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  • “SHE KILLS” (Film Review)

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    The lowest of low-brow and as offensive as they come, SHE KILLS tells the story of a woman named Sadie who, on her wedding night, is attacked by a ridiculous gang called The Touchers. They murder her husband and assault her, but Sadie has been cursed by lucifer and is afflicted with something called “Devil’s Crotch”. Men find her irresistible, but once they come into contact with her, they devolve into crazed cannibalistic zombies. Using her newly discovered sexual power, Sadie seeks revenge on The Touchers and embarks on a journey of self discovery, with Jesus! And it is a lot of dumb fun, with plenty of crazy low budget blood and guts.

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  • “THE LOVE WITCH” (Film Review)

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    Horror homages are nothing new in 2016. So many of the greatest genre offerings in the past few years have been throwbacks to past decades, usually the ’70s or the ’80s. It’s an interesting reaction to the “horror is dead” statement that keeps trying to validate itself – filmmakers are returning to their roots, the eras during which so many horror icons were produced. Few of these films go beyond homage, though, to comment on the eras that they are meant to inhabit. THE LOVE WITCH is one such film.

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  • Exclusive Clip: Dark Sky Films’ 4K Restoration of “HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER”, Out Now!

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    To mark its 30th anniversary, HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER, recently underwent a 4k restoration for a short theatrical run a couple months back and is now available on digital platforms and Blu-Ray via Dark Sky Films. A full FANGORIA retrospective feature is imminent, but, first, today enjoy this exclusive clip and director John McNaughton recollections of meeting and casting the mighty Michael Rooker….

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  • FANGORIA Podcast Network: Darren & Mindy Offer Up Double Trouble!

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    For this week’s editions of THE RANTS MACABRE, Darren & Mindy offer up two eerie episodes, covering a slew of new horror, for better or for worse. The first episode offers up our demonic duo’s take on Bill Zebub’s DICKSHARK, as consequence for losing the Save Horror Halloween Showdown. Then, Darren & Mindy offer a second installment this week, offering their thoughts on Oz Perkins’ I AM THE PRETTY THING THAT LIVES IN THE HOUSE, as well as THE LAST EXORCISM PART II and PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE GHOST DIMENSION. Be sure to catch up with all episodes of THE RANTS MACABRE at the links below, as well as exclusive bonus episodes at their Patreon page!

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  • The Year in Horror, 2016: Ken’s Top 10 Horror Films!

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    As most people can tell you, 2016 has been fairly dismal, with deaths, hit-or-miss fare at the cineplex, and tense political discord affecting our pop culture landscape. However, in terms of the horror genre, 2016 has been a banner year, with excellent fright fare to be found across multiple platforms. From promising new filmmakers to the return of auteurs, 2016 offered a diverse selection of genre gems, and while new efforts from old masters were few and far between, this year has certainly set the path for the next generation of horror filmmaking hotshots.

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  • Q&A: Barbara Crampton talks “BEYOND THE GATES”

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    From her soap opera days to her iconic roles in Stuart Gordon’s RE-ANIMATOR and FROM BEYOND, Barbara Crampton has stolen the hearts of cinema fans in and outside the horror genre. After taking a break from acting, Crampton returned in front of the camera in Adam Wingard’s YOU’RE NEXT, followed by a string excellent fright films in the years since. Now, Crampton returns to play an ominous figure within a sinister video board game in Jackson Stewart’s BEYOND THE GATES. Always a friend to FANGO, this writer spoke with Crampton regarding the film and her great talent in choosing roles…

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  • Reel Gore Releasing Unleashes “THE ORPHAN KILLER” Next Week!

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    Reel Gore Releasing has been on a hot streak as of late, bringing several shocking terror titles to stateside horror fans in 2016, including MASKS, VIOLENT SHIT – THE MOVIE, and THE CURSE OF DOCTOR WOLFFENSTEIN. Now, Reel Gore is looking to send their first year out with a bang with Matt Farnsworth’s THE ORPHAN KILLER, one of their most gruesome offerings to date. In fact, the boutique Blu-ray distributor is putting out this sinister selection sooner than anticipated, hitting shelves next week just in time for the horror-days!

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  • Philadelphia! See Modern Gorefest “PEELERS” This Saturday for Free!

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    Earlier this year, Philly-area fright fans were offered one of this year’s most diverse and demented events with the inaugural Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival. With the indie horror showcase a rousing success, PUFF is continuing on with free screenings of upcoming independent scare fare in the months leading up to Year Two of PUFF. And in the punk-rock spirit of the festival, PUFF is rounding out 2016 with a graphic gorefest that mixes NIGHT OF THE DEMONS with FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, Sevé Schelenz’s PEELERS, which Philly horrorheads can catch for free this Saturday, December 10th!

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  • FANGORIA Podcast Network: Joe & Pat Devour “JEEPERS CREEPERS”!

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    The second episode of a jam-packed December, WE’LL SEE YOU IN HELL returns once again with Joe DeRosa & Pat Walsh discussing one of horror’s most controversial terror titles, JEEPERS CREEPERS. In this episode, Joe & Pat talk about the technical aspects and horror cliches of JEEPERS CREEPERS, the potentially uncomfortable subtext of the film, and the history behind the JEEPERS CREEPERS franchise and filmmaker Victor Salva. You can also check out Joe DeRosa’s SOME SEVERE SITUATIONS short story series, which you can find HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.

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  • “BLOOD KISS” (Book Review)

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    In J. Daniel Stone’s contribution to the excellent novella collection I CAN TASTE THE BLOOD, a deranged old eccentric filmmaker named Laurenz offers two young artistically-inclined, searching young men a wad of money to perform in what he promises will be an extremely outré motion picture—a negotiation which ultimately leads to the following exchange, worth quoting at some length:

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  • NYZ Apocalypse, Fringe Immersive Team For Holiday Horror Haunts!

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    Horror has always been a place to explore (and to some extent, exploit) trends, subjects, and social commentary. By taking all that is sacred and turning it on its head, horror inherently seeks to appeal to those who looking for thrills, on-screen and off. And in terms of the latter, noted haunt provocateur Fringe Immersive and popular Long Island horror hotspot NYZ Apocalypse are coming together for another controversial event, this time looking to bring holiday horror survival experiences!

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  • Event Report: RIFFTRAX Live Christmas Extravaganza!

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    No matter what generation you are from, everyone loves the MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 guys. You have the original fans, like this writer, who watched MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 in its first run, then you have those who discovered the later iterations of the show, such as THE FILM CREW with the Michael J. Nelson-era MST3K cast and then CINEMATIC TITANIC with Joel Hodgson’s MST3K camp. Currently in operation, there is RIFFTRAX, who offer both digital and Fathom Events-sponsored theatrical extensions, and the impending MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 revamp, headlined by NERDIST comedian Jonah Ray.

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