No matter how jaded horror fans can be at times, there’s little denying the satisfaction true horror hounds feel in the return of cannibal fare in the genre. With HANNIBAL redefining TV (and FANGORIA #343) and Eli Roth’s highly anticipated love letter to classic cannibal fare, THE GREEN INFERNO, coming to theaters from BH Tilt on September 25th, not only are macabre man-eaters back in the zeitgeist, but they’re back in all of their grisly gory. And to commemorate the return of cannibal cinema, FANGORIA has decided to commemorate the various flesh-eating frighteners from horror history with this week’s Dreadful Ten!Read more »
Fearful Features,Movies/TV,News Ken W. Hanley
Movies/TV,News Adam Lee Price
‘Tis the season to be scary, and with Halloween quickly approaching, Hollywood Media Bridge production company promises to deliver gory tricks and treats right to your door. This October, genre fans can look forward to two new fright flicks set in the voodoo capital of America, New Orleans, Louisiana. With a V.O.D. release date of October 6th, both the vampire mindbender NOCTURNA and the apocalyptic NAVY SEALS VS. ZOMBIES are filled with suspense, horror, and lots of blood; a perfect kick-start to the horror holiday season.Read more »
Columns,Fearful Features,Flesh and Blood,Home,Movies/TV,News Ken W. Hanley
As any fright fan knows, the horror genre has a particularly salacious relationship with sexually explicit content. And while nudity so often goes side by side with decapitated heads and brutal bloodletting, there are also horror filmmakers throughout the years who made an art form out of the human body with an appreciation of our most lurid and lucid desires. And it’s with that macabre mentality in mind that FANGORIA is proud to announce our partnership with Mr. Skin for a brand new NSFW column that looks to provoke our minds as well as our more physical impulses, FLESH AND BLOOD!Read more »
Movies/TV,News Ken W. Hanley
The world of horror is a strange place at the moment. With video rental limited to $1 a day services like Redbox and most audiences taking solace in inexpensive streaming services, most existing horror properties are either opting for glossy, repetitive remakes or the increasingly competitive world of horror television. Meanwhile, so-called horror fans have taken to the internet to bemoan the onslaught of found footage films and sequels/remakes/reboots in the theater, only to ignore the myriad excellent independent horror films available on iTunes, Amazon and Vudu at any given time (and that’s if they choose not to illegally pirate the film elsewhere). So for anyone to claim they know the future for horror film distribution is speculative, at best.Read more »
Contests,Movies/TV,News Ken W. Hanley
While killer kids, vengeful demons, macabre monsters and more will be invading theaters this fall, there’s few films as highly anticipated among horror hounds than Eli Roth’s cannibal opus THE GREEN INFERNO. With a little over a week before the film digs its claws into theaters, 20 FANGORIA readers in the Miami, Florida area will have the chance to see the fright flick more than a week before audiences nationwide with a new, exclusive ticket giveaway to Eli Roth’s Fan Appreciation tour!Read more »
Movies/TV,News,Reviews Robert Danvers
As encouraging as the recent successes of STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON and WAR ROOM have been for racial diversity on screen, the fact that the stalker saga THE PERFECT GUY looks to win this weekend’s box office is even more positive, in a sense: It proves that an African-American cast can draw crowds to a film that otherwise has nothing else to offer.Read more »
Movies/TV,News Chris Alexander
Toronto After Dark celebrates its 10th year in existence this year and the celebrated fest has also just announced the first 10 films in what they hope will be their most diverse and delirious lineup yet. Included in the lineup are some of the most critically acclaimed and eagerly anticipated new horror, sci-fi, action and cult films from this year’s international film festival circuit. These 10 new movies will all have their Toronto, Canadian or International Theatrical Premieres hosted exclusively at the festival’s 10th Annual Edition this October 15-23, 2015 at the Scotiabank Theatre, in the heart of downtown Toronto.
Here’s the (admittedly awesome) list of contenders:
DEATHGASM (New Zealand) Toronto Premiere & Closing Gala Film
In the latest crowd-pleasing horror-comedy from New Zealand that’s taken the festival circuit by storm since its debut at SXSW, a group of metalhead outcasts unwittingly unleash a horde of vicious demons upon their sleepy suburban neighbourhood. Now they’ll have to engage in an epic duel of blood and metal with Satan’s hordes if they’re to win back their town.
