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    FIOFF ’15 Submissions to Die For: Lu Ponce’s “THE NIGHT OF SAN JUAN”

    Welcome to SUBMISSIONS TO DIE FOR, the latest column focusing on highlights among the FANGORIA International Online Film Festival Submissions. While being featured on this column does not guarantee selection in the FANGORIA International Online Film Festival, SUBMISSIONS TO DIE FOR features some scare fare worth keeping an eye on…

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    “VOICES OF THE DAMNED” (Book Review)

    Where to begin? Barbie Wilde has had a… well, pretty wild life. She’s danced professionally at clubs around the world, supported artists like Gary Numan, Ultravox, Depeche Mode, and Adam and the Ants with her group Shock, and has acted in films such as DEATH WISH 3 and played the lone “Female Cenobite” in Clive Barker’s classic, HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II. You may not know that she was wrote and presented several music and film review TV shows in the ‘80s and ‘90s, interviewing Iggy Pop, The Sisters of Mercy, The B-52s and Johnny Rotten, as well as actors Nicolas Cage and Hugh Grant.

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    Q&A: The Creators of “TURBO KID” Talk ’80s Influences and Ironside

    In the year 1997, amidst a postapocalyptic landscape that looks a lot like the ’80s, The Kid (Munro Chambers) is on a quest to save newly found robot companion Apple (Laurence Leboeuf), from the evil clutches of Zeus (Michael Ironside) and his gang of BMX bandits. So begins RKSS’ (Road Kill Super Stars) TURBO KID—a throwback to the old days of super-low-budget MAD MAX knockoffs.

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    “CONTRACTED: PHASE II” Scribe joins FANGO’s Free NYC Screening!

    After a summer of excellent free horror screenings presented by FANGORIA, it’s fitting that one of our last screenings of the season be our most anticipated yet! That’s right: IFC Midnight and FANGORIA are teaming up to give CONTRACTED: PHASE II its NYC premiere for free on Tuesday, September 1 at 7:45 p.m. at New York City’s IFC Center (323 Sixth Avenue at 3rd Street; 212-924-7771). And if that wasn’t enough of a reason for fright fans to come out, FANGORIA can know confirm that CONTRACTED: PHASE II writer Craig Walendziak will in fact be in attendance and taking part in a Q&A moderated by FANGO’s Editor Emeritus Tony Timpone!

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    Q&A: Filmmakers and Cast Talk “POD,” Paranoia and Performance

    Martin (Brian Morvant), a veteran with PTSD, may have a trapped a monster in the cellar of his family’s remote lake house. His siblings Ed and Lyla (Dean Cates and Lauren Ashley Carter) try to talk him out of it: There’s no creature down there; these conspiracies are part of your madness; you need help, please come with us.

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    “WIND WALKERS” will be After Dark’s Eighth Film to Die For

    Earlier this week, FANGORIA informed fright fans of the latest addition to After Dark Films’ grand return of the 8 Films to Die For, with animal attack flick UNNATURAL and terror throwback BASTARD filling out the 6th and 7th slot. With the zombie action thriller RE-KILL, the experimental mystery MURDER IN THE DARK, the haunting tale THE WICKED WITHIN,  slasher flick LUMBERJACK MAN and the domestic thriller SUSPENSION, that left After Dark Films with one slot available. Now, After Dark has revealed the 8th film to Die For: Russell Friedenburg’s WIND WALKERS!

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    “YUREI: THE JAPANESE GHOST” (Book Review)

    The first image that usually comes to mind when someone mentions “Japanese ghost” is the long-haired, white-draped, female spirit a la Sadako from THE RING or Kayako from THE GRUDGE. With their deathly pale faces and blood thirsty drive to kill all who cross their paths, they have become the standard from which many J-Horror spirits have been built from. But, did you know that they are merely the newest interpretation of what is actually a centuries old folk tale? Or that the modern appearance of these ghosts, or better known as yurei, was born out of necessity due to the poor lighting at early kabuki theaters? YUREI: THE JAPANESE GHOST explores the darker side of Japanese folklore, creating one of the first, modern English texts to thoroughly explore the intricacies of Japans’ beliefs on death, dying, and the afterlife.

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    Q&A: Director Josh Forbes talks “CONTRACTED: PHASE II”

    One of the more gruesome horror offerings of the last few years, CONTRACTED certainly raised a stir among fans of indie horror upon its release in late 2013. The film spread like wildfire over streaming services such as Netflix, and the divisive body horror flick rode a solid wave of momentum (and impressive VOD numbers) to CONTRACTED: PHASE II. Continuing the story exactly where the first film left off, director Josh Forbes looks to up the ante with the second film to make a bigger, badder follow-up than anyone could anticipate, and with FANGORIA screening the film in NYC this Tuesday, we caught up with Forbes to talk PHASE II, body horror and his future in fright fare…

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    The Dreadful Ten: “MONSTER PARTY”‘s Top 10 British Horror Films!

    On the latest episode of FANGORIA’s resident horror chat show MONSTER PARTY, hosts Shawn Sheridan, Matt Weinhold, James Gonis and Larry Strothe sat down with comedian Greg Proops to dig into the esteemed history of British Horror. Between the five of them, there’s nary a rock left unturned in the beloved genre exports of the UK, but for those looking for some true terror from Britain, where does one start among the many macabre titles in their discussion? Thus FANGORIA thought it would only be appropriate if the fab four of fear put together- in no particular order- their top ten British fright films of all time!

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    Exclusive Trailer, Poster Premiere: Tom Woodruff Jr.’s “FIRE CITY: END OF DAYS”

    Earlier this year, FANGORIA offered up one of the first reviews for FIRE CITY, revealing that Tom Woodruff Jr.’s first feature effort as director was a thrilling mix of monster movie and gritty, adult-oriented noir filled with excellent practical make-up FX. Now, FANGORIA has the exclusive first word on the newly retitled FIRE CITY: END OF DAYS, as well as fan’s first look at the film’s official trailer and poster!

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