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  • The Dreadful Ten: Top 10 Versions of “THE MONSTER MASH” from Bobby “Boris” Pickett

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    It’s not very often that Halloween falls on a Saturday, but when it does, it poses a question to all lovers of festivities and frights: what “Monster Mash” should I play at my Halloween party? Obviously, with Bobby “Boris” Pickett having dedicated his life to performing the same song over and over with slight variations to the orchestration and lyrics, it’s not an easy choice to make and is guaranteed to lay on even more pressure to one’s Halloween plans. Luckily, FANGORIA’s resident novelty song expert and THE CONDEMNED enthusiast Madeleine Koestner took charge to provide horror hounds with the ten best Monster Mashes for their petrifying playlists.

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  • “THE MIND’S EYE” (Movie Review)

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    If SCANNERS came out today, what would we make of it? Luckily, we don’t have to ask ourselves this question with THE MIND’S EYE exploding across the festival scene (including Austin, TX’s Fantastic Fest). Informed as much by the 1994 spinoff SCANNER COP as by the iconic headbusting classic itself, THE MIND’S EYE takes the whole franchise and channels it into a bad-ass midnight movie that wears its love of David Cronenberg right on its sleeve.

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  • Event Report: “TREMORS” With Kevin Bacon and FANGORIA at Alamo Drafthouse

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    Every month, horror fans flock to the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Yonkers for the Prints of Darkness series, which showcases 35mm film prints of cult horror programmed by FANGORIA’s own managing editor, Michael Gingold. For this month’s screening, giant sandworms were on the menu in an entirely sold-out theater, with every seat occupied by fans there to see TREMORS and its star, Kevin Bacon, in person.

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  • “SCHERZO DIABOLICO” (Tribeca Movie Review)

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    After his first experience working in English with LATE PHASES, Latin American filmmaker Adrián García Bogliano has returned to his native language and home turf. SCHERZO DIABOLICO, world-premiering at the current Tribeca Film Festival, brings Bogliano back to not only geographically familiar territory, but thematic; the werewolves have been traded in for human horrors and a blood-drenched moral conundrum.

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  • Exclusive Interview: Julie Adams on THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON at Mile High Horror!

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    Last fall, the lobby of the Denver area Alamo Drafthouse was a sea of booths and costumes, wicked art, and local filmmakers peddling bizarre DVDs (What the hell is Motel London 2?!). Yet, nestled among a row of excitingly recognizable faces of the horror genre, including Gunner Hanson (THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE), Michael Berryman (THE HILLS HAVE EYES), and the powerfully voiced Tony Todd (CANDYMAN), is the petite and elegant figure of a gracefully aged starlet: Julie Adams. The actress has been greeting fans for several hours at Denver’s Mile High Horror Film Festival, and her charming smile has not left her face.

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  • Q&A: Damien Leone on “ALL HALLOWS’ EVE” and “FRANKENSTEIN VS. THE MUMMY”

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    Writer/director/special FX artist Damien Leone recently enjoyed the Halloween DVD release of his first feature, ALL HALLOWS’ EVE (reviewed here), an anthology comprised of three shorts strung together by the appearance of a demonic clown. His next feature brings together two even more archetypal horror characters: FRANKENSTEIN VS. THE MUMMY. Leone recently spoke to FANGORIA about how ALL HALLOWS’ EVE came to be, struggling to create great FX with very little money, the creation and future of Art the Clown and how he’s reimagining classic creatures.

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  • “ALL HALLOWS’ EVE” (DVD Review)

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    Constructed of footage shot as far back as 2004 on a variety of different mediums and cameras, ALL HALLOWS’ EVE (now on DVD and VOD from Image Entertainment) is an anthology film showcasing the work of writer/director Damien Leone. Despite often feeling without purpose aside from being a potentially entertaining dark accompaniment to drug use, ALL HALLOWS’ EVE is kind of awesome. At just 80 minutes, it never really has the time to become boring, and Leone and his crew have been productive; there’s an impressive amount of weird happening in this little Frankenstein monster of a movie.

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