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    Q&A: SFX Artist Todd Masters on “HEMLOCK GROVE”

    When Todd Masters was given the challenge to top the Emmy-nominated makeup SFX in HEMLOCK GROVE’s first season, he knew things needed to be both bigger and better; a challenge for which the long-time SFX maestro was game. Masters figured it was time to make viewers not only witness a werewolf transformation, but to feel it, skin ripping and all.

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    Toronto: Explore the Dark Side of Jim Jarmusch at TIFF

    ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE might be maverick director Jim Jarmusch’s only legitimate horror film—in that it tells the tale of genuinely undead, fanged vampires—but a closer look at the New York-based filmmaker’s eccentric, personal body of work, exposes the kind of dark observations about humanity that every good genre movie trades in. And while TIFF’s new retrospective STRANGE PARADISE: THE CINEMA OF JIM JARMUSCH (opening today at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto) doesn’t pretend to distill that darkness in the director’s work, a casual look at key films screened reveal how much horror actually hides within his witty, meandering and stylized work.

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    San Diego! Get “SHARKTOPUS” Swag with Exclusive Comic Con Cocktails!

    If last year’s epic, Rondo-winning cover didn’t make it clear enough, FANGORIA finds any new Roger Corman project an entertaining prospect, to say the least. Now that the legendary producer of the wild and weird has found a home at Syfy, fright fans have the likes of Sharktopus and Pteracuda invading their houses, facing-off on August 2nd in the original television event “SHARKTOPUS VS. PTERACUDA.” With dashing late night talk show impresario Conan O’Brien joining a cast that features Robert Carradine, Katie Savoy and a goddamned Shark-Octopus hybrid monstrosity, Sharktopus fever is spreading to every corner of the pop culture spectrum.

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    Toys of Terror #16

    Welcome to TOYS OF TERROR, Fango’s weekly feature exhibiting the coolest horror accessories across the web. Whether you’re a collector, connoisseur or simply making your love of horror a family affair, these petrifying playthings are likely to impress even the most heartless horror fan. So if you’re searching for a ghoulish gift, look no further…

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    Q&A: Laurie Fortier on “HEMLOCK GROVE”

    Despite polarizing reaction to its bravado-laden first season, HEMLOCK GROVE defied the odds to become a viable horror program on an instant streaming platform with a loyal (and vocal) cult audience at its behest. Now, with its second season available in full, HEMLOCK GROVE looks to expand upon the dark fantasy of the first while taking its characters into more daring, stranger territory than before. FANGORIA caught up with HEMLOCK GROVE’s own Laurie Fortier, who plays one of the series resident mortals in Marie Godfrey, and spoke about working on the series, the shift between seasons and the possibilities in her character’s future…

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    Stream to Scream: “RED MIST”

    As many fright fans already know, FANGORIA offers a great selection of gruesome movies, old and new, for free at our Hulu channel. To give you a better idea of what’s available, FANGORIA is taking in-depth looks at some of the channel’s terrifying titles with Stream to Scream. Today: Paddy Breathnach’s telekinetic revenge flick RED MIST.

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    “BLUE RUIN” (Blu-ray Review)

    A universal concept, the revenge film is a rightful staple of cinema that can emotionally connect with audiences of any generation around the world. We’ve all been wronged and as a result, we’ve all pondered the internal and external consequences of vengeance. As cinematic culture has progressed, the revenge tale has evolved into various directions; whereas U.S. cinema has opted for bloodier and spectacle-based revenge fantasies, international filmmakers have opted for bleaker and grim tales of unrewarding comeuppance. In fact, revenge films have become so formulaic that fewer powerhouse filmmakers have approached these stories, relegating the genre to winter dumping season or a quiet straight-to-DVD release.

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