In their first major horror acquisition, Drafthouse Films
has snagged EL Katz’s nasty, subversive debut.
Tomorrow morning, FANGORIA will unveil its new website, featuring bigger images, more video options, an easier-to-read layout, and a new eye-popping header by artist Jay Shaw (known for his amazing Mondo posters).
Village Voice and IndieWire writer Aaron Hillis was one of the first to see the hotly anticipated EVIL DEAD at SXSW last night and he kindly submitted this review. Keep reading FANGORIA.com over the next few weeks to get other critiques from FANGO staffers....
More often than not, when the name EVIL DEAD is invoked
(like the nefarious, blood-scrawled writings in the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis),
it's actually shorthand for the more maniacally funny EVIL DEAD II,
writer-director Sam Raimi's nutty 1987 horror landmark that served as both
polished sequel and camped-up remake of his equally beloved 1981 debut The EVIL
DEAD. Both films have similar setups, as soon-to-be-cult-hero Bruce Campbell
and others visit a remote cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash a demonic
force, which takes turns possessing and transforming its victims into
absurdist, homicidal caricatures of Linda Blair in THE EXORCIST. Though the
original film's budget was only a fraction of its successor, the franchise's
hardcore fans know its ratio of horror-to-comedy errs more on the side of
unnerving terror, its grisliest sequence depicting a young woman raped by the
The world premiere of Fede Alvarez's highly anticipated EVIL DEAD remake has gone down in, as some tell it, all its gory glory (our review is forthcoming!), and the post-film Q&A, as well as subsequent press day has hinted at where both the original and rebooted series go from here.
While there's nary a viral video to be found in CHEAP
THRILLS, the film is imbued with the culture of now (maybe always) and the fact
that despite pleas for peace, we as humans enjoy seeing each other embarrassed devalued and crushed. It's inherent in
reality television and 30 second fail videos, transcends friendships and class,
and extends right to the 1% who have so much that the only true entertainment
left is the indignities of others.
The bigger, badder, better, gonzo sequel to last year’s
found footage anthology is set for this summer, and the news comes with two
looks at the segment that’s bound to blow you away.
As the Weinstein Company's newly formed VOD label Radius gets past shelved releases out there, they've officially reached one of the most highly sought after, and depressingly held hostage American horrors in recent memory. Jonathan Levine's Amber Heard-starring ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE will finally see the light of day.
Unlike the characters in the original THE
EVIL DEAD, the five post-teens populating its remake (premiering tonight at
SXSW) haven’t assembled in the cabin in the woods for a hedonistic good time.
Instead, they’ve gathered to preserve the health of one of their own, who has
fallen into a cycle of substance abuse.
The organizers of Dallas’ Texas Frightmare Weekend are
planning a hell of a show for its next event in early May, and have booked a
trio of eagerly awaited flicks from IFC Films that will be free for
It’s a busy month for producer Travis Stevens of Snowfort
Pictures, who’s got a pair of genre features—BIG ASS SPIDER! and CHEAP THRILLS—playing
both South by Southwest and the Boston Underground Film Festival. The latter is
a particular honor, as Stevens’ films are opening and closing the event; he
discussed them both with Fango, and provided an exclusive new still from
Canadian horror and exploitation cinema culture fiends are
setting their sights on the already legendary Shock Stock, a three day convention
running from April 12th-14th, 2013 in the gutters of London, Ontario that’s
skeezing into its third year in style.
Two generations of EVIL DEAD coverge at Texas’ Alamo
Drafthouse tomorrow morning for a special screening; read on for the details.
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