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  • Win signed posters for “THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT 2”

    by: Bekah McKendry on: 2013-02-06 22:06:01

    The folks over at Lionsgate just sent over some sweet
    posters for their current release THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT 2: GHOSTS OF
    GEORGIA. The 39 x 25” one-sheets are signed by stars Chad Michael Murray, Katee
    Sackhoff and Emily Alyn Lind, and would complete any horror fan’s home decor!

    Synopsis: “A young family is tormented by the horrors of the
    past in THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT 2: GHOSTS OF GEORGIA, a chilling new film
    based on a true story from Lionsgate and Gold Circle Films. Building on the
    terror of A HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT, this horrifying tale traces a young
    family’s nightmarish descent into a centuries-old Southern hell. When Andy
    Wyrick [Murray] moves his wife Lisa [Abigail Spencer] and daughter Heidi [Lind]
    to an historic home in Georgia, they quickly discover they are not the house’s
    only inhabitants. Joined by Lisa’s free-spirited sister, Joyce [Sackhoff],
    the family soon comes face to face with a bone-chilling mystery born of a
    deranged desire…a haunting secret rising from underground and threatening to
    bring down anyone in its path.”

    Want to win one of these posters? Send an email to
    rebekah@fangoria.com and be sure to put “HAUNTING poster” in the subject line.
    Please include the following info:

    Your name
    Your age
    Mailing address
    E-mail address
    Phone number

    Best of luck, and be sure to check out THE HAUNTING IN
    CONNECTICUT 2: GHOSTS OF GEORGIA, now in theaters and available for on-line
    viewing at Amazon.com. See our review and interview with director Tom Elkins

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  • Firth to go to “SLEEP” with Kidman in new thriller

    by: on: 2013-02-06 19:32:55

    The acclaimed psychological-thriller novel BEFORE I GO TO
    SLEEP is headed for the big screen with a couple of big names attached.

    Variety reports
    that Colin Firth has joined Nicole Kidman (soon to be seen in Park Chan-wook’s
    STOKER) in BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP, along with Mark Strong and Anne-Marie Duff.
    Rowan Joffe, who co-wrote 28 WEEKS LATER, scripted and will direct this story,
    which mines tension from the premise played for laughs in Adam Sandler’s 50
    FIRST DATES: a woman (Kidman) wakes up every day with no previous memories of
    her own identity, and keeps a journal in an attempt to understand her life.
    Then she discovers evidence that she can’t trust her husband (Firth), and
    frightening truths start coming to light. Scott Free and Millennium Films are
    backing BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP, with Liza Marshall producing and Ben Davis on
    board as cinematographer; filming is set to begin at Twickenham Studios and at
    other London-area locales late this month.

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  • Worship “THE MONK” this March; new poster, trailer

    by: on: 2013-02-06 18:15:31

    The new film version of Matthew G. Lewis’ controversial,
    groundbreaking 1796 Gothic novel arrives next month, and the poster and trailer
    have hit the web.

    ATO Pictures will release THE MONK in select theaters and
    for on-demand viewing and download starting Friday, March 8. The
    French-language film was directed by WITH A FRIEND LIKE HARRY…’s Dominik Moll
    and stars Vincent Cassel (from BLACK SWAN, BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF and many
    others) as Brother Ambrosio, a devout man of the cloth in a 16th-century Madrid
    monestary who believes himself immune from temptation, until the arrival of a
    mysterious apprentice leads him down a path of sin and corruption. The movie
    also stars Déborah François, Joséphine Japy, Sergi Lopez, Catherine Mouchet,
    Jordi Dauder and Geraldine Chaplin; Moll and Anne Louise-Trividic adapted
    Lewis’ book, which has been filmed twice before by directors Adonis Kyruo and Francisco
    Lara Polop.

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  • NYC! Nitehawk’s hosts “DEATHDREAM” & “THE BLACK CAT”

    by: Samuel Zimmerman on: 2013-02-06 16:15:14

    Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema, who Fango previously linked up
    with in November for their VHS Vault, is taking a look at horror and the
    personal trauma of war with 35mm screenings of Bob Clark’s anti-Vietnam
    DEATHDREAM and the Universal Karloff/Lugosi classic BLACK CAT.

