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    FANTASTICA Presents: The Killer At Your Doorstep, or Courting the Domestic Thriller

    One of the scariest positions a person can find themselves in is one of vulnerability. To let someone into your heart, head, or home is an unnerving proposition, and one that can get very tragic very quickly. For every good thing that could come of such interpersonal exchanges, there are millions of horrible things that can occur as well. And it seems now more than ever we live in a state of constantly being on-guard and reluctant to all the messiness of human interaction; we text our friends and loved ones instead of calling them due to a fear of awkward pauses ,and place tape over the cameras on our computers because “you never know who’s watching.”

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    Q&A: Elisabeth Moss and Alex Ross Perry Descend Into Madness in “QUEEN OF EARTH”

    The horror lies just below the surface in QUEEN OF EARTH, which showcases a tour-de-force performance by MAD MEN’s Elisabeth Moss as a woman slowly losing her mind. It’s a piercing collaboration between Moss and writer/director Alex Ross Perry, who sat down with FANGORIA to explore the journey.

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    Exclusive Clip: Jim VanBebber Documentary “DIARY OF A DEADBEAT”

    There’s few modern exploitation filmmakers out there working today, and even fewer that are as successfully provocative as THE MANSON FAMILY director Jim VanBebber. And while VanBebber’s visceral ventures have long been detailed in the pages of FANGORIA and GOREZONE, fright fans both familiar or otherwise can get the whole damned lowdown on the filmmaker in Victor Bonacore’s documentary DIARY OF A DEADBEAT: THE STORY OF JIM VANBEBBER! Now, with the film having its World Premiere at The Neon in Dayton, Ohio, this Thursday, FANGORIA has an exclusive clip from the doc featuring a glimpse that the demented 8mm works of VanBebber!

    For those unfamiliar, here’s the official synopsis for DIARY OF A DEADBEAT…

    Jim VanBebber, an uncompromising, underground, outlaw filmmaker from Greenville, Ohio has become one of the most infamous and controversial American independent filmmakers of our time. VanBebber brought us such cult classics as DEADBEAT AT DAWN, MY SWEET SATAN, THE MANSON FAMILY, and many others. DIARY OF A DEADBEATis a documentary that follows his life from his early super 8mm films to his strange days in Hollywood. It features interviews with an eclectic group of artists such as Phil Anselmo (Pantera), Richard Kern (Trangressive Film Director), Nivek Ogre (Skinny Puppy), R.A the Rugged Man, Heidi Honeycutt, Stephen Biro, Damon Packard, Jessie Sietz and many more.

    The world premiere screening is open to the public and begins at 7:30 p.m. on August 27th; you can find tickets (only $5!) from The Neon HERE. Bonacore will be in attendance, granting the world the first look at this documentary that has been in the works for over five years, which is sure to be an interesting look at interesting individual in independent shock cinema. Check back here for more on DIARY OF A DEADBEAT here at FANGORIA.com!

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    “UNNATURAL”, “BASTARD” and More Join After Dark’s 8 Films To Die For

    Following the announcement that After Dark Films would be bringing back their trademark “8 Films to Die For” with 20th Century Fox, the past few weeks have been quite interesting as independent fright flicks find their way into the trusted program. So far, After Dark has added the zombie action thriller RE-KILL, the experimental mystery MURDER IN THE DARK, the haunting tale THE WICKED WITHIN,  slasher throwback LUMBERJACK MAN and the domestic thriller SUSPENSION, and now they’ve announced two more titles to join the fray: Hank Braxton’s UNNATURAL and Powell Robinson & Patrick Robert Young’s BASTARD!

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    “SCREAM: THE TV SERIES: Episodes 6 – 8” (TV Review)

    In the past three weeks, SCREAM has been getting good, and I must admit, I’ve missed you. For the most part of latter episodes, this show is making me feel young again, approximately the age I was when I watched SCREAM 2. For a little while there, it felt that SCREAM: THE TV SERIES was headed to STAB: THE TV SERIES territory, but now, it feels great to be back, criticizing a television program for the MTV horror-teens.

