• Montreal! One-legged ass-kicker Eddie McGee presents THE HUMAN RACE at Regarding Disability Festival


    Fantasia fans met the rag-tag team behind apocalyptic hunting-humans shocker THE HUMAN RACE at its World Premiere in Montreal this past summer, and now we have a rather interesting crossover as the film returns to Montreal for screenings as part of the inaugural Regarding Disabilities Film Festival (coincidentally the same month that local microcinema The Noah programmed its own disabilities cult film retrospective!). THE HUMAN RACE opens the festival March 22, and screens again on March 23 + 24, with actor Eddie McGee and producer Tripp Hope in person at all the screenings!

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  • Canada! Cineplex Entertainment and Raven Banner Launch New Horror Series “Sinister Cinema”


    Cineplex Entertainment’s Front Row Centre Events and Raven Banner have teamed up to bring Canadian genre fans a chance to see some of the biggest titles of last year’s fest circuit on the big screen with their new monthly series Sinister Cinema, kicking things off with Don Coscarelli’s JOHN DIES AT THE END, Rodrigo Gudiño’s THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ROSALIND LEIGH, The Soska Sisters’ AMERICAN MARY and Ryuhei Kitamura’s NO ONE LIVES. The films will be playing in multiplexes across Canada starting March 27th (full list of venues below).

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  • SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN! FANGO co-presents ACMI series of sequels in Melbourne


    The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) has announced a year-long seasonal program of classic horror sequels,  curated by regular FANGO scribe Lee Gambin (who also wrote our tribute to the recently-passed AMITYVILLE II director Damiano Damiani). Check out the official notice from the ACMI website:

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  • Toronto! Terror for teens unspools at TIFF’s “Next Wave”


    by: Chris Alexander on: 2013-02-15 17:22:58

    One of the biggest celebrations of cinema in the world, TIFF
    (the Toronto International Film Festival) has many appendages to both its
    annual week-long festival and its year-round slate of diverse programming. One
    of these strains is the TIFF Next Wave, a mini-festival (in its second year)
    that spotlights teen-oriented films selected by teens for teens.

    Next Wave begins its run today through Sunday at the gorgeous
    TIFF headquarters, the Bell Lightbox at John and King in Toronto. It’s a
    notable fest for younger FANGORIANS in that a few genre friendly titles are
    getting the deluxe treatment, including the splatterific DEAD BEFORE DAWN 3D, a
    gory horror comedy shot in digital 3D; the first exclusively Canadian film shot
    in this kind of 3D process, in fact.


    Matilda Davidson is a senior member of the Next Wave committee (and
    she’s 17…feel old yet?). She’s an enthusiastic youth, mad about movies,
    articulate and serious about providing great content for her peers and

    “DEAD BEFORE DAWN 3D is hilarious. It was the best choice for a
    closing night film because it’s just covered in blood and a real crowd pleaser.
    It has a bit of EVIL DEAD in there but goes off in all kinds of unexpected
    directions. These films at Next Wave are designed to appeal to real teenagers,
    not what people think teenagers should watch but what they do watch and enjoy.
    It’s an important component of TIFF.”

    The shot-in-Niagara Falls DEAD BEFORE DAWN 3D does indeed close
    the festival on Sunday in all its goofy, violent dimensional glory, but to get
    a look at all the Next Wave programming (which includes a few key John Hughes
    classics as well) and the more macabre selections like Ireland’s EARTHBOUND and
    Spain’s GHOST GRADUATION, visit TIFF Next Wave.

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  • Thousand Oaks revels in Indie Horror “CineMayhem” this March


    by: Samuel Zimmerman on: 2013-02-13 16:38:04

    In conjunction with Dread Central’s Indie Horror Month, the first ever CineMayhem Festival gets underway this first weekend in March, celebrating all manner of uncompromising genre.

    Writer Heather Wixson, who you can find tirelessly toiling away at Dread, has founded CineMayhem as a way to celebrate the past, present and future of independent genre filmmaking. The fest will run March 2nd and 3rd at the Muvico Theaters in Thousand Oaks, California and is set to include insane-o anthology THE ABCs OF DEATH, Paul Davis’ much buzzed short film HIM INDOORS and the latest from HILLS RUN RED director Dave Parker. Here’s the rundown, via release:

    CineMayhem’s diverse line-up includes advance screenings of two highly anticipated genre projects including Magnet Releasing’s visceral horror anthology THE ABCs OF DEATH and Breaking Glass Pictures’ mind-bending drama K-11 directed by Jules Stewart (Crank: High Voltage, Mortal Kombat).

    CineMayhem is also thrilled to announce that it will be hosting the World Premieres of ROADSIDE directed by Eric England (Madison County) and the latest short film from Ryan Spindell (Kirksdale), THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM, as well as the West Coast Premieres of two other short films- Paul Davis’ (Beware the Moon: Remembering An American Werewolf in London) HIM INDOORS and SPLIT THE CHECK by Patrick Rea (Nailbiter).

    Other feature films currently selected for the CineMayhem Film Fest include BREATH OF HATE by Sean Cain (Silent Night, Zombie Night), COLDWATER by Dave Parker (The Hills Run Red) and THE SLEEPER by Justin Russell. CineMayhem will also be screening several other award-winning short films including FAMILIAR by Richard Powell, KILLER KART by James Feeney and FOXES by Lorcan Finnegan as well as a few retro indie horror screenings to be announced soon.

    For much more, you can “like’ and follow the fest’s updates at the official Facebook

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