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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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    The Year in Horror, 2013: Ken Hanley’s Top Films

    It’s Christmas Time here at FANGORIA, and that means our year is rapidly exiting this mortal coil in order to bring us even more gruesome goodness in 2014. More importantly, it means we get to reflect on the year behind us, think about the things we liked and put them into lists in order to spur petty arguments and superfluous agreements!

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    The Year in Horror, 2013: Chris Alexander’s Top Films

    One of the pleasures of loving horror cinema is defining exactly what a horror movie is. Let’s face it, many of our most beloved morbid masterpieces were not considered horror films by their helmers, the very word “horror” deemed to be a grotty ghetto bottom feeder genre by many. To me, horror is that swelling feeling of dread and terror. It’s the sadness of death, the misery of shocking violent death, the anxiety about the “other”—whether an external, or internal, threat—and often, just the sheer phantasmagorical punch of seeing things that do not, and cannot exist, in the natural world suddenly run rampant before our eyes.

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    The Year in Horror, 2013: Sam’s Top Films

    2013: a year in which I loved a lot of films, but treasured only one.  I’ve carried STOKER with me through all twelve months, having been swept up in Chan-wook Park’s artistry on a very early January morning in Park City, Utah. I entertained the possibility then, that a full calendar could yield something as stunning (many came close), but I knew. I knew this engrossing, prodigiously composed and entirely warped gothic tale of understanding yourself and who you come from would take it all. Thus, similar to last year, it’s not very fruitful to assign meaningless numbers to this list. If anything stands above, it’s STOKER. The films that proceeded to make incredible impact shouldn’t be delineated by anything other than alphabetical order.

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