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  • For Your Consideration: The 2016 Chainsaw Award Nominees for Best Actress!

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    With voting season now open on the FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards, fans are putting their minds at work to select their favorites out of every potential nominee. When it came to Best Actress, this was definitely the most contested and debated category of this year’s awards, with many, many actresses in heavy consideration: SOME KIND OF HATE’s Grace Phipps, THE HARVEST’s Samantha Morton, THE GIFT’s Rebecca Hall, SPRING’s Nadia Hilker, FELT’s Amy Iverson and THE FINAL GIRLS’ Taissa Farmiga. That’s not even considering all the fantastic female performances from ensembles from which it was difficult to even nominate a leading actress, such as THE MIDNIGHT SWIM. Yet with the limitations of only five available nomination slots, FANGORIA had to highlight the lead female performances that stood out most among the crowd in 2016.

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  • Deaditorial: Faith in Fright, or The Importance of Religion in the Horror Genre

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    It’s been over 40 years since it became a worldwide theatrical phenomenon, and still to this day, if you ask any person the scariest horror movie they’ve ever seen is, there’s a more than likely chance they’ll say THE EXORCIST. One of the main reasons this might be their answer is pretty simple: THE EXORCIST is a master class in horror filmmaking from all parties involved. However, one of the other main reasons you hear that title so frequently is that THE EXORCIST did something that JAWS, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET did not: it made a monster out of The Devil.

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  • For Your Consideration: The 2016 Chainsaw Award Nominations for Best TV Supporting Actor!

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    With voting season now open on the FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards, fans are putting their minds at work to select their favorites out of every potential nominee. When it came to the Best TV Supporting Actor, this was one of the hardest categories to narrow down, with FROM DUSK TILL DAWN’s Zane Holtz, THE STRAIN’s Jonathan Hyde, BATES MOTEL’s Kenny Johnson and SCREAM QUEENS’ Glen Powell are very nearly making the cut. Even some of the nominated programs had some close calls for double contenders, with PENNY DREADFUL’s Timothy Dalton, HANNIBAL’s Raul Esparza, SALEM’s Jeremy Crutchley and AMERICAN HORROR STORY’s Denis O’Hare almost earning nods as well. Yet with only five slots for potential nominees, the last men standing for Best TV Supporting Actor are all incredibly deserving of the title.

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  • Found Footage… FOR REAL: Vintage, Jeff Lieberman-directed “CREEPSHOW” Interviews!

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    While the internet has many peaks and valleys when it comes to the world of horror, one of it’s best aspects is unearthing the oddities from horror history past. Whether it’s FANGORIA commercials, talk show appearances, promotional stunts or more, horror culture seemingly lost in the sands of time have found new life on YouTube. And now, joining their ranks is something special from the days of TNT’s horror programming where MONSTERVISION reigned supreme: a vintage George A. Romero interview from TNT’s “The New Classics” presentation of CREEPSHOW!

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  • Crossing Over: “THE FURY”

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    Welcome, FANGORIA Readers, to CROSSING OVER, our newest column that highlights the films, series and content out there outside of horror that is fashioned towards or pays tribute to our beloved genre. By shining a light onto these projects, FANGORIA hopes to open a world of entertainment perfect for fright fans that lies just beyond the borders of the horror community. So without further ado…

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  • Exclusive Premiere: Pablo Absento’s Chilling Japanese Short Film, “SHI”!

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    Earlier this year at the Mile High Horror Film Festival in Littleton, Colorado, this writer encountered a film that was quite striking and intriguing: SHI, an eerie Japanese horror short from emerging fright filmmaker Pablo Absento. The film was quite haunting, and in the discussions that followed the festival, this writer learned that Absento’s ambitious streak did not end with SHI. Rather, Absento’s eye was focused on bringing an assembly of terrifying tales from Japanese Mythology to life in an upcoming monthly short film series simply entitled JAPANESE LEGENDS.

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  • FANGO Flashback: “AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON”

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    AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON is one of the rare horror offerings that has near unlimited replay value, primarily because you’re bound to find something new to appreciate about the film with every subsequent viewing. This applies even beyond the in-jokes and moon/werewolf-related visual gags, but even in terms of performances and dialogue, as picking up subtle inflections and cinematic beats can change the dynamics of a scene entirely. For a genre that rarely provides such layering, especially in the horror comedy subgenre, it’s no wonder why AMERICAN WEREWOLF stands the test of time so well.

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  • Eerie Episodes: “THE HUNGER: Season 2, Episode 1” (1999)

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    While horror hounds might be more familiar with David Bowie and Tony Scott’s moody, macabre vampire film THE HUNGER, far less are familiar with their reunion on the second season premiere of THE HUNGER. While unrelated to the film in content, the themes and visual style are quite similar on the series, which is closer to a Gothic horror anthology in nature produced by Scott Free in the late ‘90s and aired on Showtime. And in the first episode of the second season, entitled “Sanctuary,” Bowie returned in front of the camera for Tony Scott, playing Julian Priest in an episode of horror television that is as creepy as it is bold and strange.

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  • Toys of Terror #88.5: Exclusive Entertainment Earth Giveaway & Announcement!

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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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  • For Your Consideration: The 2016 Chainsaw Award Nominees for Best Actor!

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    With voting season now open on the FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards, fans are putting their minds at work to select their favorites out of every potential nominee. When it came to the Best Actor category, the competition was bloodthirsty and thus, many petrifying performances didn’t quite make the cut, including SINISTER 2’s James Ransone, THE GIFT’s Jason Bateman, SOME KIND OF HATE’s Ronen Rubinstein and DEATHGASM’s Milo Cawthorne. Even some performances from less acclaimed films- such as Keanu Reeves in KNOCK KNOCK and James McAvoy in VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN- were considered among the great performances of 2015. Alas, only five performances could cut through the crowd, with FANGORIA going with our gut to nominate the best of the best.

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  • SXSW Film Festival Line-up Nabs “OUTCAST”, “IN A VALLEY OF VIOLENCE” Premieres

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    For attendees of genre-friendly film festivals, SXSW is one of the few tried-and-true destinations of the year, having been the host to the world premieres of many anticipated horror flicks. Now, SXSW has announced their 2016 line-up that will be playing from March 11th – 20th in Austin, Texas, which includes the latest from Ti West, Robert Kirkman and many, many more.

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  • Stream to Scream: “EXCISION”

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    For this writer, Richard Bates Jr.’s EXCISION is one of those essential genre titles that operate close to the vein of horror comedy and yet don’t quite follow the horror-comedy mold. Much akin to William Friedkin’s KILLER JOE and, to an extent, Daniel Waters’ HEATHERS, EXCISION carries a mean-streak and matter-of-fact presentation of its darker, disturbing material that feels less conventional and yet completely humorous in execution. And furthermore, EXCISION is the kind of film that features an old school vibe in that it moves and is stylized at its own pace, giving characters their own moments to live and breathe within the universe while presenting artistic flourishes that feel unique and different from other depictions of internal fantasies.

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