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New Fleshlight Girl Maitland Ward Breaks First-Day Sales Record

Austin, Tex. (May 28, 2020) – Interactive Life Forms (ILF), makers of Fleshlight® brand products, the world’s leading male sex toy, is excited to announce its new Maitland Ward custom-molded sex toy line has broken previous first-day sales records. The products, which debuted on Monday, March 25, made Fleshlight history by becoming the all-time best-selling Fleshlight Girl masturbator within twelve hours of launch.
“We knew the Maitland Ward line was going to be big, but this exceeded even our expectations,” said Daniel Harvell, Fleshlight® Director of Marketing. “Being a Fleshlight Girl already means you’re part of an exclusive club of top-level adult stars, but Maitland took it to a new level. She’s joined an elite group of best-sellers like Riley Reid, Mia Malkova, Stoya and more – with her work ethic and rabid fan base, she’ll almost certainly be part of this crew for years to come.”
The new line of Fleshlight® products includes toys molded from Ward’s anatomy in January. There are two products in the Maitland Ward line – “Toy Meets World” features an orifice modeled after her vagina, and “Tight Chicks” replicates her butt. Both have unique inner textures, which were proudly designed and produced in the USA. As with all products under the Fleshlight® brand, the toys are made of the 100 percent body-safe patented SuperSkinTM material.
“I am blown away by the support from my fan base across the globe on the first day of sales and beyond,” said Maitland Ward. “Being part of an extraordinarily elite group, such as Fleshlight, is an immense honor and I’m so happy to be member of this family.”

Southern California-born and bred Maitland Ward has quickly become one of the fastest-rising stars in adult entertainment, after an-already successful career as an American model, actress and cosplay personality. The star, who joined the cast of Bold and the Beautiful as a teen and found fame as Rachel McGuire on the beloved ABC sitcom Boy Meets World, jumped headfirst into shooting adult films in 2019 without much persuasion.
The statuesque (5’10”) all-natural redhead is unique in that not only is she beautiful and built for the porn biz, Ward’s talent as an actress means she can also carry dramatic and comedic scenes with ease. Her playful energy, professionalism and open sexuality got her an exclusive performance contract with worldwide brand Vixen Media Group.

Fleshlight®, headquartered in Austin, Texas, was established in 1995 and quickly became the top-selling pleasure products brand for men. The private company, owned and operated by Steven and Kathy Shubin, has multiple production and distribution facilities located throughout the world. Fleshlight offers patented SuperskinTM texture toys, which are designed to closely emulate the soft and flexible feel of the human body and molded in the shape of a vulva, butt, mouth or non-descript orifice. The company’s line of adult toys includes Fleshlight Classics, Ice, Stamina Training Unit, Vibro, Flight, Turbo, GO, Quickshot, FleshJack, and the world-famous Fleshlight Girls toys, which feature exclusive molds of some of the world’s most famous adult models. With over 15 million units sold, Fleshlight is a pop-culture sensation and frequent topic of discussion on social media platforms, movies, television programs, and news sources.

TUNE IN: New Years Day To Premiere "Skeletons" Music Video Via YouTube Live On May 28th At 3PM PDT



