Eric England’s third feature taps into some very real terror: the consequences of even one regrettable choice in sexual activity.Read more »
Movies/TV,News Samuel Zimmerman
Fango Video,Movies/TV,News Fangoria Staff
In addition to our FANGORIA PRESENTS VOD/DVD lineup of new films (more info on the FANGORIA PRESENTS page HERE), our readers with Comcast will find a VOD folder called ‘FANGORIA’, that will feature both our current FANGORIA PRESENTS films and a monthly, themed selection of studio repertory titles bearing the moniker FANGORIA’S VIDEOCRYPT, curated by esteemed programmer and producer Zack Carlson.
March’s VIDEOCRYPT kicks off with “Gory Getaways and Vicious Vacations.” Carlson writes, “If you somehow survive the stomach-churning intensity of FANGORIA’s latest release AXED, then join us as we slash into 12 classic expeditions to the supernatural underbelly of the travel industry. From HOWLING 2’s Transylvanian she-wolves to England’s quaintly demonic DOLLS to the down-home southern comfort n’ cannibalism of MOTEL HELL, you’ll be having the time and/or end of your life on these Gory Getaways and Vicious Vacations!”
Here’s the full, fantastic roster of beloved staples and obscure treasures in our Comcast folder this month: AXED, DOLLS, THE BEAST WITHIN, BEYOND THE DOOR III, MOTEL HELL, HOWLING II: YOUR SISTER IS A WEREWOLF, THE BURNING, HIGHWAY TO HELL, SUPERBEAST, SLEEPAWAY CAMP III: TEENAGE WASTELAND, TROLL 2, ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU.
Check out the killer promo video above for a taste of what’s in store for our VOD customers in March!Read more »
Movies/TV,News Chris Alexander
In a dank industrial building just outside Toronto, a slew of talented people are feverishly working to revive the bloody legacy of Hannibal Lecter. The antihero of four best-selling Thomas Harris novels and five feature films, Lecter is as recognizable an icon of horror as Dracula, but until now, his face has been primarily that of Anthony Hopkins, who relished the role of the flesheating, cultured cannibal psychiatrist in the Oscar-winning THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, its berserk sequel HANNIBAL and the middling prequel RED DRAGON.Read more »
Movies/TV,News,Reviews Samuel Zimmerman
While not exactly the type of film where one ends up asking themselves just who the title refers to (that line is drawn pretty clearly), there is a unifying trait in the entire ensemble of Mitchell Altieri’s thriller HOLY GHOST PEOPLE. The past haunts, and subsequently seems to catch up no matter how deep you embed yourself in something else; be it snake-handling backwoods church, be it isolation, be it alcohol, be it whatever it is you can sell yourself.Read more »
Movies/TV,News,Reviews Shawn Macomber
Midway through the artfully rendered horror anthology film SANITARIUM, Dr. Henry Stenson—a fourth-wall smashing psych ward headmaster/tour guide portrayed with typical sinister-civil aplomb by Malcolm McDowell—confides in we, the audience, the following distillation of his life’s work: “The mind is unbelievably resilient. It can create whole entire fantasies to protect us from reality and blind us from the truth…The more unpleasant the truth, the more potent the fantasy.”Read more »
Movies/TV,News Samuel Zimmerman
DAY OF THE BEAST director de la Iglesia adds a tale of criminals and witchcraft to his frenzied aesthetic.Read more »
Movies/TV,News Michael Gingold
An up-and-coming actor-turned-writer/director has one horror feature debuting this summer and another rolling next month, both starring one of horror’s most beloved cult actors. Read on for details on both.Read more »
Fearful Features,Movies/TV,News Lee Gambin
A lot of artists are sometimes trapped by their race and/or their heritage; auteurs outside of America that make superlative and innovative films are often quoted as “French director” or “German expressionist” and sometimes these people would just for once like to hear “director” or “expressionist” as a sole description, leaving the nation of origin out. Race, for many of these artists, shouldn’t matter. And this was the case for Damiano Damiani, a versatile and groundbreaking filmmaker, who passed away March 7th at his home in Rome age 90.Read more »
Fearful Features,Movies/TV,News Kier-La Janisse
March 12th is National Alfred Hitchcock Day, and while suspense-savvy FANGORIA readers hardly need to be pointed to a top-ten of Hitchcock films, we thought we’d take advantage of the opportunity to revisit some Hitch-related ephemera that made its debut on the small screen. No, we’re not talking about the classic ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS – which ran from 1955-1965 and effectively cemented Hitch’s status as the first movie director to become a household name – but its less-celebrated rejuvenation in the 1980s – THE NEW ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS!Read more »
Movies/TV,News Kier-La Janisse
After being acquired after its World Premiere at last summer’s Fantasia Film Festival as part of its new Frontieres Co-Production Market, Chilean filmmaker Patricio Valladares’ Biehn/Blanc-produced English-language remake of his polarizing blood-soaked crime thriller HIDDEN IN THE WOODS has just tapped cult staple William Forsythe (THE DEVIL’S REJECTS) to play its crazy Uncle Costello. Thanks to Dread Central for a heads up on the official press release below:
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Contests,Giveaways,Movies/TV,News Rebekah McKendry
The FANGORIA office is crawling with SPIDERS. These eight-legged mutants are straight from outer space and are releasing on DVD and Blu-ray this week. Our friends over at Millennium pictures sent us over a box full of SPIDERS on both DVD and Blu-ray to give out to some luck FANGORIA fans!
Synopsis: Directed by horror veteran Tibor Takacs (THE GATE), SPIDERS centers on mutant spiders created by pieces of material from a disabled Soviet space station. With New York City threatened to be overrun, it’s up to health inspector Rachel Cole to prevent the Queen Spider from uniting with her eggs and creating a full on army of five foot tall, killer spiders.
Want FANGORIA to send you SPIDERS? Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to put “spiders” in the subject line.
Please include the following info:
– Your name
– Mailing address
– Email address
– Phone Number
– And let us know if you would prefer DVD or Blu-ray
Best of luck, and be sure to check out SPIDERS, releasing on March 12th from Millennium Pictures.
Book and Comic Reviews,Books/Art/Culture,News Svetlana Fedotov
There is a popular saying for those poor souls who, once passed on, have found that their worldly problems have followed them to the land beyond: “Death is only the beginning.” HELLBOY IN HELL is the very embodiment of that statement, as Hellboy now finds himself in the shallow pits of Hell and its city, Pandemonium. This comic marks the return of HELLBOY’s creator, Mike Mignola, who both writes and draws the new story arc. Since issue one dropped back in December, fans and critics alike have praised the sublimely dark series, recommending it to both new and seasoned readers. With a mix of heavy inks and a beautiful storytelling, this arc stays true to the HELLBOY mythos while adding another layer to already an epic tale.Read more »