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  • “SALEM: Season 2, Episode 6” (TV Review)

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    For this writer, there’s no denying it anymore: SALEM is by far the most satisfying horror show on television. Episode by episode, the insane writing, incredible SFX and generally perfect performances combines the individual satisfying aspects that made AMERICAN HORROR STORY, THE WALKING DEAD and BATES MOTEL so successful on their own accord. Yet SALEM has one thing those shows lack, and it’s consistency, infusing their particular brand of horror and shock value storytelling with the organic character development and satisfying reveals of a masterful drama. And even better is SALEM’s refusal to draw a line on the show either: incest, torture and stomach-turning gore have become staples of the second season, served with an unabashed and maniacal grin.

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  • Terror Tube: “DAMIEN”, “FEAR THE WALKING DEAD”, “THE X-FILES”

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    Man, how the times have changed. Ten years ago, there was nary a horror show on television: DEXTER and TRUE BLOOD hadn’t hit premium cable, X-FILES was long gone and MASTERS OF HORROR was gearing up to be the most high profile horror show on television. Now, THE WALKING DEAD and AMERICAN HORROR STORY break rating records with each passing season, HANNIBAL and SALEM are reintroducing incredible practical SFX to TV and properties such as THE EVIL DEAD, PREACHER and more are making their way to the small screen. And now, FANGORIA has a trio of updates on some of the most anticipated upcoming scare fare on television, so get your calenders ready and sharpen your pencils, faithful readers…

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  • Exclusive Clip: Craig Goodwill’s “PATCH TOWN”, starring Julian Richings!

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    Craig Goodwill’s debut fright feature, PATCH TOWN, has certainly had one hell of a journey to fruition. After debuting in the shorts program at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, the concept was adapted in the following years into a full-fledged feature film, and is now almost upon us here in North America. And with the film now officially up for pre-order on iTunes Canada, FANGORIA has an exclusive clip from PATCH TOWN to unleash upon the world!

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  • “MAD MAX: FURY ROAD” (Film Review)

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    For fans of horror filmmaking, it’s no surprise that practically achieved cinematic magic has resonated so deeply within our sensibilities. After all, if something must be seen to be believed, then by seeing it, we believe it in one way or another. But beyond that, the ambition behind a practically achieved stunt or SFX moment is all the more convincing when we know that there’s an element of danger to the procedure, which suddenly makes the stakes much more real and makes our performers all the more believable, even in the most heightened universe.

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  • Exclusive Trailer: Audrey Cummings’ “BERKSHIRE COUNTY”

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    For those ingratiated in the L.A. horror scene, one of the most buzzed-about genre titles as of late was Audrey Cummings’ BERKSHIRE COUNTY. Having won awards at the Chicago Horror Film Festival, Atlanta’s HorrorQuest fest, Phoenix’s FearCon and Toronto’s Blood in the Snow Film Festival, the indie home invasion flick won the attention of the horror community when it won the Best Feature Award at Shriekfest, making Cummings the first female director to earn the award. And now, with the film’s Canadian release getting closer by the day, FANGORIA has the exclusive new trailer for BERKSHIRE COUNTY!

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  • “DIRECTOR’S COMMENTARY: TERROR OF FRANKENSTEIN” (Stanley Film Festival Review)

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    When you have a legitimately fantastic and unique concept for a film, making said movie can feel like a game of basketball. You can hold on to the ball tight, you can show off fancy moves just because you’ve got a leg up on the competition, and you can exude a true show of confidence in every step you take with that ball. However, at the end of the day, all that matters is that the ball makes it into the net, and that you get credit for the points that you make. And other times, you can drop the ball, and perhaps someone else might pick up the ball one day and deliver on that promise that you had.

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  • “VALLEY OF THE SASQUATCH” (Film Review)

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    One of the oldest North American myths of all time, it’s no surprise that the Sasquatch (a/k/a Bigfoot, Yeti, etc.) is still prevalent in the imagination of so many today. Living in the forests within our suspension of disbelief, the Sasquatch can take on any form we’d like it to, and therefore not only can it exist in our wildest dreams, but also our darkest nightmares. And while some films, like WILLOW CREEK and EXISTS, provide a painting of the Sasquatch as a territorial and animalistic monster, VALLEY OF THE SASQUATCH offers something much more benign and conscious, even if it’s similarly terrifying in its own way.

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  • “BATES MOTEL: Season 3, Episode 9” (TV Review)

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    After their strongest run to date, this writer must admit that he’s disappointed in the narrative decisions made in the ninth episode of BATES MOTEL’s third season. All the character development, tension and wickedness of the previous eight episodes have all but been cast aside for the generic in-town drama that brought down and frustrated horror fans throughout the first two seasons. And of course, it’s no coincidence that this just happens to come about when Bradley inexplicably enters the foray, a character who not many missed and whose fate is all too apparent.

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