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  • New York Comic Con 2016: Geena Davis talks “THE EXORCIST”!

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    When taking on the matriarchal role of THE EXORCIST series, any performer would know the shoes they have to fill. However, when THE EXORCIST cast Geena Davis as the head of the Rance family, the show grabbed the attention of fright fans nationwide, with her penchant for genre roles in projects such as THE FLY and BEETLEJUICE giving the project an added sense of legitimacy among the skepticism. Luckily, Davis has proven herself to be an incredible asset for THE EXORCIST, bringing a bold yet vulnerable performance one doesn’t find too often in the genre. And at New York Comic Con 2016, FANGORIA spoke to Davis about the series, her legacy as a performer, and what’s next for THE EXORCIST!

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  • Toronto After Dark 2016: “STAKE LAND 2” (Film Review)

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    Back in 2010, STAKE LAND was the breakout hit of TIFF’s Midnight Madness program. Fast forward to the present time, 6 years after the cult success of the first film, STAKE LAND 2 (or THE STAKELANDER, depending on the region) has hit Toronto After Dark, right in tandem with its debut on Syfy this past weekend. Though sequels can be a tough sell to an already built-in audience, especially when you throw in a new directorial team (BODY’s Robert Olsen and Dan Berk), STAKE LAND 2 was a real gamble for all involved. However, fans of STAKE LAND will be happy to hear that this gamble payed off tenfold.

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  • New York Comic Con 2016: Actress Janet Varney talks “STAN AGAINST EVIL”!

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    Although one might be more familiar with his comedy, fright fans might recognize Dana Gould from his increasing profile in the horror world, with performances in TALES OF HALLOWEEN and SOUTHBOUND to his appearances on FANGORIA’s MONSTER PARTY to his special featurettes on horror home video, including Criterion’s recent CARNIVAL OF SOULS Blu-ray. But Gould is jumping headfirst into horror with his first horror comedy television series, STAN AGAINST EVIL, following a grieving small-town sheriff who comes face to face with monsters and mayhem. Yet Gould isn’t alone with this new venture, with performers John C. McGinley and Janet Varney bringing their comedic sensibilities to IFC’s creepshow as well. And with FANGORIA live on the scene at New York Comic Con 2016, this writer spoke to Varney about her prominent role in STAN AGAINST EVIL and the physicality of fighting the forces of evil…

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  • PUFF 2016: “NIGHT OF SOMETHING STRANGE” (Film Review)

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    If you’re offended easily, weak in the stomach, or adverse to the Troma / Frank Henenlotter brand of horror comedy, then there’s a good chance you won’t make it past the first five minutes of Jonathan Straiton’s NIGHT OF SOMETHING STRANGE. However, if you can make it past the necrophilia, rape monsters, and explosive bodily fluids, NIGHT OF SOMETHING STRANGE is one hell of a crowd-pleasing horror comedy, filled with memorable one-liners and insane practical FX. And even despite the crude, vulgar, and perverse turns that NIGHT OF SOMETHING STRANGE brings to the table, there’s a genuine earnestness behind the narrative that thankfully keeps the film from falling into SCARY MOVIE territory.

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  • Q&A: Actor Henry Zebrowski talks Season 3 of “YOUR PRETTY FACE IS GOING TO HELL”

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    When it comes to horror television, fright fans have seen it all. From small towns with teenage vampire slayers to cabins filled with deadites to cities plagued with zombies, every lurid location one might think of has been the setting of terrifying television… every location, of course, except for Hell itself. Leave it to Adult Swim to break the mold with YOUR PRETTY FACE IS GOING TO HELL, the warped horror comedy sitcom that shows the crude and bizarre side of Hell and its many inhabitants. With the third season of YOUR PRETTY FACE IS GOING TO HELL right around the corner, FANGORIA caught up with the show’s self-deprecating star, actor/comedian/podcaster Henry Zebrowski, to talk about what surreal surprises are in store…

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  • Toronto After Dark 2016: “THE REZORT” (Film Review)

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    This writer, like many horror fans, have seen more zombie flicks than you can shake a stick at, and the notion of adding another one into the mix does little for me, personally. Many zombie films have become formulaic and paint-by-numbers, helmed by comfort filmmakers who appear to be satiated by playing it safe. Therefore, when entering the theater for THE REZORT, this writer didn’t have any strong feelings. Hell, this writer didn’t walk in to THE REZORT with any feeling at all since so many zombie films these days seem to have lost the heart of the genre.

