MASKING THRESHOLD: "Frustrated by a constant ringing in his ears, a paranoid data analyst documents his obsessive attempts to cure his own debilitating tinnitus through a series of home experiments conducted in a make-shift lab. But as his research becomes increasingly dark and macabre, a horrifying secret behind his maddening condition is revealed with a potential cure more sinister than he could have ever imagined. A deeply philosophical horror film inspired by Lovecraftian weird fiction and cosmicism, experimental filmmaker Johannes Grenzfurthner takes us on an unsettling journey into the paranoia of the human mind to reveal the disastrous consequences of the relentless pursuit of knowledge."
Release Dates: In Select Theaters September 30th, Available on Digital October 7th
John Carpenter’s Storm King Comics Partners with GlobalComix!: "Just in time for spooky season, GlobalComix is proud to announce their partnership with Sandy King and John Carpenter’s famed Storm King Comics! Readers won’t want to miss the opportunity to get their read (and scare) this Halloween with the latest releases, John Carpenter’s Tales for a HalloweeNight Vol. 8, John Carpenter’s Night Terrors: The Coffin Road, John Carpenter Presents Storm Kids: Stanley And The Forgotten Forest, and John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction: Civilians!
“When I first met Sandy I was immediately struck by her keen sense of storytelling and unparalleled dedication to bringing these books to life,” said Eric Tapper, Head of Business development at GlobalComix. “I loved the contrast of her down-to-earth attitude and deep, sensitive artistry and craftsmanship. And for such spine-chilling and visceral books, the timing couldn’t be better: the days are changing, the weather is turning, and Halloween is edging ever closer. I’m thrilled that a new audience of readers will be able to immerse themselves in the painstaking art and stories from the minds of John and Sandy Carpenter, who have spent their careers helping us all grapple with the evil lurking in humanity.”
Founded in 2012 as a division of Storm King Productions, Storm King Comics is led by writer/producer and editor Sandy King, along with her husband, director John Carpenter. Storm King Comics brings the best writers from the worlds of comics, movies and novels together with artists from around the globe, to bring their special brand of horror and sci-fi entertainment to comics. Their flagship comic book title John Carpenter’s Asylum has become a fan-favorite, followed by the award-winning annual anthology, John Carpenter’s Tales for a HalloweeNight, and the monthly anthology series, John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction. More recent additions to the Storm King brand are John Carpenter’s Night Terrors, and John Carpenter Presents Storm Kids, the latter introducing horror and sci-fi to younger audiences.
Storm King Comics Founders Sandy King and John Carpenter spoke of the partnership:
“Storm King Comics has been bringing you the absolute best in horror and science fiction comics for nearly a decade, with our award-winning lines Tales of Science Fiction, Tales for a HalloweeNight, Storm Kids, Asylum and Night Terrors. We are excited to be teaming up with GlobalComix to bring our stories to the digital realm. With this partnership, you’ll now be able to read stories from some of the worlds greatest horror and sci-fi writers, right on your computer or tablet, along with so many of your other favorite titles. We have great things in store for you, including a whole new imprint, Storm King’s Dark & Twisted, focusing on real life horror, coming in 2023. So kick back, plug in, and get scared, with Storm King Comics and GlobalComix.”
“Storm King's trust in GlobalComix to be their new digital home for so many legendary stories is humbling," said Christopher Carter, CEO & Founder of GlobalComix. “Working with Sandy King and John Carpenter to bring their stories to new readers and fans worldwide is incredibly exciting, and we're absolutely thrilled to support some of the greatest sci-fi and horror creators in the world. That we're launching the Storm King digital library during the spookiest time of year makes it just that much better!”
The Bat Independent Horror Classic Featuring Vincent Price Returns on Special-Edition Blu-Ray & DVD Oct. 25th: "Cinedigm announced today that The Film Detective, the classic film restoration and streaming company, will release the late 1950s horror classic, The Bat (1959), on special-edition Blu-ray and DVD, Oct. 25.
The predator has steel claws and rips his victims to shreds! But who is he? Vincent Price (House of Wax, The Last Man on Earth) thrills in this horror classic about a downtrodden country estate that becomes the site of a horrific murder. Agnes Moorehead (Bewitched, Hush … Hush, Sweet Charlotte) co-stars in this picture in one of her many commanding, on-screen performances. Other co-stars include Gavin Gordon (Murder by Invitation) and Darla Hood of the Our Gang comedies in her final film role.
Prolific writer/director Crane Wilbur (He Walked by Night, Crime Wave) helms this feature, alongside an impressive gallery of weirdos who are guaranteed to give you the creeps. Which of them is the mysterious killer known as "The Bat?” You'll find out soon enough, but beware … the scream you hear may be your own!
The Bat is a highly anticipated release from The Film Detective label. Presented at 1.85:1, this pristine print is beautifully restored from original 35mm archival elements and includes the host of bonus features that label fans have come to expect. Notably, the release includes nine archival radio re-broadcasts featuring the iconic Price in everything from the popular radio drama Suspense to a comedic performance for CBS Radio Workshop in Speaking of Cinderella. Presented in partnership with Retro Entertainment.
BONUS FEATURES: Full-color booklet with essay, “The Case of The Forgotten Author,” by professor and film scholar Jason A. Ney; full-length commentary track by Jason A. Ney; all-new, original production, The Case for Crane Wilbur, by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures; nine archival radio episodes featuring Vincent Price.
The Bat will be available on Blu-ray ($29.95) and DVD ($19.95) Oct. 25. Fans can secure a copy now by pre-ordering at: https://www.thefilmdetective.