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    El Rey Network’s Announces “DIRECTOR’S CHAIR” Series; Exclusive Comments from John Carpenter!

    Ask any genre fan and they’ll tell you that time has most certainly been kind to John Carpenter’s work. Even Carpenter’s less successful output is revisited fondly, and his films have inspired many genre filmmakers of this generation. It’s no surprise then that the El Rey Network has chosen Carpenter as the debut subject for their new interview series, THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR, where some of the icons of the industry share their revelations about the world of filmmaking. Furthermore, Robert Rodriguez will take charge of the interview personally, which will be lead and followed by a marathon of Carpenter classics including THE FOG, ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK and ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13.

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    Full Moon Launches Erotic Movie House, featuring Jess Franco Films & More

    After a successful run with their Full Moon Streaming initiative—which offers viewers buckets of classic and amusing horror and sci-fi films from the vast FM catalog, as well as dozens of incredible genre pictures culled from the Blue Underground library and more—the long running, seemingly indestructible company is aiming to fill another gap in the marketplace, that of erotica.

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    “PENNY DREADFUL” (TV Pilot Review)

    In Showtime’s long-running efforts to bring horror to premium cable, they’ve often mistaken what works so well about horror: actually being scary. While DEXTER brought bountiful blood and MASTERS OF HORROR occasionally lived up to its title, Showtime traded suspense for presumed intensity while exploiting the freedoms outside of the limits of broadcast television restrictions. The atmospheric PENNY DREADFUL however, just may be the series to pull Showtime into more serious horror territory, as long as future episodes make good on the potential of the impressively creepy pilot.

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    “AMERICAN HORROR STORY”: Ryan Murphy talks the “FREAK SHOW”

    COVEN may have underwhelmed upon completion, but the beauty of AMERICAN HORROR STORY lies in its seasonal reinvention, allowing creators Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk and their horror troupe to lure us in anew every year. For season four, the time and place utterly warped by the show’s vision will be a circus in 1950s Jupiter, Florida where series star Jessica Lange will play a German ex-pat managing said carnival. We’ve previously learned actors Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett and Evan Peters are also returning (where is Lily Rabe?!). But what of new characters?

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    Red Band Trailer: Bong Joon-ho’s Highly Anticipated “SNOWPIERCER”

    Bong Joon-ho’s (THE HOST, MOTHER) acclaimed and eagerly awaited adaptation of post-apocalytpic French graphic novel LA TRANSPERCENEIGE has had a long road to U.S. theaters, entangled in will they/won’t they with the The Weinstein Company over whether the film needed to be cut for American audiences’ presumed attention span. We’re thrilled to see it’s arriving from Radius-TWC this June in full, and the theatrical trailer previews the visually enticing, violent tale of class warfare aboard a train we’re hoping for.

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    True Grue: The Killing of Abby and Andrew Borden

    Welcome to “True Grue,” a weekly article that dives into real life, harrowing horrors. For the interest of good taste, this graphic feature aims not to be exploitative, but rather informative, and rest assured, there are many different territories that will be strictly off-limits. But for those with a hungry mind and a strong stomach, read on at your own discretion…

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    Exclusive Comments: Creator and Cast Talk Showtime’s “PENNY DREADFUL”

    Classic horror characters from literature and film are coming to TV courtesy of Showtime’s new series PENNY DREADFUL. At a premiere event in New York City this week, Fango got some one-on-one time with the cast and creator John Logan—who reveals that the show owes some of its origins to his stint on Tim Burton’s SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET.

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    Trailer: South American 3D Neo-Giallo, “NECROPHOBIA”

    The stylistic influence of giallo is hovering heavily over contemporary horror, especially with a group of filmmakers in South America. In just recent months, we’ve brought word of the unique homage SONNO PROFONDO (aka DEEP SLEEP) from Argentina, as well as Italian-horror infused high school flick MALDITO AMOR from Chile. You can now add the very neat-looking, also Argentinian NECROPHOBIA 3D—the latest film from JENNIFER’S SHADOW (aka CHRONICLE OF THE RAVEN) director Daniel de la Vega—to the list. 

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    Shadowvision: “TWILIGHT ZONE: THE MOVIE”

    Welcome to Shadowvision, a regular column in which Fangoria.com revisits modern horror films in black-and-white. The purpose is to analyze these films through a new lens, seeing if the classically informed viewing experience will give a new angle to familiar images. If you’d like to watch along at home, it’s simple: go into your TV settings and desaturate the picture completely, then adjust the contrast and brightness to fit either standard or high definition.

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