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Taboo Tuesday is an exploration of some of the most outré sides of horror cinema.
In the previous entry, we speculated that one of horror’s most reviled offshoots may be poised to enter the mainstream, perhaps to the detriment of the genre’s role as an irritant to mainstream moral hypocrisy. The Walking Dead may well have paved the way for mass audiences to embrace the cannibal film, but it can’t possibly prepare one for the queasy thrill of necrophilia on film.
Jörg Buttgereit’s Nekromantic, perhaps the best-known and most widely-seen example of this micro-genre (there’s even a sequel), recently received the Blu-ray treatment after years out of print on DVD. It’s an odd choice given the film was originally shot on Super-8 (and benefits from the sheen of grittiness it adds) but also a testament to the film’s enduring power.
For this second, »
- Steven Fouchard
If there’s one band anyone with a penchant for guitar-based music needs to keep their eye on it’s Alter Bridge. With a weekend-dominating set at Download (underneath Aerosmith no less) now in the rear-view mirror, they’ve been touring new album Fortress relentlessly – or as relentlessly as you can when your frontman also helps front Slash & The Conspirators.
Such is the life that singer Myles Kennedy, guitarist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall and drummer Scott Philips lead in 2014, although it seems they couldn’t be happier. With the former currently only seeing his hometown for a few weeks a year, Tremonti recording a followup to his bone-powderingly heavy solo album, Marshall keeping busy teaching bass on tour and Flip (hopefully) working on a second Projected album, the band rarely seem to see any downtime.
Over the years they’ve amassed one hell of a fanbase too, becoming »
- Scott Tailford
Fangoria’s new digital download-only label, Fangoria Musick aims to provide our readers with the ideal background to reading our mag and website, with a landscape of fantastic, dark, cinematic music. It started with a free download of editor Chris Alexander’s own experimental dark music album Beyond The Darkness: An Audio Nightmare and continued with Werewolves in Siberia’s […] »
- Samuel Zimmerman
The following contains spoilers from this Sunday’s episode of Penny Dreadful.
Showtime’s Penny Dreadful certainly has its own share of patchwork monsters, but if Sunday’s episode proved anything, it’s that the real monsters look quite human.
Related Showtime’s Penny Dreadful Renewed for (Bigger!) Season 2
Rosemary’S Crazy | It would appear that Vanessa’s calmed down somewhat since last week’s “spinning” episode, as she lies back and ruminates about beauty and death (“To be beautiful is to be almost dead, isn’t it?”) while Malcolm looks unsure whom or what he’s dealing with. When he does speak with her, »
Showtime is ready to rock.
The pay cabler has picked up Roadies, a comedy pilot penned by Oscar winner Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous) and chronicling the day-to-day life of a successful rock tour as seen through the eyes of the unsung background players – the crew members who help get the show on the road.
Crowe — whose Almost Famous similarly offered a behind-the-scenes look at touring life — will write and will direct the one-hour pilot (which in success will spawn a half-hour series), while Winnie Holzman (My So-Called Life) will serve as showrunner. »
Lizzy Caplan is terrified — and she is very much hoping to stay that way.
As the female lead of Showtime’s Masters of Sex, TV’s erstwhile go-to gal for snark and sass took a big swing to portray human sexuality pioneer Virginia Johnson opposite Michael Sheen’s Dr. William Masters. The venture led the actress down strange, new (and yes, “terrifiying”) roads, yet she met the challenge every step of the way, and thus far has earned a Critics Choice Award nomination for her efforts.
