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    A History of British Folk Horror

    England is an old country. There’s evidence of us as a Mesolithic people 15,000 years ago, and the beginnings of a settled society, rituals, religious worship and farming – the first Field in England, in fact – in the Neolithic period. The first version of Stonehenge began to be assembled around 2800 BC; the first stones were laid there in 2200 BC; and the final phase started around 1600 BC. We had a society in the Bronze Age, roughly contemporaneous with Homer’s Troy. The Romans invaded in 55 BC. The Vikings hit us in 790 and 866 AD, taking Nottingham, York and Northumberland before being kicked out by Alfred the Great in 878. And the Normans took us in 1066, irrevocably fusing their own culture with ours.

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    Barnabas’ Column #5: Grayson in High Heels

    Grayson Hall (1922-1985) remains one of DARK SHADOWS’ most beloved performers. Primarily a New York stage actress, the larger-than-life Hall knew how to project her onstage emotions to the back row of the theater. This ability served her well when she recited the series’ often theatrical dialogue. Fans adore episodes in which Hall’s over-the-top emoting was magnified to a fever pitch when played in close-up for the TV cameras.

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    “CARRIE” (2013; Movie Review)

    Among the reasons cited for giving Stephen King’s CARRIE another cinematic whirl, one of the most prominent has been the rise of bullying as a concern since Brian De Palma’s 1976 adaptation. And yet it’s when the new version leaves the teen milieu and focuses on Carrie’s home life that it’s at its strongest.

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    Beyond Fest closes with special Livestreamed screening of “TRICK ‘R TREAT”; EXCL Comments

    The successor to the seasonal cinematic throne is clear, and has been since a groundswell of buzz and support screenings (one by FANGORIA at the no-longer-with-us Pioneer Theater in the East Village) and its eventual immensely inadequate DVD release in October of 2009 saw TRICK ‘R TREAT blow audiences away. Steadily amassing a cult of fans and given a 24-hour annual Halloween marathon on FEARNet, the adoration of Michael Dougherty’s fantastic anthology has culminated in its producers at Legendary giving it the blowout it deserves. TRICK ‘R TREAT will close the currently running Beyond Fest in Los Angeles on Monday, October 28 with a cast and crew panel and screening at the Egyptian Theater, with both the film and Q&A livestreamed over Facebook. Writer/director Michael Dougherty spoke with FANGORIA about the enduring picture and the upcoming event…

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    Does “PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES” Look to Expand the Mythology of the Series

    Conceived as a Latino audience-oriented spin-off to the current reigning horror series, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE MARKED ONES sees the black magick that’s tormented Katie and her family veer off to another. Interestingly, it looks to find room for typical found footage frights and the meat of the films’ mythology the fourth, intensely bland film was so desperately lacking.

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