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  • Announcement: A Farewell from FANGORIA Editor Chris Alexander…

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    It is with mixed emotions that I must announce my decision to step down as Editor-in-Chief of my beloved FANGORIA magazine. This was not an easy choice to make. For 6 years, I have enthusiastically immersed myself creatively, professionally and, yes, emotionally in the FANGOverse as your humble editor. Prior to that, I was a steady freelancer for 3 years. And man, it has indeed been one Hell of a ride…

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  • Toronto! Win Tickets to TIFF Premiere & Private Party for Bruce McDonald’s “HELLIONS”

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    As the Toronto International Film Festival continues its reign over the city, dozens of the hundreds of films being screened daily just so happen to be horror movies. Among them is director Bruce (PONTYPOOL) McDonald’s phantasmagorical new shocker HELLIONS (see the motion poster HERE). And FANGO has a pair of tix to give away to the premiere and pre-screening cocktail party with the cast and crew!

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  • TORONTO AFTER DARK FILM FEST ANNOUNCES FIRST 10 FILMS

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    Toronto After Dark celebrates its 10th year in existence this year and the celebrated fest has also just announced the first 10 films in what they hope will be their most diverse and delirious lineup yet. Included in the lineup are some of the most critically acclaimed and eagerly anticipated new horror, sci-fi, action and cult films from this year’s international film festival circuit. These 10 new movies will all have their Toronto, Canadian or International Theatrical Premieres hosted exclusively at the festival’s 10th Annual Edition this October 15-23, 2015 at the Scotiabank Theatre, in the heart of downtown Toronto.

    Here’s the (admittedly awesome) list of contenders:

    DEATHGASM (New Zealand) Toronto Premiere & Closing Gala Film
    In the latest crowd-pleasing horror-comedy from New Zealand that’s taken the festival circuit by storm since its debut at SXSW, a group of metalhead outcasts unwittingly unleash a horde of vicious demons upon their sleepy suburban neighbourhood. Now they’ll have to engage in an epic duel of blood and metal with Satan’s hordes if they’re to win back their town.

    TALES OF HALLOWEEN (USA) Toronto Premiere & Opening Gala Film
    Acclaimed filmmakers Neil Marshall (THE DESCENT), Lucky McKee (MAY), Darren Lynn Bousman (REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA), Paul Solet (GRACE) and many more team up to deliver 10 wickedly entertaining tales of terror all set on the same hellish Halloween night. The huge cast of fan favourites joining into deliver thrills and chills galore include John Landis, Adrienne Barbeau, Joe Dante, Barbara Crampton, Lin Shaye and Barry Bostwick!

    LAZER TEAM (USA) Canadian Premiere
    Web series gods Rooster Teeth hit it out of the park with their feature film debut, a crowd-pleasing sci-fi action comedy. When Earth is threatened by an advanced alien race, the planet’s only hope lies in four morons, the self-proclaimed “Lazer Team” and some high tech weaponry that’s never been tested before!

    NINA FOREVER (U.K.) Toronto Premiere
    Winning rave reviews on the fest circuit, this twisted, messed-up, dark horror comedy from Britain is about a young man trying to start a new relationship with a supermarket co-worker while all the time being stalked by his very jealous, very dead, ex-girlfriend.

    A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY (Canada) Toronto Premiere
    A delightfully creepy, Yule-themed horror tale from the same talented team behind the GINGER SNAPS movies. Living icon William Shatner stars as local radio DJ Dan working the Christmas Eve graveyard shift, when all hell breaks loose around him in the snow-covered town of Bailey Downs. Santa’s having the most terrible night of them all, having to fight off an outbreak of zombie elves heralding the arrival of his evil nemesis, the monstrous Krampus!

    TAG (Japan) Toronto Premiere
    From the warped mind of acclaimed Japanese director Sion Sono (SUICIDE CLUB, LOVE EXPOSURE, WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL) comes a shocking, satirical, horror-action-thriller about three Japanese schoolgirls in the race of their lives as they try to outrun a mysterious malevolent force that’s brutally killing every girl around them.

    LOVE & PEACE (Japan) Toronto Premiere
    A wildly imaginative Japanese fantasy/monster movie mashup about a down-trodden office worker who aspires to be a rock star and his pet turtle who wants to grow up to be a giant city-destroying creature like Godzilla! Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind cinematic delight from the eccentric mind of director Sion Sono (SUICIDE CLUB, LOVE EXPOSURE, WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL) that’s rightfully winning Audience Awards!

    THE DEMOLISHER (Canada) Toronto Premiere
    A hypnotic, dark, award-winning thriller about a mentally unstable vigilante, The Demolisher, who deals with his personal frustrations by donning a suit of body armour and prowling the streets at night, delivering brutal justice to those he feels deserve it. The film’s atmospheric nocturnal city landscape is superbly enhanced by a fantastic synth score from Glen Nicholls aka Future Funk Squad!

