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  • “MORTAL REMAINS” (Film Review)

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    Contrary to popular opinion, the term “low-fi” should never directly be synonymous with “low quality.” Whether it’s the means of a the filmmaker or simply the scope of the narrative that best suits the low-fi nature of the project, just because a project doesn’t have the glitz and finesse of a studio production doesn’t disqualify the film as “less than.” And if one needs any proof of this, they not need look any further than Christian Stavrakis & Mark Ricche’s MORTAL REMAINS, which excellently uses its independent means to build a believable mythos around a dangerous fictional figurehead.

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  • NYC! Win free tickets to Bernard Rose’s “FRANKENSTEIN” and “PAPERHOUSE” this week at Scary Movies!

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    CANDYMAN director Bernard Rose is coming to New York City to host screenings of his new version of FRANKENSTEIN and his little-seen nightmare thriller PAPERHOUSE on Thursday night as part of the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Scary Movies series, and we’ve got some more free tickets to give away!

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  • Toys of Terror #77

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    Welcome to TOYS OF TERROR, Fango’s weekly feature exhibiting the coolest horror accessories across the web. Whether you’re a collector, connoisseur or simply making your love of horror a family affair, these petrifying playthings are likely to impress even the most heartless horror fan. So if you’re searching for a ghoulish gift, look no further…

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  • FANGORIA Podcast Networks: On “THE RANTS MACABRE”, There Be “MONSTERS”!

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    As any horror fan can tell you, it’s all too common that a fright flick and its sequel be polar opposites in terms of content and characters. Whether it be ALIEN to ALIENS, TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE to TCM2 or BLAIR WITCH to BOOK OF SHADOWS, many properties in the genre tend to take a 180-degree turn when it comes to their proper follow-ups. And it’s certainly with that in mind that this week’s THE RANTS MACABRE operates, as hosts Darren & Mindy check out both MONSTERS and its universe-sharing sequel MONSTERS: DARK CONTINENT!

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  • Stream to Scream: “FRANKENHOOKER”

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    From what this writer hears and sees on a daily basis, many horror fans are turned off by what is being offered in the wave of modern macabre cinema these days. And while those fans might be a little dramatic and potentially a little blind to the excellent output on the independent level, this writer can agree that, in most cases, horror filmmakers just don’t make ‘em like they used to. Case in point: FRANKENHOOKER, the type of film that is both equally absurd and astonishing yet would never, ever be produced today.

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  • Q&A: Director Merlin Dervisevic on the Personal Hell of “CRUEL AND UNUSUAL”

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    Imagine, for a moment, the worst thing you could do to a loved one, which inevitably causes their death. Now imagine living it over and over again. Sounds like a bottomless pit, doesn’t it? That’s the scenario explored in CRUEL & UNUSUAL, the just-released directorial debut of Merlin Dervisevic, who discussed it with FANGORIA.

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  • Exclusive: James O’Barr says “CROW” reboot is a new adaptation, not a remake

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    At the Montreal Comiccon this past summer, Fango got a chance to chat with James O’Barr, comics creator of THE CROW, about the new screen version. Then news broke that Relativity Films, which was backing the reboot, was headed for bankruptcy—but with director Corin Hardy confirming here that the show will go on, read on for O’Barr’s comments about the movie.

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  • Exclusive Video Premiere: Mindless Self Indulgence’s “PERSONAL JESUS” Cover

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    Fans of horror might be familiar with the wild, reckless tunes of Mindless Self Indulgence, the nearly 20-year-old rock band that has shocked the masses to become one of the most divisive acts out there. And while lead singer Jimmy Urine has been more involved with the horror genre lately, churning out a creepy lullaby for THE HIVE and even performing on-screen for ALLELUIA! THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL, Mindless Self Indulgence has given FANGORIA the exclusive premiere to their most terrifying music video yet: their Satanic spin on Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus”!

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  • “DARLING” (Scary Movies Review)

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    When I was 24, I spent a month housesitting a mansion in Flatbush, Brooklyn. I was a young single girl, and despite having lived in or around New York most of my life, I had never really done so alone. The house spoke; it creaked and groaned with the cold. One night I couldn’t sleep, and I found myself curiously testing out the grand piano in the foyer at 3 a.m. The keys were dusty and the notes flat and mournfully out of tune—I felt a chill run through me.

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