Horror: Curated by Fangoria

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It was seized by UK authorities as a ‘Video Nasty’ and accused of being an actual snuff film. Yet even by ‘80s Italian gore-spewing standards, this grueling shocker from sex & sleaze maestro Joe D’Amato (BEYOND THE DARKNESS) still stands as perhaps the most controversial – and extreme – spaghetti splatter epic of them all. Tisa Farrow (ZOMBIE), Zora Kerova (CANNIBAL FEROX) and co-writer/producer George Eastman (STAGE FRIGHT, 1990: BRO...Read More
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IT'S NOT CRANBERRY SAUCE! What do you get if you combine Thanksgiving, American TV star Louise Lasser (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman), killer '80s synths and some truly gruesome special effects courtesy of Ed French (Terminator 2: Judgement Day)? Why, it's Blood Rage of course! Twins Todd and Terry seem like sweet boys - that is, until one of them takes an axe to the face of a fellow patron at the local drive-in. Todd is blamed for the b...Read More
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Date. Mate. Re-animate. The success of Stuart Gordon's hit horror-comedy Re-animator meant that a sequel was all but inevitable. The resulting follow-up, Bride of Re-animator - this time helmed by director Brian Yuzna (Society, Return of the Living Dead 3) - would prove that there was a good deal more life left in the story of Dr. Herbert West and his ghoulish exploits. It is 8 years since the Miskatonic massacre. Unperturbed by the d...Read More
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In 1997, writer/director/special effects master Olaf Ittenbach changed the face of video horror, force-fed its ripped-out eyeballs to screaming audiences, then used a drill, machete and shotgun on its still-twitching torso: Ittenbach himself stars as a degenerate junkie who babysits his young sister with two bedtime stories of the damned. First, an escaped serial killer turns date night into a graphic family massacre. Then a country p...Read More
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CURTAINS' (1983) A group of actresses gather for a weekend casting call at the secluded mansion of an eccentric director. He's searching for the perfect one for the role of the crazed character Audra, + these women are DYING for the chance to play her! Unfortunately, a crazed killer in a disgusting hag mask is viciously eliminating the competition. Dir'd by John Vernon (CHAINED HEAT; ANIMAL HOUSE) + starring Samantha Eggar (THE BROOD)...Read More
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A reporter and her cameraman connect a surviving Jonestown leader and a TV exec's missing son to a drug war where jungle installations are being massacred by an army of natives and a skilled white assassin.
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After terrifying audiences worldwide with the blockbuster J-horror classic Ring and its sequel, director Hideo Nakata returned to the genre for Dark Water, another highly atmospheric, and critically acclaimed, tale of the supernatural which took the common theme of the "dead wet girl" to new heights of suspense and drama. Based upon on a short story by Ring author Koji Suzuki, Dark Water follows Yoshimi, a single mother struggling to ...Read More
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In this shattering variation on "The Monkey's Paw," grief-stricken suburban parents (Academy Award nominees John Marley of THE GODFATHER and Lynn Carlin of FACES) refuse to accept the news that their son Andy (Richard Backus) has been killed in Vietnam. But when Andy returns home soon after, something may be horribly wrong: Andy is alive and well... or is he? Produced and directed by Bob Clark (BLACK CHRISTMAS) and written by Alan Orm...Read More
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In career that has encompassed such controversial classics as Ms. 45, Bad Lieutenant and Welcome to New York, none of Abel Ferrara's films have quite managed to match the shock, extremity and downright notorious nature of The Driller Killer. Ferrara plays struggling artist Reno, a man pushed to the edge by the economic realities of New York living in the late seventies and the No Wave band practising in the apartment below. His gri...Read More
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Eight years after he first unleashed the Italian cannibal craze, spaghetti splatter master Umberto Lenzi (NIGHTMARE CITY, CANNIBAL FEROX) returned to the jungle for this “graphic” (Monster Hunter), “sordid” (Geek Legacy) and “extreme” (Horror News) gut-muncher that still packs the power to rip your d*ck off. EuroSleaze hall-of-famers Robert Kerman (CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST), Janet Agren (CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD), Ivan Rassimov (THE MAN FROM...Read More
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Inspired by the success of arthouse films like THE NIGHT PORTER and THE DAMNED, shrewd and shameless exploitation movie producers were quick to the market with low budget cash-ins and created arguably the most sordid, if short lived, sub-genres in the history of the grindhouse: the nazisploitation film! This new award-winning documentary features eye-opening interviews / confessions from Producers, Directors, Cinema Historians and ...Read More
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Ginger and Brigitte, two sisters trapped in suburbia, are obsessed with mayhem, torture and death until they get a taste of the real thing. Bitten by a wild animal, Ginger begins to mutate into a sexy, uncontrolled woman, with some nasty canine tendencies. Is it a virus? Is it a curse? Or the first step towards becoming a vicious werewolf!