    Nitehawk’s Caryn Coleman, who curated the series, titled ‘Shocking
    Representation,’ writes, “This two-part screening features films that
    cinematically reflect the historical and personal trauma of war: specifically,
    World War 1 in Edgar Ulmer’s The Black Cat (1934) and Vietnam in Bob Clark’s
    Deathdream (1972). Titled from Adam Lowenstein’s book SHOCKING REPRESENTATION:
    HISTORICAL TRAUMA, NATIONAL CINEMA AND THE MODERN HORROR FILM, these films are
    being shown in conjunction with the exhibition On the Desperate Edge of Now
    that looks at historical trauma and collective cultural memory in contemporary
    art and horror film.”

    Heavy indeed, but alleviated by the joy of seeing both films
    on celluloid; DEATHDREAM (aka DEAD OF NIGHT), about a deceased American soldier
    who returns home alive and not well, being a particularly special opportunity.

    You can catch THE BLACK CAT over brunch (Nitehawk offers a
    great menu, alcohol included!) on Saturday, February 9 and Sunday February 10
    at Noon. DEATHDREAM screens Tuesday, February 12 at 10 p.m. with an
    introduction from SHOCKING REPRESENTATION author Adam Lowenstein and free
    cocktails in the form of the Green Beast (courtesy of Pernod Absinthe).

    For more info, including advanced tickets, head over to Nitehawk.

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  • “EVIL DEAD” star goes to a strange, “DARK PLACE”

    by: Samuel Zimmerman on: 2013-02-06 15:13:42

    Jane Levy, star of the upcoming EVIL DEAD remake and TV’s SUBURGATORY has joined a tale of gothic terror as a porcelain doll’s nanny. Amazing!

    IN A DARK PLACE, from director Bharat Nalluri, finds a young American woman (Levy) swept away to England where she’ll work as a governess on a large estate for, once again, a porcelain doll, THR reports. The family who hired her treats said doll like their own son, and once they’ve gone away for a spell, the governess begins to suspect it may, in fact, be alive. 

    DEAD SILENCE (which is really enjoyable!) seems to have put a damper on the dummy/doll come-to-life angle. A shame, as even just the concept is kind of endlessly eerie. “Bring it back,” I cry! Maybe IN A DARK PLACE will do so. 

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  • FX Artist Paul Jones joins Fango’s Falls Horror Fest

    by: Chris Alexander on: 2013-02-06 14:34:56

    FANGORIA is excited to announce that FX wizard Paul Jones (see FANGORIA #316) will be a guest (his first convention appearance, ever) at FANGORIA’s Falls Horror Fest this June 8th and 9th, 2013 on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls.

    Jones joins Tom Savini and many more to-be-announced over the next few weeks. The con is in collusion with the Niagara Falls Comic Con at the Scotiabank Convention Centre (6815 Stanley Ave, Niagra Falls, Canada). It will be two days of frightful fun, special shocking events and accessible (and affordable!) celebrity interaction!

    Fans of Paul Jones (the RESIDENT EVIL series, SILENT HILL 1&2, HELLRAISER 2&3, THE THING remake and many, many more) will be thrilled to know that Paul will not only be bringing many of his famous prosthetic props and puppets but will be hosting a free live seminar demonstrating his alarming work.

    So mark June 8th and 9th on your calendar and “Like” the official Falls Horror Fest Facebook and visit the official site!
    See you this summer at The Falls!

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  • “THE LOST TREE” teaser trailer debuts

    by: on: 2013-02-05 22:45:02

    What starts as a drama about a man grieving for his dead
    wife gives way to supernatural thrills in THE LOST TREE, for which a new teaser
    trailer has just hit the web. Check it out after the jump.

    Written and directed by Brian A. Metcalf, THE LOST TREE
    (which we previously told you about here)
    focuses on Noah (Thomas Ian Nicholas), who has been plagued by guilt since the
    death of his wife Emma (Clare Kramer). Seeking peace of mind, he holes up in a
    remote, isolated house, but soon finds himself beset by strange occult phenomena.
    The cast also includes Michael Madsen, Lacey Chabert and Scott Grimes; more
    info can be found at the movie’s Facebook page

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  • L.A.! FANGORIA Presents “INHUMAN RESOURCES” Free Screening!

    by: FANGORIA Staff on: 2013-02-05 20:44:18

    We’re gearing up to unleash FANGORIA Presents, our latest lineup of films on DVD and On Demand, and horror fans in L.A. are getting an exclusive, free sneak peek at the first!

