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    Q+A: Director Andy Stewart talks chunk-blower “DYSMORPHIA”, screening this weekend!

    Glasgow-based horror crit Andy Stewart’s debut short film DYSMORPHIA has been hitting gag reflexes all over the festival circuit since it premiered at Manchester’s Grimmfest last fall. Often paired with the Soska Sisters’ AMERICAN MARY, which shares its gruesome penchant for DIY surgery, DYSMORPHIA is something of a showstopper itself. A Man. A Room. A Decision; a modest setup, but one, I assure you,  you will not soon forget.

    Andy Stewart talks to FANGO about his transition from critic to director, the pleasures of body horror, and gives us a tease at what his follow-up plans are.

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    Fango editor Chris Alexander goes a “DEVIL’S MILE”

    Outside of sitting as Fango’s tireless chief, Chris Alexander is also a tireless macabre music maker and he’ll be doing just that in Joe O’Brien’s upcoming bit of crime horror, DEVIL’S MILE.

    The film, working with the classic criminals-cum-victims structure finds a trio of kidnappers who take an ill-advised detour en route to deliver their hostages, two teenage girls, to their mysterious and powerful employer.  When they accidentally kill one of the girls during a botched escape attempt, their simmering mistrust explodes into shocking violence.  But what they thought was their worst case scenario is only the beginning, as they are engulfed by the hellish forces that haunt the road, a road they realize they may never escape.  Now captors and captive must fight together to escape the monstrous forces pursuing them and somehow survive…

    “I always think of myself as a musician first, with my writing and now, image-making being an extension of an emotional connection I have to sound and rhythm,” says Alexander, who previously scored the Stephen King-based short ONE FOR THE ROAD and his own directing debut, BLOOD FOR IRINA.  “Having the honor to tackle Joe’s first film is exciting for me because he has always understood how potent music is in horror, how it can be just as, if not often more so, as vital a character in a film as the cast. Devil’s Mile is a dirty, claustrophobic and highly original genre flick. It’s been a joy splashing my sounds all over it, being able to articulate my musical impression over Joe’s very specific vision. Hopefully this is one of many more projects to come.”

    O’Brienm who’s written for both Fango and Rue Morgue, adds, “I’ve long been an admirer of Chris’s work as a writer, scholar and cheerleader for the horror genre, and I was a big fan of his album MUSIC FOR MURDER.  So when the opportunity arose to bring his dark creative sensibilities to the project, I jumped at it. We share a common language of horror movies and movie music.  I told him I was looking for something in the vein of the PRINCE OF DARKNESS score by way of PROFONDO ROSSO-era Goblin, and Chris just smiled and nodded and replied ‘You want a darker BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA.’  He’s a perfect fit for the film.”

    For more on DEVIL’S MILE, you can find its official Facebook here.

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    Exclusive: “WOMAN” and “JUG FACE” producer digs “UNDERTAKERS”—and Laymon

    Producer/director Andrew van den Houten of Modernciné has done a lot to bring literary horror to the screen, having adapted Jack Ketchum with THE GIRL NEXT DOOR, OFFSPRING and THE WOMAN and Brian Keene with the recent GHOUL. He gave Fango the scoop about a new book-based project he’s working on—and one he’d like to.

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    Q&A: Don Coscarelli on “JOHN DIES” & Independent filmmaking for 30+ years

    From the genre-bending head trip of the PHANTASM films to the inspired lunacy of BUBBA-HO TEP and now JOHN DIES AT THE END, Don Coscarelli has been a truly original voice in the horror wilderness for over 30 years. There was so much to talk about, but this one begins in much the same way these kinds of things always begin; we started with talk of the latest movie…

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    “ANTIVIRAL” (Movie Review)

    [This review was initially published out of the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2012, it is reposted below in light of the film's theatrical and VOD release.]

    Any film bearing the surname Cronenberg on its credit block will be of interest to FANGORIA, and ANTIVIRAL—which had its North American premiere at the current Toronto International Film Festival following its world premiere at Cannes this past summer—is indeed a Cronenberg joint. Specifically, it’s the first picture from David’s son Brandon. Does the apple fall far? 

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    Trailer: “SIMON KILLER” director puts you in “THE RED” with new short

    Borderline Films comprises the filmmakers behind artfully unsettling pictures like AFTERSCHOOL, MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE and most recently, SIMON KILLER. And while those films are already enthusiastically covered by the likes of Fango, it seems director Antonio Campos and collaborators Sean Durkin and Josh Mond are pouring effort into something more traditionally horrific: a short entitled THE RED. 

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