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    NY! Larry Fessenden on hand for “HABIT” at Spectacle Theater

    Spectacle Theater, an unassuming doorway just off the corner of S. 3rd and Bedford Ave. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is a bit of  scrappy, DIY new venue for all manner of things offbeat, obscure and worthy of more celebration. Fitting then, they’ve linked up with the scrappy master of NY DIY horror, Larry Fessenden, whose own films and Glass Eye Pix  have grown to see international acclaim and produce some of the genre’s brightest, young talents. Spectacle is screening Fessenden’s essential HABIT Friday, October 11 and hosting the director for what’s sure to be a fantastic Q&A.

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    Q&A: Caitlin Kittredge talks Witchy new comic, “COFFIN HILL”

    As the supernatural claims our attention in horror cinema, a very noticeably witchy atmosphere is permeating. It’s extended from film (HANSEL & GRETEL, LORDS OF SALEM) to television (AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN) to the pages of Vertigo, the influential publisher who just this month released both a revamp of horror anthology series THE WITCHING HOUR and Caitlin Kittredge’s New England-set COFFIN HILL. The latter, authored by fantasy and young adult writer Kittredge, finds a Massachussetts woman whose high-society family history is steeped in witchcraft and the occult. As a reckless teenager toying with that black magick, Eve Coffin unleashed… something. Now, charged with responsibility and putting her life back together, Eve returns home and starts where it all went off the rails.

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    “COLONY”: It’s Roanoke… in Space!

    I was but a child when Stephen King’s STORM OF THE CENTURY miniseries aired. It’s namedropping of Roanoke sparked maybe not a deep interest, but certainly the hope that someday someone would craft a thrilling tale around “The Lost Colony.” Will that thrilling adventure be in space?

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    “AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN, Bitchcraft” (TV Review)

    Whatever batshittery the rest of COVEN entails (and the door is left wide open for such), that which is contained in its premiere episode “Bitchcraft”—along with an already stellar ensemble, plus the work of breakout director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon—makes for one of the best, and maybe most definitive, hours AMERICAN HORROR STORY has ever seen.

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    Fango Flashback: “THE BLOOD ON SATAN’S CLAW” (1970)

    We are perhaps inherently sympathetic to witches on film. They are, after all, creatures and characters of folklore and horror with the most significant and legitimate real-life counterparts. Those counterparts, aside from putting their faith in something seemingly older and wiser than most all, have been the unjustified targets of horrifying religious and gender-based persecution throughout history—most notoriously in the 17th Century. This weighs on the viewer, informing even films and tales in which witches are practicing magick in the name of some larger darkness, most especially in the type of Tigon British Film Productions pictures dubbed “Folk Horror” where more often than not, those charged with stopping pagan deeds are real bastards. For example: the harrowing, cruel Matthew Hopkins in perhaps the best “Folk Horror” film, WITCHFINDER GENERAL, or even the intensely stuffy Sergeant Howie in Robin Hardy’s classic THE WICKER MAN.

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    One Sheet, Theatrical Dates for Drafthouse Films’ re-release of ’79 oddity, “THE VISITOR”

    On the heels of the reveal Drafthouse Films will be doing remastered justice to Abel Ferrara’s New York revenge classic MS. 45, comes the announcement another of their highly anticipated repertory releases will hit select theaters this Halloween: Michael J. Pardise’s massively insane cosmic Christ film THE VISITOR, starring directors John Huston and Sam Peckinpah, Shelley Winters and Lance Henriksen.

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    Hammer to adapt Witchy novella, “THE DAYLIGHT GATE”

    Excitingly, witches are back in a big way. Is the short-lived sub-genre of Folk Horror, as well? It would seem so. In just over a week, FANGORIA is sponsoring Beyond Fest’s British Invasion double feature of occult-minded THE BORDERLANDS and Ben Wheatley’s psychedelic pagan period piece A FIELD IN ENGLAND. Both, set in rural England, follow in the influential footsteps of the likes of WITCHFINDER GENERAL, BLOOD ON SATAN’S CLAW and CRY OF THE BANSHEE. Now, Hammer Films (who tread that ground with the likes of the great THE DEVIL RIDES OUT and THE WITCHES) has taken an interest in Jeanette Winterson’s 17th-century set THE DAYLIGHT GATE.

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    Savini’s influential Makeup How-to “GRANDE ILLUSIONS” sees re-release

    As a guide from one of horror cinema’s makeup greats, GRANDE ILLUSIONS I & II were essential reading. Now, with a new introduction from author Tom Savini, the very well documented-in-Fango makeup man behind DAWN OF THE DEAD, CREEPSHOW, FRIDAY THE 13TH, THE BURNING and more, and forewords from Stephen King, George Romero and Stephen King, GRANDE ILLUSIONS is seeing new life in something of a deluxe re-release.

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    Daniel Radcliffe talks his Igor in upcoming “FRANKENSTEIN”

    In a recent live Q&A with SiriusXM, HARRY POTTER and THE WOMAN IN BLACK star Daniel Radcliffe was asked about his upcoming turn in the Max Landis-scripted FRANKENSTEIN. A further reconstructing of the mythos, it’s been said this new FRANKENSTEIN would present the classic tale through the eyes of Igor, the famed hunchbacked servant who officially joined the Frankenstein lineage in 1939’s SON OF FRANKENSTEIN. Radcliffe confirms as such and offers a whole lot more on the picture, which he describes as a “romp.”

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    “THE DEMON’S ROOK” (Screamfest Movie Review)

    THE DEMON’S ROOK is exactly the kind of psychotronic gem we search for in no-budget/backyard/DIY horror. Director James Sizemore—wearing a vast array of horns and hats on the film including writer, star, producer and special makeup FX—is positively charged with realizing his entirely warped vision (is that what’s missing from so many movies?) of demons, netherworlds, surf rock barn parties and a bearded savior at all, and despite no, costs. Which is to say, in the already niche world of genre film, THE DEMON’S ROOK will occupy a special place in the hearts of a select few.

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    Trailer: Summer Camp Initiation Horror, “SOLO”

    Perhaps for Isaac Cravit and his first feature SOLO (the premiere title from Shock Till You Drop’s new distribution banner), it’s a happy coincidence that the East Coast remains in something of a perpetual Indian Summer at the moment. The idyllic, picturesque camp on display, and the not-so-idyllic ordeal its lead Gillian goes through there still feel in reach. Then again, is summer camp horror ever out of season for admirers?

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