(Anaheim, CA - May 28, 2020)New Years Day announces the premiere of their music video for "Skeletons" via YouTube Live today, May 28th at 3PM PDT. Ash Costello (frontwoman) and Nikki Misery (guitar) will join the livestream early at 2:30PM PDT for a Q&A with fans in advance of the premiere. Tune in to the livestream Q&A today at 2:30PM PDT, HERE, and watch the music video premiere at 3PM PDT HERE. Then, make sure to purchase and stream the single for "Skeletons", which will be available worldwide on Friday, May 29th.
"It's clear to me that Skeletons is a favorite along the NYD fan community since day 1. Something about this song resonates. The right mix between heavy, soft, strong and soft vocals really made it stand out on our record from the rest. The song is about opening up and letting you who hide inside come out, so for that reason, I performed the song alone on the music video. It's tough because it makes you vulnerable as a rock front woman to be without you band but it changed the performance into something pretty unique from out other music videos. I hope everyone enjoys it," states Ash Costello about the track and new music video.
"Skeletons" is off New Years Day's newest full-length album Unbreakable, which was released spring 2019 to critical acclaim. The band enlisted powerhouse producers Mitchell Marlow (All That Remains, In This Moment) and Scott Stevens (Halestorm, Shinedown & American Authors) to create an album that combines heavy rock with pop sensibilities. Upon release, Unbreakable trended #1 on the iTunes rock chart, celebrated over 18 weeks on Billboard's Current Hard Music Albums Chart. The singles "Shut Up" and "Come For Me" became the band's first two active radio hits. The album surpassed 20 million global streams, establishing New Years Day as a force to be reckoned with. New Years Day celebrates a 10+ year career with over 80 million global streams, 45 million YouTube views & a top 15 Billboard Mainstream Rock Charting hit.
Just this past January, the band released Through The Years,a limited edition box set featuring all 7 of New Years Day's albums on custom colored vinyl, a blu ray of their beloved music videos and a four-page picture book of never-before-seen photos of Ash and New Years Day from their humble beginnings. The photos were handpicked and the captions were hand written by Ash Costello. This is limited to 500, fans can pre-order while supplies last HERE.

Formed in Orange County, Calif. by Ashley CostelloNew Years Day shook the scene with their Century Media debut, Victim to Villain, in 2013 featuring their breakout single "Angel Eyes." The five-piece later cemented their place in the heavy music landscape with their Epidemic EP and critically-acclaimed Malevolence full-length in 2015, clocking more than 20 million views on YouTube. The band has since become the most visually-captivating group in modern rock, playing for millions of fans around the world, sharing the stage with Ozzy OsbourneHalestormNine Inch Nails, Escape The Fate, Hellyeah and Five Finger Death Punch while also headlining the longest-running touring festival, Vans Warped Tour, in 2017. In 2018, they released their EP, Diary of a Creep, to pay tribute to the artists who shaped them thus far. The EP featured renditions of Garbage's "Only Happy When It Rains," New Order's "Bizarre Love Triangle," No Doubt's "Don't Speak" and their original track "Disgust Me".

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THE AGONIST Drops New Music Video For “In Vertigo”

THE AGONIST Drops New Music Video For “In Vertigo”, Featuring Fan Footage | Watch HERE

Latest Album, Orphans, Out Now via Rodeostar Records I Order HERE

September 2019 saw melodic death metal juggernaut, THE AGONIST, release their sixth studio album, Orphans, via Rodeostar Records.  With Orphans the band delivered their most extreme, melodic, and larger-than-life sounding record to date.  

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, The Agonist chose to connect with their fans in a unique way – teaming up to create their brand new music video for the song “In Vertigo.”  Watch the video HERE.

Guitarist Danny Marino explains how the idea for the video came about:
 “After sitting at home, toughing out this quarantine, the band started discussing how we can interact with our fans in different ways. We had this idea to ask our fans to send us footage of themselves rocking out to our song “In Vertigo”. We asked them to not be shy and be creative with their submissions, ‘cause there are many ways to be metal! We knew that people would be eager to participate because throughout the years of meet and greets, we have come to know just how dedicated our fans have become, and we were not disappointed in the least! You guys rule!”

Order Orphans HERE

The Agonist’s latest album, Orphans, is the sixth studio album by the extreme metal band from Quebec, Canada – a true monster feeding on melodic death metal, metalcore and rocking moments. There`s beautifully anthemic metalcore like “As One We Survive”, and on dramatic tracks such as “Mr. Cold”, Vicky Psarakis showcases her impressive range that covers everything from rock diva all the way to sick death metal growls. The result is a flickering, iridescent and varied masterpiece nestled in between sheer brutality and melodic frailty – simply incomparable!

