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    Want More Hammer on Blu? Sign this Petition and Be Heard!

    Hammer Film Productions has had immense influence on the genre, resurrecting Gothic monsters from their black and white beginnings and populating their films with acting greats such as Peter Cushing, Oliver Reed, Barbara Shelley and Christopher Lee. By giving these classic tales of terror excellent scripts, beautiful production design and colorful cinematography, Hammer cemented their place in cinema history and have gone on to inspire generations of filmmakers in the years since. Yet, to many modern fright fans, these films don’t nearly get the appreciation they deserve, often times released by their respective studios in bare-bones reprints of foreign DVDs to the domestic marketplace.

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    “BATTLE OF THE DAMNED” (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

    I’m sure I’m not the only horror fan who has begun to groan at the sight of the phrase “zombie apocalypse.” Since THE WALKING DEAD completed its gradual climb to media domination, it appears that every filmmaker under the sun has added zombies to their portfolio, and as a result, below-average undead offerings have littered DVD shelves week after week. However, for that very reason, when this writer discovers a secret success hidden amongst the crowd of disappointment, that’s all the more reason to celebrate, and even encourage those who break the mold of Z-grade direct-to-video horror.

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    First Pics, EXCL Comments: Dave Sheridan on Zombie Spoof “WALKING WITH THE DEAD”

    With THE WALKING DEAD still knocking out major ratings well into its fourth season, it’s assured that zombie culture will continue to drag itself around the genre landscape for a while. For those tiring of the undead craze however, there’s still one film that you might even be able to appreciate with the most die-hard zombie fan: WALKING WITH THE DEAD, the zombie media spoof from director Scott Dow and star/writer Tim Ogletree.

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    From the FANGORIA Vault: “PET SEMATARY”

    Searching through the FANGORIA archives is a lot like graverobbing: always full of gruesome surprises. Occasionally, we’ll uncover something a little bit special. Something that offers truly eye-popping looks from the world of SFX past. Today is no exception, as we present some rare shots from behind the scenes of PET SEMATARY!

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    Less is More in Creepy “DELIVER US FROM EVIL” Teaser

    Have you ever experienced true evil? It’s a question posed in this first trailer for Scott Derrickson’s moody follow-up to the successful and impressive SINISTER, DELIVER US FROM EVIL. Starring Eric Bana, Edgar Rodriguez, Olivia Munn and Joel McHale, and based off the true stories of NYPD Sergeant Ralph Sarchie, DELIVER US FROM EVIL seems like a much bigger production than SINISTER, even if the latter half of the trailer is evident of the tonality and minimalism of his last film.

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    Shadowvision: “ROSEMARY’S BABY”

    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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    Fango Flashback: Verhoeven’s “ROBOCOP” (1987)

    Being from the younger generation of today’s cinephiles, there’s a certain pool of veteran filmmakers that I’d love to see deliver one more passion-fueled film before calling it quits. With Hollywood becoming more tentpole-focused however, it’s unlikely to imagine a world where subversive genre filmmakers such as John Carpenter, David Lynch and Paul Verhoeven would get that chance to relive their bloody glory days. Thus is the nature of the business, but still, there’s such an exhilaration from revisiting their work that the absence of new, well-funded films from these filmmakers leaves a hole in the world of imaginative onscreen storytelling. In the case of Paul Verhoeven, who is still working busier than ever outside of the US Hollywood system, that return to the system that brought us classic sci-fi gorefests like TOTAL RECALL, STARSHIP TROOPERS and ROBOCOP always seems to be coasting on the horizon as his films are neutered in mega-budgeted, misguided PG-13 remakes.

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    Shadowvision: “THE INNKEEPERS”

    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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    “RETURN TO NUKE ’EM HIGH VOLUME 1” (Film Review)

    There’s a saying that’s commonly used to negate all consequence of bad behavior in the name of acting upon instinct: “Boys will be boys.” In the world of genre entertainment, that same phrase should be applied to Troma, as Troma has, is and always will be Troma. Transcending limitations of taste and logic, the company has returned to present one of its funniest and craziest films of all time, RETURN TO NUKE ’EM HIGH VOLUME 1.

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    Fango Flashback: “TOTAL RECALL” (1990)

    After making a splash with the ultraviolent sci-fi satire ROBOCOP, it’s not a giant shock that Verhoeven’s next blockbuster venture would be the Philip K. Dick adaptation TOTAL RECALL, which paired the unpredictable director with one of Hollywood’s most reliable action stars, Arnold Schwarzenegger. In a way, the pairing is somewhat perfect, matching two of Hollywood’s most promising imports and vibrant personalities to create a film about a surreal identity crisis. The casting of Arnold Schwarzenegger as a common construction worker stuck in a world of intergalactic espionage and sabotage was bizarre yet appropriate, and as such, he simultaneously delivers one of his most over-the-top performances, while being somewhat restrained and emotionally conflicted. Somehow, Verhoeven strikes gold with Schwarzenegger, who is brave and grateful enough to dive into another one of the director’s living universes, although this time much more alien in nature.

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