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  • “DAMIEN: Season 1, Episode 1” (TV Review)

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    When it comes to the pilot for DAMIEN, there is some good news and there is some not-so-good news. In terms of the former, DAMIEN is setting the stage for a horror series that’s not only blood and respectful to the original OMEN film, but also may be set the biggest scale for a horror series to date. Yet in terms of the latter, with the pilot laying ground and catching up unfamiliar viewers to THE OMEN mythology, the series doesn’t quite get the opportunity to establish its own identity in its inaugural outing.

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  • NYC! Free screening of Sci-Fi/Horror film “PANDEMIC” rises on March 28th!

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    Terror goes viral when FANGORIA hosts a free NYC screening of director John (THE SCRIBBLER) Suits’ new sci-fi horror thriller PANDEMIC. The screening will be held on Monday, March 28th at 7 p.m. at the Helen Mills Theater (137-139 West 26th Street). PANDEMIC stars Rachel (RAZE) Nichols, Alfie (GAME OF THRONES) Allen, Missi (GONE GIRL) Pyle and Mekhi (DAWN OF THE DEAD) Phifer and comes from the busy Gabriel Cowan, the genre-savvy producer of 400 DAYS, BAD MILO, EXTRACTED and CHEAP THRILLS.

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  • Body Horror Flick “BITE” Acquired By Scream Factory; Screening & Release Info!

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    For those keeping their eerie eyes on the new wave of Canadian Indie Horror over the past few years, the name Chad Archibald should be quite familiar. Director of fright titles such as THE DROWNSMAN and EJECTA while serving as producer on films such as ANTISOCIAL, SEPTIC MAN, HELLMOUTH and THE SUBLET, Archibald has been expanding on his prolific reputation throughout the horror festival scene with his most recent effort, BITE. And now, after playing the likes of Mile High Horror, Fantasia and Sitges last year, Archibald’s film has finally found a home with Scream Factory, who add BITE to their impressive roster of original releases.

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  • “THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR” (Film Review)

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    In the film’s favor, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR isn’t the trainwreck most people expect to see from the studio system nowadays, nor is it anything exceptional as well. Simply put, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR is a fairly unremarkable exercise in horror cinema, managing to be both generic and effective simultaneously. And while the film wears its influences on its sleeve- in fact, similarities to PET SEMATARY are uncanny at times-, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR rehashes and repurposes notable genre tactics because they’re known to work, and in that case, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR is creepy, if not truly original in nature.

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  • “THE CORPSE OF ANNA FRITZ” (Film Review)

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    If you’re going to be tackling a movie about necrophilia, there’s a good chance that it’s likely going to be a polarizing experience. However, as fate would have it, necrophilia is simply the beginning of the wicked path shown in THE CORPSE OF ANNA FRITZ, an exercise in tension that will grip the audience from start to finish. Yet if there’s anything that’s truly shocking about THE CORPSE OF ANNA FRITZ, it’s how well director Hector Hernandez Vicens makes conventional story beats seem so unconventional via the use of misdirection that would put a magician to shame.

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  • Found Footage… FOR REAL: Studio ADI’s Amazing Practical Work on “THE THING” (2011)

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    One of the reasons that horror hounds have become so apprehensive towards remakes is the idea that the genre’s history is being rewritten for a new generation. While this is often an irrational line of thought, as the original films never go away and often see a deluxe reissue as a result, the resentment is often built off of legitimate concerns: more often than not, contemporary remakes don’t quite reach the heights of their predecessors and resort of lazier filmmaking techniques. In fact, most horror fans are more worried about new fans becoming accustomed to a remake with CGI and frustrating plot retreads than the original films themselves, and this is why fans often cry out for remakes to go the extra mile to prove their worth.

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  • FANGO Flashback: “WHEN A STRANGER CALLS BACK”

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    For whatever reason, WHEN A STRANGER CALLS always seems to be given an underwhelming reception by fright fans, many of whom understand its legacy but perhaps haven’t seen it or misled by the fact that it never became as “essential” as other horror offerings of its era. Nevertheless, the film is incredibly intense, creepy as hell and impeccably acted, and the film’s leap from claustrophobic horror film to brooding thriller following the first act is a ballsy move that’s worth celebrating, especially in this day and age. However, as guilty as some may be with their ignorance towards the first film, this writer must admit that the same caution was taken personally with the film’s 15-year-late sequel, WHEN A STRANGER CALLS BACK.

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