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  • Q&A: Tom Woodruff Jr. talks “HARBINGER DOWN” and Practical FX

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    Though you may not recognize his face, you would most certainly recognize the work of legendary FX artist and creature performer Tom Woodruff Jr. A protege of Stan Winston and the head of practical FX house StudioADI, Woodruff has been Pumpkinhead, a Xenomorph, Gillman and more gorillas than you can count, all the while crafting movie magic behind the camera as well. But rarely has a project been as personal to Woodruff than HARBINGER DOWN, a practical FX-driven creature feature produced by StudioADI and starring Woodruff’s ALIENS collaborator, Lance Henriksen. With the film hitting select theaters soon, FANGORIA caught up with Woodruff  to talk about HARBINGER DOWN, the revival of practical FX and pulling it all off on a Kickstarter budget…

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  • Glass Doll Films Releases Grindhouse Classics “BONNIE’S KIDS”, “THE CENTERFOLD GIRLS” to Australian Blu-ray

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    As most fans of the macabre know, the horror and exploitation genres have often walked hand-in-hand as entertainment normally reserved for the deviants and disturbed. However, the renaissance of both genres over the past decade has truly shined a new light on some of the exceptional work among the seedy unbelly of cinema, and now, thats to the Australian-based Glass Doll Films, two of the most renowned grindhouse flicks are coming to high definition with plenty of exclusive extras: Arthur Marks’ BONNIE’S KIDS and John Peyser’s THE CENTERFOLD GIRLS!

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  • FANTASTICA Presents: Law and Horror

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    You’ve seen it before, you’ll see it again and you’ll see it coming from a mile away. It’s one of the most familiar plot devices in horror history: a family (or a married couple) will have just come in contact with some sort of malevolent force, and now, one of their own is injured or missing at the hands of said evil. Suddenly, someone grabs a phone, and without fail, someone will ask them who they’re calling. “We need to call the cops,” they’ll scream, exhausted and desperate by the ordeal. Suddenly, the phone is taken out of their hands by their loved one, who looks at them and spouts out a variation on the same line: “What are we going to tell them? _____ did this to our home? What will they think?” And with that simple line, the family (or couple) must turn to an outside source- often times an eccentric-type- to help them save their child and their lives.

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  • “DEATHGASM” (Fantasia Movie Review)

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    The metalhead helped make the horror genre strong. That Manpower LP cover with devil ladies and lightning, a parental nightmare during the Satanic Panic hysteria, and the power harnessed by rolling the die as a Chaotic Neutral Dwarf that would annihilate your enemies: This spirit existed in horror cinema’s heyday, meaning the ’80s. The real stuff. Denim warriors. Studs.

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  • “SCREAM: THE TV SERIES: Season 1, Episode 3” (TV Review)

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    Although my prediction about the format was correct, SCREAM has finally been elevated in episode three, “Wanna Play a Game?”. The opening kill brings us back to a murder from the past, a scene from the notorious mid-’90s Brandon James murders. And to get catch up for tonight’s episode, this is who we’ve got in our SCREAM: THE TV SERIES clique of victims and suspects:

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  • FANGO Flashback: Lucio Fulci’s “CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD”

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    If it’s not an endurance test on your gag reflex, then a Fulci film it is not. The Italian master of gooey, gory cinema, Fulci may not be known for having the most ironclad stories in horror history as films like CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD run low on sense and high on intensity. Conversely, Fulci embraced the power of dream logic, using it as a launching point to tell tales of suspense and fear with beautiful visuals, nail-biting set pieces and a sheer disregard for good taste. And as any fan of the bonkers, occasionally long-winded CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD can tell you, Fulci puts his heart and soul into every frame of his films, which allows them to resonate and build his cult following even today.

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