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    Q&A: Jaime Murray on vamping out for “FRIGHT NIGHT 2: NEW BLOOD”

    Following the lead of the sequel to the original FRIGHT NIGHT, Fox Home Entertainment’s FRIGHT NIGHT 2: NEW BLOOD (hitting unrated DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow, and having a free Fango screening in Austin, TX tonight) flips the gender of the vampiric villain. Colin Farrell’s Jerry Dandridge of the 2011 FRIGHT NIGHT is succeeded by Jaime Murray as Gerri Dandridge, and the actress spoke to FANGORIA about her time in fangs.

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    “STALLED”: Toilet humor meets toilet horror

    From the creators of the British slasher spoof FREAK OUT comes another genre terror tease, the zombies-in-the-bathroom mini-epic STALLED. Director Christian James and writer/star Dan Palmer have crafted a riotous zombie film that hits a few theatrical markets from Uncork’d Entertainment in the weeks ahead, and debuts on VOD next month. Dallas moviegoers can check out the film for free at the Alamo Drafthouse on October 3 (see here for details). In the meantime, James offers his thoughts (along with exclusive pics) on STALLED below.

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    FANGO Flashback: “THE WICKER MAN” (1973)

    “The [WICKER MAN] negative has disappeared and has never been found,” Christopher Lee told me over tea in November 1992. “I wanted to recut the picture, to put in a lot of things that we shot and take out some of the scenes that were in the film. That negative, those outtakes, have never been seen again. Never. I happen to believe they were hidden. [WICKER MAN producer] Peter Snell says he was shown a hole in a road with a lot of cans of film in it, and they said amongst those cans of films was THE WICKER MAN negative…If I could lay my hands on that film now, and we could recut it, it would be a masterpiece.”

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    The Most Anticipated Films of Fantastic Fest ’13

    Fantastic Fest is upon us. For many not attending, the idea of calling it “the best festival experience I have each year,” isn’t exactly detailed or specific. There’s little other way to describe it however. A contained, communal celebration of genre and all the out-there concepts such a little word can entail, Fantastic Fest is full of anticipation and discovery and like the best fests, you often leave with your favorite film the one you least expected and most especially, had never heard of.

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    Q&A: Producer Jason Blum on “INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2”

    There are few producers who’ve had a hot streak in the modern horror business as long and as solid as Jason Blum—one that continued this past weekend with the $41-million-grossing INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2. After establishing himself with 2007’s sleeper smash PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, Blum and his company Blumhouse Productions have been responsible for financing and developing low-budget hits such as SINISTER, THE PURGE and the initial INSIDIOUS.

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    Q&A: Lin Shaye on “INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2”

    Horror has always been a safe haven for character actors, offering a showcase for their range and presence while providing them the type of roles they might not be able to inhabit in other types of movies. And while some actors view the genre with discontent, others welcome fear fare with open arms, embracing their roles with a dedication even beyond what the material entails. One of these is Lin Shaye, a genre veteran with such films under her belt as A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, CRITTERS and THE HIDDEN, who received a new level of visibility with her prominent role in INSIDIOUS and returns tomorrow in INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2.

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    Q&A: Leigh Whannell on Death, the Elderly and “INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2″

    INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 is a surprising film. Less the slow build scare-a-thon of the first (and even James Wan’s summer hit THE CONJURING), this film is an aggressive whirlwind that’s no longer approaching The Further with trepidation, but charging through and searching for its weirdest bits. Of course, in what’s become something of a recurring motif in the work of Wan and writer Leigh Whannell, it’s presided over by opposing forces, and guided by sage elderly characters. In a conversation that’s largely focused on death and my budding theory that Wan & Whannell find the elderly to be last vestiges of superstition, the writer tells FANGORIA of the film, their undervalued DEAD SILENCE and his preoccupation with our eventual end.

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    Q&A: Patrick Wilson on “INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2”

    The first INSIDIOUS meant many things to those involved in the production, and when it became a financial and critical success back in 2010, many of their hopes were validated. The film proved that James Wan was not a one-hit-wonder, following the underwhelming reception to DEAD SILENCE and DEATH SENTENCE, and demonstrated that Jason Blum could produce successful horror outside of the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY found-footage wheelhouse. And INSIDIOUS made Patrick Wilson a bona fide leading man, following high-profile ensemble roles in THE A-TEAM and WATCHMEN and independent starring turns in LITTLE CHILDREN and HARD CANDY.

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    Q&A: “HELL BABY” Writers/Directors/Co-Stars Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant

    When Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant write major movies, it’s often all-ages entertainment like the NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM movies and THE PACIFIER. When they write, direct and act together in smaller projects, the results tend to be much edgier and more adult, as in TV’s RENO 911! and the new horror/comedy HELL BABY, which they discuss with Fango below.

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