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    Q&A: Dallas Roberts on “SHADOW PEOPLE” and “WALKING DEAD”

    The actor currently seen each week experimenting on zombies in AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD gets freaked out by more nebulous beings in SHADOW PEOPLE, which hits DVD and Blu-ray tomorrow and a free FANGORIA screening in Manhattan tonight, courtesy of Anchor Bay. The actor, who will appear at that showing, took some time to discuss both projects with us, along with last year’s acclaimed chiller THE GREY.

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    Q&A: “MY AMITYVILLE HORROR” director Eric Walter

    The true story of what happened in the infamous Amityville house is scarier and more compelling than any of the movies based on it—at least as told by survivor Daniel Lutz in MY AMITYVILLE HORROR. As the acclaimed documentary hits select theaters and digital outlets today from IFC Films under the IFC Midnight banner, we have exclusive words with its director below.

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    FANGO FUNHOUSE: Paul Scheer on the horrifying, the hilarious and the horrible!

    As any true fright fan can tell you, horror and comedy go together like monsters and sequels, often bleeding into one another in such iconic genre offerings such as the EVIL DEAD sequels, SHAUN OF THE DEAD and GHOSTBUSTERS. Whether it’s an unexpected kill after an inspiration speech or the supernatural indulging in macabre mischief, few can argue that the subversive nature of both genres compliment each other with relative ease. Therefore, I welcome you, dear reader, to FANGO FUNHOUSE, a look into the co-dependent world of horror-comedy through those who know it best.

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    DAMIANO DAMIANI, 1922-2013

    A lot of artists are sometimes trapped by their race and/or their heritage; auteurs outside of America that make superlative and innovative films are often quoted as “French director” or “German expressionist” and sometimes these people would just for once like to hear “director” or “expressionist” as a sole description, leaving the nation of origin out. Race, for many of these artists, shouldn’t matter. And this was the case for Damiano Damiani, a versatile and groundbreaking filmmaker, who passed away March 7th at his home in Rome age 90.

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    DO YOU LIKE HITCHCOCK?

    March 12th is National Alfred Hitchcock Day, and while suspense-savvy FANGORIA readers hardly need to be pointed to a top-ten of Hitchcock films, we thought we’d take advantage of the opportunity to revisit some Hitch-related ephemera that made its debut on the small screen. No, we’re not talking about the classic ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS – which ran from 1955-1965 and effectively cemented Hitch’s status as the first movie director to become a household name – but its less-celebrated rejuvenation in the 1980s – THE NEW ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS!

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    SONIC CELLULOID: An interview with ORGASMO SONORE

    Earlier this winter I had the pleasure of attending the record release party for Montreal-based Orgasmo Sonore’s sophomore album REVISITING OBSCURE FILM MUSIC VOLUME 2 (you can catch a video snippet of the show at orgasmo-sonore.blogspot.ca). Led by François Riendeau – aka Frank Rideau – Orgasmo Sonore is an ongoing musical project that reimagines cult film soundtrack compositions, and aside from impressive technical proficiency and Rideau is also clearly a brilliant musical curator, his selection of covers over the two albums thus far ranging from Alain Goraguer (FANTASTIC PLANET) to Mikis Theodorakis (Costa-Gavras’ Z) alongside a heady roster of Italo-staples including Ennio Morricone, Stelvio Cipriani, Fabio Frizzi, Goblin, Bruno Nicolai and more.

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    Q&A: The Cast of “EVIL DEAD”

    Unlike the characters in the original THE EVIL DEAD, the five post-teens populating its remake (premiering tonight at SXSW) haven’t assembled in the cabin in the woods for a hedonistic good time. Instead, they’ve gathered to preserve the health of one of their own, who has fallen into a cycle of substance abuse.

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    Q&A: Producer Travis Stevens on SXSW and BUFF Films “CHEAP THRILLS” and “BIG ASS SPIDER!”

    It’s a busy month for producer Travis Stevens of Snowfort Pictures, who’s got a pair of genre features—BIG ASS SPIDER! and CHEAP THRILLS—playing both South by Southwest and the Boston Underground Film Festival. The latter is a particular honor, as Stevens’ films are opening and closing the event; he discussed them both with Fango, and provided an exclusive new still from THRILLS.

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    Kether Donohue: Living Witness to “THE BAY”

    When a water-borne, pollution-spawned plague of illness and worse strikes the Chesapeake Bay town of Claridge, Maryland in Barry Levinson’s THE BAY (out this week on DVD from Lionsgate), no man, woman or child is safe. One of the few survivors is journalism student Donna Thompson, who has put together the horrific footage we see and is played by Kether Donohue, who discusses the experience of making the movie in this exclusive interview.

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    Q&A: Rob Zombie talks “LORDS OF SALEM” novel, new album and more

    For fans of Rob Zombie and his multitude of media tentacles, Christmas is coming in April. In addition to Zombie’s much-anticipated, hotly-debated arthouse horror THE LORDS OF SALEM galloping onto screens April nineteenth (courtesy of Anchor Bay), his latest, meanest solo album VENOMOUS RAT REGENERATION VENDOR lands a mere four days later via Universal music. Even with the considerable bulk of those two projects to juggle, Zombie is also publishing a novelization of his SALEM script (serialized in the March issue of Fangoria), prepping a corresponding album tour, and as a director he’s circling a departure from his horror filmography—a dramatization of the Philadelphia Flyers merciless run to the NHL championship during the 1970’s called BROAD STREET BULLIES. FANGORIA got a chance to chat exclusively with Zombie about his new album for our April issue, and also managed to grill the man on some of the other pursuits mentioned above.

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    Q&A: Frank Henenlotter in Chicago this weekend, talks “BASKET” and “BRAIN”

    For decades, horror fans around the world have been inspired by the demented genius of writer/director Frank Henenlotter (BASKET CASE, BRAIN DAMAGE, FRANKENHOOKER). More than anything, perhaps, Henenlotter’s put-upon freaks of nature and sophisticated monsters have given awkward high school students and budding filmmakers characters that they can relate to.

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    Kris Lemche: Proving “THE FRANKENSTEIN THEORY”

    Found-footage movies tend to be cast with unknown, unrecognizable actors for that realistic feel, but the lead in the new THE FRANKENSTEIN THEORY will be a familiar face for many horror fans. Kris Lemche, whose credits include GINGER SNAPS and FINAL DESTINATION 3, toplines this Mary-Shelley-meets-BLAIR-WITCH project, and discusses it in this exclusive Fango interview.

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