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  • “HANNIBAL LECTER AND PHILOSOPHY” (Book Review)

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    Not long ago, a juicy-looking tome entitled HANNIBAL LECTER AND PHILOSOPHY: THE HEART OF THE MATTER landed on my doorstep. Edited by Joseph Westfall, the paperback book holds 268 pages and is part of Open Court Publishing’s academic “Popular Culture and Philosophy” series, which delves into music, movies, books, characters, and more within sociological and philosophical contexts.

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  • Exclusive Premiere: Pablo Absento’s Chilling Japanese Short Film, “SHI”!

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    Earlier this year at the Mile High Horror Film Festival in Littleton, Colorado, this writer encountered a film that was quite striking and intriguing: SHI, an eerie Japanese horror short from emerging fright filmmaker Pablo Absento. The film was quite haunting, and in the discussions that followed the festival, this writer learned that Absento’s ambitious streak did not end with SHI. Rather, Absento’s eye was focused on bringing an assembly of terrifying tales from Japanese Mythology to life in an upcoming monthly short film series simply entitled JAPANESE LEGENDS.

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  • FANGO Flashback: “AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON”

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    AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON is one of the rare horror offerings that has near unlimited replay value, primarily because you’re bound to find something new to appreciate about the film with every subsequent viewing. This applies even beyond the in-jokes and moon/werewolf-related visual gags, but even in terms of performances and dialogue, as picking up subtle inflections and cinematic beats can change the dynamics of a scene entirely. For a genre that rarely provides such layering, especially in the horror comedy subgenre, it’s no wonder why AMERICAN WEREWOLF stands the test of time so well.

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  • Eerie Episodes: “THE HUNGER: Season 2, Episode 1” (1999)

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    While horror hounds might be more familiar with David Bowie and Tony Scott’s moody, macabre vampire film THE HUNGER, far less are familiar with their reunion on the second season premiere of THE HUNGER. While unrelated to the film in content, the themes and visual style are quite similar on the series, which is closer to a Gothic horror anthology in nature produced by Scott Free in the late ‘90s and aired on Showtime. And in the first episode of the second season, entitled “Sanctuary,” Bowie returned in front of the camera for Tony Scott, playing Julian Priest in an episode of horror television that is as creepy as it is bold and strange.

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  • Q&A: Robert Rodriguez on “FROM DUSK TILL DAWN”, Season Two

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    With FROM DUSK TILL DAWN: THE SERIES’ second season now on DVD/Blu-ray and streaming on Netflix Instant, FANGORIA looks back at our roundtable interview with series creator and frequent director Robert Rodriguez from the set of the series at Troublemaker Studios. Please note that since this was a roundtable discussion, questions were asked collectively by various outlets and not all questions are representative of FANGORIA and the attributed journalist.

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  • Toys of Terror #88.5: Exclusive Entertainment Earth Giveaway & Announcement!

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    Welcome to TOYS OF TERROR, Fango’s weekly feature exhibiting the coolest horror accessories across the web. Whether you’re a collector, connoisseur or simply making your love of horror a family affair, these petrifying playthings are likely to impress even the most heartless horror fan. So if you’re searching for a ghoulish gift, look no further…

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  • For Your Consideration: The 2016 Chainsaw Award Nominees for Best Actor!

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    With voting season now open on the FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards, fans are putting their minds at work to select their favorites out of every potential nominee. When it came to the Best Actor category, the competition was bloodthirsty and thus, many petrifying performances didn’t quite make the cut, including SINISTER 2’s James Ransone, THE GIFT’s Jason Bateman, SOME KIND OF HATE’s Ronen Rubinstein and DEATHGASM’s Milo Cawthorne. Even some performances from less acclaimed films- such as Keanu Reeves in KNOCK KNOCK and James McAvoy in VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN- were considered among the great performances of 2015. Alas, only five performances could cut through the crowd, with FANGORIA going with our gut to nominate the best of the best.

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