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  • “GRAVY” (Film Review)

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    As many horror fans know, horror comedies can be a tricky tonal tightrope to walk as there’s so many things to be considered. On the comedy side, the material needs to be funny, organic to the scary situations on display and respectful of the genre, lest you fall too far into the even trickier realm of genre parody. On the horror side, the material needs to be able to jump into comedy effectively and naturally while deciding how it will work in relation to audience expectations, either working towards genre tropes to set up the humor or work with the humor to subvert expectations. However, even if the horror and the comedy doesn’t quite jive, a strong cast, funny dialogue and messy practical effects can buy much good will, which is largely why James Roday’s directorial debut GRAVY works as well as it does.

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  • “A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY” (Mile High Horror Film Review)

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    To be completely fair, there were only few ways A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY could have failed in this writer’s eyes. As a lifelong fan and supporter of anthology horror as well as having a soft spot for Christmas horror, a film that would blend the two (and effectively at that) would automatically have an advantage as opposed to your average, everyday fright film. And luckily, A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY uses neither subgenre as a shameless gimmick, instead delivering a really impressive and diverse film that brings psychological and gory goodness in equal measure.

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  • Announcement: Indie Horror-Centric Show “SPLAT CHAT: ON D.I.Y. HORROR” Added to The FANGORIA Podcast Network!

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    With the FANGORIA Podcast Network now officially two months old, FANGORIA has been loving the feedback from horror hounds on our diverse free programming, ranging from Bailey Jay’s interview show BLOOD LUST, the casual chat show MONSTER PARTY, the irreverent commentary series WE’LL SEE YOU IN HELL with Joe DeRosa and Patrick Walsh, the homegrown horror talk shows THE HORROR SHOW and THE RANTS MACABRE, and Clay McLeod Chapman’s terrifying short story series THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW. Now, FANGORIA is extremely excited to announce the third original program to our Podcast Network, and it’s something longtime FANGORIA and GOREZONE readers will be excited for: SPLAT CHAT: ON D.I.Y. HORROR, hosted by Youtube Personality and filmmaker Steve Craig (a/k/a “Cineman Steve”)!

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  • Q&A: Chuck Palaniuk breaks his rules to talk about “FIGHT CLUB 2”

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    Chuck Palahniuk is a man who needs no introduction. Creator of cult novels such as CHOKE, INVISIBLE MONSTERS, and the fan-favorite FIGHT CLUB, Palahniuk has become the unprecedented king of transgressional fiction. Yet, after taking over the written word and the silver screen, he was still not satisfied and, turning to Dark Horse, has decided to leave his mark on the comic world with FIGHT CLUB 2. Exploring the graphic medium with artist Cameron Stewart, Palahniuk invites us back into a world of high action and questionable morality as we are re-introduced to the world of the author and the old demons he just couldn’t leave behind…

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  • The Cutting Room: Director/Actor James Roday talks Practical FX & “GRAVY”

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    Welcome to THE CUTTING ROOM, a new weekly column on FANGORIA.com that highlights the stories that most share DNA of our print counterpart. Rather than just feature the articles and interviews that didn’t make the cut, this column is dedicated to providing a greater lifeline between FANGORIA Magazine and FANGORIA.com.

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  • “GODDESS OF LOVE” (Film Review)

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    When a horror film- or any film for that matter- is subject to the independent production process, the sheer lack of budget and time to bring the story to reality is a true test to the mettle of a filmmaker. For some, the temptation to cut as many corners as possible and stretch out any given moment in an amateur attempt to get to feature length is an irresistible one. However, tried-and-true filmmakers rely on resources, passion and healthy collaboration to bring their story to life as authentically as possible. Jon Knautz certainly falls in the latter category, and in that regards, GODDESS OF LOVE uses its low-budget means to its advantage by crafting an utterly claustrophobic and bold film that is gripping from start to finish.

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  • TORONTO: Win a pair of VIP tix to see “Fabio Frizzi: Frizzi 2 Fulci” live!

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    FANGORIA is honored to be presenting the Toronto stop of Italian horror composing legend Fabio Frizzi, who brings his critically acclaimed live “Frizzi 2 Fulci” show to the city’s storied Opera House venue on October 8th, 2015. For this special show, Frizzi – whose progressive rock scores for Lucio Fulci classics like THE BEYOND and CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD helped define Fulci’s dreamy aesthetic – will be joined on stage by none other than GOBLIN keyboardist and frequent Frizzi collaborator Maurizio Guarini, making this truly a once-in-a-lifetime live music event.

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