For those who subscribe to the notion that horror fiction thrives on brevity, the recent proliferation of small presses offering shorter tales of the uncanny for the equivalent price of a newsstand magazine is a welcome development. UK publishers such as Nightjar and Spectral have dedicated themselves to the chapbook form, and their success in finding and commissioning quality material can be measured in the number of these stories that have subsequently gone on to be included within the array of ‘Year’s Best’ genre anthologies.Read more »
Book and Comic Reviews,Books/Art/Culture,News Sean Hogan
Fearful Features,Movies/TV,News Michael Gingold
The true story of what happened in the infamous Amityville house is scarier and more compelling than any of the movies based on it—at least as told by survivor Daniel Lutz in MY AMITYVILLE HORROR. As the acclaimed documentary hits select theaters and digital outlets today from IFC Films under the IFC Midnight banner, we have exclusive words with its director below.Read more »
Movies/TV,News,Reviews Samuel Zimmerman
Were you a different person 45 minutes ago? Is it wild to suggest you may have been? At an age like 18, 19 or 20, a significant time of development and personal understanding, it might not be. Kids are ever changing, ever evolving and often, not so organically. They revolve interests, style and friends in an effort to grasp themselves and impress others. All the while, they hemorrhage mistakes and spew nervous energy with little time to understand what’s working and what isn’t. PLUS ONE, the latest from Greek filmmaker Dennis Iliadis (THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT), forces surreal reflection on the youth at a lavish house party, in a pop art-horror spin on one-night-can-change-everything teen movies.Read more »
Movies/TV,News,Reviews Michael Gingold
Rushed into its release slot today after Sony’s next-to-last-minute bumping of CARRIE to the Halloween season, THE CALL, which only began filming late last summer, feels neither rushed nor like a throwaway substitute. It’s an accomplished suspense/psychothriller in many ways, let down only by unfortunate lapses in the home stretch.Read more »
Movies/TV,News,Reviews Chris Alexander
Leonard Maltin’s 2.5 star review of Sam Raimi’s original THE EVIL DEAD in his pre-IMDB/Rotten Tomatoes printed reference book summed up the picture’s plot like this: “Five kids at mountain cabin chop each other to pieces when demons possess everything.”Read more »
Movies/TV,News Tony Timpone
UPDATE: Director to join “WALKING DEAD” star hosting FREE “SHADOW PEOPLE” NYC screening this Monday!
WALKING DEAD star Dallas Roberts will host FANGORIA’s free screening of his nightmarish fact-based horror film SHADOW PEOPLE this coming Monday, March 18 at 7 p.m. This special showing will be held at New York City’s Cinema Village (22 East 12th Street, off University Place). Besides playing Governor confidant Milton Mamet on THE WALKING DEAD, Roberts has also appeared in the genre films THE GREY, JOSHUA, TELL TALE and the SISTERS remake. In SHADOW PEOPLE, the actor plays a troubled DJ investigating dangerous nocturnal beings. Just announced: SHADOW PEOPLE writer/director Matthew Arnold will also attend the event and host a Q&A after the movie.Read more »
Contests,Giveaways,Movies/TV,News Rebekah McKendry
Freddy’s back and now on Blu-ray. The fine folks over at New Line Cinema just sent over one of those snazzy new A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET collections on Blu-ray for us to give out to one very lucky FANGORIA fan. This collection contains all 7 of the original NIGHTMARE films as well as over 3 hours of special features including some select episodes from the FREDDY’S NIGHTMARES TV show. This set is a must for any horror fan.
Synopsis- The ultimate NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET collection is here and for the first time in high definition. Featuring the films A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984), FREDDY’S REVENGE (1985), DREAM WARRIORS (1987), THE DREAM MASTER (1988), THE DREAM CHILD (1989), FREDDY’S DEAD: THE FINAL NIGHTMARE (1991) and Wes Craven’s NEW NIGHTMARE (1994), plus a bonus disc with extra feature content including an all new featurette ‘Fear Himself: The Life And Crimes Of Freddy Krueger’. Contains 7 movies on 5 discs (4 Blu-ray Discs for main features and 1 DVD for extra content).
Want to win this awesome collection? Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to put “FREDDY” in the subject line.
Please include the following info:
- Your name
- Mailing address
- Phone number
- Email address
Note- we are ONLY giving away the Blu-ray edition, so please do not email asking for a dvd copy. Thanks and good luck!Read more »
Movies/TV,News Michael Gingold
Has it really been 25 years since NEKROMANTIK first shocked and awed the international horror scene? It has, and we’ve got the details on the movie’s first U.S. DVD edition since Barrel’s release over a decade ago, along with the new cover art.Read more »
Movies/TV,News Samuel Zimmerman
Fede Alvarez’s remake of the Sam Raimi classic is being unleashed and by all accounts, it’s an unrepentant splatter show. Following the world premiere at SXSW, fans are being given another opportunity to preview the film with director and producers in tow at Anaheim’s upcoming WonderCon.
WonderCon, a member of the Comic Con family that’s ever growing goes down in Anaheim March 29-31, just one week before EVIL DEAD storms cinemas. Director Alvarez and producers Bruce Campbell and Rob Tapert have decided to announce their planned attendance on Saturday March 30. You can find that clip below, as well as a brand new excerpt from the movie that comes with seven years bad luck.
EVIL DEAD hits theaters April 5. Toronto Fango fans are getting an exclusive sneak of the film tonight and you can find much more from us on the reboot, starting with our cover story in issue #322 (on sale now), our exclusive audio interview with Alvarez and our talk with the cast.
Movies/TV,News Michael Gingold
Two cult-favorite psycho-killers from decades past are coming back in spiffed-up disc presentations, and the full contents of both releases have been revealed.Read more »
Fearful Features,Movies/TV,News Ken W. Hanley
As any true fright fan can tell you, horror and comedy go together like monsters and sequels, often bleeding into one another in such iconic genre offerings such as the EVIL DEAD sequels, SHAUN OF THE DEAD and GHOSTBUSTERS. Whether it’s an unexpected kill after an inspiration speech or the supernatural indulging in macabre mischief, few can argue that the subversive nature of both genres compliment each other with relative ease. Therefore, I welcome you, dear reader, to FANGO FUNHOUSE, a look into the co-dependent world of horror-comedy through those who know it best.Read more »