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If you're a fan of shamelessly vicious female movie villains, you need to take a ride on this Bitch Rocket horror sequel that will blast your ass to a whole new level of sass. Our (Prom) Queen Bitch, Mary Lou, was killed in a freak accident during her crowning moment at prom in 1957 -- And now she's back from the grave 30 years later for revenge! Our protagonist Vicki, who Mary Lou eventually possesses, is an angelic teenage honor ...Read More
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In 1985, SPIN Magazine asked Bob Dylan "What movies do you wish you'd been in?" One of his answers was "I Was a Zombie For the F.B.I," which had aired for the first time on cable TV on "Night Flight" earlier that same year (it was originally offered up with "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes" for a cult double-feature). "I Was A Zombie For the F.B.I." is low-budget, black & white sci-fi/serial/adventure film, recreating the early 1950s...Read More
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A young woman stumbles upon a mysterious diary that reveals the secrets of "The Three Mothers" and unleashes a nightmare world of demonic evil. As the unstoppable horror spreads from Rome to New York City, this unholy trinity must be stopped before the world is submerged in the blood of the innocent. Written and directed by Dario Argento, INFERNO is the visually stunning second chapter of the "Three Mothers" trilogy begun with the cla...Read More
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Frank Zito (a career performance by co-writer/co-executive producer Joe Spinell of ROCKY and THE GODFATHER fame) is a deeply disturbed man, haunted by the traumas of unspeakable childhood abuse. And when these horrific memories begin to scream inside his mind, Frank prowls the seedy streets of New York City to stalk and slaughter innocent young women. Now Frank has begun a relationship with a beautiful photographer (Caroline Munro of ...Read More
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Here it is, the most painfully enjoyable sequel of all time! This NYC slasher is unapologetically nutzoid + will have you screaming, "WHUT!?" uncontrollably at your screen. Written by horror legend Larry Cohen (THE STUFF) + dir'd by William Lustig (MANIAC, MANIAC COP), this fast-paced insanity buffet serves up loads of bonkers car chases, zany serial killers, violent creative kills + an enormous indestructible zombie cop who's gone ha...Read More
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THEY CAME FOR DINNER...TO FIND THEY WERE IT!! Microwave Massacre stars legendary stand-up comedian and actor Jackie Vernon as Donald, a disgruntled construction worker whose wife's predilection for haute cuisine drives him to cannibalism. Donald unwittingly stumbles upon a solution to his two major problems in his life - his nagging wife and his lack of tasty meals - when, one night, he bludgeons his better half to death with a pepper...Read More
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When a young opera singer takes over the leading role in an avant-garde presentation of Verdi's Macbeth, she triggers the madness of a crazed fan who repeatedly forces the diva to watch the brutal murders of her friends. Will the woman's recurring nightmare hold the key to the identity of this psychopath or does an even more horrific evil lay waiting in the wings? The legendary Dario Argento (DEEP RED, SUSPIRIA) co-wrote and directed ...Read More
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The original Ozploitation classic is back like you’ve never seen it before: Robert Thompson stars as a comatose killer seemingly unresponsive in a small private hospital. But when a hot new nurse (Susan Penhaligon of THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT) begins to question his condition, Patrick will unleash a waking nightmare of psychokinetic carnage. Sir Robert Helpmann co-stars in this international hit shocker produced by Antony I. Ginnane,...Read More
