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    From the FANGORIA Vault: “THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2″

    Hello again, dearest fright fanatics! Welcome back to the FANGORIA vault, where we’re in the middle of some extensive spring cleaning. After all, if we don’t get the skeletons out of the cobwebs, who will? And as with all spring cleaning, you’re eventually going to find something valuable among the mountain of trash. This year is certainly no exception, as we happened upon a batch of incredibly awesome and rare stills from Tobe Hooper’s THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2!

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    Up to Snuff: Why ‘Found Footage’ is Good for Horror

    There’s an undeniable stigma that accompanies the term “found footage.” After effectively phasing out the reign of “torture porn,” these first person frighteners redefined the face of studio horror, thanks to consistently low budgets and easy-to-market visuals. Yet, as with any in-vogue subgenre, the sheer amount of found footage films has left many horror fans jaded, a sentiment only increased by the questionable quality of several offerings.

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    “WILD AT HEART” (Blu-ray Review)

    As a filmmaker who provokes curiosity and emotion through visually stunning narratives, David Lynch’s films are always thrilling to rediscover via high definition. With its last domestic release currently out of print on DVD, specialty distributor Twilight Time stepped up to the plate for the Blu-ray of one of Lynch’s most entertaining and colorful films, WILD AT HEART. With only 2 other Lynch films formally released on that format in the U.S. (BLUE VELVET and DUNE) and select Lynch works unavailable on any medium, this limited edition print is surely on every collector’s shopping list.

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    “Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies” (Film Review)

    In the world of genre film, there’s a seemingly constant discussion about the validity of “fun” as a means to excuse poor filmmaking. Speaking in a narrative sense, there is admittedly leeway in terms of logic and execution with horror films even if the story comes first and foremost. When a film hinges so much on this perspective however, a certain amount of desperation permeates and criminally depreciates the fun factor.

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    Caption Contest Results: 4/14 – 4/18

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

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    Shadowvision: “A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET”

    Welcome to Shadowvision, a regular column in which Fangoria.com revisits modern horror films in black-and-white. The purpose is to analyze these films through a new lens, seeing if the classically informed viewing experience will give a new angle to familiar images. If you’d like to watch along at home, it’s simple: go into your TV settings and desaturate the picture completely, then adjust the contrast and brightness to fit either standard or high definition.

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    Exclusive Interview: Dave Sheridan on “A HAUNTED HOUSE 2″

    Love ‘em or hate ‘em, there’s no denying the popularity of the many spoof franchises that the Wayans Brothers have created over the years. From the smash success of the first SCARY MOVIE to their recent microbudget hit, A HAUNTED HOUSE, the Wayans have combined their unique sense of crude humor with an awareness of contemporary horror hits, bringing in audiences by the handful. Among these spoofs, there are few actors who’ve appeared as regularly as Dave Sheridan, who broke out as the scene-stealing character of ‘Doofy’ in the original SCARY MOVIE and teamed with the Wayans again as ‘Bob’ in A HAUNTED HOUSE.

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    Toys of Terror #4

    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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  • “SCANNERS” to get the Criterion treatment this July!

    For horror fans, the wave of genre titles joining the Criterion Collection is always cause for excitement. As the art house crowd has never been particularly fond of “horror”, these additions by an esteemed institution always signal a legitimate recognition of the technically proficient and imaginatively rich genre. However, Criterion just announced a whopper of a genre title among the next in their schedule: David Cronenberg’s wonderful telekinetic fright flick SCANNERS!

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    From the FANGORIA Vault: “RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD”

    Welcome back to the Fangoria Vault, dearest fright fans! Less than three weeks into Spring and it already feels like Summer, doesn’t it? Love is in the air, waiting to be interrupted by the swift blade of a lurking psychopath, and the werewolves should be out of hibernation in no time. Meanwhile, the recent batch of stills thawed from the darkest depths of the vault is seasonally appropriate, as plants will be coming back from the dead any day now. Today, we present to you a chilling collection of shots from the set of Dan O’Bannon’s RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD!

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