For this writer, the announcement that Showtime would be bringing back TWIN PEAKS last year was nothing short of a dream come true, if only for the idea that Lynch would return to the director’s chair (for nine hours of content), let alone to bring back one of the genre’s most beloved properties. Yet since the announcement, the updates have been few and far between: Kyle MacLachlan’s return was all but assured, and the return of Sheryl Lee and Dana Ashbrook was expected as well. Yet, on Friday, some rather off-putting news dropped from reliable fan site Welcome to Twin Peaks regarding the show’s return… or possible lack thereof.Read more »
Movies/TV,News Ken W. Hanley
Movies/TV,News,Reviews Ken W. Hanley
Considering the acclaimed French series from which it is based on, A&E’s THE RETURNED always has had a critical and commercial hurdle to jump. After all, the original series has taken on new life via instant streaming services and is beloved among both fans of horror and drama. And among many contemporary viewers, the chance that the show would stick too slavishly to its source material seemed unappealing in its own right. Yet even though the show has been sticking to it’s French inspiration , the performances on display are strong enough to uncover potential in the future of the series.Read more »
Books/Art/Culture,Movies/TV,News Ken W. Hanley
Going to Louisiana last weekend was not necessarily something I planned. In fact, last weekend in my New Jersey locale, I’d been planning on staying inside and avoiding the ridiculously cold weather and abhorrent snowstorms plaguing the area last week. Yet, when opportunity knocks in the form of a last minute set visit in anywhere but Jersey, I was more than willing to jump on the next plane out of town.Read more »
Fearful Features,Home,Movies/TV,News Trevor Parker
When scribbling out a short list of actors to best portray a lonely, emotionally exhausted immortal struggling to conquer his appetite for violence, musician and social critic Henry Rollins might not be the first name that bobs to the surface. Yet anyone who has followed Rollins’ 30-year career through his song lyrics, travel writing, poetry and political diatribes, will be well aware that isolation, alienation and unhealthy socialization are themes he wears tied boldly around his waist like a jujitsu black belt.Read more »
Books/Art/Culture,Fearful Features,Features/Interviews,Movies/TV,News Heather Buckley
Yesterday, Virginie Sélavy discussed the theories of S&M in film she’s covering as part of the courses at the Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies’ newly opened London branch. Today, she focuses the discussion on the man who literally invented part of that practice: the Marquis de Sade.Read more »
Giveaways,Movies/TV,News Michael Gingold
Classic Italian horror slashes and splatters across the big screen at New York City’s Anthology Film Archives (32 2nd Avenue at 2nd Street) later this month, and we’re offering the opportunity to catch “Giallo Fever” for free!
From Friday, March 20 through Sunday, March 29, Anthology and Malastrana Film Series are presenting The Killer Must Kill Again!: Giallo Fever, Part 2, a showcase of 11 rare screenings of 35mm prints from the Italo-horror giants. We’re offering a pair of tickets each to the following showings:
• Mario Bava’s BAY OF BLOOD (a.k.a. TWITCH OF THE DEATH NERVE)/REAZIONE A CATENA on Friday, March 20 at 9:15 p.m.
• Sergio Martino’s TORSO/I CORPI PRESENTANO TRACCE DI VIOLENZA CARNALE on Sunday, March 22 at 9 p.m.
• Dario Argento’s CREEPERS/PHENOMENA (pictured above) on Saturday, March 21 at 9 p.m. (with a raffle/giveaway of the new FANGORIA #340, featuring PHENOMENA cover stories!)
• Dario Argento’s FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET/4 MOSCHE DI VELLUTO GRIGIO on Saturday, March 28 at 9 p.m.
• Aldo Lado’s THE SHORT NIGHT OF GLASS DOLLS/LA CORTA NOTTE DELLE BAMBOLE DI VETRO on Sunday, March 29 at 7 p.m.
To enter to win the tickets, send an e-mail to FANGORIAScreening@gmail.com, and be sure to put “GIALLO” in the subject line and include your full name and e-mail address. You can enter for up to three screenings—but please, only for movies you definitely plan to attend if you win. Deadline for entries is noon on Wednesday, March 18, and we will notify the winners via e-mail by Thursday, March 19; tickets will be held at the box office in their names. Good luck; see a trailer for the series below and find out more information here.
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Movies/TV,News Michael Gingold
Chad Ferrin, director of such nightmarish fare as SOMEONE’S KNOCKING AT THE DOOR and THE GHOULS, is getting ready to shock you anew with the prison-set THE CHAIR, based on the Alterna Comics graphic novel. We’ve got the exclusive first look at the movie’s new trailer.Read more »
Movies/TV,News Fangoria Staff
Our pals at Hamilton, Ontario’s FRIGHT NIGHT THEATRE, have a howler of a double feature bill in store for fans. On Saturday, March 21st, Fright Night Theatre will be celebrating the werewolf genre with a hairy and scary double feature of modern werewolf classics: the man vs. werewolf horror-drama LATE PHASES followed by the hilarious Canadian cult phenomenon WOLFCOP. Sponsored by FANGORIA and SHOCK STOCK, they’ll be giving away monstrous prizes all night long, including free weekend passes to the SHOCK STOCK 2015 Horror and Exploitation Weekend (April 24 – 26, 2015). in London, ON.Read more »
Movies/TV,News,Reviews Ken W. Hanley
To this writer, there’s a certain satisfaction in knowing the direction that BATES MOTEL will eventually go, and the, dare we say, change in Norman’s voice that’s been teased in A&E’s previews for season three. But, BATES MOTEL still has to get there, and I have to give A&E credit in that the first episode of the third season is much better written than most of season two, especially in terms of the oh-so-uncomfortable approach to Norman and Norma’s familial relationship. And with strong writing comes strong performances, and luckily, strong direction, which all makes “A Death in the Family” a solid lead in with a promise of something much creepier.Read more »
Fearful Features,Movies/TV,News Heather Buckley
David Cronenberg’s MAPS TO THE STARS, out now in theaters, explores the topic of fatalism—sins of the father (past choices coming to a reckoning)—much like his previous A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE and EASTERN PROMISES. Novelist and filmmaker Bruce Wagner adapted his own book, and discusses the project with FANGORIA below.Read more »