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    FANGORIA Presents acquires Spanish shocker “OMNIVORES”

    FANGORIA Presents has acquired writer/director Óscar Rojo’s Spanish cannibalism shocker OMNIVORES for U.S. distribution, with Video on Demand play slated to begin everywhere on October 1. Shot in Madrid, OMNIVORES follows a food critic who goes undercover at a secret society that serves people on the menu (see below for more detailed synopsis).

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    Exclusive DVD/Blu Art: “EMBRACE OF THE VAMPIRE (2013)”

    Where were you when you felt the EMBRACE OF THE VAMPIRE? I’m guessing a 2 a.m. premium cable haze. The mid-90s erotic horror masterpiece—at least to one generation—has been re-envisioned for another, and both come to Blu-ray this fall to compare and contrast. Will the 2013 iteration come close to Anne Goursaud’s vixen-ization of Alyssa Milano?

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    Charles Band unleashes Full Moon Streaming

    In the annals of horror and exploitation, few measure up to the storied Charles Band. His history in the genre spans four decades professionally, with a myriad classic and influential films bearing his name yes, but his entire family foundation is built on Le Cinema Fantastique. Father Albert produced many an Italian western and he directed the classic 1959 chiller I BURY THE LIVING, while brother Richard is a celebrated composer. Their roots in making and exhibiting genre entertainment run deep.

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    Badass Digest takes a look at our monthly Dead Right Horror Trivia Night in L.A.

    I don’t live in L.A. Many friends do, however. Some of those friends include my colleague here at FANGORIA, Rebekah McKendry, Shock Till You Drop Managing Editor Ryan Turek and Badass Digest writer Brian Collins and extends to the larger circle of admirers and creators of the macabre they run in. Thus, the third Thursday of every month is a bit envy-inducing. That’s when a mix of fierce competition, totally wizard team names, prizes and shared enthusiasm create Rebekah and Ryan’s beast, Dead Right Horror Trivia Night.

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    “HAROLD’S GOING STIFF” (Movie Review)

    The vast majority of the post-NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD zombie canon has conditioned audiences to accept, without question, the premise that if not somehow contained, the appearance of walking dead leads inexorably to apocalypse. Fast or slow, sentient or comatose, the zombies are not only coming to get poor Barbara in the graveyard—they’re out to decimate civilization.

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    Jess Franco’s “A VIRGIN AMONG THE LIVING DEAD” (Blu-ray Review)

    Those that dismiss the elephantine and obsessive filmography of the late cinema slinger Jess Franco would be wise to sit down and absorb what might be his greatest film of the 1970s, if not his storied career: CHRISTINA, PRINCESS OF EROTICISM or, as it’s more commonly referred to as–including on the sleeve of Repemption/Kino Lorber’s superlative Blu-ray release–A VIRGIN AMONG THE LIVING DEAD.

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    Fantasia ’13 exclusive: Scream of genie with “SOUVENIR”

    One of the more fun-sounding concepts pitched at the Frontières Co-Production Market at Montreal’s Fantasia festival this year was SOUVENIR, a deadly-genie feature in development by Alex Epstein, director of the popular vampire short YOU ARE SO UNDEAD (pictured above). Fango spoke to Epstein about his be-careful-what-you-wish-for flick.

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    “SATURDAY MORNING MYSTERY” (Movie Review)

    SATURDAY MORNING MYSTERY offers a tantalizing concept previously untouched by the genre: a grown-up, live-action, horror-movie take on SCOOBY-DOO. Spunky heroine Nancy (Ashley Spillers)—essentially a flesh-and-blood version of Velma—and her three pals Gwen (Josephine Decker), Chad (Adam Tate) and Floyd (Jonny Mars), who happen to bear a number of similarities to Daphne, Fred and Shaggy respectively, are paranormal investigators who cruise around solving mysteries with their dog Hamlet via an orange Volkswagen bus.

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    Simon Rumley talks his new-to-DVD films, “GEORGE ROMERO” movie and more

    Prior to his transition to the (very) dark side with films like THE LIVING AND THE DEAD and RED WHITE & BLUE, British independent filmmaker Simon Rumley made his big break into feature-length filmmaking with his “youth culture trilogy”—STRONG LANGUAGE (2000), THE TRUTH GAME (2001) and CLUB LE MONDE (2002, pictured above). The loosely connected triad is getting a long-overdue DVD release in North America today via Jinga Films, and Fango spoke with Rumley about these seminal works as well as what he’s got coming up.

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    Toronto: FANGORIA, “EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL” and “NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD LIVE” Team Up for Fan Expo 2013!

    If you’re in the Toronto area or visiting from out of town this weekend, make sure you come by the massive FAN EXPO CANADA 2013, going down at the Metro Convention Centre, downtown. FANGORIA staffers and the cast & crew of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD LIVE will be sharing table space with the splatter-ific lads behind EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL at booth #1550.

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