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    IFC Midnight Releases No-Frills Alien Slasher, “ALMOST HUMAN” this February

    Throwback is a dangerous proposition in our game. Often, horror films made by horror fans are then marred by devotion to their favorite films. Homage gets in the way, leaving a sour taste and a failed film. Here’s why ALMOST HUMAN is refreshing, and not what I’ve just described: It’s affection and knowledge of genre is clear, without direct, explicit reference to the films it and filmmakers Joe Begos and Josh Ethier love. It’s a brisk, simple mesh of slasher and alien abduction whose lack of bullshit allows the room to get fun, and get weird.

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    Bekah’s Ten: Lesser Known Found Footage Films

    This past weekend, the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY series delivered another dose of found footage fright with THE MARKED ONES.  By now, we’re all familiar with this immensely popular series, as well as THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT and CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST as pioneering greats of the medium. But, what of the stellar found footage horror out there that’s passed under the radar? Grab your popcorn and prepare for some shaky camera work as I take you through 10 of the best lesser known Found Footage films.

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    “PARANORMAL ACTIVITY” scribe hints at franchise finale

    Is there any horror franchise at the moment that’s as divisive as PARANORMAL ACTIVITY? While many are seeing franchise fatigue, especially after THE MARKED ONES’ disappointing opening-weekend numbers, others can’t get enough of the silly and freaky places that the franchise’s mythology is taking audiences. However, if you’re getting the feeling that things are beginning to lean toward a definitive climax, you’re not the only one.

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    Q&A: Clare Kramer Takes on “BIG ASS SPIDER!”

    Any good comedic character needs a good straight man, and in Mike Mendez’s BIG ASS SPIDER!, it’s a straight woman, Clare Kramer as Lt. Karly Brant, who provides a foil as well as a romantic interest for the big-bug-battling exterminator played by Greg Grunberg. Fango chatted with the actress about her second collaboration with Mendez following 2006’s THE GRAVEDANCERS.

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    Trailer: Darkly Comic Slamdance Thriller “GOLDBERG & EISENBERG”

    Israel’s entrance into the international genre cinema game has been bold, fearless and absolutely thrilling. RABIES and subsequently this year’s BIG BAD WOLVES from directors Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado are fierce, absurd thrillers chronicling how we never fail to get in our own way. And now, currently making the festival circuit is Oren Carmi’s GOLDBERG & EISENBERG, a too close for comfort piece exploring similar themes with jet black humor and harsh, Lynchian style. Its next appearance, after making a big impression at Fantastic Fest and Screamfest LA is Park City’s alt-cinema celebration, Slamdance. If you’re heading out, find screening info and the new trailer below.

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    Exclusive “WE ARE WHAT WE ARE” Clip talks Spectacular Finale

    If you’ve seen Jim Mickle’s stellar refashioning, WE ARE WHAT WE ARE, you know it’s a beautiful, melancholy American Gothic horror story that builds to something of an operatic finale. Now available on VOD and coming to Blu-ray and DVD this month, FANGORIA presents an exclusive look at an accompanying special feature, in which actors Bill Sage and Julia Garner talk the bloody set-piece and dive into both the reality of shooting it and their characters’ mindsets.

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