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  • Five Retro Horror Video Games That Inspired Author Adam Cesare’s “ZERO LIVES REMAINING”

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    TRIBESMEN/VIDEO NIGHT author Adam Cesare saw his raucous, sometimes hilarious, frequently unsettling haunted-arcade novella ZERO LIVES REMAINING hit paperback and e-book last week. So it seemed an appropriate occasion to hit Cesare up for a list of vintage video games that influenced this literary mayhem.

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  • Stream to Scream: “WHISPERS BEHIND THE WALL”

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    Listed as one of FANGO’s top films we’d hope you’d see in 2016, this writer was pleasantly surprised by the addition of Grzegorz Muskala’s WHISPERS BEHIND THE WALL to Hulu this week. Considering the film’s provocative erotic subject matter and domestic thriller elements, the fact that the film is deservedly making it’s way to U.S. audiences is a testament to indie distributors that are at least making some effort to bring titles without foreign stars or edge-of-your-seat action stateside. And, for admittedly selfish reasons, it will be good to see WHISPERS BEHIND THE WALL’s cult audience grow, as its increased accessibility will finally allow this writer to share beyond basic spoiler-free discussions about this engaging psychodrama with other fright fans.

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  • Eerie Episodes: “MASTERS OF HORROR: Pick Me Up”

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    To be perfectly honest, it’s shocking that “Pick Me Up”- in concept as well as in present execution- never found itself previously adapted in the horror genre. Considering both of the urban legends it’s based off, each of which have been individually adapted in projects such as THE HITCHER and BREAKDOWN, as well as the post-SCREAM slasher boom in the ‘90s, a project like “Pick Me Up” would seem to be a no-brainer, at the very least on paper. Nevertheless, it wasn’t until MASTERS OF HORROR came along that the project specifically took life, allowing the concept to run wild even if its within the constraint of a limited budget and TV schedule.

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  • FANGO Flashback: “SHOCKER”

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    One of the things this writer loves so very much about Wes Craven’s filmography is that, when left to his own devices, Craven was not afraid to go absolutely crazy with his work. In that sense, several of Craven’s films throw caution to the wind as irreverent humor, dream logic and bloody horror run wild in an orgy of cinematic madness, such as THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS, NEW NIGHTMARE and SHOCKER. And in terms of the latter, Wes Craven uses his unique and twisted sensibilities to try to create a new horror icon, notedly as a response to the franchise from which he was exiled from, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET.

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  • Deaditorial: Faith in Fright, or The Importance of Religion in the Horror Genre

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    It’s been over 40 years since it became a worldwide theatrical phenomenon, and still to this day, if you ask any person the scariest horror movie they’ve ever seen is, there’s a more than likely chance they’ll say THE EXORCIST. One of the main reasons this might be their answer is pretty simple: THE EXORCIST is a master class in horror filmmaking from all parties involved. However, one of the other main reasons you hear that title so frequently is that THE EXORCIST did something that JAWS, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET did not: it made a monster out of The Devil.

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  • Crossing Over: “THE FURY”

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    Welcome, FANGORIA Readers, to CROSSING OVER, our newest 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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  • FANGO Flashback: “AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON”

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    AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON is one of the rare horror offerings that has near unlimited replay value, primarily because you’re bound to find something new to appreciate about the film with every subsequent viewing. This applies even beyond the in-jokes and moon/werewolf-related visual gags, but even in terms of performances and dialogue, as picking up subtle inflections and cinematic beats can change the dynamics of a scene entirely. For a genre that rarely provides such layering, especially in the horror comedy subgenre, it’s no wonder why AMERICAN WEREWOLF stands the test of time so well.

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  • Eerie Episodes: “THE HUNGER: Season 2, Episode 1” (1999)

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    While horror hounds might be more familiar with David Bowie and Tony Scott’s moody, macabre vampire film THE HUNGER, far less are familiar with their reunion on the second season premiere of THE HUNGER. While unrelated to the film in content, the themes and visual style are quite similar on the series, which is closer to a Gothic horror anthology in nature produced by Scott Free in the late ‘90s and aired on Showtime. And in the first episode of the second season, entitled “Sanctuary,” Bowie returned in front of the camera for Tony Scott, playing Julian Priest in an episode of horror television that is as creepy as it is bold and strange.

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