With Emmy Award season on the horizon, TVLine spoke with Caplan about the joy »
Fangoria’s new digital download-only label, Fangoria Musick is live and amassing a library of great, dark, cinematic music. It started with a free download of editor Chris Alexander’s own experimental dark music album Beyond The Darkness: An Audio Nightmare and continued with Werewolves in Siberia’s Dawn Of The Flesheaters here.We now are proud to announce our third signed […] »
- Chris Alexander
Last week, Fangoria announced the soft-launch of our new digital download-only label, Fangoria Musick, with a free download of editor Chris Alexander’s own experimental dark music album Beyond The Darkness: An Audio Nightmare. We’re now thrilled to announce the second act added to the Fangoria Musick roster: Werewolves in Siberia! Electronic musician (and horror fan) Chris Cavoretto’s Werewolves In Siberia […] »
- Samuel Zimmerman
The health of WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan has been a huge concern for WWE ever since his neck surgery two weeks ago. As we have reported a number of times, the surgery was considered minor and based on new reports from F4WOnline.com, it appears as though he is going to return to in-ring competition in June.
Bryan was supposed to defend the WWE World Heavyweight Title against Kane in a Buried Alive match at Payback this Sunday. Obviously that’s not happening since Bryan is still out, but this new report states that the match is still scheduled to take place and the June 29 Money in the Bank PPV is where it will probably happen.
In addition to the likely match at Money in the Bank, Bryan is advertised in a dark match main event at the Pittsburgh Smackdown tapings on June 24th in »
- John Canton
Fangoria is excited to announce the birth of Fangoria Musick, our very own digital download record label. To celebrate the launch, we’re offering our very first title, Beyond The Darkness: An Audio Nightmare—composed by Fango editor Chris Alexander—for free! “Beyond The Darkness” is a long playing, free-form landscape of experimental, drone heavy electronic music, recorded using […] »
- Fangoria Staff
This past week of WWE TV saw The Shield defeat Evolution at Extreme Rules and then the next night on Raw, Evolution returned the favor with a beatdown of The Shield to end the night. It was their way of saying that the rivalry isn’t over.
A new report from PWInsider has confirmed the plans that WWE is building to another showdown between The Shield and Evolution at the June 1 Payback event in Chicago.
What isn’t known at this time is what kind of match will they have. WWE could opt for doing another 3 on 3 tag team match with a possible stipulation thrown in like a Chicago Street Fight. If they did another regular match again it would feel too repetitive. We know WWE likes repeating themselves a lot, but if they’re going to build up this rivalry for another month then it would be »
- John Canton
The Buried Alive match is something that WWE started doing back in 1996. It’s a match designed for The Undertaker because as an Undertaker we’re supposed to think he buries people. Since pro wrestling is silly, we also have to think that he’s willing to bury people alive in the context of a wrestling match.
It’s hard to know if fans think these matches are popular because they really haven’t done a lot of them. There are just five of them that have been televised with four taking place on PPVs most recently in 2010 and one on Smackdown in 1999.
The idea behind the match is that you have to beat up your opponent so bad that you literally knock the guy out to the point that you can dump him in a pit of dirt set up by the entrance. In most of these matches, »
- John Canton
Extreme Rules 2014 is officially in the books, and overall it was a rather nice PPV broadcast. From the surprisingly good pre-show WeeLC match featuring Hornswoggle and El Torito, through the epic Shield/Evolution showdown, and the brutal Daniel Bryan/Kane matchup, Extreme Rules hit almost on all cylinders. And while it didn’t wrap up the storylines that they needed to move along from, it did provide for some great pay per view entertainment.
That brings us to last night’s edition of Raw. What a mixed bag of retreaded material and mid-card mayhem! It appears as though as we head towards the now-aptly titled Payback PPV, we are going to be in for more of the same: there are rumblings of a Daniel Bryan/Kane Casket or Buried Alive Match, Cena and Wyatt Part 3, and another Triple Threat Match for The Shield and Evolution. All are expected rematches, »
- JD Shrader
Instead, WWE will run another Shield vs Evolution match, meaning Batista will be with the company until at least the first week of June. This isn’t the only Extreme Rules rematch we will see at Payback, Daniel Bryan will again battle Kane, this time in a Buried Alive match.
Batista’s unwillingness to work with Bryan has undoubtedly hurt the June pay-per-view. Do we really want to see rematches? No, fans are engaged by new content. Batista vs Bryan would have been a huge main event, two big name stars who would have delivered a high stakes battle. That was the match Vince McMahon wanted to do but Batista was negative on it.