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Orphans, by the way, ranked high on my list of the best metal and hard rock albums of last year. You can see that list here


Horror Crush: Ginger Lynn Allen

It feels like forever since I gave you a new induction into Horror Crushes, so let's correct that mistake, right fucking now! This time around we have the first ever porn star to be added (which considering it's this site is kind of surprise). And, the first one needs be one of the true legends and greatest stars of the entire skin biz. So it is with great honor and pride that I choose a lady who truly embodies and defines that: the impossibly beautiful and eternally sexy: Ginger Lynn Allen!

Ginger Lynn was born in Rockford, Illinois on December 14, 1962. She is one of the greatest porn stars of all time, and, to me and many others she is also one of the definitive skin starlets of the 80's. As a kid, I knew she was a porn star, but didn't see any of her skin flicks till her AMAZING return to the biz in the 90's. I did know her from her mainstream and B-movies, though, and I had an immediate crush on her. She has remained one of my longest running and biggest crushes of all time. I even had the poster below on my walls well past college.

By the mid to late 80's, when she left the industry and tried her hands at regular movies. She used her full name Ginger Lynn Allen and appeared also on TV, video games and music videos. Of course, we will be mostly focusing on her horror movies.

That being said, the first we will touch upon, in passing, is cop/ sex comedy series Vice Academy. Why do you ask? Cause in the first two films (1989 and 1990, respectively), she starred with scream queen extraordinaire Linnea Quigley! Seriously, twelve year old me was in heaven was just the mere thought of two of my favorite babes being in the same movie. Actually, this idea still fucking rules in my book!
A while back, I bought the first three in an amazing Blu-ray set put out by Vinegar Syndrome (left). I've only watched the first two (never saw the third one but of course will, at some point), so far, and I like them but prefer the second one. In large part cause it has Ginger and Linnea working together instead of opposing each other. Plus, as a bonus, we actually get nudity from Ginger (unlike the first one in which we only get her in private wear), and that dear friends is always good!

Her first actual horror movie was 1989's Satan's Storybook. I recall seeing a bad review for it in Fangoria magazine. But, the cover and her being in it made me wanna see it regardless. I finally did last weekend on Tubi. And, boy were they ever right, cause, this ranks among the worst horror anthologies ever made!
Ginger plays the sister to the goth hottie who is gonna marry Satan. Ginger's character is on a divine mission to kill her, but instead takes her with her. Meanwhile, Satan is like, "Where the fuck is my bride to be?!". One of his minions tells him what's happening and spins two really shitty tales, one about a Satanic serial, the other about a clown. Both suck but the second one is actually painful and boring to watch. The FX are bad and the acting sucks. There is little gore and NO nudity, despite having some hot chicks in it. Ginger is completely wasted in her role and the movie just ends, as if they run out of money!

That same year also had Ginger appear in Buried Alive. I never seen this one, but aside from our blonde goddess, it also has Robert Vaughn, Donald Pleasance, and John Carradine. That is one hell of a cast! Any of you ever seen this? How is it and how is Ginger in it? Let me know in the comments section below.

In 1990, she appeared in Hollywood Boulevard II, a sequel, several years later, to the Roger Corman favorite. This is a comedy, but I bring it up, as it comes from Corman and is a cult flick. Also, cause it's really fun. Ginger is great at comedies, as this further proves. She also looks gorgeous. Why this one is out OOP and has not ever been on Blu-ray boggles my mind. I have been dying to revisit it. By the way, I can't compare it to first one, as I never seen that flick.

1992 saw her star with the always awesome Wings Hauser in Mind, Body, and Soul. I haven't see this one, either, but remember seeing it mentioned and/ or reviewed in Fango. It definitely has my interest, as Ginger gets top billing and has Satanists and, like I said before, Wings fucking Hauser! Any thoughts on this, from those who have seen it?

The late nineties saw her return to porn shooting some awesome content (further cementing herself as one of the greatest adult actresses ever), including one of my favorite adult movies, Torn. But, she also kept appearing in non-skin stuff. Including the excellent and moving video to Metallica's cover of Bob Seger's Turn the Page. While, it's not horror, metal shall forever be connected to horror, and we cover metal, here, so it gets a mention. Plus, Ginger gives a powerful performance, looks stunning as ever, as a stripper dealing with hardships.