    Next Friday, Brainstorm Media presents a screening of the upcoming FANGORIA Films release, INHUMAN RESOURCES. The highly original Australian shocker from director Daniel Krige tells of “convicted ‘Headhunter’ serial killer and former corporate manager, Thomas Reddmann (Redd), demented from various experimental procedures he endured at the unorthodox mental asylum from which he has now escaped. Redd maintains his innocence and is determined to prove it. He creates Redd Incorporated, a twisted version of the modern office environment, filling it with six abducted people he holds directly responsible for his incarceration. His captive ‘human resources’ are literally chained to their desks and forced to perform the impossible job of finding the real killer. They must work in gruelling circumstances to prove the unprovable or face gruesome consequences.”

    Co-starring horror legend Tom Savini and featuring his return to Makeup FX Supervising(!), Twitch has called INHUMAN RESOURCES, “disgustingly gory and wickedly funny.” You can find out for yourself at the Jumpcut Cafe (13203 Ventura Blvd) in Studio City on Friday, February 15  at 7:30 p.m. The movie is absolutely free, we just ask you RSVP through the official Facebook event

    For much more, head to our official HQ of FANGORIA Presents!

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  • First news: “ERRORS OF THE HUMAN BODY” release

    by: on: 2013-02-05 16:21:25

    A Canadian medical/psychological thriller with Cronenbergian
    overtones, ERRORS OF THE HUMAN BODY now has a debut date to creep out U.S. audiences,
    Fango has exclusively learned.

    We got the scoop that IFC Films will premiere ERRORS April
    19 in limited theatrical release and on VOD under its IFC Midnight banner.
    Directed by THE DIVIDE co-scripter Eron Sheean from a screenplay he wrote with
    Shane Danielsen, the movie stars DIVIDE villain Michael Eklund as genetecist
    Geoffry Burton, who goes to work at a German facility and begins to suspect
    unorthodox activities are going on, particuarly where rival doctor Jarek Novak
    (PAINLESS’ Tómas Lemarquis) is concerned. See our review of ERRORS OF THE HUMAN
    BODY here and look for a feature story on the film in an upcoming issue of Fango.

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  • “TODD, THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH” #1 (Comic Review)

    by: Svetlana Fedotov on: 2013-02-05 16:10:14

    Imagine that you’re the ugliest kid on earth. I’m not
    talking about a huge forehead or a crooked nose—I mean, “God’s playing a trick
    on you,” ugly. Kids make up songs in your honor and the mere sight of your face
    sobers a seasoned alcoholic. Well, that’s Todd, in a nutshell; a kid so
    unbelievably hideous that even a serial killer had to pass on him. This new series
    from Image Comics is a hilarious black comedy about a kid with a bag on his
    head and the worst luck in the world. Combining an indie vibe with a big
    publisher debut, TODD, THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH is bound to be flying off the
    shelves in no time.

    Ken Kristensen’s comic opens with Todd, bag headed and
    everything, trying to make friends with the new girl who’s just moved in next
    door. While attempting a conversation with the lucky gal, he suddenly gets attacked
    by the neighborhood bully—a total dick of a kid named Mike—who immediately gets
    Todd in trouble with his awful mom. It is indeed a sad life for Todd; a bully,
    a crappy mother, and a face so ugly it must be hidden from society. How could
    it get worse? Well, he could get be targeted by a child murderer. For once
    there, luck was on his side and the guy refused to kill him because he “only
    kills beautiful children.” The serial killer runs off, but not before tossing
    Todd some dolls that he just happened to pull off an earlier victim. It’s at
    that moment that Todd’s life goes seriously downhill. Suddenly, everyone is on
    the lookout for the missing dolls and one tenacious detective is determined to
    track them back to the killer, even though he might catch the wrong guy.

    TODD, THE UGLIEST KID ON EARTH is an amazing debut for
    Kristensen. Kristensen, who’s better known for as a film producer, and has made
    the leap over to the comics’ world with an innate ability to keep the dialogue
    fresh and witty, while not skimping on the bloody parts. M.K. Perker, also
    takes a bit of a side-step from his regular art work and plays around with a
    more cartoony, Sunday funnies style, that fits the series perfectly. Todd, The
    Ugliest Kid on Earth has the potential to be a great addition to any horror or
    crime fan’s pull, promising to deliver even more twists and turns in the form
    of Neo-Nazi’s, Oprah-obsessed axe murderers, and the saddest kid you ever seen.

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