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    Crossing Over: Duncan Jones’ “MOON”

    Welcome, FANGORIA Readers, to CROSSING OVER, our newest column that highlights the films, series and content out there outside of horror that is fashioned towards or pays tribute to our beloved genre. By shining a light onto these projects, FANGORIA hopes to open a world of entertainment perfect for fright fans that lies just beyond the borders of the horror community. So without further ado…

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    Lead actor Cliff Curtis talks “FEAR THE WALKING DEAD”

    Actor Cliff Curtis is originally from New Zealand, but is often cast as Hispanic characters in films and TV series such as BLOW, RUNAWAY JURY and GANG RELATED. His FEAR THE WALKING DEAD character Travis was originally written that way as well, but when Curtis was cast, the producers gave the role a Maori background to match the actor.

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    Mile High Horror Film Festival ’15: “TALES OF HALLOWEEN” with Director Neil Marshall Q&A; “SHINING” & “DESCENT” Retrospectives Announced!

    Over the last few weeks, FANGORIA has proudly informed fright fans of our exciting media partnership with the Mile High Horror Film Festival, announcing such top tier terror as a 30th Anniversary Screening of SILVER BULLET, Mile High’s LGBT in Horror Panel, a live edition of FANGORIA’s WE’LL SEE YOU IN HELL Podcast, a 30th Anniversary VHS Screening of RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD with Linnea Quigley Q&A, Mile High’s 90th Anniversary screening of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA with Ron Chaney Q&A and much more. Now, MHHFF ‘15 and FANGORIA are proud to exclusively announce a trifecta of must-see screenings that will jumpstart the Halloween Season at the festival, which is being held on Thursday, October 1st to Sunday, October 4th at Alamo Drafthouse in Littleton, Colorado.

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    “TROMA’S WAR” (Blu-ray Review)

    As an ardent fan of Troma and their history of releases, there’s always an odd relationship this writer has with TROMA’S WAR that can only be compared to that of film critics to Michael Cimino’s HEAVEN’S GATE. On one hand, TROMA’S WAR is a massively underrated gem, featuring stronger-than-anticipated performances, an epic sense of scope and production value (relative to Troma’s means) and a vibrant sense of over-the-top fun that stands alongside the biting satire in Lloyd Kaufman’s script. On the other hand, however, TROMA’S WAR is also infamous for being the film that almost put the nail in Troma’s coffin, and knocked down the independent brand below even their humble beginnings, so there’s an inherent contempt that Troma die-hards (undeservedly so) have for the film. But now that TROMA’S WAR is on Blu-ray, fright fans now have a perfect reason to revisit the film, considering it’s been given the high definition blessing on Troma itself.

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    Q&A: Actor D.J. Cotrona Previews the Second Season of “FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES”

    Fans of FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES, which returns for its second season on the El Rey network tomorrow, Tuesday, August 25, will remember that at the end of season one, Seth Gecko (D.J. Cotrona) had survived his ordeal at the Titty Twister bar—a hangout for the vampiric, serpentine beings known as culebras, whose roots are in Aztec lore. However, Seth didn’t come out unscathed.

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    Q&A: Screenwriter C. Robert Cargill talks “SINISTER 2”

    Though SINISTER was a labor of love for many, there’s no two people who put their blood, sweat and tears into that film than Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill. For Derrickson, SINISTER was a shot to work with a studio but without the restraints his previous big budget film had presented, while Cargill, a writer over at Ain’t It Cool News, had his first shot at having a script see the big screen. Luckily, the two saw the fruit of their work blossom into a horror phenomenon, and so their return behind the pen for SINISTER 2 was a welcome sign of confidence among horror die-hards. And with the film now in theaters, FANGORIA caught up with Cargill to talk all things SINISTER 2 and what eerie ideas didn’t make it to the page…

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