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Re-Animator Trading Cards

reanimatorOfficially Licensed RE-ANIMATOR Trading Cards!

– 2 Full Base Sets
– 2 Full Sticker Sets
– ALL 23 Chase Cards
– 1 Sketch Card
– 1 Signature Card (Autographed by Barbara Crampton!)

These awesome ‘disposable income’ cards are available to pre-order from Fright Rags HERE


Tintin Meets H. P. Lovecraft

Tintin_HP-Lovecraft_1Graphic designer Muzski has created an incredibly fun series of art that takes Hergé’s classic comic character Tintin and throws him into the terrifyingly awesome universe of H.P. Lovecraft.



Minimal Horror Posters – By Tommy St James

Minimalist_Horror_Posters_2These minimalist movie posters are inspired by ten horror films. Each one features a pair of objects from a key moment in the movie, but it’s up to you to figure out the name of the film they represent. Check them out HERE

Jeffrey Combs

Jeffrey Alan Combs (born September 9, 1954) is an American actor known for his horror film roles and his appearances playing a number of characters in the Star Trek franchise in ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’; ‘Voyager’ and ‘Enterprise’. He also played a regular role on the TV series ‘The 4400’.

Combs is best known for playing the role of Dr. Herbert West, the main character in the movie ‘Re-Animator’ (1985), which he has reprised in the film’s two sequels. He also portrayed the part of author H.P. Lovecraft (creator of the Herbert West character) in the film ‘Necronomicon: Book of the Dead’ (1993). Combs has starred in eight H.P. Lovecraft adaptations. Other film credits include ‘FeardotCom’ (2002), ‘House on the Haunted Hill’ (1999), ‘I Still Know What You Did Last Summer’ (1998) and ‘The Frighteners’ (1996).

Re-Animator is a 1985 American science fiction horror film based on the H.P. Lovecraft story “Herbert West – Re-Animator” Directed by Stuart Gordon, it was the first film in the Re-Animator series. The movie has become a cult film, driven by fans of Jeffrey Combs (who stars as Herbert West), extreme gore, and the combination of horror and comedy. It currently has a score of 92% on critic site Rotten Tomatoes. The idea to make Re-Animator came from a discussion Stuart Gordon had with friends one night about vampire movies. He felt that there were too many Dracula movies and expressed a desire to see a Frankenstein movie. Someone asked if he had read “Herbert West: Re-Animator” by H.P. Lovecraft.

Producer Brian Yuzna described the film as having the “sort of shock sensibility of an ‘Evil Dead’ with the production values of, hopefully, ‘The Howling’. John Naulin worked on the film’s gruesome makeup effects and worked from what he described as “disgusting shots brought out from the Cook County Morgue of all kinds of different lividities and different corpses”. He and Gordon also used a book of forensic pathology in order to present how a corpse looks once the blood settles in the body, creating a variety of odd skin tones. The movie became a huge cult classic through the home video boom and horror festival circuit.

The film was followed by ‘Bride of Re-Animator’, as well as by ‘Beyond Re-Animator’. Both of these sequels were preceded by another horror movie based upon a Lovecraft story called ‘From Beyond’; though this film was also directed by Stuart Gordon and starred both Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton, the story line was completely different. Gordon has been quoted on several occasions as expressing a desire to make a fourth installment in the series, entitled House of Re-Animator; this film would, he claims, be a political satire wherein West moves into the White house during the Bush years and re-animates the deceased Vice President (played by George Wendt). This film is also supposed to star Academy Award nominee William H. Macy as the President.