Friday, July 30, 2010

The Art of Hammer coming soon!

Check out this amazing book about Hammer films poster art coming soon! Looks like a MUST have!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

NIGHTMARE (1970's horror comic mag)

Skywald created some of the best horror comic mags in the 70's. In some ways, their titles were BETTER than Creepy and Eerie from Warren Publishing. The art and stories were darker, gorier, and much more morbid than lots of the stuff from Warren. Sadly, the company only lasted for about 5 years. NIGHTMARE was their flagship title, and then later Psycho and Scream followed (we'll write more about those titles later on). Try to find ANY copies of NIGHTMARE as its one of the best! They're very expensive though, so be prepared to spend a lot to get any of these.

Friday, July 23, 2010

MESSIAH OF EVIL - creepy 70's horror

This has to be one of the most creepy 70's horror movies ever. Sadly, most people don't even know it exists. It's kind of a zombie movie, but it's really hard to explain exactly what it is at the same time. You just have to see it to appreciate how unique and creepy it truly is! Code Red DVD just released an excellent special edition DVD of it which you MUST get before it goes out of print!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

TWISTED TALES (1982) comic series

Another great and almost forgotten horror comic series is TWISTED TALES from the early 80's. These were new stories, not pre-code 50's stuff. Sadly, this series only lasted 10 issues. Almost all of them had great covers from Richard Corben and Berni Wrightson, and also John Pound who did the Garbage Pail Kids art! These are still available at affordable prices and we totally recommend them!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Berni Wrightson's A LOOK BACK book...still searching!

We still can't find a copy of this amazing book. It always goes for so much money. It has some of the master's most amazing stuff in it from his early days. If anybody knows where to find a cheap copy of this, please get in touch and get some FREE Scaremaker stuff for helping out!

Monday, July 19, 2010

VHS box art web site!

Let's face it, the best thing about horror/cult movies on VHS was the cover art...and this site definitely delivers the gory goods! Everybody check the Condition Critical web site out to drool over all of the classic VHS box cover artwork, almost EVERYTHING is here!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Vault of Evil and other shockers from Marvel's 70's horror assault!

In the 70's, Marvel comics decided to re-print classic pre-code horror tales from the 50's in brand new titles such as VAULT OF EVIL, CHAMBER OF CHILLS, TOMB OF DARKNESS, BEWARE, DEAD OF NIGHT, etc. They all had great new covers and were a lot of fun! They're getting harder to find these days, but you can still get many of them for about 2 or 3 bucks each sometimes. Definitely worth collecting!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tales Too Terrible To Tell - early 90's collection of 50's horror!

TALES TOO TERRIBLE TO TELL was a series of horror comics that collected the old pre-code stuff from the 50's. They also had great articles on the history of the actual companies that made these essential in my opinion! Tons of material collected in these back issues. They're getting kinda hard to find, but check ebay as there's always people selling them for a decent price. Totally worth it for pre-code horror fans! We're happy to say we're only missing one issue of this series! There were 11 total.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Voodoo Dawn

As the second SCAREMAKER album takes form, I've really had conflicting ideas on lyrical content. Some would say, "It's just 'death metal'", but I'm the one in the driver's seat and I don't want to re-hash the same things over and over. I take a unique approach to writing the music and I want to do the same with the lyrics (that I write) this round.

Instead of just movies, which I still take inspiration from, I think I need something more than that on this set of tunes. I'm going to the source of where some of these stories began. Whether it's the Salem witch trails, scalping of the Native Americans or stories of Benin; the birthplace of Voodoo. I want a 3-D effect in this album and I want it to leave the listener with an eerie, paranoid feeling.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

classic MISFITS fiend club web page

SCAREMAKER are huge fans of the classic MISFITS. We recently stumbled upon this really cool web page that has pictures of all the cool merchandise that the old MISFITS fiend club used to offer! Check out all of this stuff and DROOL! It's also awesome to note that Danzig himself used to send hand written letters to customers sometimes. The amount of cool stuff this fan club offered back then was amazing, and it was done all through regular internet back then! How cool is that?!? You really had to SEARCH back then to find the cool stuff! Anyway, check out the page here for all of the fun!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

