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  • Clive Barker’s “THE HISTORY OF THE DEVIL” (Stage Review)

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    Written before he explored his own vision of hell’s god, Leviathan, in THE HELLBOUND HEART, Clive Barker’s 1980 play THE HISTORY OF THE DEVIL focuses on the underworld’s more traditional Judeo-Christian figurehead, Lucifer. Montreal’s Title 66 Productions, in conjunction in the Fantasia film festival, conjured up a new production of Barker’s work for three nights earlier this month, seeking to answer the question: Is there sympathy for Satan?

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  • Fantasia ’13: Experience “THE HISTORY OF THE DEVIL” in Montreal this weekend

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    For just three days, Title 66 Productions of Montreal is staging Clive Barker’s three-hour stage play THE HISTORY OF THE DEVIL as part of the Fantasia festival. No Barker fan in the area should miss this once, as his plays are rarely performed—and certainly not with this level of style, as the accompanying images let on.

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  • Q&A: Jon Schnepp on “ABCs OF DEATH,” Part One

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    The ABC’s of Death (now available on DVD and Blu-ray) is an alphabetized mind fuck through 36 gonzo, gory, and grim horror vignettes, each directed by a noted genre name. The “W” installment, WTF, was handled by Jon Schnepp, known for his work on METALOCALYPSE for which he’s produced, directed and developed the character design. ABC’s is his first foray into being a horror filmmaker, which seems to be where it’s at for this lifelong fan. The style in WTF, inspired by his great admiration for EVIL DEAD II, is definitely “splatstick” and “kitchen sink,” but there is more than one type of horror in Schnepp’s black metal heart. He adores body horror and would love to terrify in the tradition of both Cronenberg and Carpenter (e.g. THE THING). Schnepp was stoked to share his love and enthusiasm of all things geek with Fango.

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