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  • FANGO Flashback: “NINJA III: THE DOMINATION”

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    As anyone familiar with the frequently over-the-top production house can tell you, The Cannon Group didn’t make the kind of films one forgets easily. In fact, with titles like 10 TO MIDNIGHT, SCHIZOID, THE COMPANY OF WOLVES and a trio of Tobe Hooper films (LIFEFORCE, INVADERS FROM MARS and THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2) under their belt, Cannon gave the horror genre some of the sleaziest, bloodiest, and most imaginative fare throughout the ‘80s. Yet nothing quite married the best, worst and craziest elements of The Cannon Group than NINJA III: THE DOMINATION, a horror-action odyssey that takes the possession subgenre into jaw-dropping insanity.

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  • “MORTAL REMAINS” (Film Review)

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    Contrary to popular opinion, the term “low-fi” should never directly be synonymous with “low quality.” Whether it’s the means of a the filmmaker or simply the scope of the narrative that best suits the low-fi nature of the project, just because a project doesn’t have the glitz and finesse of a studio production doesn’t disqualify the film as “less than.” And if one needs any proof of this, they not need look any further than Christian Stavrakis & Mark Ricche’s MORTAL REMAINS, which excellently uses its independent means to build a believable mythos around a dangerous fictional figurehead.

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  • NYC! Win free tickets to Bernard Rose’s “FRANKENSTEIN” and “PAPERHOUSE” this week at Scary Movies!

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    CANDYMAN director Bernard Rose is coming to New York City to host screenings of his new version of FRANKENSTEIN and his little-seen nightmare thriller PAPERHOUSE on Thursday night as part of the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Scary Movies series, and we’ve got some more free tickets to give away!

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  • Stream to Scream: “FRANKENHOOKER”

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    From what this writer hears and sees on a daily basis, many horror fans are turned off by what is being offered in the wave of modern macabre cinema these days. And while those fans might be a little dramatic and potentially a little blind to the excellent output on the independent level, this writer can agree that, in most cases, horror filmmakers just don’t make ‘em like they used to. Case in point: FRANKENHOOKER, the type of film that is both equally absurd and astonishing yet would never, ever be produced today.

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  • Q&A: Director Merlin Dervisevic on the Personal Hell of “CRUEL AND UNUSUAL”

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    Imagine, for a moment, the worst thing you could do to a loved one, which inevitably causes their death. Now imagine living it over and over again. Sounds like a bottomless pit, doesn’t it? That’s the scenario explored in CRUEL & UNUSUAL, the just-released directorial debut of Merlin Dervisevic, who discussed it with FANGORIA.

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  • Exclusive: James O’Barr says “CROW” reboot is a new adaptation, not a remake

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    At the Montreal Comiccon this past summer, Fango got a chance to chat with James O’Barr, comics creator of THE CROW, about the new screen version. Then news broke that Relativity Films, which was backing the reboot, was headed for bankruptcy—but with director Corin Hardy confirming here that the show will go on, read on for O’Barr’s comments about the movie.

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  • “DARLING” (Scary Movies Review)

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    When I was 24, I spent a month housesitting a mansion in Flatbush, Brooklyn. I was a young single girl, and despite having lived in or around New York most of my life, I had never really done so alone. The house spoke; it creaked and groaned with the cold. One night I couldn’t sleep, and I found myself curiously testing out the grand piano in the foyer at 3 a.m. The keys were dusty and the notes flat and mournfully out of tune—I felt a chill run through me.

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  • Corin Hardy confirms the “CROW” reboot is still flying

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    When director Corin Hardy turned up for a Halloween-night screening of his atmospheric chiller THE HALLOW at New York City’s Scary Movies festival sporting Crow makeup, it sent a clear message that, contrary to previous reports, he’s still attached to the long-aborning reboot of THE CROW. Fango spoke to him that night and got a few exclusive comments on the project.

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