FANGO BONUS PAGES: The Nightmare World Of Chih-Hung Kuei
If you missed last week’s week’s announcement, today kicks off a week of Fango Bonus Pages at BMD: articles that were bumped for space, or articles with embargos that rendered them untenable for our quarterly print schedule, but pieces which I very much enjoyed commissioning and reading, and which I now am pleased to present to the BMD audience.
Today’s article (originally scheduled for FANGORIA #1 in October) digs into the best Hong Kong horror filmmaker you’ve never heard of. (Yeah, yeah, I know you have; I mean that other person.) Chih-Hung Kuei is a filmmaker who made dozens of films for the Shaw Brothers in the ‘70s and ‘80s, yet most of his films remain obscurities in the West. Though some of his titles are known to hardcore cinephiles, most of his films aren’t even listed on Wikipedia.
Fango contributor Simon Abrams (who penned our fantastic oral history of The Brood in the latest issue) does an amazing job of shining a light on this underseen director, and in explaining just why his films were so special. I was gutted to have to cut this article from our inaugural issue, but I’m excited to present it here to kick off this partnership between FANGORIA and BMD. - Phil Nobile Jr.
As ever, you can get a year’s worth (that’s 400 pages) of FANGORIA by subscribing, and BMD readers get 10% off with the code FANGORIABMD.
Tomorrow: A deep dive into the storied, spooky relationship between horror and electronic music.