Batista’s reluctance to work against Bryan led to heavy speculation on Monday that he »
- Grahame Herbert
Vince McMahon’s original plan was Batista vs Bryan as the Payback main event but with Batista unhappy and looking to take time off, the contingency plan for Kane vs Bryan was firmly put into place at Extreme Rules. Last night’s event featured Batista jobbing to The Shield and Kane sitting up after his loss to Bryan to close the show with his pyro and an intimidating stare. WWE booked this as the last scene because they felt it they needed that direction with another Kane match in mind.
- Grahame Herbert
Giallo films have been a part of our beloved genre’s landscape for decades now and it’s safe to say that one of the reasons these films have endured is due to their remarkable musical scores. Italian progressive rock band Goblin, who worked on such classics as Dario Argento’s Suspiria, Deep Red, Profondo Russo, Tenebre, and George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, toured the Us for the very first time last fall and is heading back to the States this spring for another incredible tour.
To celebrate their return, Daily Dead recently chatted with band member and iconic musician Maurizio Guarini about what fans can expect for this second tour. Guarini, who has been with Goblin off-and-on (mostly on though) over the last few decades in addition to working with other musicians on projects like The Beyond, City of the Living Dead and the original Patrick, »
- Heather Wixson
Just so that we know "Lindsay" (Sundays at 9:00 p.m. on Own) is not a trashy reality show, somber black-and-white text greets us to set the stage. On July 30, 2013, Lindsay Lohan ended her 90-day stint in rehab. Four days later, she began filming this show. About two minutes after that, she started a deeply sublimated quest to make her handlers, sycophants and slave labor intensely crazy by stirring up drama in the most mundane tasks you can imagine. I half expected to see Lindsay arguing with the coin slots at the laundromat, but we can all assume Linsday does not do her own laundry. At first, though, it's the calm before the storm. Lindsay is looking for an apartment in New York City, so she drives from one location to another while her minions remind her what she's doing and where she is and one suck-up pal tries to »
- Liane Bonin Starr
“Parks and Recreation” thesp Aziz Ansari has signed with CAA. Apa will continue to rep him for comedy touring.
In addition to NBC’s “Parks and Rec,” Ansari recently debuted his third comedy special “Buried Alive” on Netflix. He remains active on the standup circuit and will resume his “Modern Romance” tour in multiple cities across the U.S. this month.
Additionally, Ansari has inked a deal with Penguin Press to write a book about technology has changed the dating process. It’s due out next year.
He continues to be repped by 3 Arts and attorney Jared Levine.
- Justin Kroll
CAA has signed actor, writer, and comedian Aziz Ansari, who co-stars in NBC’s Parks And Recreation. The actor, who had been at UTA, just opened his third Netflix hourlong stand-up special Buried Alive, and resumes touring next month. Anzari most recently voiced the Fox animated film Epic and made a short cameo until he fell into the pits of hell in This is The End. Before that he appeared in 30 Minutes Or Less and Funny People. Ansari separately is writing a book for Penguin Press about how modern dating has been complicated by the Internet and other technological innovations. The book comes out next year. Ansari continues to be repped by Apa for books and comedy touring, managed by Apa Dave Becky and David Miner of 3 Arts Entertainment, and lawyered by Jared Levine. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
CAA has signed Aziz Ansari, the multi-hyphenate comedian. Ansari has been one of the stars of NBC’s Parks and Recreation since the show’s debut in 2009 and balances stand-up comedy with film work. Photos: Amy Poehler, Rob Lowe and Adam Scott on the Set of 'Parks and Recreation' He recently debuted his highly anticipated third hourlong stand-up special Buried Alive on Netflix and is set to resume his Modern Romance comedy tour across the U.S. this month. On the film side, he lent his voice to last year’s Fox animated movie Epic and made a cameo
- Borys Kit
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