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    Q&A: Mark Patton reflects on “FREDDY’S REVENGE” and More

    One of the more significant things that occurred in the wake of NEVER SLEEP AGAIN, the 2010 documentary about the A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET series, was the re-examination of the series’ second entry, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM ST 2: FREDDY’S REVENGE. Since that time, the film’s lead, Mark Patton, has taken to the convention circuit, providing a very visible presence for what many have labeled the gayest horror film ever made. In honor of his upcoming appearance at THE MASSACRE in Chicago (see details below), Patton talks to FANGORIA about his memories of his NIGHTMARE cast mates and the platform that he has created for himself as an activist and humanitarian.

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    Q&A: Marc Carreté on Barcelona-set Possession tale, “ASMODEXIA”

    Following two forays in the fantasy genre with the short films MAL CUERPO (2011) and CASTIDERMIA (2012), the latter of which was co-directed with Xavi Garriga, Marc Carreté (born in Barcelona, 1970) makes his feature debut with the film ASMODEXIA; a road film concerning an evangelist grandfather, his granddaughter, exorcisms and the city of Barcelona as theatre of the events (a metropolis that has, in recent years, become the impromptu set of many horror productions: from REC [Paco Plaza & Jaume Balagueró, 2007] to LOS ÚLTIMOS DIAS [Alex Pastor & David Shepherd, 2012], Hooked Up [Paul Larcuen, 2013] and even the U.S. and Canada co-production AFFLICTED [Clif Prowse & Derek Lee, 2013], of which the initial section was also developed in Barcelona).

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    Toronto: Win Tickets to See Fango’s Presentations of Cronenberg’s “SHIVERS” and “RABID”!

    As we prepare to release our exclusive limited edition TIFF/Fangoria Legends magazine celebrating the work of Master of Horror David Cronenberg, we have two double passes to see one of four screenings of DC’s two early Cinepix masterpieces 1975’s SHIVERS and 1977’s RABID, digitally restored and screening at the TIFF Bell Lightbox as part of the massive new David Cronenberg: Evolution series and exhibit.

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    NY! Larry Fessenden on hand for “HABIT” at Spectacle Theater

    Spectacle Theater, an unassuming doorway just off the corner of S. 3rd and Bedford Ave. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is a bit of  scrappy, DIY new venue for all manner of things offbeat, obscure and worthy of more celebration. Fitting then, they’ve linked up with the scrappy master of NY DIY horror, Larry Fessenden, whose own films and Glass Eye Pix  have grown to see international acclaim and produce some of the genre’s brightest, young talents. Spectacle is screening Fessenden’s essential HABIT Friday, October 11 and hosting the director for what’s sure to be a fantastic Q&A.

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    “CURSE OF CHUCKY” (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

    When CURSE OF CHUCKY had its world premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia festival this past summer, it passed a crucial test for a disc-bound feature: It felt right at home on the big screen. The movie was shrewdly tailored for its lower budget by writer/director Don Mancini, who also reverts the central Good Guy back to scary bad guy status.

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    “COLONY”: It’s Roanoke… in Space!

    I was but a child when Stephen King’s STORM OF THE CENTURY miniseries aired. It’s namedropping of Roanoke sparked maybe not a deep interest, but certainly the hope that someday someone would craft a thrilling tale around “The Lost Colony.” Will that thrilling adventure be in space?

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    “AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN, Bitchcraft” (TV Review)

    Whatever batshittery the rest of COVEN entails (and the door is left wide open for such), that which is contained in its premiere episode “Bitchcraft”—along with an already stellar ensemble, plus the work of breakout director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon—makes for one of the best, and maybe most definitive, hours AMERICAN HORROR STORY has ever seen.

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