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  • “MADMAN” (Blu-ray Review)

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    Out of all the indie gems that came out of the slasher movement of the ‘80s, there are few that are as purely entertaining as MADMAN. Directed by Joe Giannone, MADMAN captures the spirit of old school summer camp urban legends, presenting the perfect amount of cheese alongside an impressive amount of technical craftsmanship as well. And despite it’s obscurity among the horror audience at large, the cult of MADMAN has grown over the decades since its initial release, many of whom have championed the film fervently as something much more substantial than its initial aesthetics may suggest.

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  • TORONTO AFTER DARK 2015 CALL FOR ENTRIES NOW OPEN

    Toronto After Dark Film Festival is one of the world’s leading showcases of new genre cinema and now, the call for entries for their 10th Annual fest is now open. Founder Adam Lopez and his team pride themselves on discovering and promoting all forms of international and independent thrilling genre cinema including horror, sci-fi, fantasy, animation, crime, action, suspense, thriller, documentary, music videos and cult/bizarre films, both in short form and feature-length.
    This year Toronto After Dark runs for nine nights, October 15-23, 2015 and will screen almost 50 films, including both shorts and features. Last year, Toronto After Dark was attended by over 11,000 film fans and over 200 members of the film press and industry.
    Toronto After Dark Film Festival seeks independent feature-length and short films from around the world in any of the following main genre groups:
    • Horror, Supernatural
    • Sci-Fi, Fantasy
    • Animation
    • Crime, Action, Thriller, Suspense
    • Cult, Bizarre, Genre-defying, Experimental
    • Documentaries, with a genre-related or cult/bizarre subject matter
    • Music Videos, with a genre-related or cult/bizarre aesthetic
    SHORT FILM ELIGIBILITY:
    • Completed after January 1st, 2013
    • Completed Films, Works-in-Progress and Rough Cuts all acceptable for submission
    • Run time of between 1 and 29 minutes
    • Not previously submitted to the festival
    • Films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English
    FEATURE FILM ELIGIBILITY:
    • Completed after January 1st, 2013
    • Completed Films, Works-in-Progress and Rough Cuts all acceptable for submission
    • Run time of 60 minutes or longer
    • Screening at our festival would be its Toronto Premiere (only applies to feature films)
    • Must not have played in Canada on TV/cable/satellite, nor be available on DVD/Blu-Ray in Canada, nor available publicly online (only applies to feature films)
    • Not previously submitted to the festival
    • Films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English
    For more submission and festival info visit www.TorontoAfterDark.com

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  • CANADA: FALLS HORROR FEST INVADES NIAGARA FALLS THIS WEEKEND

    The FALLS HORROR FEST is returning this Friday, June 5th to Niagara Falls, Canada and FANGORIA will be there. Taking place inside the Niagara Falls Comic Con, the event will feature some of the best exhibitors in horror, as well as such celebs as Elvira, THE EXORCIST and exploitation film legend Linda Blair, THE WALKING DEAD’s Scott Wilson, DAWN OF THE DEAD’s Ken Foree, ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW’s Patricia Quinn, genre film legend and DELIRIUM magazine publisher Charles Band, FRIDAY THE 13th alumni Ted White, Legendary Makeup F/X man Tom Savini, FANGORIA’s Chris Alexander, Cheryl Singleton and Trevor Parker and many more.
    The fest also includes a FRIDAY THE 13th: THE FINAL CHAPTER VIP package, designed for the hardcore FRIDAY fan, which takes place on the Friday of the show.

    The package includes:
    o One (1) limited edition Falls Horror Fest VIP poster signed by both Ted White (who played Jason in Friday IV) and FX legend Tom Savini
    o One (1) limited edition Falls Horror Fest t-shrt
    o One (1) limited edition Falls Horror Fest VIP lanyard
    o Admission into the Falls Horror Fest VIP ONLY screening of Friday the 13th: the Final Chapter, with live commentary from both Ted White and Tom Savini

    The three day event begins on Friday, June 5, at 4:00pm, and runs until Sunday, June 7th, at 5:00pm. Go to http://nfcomiccon.com/ for more details. See you at the show!

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  • Stanley Film Festival ’15: The Plight of the Audience Picture

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    “There’s nothing good at the movies anymore.” It’s a sentence that I’ve heard so much, and that film fans have grown so accustomed to, that it almost pains me to type it here. But nonetheless, it’s a statement many in the genre believe, and it’s perhaps the reason more and more people are turning to TV, VOD, Streaming Services and piracy for their entertainment fix. After all, the price of moviegoing goes up as big budget fodder, or in horror’s case, micro-budget jump scare fare fills the auditoriums, and art houses try to host the most buzzworthy independent titles just to keep a roof on their head.

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  • Stream to Scream: “DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS. DEAD”

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    While generally well-received, financially successful and, at the very least, having earned the notoriety of “that nazi zombie movie” among contemporary horror fans (over the likes of OUTPOST and SHOCKWAVES), DEAD SNOW has been a rather divisive movie among horror audiences. Some fright fans took Tommy Wirkola’s Scandinavian scare fare in stride, praising the fun approach to the material and splattery action that would cement it as a modern midnight movie. Others, however, were less impressed; whether it be using the “harbinger” trope or aping too much of Sam Raimi’s EVIL DEAD aesthetics, harder critics donned it too derivative for its own good. Thus when a sequel was announced, the response was a surprising balance between cheers and apprehension, even if the time since its premiere had garnered DEAD SNOW 2: RED VS. DEAD a mounting sense of goodwill.

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  • “THE GREEN INFERNO” To Consume Audiences September 25th

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    After nearly a year since the film was abruptly pulled from cinemas, Eli Roth’s cannibal opus THE GREEN INFERNO will see the light of day after all. Roth made the official announcement earlier today, detailing that the film will see a 1,000 theater release and a digital marketing platform (much akin to the expanded release of IT FOLLOWS) via Blumhouse Productions, who will team with Universal Pictures and High Top Releasing to distribute the film via Blumhouse’s BH Tilt label. This will also guarantee that THE GREEN INFERNO will hit theaters before Roth’s Sundance chiller KNOCK KNOCK, which Lionsgate aims to release later this year as well.

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  • “BALLISTIC” (Comic Book Review)

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    Subtlety can be a fragile thing. With some forms of storytelling, depending on the tale that’s being told, it could be an artist’s greatest ally, helping plant the seeds to a gradual reveal or hide some incredible character traits that become integral to the plot by the third act. However, for some stories, the absence of subtlety can be inappropriate in execution especially when paired against action and characters who benefit from the colorful and explicit. And in extreme cases such as Adam Egypt Mortimer and Darick Robertson’s BALLISTIC, subtlety is almost nowhere to be seen because the name of the game is cacophony and insanity, which BALLISTIC plays effortlessly.

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  • Caption Contest Results: 05/25 – 05/29

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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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