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    EXCLUSIVE: First Six Minutes of “RETURN TO NUKE ‘EM HIGH VOLUME 1″

    It’s reading, writing and radiation again, and Fango’s got a peek at the first six (very NSFW) minutes of Troma’s RETURN TO NUKE ’EM HIGH VOLUME 1. The belated sequel makes its U.S. premiere November 14 at the New York City Horror Film Festival at Tribeca Cinemas (54 Varick Street), with the irrepressible Lloyd Kaufman in person to introduce his latest directorial effort and take home the festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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    LaBeouf teams with Cage and Chiller for ominous “KILL THE ARCHITECT”

    Although most horror fans know Shia LaBeouf as the star of studio films such as the TRANSFORMERS franchise and INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULLS, Labeouf has certainly tried to distance himself from that line of work. Engaging in erotic, surreal work such as Lars von Trier’s NYMPHOMANIAC and CHARLIE COUNTRYMAN to directing horror-inspired music videos for Kid Cudi and Marilyn Manson, LaBeouf has been defying expectations and striking a nerve with his critics by going down this divisive path. However, his career as a filmmaker is evolving even further, as a recent tweet hinted on a mysterious horror project with the Chiller network. Whether as a hourlong one-off or as LaBeouf’s feature debut, this project, KILL THE ARCHITECT, is based on (or possibly inspired by) the album of the same name by hip hop artist Cage.

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    Trailer: Time Bending, Mind Bending Turkish-made, “REMINISCENCE: THE BEGINNING”

    The title is unfortunate, but the trailer is fascinating for this seemingly low-budget, but high-minded film from director Akçay Karaazmak. Accompanied by the tag, “What if time breaks down?”, REMINISCENCE: THE BEGINNING is apparently based on the true misadventures of a couple experimenting with time breaks and black hole theory. The resulting promo looks kind of wild.

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    “DARKNET, Episode 1″ (Webseries Review)

    There’s been such a dedication to surprise twists and audience subversion in modern horror that many of the attempts to do so never really feel organic or, by proxy, earned. In a way, the groundwork laid by Alfred Hitchcock, Rod Serling and Arthur Conan Doyle of allowing subtlety and character development to bring the shock of the story full circle has been lost over the years, as a need for new storytelling techniques have all replaced that nuanced craft with bait-and-switch narrative structures that often give way to plot holes. And even though the “full circle” structure is often built upon against-all-odds coincidences, they never condescend to the audience, rather allowing them to put together the puzzle and come to the realization on their own terms.

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    Five Reasons Helsinki’s Night Visions Needs to be on Your Festival Calendar

    Helsinki is probably best known to cult film fans for the Kaurismäki brothers, or perhaps from the final (and best) segment of Jim Jarmusch’s 1991 anthology NIGHT ON EARTH. Indeed, Finnish cult films are few and far between, although a recent surge in the form of AJ Annila’s SAUNA (2008), Jalmari Helander’s RARE EXPORTS (2010) and Timo Vuorensola’s IRON SKY (2012)[i] has provided the impetus for more genre film production in the region—for fans seeking older examples, check out the original classic THE WHITE REINDEER (1952), Olli Soinio’s MOONLIGHT SONATA (1988), and a double bill of Auli Mantila with THE COLLECTOR (1997) and THE GEOGRAPHY OF FEAR (2000). Central to this burgeoning film scene is Helsinki’s Night Visions Festival, founded in 1997 originally as a single all-night event, but since expanded to four days in October with a mirroring event in the spring. For many festival vets, this marathon is the backbone of the event—it’s where the bulk of the retro titles feature in the lineup—but all screenings are well-attended, if not playing to sold-out houses.

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