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  • Stanley Film Festival Announces Restructuring Plans; Will Relaunch in 2017

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    Over the past several months, this writer had heard chatter from some Denver-based horror hounds regarding the state of- in this writer’s opinion- the best horror-specific film festival, Stanley Film Festival; unfortunately, the chatter was not what this writer had wanted to hear. In the ensuing months, there had been ups and downs, with the peak being that the Stanley Hotel was to become a horror museum and year-round genre hotspot and the valley being that there was a good chance of the festival not running as planned in 2016. This morning, however, the future of the Stanley Film Festival was confirmed, with good news and bad news in tow.

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  • FANGORIA Podcast Network: “THE GIRLS IN THE BACK ROW” Experience The Wrath of “TOKYO GORE POLICE”!

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    For the fourth and final installment of their Japanese Horror series, THE GIRLS IN THE BACK ROW trade in the ultra-realism of BATTLE ROYALE for something much more bizarre in its bloodiness: TOKYO GORE POLICE! That’s right: both Kate & Tab experience Yoshihiro Nishimura’s surreal and perverse exodus into sci-fi horror with fresh eyes, and somehow live to tell the tale!

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  • Crossing Over: “STARSHIP TROOPERS”

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    Welcome, FANGORIA Readers, to CROSSING OVER, our newest column that highlights the films, series and content out there outside of horror that is fashioned towards or pays tribute to our beloved genre. By shining a light onto these projects, FANGORIA hopes to open a world of entertainment perfect for fright fans that lies just beyond the borders of the horror community. So without further ado…

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  • The Dreadful Ten: Top 10 Horror Prequels!

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    When initially approaching the concept for this week’s Dreadful Ten, this writer thought that assembling titles would be easy as could be. After all, what is the horror genre known better for than all manners of prequels, sequels and spin-offs? However, upon further inspection, finding gems among the many horror prequels is more of a frustrating endeavor, with most of the best prequels happening on television and/or as flashbacks in a sequel. Nevertheless, FANGORIA was able to dig up ten petrifying prequels that made the grade!

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  • “AVA’S POSSESSIONS” gets dated, releases Spirit Possession Anonymous video

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    A different approach to the demonic-takeover genre will be on screens soon courtesy of the horror/satire AVA’S POSSESSIONS. Read on for the release info and a look at a special promo video introducing you to a horrific recovery organization.

    Written and directed by ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE UNDEAD’s Jordan Galland, AVA’S POSSESSIONS world-premiered at last year’s SXSW Film Festival and also played at Montreal’s Fantasia, and arrives in theaters and on VOD from Momentum Pictures March 4. It stars Louisa Krause in the title role, along with GIRLS’ Jemima Kirke, Alysia Reiner, Deborah Rush and genre veterans Carol Kane (WHEN A STRANGER CALLS), William Sadler (TALES FROM THE CRYPT: DEMON KNIGHT, THE MIST), Whitney Able (ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE, MONSTERS), Lou Taylor Pucci (EVIL DEAD, SPRING) and Dan Fogler (HELLBENDERS, TV’s HANNIBAL). The synopsis: “Ava Dobkins [Krause] is recovering from demonic possession. With no memory of the past month, she is forced to attend a Spirit Possession Anonymous support group. As Ava struggles to reconnect with her friends, get her job back and figure out where the huge bloodstain in her apartment came from, she’s plagued by nightmarish visions—the demon is trying to come back.” Learn more about AVA’S POSSESSIONS on Facebook.

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  • Contest: Win “FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON” on Blu-ray!

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    When fright fans lauded and tuned into the first season of El Rey Network’s inaugural original program, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES, Robert Rodriguez pulled out all the stops for season two. In addition to the returning cast that included D.J. Cotrona, 2015 Chainsaw Award nominee Zane Holtz, Eiza Gonzalez, Jesse Garcia, Madison Davenport, Brandon Soo Hoo, Wilmer Valderrama and Jake Busey, the second season saw the addition of Esai Morales, Jeff Fahey and Rodriguez vet Danny Trejo as well as a varied list of guest stars ranging from Demi Lovato to Gary Busey. And with big names also came bigger, bloodier action, and for those who missed it during its run, FANGORIA has a chance for five lucky fans to win FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON on stunning Blu-ray!

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  • Angus Scrimm, Remembered: Gigi Bannister

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    With the passing of horror icon Angus Scrimm earlier in January, FANGORIA is dedicating this month to the memory of our dear friend. We have reached out to several of those who knew Angus well to share their memories of the extraordinary actor. Scrimm’s PHANTASM phranchise co-star Reggie Bannister shared his thoughts yesterday; now, we present parting words from his wife Gigi.

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  • FANGORIA Podcast Network: Joe & Pat Go Crazy For “THE SHINING” on “WE’LL SEE YOU IN HELL”!

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    There’s been many milestones so far in the history of Joe DeRosa and Patrick Walsh’s WE’LL SEE YOU IN HELL Podcast. There was the show’s inaugural episode back in August, then the first live episode at Mile High Horror in October and the first episode of the new year last week. Now, WE’LL SEE YOU IN HELL is back on track with another milestone, as the gruesome twosome deliver their most epic episode to date with an extra-long commentary for Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING!

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