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  • Rest in Peace, Richard Dysart (1929 – 2015)

    While horror fans hold filmmakers and SFX artists in high esteem, there’s a reason why the horror community becomes so attached to its performers. For a genre that’s meant to explore our nightmares and evoke fears we never knew we had, an actor who can inject the material with pathos and authenticity can make or break that experience as a whole, especially if they can do so multiple times. And hence, when noted genre performers do pass on, it’s almost as if we have lost a member of a community as opposed to someone we’ve only known on the big screen as fictional characters. That’s certainly the case this week, as the exceptional Richard Dysart has passed away at the age of 86.

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  • “SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK” To Receive Documentary Treatment

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    Adore it or fear it, the revered and reviled children’s book series SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK is about to receive a documentary film treatment. FANGORIA #339 explored the “Satanic Panic” era in which SCARY STORIES acted as a sacrificial lamb, and more to the point, the lasting impression it had on contemporary artists within the horror genre, innovative and invigorating filmmakers like the Soska Sisters, and Karen Lam, and the duo of Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunston, who were originally slated to bring the eerie campfire/folklore tales to the silver screen.

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  • Exclusive Trailer Premiere: “THE DROWNSMAN”

    The highlight of last year’s Toronto After Dark Fest, THE DROWNSMAN has been one of the most anticipated indie horror titles in recent memories, sporting an evocative poster and clever premise. But now, ahead of its impending North American Release, FANGORIA has the exclusive premiere of the all-new-trailer for Chad Archibald’s water-bound chiller!

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  • Q&A: “HENRY” Director John McNaughton on His New Chiller “THE HARVEST”

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    It has been over 30 years since John McNaughton came out of Chicago and entered horror history with his groundbreaking HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER. Now he’s back with his first genre project since his 2006 MASTERS OF HORROR stint: the domestic chiller THE HARVEST, which he discusses in this exclusive interview.

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  • “CIRCUS OF THE DEAD” (Film Review)

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    A weathered mannequin bust sits atop a vanity table dressed in a police cap and mustache evocative of Adolf Hitler. “Doo Wacka Doo”, a benevolent song from the 1940’s, plays with the scratch-crackle only vinyl records make.  We see a hand dip into a retro can of white cream, painting the face of a woman not fully in view.  With the swirl of an antique Barber chair the disturbingly beautiful masterpiece is finally revealed. A dead woman is seated; head cocked to the side. Her face made up with white clown makeup; a blue color on the tip of her nose.  In her hands a beautiful glass display showcases her crudely extracted heart.

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  • London: Author Kim Newman talks “RAW MEAT” tonight at the Miskatonic

    HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN author Kier-La Janisse’s UK-based version of her Miskatonic Institure of Horror Studies (co-founded by writer Virginie Selavy, see our interview HERE), continues its remarkable semester tonight  with revered author and historian Kim Newman (ANNO DRACULA) and his in-depth discussion of Gary Sherman’s under-appreciated subterranean horror masterpiece RAW MEAT (aka DEATHLINE).

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  • Here Comes The Boogeyman in the “SINISTER 2” Trailer

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    While Blumhouse become one of the biggest names in horror, producing hit films and franchises left and right, there’s few entries in their pantheon that has resonated with hardcore horror fans as effectively as Scott Derrickson’s SINISTER. The film introduced a terrifying new icon to the horror community with an unsettling mythos as well as story with incredible visuals and performances. And following its welcome reception from casual and horror audiences, the road to the sequel has been one of impatient restlessness and now, fans have their chance to check out the first full trailer for SINISTER 2.

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  • “FIRE CITY: THE INTERPRETER OF SIGNS” (Film Review)

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    To some filmmakers, a low budget is a terrifying thing, constantly ticking away as time and resources quickly work against your grand vision for a story. To others, however, a low budget can be something of a blessing in disguise, allowing ambitious ideas to work within a contained environment. In either case, a low budget warrants resourcefulness from a filmmaker, and in that case, a healthy imagination is always beneficial to roll with the financial and circumstantial punches. And in the case of Tom Woodruff Jr.’s FIRE CITY: THE INTERPRETER OF SIGNS, that imagination is on full display, allowing the Stan Winston alumnus to make a truly vibrant and intriguing story of monsters and men without peeling at the seams of its budget.

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  • Brandon Cronenberg Gets Dark & Creepy with JOOJ’s Music Video, “Shoulders and Whispers”

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    After his feature film debut ANTIVIRAL made him a filmmaker to watch in his own right, FANGORIA has kept a close eye on filmmaker Brandon Cronenberg. Interesting enough, Cronenberg has found himself gravitating towards experimental music videos, navigating through the Canadian music scene to create some truly jarring and contemplative work. Now, Cronenberg has found himself at the helm of another aural oddity, lending his masterful eye to the haunting, NSFW inaugural single from the genre-defying musical outfit JOOJ, entitled “Shoulders and Whispers.”

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  • Will “IT FOLLOWS” Be Followed By A Sequel?

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    Make no mistake: if you’ve been following 2015’s horror films, you’ve undoubtedly have been following IT FOLLOWS. The indie film-that-could from director David Robert Mitchell has gone from art-house golden ticket to mainstream success, earning nearly $10 million since it’s limited theatrical bow and wide expansion with only a $2 million production budget and an extremely limited marketing campaign. And with the film holding steady and generating buzz even at four plus weeks at the box office, the eventual talks about a sequel have arisen.

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