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  • “THE STUFF” (Blu-ray Review)

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    It’s not entirely unimaginable that a college student could write a brilliant paper about THE STUFF for any number of elective courses necessary to earn a Communications degree. Sociology, advertising… But for all the very real American problems writer/director Larry Cohen addresses in the 1985 film—as he had done before and would continue to do afterward—the fact is that the man essentially made a truly fantastic hoot.

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  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes clip: Teddy scare in “KRAMPUS”

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    Among the evil-toy minions of the anti-Claus in KRAMPUS, one of the most memorable is the monstrous teddy bear, and we’ve got an exclusive excerpt from the movie’s disc release revealing how it was created.

    In KRAMPUS, just out on Blu-ray and DVD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment, the teddy is one of a sack full of vicious playthings besieging a dysfunctional family on Christmas Eve, all under the sway of the legendary Yuletide demon (see our review here). Michael Dougherty directed the film from a script he wrote with Todd Casey and Zach Shields, and the cast is headed by Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Emjay Anthony and Conchata Ferrell. The complete list of disc extras:

    KRAMPUSEXCTEDDYCLIPNEWS• Audio commentary by director/co-writer Michael Dougherty and co-writers Todd Casey & Zach Shields
    • Alternate ending
    • Deleted scenes
    • Extended scenes
    • Gag reel
    • “The Naughty Ones: Meet The Cast”: At the center of this crazed story, filled with horrifying creatures and massive setpieces, are some of the funniest and most talented actors working today. This piece shines a light on the cast of KRAMPUS as they share their experiences making this movie
    • Galleries: Still Images from the set

    Exclusive to the Blu-ray:
    • “Krampus and His Minions”: In this exclusive feature, see how Krampus and his twisted underlings gave the visual-FX superstars at Peter Jackson’s New Zealand-based Weta Workshop some creative and technical challenges. Viewers will have an insider look at how Krampus and his evil minions were created and executed
    • “Practical Danger”: Stunt Coordinator Rodney Cook walks viewers through how the film’s thrilling stunts were done live on set while facing challenges with the creatures, children and set design
    • “Inside the Snowglobe: Production Design”: Filming almost entirely on soundstages in the middle of summer in New Zealand, the art department and special FX team had to pull out all of their tricks to create sets that were realistic, ready for stunts and practical FX, all while creating the look of a winter wonderland
    • “Behind the Scenes at Weta Workshop: KRAMPUS”: Go behind the scenes at the world-famous Weta Workshop to see how they brought the amazing KRAMPUS creatures to life
    • “Dougherty’s Vision”: In this featurette, director Michael Dougherty, along with the film’s cast and crew, reveal how his approach informed the tone, pacing, humor and performances of KRAMPUS

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  • FANGORIA Musick Announces Exclusive Texas Frightmare Weekend Merch!

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    With only two days before the wicked festivities of Texas Frightmare Weekend kick off at the Hyatt Regency DFW in Dallas, FANGORIA is getting ready to offer up some macabre merchandise at the FANGORIA booth (while supplies last). But while FANGORIA will be importing some demented collectibles from FANGO HQ (as well as posters from Vertical Entertainment), FANGORIA Musick is excited to announce their exclusive Texas Frightmare Weekend merchandise!

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  • FANGORIA Podcast Network: “THE HORROR SHOW” is invaded by “KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE”!

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    While horror fans high and low will sing the praises of the genre’s most essential films- JAWS, ROSEMARY’S BABY, THE EXORCIST, THE SHINING-, each fright fan has their own assembly of guilty pleasures as well. Whether it’s otherwise maligned scare fare or a campy oddity that you’ll defend tooth-and-nail, our taste as horrorheads inform our unique affection for the odd films out of the genre. And with that in mind, THE HORROR SHOW embarks in a 2-part episode on our horror host’s guiltiest pleasures, with Sean & Joe kicking it off with KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE!

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  • Tom Savini, Marko Zaror & More Join “FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES”!

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    While FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES has given Robert Rodriguez and his El Rey Network compadres the chance to expand and build upon the original film’s mythology, the program has also offered Rodriguez a chance to cast fantastic seasoned character actors in colorful, often-crazy roles. From Don Johnson to Esai Morales to William Sadler and even Danny Trejo, FROM DUSK THE DAWN: THE SERIES’ cast keeps accumulating badass cast members left and right. Now, El Rey Network has announced four new names joining FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES’ third season, including a few familiar faces to the Rodriguez canon!

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  • Exclusive Entertainment Earth Giveaway: Celebrate Alien Day with An “ALIENS” Power Loader Replica!

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    Twelve weeks ago, FANGORIA surprised our readership with announcement of our partnership with the exceptional online marketplace Entertainment Earth to provide weekly giveaways of chilling collectibles. And with the sun setting on our latest contest, FANGO and EE have our next gruesome giveaway all ready for your petrifying participation!

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  • “TWIN PEAKS” Revival Offers Massive, Star-Studded Full Cast Announcement!

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    In the past two years since the TWIN PEAKS revival was announced (as well as its rocky road to development), the few bits of casting speculation floating around the trades posited that Showtime’s third season would be somewhat of a career retrospective for David Lynch, with cast members from BLUE VELVET, WILD AT HEART, LOST HIGHWAY, MULHOLLAND DRIVE and more making their way into the series. However, no one could have guessed that TWIN PEAKS’ return would be as massive as it appears, as Deadline revealed the full cast line-up, which features collaborators new and old!

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  • The Dreadful Ten: 10 Horror Films for Science Fans!

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    One common misconception about the horror genre is that, due to their reliance on emotional response, they’re somehow intellectually weaker than standard dramatic cinema. Though that could be attributed to the amount of scare fare out there, having outproduced almost every comparative genre in the industry, there are certainly a good amount of horror films for the more scientific minds out there. So for this week’s Dreadful Ten, FANGORIA offers up 10 horror films best suited for science lovers!

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  • Q&A: Filmmaker Jeremy Saulnier on “GREEN ROOM,” Punk Inspirations and Patrick Stewart

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    Writer/director Jeremy Saulnier is poised for his first mainstream hit when GREEN ROOM goes into theaters nationwide this Friday—even though it’s as aggressive and confrontational as independently made genre films get. Saulnier spoke to FANGORIA about how it came together, the film’s basis in real life and his star Patrick Stewart.

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