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  • “THE X-FILES: Season 10, Episode 2” (TV Review)

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    When THE X-FILES was announced to return for a six-episode revival in early 2015, fans didn’t quite know what those six episodes would entail. Due to the limited number of installments, some automatically assumed the reboot would be akin to a mini-series with one storyline that would warrant the return of Mulder and Scully. Yet in the reboot’s second episode, entitled “Founder’s Mutation,” fans learned that wouldn’t necessarily be the case, even though the episode did present pertinent information about our heroes. Rather, the “monster of the week” framework would return this week after the mythology-building first episode, offering a nostalgic return-to-form whilst continuing the revival series’ noted mean-streak.

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  • FANGORIA Podcast Network: Jessa Hinton joins “MONSTER PARTY” to talk Satanic Sinema!

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    Throughout horror history, there’s no monster quite as terrifying and diverse in depiction as the devil himself. At the same time, he’s made for one hell of a cinematic figure as well, fueling some of the most iconic and riveting fright titles of all time. And on this week’s episode of MONSTER PARTY, the devil is there in spirit as the fearsome four welcome on Playboy playmate and podcaster Jessa Hinton to talk Satanic Sinema!

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  • “JACK’S BACK” (Blu-ray Review)

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    At face value, JACK’S BACK has all the trademarks of an ’80s horror/thriller: a charming lead, supernaturally-connected twins, prostitute murder and a melodramatic rock ballad kicking off both credit sequences. Hell, even the stylistic flourishes from director Rowdy Herrington (of ROAD HOUSE fame) are unmistakably representative of the era and genre. However, in spite of those timely details, JACK’S BACK is a bit more effective than it’s unassuming reputation may hold, taking advantage of its L.A. setting, high-concept narrative and solid ensemble, lead by an excellent James Spader in a rare dual role.

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  • “31” (Sundance Movie Review)

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    If one were to just compare Rob Zombie’s 31, a world premiere at the current Sundance Film Festival, to other films in the “grindhouse” genre, there is no doubt it would hold its own. It is violent and campy, with the requisite sex, blood, profanity and gore. But ultimately, it feels rushed and leaves one with the sense of an unfinished idea.

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  • Stream to Scream: “THE VEIL”

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    THE VEIL is quite a curious movie to behold, largely in that the filmmaking in and of itself tells a story within the story of the film. That story, of course, is a film that was originally found footage that- through a variety of means- has been changed to become a straightforward narrative… and yet, can’t quite give up the ghost of its original framing device. It’s a film where so much works from top to bottom and yet there’s something essential that couldn’t quite make the film click, and the rewriting/editing process to find that element feels ever apparent. And yet, because so much of the film works, THE VEIL isn’t quite a film to dismiss as you actively root for the project find greatness all the way up until the credits roll.

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  • Angus Scrimm, Remembered: Actor Reggie Bannister

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    With the passing of horror icon Angus Scrimm earlier in January, FANGORIA is dedicating this month to the memory of our dear friend. We have reached out to several of those who knew Angus well to share their memories of the extraordinary actor. Here, parting words from actor Reggie Bannister, beloved co-star of the PHANTASM films, along with rare photos from Bannister’s wife Gigi and Kristen Deem.

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  • FANGORIA Podcast Network: “THE RANTS MACABRE” Talks Horror Comedy with “MISKATONIC MUSINGS”

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    For the second week in a row, THE RANTS MACABRE is hosting a podcast crossover, this time spending some quality time with MISKATONIC MUSINGS. But rather than tackle the wide, wicked world of Lovecraft, Darren & Mindy (as well as their special guests) go back in time to re-examine some hilarious horror comedies of yesteryear!

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  • FANGO Flashback: “THE ENTITY”

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    In the grand scheme of haunting films, there is nothing quite like THE ENTITY. While it’s aesthetics might have been replicated in the past (particularly, the INSIDIOUS films appear to be particularly inspired by THE ENTITY), no other film comparably tackles such subject matter in a stylized, mainstream execution, let alone in a manner that feels visceral and terrifying. And not so surprisingly, perhaps the lack of thematically similar material helps the 33-year-old-film resonate as an intense experience in this day-and-age that one can appreciate more with each subsequent viewing.

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  • “THE X-FILES: Season 10, Episode 1” (TV Review)

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    During the nine-season original run of THE X-FILES, much could be said about the men behind the curtain, but more often than not, there was a seeming benign nature to them. As monsters and extraterrestrials would encounter Mulder, Scully and Co. week after week, the casualties of the investigations often were rarely targeted; rather, they were often innocent victims via chance encounters or government agents whose lives were cost via incompetence. Yet now, in this six-episode mini-series events, THE X-FILES asserts a different perspective on the puppet masters, and one that is much more misanthropic than ever before. And while few could have guessed that THE X-FILES would return with a mean-streak, fewer can deny that it works for the show, raising the stakes for our heroes while reminding the audience that in this limited run, the truth is closer than ever before… and those who discover it are not safe.

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  • FANGORIA Podcast Network: “THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW” Reveals The Truth Behind “V.D.”!

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    Although the East Coast has found itself buried deep under snow, no weather can keep a good tale of terror from the ears of horror hounds. Thus FANGORIA climbs from our chilly trappings to bring you another eerie edition of Clay McLeod Chapman’s mad monologue series, THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW. So break out your blood-covered tuxedos and sinew-stuff corsages, as THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW is going to teach you a lesson about “V.D.”!

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