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  • Nitehawk Shorts Fest Q&A: Darren Banks on “INTERIORS (ALT ENDING)”

    This week, Brooklyn, New York’s celebrated Nitehawk Cinema—a wonderfully programmed haven for film and food and beverage—opens its second annual Nitehawk Shorts Festival, a five-night celebration of shorts filmmaking and filmmakers. For its 2014 edition, Nitehawk Shorts Fest has introduced a MIDNITE block, highlighting weird, frightening, experimental work across the globe, co-programmed by Nitehawk’s Caryn Coleman and myself. In anticipation of Friday night’s fright block, Fango and Nitehawk’s Hatched Blog will be highlighting the selections and their filmmakers. Today: Darren Banks’ experimental, sweeping chronicle of horror film design, INTERIORS. 

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  • Nitehawk Shorts Fest Q&A: Ben Aston on “HE TOOK HIS SKIN OFF FOR ME”

    This week, Brooklyn, New York’s celebrated Nitehawk Cinema—a wonderfully programmed haven for film and food and beverage—opens its second annual Nitehawk Shorts Festival, a five-night celebration of shorts filmmaking and filmmakers. For its 2014 edition, Nitehawk Shorts Fest has introduced a MIDNITE block, highlighting weird, frightening, experimental work across the globe, co-programmed by Nitehawk’s Caryn Coleman and myself. In anticipation of Friday night’s fright block, Fango and Nitehawk’s Hatched Blog will be highlighting the selections and their filmmakers. Today: Ben Aston’s lyrical, body horror fairy tale HE TOOK HIS SKIN OFF FOR ME. 

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  • Mondo Macabro to Release German Gem, “DER FAN” on Blu

    Hypnotic, unsettling and featuring a killer score by Rheingold, Eckhart Schmidt’s DER FAN (aka TRANCE) is a special film, and one that’s sadly been unavailable on DVD in the U.S. and Canada. Until now! Beloved cult label Mondo Macabro, who just dove into Blu-ray with THE SLAVE and Sean Hogan’s THE DEVIL’S BUSINESS have revealed plans for an early 2015 release of DER FAN on Blu! 

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  • Sean Bean to Lead Investigative Horror Series, “FRANKENSTEIN CHRONICLES”

    If our new Universal Monsters are designed to be superheroes and purveyors of action/adventure, we’ll have to look elsewhere for horror central to classic characters. Enter: THE FRANKENSTEIN CHRONICLES. One of the many gestating or upcoming FRANKENSTEIN-centric projects, CHRONICLES is meant to be a six-part investigative horror series for ITV, in which Sean Bean (GAME OF THRONES, BLACK DEATH) will star as an inspector uncovering horror in 1827 London. 

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  • Q&A: Scott Snyder Engages Personal, Mythical Fears in “WYTCHES”

    As WYTCHES #1 closes, the reader is confronted with their best look so far at the eponymous creature, a contorted, ravenous, forest-dweller as designed and shadowed by acclaimed artist Jock. Here, staring out is the ferocious, folkloric beast of this series. A mere two pages later comes the inspiration. Scott Snyder, who created the sprawling AMERICAN VAMPIRE and has gone on to write for BATMAN and SWAMP THING, here returns to a very pure horror; a tale of something old, something “out there.” As it turns out, it’s rooted very much within. 

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  • Sideshow Pics Launch “The Boneyard,” an Online Destination for Short Horror

    BLOOD NIGHT director Frank Sabatella and his cohorts at NYC-based Sideshow Pictures have launched a new site meant to support and showcase independent short horror. The Boneyard, as it’s been named, will host a new short horror film every Wednesday, while also boasting a selection of shorts to view, including past Sideshow films like NIGHT OF THE PUMPKIN, THE HOUSE THAT CRIED BLOOD and CHILDREN OF THE WITCH. Joining the aforementioned tiles are David Lilley’s RELLIK, George A. Taramas’ #SELFIE and the latest addition, HOME SWEET HOME from Sabatella. 

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