A major treat for horror movie fans, the “Army of Darkness/Re-Animator” one-shot special is full of witty one-liners, slapstick visual gags, and crazy undead action. A fresh spin on both franchises, the crossover becomes a stylish and over-the-top romp of gore and comedy. With Ash picking up his boomstick and Herbert West carrying his glowing green syringe, this unlikely team-up gives a whole new meaning to oddball lunacy. READ MORE
The license includes both the original 1985 film, as well as the 1990 sequel, Bride of Re-Animator!
Amok Time will be producing three (3) action figures of “Herbert West” as part of their Monstarz collection. These are being sculpted by talented artist Jean St. Jean and are all scheduled for release in the Fall of 2014.
Amok Time wouldn’t give specifics on each figure aside that Herbert in the poster above is an obvious choice as one figure. Each figure will include accessories and other cool pack-ins (such as the wild flying bat head from Bride).
Amok Time will be showing at next year’s Toy Fair in February and should have some prototypes to show by then. READ MORE
Fright-Rags is ready to reanimate your wardrobe with new merchandise from Stuart Gordon’s adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s Re-Animator. The horror shirt company is working with veteran producer Brian Yuzna and Re-Animator Productions on this officially-licensed apparel from the 1985 horror-comedy classic.
Fright-Rags has also teamed with Re-Animator scream queen Barbara Crampton to offer autographed, glow-in-the-dark posters. Designed by James Rheem Davis, these 18×24 signed screenprints are limited to only 175 pieces. In addition to the poster, Davis’ design is also available on unisex T-shirts, girls shirts and zip-up hoodies (apparel does not glow).
Fright Rags is also offering two additional Re-Animator shirts for pre-order. The first is a two-sided design based on the artwork from Waxwork Records’ Re-Animator soundtrack LP, designed by Gary Pullin. The second features artist Felix LaFlamme’s rendering of Dr. Hill’s severed head.
These items will be available exclusively on Fright-Rags.com for four days only. Pre-orders begin on Thursday, August 8th at 10 am EST and will end on Monday, August 12th promptly at 10 am EST. Due to the limited quantities, the posters may sell out early. READ MORE
As the Waxwork Records remastered vinyl re-issue of Richard Band’s classic Re-Animator score approaches (it comes out July 30th), something else has arisen that may be of serious interest to a few of you. Waxwork Records has teamed up with horror clothing badasses Fright Rags to bring a limited edition t-shirt that features Ghoulish Gary’s artwork from the upcoming vinyl. There are two other shirt designs and a screen print as well. The limited edition ordering period begins August 8th and lasts only four days, so make sure to order yours before it’s too late! READ MORE
Horror and musicals have, believe it or not, a great deal in common in that both require a complete suspension of disbelief. We know with the same amount of certainty that there is no superhuman killing machine like Jason in real life just as we know with completely certainty that people will not spontaneously break out into a perfectly choreographed song and dance routine (flash mobs don’t count as they prepare like crazy).
There are already a few that we know of: Rocky Horror Picture Show (which I cannot stand), Repo: The Genetic Opera, Evil Dead: The Musical, Cannibal: The Musical, Sweeney Todd, The Phantom Of The Opera, etc… But that got me thinking, “What horror movies would work as musicals?” Well, I came up with five of them and I want to share them with you below. So head on down for 5 Horror Movies That Would Make Great Musicals! READ MORE
Famed artist Ghoulish Gary Pullin has posted a blog post that details his thought process that led him to create that amazing cover art for the upcoming Re-Animator vinyl OST, which is set to come out on July 30th via Waxword Records. If you head on over here, you can read through it and see some cool images. It’s well worth checking out as it delves a bit into the head of a horror artist working with a genre classic.
In the blog post, Pullin states, “I knew I wanted to do something completely different than what had been created for the film in the past. The original illustrated poster for Re-Animator has always been a big inspiration. It’s a perfectly painted image and who can forget the tagline, “Herbert West has a good head on his shoulders… and another one on his desk.” READ MORE
Waxwork Records will be dropping a reissue of Richard Band’s fantastic Re-Animator score as its first release on July 30th. Now the cover, which was designed by Ghoulish Gary Pullin, has been released and it’s everything you could want from a cover. For more information on the album, head on over here. Head on below to check out the artwork.
