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    “AMERICAN HORROR STORY” Video: The Voodoo Queen of New Orleans and her appendage

    On this season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY, subtitled COVEN thanks to a central focus on warring witches, Angela Bassett essays the real-life figure Marie Laveau. A Voodoo practitioner in 1800s New Orleans, Laveau was said to possess the power of divination, as well as own a pet snake named Zombi. This latest promo for the upcoming series posits she was part snake. Whether that’s just the trailers being reliably weird remains to be seen. 

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    “FRIGHT NIGHT 2” director reveals his next film

    With Fox Home Entertainment’s FRIGHT NIGHT 2: NEW BLOOD (pictured above) headed for DVD and Blu-ray release next Tuesday, October 1 (and having a free Fango screening in Austin, TX the night before; go here for details), we spoke with its director, Eduardo Rodriguez, who let us know about the supernatural shocker he plans to do as his follow-up.

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    “PSYCHO II & III” (Scream Factory Blu-ray Reviews)

    Recently, the AVClub posted a list of 1983′s “lousy” sequels, which (justifiably) pointed out that one year gave us JAWS 3-D, THE STING II, STAYIN’ ALIVE—sort of a who’s who of notoriously bad follow-ups.  However, they inexplicably included PSYCHO II (while leaving out Amityville 3-D!), which was a head scratcher. By most accounts, this was a remarkably good (some say great) sequel that deftly jumped two incredible hurdles.  One being time; it had been 23 years since the first film had broken so much ground in the genre, and thus the younger audiences that made horror such a lucrative endeavor in the early 80s might not even know about it.  The other, of course, was the lack of one Alfred Hitchcock. Who would dare attempt to follow the master?

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