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  • FANGO Flashback: “BUBBA HO-TEP”

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    One of the most common complaints this writer hears from hardcore horrorheads is that contemporary scare fare lacks the heart of their predecessors. While there’s always been mean, merciless horror throughout the years, especially those caught in the crossfire of the slasher booms, there is a fair amount of truth to that sentiment. Though that doesn’t mean there aren’t impressively crafted or genuinely terrifying horror offerings nowadays, the organic sense of adventure, character and justice is much less common these days as opposed to the fright films of the ‘80s and ‘90s. Yet perhaps that makes modern horror with that old school heart and soul much more valuable to die-hard fans, which in turn crafts a specific legacy from which a film can gain a second life.

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  • The Year in Horror, 2015: Michael Gingold’s Top 10 Movies

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    There’s a certain chorus of hardcore fandom that says good horror isn’t being made anymore, but the evidence strongly contradicts that statement. You have to search the independent scene—sometimes, you have to look hard—but there’s been a great, diverse selection of fright films out there over the last 12 months.

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  • Q&A: Actress Ryan Simpkins on “ANGUISH,” Jennifer Lynch and Her “INSIDIOUS” Connection

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    Actress Ryan Simpkins first won genre fans’ notice as the little girl at the center of Jennifer Lynch’s SURVEILLANCE, and now she truly comes into her own as the teen heroine of Sonny Mallhi’s standout supernatural thriller ANGUISH. The actress speaks exclusively with FANGORIA about her horror experiences below.

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  • The Year in Horror, 2015: Ken’s Top 10 Horror Films!

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    Make no mistake: 2015 was the year of horror television. Between stellar seasons of PENNY DREADFUL, SALEM, ASH VS. EVIL DEAD, HANNIBAL and THE WALKING DEAD, there was no place scarier or more fun than the small screen. When you add in the impressive terror titles making their way to high definition this year, the big screen fare of 2015 felt unfortunately like an afterthought. Nevertheless, 2015 did offer a respectable amount of haunting fright fare in the cinemas, much of which still sticks with this writer to this day.

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  • FANGO Flashback: Christmas Carnage in “HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN” team’s “TREEVENGE”

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    Ah, Christmas…the time of year when people get together to share love and joy. When parents and children gather around to exchange gifts under beautiful Christmas trees…trees that have been viciously hacked and sawed from their roots and dragged away from their own loved ones, bound and sold and carried off to strange dwellings to be roughly thrust into cold metal holders and festooned with tacky decorations!

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  • The Dreadful Ten: Top 10 Horror Movies To Help Ruin Christmas!

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    As all horror hounds know, Christmas can be such a hassle sometimes, what with the planning, shopping and stress that we all encounter from the holiday season. But for some of us fright fans, letting go of holiday-themed scare fare can be equally disheartening, especially if they make up an annual tradition. So in case your family is sick of watching 2006’s BLACK X-MAS for the ninth year in the row, fear not: FANGORIA has assembled ten horror offerings whose thematic material will give you an even better excuse to ruin Christmas next Friday….

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  • FANGO Flashback: “BRIDE OF CHUCKY”

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    Following the release of CURSE OF CHUCKY, fans of the CHILD’S PLAY franchise rallied behind the film, many of whom called it a return to form for Don Mancini as well as Chucky as a frightening character. In fact, those same sentiments echoed that of the last time the CHILD’S PLAY franchise underwent retooling, following CHILD’S PLAY 3 beating a dead horse with the same old slasher formula. Of course, the last reinvention of CHILD’S PLAY came in the form of BRIDE OF CHUCKY, which not only served as a strong introduction of Charles Lee Ray into the serial-killer culture of the later 20th Century but built upon the mythology of the franchise to refreshingly weird places.

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  • Exclusive photos, art, comments: Creature designer and co. open “EXHIBITS” movie

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    Paul Gerrard, creator of creature and concept art for the likes of WRATH OF THE TITANS, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, BATTLE: LOS ANGELES and the upcoming THERE ARE MONSTERS, is part of the team behind a macabre new film called EXHIBITS. Read on for a batch of exclusive images and words from the group.

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  • The Dreadful Ten: Top 10 Suggestions To Improve The Upcoming Universal Monster Universe!

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    With 2016 almost at our doorstep and the last major horror release of the years currently in theaters, the eyes of fright fans are now geared towards the future. And if you’ve been keeping your eyes on the trades as of late, you may have noticed that the gears are swiftly turning on Universal’s connected Monster Universe, in which the studio’s classic monsters will reunite and interact in theatrical ventures akin to the Marvel and DC model of superhero films. While horror hounds won’t get their eyes on these creature features until 2017, FANGORIA has decided to pen some open suggestions to Universal in the hopes that the studio will give fans the Universal Monster reboots they deserve. So without further ado…

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  • Stream to Scream: “LAST SHIFT”

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    While the old saying goes “never judge a book by its cover,” the same ideology can sometimes be difficult to apply to films with underwhelming, misrepresenting or flat-out terrible key art. In the age of streaming platforms, bad key art has almost become the standard in order to hook the widest viewership possible, even if it repels the film’s core audience. Yet on the flip side of bad streaming key art, they do present a certain benefit for these films by lowering expectations for the audience which, when paired with a truly fantastic film like Anthony DiBlasi’s LAST SHIFT, can make a surprising experience all the more unpredictable and worthwhile.

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