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  • FANGO Flashback: “BONES” (2001)

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    Upon its initial release, BONES was not defined by the impressive track record of director Ernest Dickerson, nor was it defined by New Line Cinema, which had been struggling to find a horror successor to the nearly decade defunct NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET franchise. No, BONES was defined by and pre-emptively written off by many horror fans because of its star, rapper Snoop Dogg, whose face and thin visage would define the marketing for BONES. However, because BONES was regarded (and disregarded) as “that Snoop Dogg horror movie,” not many horror aficionados took the time to give the movie a chance. Had they did, perhaps they would have seen what this writer saw when revisiting the film one week ago: a genuinely creepy and incredibly fun fright flick with shades of imaginative insanity throughout.

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  • “THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS” (Blu-ray Review)

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    There’s no denying that Wes Craven is indeed one of the top directors in the genre, and there are few who are outright more terrifying and gripping that Craven at the top of his game. Yet Craven is known for his peaks as well as his valleys, and from the jump from one point to another, there is a ton of weird, wild stuff on the way. THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS is among Craven’s most bizarre (and heavy-handed) films, and though the film isn’t necessarily a genre classic in any regards, the outrageous places the flick eventually goes has rightfully earned THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS a loyal cult audience.

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  • The Cutting Room: Anton Yelchin talks “BURYING THE EX”

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    Welcome to THE CUTTING ROOM, a new weekly column on FANGORIA.com that highlights the stories that most share DNA of our print counterpart. Rather than just feature the features, articles and interviews that didn’t make the cut, this column is dedicated to providing a greater lifeline between FANGORIA Magazine and FANGORIA.com.

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  • Stream to Scream: “DUST DEVIL”

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    There are horror films that attempt to scare the audience by creating a world as close to our reality as possible; films that go for grit and realism in order to make you believe that a palpable threat could be lurking just outside your door. On the opposite end of the spectrum, there are movies that place their narratives deep inside a dreamscape, forcing the characters within to navigate a world where myth and monsters are God, and the corporeal realm we know is an afterthought at best.

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  • Exclusive Clip: Michael Polish’s “AMNESIAC”, Screening in NYC Tonight!

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    For New York Horror Hounds, the place to be tonight is NYC’s Cinema Village (22 East 12th Street, off University Place) for FANGORIA’s free screening of XLrator Media’s AMNESIAC. And while fright fans will have to wait until 7 p.m. to catch Michael Polish’s hypnotic psychological thriller in all of it’s glory, FANGORIA has an exclusive clip from the film which you can see below!

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  • “THE SLASHENING” (Film Review)

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    In an age where horror spoofs are almost universally derided, there’s a certain amount of gutsy respect afforded to filmmaker Brandon Bassham for going straight into THE SLASHENING as a parody. After all, there’s only so much material in the slasher genre that has yet to be untouched by spoofs or commented upon by self-referential fright flicks. And while this serves true for some parts of THE SLASHENING, which is clearly inspired beyond its means, Bassham thankfully takes a more absurdist approach that provides inherent charm to this lean, mean parody.

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  • “HARBINGER DOWN” (Film Review)

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    For a critic who primarily reviews within the horror genre, giving a completely unbiased review to a project such as HARBINGER DOWN is almost impossible. Given the film’s publicized Kickstarter, promotional materials presenting itself as a “practical effects film” and the heartbreaking saga of Studio ADI’s work on THE THING, HARBINGER DOWN has been a film fright fans have been rooting for since day one. And while any horror fan should be excited when one of the industries top FX masterminds is given free reign to do an old school monster movie, that same sense anticipation can be a double edged sword, and HARBINGER DOWN unfortunately falls into that category.

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  • FANTASTICA Presents: “ANGST”, “HENRY” and The Serial Killer Conundrum

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    For over thirty years, Gerald Kargl’s ANGST was a holy grail for hardcore horror fans, garnering a reputation as a serial killer film so shocking and realistic that no U.S. distributor was willing to take a gamble on it. Furthermore, bootlegs of ANGST became a crapshoot for underground collectors considering the film rarely made home video without some kind of censorship or unapproved edits, making the select few 35mm screenings of the film must-go events for the horror and art crowds alike. And now, in 2015, ANGST has finally made its way into the American marketplace, hitting Blu-ray and select theatrical screenings around the country, one of which this writer attended no more than 2 weeks ago.

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  • Q&A: Ryan Kwanten talks “NORTHMEN”, “DEAD SILENCE” and more…

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    Ask a diehard action adventure fan to name a modern day actor they’d like to see cast as a bloodletting, philosophizing warrior-monk in an ultraviolent Viking buddy flick, chances are Ryan Kwanten wouldn’t be the first, second, third, or even tenth name to come up. And yet… the TRUE BLOOD/DEAD SILENCE star imbues the role of Conall in NORTHMEN—A VIKING SAGA with such authenticity, vim, and vigor, the choice in retrospect can only be called inspired.

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