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  • FANGORIA Podcast Network: More “ALIEN” Franchise Dissection with “WOMEN IN CASKETS” on “THE RANTS MACABRE”!

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    Last week, THE RANTS MACABRE brought aboard Dawn & Jen of the Women in Caskets Podcast for the first part of their ALIEN-centric podcasts, discussing Ridley Scott’s ALIEN, James Cameron’s ALIENS as well as ALIEN: ISOLATION and Ellen Ripley in general. The in-depth discussion touched upon everything from Ripley’s tragic story arc to Scott’s naturalistic (if controversial) approach to direction to the representation of the corporate greed in ALIENS, offering a fantastic introduction to a fun and thoughtful podcast crossover event. Now, that crossover continues with part two of THE RANTS MACABRE’s ALIEN franchise dissection, covering David Fincher’s ALIEN3 and Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s ALIEN: RESURRECTION.

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  • “DEAD BODY” (NYC Horror Film Fest Review)

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    While some might argue that the “whodunit?”-style of storytelling may be outdated, this writer would argue that not only is the structure relevant but also woefully underutilized. A precursor to the slasher film, “whodunit?” mysteries can be just as effective when applied to the horror genre as it is when applied to noirs and thrillers, especially when a film provides reasonable doubt for as many characters as possible. Luckily, DEAD BODY does just that, providing the genre’s strongest and most brutal “whodunit?” in recent memory, rife with excellent performances and jaw-dropping FX to sell the scares full-stop.

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  • Caption Contest Results: 11/09 – 11/13

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    FANGORIA fanatics! If you’re one of the thousands who follow us on Twitter, you’re likely familiar with our daily Caption Contests! Now, due to the overwhelmingly positive response, we’re highlighting the best entries of the week for the world to see! So without further ado…

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  • Event Report: “MISERY” with Bruce Willis & Laurie Metcalf on Broadway

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    This writer must admit that it’s a bit surprising that not more horror takes to the stage in a serious context. Of course, there are the many macabre musicals that infuse the flamboyant Broadway attitude and the splattery, insane properties of horror films past, including musical adaptations of EVIL DEAD, RE-ANIMATOR and SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. But the stage is rarely approached for traditionally frightening fare these days, even with the potential of genuinely frightening a room full of people being a logical step from the increasingly interactive haunt experience. But at least one live show is making the bold step of attempting to do so, and with a property that is beloved by many horror hounds: Stephen King’s MISERY, starring Bruce Willis, Laurie Metcalf and Leon Addison Brown.

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  • NYC! Free screening of action thriller “CLOSE RANGE” hits on November 30th!

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    FANGORIA will be hosting a free screening of CLOSE RANGE, a non-stop thriller starring action superstar Scott Adkins (THE EXPENDABLES 2, UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING), in New York City on Monday, November 30th at 7 p.m. This special showing will be held at the Helen Mills Theater (137-139 West 26 Street). As an added bonus, members of the Gramercy location of Tiger Schulmann’s will be giving a spectacular live mixed martial arts demonstration before the screening!

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  • “MOST LIKELY TO DIE” (New York City Horror Film Fest Review)

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    MOST LIKELY TO DIE is a strange beast, mostly because its most alluring charm is also its greatest detraction. The fact is that MOST LIKELY TO DIE, from concept to execution, is standard slasher film fare; there’s rarely a moment in MOST LIKELY TO DIE that one won’t recognize as a horror movie trope or as problematically predictable. However, in the age where most films are either minimalistic, low-budget haunting movies or direct-to-video torture porn, there’s something refreshing about a pick-’em-off slasher film, complete with masked killer and ridiculous gimmick. Yet even with all the tools and potential at their behest, the fact that MOST LIKELY TO DIE never quite escalates beyond its conventional story is frustrating, ultimately limiting the film to an enjoyable yet forgettable contemporary chiller.

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  • FANGORIA Podcast Network: Learn What Happened To “Michelle” on “THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW”!

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    With two months of terrifying tales under their belt, THE PUMPKIN PIE SHOW is only getting started with their nightmarish audio short story series. And while Clay McLeod Chapman & Hanna Cheek have already brought tales of haunted records, cannibalistic romance, Lovecraftian luridness and macabre motherhood to daring listeners, the FANGORIA Podcast Network’s second original series offers another spine-tingling story this week. And lest we bury the lead this time around, Clay gives a command performance in the latest slice of PUMPKIN PIE, entitled “Michelle.”

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  • FANGO Flashback: “BODY BAGS”

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    For any horror fan, the ‘90s can be a point of contention in the genre’s history. While the decade has produced some truly excellent fright fare, the decade didn’t quite find a popular groove in the genre until the post-SCREAM slasher boom, with many of the successive entries falling upon retrospective scrutiny. Yet potentially most damning about the ‘90s to fright fans was that many of the ‘80s horror masters found themselves marginalized and alienated by the studio system. And it was with that disdain that John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper fled to Showtime to set up shop with for televised terror, only to wind up with one of their most underrated titles to date: BODY BAGS.

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  • Q&A: Juliet Landau and Deverill Weekes on Their Vampire Documentary “A PLACE AMONG THE UNDEAD”

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    Juliet Landau is probably best known for playing the unhinged vampire Drusilla over multiple seasons of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and ANGEL. Deverill Weekes is an acclaimed cinematographer/photographer with a passion for genre films and TV, as well as prosthetic makeup and its creators. Given their backgrounds, it makes sense that the married Landau and Weekes have embarked on making the feature-length documentary A PLACE AMONG THE UNDEAD, which explores both creators and fans of vampires in literature, cinema, television and other media.

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