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    TIFF Q&A: Producer Jan Harlan Remembers Kubrick’s “EYES WIDE SHUT”

    This Halloween, the fine folks at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) are taking over their central nerve center, the TIFF Bell Lightbox, to honor the legacy of legendary filmmaker Stanley Kubrick with a multi-tier exhibit featuring rare photographs and letters, original props and costumes, screenplays, production materials, and cameras from the director’s nearly 50-year career. 

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    30 for 31: “DEAD OF NIGHT” (1977)

    Like many great discoveries throughout history, I stumbled upon DEAD OF NIGHT completely by accident. I was actually trying to hunt down a copy of Simon Hunter’s DEAD OF NIGHT from 1999, and knowing how rare and expensive that film could be, I headed to my favorite video store in hopes of renting it instead of having to plunk down over $50 for a copy. I asked the owner (who is pretty much a living version of Internet Movie Database), if they had DEAD OF NIGHT (1999), and to my surprise, they had hundreds of movie called “Dead of Night”!

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    Phil Anselmo on Housecore, Horror and All Things Heavy

    When it comes to heavy metal and horror movies, there are few as well versed as Phil Anselmo. His many years fronting the likes of Pantera, Down, Superjoint Ritual and others has been the fuel that feeds the proverbial hellfire of his encyclopedic knowledge of all things loud, abrasive, bloody and terrifying. To celebrate these obsessions, he co-founded the Housecore Horror Film Festival, an unparalleled extravaganza dedicated to all forms of Hollywood’s bastard offspring. With its second installment set to wreak havoc upon Austin, Texas from October 23-26, Phil wants nothing more than to use the Housecore to share his compulsions from the grandest of stages – and he wants everyone to join him. 

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    Report: Mascara & Popcorn Film Festival & Body Horror Contest

    At the stroke of six p.m. on Friday October 17th, MASCARA & POPCORN’S Body Horror Contest commences. Short films will be shown and gory FX shown off, live performances, freak performances, all thanks to our Mistress of Ceremonies Florence Touliatos (Freaky Miss T) and crew. Winners will walk away with the coveted Golden Skull by audience vote for the best of the best for shorts. As Touliatos has put it, “the whole world has to come.” Well, there is your invite world, now get to it. 

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    30 for 31: “HALLOWEEN II”

    The Season of the Witch is upon us, ye olde FANGORIA readers! To many, Halloween means candy, costumes and creepshows of all sorts. But to the staff at FANGORIA, Halloween can mean something more entirely. Therefore, we present 30 for 31, in which FANGORIA recounts the cinema that most strongly represents what Halloween means to us.

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    Q&A: Writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa on the New “TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN,” the “AMERICAN PSYCHO” Musical, etc.

    Multimedia scribe Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has become the go-to guy for new, sometimes unique takes on popular horror properties. In this exclusive FANGORIA chat from last weekend’s New York Comic-Con, he discusses his meta redux of THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN, the status of the AMERICAN PSYCHO musical, his darker revival of SABRINA for Archie Comics and more.

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    Shadowvision: “THE BATTERY”

    Welcome to Shadowvision, a regular column in which Fangoria.com revisits modern horror films in black and white. The purpose is to analyze these films through a new lens, seeing if the classically informed viewing experience will give a new angle to familiar images. If you’d like to watch along at home, it’s simple: go into your TV settings and desaturate the picture completely, then adjust the contrast and brightness to fit either standard or high definition.

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    Fango Flashback: “FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VIII: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN”

    Listen, I know it’s “cool” to hate on FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VIII: JASON TAKES MANHATTAN. I get it. The “Manhattan” angle is gimmicky, or you have a problem with its logic, or you might be one of those horror fans who hate any FRIDAY THE 13TH sequel after PART IV. But if you think that justifies calling it a bad film, or if you’re even actively hating on JASON TAKES MANHATTAN, you are all sorts of wrong.

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    Q&A: “THE CANAL” Writer/Director Ivan Kavanagh

    THE CANAL is a film aware. Written and directed by Ivan Kavanagh, the Irish horror story doesn’t wink so much as it is solemnly knowing. Focused on a cinema archivist with fears of betrayal and inadequacy, THE CANAL (opening in theaters this Friday from The Orchard) is mindful and referential of the domestic horror films that came before it.

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    30 For 31: Jerzy Skolimowski’s “THE SHOUT”

    The Season of the Witch is upon us, ye ole FANGORIA Readers! To many, Halloween means candy, costumes and creepshows of all sorts. But to the staff at FANGORIA, Halloween can mean something more entirely. Therefore, we present 30 FOR 31, in which FANGORIA recounts the cinema that most strongly represents what Halloween means to us. 

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