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    EXPOSED: JOE SWANBERG on neo-late nite thriller 24 EXPOSURES

    Prolific actor-director Joe Swanberg has a whirlwind autumn ahead.  With the summer-long media blitz and theatrical release of Adam Wingard’s YOU’RE NEXT this past weekend alongside the arthouse roll-out of his own rom-com DRINKING BUDDIES, two upcoming films at the Toronto International Film Festival (Ti West’s THE SACRAMENT and Zack Parker’s mind-blowing PROXY), and coming off the World Premiere of his genre-bender 24 EXPOSURES as part of Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival, Swanberg’s evolving streak in the indie film world is starting to pay off in a major way.

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    Q&A: Paul Davis on Horror/Comedy FrightFest Premiere, “THE BODY”

    For many, Halloween is a night to be anyone they want. For The Man, it’s an occasion to be exactly who he is and receive otherwise untypical praise for it. That’s exactly how Paul Davis’ latest short, THE BODY plays out. World Premiering as part of the acclaimed Film4 FrightFest in London, the film stars GAME OF THRONES’ Alfie Allen as a black-suited murderer transporting a corpse out in the open, where most assume it’s an elaborate contribution to All Hallow’s activities. An evening of horror and humor (of the gallows sort) ensues. Fango spoke with Davis (BEWARE THE MOON:  REMEMBERING AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON) as he begins to carry THE BODY through its festival life.

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    Q&A: AJ Bowen talks “YOU’RE NEXT” and “AMONG FRIENDS”

    We here at FANGORIA are big fans of busy genre actor AJ Bowen—though we’re not sure we’d invite him to our next gathering at an isolated house. When he turns up for a family reunion in YOU’RE NEXT and a dinner party in AMONG FRIENDS, grisly trouble follows, but Bowen survived to speak to us about both movies.

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    “ANGST”: The Crucial, Unreleased Home Invasion Classic

    In the opening moments of Gerald Kargl’s ANGST, a wildly imbalanced, frightfully impulsive killer is getting out of prison. As he’s escorted by guards, the camera which will serve as a significant source of frenzy throughout what’s to come, stylishly glides below him. It’s no traditional position of power, however. Tracking from the back and low, the viewer’s sensation is that of being dragged by the unnamed psychopath. We are now, however unwillingly, physically attached to him and through his constant narration, confined to his headspace as well. We’ve no place to go but to watch however this will play out. And that is, as one of the most powerful home invasion films out there.

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    Simon Rumley talks his new-to-DVD films, “GEORGE ROMERO” movie and more

    Prior to his transition to the (very) dark side with films like THE LIVING AND THE DEAD and RED WHITE & BLUE, British independent filmmaker Simon Rumley made his big break into feature-length filmmaking with his “youth culture trilogy”—STRONG LANGUAGE (2000), THE TRUTH GAME (2001) and CLUB LE MONDE (2002, pictured above). The loosely connected triad is getting a long-overdue DVD release in North America today via Jinga Films, and Fango spoke with Rumley about these seminal works as well as what he’s got coming up.

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    FANGORIA Presents: Lady Frankenstein goes “CORPSING”

    One of the most recurring and persevering aspects of the horror genre is the ability to shape stories about the moral and ethical quandaries of progression into tales of “worst case scenario” terror. From as far back as Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN, the idea of new sciences, discoveries and knowledge turning against those who explore and create has shown up time and time again within the fright field, including THE FLY adaptations, ALTERED STATES and JURASSIC PARK. And while the angles taken on progression within these frightening stories are extreme in theory, the questions still remain at the end of the film and are as philosophically relevant today as they were in their origination.

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    FANGORIA Presents: Lance Henriksen on “SIN REAPER”

    As any devoted FANGORIA reader knows, one of the reasons why horror is one of the strongest genres of cinema is the fact that the love for horror is so universal and communal. The horror genre brings together audiences young and old in a way unlike any other, as the experience of watching a scary movie differs so uniquely from person to person. Thusly, one cannot be surprised when you see the different voices coming out of the fright field around the world, not separated by language or generational gap, but rather brought together by the international tool of storytelling and the fears that we revisit time and time again.

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    Q&A: Sebastián Silva and the Paranoid Atmosphere of “MAGIC MAGIC”

    Sebastián Silva, aided by a truly remarkable performance from Juno Temple, turns MAGIC MAGIC (now available on DVD from Sony) into a movie where its paranoid atmosphere seeps out and permeates the audience watching it. It’s something undeniably strange, oddly funny in certain moments and head-to-toe unsettling at others. It can be both simultaneously, and most often exclusively the latter. A tale predicated on uncertainty, Alicia (Temple) has little physical sense of where she is and is subsequently losing a mental grasp, as well. FANGORIA spoke with Silva about creating this ever-nervous world, the nature of horror, urban myth and his fear of a misleading trailer.

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    Fantasia ’13 exclusive: Richard Stanley talks his Lovecraft film “COLOUR OUT OF SPACE”

    While attending the current Fantasia festival in Montreal to host the world premiere of his striking documentary L’AUTRE MONDE, filmmaker Richard Stanley also took part in the Frontières market, pitching his H.P. Lovecraft adaptation THE COLOUR OUT OF SPACE. Fango got the chance to sit down with the man to get his thoughts and details on the project.

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    [TIFF ’13] Q&A: Programmer Colin Geddes talks the Midnight Madness

    Colin Geddes, the man behind the (Midnight) Madness at the Toronto International Film Festival has had a busy week to say the least. Coming directly from the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal to the TIFF Bell Lightbox theatre in Toronto, he hosted a special midnight announcement of the Midnight Madness programme for TIFF 2013 on Monday evening. This was followed by a free screening of Jonathan Levine’s ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE (which premiered at the festival in 2006) to kick off the 25th anniversary of Midnight Madness. After announcing the equally impressive Vanguard line-up Tuesday, Colin took a few minutes to chat with us over the phone about what we can expect at TIFF this year.

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