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    Valladares’ English-language HIDDEN IN THE WOODS gets William Forsythe and a new teaser poster

    After being acquired after its World Premiere at last summer’s Fantasia Film Festival as part of its new Frontieres Co-Production Market, Chilean filmmaker Patricio Valladares’ Biehn/Blanc-produced English-language remake of his polarizing blood-soaked crime thriller HIDDEN IN THE WOODS has just tapped cult staple William Forsythe (THE DEVIL’S REJECTS) to play its crazy Uncle Costello. Thanks to Dread Central for a heads up on the official press release below:

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    FANGORIA Gives Away SPIDERS on DVD and Blu-ray

    The FANGORIA office is crawling with SPIDERS. These eight-legged mutants are straight from outer space and are releasing on DVD and Blu-ray this week. Our friends over at Millennium pictures sent us over a box full of SPIDERS on both DVD and Blu-ray to give out to some luck FANGORIA fans!

    Synopsis: Directed by horror veteran Tibor Takacs (THE GATE), SPIDERS centers on mutant spiders created by pieces of material from a disabled Soviet space station. With New York City threatened to be overrun, it’s up to health inspector Rachel Cole to prevent the Queen Spider from uniting with her eggs and creating a full on army of five foot tall, killer spiders.

    Want FANGORIA to send you SPIDERS? Just send an email to rebekah@fangoria.com

    Be sure to put “spiders” in the subject line.

    Please include the following info:

    -      Your name

    -      Mailing address

    -      Email address

    -      Age

    -      Phone Number

    -      And let us know if you would prefer DVD or Blu-ray

    Best of luck, and be sure to check out SPIDERS, releasing on March 12th from Millennium Pictures.

     

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    HELLBOY IN HELL #4 (Comic Review)

    There is a popular saying for those poor souls who, once passed on, have found that their worldly problems have followed them to the land beyond: “Death is only the beginning.” HELLBOY IN HELL is the very embodiment of that statement, as Hellboy now finds himself in the shallow pits of Hell and its city, Pandemonium. This comic marks the return of HELLBOY’s creator, Mike Mignola, who both writes and draws the new story arc. Since issue one dropped back in December, fans and critics alike have praised the sublimely dark series, recommending it to both new and seasoned readers. With a mix of heavy inks and a beautiful storytelling, this arc stays true to the HELLBOY mythos while adding another layer to already an epic tale.

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  • Welcome to the new FANGORIA Website!

    I bought my first FANGO, #13, when I was nine years old, with my allowance. And like many of our staffers, it feels somewhat surreal to be sitting where I am today, on the team of the magazine that made me what I am.  When Chris Alexander asked me to come aboard as web director, I took it as both an honor and a challenge. We both agreed that the first step would be to meet with the web designer Rob Feldman and mark out a plan of attack, and that’s what we’ve been doing for the last two months, hovered over computers in opposite countries and collaborating intensely without ever even being in the same room. That’s how things are done these days, I suppose, but I sure look forward to sharing a drink with Rob once this sucker goes live!

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    Get with FANGORIA Presents and Fango On Demand

    FANGORIA.com isn’t the only thing that’s new.

    There’s a ton going on here at Fango in the interest of being across the board, your frightening fix. Launching now (as in right now), besides all you see before you is our brand new DVD/Video on Demand line FANGORIA Presents, a team-up with Brainstorm Media (headed by THE AMERICAN SCREAM producer Meyer Shwarzstein) that will unleash five of the coolest little tales of terror from around the world.

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    SONIC CELLULOID: An interview with ORGASMO SONORE

    Earlier this winter I had the pleasure of attending the record release party for Montreal-based Orgasmo Sonore’s sophomore album REVISITING OBSCURE FILM MUSIC VOLUME 2 (you can catch a video snippet of the show at orgasmo-sonore.blogspot.ca). Led by François Riendeau – aka Frank Rideau – Orgasmo Sonore is an ongoing musical project that reimagines cult film soundtrack compositions, and aside from impressive technical proficiency and Rideau is also clearly a brilliant musical curator, his selection of covers over the two albums thus far ranging from Alain Goraguer (FANTASTIC PLANET) to Mikis Theodorakis (Costa-Gavras’ Z) alongside a heady roster of Italo-staples including Ennio Morricone, Stelvio Cipriani, Fabio Frizzi, Goblin, Bruno Nicolai and more.

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    THE PSYCHOTRONIC TOURIST: BODY DOUBLE (1984)

    Welcome to the very first instalment of The Psychotronic Tourist! Using this month’s print FANGO De Palma coverage as a launching point, I decided to kick off the column by visiting some of the key locations from one of De Palma’s most excessive pictures, the oft-maligned VERTIGO/REAR WINDOW riff BODY DOUBLE (1984). Say what you will about the phallocentric nature of the film’s imagery and mental space, but BODY DOUBLE remains not only a lush, enthralling mystery set in the seedy underbelly of the movie biz, but also a virtual tour through many of Los Angeles’ most historic landmarks, some of which are sadly no longer with us. Upon a recent visit to L.A. I teamed up with Severin Films’ David Gregory, who took me around on a whirlwind day-trip through the titillating topography of vintage De Palma.

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    “EVIL DEAD” (SXSW Movie Review)

    More often than not, when the name EVIL DEAD is invoked (like the nefarious, blood-scrawled writings in the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis), it’s actually shorthand for the more maniacally funny EVIL DEAD II, writer-director Sam Raimi’s nutty 1987 horror landmark that served as both polished sequel and camped-up remake of his equally beloved 1981 debut The EVIL DEAD. Both films have similar setups, as soon-to-be-cult-hero Bruce Campbell and others visit a remote cabin in the woods and accidentally unleash a demonic force, which takes turns possessing and transforming its victims into absurdist, homicidal caricatures of Linda Blair in THE EXORCIST. Though the original film’s budget was only a fraction of its successor, the franchise’s hardcore fans know its ratio of horror-to-comedy errs more on the side of unnerving terror, its grisliest sequence depicting a young woman raped by the forest itself.

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