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    [Sundance 2014] Director Jennifer Kent Previews “THE BABADOOK”

    While Sundance has grown intensely in both size and notoriety (likely the first thing that comes to mind when filmgoers hear the term ‘film festival’), it’s retained a significant, definitive quality: the element of surprise. A great many titles of the annual lineup do come with some level of anticipation, be it cast or filmmakers sure, but often its most discussed films seemingly come out of nowhere, flooring audiences and critics alike. In horror alone, this yearly tradition has yielded the likes of THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT and SAW. In keeping with this spirit, Fango has opted to take a look at two films in the 2014 midnight lineup that arrive with little awareness, but may make a big impression. First up: Jennifer Kent’s THE BABADOOK.

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    Q&A: Sam Witwer on “BEING HUMAN’s” Fourth Season & More

    Who could have predicted that television would’ve been such a boon for the genre? Ten years ago, horror on television was virtually non-existent, or at best unabashedly campy due to the restrictions of standards and practices that butchered any fright film that made the transition to TV. Yet as censorship has become more relaxed and horror grows further and further into the eyes of casual audiences, horror seems to be everywhere on the small screen, whether it be on gory premium cable programming or brooding broadcast series.

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    Q&A: Alice Eve Talks “COLD COMES THE NIGHT”

    Among the glut of often derivative or uninspired psychological thrillers in the marketplace these days, Tze Chun’s COLD COMES THE NIGHT is a visually striking and intense story of blue-collar intrigue that follows a Russian hitman, a corrupt police officer and the desperate, deceptive woman between them. The latter role is inhabited by Alice Eve, markedly playing against type in this brutal and suspenseful indie film.

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    Q&A: Zachary Quinto on “BANSHEE CHAPTER”

    Psychotropic horror has been growing in popularity, as the genre further explores the dark side of mind expansion and imaginative filmmakers have found new ways to link these fears to the supernatural. One such connection is presented in BANSHEE CHAPTER, and one of those creators is actor-turned-producer Zachary Quinto, who spoke to FANGORIA about bringing it to the screen.

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    Bekah’s Ten: Lesser Known Found Footage Films

    This past weekend, the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY series delivered another dose of found footage fright with THE MARKED ONES.  By now, we’re all familiar with this immensely popular series, as well as THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT and CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST as pioneering greats of the medium. But, what of the stellar found footage horror out there that’s passed under the radar? Grab your popcorn and prepare for some shaky camera work as I take you through 10 of the best lesser known Found Footage films.

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    Q&A: Clare Kramer Takes on “BIG ASS SPIDER!”

    Any good comedic character needs a good straight man, and in Mike Mendez’s BIG ASS SPIDER!, it’s a straight woman, Clare Kramer as Lt. Karly Brant, who provides a foil as well as a romantic interest for the big-bug-battling exterminator played by Greg Grunberg. Fango chatted with the actress about her second collaboration with Mendez following 2006’s THE GRAVEDANCERS.

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    Q&A: Ortiz, Ramirez & Valderrama on their time in the “SANITARIUM”

    The anthology film has become somewhat of a boon for up-and-coming horror filmmakers, acting as a way to present short format work as an affordable calling card without the limitation of exposure that hinders short films. Anthologies also give these filmmakers, many of whom are rooted in the independent scene, creative freedom that they normally wouldn’t get in a longer form project with higher budgets and more production scrutiny. Furthermore, the pressure of putting together a feature film is often spread over more than one filmmaker, which in and of itself can allow the director to focus on the necessary aspects of storytelling.

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    The Year in Horror: The Scariest Moments of 2013

    2013 was a banner year for horror, with successes on both the critical and commercial fronts from early winter right up until now, as horror season prepares to rev up once more. Amongst these films were some truly scary moments, some of which will rarely leave this author’s memory anytime soon. So as for a little bit of fun, here are this writer’s picks for the top ten scariest moments, from 2013’s most chilling cinematic offerings.

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    The Year in Horror, 2013: Rebekah McKendry’s Best Of

    2013 was a great year for indies. Studio horror pics were still there setting box office records, but the smaller films are the ones that fans clung to and championed. We also saw a burst of horror on television. Granted, SLEEPY HOLLOW, DRACULA, and others may not have been my first choice for scares, but just seeing the major networks support the genre warmed my horror-loving heart. This was also an unexpected year, as many of the films on my list, I honestly did not expect to love as much as I did. Here’s to continuing that trend in 2014!

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