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    Q&A: Eli Roth, producing “THE LAST EXORCISM PART II”

    This year, audiences awaiting the return of Eli Roth find an embarrassment of riches. On the directorial end, there’s both werewolf-in-a-steel town Netflix original series HEMLOCK GROVE and his Amazonian cannibal odyssey, THE GREEN INFERNO. The sometimes actor scripted and stars in Nicolas Lopez’s Chilean earthquake picture AFTERSHOCK and most relevantly, has lent a guiding hand to emerging talent, producing Ti West’s upcoming THE SACRAMENT and the sequel to one of the more undervalued of recent American genre films, THE LAST EXORCISM PART II (out March 1st). It’s this tale of Southern gothic that has Fango speaking to Roth about his own investment in continuing Nell Sweetzer’s story, how audiences approach foun footage, that which he’s never seen before in a possession film and what his producing legacy aims to be.

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  • FANGO Gives Away SINISTER on Blu-ray

    by: Rebekah McKendry on: 2013-02-25 21:08:13

    Feeling sinister? The fine folks at Blumhouse Production just sent over a stash of SINISTER Blu-rays for us to give out to some lucky FANGORIA fans. How can you win this sweet horror flick? Keep reading….

    Synopsis: Ten years ago, true crime writer Ellison Oswald made his reputation with a best-selling account of a notorious murder. Now, desperate to replicate success of his first book, he moves his family into a home where the previous occupants were brutally executed and a child disappeared, hoping to find inspiration in the crime scene. In the home, Ellison discovers a cache of terrifying home movies, unwittingly opening the door into a nightmarish mystery.

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    To enter, just send an email to rebekah@fangoria.com
    Be sure to put “SINISTER” in the subject line.
    Please include the following info:
    -    Your name
    -    Mailing address
    -    Email address
    -    Phone number
    -    Age

    Best of luck, and be sure to check out SINISTER, now available on DVD and Blu-ray!

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  • Win a pass to the Stanley Film Festival, at the historic “SHINING” hotel

    by: FANGORIA Staff on: 2013-02-25 19:32:01

    Who’s ready to get creepy? Our friends at the Stanley Film Festival just sent over two passes to their inaugural celebration of classic and contemporary horror film. One lucky winner and a guest will receive VIP access to a weekend full of films, screenings and special events.
    The Stanley Film Festival will take place on May 2-5, 2013 in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado. As a unique destination festival, all events will take place throughout the historic and haunted Stanley Hotel, that which provided Stephen King with inspiration for both THE SHINING and PET CEMETERY. The four-day event will showcase filmmakers latest works, Q&A discussions, industry panels, the “Stanley Dean’s Cup” student film competition and special events for cinema insiders, enthusiasts and fellow artists.

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    Want to join the experience? Send an email to fangoria.prizes@yahoo.com with “STANLEY FILM FESTIVAL” in the subject line, and please include the following information: name, mailing address, email address, phone number and age.
    Best of luck! Be sure to keep up to date with the Stanley Film Festival, visit the official site; Like SFF on Facebook; Follow SFF on Twitter and Instagram (@StanleyFilmFest) and join the conversation using the hashtag #YeahItsCreepy

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    Guidelines: Contest prize is a Stanley Film Festival “Thriller Pass” and includes access to all regular screenings, Opening Film Party 5/2, Whiskey Tasting 5/3, Closing Film Party 5/4, Bloody Mary Awards Brunch 5/5, Panels, Hospitality Lounge, Stanley Hotel Tour & an SFF merchandise item. Contest winner will be notified via e-mail on March 4th. Prize can be redeemed by contest winner between May 2nd and May 5th by presenting valid government issued identification to festival credential pick-up at the Stanley Hotel, 333 E Wonderview Ave  Estes Park, CO 80517. Prize has no cash value and is non-transferable. Prize does not include travel and lodging.

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  • Teaser Poster: Second film from ‘RABIES” duo, “BIG BAD WOLVES”

    by: Samuel Zimmerman on: 2013-02-25 18:34:32

    Co-directors Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, who wowed audiences a plenty with the slasherless slasher RABIES, return.

    Expectation and anticipation is undoubtedly high for BIG BAD WOLVES, the second feature from the Israeli team of Keshales and Papushado. Their first horror film, RABIES (KALEVET), and a first for Israel, was a witty, surprisingly fresh, dark tale of youth run amok in the woods. It also contained a healthy distrust of authority, which looks to carry over in BIG BAD WOLVES, a film about brutal murders and the three men whose lives are most impacted by them. Twitch revealed the poster and synopsis:

    “A series of brutal murders puts the lives of three men on a collision course: The father of the latest victim now out for revenge; a vigilante police detective operating outside the boundaries of law; and the main suspect in the killings, a religious studies teacher arrested and released due to a police blunder.”

    BIG BAD WOLVES is now in post production. 

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    EXCL Audio: Fede Alvarez talks “EVIL DEAD”

    Hot on the pencil-poked heels of our cheerfully repugnant EVIL DEAD cover announcement, FANGORIA Editor Chris Alexander tracked co-writer/director Fed Alvarez to his home in Uruguay to talk about his hotly anticipated gore-caked remake.

    Here then, is an exclusive audio chat with Alvarez, in which he talks about life in Raimi-ville, the pressure of the fevered EVIL DEAD fanbase and the sting of the MPAA. Enjoy!

    For much more on EVIL DEAD see the aforementioned FANGORIA #322 (on sale in March) and keep an eye on Fangoria.com as its SXSW world premiere fast approaches.

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  • Toronto! Get your horror soundtrack groove-on at “FEAR STREET”

    by: FANGORIA Staff on: 2013-02-25 15:59:39

    Nestled in the deep, dark, dangerous Toronto Dundas/Ossington strip is a grotty spot called Sex Laser. Yes…Sex Laser.

    “It’s just as sketchy as it sounds…” says Larissa Thomas, who hosts and DJ’s her bloody brainchild FEAR STREET, a weekly booze drenched, blood splattered dance party where the best in horror score grooves.
    Thomas is a well known figure in underground comics. She’s a writer, cartoonist and general pop culture powerhouse who has channeled her love of horror and weird music into this awesome night. Sex Laser is suitably greasy with comfy sofas, cheap drinks and a cash only bar. The perfect venue for some solid, fun, sleazy thrills.

    The event goes down every Wednesday 9:30 p.m.- 2 a.m. at Sex Laser (1369 Dundas St. W in the sexy/seedy west end).

    To find out more about FEAR STREET follow Larissa on Twitter at @larissa_thomas

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    “STOKER” (Sundance Movie Review)

    In its cryptic opening scene, Park Chan-wook sets the tone of STOKER, his English-language debut, with a monologue and the sound of the world in which the film takes place. STOKER prides itself on not being a conventional genre picture by any means, but the hypnotic rhythm in which the film unfolds will undoubtedly keep any audience transfixed.

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    “THE FOLLOWING” (TV Review)

    THE FOLLOWING (premiering tonight at 9/8 Central on Fox) represents the latest attempt by a broadcast network to compete with the extremities and explicitness of cable TV. Or to put it another way, how ya gonna keep ’em watching your procedurals after they’ve been down on the farm with THE WALKING DEAD?

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