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  • Q&A: Lauren Ashley Carter on “THE MIND’S EYE”

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    Just within the last few years, actress Lauren Ashley Carter has made quite the name for herself, as a performer whose interests are all across the board, choosing roles completely different from each other. Whether it’s the backwoods girl trying not to be the latest sacrifice in JUG FACE, a house caregiver who slowly loses her grasp on sanity in Mickey Keating’s exception film DARLING or a tele-kinetic woman with the ability to rip you to shreds in Joe Begos’ SCANNERS-esque homage to splatter films, THE MIND’S EYE, Carter has shown that she most definitely has the chops to be a very versatile actress. We had the opportunity to chat with Ashley regarding THE MIND’S EYE, her frequent collaborations with acto Brian Morvant, filmmaker Mickey Keating and her foray into directing. Check it out!

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  • “2 LAVA 2 LANTULA” (Film Review)

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    First line and I’m already preaching to the choir: If you’re the sort of person who would go through the trouble to click on a review of a sequel to a SyFy flick about gigantic fireball-spewing spiders called 2 LAVA 2 LANTULA…well, you’re already its target audience. There is not a whole lot of subtext for a critic to parse here; no exposition to place in historical context. If you’re harboring a fear that LAVALANTUALA was, say, actually some elaborate ploy by Steve Guttenberg and Co. to blindside B-movie fans with a piece of searing art house cinema a year later, let FANGORIA set your troubled mind at ease, friend: Much like its predecessor, 2 LAVA 2 LANTULA feels like an 80-minute Funny-or-Die sketch mocking SHARKNADO, with all groaners, all the time. There is enough cheese in this movie to clog every last artery in your body—and the filmmakers, cast, and effects crew cram it down your facehole with a glee that is way more disturbing than anything in the film’s CGI arsenal.

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  • Q&A: Director Joe Begos talks “THE MIND’S EYE”!

    A few years back, filmmaker Joe Begos turned heads throughout the genre space with ALMOST HUMAN, an alien invasion film brimming with jaw-dropping FX and a mean streak evocative of ’80s indie horror. From that directorial debut, horror fans found out what Begos was capable of with a shoestring budget and a will to make the finish line, leaving us wondering what Begos could do with his ambition unleashed in a bigger setting.

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  • Event Report: 20th Annual Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival

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    As I write this, about a week has passed between now and the closing ceremony for the 20th annual Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan). It’s taken about a week for this writer to recover from the intense, immensely enjoyable experience that was watching dozens of unforgettable films in one of the greatest cities on Earth.

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  • Exclusive Premiere: Take Over And Destroy’s “By Knife” Music Video!

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    Since 2008, Arizona-based metal band, Take Over And Destroy, or TOAD, has been hard at work perfecting its specific brand of sonic destruction.  The self-titled third full-length album is set to launch on October 7th from Prosthetic Records and features ten blistering tracks, each having its own voice but overall rounds out a clear, singular vision.  This dark and moody album sets a tone and sticks with it until the end.  You won’t catch yourself hitting the “fuck this song” button and moving on.  This isn’t one of those albums you’ll have to warm up to over several spins, nor does it lose steam toward the end, like so many do.  Songs like “Separate from the Shadows” and “Bring Me The Rope” offer up catchy riffs that will sink their claws into your ears on the first listen.

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  • FANGORIA Podcast Network: “THE GIRLS IN THE BACK ROW” Get Entranced By “NOSFERATU”!

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    On this week’s episode of THE GIRLS IN THE BACK ROW, Kate & Tab interview Josh and Leila from Austin band The Invincible Czars.  Along with their regular gigs, the Czars compose scores for silent films and perform them live on tour! THE GIRLS IN THE BACK ROW talk to them about their process and the film NOSFERATU – the subject of their most recent tour. Furthermore, you can check out Tab’s new horror film blog inspired by Kier-La Janisse’s HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN HERE.

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  • Lionsgate Revives Vestron Video Label for Horror Archive Titles!

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    Those with a taste for cult classic horror films may find Lionsgate’s latest home video venture quite exciting, as the company will be releasing six cult classic horror titles on Blu-ray as part of its Vestron Video Collector’s Series. Evoking the vintage video releases of yesteryear, Lionsgate joins the boutique label game as all the films released as part of this series will be newly remastered with hours of special features, such as interviews, commentaries and behind the scenes footage.

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  • “WOLF IN WHITE VAN” Author John Darnielle Announces Next Novel, “UNIVERSAL HARVESTER”

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    John Darnielle is most well-known as the lyricist, singer, and songwriter of The Mountain Goats, but he also penned one of the best novels of 2014, WOLF IN WHITE VAN. While that novel dealt with some themes common in horror (or perhaps in the lives of horror fans), Darnielle’s love for the genre has primarily shone through in his music until now.

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  • “HELLBOY AND THE BPRD: 1953” (Comic Book Review)

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    When most creatures of the night hear the name Hellboy, they know to scatter lest the boogieman’s boogieman come for their heads. But Hellboy wasn’t always the cool-headed monster hunter currently fighting the denizens of Hell that he is now; once he was a simple gruff struggling to learn the ins and outs of the paranormal investigation. HELLBOY AND THE BPRD: 1953 focuses on Hellboys earliest cases as well his adoptive father and BPRD director, Trevor Bruttenholm’s, struggle with Hellboys emerging potential. Harking back to the earlier comics, the trade collects two single issues and a three issue mini -series, creating a work that brings Hellboy back the short story format of occult exploration.

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  • L.A.-based Sundance NEXT Fest Offers “THE GREASY STRANGLER”, More Indie Horror!

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    Those of you in the Los Angeles area, mark your calendars. Sunday, August 14th, Sundance Next Fest is bringing the LA premieres of two of the interesting horror films of the year, THE GREASY STRANGLER, and UNDER THE SHADOW. But those lucky enough to attend either screening will be getting more than just an incredible film, they’ll be getting a wholly unique, one-time-only event.

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  • Exclusive Track Premiere: Bleach Everything’s Metal Tribute to Mothra!

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    Bleach Everything—the horror culture-obsessed hardcore punk quartet featuring past and present members of Jesuit, Iron Reagan, Supression, and FANGORIA favs Corn on Macabre—returns this week for a crazy brutal split with blackened metalcore mainstays The Infamous Gehenna entitled HEAVY METAL SUICIDE, which includes a love letter to that most esteemed of Kaijū, the mighty Mothra.  

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