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    Five Must-Sees of The Stanley Film Festival 2014

    This weekend, FANGORIA embarks on a spooky sojourn to the Stanley Hotel, a historic Colorado lodge infamous for hauntings and its tight association with Stephen King’s THE SHINING. There, midst gorgeous landscape, ghost hunts and genuine otherworldly atmosphere, the second edition of the Stanley Film Festival will be underway. A celebration of the macabre in all forms, from film to theatre to how it informs our lives, The Stanley boasts a truly stellar lineup of events. So thrilling is its itinerary, it seems a simple weekend makes for hard choices. Allow me to be so bold then, to make the dilemmas a little less difficult and recommend five aspects of the festival you shouldn’t miss.

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    Toys of Terror #5

    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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    Jason Blum talks “OCULUS”; Film Closes Scotland’s Dead by Dawn

    Now out in wide release stateside, Mike Flanagan’s haunting, destabilizing OCULUS (of which Fango heartily recommends) makes its way to Scotland this week as part of the annual Dead by Dawn International Horror Film Festival. Closing a stellar lineup that includes William Castle greats, CANDYMAN, New Zealand surprise HOUSEBOUND and more, OCULUS is sure to finish the weekend with more than a few hairs raised. Prior to its U.S. bow, Fango spoke to horror producer extraordinaire Jason Blum, who’s built a mini-empire of low budget, high earning scare fare. Fairly unusual in his filmography for being completed before Blum came aboard, the always candid filmmaker brought his usual energy and optimism for his upcoming slate—including THE PURGE 2—to our chat.

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    From the FANGORIA Vault: “THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2″

    Hello again, dearest fright fanatics! Welcome back to the FANGORIA vault, where we’re in the middle of some extensive spring cleaning. After all, if we don’t get the skeletons out of the cobwebs, who will? And as with all spring cleaning, you’re eventually going to find something valuable among the mountain of trash. This year is certainly no exception, as we happened upon a batch of incredibly awesome and rare stills from Tobe Hooper’s THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2!

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    Up to Snuff: Why ‘Found Footage’ is Good for Horror

    There’s an undeniable stigma that accompanies the term “found footage.” After effectively phasing out the reign of “torture porn,” these first person frighteners redefined the face of studio horror, thanks to consistently low budgets and easy-to-market visuals. Yet, as with any in-vogue subgenre, the sheer amount of found footage films has left many horror fans jaded, a sentiment only increased by the questionable quality of several offerings.

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    Shadowvision: “A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET”

    Welcome to Shadowvision, a regular column in which Fangoria.com revisits modern horror films in black-and-white. The purpose is to analyze these films through a new lens, seeing if the classically informed viewing experience will give a new angle to familiar images. If you’d like to watch along at home, it’s simple: go into your TV settings and desaturate the picture completely, then adjust the contrast and brightness to fit either standard or high definition.

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    Toys of Terror #4

    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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    From the FANGORIA Vault: “RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD”

    Welcome back to the Fangoria Vault, dearest fright fans! Less than three weeks into Spring and it already feels like Summer, doesn’t it? Love is in the air, waiting to be interrupted by the swift blade of a lurking psychopath, and the werewolves should be out of hibernation in no time. Meanwhile, the recent batch of stills thawed from the darkest depths of the vault is seasonally appropriate, as plants will be coming back from the dead any day now. Today, we present to you a chilling collection of shots from the set of Dan O’Bannon’s RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD!

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    Stream to Scream: “The Haunted World of El Superbeasto”

    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: Rob Zombie’s THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO.

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