Sunday, October 17, 2021

Horror Magazine publisher puts his skin up for sale on Kickstarter! [Press Release]

Just in time for Halloween Gore Noir Magazine Publisher Mitch Rafter offers Kickstarter perk allowing you to tattoo your company logo or design on his skin!

 

Kickstarter link:  https://tinyurl.com/gorekickstart

Las Vegas, NV October 15, 2021 - Gore Noir Magazine, celebrating it’s 10 years in independent horror print, has launched it’s 5th and most exciting Kickstarter campaign. Keeping in line with the subject matter of the issue featuring Hellraiser, Mitch Rafter will be allowing those who pick the $2,000 perk, to tattoo their logo or design on his skin.  That’s right!  You will be forever etched in ink on his skin!  This issue of Gore Noir is a once sold out re-issue of their Hellraiser homage, featuring exclusive interviews with Pinhead himself Doug Bradley, as well as, Barbie Wilde, Simon Bamford, and Nicholas Vince who also played cenobites in the 1988 Hellraiser II film. The campaign will be going the full 30 days, ending on November 14th, 2021.  The campaign aims to raise a minimum of $3,000 for rising print costs of the 64 page full color publication, but the publisher targets blowing that number out of the water.



This magazine is not just an exact reprinting of the sold out issue, it will feature a new cover artwork by Stephen Strange.  The artwork itself is also an homage to Todd McFarlane’s iconic and often reproduced Spiderman #1 cover.  With all the news of Spiderman No Way Home and the brand new Hellraiser series that is going into production this mash up cover couldn’t come at a better time!  Those who will step up to support Mitch’s independent horror print magazine can choose from perks including:  Exclusive stickers, New shirt designs, posters, Hellraiser magazine reissue in both regular and 3D cover versions, trading cards, ad space, and of course your logo or design on Mitch’s skin.


Mitch is quoted as saying, “I’ve loved horror my entire life, including the Hellraiser, I actually have the puzzle box tattooed on my elbow.  It just made sense to start my own horror magazine, and I’ve been pouring my heart and soul into it for 10 years straight.  Why wouldn’t I put my skin up for grabs if it means I’m able to continue doing my magazine for possibly another 10 years?”  Right now there’s only 3 tattoo spots available at $2,000 a piece but if it means not having to worry about money for the next issues he says:  “I’ll keep going beyond 3 spots..  I’ll even give up all the skin on my legs!”  Make sure you check out Gore Noir Magazine’s Kickstarter, become a backer, and get in line to tattoo your logo or design on Mitch.

 

Contact:  info@gorenoir.com or gorenoirmag@gmail.com

Instagram:  @gorenoirmag

Facebook:  facebook.com/gorenoir

Website:  gorenoir.com

Kickstarter:  https://tinyurl.com/gorekickstart

Ashy Slashy's Favorite Time Of The Year

 It's that time again! Halloween is upon us! If you're anything like me then you know Halloween is a lifestyle at this point. I don't know about you, but this is absolutely my favorite time of year. The crisp cool air, the colorful leaves on the ground, spooky movies being watched, hiding a dead body, drinking hot cocoa, reading a book, killing teenagers at a lake... you know, Fall shit.


So here is my recommend list of shows you honestly need to watch during this fantastic time of year. 

The Crow (1994)


Halloween (1978)


Idle Hands (1999)


Hocus Pocus (1993)


Trick R'Treat (2007)


Sleepy Hollow (1999)


The Addam's Family (1991)


Scream (1996)



Penny Dreadful (2014-2016)


Ginger Snaps (2000)


Thirteen Ghosts (2001)



Let me know down in the comments what your favorite movies are to watch during Halloween season! As always, stay creepy my fiends!

-Ashy Slashy

Friday, September 18, 2020

Ashy Slashy: Queen of Halloween "Movies Coming in 2021"

 With COVID-19 creating it's own chaos movie for 2020, it's time to look ahead at what horror films will be coming to us in 2021. In all honesty I think we can all say that when they do decide to turn this year into one hell of a horror flick all on it's own.

