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  • Flesh and Blood: “CAT PEOPLE” (1982)

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    As any fright fan knows, the horror genre has a particularly salacious relationship with sexually explicit content. And while nudity so often goes side by side with decapitated heads and brutal bloodletting, there are also horror filmmakers throughout the years who made an art form out of the human body with an appreciation of our most lurid and lucid desires. And it’s with that macabre mentality in mind that FANGORIA is proud to announce our partnership with Mr. Skin for a brand new NSFW column that looks to provoke our minds as well as our more physical impulses, FLESH AND BLOOD!

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  • Event Report: Film Premiere of Ben Jehoshua’s “THE CHOSEN”

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    For those familiar with the new wave of celebrities spawned from platforms such as YouTube, they will see why Anaheim’s annual online video conference, Vidcon was the perfect setting for THE CHOSEN to hold it’s premiere last weekend. Kian Lawley is a bona fide social media sensation and plays the lead in this supernatural kiddie horror. Boasting over 2.7 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, hysteria swept over the black carpet when Lawley made his appearance, as an excitable throng of girls jostled to meet or get a photo with the boyish wunderkind.

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  • FANGO Flashback: “LAND OF THE DEAD”

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    In a world where terms such as “zombie apocalypse” and “Z-Day” rest comfortably within the mainstream vernacular, it’s nearly impossible to imagine a time when the shambling, biting corpses that we know and love/loathe weren’t a common presence in the horror landscape. Though the earliest depictions of zombies in cinema can be traced back to 1932’s WHITE ZOMBIE, many place the birth of the modern zombie in the 1968 black-and-white classic NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, and consider the film’s director, George A. Romero, the godfather of the zombie subgenre.

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  • “THE UNWANTED” (DVD Review)

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    Writer/director Bret Wood’s moody microbudget melodrama THE UNWANTED (out now on Blu-ray from Kino-Lorber) has been met with general critical indifference since its release. Too glacial in its pacing, too light on hard sex and violence for many horror movie hounds and too modestly financed to thrill those looking for a glossy arthouse piece, THE UNWANTED is certainly an anomaly and doesn’t fit comfortably anywhere, really. That, of course, is part of its fascination; it’s a film that goes against convention and has a strange power that is hard to shake.

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  • Make Your Videos “SINISTER” With Sequel Site/App

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    With the film a little less than a month from hitting theaters, SINISTER 2 is now in the thick of its promotional campaign, having previously roused up scares at San Diego Comic Con and TV spots all of the network landscape. However, SINISTER 2 now wants to bring your own memories into the realm of Bughuul, unveiling a site and application where horror hounds can upload their own SINISTER sightings.

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  • “COP CAR” (Fantasia Movie Review)

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    COP CAR, in which two preteen boys steal a cruiser from a sheriff who’s very, very anxious to get it back, is not the kind of movie you’d get from a studio taking on this premise (shenanigans ensue!), nor is it a ruthless, transgressive indie nightmare (THE HITCHER with kids!). Rather, it derives its tension from the matter-of-fact way it plays out the story’s inevitable developments.

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  • Astron-6’s “THE EDITOR” Gets DVD/Blu Details, New Trailer

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    For those paying attention to the renaissance of old school horror that has been coming out of Canada as of late, then one might hope that you’re familiar with filmmaking collective Astron-6. Taking cues from low-budget, high-concept horror of yesteryear but to extremes that even their most modern contemporaries might refuse, the crew has amassed an ardent following in their particular brand of horror comedy. And now, Astron-6 is almost ready to unleash one of their most wicked chapters to date, as the collective skewers giallo and Eurohorror with their upcoming Scream Factory release THE EDITOR, which now sports a brand-new trailer.

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  • Mile High Horror Film Festival ’15: 90th Anniversary “PHANTOM OF THE OPERA” Screening, Chaney Tribute Announced!

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    While this year’s Stanley Film Festival in Estes Park, Colorado was a truly transformative experience for this writer, SFF isn’t the only game in town for Denver-area fright fans, as this year’s Mile High Horror Film Festival is just around the corner. Promising to bring a decadent dose of horror to Colorado just in time for Halloween, this year’s MHHFF is putting together some excellent programming, and revealed today that a cornerstone of the festival will be the 90th Anniversary screening of Rupert Julian’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA alongside a tribute to the Chaney family!

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  • Event Report: The 16th Annual Tromadance Film Festival!

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    It’s a hot, humid Friday afternoon in Brooklyn, NY, with a surprising amount of available street parking as this writer made his way towards the 16th Annual Tromadance Film Festival. The free event, celebrating its second year at The Paper Box in the heart of Brooklyn’s industrial district, has gone from schlock-centric self-promotion to a legitimate film festival in its own right, especially considering the top notch line-up of features this year. And despite lacking the glitz and glamour of other film festivals, Tromadance thrives on the independent spirit, gracious venues and enthusiastic fans that showed up in force.

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