• Finally! “WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS” Acquired for U.S. Release

    New Zealand vampire comedy WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS—written and directed by, and starring Jermaine Clement and Taika Waititi—is unreal funny. It’s an audience picture through and through. I’ve seen the film three times at two separate festivals and watched crowds get rightfully uproarious at this rich, hilarious mock doc on bloodsucking roommates making their way in modern Wellington. Why it’s taken so long to secure a U.S. release is beyond me, but the good news is here.

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  • Teaser Debut: A Taste of “TRACE” Through EVP

    The directorial debut of graphic designer Ryan Brookhart and premiere release from genre company Terror Films, TRACE is a film rooted in aural terror and the phenomenon known as EVP. Appropriately then, the first teaser for the film gives you a taste of TRACE through the sounds of terror.

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  • First Image: Vin Diesel as “THE LAST WITCH HUNTER”

    In the LAST WITCH HUNTER, Vin Diesel takes on the title role, essaying an immortal who does battle with witches in modern day NYC. Though the first image purports to show us Kaulder (said witch hunter) in the 13th century, let’s hope he didn’t make too many changes to this barbarous kit he’s rocking.

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  • BEYOND FEST 2014 Unveils Lineup of Fest Hits and Special Repertory Engagements

    HALLOWEEN in 4K, with John Carpenter and Jamie Lee. THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, with a live re-score from Umberto and Giallo Disco’s Antoni Maiovvi. Zulawski’s POSSESSION. A Nicolas Winding Refn-focused double feature. STARRY EYES. Doc son the history of the influential 2000AD and Richard Stanley’s tumultuous journey on the set of THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU. A screening in celebration of the HOUSE OF THE DEVIL soundtrack on Death Waltz Vinyl. Frankly, L.A.’s BEYOND FEST 2014 has such the strong lineup, it does perfectly well to sit here and list it all off. Los Angeles residents: get stoked.

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  • Trailer: “CARVER,” A Slasher from 14 Year-old Filmmaker Emily DiPrimio

    In a way, this is perfect. When do slashers appeal to horror fans most? I’d argue when we’re teens, and the often charged up, youth-oriented sensibilities of the subgenre fall right in line with our adolescence. Fitting then, 14 year-old Emily DiPrimio wasn’t just content to watch them, but get out and craft one herself. It’s now complete and the young filmmaker has unveiled the first trailer for CARVER. 

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  • Eli Roth and Nicolas Lopez To Be Awarded at Fantastic Market; Presenting World Premiere of “THE STRANGER”

    Fantastic Market | Mercado Fantastico is the young industry market addition to Austin’s annual cinematic celebration of the weird and wonderful, Fantastic Fest. With a focus on encouraging the development of genre film throughout Latin America, Spain, Portugal and from Latino filmmakers in the U.S., it’s fitting the the Fantastic Market’s first honorary La De Dios Award would go to two horror filmmakers realizing that vision through international partnership: Eli Roth and Nicolas Lopez. 

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    TIFF ’14: Programmer Colin Geddes Previews MIDNIGHT MADNESS

    Each year, programmer Colin Geddes storms the Toronto International Film Festival with what he calls “ten nights of cinematic insanity from around the world.” His Midnight Madness boasts over 20 years of taste making behind it, premiering highly anticipated films, introducing audiences to new voices and generally being the rowdiest of TIFF programs. The 2014 iteration of Midnight Madness sports buzzed titles like TUSK, [REC] 4 and IT FOLLOWS; possible discoveries CUB, giallo comedy THE EDITOR and BIG GAME; fest favorites THE GUEST and WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS; and more. As opening night, with Sion Sono’s TOKYO TRIBE, approaches, Fango spoke to Geddes about the films in store and process of putting it all together.

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    FANGORIA Sponsors Fantastic Fest 2014 Shorts Programs; Lineup Announced!

    Short Films are one of the most thrilling aspects of a festival. Paired with features, or unspooling in programs, theses bursts of creative energy often introduce international filmmakers worth celebrating, whose strange ideas are worth discussing. Sad then, the short film conversation can often remain at festivals or in industry circles. In hoping to change that, even a bit, FANGORIA is quite proud to be the official sponsor of the Fantastic Fest 2014 Shorts Programs.

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