An ugly, unfortunate fact that all horror fans have to face is the depressing nature of death. Even though we all live and breathe a genre that revolves around death, the truth is that death is a something we all have to face at one point or another. And in terms of the iconic filmmakers and actors who helped foster the love of horror in us all, the next ten to twenty years will remind us of the fact in the worst way.Read more »
Home,Movies/TV,News Ken W. Hanley
FANGORIA Podcast Network: Podcasts Crossover on this “ALIEN”-centric Episode of “THE RANTS MACABRE”!Books/Art/Culture,Home,News Ken W. Hanley
With an cinematic entry in every decade since the 1970s, the ALIEN franchise has truly been one of the most discussed, debated and dissected film series in the history of horror. With directors such as Ridley Scott, James Cameron, David Fincher, Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Paul W.S. Anderson (c’mon, guys, he did EVENT HORIZON!) offering entries of varying reputation, there will nary be two fright fans who feel exactly the same about the ALIEN franchise. And with that in mind, THE RANTS MACABRE offers four differing opinions in the first part of their ALIEN episodes, featuring a crossover appearance from Dawn & Jen of the Women in Caskets Podcast!
That’s right: THE RANTS MACABRE hosts Darren & Mindy join the Women in Caskets to cover the first two entries in the ALIEN franchise, Ridley Scott’s seminal sci-fi horror film ALIEN and James Cameron’s action-packed sequel ALIENS. The frightful four gets into every nook and cranny of these horror offerings, from Xenomorphs to behind-the-scenes details and the indomitable Ellen Ripley. You can check FREE episode below, and you can revisit ALIEN/ALIENS on DVD/Blu-ray from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.
You can find the first ALIEN installment of THE RANTS MACABRE now on iTunes, Stitcher and Android users can add the RSS Feed into your third party podcast listening application, such as BeyondPod. Be sure to rate/review/subscribe to the show if you listen and follow/interact with THE RANTS MACABRE on Facebook and Twitter!
The FANGORIA Podcast Network is executive produced by Ken W. Hanley and Thomas DeFeo, and curated by Ken W. Hanley. For more information, press opportunities and advertising rates pertinent to the FANGORIA Podcast Network, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.Read more »
Books/Art/Culture,News,Reviews Svetlana Fedotov
Most readers associate the name ‘Dr. Seuss’ with goofy, wholesome fun about elephants hearing invisible creatures and hat-wearing felines trashing houses simply because it’s funny. His clever rhymes have been celebrated for decades by parents and their brood, despite the good Doctor’s notorious fear of children. But haven’t you ever wanted to see Seuss’s work a bit more edgy? Perhaps instead of adorable creatures doing silly things, those said creatures are off killing the world or spreading disease?Read more »
Movies/TV,News Ken W. Hanley
Two weeks ago, this writer wrote a Deaditorial about the problematic economic relationship between streaming services and the horror genre. And while that relationship is still a bit of a concern to this writer, news broke over the weekend exclusively via Variety that might point at least one service going in a genre-friendly direction as Amazon Studios has acquired Nicolas Winding Refn’s highly anticipated horror film THE NEON DEMON.Read more »
Contests,News Ken W. Hanley
FANGORIA fanatics! If you’re one of the thousands who follow us on Twitter, you’re likely familiar with our daily Caption Contests! Now, due to the overwhelmingly positive response, we’re highlighting the best entries of the week for the world to see! So without further ado…Read more »
Movies/TV,News Michael Gingold
Undying love sees one of its most gruesome expressions in NINA FOREVER, a SXSW premiere that has won plenty of fest praise, and is now heading for U.S. release.
Epic Pictures has announced that NINA FOREVER, written and directed by Ben and Chris Blaine, will open February 12, 2016 for Valentine’s Day weekend. The movie just received British Independent Film Awards nominations for Best Debut Director and Most Promising Newcomer, the latter for Abigail Hardingham, who stars alongside Cian Barry and Fiona O’Shaughnessy; it also took the Best Feature prize at this year’s FrightFest. The synopsis: “NINA FOREVER follows Holly [Hardingham] as she begins a relationship with her co-worker Rob [Barry], who is grieving over the recent death of his girlfriend Nina [O’Shaughnessy] from a motorcycle accident. Holly has fallen for Rob and is determined to help him though his grief. Yet every time they make love, Nina appears; tangled, bloody and still fixated on Rob. Holly doesn’t freak out and run—she can deal with the dead girl sharing their bed, their lives, their minds. If it’s what Rob needs, it’s what she’ll do, regardless of the consequences.”
“NINA FOREVER offers a strong alternative to audiences sick of the standard, overly sappy Valentine’s Day fare,” says Epic’s Patrick Ewald. “The film smartly mixes humor, horror and romance elements in a film that is surprisingly touching and thought-provoking.” Adds Epic’s Shaked Berenson, “Similar to IT FOLLOWS, NINA FOREVER appeals to wider audiences because of its subtext. Unlike pure horror films, it’s a relationship-horror story in which well-drawn characters drive the story.” Check out NINA FOREVER’s official website and Facebook page.Read more »
Books/Art/Culture,News Madeleine Koestner
I met P.H. in a parking lot while waiting to be blindfolded and put into the trunk of a car. This wasn’t part of a kidnapping, just the method used for entering an immersive haunted house named Nyctophobia. P.H. stared me down menacingly before breaking into a laugh and admitting he wasn’t there to kidnap me, but was attending the haunt as well, and introduced himself as the creator of another extreme haunted house called Dead Of Night. My interest was piqued; I’d heard stories of Dead Of Night from locals, and knew it had recently been named one of the most intense haunts in the country by The Raven & Black Cat. P.H. promised this was going to be the strangest year yet, but wouldn’t say anymore except that it was happening November 13th and 14th of this year. We exchanged contact information, and I convinced him to meet me for a chat the following week.Read more »
Features/Interviews,Home,News Fangoria Staff
Are you an aspiring horror filmmaker? Mesmerized by the tales of independent, microbudget fright flicks? Wondering how to stretch your dollar when it comes to creating your own chilling content? Then this latest podcast from the FANGORIA Podcast Network is for you, as the inaugural installment of SPLAT CHAT: ON D.I.Y. HORROR is here to give FANGORIA and GOREZONE fans a look into the truly independent world of horror while making you laugh, scream and beg for mercy!Read more »
Fearful Features,Movies/TV,News Ken W. Hanley
Welcome, FANGORIA Readers, to CROSSING OVER, our newest column that highlights the films, series and content out there outside of horror that is fashioned towards or pays tribute to our beloved genre. By shining a light onto these projects, FANGORIA hopes to open a world of entertainment perfect for fright fans that lies just beyond the borders of the horror community. So without further ado…Read more »
Books/Art/Culture,Home,News Fangoria Staff
For the first episode of November, THE HORROR SHOW is putting the Halloween season to rest with one of horror’s most tried-and-true traditions: THE SIMPSONS’ “Treehouse of Horror!” That’s right: our hosts Sean and Joe revisit two terrifying installments of the longest-running animated series’ annual Halloween special: the esteemed “Treehouse of Horror V” and the not-so-esteemed “Treehouse of Horror XIX.”Read more »