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 –

Witch Tales (2020) Pre-Code Comic Book Origins

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.pre-code comic book writer and editor ruth roche
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”. ruth roche experiment in terror
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 aka chefs delightBON 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 COMIC BOOK STORYCYCLE 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.

Pre-Code Horror Anthology WITCH TALES (2020) Blu-Ray and VOD Release

Witch Tales horror vod blurayReel 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!
Only 300 blu-rays are available, so your odds of winning are 1:30!
And while supplies last, get a FREE Horror Anthology Movie Vol. 1 DVD when you buy the Witch Tales blu-ray.
Please visit the main site http://www.horroranthologymovies.com/
for purchase info, more pics and trailers.

Ghostly Weird Stories from Star Publications

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GHOSTLY WEIRD STORIES (5 issues from September 1953 – September 1954)German-born L.B. Cole’s Star Publications is mostly remembered for the amazing covers rendered by Cole himself and the stories drawn by British artist Jay Disbrow which were typically based upon Cole’s cover art. Unfortunately, most of the other stuff inside the comics were reprints from earlier titles, but L.B. Cole’s eye-catching covers still demand huge sums of money in the collectors’ market today.

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
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