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  • The Martyrdom of “HALLOWEEN RETURNS”: Why Dimension’s Loss is Michael Myers’ Gain

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    Reflecting upon the near 40-year legacy of HALLOWEEN, it’s so strange to see all the places the franchise could have gone. Where would Michael Myers go had John Carpenter not retconned Laurie Strode’s lineage in PART II? Would we have even seen Michael again had HALLOWEEN III been a financial success? What would HALLOWEEN VII had been if Dimension pursued their SILENCE OF THE LAMBS-esque concept instead? And what if Rob Zombie turned down the opportunity to reboot the franchise a little over a decade ago?

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  • FANGORIA Podcast Network: “THE GIRLS IN THE BACK ROW” get paranoid with “THE THING”

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    Rounding out their first month on the FANGORIA Podcast Network, THE GIRLS IN THE BACK ROW are turning down the temperature for one of the coolest (literally and figuratively) horror films of all time. A tried-and-true classic, John Carpenter and Rob Bottin’s undisputed masterpiece THE THING takes over Kate & Tab on the latest episode. Will Kate find the film infectious on her first viewing, or will THE THING have to grow on her?

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  • FANGO Flashback: “MAGIC”

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    For a genre so incestuous in terms of producers, directors and shared talent, it’s always interesting to see a prestigious outsider dip their toes into horror. Whether it’s Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Jonathan Demme or other award-winning filmmakers who aren’t strictly tied to scare fare, there’s a certain fascination (and financial accommodation) that comes to their genre output that can’t necessarily be associated with those from whom horror hounds know what to expect. And furthermore, even if they do turn in something somewhat familiar to the genre, you can always expect top tier performances, executions and narrative flourishes that remind the audience exactly why tropes were scary in the first place, with few better examples than Richard Attenborough’s exceptionally creepy MAGIC.

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  • Exclusive Pics, Q&A: Adam Egypt Mortimer’s “New Year’s Eve” Segment of “HOLIDAYS”!

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    Oh, sound stages. They’re always fun to see, as there’s a magical sense of playful imagination walking into one. Today’s set is that of an apartment bathroom, where actress Lorenza Izzo (THE GREEN INFERNO) is screaming, offering us a view of blood and gore. While the filmmakers behind STARRY EYES, AT THE DEVIL’S DOOR, TUSK, THE MIDNIGHT SWIM and more have chosen to tackle holidays like Easter and Halloween, it’s HOLIDAYS producer/director Adam Egypt Mortimer’s choice of New Year’s that FANGO was given an exclusive taste of earlier this summer. With everything from shattered sinks, body parts, and an overall splatter-like atmosphere, it’s apparent that SOME KIND OF HATE helmer Mortimer is ready to blow horror fans away once again, speaking to FANGORIA about what horror fans can expect from his wicked segment…

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  • FANGORIA Podcast Network: “WE’LL SEE YOU IN HELL” Offers A Belated “BLACK CHRISTMAS”!

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    One of the sad facts of life is that sometimes, you don’t get what you want for X-mas. And when Christmas 2015 came and went without a new episode of WE’LL SEE YOU IN HELL thanks to technical difficulties, I know many horror hounds wondered what naughty deeds they did to deserve such an absence. However, like a father who travels too much for business, it’s never too late to have Christmas on WE’LL SEE YOU IN HELL, as Joe & Pat look to send off 2015 with a belated holiday episode!

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  • “BONE TOMAHAWK” (Blu-ray Review)

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    In an unexpected turn of events, BONE TOMAHAWK has gone from a film I very much liked yet had serious problems with to a film this writer just cannot shake. In honesty, there were some aesthetic issues with the film this writer felt- and to an extent, still feels- is quite problematic with the final production, as if scenes and set pieces are given almost too much room to breathe in its cinematography and sound design. Yet as time has gone on and this writer has revisited the film again and again (likely four times from start to finish since the film hit in October), BONE TOMAHAWK is a rather fascinating work of art, with a brilliant script, excellent characters and harrowing FX work, hampered only by an assembly of smaller problems in its craftsmanship as opposed to its storytelling.

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  • FANGORIA Podcast Network: “MONSTER PARTY” Draws Blood with Monstrous Match-Ups!

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    As long as there’s been a horror community, there’s always been discussions on hypothetical smackdowns throughout geek culture. Though we’ve seen the battles between Godzilla vs. King Kong, Freddy vs. Jason and Alien vs. Predator, the insatiable thirst of the horror fan’s imagination will always weigh various battles between intellectual properties of all shapes and sizes. And in their last installment for 2015, MONSTER PARTY raises its fists to special guests Ben & Nadia Robertson to see who can draw first blood in their discussion of monstrous match-ups!

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  • “THE CAR” (Blu-ray Review)

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    Having given the Collector’s Edition treatment to Universal Pictures classics from John Carpenter and Wes Craven, Shout! Factory has been digging deeper into the studio’s vaults in recent months, coming up with oddities like this 1977 screen vehicle for…a vehicle.

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  • Toys of Terror #84

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    Welcome to TOYS OF TERROR, Fango’s weekly feature exhibiting the coolest horror accessories across the web. Whether you’re a collector, connoisseur or simply making your love of horror a family affair, these petrifying playthings are likely to impress even the most heartless horror fan. So if you’re searching for a ghoulish gift, look no further…

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  • Event Report: “NYZ: Santapocalypse” Experience in Deer Park, NY!

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    As most great Christmas stories often do, it all started with a drunken Santa Claus. As we waited in the massive line for the NYZ Experience, the Deer Park, NY-based zombie airsoft/laser tag combat walkthrough that has become a staple for Long Island horror hounds, we were debriefed on the “situation” we would be entering, which included zombies, super-soldiers and mall santas. And then, before getting ushered off into a military holding area, a drunken Santa Claus (armed with only the finest in discount whiskey) vetted our team with a barrage of insults and one-liners, an experience that truly sets NYZ’s limited-time “Santapocalypse” walkthrough apart from other zombie-hunting expeditions.

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  • Stream to Scream: “SALEM: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON”

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    When it comes to horror television, there seems to be a certain expectation in terms of what audience you’re gunning for. For fans of more serious scare fare, THE WALKING DEAD and PENNY DREADFUL have spawned many grounded, unabashedly bleak TV series of the same vein. Meanwhile, less serious series such as AMERICAN HORROR STORY and ASH VS. EVIL DEAD offer more humor and general bloodshed than its counterparts. And then there’s the horror shows of network television, most of which offer the genre elements as a framing device around melodramatic, angst-driven romance stories and cheeky humor.

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