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  • FANGO Flashback: “PRISON”

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    For longtime readers of FANGORIA.com, this writer’s affection for the work of Renny Harlin has been well-documented. With genuinely awesome cinematic offerings such as MINDHUNTERS, DEEP BLUE SEA, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET PART IV, THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT, DIE HARD 2 and CLIFFHANGER under his belt, few directors can capture the spirit of popcorn entertainment better than Harlin. Even his cinematic missteps- FORD FAIRLANE, DEVIL’S PASS and EXORCIST: THE BEGINNING- are perhaps hobbled by their own ambition, and the fact that they still are fairly entertaining in their own right is a testament to Harlin’s work as a filmmaker. Yet unfortunately, too few horror hounds have seen one of Harlin’s legitimately best terror titles: the 1988 haunting thriller PRISON.

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  • Transgressive Terror Attraction “DYSTOPIA” Frightens Up N.J., U.K. Experiences!

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    Considering their growing popularity among more adventurous and daring horror audiences, it’s no wonder why the cult-like atmosphere of extreme, immersive haunts is becoming an art form in and of itself. Of course, one of the most controversial figures in that arena would be Russ McKamey, whose McKamey Manor and other full-contact haunt experiences have lead to protests, regional bans and psychological scars for the unprepared. Following his exile from his successful, Long Island-based haunt, McKamey has teamed with NY horror collective Fringe Horror Theatre to create his latest immersive experience, DYSTOPIA, which has finally found a pair of venues daring enough to bring it to life.

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  • Found Footage… For Real: Jim Gillespie’s Award-Winning Short Film, “JOYRIDE”!

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    In the wild world of Hollywood, there are numerous dream archetypes by which most filmmakers hope to find themselves eventually inhabiting. For some, it’s that one’s screenplay reaches the right person on the right day at the right time, launching them into a career not unlike Quentin Tarantino or Shane Black. For others, it’s the path more frequently taken, especially as video hosting has become the norm: a filmmaker directs a short, it gets seen by the right people, and the next thing they know, they’re running full-speed on the path of becoming the next go-to studio director. And while that dream may not be a complete fantasy- just ask genre directors such as Andres Muschietti, Fede Alvarez or David Sanberg-, the pure glut of short films on the web and in festivals nowadays has turned those chances into those akin to hitting the lottery.

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  • Toys of Terror #103

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    Welcome to TOYS OF TERROR, Fango’s weekly feature exhibiting the coolest horror accessories across the web. Whether you’re a collector, connoisseur or simply making your love of horror a family affair, these petrifying playthings are likely to impress even the most heartless horror fan. So if you’re searching for a ghoulish gift, look no further…

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  • “OUTCAST: Season 1, Episode 1” (TV Review)

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    For fans of Robert Kirkman’s particular brand of pulp horror, one certainly knows the value of patience. While OUTCAST, the new exorcism horror series from Kirkman and Cinemax, does start out of the gate with a bit of stomach-twisting nastiness (including one shot that is guaranteed to give off phantom pains), the narrative itself does demand that the audience follow the story at a specific pace, investing its time into building the characters and world before throwing us into exorcist action. In some ways, it’s tonally more akin to the likes of HANNIBAL than Kirkman’s own WALKING DEAD, with mature, artful storytelling with glimpses of brutal, goosebump-inducing horror. But by no means does this mean OUTCAST is any less of a horror show, and in its debut episode, the series offers a layered tale of terror that’s engages you intimately before bringing its nightmares to life.

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  • Exclusive Entertainment Earth Giveaway: Win A Limited-Edition Zacherley Action Figure!

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    Several weeks ago, FANGORIA surprised our readership with announcement of our partnership with the exceptional online marketplace Entertainment Earth to provide weekly giveaways of chilling collectibles. And with the sun setting on our latest contest, FANGO and EE have our next gruesome giveaway all ready for your petrifying participation!

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  • Q&A: Sunflower Dead’s Michael Del Pizzo speaks!

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    For fans of rock ‘n’ roll, the world of horror and heavy metal rarely drift too far apart, with each respective fan base bleeding into one another rather heavily. In fact, the crossover between horror and metal is one that’s a time-honored tradition, ranging from the ‘70s with KISS and Alice Cooper and continuing on with acts like GWAR, Slipknot, King Diamond and Sunflower Dead. The latter group, who has quickly become a fan favorite among the metal community in recent years, offers an eerie aesthetic to match their creepy compositions, and last year, hit a new career milestone with their sophomore album IT’S TIME TO GET WEIRD. On tour now (see dates below), FANGORIA recently caught up with Sunflower Dead frontman Michael Del Pizzo to talk about their unique take on macabre music…

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  • “JUG FACE”, “SMOTHERED” Distributor Launches New Genre Label, 108 Madcap!

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    For all the scare fare popping up all over the world, one shouldn’t forget the horror renaissance happening in Canada. While Canada has been a fantastic production ground for the entertainment industry in general, the area has also spawned several top notch distributors, including the genre-friendly 108 Media, who were behind the release of films such as JUG FACE, SMOTHERED, SENSORIA and more. Now, 108 Media has taken their love of horror, sci-fi and fantasy to the next level, as they recently announced the development of “108 Madcap,” a label that will exclusively deal in the acquisition and release of exciting new genre pictures from around the globe.

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  • Release Date, Director Confirmed for “INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 4”

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    Earlier this year, reports broke that INSIDIOUS would indeed continue with a fourth chapter, with a logo teased out of Sony’s CinemaCon presentation. However, details surrounding the project were scant… until now, as Blumhouse.com confirmed that the film has set a release date for the horror offering, as well as a new director to fill the massive shoes of franchise creators James Wan and Leigh Whannell!

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  • Found Footage… For Real: Alice Cooper’s “He’s Back” Music Video!

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    Outside of HALLOWEEN, there’s no better day for a horror fan to celebrate than Friday the 13th! Of course, on this day, fright fans around the world will queue up their favorite FRIDAY THE 13TH films, break out their commemorative hockey masks and pour one out for the dear, departed Pamela Voorhees. But no Friday the 13th can be celebrated without the day’s unofficial anthem: Alice Cooper’s “He’s Back (The Man Behind The Mask),” the unforgettable end credits theme for FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VI: JASON LIVES!

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  • Exclusive Premiere: Ring In This Friday the 13th With A Clip From “WAYWARD PINES” Season Two!

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    One of last year’s top genre surprises was WAYWARD PINES, a limited event series that not only helped usher the return of M. Night Shymalan into the genre space but also offered some of the creepiest television in recent memory. Now, with the show branching beyond its source material, no one quite knows what dark, demented path WAYWARD PINES will take when it returns on Wednesday, May 25th. Luckily, FANGORIA readers will be the first to get a horrifying hint, as FOX and FANGO have teamed to unveil this exclusive clip of WAYWARD PINES’ second season as a Friday the 13th treat!

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