BLOODY KNUCKLES not only aspires to the heights of such classic severed-hand gorefests as EVIL DEAD II and the underappreciated IDLE HANDS, it also intends a message about the wages of censorship. And then the whole thing gets stolen by a bondage-gear-clad superhero named Homo Dynamous.
Fright fans whose tastes lean towards the controversial are likely familiar with modern day indie exploitation filmmaker James Cullen Bressack, whose provocative genre efforts include PERNICIUS, HATE CRIME and 13/13/13. And while Bressack is best known for his envelope-pushing independent films, L.A.-based horror fans will get to know his taste for terror a little better […]
When it comes to sequels, there’s always an inherent concern about the film’s relationship to its predecessor. Sometimes, we worry if it’s going to be too familiar, whether there are too many wedged-in winks-and-nods or if the film is simply just a rehash of the original. Other times, we worry if it’s simply going to […]
BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS, the new horror/comedy directed by Brian James O’Connell and written by the improvisational comedy troupe Dr. God and Ryan Mitts, stars Fran Kranz—Marty in CABIN IN THE WOODS and Topher in DOLLHOUSE—as Evan, the only person in his boring sales office who cares about his job. His workplace becomes more professional and productive, […]
Welcome to SUBMISSIONS TO DIE FOR, the latest column focusing on highlights among the FANGORIA International Online Film Festival Submissions. While being featured on this column does not guarantee selection in the FANGORIA International Online Film Festival, SUBMISSIONS TO DIE FOR features some scare fare worth keeping an eye on…
Last month, FANGORIA was proud to share with horror hounds the impressive first guests for the 2016 Texas Frightmare Weekend, which has so far included Kane Hodder, George A. Romero, Tony Todd, Mitch Pileggi and Gerrit Graham. However, as the official sponsor of TFW2016, FANGORIA is excited to share the latest guest addition and pass […]
Slow burning comics aren’t very common in our world of Disney-owned Marvel and re-hashed ’80s franchises. Demands for bigger, better, and faster works often times force story build up to fall on the way side, leaving a flashy but ultimately forgettable comic (though with the price of comic books, who can blame them?). Of course, […]
Welcome to “True Grue,” a weekly article that dives into real life, harrowing horrors. For the interest of good taste, this graphic feature aims not to be exploitative, but rather informative, and rest assured, there are many different territories that will be strictly off-limits. But for those with a hungry mind and a strong stomach, […]
With October quickly approaching, horror and sci-fi fans will be scavenging the internet for genre flicks to satisfy their insatiable hunger for horror and suspense. Well, look no further genre fans: the live-action version of the highly acclaimed Japanese manga, Shingeki no Kyojin, or better known in the states via its anime adaptation ATTACK ON […]
FANGORIA will be hosting a free screening of THE DIABOLICAL, a sci-fi-tinged horror flick that will warp your reality, in New York City on Monday, October 12 at 7 p.m. This special showing will be held at the swanky Helen Mills Theater (137-139 West 26 Street), and the film’s co-writer/director, Alistair Legrand, will be introducing […]
Personally speaking, this writer feels that Wes Craven simply does not get enough credit for his versatility as a director. Many think that because several of his high-concept horror films were also notorious failures (sorry, VAMPIRE IN BROOKLYN and CURSED) that Craven is best known for being the savior of the slasher genre… twice. However, […]
While horror and comedy seemingly can go hand-in-hand with relative ease, the truth is that making the two genres work together is a bit more difficult than one might expect. After all, audiences are accustomed to having comic relief in a horror movie or absurd pitch black situations in a comedy film, but mostly in […]
To adore horror is to appreciate all the places it hides. And in the abstract, bizarre work of musician/performer/artist Jenny Hval, her very essence speaks of all things dark, beautiful and cinematic. The multi-disciplinary Norwegian singer has been a composer of raw, jagged, abstract and thoroughly challenging pop noise for years now, making violent and […]
Dario Argento’s 1975 giallo masterpiece PROFONDO ROSSO (aka DEEP RED) turns 40 this year, and to honor its enduring legacy, Italy’s Rustblade Records is teaming up with composer Claudio Simonetti for an all-new sonic tribute.
As far back as people have been telling stories, there’s few places that have been as integral to horror tales than the woods. Whether its the setting of a black magic ritual by a coven of witches or a backwoods murderer in a mask and overalls, the forest is one of the few places that […]
Although calling a remake “divisive” is essentially par for the course nowadays, few ever get to the point of discussion that POLTERGEIST (2015) had upon release in late May. Going off a film that is essential to the genre, POLTERGEIST (2015) was going to come under scrutiny in almost any scenario, even if the film […]
Sometimes events conspire to give a small film more attention than anyone anticipated. Such was the case with THE BLOOD LANDS, the low-budget British home-invasion thriller (originally titled WHITE SETTLERS) that hit Stateside Blu-ray and DVD this week on Magnolia Home Entertainment’s Magnet label.
Welcome to TOYS OF TERROR, Fango’s weekly feature exhibiting the coolest horror accessories across the web. Whether you’re a collector, connoisseur or simply making your love of horror a family affair, these petrifying playthings are likely to impress even the most heartless horror fan. So if you’re searching for a ghoulish gift, look no further…
Surprise MHHFF 2015 Announcement: Rare Unrated 35mm Screening of “HATCHET” w/ live Green & Hodder Q&A!
Yesterday, FANGORIA and Mile High Horror Film Festival 2015 proudly announced the first wave of programming for the anticipated Colorado-based event as well as a 10th Anniversary Screening of THE DEVIL’S REJECTS with a live Sid Haig Q&A. However, for those thinking that would be it for this week’s announcements, think again, as FANGORIA is […]
When talking about the work and legacy of Wes Craven, where does one begin? For many, the logical starting point would be Craven’s shocking years in horror exploitation, such as LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT or THE HILLS HAVE EYES. But when you’re talking about the influence of a horror maestro whose career spanned over […]