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  • FANGO Flashback: “PRISON”

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    For longtime readers of FANGORIA.com, this writer’s affection for the work of Renny Harlin has been well-documented. With genuinely awesome cinematic offerings such as MINDHUNTERS, DEEP BLUE SEA, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET PART IV, THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT, DIE HARD 2 and CLIFFHANGER under his belt, few directors can capture the spirit of popcorn entertainment better than Harlin. Even his cinematic missteps- FORD FAIRLANE, DEVIL’S PASS and EXORCIST: THE BEGINNING- are perhaps hobbled by their own ambition, and the fact that they still are fairly entertaining in their own right is a testament to Harlin’s work as a filmmaker. Yet unfortunately, too few horror hounds have seen one of Harlin’s legitimately best terror titles: the 1988 haunting thriller PRISON.

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  • Found Footage… For Real: Jim Gillespie’s Award-Winning Short Film, “JOYRIDE”!

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    In the wild world of Hollywood, there are numerous dream archetypes by which most filmmakers hope to find themselves eventually inhabiting. For some, it’s that one’s screenplay reaches the right person on the right day at the right time, launching them into a career not unlike Quentin Tarantino or Shane Black. For others, it’s the path more frequently taken, especially as video hosting has become the norm: a filmmaker directs a short, it gets seen by the right people, and the next thing they know, they’re running full-speed on the path of becoming the next go-to studio director. And while that dream may not be a complete fantasy- just ask genre directors such as Andres Muschietti, Fede Alvarez or David Sanberg-, the pure glut of short films on the web and in festivals nowadays has turned those chances into those akin to hitting the lottery.

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  • Q&A: Actor Ralph Ineson on “THE WITCH,” Family Dysfunction and Charlie the Goat

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    In THE WITCH, out today on Blu-ray and DVD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment, a 17th-century Puritan family confronts supernatural evil after the religious convictions of patriarch William (Ralph Ineson) get them banished from their community. Ineson’s conflicted characterization is a highlight of THE WITCH, a film that also put the actor in conflict with members of the animal world.

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  • Found Footage… For Real: Alice Cooper’s “He’s Back” Music Video!

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    Outside of HALLOWEEN, there’s no better day for a horror fan to celebrate than Friday the 13th! Of course, on this day, fright fans around the world will queue up their favorite FRIDAY THE 13TH films, break out their commemorative hockey masks and pour one out for the dear, departed Pamela Voorhees. But no Friday the 13th can be celebrated without the day’s unofficial anthem: Alice Cooper’s “He’s Back (The Man Behind The Mask),” the unforgettable end credits theme for FRIDAY THE 13TH PART VI: JASON LIVES!

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  • Exclusive Premiere: Ring In This Friday the 13th With A Clip From “WAYWARD PINES” Season Two!

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    One of last year’s top genre surprises was WAYWARD PINES, a limited event series that not only helped usher the return of M. Night Shymalan into the genre space but also offered some of the creepiest television in recent memory. Now, with the show branching beyond its source material, no one quite knows what dark, demented path WAYWARD PINES will take when it returns on Wednesday, May 25th. Luckily, FANGORIA readers will be the first to get a horrifying hint, as FOX and FANGO have teamed to unveil this exclusive clip of WAYWARD PINES’ second season as a Friday the 13th treat!

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  • “FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE GAME” Exclusives/Video: “Pamela Voorhees Tapes,” “FRIDAY VI” Director Signs On and More

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    Gun Media’s FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE GAME aims to breathe new life into Camp Crystal Lake and its most notorious resident. What better way to celebrate the forthcoming third-person survival adventure than with exclusive breaking news on Friday the 13th?

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  • FANGO Flashback: “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD” (1990)

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    As surprising as it may sound, George A. Romero has a fairly impressive number of solid remakes to his filmography; while a stinker like 2008’s DAY OF THE DEAD may attempt to spoil the bunch, remakes of THE CRAZIES, DAWN OF THE DEAD and, of course, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD have done well by their predecessor. In the case of the latter, the film at least knew it had the original director’s seal of approval, with longtime collaborator Tom Savini behind the camera and Romero himself producing. But even in a time before the “remake” stigma of the mid-to-late-’00s, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1990) does a fairly great job of honoring the original film while ultimately offering a different approach, one that underplays some of the social commentary of the ‘68 film while modernizing the story for more demanding contemporary audiences.

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  • Exclusive First Look, BTS Stills: “LOST BOYS”, Horror Vets Suffer “WAKING NIGHTMARE”!

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    For listeners of FANGORIA’s SPLAT CHAT, you likely have heard host Steve Craig mention the production of his directorial debut over the course of the last few episodes. After a fair bit of pestering, this writer has gotten some demented details about the film, entitled WAKING NIGHTMARE, and now, FANGORIA has the exclusive first look at the indie killer thriller!

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  • The 2016 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards Winners and Full Results!

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    We got a record number (by a wide margin) of ballots for this year’s Chainsaw Awards, so it took us a little longer than usual to tally the votes, but now we’re ready to announce Fango readers’ choices for the best of 2015. The winners, as voted by Fango readers, are listed below, as well as how the runners-up placed.

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  • The Dreadful Ten: 10 Awesome ’90s Horror Films!

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    As someone who grew up watching the many horror films of the ’90s, it’s always a bit disappointing to hear the decade get so much flack for its contributions to the genre. Sure, the ’80s are a tough act to follow, considering how many phenomenal, practical FX-driven fright films were spawned during that time, but the ’90s has had its fair share of awesome scare fare, most of which are miles more memorable that the decades that have come since. Even the guilty pleasures of the ’90s- your DEEP BLUE SEAs and ANACONDAs and what-have-you- are much easier to defend than some of the stinkers of the ’80s! So with that on our macabre mind, FANGORIA has decided to list off ten absolutely awesome ’90s horror offerings for your creepy consideration!

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  • “BATES MOTEL: Season 4, Episode 8” (TV Review)

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    Episode 8 of BATES MOTEL is titled “Unfaithful” and the title couldn’t be more apt, as that’s exactly how Norman views his mother’s position with her new husband. Of course, Norma justifies her marriage and protective motherhood as “trying to protect” everyone from everything but for this viewer, the act is wearing thin. As for Norman, his anger and newfound inner brat is, while unappealing, not unwarranted. It becomes evident to him that he doesn’t fit into these new lives which leaves him feeling a growing resentment, planting more seeds towards the inevitable.

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