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  • GWAR-B-Q 2015: GWAR Speaks! [NSFW]

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    For heavy metal hounds who like their music with an unhealthy dose of splattery horror, the bar goes no higher than GWAR. The band’s foul-mouthed, superviolent stage show is a must-see for horror fans, and there’s few places better to see the band in their horrendous prime than at their annual GWAR-B-Q, the Richmond, Virginia-based music festival that brings GWAR’s messy aesthetics, delicious (and shockingly affordable) food and a line-up of musical monstrocities in one place. The 2015 edition of GWAR-B-Q has its own walkthrough attraction (with no one leaving unsullied with fake blood), appearances from bands as diverse as Down, The Dickies, MC Chris, Clutch and Dead Earth Politics, and much more. And, of course, what would FANGORIA’s appearance at GWAR-B-Q be without some face time with titular terror themselves, GWAR?!

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  • Stream to Scream: “THE GUEST”

    Two of the most interesting voices to come up from the indie horror scene in the last few years have been director Adam Wingard and his partner-in-crime, screenwriter Simon Barrett. After Wingard (a longtime collaborator of CHEAP THRILLS director E.L. Katz) teamed up with Barrett for the grim, minimalistic A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE, the pair began gaining notice with their contributions to anthology films like the V/H/S series and and ABCs OF DEATH. However, Wingard and Barrett really hit their stride when their home invasion horror YOU’RE NEXT, which arrived to ho-hum box office in 2013 only to become a cult favorite since.

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  • FANGORIA Podcast Network: Tune In to “BLOOD LUST” with Special Guest Brian Yuzna!

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    While some may recognize Bailey Jay from her reputable and prolific career in the world of porn or her extremely popular comedy podcast THE BAILEY JAY SHOW, Jay’s insatiable appetite for fright has left a mark on the world of horror with her free weekly podcast, BLOOD LUST. And this week, Bailey talks with a heavyweight of horror insanity, whose presentation of top tier FX and stomach-twisting content has separated him from his peers: director/producer Brian Yuzna!

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  • Chris Alexander’s “FEMALE WEREWOLF” to play FERATUM, SITGES Film Festivals

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    Filmmaker and FANGO editor Chris Alexander’s third microbudget feature film FEMALE WEREWOLF, will have its World Premiere at Mexico’s FERATUM festival, the international horror, sci-fi and genre film fest located in the beautiful city of Tlalpujahua. The Festival runs from October 1st – 4th; FEMALE WEREWOLF will screen on Friday, October 2nd. For more fest info visit www.FeratumFilmFest.com.

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  • Q&A: The Soska Sisters talk “VENDETTA”, “HELLEVATOR” & More…

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    When it comes to twin female directors working in the horror genre, there’s nary a pair working harder and more consistently than Jen and Sylvia Soska. The Canadian born-and-bred directors of such fright fare as AMERICAN MARY and DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK have since found a haven of morbid material over at WWE Studios, helming SEE NO EVIL 2 before moving onto the bloody revenge flick VENDETTA. Now with the latter film breaking into the home video market this week, FANGORIA spoke with the Twisted Twins themselves about VENDETTA, their upcoming Blumhouse game show HELLEVATOR, their latest fright feature PLASTIC and their visceral venture into the world of comic books…

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  • Celebrate Halloween Everyday with Halloween Forevermore!

    For some people, Halloween is more than just a fun day celebrated once every October; it’s a way of life. The festive decor, the love of the macabre and the desire to spread horror into every aspect of your life is something FANGORIA understands all too well, so for those looking to add some lurid touches to their life, the people at Halloween Forevermore have you covered!

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  • “SINISTER 2” (Film Review)

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    For those going into SINISTER 2 believing it to be a retread of the first SINISTER, this writer has some good news and some bad news for you. The bad news is that SINISTER 2 is not much like the original SINISTER in most ways, even if the strong family-driven drama and graphic kill films carry over into the Ciaran Foy-directed sequel. The good news is, however, that SINISTER 2 is different in many great ways, and the many ways that the film spins the mythology of Bughuul and his potential victims offers something much more unique to fright fans while still satisfying SINISTER die-hards.

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  • Q&A: Producer Jason Blum talks “SINISTER 2”, “CREEP” and “THE VISIT”

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    A producer’s job is never done, and that’s certainly true for Blumhouse mastermind Jason Blum. With his name on nearly every theatrical horror offering this year, including THE BOY NEXT DOOR, THE LAZARUS EFFECT, UNFRIENDED, INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3, THE GALLOWS and THE GIFT, Blum has created one of the most successful brands in the genre with his unique business model, and looks to prove so again with his latest production, SINISTER 2. With the film hitting theaters today, FANGORIA caught up with Blum to talk about the SINISTER sequel as well as what other macabre movies Blumhouse has on their horizon…

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  • Q&A: Kate Bosworth talks “AMNESIAC”

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    While the slasher boom of the ‘80s and late ‘90s painted the horror genre as not a particularly great playing ground for actresses, there’s little denying that the genre has also offered some women the chance to truly wow audiences. Whether it’s Janet Leigh in PSYCHO, Mia Farrow in ROSEMARY’S BABY, Kathy Bates in MISERY or Essie Davis in THE BABADOOK, the right genre project can present actresses a chance to break expectations and deliver a performance that is truly memorable. The same can definitely be said about Michael Polish’s new thriller AMNESIAC, which affords longtime leading lady Kate Bosworth the chance to go into much darker yet ultimately more fascinating territory. FANGORIA recently spoke to Bosworth about playing a twisted take on a “Hitchcock Blonde”…

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  • Free FANGORIA Premiere Screening for “CONTRACTED: PHASE II” Infects NYC on 09/01!

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    The virus is spreading, and FANGORIA has the cure—free tickets to see the scary and gruesome sequel CONTRACTED: PHASE II in the Big Apple! FANGORIA will host a FREE screening of the latest IFC Midnight flick on Tuesday, September 1 at 7:45 p.m. at New York City’s IFC Center (323 Sixth Avenue at 3rd Street; 212-924-7771). Directed by Josh Forbes from a script by Craig Walendziak, the follow-up film begins at the exact moment where the original CONTRACTED ended (which fans can catch up with on Netflix Instant). The screening marks PHASE II’s New York premiere, and FANGO’s Tony Timpone will be hosting the event.

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