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    Event Report: “HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL” (1959) at Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers!

    Outside of our ongoing “FANGORIA Presents” screenings at the Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers, NY/NJ-based horror fans have been treated to some excellent chilling cinema courtesy of Mondo and Chiller. Having previously presented last month’s screening of CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST with Robert Kerman in attendance, Mondo and Chiller brought a more classic terror title to the big screen for March, offering William Castle’s seminal film HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1959) and enlisting yours truly as host for the eerie evening.

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    Stream to Scream: “SEANCE: THE SUMMONING”

    As many fright fans already know, FANGORIA offers a great selection of gruesome movies, old and new, for free at our Hulu channel. To give you a better idea of what’s available, FANGORIA is taking in-depth looks at some of the channel’s terrifying titles with Stream to Scream. Today: Alex Wright’s exorcism movie SEANCE: THE SUMMONING.

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    “THE BARBER” (Film Review)

    Following the demise of the slasher film, torture porn and home invasion horror, serial killer thrillers looked to be next on the chopping block as human-based horror fell out of vogue. After all, successive entries in the genre weren’t necessarily reinventing the wheel, as many of these films shared same stalking and killing scenes beat by beat. But among the monotony of the serial killer subgenre, there’d be one or two diamonds in the rough, bolstered by exceptional performances and an inventive approach that at least played with the audience expectations. Luckily, Basel Owies’ THE BARBER is one of those films, a descent into darkness with some refreshing surprises and suspense along the way.

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    Exclusive Clip; Q&A: Jeremy Gillespie and Steve Kostanski on “THE VOID”

    When it comes to horror, there always seems to be an international renaissance of genre entertainment strong and consistent enough to influence the zeitgeist as a whole. In Japan, “J-Horror” reigned supreme, followed by the French Extremity movement and then the South American horror revolution. But now, it seems the Great White North is having it’s time in the sun, with Canadian filmmakers such as The Soska Sisters, Jason Eisener, Denis Villeneuve, and Lowell Dean bringing old school horror aesthetics from the ’70s and ’80s to the table with contemporary storytelling methods. But perhaps no Canadian filmmakers have translated these aesthetics into pure cinematic chaos as well as Astron-6, unleashing both MANBORG and FATHER’S DAY upon an unsuspecting public, and now, two of Astron-6’s members are now venturing into something much more visceral: THE VOID…

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    Gene Simmons, WWE Studios partner for new horror label Erebus Pictures

    For those who have been keeping on the up-and-up of contemporary horror films, you might have noticed WWE Studios’ recent extended focus on the horror genre. After co-distributing OCULUS and finding big screen success with THE CALL, they produced last year’s LEPRECHAUN: ORIGINS and SEE NO EVIL, and have stated their intention to pursue more horror projects with up-and-coming horror filmmakers. But today, WWE Studios has taken an even bolder step, partnering with KISS figurehead Gene Simmons to establish a new film production entity, Erebus Pictures.

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    The Dreadful Ten: Top 10 Horrors We’d Like to See in 3D!

    It’s strange how, for something so commonly referred to as a “gimmick” by people in and outside of the industry, 3D has been a big part of horror history, and has been there for many of its milestones. During the ’50s, 3D was a definitive attraction when it came to CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, which remains a selling point at revival screenings to this day, and also brought in audiences to such genre pictures as HOUSE OF WAX and DIAL M FOR MURDER. Later, during the horror surge of the early ’80s, the gimmick came back, most prominently during FRIDAY THE 13TH PART III, which effectively used 3D to enhance the slasher tropes of the time. And when 3D made it’s grand comeback in the late ’00s, it did so with horror by its side, with MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D, CORALINE and THE FINAL DESTINATION all pre-dating the post-AVATAR 3D boom. And while 3D is still a presence nowadays, it’s not nearly used as commonly as in past years, where almost every studio release would tack on 3D for a box office boost.

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    Q&A: Executive Producer Brannon Braga talks “SALEM”

    From the first scene on, WGN America’s SALEM proved itself a force of horror to be reckoned with, offering shocking violence, explicit sexuality and top tier drama. And yet despite the limits of television that SALEM tested over the course of its first season, the show also had some much more fascinating elements on display, including an amazing sense of scope and a genuine interest in depicting the multiple facets of the dark arts. And with the second season premiering next week, one only knows how much darker and intense the series intends to go from here. Luckily, FANGORIA was able to catch up with executive producer and co-creator of SALEM, Brannon Braga, about what to expect from the upcoming season as well what new type of witchcraft will storm into town…

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    “BATES MOTEL: Season 3, Episode 3″ (TV Review)

    For a series based on one of the most terrifying schizophrenic killers in cinema history, I really shouldn’t expect the same duality from the narrative quality of BATES MOTEL. However, if the third episode of the third season, “Persuasion,” is any indication, that just might be the case. While I lamented the direction of the seasonal arc in the last episode, with the show once again returning to the “big town with dirty secrets” storyline that’s as tiresome as it is familiar, the third episode gets back on track with the inter-family tension between Norman and Norma seen in the first episode, and finally brings us to a super eerie place for the first time this season.

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    Toys of Terror #46

    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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    Exclusive Clip: A Supernatural Revelation in Pablo Larcuen’s “HOOKED UP”

    Earlier this year, FANGORIA reported that Uncork’d had picked up Mile High Horror Festival fave HOOKED UP for a VOD release in April, finally bringing its unique and effective spin on the found footage haunting flick to audiences. And now, with the release date less than 2 weeks away, FANGORIA has an exclusive clip from Pablo Larcuen’s fright film, which you can check out below!

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    Joel Edgerton’s Blumhouse Collaboration Titled; Dated

    While many of us stateside cinephiles know Joel Edgerton as an actor, having risen to prominence in the past decade including taking up a MacReady-esque role in THE THING prequel, Australian audiences also know Edgerton as a successful screenwriter in his own right. Having penned the amazing modern noir THE SQUARE and crafted the story for the intense post-apocalyptic thriller THE ROVER, it was only a matter of time before Edgerton brought his behind-the-camera talents to Hollywood. And now that time has come, with Blumhouse having slated Edgerton’s debut as writer-director for a 2015 release, and offering the first official synopsis for the fright flick.

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