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    DO YOU LIKE HITCHCOCK?

    March 12th is National Alfred Hitchcock Day, and while suspense-savvy FANGORIA readers hardly need to be pointed to a top-ten of Hitchcock films, we thought we’d take advantage of the opportunity to revisit some Hitch-related ephemera that made its debut on the small screen. No, we’re not talking about the classic ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS – which ran from 1955-1965 and effectively cemented Hitch’s status as the first movie director to become a household name – but its less-celebrated rejuvenation in the 1980s – THE NEW ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS!

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    Valladares’ English-language HIDDEN IN THE WOODS gets William Forsythe and a new teaser poster

    After being acquired after its World Premiere at last summer’s Fantasia Film Festival as part of its new Frontieres Co-Production Market, Chilean filmmaker Patricio Valladares’ Biehn/Blanc-produced English-language remake of his polarizing blood-soaked crime thriller HIDDEN IN THE WOODS has just tapped cult staple William Forsythe (THE DEVIL’S REJECTS) to play its crazy Uncle Costello. Thanks to Dread Central for a heads up on the official press release below:

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  • Welcome to the new FANGORIA Website!

    I bought my first FANGO, #13, when I was nine years old, with my allowance. And like many of our staffers, it feels somewhat surreal to be sitting where I am today, on the team of the magazine that made me what I am.  When Chris Alexander asked me to come aboard as web director, I took it as both an honor and a challenge. We both agreed that the first step would be to meet with the web designer Rob Feldman and mark out a plan of attack, and that’s what we’ve been doing for the last two months, hovered over computers in opposite countries and collaborating intensely without ever even being in the same room. That’s how things are done these days, I suppose, but I sure look forward to sharing a drink with Rob once this sucker goes live!

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    SONIC CELLULOID: An interview with ORGASMO SONORE

    Earlier this winter I had the pleasure of attending the record release party for Montreal-based Orgasmo Sonore’s sophomore album REVISITING OBSCURE FILM MUSIC VOLUME 2 (you can catch a video snippet of the show at orgasmo-sonore.blogspot.ca). Led by François Riendeau – aka Frank Rideau – Orgasmo Sonore is an ongoing musical project that reimagines cult film soundtrack compositions, and aside from impressive technical proficiency and Rideau is also clearly a brilliant musical curator, his selection of covers over the two albums thus far ranging from Alain Goraguer (FANTASTIC PLANET) to Mikis Theodorakis (Costa-Gavras’ Z) alongside a heady roster of Italo-staples including Ennio Morricone, Stelvio Cipriani, Fabio Frizzi, Goblin, Bruno Nicolai and more.

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    THE PSYCHOTRONIC TOURIST: BODY DOUBLE (1984)

    Welcome to the very first instalment of The Psychotronic Tourist! Using this month’s print FANGO De Palma coverage as a launching point, I decided to kick off the column by visiting some of the key locations from one of De Palma’s most excessive pictures, the oft-maligned VERTIGO/REAR WINDOW riff BODY DOUBLE (1984). Say what you will about the phallocentric nature of the film’s imagery and mental space, but BODY DOUBLE remains not only a lush, enthralling mystery set in the seedy underbelly of the movie biz, but also a virtual tour through many of Los Angeles’ most historic landmarks, some of which are sadly no longer with us. Upon a recent visit to L.A. I teamed up with Severin Films’ David Gregory, who took me around on a whirlwind day-trip through the titillating topography of vintage De Palma.

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    Women in Horror ’13: Q+A with Adele Hartley of Scotland’s Dead by Dawn Festival

    Dead by Dawn celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, making it one of the UK’s longest-running genre events. We talk to the one-woman force behind Dead by Dawn, Adele Hartley, about the festival’s history, the challenges of being a woman in a male-dominated industry, and what we can expect as part of this year’s anniversary festivities.

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    “RIPPER STREET”: Saucy Jack and Dirty Pictures

    by: Kier-La Janisse on: 2013-01-18 21:44:48

    The BBC’s controversial RIPPER STREET makes its US debut this Saturday, an eight-episode exploration of survival, obsession and trauma in the wake of the Ripper murders – and offering up a grim supposition about the uses of the very first movie cameras.

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    Author of “XEROX FEROX” posts memory-lane Fango Convention Video!

    Probably my most anticipated book of the year, XEROX FEROX: THE WILD WORLD OF THE HORROR FILM FANZINE by John Szpunar—one half of Barrel Entertainment and self-described “slop culture journalist”—makes its debut this fall at Fantacon (Albany NY, Sept 14-15) courtesy of Headpress (who will also be bringing us Joseph Ziemba’s BLEEDING SKULL! A 1980S TRASH-HORROR ODYSSEY).

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