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  • Q&A: Director Mark Hartley on His Cannon Films Documentary “ELECTRIC BOOGALOO,” Part One

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    If you’re a fan of ’80s exploitation cinema (and who among us isn’t?), you’re at least familiar with and very likely a fan of the output of Cannon Films. The new documentary ELECTRIC BOOGALOO tells the story of the maverick studio, and director Mark Hartley—who previously chronicled Ozploitation in NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD and Filipino fare in MACHETE MAIDENS UNLEASHED!—spoke to FANGORIA about his latest celebration of excessive cinema.

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  • Mile High Horror ‘15 Exclusive: Terry Miles’ “EVEN LAMBS HAVE TEETH” Debuts Poster, World Premiere Info

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    If there’s anything this writer has learned in the past year, it’s that Denver is quickly becoming the place to be for fright fans. With the prestigious and immensely fun Stanley Film Festival every spring, the Halloween Season brings forth the equally acclaimed and fun Mile High Horror Film Festival, which serves as the host to incredible scare fare both old and new between October 1st and 4th at the Alamo Drafthouse Littleton. And among the most highly anticipated of the new is the World Premiere of Terry Miles’ EVEN LAMBS HAVE TEETH, and FANGORIA has the exclusive first look at the poster and stills for Mile High’s Opening Night Film below!

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  • Mile High Horror ’15: “MANIAC COP 2”, Wes Craven Memorial & Live Entertainment Announced!

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    With only one week before Mile High Horror Film Festival invades the Alamo Drafthouse in Littleton, Colorado, kicking off with an exciting pre-fest screening of GOOSEBUMPS, horror hounds from around the country are excited to start their Halloween in a big, bad way. However, if you think you have your Mile High Horror plans nailed down, think again as FANGORIA and Mile High have even more exciting announcements for this week, including new details on our live recording of WE’LL SEE YOU IN HELL!

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  • FANGO Flashback: “THE HAUNTING” (1963)

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    While there had certainly been many haunting films previous to 1963, there were few that were ever taken as seriously as Robert Wise’s THE HAUNTING. There had been the William Castle fare that had done boffo at the box office but had been overshadowed by its over-the-top promotional tools. There had also been many haunted house films that never quite locked down the art of horror, delivering the sheet-laden ghosts and floating-by-string objects that have become associated with that classic era of fright fare. But THE HAUNTING was one of the first horror films to truly chill audiences to the bone, with an innovative and understated approach that played with what audiences may or may not have seen.

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  • Event Report: Opening Night of Universal Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights!

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    For the last ten years Halloween Horror Nights creative director, John Murdy has been charged with the immense task of transforming Universal Studios into a series of horror themed mazes. Fans of the event have increasing expectations for thrills more exciting and grandiose than the previous year, and 2015’s offering is by no means an exception. Each year the opening night celebrations un-officially kick off the season of spook with the Eyegore Awards, which this year was surprisingly absent. Nevertheless, Friday night saw the ambitious extravaganza open in style, as horror related celebrities took to the red carpet to start the festivities with a bang.

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  • “HELLIONS” (TIFF Film Review)

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    After taking a few years off from horror following his impressive genre debut PONTYPOOL, Canadian cult filmmaker Bruce McDonald has dipped his toes back into the pool with HELLIONS. His latest effort isn’t quite as ambitious as the last one, but it is an endearingly creepy and creative little effort that showcases his technical prowess, even if the script doesn’t quite feel substantial enough for feature length treatment.

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  • Has “TWIN PEAKS” Found Its First New Cast Members?

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    While production has began on the third season of TWIN PEAKS, with David Lynch at the helm, Mark Frost as his collaborator and Kyle MacLachlan the only officially announced returning cast member, the rest of the details have been hazy, to say the least. Though there have been unofficial comments that certain cast members would be returning, details on the plot and characters have all been tightly under wraps; even the show’s release date and episode number hasn’t even been officially confirmed. With that said, rumors have begun to swell over the weekend that a pair of new cast members have joined season three of TWIN PEAKS: LOST HIGHWAY star Balthazar Getty and JENNIFER’S BODY star Amanda Seyfried.

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  • Stream to Scream: “THE TAKING OF DEBORAH LOGAN”

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    One of the reasons THE TAKING OF DEBORAH LOGAN became one of the most buzzworthy titles of 2014 was because how effectively it subverted expectations. Despite being a found footage film, the film won over the subgenre’s greatest critics and apologists alike on the power of its narrative. Despite going direct-to-video and, soon after, Netflix, the film proved itself to be stronger than almost any fright film that made its way into theaters last summer as well as even many offerings on the streaming platform. And even above that, THE TAKING OF DEBORAH LOGAN was a simply impressive film altogether, offering something surprisingly unpredictable, fresh and different in the age of the referential and repetitive.

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