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  • Stream to Scream: “EXCISION”

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    For this writer, Richard Bates Jr.’s EXCISION is one of those essential genre titles that operate close to the vein of horror comedy and yet don’t quite follow the horror-comedy mold. Much akin to William Friedkin’s KILLER JOE and, to an extent, Daniel Waters’ HEATHERS, EXCISION carries a mean-streak and matter-of-fact presentation of its darker, disturbing material that feels less conventional and yet completely humorous in execution. And furthermore, EXCISION is the kind of film that features an old school vibe in that it moves and is stylized at its own pace, giving characters their own moments to live and breathe within the universe while presenting artistic flourishes that feel unique and different from other depictions of internal fantasies.

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  • “THE X-FILES: Season 10, Episode 3” (TV Review)

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    While the “monster of the week” episodes of THE X-FILES were among the most definitive- and divisive- of the series’ original run, they also doubled as the perfect catalyst for character development on the program. With Scully’s rampant skepticism and Mulder’s penchant for conspiracies and the mystically-informed, the “monster of the week” entries would frequently challenge and build upon these traits while giving our heroes the brilliantly-written rapport the fans craved. And therefore, when THE X-FILES unveiled “Mulder and Scully meet the Were-Monster” on the third installment of the 6-episode series reboot, the show not only revived its fantastic sense of humor but offered a vintage X-FILES atmosphere that felt beyond satisfying to witness again.

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  • NYC! Free “CAMINO” Screening Coming on February 29th!

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    FANGORIA will be hosting a free screening of Josh C. Waller’s CAMINO, a non-stop thriller starring action heroine / Tarantino regular from DEATH PROOF and THE HATEFUL EIGHT, Zoë Bell! Screening in New York City on Monday, February 29th at 7 p.m., this special showing will be held at the Helen Mills Theater (137-139 West 26 Street. Waller, who also directed Bell in the horror thriller RAZE, will be attending the show and taking part in a Q&A.

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  • “ALL HALLOWS’ EVE 2” (Film Review)

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    Whether you’re a fan or completely unaware of the 2013 indie horror anthology ALL HALLOWS’ EVE, there’s a good chance you’ll find it’s sequel to be a frustrating experience. On one hand, fans of the first film might be disappointed that the structure and face of the first film- the bloodthirsty ‘Art the Clown’- is completely thrown away in favor of something completely different altogether. And on the other hand, the anthology film more or less plays exactly how it was produced: a collection of wholly disconnected horror shorts bought and assembled with no cohesion or mission statement. Though some of these shorts are well produced and executed in their own right, the overall ALL HALLOWS’ EVE 2 experience feels far from satisfying, especially when paired with a lazy and generic wrap-around segment.

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  • For Your Consideration: The 2016 Chainsaw Award Nominees for Best TV Actress

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    With voting season now open on the FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards, fans are putting their minds at work to select their favorites out of every potential nominee. When it came to the Best TV Actress category, the competition was fierce and many fantastic performers didn’t quite make the cut, including FROM DUSK TILL DAWN’s Eiza Gonzalez, THE WALKING DEAD’s Alexandra Breckenridge, iZOMBIE’s Rose McIver, SCREAM’s Willa Fitzgerald and SOUTH OF HELL’s Mena Suvari. Alas, only five performances could garner nominations in the category’s sophomore year, with FANGORIA going with the strongest of the strong.

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