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  • FANGO Flashback: “MAGIC”

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    For a genre so incestuous in terms of producers, directors and shared talent, it’s always interesting to see a prestigious outsider dip their toes into horror. Whether it’s Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Jonathan Demme or other award-winning filmmakers who aren’t strictly tied to scare fare, there’s a certain fascination (and financial accommodation) that comes to their genre output that can’t necessarily be associated with those from whom horror hounds know what to expect. And furthermore, even if they do turn in something somewhat familiar to the genre, you can always expect top tier performances, executions and narrative flourishes that remind the audience exactly why tropes were scary in the first place, with few better examples than Richard Attenborough’s exceptionally creepy MAGIC.

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  • Stream to Scream: “SALEM: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON”

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    When it comes to horror television, there seems to be a certain expectation in terms of what audience you’re gunning for. For fans of more serious scare fare, THE WALKING DEAD and PENNY DREADFUL have spawned many grounded, unabashedly bleak TV series of the same vein. Meanwhile, less serious series such as AMERICAN HORROR STORY and ASH VS. EVIL DEAD offer more humor and general bloodshed than its counterparts. And then there’s the horror shows of network television, most of which offer the genre elements as a framing device around melodramatic, angst-driven romance stories and cheeky humor.

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  • The Dreadful Ten: Top 10 Horror Films We Hope You See in 2016!

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    2016 is so close, we can taste it in the air. And with one year of horror behind us, a brand new year of horror awaits to descend upon us. While there are many different types of horror to expect- festival favorites, studio scare fare and eerie independent releases- there are many innovative, fantastic horror offerings that have yet to secure distribution while purveying the festival circuit. So for this week’s Dreadful Ten, FANGORIA recaps some of the best fright films we encountered over the past year whose 2016 remains uncertain, though we certainly hope you get the chance to see ‘em for yourself!

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  • The Year in Horror, 2015: Ken’s Top 10 Movie Death Scenes!

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    While 2015 has been the host to many macabre moments, there’s little denying that this year certainly one-upped 2014 in terms of brutality in the cinema. Though Hollywood offered more bloodletting than the haunting-heavy year previous, independent scare fare raised the bar with amazing, head-spinning gore and guts. And with death on the brain (and spoiler warning on high alert), FANGORIA recounts the top ten most memorable death scenes of 2015!

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  • The Year in Horror, 2015: Ken’s Top 10 Episodes of Horror Television

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    As the landscape continues to grow in a promising direction, there’s no denying that 2015 marked a banner year for horror television. While PENNY DREADFUL and SALEM offered some of the strongest sophomore seasons in recent memories, many other pieces of serialized scare fare proved that they not only still have gas, but are breaking new ground in the process. And with 2015 nearly in our rearview, FANGORIA has decided to catalog our favorite offerings from televised terror titles from the past year…

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  • Crossing Over: “BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA”

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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: “PROXY”

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    If there’s anything that can definitively be said about a horror film like PROXY, it would be that the film is not for everyone. For those who appreciate more scare-based, supernatural outings, PROXY is not the film for you, and will likely test your threshold for transgressive content. On the flip side of the coin, those whose horror obsession filters down to chasing the dragon that is shocking content, PROXY might be a bit too far into the contemplative, artistic side for those merely expecting bloody viscera. However, for those whom PROXY does latch its claws onto, the film is a mesmerizing, poetic experience that few films can rival, provoking ideological thoughts and a jaw-dropping narrative that you otherwise might not find in even the majority of independent fright fare.

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  • FANGO Flashback: “BUBBA HO-TEP”

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    One of the most common complaints this writer hears from hardcore horrorheads is that contemporary scare fare lacks the heart of their predecessors. While there’s always been mean, merciless horror throughout the years, especially those caught in the crossfire of the slasher booms, there is a fair amount of truth to that sentiment. Though that doesn’t mean there aren’t impressively crafted or genuinely terrifying horror offerings nowadays, the organic sense of adventure, character and justice is much less common these days as opposed to the fright films of the ‘80s and ‘90s. Yet perhaps that makes modern horror with that old school heart and soul much more valuable to die-hard fans, which in turn crafts a specific legacy from which a film can gain a second life.

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  • The Year in Horror, 2015: Michael Gingold’s Top 10 Movies

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    There’s a certain chorus of hardcore fandom that says good horror isn’t being made anymore, but the evidence strongly contradicts that statement. You have to search the independent scene—sometimes, you have to look hard—but there’s been a great, diverse selection of fright films out there over the last 12 months.

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  • Q&A: Actress Ryan Simpkins on “ANGUISH,” Jennifer Lynch and Her “INSIDIOUS” Connection

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    Actress Ryan Simpkins first won genre fans’ notice as the little girl at the center of Jennifer Lynch’s SURVEILLANCE, and now she truly comes into her own as the teen heroine of Sonny Mallhi’s standout supernatural thriller ANGUISH. The actress speaks exclusively with FANGORIA about her horror experiences below.

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  • The Year in Horror, 2015: Ken’s Top 10 Horror Films!

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    Make no mistake: 2015 was the year of horror television. Between stellar seasons of PENNY DREADFUL, SALEM, ASH VS. EVIL DEAD, HANNIBAL and THE WALKING DEAD, there was no place scarier or more fun than the small screen. When you add in the impressive terror titles making their way to high definition this year, the big screen fare of 2015 felt unfortunately like an afterthought. Nevertheless, 2015 did offer a respectable amount of haunting fright fare in the cinemas, much of which still sticks with this writer to this day.

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  • FANGO Flashback: Christmas Carnage in “HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN” team’s “TREEVENGE”

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    Ah, Christmas…the time of year when people get together to share love and joy. When parents and children gather around to exchange gifts under beautiful Christmas trees…trees that have been viciously hacked and sawed from their roots and dragged away from their own loved ones, bound and sold and carried off to strange dwellings to be roughly thrust into cold metal holders and festooned with tacky decorations!

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