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  • Toys of Terror #86: NECA Flashback Edition

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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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  • FANTASTICA Presents: Existing with Non-Existence within “ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD”

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    In Tom Stoppard’s now 25-year-old film ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, the playwright-turned-director does something precious few have ever done: he eschews the format of reality completely. Comparable to say Quentin Dupieux’s equally undefinable dark comedy RUBBER, ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN has no defined rules, no defined roles and coasts along on the oblivious nature of oblivion. And thanks to that attitude, Stoppard does Shakespeare by the way of Gilliam, offering something where the very world where the film exists is so unpredictable that there’s no way of knowing exactly what is at stake, a notion that is simultaneously hilarious, bizarre, tragic, terrifying and amazing.

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  • Contest: Win Werewolf Thriller “HOWL” on Blu-ray!

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    When it comes to contemporary werewolf movies, the gold standard seems to be Neil Marshall’s DOG SOLDIER, an ensemble action-horror hybrid with incredible practical FX and creature performers. So when word arrives that Marshall’s go-to FX specialist, Paul Hyett, has helmed his own werewolf thriller that carries on the age-old tradition of train-bound British creature features, this writer is more than excited to see what’s in store from HOWL. And for FANGORIA readers, you can find out what’s in store for yourself- and for free– as Alchemy is giving away two copies of the film on Blu-ray!

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  • FANGO Flashback: “NIGHTWATCH” (1997)

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    Following the critical and commercial success of SE7EN, Hollywood was looking for any and all fucked-up serial killer thrillers that could ride on that film’s coattails. With films such as FEAR, KISS THE GIRLS, 8MM and more popping out of the woodwork, finding the fetishistic depravity of possessive serial killers became the M.O. for the genre, with studios looking everywhere for dependable inspiration. And it is likely that search that brought Ole Bornedal to Hollywood to remake his film NIGHTWATCH, a unique, stylish psychological horror-thriller that added a Hitchcockian craftsmanship to otherwise dour, provocative subject matter.

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  • Update Rundown: J.A. Bayona exits “WORLD WAR Z” sequel, “PEAKS” adds Dern

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    The horror genre is one of the most fluid in the industry. While an original vision rarely makes it to screen without being compromised in one way or another, horror can sometimes be a revolving door of filmmakers, actors and distributors as time goes on. Luckily, FANGORIA has kept our ears to the constantly changing floor for nearly 40 years now, keeping fright fans up to date with the latest in the world of horror.

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  • Twice Told “TALES”: The Curious Case of Shyamalan’s “CRYPT” Reboot

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    Last week, various outlets- FANGO included- reported that TNT would be anchoring their upcoming fall horror block with a reboot of TALES FROM THE CRYPT, with M. Night Shyamalan serving as the mastermind of the series. And before fans had a chance to even debate whether this move was the progression of Shyamalan’s comeback in the genre, unconfirmed reports revealed what many horror hounds had feared: the new TALES FROM THE CRYPT has eschewing all that came before it for something more contemporary in flavor. Like clockwork, the fans went from disgruntled to furious, especially when they learned that HBO retained the rights to John Kassir’s classic iteration of The Crypt Keeper.

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  • Caption Contest Results: 01/04 – 01/08

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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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  • Rest in Peace David Bowie (1947 – 2016)

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    For a man whose career often brought him to places beyond the stars, it’s only fitting to say that David Bowie was a universal icon. Even in his oh-so-rare missteps, Bowie found something deep, strange, existential and heartbreaking, and more often than not, we all could find a piece of ourselves in his lyrics, his movements and his presence. So when news broke that David Bowie passed away on January 10th, 2016, after 18 months of battling cancer, there’s an undeniable emptiness and sense of disbelief that follows.

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  • “TALES FROM THE CRYPT” Reboot Plot Details, Format Uncovered

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    Yesterday, the horror world’s head was spun when it was announced M. Night Shyamalan would be rebooting TALES FROM THE CRYPT for TNT, a move quite frankly very few saw coming. And while the news was met by varying degrees of responses, the most common of which would be “very cautious optimism” following Shyamalan’s comeback chiller THE VISIT and WAYWARD PINES, recent unconfirmed developments over at Bloody-Disgusting have taken a turn for the worse.

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  • Q&A: Director Lawrence Roeck on “DIABLO”

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    With the genre marketplace being as it is, it’s actually not quite surprising to see both westerns and horror movies, with secular fan bases in their own right, cross paths so often in recent months. With bone tomahawk, the hateful eight and and now Lawrence Roeck’s DIABLO, the line between gritty western, shocking horror and brutal thriller has become more and more blurred. And while the latter is probably more notable for its cast, which includes Western royalty Scott Eastwood as well as Walton Goggins and Danny Glover, the inspirations, hard-hitting violence, thematic material and cinematography from Dean Cundey make DIABLO a must see for horror fans. Fangoria caught up with Roeck to talk DIABLO, shooting an indie western and the film’s frightening influences…

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  • Arrow Video Announces U.S. Blu-ray Releases for “BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR”, “THE STUFF”

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    Upon hitting U.S. shores in late 2014, Arrow Video has truly gone above and beyond to give the Criterion treatment to its genre releases, no matter how obscure. With deluxe high definition reissues of titles like Brian Yuzna’s SOCIETY, Mario Bava’s BLOOD AND BLACK LACE and Tobe Hooper’s EATEN ALIVE, Arrow Video proved they could stand with the domestic boutique big boys, and with their first title announcements for 2016, they’re coming out of the gate swinging once again. 

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  • “CHERRY TREE” (Film Review)

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    After collaborating on the superb and creepy WAKE WOOD, one would think that the combination of director David Keating and writer/producer Brendan McCarthy might be able to replicate that same magic (no pun intended) for an equally wicked follow-up, CHERRY TREE. Yet, when all is said and done, CHERRY TREE is a simply frustrating experience, often times pushing and pulling between what the story wants and what the genre demands. That’s not to say the film is outright terrible; in fact, the third act is rather ironclad, save for the final stinger of it all. But that’s also to say that CHERRY TREE feels unfocused, going for cheap scares and uncomfortably familiar imagery over anything truly terrifying or even exceptionally entertaining.

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