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    Q&A: The Vicious Brothers talk “EXTRATERRESTRIAL”

    There are few horror debuts that have been as divisive as GRAVE ENCOUNTERS, the found footage haunter from Tribeca favorites The Vicious Brothers, the alias of filmmaking duo Stuart Ortiz and Colin Minihan. While that film has gone on to various degrees of cult acclaim and notoriety, The Vicious Brothers amped the scale considerably for their follow-up, the alien abduction film EXTRATERRESTRIAL. With a bigger cast and bigger budget, the Minihan-directed film written by the duo also serves as their first traditionally shot narrative, although still within their mischievous and creepy cinematic voice. FANGORIA caught up with Ortiz and Minihan recently to talk EXTRATERRESTRIAL, moving on from found footage and what subgenre they may tackle next…

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    Q&A: Screenwriter Frank Woodward on “WRONG TURN 6″

    At this point, gorehounds need no introduction to the WRONG TURN franchise, the resident direct-to-video splatter sessions for 20th Century Fox. Filling in the demand for grue by the gallon as well as silly slasher set-pieces, WRONG TURN has built a cult audience that’s followed them for 6 movies, the latest being WRONG TURN 6: LAST RESORT. Putting these backwoods killers in a new location with new tools at their disposal, WRONG TURN 6 looks to hopefully breathe new life into the series, largely thanks to screenwriter Frank Woodward’s enthusiasm for both the series and the genre. Woodward recently spoke to FANGORIA, revealing his approach to the sixth WRONG TURN film and his hopes that LAST RESORT won’t be just that…

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    Q&A: Director Seth Grossman on “INNER DEMONS”

    What qualifies a director as right for his/her specific job as a filmmaker? Is it technical skill, as in being able to create an exciting or provocative visual rhythm from any given camera? Is it endurance, as in being able to keep cool and confident under the pressures of the hustle-and-bustle on-set experience? Or is it a cinematic voice, as in being a master storyteller with an innate and unique understanding of your characters?

    In a way, for INNER DEMONS director Seth Grossman, it’s a mixture of all three but with one very specific advantage: his experience in both reality television and the world of horror. Grossman previously scared fright fans with THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT: REVELATIONS, a competent thriller in its own right that added a very interesting procedural spin on the franchise. But it’s Grossman’s work on the reality show INTERVENTION which makes him the right man to direct INNER DEMONS, a found footage horror that presents elements of possession horror through the eyes of a recovery reality show. Talking to FANGORIA, Grossman opened up on INNER DEMONS and what it’s like to create horror from a hot-button issue…

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    Q&A: Katie Cassidy on “THE SCRIBBLER”

    It’s an exciting landscape these days in independent filmmaking. Thanks to advances in digital filmmaking, more ambitious yet reasonably affordable films are being greenlit every day. Yet in these films, not only do we get to meet new, resourceful filmmakers but we  get to see more established actors experiment with their craft as well.

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    Q&A: “SERENITY ROSE” Creator, Aaron Alexovich

    SERENITY ROSE is the kind of comic weird kids grow up on. Full of one-of-a-kind characters, goofy situations, and heaping helpings of magic and mayhem, SERENITY ROSE has helped open up the comic world for readers who’d usually shy away from delving into the more constricted universes of bigger companies. With its ten year anniversary at hand, creator Aaron Alexovich hopped on Kickstarter to fund a collected, hardcover edition of the past decade and met with overwhelming success. Following the launch of SERENITY ROSE: 10 AWKWARD YEARS, Alexovich spoke with FANGORIA, attempting to explain his work and what has kept moving him forward through all of the ups and downs.

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    Q&A: Author James Newman talks Horrific Accident and Benefit Anthology, “WIDOWMAKERS”

    Over the past few years James Newman has proven himself one of the most inventive, nimble writers of modern dark fiction via a series of disquieting-yet-entertaining-as-hell novels: UGLY AS SIN. THE WICKED. MIDNIGHT RAIN. ANIMOSITY. Newman also recently authored 666 HAIR-RAISING HORROR MOVIE TRIVIA QUESTIONS , which FANGO EIC Chris Alexander declared, “A chump-stumping shock-cinema party book of the highest horror order!”

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    Exclusive Q&A: Alexa Vega on “THE REMAINING”

    Having been a part of the film business for over 20 years now, Alexa Vega is a name and face familiar to genre fans. From her multiple collaborations with Robert Rodriguez, the most recent being SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR and MACHETE KILLS, or her work with Darren Lynn Bousman on THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL, MOTHER’S DAY and REPO: THE GENETIC OPERA, Vega has used the latter part of her career to redefine herself as an actress worth taking seriously.

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    Exclusive Q&A: Danny Trejo on Rob Zombie and “MACHETE: THE SERIES”!

    With the recent release of FANGORIA Legends Presents: Rob Zombie, FANGORIA sought out some of Zombie’s most trusted repertory actors to speak on their experiences with the horror rock maestro. Of course, there are few actors who as prolific in Zombie’s films as they are in mainstream exposure as Danny Trejo. In our exclusive one-on-one chat, Trejo opened up about working with Zombie, the original fate of his HALLOWEEN character and the small screen ambitions in his near future…

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    Pandemonium Morricone

    Toronto film soundtrack collectors who get moist and/or misty-eyed at the sight of resplendent Italo-wax LP rarities should hustle immediately to Pandemonium Books & Discs in Toronto’s Junction area, at 2920 Dundas Street West. Inside this very roomy and rectangular used book and record haven is, at the time of writing, an entire display wall-turned-patchwork collage of rare soundtrack LPs by the maestro of maestros, Ennio Morricone. Almost all of them foreign issue (Italian, French, Japanese), almost all in near mint condition. Concealing the usual mixed bag of new arrivals and rarities, it feels more like an art installation than simply good commerce, and made my nerdy soundtrack-hungry maw literally drop. Ready your wallets!

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    Exclusive Q&A: Director Casey La Scala on “THE REMAINING” and “AMITYVILLE”

    With the recent influx of faith-based entertainment hitting multiplexes, it was only a matter of time before the most intense side of the Bible found it’s way to the horror genre. Instead of something bright and tame however, the first faith-based horror film from Affirm Films, THE REMAINING, promises something much more dark and destructive. In the wake of its debut trailer (featured below), FANGORIA caught up with THE REMAINING director Casey La Scala about this film, his involvement in the AMITYVILLE reboot and why the Rapture has come down on pop culture this year…

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    Exclusive Clip, Q&A: Shane Johnson on “THE POSSESSION OF MICHAEL KING”

    In horror, it seems films which deal with skeptics and their various supernatural comeuppances are too few and far between. After all, genre fans love some karmic justice, which is what David Jung’s THE POSSESSION OF MICHAEL KING delivers alongside enough genuine scares to keep you jumping in your seat. With only 24 hours before FANGORIA hosts the first of four advanced screenings in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Austin, we debut an exclusive clip and speak to Michael King himself, actor Shane Johnson, about embodying the titular skeptic and the measures he took to bring the character to life.

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    Exclusive Deleted Scene; Q&A: Mike Flanagan on “OCULUS” and “GERALD’S GAME”,

    Few mainstream horror films this year are as complex and intriguing as Mike Flanagan’s OCULUS. By simultaneously playing with the perspective of both the audience and the characters, Flanagan is able to keep the film unpredictable, clever and remarkably intense. With OCULUS finally hitting Blu-ray today from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, FANGORIA spoke with the director about the film. We’re also featuring an exclusive glance of the Post-Credit scene excised following the film’s festival run…

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