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    Cemetery Dance editor launches eHorrorBargains.com

    With the transition from paperbound books to e-readers en masse, horror novels have become even more accessible to consumers, although sometimes it takes a sharp eye to find the most blood for your buck. However, shopping for good, inexpensive terror titles has become easier than ever, thanks to Cemetery Dance editor Brian Freeman’s new site, ehorrorbargains.com.

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    Fangoria Exclusive: Steve Niles talks FINAL NIGHT and EYES OF FRANKENSTEIN

    It has been a trying four months for Steve Niles’ comic creations CRIMINAL MACABRE and 30 DAYS OF NIGHT. Not only have the two series been fighting to the death in the appropriately titled crossover, FINAL NIGHT (out from Dark Horse) but the “loser” has the added pressure of being put in permanent retirement. While fans have been biting their nails in anticipation, Niles has been keeping the outcome a tightly kept secret. Until now. With the release of the final issue this past Wednesday, we finally find out which of the two will live to see another run. Steve Niles recently sat down with FANGORIA in an exclusive interview about the ending of one series, the continuation of another, and all the little bits in between.

    * WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD! *

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    Cigarette Burns Cinema reveals new Silver Ferox event poster for “Let’s Scare Jessica to Death”!

    35mm enthusiast Josh Saco puts on some of the most drool-inducing exploitation and horror events in London (UK) under the banner “Cigarette Burns Cinema” (like their Facebook page HERE!), with monthly screenings at The Rio, bi-monthly screenings at The Prince Charles as well as a bevy of special one-offs featuring rare 35mm prints spanning an impressive list of faves including PROFONDO ROSSO, THE KEEP, PSYCHOMANIA, WHO CAN KILL A CHILD?, EQUINOX, MS. 45 and more – always featuring amazing custom poster art by Silver Ferox and friends (see the gallery of all the previous posters HERE)

    After a screening of one of the unsung classics of the 80s slasher canon – Fred Walton’s APRIL FOOL’S DAY – next Friday April 4th (details HERE), next up on the Cigarette Burns calendar is John Hancock’s moody madwoman film LET’S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH (full disclosure: it will be introduced by yours truly) on Thursday April 18th at London’s ICA Gallery (details and tickets HERE).

    To commemorate the event, Silver Ferox has turned out a STUNNING retro poster which you can see above.

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    “AS I KNEW HIM: MY DAD, ROD SERLING” (Book Review)

    When discussing classic sci-fi/horror/fantasy television, ardent fans of THE TWILIGHT ZONE almost always come up against the camp that see your ZONE and raise you an OUTER LIMITS. Some may even dare say they prefer ONE STEP BEYOND or even on the similar Rod Serling tip, NIGHT GALLERY. But true ZONE heads are such not just because of the silvery black and white photography, skin-crawling theme music, nor the assorted aliens, monsters, shape shifters, murderous dummies and devils that gave the program it’s hook. Rather, they hold the show high because of Serling’s pen, because of his philosophies, his morality and his humanity. Because of course, THE TWILIGHT ZONE was never really about those trappings or narrative twists, it was about the folly of man, the belief that people are fundamentally good and that human evil is a perversion of prejudice. It was about both the wit and the somewhat broken heart of the man who built the house that stood on CBS’ prime time hill between 1959 and 1964.

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    EXCLUSIVE FANGO mixcloud comp COME OUT AND PLAY

    Here’s a little compilation I made for FANGO’s mixcloud player on the eve of the North American release of COME OUT AND PLAY, the elusive Makinov’s remake of Narciso Ibañez Serrador’s WHO CAN KILL A CHILD?. Music that, for me, evokes the dark side of playground songs, childhood pathology and dogmatic ambivalence, but also celebrates the unique childhood imagination.

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    Barbie Wilde’s “THE VENUS COMPLEX” (Book Review)

    Serial killers are assholes, by and large. But that doesn’t mean they’re stupid. Intelligence is no defense against psychosis, after all. It just makes them potentially more interesting to listen to, as their minds yammer endlessly inside their brains.

    And so it goes with Michael Friday, the none-too-humble narrator of Barbie Wilde’s alarming first novel, The Venus Complex. The guy’s a total dick, and we’re stuck in his head. But the deeper we go, the more gripping it gets.

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    Looking back at the BOOK OF THE DEAD

    As famed writer, editor, musician and vanguard to the Splatterpunk literary movement John Skipp comes aboard the Fangoria terror team (with his new monthly column NIGHTMARE ROYALE – here), the occasion serves as a good excuse to assert Skipp’s credentials in the horror universe by celebrating the underappreciated and visionary zombie short story anthology he co-edited with Craig Spector, THE BOOK OF THE DEAD.

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    “VIDEO NIGHT” (Book Review)

    I’m gonna venture a little prediction here:Adam Cesare is a Fango superstar in the making. Of all the new writers busting out on the scene — and there are some great ones, without a doubt — Cesare’s the young guy with the greatest encyclopedic gorehound know-how, blistering cinematic pace, unquenchable love of both fiction and film, and hell-bent will to entertain.

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    INTERVIEW: AUTHOR BRAD C. HODSON ON “DARLING”

    Brad C. Hodson with fans at the Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore

    Horror fiction writers beware, there is a new kid in town, and his first novel DARLING is now available. We had the opportunity to speak with author/filmmaker Brad C. Hodson about his terrifying book (reviewed in FANGORIA #322), a dark, shuddery story of two friends who, after a tragedy, end up in an apartment that is consumed by a none too friendly spectral entity.

    Hodson is in fact a former stand-up comedian proving truth in what they say: funny people are indeed dark…

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