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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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  • Here Comes The Boogeyman in the “SINISTER 2” Trailer

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    While Blumhouse become one of the biggest names in horror, producing hit films and franchises left and right, there’s few entries in their pantheon that has resonated with hardcore horror fans as effectively as Scott Derrickson’s SINISTER. The film introduced a terrifying new icon to the horror community with an unsettling mythos as well as story with incredible visuals and performances. And following its welcome reception from casual and horror audiences, the road to the sequel has been one of impatient restlessness and now, fans have their chance to check out the first full trailer for SINISTER 2.

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  • “FIRE CITY: THE INTERPRETER OF SIGNS” (Film Review)

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    To some filmmakers, a low budget is a terrifying thing, constantly ticking away as time and resources quickly work against your grand vision for a story. To others, however, a low budget can be something of a blessing in disguise, allowing ambitious ideas to work within a contained environment. In either case, a low budget warrants resourcefulness from a filmmaker, and in that case, a healthy imagination is always beneficial to roll with the financial and circumstantial punches. And in the case of Tom Woodruff Jr.’s FIRE CITY: THE INTERPRETER OF SIGNS, that imagination is on full display, allowing the Stan Winston alumnus to make a truly vibrant and intriguing story of monsters and men without peeling at the seams of its budget.

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  • Will “IT FOLLOWS” Be Followed By A Sequel?

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    Make no mistake: if you’ve been following 2015’s horror films, you’ve undoubtedly have been following IT FOLLOWS. The indie film-that-could from director David Robert Mitchell has gone from art-house golden ticket to mainstream success, earning nearly $10 million since it’s limited theatrical bow and wide expansion with only a $2 million production budget and an extremely limited marketing campaign. And with the film holding steady and generating buzz even at four plus weeks at the box office, the eventual talks about a sequel have arisen.

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  • Exclusive Premiere: First Artwork for “STITCHES” Producer’s Next, “THE LODGERS”

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    As fright fans know, ghost stories are among the oldest and most universal forms of horror. Coming in all shapes and sizes, horror fans from across the globe can tap into that fear of the unknown after death, which is one of the reasons why haunting horror has made its way into the pop culture zeitgeist as of late. And in the tradition of classic Gothic horror, FANGORIA has the first artwork for a ghost story from Tailored Films, the production company behind the popular killer clown flick STITCHES, entitled THE LODGERS.

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  • “BATES MOTEL: Season 3, Episode 5” (TV Review)

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    While this writer had his doubts here and there, there’s no denying that BATES MOTEL is in a full upswing in their third season, taking a patient yet effective approach of tying together the obligatory White Pine Bay drama to that of the Bates family. Yet over the course of the fifth episode, entitled “The Deal,” the show hits on two essential themes that will likely usher in the horror of the show sooner rather than later. The first theme would be that of growth, with Dylan and Norma both taking large steps in improving their social and emotional standings, at least to a certain point. The second theme would be that of descent, with both Romero and Norman finding themselves on a downward slide into utter desperation. And in the middle lay those on either side of the fence, whether it be Emma, Caleb, Bob Paris, or Chick Hogan.

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  • “HUMAN CENTIPEDE 3” Gets Official Release Date and Synopsis!

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    Will the third HUMAN CENTIPEDE film truly be the “FINAL SEQUENCE”? With Tom Six’s first HUMAN CENTIPEDE film going from controversial festival fave to a legitimate pop culture phenomenon, the franchise has amassed a giant following, many of whom take each proceeding film as a litmus test for their visceral endurance. So when Tom Six claims that his vision will end with HUMAN CENTIPEDE 3: FINAL SEQUENCE, there’s a grain of salt that should be taken with said subtitle. Yet for a series that takes such pride in raising the bar of bad taste, perhaps HUMAN CENTIPEDE 3 will be untoppable for Six, and we’ll find out for ourselves soon as Entertainment Weekly has released the synopsis and release date for the third and supposedly last chapter in the HUMAN CENTIPEDE saga.

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  • FANTASTICA Review Round-Up: Arrow Video’s UK Blu Slate!

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    Whether it’s blaxploitation revenge flicks, scathing satire, sci-fi madness or spaghetti westerns, Arrow’s recent Region B Blu-ray slate has it all for fans of ’70s and ’60s cinematic fare. Offering top-tier special features, excellent video transfers and their trademark original mono soundtracks, Arrow is bringing cutting edge and cult classic cinema to high definition, and FANTASTICA recently had the chance to go through ’em all!

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