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 »
Fearful Features,Home,Movies/TV,News Trevor Parker
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 »
Fearful Features,Home,Movies/TV,News Michael Gingold
David Robert Mitchell has his finger on the pulse of American young people—and in his second feature, IT FOLLOWS, he stops it. FANGORIA spoke to the writer/director about his truly frightening new film, which begins its theatrical release this Friday.Read more »
Books/Art/Culture,Movies/TV,News Fangoria Staff
Awesome Canadian pop culture fan event Niagara Falls Comic-Con and its FANGORIA co-presented horror component, the FALLS HORROR FEST, will be rolling out on June XXX in beautiful Niagara Falls, Canada and will feature such celebs as Elvira, THE WALKING DEAD’s Scott Wilson, DAWN OF THE DEAD’S Ken Foree, genre film legend Charles Band and many more…Read more »
Movies/TV,News,Reviews Ken W. Hanley
Now, I’ll be up front: THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE is not a horror movie. However, the 1962 John Frankenheimer film is as close as a political thriller could be to being a horror film and a believable drama, carrying elements that are familiar to genre fans, including PSYCHO, THE DEAD ZONE and ROSEMARY’S BABY. And it also has the benefit of being genuinely scary at points, and thanks to a befitting Region B Blu-ray from Arrow Video, the time is ripe for revisiting this intense and unnerving classic.Read more »