The Dead Room – New Zealand, 2015

‘There is an intruder. It’s you.’ The Dead Room is a 2015 New Zealand supernatural horror feature film edited and directed by Jason Stutter (Diagnosis: Death) from a screenplay co-written with …

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Jaws-inspired magazines

In the wake of the phenomenal box office success of Jaws and Jaws 2 a worldwide fascination with sharks developed rapidly. Whilst Universal Pictures lawyers’ made sure that many cinematic Jaws pretenders – such …

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Brian Clemens – screenwriter and producer

Brian Clemens (1931 – 2015) was a noted British screenwriter and producer. Clemens is best known for his TV work, often in fantasy-based action series. His most famous creation is TV series The Avengers, …

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Scream Inn – board game

Scream Inn is a horror-themed board game, first produced in the UK by Strawberry Fayre from 1974. Scream Inn was a a comic strip that ran in British weekly Shiver …

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Vampire Tales – comic magazine

Vampire Tales was a black-and-white horror-comics magazine series published by Curtis Magazines (an imprint of Marvel Comics) in the 1970s, featuring vampires as both protagonists and antagonists. Published bi-monthly, the magazine cost 75 cents, a typical price for the time. In addition to …

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters – Marvel comic

From 1977 through 1979, Godzilla starred in a 24-issue run of comics written by Doug Moench, drawn by Herb Trimpe, and published by Marvel Comics entitled Godzilla: King of the Monsters. The series thrusted Godzilla completely …

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Scare Cycles – toys

Scare Cycles were a 1978 set of three monster-related toys with glow-in-the-dark features created by Ideal as a horror hybrid from their hugely successful 1973 Evil Knievel cycle which had …

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Stretch Monster – toy

In 1976, a new toy appeared on the market that quickly seized the imagination of many young boys. Kenner’s Stretch Armstrong – released in the UK by Denys Fisher – …

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The House of Hammer – magazine

The House of Hammer was an influential British horror movie magazine that was initially published between 1976 and 1978. The magazine was the brainchild of comics editor Dez Skinn, who had …

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Horror Top Trumps – game

Top Trumps was a popular children’s card game in the United Kingdom in the 1970s and 1980s, especially amongst boys, for whom it was a popular playground pastime. The topics …

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La Cabina – short, Spain, 1972

Made during the last years of General Franco’s right-wing dictatorship in Spain, La Cabina (“The Telephone Box”) is a 1972 short film directed by Spanish director Antonio Mercero, and written by him and José Luis …

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Aurora Movie Monsters – model kits

The Aurora Plastics Corporation is an American toy and hobby manufacturing and marketing company founded in 1950. It is known primarily for its production of plastic model kits in the …

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Şeytan – Turkey, 1974

Şeytan is a 1974 Turkish cult horror film, directed by Metin Erksan, featuring Canan Perver as a twelve year-old girl named Gul, living a high society life with her mother in Istambul, who becomes …

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