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    EXCL Art: Fango Artist Draws the Dead in Lamberson’s “CARNAGE ROAD” Comic

    Filmmaker and author Gregory Lamberson (SLIME CITY MASSACRE, THE JAKE HELMAN FILES) and Toronto-based FANGORIA cover artist Kelly Forbes (Forbes painted all three FANGORIA Legends covers to date) are teaming up for a comic book adaptation of Lamberson’s novella CARNAGE ROAD. Published in 2012, Lamberson’s book tells the tale of Boone and Walker, the last members of the Floating Dragons motorcycle gang, who take a road trip across America during the zombie apocalypse.  The book has also been optioned as a possible film/TV property by actor Craig Sheffer (NIGHTBREED, BATTLEDOGS).

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    The UK’s FrightFest Celebrates John Carpenter with Limited Prints

    FrightFest, the fantastic horror festival out of London and Glasgow is looking to not only revel in their love of genre film, but the stunning art that often coincides and the undeniable renaissance its currently having. The fest has launched FrightFest originals, a series of limited edition posters kicking off with five pieces of art for five John Carpenter favorites from five different artists and graphic designers. 

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    Q&A: Developer Dave Cox talks “CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW 2″

    When it comes to horror-adventure games, is there a legacy as reputable as that of the CASTLEVANIA series? The long-running video game franchise has let players explore its various corners and crevices, introducing new monstrous oddities while furthering its rich, Gothic mythology. The latest game in the series, the highly-anticipated CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW 2 (available now from Konami), builds upon its successful spin-off predecessor and finally lets longtime fans loose as one of the series’ most bloodthirsty arch villains, Dracula.

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    Are You Reading “HAUNTED HORROR”?

    As their numbers dwindle, pre-code horror comics have become a staple of the comic collectors’ market. From swarming the industry with ghoulish monsters and vengeful spirits in the late 1940s to mass comic burnings less than a decade later, the Comics Code Authority changed everything about what was acceptable to read. Thanks to their determination to protect America’s children, swarms of horror titles have been lost to modern readers, until recently. Publishers such as Dark Horse and Fantagraphics have been snatching up long forgotten titles and re-printing them in hardcover collections, beautifully recreating the original feel of the work. Following their success, IDW and partner Yoe Books! hopped aboard the terror train as well, re-publishing stories from the contraband comics in HAUNTED HORROR for easy reading. Unlike its predecessors though, these tales are being released in a single issue format, recalling that classic feeling of picking up your favorite, lurid title at the local dime store.

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    Author Kier-La Janisse announces Spectacular Optical Book, “KID POWER!”

    Acclaimed author, programmer and Fango contributor Kier-La Janisse (HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN) has a permanent home online at the great Spectacular Optical. In addition to hosting psychotronic film writing, the site will serve as a base for a line of cinema-centric books, the first of which, focusing on child empowerment in film and television, has been officially announced and boasts a stellar lineup of contributors.

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    Barbie Wilde on Daniele Serra’s “VEINS AND SKULLS”

    This writer was introduced to Daniele Serra’s work through Cheryl Mullenax at Comet Publishing and was fortunate enough to have this award-winning artist and illustrator do the cover artwork for my debut dark crime novel, THE VENUS COMPLEX. Serra has now produced an entire book of his creations called VEINS AND SKULLS, published by Short, Scary Tales Publications, with a foreword  by author Jeff Mariotte.

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    Report: Skinny Puppy, Live in Toronto

    It was colder than a mother-in-law’s kiss Tuesday night in Toronto, but that didn’t stop an army of multi-generational Skinny Puppy fans from making the pilgrimage to a picturesque, remote industrial area dubbed The Docks to see the three decades-old electronic band that not only refuse to die, but sonically seem to get sharper with age.

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    “SCREAM IN THE DARK” (CD Review)

    Filmmaker Dante Tomaselli (pictured, creator of TORTURE CHAMBER, SATAN’S PLAYGROUND and others) recently released SCREAM IN THE DARK, his first standalone audio CD. This seems like a perfectly natural progression, as Tomaselli pays just as much attention to scoring his films as he does to the exploits of his characters.

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