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    The Problem with the Modern Slasher

    As distribution continuously evolves, a world of choices await horror fans in theaters, on demand and online. It seems that today nearly every niche is served, and so much so that a modern update of the Italian Cannibal film is currently anticipating wide release this fall. But as hauntings, home invasions, hopping vampires, killer kids and prosumer cameras hit screens large and small, there’s something missing.

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    Win Urban Myth doc “KILLER LEGENDS” On DVD!

    Following CROPSEY, Joshua Zeman teamed with filmmaker Rachel Mills for another real life exploration into urban legends. The omnibus doc of sorts, entitled KILLER LEGENDS, crossed the country in search of hard truths behind nightmarish myths. Having premiered on Chiller TV this past spring, KILLER LEGENDS is coming to DVD in July and Fango’s got a copy for you!

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    True Grue: Archibald “Mad Dog” McCafferty

    Welcome to “True Grue,” a weekly article that dives into real life, harrowing horrors. For the interest of good taste, this graphic feature aims not to be exploitative, but rather informative, and rest assured, there are many different territories that will be strictly off-limits. But for those with a hungry mind and a strong stomach, read on at your own discretion…

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    “THE DANCE OF REALITY” (Film Review)

    Experiencing a new film from a great, veteran filmmaker is always one of wariness and excitement, especially when you devote the time to see their work in the theater among equally nervous fans. Even understanding that the greater experience of filmmaking often makes master cinematic storytellers into bitter and passionless journeymen, every cinephile turns to their inner skeptic that hopes for another riveting return to form. And when it comes to genre movies, these filmmakers are all the more volatile considering just how important imagination is to the construct of horrific or fantastical cinema.

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    Shadowvision: “ANGEL HEART

    Welcome to Shadowvision, a regular column in which Fangoria.com revisits modern horror films in black-and-white. The purpose is to analyze these films through a new lens, seeing if the classically informed viewing experience will give a new angle to familiar images. If you’d like to watch along at home, it’s simple: go into your TV settings and desaturate the picture completely, then adjust the contrast and brightness to fit either standard or high definition.

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    “LUMBERJANES” #3 (Comic Review)

    One of the most profitable and entertaining endeavors currently on television are  cartoons. Shows like ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW are pushing the envelope of animation and storytelling, making themselves a mainstay for both children and adults. By understanding that both demographics essentially want the same thing (consistent, smart writing grounded in the human experience), animation has been blowing up. It’s thanks to these trendsetters that we’re seeing a growing interest in the same type of distinctive narrative in comic books, leading to a boundless, new array of works from companies such as IDW and BOOM! Studios. Enter LUMBERJANES, a group of rough-and-tough girls who are looking to take comics by storm. Blending grimy monsters with hilarious hi-jinks, BOOM!’s latest tile  is already making headway in this new frontier.

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