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    Texas Frightmare Weekend and Alamo Drafthouse to Screen Genre Favorites!

    The 2014 Texas Frightmare Weekend is poised to be the major annual horror convention’s best yet. FANGORIA is already proud to be on board as media sponsor, and now it’s been revealed the event will team with the beloved Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Dallas for a week of horror favorites just prior to convention kick-off. Titles include a 60th anniversary celebration of CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez’s seminal found footage film THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, James Wan’s SAW and more!

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    Teaser: Machinima Kaiju Web Short, “ENORMOUS”

    Premiering Thursday, March 20 on Machinima’s YouTube Channel is the short film adaptation of Tim Daniel and Mehdi Cheggour’s graphic novel ENORMOUS. Written by TROLLHUNTER’s André Øvredal and directed by BenDavid Grabinski (THE COST OF LIVING), the monster movie tells of a post-apocalyptic world in which humans are now the bottom of the food chain and massive insect-like beasts have taken over. Get your first taste of this ravaged land and the creatures who roam it, below. 

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    EXCL “KILLER LEGENDS” Teaser; Screening Tonight in NYC!

    Ahead of its Sunday night premiere on Chiller, FANGORIA has another exclusive look at Joshua Zeman and Rachel Mills’ urban legend doc KILLER LEGENDS. Focusing on four timeless urban legends that continue to haunt the psyche of the American public, Zeman continues to explore the themes of his CROPSEY, finding the reality behind The Hookman, The Killer Clown, The Candyman and The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs. It’s the latter teased in our exclusive clip, today. 

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    Moody Teasers for Fest Hits, “COHERENCE” and “PROXY”

    Coming out of last fall’s Fantastic Fest in Austin, it was likely you heard a good plenty about two independent genre titles, one an ominous, crafty and heady sci-fi feature and the other a twisty, brutal odyssey of grief, obsession and delusion. As the two approach general release this year, teasers of vastly different length, but refreshingly ambiguous intent, for COHERENCE and PROXY have been released.

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    “HOUSEBOUND” (SXSW Movie Review)

    Is the New Zealand horror-comedy back? At the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, Jermaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s vampire mock doc WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS was one of the strongest in the lineup. Little over a month later, Gerard Johnstone’s HOUSEBOUND world premieres at SXSW and is almost immediately the surprise of the slate. Both pit the gothic and the modern against each other, and while SHADOWS is a purely silly and unrelentingly hilarious work, HOUSEBOUND manages to balance consistent, fantastic comedy with a properly eerie mystery and what should be a star-making turn from lead Morgana O’Reilly.

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    “AMONG THE LIVING” (SXSW Movie Review)

    The fantastic films of French filmmaking pair Alexandre Bustillo & Julien Maury are entirely informed by horror cinema. That sentiment and interest in homage is, of course, no stranger to the genre, but coming from the duo who debuted with something like INSIDE, it’s both more sophisticated and more punishing than one might expect from a simple tip of the hat. Within three varied films, the two boast their own singular style, one concerned with stunning aesthetic, disturbing family yarns, specific subgenres and the magic of film, be it something beautiful or utterly horrifying; be it something both.

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    New Clip from SXSW Surprise “HOUSEBOUND” is a Pisser

    Two major American festivals into 2014 and it’s clear New Zealand horror-comedies may be back in a big way. Sundance saw the premiere of Jermaine Clement and Taika Waititi’s ultra silly and absolutely wonderful vampire film WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS. Now, SXSW has its own surprise: Gerard Johnstone’s HOUSEBOUND, a new clip of which is a real pisser. 

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    “STARRY EYES” (SXSW Movie Review)

    Plenty of films would have you believe ambition is sexy. Desperation may reek, but the indefatigable drive forward and up is admirable. STARRY EYES, however ambiguously, seeks to challenge that as directors Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer cast long and dark shadows over a “nothing to something” Hollywood tale replete with defilement, rot, graphic murder and the occult. Want to achieve something great? Want to show them all? A sacrifice is required. It’s likely your humanity.

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    “HONEYMOON” (SXSW Movie Review)

    “Have you ever killed something?” Bea asks. It’s less an ominous foreshadow—although, there’s plenty of that—and more simply a new wife helping her new husband understand her outdoors-heavy past. When Paul (Harry Treadaway) first arrives at Bea’s (Rose Leslie) family cabin, he’s confronted with the “Bear Room,” that which houses the skin of an enormous black bear, as well as continuous evidence of Bea’s truly handy skills. For the bridegroom, it’s frankly intimidating. When Paul is additionally face-to-face with a summer fling from Bea’s adolescence, a chilling layer of real, very human anxiety forms in Leigh Janiak’s feature debut. Bubbling just underneath the distressing question of, “How well do I know who I married?” is another dreadful prospect: “Am I enough for this stranger?”

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    SXSW ’14: The Slashing Love-Hate Letter to Musical Theatre, “STAGE FRIGHT”

    You could say the extremities of horror and musical theatre run parallel, so it’s not a surprise to find fans of both. And ultimately, when the paths do cross successfully, it’s a refreshing sweet spot. Just in recent years a musical staging of Stuart Gordon’s RE-ANIMATOR found much deserved acclaim, as has a short film by the name THE LEGEND OF BEAVER DAM. The director of the latter, Jerome Sable, is set to hit fests again this month after slaying audiences with BEAVER DAM, returning in full force with a full length blend of singing and slashing and dancing and dying entitled STAGE FRIGHT. FANGORIA spoke to Sable and composer/writing partner Eli Batalion in anticipation of STAGE FRIGHT’s world premiere and found more than just a preview, but a sort of two man show.

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    Full Trailer: Mike Flanagan’s Fantastic Cursed Mirror Film, “OCULUS”

    Anyone wowed by the eerie atmosphere of Mike Flanagan’s ABSENTIA should be positively thrilled that his new feature, OCULUS is rapidly approaching. Heavily delivering on all of the potential within that 2011 film, OCULUS is crushing and legitimately scary throughout, and you can get a taste of such, as well as the film’s parallel structure in its newly released full trailer.

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