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    A “THE CABIN IN THE WOODS” maze will be at Halloween Horror Nights Orlando!

    If ever a film warranted a maze at the annual, highly praised haunts that take place at Universal Studios Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood, THE CABIN IN THE WOODS just might be it.

    Drew Goddard and Josss Whedon’s brilliant tribute to horror stories and why we tell them begins simply enough, with five friends taking a weekend jaunt at the titular locale. As you should know by now however, nothing is as it seems and The Cabin is part of a multi-level structure that houses every nightmare imaginable. The possibilities are endless and it seems the folks behind Halloween Horror Nights Orlando have recognized as such.

    Speaking to Zap2It, director Drew Goddard revealed he is heavily involved the crafting of the very special maze. He explains, “We are building the cabin completely. You’re going to walk through a forest to get there. You’re going into the cabin. You’re going to go into the cube cells. We’re literally taking everything we can in the film and giving you a kind of best-of montage of the film with this kind of linking story. You’re going to be in the control room when merman attacks.”

    The little narrative of the walkthrough will find you as a new member of the facility that controls the cabin, places bets on the victims and ultimately serves a higher, darker power. An introduction will explain the film’s mythology and purpose of the sacrifices, and then you’ll experience the events of the film from a different perspective.

    Experiencing the events, of course, means as many monsters as possible including original creatures from Halloween Horror Nights past. “In the maze, we’ve got many that were in the forefront of a lot of the scenes — the ballerina, the Sugarplum Fairy, the Hell Lord — but also too there are a couple rooms where we’re kind of featuring some of the creatures that were just on the screens in the control room of movie,” says Orlando’s Michael Aiello. “And then in the finale we’ve got a couple characters that could open up from Halloweens past, our own events, because we were granted amazing permission to be able to include some of our lineage into ‘Cabin’s’ lineage.”

    Goddard adds, “Our finale for the maze is something that we want guests to be surrounded by. There are so many amazing characters in the movie, we really wanted to end it with trying to surround the guests with as many guests as possible.”

    Were you planning on heading down to Orlando this year? Are you now? What creatures are you hoping show up? Sexy Witches? Kevin? The Unicorn? For more, visit the official Halloween Horror Nights site.

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    First images from “INSIDE” duo’s “AMONG THE LIVING”

    Yes, the U.S. is still awaiting an official release of Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury’s nightmarish LIVIDE, but there’s good news in that the two have officially begun production on their third outing. Fully funded via a French crowdfunding site, the film is a seeming coming-of-age horror story titled AMONG THE LIVING. Now, its first official stills have debuted.

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    Trailer: “HELL BABY”, a demonic horror comedy from “RENO! 911″ creators

    Screenwriters and comedians Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon have been massively successful, penning family-oriented crowd pleasing comedies to keep their brand of more adult lunacy in the likes of THE STATE, RENO! 911 and BALLS OF FURY afloat. The latter lowbrow goofiness has most recently manifested in the form of horror-comedy, HELL BABY.

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    “THE CONJURING” (Movie Review)

    Real, palpable dread. In THE CONJURING, it is thick and ever present, and takes on many forms. It is a doll, it is a door. It is a hand clap, it is a spirit. It is malevolence in the air, it is the chill from a dark basement. It is accursed land. It is, eventually, the reveal of director James Wan’s full capabilities as a master of horror. Like INSIDIOUS before it—although miles ahead of that already splendid exercise in shoulder shudders—THE CONJURING is special because Wan, as a filmmaker is. Here, he has proven an innate understanding of the eerie and the frightening.

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    Win a signed “MANIAC” poster and code to watch the film free!

    MANIAC, the Franck Khalfoun-directed remake of William Lustig’s grimey New York character study of a killer is finally out. It’s both unsettling and harsh in its violence, and stylistic and often elegant in its presentation via POV. As Fango wraps its round of coverage on the Elijah Wood-starring film, we have one last treat: The chance for one lucky reader to win a signed poster from the film and a code to watch it for free on SundanceNow!

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    First Look: Photos from Old Gods’ Bloody Video, “From Beyond”

    Among Fango’s long roster of past and current contributors lies musician and now aspiring filmmaker, Jeff Tuttle. The talented, frenzied guitarist and horror devotee who shot to notoriety during his time in the notorious Dillinger Escape Plan has since left that band, enrolled in film school and started something confrontational and exciting in Old Gods. Fronting the noise-punk outfit finds Tuttle working through not only his macabre fandom, but the themes and concepts at play both in genre and life. With their first full length, STYLIZIED VIOLENCE on the horizon (a self-titled EP was out in 2011), the band has also afforded him the ability to marry visual and sonic blast in the splattered, strange clip for “From Beyond.”

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