 2013
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Thursday, August 29, 2013
In honor of the news of the Vinegar Syndrome Night Train to Terror blu ray release! From the crusty crypt archive, an old review.....
It’s like the gods of Velveeta took an atomic dump on a train and sent it trucking to a distant galaxy of other worldly B-grade goodness. The train came back and this is what we got. I’m in B-movie trash heaven.
Night Train to Terror holds a special place in my decrepit, gore-gasming heart next to such cinematic calamities as Hollywood Meat Cleaver Massacre. Both movies seem too utterly ridiculous to exist in this dimension of reality. Watching them is almost like peeking into an exotic alien mind; not everything makes sense but I find the oddity strangely intoxicating.
The plot is essentially there is a train, going somewhere, Satan says it will crash, God doesn’t want it to, they watch cliff notes to other films (the only one I recognized was Evil Never Dies). Bull from Night Court seems to be the only connection from one story to the other, filling in different roles for each story. In another car on the train there is a band playing the same song over and over. This is the place we go for a musical break after God and Satan decide the fates of everyone in the stories we watch. The stories are pretty neat, sufficiently dosed with guts and gruel, but seem to jump around a lot and don’t always make sense, much like the trans-dimensional alien brain. I thought the story about the death club was the best, but even that was more confusing than Chinese checkers. At the end the train lifts off the tracks, the cheesy band continues to play the one song they know, and the train travels off into the distant cosmos.
I can only wish that it returns to this world once again.
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Sunday, August 25, 2013
I just saw You're Next, and it should make slash heads pretty happy this summer. Check it out while it's still in theaters and avoid all that other dreck out there!
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013
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Friday, August 9, 2013
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Thursday, August 8, 2013
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
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Friday, August 2, 2013
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