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    EXCL: Charles Band addresses “Wizard” Big Box VHS accusations

    Today, a video went viral via vhscollector.com that accused iconic genre film maverick Charles Band of fraud. Recently Band had claimed he discovered a wealth of collectible big box VHS boxes from his landmark, now defunct Wizard Video label. For $50, the Full Moon Pictures maven has been selling these pristine boxes with a duplicated VHS of the specific film in a sturdy clamshell case, signed and numbered.

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    MICHAEL SLADE TALKS E-BOOKS AND NEW “SPECIAL X” NOVEL

    Slade (left) with Paul Landers of Rammstein

    It’s no secret that your humble EIC is obsessed by the gritty, fascinating and despicably violent psychosexual novels penned by Canadian literary entity Michael Slade (aka the pseudonym of former Vancouver criminal lawyer Jay Clarke). For over three decades, Slade has been crafting dense, pulp thrillers surrounding the serial killer profiling Special X, an RCMP run outfit that consistently runs afoul of perverse madmen (and women) in classic tomes such as HEADHUNTER, GHOUL, HANGMAN, RED SNOW, DEATH’S DOOR and CUTTHROAT; extensively researched , historically accurate amalgams of high art and exploitative trash.

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    Exclusive: Gillian Anderson talks role on NBC’s “HANNIBAL”

    HANNIBAL, the new NBC series that premiered last night to positive reviews, is about as dark as network TV gets. The series, written by Bryan Fuller and whose pilot was directed by David Slade (HARD CANDY, 30 DAYS OF NIGHT), takes Thomas Harris’ iconic star of book and film, Dr. Hannibal Lecter (here played by Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen) and unfolds his pre-RED DRAGON life over an entire season (if the show does well, maybe a few seasons), aiding FBI profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) as he hunts serial killers while the good doc himself is quietly killing and consuming even more victims.

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    Rest in Peace, Jesus “Jess” Franco (1930-2013)

    I’m writing this quickly, as I have to get this out now, while the news is still stinging, but Jesús “Jess” Franco died yesterday. To me, Franco was and remains the most important figure in cinema, a fascinating individual who ate, slept and breathed moviemaking, who lived to point his lens at anything that caught his eye, who was too arty for the horror crowd and too macabre and lowbrow for the art crowd. He existed in a world of his own, a class of his own and he is of the handful of true auteur filmmakers in which the key to understanding and embracing his style, aesthetic and sensibility lay in viewing and analyzing his entire body of work.

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    “AS I KNEW HIM: MY DAD, ROD SERLING” (Book Review)

    When discussing classic sci-fi/horror/fantasy television, ardent fans of THE TWILIGHT ZONE almost always come up against the camp that see your ZONE and raise you an OUTER LIMITS. Some may even dare say they prefer ONE STEP BEYOND or even on the similar Rod Serling tip, NIGHT GALLERY. But true ZONE heads are such not just because of the silvery black and white photography, skin-crawling theme music, nor the assorted aliens, monsters, shape shifters, murderous dummies and devils that gave the program it’s hook. Rather, they hold the show high because of Serling’s pen, because of his philosophies, his morality and his humanity. Because of course, THE TWILIGHT ZONE was never really about those trappings or narrative twists, it was about the folly of man, the belief that people are fundamentally good and that human evil is a perversion of prejudice. It was about both the wit and the somewhat broken heart of the man who built the house that stood on CBS’ prime time hill between 1959 and 1964.

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    Toronto! Win tix to see “JOHN DIES AT THE END” and party with Coscarelli on “Fear Street”

    FANGORIA wants to give two lucky Toronto readers a double pass to see the theatrical screening of director Don Coscarelli’s instant cult hit JOHN DIES AT THE END this Wednesday, March 27th at 9:30 p.m. at the Cineplex Yonge and Dundas theatre, courtesy of Raven Banner’s exclusive “Sinister Cinema” screening series.

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    JEFF LIEBERMAN’S “LOST” FILM REMOTE CONTROL COMES TO BLU AND DVD!

    Cult NYC based filmmaker Jeff Lieberman is best known for his trifecta of scrappy shockers, 1976’s SQUIRM, 1978’s BLUE SUNSHINE and 1981’s JUST BEFORE DAWN, with many in-the-know viewers having an affinity for his wild 2004 black comedy horror film SATAN’S LITTLE HELPER. But whatever happened to his prophetic 1987 thriller REMOTE CONTROL, you might ask?

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    Contest: Who wants to win a “WHO CAN A KILL A CHILD?” DVD & “COME OUT AND PLAY” signed poster?

    Director Makinov’s somewhat faithful remake of the 1976 Spanish horror classic WHO WANTS TO KILL A CHILD? is currently enjoying a limited US theatrical run and in honor of this, FANGO has an original movie poster signed by the filmmaker, as well as a copy of the original film on DVD to giveaway.

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    Exclusive Stills: Canadian thriller, “THE GHOSTKEEPERS”

    Last year FANGORIA pointed a blood soaked stake at a little no-budget miracle called TERROR OF DRACULA, a feature length period set adaptation of Stoker’s warhorse filmed for garlic cloves in Ontario, Canada. The man behind that excellent flick, Anthony DP Mann has returned to the genre anew with another high class/low cost thriller, this one an original story called THE GHOSTKEEPERS.

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    “EVIL DEAD” (Chris’ Review)

    Leonard Maltin’s 2.5 star review of Sam Raimi’s original THE EVIL DEAD in his pre-IMDB/Rotten Tomatoes printed reference book summed up the picture’s plot like this: “Five kids at mountain cabin chop each other to pieces when demons possess everything.”

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