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    “BATES MOTEL: Season 3, Episode 6″ (TV Review)

    With the track record from the first and second season of BATES MOTEL, there was an aura of cautious optimism when this writer decided to cover the third season. But luckily, that faith has payed off in a big way, as BATES’ sixth episode this season is a full-on home run for the series, and introduced a milestone into the show’s familiar lore. And as Norman and Norma drifted apart further than ever before, Norman and “Mother” finally came together, and it offered one of the most surreal and satisfying scenes in the series’ history.

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    Director Jack Sholder remembers “THE HIDDEN,” playing Chicago this weekend

    Movies like ALONE IN THE DARK and A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2: FREDDY’S REVENGE have secured eclectic director Jack Sholder a permanent position in many a genre fan’s horror hall of fame. But, Sholder, whose less recognizable yet enjoyable credits include WISHMASTER 2: EVIL NEVER DIES, ARACHNID and the killer-shark telemovie 12 DAYS OF TERROR, is especially and justifiably proud of his work on 1987’s THE HIDDEN, New Line Cinema’s popular science fiction/action/horror hybrid.

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    “THE WALKING DECEASED” Actor Dave Sheridan Wants To Know: Have You Seen This Zombie?

    Fans of horror comedy should be familiar with SCARY MOVIE and THE DEVIL’S REJECTS star Dave Sheridan, who was most recently seen in the zombie culture parody THE WALKING DECEASED (check FANGO’s review here.) As such, Sheridan has found himself going deeper and deeper into the world of horror, hitting the convention scene while gearing up for his directorial debut in the genre. And while THE WALKING DECEASED let Sheridan lay some hurt on the undead, one zombie in particular was able to get some payback, according to a video recently released by Sheridan from his appearance at Dallas’ Walker Stalker convention. Take a look below…

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    Shadowvision: “INSIDIOUS”

    Welcome to Shadowvision, a regular column in which Fangoria.com revisits modern horror films in black-and-white. The purpose is to analyze these films through a new lens, seeing if the classically informed viewing experience will give a new angle to familiar images. If you’d like to watch along at home, it’s simple: go into your TV settings and desaturate the picture completely, then adjust the contrast and brightness to fit either standard or high definition.

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    “CARRIE” (2002) / “THE RAGE: CARRIE 2″ (Blu-ray Review)

    There’s no doubting that Brian De Palma’s CARRIE, the 1976 inaugural adaptation of Stephen King, is a classic of the horror genre. It’s classy, unsettling and genuinely scary, compounded with De Palma’s stylish vision and King’s distinct narrative voice. Yet in the years since, the various attempts to remake and recapture that eerie essence has proven difficult, and there’s no better example of that than the CARRIE TV-remake as well as Katt Shea’s THE RAGE: CARRIE 2. And with Scream Factory’s double feature Blu-ray, CARRIE completists can finally have these misbegotten fright flicks in high definition.

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    Set Visit: Charles Band’s “EVIL BONG 420″

    The date of Charles Band’s (PUPPET MASTER) next installment in the EVIL BONG series is a marriage made in heaven with its release date coinciding with the weed-friendly date of  April 20th. Band, a prolific Director/Producer/Writer, has been making his unique brand of horror since the early ‘70s and has a slew of genre films under his belt. FANGORIA jumped at the chance to see this consummate professional at the helm of his next installment of the EVIL BONG franchise.

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    “THE BABADOOK” (Blu-ray Review)

    To some, including this writer, THE BABADOOK was one of the genuine masterpieces of macabre cinema last year, providing a near perfect balance of psychological horror and creature feature. To others, THE BABADOOK was a victim of a loudly whirring hype machine, offering a horror tale whose straightforward scares were disappointing to a fault. In that way, THE BABADOOK has posited itself as a film that there’s very little middle ground towards, and with the film now on Blu-ray from Scream Factory, the rest of the world at large will get a chance to experience THE BABADOOK for themselves, as well as get an insight on how THE BABADOOK came to be.

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    Q&A: Actress Ashley Hinshaw on “THE PYRAMID” and “TRUE DETECTIVE”

    When you hear a title like THE PYRAMID, any horror fans mind will go to the usual suspects: mummies, scarabs and all sorts of ancient Egyptian curses. However, horror fans who checked out last fall’s THE PYRAMID were surprised by a whole different kind of horror, with an experience made even more visceral by a handful of strong performances. Among these performances was Ashley Hinshaw, who adds an emotional dimension and physical commitment to a role that in the hands of others could have been merely another screaming victim-to-be. FANGORIA recently caught up with Hinshaw and talking THE PYRAMID, her horror fandom and her participation in TRUE DETECTIVE’s second season…

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