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  • FIOFF ’15 Submissions to Die For: A.J. Briones’ “THE SMILING MAN”

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    Welcome to SUBMISSIONS TO DIE FOR, the latest column focusing on highlights among the FANGORIA International Online Film Festival Submissions. While being featured on this column does not guarantee selection in the FANGORIA International Online Film Festival, SUBMISSIONS TO DIE FOR features some scare fare worth keeping an eye on…

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  • Q&A: Eli Roth on Venturing Into “THE GREEN INFERNO,” Part Two

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    When Eli Roth set out to make his cannibal shocker THE GREEN INFERNO (in theaters this Friday), he didn’t do it in the safety of a studio setting; he took his cast and crew into the wilds of the Peruvian jungle (and explained his reasons in part one of this interview). It’s certainly an ambitious and, some might say, insane production model to follow, yet one that lends an almost indescribable sense of danger to the final movie.

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  • Q&A: Director Mark Hartley on His Cannon Films Documentary “ELECTRIC BOOGALOO,” Part One

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    If you’re a fan of ’80s exploitation cinema (and who among us isn’t?), you’re at least familiar with and very likely a fan of the output of Cannon Films. The new documentary ELECTRIC BOOGALOO tells the story of the maverick studio, and director Mark Hartley—who previously chronicled Ozploitation in NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD and Filipino fare in MACHETE MAIDENS UNLEASHED!—spoke to FANGORIA about his latest celebration of excessive cinema.

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  • FANGO Flashback: “THE HAUNTING” (1963)

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    While there had certainly been many haunting films previous to 1963, there were few that were ever taken as seriously as Robert Wise’s THE HAUNTING. There had been the William Castle fare that had done boffo at the box office but had been overshadowed by its over-the-top promotional tools. There had also been many haunted house films that never quite locked down the art of horror, delivering the sheet-laden ghosts and floating-by-string objects that have become associated with that classic era of fright fare. But THE HAUNTING was one of the first horror films to truly chill audiences to the bone, with an innovative and understated approach that played with what audiences may or may not have seen.

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  • Stream to Scream: “THE TAKING OF DEBORAH LOGAN”

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    One of the reasons THE TAKING OF DEBORAH LOGAN became one of the most buzzworthy titles of 2014 was because how effectively it subverted expectations. Despite being a found footage film, the film won over the subgenre’s greatest critics and apologists alike on the power of its narrative. Despite going direct-to-video and, soon after, Netflix, the film proved itself to be stronger than almost any fright film that made its way into theaters last summer as well as even many offerings on the streaming platform. And even above that, THE TAKING OF DEBORAH LOGAN was a simply impressive film altogether, offering something surprisingly unpredictable, fresh and different in the age of the referential and repetitive.

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  • The Dreadful Ten: Top 10 Most Anticipated Horror Directorial Follow-Ups

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    With more and more film festivals becoming genre-centric or adding emphasis to their horror-friendly midnight line-ups, there have been an increasing number of horror directors bursting onto the horror scene. Unfortunately, with the independent market being how it currently is, it’s a blessing that even a few of these director’s get a chance to make a second film, let alone carve out a career path. Combine that with myriad proven storytellers in the genre and there are sadly too many filmmakers that have been dormant for one reason or another for too long. Thus, FANGORIA has assembled our ten most anticipated directorial follow-ups in the genre…

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  • The Cutting Room: Elijah Wood, Alison Pill & Leigh Whannell on “COOTIES”

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    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 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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  • Mile High Horror Film Festival ‘15: “GOOSEBUMPS” Pre-Fest Screening Added & More!

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    With only 2 weeks until Mile High Horror Film Festival kicks off the Halloween season for Colorado-bound fright fans, excitement for the horror fest is at a fever pitch. But just when you think Mile High Horror Film Festival couldn’t get any scarier, Mile High Horror, Alamo Drafthouse Littleton and Sony Pictures are teaming for a special one-night-only event that is guaranteed to give horror hounds GOOSEBUMPS!

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  • FANGO Flashback: “THE DEAD ZONE” (1983)

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    When Cronenberg comes up in discussion among horror fans, THE DEAD ZONE doesn’t get quite as much attention as Cronenberg’s more esoteric and bizarre offerings. In fact, THE DEAD ZONE is almost a perpetually overlooked title among the director’s impressive oeuvre, despite being as scary as any film the Canadian Master of Horror has ever crafted. Even more to his credit, Cronenberg crafted something truly unsettling and eerie while effectively visualizing the voice of Stephen King, who, at the time, was a bona fide horror powerhouse with a legion of loyal fans.

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  • Stream to Scream: “ZOMBEAVERS”

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    When it comes to a film like Jordan Rubin’s ZOMBEAVERS, where do you start but with the title? Obviously, many who see the film will immediately expect FULL MOON level camp at best, especially since the world of Syfy Originals has propelled animal horror into dull parody territory over the past decade. However, don’t let the punny, funny title fool you: ZOMBEAVERS is a full-fledged monster movie, with some genuinely awesome FX work as well as a firm sense of self-awareness that never derails the narrative. And furthermore, rather than desperately attempting to be a throwback or be too referential, ZOMBEAVERS decides to tell an original creature feature story that also works as an irreverent contemporary horror comedy in its own right.

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