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  • Q&A, Teaser Premiere: Director Jason Baker & Misfits’ Jerry Only on Savini/Bradley-led Horror Short

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    In Monessen, Pennsylvania many people were recently seen crawling through the streets in zombie make-up. But who is behind this zombie apocalypse? Legendary, punk rock band, the Misfits. They may be punks at heart, but they are total professionals when giving fans what they want: a live horror show. The band wanted to give something more for their live shows and so they decided to make their own horror clips with the help of Director Jason Baker and award winning, special make-up effects artist, Tom Savini and his students from the Tom Savini Special Make-Up Effects Program as well as the Factory Digital Filmmaking Program at Douglas Education Center. 

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  • Return of the Dragon: Know Your “HANNIBAL”!

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    It’s been nearly 30 years since the first cinematic iteration of Hannibal Lecter hit audiences in Michael Mann’s MANHUNTER, and even that took place two years before THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS even hit book shelves. And now, with Thomas Harris’ cerebral cannibal now gracing the small screen in an elegant and eerie fashion, FANGORIA is looking back at each of the respective Dr. Lecter’s who have made their mark on the big and small screen…

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  • Nightmare Royale #18: The Spiritualized Vengeance of Karen Lam (On the Women Who Bring the Change, Pt. II)

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    Yes, my friends, here at Nightmare Royale, it’s still “Women In Horror Century.” (Just seven months and 85 years to go!) This time, the kickass creator in question is writer/director Karen Lam, whose hauntingly violent and provocative second feature EVANGELINE comes out on DVD tomorrow (already streaming on iTunes and Amazon as we speak).

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  • Stream to Scream: “PET SEMATARY”

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    “The soil of a man’s heart is stonier.” These words are intoned by both Jud Crandall and the helpful spectre Pascow at different points in the classic Stephen King novel/film PET SEMATARY. It’s a sentiment that can easily be applied to King’s adapted filmography, which is a quarry pit filled with diamonds and rocks. The aforementioned 1989 film, directed by Mary Lambert (whose other genre credits include PET SEMATARY II, URBAN LEGEND: BLOODY MARY, and the classic TALES FROM THE CRYPT episode “Collection Completed”) and scripted by King himself (who also enjoys a brief cameo as a minister during a funeral scene) undoubtedly stands out as one of the diamonds. Nearly thirty years after its release, PET SEMATARY still has that kind of scary sheen that supernatural films try but often fail to emulate.

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  • Q&A: Ulli Lommel on Franchise Reimagining “BOOGEYMAN: REINCARNATION”

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    Perhaps one of the most undervalued genre offerings of the early 1980s, Ulli Lommel’s THE BOOGEYMAN blended elements of the stalk-and-slash subgenre that Bob Clark’s BLACK CHRISTMAS and John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN sowed the sinister seeds of in the late ‘70s, with predominant elements of inanimate object possession, exorcism and the archaic fear-inducing folklore surrounding superstitions associated with mirrors.

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  • Caption Contest Results: 06/01 – 06/05

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    FANGORIA fanatics! If you’re one of the thousands who follow us on Twitter, you’re likely familiar with our daily Caption Contests! Now, due to the overwhelmingly positive response, we’re highlighting the best entries of the week for the world to see! So without further ado…

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  • Exclusive: “BIG BAD WOLVES” Directors’ Chainsaw Award Acceptance Speech!

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    By now, it’s no surprise that FANGORIA has had our eyes on Israeli horror directors Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, TriBeCa darlings and crafters of such frightening foreign titles such as RABIES and BIG BAD WOLVES. And while BIG BAD WOLVES has had its fair share of praise from FANGORIA, Quentin Tarantino (who called it his favorite film of the year) and many other critics, fright fans themselves showed their love for the film in the 2015 Chainsaw Awards, voting Keshales and Papushado’s sophomore effort as the Best Foreign Language Film released last year against the likes of A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, WITCHING & BITCHING, THE HOUSE AT THE END OF TIME and THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS. After learning of their win, Keshales and Papushado wanted to thank their fans for voting for BIG BAD WOLVES, and you can read their statement below…

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  • FANGO Flashback: “WITCHERY”

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    In 2011, Comic-Con was doing this huge promotion for the David Hasselhoff Comedy Central Roast, and publicists had been handing out Hasselhoff facemasks to thousands of attendees. That’s right: thousands of “David Hasselhoffs” were walking around Comic-Con! A Hoff-faced patron came over to the FANGORIA booth with his mask on, and asked, “Can the Hoff be in a horror film?” I replied, “Well, he was in WITCHERY.” Crickets…. Yeah, the Hoff was WITCHERY!

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