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His award-winning FX career spans both grindhouse (Brain Damage, Frankenhooker,) and art-house (Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle). Now writer/producer/director Gabe Bartalos brings his own years-in-the-making vision to the screen, as an unhinged orchestra conductor named Bernard graphically descends into a surreal odyssey of chaos, psychosis and "f*cked-up sh*t that looks cool as hell" (Bloody-Disgusting.com). Warwick Davis and notor...Read More
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In the dark days of World War II, the Nazi High Command ordered its scientists to create a top secret race of indestructible zombie storm troopers - un-living, unfeeling, unstoppable monstrosities that killed with their bare hands. They were known as The Death Corps. No member of this horrific SS unit was ever captured by the Allied Forces - and, somewhere off the coast of Florida, they have survived... Peter Cushing (STAR WARS), Broo...Read More
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The plot is familiar: A group of friends comes to party at a backwoods house where a legacy of brutality awaits. But within this minimalist '80s mélange of food fights, feathered hair and abusive slow-motion lurks a relentless synth score, bizarre sexual subtexts and a disturbing shape-shifting behemoth killer. The result is 87 minutes of fever-dream depravity. Former Playgirl centerfold Ted Prior (RAW NERVE, DEADLY PREY) stars in thi...Read More
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IT IS A MATTER OF GOOD BREEDING. REALLY. After producing Stuart Gordon's hit Re-Animator, Brian Yuzna (Bride of Re-Animator, Return of the Living Dead III) turned his hand to directing with 1989's Society, and gave birth to one of the ickiest, most original body horror shockers of all time. Teenager Bill Whitney (Billy Warlock) has always felt like the odd one out in his wealthy, upper-class Beverly Hills family. For some reason, he j...Read More
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While a group of young actors rehearse a new musical about a mass murderer, a notorious psychopath escapes from a nearby insane asylum. But when the show's director locks his cast in the theater overnight, the madman is accidentally locked inside as well. Now, a killer with acting in his blood has gone berserk for the blood of actors (including several scenes that EuroHorror fans worldwide consider to be the most violent of the decade...Read More
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A girl's life cascades into chaos as her schoolmates suffer gruesome and increasingly bizarre acts of fate, including a deadly wind, machine gun teachers and a pig in a tuxedo holding a knife. From visionary director Sion Sono, "Tag" is a perceptive, shocking and gore-filled exploration of youth and femininity in an increasingly nightmarish world.
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BY SWORD. BY PICK. BY AXE. BYE BYE. Although the slasher film was in decline by the mid-1980s, there were still some grisly delights to be had... and they don't come much grislier than writer-director Buddy Cooper's sickening stalk-and-slash classic The Mutilator! Originally entitled Fall Break (watch out for the incongruous theme song of the same name!), The Mutilator has earned a reputation amongst horror fans as one of the 'holy gr...Read More
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Climax after climax of terror and desire...where the living change places with the dead. - Considered to be a cult horror classic, follow "THE VELVET VAMPIRE" as sleepy-eyed nice guy Lee Ritter and his vapid but pretty wife, Susan, accept the invitation of mysterious vixen Diane LeFanu (Celeste Yarnall) to visit her secluded desert estate. Tensions arise when the couple, unaware that Diane is really a centuries-old vampire, become obj...Read More
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Abused as a child by her alcoholic father, Molly is now a dysfunctional waitress in a local seaside bar off the coast of California who casually picks up muscle men from Venice Beach and takes them home to bed... only to castrate them with a shaving razor! Shot by John Carpenters cinematographer Dean Cundy (Jurassic Park, The Thing) this cult classic from director Matt Cimber (Butterfly, Gemini Affair) stars Academy Award Nominee Mill...Read More