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    Layers of Looking in Great Poster for Nacho Vigalondo’s “OPEN WINDOWS”

    A new film from Nacho Vigalondo is an exciting prospect. In his first two features—TIMECRIMES and EXTRATERRESTRIAL—he’s proved himself a varied, thrilling and heady filmmaker. If the layered, confrontational and immediately striking poster for his new Elijah Wood-starring thriller is any indication, OPEN WINDOWS follows the same trajectory.

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    Blumhouse puts Bacon on “6 MIRANDA DRIVE”

    Following the success of his horror-infused serial killer series, THE FOLLOWING, it was only a matter of time before Kevin Bacon returned to face more frights on the big screen. Now, word comes from The Hollywood Reporter that the FRIDAY THE 13TH and STIR OF ECHOES star has found his cinematic chiller comeback by the way of Blumhouse and Aussie horror director Greg McLean (WOLF CREEK) with the supernatural thriller 6 MIRANDA DRIVE.

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    The UK’s FrightFest Celebrates John Carpenter with Limited Prints

    FrightFest, the fantastic horror festival out of London and Glasgow is looking to not only revel in their love of genre film, but the stunning art that often coincides and the undeniable renaissance its currently having. The fest has launched FrightFest originals, a series of limited edition posters kicking off with five pieces of art for five John Carpenter favorites from five different artists and graphic designers. 

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    Q&A: Developer Dave Cox talks “CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW 2″

    When it comes to horror-adventure games, is there a legacy as reputable as that of the CASTLEVANIA series? The long-running video game franchise has let players explore its various corners and crevices, introducing new monstrous oddities while furthering its rich, Gothic mythology. The latest game in the series, the highly-anticipated CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW 2 (available now from Konami), builds upon its successful spin-off predecessor and finally lets longtime fans loose as one of the series’ most bloodthirsty arch villains, Dracula.

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    Are You Reading “HAUNTED HORROR”?

    As their numbers dwindle, pre-code horror comics have become a staple of the comic collectors’ market. From swarming the industry with ghoulish monsters and vengeful spirits in the late 1940s to mass comic burnings less than a decade later, the Comics Code Authority changed everything about what was acceptable to read. Thanks to their determination to protect America’s children, swarms of horror titles have been lost to modern readers, until recently. Publishers such as Dark Horse and Fantagraphics have been snatching up long forgotten titles and re-printing them in hardcover collections, beautifully recreating the original feel of the work. Following their success, IDW and partner Yoe Books! hopped aboard the terror train as well, re-publishing stories from the contraband comics in HAUNTED HORROR for easy reading. Unlike its predecessors though, these tales are being released in a single issue format, recalling that classic feeling of picking up your favorite, lurid title at the local dime store.

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    “HAUNT” (Movie Review)

    Sometimes, when telling a story about the afterlife, there’s an inherent understanding that plot and character can fall by the wayside in the name of pure, visceral terror. This particular subgenre is one of the oldest and easiest to execute, and thus there’s only so much in the way of originality and personality one can bring to ghost movies—essentially forcing filmmakers to choose style over substance. But if a horror story devotes itself solely to eliciting fear and subverting expectations, how much or easily can one forgive a lack of novelty or inspiration?

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