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  • FANGORIA Podcast Network: Podcasts Collide as “THE RANTS MACABRE” welcomes Clay McLeod Chapman!

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    Whether it be the impending threat of rain, sleet, snow or the bitter cold, THE RANTS MACABRE weathers the worst to bring you another eerie outing this week. However, in a rare (and admittedly, unexpected) crossover episode, hosts Darren and Mindy sit down this week with Clay McLeod Chapman, mastermind of THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW!

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  • “THE GUARDIAN” (Blu-ray Review)

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    Although William Friedkin’s relationship to suspenseful and intense storytelling goes far beyond the horror genre, many of his strictly genre titles tend to be overshadowed by the macabre masterpiece that is THE EXORCIST. For the most part, that tends to be a real shame considering some of the truly transgressive, insane and unique properties William Friedkin has directed within the horror genre. And firmly within that camp would be Friedkin’s 1990 effort THE GUARDIAN, a bloody and erotic tale mixture of domestic horror and supernatural madness that shows brilliant craftsmanship paired with a reckless abandonment of logic.

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  • Stream to Scream: “RESIDUE”

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    One of the key differences between American and British television is that in the latter, there’s nearly an instantly immersive element to the storytelling. Whether it’s UTOPIA, BLACK MIRROR or RESIDUE, these genre programs throw the audience into their respective sci-fi/horror worlds with no expectation or preparation. While U.S. programs go to great lengths to establish tone and atmosphere before throwing their characters into their horror-oriented journeys, U.K. horror TV treats its audience almost as adversaries in a game of psychological chess, revealing it’s game plan by the time the checkmate is already in motion. And in the case of the aforementioned RESIDUE, that immersive storytelling is even more engaging when the payoff is that of the supernatural element.

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  • The Value of Nightmares: How The Academy Awards Continue to Ignore Horror

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    It’s no secret within the film industry that the horror genre and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences don’t quite gel together. Although there have been genre films that have penetrated the Academy’s persistent disinterest in horror- such as BLACK SWAN, ROSEMARY’S BABY, SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, JAWS and THE EXORCIST, fright films have often been considered “less than” when compared to Oscar-bait drama and more ambitious, expensive productions. For the most part, the horror side of the film industry has come to accept this divisive relationship, especially considering how much expensive politics come to play in the voting process rather than objective quality. And while the Oscars receives flack from other voices from the industry for their lack of diversity and their susceptibility to traditionally lauded subject matter, there’s a good reason for horror fans to decry the Academy Awards as well, as the transgressions- albeit passive- have gone beyond frustration and into active disrespect.

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  • The Year in Horror, 2015: 13 Frighteningly Good Reads

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    For those not as passionate about dark culture as those of us who gather at this particular on-line oasis, horror-obsessed family and friends can be difficult to shop for—hence the many gift certificates in FANGORIA fiends’ stockings a few weeks back. We’ve already given readers plenty of film purchase options—check out our exquisitely curated lists from Michael Gingold and Ken Hanley—and for dark literature aficionados, 2015 (give or take a month) had plenty to offer too:

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  • FANGORIA Podcast Network: “WE’LL SEE YOU IN HELL” Checks Up on “NURSE 3D”!

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    As anyone who has been following the news can tell you, 2016 has been off to a very rough start. After losing the likes of David Bowie and Angus Scrimm, the horror community is in need of some good news and, moreover, good laughs. Luckily, WE’LL SEE YOU IN HELL is here to give fright fans some lurid laughs with their first installment of the new year, roasting some newer scare fare with NURSE 3D!

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  • Caption Contest Results: 1/11 – 1/15

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    FANGORIA fanatics! If you’re one of the thousands who follow us on Twitter, you’re likely familiar with our daily Caption Contests! Now, due to the overwhelmingly positive response, we’re highlighting the best entries of the week for the world to see! So without further ado…

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  • For Your Consideration: The 2016 Chainsaw Award Nominees for Best Wide Release Film!

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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. 2015 certainly was a year of ups and downs, with many of the wide releases proving to be quite divisive among horror fiends. This includes the FANGORIA brass as well, with titles such as INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3, UNFRIENDED and MAGGIE all falling within our demented discussions this year. However, not every terror title could make the cut, eventually settling on our five most chilling cinematic experiences for contention in the 2016 Chainsaw Awards!

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  • The Dreadful Ten: Top 10 Horror Variant Posters!

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    The movie poster has long been an essential element of the horror fan experience. From bootleg posters to foreign imports to photoshop nightmares, a film’s legacy can be made or broken from its poster art, with some real pieces of genre garbage outliving their reputation with fantastic posters. Yet as golden as the days of old are with poster arts, there’s been a real dodgy necessity for palatable, undefined key art to sell films to audiences worldwide, leaving truly talented artists working on commission or on their own accord to provide alternate film posters to the horror community. So for this week’s Dreadful Ten, FANGORIA is ranking down our top 10 horror variant posters for your enjoyment and our adoration!

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  • “SOUTHBOUND”, From “V/H/S” Creators, Rolls Out First Trailer

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    While the V/H/S films have had their highs and lows, the festival buzz for SOUTHBOUND, the latest anthology from producers Roxanne Benjamin and Brad Miska, has been nothing short of astounding. Now, with the film only a month away from invading select theaters and VOD via The Orchard, the first trailer for SOUTHBOUND is here to give you a glimpse at their intersecting highways to hell!

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  • “THE X-FILES” Revival Debuts Epic Final Trailer!

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    There are few horror events this year as highly anticipated as the re-opening of THE X-FILES with the return of the show’s principal cast in tow for a 5-week, 6-episode event. And while the future of the series beyond that point has yet to be determined, fans finally have their first substantial look at the series, which looks bigger and bolder than ever before!

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