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    “THE DEAD 2: INDIA” (Movie Review)

    Low budget horror is oversaturated with zombies, so the greatest trick THE DEAD pulled was standing out not especially for its viscera, but for its location. Set in vast African expanses, it impressed with its landscapes, its photography and its languid pace. Stretches of it were so silent that it could have worked as a completely dialogue-free film like Luc Besson’s LE DERNIER COMBAT, and the fact that it paired an American soldier (Rob Freeman) with an indigenous African sergeant (Prince David Osei) gave it at least a suggestion of subtext.

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    TIFF Reveals Full Details on Massive, Media-spanning “THE CRONENBERG PROJECT”

    A staggering monument to a modern master, this fall the Toronto International Film Festival’s CRONENBERG PROJECT will serve as an exhibition seemingly unlike any other. Honoring Cronenberg and his contributions to film and media, the lengthy (it spans well into winter 2014) Project is comprised of a great many components including two film retrospectives (one of all Cronenberg films, and one of the “Rise of Body Horror”); a museum-esque exhibition including props, costumes and audio-visual elements that trace the evolution of his career and filmography; one of Guillermo del Toro’s beloved Master Classes with Cronenberg in attendance; and an actual space to take you within the filmmaker’s mind and films and much more. Additionally, FANGORIA will be on hand, honored to be playing an as-yet unannounced role in The CRONENBERG PROJECT.

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    [Fantastic Fest ‘13] Shorts Announced, and the Lineup Looks Amazing

    Thrilling, artful, creative, repulsive, funny, frightening. The short films playing the 2013 Fantastic Fest have been revealed and the lineup seems stacked with stirring images, clever premises and surely the ideas of the insane. Find the full program below, with a great many trailers for films featuring Satanic ritual, reptilian rivals, foxy doppelgangers, the impulse to eat everything and much more.

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