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    “SINISTER 2” (Film Review)

    For those going into SINISTER 2 believing it to be a retread of the first SINISTER, this writer has some good news and some bad news for you. The bad news is that SINISTER 2 is not much like the original SINISTER in most ways, even if the strong family-driven drama and graphic kill films carry over into the Ciaran Foy-directed sequel. The good news is, however, that SINISTER 2 is different in many great ways, and the many ways that the film spins the mythology of Bughuul and his potential victims offers something much more unique to fright fans while still satisfying SINISTER die-hards.

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    Q&A: Producer Jason Blum talks “SINISTER 2”, “CREEP” and “THE VISIT”

    A producer’s job is never done, and that’s certainly true for Blumhouse mastermind Jason Blum. With his name on nearly every theatrical horror offering this year, including THE BOY NEXT DOOR, THE LAZARUS EFFECT, UNFRIENDED, INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3, THE GALLOWS and THE GIFT, Blum has created one of the most successful brands in the genre with his unique business model, and looks to prove so again with his latest production, SINISTER 2. With the film hitting theaters today, FANGORIA caught up with Blum to talk about the SINISTER sequel as well as what other macabre movies Blumhouse has on their horizon…

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    Q&A: Kate Bosworth talks “AMNESIAC”

    While the slasher boom of the ‘80s and late ‘90s painted the horror genre as not a particularly great playing ground for actresses, there’s little denying that the genre has also offered some women the chance to truly wow audiences. Whether it’s Janet Leigh in PSYCHO, Mia Farrow in ROSEMARY’S BABY, Kathy Bates in MISERY or Essie Davis in THE BABADOOK, the right genre project can present actresses a chance to break expectations and deliver a performance that is truly memorable. The same can definitely be said about Michael Polish’s new thriller AMNESIAC, which affords longtime leading lady Kate Bosworth the chance to go into much darker yet ultimately more fascinating territory. FANGORIA recently spoke to Bosworth about playing a twisted take on a “Hitchcock Blonde”…

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    Free FANGORIA Premiere Screening for “CONTRACTED: PHASE II” Infects NYC on 09/01!

    The virus is spreading, and FANGORIA has the cure—free tickets to see the scary and gruesome sequel CONTRACTED: PHASE II in the Big Apple! FANGORIA will host a FREE screening of the latest IFC Midnight flick on Tuesday, September 1 at 7:45 p.m. at New York City’s IFC Center (323 Sixth Avenue at 3rd Street; 212-924-7771). Directed by Josh Forbes from a script by Craig Walendziak, the follow-up film begins at the exact moment where the original CONTRACTED ended (which fans can catch up with on Netflix Instant). The screening marks PHASE II’s New York premiere, and FANGO’s Tony Timpone will be hosting the event.

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    Sidesplitters: SuperEgo’s Matt Gourley talks “HALLOWEEN”, “THE BROOD” and More…

    Horror and Comedy go together like masks and murderers, as both set out to evoke reactions from even the most immovable of audiences. Therefore, it’s no surprise that so many funnymen are ardent fright fans. In our new column, Sidesplitters, FANGORIA chats with comedians who love horror as much as they love humor.

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    “THE BINDING” (Film Review)

    Despite its vomit-spewing, head-spinning horror pedigree, William Friedkin’s intelligent and nuanced 1973 classic THE EXORCIST transcends genre. In addition to its healthy box office, two Oscar wins and four Golden Globes, the film was celebrated by the Vatican upon its release, with Father Kenneth Jadoff heralding it as a ‘deeply spiritual film’ given its examination of faith under duress. Having recently screened writer, producer and director Gus Krieger’s feature directorial debut THE BINDING, itself a powerful and thought-provoking film, I predict a similar emotional response from audiences, denominational, agnostic or otherwise.

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    FANGO to Host “SINISTER 2” Live Facebook Chat with Producer Jason Blum & Director Ciaran Foy!

    With SINISTER 2 hitting theaters tonight from Gramercy Pictures, anticipation for the sequel is hitting a fever pitch. After all, the original SINISTER marked one of the genre’s high notes back in 2012, while Ciaran Foy’s previous film, CITADEL, was a frightening favorite over here at FANGORIA. So with that in mind, FANGO is offering horror hounds a unique opportunity to be heard by hosting a live Facebook Q&A session with SINISTER 2 producer Jason Blum and director Foy on FANGORIA’s Facebook Feed!

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    FIOFF ’15 Submissions to Die For: Don Thiel & Christopher Saphire’s “THE RAVEN”

    Welcome to SUBMISSIONS TO DIE FOR, the latest column focusing on highlights among the FANGORIA International Online Film Festival Submissions. While being featured on this column does not guarantee selection in the FANGORIA International Online Film Festival, SUBMISSIONS TO DIE FOR features some scare fare worth keeping an eye on…

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    Q&A: Marcus Nispel talks “EXETER”, Remakes and Charles Manson

    To horror hounds, the name ‘Marcus Nispel’ is mostly associated with his Platinum Dunes-produced remakes of THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (2003) and FRIDAY THE 13TH (2009). But in 2015, the talk has shifted to new, original territory with the bloody possession flick EXETER. The film, which follows a group of teenagers who decide to party in an old asylum only to find themselves systematically targeted by demons, has been shaking up fright fans on VOD (via DirectTV), and recently, Nispel sat down with FANGORIA to discuss his latest exorcism excursion…

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    “BIG GAME” (FANTASTICA Blu-ray Review)

    This writer isn’t sure about any of the readers out there, but considering the loud and overloaded action fare that seems to come out of Hollywood more often than not, there’s definitely a hole where the fun, high-concept action/adventure film used to be. You all know the ones: the action pictures you’d so often find the names “Renny Harlin”, “John McTiernan”, “Paul Verhoeven” or “Kathryn Bigelow” attached to and would feature eccentric villains and heart-felt heroes with egos as big as the explosions on display. But with the rise of CGI and the dumbing down of the action movie model, these films have seeming gone dormant… that is with the exception of Jalmari Helander’s BIG GAME, a blast from the past through the eyes of an up-and-coming Finnish director.

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    Q&A: Director Ciarán Foy on the Kids and Kill Films of “SINISTER 2,” Part One

    The super-creepy horror hit SINISTER was a hard act to follow, but Irish director Ciarán Foy was the right man for the job. Having scored a critical and festival hit with the hoodie horror film CITADEL a couple of years ago, he tackled SINISTER 2, and gave Fango a lengthy interview about the sequel.

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