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  • The Dreadful Ten: Top 10 ‘80s Horror Films That Deserve A Modern Sequel!

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    With CREED, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD and ASH VS. EVIL DEAD proving themselves critical and commercial success while Kevin Bacon heads back to TREMORS on the small screen, there’s little denying that there’s a certain magic in revamping an old properties with its original parts intact. And while horror fans turn their noses upwards at the prospect of franchise-rebuilding reboots or franchise-disavowing remakes, these late stage sequels land in a nostalgic grey area and get us excited to see what crazy places the original story can go in modern times. So with these properties on the brain, FANGORIA has whipped up a list of other films (specifically, from the ‘80s) that deserve a direct sequel set in new millennium…

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  • “TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE: SEASON THREE” (Audio Review)

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    It’s been two years since TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE clawed its way into the ears of fright fans, with select live outings to satiate the interested while Season Three of the radio play series was in development. However, luckily for purveyors of audio horror, the wait was not in vain, as the months of development have led to TALES strongest season to date, providing bold, wickedly entertaining stories that stir up one’s imagination with mischievous glee. And furthermore, with an assembly of terrific performers and storytellers by their side, there’s an inherently unique air about this season of TALES that certainly separates it from season’s past, offering a structural and tonal continuity that impressively feels much more carefully curated than previous iterations.

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  • Crossing Over: “PRISONERS” (2013)

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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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  • Slamdance Film Festival 2016 Selections Announced!

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    What once began as a reaction to the snobbish, anti-genre mentality of prestigious film festivals in the ‘90s, the Park City-based Slamdance Film Festival has become a legitimate force of its own over the years. Over its 21-year legacy, Slamdance has hosted the likes of Trey Parker, Christopher Nolan, Lena Dunham, Jared Hess and Seth Gordon, and most recently debuted Scream Factory’s BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS as well as 2015 festival favorite BODY from Dan Berk and Robert Olsen. Now, the festival- which only selects films from first-time filmmakers made for under $1 million- has announced its 2016 line-up exclusively via Variety, presenting bold, largely star-free fare from around the world.

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  • Exclusive Q&A: Director Jeff Lieberman talks 4K “BLUE SUNSHINE” Screenings & Blu-ray

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    For those unfamiliar, Jeff Lieberman’s BLUE SUNSHINE is the rare kind of horror film that redefines the term “cult classic.” As a film about LSD that, 10 years later, causes its users to go completely bald and commit senseless acts of bloody murder, BLUE SUNSHINE needs to be seen to be believed. And while the film had been a bit of a lost treasure among fright fans for a while, the film is currently taking revival houses by storm with a brand new 4K transfer.

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  • Q&A: Actor Joey Kern talks “BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS”

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    As fans of horror comedy might know, Joey Kern is not unfamiliar to the subgenre. After a memorable supporting turn in Eli Roth’s debut fright flick, CABIN FEVER, Kern has popped up in a pair of horror comedies in the past few years, including ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE UNDEAD and, most recently, in Scream Factory’s original release, BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS. In BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS, Kern hops into a role that suits his comedic sensibilities, playing the slacker best friend who is among the first to notice that his office building is being overrun by vampires. Recently, Kern spoke to FANGORIA about BLOODSUCKING BASTARDS, working with Dr. God and the side of the horror genre he tries most to avoid…

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  • “THE QUAY BROTHERS: COLLECTED SHORT FILMS” (Blu-ray Review)

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    The extraordinary lives of objects, of doll babies and of medical tools are presented in this assemblage of works by the famed Quay Brothers, transferred to high-definition in the first time. Over four hours of material—including 12 stop-motion animated films and five commentary tracks—create a sublime experience of intense imagery and sound.

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  • NYC Horror Film Fest Review: “ALL I NEED”

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    When a film decides to employ a big twist in its third-act, the film by proxy makes it more difficult for the content of the first two acts to stand on their own merit. Like it or not, that twist will polarize most viewers depending on how receptive to the twist they are, if they understand the twist, or if they saw the twist coming at all. And while the bold twist that ALL I NEED takes in its third act with the subtle drop of a name and philosophy is certainly unpredictable, it’s recontextualizing of the action that came before it makes it perhaps more problematic than one might like.

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