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  • 7th Annual GWAR-B-Q Announces 2016 Line-Up!

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    When it comes to the bloody crossover between heavy metal and horror, few can compete with the mighty, macabre GWAR. While Alice Cooper, King Diamond and many more blend terrifying theatrics with rock ‘n’ roll, GWAR prides themselves on creating chaos, insanity and a genuine mess among their petrifying performances. However, for fans of GWAR, nothing beats their annual GWAR-B-Q event, where the gruesome group assembles an all-day music festival featuring the top talents in their genre, complete with vendors, barbecue and an over-the-top headline performance from GWAR themselves. Now, the line-up for the latest GWAR-B-Q has been revealed, bringing more brutality to Richmond, VA’s historic Hadad’s Lake for the seventh year in a row!

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  • FANGO Flashback: “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD” (1990)

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    As surprising as it may sound, George A. Romero has a fairly impressive number of solid remakes to his filmography; while a stinker like 2008’s DAY OF THE DEAD may attempt to spoil the bunch, remakes of THE CRAZIES, DAWN OF THE DEAD and, of course, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD have done well by their predecessor. In the case of the latter, the film at least knew it had the original director’s seal of approval, with longtime collaborator Tom Savini behind the camera and Romero himself producing. But even in a time before the “remake” stigma of the mid-to-late-’00s, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1990) does a fairly great job of honoring the original film while ultimately offering a different approach, one that underplays some of the social commentary of the ‘68 film while modernizing the story for more demanding contemporary audiences.

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  • Exclusive First Look, BTS Stills: “LOST BOYS”, Horror Vets Suffer “WAKING NIGHTMARE”!

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    For listeners of FANGORIA’s SPLAT CHAT, you likely have heard host Steve Craig mention the production of his directorial debut over the course of the last few episodes. After a fair bit of pestering, this writer has gotten some demented details about the film, entitled WAKING NIGHTMARE, and now, FANGORIA has the exclusive first look at the indie killer thriller!

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  • Exclusive Premiere / Announcement: John Carpenter’s Classic Themes Redux EP, plus new “ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK” Music Video!

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    Earlier this year, John Carpenter’s surprise announcement of LOST THEMES II and a subsequent tour in support of the album shocked the horror community in the best way possible. Now, with Carpenter gearing up to hit the road later this month, FANGORIA is beyond excited to announce that the surprises don’t stop there. In fact, not only is Carpenter announcing that he has re-recorded his iconic past themes for a brand new release hitting next month, but for your listening (and viewing) pleasure, FANGORIA is excited to unveil the live, in-studio video for his full-band re-recording of the theme from ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK!

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  • “LOCKE AND KEY” Lives Again on TV With Second Pilot Order!

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    For fans of Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez’s LOCKE AND KEY, the page-to-screen process of the critically and commercially successful comic book has been a horror story in-and-of itself. Following the Mark Romanek-directed pilot, which was not picked up by FOX despite a head-turning screening at San Diego Comic Con in 2011, fans eagerly hoped that the property would eventually make its way to the big screen or- at the very least- be given a second chance in the evolving TV landscape. Now it seems their prayers have been answered, as IDW Entertainment has announced that a second pilot has been commissioned, with the series being developed independently with Circle of Confusion, the production entity behind AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD.

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  • Nicolas Winding Refn’s “THE NEON DEMON” Sets Release Date, Unveils New Poster!

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    Who could have guessed that the summer of 2016 would end up offering more scare fare than blockbuster tentpoles? With films such as THE CONJURING 2, THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR, THE SHALLOWS, DON’T BREATHE, LIGHTS OUT, and THE BLACKCOAT’S DAUGHTER creeping into theaters, it seems that horror hounds will find more tricks and treats before Halloween this year, and now, you can add Nicolas Winding Refn’s highly-anticipated terror title THE NEON DEMON among the bunch, as the film has finally set a new poster and release date!

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  • The Dreadful Ten: 10 Awesome ’90s Horror Films!

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    As someone who grew up watching the many horror films of the ’90s, it’s always a bit disappointing to hear the decade get so much flack for its contributions to the genre. Sure, the ’80s are a tough act to follow, considering how many phenomenal, practical FX-driven fright films were spawned during that time, but the ’90s has had its fair share of awesome scare fare, most of which are miles more memorable that the decades that have come since. Even the guilty pleasures of the ’90s- your DEEP BLUE SEAs and ANACONDAs and what-have-you- are much easier to defend than some of the stinkers of the ’80s! So with that on our macabre mind, FANGORIA has decided to list off ten absolutely awesome ’90s horror offerings for your creepy consideration!

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  • “BITE” (Film Review)

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    Since the heydey of body horror in the late ‘80s/ early ‘90s, the gruesome subgenre has resurfaced sporadically in recent times. As CGI becomes less of an industry standard among the low-budget horror realm, horror titles such as AMERICAN MARY, TUSK, and ANTIVIRAL have taken advantage of the power of practical FX work when applied to malevolent body modification. Yet while many of these films rely on surgery-gone-mad or flesh rotting away to the elements, few modern body horror offerings go truly beyond the pale for their main mutation. However, if Chad Archibald’s BITE is any indication, that tide could be turning in favor of the bold and ambitious side of the subgenre.

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  • Stream to Scream: “THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD”

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    While horror anthologies may be one of the most debated subgenres out there, it’s unfortunate that Amicus- one of the seminal anthology producers of its time- is often left out of the conversation. Known best as their “portmanteau” productions, Amicus’ specific, often star-studded approach to anthology filmmaking is unique and rather fantastic, and yet they often find themselves absent from the discussions and listicles of the current horror landscape. Yet as Amicus becomes more accessible with each passing day with their inclusion on streaming and Blu-ray, the chances of their impressive anthology fare- such as TALES FROM THE CRYPT, DR. TERROR’S HOUSE OF HORRORS and THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD- becoming more pertinent to contemporary audiences grow with it.

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  • Found Footage… For Real: Vincent Price in Tim Burton & Rick Heinrichs’ “VINCENT”

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    As many horror icons as there may be in the lexicon of the genre- and there are many– I don’t think there is any as instantly recognizable and quite as beloved as Vincent Price. A brilliant performer in his own right, Price’s adoration of the horror genre went far beyond the projects he appeared in; in fact, to many, Price was as synonymous with the horror genre as ghosts and ghouls themselves. But while Price’s wit and class might never be replicated in the horror genre, there’s no doubt his influences spread far and wide, especially for his EDWARD SCISSORHANDS’ cohort Tim Burton.

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  • Crossing Over: “LOST RIVER”

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    Welcome, FANGORIA Readers, to CROSSING OVER, a 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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