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  • “BLOOD KISS” (Book Review)

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    In J. Daniel Stone’s contribution to the excellent novella collection I CAN TASTE THE BLOOD, a deranged old eccentric filmmaker named Laurenz offers two young artistically-inclined, searching young men a wad of money to perform in what he promises will be an extremely outré motion picture—a negotiation which ultimately leads to the following exchange, worth quoting at some length:

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  • Exclusive Deleted Scene: Humanoid Horror in Luke Scott’s “MORGAN”

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    Produced by Ridley Scott and featuring a powerhouse dream cast– Kate Mara, Toby Jones, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Paul Giamatti– Luke Scott’s directorial debut MORGAN delves into the potential dark side of our increasingly BRAVE NEW WORLD-esque existence, introducing us to a young not-quite-human girl bioengineered in a lab by scientists wrestling with the strange ethics of how to harness the power of a creation which, as the ad copy notes, “presents a mystery of both infinite promise and incalculable danger.” And, as one might guess from Jennifer Jason Leigh’s massive face trauma in the FANGO exclusive deleted scene clip below, this particular battle of the wills ain’t going so well for science at the moment. Humanoid Hybrid: 1. Eggheads: Zero.

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  • Q&A: Ringworm’s Human Furnace talks Metal and Macabre Memorabilia

    Early in FANGORIA’s conversation with Human Furnace the Ringworm vocalist/doomsday prophet/horror culture devotee describes the eighth full-length from his legendary Cleveland metallic hardcore occultist quintet as possessing “the manners of a cornered, rabid beast”—a description many will find extraordinarily difficult to improve upon as they steep themselves in the merciless, darkly triumphant sturm und drang of SNAKE CHURCH.

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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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