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    Shadowvision: THE EXORCIST

    Welcome to Shadowvision, a regular column in which Fangoria.com revisits modern horror films in black-and-white. The purpose is to analyze these films through a new lens, seeing if the classically informed viewing experience will give a new angle to familiar images. If you’d like to watch along at home, it’s simple: go into your TV settings and desaturate the picture completely, then adjust the contrast and brightness to fit either standard or high definition.

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    EXCL: Swedish Label Last Exit Entertainment to Release Iskanov’s “NAILS” and More

    Catering to connoisseurs of weird cinema everywhere, fledgling Sweden-based cult film imprint Last Exit Entertainment has recently launched with a mandate to bring everything from Russian mindbenders to German nihilistic gorefests to DVD. The good lads at LAST EXIT were kind enough to reveal what will be their first title, Andrey Iskanov’s debut feature NAILS [Gvozdi]. Iskanov himself will provide an introduction to the film and this special edition will also include a number of extra features and a bonus CD containing the soundtrack.

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    Lost in the Catacombs; “AS ABOVE, SO BELOW” Trailer Debuts

    The Dowdle brothers, who previously brought horror fans THE POUGHKEEPSIE TAPES, QUARANTINE and DEVIL return to the POV aesthetic of the former two with AS ABOVE, SO BELOW. A descent into the historical Paris catacombs, which contain the remains of millions, the film aims to trap its ensemble with more than just bones, but their own closet skeleteons as well. 

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    Five Must-Sees of The Stanley Film Festival 2014

    This weekend, FANGORIA embarks on a spooky sojourn to the Stanley Hotel, a historic Colorado lodge infamous for hauntings and its tight association with Stephen King’s THE SHINING. There, midst gorgeous landscape, ghost hunts and genuine otherworldly atmosphere, the second edition of the Stanley Film Festival will be underway. A celebration of the macabre in all forms, from film to theatre to how it informs our lives, The Stanley boasts a truly stellar lineup of events. So thrilling is its itinerary, it seems a simple weekend makes for hard choices. Allow me to be so bold then, to make the dilemmas a little less difficult and recommend five aspects of the festival you shouldn’t miss.

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    Toys of Terror #5

    Welcome to TOYS OF TERROR, Fango’s weekly feature exhibiting the coolest horror accessories across the web. Whether you’re a collector, connoisseur or simply making your love of horror a family affair, these petrifying playthings are likely to impress even the most heartless horror fan. So if you’re searching for a ghoulish gift, look no further…

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    Jason Blum talks “OCULUS”; Film Closes Scotland’s Dead by Dawn

    Now out in wide release stateside, Mike Flanagan’s haunting, destabilizing OCULUS (of which Fango heartily recommends) makes its way to Scotland this week as part of the annual Dead by Dawn International Horror Film Festival. Closing a stellar lineup that includes William Castle greats, CANDYMAN, New Zealand surprise HOUSEBOUND and more, OCULUS is sure to finish the weekend with more than a few hairs raised. Prior to its U.S. bow, Fango spoke to horror producer extraordinaire Jason Blum, who’s built a mini-empire of low budget, high earning scare fare. Fairly unusual in his filmography for being completed before Blum came aboard, the always candid filmmaker brought his usual energy and optimism for his upcoming slate—including THE PURGE 2—to our chat.

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