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  • Crossing Over: “KABUKIMAN’S COCKTAIL CORNER”

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    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”

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    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”

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    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?

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    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”

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    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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  • Flesh and Blood: “THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD”

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    As any fright fan knows, the horror genre has a particularly salacious relationship with sexually explicit content. And while nudity so often goes side by side with decapitated heads and brutal bloodletting, there are also horror filmmakers throughout the years who made an art form out of the human body with an appreciation of our most lurid and lucid desires. And it’s with that macabre mentality in mind that FANGORIA is proud to announce our partnership with Mr. Skin for a brand new NSFW column that looks to provoke our minds as well as our more physical impulses, FLESH AND BLOOD!

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  • Stream to Scream: “MADHOUSE” (1974)

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    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”

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    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!

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    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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  • Q&A: Director Benni Diez on His Humorous Monster Homage “STUNG”

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    “I want to lure the audience in with romance or drama or the fantastical—and then traumatize them,” director Benni Diez tells FANGORIA of his gonzo underappreciated-workaday-caterers-fight-gargantuan-wasps-and-save-overprivildged-rich-snobs’-bacon flick STUNG. “But only a little bit of trauma! I don’t want anyone walking out of the theater feeling worse than when they went in. That is not why I enjoy—or make—movies.

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  • Q&A: Tony Todd Talks “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: DARKEST DAWN” and More

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    In 1990, Tony Todd took his first starring role in the Tom Savini-directed remake of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, playing the heroic Ben. This year, he reprises the part in the animated reboot NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD: DARKEST DAWN, and he shares his thoughts on the new movie—and another classic-horror reboot he co-stars in—in this exclusive interview.

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