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  • Stream to Scream: “CIRCLE”

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    The subgenre of “Sci-fi Thriller” is a very tricky line to toe when it comes to its bleedover appeal with fright fans. On one hand, there are Sci-fi Thrillers that are not very attached to the horror genre whatsoever; films like SOURCE CODE, LOOPER and LOGAN’S RUN may have scary elements, but are much more preoccupied with exploring the “science” aspects of “science fiction.” However, on the other hand, there are plenty of Sci-fi Thrillers that explicitly explore their dark side, firmly planting a foot in the horror genre, such as CUBE, THE TERMINATOR and, most recently, CIRCLE.

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  • The Dreadful Ten: Top 10 Licensed Horror Attractions We’d Love To Experience!

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    With the evolution of horror moving towards the interactive experience, venues around the world have been changing the way fright fans consume fear. Whether it’s haunted attractions, scary escape rooms, extreme haunts, immersive theater or eerie ARG’s, horror hounds don’t just want to see the genre, they want to live it. And with many outlets licensing their petrifying properties to these venues (such as ScareHouse’s KRAMPUS attraction, BBQ Films’ events and Universal’s Horror Nights), FANGORIA has assembled the top 10 horror properties we would love to experience as interactive attractions!

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  • FANGO Flashback: “SHORT NIGHT OF GLASS DOLLS”

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    Nothing gets the ball rolling on a good scary movie better than a person trapped in a single location. In the last decade alone, we’ve seen people get trapped in an elevator (DEVIL), a ski lift (FROZEN), a coffin (BURIED), and a radio station (PONTYPOOL); now, with the release of 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE, we’ll see what happens when three people trap themselves inside a Cold War-era bomb shelter. And while we hold out hope that 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE will prove itself as one of the all-time great movies about being trapped, no room or building can match the horror of being trapped inside your own body. This is the premise of Aldo Lado’s SHORT NIGHT OF GLASS DOLLS, one of the many exploitative murder mysteries – otherwise known as giallo – to be produced in Italy from the 1960s to the 1980s.

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  • Found Footage… For Real: Astron-6’s “BIO-COP” Trailer

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    Earlier this year, the dependable folks over at Astron-6 unveiled the first teaser for their upcoming web series, DIVORCED DAD. A recent convert to the cult of Astron-6 (I believe my first of many viewings of FATHER’S DAY was in Fall of 2014), DIVORCED DAD looked exactly like the kind of homegrown horror comedy that fright fans needed, and even outside of the article, this writer did his due diligence spreading the word. Yet while conversing with a fellow, more informed Astron-6 fan about DIVORCED DAD teaser, he had mentioned the upcoming film THE VOID from the Astron-6 members Jeremy Gillespie & Steve Kostanski and a video perk for a character I was completely unaware of: Bio-Cop!

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  • It Came from Sweden! Filmmaker Ola Paulakoski on “HERMIT: MONSTER KILLER”

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    Nearly 60 years ago, writer/director Virgil W. Vogel’s SPACE INVASION OF LAPLAND was the first and the last monster movie to be made in Sweden. Now, native filmmaker Ola Paulakoski, along with his gang of horror enthusiasts, are changing all that, with a little inspiration from an old hermit and his dog. Read on for the team’s comments and a batch of behind-the-scenes photos.

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  • Texas Frightmare Weekend 2016: New Guest, Repertory Screenings Announced!

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    With the clock ticking down to the big event, horror hounds are excited for the 11th Annual Texas Frightmare Weekend, hitting the Hyatt Regency DFW from April 29th to May 1st. And as the official sponsor of the Southwest’s Premiere Horror Convention, FANGORIA is proud to announce the latest batch of updates for the highly-anticipated event.

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  • Q&A: Hit the Trail With the Creators of the Horror/Western “KILL OR BE KILLED”

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    The filmmaking duo who first caught horror fans’ attention with THE WILD MAN OF THE NAVIDAD have returned with another tale of Texas terror, KILL OR BE KILLED, featuring a cast stocked with horror veterans. Writer/director Duane Graves and Justin Meeks talk up the film in this exclusive FANGORIA interview.

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  • Q&A: Director and Stars Reveal Their “EXCESS FLESH”

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    Debuting today on VOD and DVD from Midnight Releasing, Patrick Kennelly’s EXCESS FLESH is a nightmarish look at two women tearing each other down, via a hostage-taking attempt to get closer through emotional torment—and food. FANGORIA spoke to Kennelly and his lead actresses at SXSW 2015 about fleshing out this scenario.

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  • Stream to Scream: “LUMBERJACK MAN”

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    To be honest, this writer had no idea what he was getting into when tuning into LUMBERJACK MAN, one of the latest batch of After Dark’s 8 Films to Die For. However, by the time that the opening montage came to a close- in which two pancakes lead to a dissolve towards our protagonist’s breasts-, I knew that any chance for a traditional (read: serious) slasher film was out the window. Yet I had no idea just how much fun I’d be having with LUMBERJACK MAN, a film that’s equal part hysterical send-up and loving homage to the slasher movie mold.

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  • Found Footage… FOR REAL: Studio ADI’s Amazing Practical Work on “THE THING” (2011)

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    One of the reasons that horror hounds have become so apprehensive towards remakes is the idea that the genre’s history is being rewritten for a new generation. While this is often an irrational line of thought, as the original films never go away and often see a deluxe reissue as a result, the resentment is often built off of legitimate concerns: more often than not, contemporary remakes don’t quite reach the heights of their predecessors and resort of lazier filmmaking techniques. In fact, most horror fans are more worried about new fans becoming accustomed to a remake with CGI and frustrating plot retreads than the original films themselves, and this is why fans often cry out for remakes to go the extra mile to prove their worth.

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  • FANGO Flashback: “WHEN A STRANGER CALLS BACK”

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    For whatever reason, WHEN A STRANGER CALLS always seems to be given an underwhelming reception by fright fans, many of whom understand its legacy but perhaps haven’t seen it or misled by the fact that it never became as “essential” as other horror offerings of its era. Nevertheless, the film is incredibly intense, creepy as hell and impeccably acted, and the film’s leap from claustrophobic horror film to brooding thriller following the first act is a ballsy move that’s worth celebrating, especially in this day and age. However, as guilty as some may be with their ignorance towards the first film, this writer must admit that the same caution was taken personally with the film’s 15-year-late sequel, WHEN A STRANGER CALLS BACK.

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