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    Kevin Smith plans Christmas horror anthology, “COMES THE KRAMPUS”

    Ever since polarizing director Kevin Smith announced his second fright film, TUSK, there’s seemingly been endless updates to the director’s bucket list, most of which find a home within the genre world. Following TUSK and his upcoming religious horror HELENA HANDBAG, Smith has announced a CREEPSHOW-inspired horror anthology to his current slate, which he’ll co-direct with SModco cohorts Andy McElfresh, Jason Mewes, Carol Banker and Jennifer Schwalbach.

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    Falls Horror Fest Returns to Canada this June!

    Last year, FANGORIA sponsored one of the biggest fan conventions in Ontario, Canada in the FALLS HORROR FEST, the macabre component of the NIAGARA FALLS COMIC-CON. This year, we are once again making our presence known at the now three day convention, going down at the Scotiabank Convention Center at the Niagara Falls Convention Center from June 6th – 8th, 2014.

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    First Look: Barbara Crampton in “SUN CHOKE”

    Taking cues from such films as REPULSION by Roman Polanski and the more recent DOGTOOTH, from Greek director Giorgos Lanthimos, SUN CHOKE  is “…a meditation on loneliness that is wrapped up inside a psychological horror film,” says writer-director Ben Cresciman. “I think the two main characters are deeply lonely people and the way that loneliness affects them is sort of what drives the plot forward.” Horror veteran Barbara Crampton (RE-ANIMATOR, YOU’RE NEXT) and Sarah Hagan (BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER) star in the new horror film, which recently wrapped shooting in Los Angeles.

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    “KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM” (Movie Review)

    Reviewing KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM puts one in a situation that has become depressingly familiar: Having to address the movie that’s there instead of the movie it once was, could and should have been. The much-discussed postproduction woes are abundantly evident in the final product, though the silver lining is that, for horror fans anyway, KNIGHTS gets a little better as it goes along.

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    “WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS” (Sundance Movie Review)

    Is it the cyclical nature of things that’s responsible for one of our most overexposed monsters to return in two revelatory films at 2014’s Sundance? Jim Jarmusch’s ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE finds almost everything vampires have embodied in cinema in a lyrical, self-aware hangout led by two of our most poetic and appropriately vampiric actors, Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton. Meanwhile, Taika Waititi and Jermaine Clement’s brilliantly comedic WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS also encompasses most everything considered a vampire archetype, but in what’s easily one of the funniest horror-comedies in ages. Where plenty of morose vampires have contemplated their endless existence, these four bloodsucking flatmates in New Zealand attempt to keep up with it all, and give the viewer a gory, goofy time doing so.

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    “THE VOICES” (Sundance Movie Review)

    What’s the worst thing you’ve ever laughed at? It’s doubtful that THE VOICES tops it sure, but Marjane Satrapi’s film is playing with a similar sentiment in its pop-color focus on a mentally imbalanced man (Ryan Reynolds) spurred to kill by his talking cat. Awash with pink factory machinery, bright yellow windbreakers, chatty severed heads and cheery disposition utterly twisting the grim, gruesome content out of whack, THE VOICES is surely not for everyone. Those with a predilection for a little prodding outside their comfort zone and a willingness to chuckle at some terrible things will likely find it a tasteless, special little exercise.

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