Do you dare watch CHILLING TALES of TERROR taken from 1950s pre-code HORROR comic books in the vein of TALES FROM THE CRYPT taken from classic issues of Chamber of Chills, Haunted Thrills, and Mysterious Adventures horror comics!
See the indie horror film that critics have called “Spooky and Disgusting” HoTS and “An Enjoyable Romp with plenty of practical gore” RUE MORGUE!
Get the limited edition numbered blu-ray and a FREE signed HORROR ANTHOLOGY MOVIE DVD both signed by the director – producer for one incredibly low price with FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING.
Pre-code HORROR Comic Book Reprints Part Three: TALES Too TERRIBLE To TELL!
In part three of our series on pre-code horror comics reprints we take a look at the great late 80s – 90s reprints from NEC New England Comics called TALES Too TERRIBLE To TELL, the brainchild of editor in chief George Suarez, a leading authority on pre-code horror comic books.
In 1989 NEC published issue number one of Tales Too Terrible Too Tell. It was a special numbered edition with exclusive cover by Swamp Thing artist Steve Bisette who worked with Alan Moore on the classic comics series produced by DC. A few years later, NEC re-released issue #1 with the shrunken head cover by Jack Katz originally published in Out of the Shadows #8 in 1953.
Copies of TTTTT are readily available on Ebay.
We’ve launched the Haunted Thrills Zazzle store featuring a variety of pre-code horror and sci-fi comics available on t-shirts, playing cards, puzzles, magnets, lunch boxes and more! A few GHOST CLINIC items to boot!
I’ll be adding dozens of other designs in the next few weeks.
Check it out…if you dare!
Dig that Jack Cole “The Man Who Died Twice” lunchbox and the Haunted Thrills playing cards…very ghoul. The “Horror from the Tomb” puzzle is frightfully fun and small enough to assemble during those long road trips!
And remember, Zazzle always has sales going on so you can save $$$ on the creepy collectibles you desire…
All SCI-FI and HORROR pre-code Comic Books Ever Published: PART TWO.
Welcome to the second part of our series on every HORROR and SCI-FI precode Comic Book Ever Published.
In part one we covered all titles from ACE to EC Comics, now we focus on comics from F thru Z starting with the excellent FAWCETT and ending with the awesome ZIFF-DAVIS.
Herein we present the data of who, what, when, and how many are indispensible for the pre-code comic book collector. During the pre-code horror/sci-fi period, approximately 1,370 issues from 110 titles were published.
With many thanks to the great FOUR COLOR FEAR, a fantastic reference book about pre-code horror and sci-fi comic books that helped me a lot in the making of my documentary HAUNTED THRILLS, free to view on the channels.
Mike Lyddon’s pre-code horror comic book documentary HAUNTED THRILLS will be showing SATURDAY, May 21st at MEGACON in Orlando, Fl as part of the film festival.
This amazing event will feature comic artist guests including FRANK MILLER, Marc Silvestri, Adam Kubert, and many others.
Celebrity guests include JOHN CLEESE, Gina Carano, Nathan Fillon, Brendan Fraser, Elijah Wood and more.
MEGACON runs from May 19th thru the 22nd at the Orange County Convention Center.
For more info, please visit https://fanexpohq.com/megaconorlando/
and the festival page http://thehalloweenhorrorpictureshow.com/
WITCH TALES (Cuentos de la Bruja) is LIVE on Amazon.
Mike T. Lyddon’s homage to pre-code horror comic books “Witch Tales” aka “Cuentos de la Bruja” is Presented in original Spanish language with English subtitles.
On Halloween night, a charming and seductive witch introduces macabre tales of terror based upon pre-code horror comics in the vein of Tales from the Crypt.
“WITCH TALES is an enjoyable romp” – RUE MORGUE
“Lyddon knows how to tell a FRIGHT-FARE story well” – Ghastly Grinning
“SPOOKY and DISGUSTING” – House of Tortured Souls
“EFFECTIVELY GROSS EFFECTS” – Voices from the Balcony
“…a great anthology horror film that doesn’t hold back on the gore..” – Ciao Handy Films
HAUNTED THRILLS will be screened at FEAR FAIRE May 13 – 14, 2022 at the Rio Hotel and Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. Mike Lyddon’s documentary featurette on pre-code horror comic books from the 1950s will be playing in the film festival part of Fear Faire which is a horror convention of independent music, film, and art. It will feature live music including members of the original Oingo Boingo, make up effects demos, freakshow, costume contest, and more. Many thanks to the festival officials for selecting HAUNTED THRILLS to be part of the event. https://www.thefearfaire.com/filmfestival
HAUNTED THRILLS Archive Video Part Two: Pre-Code HORROR COMICS Master Everett Raymond Kinstler
Doing art for Avon, Ziff Davis, Western Printing in the 1950s.
Unedited archive video of my interview with pre-code horror comics master and illustrator Everett Raymond Kinstler.
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.
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 –