Friday, June 30, 2017

John Carpenter's THE THING & KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE Collections from Fright-Rags

John Carpenter's The Thing & Killer Klowns from Outer Space collections from Fright-RagsNew shirts, enamel pins, & socks on sale now at

Kick off your summer in style with Fright-Rags! The horror apparel company has released new collections for two '80s horror favorites: John Carpenter's The Thing and Killer Klowns from Outer Space.

John Carpenter's The Thing turns 35 this week, and Fright-Rags is celebrating with fresh merchandise from the sci-fi/horror classic. The collection features a new shirt designed by Justin Osbourn and four enamel pins, including a recreation of the film's iconic poster equipped with a blinking LED light. Several The Thing shirts released earlier this year are still in stock as well.

Get trapped in a cotton candy cocoon with Fright-Rags' Killer Klowns from Outer Space collection. It includes a new shirt designed by Christopher Franchi, a classic design by Justin Osbourn available as a baseball tee for the first time, enamel pins of Shorty, Fatso, Slim, and a Cotton Candy Cocoon, and three pairs of custom-knew crew socks.

The Thing and Killer Klowns from Outer Space collections are on sale now and can be purchased at

Fright-Rags has officially-licensed gear for plenty more genre classics and fan favorites coming throughout the summer, including Jaws, E.T., and RoboCop.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

David Bowie & Trevor Jones' Iconic 'Labyrinth' Soundtrack To Be Remastered & Reissued On Vinyl May 12 For First Time Since 1986 Original Release



 Extending the 30th anniversary celebration of the beloved film, Labyrinth, Jim Henson’s mesmerizing and enduring fantasy classic, David Bowie and Trevor Jones’ iconic soundtrack will be remastered and reissued on vinyl on May 12 for the first time since its original 1986 release. Long out of print, the album, which was remastered at Capitol Studios, will be available on high quality 120gm black vinyl and include the faithfully replicated original jacket and artwork, including the original EMI America logo and the printed inner sleeve featuring photos of Bowie from the film. Pre-order Labyrinth here:

Praised by film critics and moviegoers alike for its astonishing imagery and distinct characters, Labyrinth has been celebrated for being wildly ahead of its time. Directed by Jim Henson and executive produced by George Lucas, the film, which stars David Bowie as Jareth, The Goblin King, is full of memorable creatures brought to life by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™, working closely with acclaimed artist and conceptual designer Brian Froud.

In a 1986 interview with Movieline, Bowie recalled his first meeting with Henson to discuss the film: "Jim Henson set up a meeting with me while I was doing my 1983 tour in the States, and he outlined the basic concept for Labyrinth and showed me some of Brian Froud's artwork. I'd always wanted to be involved in the music-writing aspect of a movie that would appeal to children of all ages, as well as everyone else, and I must say that Jim gave me a completely free hand with it. The script itself was terribly amusing without being vicious or spiteful or bloody, and it also had a lot more heart than many other special effects movies. So I was pretty well hooked from the beginning.”

Described by The Atlantic as “101 minutes of Bowie rock opera and Hensonian spectacle,” Labyrinth was the second major soundtrack that Bowie worked on, falling between his 16th and 17th studio albums, Tonight and Never Let Me Down. He wrote and recorded five original songs for the film, including "Underground,” “As The World Falls Down” and “Magic Dance” with its famous oft-repeated opening: “You remind me of the babe/What babe? The babe with the power/What power? The power of voodoo/Who do? You do/Do what? Remind me of the babe.” All songs were performed by Bowie except “Chilly Down” which was sung by Charles Augins, Richard Bodkin, Kevin Clash, and Danny John-Jules, the actors who voiced the ‘Firey' creatures in the film. In the aforementioned interview with Movieline around the film and soundtrack’s release, Bowie revealed an obstacle he encountered while recording. “With ‘Dance Magic’ - the song for Jareth and the baby, sung by them and the goblins in the castle throne room - I had problems,” Bowie explained. “The baby I used in the recording studios couldn’t, or wouldn’t, put more than two gurgles together, so I ended up doing the baby-gurgle chorus myself! It’s an up-tempo song, and visually exciting.”

The 12-track soundtrack is rounded out with Trevor Jones’ memorable score. The synth-based instrumentals, described by All Music Guide as “synthesizers blended cautiously into orchestral ensembles to provide a suitably ethereal tone,” represent pivotal moments from the film and include “Into the Labyrinth,” “Sarah” “Hallucination,” “The Goblin Battle,” “Thirteen O'Clock” and “Home at Last.” Jones and Henson previously worked together on the live action fantasy classic, “The Dark Crystal.”

