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  • The Dreadful Ten: Top 10 Most Anticipated Events at Texas Frightmare Weekend 2016!

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    In the years since the FANGORIA Weekend of Horrors has laid dormant, the world of fan conventions has evolved into an entirely different beast. Yet among the Comic-Cons and Walker-Stalker’s of the world, few horror conventions have earned the esteemed reputation of Texas Frightmare Weekend, now in their 11th year as the Southwest’s Premiere Horror Convention. And with the 2016 edition less than a month away, FANGORIA has put together our list of the top 10 most anticipated events of Texas Frightmare Weekend!

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  • “MY BEST FRIEND’S EXORCISM” (Book Review)

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    Though we are steeped deep in gloriously gonzo unorthodoxy for more than 100 pages before the musclebound 20something self-described practitioner of “puke and rebuke” de-demonization turns up in Grady Hendrix’s MY BEST FRIEND’S EXORCISM, it is nonetheless hilarious just how absurdly far from the Father Merrin tree the character falls.

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  • Exclusive Q&A: Director Nick Simon talks Craven, Killers & “THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS”

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    Last year, the horror world lost one of its most beloved icons: filmmaker Wes Craven, the man behind such chilling classics as THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, SCREAM and more. Not only was Craven a fantastic artist in his own right, but he was an incredibly generous man in the world of horror, helping as producer to shepherd the directorial careers of Robert Kurtzman, Patrick Lussier, and John Gulager. And before his untimely passing, Craven helped to bring one final cinematic vision to the screen, ushering up-and-coming filmmaker Nick Simon for THE GIRL IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS.

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  • FANGO Flashback: “LAKE MUNGO”

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    While much can be said about the stylistic and tonal differences between faux-doc horror and found footage, the most prominent difference between the subgenres is the illusion of transparency. As any genre fan can tell you, found footage does its damnedest to downplay transparency, playing everything mostly straight-faced and therefore crafting many of the tired, repetitive trademarks of those films. However, faux-doc horror works so well because it appears to be on-the-level with the audience, offering multiple perspectives, editing, music and an atmosphere of truth that informs the execution.

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  • NYC! See “YOU’RE NEXT” On The Big Screen And Win A Mondo Vinyl Soundtrack LP!

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    For this writer’s money, there’s few horror offerings in the new millennium that offered as much simultaneous fun and tension than Adam Wingard’s YOU’RE NEXT. Criminally underappreciated at the time of its release, I have to admit that it’s been satisfying to watch YOU’RE NEXT’s audience build since it’s 2013 release, and even more satisfying to see Wingard & Barrett emerge as top talents in the genre since. However, if you’re in the cult audience of YOU’RE NEXT and missed out on catching it theatrically, you’re in luck: not only is Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers bringing YOU’RE NEXT back to the big screen next week, but one fright fan will be going home with the new limited edition Mondo YOU’RE NEXT vinyl LP!

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  • Crossing Over: “YOUR PRETTY FACE IS GOING TO HELL”

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    Welcome, FANGORIA Readers, to CROSSING OVER, a 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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  • Texas Frightmare Weekend 2016: “SCREAM”, “DAY OF THE DEAD” Drafthouse Screenings Announced!

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    With less than a month before Texas Frightmare Weekend 2016 kicks off at the Hyatt Regency DFW, fright fans are chomping at the bit for the Southwest’s Premiere Horror Convention to arrive. With exclusive photo-ops, highly anticipated screenings, exciting panels and much, much more, Texas Frightmare Weekend is looking to be one of its best yet, and now, FANGORIA has yet another announcement that will make it even better!

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  • “DECAY” (Film Review)

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    Joseph Wartnerchaney’s feature debut, DECAY follows the romance between a middle-aged loner, and the corpse of a local teenage girl. This concept will encourage comparisons to NEKROMANTIK, but the character Jonathan, to whom DECAY devotes its full attention, has little in common with the Crimson Climaxer of the German cult classic. Instead of dissecting a crazed necro-rapist, we are shanghaied along a one-month transformation to Jonathan’s self-awareness. These abstractions make demands from the audience that will undoubtedly frustrate certain viewers – perhaps a necrophile looking to pop in a sick flick and… crack open a cold one? On the other hand, viewers who are willing to put forth the effort may find a horror greater than the rape and murder they were likely expecting.

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