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  • FANGORIA’s Petrifying Predictions for Horror in 2016!

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    In the years since 2013, in which films such as THE PURGE, THE CONJURING, INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2, MAMA, EVIL DEAD and WORLD WAR Z surged at the box office, the horror genre has become quite erratic and unpredictable. While each year has had their fair share of successes, the genre has certainly seemed to struggle in a place in the zeitgeist as dwindling budgets and a shifting media landscape have changed what fright fans will consume as well as how they’ll consume it. However, with 2016 dead ahead of us all, FANGORIA is looking upon the past, present and future of the genre to offer our predictions for the next year in horror…

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  • Is “HALLOWEEN” Looking For A New Home?!

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    As simple and satisfying as the formula for a classic slasher property can be, there seems to be an inordinate amount of hold-up regarding many of our beloved fright franchises. Whether it’s the ongoing (and with the departure of director David Bruckner, fairly heartbreaking) drama of developing a new FRIDAY THE 13TH chapter or the arrested development of the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET and HELLRAISER franchises, it seems that overthinking and frustration has kept several fruitful films from furthering their respective mythologies. Yet very few have had changes so drastic as the recent exclusive report from Bloody-Disgusting on the HALLOWEEN franchise, which alleges that Malek Akkad has taken the petrifying IP from Dimension Films to search for a new distributor.

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  • The Dreadful Ten: Top 10 Horror Films We Hope You See in 2016!

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    2016 is so close, we can taste it in the air. And with one year of horror behind us, a brand new year of horror awaits to descend upon us. While there are many different types of horror to expect- festival favorites, studio scare fare and eerie independent releases- there are many innovative, fantastic horror offerings that have yet to secure distribution while purveying the festival circuit. So for this week’s Dreadful Ten, FANGORIA recaps some of the best fright films we encountered over the past year whose 2016 remains uncertain, though we certainly hope you get the chance to see ‘em for yourself!

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  • Caption Contest Results: 12/21 – 12/25

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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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  • The Year in Horror, 2015: Ken’s Top 10 Movie Death Scenes!

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    While 2015 has been the host to many macabre moments, there’s little denying that this year certainly one-upped 2014 in terms of brutality in the cinema. Though Hollywood offered more bloodletting than the haunting-heavy year previous, independent scare fare raised the bar with amazing, head-spinning gore and guts. And with death on the brain (and spoiler warning on high alert), FANGORIA recounts the top ten most memorable death scenes of 2015!

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  • Get into a Sinister X-mas Spirit with Chelsea Stardust’s “PROJECT HOPE” on CryptTV!

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    Earlier this month, FANGORIA profiled up-and-coming horror filmmaker Chelsea Stardust on our podcast SPLAT CHAT: ON D.I.Y. HORROR in a lengthy interview that talked horror, both fictional and otherwise, in the life of the young producer/director. An alumni of Blumhouse Productions and passionate member of the L.A. horror community, Stardust has since been at the grind on her myriad macabre film projects, from her impending fright features to her scary short-form contributions to Eli Roth’s CryptTV. And now, just in time for the horrordays, FANGORIA fans can see Stardust’s terrifying talents in action with the latter’s latest original short, a Christmas chiller entitled PROJECT HOPE!

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  • The Year in Horror, 2015: Ken’s Top 10 Episodes of Horror Television

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    As the landscape continues to grow in a promising direction, there’s no denying that 2015 marked a banner year for horror television. While PENNY DREADFUL and SALEM offered some of the strongest sophomore seasons in recent memories, many other pieces of serialized scare fare proved that they not only still have gas, but are breaking new ground in the process. And with 2015 nearly in our rearview, FANGORIA has decided to catalog our favorite offerings from televised terror titles from the past year…

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  • Crossing Over: “BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA”

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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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  • Stream to Scream: “PROXY”

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    If there’s anything that can definitively be said about a horror film like PROXY, it would be that the film is not for everyone. For those who appreciate more scare-based, supernatural outings, PROXY is not the film for you, and will likely test your threshold for transgressive content. On the flip side of the coin, those whose horror obsession filters down to chasing the dragon that is shocking content, PROXY might be a bit too far into the contemplative, artistic side for those merely expecting bloody viscera. However, for those whom PROXY does latch its claws onto, the film is a mesmerizing, poetic experience that few films can rival, provoking ideological thoughts and a jaw-dropping narrative that you otherwise might not find in even the majority of independent fright fare.

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  • “THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN’T DIE” (Blu-ray Review)

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    For cult-minded fright fanatics, there will always be an unironic spot in our hearts for old, bonkers sci-fi horrors of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Often amalgamations between psychological thrillers and creature features, these films preyed upon the fears of progressive science as a breeding ground for deviancy and god complexes with frequently insane results. Luckily for those who adore these strange cinematic time capsules, one of the craziest and surprisingly well-crafted entries from this era has made its way to the high definition world courtesy of Scream Factory: THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN’T DIE!

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  • FANGO Flashback: “BUBBA HO-TEP”

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    One of the most common complaints this writer hears from hardcore horrorheads is that contemporary scare fare lacks the heart of their predecessors. While there’s always been mean, merciless horror throughout the years, especially those caught in the crossfire of the slasher booms, there is a fair amount of truth to that sentiment. Though that doesn’t mean there aren’t impressively crafted or genuinely terrifying horror offerings nowadays, the organic sense of adventure, character and justice is much less common these days as opposed to the fright films of the ‘80s and ‘90s. Yet perhaps that makes modern horror with that old school heart and soul much more valuable to die-hard fans, which in turn crafts a specific legacy from which a film can gain a second life.

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