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  • “THE WOMAN IN BLACK 2: ANGEL OF DEATH” (Blu-ray Review)

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    It’s not easy being a sequel, especially when you’re the sequel to an acclaimed remake of an acclaimed film based off an acclaimed novel and produced by the grandaddy of horror houses, Hammer. But in any case, being a sequel such as THE WOMAN IN BLACK 2 is even harder considering the nature of the first film, which took stock in hard-to-replicate environmental scares instead of cheap jump scares. And while THE WOMAN IN BLACK 2: ANGEL OF DEATH isn’t quite as effective as it should be, the film still makes an admirable and classy attempt at capturing the literal and figurative spirit of the first film.

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  • Toronto: “ZOMBIE”, “ZOMBI HOLOCAUST” Actor Ian McCulloch Coming to Horror-Rama!

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    HORROR-RAMA, the two-day fan event that celebrated its inaugural year last October in Toronto to great acclaim, returns again… bigger, bloodier and weirder than ever! The show, the brainchild of SUSPECT Video owner Luis Ceriz and FANGORIA/GOREZONE editor Chris Alexander, will run for two days– October 17th and 18th– in Toronto at the elegant Hyatt Regency hotel, located right in the heart of downtown Toronto beside film culture hub TIFF Bell Lightbox. More vendors. More space. More guests. More fun…

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  • Exclusive Pic; Announcement: Oscilloscope Labs Nabs Festival Fave “BODY”

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    When it comes to genre entertainment, a sign that a genre film is truly unique, surreal and of high caliber is when it lands at Oscilloscope Laboratories. The distributor behind flicks like RARE EXPORTS, BELLFLOWER, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN and COHERENCE, Oscilloscope’s releases often have an exploratory nature to them, venturing into directions and content that is ultimately much different than fans expect, and often to their delight. So with that in mind, Dan Berk and Robert Olsen’s acclaimed thriller BODY just skyrocketed towards this writer’s “must-see” list as the film has officially been acquired for North American distribution by O-Scope.

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  • “EVERLY” (FANTASTICA Blu-Ray Review)

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    For genre fans, EVERLY is, on many levels, Joe Lynch’s time to shine without lingering in any specific shadow. While the Troma graduate has made good over the years and developed his skills as a filmmaker, his previous feature films, WRONG TURN 2 and KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM, have largely operated against the reputation of a franchise or, in case of the latter, behind the scenes problems. But with EVERLY, Lynch had the chance to create a bloody and badass tale in a universe of his own design, and while the film hits peaks and valleys narratively, the sense of passion in Lynch’s cinematic voice is unmistakable.

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  • Exclusive: Take the April Sampler of “DEAD RIGHT HORROR TRIVIA”!

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    Last week, the players of FANGORIA’s DEAD RIGHT HORROR TRIVIA gathered again to see which team would reign supreme amongst horror geeks. This night was “expert night” and FANGORIA’s Rebekah McKendry gathered an impressive slate of industry gurus, each with a specialized round to liquify the best and brightest horror brains.

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  • James Wan, “THE CONJURING” Writers to Assemble “THE ENTITY” Remake

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    Remakes can be a tricky thing, with the right creative forces and fresh take on even the most sacred material bearing potentially terrifying fruit. And like it or not, most fright films, no matter how controversial, will find their way to contemporary audiences in the form of a new cinematic voice. However, sometimes said remakes have a silver lining, as it has recently been announced that Sidney J. Furie’s masterful THE ENTITY will be remade by the creative force that brought us THE CONJURING. According to The Hollywood Reporter, director James Wan will produce while writers Chad and Carey Hayes pen the script. Roy Lee, known for bringing Asian horror to American audiences with remakes like THE RING and THE GRUDGE, will produce with Wan.

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