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  • Nicolas Winding Refn Announces ‘Remake Trilogy’ with Vincent Price, Giallo Classics!

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    For this writer, one of the most highly anticipated horror offerings of 2016 is Nicolas Winding Refn’s THE NEON DEMON, which has already polarized audiences at the typically genre-unfriendly Cannes Film Festival. Hitting theaters next month, it will be Refn’s first tried-and-true entry into the horror genre, even if his filmography has long touched upon the themes and atmosphere of horror, but with the news breaking last week, it’s sure to not be his last. That’s because- in addition to his previously announced MANIAC COP remake- Refn has added two more horror classics to his slate of upcoming remakes on which the demented Danish filmmaker will serve as executive producer, according to Deadline.

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  • “BATES MOTEL: Season 4, Episode 10” (TV Review)

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    Despite Norma looking very much deceased in last week’s episode, it was still debateable whether or not she was truly dead, possibly due to the fact that it is almost unheard of for one of the two leads to be killed off at this point in the game. With Norman’s mind increasingly diluted by psychosis, the show is always in the air as to what is real and what is not, and of course, there is also the case for characters having been brought back from the “dead” before, such as with Bradley Martin. Alas, that was not the case for poor Norma Bates.

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  • FANGO Flashback: “PRISON”

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    For longtime readers of FANGORIA.com, this writer’s affection for the work of Renny Harlin has been well-documented. With genuinely awesome cinematic offerings such as MINDHUNTERS, DEEP BLUE SEA, A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET PART IV, THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT, DIE HARD 2 and CLIFFHANGER under his belt, few directors can capture the spirit of popcorn entertainment better than Harlin. Even his cinematic missteps- FORD FAIRLANE, DEVIL’S PASS and EXORCIST: THE BEGINNING- are perhaps hobbled by their own ambition, and the fact that they still are fairly entertaining in their own right is a testament to Harlin’s work as a filmmaker. Yet unfortunately, too few horror hounds have seen one of Harlin’s legitimately best terror titles: the 1988 haunting thriller PRISON.

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  • Found Footage… For Real: Jim Gillespie’s Award-Winning Short Film, “JOYRIDE”!

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    In the wild world of Hollywood, there are numerous dream archetypes by which most filmmakers hope to find themselves eventually inhabiting. For some, it’s that one’s screenplay reaches the right person on the right day at the right time, launching them into a career not unlike Quentin Tarantino or Shane Black. For others, it’s the path more frequently taken, especially as video hosting has become the norm: a filmmaker directs a short, it gets seen by the right people, and the next thing they know, they’re running full-speed on the path of becoming the next go-to studio director. And while that dream may not be a complete fantasy- just ask genre directors such as Andres Muschietti, Fede Alvarez or David Sanberg-, the pure glut of short films on the web and in festivals nowadays has turned those chances into those akin to hitting the lottery.

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

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    For fans of Robert Kirkman’s particular brand of pulp horror, one certainly knows the value of patience. While OUTCAST, the new exorcism horror series from Kirkman and Cinemax, does start out of the gate with a bit of stomach-twisting nastiness (including one shot that is guaranteed to give off phantom pains), the narrative itself does demand that the audience follow the story at a specific pace, investing its time into building the characters and world before throwing us into exorcist action. In some ways, it’s tonally more akin to the likes of HANNIBAL than Kirkman’s own WALKING DEAD, with mature, artful storytelling with glimpses of brutal, goosebump-inducing horror. But by no means does this mean OUTCAST is any less of a horror show, and in its debut episode, the series offers a layered tale of terror that’s engages you intimately before bringing its nightmares to life.

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  • Falls Horror Fest Scares Up Killer Line-Up!

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    While those in the Niagara Falls, Canada, area know that Niagara Falls Comic Con has become a hub of nerd culture, horror fans know that the venue also is home to the Falls Horror Fest. From June 3rd to June 5th, the event features over 5,000 square feet of horror exhibitors, celebrities, artists, props, makeup, costumes, free Q&As and workshops, and much, much more.

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  • Q&A: Actor Ralph Ineson on “THE WITCH,” Family Dysfunction and Charlie the Goat

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    In THE WITCH, out today on Blu-ray and DVD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment, a 17th-century Puritan family confronts supernatural evil after the religious convictions of patriarch William (Ralph Ineson) get them banished from their community. Ineson’s conflicted characterization is a highlight of THE WITCH, a film that also put the actor in conflict with members of the animal world.

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  • “JUG FACE”, “SMOTHERED” Distributor Launches New Genre Label, 108 Madcap!

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    For all the scare fare popping up all over the world, one shouldn’t forget the horror renaissance happening in Canada. While Canada has been a fantastic production ground for the entertainment industry in general, the area has also spawned several top notch distributors, including the genre-friendly 108 Media, who were behind the release of films such as JUG FACE, SMOTHERED, SENSORIA and more. Now, 108 Media has taken their love of horror, sci-fi and fantasy to the next level, as they recently announced the development of “108 Madcap,” a label that will exclusively deal in the acquisition and release of exciting new genre pictures from around the globe.

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