While we did receive some horror films come out this year (The Grudge, Gretel & Hansel), unfortunately due to quarantine, moviegoers have been stuck at home relying on Netflix, Hulu and other forms of movie watching to bypass time during these times. Now while I don't mind online streaming services, in my opinion nothing beats the atmosphere of going into a theater. The smell of popcorn, small chatter amongst fans before the lights dim, everyone anticipating the movie they have all been waiting for.. *sigh*

But in the meantime, here are some horror flicks coming in 2021 that we can look forward to!


Escape Room 2
Release Date: January 1st, 2021

A sequel to thriller horror Escape Room, Escape Room 2 had its schedule pushed back from an original summer 2020 release date, for reasons unrelated to COVID-19. Not much is known about its plot, but considering the original's cliffhanging ending it will surely be interesting to see where this film will take off.



Morbius
Release Date: March 19th, 2021

Originally meant to be a summer blockbuster, its release date was pushed back due to coronavirus-related restrictions. This superhero flick will merge elements of today's superhero films with a touch of horror. Whether you are a fan of superhero films (Avengers, The Joker, Venom), if you're like me who is a fan of both, this movie will hopefully combined the two genres into a fantastic film.




The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
Release Date: June 4th, 2021

This will be the third installment of The Conjuring franchise. While the plot is still in question, we can expect to see the return of Ed & Lorraine Warren (Played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga). Little is known about this film but I think we can expect unwanted jump-scares and demonic forces.



The Forever Purge:
Release Date: July 9th, 2021

The Forever Purge is said to be the fifth and final installment of the Purge franchise. The film was originally scheduled for a theatrical release in the US on July 10, 2020, but the release was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. No known plot as of yet, but we do know this: "This is the Emergency Broadcast System announcing the commencement of the annual purge. At the siren, all emergency services will be suspended for 12 hours. Your government thanks you for your participation."



Dark Harvest:
Release Date: September 24th, 2021

Director David Slade (Thirty Days Of Night, Hard Candy) will be bringing us an Halloween-themed movie for this Autumn season. An adaptation of Norman Partridge’s novel of the same name. If you're like me and love pretty much any Halloween-themed film, then this hopefully will be the flick all us diehard fans will enjoy.



Halloween Ends:
Release Date: October 15th, 2021

By Summer 2019, Halloween (2018) had two sequels announced. The first, Halloween Kills, is set to release October of this year. Assuming there are no further schedule changes the third and final installment in the trilogy, Halloween Ends, is set to hit theatres late 2021.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Quarantine with Gore Noir Magazine! New Release Schedule!

Hello folks!  Thanks for taking the time to read about what we got coming up!  I have lots of exciting things coming up for all you people that love Gore Noir Magazine!  We will be doing regular merch and magazines releases from now on!  Every 17th of the month you'll see a new release go up for presale with the final product usually shipping out withing 2-6 weeks depending on what it is!  Last month we had our Limited Edition 3D slip cover of the Ghost issue go up for presale and it's been SELLING LIKE CRAZY!  This was limited to 333 copies and came with custom 3D glasses, 3 new trading cards, and some stickers!  Along with the 333 copies there is also a SUPER ULTRA LIMITED EDITION gold hand embossed cover that only 3 lucky people that order the issue will get!  That's right!  Someone will be the proud owner of a copy of the magazine that only has a print run of 3!  Super wild!

We have lots of plans to do limited runs like this and special editions.  Our next issue that will go up for presale on 8/17 at 3:33pm PST will be out Toilet Issue!  This will feature both Ghoulies and Street Trash with both front and back covers.  Ghoulies by Raymond Lowell will be one cover and Street Trash by Unusual Monsters the other.  These covers are amaaaaazing!  This issue will have a limited edition of 666 pcs.  There will also be a couple super limited edition versions with possibly a SUPER DUPER ULTRA LIMITED EDITION of ONLY ONE COPY!  More details to come!


What will we have in store for you for September, you ask?!  Who knows!!  And also this will be the MINIMUM release schedule we might even release MORE depending on how many of these releases you all go crazy for and share and buy up!  Make sure you set reminders for yourself every 17th of the month for our releases so you can get in on the presale and they don't SELL OUT!



Ashy Slashy: Queen of Halloween "Wholesome Family Films" (read as sarcasm!)

