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    Fango Flashback: “DIAL M FOR MURDER” (1954)

    Hard to believe that two years after the initial 3D craze began in 1952 with exploitationer BWANA DEVIL and had peaked with 1953’s HOUSE OF WAX, that the next year’s DIAL M FOR MURDER, shot in the same showy process, would be relegated to the standard two dimensions upon release. Whereas today 3D has become a fact of moviegoing life and has also made it into the home courtesy of pricey TV sets and space-helmet-like goggles, audiences had grown tired of the gimmick by the time master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock adopted the format for this 1954 Warner Bros. film, a classic thriller starring Grace Kelly and Ray Milland. Back then, Hitchcock said of 3D, “It’s a nine-day wonder, and I came in on the ninth day.” Thanks to New York City’s Film Forum (209 West Houston; [212] 727-8110), you can now rediscover DIAL M FOR MURDER in a gorgeous 3D digital restoration, which opens today and runs through Thursday, April 4.

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    UPDATE: Director to join “WALKING DEAD” star hosting FREE “SHADOW PEOPLE” NYC screening this Monday!

    WALKING DEAD star Dallas Roberts will host FANGORIA’s free screening of his nightmarish fact-based horror film SHADOW PEOPLE this coming Monday, March 18 at 7 p.m. This special showing will be held at New York City’s Cinema Village (22 East 12th Street, off University Place). Besides playing Governor confidant Milton Mamet on THE WALKING DEAD, Roberts has also appeared in the genre films THE GREY, JOSHUA, TELL TALE and the SISTERS remake. In SHADOW PEOPLE, the actor plays a troubled DJ investigating dangerous nocturnal beings. Just announced: SHADOW PEOPLE writer/director Matthew Arnold will also attend the event and host a Q&A after the movie.

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  • Exclusive trailer and pics: “DEVIL MAY CALL”

    HALLOWEEN’s Tyler Mane goes all scary again in DEVIL MAY CALL, the new film from director/co-writer Jason Cuadrado. Fango got the scoop on the thriller from the TALES FROM THE DEAD filmmaker himself, plus the exclusive trailer and some exclusive pics. Besides oversized stalker Mane, DEVIL MAY CALL also stars UNREST’s Corri English, CUJO’s Daniel Hugh-Kelly and EXCISION’s Traci Lords.

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