As a general rule, love means never having to say “I’m gonna hack you up, stick your pieces in a lawn-sized garbage bag, drag ‘em across a long dark field to the scary-ass abandoned strip mall on the other side, and pass you through a doorway into the hungriest darkness you’ve ever dreamed.”Read more »
Book and Comic Reviews,Books/Art/Culture,News John Skipp
Movies/TV,News,Reviews John Porter
There’s a great scene in Tim Burton’s ED WOOD in which Wood is talking to a Hollywood producer after dropping off a copy of his first movie, GLEN OR GLENDA?. When the producer tells him that it’s “the worst film I ever saw,” Wood assures him that his next one will be even better. That is the enthusiasm of the independent filmmaker. They are driven to tell stories on celluloid, often without the benefit of a budget, a talented cast, or a clue. The results may turn out brilliantly, but in many cases the results are varying shades of crap.Read more »
Movies/TV,News Barend de Voogd
Artis, Amsterdam’s celebrated zoo, is commemorating its 175th anniversary this year, but Dutch horror-veteran Dick Maas (THE LIFT, AMSTERDAMNED, SINT) seems bent on ruining the party. Watch out for the hungry lion on a rampage in his forthcoming film PREY!Read more »
Columns,News Chris Alexander
The world of FANGORIA is a weird place.Read more »
Movies/TV,News Samuel Zimmerman
Sure, there’s a new motion poster for Kimberly Peirce’s CARRIE redo, but more than anything, I just want to know why this Keep Calm… trend endures.
As you probably know, the original Keep Calm and Carry On posters were one of a series of designs from the British Government’s Ministry of Information and produced by His Majesy’s Stationery Office to boost morale midst World War II. The Keep Calm design was never actually displayed for the public, but ended up rediscovered in 2000. Since, it’s become a pop culture display, utilized by almost every niche of fandom and the like, and while it hasn’t gone away, is certainly very, very tired.
But! Carry and CARRIE are homophones, and so it’s been used in anticipation of the Chloe Moretz-starring adaptation of Stephen King’s classic novel. Flashing are scenes specifically from her telekinetic prom mayhem, which if keep getting shown in trailers likely won’t have much of an effect on screen and calmness is exactly how everyone will keep.
You can see the poster at the CARRIE tumblr.Read more »
Books/Art/Culture,Features/Interviews,News Samuel Zimmerman
It’s the beginning of Memorial Day weekend and summer, however unofficially, is here. A season with special ties to horror, it is where the youthful inclination of exploration and reckless abandon meets undeserved punishment, and when you close your eyes it’s envisioned as converging in one place: Camp. Endlessly revisited through FRIDAY THE 13TH sequels, THE BURNING and what have you, camp is a kind of mythical space whose forest getaway is recognizable to audiences and conceivably not very far from their own cabin experiences, minus the kills. Well, until now.Read more »
Movies/TV,News,Reviews Samuel Zimmerman
It may seem somewhat off-character to feature German arthouse drama NOTHING BAD CAN HAPPEN in the (virtual) pages of FANGO, but despite the film’s title, something bad can happen, and boy, does it ever.Read more »
Movies/TV,News,Reviews Trevor Parker
Now that the flurry of passionate yeas and nays flung over director Fede Alvarez’s EVIL DEAD remake has subsided, it’s a good time to take a deeper look at one of the more heralded changes Alvarez made with his DEAD interpretation: the score by composer Roque Baños (THE MACHINIST, SEXY BEAST), just released on compact disc from La-La Land records.Read more »
Fearful Features,Movies/TV,News Alondra Rogers
In Kansas, there are few things scarier than a tornado or a basement.
Midwestern filmmaker Patrick Rea’s new horror film has plenty of both, and a little something extra too. It’s that last bit that a mother and her daughters find themselves facing during a killer storm in NAILBITER. Rea’s new feature is just the most recent work; he’s been making horror shorts for more than 10 years, and he’s just getting started.Read more »