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    The Cutting Room: Vincenzo Natali talks “HANNIBAL”, “AMERICAN GODS” and more…

    Welcome to THE CUTTING ROOM, a new weekly column on FANGORIA.com that highlights the stories that most share DNA of our print counterpart. Rather than just feature the features, articles and interviews that didn’t make the cut, this column is dedicated to providing a greater lifeline between FANGORIA Magazine and FANGORIA.com.

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    FANTASTICA Presents: Inside The Cult of Craig R. Baxley, The Prophet of Action Cinema

    While typing up this week’s entry of FANTASTICA Presents, the thought crossed my mind that perhaps the reader might not know who Craig R. Baxley is. Of course, it was a fleeting thought that should have no merit in the real world, but in the off-chance that someone has been living some bizarre alternate reality where Craig R. Baxley isn’t a part of their immediate cinematic language alongside the likes of Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter, Stanley Kubrick and James Cameron, I might as well attempt to provide an explanation. And really, there is no better fitting explanation towards the work of Craig R. Baxley than to say that the stuntman-turned-director is nothing short of a Prophet of Action Cinema, whose contributions to the genre should not only be celebrated but worshipped as a higher power of adrenaline-fueled ascents into explosion-laden nirvana.

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    Stream to Scream: “THE DEN”

    While many fright fans were surprised that it took the film industry so long to bring a supernaturally charged digital horror film like UNFRIENDED to the table (FEARDOTCOM not withstanding), the reason may be more simple than you could have imagined. As every reader of this column can tell you, the internet can actually be a genuinely dangerous place, and hence, the fear that can be culled from the human horror of the ‘net has been a much more logical endeavor. And while the idea of telling a scary story from the POV of a computer screen may inherently disinterest some, those horror hounds might miss some genre gems as a result, including Zachary Donohue’s online chiller THE DEN.

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    Crossing Over: “KABUKIMAN’S COCKTAIL CORNER”

    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: “TICKS”

    Out of all the longtime genre filmmakers who have soldiered on year after year in the face of jaded audiences, changing marketplaces and plummeting budgets, there’s few that are as underappreciated as Brian Yuzna. An impressive director in his own right, Yuzna’s productions are completely representative of his reckless imagination, maniacal tonal shifts and unadulterated love for practical effects, and not nearly enough of his films are given the retrospective love that they deserve. And while sometimes the quality of his productions may be questionable, there’s no denying that his films are technically competent and a complete blast from start to finish, which is more than some can say about the half-baked efforts of more lauded horror masters.

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    Directors talk the real terrors behind “THE GALLOWS”

    Authenticity can be an elusive mistress for genre directors seeking to summon believable terror from their actors. The writing/directing team of Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing happened upon a solution to that age-old conundrum while making THE GALLOWS, however: Shoot the thing night-for-night in the number-one most haunted building in Fresno, California and let the spirits occasionally take the lead in motivating the cast.

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    FANTASTICA Presents: Where in the World is the next Foreign Horror Movement?

    One of horror’s main appeals is that it is truly a genre that is beloved around the world. Hell, from the dawn of cinema, international audiences have been getting frightened by tales of the macabre, with German/Danish cinema in particular giving us some of the first great vampire films with Carl Theodor Dreyer’s VAMPYR and F.W. Murnau’s iconic NOSFERATU, to say nothing of German Expressionism’s  long lasting impact on cinema in general; Anybody who has seen THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI knows that TIm Burton owes his career to the film.

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    Director reveals how TV’s “WIPEOUT” and a chance meeting led to “THE GALLOWS”

    Few treks out to the gallows are as inspiring or heartening as the one Travis Cluff first set out on back in 2007. “I’d been working in finance and ended up losing a lot of money in what essentially turned out to be a Ponzi scheme,” the co-writer/director of the high-school horror/found-footage flick THE GALLOWS (opening Friday) recalls.

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    Stream to Scream: “MADHOUSE” (1974)

    With the recent passing of Christopher Lee, there was a blanket of sadness that covered the horror community as not only did we lose one of the greatest actors of all time, but the genre world lost the very last of the old guard. While legends such as Vincent Price, John Carradine, Peter Cushing and Peter Lorre had expired years beforehand, Lee was the last remaining icon from that era where class and commitment walked hand-in-hand with the horror genre, even when said work grew weary on these performers. However, in reality, that era ended over four decades beforehand with 1974’s MADHOUSE, the Amicus-American International Picture co-production that was the last of the classic horror vehicles that didn’t end up descending into full-on parody.

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    FANGO Flashback: “MINDHUNTERS”

    In relation to cinema, the work of director Renny Harlin is the equivalent of deep fried macaroni and cheese. On one hand, it’s not going to be good for your palate, and it’s not going to fulfill you like a lean, mean meal from an expert chef. On the other hand, it’s going to feel so good when you do consume it, and when you’re finished, all you’re going to want is more. And while a diet of deep fried mac-and-cheese would likely kill you in the long run, when the craving to watch a Renny Harlin flick comes around, resistance is futile.

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    The Dreadful Ten: 10 Titles We Hope Scream Factory Announces at SDCC 2015!

    San Diego Comic Con: once the moderately attended gathering of hardcore sci-fi and comic book fans where one couldn’t go 20 feet without finding someone holding a copy of STARLOG, now a full-fledged cultural event where movies and games can be either made or broken in a matter of seconds. And while the next DC Comics or STAR WARS presentation will undoubtedly steal the spotlight, San Diego Comic Con is a whole different celebration for Blu-ray collectors and horror fans, who converge with one another for Scream Factory’s annual slate reveals.

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