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  • Q&A: James McAvoy on Giving Life to “VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN”

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    James McAvoy, the Scottish actor who plays the British title character in VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN (opening November 25 from Fox), recalls a disagreement he had with the film’s costume designer Jany Temime over what the corpse-resurrecting scientist should wear. “Jany is a fantastic costume designer, she’s Oscar-winning, she’s incredible—but she came in with a whole idea for my character, which I didn’t share, so I put my foot down on that.

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  • Q&A: Clive Barker and Mick Garris on “THE BODY BOOK” and “THE MUMMY” That Wasn’t

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    Once again, the creative forces at Dark Regions Press have cooked up something rather nasty and exquisite—another helping of Clive Barker. Coming off their MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN Special Definitive Edition, the publisher has cranked it up a notch with THE BODY BOOK, currently available for pre-order.

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  • “TROLL” / “TROLL 2” Double Feature (Blu-ray Review)

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    When it comes to the various scare fare fright fans subject themselves on a regular basis, there are only about three different categories these films can fall into. The first would be “good”, which would describe well-crafted, entertaining stories that can be a masterpiece at its best or, at the very least, fairly decent. The second would be “bad”, as in poorly-written and clumsily executed that can range from dull, lifeless dreck to the promising yet criminally flawed. The last would likely be “the weird”, comprised of the fantastical, bonkers, illogical, surreal or off-beat which is objectively not for everyone but could subjectively be some viewer’s favorite films. And it’s firmly in the latter category that Scream Factory’s Blu-ray double feature of TROLL and TROLL 2 exist, offering two movies that, while not necessarily the cream of the crop, are far too insane and imaginative to disregard.

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  • “LAST GIRL STANDING” (NYC Horror Film Fest Review)

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    As clever and exciting as the SCREAM franchise has been over the years, one of the franchise’s implicit flaws was never quite looking at Sidney Prescott’s psychological ramifications following each surpassing incident. In fact, very few horror franchises have addressed the trauma of surviving a “horror movie” scenario, and the few that have rarely do so in a realistic manner. And it’s exactly that realism that Benjamin R. Moody’s LAST GIRL STANDING attempts to ground itself in, investigating the “final girl” archetype through a post-modern lense that offers one of the most engrossing subversions on the genre in quite some time.

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  • Scream Factory Blu-ray Round-up: “BOUND TO VENGEANCE”, “BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS”, More…

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    Even though Halloween is in the horror community’s collective rearview mirror, Scream Factory continues to offer various treats to horror Blu-ray collectors. But with Christmas around the corner, fright fans might be wary about what terror titles to stuff their stockings this holiday season. Luckily, FANGORIA has the latest scare fare from the specialty horror distributor, and in this review round-up, horror hounds can better decide which Scream Factory releases are best suited for their home media collection.

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  • New York City Horror Film Festival Winners Announced!

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    Last weekend, Times Scare hosted dozens upon dozens of excited fright fans at the 14th Annual New York City Horror Film Festival. And while horror icons such as FRIDAY THE 13TH director Sean Cunningham and HALLOWEEN 3 actor Tom Atkins received honorary awards from the festival, the festival formally announced its various cinematic winners late Sunday night, with the grand prize going to Levan Bakhia’s LANDMINE GOES CLICK.

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  • FANGO Flashback: “THE MIST”

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    In almost a tragic recurring theme in the horror genre, most of the films fright fans consider to be classics of the genre certainly were not received that way initially. Whether it be the many critically-lambasted post-HALLOWEEN efforts of John Carpenter, the direct-to-video dumps of FEAST and TRICK ‘R TREAT or the commercial failures such as THE MONSTER SQUAD and NIGHTBREED, most beloved terror titles have earned their esteemed reputations years, perhaps even decades after the fact. Yet few films have earned their prestigious post-release reputation more than Frank Darabont’s terrifying and tragic adaptation of Stephen King’s THE MIST, which truly has aged like a fine wine in the near-decade since its release.

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  • “SOME KIND OF HATE” (Blu-ray Review)

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    Following its world premiere at the 2015 Stanley Film Festival, SOME KIND OF HATE was this writer’s true, definitive frontrunner for the best horror film of the year. A clever, emotional twist on the long-dormant slasher subgenre, SOME KIND OF HATE brought a brutal, visceral vision to the big screen unlike anything this writer had before while establishing Adam Egypt Mortimer as a genre director to watch. And while Image/RLJ Entertainment gave the film a push during its VOD release in September, there are still many fright fans who have yet to give the film a shot. Now, with the film debuting on Blu-ray (exclusive to Best Buy until late next month), horror hounds have the perfect opportunity to catch up with the macabre movie, while fans of the film have a chance to check out the bigger picture of SOME KIND OF HATE.

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