2 items from 2015
1985. Horror was going through a sea change on the film front, as slashers were shown the door and creature features became the cool kids on campus again. People lined up to see vampires (Fright Night) and werewolves (Silver Bullet) and zombies (Day of the Dead), oh my—but my favorite subgenre, the Mad Scientist, came roaring back to life with director Stuart Gordon’s (From Beyond, Dagon) manic masterpiece debut, Re-Animator.
Released in October, Re-Animator proved once again that when properly executed, horror and humor are delightful bedfellows, co-conspirators with the noblest of intentions: to entertain. Horror, while certainly not easy to do well (scroll through Netflix on any given day), has it made in the shade compared to comedy. Humor is more subjective, and what rubs me as funny may chafe you as stupid or insipid. Most people will agree that The Exorcist is terrifying, but not everyone likes »
- Scott Drebit
Veteran Canadian film and television producer Ken Gord (The Brain, Highlander, Stuck, Daughter Of Darkness and many, many more) contacted Fango today to share a memory about working with the late, great Sir Christopher Lee… From Ken Gord: “I’m really glad you’re doing this, because I’m saddened and I’d like to share my personal experiences […] »
- Chris Alexander
2 items from 2015
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