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    Trailer: Hideo Nakata finds old school eerie in “THE COMPLEX”

    Has your nostalgia for J-horror kicked in yet? After the likes of Hideo Nakata’s RINGU and DARK WATER, Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s KAIRO (PULSE) and more ushered in a new wave of international terror, the influence was far-reaching—from stylistic flourish to the era of the remake—and eventually tired many fans out. Now, Nakata is seemingly returning to his roots as his latest, THE COMPLEX, prepares to play the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival. Its trailer is like an old friend. 

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    Cigarette Burns Cinema reveals new Silver Ferox event poster for “Let’s Scare Jessica to Death”!

    35mm enthusiast Josh Saco puts on some of the most drool-inducing exploitation and horror events in London (UK) under the banner “Cigarette Burns Cinema” (like their Facebook page HERE!), with monthly screenings at The Rio, bi-monthly screenings at The Prince Charles as well as a bevy of special one-offs featuring rare 35mm prints spanning an impressive list of faves including PROFONDO ROSSO, THE KEEP, PSYCHOMANIA, WHO CAN KILL A CHILD?, EQUINOX, MS. 45 and more – always featuring amazing custom poster art by Silver Ferox and friends (see the gallery of all the previous posters HERE)

    After a screening of one of the unsung classics of the 80s slasher canon – Fred Walton’s APRIL FOOL’S DAY – next Friday April 4th (details HERE), next up on the Cigarette Burns calendar is John Hancock’s moody madwoman film LET’S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH (full disclosure: it will be introduced by yours truly) on Thursday April 18th at London’s ICA Gallery (details and tickets HERE).

    To commemorate the event, Silver Ferox has turned out a STUNNING retro poster which you can see above.

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    “DARK BLOOD” (Movie Review)

    “If you want something enough, you must will it. If you’re obsessed enough, you will get the object of your desire.”

    So declares a tortured desert eccentric named Boy—portrayed by a fiery River Phoenix in his final screen role—to the pair of marooned Hollywood jetsetters he’s holding captive in a pivotal scene from DARK BLOOD, but the character might as well have been whispering through the celluloid ether to director George Sluizer, who recently (and with an effort that can only be described as herculean) plucked the film from the purgatory of fractional incompleteness in which it has lingered unseen for twenty years and made it a (qualified) whole.

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    Toronto After Dark announces Call for Horror, Sci-Fi, Action and Cult Film Entries!

    Toronto After Dark Film Festival has just announced its 8th Annual Call For Film Entries. The critically acclaimed fest runs for nine thrilling nights in Toronto, Canada this October 17-25, 2013 and welcomes submissions of all forms of genre cinema including horror, sci-fi, fantasy, animation, crime, action, cult and documentary films, both short form and feature-length.

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    “INHUMAN RESOURCES”: Tom Savini sees “Redd,” Part Two

    It must be kismet. Horror/makeup FX king Tom Savini, a hero to FANGORIA readers since we first profiled him in the very first issue of the mag in 1979, appears in and supervised the FX for INHUMAN RESOURCES (formerly REDD INC), the first “volume” of FANGORIA Presents’ new VOD/DVD label; see here http://www.fangoria.com/new/fango-presents/ for details). INHUMAN RESOURCES follows a deranged corporate manager/convicted serial killer Thomas Reddmann (Nicholas Hope) who kidnaps six people and holds them hostage in a deserted office. Soon the tortures begin, but all is not what it seems… Fango caught up with Savini in Australia during production of his latest splatter flick, and you can see part one of this interview here .

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    “BLOOD AND GUTS”: Scott Ian goes Ape for Animatronics with Studio ADI

    The second season of The Nerdist and FANGORIA’s BLOOD AND GUTS with Scott Ian is underway, and a week after our explosive premiere, host Scott Ian is wowed by the magic of animatronics and men-in-suits with Studio ADI.

    Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr. take Fango & co. on a tour behind the curtain of aliens, predators, gorillas and gil men for one of the most stunning BLOOD AND GUTS yet. Just 2:00-4:20, as Gillis kicks things off talking the marriage of mechanics and performer that goes into their gorilla, is seriously incredible stuff. What follows is a tour through their legendary work including THE MONSTER SQUAD, ALIENS, PREDATOR, TREMORS, STARSHIP TROOPERS and beyond!

    For much more on BLOOD AND GUTS, catch up with season two below and head over to the official Facebook and Twitter, as well as subscribe to The Nerdist Channel on YouTube.

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