    SYNCHRONICITY (USA) Toronto Premiere
    From Jacob Gentry (Sundance hit THE SIGNAL) comes another smart, dark, sci-fi thriller, this time heavily influenced by the noir ambiance of BLADE RUNNER. A brilliant young scientist tries to crack the secret of time travel whilst thwarting the advances of a sinister corporate leader (portrayed by fan fave villain Michael Ironside), while falling for a mysterious woman whose suddenly appeared in his life.

    PATCHWORK (USA) International Premiere
    A delightfully dark, Frankenstein-themed horror comedy about a re-animated corpse, made from the stitched together body parts of three murdered young women, that decides to go on a bloody quest to find their killer and avenge their deaths!

    To snap up tickets and fest passes and to keep on top of all the TAD 2015 news, visit their official site.

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  • INTERVIEW: “BLOODY BIRTHDAY” director Ed Hunt talks new film “HALLOWEEN HELL”

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    Serious genre film fans are aware of the name Ed Hunt. And certainly, even general horror hounds know the man’s work. The U.S.-born Hunt made his name North of the border in Canada, helming a series of rickety exploitation films in the early 1970’s, including the Christopher Lee-starring sci-fi potboiler STARSHIP INVASIONS and the following year’s thoughtful, award-winning apocalypse thriller PLAGUE. The 1980’s saw him spit out a pair of oddball masterpieces in 1985’s outrageous and disturbing BLOODY BIRTHDAY and 1988’s literally cerebral monster mash THE BRAIN, the latter of which this writer has had an unnatural obsession with for decades.

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  • Greg Lamberson’s “KILLER RACK” Locks World Premiere

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    Buffalo’s Baron of Blood, Greg Lamberson (SLIME CITY MASSACRE) will premiere his latest microbudget shock comedy KILLER RACK (see GOREZONE #33)  at Verona’s SCARE-A-CON this weekend. The film, a “screwball horror comedy” sees a put upon lass receive some evil plastic surgery via Dr. Kate Thulu (Debbie Rochon) only to emerge with a pair of carnivorous breasts. Subtle? No. Funny? Yes. Bloody? Hell yes!

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  • Exclusive Q&A: The Dark World of Singer Jenny Hval

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    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 exotic deconstructions of traditional rock music that are as painful as they are confounding as they are disturbing.

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  • R.I.P. WES CRAVEN (1939-2015)

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    We at FANGORIA are speechless. After the loss of the Great Christopher Lee earlier this year, it is both shocking and deeply upsetting to learn of the passing of filmmaker and horror movie maverick Wes Craven, one of our founding fathers of contemporary fear. There’s not much to say about Wes, the Father of Freddy, that you , the FANGORIA reader, don’t already know. Wes was a man who gave us a celebrated series of dark, edgy and energized genre films that defined their times. Some were more definitive than others, but none were devoid of interest or ambition and all were driven by an often covert intellect.

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  • Toronto: Win a Festival Pass to the Lost Episode Festival This Weekend!

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    FANGO has gotten our greasy mitts on a pair of all-access Festival passes to the kick-ass indie genre film festival LEFT (Lost Episodes Film Festival) which takes place at the Carlton Cinemas from August 7th to 9th, 2015. LEFT is a not-for-profit cultural organization, founded in 2012 by veterans of the arts and film industry. The 2015 lineup includes the Canadian Premiere of THE HOUSE ON PINE STREET, the Toronto Premiere of SOME KIND OF HATE and a return screening of LATE NIGHT DOUBLE FEATURE.

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  • “THE UNWANTED” (DVD Review)

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    Writer/director Bret Wood’s moody microbudget melodrama THE UNWANTED (out now on Blu-ray from Kino-Lorber) has been met with general critical indifference since its release. Too glacial in its pacing, too light on hard sex and violence for many horror movie hounds and too modestly financed to thrill those looking for a glossy arthouse piece, THE UNWANTED is certainly an anomaly and doesn’t fit comfortably anywhere, really. That, of course, is part of its fascination; it’s a film that goes against convention and has a strange power that is hard to shake.

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  • “SCOOBY DOO! AND KISS: ROCK AND ROLL MYSTERY” (Film Review)

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    Ardent fans of Hanna-Barbera’s ludicrous and legendary 1978 TV movie KISS MEETS THE PHANTOM OF THE PARK (of which this writer is one) love it unconditionally; the film (directed by recently deceased genre filmmaker Gordon Hessler), is absolutely one of the strangest, inadvertently hilarious and patently ridiculous cult films of all time and there’s truly nothing else quite like it, anywhere, anytime, anyplace. But for the band, PHANTOM is of significant historical relevance. By the time the film began production, KISS was at their commercial peak and, with of co-founder and self-confessed pop culture junkie Gene Simmons’ enthusiastic blessing, had found its garish painted visages stamped across every sort of mass-marketed merchandise known to man. And, after the success of STAR WARS the previous year and the pomp of their literally blood soaked Marvel Comics appearance, it made sense to push the KISS phenomenon into the realm of cinema.

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