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  • “OVER YOUR DEAD BODY” (Blu-ray Review)

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    As a fan of Takashi Miike for quite some time now, this writer has to respect the A-game and versatility that the man brings to his films. Shooting multiple films every year across different genres and subject matters, Miike finds the intersection between commercial and creative with an unmistakable level of talent at his behest. And yet, there’s something decidedly specific about his style and cinematic voice that separates him from his contemporaries, and makes jaw-dropping, surreal nightmares feel oddly familiar.

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  • The Dreadful Ten: Ken’s Blu-ray Wishlist for 2016!

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    From DEMON KNIGHT to EATEN ALIVE! to THE BEYOND, 2015 was a banner year for horror on Blu-ray for specialty collectors. With Blu boutique labels such as Synapse, Vinegar Syndrome, Warner Archive, Scream Factory, Arrow Video, Blue Underground, Grindhouse Releasing, Cult Epics and Twilight Time firing on all cylinders, fright fans around the world have been stocking their shelves and draining their wallets in the pursuit of obtaining the finest in high-def horror. And yet even with the terrific terror titles that made it to shelves in the past year, there are still so many genre gems that have yet to make it to the format in the U.S., prompting this week’s Dreadful Ten to be our 2016 Blu-ray Wishlist!

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  • Event Report: The “Dead of Night” Extreme Immersive Experience

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    In mid-November, I arrive home at a quarter to three in the morning from one of the most bizarre theatrical experiences of my life. After washing the blood from my hair, and the sticky combination of food, foam, and god-knows-what from my skin, I begin to scribble things down in hopes of not forgetting too much of the haphazard timeline of the evening. Drug trials. Cult initiation. Worship. Splatter. Interrogation.

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  • FANGORIA Podcast Network: “THE RANTS MACABRE” ventures into Scandinavian Horror!

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    After last week’s wrap-up of the year in horror, THE RANTS MACABRE starts 2016 with an episode worthy of a spot in Valhalla!  That’s right: Darren & Mindy head to the Land of the Midnight Sun to talk about the cold, dark world of Scandinavian Horror! And luckily, this episode of THE RANTS MACABRE does its homework to offer one of its most diverse episodes to date!

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  • The Martyrdom of “HALLOWEEN RETURNS”: Why Dimension’s Loss is Michael Myers’ Gain

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    Reflecting upon the near 40-year legacy of HALLOWEEN, it’s so strange to see all the places the franchise could have gone. Where would Michael Myers go had John Carpenter not retconned Laurie Strode’s lineage in PART II? Would we have even seen Michael again had HALLOWEEN III been a financial success? What would HALLOWEEN VII had been if Dimension pursued their SILENCE OF THE LAMBS-esque concept instead? And what if Rob Zombie turned down the opportunity to reboot the franchise a little over a decade ago?

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  • FANGORIA Podcast Network: “THE GIRLS IN THE BACK ROW” get paranoid with “THE THING”

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    Rounding out their first month on the FANGORIA Podcast Network, THE GIRLS IN THE BACK ROW are turning down the temperature for one of the coolest (literally and figuratively) horror films of all time. A tried-and-true classic, John Carpenter and Rob Bottin’s undisputed masterpiece THE THING takes over Kate & Tab on the latest episode. Will Kate find the film infectious on her first viewing, or will THE THING have to grow on her?

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  • FANGO Flashback: “MAGIC”

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    For a genre so incestuous in terms of producers, directors and shared talent, it’s always interesting to see a prestigious outsider dip their toes into horror. Whether it’s Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Jonathan Demme or other award-winning filmmakers who aren’t strictly tied to scare fare, there’s a certain fascination (and financial accommodation) that comes to their genre output that can’t necessarily be associated with those from whom horror hounds know what to expect. And furthermore, even if they do turn in something somewhat familiar to the genre, you can always expect top tier performances, executions and narrative flourishes that remind the audience exactly why tropes were scary in the first place, with few better examples than Richard Attenborough’s exceptionally creepy MAGIC.

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  • Exclusive Pics, Q&A: Adam Egypt Mortimer’s “New Year’s Eve” Segment of “HOLIDAYS”!

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    Oh, sound stages. They’re always fun to see, as there’s a magical sense of playful imagination walking into one. Today’s set is that of an apartment bathroom, where actress Lorenza Izzo (THE GREEN INFERNO) is screaming, offering us a view of blood and gore. While the filmmakers behind STARRY EYES, AT THE DEVIL’S DOOR, TUSK, THE MIDNIGHT SWIM and more have chosen to tackle holidays like Easter and Halloween, it’s HOLIDAYS producer/director Adam Egypt Mortimer’s choice of New Year’s that FANGO was given an exclusive taste of earlier this summer. With everything from shattered sinks, body parts, and an overall splatter-like atmosphere, it’s apparent that SOME KIND OF HATE helmer Mortimer is ready to blow horror fans away once again, speaking to FANGORIA about what horror fans can expect from his wicked segment…

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