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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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  • FANGO Flashback: “CONSTANTINE” (2005)

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    To be honest, Francis Lawrence’s CONSTANTINE is a film that gets an undeserved bad rap. At the time of its release, it didn’t fare very well with critics or fans of the HELLBLAZER comic series, many of whom harped on the film’s use of CGI and the casting of Keanu Reeves as the title character. However, time can certainly be a very curious thing, and in CONSTANTINE, not only is this a very strong genre effort- almost a modern equivalent to NIGHTBREED- but could perhaps be Lawrence’s crowning cinematic achievement as a filmmaker.

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  • Stream to Scream: “FROM THE DARK”

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    With so many films coming out in the independent horror scene for one reason or another, it’s easy for little genre gems to fall through the cracks. While many of these films eventually make it to streaming services for the masses to consume, it’s still a bit disappointing that often that’s too little, too late in terms of supporting the film theatrically or via VOD. In essence, when you discover a film like the Irish vampire flick FROM THE DARK, it’s the kind of horror film you should actively attempt to support post-streaming as Conor McMahon proves he’s got the filmmaking chops to deliver something bold in the genre’s future.

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  • Q&A: Filmmaker Kent Jones talks “HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT”

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    In the marvelous documentary HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT, filmmaker Kent Jones brings to life the creation and cinematic ramifications of the landmark 1966 film book of the same name. Jones (who also directed the acclaimed doc VAL LEWTON: THE MAN IN THE SHADOWS) recounts how New Wave French filmmaker Francois Truffaut traveled to Hollywood in 1962 to interview Alfred Hitchcock for a full week, the audio tapes of which would form the basis of Truffaut’s wildly influential book. These insightful conversations are also peppered throughout Jones’ film, which opens December 2nd at NYC’s Film Forum and LA’s Nuart on December 4th, before expanding into more cities well into 2016 (see here for future engagements).

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  • Contest: Win A Limited Edition “WALKING DEAD” 2-Pack Blu-ray Set!

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    Are you one of the millions who love THE WALKING DEAD? Chances are if you’re reading this, you certainly are, and considering the pop culture phenomenon offered jaw-dropping numbers three different times in 2015, the dead will likely walk on for years to come. Yet if you’re in need of catching up to the zombie series, you’re in luck, as FANGORIA and Anchor Bay Entertainment are teaming up to give one lucky fan a WALKING DEAD prize pack worth sinking your teeth into!

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  • Q&A: Jon Glaser talks “NEON JOE, WEREWOLF HUNTER”

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    While primarily purveyors of comedy and anime, Adult Swim has never been too far from the world of horror as well, whether they know it or not. Most of their comedy programs exercise little restraint in the realm of the surreal and darkly comical, and on some instances, outright jump into bloody homages of the demented and disturbing. Yet sometimes, Adult Swim happens to use horror as a jumping off point into their particularly un-PC brand of absurdist humor, and that definitely seems to be the case with their newest creation, NEON JOE, WEREWOLF HUNTER.

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  • Crossing Over: Adi Shankar’s Bootleg Universe

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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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