In 2003, she finally returned to horror with Evil Breed: The Legend of Samhain. I remember being so pumped for this one, as it promised lots of gore and lots of porn stars. Aside, from Ginger, it also had three other skin goddesses of the time: Chasey Lain, Taylor Hayes, and Jenna Jameson. Plus, it also had the gorgeous Bobbie Phillips, who was in one of my favorite The X-Files episodes, "War of Coprophages" (the one about the killer cockroaches)! With all these babes and blood. I was like "fuck yeah!" Sadly, the movie is utter shit, though, I do recall Ginger being good and likable in her relatively small role.

2005 saw her appear in my favorite movie she has ever been in : Rob Zombie's masterpiece The Devil's Rejects. In it, she  appears as the girl Captain Spaulding is dream about while some other chick is riding him. Ginger is topless and looks hot as hell, itself, in this fun and funny scene.

Zombie used her again in 2016's decently enjoyable but flawed 31, where she played a character named Cherry Bomb.

Afterwards, as far as horror, she appeared in a movie called Streets of Vengeance (2016). I ain't seen it, but seems right up my alley. Then there is House of Many Sorrows, which IMBb says comes out this June 9. And, finally Slashorette Party which is currently in pre-production.

I would be hard pressed to not mention that on September 6, 2009, I made a dream since I was twelve come true, when I met her at Exxxotica NJ. She was sexy and breathtaking, in person, on top of being really cool, fun, and down to earth, . This remains one of my favorite adult convention going  memories. 

The DVD she signed for me at Exxxotica. Hers is the one right on top of the word "Rejects".

Ginger Lynn Allen is one of the hottest and most beautiful women to have ever done  any kind of movies. She certainly is one of the very few (and quite possibly the only to have done this as successfully as she has) to have worked in X-rated, B-movies, and A-films and to have done it continuously. That is beyond impressive. With her natural beauty, unbridled sexiness, and countless of horror movies (which she keeps on adding to!), it is without a doubt in my mind that she deserves to be added to the Horror Crushes section of this site!


Shudder: June 2020 Highlights

titles also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK as noted


SCREAM, QUEEN! MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (premieres Thursday, June 4)
Some have called it the 'gayest horror movie ever made,' but for Mark Patton, the star of A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, it was anything but a dream come true. 30 years after its initial release, Patton sets the record straight about the controversial sequel that halted his career before it even began. Detailing the homophobia and AIDS-phobia of 1985 as a closeted actor in Hollywood, Mark retraces his obstacles, missteps, and detractors on the pathway to stardom. Confronting the cast and crew for the first time, Mark attempts to make peace with his past as well as embrace his legacy as cinema's first male scream queen. Starring Mark Patton, Robert Englund, Kim Myers, Robert Rusler, Marshall Bell, Clu Gulager and Jack Sholder. Directed by Roman Chimienti and Tyler Jensen. A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE (Also available on Shudder Canada) Trailer:  https://youtu.be/Ia5togt44l8 

WARNING: DO NOT PLAY (premieres Thursday, June 11)
Aspiring director Mi-jung struggles to come up with ideas for a new horror film until her friend Jun-seo tells her about a mysterious film rumored to be shot by a ghost. While researching it, she begins to write a new screenplay about her hunt for this “ghost film.” But as she gets closer to the truth, the line between her film and her life begins to blur. Starring Seo Ye-ji and Jin Sun-kyu, directed by Kim Jin-won. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL (Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK)  Trailer:  https://youtu.be/RKnDkYnWxac  

