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  • Dallas! “CHAINSAW” Vets-Starring “SACRAMENT” Screening in June!

    Dallas, are you ready for some genuine southern horror? Writer/director Shawn Ewert will premiere his upcoming independent horror feature film SACRAMENT on June 7th at the historic Texas Theatre in Dallas, TX!

    The project was principally shot in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex and features the talents of genre icons, such as TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE stars Marilyn Burns and Ed Guinn, as well as many up-and-coming and established talents from the region.

    SACRAMENT (not to be confused with the upcoming Ti West film THE SACRAMENT) follows a group of seven friends who embark on a road trip to South Texas for booze, bud and bonding but are derailed by an approaching tropical storm. They seek refuge in the quaint, conservative Texas town of Middle Spring, which is in the process of hosting a huge barbecue and tent revival. Charismatic preacher Isaac Renneker, his enterprising son Brahm and his devout congregation are determined to cleanse the world of sin, and before long the kids realize that there might be more to the town’s famous barbecue than just a good spice rub.

    The film calls into question hot-button topics like religion, homophobia, relationship dynamics, and survival instinct while retaining a very human approach to the characters. FX artists Matthew Ash (CIRCUS OF THE DEAD) and Hobbes LeCompte (DEVOTION) handled the ample, bloody prosthetic effects gags. For more on the film and the special June 7th screening, visit www.sinners4dinner.com.

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  • Toronto: Short Horror Film Festival & Party Seeking Submissions!

    Toronto, lend us your eyes! FANGORIA contributor John Nicol is hosting something creepy and cool in the west-end of Toronto with the first annual “COME TO DADDY: HORROR SHORTS SOIREE.” The event, which takse place on Saturday, July 26th at 3030 Dundas West, promises to be a boisterous, bloody blend of frightening film screenings, ample craft beer spillage, good food and eventually, as the night wears on, a full blown post-screening dance party.

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    Trailer: Who’s Haunting “JESSABELLE”?

    With two PARANORMAL ACTIVITY movies, OCULUS, the direct-to-video NOT SAFE FOR WORK, THE PURGE: ANARCHY and OUIJA on their schedule alone, Blumhouse Pictures is definitely looking to dominate the horror market this year. However, their long-awaited JESSABELLE also hits this summer, and now the mysterious fright film has a terrifying first trailer!

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  • Trailer: “WOLFCOP” Leaps Into Action!

    Earlier this month, FANGORIA offered up some exclusive pictures from Lowell Dean’s insane horror-comedy WOLFCOP, which combines Emerson Ziffle’s old-fashioned special effects with a neon-soaked retro grindhouse atmosphere.However, now there’s an official trailer for WOLFCOP, which debuts in select theaters on June 6th from Cinecoup!

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  • Texas Frightmare: Exclusive Brian Steward “THE BEYOND” & “PIECES” Art at The FANGORIA Booth!

    The FANGO gang will be alive and kicking at the 2014 TEXAS FRIGHTMARE WEEKEND next week (in which we’re proudly serving as a media sponsor), selling new and classic copies of the mag, meeting the fans and moderating panels as well as having a rotating slew of special guests at our table.

    One of those guests is artists and FANGO friend Brian Steward whose CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST poster graced the center of GOREZONE #29 and whose prints are currently for sale via our online store.

    Steward will be premiering and selling limited prints of his latest works: glorious posters celebrating Lucio Fulci’s immortal head-trip THE BEYOND and J.P. Simon’s uproarious gorefest PIECES.

    Have a look at these bad boys below and if you’re going to T.F.W., make sure you come by, say hello to us and pick up one of these Steward originals!

    And to check out all of the jaw-dropping guests heading to Texas, visit www.texasfrightmareweekend.com.

    See you there!
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    Shadowvision: THE EXORCIST

    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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    EXCL: Swedish Label Last Exit Entertainment to Release Iskanov’s “NAILS” and More

    Catering to connoisseurs of weird cinema everywhere, fledgling Sweden-based cult film imprint Last Exit Entertainment has recently launched with a mandate to bring everything from Russian mindbenders to German nihilistic gorefests to DVD. The good lads at LAST EXIT were kind enough to reveal what will be their first title, Andrey Iskanov’s debut feature NAILS [Gvozdi]. Iskanov himself will provide an introduction to the film and this special edition will also include a number of extra features and a bonus CD containing the soundtrack.

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