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    Q+A: Director Katie Aselton talks indie thriller “BLACK ROCK”

    FANGO recently chatted with independent filmmaker Katie Aselton about her latest feature, BLACK ROCK (which hits theatres this Friday May 17) – a horror thriller about three lifelong friends who get much more than they bargained for after they set out on a camping trip with the intention of reconnecting with their childhoods. Aselton also acts in the film, alongside Lake Bell and Kate Bosworth. The screenplay was written by Aselton’s husband Mark Duplass, a film director, actor and producer often cited as one of leading visionaries of the mumblecore movement – a subgenre of independent film primarily characterized by its highly naturalistic approach. Aselton gave us the details on her filmmaking experience in addition to her take on mumblecore, and her relationships with both acting and directing. (Read more on the film in our current print issue FANGORIA #323.)

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    Q&A: Luke Evans makes sure “NO ONE LIVES”

    The brand new bloodbath from stylistic director Ryûhei Kitamura (VERSUS, GODZILLA: FINAL WARS, THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN) is a welcome twist on the slasher. As most would argue you’re identifying with the stalker of these films anyway, NO ONE LIVES (out May 10 in select cities from Anchor Bay) presents its sociopath, the quietly menacing Driver, as your protagonist. It’s his world, the rest of the ensemble is just dying in it. Fango spoke with the film’s psycho killer, Luke Evans, about the movie, the inner workings of his character and all of the nasty fun he seemed to have on set.

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    FANGORIA Presents: Getting Possessed By “ENTITY,” Part One

    There are few thoughts that inspire as much dread as the sins of our pasts—our figurative ghosts following us, reminding us of our fallacies and mortality through our own mistakes and trespasses. And if our sins could manifest themselves into something malevolent and unrelenting, we could be sure we’d be dead to rights. It’s for this reason that ENTITY, the new release under the FANGORIA Presents banner (go here for details; to find Fango’s Comcast collection on your VOD channel, search Movies > Movie Collections > Fangoria), transcends simplistic scariness and creates an overall atmosphere of visceral fear.

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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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