Labyrinth celebrated its 30th anniversary last year and the film and soundtrack have only grown in popularity since its release on June 27, 1986. Last year, a newly restored 4K version of the movie was released back in theaters with a limited engagement theatrical run in the United States giving fans the opportunity to see it back on the big screen. On September 20th, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released the film on Blu-ray, next-generation 4K Ultra HD™, and as a multi-format 30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition complete with unique “mirrorbox” packaging that included a mini replica of the film’s climactic and iconic final scene. All versions include a host of all-new bonus content and a gorgeous 24-page Digibook filled with rare photos and a look behind the scenes.


1. Opening Titles Including Underground
2. Into The Labyrinth
3. Magic Dance
4. Sarah
5. Chilly Down
6. Hallucination

1. As The World Falls Down
2. The Goblin Battle
3. Within You
4. Thirteen O’Clock
5. Home At Last
6. Underground

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

STEVE MARTIN, ROBIN WILLIAMS and EDDIE MURPHY Are Featured in Nine New-to-Retail TONIGHT SHOW Episodes Coming to DVD from Time Life


 Street Date: July 4, 2017

This Collectible 3-Disc Set Features Over Eight Hours of Vintage Carson
from the '70s, '80s and '90s - Some of the Most Cherished Moments from the
30 Year Run of "The Tonight Show" - Including Commercials!


THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON: JOHNNY AND FRIENDS FEATURING STEVE MARTIN, ROBIN WILLIAMS & EDDIE MURPHY contains nine new-to retail shows from the '70s, '80s and '90s featuring three of the most loved guests from "The Tonight Show" -- Steve Martin, Robin Williams and Eddie Murphy.  Each DVD contains complete, unedited shows -- including vintage commercials -- highlighting some of the most cherished moments from 30 years of "The Tonight Show."

Arguably the best thing that ever happened to young Steve Martin was being temporarily banished as a Tonight Show guest in 1972. Martin was an Emmy-winning writer (The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour) but hadn't worked up quite enough material for himself. Invited back later as a guest host, a more polished Martin clicked.
Original Air Dates: 
July 21, 1976: Steve Martin, Jimmy Stewart, Karen Black, and more
May 21, 1982: Steve Martin, Sylvester Stallone
December 19, 1991: Steve Martin, Cathy Ladman, Leon Redbone 


Robin Williams took pleasure in stumping the host with his utter unpredictability and free-association
riffs. Williams' bits ranged across the social spectrum, bouncing off the latest fads and fashions along with ego-deflating commentary about the day's newsmakers. Johnny could not have been having a better time or been more in awe at the comedic juggernaut.

Original Air Dates:
April 3, 1984: Robin Williams, Phyllis Newman
January 10, 1991: Robin Williams, Steve Lawrence
September 19, 1991: Robin Williams, Jonathan Winters, Park Overall 


Three appearances over a span of seven months in 1982 illustrate Eddie Murphy's vault to superstardom. His debut occurred less than halfway into his first full Saturday Night Live season; by his third appearance, he had become a breakout star, released his Grammy-nominated debut album, and was shooting his first movie.
Original Air Dates: 
January 1, 1982: Eddie Murphy, McLean Stevenson
February 10, 1982: Eddie Murphy, Wayne Rogers, Albert Hague
July 30, 1982: Eddie Murphy, Randall "Tex" Cobb, Angela Bofill 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Dawn of the Dead, Hatchet, & House of 1000 Corpses merch from Fright-Rags New designs on sale now at

When there's no more room in your closet, Fright-Rags will continue to release killer apparel! New merchandise from Dawn of the Dead, Hatchet, and House of 1000 Corpses is available now.

First up is a line of shirts from the George A. Romero classic, Dawn of the Dead. It features a comic book-style design by Nathan Thomas Milliner, a depiction of zombie Flyboy by Sam Coyne, and the film's classic logo. Enamel pins are also in stock.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Hatchet, Adam Green's throwback to the golden age of slasher flicks. Fright-Rags commemorates the occasion with gory artwork by Ralf Krause, available on shirts, baseball tees, hoodies, and 18x24 posters.

Fright-Rags dares to enter House of 1000 Corpses, Rob Zombie's directorial debut. Artists Ralf Krause, Scarecrowoven, and Marc Shoenbach offer colorful takes on Captain Spaulding, Otis, Dr. Satan, and the rest of the gang for new tees. Fans will also be happy to know that The Devil's Rejects merchandise is in the works.