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  • New York Comic Con 2016: Jeremy Slater talks “THE EXORCIST” TV Series!

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    Filled with solid scares, unsettling imagery, and a phenomenal twist on the original concept, FOX’s TV adaptation of THE EXORCIST has been the unexpected gem of the Halloween season. Created, written, and produced by PET scribe Jeremy Slater, THE EXORCIST subverts expectations around every corner, and has rejuvenated the floundering, atypical exorcism genre by leaps and bounds. With Slater recently attending New York Comic Con, FANGORIA caught up with the filmmaker to discuss taking on such a daunting horror property in this exclusive video interview…

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  • Exclusive Teaser Premiere: Screamfest Short Film “AGATHA”!

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    One of the delights of the film festival experience is discovering short films, often serving as introductions to bold new voices in cinema. When it comes to genre festivals, however, this experience can become so much more worthwhile, whether it be finding subversive new horror, genuinely chilling tales, or the seeds of a future franchise among the short film block. And with the L.A.-based Screamfest launching today, FANGORIA has the first look at one of the most buzzworthy short films out of the fright festival: Tim Vandenberg’s AGATHA!

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  • “SCREAM: THE TV SERIES HALLOWEEN SPECIAL” (TV Review)

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    With gore, suspense, and some really fun set pieces, SCREAM: THE TV SERIES has become the little horror series that could. Now, with two seasons in the bag and a truncated third (and likely final) season on the way, SCREAM puts a petrifying post-script on their 2016 offerings with a brand new 2-hour Halloween Special. But while this eerie epilogue gives us more time with the survivors of the massacres from previous seasons, this special does divert away from Lakewood and the Brandon James mythology, for better and for worse.

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  • “CHANNEL ZERO: CANDLE COVE” (TV Review)

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    With the amount of horror shows currently on television, it’s fun to see what each scare series uses as their trademark of choice. Whether it’s the “anything can happen” attitude of THE WALKING DEAD, the elegant art house melodrama of HANNIBAL, or the splattery horror comedy of ASH VS. EVIL DEAD, no two genre programs bring quite the same ingredients to the table. However, in the case of Syfy’s new Creepypasta-influenced series, CHANNEL ZERO, not only does the show bring something not often explored on television, but one that rarely gets the big screen treatment: pure, unadulterated nightmare logic.

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  • Exclusive Q&A: Morgan Spurlock talks “RATS”, Screening for Free Tonight in NYC!

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    Sometimes, truth is stranger than fiction, and more often than not, truth is a lot scarier as well. Whether it’s the dark side of the human condition or the real-life creature features that one can discover in the nooks and crannies of the world, there are plenty of terrifying things that we just might come face-to-face with during our time on Earth. And, of course, the one we’re most likely to witness in their goosebump-inducing glory are rats, who finally get the disturbing documentary treatment courtesy of indie filmmaker Morgan Spurlock. With the film around the corner, including a free NYC screening courtesy of FANGO and Discovery, this writer caught up with Spurlock to discuss blending horror and documentary storytelling for RATS…

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  • Mike Flanagan’s “GERALD’S GAME” Adaptation Set for Netflix, Cast Confirmed!

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    For this filmmaker’s money, Mike Flanagan is one of the best horror filmmakers working today, with his unique use of perspective and innate penchant for chilling imagery nearly unrivaled among his contemporaries. Five films in to his directorial career, Flanagan has shown the range of a true horror master, from the emotionally charged ABSENTIA to the mind-bending HUSH. But horror fans might know Flanagan best from OCULUS, the haunted mirror flick that lovingly echoed the voice of Stephen King, drawing curiosity as to what- if any- King property Flanagan would ever want to adapt. Well, as confirmed by Rue-Morgue last month, Flanagan’s long-gestating adaptation of GERALD’S GAME is finally moving forward at Netflix, with Deadline confirming the cast and the details of this controversial chiller.

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