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  • Johnny Depp joins Universal Monster Universe as “THE INVISIBLE MAN”

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    That’s right, dead-heads: Johnny Depp is lining up to join Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella in the upcoming Universal Monster Cinematic Universe as Dr. Jack Griffin in the remake of THE INVISIBLE MAN. The news, breaking earlier tonight via Deadline, confirms just how quickly Universal is planning on bringing these interconnected monster movies to life. The move, ushered by the Monsterverse mastermind Alex Kurtzman and producer Chris Morgan, is yet another indicator at the pedigree Universal is aiming for with the films, going hand-in-hand with other A-listers whose names have been rumored to be attached. Yet this news is quite interesting in that Universal is clearly making THE INVISIBLE MAN a priority for the series above its more popular counterparts.

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  • Will “SAW: LEGACY” Bring Back Torture Porn For A New Generation?

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    Yesterday, news broke from The Tracking Board that the SAW franchise would be returning, with writers Josh Stolberg and Pete Goldfinger (of SORORITY ROW and PIRANHA 3D notoreity) penning the film for returning executive producers James Wan and Leigh Whannell. Although my interest was piqued by the report, this writer was a bit hesitant to jump the gun on any announcement, as no major trade site had confirmed (or even reported) the news, Lionsgate had not publicly confirmed and there was no public comment from anyone involved. Yet after doing some slight digging and a curious lack of denials, it became clear that the report was (at least mostly) accurate, and that the studio is looking to get back into the SAW business with a reboot entitled SAW: LEGACY.

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  • Stream to Scream: “WHISPERS BEHIND THE WALL”

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    Listed as one of FANGO’s top films we’d hope you’d see in 2016, this writer was pleasantly surprised by the addition of Grzegorz Muskala’s WHISPERS BEHIND THE WALL to Hulu this week. Considering the film’s provocative erotic subject matter and domestic thriller elements, the fact that the film is deservedly making it’s way to U.S. audiences is a testament to indie distributors that are at least making some effort to bring titles without foreign stars or edge-of-your-seat action stateside. And, for admittedly selfish reasons, it will be good to see WHISPERS BEHIND THE WALL’s cult audience grow, as its increased accessibility will finally allow this writer to share beyond basic spoiler-free discussions about this engaging psychodrama with other fright fans.

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  • “THE X-FILES: Season 10, Episode 4” (TV Review)

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    After putting together an out-and-out contemporary classic with “Scully and Mulder meet the Were-Monster,” one might have imagined that the next installment of THE X-FILES would have a tough time reaching that high bar. Yet to be perfectly honest, one could assume that no one expected “Home Again” to be a busy, unfocused and frankly disappointing chapter of THE X-FILES revival. After all, Glen Morgan’s writing and direction on the series has frequently been stellar, but when THE X-FILES announced its return would be contained to a six-episode event series, the fact that one episode missed the mark so prominently shows that the little time fans have with Scully and Mulder again feels more valuable than it once was.

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  • DVD/Blu-ray Subscription Service Horror Pack Unleashes Bloody New Promo!

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    Over here at FANGORIA, we’ve made it quite clear about the importance of physical media in the world of horror. While the mainstream outlets are reducing their physical presence with each passing year, the devoted and vocal collector’s market has help give life to myriad vinyl companies, boutique distribution labels and varied subscription services. And now, a new name in the horror landscape has arrived to help marry the latter two categories, as the subscription-based Horror Pack is bringing a curated selection of DVDs and Blu-rays to fright fans, and they’ve got a brand new bloody promo to help make your acquaintance!

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  • Eerie Episodes: “MASTERS OF HORROR: Pick Me Up”

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    To be perfectly honest, it’s shocking that “Pick Me Up”- in concept as well as in present execution- never found itself previously adapted in the horror genre. Considering both of the urban legends it’s based off, each of which have been individually adapted in projects such as THE HITCHER and BREAKDOWN, as well as the post-SCREAM slasher boom in the ‘90s, a project like “Pick Me Up” would seem to be a no-brainer, at the very least on paper. Nevertheless, it wasn’t until MASTERS OF HORROR came along that the project specifically took life, allowing the concept to run wild even if its within the constraint of a limited budget and TV schedule.

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  • Exclusive Entertainment Earth Giveaway: Win An “ALIEN” Egg Carton Collectible!

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    Last week, FANGORIA surprised our readership with announcement of our partnership with the exceptional online marketplace Entertainment Earth to provide weekly giveaways of chilling collectibles. And with the sun setting on our inaugural contest, FANGO and EE have our next gruesome giveaway all ready for your petrifying participation!

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  • FANGO Flashback: “SHOCKER”

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    One of the things this writer loves so very much about Wes Craven’s filmography is that, when left to his own devices, Craven was not afraid to go absolutely crazy with his work. In that sense, several of Craven’s films throw caution to the wind as irreverent humor, dream logic and bloody horror run wild in an orgy of cinematic madness, such as THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS, NEW NIGHTMARE and SHOCKER. And in terms of the latter, Wes Craven uses his unique and twisted sensibilities to try to create a new horror icon, notedly as a response to the franchise from which he was exiled from, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET.

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  • Long Island-Based “NYZ APOCALYPSE” Interactive Experience Will Eat Your Heart Out For Valentine’s Day!

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    Towards the end of 2015, FANGORIA reported on one of the most fun interactive horror events on the East Coast, the Deer Park, NY-based NYZ APOCALYPSE experience. Offered as an immersive laser-weapon production for teams of four as they fight their way through a zombie outbreak, the event mixes macabre, make-up clad madness, pulse-pounding survival thrills and hilarious, off-the-wall improv comedy to bring you a unique experience unlike anything else. And with NYZ having previously offered a special “Santapocalypse” experience in time for X-mas, the event is at it again to bring a two-day Valentine’s Edition to fright fans this Friday and Saturday, February 12th – 13th!

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  • Caption Contest Results: 02/01 – 02/05

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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 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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