During this pandemic if you're like me, stuck at home with the family, you're probably all fighting over the TV trying to figure out what to watch. Well I got the movie list for you! Here is a list of WHOLESOME FAMILY films you should watch.

The Human Centipede

 The Human Centipede (First Sequence) is a 2009 Dutch horror film. This movie tells the story of a insane German surgeon who kidnaps three tourists and joins them surgically mouth to anus, which forms a Human Centipede.

The Human Centipede 2

The Human Centipede (Full Sequence) is a 2011 Dutch horror film that tells the story of an intellectually impaired English man who is obsessed with The Human Centipede that he sets out to create his own Human Centipede... Wholesome right?

Cannibal Holocaust

Next on this list is the infamous Cannibal Holocaust. Cannibal Holocaust is a 1980 Italian horror film. A crew of filmmakers, that were documenting local cannibal tribes, have gone missing in the Amazon rainforest, so an anthropologist leads a rescue team to go find the crew. He then discovers what happened to the film crew...

Antichrist

This 2009 experimental erotic psychological horror film tells a story about a couple retreat to a cabin in the woods after their infant son tragically dies. The man soon starts experiencing strange visions and his wife soon shows increasingly violent sexual behavior and sadomasochism.
A great family film everyone will enjoy!

I Spit On Your Grave

I Spit On Your Grave (originally titled Day of the Woman) is a 1978 rape and revenge horror film. This film tells the story about a woman who seeks revenge on four men who brutally rape her and leave her for dead.
 

The Skin I Live In

This 2011 Spanish psychological film stars Antonio Banderas as a successful plastic surgeon who is haunted by past tragedies. He creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.

  Irréversible


 This 2002 French experimental psychological horror film tells the story over the course of one traumatic night in Paris. In reverse-chronological, Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass. Her boyfriend and ex-lover take matters into their own hands by hiring two criminals to help them find the rapist so that they can exact revenge.

A Serbian Film

A Serbian Film is a 2010 Serbian horror film that tells the story of a financially struggling porn star who agrees to participate in an "art film". He then discovers he has been drafted into a snuff film with pedophilic and necrophiliac themes.

These movies have made it on every controversial and banned movies list you can think of. In all serious, if you do decide to watch these films, proceed with caution as they are not for the weak of heart. These movies are graphic in nature, are illegal in some countries, and are controversial for the images within. These films do include rape, torture, and gore.


As always, stay creepy my fiends,
Ashy Slashy

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Ashy Slashy: Queen of Halloween "Slash Your Way Into This App"

Are you tired of censorship on social media?
Tired of Twitter banning Horror Directors for posting graphic SFX makeup?
Sick of Horror always being banned/marked NSFW?
Well.. I have the solution for you!

THE SOCIAL NETWORK FOR HORROR! 

 Slasher is the social network for horror.
Experience horror on a social platform for all your needs in the world of horror entertainment. As a creator/artist/fan in the horror community, your vision can be shown as it should be.
Slasher is R rated (ages 18+) and not censored like mainstream social networks.

Features On This App:

  • Timeline: To share images & opinions with friends!
  • Messaging: To stay in touch.
  • Discover: Artists, Podcasts, Movies & more!
  • Events: To keep up-to-date with a horror convention near you!
  • Dating: For horror fans!
  • Movies: A section with trailers, keep up lists, & more!
  • News: Provided by Horror Fuel & Rue Morgue!
  • Groups: Discuss various topics from movies, sfx, & more!
  • Live Chat: To get in touch with other fans!
    So there you have it boils & ghouls! For all your horror needs be sure to download Slasher today!
     
    Stay Creepy As Always,
    -Ashy Slashy


Friday, May 15, 2020

Ashy Slashy: Queen of Halloween "Top 13"

Here are my Top 13 picks of Horror Movies You Need To Watch!

A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
If you haven't seen or at least heard of this movie, I'm assuming you've lived under a rock your entire existence. A Nightmare On Elm Street is about a teen girl named Nancy who starts being stalked in her dreams by a severely burned man. A secret the parents kept from their children comes to light as Nancy discovers why the man, Fred aka Freddy Krueger, is killing teens off one by one..

