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  • Toronto Jewish Film Festival to Honor Rod Serling; Anne Serling to Appear

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    The 2015 Toronto Jewish Film Festival (running April 30th to May 10th) always manages to massage some amazing genre friendly content into their programming. Last year, they brought both noted author and horror historian Dr. Mikel Koven in to lecture and spotlighted the films of Larry Cohen, and this year, they take patrons on a journey of sight, sound and of mind as they celebrate the legacy of the iconic writer, humanist and founder of TV’s immortal series THE TWILIGHT ZONE, the inimitable Rod Serling.

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  • MTV’s “SCREAM: THE SERIES” is going to be GREAT

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    You know what? I like to consider myself a fair man. I listen to a variety of music spreading across multiple genres and artists of all walks of life. I watch films regardless of era, production value, premise, or even general basic appeal. I like to give any and everything a shot, since even if something isn’t for me, it’s likely going to work for somebody else, and if it does work for me, then I will then have something new to respect and learn from as an audience member. But there are some things that, once I see the preview, I start to feel bad vibes, and even though I’ll give it a fair shake, SCREAM: THE SERIES have set those bad vibes to uncomfortable levels.

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  • Dominic Cooper in final talks for Custer in AMC’s “PREACHER”

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    The comic book adaptation bubble keeps growing and growing, with no signs of a pop in the immediate future. With the popularity of comic-based TV shows such as ARROW, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D, and the recent horror-tinged addition to the fold, iZOMBIE, making waves on the small screen, it only makes sense that AMC would be rolling the dice on another comic adaptation series, what with THE WALKING DEAD being the crown jewel in their cable empire.

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  • FANTASTICA Q&A: Bill Plympton talks “CHEATIN'”, Part Two

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    As filmmakers change with the times, it’s not often that a classically-informed filmmaker will retain their talents and sensibilities to their fullest extent. This is even more rare when it comes to animation, especially as the production side of things jumps from hand-drawn to digital. But luckily for audiences, Bill Plympton is that rare case, with his unfiltered, mature cinematic voice still in tact for his latest surreal animation outing, CHEATIN’. With CHEATIN’ now in theaters, FANTASTICA recently caught up with Plympton to talk animation, humor and what’s next for the groundbreaking storyteller…

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  • Exclusive photos and comments, plus NSFW trailer: “ALICE IN WONDERLAND meets MANIAC” in “THERESA & ALLISON”

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    Jeremiah Kipp, director of numerous acclaimed short horror films, makes the leap to features with THERESA & ALLISON, which he describes to Fango as “If William Lustig had directed ALICE IN WONDERLAND in the style of MANIAC.” For more words and exclusive pics as well as the first trailer (with NSFW imagery), jump past the jump!

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  • “THE HARVEST” (Movie Review)

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    Director John McNaughton secured his horror rep with the insinuating authenticity of HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER, and following a couple of more fanciful fear concepts in the intervening years, he returns to the real world with THE HARVEST. Only this time, there’s more than a touch of grim fairy tale to the film.

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  • Trailer Round-Up: “THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 3”, “TRUE DETECTIVE”

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    Even though it seems that Winter has just passed, it almost feels that Summer is coming quicker than expected. And with Summer comes the impending wave of mutilation on the big and small screen, especially with returning horror properties looking to make a splash upon re-emergence. So with trailers dropping by the day, FANGORIA has rounded up a pair of previews to help horror fans streamline their first look fix…

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  • “SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK” To Receive Documentary Treatment

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    Adore it or fear it, the revered and reviled children’s book series SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK is about to receive a documentary film treatment. FANGORIA #339 explored the “Satanic Panic” era in which SCARY STORIES acted as a sacrificial lamb, and more to the point, the lasting impression it had on contemporary artists within the horror genre, innovative and invigorating filmmakers like the Soska Sisters, and Karen Lam, and the duo of Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunston, who were originally slated to bring the eerie campfire/folklore tales to the silver screen.

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  • Q&A: “HENRY” Director John McNaughton on His New Chiller “THE HARVEST”

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    It has been over 30 years since John McNaughton came out of Chicago and entered horror history with his groundbreaking HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER. Now he’s back with his first genre project since his 2006 MASTERS OF HORROR stint: the domestic chiller THE HARVEST, which he discusses in this exclusive interview.

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  • “CIRCUS OF THE DEAD” (Film Review)

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    A weathered mannequin bust sits atop a vanity table dressed in a police cap and mustache evocative of Adolf Hitler. “Doo Wacka Doo”, a benevolent song from the 1940’s, plays with the scratch-crackle only vinyl records make.  We see a hand dip into a retro can of white cream, painting the face of a woman not fully in view.  With the swirl of an antique Barber chair the disturbingly beautiful masterpiece is finally revealed. A dead woman is seated; head cocked to the side. Her face made up with white clown makeup; a blue color on the tip of her nose.  In her hands a beautiful glass display showcases her crudely extracted heart.

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