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  • Exclusive Interview: John McNaughton remembers “HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER”

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    Growing up during the late 1960s, John McNaughton, in ear-ringing solidarity with the vast majority of his hepcat peers, blared the radio nigh constantly, reveling in a singularly revolutionary moment in rock n’ roll history. But the future auteur wasn’t only in it for the latest pop subversions—he also adored what he describes as the “fabulously lurid, assaultive” commercials for the latest indie horror films.

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  • Exclusive Clip: Dark Sky Films’ 4K Restoration of “HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER”, Out Now!

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    To mark its 30th anniversary, HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER, recently underwent a 4k restoration for a short theatrical run a couple months back and is now available on digital platforms and Blu-Ray via Dark Sky Films. A full FANGORIA retrospective feature is imminent, but, first, today enjoy this exclusive clip and director John McNaughton recollections of meeting and casting the mighty Michael Rooker….

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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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