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  • FANTASTICA Presents: Actor Michael Emerson talks “PERSON OF INTEREST”

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    Being a part of a hit TV show sometimes can be a very strange thing, especially as episodes grow over time. Sometimes, looking back at the first season of a television show and the most recent season is like day and night, with such radical changes in tone and character helping to keep things fresh and exciting. Yet that’s not a bad thing in the case of PERSON OF INTEREST, a series that has progressed from crime procedural to outright sci-fi thriller, and luckily for newcomers and fans alike, you can track the evolution of the show on WGN America’s “Prime Crime” line-up, in which traces the show from its humble beginnings every Monday at 7 p.m. FANGORIA recently caught up PERSON OF INTEREST star Michael Emerson about the show’s epic 90-episode (and counting) run as well as the jump from mysterious figure to sci-fi mastermind…

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  • Q&A: Actress Grace Phipps on “SOME KIND OF HATE”

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    With many of the showstoppers from the 2015 Stanley Film Festival now reaching theaters and VOD, the one film this writer is ready to see unleashed upon the horror community is Adam Egypt Mortimer’s feature directorial debut, SOME KIND OF HATE. A supernaturally-driven slasher that cleverly questions preconceived notions about depression, bullying and revenge, SOME KIND OF HATE was among FANGO’s favorites of the festival. With the film raring to show its bloody face this Friday, FANGORIA caught up with actress Grace Phipps- who plays one of HATE’s most troubled teens- to talk about the shoot, her complicated character and what fright fare she’s involved in next…

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  • Stream to Scream: “ZOMBEAVERS”

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    When it comes to a film like Jordan Rubin’s ZOMBEAVERS, where do you start but with the title? Obviously, many who see the film will immediately expect FULL MOON level camp at best, especially since the world of Syfy Originals has propelled animal horror into dull parody territory over the past decade. However, don’t let the punny, funny title fool you: ZOMBEAVERS is a full-fledged monster movie, with some genuinely awesome FX work as well as a firm sense of self-awareness that never derails the narrative. And furthermore, rather than desperately attempting to be a throwback or be too referential, ZOMBEAVERS decides to tell an original creature feature story that also works as an irreverent contemporary horror comedy in its own right.

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  • “ANGST” (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

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    We are gathered here today to celebrate an event that is difficult to truly “celebrate” in any jovial sense. Widely unreleased or banned since its debut, ANGST is the one and only film from director/co-writer Gerald Kargl, and has long been one of the most sought-after flicks on the bootleg circuit.

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  • TIFF Q&A: Director Bruce McDonald talks “HELLIONS”

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    After taking break from the genre after 2008’s cult classic PONTYPOOL, Bruce McDonald has returned to horror with his new Halloween themed feature HELLIONS and this writer couldn’t be more excited to check it out when it premieres at TIFF later this week. The film stars Chloe Rose (DARKNET), Rossif Sutherland (DEAD BEFORE DAWN) and fan favorite Robert Patrick in a tale written by Pascal Trottier.  The official synopsis states “A teenager must survive a Halloween night from Hell when malevolent trick-or-treaters come knocking at her door”. We visited Bruce on set on a chilly fall day way back in 2013 to learn more about the project…

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  • “THE HIVE” (Film Review)

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    THE HIVE is a bit of a difficult film to review, at least for this writer. Not because it’s a difficult movie to understand- which it’s not- nor is it because it’s bad- which it’s definitely not. In fact, THE HIVE is, for the most part, an excellent film, and the kind horror audiences should be embracing considering that it’s an original, R-rated contagion movie that has some genuinely interesting and scary concepts at play. But the reason THE HIVE is difficult to review is because the film treads very lightly with its originality, as the film gets concerningly close to many of its very apparent influences.

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  • Pittsburgh’s ScareHouse Haunted Attraction Adds “TRICK ‘R TREAT”, “KRAMPUS” Haunts!

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    Outside of Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights, there’s few places that fright fans can go to find officially licensed haunts based on their favorite cinematic properties. In fact, most haunted attractions have to put their legally safe spins on our favorite horror icons, like “hockey mask killer” or “creepy burn knife man”, and one can’t necessarily blame them considering how competitive the haunt game can be. However, Pittsburgh, PA’s ScareHouse has gone above and beyond the call to action by partnering with mega-production house Legendary to bring two of Michael Dougherty’s petrifying properties to their interactive attractions: KRAMPUS and TRICK ‘R TREAT!

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