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  • Stream to Scream: “SWEATSHOP”

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    While having a conversation with my brother about low budget filmmaking, he asked me in all earnestness why, of all the genres someone with limited means could tackle, most filmmakers choose to go down the red road of horror and exploitation. It’s a fair question, and one that I admittedly needed to ponder a minute or so in order to give him a satisfactory response. Ultimately, the explanation I cobbled together was that with horror, more so than any other genre, you could do the most with the least. A few buckets of fake blood, a single creepy location, some hard work and vision, and you can potentially make a crowd favorite with a fraction of the resources that the average Hollywood comic adaptation requires.

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  • “EXETER” Cast Joins FANGORIA’s Free L.A. Screening on Wednesday

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    EXETER shocker’s hot young cast will be joining director Marcus Nispel (who brought you the FRIDAY THE 13TH and TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE remakes) at next Wednesday’s free screening for our LA friends and fiends. The EXETER screening will be held on Wednesday, June 24 at Los Angeles’ Silent Movie Theater (611 North Fairfax Avenue; [323] 655-2510). The show starts at 6:30 p.m., and joining director Nispel will be THE UNINVITED’s Brittany Curran, FROM WITHIN’s Kelly Blatz, Michael Ormsby, GRACE’s Brett Dier, MALIGNANT’s Nick Nicotera and Nick Nordella. They’ll be plenty of fun photo opps, and paramedics will be on stand-by for any fright-related incidents.

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  • Q&A: John Caglione Jr. talks SFX on “C.H.U.D.”, “AMITYVILLE II” & more…

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    John Caglione Jr. is a make-up SFX maestro who has worked on horror classics like AMITYVILLE II: THE POSSESSION, C.H.U.D, BASKET CASE as well as taking the world by storm with his groundbreaking Oscar winning make-ups for Warren Beatty’s DICK TRACY. But before the 40s comic book detective got his big screen update in 1990, Caglione was in service of another famous Dick.

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  • FANTASTICA Presents: The Best & Worst Fathers in Horror

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    “I took care of it. That’s why God made fathers babe. That’s why God made fathers…”

    Father’s Day is coming up this weekend, and we here at FANGORIA thought it’d be the perfect time to dig deep and take a look at the Good, the Bad, and the Downright Demonic of the horror genre’s fathers. First, let’s resist the urge to go straight to the gutter, and examine some of the positive patriarchs inhabiting our favorite fright flicks.

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  • Exclusive Clip: Marburg gets Malicious on “SALEM”

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    With SALEM’s stellar second season coming to a close in just a matter of weeks, WGN America’s flagship fright series is ramping up the tension and raising the stakes in its wicked witch war. But as allegiances are tested and a greater evil threatens even the witches of SALEM, the show is making the most of every scary second in its final episodes. Luckily, FANGORIA fans will get a chance to taste the intensity of SALEM’s next chapter in this exclusive clip featuring Lucy Lawless’ remorseless villain, Countess Marburg, as well as Tamzin Merchant’s powerful Anne Hale…

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  • TV Review: “REELSIDE PRESENTS GEORGE A. ROMERO”

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    Now screening on Canadian pay television is REELSIDE , a new 6-part series executive produced by veteran Toronto film critic and journalist Richard Crouse in which key Canadian performers and artists explore the creative mechanisms of their similarly Northern based colleagues. In the first beautifully shot installment, David Cronenberg favorite Sarah Gadon joined forces with Cronenberg’s photographer daughter Caitlin on an art project, and future episodes will see the likes of Seth Rogen and Bruce McDonald also discussing their own processes and struggles to make their voices heard.

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