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    “THE HARVEST” (Movie Review)

    Director John McNaughton secured his horror rep with the insinuating authenticity of HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER, and following a couple of more fanciful fear concepts in the intervening years, he returns to the real world with THE HARVEST. Only this time, there’s more than a touch of grim fairy tale to the film.

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    Trailer Round-Up: “THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 3”, “TRUE DETECTIVE”

    Even though it seems that Winter has just passed, it almost feels that Summer is coming quicker than expected. And with Summer comes the impending wave of mutilation on the big and small screen, especially with returning horror properties looking to make a splash upon re-emergence. So with trailers dropping by the day, FANGORIA has rounded up a pair of previews to help horror fans streamline their first look fix…

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    “SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK” To Receive Documentary Treatment

    Adore it or fear it, the revered and reviled children’s book series SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK is about to receive a documentary film treatment. FANGORIA #339 explored the “Satanic Panic” era in which SCARY STORIES acted as a sacrificial lamb, and more to the point, the lasting impression it had on contemporary artists within the horror genre, innovative and invigorating filmmakers like the Soska Sisters, and Karen Lam, and the duo of Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunston, who were originally slated to bring the eerie campfire/folklore tales to the silver screen.

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    Q&A: “HENRY” Director John McNaughton on His New Chiller “THE HARVEST”

    It has been over 30 years since John McNaughton came out of Chicago and entered horror history with his groundbreaking HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER. Now he’s back with his first genre project since his 2006 MASTERS OF HORROR stint: the domestic chiller THE HARVEST, which he discusses in this exclusive interview.

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    “CIRCUS OF THE DEAD” (Film Review)

    A weathered mannequin bust sits atop a vanity table dressed in a police cap and mustache evocative of Adolf Hitler. “Doo Wacka Doo”, a benevolent song from the 1940’s, plays with the scratch-crackle only vinyl records make.  We see a hand dip into a retro can of white cream, painting the face of a woman not fully in view.  With the swirl of an antique Barber chair the disturbingly beautiful masterpiece is finally revealed. A dead woman is seated; head cocked to the side. Her face made up with white clown makeup; a blue color on the tip of her nose.  In her hands a beautiful glass display showcases her crudely extracted heart.

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    Here Comes The Boogeyman in the “SINISTER 2” Trailer

    While Blumhouse become one of the biggest names in horror, producing hit films and franchises left and right, there’s few entries in their pantheon that has resonated with hardcore horror fans as effectively as Scott Derrickson’s SINISTER. The film introduced a terrifying new icon to the horror community with an unsettling mythos as well as story with incredible visuals and performances. And following its welcome reception from casual and horror audiences, the road to the sequel has been one of impatient restlessness and now, fans have their chance to check out the first full trailer for SINISTER 2.

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    “FIRE CITY: THE INTERPRETER OF SIGNS” (Film Review)

    To some filmmakers, a low budget is a terrifying thing, constantly ticking away as time and resources quickly work against your grand vision for a story. To others, however, a low budget can be something of a blessing in disguise, allowing ambitious ideas to work within a contained environment. In either case, a low budget warrants resourcefulness from a filmmaker, and in that case, a healthy imagination is always beneficial to roll with the financial and circumstantial punches. And in the case of Tom Woodruff Jr.’s FIRE CITY: THE INTERPRETER OF SIGNS, that imagination is on full display, allowing the Stan Winston alumnus to make a truly vibrant and intriguing story of monsters and men without peeling at the seams of its budget.

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    Will “IT FOLLOWS” Be Followed By A Sequel?

    Make no mistake: if you’ve been following 2015’s horror films, you’ve undoubtedly have been following IT FOLLOWS. The indie film-that-could from director David Robert Mitchell has gone from art-house golden ticket to mainstream success, earning nearly $10 million since it’s limited theatrical bow and wide expansion with only a $2 million production budget and an extremely limited marketing campaign. And with the film holding steady and generating buzz even at four plus weeks at the box office, the eventual talks about a sequel have arisen.

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    Exclusive Premiere: First Artwork for “STITCHES” Producer’s Next, “THE LODGERS”

    As fright fans know, ghost stories are among the oldest and most universal forms of horror. Coming in all shapes and sizes, horror fans from across the globe can tap into that fear of the unknown after death, which is one of the reasons why haunting horror has made its way into the pop culture zeitgeist as of late. And in the tradition of classic Gothic horror, FANGORIA has the first artwork for a ghost story from Tailored Films, the production company behind the popular killer clown flick STITCHES, entitled THE LODGERS.

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