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  • Extreme Scare Experience Seeking Five Guests to be Stars in Facebook Live Horror Film this June!

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    In 2015, DYSTOPIA was not allowed to operate in the state of New York due to complaints from local haunted houses and social justice activists because of the shows violent and graphic nature. The show opened a year after in 2016 at The Haunted Scarehouse in Wharton, NJ and was reviewed well by guests and fans of Fringe Immersive’s work. 

    The 2016 DYSTOPIA experience was a “beta test” said showrunner Will Puntarich that had people traveling from all over the country to try it, “A woman came all the way from South Carolina, broke her nose while inside and then came out and wanted to do it again so, we let her” says Puntarich. 

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  • Eric D. Howell talks horror with a lot of heart in his directorial debut “VOICE FROM THE STONE”

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    Cutting his teeth as a special effects artist, stuntman and second unit director, Eric D. Howell went on to study a screenwriting degree when he realized that, in order to direct his way out of a problem, he also needed to be able to write his way out of a problem. One thing lead to another and it wasn’t long before his short film “Annas Playground” was shortlisted for an Academy Award nomination. And whilst it didn’t quite make it into the final few, it opened the door and earned him both respect and representation which ultimately resulting in the script for his directorial debut, VOICE FROM THE STONE, reaching his hands.

    With this tale of love, loss and grief and all of the fears and horrors that go along with that all set to release this Friday, Howell spoke to FANGORIA to explain how this sui generis spin on the classic ghost tale resonated so strongly with him, urging him to bring the story to life…


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  • Exclusive clip from Tribeca Film Fest hit “HOUNDS OF LOVE”

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    The 16th annual Tribeca Film Festival wrapped a month ago, but one film that continues to linger in our minds is Australian writer/director Ben Young’s serial-killer-couple shocker HOUNDS OF LOVE. For those who missed the film’s NYC and South by Southwest premieres, fear not. The film opens in select cities this Friday from indie company Gunpowder & Sky and will also be on VOD simultaneously. To whet your appetite, check out this exclusive clip that Fango obtained!

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  • Terror of the Unknown: 4 Creepy Sci-Fi Novels That Will Make You Fear the Endless Abyss

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    Okay, as someone fell who in love with Event Horizon years ago, I’ve developed a bit of an obsession with stories that seem to effortlessly fuse sci-fi and horror.  Sure, sometimes compelling, horror infused sci-fi can be hard to find, but when you do come across it there’s nothing quite like it. This tends to be particularly true for novels in the genre. As for me, I read them because sometimes reading about the horror of the fictional unknown, makes it easier to cope with the real unknown. Why, you may ask? Because facing fear and overcoming it teaches us a little bit about who are, even in print. So, without further ado, meandering, or woolgathering, here are my top four picks in no particular order.

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  • Alien Bursts Forth In VR

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    As the countdown to Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated Alien: Covenant continues, Twentieth Century Fox and partners unveiled a truly terrifying addition to the Alien canon – Alien: Covenant In Utero, A Virtual Reality Experience.   The invitation-only event, held at Technicolor’s Experience Center in Culver City featured forward thinking creatives from Fox, Ridley Scott Associates, Technicolor’s MPC VR unit and others as well as multiple VR demo stations.  The 360° experience puts the viewer inside the gestation pod as the Alien Neomorph finishes developing and explodes out towards its first victim.  “We’ve always been on the receiving end (of the Alien),” says Alien: Covenant In Utero director, David Karlak, “now we get to be that creature.”  Karlak, whose acclaimed short film Rise brought him to Scott’s attention says the legendary filmmaker was heavily involved in the project from script to VR screen.  “Ridley is the original futurist,” Karlak continues, “he sees VR as an instrument of the future.”

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  • Exclusive pics from Tribeca Film Festival anthology series “THE MIDNIGHT SERVICE”

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    Besides the numerous genre movies playing in the just-opened 16th annual Tribeca Film Festival (see previous item HERE), a bunch of promising TV shows, shorts and VR experiences will be unfolding. Fango just got its claws on some exclusive pics from THE MIDNIGHT SERVICE, a true-crime series about urban legends, notorious criminals, occult pop culture and first-hand accounts of the unknown. Screening as part of the Tribeca N.O.W. showcase, THE MIDNIGHT SERVICE is a short-form program which uses a documentary style to explore the mysterious in the visual language of authenticity. Each episode bounces between real-life anomalies, notorious criminals, the occult in our midst and first-hand accounts of the macabre.

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  • DREAD THE NIGHT: DYSTOPIA REDUX – Coming to NY in June 2017!

    In 2016, Fringe Immersive, The Haunted Scarehouse and infamous shock haunter Russ McKamey put on a controversial survival based horror experience. DYSTOPIA was banned from opening in New York in 2015 and the prospect of it happening looked grim. The Haunted Scarehouse of Wharton, New Jersey offered up their location. DYSTOPIA opened to great reviews and guests traveling from all over America and even as far as Australia to try out the beta version of the experience.

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  • EXCLUSIVE CLIP! Nightmare V. Reality: Imagining Shut In

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    Directed by Farren Blackburn, starring Naomi Watts, the psychological thriller “SHUT IN” debuted in theaters on November 11, 2016. Now, this heart-pounding film is hitting Blu-ray and DVD today, Feb. 28th! The release is equipped with Special Features: Nightmare V. Reality: Imagining Shut In and House on Delphi Lane: A Classic.

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  • “HOLLYWOOD & CRIME” graphic docudrama commemorates Black Dahlia 70th anniversary!

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    Many avid horror fans cherish gruesome fictional stories, film plots and characters, but many can also appreciate the depiction of a terrifying true crime story as well. A new graphic docudrama series, “HOLLYWOOD & CRIME,” has been unearthed and is an investigative podcast that focuses on Hollywood’s most notorious crimes.

    The first series examines the “Black Dahlia” murder case to commemorate its 70th anniversary with new information and clues that may help pinpoint the actual killer. The podcast’s grim narrative takes you on an in-depth journey through the tragedy and describes, in vivid detail, the incident involving Elizabeth Short.

    Hollywood & Crime” premiered in January of this year, but brand new episodes are available every Friday, keeping you immersed in each case as they unfold.

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