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  • Exclusive Preview: The 2014 Calgary Horror Con

    The Fourth Annual Calgary Horror Con is just weeks away, and FANGORIA will be on location to help Alberta-based fans get their fix of our much-loved horror rag. Taking place on August 2-3 at Calgary’s Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre, this year’s Con boasts an all-star lineup of the genre’s biggest names, including PHANTASM creator Don Coscarelli, Troma mastermind Lloyd Kaufman, beloved SLEEPAWAY CAMP starlet Felissa Rose, revered Canadian scream queen and filmmaker Lynn Lowry and a number of other familiar faces that have ushered silver screen scares throughout several decades of horror cinema.

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  • New Trailer for “THE DROWNSMAN’s” Festival Premiere

    Canadian filmmaker Chad Archibald, who previously produced buzzed-about independent titles IN THE HOUSE OF FLIES, ANTISOCIAL and SEPTIC MAN, has two directorial features world premiering at this summer’s Fantasia International Film Festival. One of which, THE DROWNSMAN, is a highly anticipated supernatural slasher with a flashy new trailer in light of the festival’s commencement. 

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    “THE SQUIDDER #1″ (Comic Review)

    Ben Templesmith has made a career out of his bizarre horror art and flesh burnt color pallete. While he’s better known for the work he’s done with his partner in crime, Steve Niles, such as 30 DAYS OF NIGHT, HELLSPAWN and CRIMINAL MACABRE, Templesmith has done created plenty of his own comics, penning stories as strangely grotesque as his illustrations. The latest is THE SQUIDDER, Templesmith’s crowdfunded creator-owned tale of apocalyptic madness that’s akin to MAD MAX VS. CTHULHU.

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    “CITY OF LUST” (Movie Review)

    The indie thriller CITY OF LUST was shot under the title YELLOW; you know, “Giallo” in Italian. Obviously that titular nod should spell out exactly what kind of films were going through writer/director David A. Holcombe’s head when he began sculpting this stylish, sensual and amusing sex-stained psychodrama. A deliberate quote on some of the early 1970s, non-Argento (think more Martino) murder mysteries that overflowed from Italy like a cauldron of spaghetti, CITY OF LUST is bereft of budget but high on energy and imagination, and is absolutely worth a look.

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    “THE STRAIN” (Pilot Review)

    Part fantasy, part medical horror and part vampire odyssey, Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan’s THE STRAIN was always going to be a complicated adaptation. Considering Hogan and del Toro are both executive producers on the series however, there was a confidence from horror fans that the series would at least be faithful to its source material. And it was. Despite inspired visuals, impressive performances and high ambition, THE STRAIN’s faithfulness and tonal inconsistencies may be the biggest obstacle keeping it from being the next truly great horror show.

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