Renowned horror magazine Fangoria is officially getting into the movie business. Through Fangoria Studios, they have announced citora, which has been described as a new modern animal trait. This will mark the first feature in the long, history of the brand. Since the magazine was revived several years ago, they have branched out into podcasting and publishing books. Now, he is making the leap into films as well.
According to the announcement, citora Rapidly growing urban sprawl is set in rural areas. Production will be focused on practical effects and on actual village locations. Fangoria promises that the film will be “sweaty, kinetic, feral and wildly unpredictable like a tiger.” The story centers on a tyrannical sorcerer who overcomes the menace of a supernatural half-man, half-tiger as a means of maintaining his feudal control. It exposes current events in an unexpected setting, forcing us to examine some of our most difficult issues from a new perspective.
The project takes its inspiration from a lost Malay horror film from 1964 titled Sitora Harimau Jadian. It is written and directed by Malaysian author P. Ramli and was shown at least once on Radio Television Malaysia. It is rumored that the film was destroyed in the flood. Filming is scheduled to take place on location in Malaysia. Defan Sina Norman is installed as writer/director. He is a Kuala Lumpur-born artist, film producer and writer. His work has been featured at Sundance, SXSW, Rotterdam and Clermont Ferrand. Fangoria said this about it in a press release.
“citora A perfect example of who we are. Fangoria Studios’ mission is to celebrate genre filmmaking by providing a platform for horror stories with deep roots in culture, folklore, legends and tombstones on the international stage. We believe that terror is truly global and has cross-demographic appeal. Fear is universal. When it comes to fear, everyone shouts in the same language. The film is a love letter to horror fans and being on top of Defen, the audience is in for a wild ride.”
Fangoria has been around since 1979. However after going through several editors it got a little worse in 2016 and stopped being published for all of 2017. But it was revived in 2018 as a quarterly print publication. The brand was acquired by producer Tara Ansley and serial entrepreneur Abhi Goel in 2020. Since then, it has expanded further into the digital space while maintaining its quarterly print run. but with citoraIn , Fangoria is demonstrating that it wants to be a big part of the horror conversation in general, becoming a full-fledged multimedia outlet devoted to the genre’s space.
Wan Hanafee Su is on board to play the role of Sir. Tara Ansley, Armen Aghiyan and Abhi Goel are set to produce from Fangoria Studios. No word yet on a possible release date, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted as any more details on the project are made available. This news comes to us via Fangoria.com