SCARE PACKAGE (premieres Thursday, June 18)
7 directors. 7 tales of terror. Zero working cell phones. In this gleefully ghoulish anthology, Chad, the owner of Rad Chad’s Horror Emporium, recounts a series of bone-chilling, blood-splattered tales to illustrate the rules of the horror genre to his newest employee. Starring Noah Segan (Knives Out), Chase Williamson (Beyond the Gates), Jocelyn DeBoer (Greener Grass), Jeremy King (Camera Obscura), wrestling legend Dustin Rhodes, Toni Trucks (SEAL Team) and Hawn Tran (Watchmen). Directed by Hillary & Courtney Andujar, Anthony Cousins, Emily Hagins, Aaron B. Koontz, Chris McInroy, Noah Segan and Baron Vaughn. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL (Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK) Trailer: https://vimeo.com/389671704 

YUMMY (premieres Thursday, June 25) — SXSW 2020 Midnighter
A young couple travels to a shady Eastern European hospital for plastic surgery. The young woman wants a breast reduction. Her mother comes along for yet another face-lift. Wandering through an abandoned ward, the boyfriend stumbles upon a young woman, gagged and strapped to an operating table; she's the result of experimental rejuvenation treatment. He frees her but doesn't realize she’s patient zero and he just caused the outbreak of a virus that will change the doctors, patients, and his mother-in-law into bloodthirsty zombies. Starring Maaike Neuville, Bart Hollanders, Benjamin Ramon, Clara Cleymans, Joshua Rubin. Directed by Lars Damoiseaux. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL (Also available on Shudder UK) Trailer: https://youtu.be/wrueAt0VR9o 


QUEER HORROR — available 6/1
Celebrate Pride with a curated collection of must-see LGBTQ+ horror, featuring films with queer themes, characters and/or creators. Includes the Shudder premieres of the documentary Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street (see above) and Stewart Thorndike’s Lyle, starring Gaby Hoffman.

Featuring AlenaAll Cheerleaders Die, Better Watch Out, Hellraiser, Knife + HeartLizzie, Lyle (premiering June 8)The Old Dark House, The Quiet Room, Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street (June 4), Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama, Stranger by the Lake, Sweet Sweet Lonely Girl and The Wild Boys

ETHERIA 2020 SHORTS PROGRAM — available 6/19
For more than half a decade, Los Angeles-based Etheria Film Night has been one of the world’s most respected showcases of new horror, comedy, science fiction, fantasy, action and thriller films made by emerging women directors. With in-person events on hold due to Covid-19, Shudder is proud to partner with Etheria to host this year’s lineup of outstanding shorts from June 19–July 20. See www.etheriafilmnight.com for more info.

Featuring Waffle (directed by Carlyn Hudson), Maggie May (directed by Mia'kate Russell), Basic Witch (directed by Yoko Okumura), The Conversion Therapist (directed by Bears Rebecca Fonte), Offbeat (directed by Myrte Ouwerkerk), The Final Girl Returns (directed by Alexandria Perez), LIVE (directed by Taryn O’Neill), Man in the Corner (directed by Kelli Breslin) and Ava in the End (directed by Ursula Ellis). Trailer: https://youtu.be/u-HjJdJl8zk 


THE LAST DRIVE IN WITH JOE BOB BRIGGS season 2— Fridays at 9pm ET / 6pm PT
Proving once again that “the drive-in will never die,” iconic horror host and exploitation movie aficionado Joe Bob Briggs is back with an all-new season of weekly Friday night double features streaming live exclusively on Shudder. Over the course of ten episodes, The Last Drive-In series will offer an eclectic selection of movies running the gamut from horror classics to obscurities and foreign cult favorites along with the occasional surprise guest. Also on Shudder Canada; some episodes also available on demand on Shudder UK.