UPDATE: Below are photos of the original 1985 master tapes that will be used for the remastering process.
Waxwork Records has announced that their first release will be a remastered limited release of Richard Band’s score for the 1985 cult classic H.P. Lovecraft’s Re-Animator, which stars genre favorite Jeffrey Combs. The release will have high quality custom packaging with LP artwork from horror artist Gary Pullin (Ghoulish Gary) as well as the vinyl coming in “Re-Animator Green”. A randomly inserted limited amount of vinyl will also be Glow-In-The-Dark.
There will also be liner notes from Band and director Stuart Gordon to give insight on the score as well as photos from the Rome 1985 recording sessions. Finally, a poster of the cover art will be included. The remastered release will be available on Waxwork Records’ official website on July 1st. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting is thrilled to bring you an exclusive interview with Kirk Hammett, the legendary lead guitarist of Metallica! We got the opportunity to ask Kirk a few questions about Metallica before we dove into the world of horror and his book Too Much Horror Business (Amazon). We also get to hear stories of Kirk’s childhood as well as a bit about Cliff Burton and his love of horror. You can read this exclusive interview below! READ MORE
The H.P. Lovecraft-inspired madness gets the hi-def treatment as Stuart Gordon’s 1984 classic Re-Animator is now dated for Blu-ray on September 4!
Image Entertainment has not specified the disc extras other than to state it will be packed with bonus features (existing from earlier DVD releases), including audio commentaries from the film’s director, producer and cast, interviews, extended scenes, galleries, and more.
“Herbert West (Combs) is obsessed with the idea of bringing the dead back to life. Experimenting with a glowing green fluid, he successfully reanimates dead tissue. Unfortunately, the dead are uncontrollable and difficult to subdue. Dr. Carl Hill, West’s instructor, is determined to steal his secret and take all the credit for the discovery. Herbert isn’t willing to give it up so easily. No matter what the consequences are! Stylishly directed by Stuart Gordon (From Beyond), this film adaptation of the short story “Herbert West: Reanimator” is a non-stop gore fest filled with wit and humor.” READ MORE
We have heard your cries! MANY of you felt that the The Ultimate Horror Challenge wasn’t comprehensive enough! So we included an additional 20 films that round it out a bit more. Many of these are from your suggestions! But this still isn’t a list of every horror movie ever made. And it still doesn’t contain every major work of every horror auteur (there’s still no John Carpenter’s They Live or Wes Craven’s The Last House On The Left).
The next update will be the Ultimate Horror Challenge: Final Edition – where we take your best new suggestions and use them to get up to 101 films that every horror fan should see! So in addition to your ranking, let us know which films should make the cut! Should newer fan favorites like Frozen or The Devil’s Rejects be included? Should we go back and pick up a few more old-school slashers? You’re shaping the Final 20! Discuss and vote and I’ll tally it up!
There are now 81 Films listed below the jump. Each film you’ve seen earns you 1 Point. Count out how many you’ve seen and let us know which category you fall into!
1-10 Points: Soccer Mom
11-20 Points: Mildly Adventurous
21-30 Points: Casual Fan
31-40 Points: Enthusiast
41-50 Points: Hardcore
51-60 Points: Unstable
61-70 Points: Need Meds
71-80 Points: Psychopath
81 Points: Special Circle Of Hell
Head inside to take the challenge! The films are listed in no particular order. This is NOT a ranking! READ MORE
Re-Animator Director Stuart Gordon (also of Robot Jox!) will be bringing the play “Taste” to Los Angeles. This teams him up again with producer Adam Goldworm, whom he worked with on a recent episode of “Fear Itself”. The play is written by Benjamin Brand (November), and it’s about cannibals, which is a nice emerging trend what with Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno on the horizon and all.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, “Written by Benjamin Brand, Taste is based on the true story of Armin Miewes, aka the Rotenburg Cannibal, the German man who achieved international notoriety for killing and eating a voluntary victim whom he had found via the Internet.”
This definitely sounds like it’s worth a night out on the town. Plus, it’s not like this is Gordon’s first foray onto the stage. Remember “Re-Animator: The Musical”? More details as they emerge.
A medical student and his girlfriend become involved in a bizarre experiment into reanimating the dead conducted by the student’s incorrigible housemate in this campy sendup of an H.P. Lovecraft story. The emphasis is on humour but once the dead walk, there is gore aplenty.