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    First, Intriguing Images: Ryan Gosling’s Feature Debut, “LOST RIVER”

    Announced as an official selection in the 2014 Cannes Film Festival Lineup, the curious excitement surrounding actor Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut LOST RIVER (previously, HOW TO CATCH A MONSTER) builds. Billed as something of a dark fantasty, horror noir, FANGORIA took extra notice of the film when Gosling made a bold, thrilling choice to cast the great Barbara Steele. Now, the film’s first images are certainly something to inspect.

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    “THE CANAL” (Tribeca Movie Review)

    THE CANAL begins. David addresses the camera directly (us). Within the film however, he’s speaking to an audience of children. As a cinema archivist, David is attempting to convey the importance of what these schoolchildren are about to witness. Introducing footage from the early 1900s, he tells them they’ll see ghosts, that everyone onscreen is now dead. To the viewer, it’s foreshadowing yes, but something more. Writer-director Ivan Kavanagh is engaging the dread in inevitability, as well as—through David’s profession and a host of unmistakable horror references to come—why we tell domestic horror stories: they keep occurring.

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    Up-and-coming Director on “SINISTER 2″; Derrickson to Co-Write and Produce

    Scott Derrickson’s chronicle of Mr. Boogie and his multi-generational reign of terror earned a sequel when it became a bonafide horror hit, earning just short of $80 million worldwide. Announced shortly thereafter, little has been officially revealed about the sequel to the creeper, including if the filmmaker himself will return. Today, we’ve learned he will not, instead co-scripting and taking a producing role alongside Jason Blum, as CITADEL director Ciaran Foy comes aboard and makes SINISTER 2 his sophomore feature.

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    Gallows’ Laurent Barnard to Score Melanie Light’s “THE HERD”; EXCL Comments

    UK-based horror filmmaker Melanie Light (ESCAPE), who we last mentioned for taking part in a very neat 2014 horror-centric Calendar, is preparing another brutal exercise in short terror, THE HERD. With aims to be transgressive, visceral, and imbued with vegan themes, it stands the film—which “inflicts the life of the average dairy cow on to a group of human women”—would require an appropriately dark score. Enter Laurent Barnard, of contemporary punk greats Gallows, who looks to make his narrative composing debut on the film.

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    Win Two Passes to Texas Frightmare Weekend from “BENEATH”!

    Texas Frightmare Weekend, of which FANGORIA is proud to be sponsoring alongside IFC Midnight and Alamo Drafthouse, boasts not only a wide array of panels and stunning guests, but early screenings of two upcoming IFC Midnight titles. Revolver Picture Co. the folks behind one such film, Ben Ketai’s BENEATH, want you to get to the con, the screenings, all of it! Thus, Fango, Revolver and Texas Frightmare are teaming for a BENEATH-centric contest that can get you in!

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    “V/H/S” Director David Bruckner up for new “FRIDAY THE 13TH”

    If a new FRIDAY THE 13TH were to end up with the currently popular POV format (still no confirmation if it is), the director currently in negotiations just may be the best choice to take it on. The Wrap is reporting Paramount and Platinum Dunes are speaking to David Bruckner (co-director, THE SIGNAL) about helming the next in the FRIDAY THE 13TH series, one with no confirmed plot or shape as of yet.

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    BrinkVision brings Argentinian Neo-Giallo “SONNO PROFONDO” to VOD, DVD & VHS

    The neo-giallo scene is something to behold. From films like AMER and YELLOW, to musical artists like Antoni Maiovvi, Vercetti Technicolor and Carpenter Brut, contemporary filmmakers and musicians are taking influence and obsession with the heavy style of the beloved Italian horror subgenre and producing experimental, thrilling and often visually and aurally enticing art. One such film, hailing from Argentina and a host of festivals across the Americas is Luciano Onetti’s SONNO PROFONDO. Excitingly, it’s hitting home video in the U.S. and Canada from BrinkVision soon.

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