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  • “FILMS OF THE NEW FRENCH EXTREMITY: VISCERAL HORROR AND NATIONAL IDENTITY” (Book Review)

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    Alexandra West’s first book, FILMS OF THE NEW FRENCH EXTREMITY: VISCERAL HORROR AND NATIONAL IDENTITY from McFarland, is one of the few books written on the subject; I’ve confirmed with the author that this book is likely the first to combine the New French Extremity art house and New French Extremity horror movements. West further adjusts her focus through an academic look at film through French identity— and the results are riveting.

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  • “DISAPPEARANCE AT DEVIL’S ROCK” (Book Review)

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    A certain New England author has been getting a ton of press lately, and for good reason. Stephen King himself tweeted about how Paul Tremblay’s A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS scared him and how hard he is to scare. If that’s not the absolute pinnacle of endorsements for a horror author’s work, I don’t know what is. Admittedly, I haven’t yet been able to read GHOSTS, but it is in my reading pile. I was lucky to get an advanced reader’s copy of DISAPPEARANCE AT DEVIL’S ROCK, so I decided to see what all the fuss was about.

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  • “HANNIBAL LECTER AND PHILOSOPHY” (Book Review)

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    Not long ago, a juicy-looking tome entitled HANNIBAL LECTER AND PHILOSOPHY: THE HEART OF THE MATTER landed on my doorstep. Edited by Joseph Westfall, the paperback book holds 268 pages and is part of Open Court Publishing’s academic “Popular Culture and Philosophy” series, which delves into music, movies, books, characters, and more within sociological and philosophical contexts.

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  • “SATANIC PANIC” (Book Review)

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    The ’80s: The doddering, bobble-headed Reagans, the Iran-Contra affair and the “Just Say No” slogan. New Wave. VHS and Betamax. Hair metal. Amazing genre films with killer practical FX. Any of these things may spring to mind when you think of that decadent decade, but some of you may recall the nefarious psychological plague that flung itself worldwide in search of cults, black magic, sacrifices and other dark rituals, to say nothing of heavy-metal singers testifying before Congress, murder and suicide by way of music and a decidedly devilish influence on horror films—as well as on GERALDO.

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  • “VOICES OF THE DAMNED” (Book Review)

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    Where to begin? Barbie Wilde has had a… well, pretty wild life. She’s danced professionally at clubs around the world, supported artists like Gary Numan, Ultravox, Depeche Mode, and Adam and the Ants with her group Shock, and has acted in films such as DEATH WISH 3 and played the lone “Female Cenobite” in Clive Barker’s classic, HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II. You may not know that she was wrote and presented several music and film review TV shows in the ‘80s and ‘90s, interviewing Iggy Pop, The Sisters of Mercy, The B-52s and Johnny Rotten, as well as actors Nicolas Cage and Hugh Grant.

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  • Q&A: Actor AJ Bowen on Ti West’s Religious-Cult Chiller “THE SACRAMENT”

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    If you’re reading this, it’s likely you’re aware of THE SACRAMENT, the latest from THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL and THE INNKEEPERS writer/director Ti West, which has been traveling the festival circuit for nearly a year now. It has just become available on VOD and hits theaters June 6 from Magnet Releasing, and we’ve got a chat with one of its stars.

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  • Waking the Old Ones: NecronomiCon Providence 2013

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    Over a long, humid weekend, the fourth edition of the H.P. convention known as the NecronomiCon Providence welcomed hundreds of guests, some which came from such far away places as the U.K., California, Toronto, and Abu Dhabi. Organized by the Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council with support from the City of Providence and Dark Dunes Productions, the event spanned four days, two hotels, two theaters, the Providence Athenaeum, two art galleries, a restaurant, a rock club, and not one, but two hotels. The conference itself boasted several panels, gaming events, walking tours, dozens of vendors, a concert, Cthulu prayer breakfast, gala, and special WaterFire event—a celebratory Providence phenomenon consisting of over 80 permanent bonfires rising from the river—with live music, and lots of monstrous cosplay.

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