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  • Q&A: James McAvoy on Giving Life to “VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN”

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    James McAvoy, the Scottish actor who plays the British title character in VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN (opening November 25 from Fox), recalls a disagreement he had with the film’s costume designer Jany Temime over what the corpse-resurrecting scientist should wear. “Jany is a fantastic costume designer, she’s Oscar-winning, she’s incredible—but she came in with a whole idea for my character, which I didn’t share, so I put my foot down on that.

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  • Q&A: Clive Barker and Mick Garris on “THE BODY BOOK” and “THE MUMMY” That Wasn’t

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    Once again, the creative forces at Dark Regions Press have cooked up something rather nasty and exquisite—another helping of Clive Barker. Coming off their MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN Special Definitive Edition, the publisher has cranked it up a notch with THE BODY BOOK, currently available for pre-order.

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  • FANGO Flashback: “THE MIST”

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    In almost a tragic recurring theme in the horror genre, most of the films fright fans consider to be classics of the genre certainly were not received that way initially. Whether it be the many critically-lambasted post-HALLOWEEN efforts of John Carpenter, the direct-to-video dumps of FEAST and TRICK ‘R TREAT or the commercial failures such as THE MONSTER SQUAD and NIGHTBREED, most beloved terror titles have earned their esteemed reputations years, perhaps even decades after the fact. Yet few films have earned their prestigious post-release reputation more than Frank Darabont’s terrifying and tragic adaptation of Stephen King’s THE MIST, which truly has aged like a fine wine in the near-decade since its release.

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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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