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  • FANGO Flashback: “BODY BAGS”

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    For any horror fan, the ‘90s can be a point of contention in the genre’s history. While the decade has produced some truly excellent fright fare, the decade didn’t quite find a popular groove in the genre until the post-SCREAM slasher boom, with many of the successive entries falling upon retrospective scrutiny. Yet potentially most damning about the ‘90s to fright fans was that many of the ‘80s horror masters found themselves marginalized and alienated by the studio system. And it was with that disdain that John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper fled to Showtime to set up shop with for televised terror, only to wind up with one of their most underrated titles to date: BODY BAGS.

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  • Q&A: Juliet Landau and Deverill Weekes on Their Vampire Documentary “A PLACE AMONG THE UNDEAD”

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    Juliet Landau is probably best known for playing the unhinged vampire Drusilla over multiple seasons of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and ANGEL. Deverill Weekes is an acclaimed cinematographer/photographer with a passion for genre films and TV, as well as prosthetic makeup and its creators. Given their backgrounds, it makes sense that the married Landau and Weekes have embarked on making the feature-length documentary A PLACE AMONG THE UNDEAD, which explores both creators and fans of vampires in literature, cinema, television and other media.

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  • Crossing Over: “EDGE”

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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: “KRISTY”

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    When a movie finds a comfortable spot on a studio shelf, more than likely it’s the sign of a troubled production. Whether it’s a hard film to sell, a tough script to crack or any number of legal issues, there’s rarely a film that comes out unscathed once it’s pulled from a set release date. But a negative preconception doesn’t necessarily equate to a low-quality film, and in the case of KRISTY (a/k/a SATANIC), which was unceremoniously debuted on the Lifetime Channel after nearly 2 years on the shelf, is living proof that not all rocky roads lead to disappointing places.

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  • Crossing Over: “ZODIAC” (2007)

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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 Underrated Horror Sequels!

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    At this point in the genre, sequels and horror are nearly synonymous in nature. Hell, there’s nary a horror parody, spoof or send-up that doesn’t exploit that the myriad horror sequels from throughout time. Yet due to the reactionary nature of many horror fans, there’s many horror sequels that unjustly get labeled as the genre’s black sheep for one reason or another. So for this week’s Dreadful Ten, FANGORIA has decided to give credit to ten horror sequels that are much better than their reputation lets on!

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  • FANGO Flashback: “NINJA III: THE DOMINATION”

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    As anyone familiar with the frequently over-the-top production house can tell you, The Cannon Group didn’t make the kind of films one forgets easily. In fact, with titles like 10 TO MIDNIGHT, SCHIZOID, THE COMPANY OF WOLVES and a trio of Tobe Hooper films (LIFEFORCE, INVADERS FROM MARS and THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2) under their belt, Cannon gave the horror genre some of the sleaziest, bloodiest, and most imaginative fare throughout the ‘80s. Yet nothing quite married the best, worst and craziest elements of The Cannon Group than NINJA III: THE DOMINATION, a horror-action odyssey that takes the possession subgenre into jaw-dropping insanity.

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  • Stream to Scream: “FRANKENHOOKER”

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    From what this writer hears and sees on a daily basis, many horror fans are turned off by what is being offered in the wave of modern macabre cinema these days. And while those fans might be a little dramatic and potentially a little blind to the excellent output on the independent level, this writer can agree that, in most cases, horror filmmakers just don’t make ‘em like they used to. Case in point: FRANKENHOOKER, the type of film that is both equally absurd and astonishing yet would never, ever be produced today.

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  • Q&A: Director Merlin Dervisevic on the Personal Hell of “CRUEL AND UNUSUAL”

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    Imagine, for a moment, the worst thing you could do to a loved one, which inevitably causes their death. Now imagine living it over and over again. Sounds like a bottomless pit, doesn’t it? That’s the scenario explored in CRUEL & UNUSUAL, the just-released directorial debut of Merlin Dervisevic, who discussed it with FANGORIA.

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  • Scary Movies ’15: Q&A With “SUMMER CAMP” Director Alberto Marini

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    After many years of working with the greatest Spanish directors in horror as an executive, producer and screenwriter, Alberto Marini decided to step behind the camera for the engaging and original horror/thriller SUMMER CAMP. FANGORIA spoke to Marini about the film, which makes its North American premiere tonight as part of the Scary Movies festival at New York City’s Lincoln Center and will be released next year by Pantelion Films.

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  • Deaditorial: Streaming Services are Killing Horror (And What They Can Do To Save It)

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    It’s a bit hard to imagine, but I’ve been a paying Netflix subscriber for over ten years now. At first, what appealed to me wasn’t the convenience of never going to the local video store, which was a ritual I cherished then and miss dearly now, but rather the impossibly huge selection. As much as Blockbuster or Merchant Square Video could have the coolest new releases, the interesting video fare and a nice chunk of old & obscure films, they didn’t quite have everything I had been recommended via friend’s older brothers and society’s younger brother, the internet. And so I partook in the 3-at-a-time disc service to rent films such as MEET THE FEEBLES, KING OF THE ANTS and UHF, plus many various foreign, art and shlock films I couldn’t find elsewhere.

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