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    EXCL Comments: Voltaire Talks This Weekend’s Wicked NecroComic-Con

    New Jersey is quite the home for horror conventions, with high profile East Coast gatherings such as Chiller Theater, Bizarre AC and Monster-Mania already in residence in the Garden State. However, a new breed of convention aimed at those who prefer a more underground horror experience, moves in this weekend. Voltaire’s Wicked NecroComicon, takes place February 21st – 23rd, at the Hotel Somerset in Bridgewater, NJ.

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    From the FANGORIA Vault: “FRIDAY THE 13TH” (1980)

    With the recent barrage of snowstorms over here at the FANGORIA archives, it’s an understatement to say that summer cannot come fast enough. Summer often holds dear memories for this writer, whether it’s of drive-in fright films of yesteryear or the slasher renaissance that would fill the summers of my post-SCREAM adolescence. In fact, each generation likely had a horror film to impact their summers, whether it be JAWS to keep people away from the ocean en masse or FRIDAY THE 13TH to make summer camp even creepier.

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    Director Joe Begos on an “ALMOST HUMAN” Sequel and What’s Next

    On the eve of its theatrical and VOD release from IFC Midnight, festival favorite ALMOST HUMAN is riding high on buzz and a nostalgia-friendly marketing campaign. Should that (deserved) good word translate to a success, there just may be another ALMOST HUMAN in the wings. This writer caught up with director Joe Begos during his press rounds for the alien-abduction slasher flick, and the filmmaker talked a potential second outing. However, you should be warned that the comment does cover some spoiler territory. Be cautious before reading on…

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    From the FANGORIA Vault: “MY BLOODY VALENTINE” (1981)

    As you may have noticed, FANGORIA has caught cupid’s arrow this week, offering our uniquely romantic scare selections in commemoration of that most polarizing and existentially unethical holiday, Valentine’s Day. And while the warmth of love is nowhere to be found in the cold, dusty labyrinth of the FANGORIA archives, we did seek out a very fitting title for our latest submission: the memorable 1981 slasher MY BLOODY VALENTINE!

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    Terrifying Love: Ken’s Ten Recs for a Horror-Filled Valentine’s

    Valentine’s Day is almost here, dear readers, and as we all know, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of having someone’s heart in your hands… at least until it stops beating. But when roses, chocolates and wine fail to satisfy that special gorehound in your life, what’s a horror fan to do? Lucky for you, Fango wants to help make your Valentine’s a bloody perfect one, so cozy up to your demented darling, queue up these romantic fright films and re-animate your love life!

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    Stream to Scream: Lucio Fulci’s “THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY”

    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: Dr. Freudstein, Bob and Lucio Fulci’s THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY.

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    Q&A: Dominic Purcell on “VIKINGDOM”

    Whether it’s man-eating crocodiles, dream demons or half-human vampire slayers, actor Dominic Purcell has faced his fair share of frightening foes over the course of his career. Of course, fans of the bulking actor wouldn’t be surprised, as Purcell has proven himself a versatile character actor, capable of both colorful supporting performances and stoic leading man status. In his latest project, the gory and over-the-top fantasy epic VIKINGDOM (now on DVD and VOD from Epic Pictures), Purcell mixes a bit of both worlds to provide a badass, sword-wielding warrior that’s different from your average, molar-grinding action hero. Purcell talked to FANGORIA about his new film, his inspired past performances and the horror role he found to be truly terrifying…

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    Bill Paxton to adapt Lansdale’s “THE BOTTOMS”

    Ever since his strong feature debut, the religious horror film FRAILTY, genre fans have long wondered when Bill Paxton would return to direct another eerie outing (he helmed THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED in 2005). Lo and behold, the time has finally come. Paxton is reteaming with FRAILTY scribe Brent Hanley for an adaptation of Joe Lansdale’s THE BOTTOMS, a racially-charged horror story that follows two Southern children who discover a mutilated body, and the string of murders that follow that may or may not be the work of a local legend named “The Goat Man.”

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    Marilyn Manson shooting warped, Lewis Carroll-inspired “PHANTASMAGORIA”

    Fans of industrial metal star Marilyn Manson know that the offbeat singer has long flirted with the world of film, having appeared in LOST HIGHWAY, RISE: BLOOD HUNTER and recently, Quentin Dupieux’s surreal comedy WRONG COPS. However, Manson may finally be showing off his leading man talents as his directorial debut, the long-gestating PHANTASMAGORIA: THE VISIONS OF LEWIS CARROLL, has quietly found financing and is currently in production.

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