June 1
BLACULA (Director: William Crain)
SCREAM BLACULA SCREAM (Director: Bob Kelljan)
SUGAR HILL (Director: Paul Maslansky)
Three blaxploitation horror classics join our Horror Noire collection this month. In William Crain’s Blacula, an 18th Century African Prince (William Marshall) pays a visit to Count Dracula seeking his support in ending the slave trade. Instead, the Count transforms him into a vampire and entombs him until the disco era. In the scintillating sequel, the son (Don Mitchell) of a late high priestess seeks revenge on the cultists who have chosen his foster sister, Lisa (Pam Grier), as their new leader. Hoping to curse her, he unwittingly resurrects Blacula's (Marshall again) earthly remains. And in Sugar Hill, after a nightclub owner gets taken out by the mob, his girlfriend, Diana "Sugar" Hill (Marki Bey), calls upon the voodoo high priest Baron Samedi (Don Pedro Colley) to summon the undead to carry out an unholy plan for revenge. (All three films also available on Shudder Canada)

HOUSE OF 1,000 CORPSES (Director: Rob Zombie)
This gore fest follows two young couples on their quest to find the truth about a mythical character known only as "Dr. Satan." Set in rural Texas in the 1970s, the group gets more than they bargained for when they find themselves stranded in an all-too-realistic house of horrors. The introduction to Zombie's now-cult Firefly clan, the director's debut remains a vicious funhouse imbued with the savage quality of 70s terror. Starring Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon, Karen Black, Rainn Wilson. (Also available on Shudder Canada)

June 4

June 5

June 8
LYLE (Director: Stewart Thorndike)
Expecting couple Leah and June move into a Brooklyn brownstone apartment with their toddler daughter, Lyle. Despite the strange baby-obsessed landlady downstairs and the group of female models who live above them, the two are happy with their new apartment until a bizarre accident leads to the death of their daughter. Months later, Leah is still grief-stricken, trying to make sense of Lyle’s death, her landlady’s odd behaviors, and her attraction to one of the models upstairs. As Leah prepares for her home birth, she begins to suspect the neighbors are involved in a satanic pact and fears for her unborn baby. Starring Gaby Hoffmann, Ingrid Jungermann. (Also available on Shudder Canada)

June 11
WARNING: DO NOT PLAY (see above for details)

June 12

June 15
THE BONE BOX (Director: Luke Genton)
After stealing from a number of graves, Tom begins to hear and see strange things that seem to coincide with the dead people that he robbed. Starring Gareth Koorzen, Aaron Schwartz, Jamie Bernadette, Michelle Krusiec, David Chokachi. (Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK)

MAUSOLEUM (Director: Michael Dugan)
The Nomed Family has been the victim of an ancient curse in which the first-born daughter of each generation has gone violently mad and then suspiciously dies. No one can explain the Nomed madness, but some say it's because of a terrible demonic force. By way of an unnatural urge during her Mother's funeral, Susan entered her family's mausoleum, and ever since an evil presence has been lurking inside of her, waiting for a chance to come out. Now an adult, something is hiding inside Susan's body, coming out to grotesquely murder anyone who comes too close to uncovering her terrifying secret. Starring Bobbie Bresee, Marjoe Gortner, Norman Burton, Maurice Sherbanee, LaWanda Page, Chu Chu Malave. (Also available on Shudder Canada)

June 18
SCARE PACKAGE (see above for details)

June 19
ETHERIA 2020 SHORTS PROGRAM (see above for details)

June 22
GHOST KILLERS VS. BLOODY MARY (Director: Fabrício Bittar)
Four YouTubers with expertise in supernatural events seek recognition from their audience while solving the urban legend of the Bathroom Blonde Case, the spirit that haunts the schools' bathroom. Starring Dani Calabresa, Léo Lins, Danilo Gentili, Murilo Couto.

PSYCHOTIC! (Directors: Maxwell Frey, Derek Gibbons)
A group of hard-partying Brooklyn hipsters are stalked and savagely murdered by a masked maniac known as the Bushwick Party Killer. Starring Kristen Martin, Clint Keepin, Maxwell Frey, Derek Gibbons, Cirocco Dunlap. (Also available on Shudder Canada and Shudder UK).

June 25
YUMMY (see above for details)

June 29
DIG TWO GRAVES (Director: Hunter Adams)
A young girl obsessed with the death of her brother goes on a nightmarish journey where she must face a deadly proposition in order to bring him back. Starring Ted Levine, Samantha Isler, Danny Goldring. (Also available on Shudder Canada).


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