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  • “THE BIRTH OF KITARO” (Comic Book Review)

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    Monsters known as “yokai” have been part of Japanese folklore for as long as people have had reasons to fear the dark. The spooky creatures have proved so popular that not only are they still prevalent in modern popular culture, but have even welcomed contemporary monsters such as the Slit-Mouthed Woman or the half corpse of the Teke-teke, who first gained attention in the late ‘70s, into its fold. While comic-created Kitaro (inspired by a story card play) may not be an original yokai, he is credited with keeping the yokai spirit alive for over 55 years and has spawned numerous cartoons, shows, movies, video games, toys; basically anything you can slap that adorable little face on. Unfortunately, there’s almost no translated work for English readers… until now.

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  • Doug Jones & Photographer Joshua Hoffine team for FX-heavy, Lovecraftian “INNSMOUTH” Project

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    Despite having a film in theaters with CRIMSON PEAK and three successful television series air over the summer, I think fright fans can agree that there is simply not enough of Doug Jones in our lives. An extraordinary actor with or without a mountain of make-up, Jones is not only a talented performer but a genuine fan of horror in his own right, especially when it comes to classic terror tales and the Gothic. So therefore, it’s great and, admittedly, not too surprising to see Jones as the sole human element in the latest project from acclaimed horror photographer Joshua Hoffine, entitled INNSMOUTH!

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  • “INK & STEEL” Filmmakers Want Your Attention With “#DISTRACTDEAD”

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    It’s always exciting to see fright filmmakers go outside of their comfort zone and go for more versatile output. It’s easy for filmmakers to stick to a niche or the expectations of their fanbase, so for co-directors Patrick Ward-Perkins and Jonathan Ehlers to branch out from their documentary feature INK & STEEL to the horror genre is a welcome change of pace. And now, Ward-Perkins & Ehler’s have hit the ‘net with first look at their biting and creepy fright flick, entitled #DISTRACTDEAD.

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  • “MANSON FAMILY VACATION” (Movie Review)

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    Written and directed by J. Davis and currently available on Netflix, MANSON FAMILY VACATION explores the multifaceted idea of family, as two brothers attempt to reconnect and forgive the past through radical understanding. The film also explores the semiotics of Charles Manson—the idea of an infamous clan of outcasts—and the myth of the changeling child. Merging these concepts seamlessly, MANSON FAMILY VACATION penetrates the heart and tells its audience, in a dark and humorous way, that it understands.

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  • FANGORIA Podcast Network: “THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW” Bares Its Teeth With “Overbite”!

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    Although the live iteration of THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW is dormant for the time being, the podcast lives on, bringing bite-sized screams to those brave enough to venture into our audio nightmares. With three episodes of macabre madness from the minds and mouths of writer/performers Clay McLeod Chapman & Hanna Cheek already available, the FANGORIA Podcast Network’s second original series brings a brand new tale of terror just in time for Halloween. And lest we bite our tongue on this particular scary story, the talented Ms. Cheek once again steals the spotlight in this week’s episode, “Overbite.”

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  • NYCC ’15 Video Q&A: Rob Kazinsky talks “LOOKINGLASS”

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    Originally titled THE FRANKENSTEIN CODE, the upcoming FOX sci-fi/crime series LOOKINGLASS has dropped the daunting weight of Mary Shelley’s shadow upon their work for something a bit more esoteric. However, a bit of mystery would be fitting for LOOKINGLASS, a series that looks to be just as much in the vein of a kick-ass procedural as it does creepy social commentary ala BLACK MIRROR. And with the show’s debut still a ways away, FANGORIA was able to get some words out of star and TRUE BLOOD veteran Rob Kazinsky regarding his experiences within LOOKINGLASS…

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  • Deaditorial: Streaming Services are Killing Horror (And What They Can Do To Save It)

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    It’s a bit hard to imagine, but I’ve been a paying Netflix subscriber for over ten years now. At first, what appealed to me wasn’t the convenience of never going to the local video store, which was a ritual I cherished then and miss dearly now, but rather the impossibly huge selection. As much as Blockbuster or Merchant Square Video could have the coolest new releases, the interesting video fare and a nice chunk of old & obscure films, they didn’t quite have everything I had been recommended via friend’s older brothers and society’s younger brother, the internet. And so I partook in the 3-at-a-time disc service to rent films such as MEET THE FEEBLES, KING OF THE ANTS and UHF, plus many various foreign, art and shlock films I couldn’t find elsewhere.

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  • Event Report: “DRACULA” (1931) at the Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers, NY!

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    There’s just something truly, unarguably awesome about revisiting the classic Universal Monsters on the big screen. Beyond being able to appreciate these fright favorites in a theatrical setting, there’s also a certain communal magic about watching these golden age genre films with a room filled with like-minded individuals. And thanks to the Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers, NY, horror hounds had the chance to share that experience in front of one of the most iconic Universal Monster movies: Tod Browning’s DRACULA!

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