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  • “YUREI: THE JAPANESE GHOST” (Book Review)

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    The first image that usually comes to mind when someone mentions “Japanese ghost” is the long-haired, white-draped, female spirit a la Sadako from THE RING or Kayako from THE GRUDGE. With their deathly pale faces and blood thirsty drive to kill all who cross their paths, they have become the standard from which many J-Horror spirits have been built from. But, did you know that they are merely the newest interpretation of what is actually a centuries old folk tale? Or that the modern appearance of these ghosts, or better known as yurei, was born out of necessity due to the poor lighting at early kabuki theaters? YUREI: THE JAPANESE GHOST explores the darker side of Japanese folklore, creating one of the first, modern English texts to thoroughly explore the intricacies of Japans’ beliefs on death, dying, and the afterlife.

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  • Q&A: Director Josh Forbes talks “CONTRACTED: PHASE II”

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    One of the more gruesome horror offerings of the last few years, CONTRACTED certainly raised a stir among fans of indie horror upon its release in late 2013. The film spread like wildfire over streaming services such as Netflix, and the divisive body horror flick rode a solid wave of momentum (and impressive VOD numbers) to CONTRACTED: PHASE II. Continuing the story exactly where the first film left off, director Josh Forbes looks to up the ante with the second film to make a bigger, badder follow-up than anyone could anticipate, and with FANGORIA screening the film in NYC this Tuesday, we caught up with Forbes to talk PHASE II, body horror and his future in fright fare…

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  • The Dreadful Ten: “MONSTER PARTY”‘s Top 10 British Horror Films!

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    On the latest episode of FANGORIA’s resident horror chat show MONSTER PARTY, hosts Shawn Sheridan, Matt Weinhold, James Gonis and Larry Strothe sat down with comedian Greg Proops to dig into the esteemed history of British Horror. Between the five of them, there’s nary a rock left unturned in the beloved genre exports of the UK, but for those looking for some true terror from Britain, where does one start among the many macabre titles in their discussion? Thus FANGORIA thought it would only be appropriate if the fab four of fear put together- in no particular order- their top ten British fright films of all time!

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  • Exclusive Trailer, Poster Premiere: Tom Woodruff Jr.’s “FIRE CITY: END OF DAYS”

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    Earlier this year, FANGORIA offered up one of the first reviews for FIRE CITY, revealing that Tom Woodruff Jr.’s first feature effort as director was a thrilling mix of monster movie and gritty, adult-oriented noir filled with excellent practical make-up FX. Now, FANGORIA has the exclusive first word on the newly retitled FIRE CITY: END OF DAYS, as well as fan’s first look at the film’s official trailer and poster!

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  • FANTASTICA Presents: The Killer At Your Doorstep, or Courting the Domestic Thriller

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    One of the scariest positions a person can find themselves in is one of vulnerability. To let someone into your heart, head, or home is an unnerving proposition, and one that can get very tragic very quickly. For every good thing that could come of such interpersonal exchanges, there are millions of horrible things that can occur as well. And it seems now more than ever we live in a state of constantly being on-guard and reluctant to all the messiness of human interaction; we text our friends and loved ones instead of calling them due to a fear of awkward pauses ,and place tape over the cameras on our computers because “you never know who’s watching.”

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  • Q&A: Elisabeth Moss and Alex Ross Perry Descend Into Madness in “QUEEN OF EARTH”

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    The horror lies just below the surface in QUEEN OF EARTH, which showcases a tour-de-force performance by MAD MEN’s Elisabeth Moss as a woman slowly losing her mind. It’s a piercing collaboration between Moss and writer/director Alex Ross Perry, who sat down with FANGORIA to explore the journey.

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  • FANGORIA Musick Welcomes Horror/Goth Band The Choke To Our Roster!

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    FANGORIA Musick, FANGO’s exciting, evolving digital music label, has just signed Oklahoma’s The Choke! Implementing harsh and haunting guitar tones, driving bass rhythms, danceable beats and a voice that will split your spine, The Choke is ready, willing and hungry to sink their teeth into the world. And to celebrate, FANGORIA is giving you the exclusive first peek at their sound with an exclusive promo video…

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  • Exclusive Clip: Jim VanBebber Documentary “DIARY OF A DEADBEAT”

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    There’s few modern exploitation filmmakers out there working today, and even fewer that are as successfully provocative as THE MANSON FAMILY director Jim VanBebber. And while VanBebber’s visceral ventures have long been detailed in the pages of FANGORIA and GOREZONE, fright fans both familiar or otherwise can get the whole damned lowdown on the filmmaker in Victor Bonacore’s documentary DIARY OF A DEADBEAT: THE STORY OF JIM VANBEBBER! Now, with the film having its World Premiere at The Neon in Dayton, Ohio, this Thursday, FANGORIA has an exclusive clip from the doc featuring a glimpse that the demented 8mm works of VanBebber!

    For those unfamiliar, here’s the official synopsis for DIARY OF A DEADBEAT…

    Jim VanBebber, an uncompromising, underground, outlaw filmmaker from Greenville, Ohio has become one of the most infamous and controversial American independent filmmakers of our time. VanBebber brought us such cult classics as DEADBEAT AT DAWN, MY SWEET SATAN, THE MANSON FAMILY, and many others. DIARY OF A DEADBEATis a documentary that follows his life from his early super 8mm films to his strange days in Hollywood. It features interviews with an eclectic group of artists such as Phil Anselmo (Pantera), Richard Kern (Trangressive Film Director), Nivek Ogre (Skinny Puppy), R.A the Rugged Man, Heidi Honeycutt, Stephen Biro, Damon Packard, Jessie Sietz and many more.

    The world premiere screening is open to the public and begins at 7:30 p.m. on August 27th; you can find tickets (only $5!) from The Neon HERE. Bonacore will be in attendance, granting the world the first look at this documentary that has been in the works for over five years, which is sure to be an interesting look at interesting individual in independent shock cinema. Check back here for more on DIARY OF A DEADBEAT here at FANGORIA.com!

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  • Toys of Terror #67

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    Welcome to TOYS OF TERROR, Fango’s weekly feature exhibiting the coolest horror accessories across the web. Whether you’re a collector, connoisseur or simply making your love of horror a family affair, these petrifying playthings are likely to impress even the most heartless horror fan. So if you’re searching for a ghoulish gift, look no further…

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