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    CONCENTRATED RAGE UNDER A MAGNIFYING GLASS: Underground Cartoonist Rick Trembles remembers Ray Harryhausen (1920-2013)

    It doesn’t matter that I never managed to become a stop-motion animation special effects monster movie maker myself. You see, because of Ray Harryhausen, that’s what I desperately wanted to be when I grew up. It doesn’t matter that his medium’s been obsolete for decades. Despite his passing, I will continue to obsessively hunt down any information I can find on the techniques he mastered till the day I die, as if I were about to embark on my own dream-Dynamation extravaganza any second now. I still want to be Ray Harryhausen one day.

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    Falls Horror Fest Profile: The art of Steve McGinnis

    On June 8th and 9th in Niagara Falls, Canada, FANGORIA is presenting the Falls Horror Fest, two days of cult film icons (including Tom Savini, Kane Hodder, Lori Cardille, David Prowse, Jeff Lieberman and many others) and fantastic events. Fango staffers like editors myself, Sam Zimmerman and Kier-La Janisse will be on hand to meet fans and talk about the magazine, while all manner of weird pop culture happenings go down around us, including FX artist Paul Jones bringing his props and monsters from films like RESIDENT EVIL and SILENT HILL.

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    Q&A: “KISS OF THE DAMNED” stars Joséphine de La Baume and Roxane Mesquida

    When you’re making a movie as intoxicatingly indebted to great European cinema as the new KISS OF THE DAMNED, it helps to have two fine actresses from the continent as your stars. Joséphine de La Baume and Roxane Mesquida both hail from France and play very different vampires in KISS, and they spoke together to Fango for this exclusive interview.

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    Q&A: “ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE” Producer Andrew van den Houten

    Producer Andrew van den Houten and director Lucky McKee previously teamed on THE WOMAN, and now they’ve reunited on a film starring a whole squad of women: ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE, McKee and Chris Sivertson’s revamp of their 1999-lensed shot-on-video opus. Fango caught up with van den Houten, who provided us with the exclusive on-set pics above and below, at the recent Boston Underground Film Festival (where another of his productions, Chad Crawford Kinkle’s JUG FACE, screened) to get the goods on CHEERLEADERS.

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    Q&A: Steven Kostanski gets serious about “MANBORG”

    We’ve been talking about the genius that is MANBORG for a few years now, ever since the premiere at Toronto After Dark 2011). We even wrote a raving review of it as it hit theaters late last year alongside the brilliant BIO-COP trailer, also composed by Kostanski. As the film is released in the US on DVD and VOD formats, we thought we’d finally talk to one of the minds behind the MANBORG – Steven Kostanski – and get him to open up about the film and his influences.

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    Psychopalooza: Spanish web series “BLOODY JUSTICE” mixes reality with brutality

    If you were to ask a horror fanatic what is killing pop culture, chances are more than a few may speak the words, “reality shows.” Yet for fans of a genre that so embraces found footage and voyeurism, it’s a surprise that few have previously tried to capitalize on the trend (Maurice Deveraux’ 2001 $LA$HER$ being a rare example). I’m sure THE REAL WORLD: TWIN PEAKS or SURVIVOR: CAMP CRYSTAL LAKE would have more than a sizeable audience. However, Spanish filmmaker Pablo Morales de los Rios is offering you the next best thing: BLOODY JUSTICE!

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    Q+A: The Director of “CHUCK NORRIS VS.COMMUNISM” talks 80s exploitation, media revolution and Indiegogo

    There is a synchronicitous plethora of films either just released or in the works about the 80s VHS explosion – from Josh Johnson and Carolee Mitchell’s SXSW hit REWIND THIS to Mike Malloy’s PLASTIC MOVIES REWOUND, Dan Kinem and Levi Peretic’s ADJUST YOUR TRACKING and Mark Hartley’s Cannon Films-focused ELECTRIC BOOGALOO – but while there’s no doubt that all these films document a game-changing media revolution whose practical and nostalgic effects linger on today, how many of their directors can  claim that VHS actually helped to overthrow a totalitarian regime in their country? Ilinca Calugareanu can.

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    Report: Stranger With My Face Horror Film Fest 2013

    Down under Down Under sits the island of Tasmania; if you go any further south, you’re only likely to encounter Japanese whaling ships before hitting the ice floes of Antarctica. It’s the end of the Earth—or, as director Jennifer Lynch, special international guest of this year’s Stranger With My Face Horror Film Festival, optimistically suggests, “It could be the beginning.”

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