TOMB TALES - obscure late 90's EC tribute comics

Around 1999, I stumbled upon some horror comics that I had never heard of before. I thought they were older from the 80's but it turned out they were from the late 90's. The series was called TOMB TALES and they were basically homages to the EC comics of the 50's. The art was in b/w and it was really great stuff! I've found these from various online comic web sites over the years. Not sure if the web site is still updated, but it's definitely still there! Check it out here to read more about what this obscure series was all about and try to track them down because they're worth it! -Billy

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Bloody Pulp - Eerie comic tribute site!

One of our favorite blog pages to check is "The Bloody Pulp". They do lots of articles on Eerie Publications and they also scan many of the old issues so you can read them for free! Check out this awesome web site at this link here! You won't regret it if you're an old horror comic junkie like we are! -Billy

Monday, July 5, 2010

Only Evil Will Out Evil...

Here is the trailer for the cult, horror classic "The Devonsville Terror", the film which inspired the song "Burning Inquisition" on the SCAREMAKER album. Listen as you watch the trailer and maybe you'll find the theme music to be familiar?! hehe! -Vanessa

Saturday, July 3, 2010

FOUR COLOR FEAR: Forgotten Horror Comics of the 1950s

This is a book we've been looking forward to this year! It's a collection of the old 1950's horror comics. Tons of rare and hard to find stuff collected! Check out all of the info below. It's coming out in September! -Billy

A massive collection of never-before-collected pre-Comics Code horror comics of the 1950s. Of the myriad genres comic books ventured into during its golden age, none was as controversial as or came at a greater cost than horror; the public outrage it incited almost destroyed the entire industry. Yet before the watchdog groups and Congress could intercede, horror books were flying off the newsstands. During its peak period (1951-54) over fifty titles appeared each month. Apparently there was something perversely irresistible about these graphic excursions into our dark side, and Four Color Fear collects the finest of these into a single robust and affordable volume.

EC is the comic book company most fans associate with horror; its complete line has been reprinted numerous times, and deservedly so. But to the average reader there remain unseen quite a batch of genuinely disturbing, compulsive, imaginative, at times even touching, horror stories presented from a variety of visions and perspectives, many of which at their best can stand toe to toe with EC.

All of the better horror companies are represented: Ajax-Farrell, Atlas, Avon, Charlton, Comic Media, Fawcett, Fiction House, Gilmor, Harvey, Quality, Standard, St. John, Story, Superior, Trojan, and Youthful. Artist perennials Jack Cole, Steve Ditko, George Evans, Frank Frazetta, Alex Toth, Al Williamson, Basil Wolverton, and Wallace Wood con- tribute both stories and covers, with many of the forty full-sized covers created by specialists Bernard Baily, L.B. Cole, William Eckgren, and Matt Fox.

Editors Benson and Sadowski have sifted through hundreds of rare books to cherry-pick the most compelling scripts and art, and they provide extensive background notes on the artists, writers, and companies involved in their creation. Digital restoration has been performed with subtlety and restraint, mainly to correct registration and printing errors, with every effort made to retain the flavor of the original comics, and to provide the reader the experience of finding in the attic a bound volume of the finest non-EC horror covers and stories of the pre-code era. 304 pages of color comics


Here's one of our favorite horror films from 1981, "THE BOOGEYMAN". Highly underrated psychological slasher with a great soundtrack. Overlooked by many, but not forgotten by true horror fans. Check out the vid below for a sample of it's greatness! -Vanessa

Friday, July 2, 2010

"The partys just begun!!"

We've decided to start posting updates and other stuff on this web site, as myspace and facebook are way too limiting to what you can do. We'll keep updating those pages, but we'll be using this web site to post about old horror movies we like, classic horror/gore comics we're into, old magazines, soundtrack music, and other crazy stuff we like and feel that you should check out also!

Please bookmark this page and keep checking for updates and other fun stuff that we'll be posting!

As demonic-Angela from NIGHT OF THE DEMONS said..."the partys just begun!!".

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