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  • “Salem: Season 2, Episode 4” (TV Review)

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    I must admit that with a show like SALEM, the repeated efforts to be bolder and brasher beyond the limits of taste are motions to be respected. Whether it’s graphic foreplay, gore or just uncomfortable thematic material, SALEM caters to its audiences love of the taboo while crafting their own unique brand of horror. This is largely effective of an approach, yet with 13 episodes to service per season, that balance doesn’t always equal a narrative home run. And while the pacing of this episode is a bit rocky at times, SALEM still has many admirable moments in the latest episode, bluntly entitled “Book of Shadows.”

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  • Video Interview: Writer/Director Leigh Whannell on “INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3”

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    In the horror genre, there’s few fright franchises that have found as much praise and success from hardcore horror fans and casual horror audiences as the INSIDIOUS films. After INSIDIOUS brought SAW creators James Wan and Leigh Whannell back into the horror forefront, CHAPTER 2 proved the films to be a powerhouse of critical and commercial success. Now, the third chapter of the INSIDIOUS franchise looms, looking to shine light on possibly the darkest tale of the saga to date. And with Whannell himself taking over the reigns from Wan this time around, FANGORIA caught up with the writer/actor/director on the set of the Into The Further 4D Experience to chat about prequel pressures, monsters and his directorial debut…

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  • FANGO Flashback: “CHILD’S PLAY”

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    While the horror genre has its fair share of great sequels, prequels, spin-offs and reboots, there’s nothing quite like the original. Yet sometimes, after seeing some of the insane or bizarre places a fright franchise can go, memories of the original can become cloudy or perhaps even heightened in status without a proper and timely re-examination. But then there are the fright franchises that have always had that weird subversive streak to them, and there’s few whose concept has helped usher in such eerie and odd material as well as CHILD’S PLAY.

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  • “SCHERZO DIABOLICO” (Tribeca Movie Review)

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    After his first experience working in English with LATE PHASES, Latin American filmmaker Adrián García Bogliano has returned to his native language and home turf. SCHERZO DIABOLICO, world-premiering at the current Tribeca Film Festival, brings Bogliano back to not only geographically familiar territory, but thematic; the werewolves have been traded in for human horrors and a blood-drenched moral conundrum.

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  • Scream Factory Announces “PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS” Collector’s Edition Blu-ray!

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    It seems that with every passing day, specialty distributor Scream Factory has a new trick up their sleeve. Whether its announcing sequels to help further high-def collections for THE HOWLING and SLEEPAWAY CAMP franchises or announcing Blu-ray releases for flicks like THE SENTINEL, Scream Factory is filling their 2015 calendar with a wealth of fright fan favorites. And Scream Factory’s latest announcement is cut from the same cloth, offering one of Wes Craven’s strangest horror cult classcis: THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS!

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  • Trailer: Will Shyamalan Strike Back with “THE VISIT”?

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    Believe it or not, but this writer has never quite dismissed M. Night Shyamalan in the way that many critics and audiences alike have. To this writer, Shyamalan certainly has the talent to excel when given the right set of circumstances, and I’ve always believed that as his stories grew in scope, the suspense and tact that made the director so effective in THE SIXTH SENSE, UNBREAKABLE and SIGNS has become less ingratiated in his approach. However, if scope is Shyamalan’s big problem, then all logic would point to his latest film, Blumhouse’s THE VISIT, being a return to form for the once-lauded genre auteur as it appears to be his most intimate and creepy venture in years.

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  • Exclusive Premiere: “HANNIBAL” / “AQUARIUS” Promo Reunites Ex-Duo

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    For fans of NBC’s HANNIBAL, the show’s ability to get away with some seriously visceral violence has set a precedent for what horror shows can do on network TV. In fact, the chilling content of HANNIBAL is even setting the stage for its upcoming coupling with the Charles Manson procedural thriller, AQUARIUS, which will make a petrifying pair this summer. But even beyond the terrifying thematic material that the shows may carry, there’s another connection between HANNIBAL and AQUARIUS that fright fans will recognize, and FANGORIA has the exclusive premiere for NBC’s latest spot for the HANNIBAL/AQUARIUS combo.
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  • New Photo, Comments: “ASH VS. EVIL DEAD” Commences Production!

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    There are very, very few franchises more beloved within the horror genre aside from the EVIL DEAD series. The brainchild of director Sam Raimi, producer Rob Tapert and star Bruce Campbell, EVIL DEAD and its sequels have provided some of the scariest, funniest, most gruesome and maddening genre entertainment throughout horror history, culminating in one of the best received horror remakes in quite some time. But for all the splattery insanity on display in Fede Alvarez’s 2013 installment, fright fans were still clamoring for the return of Ashley J. Williams, which Starz will be offering on a silver platter with their upcoming 10-episode series ASH VS. EVIL DEAD. Don’t take our word for it, however: with production on the show launching merely days ago, Raimi, Tapert and Campbell took part in a massive phone conference, where they talked about the series, the legacy and, in a shocking turn of events, their undying love for FANGORIA!

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