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  • Director Tibor Takacs talks “SPIDERS”

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    by: Bekah McKendry on: 2013-01-30 16:09:24

    The 3D creature feature SPIDERS, creeping into select
    theatres nationwide February 8 from Millennium Films and screening for free
    tonight in Los Angeles (see details here),
    is the latest creepy creation of director Tibor Takacs. The director made a
    name for himself in the 1980s, helming horror flicks like THE GATE and I,
    MADMAN; his more recent fare has turned more toward the aggressive-animal side,
    with movies such as RATS, MEGA SNAKE and another arachnid opus, ICE SPIDERS.
    Fango spoke to Takacs about unleashing eight-legged killers in three
    dimensions.

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  • Derek Mears: “HANSEL,” “HATCHET” and More

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    by: on: 2013-01-29 16:55:12

    By the end of 2013, Derek Mears will longer be known principally
    as the guy who took on the legendary mask of Jason Voorhees in the FRIDAY THE
    13TH reboot. His turn inside a remarkable creature suit as Edward the Troll is
    being cited as one of the best things in the just-released HANSEL & GRETEL:
    WITCH HUNTERS, and later this year he tussles with fellow Jason Kane Hodder in
    HATCHET III. He discusses those roles and more in this exclusive Fango interview.

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  • Kathryn Newton: Normal Teen, “PARANORMAL ACTIVITY”

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    by: Trevor Parker on: 2013-01-28 15:03:03

    Get ready to feel old: When asked what’s
    next on her slate following a star turn as terrified teen Alex in PARANORMAL
    ACTIVITY 4 (out on DVD/Blu-ray this Tuesday), effervescent young actress Kathryn
    Newton replies, “I’m doing my high school academic decathlon tomorrow.” Although
    already an experienced film and television actress, Ms. Newton’s tender age is uncommon;
    especially with the horror genre’s often shameless propensity for stuffing much
    older actors into teenage roles. It’s Newton’s authenticity and fresh appeal that
    adds spark to a franchise on its fourth installment and entices audiences to
    ride once again through the reliable PARANORMAL funhouse.

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  • Gemma Arterton: Life’s a “WITCH” for “HANSEL & GRETEL”

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    British actress Gemma Arterton’s career has seen her literally running the gamut, from big-ticket actioners like the 007 film QUANTUM OF SOLACE, CLASH OF THE TITANS and PRINCE OF PERSIA to the intense, confined thrills of THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ALICE CREED. Now she’s kicking butt again as one-half of the heavily armed sibling team in HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS (opening Friday from Paramount). Arterton spoke to Fango about her most adventurous role yet, as well as her upcoming vampire drama BYZANTIUM and a reunion with her DISAPPEARANCE director.

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  • EXCL: Eduardo Sanchez and Gregg Hale talk Bigfoot film, “EXISTS”

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    by: Samuel Zimmerman on: 2013-01-22 22:40:12

    Midst celebrating the warm, warm reception of S-VHS’
    Sundance world premiere (Fango’s review), and especially their segment in particular, Eduardo
    Sanchez and longtime producer/now co-director Gregg Hale (THE BLAIR WITCH
    PROJECT) are still actively finishing up their next foray into found footage,
    EXISTS. “We are mixing the sound right now. Then, we’ll be doing color
    correction. Basically, by the end of January, first week of February, we’ll be
    done and then we have a whole sales strategy,” Sanchez tells Fango.

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  • First FANGORIA set report: “FRANKENSTEIN’S ARMY”

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    by: Alex Nemecek on: 2013-01-22 16:57:50

    In anticipation of its world premiere this Saturday, January
    26 at the 2013 International Film Festival Rotterdam, Fango here begins its
    coverage of Richard Raaphorst’s hotly anticipated fantasy/horror spectacle
    FRANKENSTEIN’S ARMY. The WWII-set feature by first-time director Raaphorst was
    lensed in the Czech Republic during March 2012, and Fango was there to see it
    all first-hand.

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  • Remembering Michael Winner, 1935-2013

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    by: Chris Alexander on: 2013-01-21 18:07:23

    I considered Michael Winner a friend. Not a friend in the sense that he’d loan me 50 bucks when I was short on rent, but a friend in that his kindness, openness, advice and cheerful nature were inspiring to me, personally.

    I like to think I perhaps brightened his day on occasion as well. Maybe there was a mutual appreciation; I’m not quite sure. All I know is that learning of his passing this morning (he died at age 77 after an illness), I feel a great sense of loss. All fans of old-fashioned, unironic, no-nonsense genre filmmaking should too.

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  • 92YTribeca Tribute to Bride of Frankenstein star Elsa Lanchester!

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    by: Kier-La Janisse on: 2013-01-19 22:48:05

    As horror fans, you know her as the iconic BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, perhaps as the cheery boozer in Robert Siodmak’s THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE or WILLARD’s grouchy matriarch in the 1971 film of the same name. But how well do you really know Elsa Lanchester?

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  • EXCL Video: Don Coscarelli on “JOHN DIES AT THE END,” Part Three

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    by: FANGORIA Staff on: 2013-01-19 01:06:41

    It’s not easy being a ’70s-era horror director and trying to
    get films made today when all Hollywood seems to be interested in is remaking
    your past gory glories. Following his 2002 sleeper sensation BUBBA HO-TEP and after
    helming the scariest episode of MASTERS OF HORROR (2005’s INCIDENT ON AND OFF A MOUNTAIN ROAD),
    writer/director Don Coscarelli continues his career renaissance with his latest
    movie JOHN DIES AT THE END (now on VOD;
    beginning its multi-city theatrical rollout on January 25 from Magnet Releasing;
    see list here),
    which has been killing audiences since its debut at Sundance last year.

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