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  • “DARK SEDUCTION” (Film Review)

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    Coming out of the gates like the long lost gem that it is, the Greg Travis-helmed DARK SEDUCTION is a type of film very rarely seen these days, complete with a blend of pulp/noir greatness. Originally shot in 1984 and lost for decades, the Jim Jarmusch-like detective yarn feels like a cross between Raymond Chandler and the vampire films that were so magical and exciting growing up with.

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  • Q&A: Jeff Nelson & Cliff McMillan talk Scream Factory!

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    For nearly five years now, Cliff McMillan and Jeff Nelson have given horror fans a regular output of classic, contemporary and original horror films under the Scream Factory banner, the genre offshoot of the long-running Shout! Factory label. Whether it be a forgotten genre films like EVILSPEAK (1981) or an all-out horror lover’s wet dream in the form of HALLOWEEN: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION or NIGHTBREED: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT, a film that many fans never thought they’d ever see, McMillan and Nelson have really shown time and time again that they have genre fans’ desires at heart. With the recent Blu-ray releases of DREAMSCAPE (1984) and BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974), we thought we’d have a chat with the duo regarding those titles, many others and the upcoming fifth anniversary of the label being created.

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  • Notes & Blood #1: Every Time I Die vocalist Keith Buckley!

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    Welcome to our brand new column, “NOTES AND BLOOD,” which will host creepy conversations with the biggest and best rock stars in their fields.  Be sure to check back every other Wednesday for some fun horror talk with some of your favorite musicians, from Slipknot’s Corey Taylor to Twiggy Ramirez and many more. But before we get into all of those, let’s kick this off, with one of my favorite musicians of all time, Every Time I Die vocalist Keith Buckley! 

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  • Q&A: Jodelle Ferland on “THE UNSPOKEN”

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    Bypassing the typical haunted house film we see so often these days, Sheldon Wilson’s THE UNSPOKEN (now available on DVD) deals with a tragic murder which haunts a house in ways not often seen in modern horror. Following Angela, a young girl who takes on a babysitting job at the house decades after the crime, but finds herself in the middle of all hell breaking loose. With the film now on DVD, Angela herself, longtime genre performer Jodelle Ferland, was nice enough to chat with FANGO about THE UNSPOKEN, horror, and more…

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  • “VOLUMES OF BLOOD: HORROR STORIES” (Film Review)

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    While we’ve seen a recent wall of anthologies hitting genre fans since V/H/S and other horror faves were released, one of the unfortunate facts that have come with many of the multi-story films is that they’re simply not very good or just not consistent. You’ll get a good story then an underwhelming one. A mediocre one, followed by a great one. These conflicting approaches of just throwing multiple unrelated shorts into a pot and giving it a name really gives the once-fun anthology subgenre a bad name and, more times than not, we’re all just tired of seeing them. Thankfully, VOLUMES OF BLOOD: HORROR STORIES not only addresses those problems we’ve had in recent anthologies, but is also hands down, the most entertaining anthology in years.

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  • Q&A: Barbara Crampton talks “BEYOND THE GATES”

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    From her soap opera days to her iconic roles in Stuart Gordon’s RE-ANIMATOR and FROM BEYOND, Barbara Crampton has stolen the hearts of cinema fans in and outside the horror genre. After taking a break from acting, Crampton returned in front of the camera in Adam Wingard’s YOU’RE NEXT, followed by a string excellent fright films in the years since. Now, Crampton returns to play an ominous figure within a sinister video board game in Jackson Stewart’s BEYOND THE GATES. Always a friend to FANGO, this writer spoke with Crampton regarding the film and her great talent in choosing roles…

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  • Five for Frightening: Jerry Smith’s Top Five “PHANTASM” Moments!

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    It’s been nearly 40 years since PHANTASM scared audiences for the first time, unknowingly starting a franchise that would span five frightening entries, the last of which was this year’s PHANTASM: RAVAGER. With both bookending PHANTASM titles hitting DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow, December 6th via WellGo Entertainment, this writer thought he’d throw together a list of five scenes from the series that are particularly close to his blood-soaked heart. But be warned: there are spoilers from here on out, so unless you’re familiar with all five PHANTASM films, tread lightly!

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  • Winners, Highlight Video Revealed for FEARnyc Festival

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    Halloween 2016 might be heading towards a distant memory, but it took off like a scream as founder John Capo kicked off his inaugural FEARnyc festival at Manhattan’s historic Cinema Village theater.  One of New York City’s newest and biggest horror film festivals, the event scared the pants off lovers of the macabre and covered a whopping seven days from October 21st thru the 27th. It featured screenings of 65+ new and classic horror films, cast appearances, special events and ended with an awards ceremony and a moving Legacy Honoree tribute to iconic filmmaker, Wes Craven. Craven’s step daughter Nina Tarnawksky accepted the tribute on behalf of Craven’s family and delivered a heartfelt address paying homage to his forward thinking vision, and long harbored esteem for his audiences. 

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  • Q&A: Fede Alvarez and Rodo Sayagues talk “DON’T BREATHE”

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    Having only directed a handful of short films at the time, it was surprise to horror fans that rookie director Fede Alvarez was given the shot at directing 2013’s EVIL DEAD reboot. What Alvarez proved with that film, though, was how capable he was as a filmmaker, giving fans a brutal and unflinching film that was not only entertaining as hell, but in this writer’s opinion, worthy of being placed right alongside the original film.

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  • Q&A: Filmmaker Sheldon Renan talks “THE KILLING OF AMERICA”!

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    In a time where it feels like our nation is turmoil and violence is at an obvious high, it’s scary to sit down and watch it all transpire. While it may seem as if things are happening for the first time in history, the long-lost and newly found and released (thanks to Severin) documentary, THE KILLING OF AMERICA, shows us that we’ve always been violent and there has always been a bloodlust across our nation. It’s scarier than any hockey mask-wearing slasher and it’s not only an important film but one which initiates a discussion about where we should go from here on out and what we should do about it. FANGO spoke with one of the film’s directors, Sheldon Renan about the film and what shocking effects it had on those involved in the making of the film.

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  • Q&A: Zach Galligan talks “WAXWORK”

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    Primarily known for his role as Billy Peltzer in Joe Dante’s classic fright film GREMLINS, actor Zach Galligan has gone on to several other great genre roles, from TALES FROM THE CRYPT to HATCHET III to the subject of this interview, WAXWORK. In that film, Writer/Director Anthony Hickox crafted a tale of teens trapped inside of a wax museum which would come to life with each teen stumbling into a different famous monster and legend. Galligan led a cast also featuring David Warner, Deborah Foreman, and Dana Ashbrook, and gave fans a bloody good time. Returning in 1992’s more fantasy-based sequel WAXWORK II: TRAPPED IN TIME, Galligan traded the horror for lore, brandishing swords and exorcising ghouls. Thanks to the recent excellent double feature release of both WAXWORK films courtesy of the newly reinstated Vestron Video, we spoke to Galligan about his time, well…travelling.

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