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TIFF Exclusive: Pre-Belly Burst Shot from Mutant Musical, “BANG BANG BABY”!

You want weird? Then make sure you seek out BANG BANG BABY, Jeffrey St. Jule’s deeply, truly bizarre 1960s-set, live action cartoon/musical starring Jane Levy (the EVIL DEAD remake). 

Levy plays Stepphy, a small town girl whose dreams of fame, fortune and escape from her claustrophobic world are hampered when a toxic mist causes everyone in town—including her—to mutate into half-mad monsters. The great Peter Stormare (8MM, CONSTANTINE, DANCER IN THE DARK) also stars as her troubled, alcoholic father.

BANG BANG BABY is riddled with oddball, green-screened surrealist landscapes; arch melodramatics; dreamy, intentionally drippy musical numbers; and twisted special FX make-up designs. Really, there’s not much else like it, either at TIFF, where the film just had its world premiere or…well…anywhere.

FANGORIA has your first look at some of the more visceral shenanigans in store for poor Stepphy in the form of her very aggressive, soon to born and most certainly inhuman spawn. Yes, that’s Jane Levy’s belly. Aint it lovely?

Stay tuned to FANGORIA for more BANG BANG BABY updates as we get them and watch out for an exclusive interview with the lovely Levy in the storied pages of FANGORIA magazine! BANG BANG BABY screens Wednesday, September 10th and Friday, September 12th as part of the Discovery Programme at TIFF. For more, visit here.

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Chris Alexander

Author, film critic, teacher, musician and filmmaker (not to mention failed boxer) Chris Alexander is the editor-in-chief of FANGORIA Magazine. He got his first professional break as the “Schizoid Cinephile” in the pages of Canadian horror film magazine RUE MORGUE before making the move to FANGO in 2007. His words have appeared in The Toronto Star, Metro News, Wired, Montage, The Dark Side, Tenebre and many other notable publications and he appears regularly on international television and radio.

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