TALES OF HALLOWEEN (USA) Toronto Premiere & Opening Gala Film
Acclaimed filmmakers Neil Marshall (THE DESCENT), Lucky McKee (MAY), Darren Lynn Bousman (REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA), Paul Solet (GRACE) and many more team up to deliver 10 wickedly entertaining tales of terror all set on the same hellish Halloween night. The huge cast of fan favourites joining into deliver thrills and chills galore include John Landis, Adrienne Barbeau, Joe Dante, Barbara Crampton, Lin Shaye and Barry Bostwick!
LAZER TEAM (USA) Canadian Premiere
Web series gods Rooster Teeth hit it out of the park with their feature film debut, a crowd-pleasing sci-fi action comedy. When Earth is threatened by an advanced alien race, the planet’s only hope lies in four morons, the self-proclaimed “Lazer Team” and some high tech weaponry that’s never been tested before!
NINA FOREVER (U.K.) Toronto Premiere
Winning rave reviews on the fest circuit, this twisted, messed-up, dark horror comedy from Britain is about a young man trying to start a new relationship with a supermarket co-worker while all the time being stalked by his very jealous, very dead, ex-girlfriend.
A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY (Canada) Toronto Premiere
A delightfully creepy, Yule-themed horror tale from the same talented team behind the GINGER SNAPS movies. Living icon William Shatner stars as local radio DJ Dan working the Christmas Eve graveyard shift, when all hell breaks loose around him in the snow-covered town of Bailey Downs. Santa’s having the most terrible night of them all, having to fight off an outbreak of zombie elves heralding the arrival of his evil nemesis, the monstrous Krampus!
TAG (Japan) Toronto Premiere
From the warped mind of acclaimed Japanese director Sion Sono (SUICIDE CLUB, LOVE EXPOSURE, WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL) comes a shocking, satirical, horror-action-thriller about three Japanese schoolgirls in the race of their lives as they try to outrun a mysterious malevolent force that’s brutally killing every girl around them.
LOVE & PEACE (Japan) Toronto Premiere
A wildly imaginative Japanese fantasy/monster movie mashup about a down-trodden office worker who aspires to be a rock star and his pet turtle who wants to grow up to be a giant city-destroying creature like Godzilla! Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind cinematic delight from the eccentric mind of director Sion Sono (SUICIDE CLUB, LOVE EXPOSURE, WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL) that’s rightfully winning Audience Awards!
THE DEMOLISHER (Canada) Toronto Premiere
A hypnotic, dark, award-winning thriller about a mentally unstable vigilante, The Demolisher, who deals with his personal frustrations by donning a suit of body armour and prowling the streets at night, delivering brutal justice to those he feels deserve it. The film’s atmospheric nocturnal city landscape is superbly enhanced by a fantastic synth score from Glen Nicholls aka Future Funk Squad!
SYNCHRONICITY (USA) Toronto Premiere
From Jacob Gentry (Sundance hit THE SIGNAL) comes another smart, dark, sci-fi thriller, this time heavily influenced by the noir ambiance of BLADE RUNNER. A brilliant young scientist tries to crack the secret of time travel whilst thwarting the advances of a sinister corporate leader (portrayed by fan fave villain Michael Ironside), while falling for a mysterious woman whose suddenly appeared in his life.
PATCHWORK (USA) International Premiere
A delightfully dark, Frankenstein-themed horror comedy about a re-animated corpse, made from the stitched together body parts of three murdered young women, that decides to go on a bloody quest to find their killer and avenge their deaths!
To snap up tickets and fest passes and to keep on top of all the TAD 2015 news, visit their official site.Read more »
Fearful Features,Home,Movies/TV,News Michael Gingold
Elias and Lukas, the dangerously determined children at the center of GOODNIGHT MOMMY, share a close bond, and so do the Austrian chiller’s writer/directors, Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz. FANGORIA spoke to the filmmakers about the movie’s true-life inspirations, casting challenges and more.Read more »