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    “EVERLY” (FANTASTICA Blu-Ray Review)

    For genre fans, EVERLY is, on many levels, Joe Lynch’s time to shine without lingering in any specific shadow. While the Troma graduate has made good over the years and developed his skills as a filmmaker, his previous feature films, WRONG TURN 2 and KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM, have largely operated against the reputation of a franchise or, in case of the latter, behind the scenes problems. But with EVERLY, Lynch had the chance to create a bloody and badass tale in a universe of his own design, and while the film hits peaks and valleys narratively, the sense of passion in Lynch’s cinematic voice is unmistakable.

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    “BATES MOTEL: Season 3, Episode 7″ (TV Review)

    After last week’s intense and demented hour of BATES MOTEL, one of the series’ highlights to date, this week provides a much more low key affair. Tending to the interpersonal drama with only glimpses of brooding horror, the ominously titled “The Last Supper” follows the immediate recourse of last week’s episode and is much slower paced. However, in this rather ho-hum episode lies some necessary developments for both characters and subplots, and with the show ending on a high note for Norma and Co., one can’t help but feel that fate has carved a deep, dark valley for the Bates family.

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    “ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK” (Blu-ray Review)

    Of all the releases from beloved specialty distributor Scream Factory, it’s hard to argue that there was nothing on their 2015 slate as exciting as their reissue of John Carpenter’s ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK. Sporting a brand new 2K transfer and a full second disc loaded with new features, Scream offered Carpenter completists the definitive ESCAPE Blu-ray, superior to previous releases in every way. Luckily, Scream has put their money where their mouth is, constructing an in-depth and gorgeous package that is guaranteed to impress even the most jaded Carpenter fanatic.

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    Stanley Film Festival ’15: Visionary Award Winner, Panels, 3D Experience Announced

    For those keeping tabs here at FANGORIA.com, the Stanley Film Festival is one of 2015’s most exciting genre experiences of the year. Blending interactive events, alternate reality games, and a horror-centric film festival, Stanley Film Festival has given fright fans more than enough incentive to check out the supposedly haunted hotel (which served as the inspiration for THE SHINING). Yet it turns out SFF 2015 has a few more surprises up their sleeve, as they announced yesterday the recipient of their annual Visionary Award as well as the full line-up of panels and interactive experiences.

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  • Q&A: Director Tom Harper talks “THE WOMAN IN BLACK 2″

    As any horror fan knows, Hammer is often considered the gold standard for vintage horror, implementing just the right amount of class, elegance, environment and imagination to old school scare fare. And with their recent revival, those aesthetics have been adapting to the times, adding a more visceral and creepy edge to horror stories that still hold a high regard for performance and scope that was executed perfectly with 2012’s THE WOMAN IN BLACK. Of course, those expectations remained with the sequel, THE WOMAN IN BLACK 2: ANGEL OF DEATH, which ushered in a deeper and darker look at the mythology of it’s titular terror. FANGORIA recently spoke to THE WOMAN IN BLACK 2’s director Tom Harper to talk about living up to the legacy of the first film, the 1983 novella and his own cinematic voice…

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    Q&A: Director Gregory Levasseur goes inside “THE PYRAMID”

    It’s always an interesting experience when a prolific producer makes their way to the director’s chair. For film fans, that leap provides a more personal look at the whispering voices behind numerous great productions, offering a new directorial voice via a familiar sensibility. And in the horror genre, this dynamic is even more interesting as fright fans have a chance to explore what these producers really find scary.

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    Event Report: Rare, Uncut 35mm Screening of “HARDWARE” at Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers!

    With the recent release of LOST SOUL, the documentary about troubled production behind 1996’s THE ISLAND OF DOCTOR MOREAU, the interest in the work of director Richard Stanley has experienced a revival among the genre community. And with said renewed interest are coming new opportunities to experience said work, including an impending Blu-ray rerelease of DUSTDEVILS and more projects on the horizon. But FANGORIA recently had the chance to experience one of Stanley’s most beloved works, HARDWARE, in a way very few U.S. audiences have as the Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers presented a rare, uncut 35mm print of the film on the big screen!

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    Stanley Film Festival ’15: An Exclusive Q&A with SFF Programmer Landon Zakheim, Part Three

    As horror fans from around the globe know, there’s no horror-centric festival that has risen to prominence as quickly and loudly as the Stanley Film Festival. Taking place at the notoriously haunted Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, the festival became one of the most buzzed about experiences for horror fans in recent times, adding a level of interactivity and immersion on top of a diverse and terrifying film slate. And since FANGORIA will be taking Stanley by storm this upcoming April, we recently chatted with Director of Programming Landon Zakheim in a massive, three-part dialogue about the one-of-a-kind haunted hotel and the only film festival that takes the horror beyond the big screen…

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    “SALEM: Season 2, Episode 3″ (TV Review)

    With the third episode in the second season of SALEM, the narrative of the series is now running full steam ahead, with character development jumping leaps and bounds in directions we may not have necessarily expected. Such boldness is nothing new for the horror series, which often revels in unpredictability and misdirection, but rarely does a TV series add subversion on so many layers as the show begins to mix it’s trademark brand of edgy melodrama with in-story politics. And while those dynamics definitely make this episode, entitled “From Within,” a less action-packed affair than the previous two episodes, it certainly is equally as compelling.

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  • Caption Contest Results: 04/13 – 04/17

    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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    “BATES MOTEL: Season 3, Episode 6″ (TV Review)

    With the track record from the first and second season of BATES MOTEL, there was an aura of cautious optimism when this writer decided to cover the third season. But luckily, that faith has payed off in a big way, as BATES’ sixth episode this season is a full-on home run for the series, and introduced a milestone into the show’s familiar lore. And as Norman and Norma drifted apart further than ever before, Norman and “Mother” finally came together, and it offered one of the most surreal and satisfying scenes in the series’ history.

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    “THE WALKING DECEASED” Actor Dave Sheridan Wants To Know: Have You Seen This Zombie?

    Fans of horror comedy should be familiar with SCARY MOVIE and THE DEVIL’S REJECTS star Dave Sheridan, who was most recently seen in the zombie culture parody THE WALKING DECEASED (check FANGO’s review here.) As such, Sheridan has found himself going deeper and deeper into the world of horror, hitting the convention scene while gearing up for his directorial debut in the genre. And while THE WALKING DECEASED let Sheridan lay some hurt on the undead, one zombie in particular was able to get some payback, according to a video recently released by Sheridan from his appearance at Dallas’ Walker Stalker convention. Take a look below…

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