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  • Q&A: Producer/Writer Brendan McCarthy on the Horrific Folklore of “CHERRY TREE” and “THE HALLOW”

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    If Irish horror has a Roger Corman, it would have to be Brendan McCarthy. The producer and occasional writer has been behind a string of genre features from the Emerald Isle, and talks two that are hitting disc today—CHERRY TREE and THE HALLOW—in this exclusive interview.

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  • The Dreadful Ten: 10 Horror Movies That Deserved A Sequel!

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    When it comes to sequels, the horror genre can be a fairly mucky playground. On one hand, you have fright films with fantastic follow-ups, whether it be ALIENS, WRONG TURN 2 or HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II. On the other hand, you have the myriad indirect sequels that were churned out by rights-holders to make a quick buck; does anyone remember the sequels to AMERICAN PSYCHO, ROSEMARY’S BABY or CARRIE? And then there are the horror offerings that, for either commercial or logistical reasons, never received the sequel they truly deserved, and likely won’t ever will. So for this week’s Dreadful Ten, FANGORIA offers up ten macabre movies that deserved a frightening follow-up!

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  • Found Footage… For Real: Vintage “EVIL DEAD” Behind-The-Scenes Footage!

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    It might be a cliche, but there’s something magical about homemade horror filmmaking. Personally speaking, I remember running around a campground for a Video 101 assignment, camcorder in tow, filming a faux trailer for a serial killer thriller with nothing but whoever and whatever I could assemble on a Friday night in the middle of winter. And while that stupid, stupid movie has been lost in time, I’ll never forget how exhilarating and fun the process was, and how much that memory still stands out nearly seven years later.

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  • On Set: Mickey Keating’s Psychological Creepfest “DARLING”

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    Walking toward the Harlem townhouse serving as the key location of DARLING, your faithful Fango correspondent spots a couple of cops hanging around the front steps. It seems odd that such a small independent shoot would need this kind of security—and then it turns out that the uniformed lawmen are actually executive producer Larry Fessenden and his regular actor John Speredakos, making cameos in the movie.

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  • Stream to Scream: “HE NEVER DIED”

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    There’s something effortlessly refreshing about films that confidently reside in their own universe. By offering characters with established history, rapport, and relationships, watching their stories unfold has an immersive quality that more grounded, gritty fare just cannot capture. Therefore, when something like HE NEVER DIED comes around and offers up a supernatural horror comedy that lives somewhere between JOHN WICK and TWIN PEAKS, it’s all the more of a twisted treat than your standard terror titles.

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  • The Dreadful Ten: Top 10 Most Anticipated Events at Texas Frightmare Weekend 2016!

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    In the years since the FANGORIA Weekend of Horrors has laid dormant, the world of fan conventions has evolved into an entirely different beast. Yet among the Comic-Cons and Walker-Stalker’s of the world, few horror conventions have earned the esteemed reputation of Texas Frightmare Weekend, now in their 11th year as the Southwest’s Premiere Horror Convention. And with the 2016 edition less than a month away, FANGORIA has put together our list of the top 10 most anticipated events of Texas Frightmare Weekend!

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  • FANGO Flashback: “LAKE MUNGO”

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    While much can be said about the stylistic and tonal differences between faux-doc horror and found footage, the most prominent difference between the subgenres is the illusion of transparency. As any genre fan can tell you, found footage does its damnedest to downplay transparency, playing everything mostly straight-faced and therefore crafting many of the tired, repetitive trademarks of those films. However, faux-doc horror works so well because it appears to be on-the-level with the audience, offering multiple perspectives, editing, music and an atmosphere of truth that informs the execution.

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  • Crossing Over: “YOUR PRETTY FACE IS GOING TO HELL”

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    Welcome, FANGORIA Readers, to CROSSING OVER, a column that highlights the films, series and content out there outside of horror that is fashioned towards or pays tribute to our beloved genre. By shining a light onto these projects, FANGORIA hopes to open a world of entertainment perfect for fright fans that lies just beyond the borders of the horror community. So without further ado…

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  • The Cutting Room: Directors Jay Lender & Micah Wright on “THEY’RE WATCHING”

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    Welcome to THE CUTTING ROOM, a new column on FANGORIA.com that highlights the  stories that most share DNA of our print counterpart. Rather than just feature the articles and interviews that didn’t make the cut, this column is dedicated to providing a greater lifeline between FANGORIA Magazine and FANGORIA.com.

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  • FANGO Flashback: “BLUE VELVET”

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    When did David Lynch’s BLUE VELVET first enter my consciousness? I had only been in the FANGORIA stable a few months back in 1985, when Dino De Laurentiis genre publicist Paul Sammon (now an author of excellent cinema books like the indispensible FUTURE NOIR: THE MAKING OF BLADE RUNNER) tipped me off that a new film from the ERASERHEAD auteur would be opening in the fall of 1986. The cult movie remains one of my favorite independent films to this day. Those who missed BLUE VELVET then can now catch it on the big screen when NYC’s Film Forum (209th West Houston; [212] 727-8110) unspools this classic from Friday, March 25th through Thursday, March 31st in a gorgeous 30th anniversary restoration, courtesy of Park Circus Films .

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