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  • Q&A: “HENRY” Director John McNaughton on His New Chiller “THE HARVEST”

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    It has been over 30 years since John McNaughton came out of Chicago and entered horror history with his groundbreaking HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER. Now he’s back with his first genre project since his 2006 MASTERS OF HORROR stint: the domestic chiller THE HARVEST, which he discusses in this exclusive interview.

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  • FANTASTICA Presents: Seeking Horror In The Age of Streaming

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    There’s little to no doubt that instant streaming is here to stay, and while physical media will exist in some form or another, there’s no amount of thinkpieces in the world that will change it. And as detrimental as it is to attention spans and the value of entertainment, instant streaming is bringing fans to content at an unprecedented rate, changing how film and television operate as a whole. But while streaming does much for the genre, especially in terms of getting eyes on films that the masses may otherwise have overlooked, the video store experience of finding obscure and unique genre classics- especially those that don’t fit the mass appeal mode- has become a much more difficult experience.

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  • Shadowvision: “JACOB’S LADDER”

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    Welcome to Shadowvision, a regular column in which Fangoria.com revisits modern horror films in black-and-white. The purpose is to analyze these films through a new lens, seeing if the classically informed viewing experience will give a new angle to familiar images. If you’d like to watch along at home, it’s simple: go into your TV settings and desaturate the picture completely, then adjust the contrast and brightness to fit either standard or high definition.

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  • Shadowvision: “FROM BEYOND”

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    Welcome to Shadowvision, a regular column in which Fangoria.com revisits modern horror films in black-and-white. The purpose is to analyze these films through a new lens, seeing if the classically informed viewing experience will give a new angle to familiar images. If you’d like to watch along at home, it’s simple: go into your TV settings and desaturate the picture completely, then adjust the contrast and brightness to fit either standard or high definition.

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  • FANTASTICA Presents: Screaming Turns to Laughing

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    Fright and funny are strange bedfellows, but damn do they hop into the same bed quickly. Laughs and screams seem to occupy opposite ends of the emotional response spectrum, yet they pair together like peanut butter with jelly, beer with pretzels, and New York-flavored cynicism with Abel Ferrara flicks. Think about it: how many times have you watched a horror film in the company of multiplex-going strangers, or at home with a group of friends, and found yourself and everyone else screaming at a moment of pure terror, only to be laughing seconds afterwards, basking in the afterglow of tension finally released? Once that immediate scare subsides, you can’t help but giggle and guffaw at how you have eluded a simulation of death’s grasp.

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  • Stream to Scream: “SEANCE: THE SUMMONING”

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    As many fright fans already know, FANGORIA offers a great selection of gruesome movies, old and new, for free at our Hulu channel. To give you a better idea of what’s available, FANGORIA is taking in-depth looks at some of the channel’s terrifying titles with Stream to Scream. Today: Alex Wright’s exorcism movie SEANCE: THE SUMMONING.

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  • Q&A: Directors Scott Beck and Bryan Woods on Shining a “NIGHTLIGHT”

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    Scott Beck and Bryan Woods were not yet teenagers when they met through a mutual lunch-table friend at their elementary school in Bettendorf, Iowa. The pair quickly discovered a shared love of filmmaking that ultimately led to their feature debut with NIGHTLIGHT, which goes into release today from Lionsgate.

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  • The Dreadful Ten: Top 10 Horrors We’d Like to See in 3D!

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    It’s strange how, for something so commonly referred to as a “gimmick” by people in and outside of the industry, 3D has been a big part of horror history, and has been there for many of its milestones. During the ’50s, 3D was a definitive attraction when it came to CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, which remains a selling point at revival screenings to this day, and also brought in audiences to such genre pictures as HOUSE OF WAX and DIAL M FOR MURDER. Later, during the horror surge of the early ’80s, the gimmick came back, most prominently during FRIDAY THE 13TH PART III, which effectively used 3D to enhance the slasher tropes of the time. And when 3D made it’s grand comeback in the late ’00s, it did so with horror by its side, with MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D, CORALINE and THE FINAL DESTINATION all pre-dating the post-AVATAR 3D boom. And while 3D is still a presence nowadays, it’s not nearly used as commonly as in past years, where almost every studio release would tack on 3D for a box office boost.

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  • FANTASTICA Presents: The Circle of Fright

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    If there’s any singular philosophy that has been proven time and time again, it would be that history does indeed repeat itself. And as much as that philosophy is valid in terms of politics, social dynamics and pop culture as a whole, it’s also very true in cinema, especially in the horror genre. While nostalgia may reign supreme in the horror genre, or at least it has been for the past decade and a half, the new content on both the independent and studio level have largely been inspired by or outright pull from techniques of horror past. And with the constantly changing marketplace that has seen the rise of VOD and streaming, the genre has struggled to figure out what will be the next trend in horror, even despite a glut of imaginative independent ideas by talented filmmakers laying in development hell.

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  • Stream to Scream: “CLASS OF 1999”

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    As many fright fans already know, FANGORIA offers a great selection of gruesome movies, old and new, for free at our Hulu channel. To give you a better idea of what’s available, FANGORIA is taking in-depth looks at some of the channel’s terrifying titles with Stream to Scream. Today: Mark L. Lester’s sci-fi horror odyssey “CLASS OF 1999”.

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  • Q&A: Actor Lou Taylor Pucci Talks the Monstrous Romance of “SPRING”

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    Toward the end of shooting PERSONAL VELOCITY back in 2001, up-and-coming actor Lou Taylor Pucci received a bit of frank career advice from writer/director Rebecca Miller. “Don’t do shit,” the daughter of famed playwright Arthur Miller and wife of Daniel Day-Lewis told him—and Pucci took the three-word maxim to heart.

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