When you realize that almost anything can kill you... In today's Horror Highlights, we have taken the liberty of including the horror short Ding... You're Dead from writer and director Jay Salahi. Also in today's Highlights: Mondo's Godzilla apparel in honor of the King of Monster's 65th anniversary and Road Kill: Texas Horror by Texas Writers - Vol. 4 foreword and release details.
Ding... You're Dead Short Film: "Written and directed by Jay Salahi, whose debut feature, Northwood Pie, will be arriving in select theaters and streaming services early 2020, "Ding... You're Dead" is a horror/comedy short inspired by the B-Horror/Sci-Fi films of the early '80s where a negligent house sitter is unknowingly stalked by a malevolent flesh-eating microwave. Starring Trevor Larson and Shiva the Dog, The crew used practical effects on a shoestring budget to suck a person through a microwave.
Jay Salahi's next feature project will be an untitled horror film scheduled to shoot summer 2020."
Mondo's Godzilla Apparel Revealed: "A spectacle on a scale unfathomable to the human mind, the monsters of Toho rise. Mondo is proud to announce the first in a series of officially licensed offerings with the legendary film company Toho Co., Ltd. This year marks the 65th anniversary of the monster who began it all, highlighted in Mondo’s comprehensive apparel and pin collection featuring Toho’s iconic kaiju Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah, and more. The collection will launch on Thursday, November 14th on MondoTees.com.
Says Chris Mowry, Associate Brand Manager at Toho, "What better way for Godzilla to celebrate 65 years of cinematic and pop culture history than to partner with the team at Mondo? Like the Godzilla brand itself, Mondo has something for everyone, and there are some exciting new products on the way that are sure to please both the new fans as well as the hardcore collectors out there."
As the first of many thrilling Toho releases to come, this collection is the start of something new and exciting for Mondo apparel. In the coming months, Mondo will also reveal plans for additional Toho lines, including posters, tiki mugs, and statues.
“The Toho kaiju universe is utterly unparalleled,” says Allie Whalen, Mondo Creative Director. “It is a rich world of uniquely terrifying monsters that signify a greater battle between good, evil and the hubris of humankind. Toho has crafted a breadth of iconic character designs that are recognizable and revered. It is a monumental endeavor to pay homage to decades of this pop culture powerhouse, but Mondo is eager to connect with the pervasive subculture holding a torch for Godzilla.”
“Godzilla” Apparel Collection
The collection will launch with an incredible zip-up hoodie by Maggie Chiang and long-sleeve tee by Matt Taylor, as well as t-shirts by Becky Cloonan, We Buy Your Kids and Maggie Chiang.
Rounding out the drop will be the first four in a series of Toho Monster pins by Tom Whalen.
“‘What’s one property that you haven’t worked with yet, but you desperately want to?’ No question has surfaced more consistently at speaking engagements, convention appearances, and podcasts that I’ve been a part of,” says Whalen. “And my answer has always been the same: ‘Toho monsters.’ These fantastic creatures have entertained, inspired, and delighted me since childhood, and my love for them continues to this day. I'm ecstatic the Mondo has partnered with Toho and opened up a sandbox that I’ve long wanted to play in.”
Mondo is an expanding enterprise with a passionate love of film, art, music and pop culture, best known for creating limited-edition posters, vinyl soundtracks, premium collectibles, and games. Based in Austin, Texas, the team collaborates with an international network of talented artists and creators to produce the highest quality products inspired by licensed properties and original IPs. Over the last decade, Mondo has partnered with leading entertainment brands including DC Comics, HBO, Marvel, Paramount Pictures, Sony, Universal Studios, Walt Disney Studios, and Warner Brothers, along with dozens of independent studios and filmmakers from around the world."
Road Kill: Texas Horror by Texas Writers - Vol. 4 Book Release Details and Foreword: "For four years now, Bret McCormick and E. R. Bills have been beating the bushes and peering into abandoned wells to seek out the most terrifying tales the Lone Star State has to offer. They have left no stone unturned, no attic unexplored, and no grave undesecrated.
And boy howdy, their diligence has paid off! Road Kill Volume 4 is the best and grimmest yet!
You hold in your hands a grand collection of 16 goose-flesh-inducing prose. But, don't just take our word for it; these sixteen stories speak – or perhaps scream – for themselves.
Featuring tales of Texas terror from:
Corey Lamb, E. R. Bills, James H Longmore,
William Jensen, Patrick C. Harrison III, W. H. Gilbert, Jeremy Hepler, Dan Fields, Thomas Kearnes,
Sylvia Ney, Mark A. Nobles, Russell C. Connor,
Elliott Baxter, Ralph Robert Moore, Carmen Gray, and Andrew Kozma
Release: October 25, 2019
$15.99 Paperback - PREORDER YOUR COPY NOW!!!
US & UK only."
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We've also been provided with the foreword from Road Kill: Texas Horror by Texas Writers - Vol. 4, which you can read by clicking the image below: