A new documentary on pre-code horror, science fiction, and crime comic books of the 1950s, HAUNTED THRILLS explores the lesser known publishers and titles of the era and spotlights the writers and artists who made it happen.
Haunted Thrills features exclusive interviews with pre-code artists Everett Raymond Kinstler, Joe Sinnott, and Victor Carrabotta. Sinnott and Carrabotta talk about working for Stan Lee and Atlas Comics in the Empire State Building with some great stories about Stan and Marvel comics legend Jack Kirby.
Haunted Thrills is midway through it’s 2021-2022 film festival run and is an official selection in 11 festivals so far, garnering 5 awards for Best Short Documentary Film. This doc is a companion piece to Mike Lyddon’s previous feature film WITCH TALES, a horror anthology movie that adapts pre-code horror comic book stories to the screen.
London based Rogue Planet Press, an imprint of Horrified Press, has recently released Lovecraftiana Halloween 2021 magazine to delight Lovecraft cosmic horror fans everywhere.
Featuring fiction by JL Royce, Brittany Groves, Lee Clark Zumpe, Danny Nicholas, Chris Sebastian, Greg Fewer, Gavin Chappell, Carlton Herzog, and exclusive art by Mike T. Lyddon, the Lovecraftiana Halloween issue is available in print and on Kindle through Amazon.
The print edition is highly recommend for the amazing job they did on the illustration reproductions including Lyddon’s almost three dimensional cover piece based upon Lovecraft’s “Dreams in the Witch House.” The deep gloss black finish makes Lovecraft’s Brown Jenkin character based upon the Bryan Moore sculpture come to life and jump off the page!
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Filmmaker Mike T Lyddon’s new doc about golden age pre-code horror comic books titled HAUNTED THRILLS will be screened as an official selection at the GAINESCON Film Festival in the Tampa Saint Petersburg area of Florida.
The film will screen Friday, November 19th or Saturday the 20th at the Studio Movie Grill, an amazing movie theater where you can dine while watching first run movies. Film festival winners will be announced on November 20th.
This two day event features real indie films in the genres of action, sci-fi, fantasy, and horror.
“I was very pleased to get HAUNTED THRILLS on the festival board at Gainescon as an official entry and I plan to attend the event.” Lyddon said. “It’s great to break the ice at the start of fall festival season and I couldn’t think of a better event than Gainescon to begin the journey.”
This short documentary is a companion piece to Lyddon’s previous feature film WITCH TALES that contains stories adapted from those awesome pre-code horror comics of the 1950s.
Lyddon’s film will play several festivals before being officially released on RUMBLE and subsequently on Youtube and a few other platforms.
HAUNTED THRILLS (2021) will have its world premiere in October or November of 2021 and then released across multiple platforms including Rumble, Youtube, Bitchute and others.
A companion featurette to Mike T. Lyddon’s horror anthology movie WITCH TALES aka CUENTOS DE LA BRUJA (2020), the Haunted Thrills documentary looks at many of the publishers and artists who drew horror comics that were considered so extreme that it led to the Comics Code Authority stamp, one of the largest cases of industrial censorship in U.S. history.
Everyone knows about Stan Lee and Marvel Comics but few know that he was one of the original pre-code horror editors when he worked for ATLAS in the late 1940s. We interview two artists who worked at Atlas, Joe Sinnott and Vic Carrabotta.
Also, we speak with the great Everett Raymond Kinstler about his days with AVON and ZIFF-DAVIS publishers.
Trailer is now on RUMBLE and YOUTUBE, or watch it here –
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WITCH TALES is based upon 1950s pre-code horror comic books similar to EC’s Tales from the Crypt and features an enchanting witch who presents three tales of terror to chill and delight!
Filmmaker Mike T. Lyddon is a guest on the WICKED HORROR SHOW podcastwith hosts Tony and Kevin. They discuss Lyddon’s latest feature length horror anthology movie WITCH TALES, his last film FIRST MAN ON MARS, and his latest project, a pre-code comics documentary called HAUNTED THRILLS covering all the lesser known publishers of sci-fi, horror and crimes comics of the early 1950s.
Also, we talk about THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON and the surging popularity of COSMIC HORROR in both print and movies. Fans of H.P. Lovecraft will find this of particular interest.
Was THE BLOB the first film made about Cosmic Horror?
Lyddon is an award-winning writer, producer, director and special makeup effects artist known for the films Cut Up (1994), Zombie! vs. Mardi Gras (1999), Horror Anthology Movie Vol. 1 (2013) and Vol. 2 (2014) and First Man on Mars (2016). Short films include The Cordyceps Principle (2013), Thing in the Shed (2013), Footage Found Arabi (2013) and By the Hair of the Head (2014). He also filmed over 100 live indigenous and traditional music videos in South America for HowlingEarth.Com. Witch Tales: On Halloween night, the enchanting girl next door wants to invite you in for a treat….or a TRICK. Witch Tales is a horror anthology movie featuring three gruesome tales of terror presented by a seductive witch while she concocts a very special brew during Halloween eve. The English version trailer is presented in the show. First Man in Mars: The countdown to terror has begun. Astronaut Eli Cologne became the first man on Mars, but something went horribly wrong. Infected by an alien organism, he returned to Earth a savage monster with an unquenchable thirst for human flesh. The original trailer is presented in the show. Click here to watch the show.
Fans of 1950s pre-code horror comic books will love the stories presented in WITCH TALES, a feature length horror anthology film based upon Golden Age comics of the late 40s and early 50s.
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The new feature length horror anthology movie WITCH TALES (2020) is based upon pre-code horror comic book stories of the 1950s from a variety of publishers. One of the most well known publishers of the time was Jerry Iger and his Iger Shop. Helmed by editor and story writer RUTH ROCHE, the Iger Shop employed many artists who made assembly line comic book stories to keep up with the many monthly titles offered by Ajax-Farrell and other pre-code comic book publishers.
Roche started as a writer at the Will Eisner- Jerry Iger studio. She wrote stories for “Phantom Lady”, “Senorita Rio”, “Sheena, Queen of the Jungle”, “Kaanga”, and “Camilla”.
She is also credited for writing the pre-code horror tale EXPERIMENT IN TERROR, one of the three stories adapted into segments for WITCH TALES. Experiment in Terror (shown on the cover of FANTASTIC FEARS #8) was originally published in HAUNTED THRILLS.
BON APPETIT, originally known as CHEF’S DELIGHT, was also later released as FOOD FOR GHOULS in Eerie Publication’s WEIRD magazine in the 1960s. It first appeared in MYSTERIOUS ADVENTURES #20 in 1954.
CYCLE OF HORROR originally appeared in CHAMBER OF CHILLS #16 from Harvey Comics in 1953. The writer is unknown, probably the editor at the time, but the artist was Al Eadeh, who did a lot of work for Harvey in the 50s.
WITCH TALES is now available on VIMEO VOD and as a special limited edition signed and numbered blu-ray that includes a bonus DVD and the HORROR TRIVIA CONTEST where you can enter to win one of ten MOVIE PROPS from the film. More info on the website.
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Reel Progress LLC is pleased to announce the official blu-ray and VOD release of the Pre-Code horror comic anthology movie WITCH TALES.
This Halloween, the pretty girl next door wants to invite you in for a treat…or a TRICK!
The enchanting Witch presents three tales of terror based upon 1950s pre-code horror comic book stories in the style of TALES FROM THE CRYPT.
The limited edition blu-ray comes with a special HORROR TRIVIA CONTEST. Answer the trivia questions and enter to win one of ten custom movie props from the film!
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