Monday, July 18, 2011

Fangoria Issue #306 Sneak Peak


INTERVIEW: SISSY SPACEK She turned Stephen King’s vengeful “Carrie” into an indelible screen icon.

PREVIEW: “SHARK NIGHT” Director David R. Ellis has a new 3D destination: a lake swarming with finned killers.

FEATURE: ITALIAN SHARK MOVIES In the wake of “Jaws” came a whole school of Mediterranean mockbusters.

PREVIEW: “STRAW DOGS” The human animal hasn’t gotten any less violent, so Rod Lurie revisits the Sam Peckinpah classic.

ON SET: “FINAL DESTINATION 5” Will better characters and the use of 3D help this entry generate suspension (bridge) of disbelief?

PREVIEW: “FRIGHT NIGHT” There’s a new ghoul next door, and he’s played by Colin Farrell in Craig Gillespie’s update.

INTERVIEW: WILLIAM RAGSDALE He first went suburban-vampire hunting 26 years ago with Roddy McDowall by his side.

INTERVIEW: AGUSTÍ VILLARONGA “In a Glass Cage” is still a horrifying place to be thanks to this Spanish director.

PREVIEW: “DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK”: GUILLERMO DEL TORO Terrified by the original, he put his personal stamp on the new version.

PREVIEW: “DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK”: TROY NIXEY Little things meant a lot to the man at the remake’s helm.

INTERVIEW: NIGEL McKEAND The scripter of ’73’s “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” had no idea he was creating a classic.

PREVIEW: “CREATURE” If you’re tired of CG beasties, prepare to welcome the new rubber suit on the block. Plus: great monster costumes of the past!

PREVIEW: “ATTACK THE BLOCK” Untamed youth meet extraterrestrial enemies in a wild and wonderful British import.

PREVIEW: “THE DEAD,” PART TWO Charity began with roaming zombies when this sleeper filmed in Africa.

DIARY OF THE DEB: “THE FLUSH,” PART ONE Her experience with a budding filmmaker from Tijuana didn’t bowl Debbie over.

PREVIEW: “ROSE” John Skipp has long been a master of horrific prose, and now he’s turning his talents to the screen.

INTERVIEW: PETE VON SHOLLY He’ll never run out of ways to bring out the weird with pen, ink and paint.


FIRST RITES Respecting our elders

POSTAL ZONE A German feast

MONSTER INVASION Previews of “Bellflower,” MTV’s “Death Valley” and “Scarlet Worm”

THE TRASH COMPACTOR “Jaws 3-D” comes up toothless today

THE PIT AND THE PEN OF BERT I. GORDON Going buggy casting the tiny stars of “Beginning of the End”

DR. CYCLOPS’ DUNGEON OF DISCS Reviews of “[REC] 2,” “The Nesting,” “Wake Wood,” “Closed for the Season,” “The Clinic” and more

FURIOUS FEMMES The women who shaped “Super 8” and others

NIGHTMARE LIBRARY Reviews of Ellen Datlow’s “Naked City,” Kim Newman’s “Anno Dracula,” Jason Zinoman’s “Shock Value,” etc.

“JASON DARK: FOOD FOR THE DEAD,” Part Five The final chapter!

COMIC CASKET Where you should be is “ ’68”

SOUND SHOCK Original “Fright Night” composer Brad Fiedel


DEAD FORMAT “Fright Night Part 2” on laserdisc

Fango #306 is due out in August

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