With Brian De Palma’s cult classic PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE making its Scream Factory Blu-ray debut next month, we mark the occasion by chatting with actors Paul Williams and Gerrit Graham, presenting leading lady Jessica Harper’s reminisces of star William Finley and more. We’ve also got interviews with the writer/director and leads of the excellent new zombie romance/dark comedy LIFE AFTER BETH; actress Virginia Madsen recalling her days on CANDYMAN and THE PROPHECY; Katharine (AMERICAN MARY) Isabelle talking up her role on TV’s HANNIBAL; words from the filmmakers behind AS ABOVE, SO BELOW; a sit-down with the legendary John Waters; Debbie Rochon on her directorial debut MODEL HUNGER; James Franco discussing his soul-scraping new film CHILD OF GOD; and much more. Head down past the cover for the full details, and click here to subscribe to FANGORIA!
MINIFEATURE: RIP ROMANO ALBANI Honoring one of the greats of Italian scare cinematography.
INTERVIEW: PAUL WILLIAMS The beloved songwriter/actor gave the “Phantom of the Paradise” his music—and his nemesis.
INTERVIEW: GERRIT GRAHAM Where’s the Beef? In the pantheon of outrageous screen rockers, thanks to his performance. Plus: “Phantom” memories from Archie Hahn, Jessica Harper and Tom Burman.
INTERVIEW: JOHN WATERS The Pope of Trash found surprises on the road, as chronicled in “Carsick.”
INTERVIEW: KAREN LAM There’s no such thing as simple victimhood when she’s behind the camera.
INTERVIEW: KATHARINE ISABELLE In “Hannibal,” the “American Mary” star found a thrilling new role.
PREVIEW: “LIFE AFTER BETH”: JEFF BAENA AND PAUL REISER The writer/director and co-star talk the year’s best zombie film.
PREVIEW: “LIFE AFTER BETH”: AUBREY PLAZA She portrays a very different, very sympathetic, very funny living dead girl.
PREVIEW: “THE DEVIL’S MILE” What a long, strange and ultimately satisfying trip it’s been for filmmaker Joseph O’Brien.
NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND: “ANIMOSITY” Simplifying the production while telling a complex story was key to Brendan Steere’s chiller.
PREVIEW: “CHILD OF GOD” Busy as he is, James Franco took the time to craft a carefully considered portrait of misanthropy.
INTERVIEW: VIRGINIA MADSEN She was the early ’90s’ top horror heroine in “Candyman” and “The Prophecy.”
MINIFEATURE: SHAUN HUTSON The British shock author harked back to his country’s Gothic heritage as a Hammer novelizer.
PREVIEW: “AS ABOVE, SO BELOW” Descend into the death-suffused Paris catacombs with John Erick and Drew Dowdle.
INTERVIEW: SHEILA KEITH, PART TWO As the ’70s continued, the actress remained Pete Walker’s go-to crazy lady.
DIARY OF THE DEB: “MODEL HUNGER,” PART ONE Taking the helm for the first time, Debbie wasn’t starved for enthusiastic collaborators.
FIRST RITES “Paradise” never lost
POSTAL ZONE “Godzilla” is a smash
MONSTER INVASION Previews of “Suburban Gothic,” “Sharknado 2: The Second One,” “Comedown” and “Ten”
THE VIDEO EYE OF DR. CYCLOPS Reviews of “Ginger Snaps,” Criterion’s “Scanners,” “100 Tears,” “Afflicted” and others
MONSTER OF THE MONTH The Knights Templar from “Tombs of the Blind Dead”
DUMP BIN DIARIES MGM’s “ ‘Carrie’ Triple Feature”