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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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    [TIFF ’13] Q&A: Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani Preview Giallo, “THE STRANGE COLOUR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS”

    Crafting a form of experimental neo-gialli that seems even less interested in narrative logic than the 70s style it’s recalling, filmmakers Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani have been long overdue for a new work in their brand of stirring, sensual, psychedelic cinema. Following the lasting impression of 2009’s AMER, and sheer teasing of THE ABCs OF DEATH entry, “O for Orgasm,” they’ve set upon the Toronto International Film Festival this year with an all-time giallo title and a film—as the teaser so visualizes—sure to blow minds. FANGORIA spoke with the pair for a preview of what to expect from THE STRANGE COLOUR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS.

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    Programmer Dennis Bartok talks LA’s World 3-D Film Expo

    Historically speaking, horror films and the third dimension have complemented each other akin to the way popcorn has complemented the theatrical experience. During the golden age of horror, 3D was used to scare audiences young and old by bringing their fears off the screen, eliciting a reaction that incorporates beyond strictly the sense of sight, thanks to the magic of optical illusion.

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    Q&A: Rob Zombie on the Strange, Satanic “THE LORDS OF SALEM”

    Surreal and singular, THE LORDS OF SALEM is one of the must-see horror movies of the year. Regardless of your own reaction in the end, it’s simply unlike much of anything that’s out. As we discuss with its director, the always polarizing Rob Zombie, that alone should be an exciting prospect. A descent into Satanic madness that is often hypnotic, composed and grand, the film was completed on Zombie’s quickest shoot and lowest budget. Here, the director speaks with Fango candidly about the lack of adventurous movie going, finishing THE LORDS OF SALEM and of course, it’s incredible wallpaper.  

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    Director and Star Talk “THE DARK TOURIST”

    Maybe you’re planning a vacation this year. Maybe you’re going to London. And maybe while you’re there, the tourist trail will take you by the London Dungeon and the Tower, sites forever imbued with the psychic echoes of past violence, where we’re nevertheless happy to stop and snap a quick selfie. This, believes SOUTHLAND’s Michael Cudlitz, star of the just-released THE DARK TOURIST, means you have more in common with his character Jim Tahna than you might imagine.

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    Bekah’s Top Underwater Horrors: The Deep Cuts

    Almost every culture known to man has some type of water monster-related folktale, and it makes total sense. Water covers 70.3% of the planet, and even the earliest cavemen surely had some anxiety about what could possibly be lurking beneath their rudimentary rafts. Loch Ness, Kappa, Kraken, and even Jaws—these stories and mythos endure simply because we still have no clue what could be living at the bottom of most lakes, let alone the deepest ocean trenches.

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    Q&A: “THE CONSPIRACY” Writer/Director Christopher MacBride

    One of the nice surprises on the summer indie-genre scene has been THE CONSPIRACY, a pseudodocumentary thriller from Canadian writer/director Christopher MacBride that hit VOD and select theaters this past month from XLrator Media. Intrigued by its mix of (apparent) fact and fiction, Fango hit up MacBride to get the truth behind THE CONSPIRACY.

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    “RIDDICK”: First Fango set report promises hard-R action

    Vin Diesel is back, playing the glowing-eyed killing machine that made him a superstar, in RIDDICK, the third in the series that kicked off with PITCH BLACK and continued with THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK. When FANGORIA visited the RIDDICK set in Montreal last year, Diesel revealed his awe at this third film even being made.

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