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  • “JEDI SUMMER WITH THE MAGNETIC KID” (Book Review)

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    A few years back John Boden embedded his lyrical, surrealist “End Times mosaic” DOMINOES into a brilliantly illustrated packaging scheme mimicking those classic Little Golden books we all coo n’ aww’ed our way through growing up, replacing the Poky little puppy and Scuffy the tugboat with Allan, a very jaded harvester of souls. It’s safe to say in lesser hands the project could’ve got too impressed with its own conception and flown straight off the goddamn rails in execution, but the rising horror scribe was canny and deft enough in his approach to that the cute conceit strengthened rather than overwhelmed the affecting, legit disquieting narrative.  

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  • “2 LAVA 2 LANTULA” (Film Review)

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    First line and I’m already preaching to the choir: If you’re the sort of person who would go through the trouble to click on a review of a sequel to a SyFy flick about gigantic fireball-spewing spiders called 2 LAVA 2 LANTULA…well, you’re already its target audience. There is not a whole lot of subtext for a critic to parse here; no exposition to place in historical context. If you’re harboring a fear that LAVALANTUALA was, say, actually some elaborate ploy by Steve Guttenberg and Co. to blindside B-movie fans with a piece of searing art house cinema a year later, let FANGORIA set your troubled mind at ease, friend: Much like its predecessor, 2 LAVA 2 LANTULA feels like an 80-minute Funny-or-Die sketch mocking SHARKNADO, with all groaners, all the time. There is enough cheese in this movie to clog every last artery in your body—and the filmmakers, cast, and effects crew cram it down your facehole with a glee that is way more disturbing than anything in the film’s CGI arsenal.

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  • Exclusive Track Premiere: Bleach Everything’s Metal Tribute to Mothra!

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    Bleach Everything—the horror culture-obsessed hardcore punk quartet featuring past and present members of Jesuit, Iron Reagan, Supression, and FANGORIA favs Corn on Macabre—returns this week for a crazy brutal split with blackened metalcore mainstays The Infamous Gehenna entitled HEAVY METAL SUICIDE, which includes a love letter to that most esteemed of Kaijū, the mighty Mothra.  

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  • Q&A: Actor Sharlto Copley talks “HARDCORE HENRY”

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    Despite delivering a breakout performance in 2009’s DISTRICT 9 and further carving out a serious foothold in mainstream global cinema via subsequent high profile roles in films such as the 2010 A-TEAM remake, ELYSIUM (2013),  Angelina Jolie-starring MALEFICENT (2014), and CHAPPIE (2015), South African actor/director Sharlto Copley cannot, it seems, resist returning to the roots of his gritty formative indie days when a particularly idiosyncratic project comes along like, say, the uber-original 2013 post-apocalyptic mystery flick OPEN GRAVE or this year’s wild, uber-controversial HARDCORE HENRY, now out on DVD and Blu-ray. FANGORIA recently spoke with the extremely affable Copley about maintaining balance amidst much success, the HARDCORE HENRY hullabaloo, the challenges of telling a story entirely from first person POV, and why he loves working in genre cinema and will never stop.

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  • Exclusive Premiere: Will Wood & The Tapeworms’ Wicked New Music Video!

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    Will Wood and the Tapeworms summon forth a gleefully deranged sonic ambience—think a cross-pollination of Gogol Bordello and Mr. Bungle laying out a raucous rock n’ roll perversion of cabaret for a Tom-Waits-by-way-of-Bowie character to freak-croon-freak out across—and now, courtesy director Adam Nawrot, the band has got a video to translate that sound visually, which FANGORIA is pleased to exclusively premiere below.

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  • “GREENER PASTURES” (Book Review)

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    In the exquisitely weird, elegiac title story from Michael Wehunt’s utterly fantastic, seriously disquieting debut collection GREENER PASTURES—out now via Shock Totem—a long-haul trucker desperate to get home to his young daughter and (perhaps not permanently) estranged ex-wife encounters a stranger at an isolated 24-hour diner who appears determined to redirect small talk towards something considerably more esoteric.

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  • Five for Frightening: 5 Reasons To Celebrate The 10th Annual NYC Zombie Crawl

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    “When there’s no more booze in Hell, the dead will walk the earth…” So warns the tagline of deliciously unhinged, gleefully transgressive NYC Zombie Crawl, which celebrates its tenth madcap apocalypse this Sunday, June 26th—and this edition is pretty clearly shaping up to be the nuttiest, bloodiest one yet. The full dizzying schedule of visual, aural and social depravities can be found at the event’s official website, but FANGO asked producer/director/zombie ringleader Doug Sakmann to fill us in on the five biggest lowlights of this insane institution. The wrangler of the undead did not disappoint…  

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  • Q&A: “THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR” Director Johannes Roberts

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    THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR is an engrossing, beautifully rendered amalgamation of J-horror aesthetic, Hindu lore, PET-SEMATARY-by-way-of-DON’T-LOOK-NOW ghastly ghosties, and seriously heavy family drama all churning amidst a darkly magical Mumbai wherein a mourning mother is force to battle the supernatural forces that follow her home after visiting an ancient holy site to make contact with her dead son.

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  • Exclusive Clip: Dangers Abound from “THE ONES BELOW”

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    When sexy power couple Theresa and Jon choose to be good neighbors, they are very good neighbors, indeed, dragging their upstairs counterparts Kate and Justin off on fun outings or dropping by with gourmet food, pricey wine, and a capacity for highly civilized, sparkling conversation. But when they choose to be bad neighbors…well, let’s just say THE ONES BELOW can sometimes feel like the 1992 Rebecca De Mornay evil-nanny-out-for-vengeance shocker THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE as reimagined by Polanski.

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