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    “PATRICK” (Fantastic Fest Movie Review)

    The suspenseful opening sequence of Mark Hartley’s narrative debut, PATRICK, deals in a time honored thriller trope. A nurse, dangerously sneaking through pitch black halls and seemingly aiming to uncover something secret, uses her camera flash to help her see. It’s a device that’s perhaps most iconic in Hitchcock’s REAR WINDOW, but has been utilized in countless films since. It’s certainly not employed to poor effect here, and once the opening titles reveal a score from Pino Donaggio and the film itself is decorated by gothic interiors (not dissimilar from the medical estate in Aussie great NEXT OF KIN) and vintage nurse uniforms, it’s immediately endearing what the filmmaker is striving toward.

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    The Most Anticipated Films of Fantastic Fest ’13

    Fantastic Fest is upon us. For many not attending, the idea of calling it “the best festival experience I have each year,” isn’t exactly detailed or specific. There’s little other way to describe it however. A contained, communal celebration of genre and all the out-there concepts such a little word can entail, Fantastic Fest is full of anticipation and discovery and like the best fests, you often leave with your favorite film the one you least expected and most especially, had never heard of.

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    First Poster: “WER”, Lycan film from “DEVIL INSIDE” director

    Just earlier, I rewatched Sofia Coppola’s still-wonderful THE VIRGIN SUICIDES. My biggest takeaway, coincidentally to what’s below, was asking what became of A.J. Cook. With little screentime, the actress was totally transfixing as Mary Lisbon and it’s nice to see her pop up in the news and on this poster for the upcoming werewolf film from William Brent Bill, the filmmaker behind last year’s found footage THE DEVIL INSIDE.

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    Horror Artist Marc Schoenbach warns the dangers of Halloween with faux vintage ads

    As I’m sure many of you remember, there’s a great moment in HALLOWEEN II (1981) where a young boy named Gary arrives at the hospital with a bloody mouth (a particularly sharp apple, we presume). It’s ghastly and cruel, and removed from the goings on of Michael Myers & Co., reminds us of the scary world out there, bogeyman or no.

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    Fecal Matters: Fantastic Fest’s “SEPTIC MAN” debuts Trailer and Phantom City Poster

    From the writer of the brilliant PONTYPOOL and the director of creature crowd pleaser MONSTER BRAWL comes something of a strange, makeup heavy, contained and contaminated thriller. SEPTIC MAN finds the plumber of  bizarre town trapped in a septic tank and the snippets of his ordeal and subsequent transformation hinted at below seem repulsive in all the right ways.

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    New Voodoo-centric art for “AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN”

    Here’s a lot more of that live Voodoo doll.

    Set in New Orleans, a large component of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN will be Voodoo. Angela Bassett is playing real-life practitioner Marie Laveau and the story is said to revolve around a longstanding rivalry between those who practice the Louisiana magic and a coven who descend from Salem witches. That’s been actualized in some of COVEN’s promotional art depicting what most readily calls to mind the infamous “Voodoo Doll.”

    AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN premieres October 9. Its first episode, “Bitchcraft,” will see a young girl, Zoe, shattered to discover she possesses a strange genetic affliction tracing back to the dark days of Salem. Zoe is whisked away to Miss Robichaux’s Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies, a mysterious school in New Orleans devoted to safeguarding the few remaining descendants who share this unique bloodline. Harboring a secret agenda, Fiona Goode, the most powerful witch of their generation, returns to town, reigniting old rivalries with the Coven’s deadly enemies, the Voodoo.

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    “DRY BONES” and “LEGEND OF SIX FINGERS” to Double Feature World Premiere in Buffalo

    DRY BONES, the latest from SLIME CITY director Gregory Lamberson is ready to be unveiled. Coincidentally, so is the new feature from his DRY BONES cinematographer, Sam Qualiana (SNOW SHARK: ANCIENT SNOW BEAST), THE LEGEND OF SIX FINGERS. Thus, a double header of a world premiere is planned for Thursday, September 26 at the Market Arcade Film and Arts Centre in Buffalo, NY, before the two films head gear up for theatrical and festival screenings in the ensuing weeks.

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