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  • The Dreadful Ten: Top 10 Suggestions To Improve The Upcoming Universal Monster Universe!

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    With 2016 almost at our doorstep and the last major horror release of the years currently in theaters, the eyes of fright fans are now geared towards the future. And if you’ve been keeping your eyes on the trades as of late, you may have noticed that the gears are swiftly turning on Universal’s connected Monster Universe, in which the studio’s classic monsters will reunite and interact in theatrical ventures akin to the Marvel and DC model of superhero films. While horror hounds won’t get their eyes on these creature features until 2017, FANGORIA has decided to pen some open suggestions to Universal in the hopes that the studio will give fans the Universal Monster reboots they deserve. So without further ado…

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  • Stream to Scream: “LAST SHIFT”

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    While the old saying goes “never judge a book by its cover,” the same ideology can sometimes be difficult to apply to films with underwhelming, misrepresenting or flat-out terrible key art. In the age of streaming platforms, bad key art has almost become the standard in order to hook the widest viewership possible, even if it repels the film’s core audience. Yet on the flip side of bad streaming key art, they do present a certain benefit for these films by lowering expectations for the audience which, when paired with a truly fantastic film like Anthony DiBlasi’s LAST SHIFT, can make a surprising experience all the more unpredictable and worthwhile.

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  • FANGO Flashback: “PSYCHO III”

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    Much like snowflakes and fingerprints, you’ll never find two horror fans with the same opinions about the PSYCHO sequels. Perhaps among the most divisive franchises in horror history, it’s difficult to find a critical consensus on the later tales of Norman Bates, whether it be Richard Franklin’s PSYCHO II, Mick Garris’ PSYCHO IV, the variations of BATES MOTEL or Anthony Perkins’ PSYCHO III. And while this writer has never been a fan of PSYCHO III, especially considering my love for PSYCHO and PSYCHO II, the time felt right to give PSYCHO III another shot, hoping to eschew the PSYCHO legacy and take it as a slasher in its own right.

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  • Deaditorial: The Art of the Horror Tie-in

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    Believe it or not, the horror genre is at a strangely unpredictable place at the moment. With haunting movies on the decline, the battle for the horror zeitgeist is raging on between the returning J-Horror and the slowly reviving slasher subgenres. Meanwhile, horror TV is at an all-time high, dominated by THE WALKING DEAD and AMERICAN HORROR STORY while still offering prestigious entertainment like PENNY DREADFUL and HANNIBAL. And horror video games are on the upswing, with UNTIL DAWN and THE EVIL WITHIN filling in the hole left by the dissolution of SILENT HILLS.

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  • The Dreadful Ten: Top 10 ‘80s Horror Films That Deserve A Modern Sequel!

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    With CREED, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD and ASH VS. EVIL DEAD proving themselves critical and commercial success while Kevin Bacon heads back to TREMORS on the small screen, there’s little denying that there’s a certain magic in revamping an old properties with its original parts intact. And while horror fans turn their noses upwards at the prospect of franchise-rebuilding reboots or franchise-disavowing remakes, these late stage sequels land in a nostalgic grey area and get us excited to see what crazy places the original story can go in modern times. So with these properties on the brain, FANGORIA has whipped up a list of other films (specifically, from the ‘80s) that deserve a direct sequel set in new millennium…

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  • Crossing Over: “PRISONERS” (2013)

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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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  • FANGO Flashback: “CONSTANTINE” (2005)

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    To be honest, Francis Lawrence’s CONSTANTINE is a film that gets an undeserved bad rap. At the time of its release, it didn’t fare very well with critics or fans of the HELLBLAZER comic series, many of whom harped on the film’s use of CGI and the casting of Keanu Reeves as the title character. However, time can certainly be a very curious thing, and in CONSTANTINE, not only is this a very strong genre effort- almost a modern equivalent to NIGHTBREED- but could perhaps be Lawrence’s crowning cinematic achievement as a filmmaker.

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  • Stream to Scream: “FROM THE DARK”

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    With so many films coming out in the independent horror scene for one reason or another, it’s easy for little genre gems to fall through the cracks. While many of these films eventually make it to streaming services for the masses to consume, it’s still a bit disappointing that often that’s too little, too late in terms of supporting the film theatrically or via VOD. In essence, when you discover a film like the Irish vampire flick FROM THE DARK, it’s the kind of horror film you should actively attempt to support post-streaming as Conor McMahon proves he’s got the filmmaking chops to deliver something bold in the genre’s future.

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  • Crossing Over: Adi Shankar’s Bootleg Universe

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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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  • The Dreadful Ten: Top 10 Horror Films Worth Hunting Down

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    With so many streaming services and digital video on-demand services out there nowadays, it’s no surprise that genre fans have more options to watch whatever they want than ever before. While this may be a normalcy for those growing up in the digital age, many of us who grew up with video stores or, hell, even the disc-delivery days of Netflix remember the difficulty- and in many cases, the thrill- of hunting down obscure genre films. Luckily, as much as there is that’s now widely available, there are still some horror gems that escape being found too easily, and so FANGORIA has dedicated this week’s Dreadful Ten to a collection of horror films worth the time and effort to track down.

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  • Q&A/Makeup Photos: Rob Archer on Portraying Krampus in “A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY”

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    Arriving on Blu-ray and DVD a month ahead of its namesake holiday next Tuesday, November 24, A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY showcases a fearsome incarnation of the Yuletide demon Krampus, as portrayed by actor/stuntman Rob Archer. Read on for his exclusive comments and a couple of behind-the-scenes pics of his special-makeup transformation.

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