Dawn of the Dead, House of 1000 Corpses, and Hatchet collections are on sale now and can be purchased at

Monday, June 12, 2017


"A Saturday evening institution across the nation for two decades..."
-- Inside Pulse



Street Date: June 13, 2017

This 2-Disc Collection Showcases Four Classic Episodes (1969-1973) Featuring Favorite Kornfield Kounty Sketches Such as "Pfft! You Was Gone," "Pickin' and Grinnin," "Hey Grandpa, What's for Supper?" and "Archie's Barbershop," along with Live Performances from Country Music Legends including Merle Haggard, George Jones, Dolly Parton,
Marty Robbins, Tammy Wynette and More!

Like an old friend dropping by for a visit, Hee Haw is back to take us back to a funnier, less complicated time with HEE HAW: PFFT! YOU WAS GONE!

From 1969 to 1992, the whole family could gather around the TV set and enjoy the laughter and songs of the wildly talented Hee Haw cast.  This gut-busting 2-disc set features four of the best vintage Hee Haw episodes from 1969 to 1973 -- available on retail DVD for the very first time!  Kick back and join hosts Roy Clark and Buck Owens and the Kornfield Kounty gang for a-pickin' and a-grinnin'!  Joining the classic "Pfft! You Was Gone!" sketches with Archie Campbell and Gordie Tapp, home viewers are certain to slap a knee over Grandpa Jones in "Hey Grandpa! What's for Supper?," belly laugh at the cornfield full of jokes, enjoy bushels of yuks in "Archie's Barbershop," the twisted soap opera "The Culhanes of Kornfield Kounty," and sketches featuring stars like Minnie Pearl, Grandpa Jones and Junior Samples.  Classic country music performances also abound, as Roy and Buck play and sing their best songs and country music legends like Merle Haggard, George Jones, Dolly Parton, Marty Robbins, Tammy Wynette, and others drop by to sing their big hits.  The set also features all-new interviews with country music stars Moe Bandy and Aaron Tippin, who both appeared on the show multiple times.

HEE HAW: PFFT! YOU WAS GONE! includes four complete episodes, rarely seen since their original broadcasts:

EPISODE #02, hailing from Season 1 (original broadcast date: June 22, 1969), features highlights such as Merle Haggard singing "Mama Tried" and "Branded Man," Roy Clark performing "Yesterday, When I Was Young," and Buck Owens and the cast performing "But You Know I Love You"; sketches include multiple installments of "Pfft, You Was Gone," "The Culhanes," and "KORN News" and Archie tells the story of "Rindercella".

EPISODE #34, which originally aired on October 13, 1970 during Season 2, features Marty Robbins crooning "(I'm So) Afraid Of Losing You Again" and "Don't Worry,"; sketches include several installments of "Gordie's General Store," "Moonshiners" and "Samuel B. Sternwheeler," along with everyone's favorite "Pickin' and Grinnin'".
Country Music Hall of Fame legends Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner came home to roost in

EPISODE #70 (original broadcast date: February 12, 1972).  Dolly sings "Coat of Many Colors," Roy Clark performs "(There'll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me)," Porter performs "What Ain't To Be, Just Might Happen," and Dolly and Porter sing a duet of "The Right Combination."  Sketches include the Kornfield Kounty regulars "Dr. Campbell," "The Cornfield" and "Samples Sales," as well as the always popular "Archie's Barbershop" and "Hey Grandpa, What's for Supper?"

More music legends visit Kornfield Kounty in EPISODE # 111 (original broadcast date:  November 3, 1973), with George Jones ("Nothing Ever Hurt Me (Half As Bad As Losing You)"), Tammy Wynette ("Kids Say The Darndest Things"), a duet from George and Tammy ("We're Gonna Hold On"), and Tammy and Archie Campbell performing "Pfft! You Was Gone!" Aside from the incredible performances, the episode also includes fan-favorite sketches, "Hey Grandpa! What's for Supper?", "The KORN News" and more.

Conceived as a rural alternative to Rowan & Martin's "Laugh-In," HEE HAW landed on television in 1969 as a summer replacement series for "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour."  With a cast of characters including Minnie Pearl, Grandpa Jones and Archie Campbell, knee-slapping comedic zingers, and jaw-dropping musical performances, the comedy-variety show, co-hosted by Buck Owens and Roy Clark, captivated the country.  In 1971, after two successful years, CBS dropped the show in an effort to "de-countrify" the network's programming; however, it was quickly picked up and aired for the next 21 years, making HEE HAW the longest-running weekly syndicated original series in television history.


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