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  • “THE LOVE WITCH” (Film Review)

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    Horror homages are nothing new in 2016. So many of the greatest genre offerings in the past few years have been throwbacks to past decades, usually the ’70s or the ’80s. It’s an interesting reaction to the “horror is dead” statement that keeps trying to validate itself – filmmakers are returning to their roots, the eras during which so many horror icons were produced. Few of these films go beyond homage, though, to comment on the eras that they are meant to inhabit. THE LOVE WITCH is one such film.

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  • Exclusive Clip: Dark Sky Films’ 4K Restoration of “HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER”, Out Now!

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    To mark its 30th anniversary, HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER, recently underwent a 4k restoration for a short theatrical run a couple months back and is now available on digital platforms and Blu-Ray via Dark Sky Films. A full FANGORIA retrospective feature is imminent, but, first, today enjoy this exclusive clip and director John McNaughton recollections of meeting and casting the mighty Michael Rooker….

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  • The Year in Horror, 2016: Ken’s Top 10 Horror Films!

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    As most people can tell you, 2016 has been fairly dismal, with deaths, hit-or-miss fare at the cineplex, and tense political discord affecting our pop culture landscape. However, in terms of the horror genre, 2016 has been a banner year, with excellent fright fare to be found across multiple platforms. From promising new filmmakers to the return of auteurs, 2016 offered a diverse selection of genre gems, and while new efforts from old masters were few and far between, this year has certainly set the path for the next generation of horror filmmaking hotshots.

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  • Q&A: Barbara Crampton talks “BEYOND THE GATES”

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    From her soap opera days to her iconic roles in Stuart Gordon’s RE-ANIMATOR and FROM BEYOND, Barbara Crampton has stolen the hearts of cinema fans in and outside the horror genre. After taking a break from acting, Crampton returned in front of the camera in Adam Wingard’s YOU’RE NEXT, followed by a string excellent fright films in the years since. Now, Crampton returns to play an ominous figure within a sinister video board game in Jackson Stewart’s BEYOND THE GATES. Always a friend to FANGO, this writer spoke with Crampton regarding the film and her great talent in choosing roles…

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  • Reel Gore Releasing Unleashes “THE ORPHAN KILLER” Next Week!

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    Reel Gore Releasing has been on a hot streak as of late, bringing several shocking terror titles to stateside horror fans in 2016, including MASKS, VIOLENT SHIT – THE MOVIE, and THE CURSE OF DOCTOR WOLFFENSTEIN. Now, Reel Gore is looking to send their first year out with a bang with Matt Farnsworth’s THE ORPHAN KILLER, one of their most gruesome offerings to date. In fact, the boutique Blu-ray distributor is putting out this sinister selection sooner than anticipated, hitting shelves next week just in time for the horror-days!

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  • Philadelphia! See Modern Gorefest “PEELERS” This Saturday for Free!

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    Earlier this year, Philly-area fright fans were offered one of this year’s most diverse and demented events with the inaugural Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival. With the indie horror showcase a rousing success, PUFF is continuing on with free screenings of upcoming independent scare fare in the months leading up to Year Two of PUFF. And in the punk-rock spirit of the festival, PUFF is rounding out 2016 with a graphic gorefest that mixes NIGHT OF THE DEMONS with FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, Sevé Schelenz’s PEELERS, which Philly horrorheads can catch for free this Saturday, December 10th!

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  • Exclusive Clip: “THE POSSESSION EXPERIMENT” Breaks Out The Talking Board!

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    At this point, any horror fan worth their weight can tell you that when a character breaks out a talking board, things are going to take a turn for the worse. But in Scott B. Hansen’s upcoming fright flick, THE POSSESSION EXPERIMENT, speaking to the dead is just the tip of the eerie iceberg. And with the petrifying picture hitting screens this week, FANGORIA has an exclusive look at THE POSSESSION EXPERIMENT, which you can check out below!

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  • Five for Frightening: Jerry Smith’s Top Five “PHANTASM” Moments!

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    It’s been nearly 40 years since PHANTASM scared audiences for the first time, unknowingly starting a franchise that would span five frightening entries, the last of which was this year’s PHANTASM: RAVAGER. With both bookending PHANTASM titles hitting DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow, December 6th via WellGo Entertainment, this writer thought he’d throw together a list of five scenes from the series that are particularly close to his blood-soaked heart. But be warned: there are spoilers from here on out, so unless you’re familiar with all five PHANTASM films, tread lightly!

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  • First Trailer for “THE MUMMY” Reveals New Universal Monster Universe!

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    After a banner year with studio, independent, and televised horror, 2017 looks to hold much petrifying promise as well. Yet for fans of the classic Universal Monster films, there’s been much curiosity- optimistic or otherwise- regarding the inaugural entry in Universal’s shared monster universe, Alex Kurtzman’s THE MUMMY. While the film has all the makings of the action-adventure blockbusters of Stephen Sommers’ MUMMY movies, fright fans have been wondering just how much horror would be on display in this reboot, and they’ve finally got a look with THE MUMMY’s first full trailer, which you can see below!

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  • Cult Epics Announces 25th Anniversary Screenings; “ANGST”, “DEATH BED”, More To Be Featured!

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    Earlier this year, FANGORIA shared the news of Cult Epics’ Indiegogo Campaign, as the lauded boutique Blu-ray distributor attempts to bring more transgressive terror titles from around the world to high-definition. However, this campaign also falls on the label’s 25th anniversary, and in support of the ongoing campaign, Cult Epics has set up a series of screenings this month to bring back these shocking cinematic cult classics to the big screen!

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  • Q&A: Actress Kika Magalhaes on “THE EYES OF MY MOTHER”

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    Even with the number of excellent horror performances coming out of the independent genre filmmaking scene in recent months, one certainly may have a hard time finding one as absolutely spellbinding as Kika Magalhaes in Nicolas Pesce’s brooding art-house horror film, THE EYES OF MY MOTHER. With a mixture between innocent naivety, amoral fascination, and predatory instincts, Magalhaes delivers a commanding performance that’s guaranteed to dig into your brain and leave you shaken. With the film now in select theaters and on VOD, FANGORIA caught up with Magalhaes about bringing to life a visceral villain you don’t see coming, and how her own personal darkness bled into that of her character in THE EYES OF MY MOTHER…

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  • Exclusive Deleted Scene: Humanoid Horror in Luke Scott’s “MORGAN”

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    Produced by Ridley Scott and featuring a powerhouse dream cast– Kate Mara, Toby Jones, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Paul Giamatti– Luke Scott’s directorial debut MORGAN delves into the potential dark side of our increasingly BRAVE NEW WORLD-esque existence, introducing us to a young not-quite-human girl bioengineered in a lab by scientists wrestling with the strange ethics of how to harness the power of a creation which, as the ad copy notes, “presents a mystery of both infinite promise and incalculable danger.” And, as one might guess from Jennifer Jason Leigh’s massive face trauma in the FANGO exclusive deleted scene clip below, this particular battle of the wills ain’t going so well for science at the moment. Humanoid Hybrid: 1. Eggheads: Zero.

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