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    Fantastic Fest ’13: Second Wave Announcement features “WITCHING & BITCHING” and more!

    2013’s Fantastic Fest is shaping up to be something else entirely. The Second Wave has been announced and it seems nothing short of stellar with new works from mind blowing international filmmakers Ben Wheatley and Sion Sono and so much more. That’s not to mention one of my most anticipated movies of the year, Alex de la Iglesia’s WITCHING & BITCHING. Find the full rundown below, with images and trailers where available and tell me what you’re curiously anticipating in the comments. Is it the shadowy looking OUR HEROES DIED TONIGHT? The gothic stop-motion of O’ APOSTOLO? The Japanese superhero who wears panties over his face? The dressed up Elijah Wood thriller GRAND PIANO? The sewage-soaked SEPTIC MAN? What about the David Cronenberg-narrated documentary on organ trafficking?

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    Ben Wheatley’s “A FIELD IN ENGLAND” to have its North American Premiere at TIFF

    A FIELD IN ENGLAND’s all encompassing day-and-date DVD, VOD, TV and online release in the UK last month was an envious one. So many options there, but none yet for stateside enthusiasts of Ben Wheatley. What that frenzy having died down, eyes turn to when Drafthouse Films will unleash the mad period piece in the U.S. Could it be post-festival season?

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    Win two tickets to “SQUIRM” at the brand new Alamo Drafthouse NY!

    New York’s first Alamo Drafthouse is open for business, and some of its very special repertory programming kicks off this Saturday when Alamo and FANGORIA present Jeff Lieberman’s electrifying killer worm horror, SQUIRM in 35mm! Want to attend? Want to hear Lieberman talk wrangling all those creatures of the soil? Want to taste a Squirmsicle, being especially brewed for this night? We’re giving away tickets!

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    “INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2″ Featurette: Wan and Whannell talk Astral Projecting & The Further

    Whereas THE CONJURING is an (amazing) old-fashioned haunter, James Wan’s second scary film of the year has the potential to be its weirder counterpart. The astral projection of INSIDIOUS and its timeless, dark space The Further is something I’m greatly excited about delving deeper into. The latest featurette for the sequel finds new footage and filmmakers Wan and Leigh Whannell talk getting in there and getting scary.

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    Full Details: Scream Factory’s “AMITYVILLE HORROR TRILOGY” Set

    Scream Factory, Shout! Factory’s boutique horror and cult label, has a mean fall lineup including PRINCE OF DARKNESS, PSYCHO II and this set, which most excitedly brings Damiano Damiani’s AMITYVILLE II to Blu-ray. Here then, for perusal, is all you can expect when THE POSSESSION, as well as THE AMITYVILLE HORROR and AMITYVILLE 3-D (in 3D!) hit home. 

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    Both “PARANORMAL ACTIVITY” Spin-Off & Sequel Dated for 2014

    Do you remember the strange little tag after the credits of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4? Did you make it that far once PARANORMAL ACTIVITY4 ended? If you missed, two young gentleman were frightened out of a convenience store by its owner, who spoke Spanish that roughly translates to, “This is only the beginning!” That brief scene was meant to tease an upcoming Latino-aimed spin-off that’s now being called PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES, and will hit theaters this January.

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    Mario Bava’s “KIDNAPPED”: Confined in the Open Country (Blu-ray Review)

    Kino’s ongoing transfer of the work of Mario Bava to Blu-ray presents not only a celebration of the Italian master’s filmography, but a way to gorge and gain perspective on a filmmaker that’s gone on to influence so much. I did as such last year, upon release of BLACK SUNDAY, HATCHET FOR THE HONEYMOON and LISA & THE DEVIL. Viewing all three, spread throughout Bava’s career, in a vaccum (with Tim Lucas’ informed commentary accompanying) shone light on the more personal flourishes in Bava films. Namely, that his homebody nature and reticence to leave Italy became a theme of confinement to history, legacy, supernatural fate or psychological trauma. So, what happened when Bava got out?

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    “YOU’RE NEXT” Clip: An Animal Breaks Through

    YOU’RE NEXT, the intense and intensely fun home invasion film from Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett is just over two weeks out. In the film, a family reunites in their country home and is quickly besieged by animal-masked murderers. One guest, however, is blessed with a certain set of skills to handle the uninvited.  Have a taste of its stylish, strike anywhere atmosphere in the first clip.

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