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    EXPOSED: JOE SWANBERG on neo-late nite thriller 24 EXPOSURES

    Prolific actor-director Joe Swanberg has a whirlwind autumn ahead.  With the summer-long media blitz and theatrical release of Adam Wingard’s YOU’RE NEXT this past weekend alongside the arthouse roll-out of his own rom-com DRINKING BUDDIES, two upcoming films at the Toronto International Film Festival (Ti West’s THE SACRAMENT and Zack Parker’s mind-blowing PROXY), and coming off the World Premiere of his genre-bender 24 EXPOSURES as part of Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival, Swanberg’s evolving streak in the indie film world is starting to pay off in a major way.

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    Farewell to the Lovely Karen Black (1939-2013)

    Onscreen she was tough, she was sexy, she was sad, tweaked and twitchy. Often relegated to cult status despite her monolithic talent, Karen Black continued to woo audiences through nearly five busy decades of performing. Karen Black didn’t belong to the horror genre—by the time she made her first genre appearance she was already well known as a rising star from EASY RIDER, FIVE EASY PIECES and CISCO PIKE—but as soon as she showed up in TV’s supernatural anthology series GHOST STORY/CIRCLE OF FEAR (her first of a handful of Matheson scripts to come) we wanted to keep her.

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    FANGORIA SCREAMERS: POP MONTREAL selects Dalibor Barić’s “HORROR OF DRACULA”

    Admittedly, I’m playing double-duty here: in addition to my FANGO station, I’m also a film curator for a few festivals, including the POP Montreal International Music Festival – running this September 25-29 – where I’m often able to infuse the programming with horror elements. Last year it was THE OMEN screening in a church, this year it’s a series of art installations inspired by Electronic Voice Phenomena (i.e. THE STONE TAPE/WHITE NOISE) and a retrospective of the films of Croatian experimental filmmaker Dalibor Barić, whose work frequently dips into the dark waters of the horror pond. Behold our August SCREAMERS film: Dalibor Barić’s HORROR OF DRACULA.

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