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  • Rest in Peace, Herschell Gordon Lewis (1929 – 2016)

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    While there are many filmmakers that the horror community have dubbed “Masters of Horror,” few deserved the title more than Herschell Gordon Lewis. Sadly, Lewis is not as well known as many Masters such as George A. Romero, Roger Corman and Wes Craven, but that’s because Lewis’ brand of horror was far from all-inclusive. In many ways, Lewis was one of the first truly transgressive American filmmakers, introducing a whole generation to exploitation cinema, loaded with gore, nudity, and shocking subject matter that one wouldn’t dare include in mainstream cinema. He was a filmmaker whose work inspired and titillated, building a cult of followers as large and vocal as his detractors. But now, sadly, FANGORIA is sad to report that Lewis, also known as “The Godfather of Gore,” has passed away at the age of 87.

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  • Caption Contest Results: 10/19 – 10/23

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    FANGORIA fanatics! If you’re one of the thousands who follow us on Twitter, you’re likely familiar with our daily Caption Contests! Now, due to the overwhelmingly positive response, we’re highlighting the best entries of the week for the world to see! So without further ado…

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  • Grindhouse Releasing Preps “I DRINK YOUR BLOOD” Triple Feature Blu-Ray!

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    For fans of the more brazen, experimental, and shocking entries in the horror/exploitation genres, Grindhouse Releasing has become the gold standard with their loaded, collector-friendly home video releases. With titles like THE BEYOND, PIECES, and CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST to their label, Grindhouse Releasing specializes in giving the craziest cult titles the deluxe boutique label treatment, on par with the likes of The Criterion Collection. And once again, Grindhouse Releasing is bolstering their reputation among cult cinema collectors with their latest announced Blu-ray upgrade: David E. Durston’s I DRINK YOUR BLOOD!

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  • NYC! Win A Mondo LP at Next Week’s “BLACK SWAN” Screening at Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers!

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    It’s no surprise to the majority of fright fans that the Academy Awards and the horror genre don’t necessarily go hand-in-hand. Horror films are notably less prolific come award season than somber dramas, and often times, these films have to permanently adopt the “thriller” subgenre to even be considered for an award, such as SILENCE OF THE LAMBS). Yet sometimes, a tried-and-true horror title happens to fall through the cracks and grab Oscar gold, and one of the last films to do so was Darren Aronofsky’s BLACK SWAN. So it’s exciting for this writer to hear that not only will NYC’s current genre hub Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers will be bringing BLACK SWAN back to the big screen next week as a part of their Mondo x Chiller series, but two lucky attendees will be going home with a limited edition soundtrack LP! 

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  • New Artwork, Details: Vestron Video’s “C.H.U.D. II” and “RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD 3” Blu-rays!

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    As a proponent of Blu-ray collector culture, this writer feels ever closer to the finish line when it comes to the most desired horror titles in HD. While there are a select few essential hold-outs that are still not on Blu-ray anywhere in the world- films like WISHMASTER, THE BIRTHDAY, and THE MANGLER, for instance, the marketplace has done a phenomenal job of meeting the demands of the fervent horror fanbase. For instance, the recent inspired resurrection of Vestron Video, which is doing a saintly job of bringing campy cult classics to Blu-ray. Now, the boutique label is unveiling the new artwork and details for their final releases for 2016: C.H.U.D. II: BUD THE CHUD and RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD 3!

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  • Lincoln Center Announces ‘Scary Movies’ Expansion, “TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE” Live Event!

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    For those in the New York Metropolitan Area, Lincoln Center’s annual genre series, aptly titled ‘Scary Movies’, is among the most anticipated horror events of the year. With top tier programming, exclusive guest Q&A’s, and much more, Scary Movies brings a uniquely curated experience to horror cinephiles without the hustle and bustle of the film festival scene. Yet just this week, the Film Society of Lincoln Center offered some good news and bad news on this year’s edition of Scary Movies, the latter being that the festival will be skipping its 2016 edition in favor for a new Summer schedule beginning in 2017. However, the good news is that the Scary Movies brand is expanding to a year-long event series, kicking off next month with a live edition of TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE!

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  • First Trailer: Masked Stalker Thriller “THE 6TH FRIEND”

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    Just yesterday, FANGORIA wrote about the possible return of the slasher/murder mystery subgenre, with films like SOME KIND OF HATE and DEAD BODY leading the charge. Now, you can add THE 6TH FRIEND to the list, an independently-produced thriller that pits six estranged friends against a masked psychopath, and FANGORIA is excited to show off the first trailer for this killer thriller below!

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  • PUFF 2016 Presents: “DEAD BODY” and the Modern Murder Mystery, plus Giveaway/Ticket Announcement!

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    For almost as long as the horror genre has been around, so has the murder mystery subgenre. Whether it’s tale of dubious claims on grand fortunes or veiled metaphors for sexual repression, murder mysteries often depicted enigmatic lunatics that were often revealed to be the character you’d least suspect. And as the horror genre evolved, the murder mystery would later become a major element to many other subgenres, including the slasher genre (ala Wes Craven’s SCREAM) or serial killer thrillers. Sadly, the genre has gone somewhat dormant as of late, with possession and supernatural tales reigning supreme at the box office.

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  • “ABATTOIR”, “WELCOME TO WILLITS” Headline New York City Horror Film Festival 2016

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    As of tomorrow, fall will be upon us, bringing us one step closer to our frightful festivities surrounding the Halloween season. But lest Halloween be the end-all, be-all finale for horror in 2016, East Coast horrorheads will be able to celebrate their scare fare in a big, bold fashion for a while afterwards as the New York City Horror Film Festival has announced it’s 2016 line-up, as well as the recipient of their prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award!

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  • Exclusive Vestron Video Clip: Jackie Kong talks casting “BLOOD DINER”

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    There are two kinds of horror fans out there: those who have seen BLOOD DINER, and those who have not. If you’re in the latter category, this writer pities you, as Jackie Kong’s insane, gory-as-hell horror comedy classic is one that needs to be seen to be believed. And thanks to Lionsgate’s revival of Vestron Video, fright fans will have a chance to see BLOOD DINER as never before: in stunning high definition. With the disc hitting this Tuesday, September 27th, FANGORIA is excited to debut a clip from Vestron Video’s BLOOD DINER Blu-ray, which you can see below!

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  • Exclusive Video Interview: GWAR’s Pustulus Maximus speaks at GWAR-B-Q 2016!

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    For fans of horror and heavy metal, there’s no musical act that bleeds into both genres as wicked and as weirdly as GWAR. For GWAR fans, there’s no better weekend of the year than the annual GWAR-B-Q, the insane summer music festival that offers a wide array of colorful bands and performers every August in Richmond, VA. And, of course, when there’s a mix between metal and the macabre, FANGORIA will be there, and before GWAR took the stage at Hadad’s Lake last month, FANGO was able to catch up with GWAR guitarist Pustulus Maximus in an exclusive video interview, which you can see below!

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