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  • Stream to Scream: “EXCISION”

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    For this writer, Richard Bates Jr.’s EXCISION is one of those essential genre titles that operate close to the vein of horror comedy and yet don’t quite follow the horror-comedy mold. Much akin to William Friedkin’s KILLER JOE and, to an extent, Daniel Waters’ HEATHERS, EXCISION carries a mean-streak and matter-of-fact presentation of its darker, disturbing material that feels less conventional and yet completely humorous in execution. And furthermore, EXCISION is the kind of film that features an old school vibe in that it moves and is stylized at its own pace, giving characters their own moments to live and breathe within the universe while presenting artistic flourishes that feel unique and different from other depictions of internal fantasies.

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  • FANGORIA Podcast Network: “THE HORROR SHOW” Digs Up Tobe Hooper’s ’90s Small Screen Scares!

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    Continuing on with their “SERIAL Killer” retrospective series, THE HORROR SHOW jumps into February with a look back at Tobe Hooper’s post-’80s output! And now that Hooper’s heyday is in the past following his time with Cannon films, hosts Sean and Joe go with Tobe into the ‘90s to cover his small screen output as well as his last major wide-release film, THE MANGLER!

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  • “THE X-FILES: Season 10, Episode 3” (TV Review)

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    While the “monster of the week” episodes of THE X-FILES were among the most definitive- and divisive- of the series’ original run, they also doubled as the perfect catalyst for character development on the program. With Scully’s rampant skepticism and Mulder’s penchant for conspiracies and the mystically-informed, the “monster of the week” entries would frequently challenge and build upon these traits while giving our heroes the brilliantly-written rapport the fans craved. And therefore, when THE X-FILES unveiled “Mulder and Scully meet the Were-Monster” on the third installment of the 6-episode series reboot, the show not only revived its fantastic sense of humor but offered a vintage X-FILES atmosphere that felt beyond satisfying to witness again.

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  • NYC! Free “CAMINO” Screening Coming on February 29th!

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    FANGORIA will be hosting a free screening of Josh C. Waller’s CAMINO, a non-stop thriller starring action heroine / Tarantino regular from DEATH PROOF and THE HATEFUL EIGHT, Zoë Bell! Screening in New York City on Monday, February 29th at 7 p.m., this special showing will be held at the Helen Mills Theater (137-139 West 26 Street. Waller, who also directed Bell in the horror thriller RAZE, will be attending the show and taking part in a Q&A.

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  • “ALL HALLOWS’ EVE 2” (Film Review)

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    Whether you’re a fan or completely unaware of the 2013 indie horror anthology ALL HALLOWS’ EVE, there’s a good chance you’ll find it’s sequel to be a frustrating experience. On one hand, fans of the first film might be disappointed that the structure and face of the first film- the bloodthirsty ‘Art the Clown’- is completely thrown away in favor of something completely different altogether. And on the other hand, the anthology film more or less plays exactly how it was produced: a collection of wholly disconnected horror shorts bought and assembled with no cohesion or mission statement. Though some of these shorts are well produced and executed in their own right, the overall ALL HALLOWS’ EVE 2 experience feels far from satisfying, especially when paired with a lazy and generic wrap-around segment.

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  • FANGORIA Podcast Network: “THE RANTS MACABRE” Open Up “THE GIFT”!

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    After two weeks of podcasting bleedovers with the brains behind THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW and MISKATONIC MUSINGS, THE RANTS MACABRE offers a much more low key affair this week. But lest you think Darren & Mindy would let a smaller affair be anything less than intense, our horror hosts talk about 2015’s prestigious terror title THE GIFT!

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