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  • “ALL HALLOWS’ EVE 2” (Film Review)

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    Whether you’re a fan or completely unaware of the 2013 indie horror anthology ALL HALLOWS’ EVE, there’s a good chance you’ll find it’s sequel to be a frustrating experience. On one hand, fans of the first film might be disappointed that the structure and face of the first film- the bloodthirsty ‘Art the Clown’- is completely thrown away in favor of something completely different altogether. And on the other hand, the anthology film more or less plays exactly how it was produced: a collection of wholly disconnected horror shorts bought and assembled with no cohesion or mission statement. Though some of these shorts are well produced and executed in their own right, the overall ALL HALLOWS’ EVE 2 experience feels far from satisfying, especially when paired with a lazy and generic wrap-around segment.

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  • John Carpenter Announces Tour, “LOST THEMES” Sequel Album

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    Last year, John Carpenter made his debut as a solo musical artist after a storied career as a composer on a majority of his own films, which includes co-writing and performing the iconic themes for HALLOWEEN, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK and more. LOST THEMES quickly became a lauded album among the horror community, spawning a remix album and even Carpenter’s first ever live performance in Iceland. Now, for those wondering just what is next for Carpenter as a musical artist, Sacred Bones Records has announced that LOST THEMES II will be dropping later this year with a handful of live international Carpenter performances as well!

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  • For Your Consideration: The 2016 Chainsaw Award Nominees for Best TV 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 the Best TV Actress category, the competition was fierce and many fantastic performers didn’t quite make the cut, including FROM DUSK TILL DAWN’s Eiza Gonzalez, THE WALKING DEAD’s Alexandra Breckenridge, iZOMBIE’s Rose McIver, SCREAM’s Willa Fitzgerald and SOUTH OF HELL’s Mena Suvari. Alas, only five performances could garner nominations in the category’s sophomore year, with FANGORIA going with the strongest of the strong.

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  • Caption Contest Results: 1/25 – 1/29

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    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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  • For Your Consideration: The 2016 Chainsaw Award Nominees for Best Foreign Language Film!

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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 Foreign Language Film category, there was some argument as to what technically counted for the category, eventually disqualifying technically-released-in-2015 film ANGST (due to it’s 1983 production) and WHITE DOG. Meanwhile, The Mo Brothers’ KILLERS and the anthology film MEXICO BARBARO were also in contention, but eventually were bumped out by its creepier competition. And after some careful consideration, FANGO found five fright flicks worthy of taking home the Gold Chainsaw.

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  • “AMERICAN PSYCHO” Team Reunite for Manson Murders Film

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    One of the definitive horror comedies of the 21st Century, Mary Harron’s AMERICAN PSYCHO is a mean, brilliant film whose cult has grown steadily (and persistently) since hitting cinemas 16 years ago. Now, with Harron wrapping up her work on the all-female filmmaker horror anthology XX (alongside Jennifer Lynch, Karyn Kusama and Jovanka Vuckovic) and the AMERICAN PSYCHO musical splattering onto Broadway soon, good news hit this morning regarding the film’s writer-director duo as Harron and her PSYCHO scribe Guinevere Turner will be reuniting for a film based on the Manson Family murders.

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  • “STARRY EYES” Filmmakers Attached to “MAMA” Sequel

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    Back in 2014, a little film called STARRY EYES blindsided the horror community with a shocking, Faustian tale for a new generation, landing on many end-of-year lists (including my own) and establishing filmmakers Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch as artists to watch. And while the duo have kept busy on other projects- primarily, the upcoming anthology HOLIDAYS as well as Summit Entertainment’s EXORCISM DIAIRES from OCULUS scribes Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard- the two directors have landed their highest profile gig to date, as The Hollywood Reporter reports that Widmyer and Kolsch will be rewriting and directing the sequel to MAMA for Universal Studios.

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  • “SONNY BOY” (Blu-ray Review)

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    While there are plenty of films who turn to their lesser aspects in an attempt to wrangle the title of “cult film,” there are select others who earn it simply through existence. Robert Martin Carroll’s SONNY BOY is firmly, undeniably in the latter category as an absolute masterpiece of weird, unhinged filmmaking at its most soulful. An aesthetic mix between David Lynch, John Waters and Terrence Malick, SONNY BOY is an essential film for those who love the bizarre, surreal and trashy cinema, and Scream Factory has done the world a kindness by bringing it to a new generation on Blu-ray.

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  • Stanley Film Festival Announces Restructuring Plans; Will Relaunch in 2017

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    Over the past several months, this writer had heard chatter from some Denver-based horror hounds regarding the state of- in this writer’s opinion- the best horror-specific film festival, Stanley Film Festival; unfortunately, the chatter was not what this writer had wanted to hear. In the ensuing months, there had been ups and downs, with the peak being that the Stanley Hotel was to become a horror museum and year-round genre hotspot and the valley being that there was a good chance of the festival not running as planned in 2016. This morning, however, the future of the Stanley Film Festival was confirmed, with good news and bad news in tow.

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  • Crossing Over: “STARSHIP TROOPERS”

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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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  • The Dreadful Ten: Top 10 Horror Prequels!

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    When initially approaching the concept for this week’s Dreadful Ten, this writer thought that assembling titles would be easy as could be. After all, what is the horror genre known better for than all manners of prequels, sequels and spin-offs? However, upon further inspection, finding gems among the many horror prequels is more of a frustrating endeavor, with most of the best prequels happening on television and/or as flashbacks in a sequel. Nevertheless, FANGORIA was able to dig up ten petrifying prequels that made the grade!

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  • For Your Consideration: The 2016 Chainsaw Award Nominees for Best TV 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 Actor category, the competition was stiff across the board, with SALEM’s Shane West, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN’s D.J. Cotrona, BATES MOTEL’s Freddie Highmore and AMERICAN HORROR STORY’s Wes Bentley all almost making the cut. And, of course, Andrew Lincoln certainly would have made the list had Season Six not been so segmented between its large ensemble of characters. Nevertheless, FANGORIA was able to sift through all the excellent lead actor performances of this past year and nominate our five favorites for your consideration.

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