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  • The Value of Nightmares: How The Academy Awards Continue to Ignore Horror

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    It’s no secret within the film industry that the horror genre and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences don’t quite gel together. Although there have been genre films that have penetrated the Academy’s persistent disinterest in horror- such as BLACK SWAN, ROSEMARY’S BABY, SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, JAWS and THE EXORCIST, fright films have often been considered “less than” when compared to Oscar-bait drama and more ambitious, expensive productions. For the most part, the horror side of the film industry has come to accept this divisive relationship, especially considering how much expensive politics come to play in the voting process rather than objective quality. And while the Oscars receives flack from other voices from the industry for their lack of diversity and their susceptibility to traditionally lauded subject matter, there’s a good reason for horror fans to decry the Academy Awards as well, as the transgressions- albeit passive- have gone beyond frustration and into active disrespect.

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  • The Year in Horror, 2015: 13 Frighteningly Good Reads

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    For those not as passionate about dark culture as those of us who gather at this particular on-line oasis, horror-obsessed family and friends can be difficult to shop for—hence the many gift certificates in FANGORIA fiends’ stockings a few weeks back. We’ve already given readers plenty of film purchase options—check out our exquisitely curated lists from Michael Gingold and Ken Hanley—and for dark literature aficionados, 2015 (give or take a month) had plenty to offer too:

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  • For Your Consideration: The 2016 Chainsaw Award Nominees for Best Wide Release Film!

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    With voting season now open on the FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards, fans are putting their minds at work to select their favorites out of every potential nominee. 2015 certainly was a year of ups and downs, with many of the wide releases proving to be quite divisive among horror fiends. This includes the FANGORIA brass as well, with titles such as INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3, UNFRIENDED and MAGGIE all falling within our demented discussions this year. However, not every terror title could make the cut, eventually settling on our five most chilling cinematic experiences for contention in the 2016 Chainsaw Awards!

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  • The Dreadful Ten: Top 10 Horror Variant Posters!

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    The movie poster has long been an essential element of the horror fan experience. From bootleg posters to foreign imports to photoshop nightmares, a film’s legacy can be made or broken from its poster art, with some real pieces of genre garbage outliving their reputation with fantastic posters. Yet as golden as the days of old are with poster arts, there’s been a real dodgy necessity for palatable, undefined key art to sell films to audiences worldwide, leaving truly talented artists working on commission or on their own accord to provide alternate film posters to the horror community. So for this week’s Dreadful Ten, FANGORIA is ranking down our top 10 horror variant posters for your enjoyment and our adoration!

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  • “SOUTHBOUND”, From “V/H/S” Creators, Rolls Out First Trailer

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    While the V/H/S films have had their highs and lows, the festival buzz for SOUTHBOUND, the latest anthology from producers Roxanne Benjamin and Brad Miska, has been nothing short of astounding. Now, with the film only a month away from invading select theaters and VOD via The Orchard, the first trailer for SOUTHBOUND is here to give you a glimpse at their intersecting highways to hell!

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  • “THE X-FILES” Revival Debuts Epic Final Trailer!

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    There are few horror events this year as highly anticipated as the re-opening of THE X-FILES with the return of the show’s principal cast in tow for a 5-week, 6-episode event. And while the future of the series beyond that point has yet to be determined, fans finally have their first substantial look at the series, which looks bigger and bolder than ever before!

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  • “PHANTASM: RAVAGER”, 4K “PHANTASM” Confirmed for 2016 release!

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    After the heartbreaking passing of Angus Scrimm this past weekend, some horror hounds had wondered if this would impact the release of the upcoming PHANTASM: RAVAGER. However, fright fans need not fret, as Don Coscarelli has told Entertainment Weekly that both the David Hartman-directed PHANTASM: RAVAGER and the 4K Bad Robot-commissioned PHANTASM transfer are “pretty much done” and, barring any unexpected developments, will be releasing in 2016!

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  • Angus Scrimm, Remembered: Director Jim Wynorski

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    With the passing of horror icon Angus Scrimm last weekend, FANGORIA is dedicating this week to the memory of our dear friend. We have reached out to several of those who knew Angus well for their parting words and to share their memories of the extraordinary actor. Here, words from longtime B-filmmaker Jim Wynorski, who cast Angus in several films.

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  • “CANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL” Soundtrack goes Vinyl!

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    Before SOUTH PARK, TEAM AMERICA: WORLD POLICE and THE BOOK OF MORMON, filmmakers Trey Parker and Matt Stone found their beginnings in a D.I.Y. horror comedy rooted in their Colorado heritage entitled CANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL. Eventually released by Troma Entertainment, the film contained all the hallmarks of their future work, from brilliantly crude humor to insane musical numbers to shocking abrupt violence. And now, 23 years after the film’s release, CANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL’s hilarious original soundtrack will be released as a limited edition vinyl LP!

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