Friday the 13th (1980)Never question a Mother's love for her child. Friday the 13th is about a group of camp counselors getting ready to re-open a summer camp where, years prior, a young boy drowned. Now, someone is stalking the counselors and killing them off one by one. Who is the killer? Find out when you watch this awesome summertime flick!


Halloween (1978)
Talk about the definition of tall, dark and moody.. Fifteen years after a young boy named Michael Myers brutally kills his older sister on Halloween night, he escapes from the mental institution that has held him and returns home to kill again. This movie features a young Jamie Lee Curtis that marked her spot as a Scream Queen.


Scream (1996)
The movie that reinvented the horror genre as we know it. On the eve of the one year anniversary of Sidney's mother's murder, teenagers are being stalked and killed by an unknown killer. The killer always asking that infamous question: "What's your favorite scary movie?". This film will keep you on your toes until the final confrontation between Sidney and the killer.


IT (2017)
In the summer of 1989, a group of friends who call themselves the Losers Club come together to fight off a shape-shifting being, disguised as a clown, that is feeding off the children of Derry. This remake stands on it's own as a classic. Now to be fair, the original IT (1990) was a great film for it times, but because of limitations it couldn't live up to the full potential of Stephen King's book. Give this film a chance and in the end... you'll float too!


The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
Before Michael, Freddy and Jason, we had Leatherface. Leatherface is inspired by a real life serial killer named Ed Gein. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is about a group of teens (two being siblings) going to visit a grandfather's grave that has recently been desecrated. They make the mistake of picking up a crazed hitchhiker and then their lives are in danger as they come face to face with a cannibalistic family.


The Amityville Horror (1979)
"GET OUT!" Based on a true story, newlyweds George and Kathy Lutz move into a beautiful home in Long Island with their children where a mass murder was committed. The family starts experiencing strange things within the house and eventually are run out by the supernatural forces that are inside. This flick will surely make you question ever buying a home with a brutal history.



The Evil Dead (1981)
The movie that proves nothing good comes from going into the woods, The Evil Dead introduces five college students in need of a vacation. They go to a secluded cabin in the woods where they discover there is evil lurking within. After finding an audio tape and book, flesh possessing demons are released and one by one they are taken. We're going to get you... not another peep... time to go asleep..



Jaws (1975)
This movie had people terrified of the water for years. When a killer shark causes terror on a beach community in Amity Island, the local sheriff along with a marine biologist and a eccentric seafarer come together to hunt the beast down. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, this flick proves why it's never a good idea to not listen to the Sheriff.



Hellraiser (1987)
"You opened the box, we came!" If you're into sadomasochism then this is the film for you.... maybe. When Kirsty's father Larry and step mother move into his childhood home, unknowing to them the house is still occupied by Frank (Larry's brother). Frank used a supernatural puzzle box to summon demons known as Cenobites. Now Frank requires a blood sacrifice to escape the sadistic demons. Hellraiser is not for the faint of heart so proceed with caution.




28 Days Later (2002)
When a group of animal activists break into a laboratory with intention to release the chimpanzees, they discover that the chimps are infected with a virus that causes rage. Not listening to the scientist's pleas, they release the infected chimps with disastrous results. Twenty-eight days later, Jim wakes up from a coma and soon realizes he's alone in the hospital. As he begins to search for others, he soon discovers that majority of the population is infected and are no longer human. Will he survive?



The Exorcist (1973)
This movie will have you hating pea soup and not able to look at a crucifix properly for awhile. When a 12 year old girl named Regan becomes possessed by The Devil himself, two priests come together to try to save her soul. Inspired by true events. This head turning flick will surely give you nightmares and make you cringe at the thought of ever playing with a Ouija Board.



Trick R'Treat (2008)
Five interwoven stories that occur in the same area on the same night. A couple finds out what happens when you blow out a Jack O'Lantern before midnight, a high school principal has a secret life, a college virgin might finally meet a guy that's right for her, a group of teens play a mean prank that goes too far, and a mean old hermit gets a visit from a very special trick r'treater. This fun film will have you celebrating Halloween at any time of the year.


Now of course there are MANY, MANY more horror films I will always love to suggest and recommend, but for now, here's your starter pack into the genre of horror.

-Ashy Slashy