A Monster Ride

Monster Ride

I know I posted about this back in December, but I feel that it needs posting again, mainly because it is for a good cause, and our good friend Phil Meenan needs your help and MONEY!

If you’ve been to any number of horror conventions over the last decade or so, then you’ve probably seen Phil at one of them. He’s pretty easy to spot! I’ve known him for well over a decade and coming across someone as nice as Phil doesn’t happen that often. Continue reading

Krypt Pins!

It looks like we’re jumping on the enamel pin bandwagon here at the Krypt. I still can’t believe how easy these were to get made either!  But we wanted to just have a couple more little things out there to help celebrate our little anniversary. The Discover the Horror one actually glows in the dark! What a time to be alive, huh?

We will have these available at the conventions, as well as being able to order them directly from the site. The pricing is $10 each or both for $15. If you’re interested in ordering them directly from us (with a small postage fee), just shoot us an email at jon@kitleyskrypt.com. 

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Discovering for 20 Years T-Shirts!

Since the Krypt turns 20 years old this October, we had asked our good friend and talented artist Don England to come up with a design for a T-shirt that we will be selling at the upcoming shows this year. And as always, he did an amazing job.

I wanted to have something that had more of a fun and cartoonish angle to it, and I think Don captured it perfectly in the design. The one on the left will be on the front of the shirt, and the eyeball design will be on the back. We will be selling these at the show for a mere $10, so if you’re a fan of the Krypt and enjoy what I do, then why not help support it by showing if off with this special tribute shirt! If you can’t make it out to a show and would like to order one through the mail, we can do that too (plus postage). Just drop us an email (jon@kitleyskrypt.com) and let us know.

Our first show is a little more than a month away, at the HorrorHound Weekend in Cincinnati on March 23rd-25th, so come on out and help start the 20-Year birthday celebration!

Fessenden Creates Frankenstein

DEPRAVEDLarry Fessenden is one of my favorite filmmakers, because not only does he create entertaining films, but they are smart, well made, and highly effective. Ever since my first experience with his early film Habit, it still remains what I would consider one of the best of modern day vampire films. So when I read the news that he was set to direct his version of Shelley’s Frankenstein, a personal favorite classic monster of mine, I was more than excited.

The will be called Depraved and should start filming this month. It will be a modern day re-imagining of Shelley’s tale. Now, I know we all hate the phrase “re-imagining”, but in the hands of Fessenden, I am more than hopeful that it will be something highly effective and memorable. Fessenden says “I’ve been moved by the iconic character since childhood and it is a great thrill to try and put my version on screen.”

It deals with a combat field surgeon that is dealing with his PTSD once he comes back from the Middle East. While back home in Brooklyn, he creates a man out of body parts in his homemade lab. The film will star David Call, Joshua Leonard, and Alex Breaux as the monster.

I try not to get too excited or look forward to films before they are even close to coming out, but I have to say, this one is one that I’ll be counting the days until its release.

Francesca Comes to Blu-Ray

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If you are one of those that haven’t had the pleasure to witness one of the best giallo films to come out in the last couple of decades, and one that looks like it was made back in the heyday of the black gloved killers, then you need to see Francesca, created by the highly talented brothers, Luciano and Nicolas Onetti. Just check out the trailer below to see what I’m talking about.

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The Shape of Oscar

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So…I’m sure we’ve all heard the Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water got 13 Oscar nominations, in just about every category, except for a couple. But we’ll get to that in a minute.

First of all, I’m thrilled and so happy for del Toro and the rest of the creators of this film to see them get the recognition they so richly deserve. I mean, to have this film beat out Universal’s The Mummy in nominations is just incredible! Oh wait…I don’t remember seeing that title anywhere. Maybe I’m thinking the Razzies. I wonder if the heads of Universal are re-thinking their decisions. Maybe they’ll realize that they need to let creative filmmakers do what they do best and leave them alone to do it!

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Seasons Readings!

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Every holiday season, I’m still amazed at the amount of books that had been released this year, and all the ones that are still yet to come. I always make the joke about print being dead, but that is about as far from the truth as you can get. Each month, new and interesting titles are being announced or released. I know it’s making it harder for me to find room in the Kryptic Library these days. But I’ll never complain!

Here’s to another year of diving into more great titles!