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    “INHUMAN RESOURCES”: Tom Savini sees “Redd,” Part Two

    It must be kismet. Horror/makeup FX king Tom Savini, a hero to FANGORIA readers since we first profiled him in the very first issue of the mag in 1979, appears in and supervised the FX for INHUMAN RESOURCES (formerly REDD INC), the first “volume” of FANGORIA Presents’ new VOD/DVD label; see here http://www.fangoria.com/new/fango-presents/ for details). INHUMAN RESOURCES follows a deranged corporate manager/convicted serial killer Thomas Reddmann (Nicholas Hope) who kidnaps six people and holds them hostage in a deserted office. Soon the tortures begin, but all is not what it seems… Fango caught up with Savini in Australia during production of his latest splatter flick, and you can see part one of this interview here .

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    “AS I KNEW HIM: MY DAD, ROD SERLING” (Book Review)

    When discussing classic sci-fi/horror/fantasy television, ardent fans of THE TWILIGHT ZONE almost always come up against the camp that see your ZONE and raise you an OUTER LIMITS. Some may even dare say they prefer ONE STEP BEYOND or even on the similar Rod Serling tip, NIGHT GALLERY. But true ZONE heads are such not just because of the silvery black and white photography, skin-crawling theme music, nor the assorted aliens, monsters, shape shifters, murderous dummies and devils that gave the program it’s hook. Rather, they hold the show high because of Serling’s pen, because of his philosophies, his morality and his humanity. Because of course, THE TWILIGHT ZONE was never really about those trappings or narrative twists, it was about the folly of man, the belief that people are fundamentally good and that human evil is a perversion of prejudice. It was about both the wit and the somewhat broken heart of the man who built the house that stood on CBS’ prime time hill between 1959 and 1964.

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    “BLOOD AND GUTS”: Scott Ian goes Ape for Animatronics with Studio ADI

    The second season of The Nerdist and FANGORIA’s BLOOD AND GUTS with Scott Ian is underway, and a week after our explosive premiere, host Scott Ian is wowed by the magic of animatronics and men-in-suits with Studio ADI.

    Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff, Jr. take Fango & co. on a tour behind the curtain of aliens, predators, gorillas and gil men for one of the most stunning BLOOD AND GUTS yet. Just 2:00-4:20, as Gillis kicks things off talking the marriage of mechanics and performer that goes into their gorilla, is seriously incredible stuff. What follows is a tour through their legendary work including THE MONSTER SQUAD, ALIENS, PREDATOR, TREMORS, STARSHIP TROOPERS and beyond!

    For much more on BLOOD AND GUTS, catch up with season two below and head over to the official Facebook and Twitter, as well as subscribe to The Nerdist Channel on YouTube.

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    Check out the lineup for April’s FANGORIA Videocrypt on VOD!

    Monday, April 1 brings our second month of residence on Comcast on Demand and a brand new FANGORIA Videocrypt to keep you full of terrifying treasures and the latest in our FANGORIA Presents lineup. April’s theme, from esteemed programmer/producer Zack Carlson comes in the form of “Spectral Splatter and Hillbilly Hellrides!”

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    Madrid gets macabre, debuting Nocturna Film Festival

    Spain natives, be prepared to be scared from June 3rd to June 9th, as the International Fantastic Film Festival Nocturna 2013, debuts in Madrid! To be held at the city’s Palafox Cinemas, Nocturna will be the host to many great genre titles this year, both inside and out of competition.

    Films competing for the official awards include HOME SWEET HOME, French director David Morlet’s follow-up to 2009’s MUTANTS; Chad Kinkle’s JUG FACE, featuring BLADE RUNNER star Sean Young and genre icon Larry Fessenden; the first-ever Russian zombie film, WINTER OF THE DEAD (a.k.a. METELETSA), from director Nikolai Pigarev; the neo-gialli TULPA from SHADOW’s Federico Zampaglione; and Jean Carlos Medina’s buzz-worthy INSENSIBLES (a.k.a. PAINLESS), which premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival to much acclaim.

    More innovative and transgressive titles within the genre will be featured in the Nocturna Dark Visions category, which includes prolific indie filmmaker H.P. Mendoza’s newest film, I AM A GHOST, which garnered rave reviews last year, including the Bram Stoker International Film Festival’s Best Picture award. Especially gruesome or hilarious titles can be seen in the Nocturna Madness category, including Conor McMahon’s killer clown flick STITCHES, as well as the action-packed genre mash-up TIKTIK: THE ASWANG CHRONICLES, from director Erik Matti. And short-form cinema will be featured as well in the Nocturna Shots category, with the films in competition still to be announced. Every film in competition is also in competition for the Audience Awards, bestowed via popular vote amongst the Nocturna audiences.

    However, Nocturna also offers plenty to fright fans outside of the competition, including the Danielle Harris/John Jarratt starring horror flick SHIVER from DARKLANDS director Julian Richards; Rodrigo Gudiño’s debut feature film, THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ROSALIND LEIGH, featuring Academy-Award winner Vanessa Redgrave; and the premiere of Victor Matellano’s WAX, with the cast and crew in attendance, and featuring the last on-screen performance of Paul Naschy (thanks to the film’s special FX wizardy). Nocturna will also screen a retrospective series of deserving genre films in its Nocturna Classics section, which has yet to be revealed.

    Last, but certainly not least, Nocturna 2013 will pay homage to some of the most significant names in fantastic cinema in their Masters of Fantastic category. Aside from hosting a ceremony for the Masters of Fantastic Award, the category will also host films relevant to the recipient, which this year is none other than MASTERS OF HORROR creator and frequent Stephen King adaptation filmmaker Mick Garris!

    For more information, as well as impending announcements on featured films, a full list of awards and to purchase tickets to Nocturna 2013, please visit Nocturna Film Festival.

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    You can own the “JOHN DIES AT THE END” meat monster

    Don Coscarelli’s JOHN DIES AT THE END is an intensely bizarre, endearing trip of a movie. One of the highlights is undoubtedly the old-school FX that went into creating the jaw dropper of a meat monster that comes together from reanimated cuts of flesh. Created by Robert Kurtzman, that same slab of creature is now available to display, or wear!

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    Toronto! Win tix to see “JOHN DIES AT THE END” and party with Coscarelli on “Fear Street”

    FANGORIA wants to give two lucky Toronto readers a double pass to see the theatrical screening of director Don Coscarelli’s instant cult hit JOHN DIES AT THE END this Wednesday, March 27th at 9:30 p.m. at the Cineplex Yonge and Dundas theatre, courtesy of Raven Banner’s exclusive “Sinister Cinema” screening series.

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