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  • The Cutting Room: Director Ciaran Foy talks “SINISTER 2”

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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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  • Shadowvision: “DAY OF THE DEAD” (1985)

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    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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  • Q&A: Actor James Ransone on Coming Back for “SINISTER 2”

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    The high mortality rate of the first SINISTER left only one key character free to step into the horror hit’s sequel: Now Ex-Deputy So & So, played by returning actor James Ransone in SINISTER 2, just out on Blu-ray and DVD. FANGORIA spoke to Ransone about his expanded role, making the movie and what scared him most on set.

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  • FANTASTICA Presents: Existing with Non-Existence within “ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD”

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    In Tom Stoppard’s now 25-year-old film ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, the playwright-turned-director does something precious few have ever done: he eschews the format of reality completely. Comparable to say Quentin Dupieux’s equally undefinable dark comedy RUBBER, ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN has no defined rules, no defined roles and coasts along on the oblivious nature of oblivion. And thanks to that attitude, Stoppard does Shakespeare by the way of Gilliam, offering something where the very world where the film exists is so unpredictable that there’s no way of knowing exactly what is at stake, a notion that is simultaneously hilarious, bizarre, tragic, terrifying and amazing.

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  • FANGO Flashback: “NIGHTWATCH” (1997)

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    Following the critical and commercial success of SE7EN, Hollywood was looking for any and all fucked-up serial killer thrillers that could ride on that film’s coattails. With films such as FEAR, KISS THE GIRLS, 8MM and more popping out of the woodwork, finding the fetishistic depravity of possessive serial killers became the M.O. for the genre, with studios looking everywhere for dependable inspiration. And it is likely that search that brought Ole Bornedal to Hollywood to remake his film NIGHTWATCH, a unique, stylish psychological horror-thriller that added a Hitchcockian craftsmanship to otherwise dour, provocative subject matter.

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  • Crossing Over: “PUNISHER: WAR ZONE”

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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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  • Q&A: Actress Natalie Dormer on “THE FOREST”

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    At the beginning of the J-Horror remake boom of the early ‘00s, the subgenre had a certain level of excitement attached due to the associated talent involved in the films. With filmmakers like Gore Verbinski and Wes Craven attaching their names to these projects, the likes of Naomi Watts, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kristen Bell and more jumped into a genre that hasn’t always been painted in the best light among rising stars. And as fate would have it, the J-Horror genre is set to return stateside this Friday, January 8th, with THE FOREST, complete with rising star and GAME OF THRONES actress Natalie Dormer front-and-center of the petrifying picture. FANGORIA sat down with Dormer last month to talk about terror, twins and her trip to the real life Aokigahara “Suicide Forest”…

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  • Stream to Scream: “DER SAMURAI”

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    There is something truly, genuinely thrilling about seeing a horror film that steps beyond the perceived boundaries of the genre. In a genre with a saturated marketplace and countless imitators of whatever is in the zeitgeist, to see something completely and utterly unique and without categorization is sadly a rarity nowadays. And to walk into such a film blind and vulnerable to anything a visionary filmmaker throws your way is even more rare, which makes DER SAMURAI a cinematic experience literally unlike any other.

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  • FANGO Flashback: “DEEP BLUE SEA”

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    As this writer has made abundantly clear, there’s few horror filmmakers that can churn out something as insane and kick-ass as frequently as Renny Harlin. Harlin has truly done it all, from reshaping iconic film characters like Freddy Krueger and John McClane to working with Sylvester Stallone and Shane Black to sinking Carolco with one CUTTHROAT-ISLAND sized bomb. But at the end of the day, Harlin hits his material with an infectious gusto, which is why so often his films are unmistakably entertaining. And in the case of films like DEEP BLUE SEA, the more over-the-top the vehicle may be, the more Harlin seems to find his cinematic strength.

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