• SXSW ’15: Exclusive “HE NEVER DIED” set visit with Henry Rollins et al.


    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.

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  • Q&A: Miskatonic Institute’s Virginie Sélavy Talks Marquis de Sade Cinema


    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.

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  • NY! Win free tickets to giallo screenings at Anthology Film Archives


    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.


    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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  • CANADA: Hamilton’s Fright Night Theatre Unleashes “WOLFCOP” / “LATE PHASES” Double Feature


    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.

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  • “BATES MOTEL: Season 3, Episode 1” (TV Review)


    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.

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  • Q&A: Screenwriter Bruce Wagner on David Cronenberg’s “MAPS TO THE STARS”


    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.

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  • Falls Horror Fest Offers Ultimate “FRIDAY THE 13th” Experience


    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…

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