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  • Stream to Scream: “THE VEIL”

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    THE VEIL is quite a curious movie to behold, largely in that the filmmaking in and of itself tells a story within the story of the film. That story, of course, is a film that was originally found footage that- through a variety of means- has been changed to become a straightforward narrative… and yet, can’t quite give up the ghost of its original framing device. It’s a film where so much works from top to bottom and yet there’s something essential that couldn’t quite make the film click, and the rewriting/editing process to find that element feels ever apparent. And yet, because so much of the film works, THE VEIL isn’t quite a film to dismiss as you actively root for the project find greatness all the way up until the credits roll.

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  • Angus Scrimm, Remembered: Actor Reggie Bannister

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    With the passing of horror icon Angus Scrimm earlier in January, FANGORIA is dedicating this month to the memory of our dear friend. We have reached out to several of those who knew Angus well to share their memories of the extraordinary actor. Here, parting words from actor Reggie Bannister, beloved co-star of the PHANTASM films, along with rare photos from Bannister’s wife Gigi and Kristen Deem.

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  • FANGO Flashback: “THE ENTITY”

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    In the grand scheme of haunting films, there is nothing quite like THE ENTITY. While it’s aesthetics might have been replicated in the past (particularly, the INSIDIOUS films appear to be particularly inspired by THE ENTITY), no other film comparably tackles such subject matter in a stylized, mainstream execution, let alone in a manner that feels visceral and terrifying. And not so surprisingly, perhaps the lack of thematically similar material helps the 33-year-old-film resonate as an intense experience in this day-and-age that one can appreciate more with each subsequent viewing.

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  • The Cutting Room: Kevin & Michael Goetz talk “MARTYRS” (2016)

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    Welcome to THE CUTTING ROOM, a new weekly column on FANGORIA.com that highlights the  stories that most share DNA of our print counterpart. Rather than just feature the articles and interviews that didn’t make the cut, this column is dedicated to providing a greater lifeline between FANGORIA Magazine and FANGORIA.com.

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  • The Dreadful Ten: 10 More Icons Who Should Be in The FANGORIA Hall of Fame

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    Unlike most Halls of Fame, the FANGORIA Hall of Fame is not built by committee but rather by the fans themselves. With voting open as a part of the Chainsaw Awards ballot, the FANGORIA Hall of Fame has seen a variety of horror icons inducted, from FX masters to Final Girls to even iconic zombies.. However, with only so many spots open every year since the Chainsaw Awards’ humble beginnings in 1992, that does mean there are a fair share of deserving horror figures who have yet to have the honor of induction.

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  • For Your Consideration: The 2016 FANGORIA Chainsaw Award Nominees for Best TV Series!

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    With voting season now open on the FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards, fans are putting their minds at work to select their favorites out of every potential nominee. Truth be told, this might have been one of the hardest categories for FANGO to narrow down: BATES MOTEL had a more solid season than ever before, while improvements were found in the latest outings of AMERICAN HORROR STORY, FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES and THE STRAIN alike. Alas, there can only be five horror series that can earn FANGORIA’s nominations, and these five series were, in this writer’s opinion, the most consistently strong of the televised terrors in 2015.

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  • Crossing Over: “THE WARRIORS”

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    Welcome, FANGORIA Readers, to CROSSING OVER, our newest column that highlights the films, series and content out there outside of horror that is fashioned towards or pays tribute to our beloved genre. By shining a light onto these projects, FANGORIA hopes to open a world of entertainment perfect for fright fans that lies just beyond the borders of the horror community. So without further ado…

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  • Stream to Scream: “RESIDUE”

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    One of the key differences between American and British television is that in the latter, there’s nearly an instantly immersive element to the storytelling. Whether it’s UTOPIA, BLACK MIRROR or RESIDUE, these genre programs throw the audience into their respective sci-fi/horror worlds with no expectation or preparation. While U.S. programs go to great lengths to establish tone and atmosphere before throwing their characters into their horror-oriented journeys, U.K. horror TV treats its audience almost as adversaries in a game of psychological chess, revealing it’s game plan by the time the checkmate is already in motion. And in the case of the aforementioned RESIDUE, that immersive storytelling is even more engaging when the payoff is that of the supernatural element.

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  • The Value of Nightmares: How The Academy Awards Continue to Ignore Horror

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    It’s no secret within the film industry that the horror genre and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences don’t quite gel together. Although there have been genre films that have penetrated the Academy’s persistent disinterest in horror- such as BLACK SWAN, ROSEMARY’S BABY, SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, JAWS and THE EXORCIST, fright films have often been considered “less than” when compared to Oscar-bait drama and more ambitious, expensive productions. For the most part, the horror side of the film industry has come to accept this divisive relationship, especially considering how much expensive politics come to play in the voting process rather than objective quality. And while the Oscars receives flack from other voices from the industry for their lack of diversity and their susceptibility to traditionally lauded subject matter, there’s a good reason for horror fans to decry the Academy Awards as well, as the transgressions- albeit passive- have gone beyond frustration and into active disrespect.

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  • The Year in Horror, 2015: 13 Frighteningly Good Reads

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    For those not as passionate about dark culture as those of us who gather at this particular on-line oasis, horror-obsessed family and friends can be difficult to shop for—hence the many gift certificates in FANGORIA fiends’ stockings a few weeks back. We’ve already given readers plenty of film purchase options—check out our exquisitely curated lists from Michael Gingold and Ken Hanley—and for dark literature aficionados, 2015 (give or take a month) had plenty to offer too:

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  • The Dreadful Ten: Top 10 Horror Variant Posters!

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    The movie poster has long been an essential element of the horror fan experience. From bootleg posters to foreign imports to photoshop nightmares, a film’s legacy can be made or broken from its poster art, with some real pieces of genre garbage outliving their reputation with fantastic posters. Yet as golden as the days of old are with poster arts, there’s been a real dodgy necessity for palatable, undefined key art to sell films to audiences worldwide, leaving truly talented artists working on commission or on their own accord to provide alternate film posters to the horror community. So for this week’s Dreadful Ten, FANGORIA is ranking down our top 10 horror variant posters for your enjoyment and our adoration!

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