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  • The Year in Horror, 2015: Ken’s Top 10 Movie Death Scenes!

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    While 2015 has been the host to many macabre moments, there’s little denying that this year certainly one-upped 2014 in terms of brutality in the cinema. Though Hollywood offered more bloodletting than the haunting-heavy year previous, independent scare fare raised the bar with amazing, head-spinning gore and guts. And with death on the brain (and spoiler warning on high alert), FANGORIA recounts the top ten most memorable death scenes of 2015!

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  • Get into a Sinister X-mas Spirit with Chelsea Stardust’s “PROJECT HOPE” on CryptTV!

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    Earlier this month, FANGORIA profiled up-and-coming horror filmmaker Chelsea Stardust on our podcast SPLAT CHAT: ON D.I.Y. HORROR in a lengthy interview that talked horror, both fictional and otherwise, in the life of the young producer/director. An alumni of Blumhouse Productions and passionate member of the L.A. horror community, Stardust has since been at the grind on her myriad macabre film projects, from her impending fright features to her scary short-form contributions to Eli Roth’s CryptTV. And now, just in time for the horrordays, FANGORIA fans can see Stardust’s terrifying talents in action with the latter’s latest original short, a Christmas chiller entitled PROJECT HOPE!

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  • “NIGHTMARES” (1983; Blu-ray Review)

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    Largely lost to the mists of time and forever lurking in the considerable critical and commercial shadow cast by fellow horror anthology CREEPSHOW, released less than a year earlier, director Joseph Sargent’s endearingly guileless 1983 omnibus NIGHTMARES is not nearly as bereft of charm or cohesion as its reputation or detractors suggest.

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  • The Year in Horror, 2015: Ken’s Top 10 Episodes of Horror Television

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    As the landscape continues to grow in a promising direction, there’s no denying that 2015 marked a banner year for horror television. While PENNY DREADFUL and SALEM offered some of the strongest sophomore seasons in recent memories, many other pieces of serialized scare fare proved that they not only still have gas, but are breaking new ground in the process. And with 2015 nearly in our rearview, FANGORIA has decided to catalog our favorite offerings from televised terror titles from the past year…

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  • Crossing Over: “BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA”

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    Welcome, FANGORIA Readers, to CROSSING OVER, our newest 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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  • A Date with “THE HATEFUL EIGHT”, Part Two

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    In the continuation of our lengthy time spent with Quentin Tarantino and the cast of THE HATEFUL EIGHT (see part one here), the Oscar-winning writer/director and FANGORIA reader comments on his eighth movie’s horror references and collaborating with legendary composer Ennio Morricone. Meanwhile, his eclectic cast chimes in on the overall HATEFUL experience. The “Western mystery” opens in a special “Roadshow” engagement on December 25 in glorious 70mm film in 100 theaters across North America (see details here).

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  • Stream to Scream: “PROXY”

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    If there’s anything that can definitively be said about a horror film like PROXY, it would be that the film is not for everyone. For those who appreciate more scare-based, supernatural outings, PROXY is not the film for you, and will likely test your threshold for transgressive content. On the flip side of the coin, those whose horror obsession filters down to chasing the dragon that is shocking content, PROXY might be a bit too far into the contemplative, artistic side for those merely expecting bloody viscera. However, for those whom PROXY does latch its claws onto, the film is a mesmerizing, poetic experience that few films can rival, provoking ideological thoughts and a jaw-dropping narrative that you otherwise might not find in even the majority of independent fright fare.

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  • “THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN’T DIE” (Blu-ray Review)

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    For cult-minded fright fanatics, there will always be an unironic spot in our hearts for old, bonkers sci-fi horrors of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Often amalgamations between psychological thrillers and creature features, these films preyed upon the fears of progressive science as a breeding ground for deviancy and god complexes with frequently insane results. Luckily for those who adore these strange cinematic time capsules, one of the craziest and surprisingly well-crafted entries from this era has made its way to the high definition world courtesy of Scream Factory: THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN’T DIE!

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  • FANGO Flashback: “BUBBA HO-TEP”

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    One of the most common complaints this writer hears from hardcore horrorheads is that contemporary scare fare lacks the heart of their predecessors. While there’s always been mean, merciless horror throughout the years, especially those caught in the crossfire of the slasher booms, there is a fair amount of truth to that sentiment. Though that doesn’t mean there aren’t impressively crafted or genuinely terrifying horror offerings nowadays, the organic sense of adventure, character and justice is much less common these days as opposed to the fright films of the ‘80s and ‘90s. Yet perhaps that makes modern horror with that old school heart and soul much more valuable to die-hard fans, which in turn crafts a specific legacy from which a film can gain a second life.

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  • The Year in Horror, 2015: Michael Gingold’s Top 10 Movies

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    There’s a certain chorus of hardcore fandom that says good horror isn’t being made anymore, but the evidence strongly contradicts that statement. You have to search the independent scene—sometimes, you have to look hard—but there’s been a great, diverse selection of fright films out there over the last 12 months.

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