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    Shadowvision: “RE-ANIMATOR”

    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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    “THE REACH” (TIFF Review)

    THE REACH is a great work of pulp delirium masquerading as accessible mainstream entertainment. Starring, as it does, the son of Spartacus himself, legendary actor Michael Douglas (who also produced and developed the project) and baited for the ladies with youthful hard bodied hunk Jeremy Irvine (WAR HORSE), THE REACH exceeds its potentially pedestrian lure and conventional set-up and ends up being something far more daring and aesthetically evolved. An existential, bizarre western/horror hybrid, it plays like an expanded ROAD RUNNER short by way of Werner Herzog’s FITZCARRALDO and THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME, peppered with macho swagger and a distinctly European sense of operatic grandeur.  And like the similarly testosterone-soaked thriller THE GREY, if marketed right THE REACH could—and should—find its cult very quickly.

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    “SHREW’S NEST” (TIFF Movie Review)

    One of the most cost effective ways to anchor a low budget feature is in emphasizing claustrophobia; making a virtue of a single location and turning it into a strength rather than cost-cutting hindrance. George Romero did it, Roman Polanski nailed it, Sam Raimi made it a cartoon, and now the Spanish directing team of Juanfer Andrés and Esteban Roel have made it their own.

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    Q&A: Joe Dante Talks “BURYING THE EX” – Part Two

    Yesterday, we ran an interview with maverick monster movie legend Joe Dante (GREMLINS, THE HOWLING, THE BURBS) conducted while on set filming his latest twisted horror/comedy BURYING THE EX, a new zombie romance  starring Anton  Yelchin (ODD THOMAS) and Ashley Greene (TWILIGHT) in a tale of a lad who can’t get enough of his livid, living dead ex-lady love. Today, as the film premieres at the 71st Venice International Film Festival, we follow-up with the filmmaker in a new interview conducted just days ago, wherein Dante reflects on what the movie became after post-production.

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    TIFF ’14: Programmer Colin Geddes Previews MIDNIGHT MADNESS

    Each year, programmer Colin Geddes storms the Toronto International Film Festival with what he calls “ten nights of cinematic insanity from around the world.” His Midnight Madness boasts over 20 years of taste making behind it, premiering highly anticipated films, introducing audiences to new voices and generally being the rowdiest of TIFF programs. The 2014 iteration of Midnight Madness sports buzzed titles like TUSK, [REC] 4 and IT FOLLOWS; possible discoveries CUB, giallo comedy THE EDITOR and BIG GAME; fest favorites THE GUEST and WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS; and more. As opening night, with Sion Sono’s TOKYO TRIBE, approaches, Fango spoke to Geddes about the films in store and process of putting it all together.

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    Joe Dante Talks “BURYING THE EX” – Part One

    FANGORIA had the unique chance to chat up legendary genre film force Joe Dante (PIRANHA, THE HOWLING, GREMLINS) about his latest picture, the LA-shot BURYING THE EX, not once, but twice. The first time, Fango’s David Ian McKendry grilled the man on set , in the midst of making his movie last year. The second, FANGORIA editor Chris Alexander trapped Joe while he was on the cusp of screening the finished film in Venice (it screens tomorrow as part of the Venice Film Festival). Here then is David’s on-set verbal ping-pong with the man…

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    “TWIN PEAKS: THE ENTIRE MYSTERY” (Blu-ray Review)

    When CBS and Paramount Pictures teamed to bring TWIN PEAKS: THE ENTIRE MYSTERY to Blu-ray this summer, there was no question as to whether or not this would be the definitive home release of the series and prequel film, FIRE WALK WITH ME. The concept of a definitive set pales in comparison to the reality: a massive 10-disc set that felt as physically dense as the content it held within. In an age where physical media is being given the short shrift time and time again, TWIN PEAKS: THE ENTIRE MYSTERY is any tried-and-true genre fan’s golden ticket.

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