Golden Age Horror Comics Doc At Florida Film Festival

golden age horror comic book doc haunted thrills at film festival
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.

Pre-code HORROR Documentary HAUNTED THRILLS 2021 Trailer

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 –

Mike Lyddon Interviewed on Wicked Horror Show

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.Wicked Horror Show welcomes indie filmmaker Mike T Lyddon

Pre-code Horror Anthology Movie Wins Big at Film Festivals

witch tales horror anthologyCuentos de la Bruja aka Witch Tales, the latest feature film by Mike Lyddon, has ended it’s year long festival run having been selected in 13 film festivals worldwide winning 6 awards including best feature film.
Witch Tales, also known as Cuentos de la Bruja, was filmed in Peru.  Mike Lyddon is currently editing the English language version of the film.  The Spanish language version is an official selection in one last festival, Horror On Sea, taking place in January, 2020.
The film has three stories adapted from the lesser known pre-code horror comic books of the 1950s.  Lyddon is a big fan of those comic books and is also working on a documentary called Haunted Thrills which will hit the festivals in 2020.
He has also just sold his first short story, “Thing in the Shed,” which has been published by Deadman’s Tome in the collection titled “Monster Party” and is available here.
For more information, please follow the Reel Progress page on Facebook, and the flagship site, horroranthologymovies.com.

Haunted Thrills Horror Comic Books Trailer #1

Ghost Clinic is pleased to present the first trailer for HAUNTED THRILLS (2019) a documentary by Mike T. Lyddon about pre-code horror comic books of the 1940’s and 1950’s featuring interviews with original pre-code artists Everett Raymond Kinstler, Joe Sinnott and Vic Carrabotta.
Also segments on Metropolis Collectibles / ComicConnect.com with Vincent Zurzolo and pre-code adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe stories with a trip to the Poe Museum in Richmond, Va.
Many golden age/atom age artists spotlighted including Matt Baker, Russ Heath, Iger Shop, Basil Wolverton, Lee Elias, L.B. Cole and more.
Will be on the comic con and film festival circuit for the better half of 2019.
Vimeo video – https://vimeo.com/294402221
Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-caNv_G_wU
precode horror comics documentary haunted thrills