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    Gallows’ Laurent Barnard to Score Melanie Light’s “THE HERD”; EXCL Comments

    UK-based horror filmmaker Melanie Light (ESCAPE), who we last mentioned for taking part in a very neat 2014 horror-centric Calendar, is preparing another brutal exercise in short terror, THE HERD. With aims to be transgressive, visceral, and imbued with vegan themes, it stands the film—which “inflicts the life of the average dairy cow on to a group of human women”—would require an appropriately dark score. Enter Laurent Barnard, of contemporary punk greats Gallows, who looks to make his narrative composing debut on the film.

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  • “SCANNERS” to get the Criterion treatment this July!

    For horror fans, the wave of genre titles joining the Criterion Collection is always cause for excitement. As the art house crowd has never been particularly fond of “horror”, these additions by an esteemed institution always signal a legitimate recognition of the technically proficient and imaginatively rich genre. However, Criterion just announced a whopper of a genre title among the next in their schedule: David Cronenberg’s wonderful telekinetic fright flick SCANNERS!

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    Win Two Passes to Texas Frightmare Weekend from “BENEATH”!

    Texas Frightmare Weekend, of which FANGORIA is proud to be sponsoring alongside IFC Midnight and Alamo Drafthouse, boasts not only a wide array of panels and stunning guests, but early screenings of two upcoming IFC Midnight titles. Revolver Picture Co. the folks behind one such film, Ben Ketai’s BENEATH, want you to get to the con, the screenings, all of it! Thus, Fango, Revolver and Texas Frightmare are teaming for a BENEATH-centric contest that can get you in!

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    “V/H/S” Director David Bruckner up for new “FRIDAY THE 13TH”

    If a new FRIDAY THE 13TH were to end up with the currently popular POV format (still no confirmation if it is), the director currently in negotiations just may be the best choice to take it on. The Wrap is reporting Paramount and Platinum Dunes are speaking to David Bruckner (co-director, THE SIGNAL) about helming the next in the FRIDAY THE 13TH series, one with no confirmed plot or shape as of yet.

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    BrinkVision brings Argentinian Neo-Giallo “SONNO PROFONDO” to VOD, DVD & VHS

    The neo-giallo scene is something to behold. From films like AMER and YELLOW, to musical artists like Antoni Maiovvi, Vercetti Technicolor and Carpenter Brut, contemporary filmmakers and musicians are taking influence and obsession with the heavy style of the beloved Italian horror subgenre and producing experimental, thrilling and often visually and aurally enticing art. One such film, hailing from Argentina and a host of festivals across the Americas is Luciano Onetti’s SONNO PROFONDO. Excitingly, it’s hitting home video in the U.S. and Canada from BrinkVision soon.

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    From the FANGORIA Vault: “RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD”

    Welcome back to the Fangoria Vault, dearest fright fans! Less than three weeks into Spring and it already feels like Summer, doesn’t it? Love is in the air, waiting to be interrupted by the swift blade of a lurking psychopath, and the werewolves should be out of hibernation in no time. Meanwhile, the recent batch of stills thawed from the darkest depths of the vault is seasonally appropriate, as plants will be coming back from the dead any day now. Today, we present to you a chilling collection of shots from the set of Dan O’Bannon’s RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD!

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    Joe Dante Celebrated at Stanley Film Festival; Added Screenings & More!

    As its second edition approaches, the Stanley Film Festival—that which is held at the historic hotel which inspired THE SHINING—is seeking to carve itself as more than just a slate of films, but a full on celebration of genre and atmosphere. Beyond its stacked lineup of current festival favorites, the Stanley is hosting panels, live performance and even retrospective looks at the likes of EYES WIDE SHUT and GREMLINS, the latter of which will coincide with a Master of Horror Award presented by Mick Garris (whose SLEEPWALKERS is also showing) to the great Joe Dante.

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    Full Trailer: NBC’s “ROSEMARY’S BABY” Miniseres

    NBC’s upcoming four-hour miniseries remake of ROSEMARY’S BABY is certainly a curiosity. With Polanski’s classic film being almost notoriously faithful to Ira Levin’s original novel, it seems the new adaptation almost must make drastic changes. The new Paris setting is surely one, and peppered within the first, full trailer for the Agnieszka Holland-directed series are others, alongside more iconic moments that will surely be familiar.

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    Kier-La Janisse to present School of Shock at Dead by Dawn; New High School Horror Mixtape!

    Acclaimed writer Kier-La Janisse (HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN) boasts a great talent: the mixtape. Often coinciding with essays and programming duties, the soundtracks to whatever happens to be Janisse’s focus at the time are often wild blends of pop, dialogue and score that make for true auditory delight. As Scotland’s Dead by Dawn film festival approaches—at which we’ll be presenting the UK premiere of OCULUS—Janisse has crafted another, this directly tying in with the lecture she’ll be presenting at the event titled, “School of Shock: Pain and Pleasure in the Classroom Safety Film.”

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    Q&A: Harrison Smith on “CAMP DREAD”

    A staple of American Horror throughout the ’80s, the summer camp slasher now come few and far between. For whatever reason one can attribute to their redundancy, their influence of horror and pop culture through the years is unmistakable. And for director Harrison Smith, they might just be posed for a comeback with his newest film, CAMP DREAD.

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