Cambridge B-Movie Festival

It’s that time of the year again – try to recoup the deposit on your summer holiday, far more important events demand your attention!

Gods & Monsters will be appearing at this year’s Cambridge B-Movie and Shorts Festival, which takes place on 29th and 30th July. On show will be a plethora of G&M-friendly titles from The Stuff and Destroy All Monsters to Yor and one of the most talked-about genre films of the year, The Void.

 

We will be manning a stall throughout the event offering the treasures to which the masses have come to expect from us: Lurid Trumps sets; Lucio Fulci poker cards; unholy jigsaws; obscure horror and exploitation films; inappropriate snow globes; soundtracks; bags and mugs with incredibly unlikely designs and much more will be available to buy – even more excitingly, some of these will be adorned with ultra-ridiculously limited designs only on sale at the event.

Bring lots of money.

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Cannibal Ferox Jigsaw

SOLD OUT!

The third instalment of our VHS jigsaws is Umberto Lenzi’s delirious Cannibal Ferox (or, if you prefer, Make Them Die Slowly). We’ve gone for the US poster design and as usual, it is printed on ultra glossy card stock and is housed in a retro VHS case for showing-off purposes.

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We’re sticking to the same 300-piece affair and just to keep everything traditional, there will once again only be 50 sets worldwide. They are all individually numbered to make you feel even more special. I’m sure you know us well enough by now to know that when they’re gone, they stay gone. So, keep your monkeys out of harm’s way, pack away your hooks and put on your reinforced trousers, it’s the most notorious jigsaw yet! Banned in 32 countries (we added Scotland to the list), you are hereby advised to make the jigsaw slowly…

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UK Orders – £20 inc. postage & packing

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International Orders – £25 inc. postage & packing

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Cannibal Holocaust Wallets

Have you ever taken out your wallet to pay for something and felt as though you have let both yourself and your ancestors down by its lack-lustre appearance? We recognise this social pox and now present the foolproof way to combat it – Cannibal Holocaust Wallets!

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Featuring the iconic Go Video VHS artwork, these are highly durable leather-effect (from the finest fake cows) wallets with compartments for cards, bus passes, legal and illegal tender and scribbled notes to remind you to buy more things from Gods and Monsters. Guaranteed to impress dates, shop assistants and bank managers, keep your valuables from falling into the hands of hungry tribes. They’re Yanomamarvellous!

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£15 EACH INC P&P (UK)

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£18 INC P&P INTERNATIONAL

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Each wallet is hand printed, so allow up to two weeks for delivery (UK). Please allow for minor differences from the photos featured.

Lurid Trumps – A Guide!

Perhaps you are new to the cut-throat world of Lurid Trumps – in which case, a belated welcome.

First, a run-down of the rules of play – deviations from which are discouraged, lest portals to other worlds be opened.

“Deal the shuffled cards out equally, face down. The player on the dealer’s left reads a category and score from their top card. The other players do likewise.

The highest value wins, and the winner takes all the top cards, placing them at the bottom of their stack. They then choose a category from their top card. If two or more cards share the same selected top value, all the top cards are placed in the middle and the same player chooses again from their next card. The winner takes all the cards in the middle as well.

The ultimate winner is the player with all/the most cards. They may then force all the losers to carry out any degrading, illegal or deadly act they wish and will be exempt from legal ramifications under the 1965 Trump Act”.

Thus far, there are been three sets of Lurid Trumps, all covering the infamous 72 Video Nasties and the so-called ‘Section Three’ titles.

Set One – The Mary Whitehouse edition. All the nasties sets feature a cover card of a figure from the fun and games of the crackdown on what were hailed as corrupting films in the early 80’s. Mary was the most recognisable figure of censorship in the UK, almost omnipresent on television, warning of the dangers of watching just about anything. This is now sadly very sold out indeed.

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Set Two – The James Ferman edition. Overzealous might still be understating Ferman as a film censor, a role he undertook from 1975-1999, eventually becoming director of the BBFC. Under his ruthless say-so, films such as Texas Chain Saw Massacre were banned outright, as were many others, now collectively referred to as the DPP (Director of Public Prosecution) Video Nasties. Those films featuring sex, violence, or what he viewed as off-limits weapons (nunchuks were particularly frowned upon) that were passed could still well be cut to ribbons. Less than half a dozen sets remaining – buy here

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Set Three – The Sir Graham Bright edition. The first set of two covering the Section Three (of the Obscene Publications Act) titles, those which may or may not be subject to lawful confiscation, depending on the area of the country. The now knighted Graham Bright was a fierce political campaigner against the dangers of watching videos in your own home and was the person responsible for introducing the Private Member’s Bill to the House of Commons, which eventually led to the Video Recordings Act of 1984, the requirement of all films to have been passed by a board of unelected censors. Critically few left! Buy here

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Set Four – The James Anderton Edition. The second set of the so-called Section 3 titles, featuring both obscure titles and those which, unthinkably at the time, now regularly screen on terrestrial and cable television. Anderton was chief constable of Manchester during the Video Nasty era and his devout Christianity and position of authority in the judicial system meant he had a platform for regularly ranting against the evils of watching horror films in the home.

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Set Five – Mondo VHS! A no-holds barred journey through the pre-certificate videos of the early 1980’s, taking in all possible genres but mostly the gruesome, the salacious and the bizarre. The first of many planned set, available to buy here now!

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Lurid Trumps – Mondo VHS!

Price reduced! Last remaining sets!

Gods & Monsters are proud to announce the latest addition to their best-selling Lurid Trumps, the card game for the discerning trash fiend and collector.

Following on from the rapturously-received four volumes of Video Nasty Lurid Trumps, we can now unveil a new strand – Mondo VHS!

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Sucking deep upon the musty video libraries of yore, each card will be adorned with a lurid image of video sleeve art from the glory days of pre-certification. Featuring horror, trash, sleaze and the downright weird, each will be scored by genre experts across four brand new categories: Trash Factor; Sleaze Rating; Rentability and Cover Allure. With 40 cards in the set and future volumes in the same line planned, they’re perfect as a stand-alone game or for sprawling week-long sieges for the dedicated trump veteran.

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All cards are printed on plastic-coated, professional grade card-stock and come with an exclusive cover-card. Housed in a transparent plastic case for protection and presentation, what better game to play with infirm relatives or in your local tavern?

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Limited to just 200 sets worldwide, future sets are already planned.

UK Customers – £15  £10 inc. P&P

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International Customers – £20 £15 inc. P&P

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