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  • Stream to Scream: “MOCKINGBIRD”

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    When watching a film like MOCKINGBIRD, which essentially plays as a found footage home invasion film constructed like a puzzlebox, a question arises in the head of the viewer: if a film commits so many cinematic crimes yet remains effortlessly gripping, can one consider it good? Make no mistake, even the most predictable moments of MOCKINGBIRD were tense, scary and even a bit unsettling. But for every moment that highlights the glorious aspects of using a found footage perspective, there is an equal moment of logical flaw, inconsistency and an overall problematic narrative to cancel it out. It’s an interesting dynamic, even if for the wrong reasons, and it almost feels as if MOCKINGBIRD is too tied to minimalism for its own good, even though the minimalism is what makes the film terrifying.

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  • Mile High Horror Film Festival ’15: “THE FINAL GIRLS”, “HE NEVER DIED” lead First Wave of Programming; “DEVIL’S REJECTS” Anniversary Screening Announced w/ Sid Haig Q&A!

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    With every passing week of our media partnership with Mile High Horror Film Festival 2015, which takes place from October 1st to October 4th at the Alamo Drafthouse Littleton in Colorado, FANGORIA has wondered time and time again how the festival would top the exciting announcement from the week beforehand. And yet without fail, Mile High manages to do so, and this week is no exception as MHHFF 2015 has finally revealed their first wave of programming!

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  • R.I.P. WES CRAVEN (1939-2015)

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    We at FANGORIA are speechless. After the loss of the Great Christopher Lee earlier this year, it is both shocking and deeply upsetting to learn of the passing of filmmaker and horror movie maverick Wes Craven, one of our founding fathers of contemporary fear. There’s not much to say about Wes, the Father of Freddy, that you , the FANGORIA reader, don’t already know. Wes was a man who gave us a celebrated series of dark, edgy and energized genre films that defined their times. Some were more definitive than others, but none were devoid of interest or ambition and all were driven by an often covert intellect.

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  • FIOFF ’15 Submissions to Die For: Lu Ponce’s “THE NIGHT OF SAN JUAN”

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    Welcome to SUBMISSIONS TO DIE FOR, the latest column focusing on highlights among the FANGORIA International Online Film Festival Submissions. While being featured on this column does not guarantee selection in the FANGORIA International Online Film Festival, SUBMISSIONS TO DIE FOR features some scare fare worth keeping an eye on…

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  • Q&A: The Creators of “TURBO KID” Talk ’80s Influences and Ironside

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    In the year 1997, amidst a postapocalyptic landscape that looks a lot like the ’80s, The Kid (Munro Chambers) is on a quest to save newly found robot companion Apple (Laurence Leboeuf), from the evil clutches of Zeus (Michael Ironside) and his gang of BMX bandits. So begins RKSS’ (Road Kill Super Stars) TURBO KID—a throwback to the old days of super-low-budget MAD MAX knockoffs.

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  • “CONTRACTED: PHASE II” Scribe joins FANGO’s Free NYC Screening!

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    After a summer of excellent free horror screenings presented by FANGORIA, it’s fitting that one of our last screenings of the season be our most anticipated yet! That’s right: IFC Midnight and FANGORIA are teaming up to give CONTRACTED: PHASE II its NYC premiere for free on Tuesday, September 1 at 7:45 p.m. at New York City’s IFC Center (323 Sixth Avenue at 3rd Street; 212-924-7771). And if that wasn’t enough of a reason for fright fans to come out, FANGORIA can know confirm that CONTRACTED: PHASE II writer Craig Walendziak will in fact be in attendance and taking part in a Q&A moderated by FANGO’s Editor Emeritus Tony Timpone!

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  • Q&A: Filmmakers and Cast Talk “POD,” Paranoia and Performance

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    Martin (Brian Morvant), a veteran with PTSD, may have a trapped a monster in the cellar of his family’s remote lake house. His siblings Ed and Lyla (Dean Cates and Lauren Ashley Carter) try to talk him out of it: There’s no creature down there; these conspiracies are part of your madness; you need help, please come with us.

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  • “WIND WALKERS” will be After Dark’s Eighth Film to Die For

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    Earlier this week, FANGORIA informed fright fans of the latest addition to After Dark Films’ grand return of the 8 Films to Die For, with animal attack flick UNNATURAL and terror throwback BASTARD filling out the 6th and 7th slot. With the zombie action thriller RE-KILL, the experimental mystery MURDER IN THE DARK, the haunting tale THE WICKED WITHIN,  slasher flick LUMBERJACK MAN and the domestic thriller SUSPENSION, that left After Dark Films with one slot available. Now, After Dark has revealed the 8th film to Die For: Russell Friedenburg’s WIND WALKERS!

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  • Q&A: Director Josh Forbes talks “CONTRACTED: PHASE II”

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    One of the more gruesome horror offerings of the last few years, CONTRACTED certainly raised a stir among fans of indie horror upon its release in late 2013. The film spread like wildfire over streaming services such as Netflix, and the divisive body horror flick rode a solid wave of momentum (and impressive VOD numbers) to CONTRACTED: PHASE II. Continuing the story exactly where the first film left off, director Josh Forbes looks to up the ante with the second film to make a bigger, badder follow-up than anyone could anticipate, and with FANGORIA screening the film in NYC this Tuesday, we caught up with Forbes to talk PHASE II, body horror and his future in fright fare…

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  • The Dreadful Ten: “MONSTER PARTY”‘s Top 10 British Horror Films!

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    On the latest episode of FANGORIA’s resident horror chat show MONSTER PARTY, hosts Shawn Sheridan, Matt Weinhold, James Gonis and Larry Strothe sat down with comedian Greg Proops to dig into the esteemed history of British Horror. Between the five of them, there’s nary a rock left unturned in the beloved genre exports of the UK, but for those looking for some true terror from Britain, where does one start among the many macabre titles in their discussion? Thus FANGORIA thought it would only be appropriate if the fab four of fear put together- in no particular order- their top ten British fright films of all time!

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  • Exclusive Trailer, Poster Premiere: Tom Woodruff Jr.’s “FIRE CITY: END OF DAYS”

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    Earlier this year, FANGORIA offered up one of the first reviews for FIRE CITY, revealing that Tom Woodruff Jr.’s first feature effort as director was a thrilling mix of monster movie and gritty, adult-oriented noir filled with excellent practical make-up FX. Now, FANGORIA has the exclusive first word on the newly retitled FIRE CITY: END OF DAYS, as well as fan’s first look at the film’s official trailer and poster!

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