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    Review – THE STRAIN: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON

    Guillermo Del Toro has a fascination for traditional old school horror that can’t be denied. His films have reached both hardcore and mainstream audiences, developing a relationship with fans that most directors crave. His childhood fantasies have been brought to the big screen in the form of creations like the faun creature in PAN’S LABYRINTH […]

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    A Mansion, Scares and Kate Beckinsale lead THE DISAPPOINTMENTS ROOM; New Poster/Trailer

    Wentworth Miller caught audiences off guard with one hell of a script for the Chan-Wook Park helmed thriller, STOKER, proving that though he’s known for his acting in TV’s Prison Break, he’s also a very talented screenwriter. Personally, I’ve been anxious to see what Miller would do next, writing-wise, and judging from the trailer for […]

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    James Wan-Produced LIGHTS OUT Heads to Bluray/DVD This October!

    Swedish filmmaker David F. Sandberg might be filming ANNABELLE 2 right now, but his first feature, LIGHTS OUT (the feature adaption of his very popular short film) is set to scare the hell out of you fright fanatics when it hits DVD/Bluray on October 25th. Viewers swearing by the Digital HD format gets to see […]

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    Interview: HELL TOWN Writer/Director Steve Balderson

    I love horror as much as the next fright fanatic, but sometimes I need a breather and a few laughs help me get through my day. HELL TOWN really shakes things up (review) by providing a genre bending experience with a compilation of episodes from a lost TV soap opera surrounding a town that falls […]

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    Icons of Fright Talks THE ALCHEMIST COOKBOOK With Director Joel Potrykus

    During this year’s Fantasia Film Festival, one of the many impressive surprises was THE ALCHEMIST COOKBOOK (review), helmed by BUZZARD director, Joel Potrykus. A scary and sometimes humorous look at a hermit’s experiments with alchemy and demonic conjuring, the film sets Potrykus apart, as one of the most unique voices working in independent cinema today. Potrykus […]

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Interview: Jay Kay Talks CHAOS A.D. and more With Filmmaker Chris Woods!

Underground filmmaking has many infected and twisted roots. Whether we look at exploitation films from the mind of Herschell Gordon Lewis or Jack Hill, strong female characters like Camille Keaton, Giallo-styled color with Dario Argento, modern day indie filmmaking like TOE TAG‘s Fred Vogel or the slasher sub-genre with pillars like HALLOWEEN or FRIDAY THE 13TH, filmmakers […]

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TV Review: Episode 8: “What Lurks Within”

OUTCAST questions viewers’ morality. With a power like Kyle’s and ambition like Reverend Anderson’s, do you act on what you think is right? The power of God is within your grasp and it’s become clear that the Devil walks amongst us, spreading evil at every turn, is there a responsibility to take control at the […]

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FANTASIA Review: ANOTHER EVIL

One of the many pleasures of covering the Fantasia International Film Festival every year is how many pleasant surprises you tend the find. Year after year, films are watched and discovered and are instant additions into your permanent memory in ways that special film tend to be. One of this year’s films that left me […]

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Jerry Smith’s 20 Essential SCREAM FACTORY Releases

I’m biased, so let’s just get that out of the way. I kneel at the altar of Carpenter, Craven and Hooper, so if you see repeats of said filmmakers on this list, that’s why: They’re some of my favorite films of all time. With that said, I thought it would be fun to go through […]

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XLrator Media Acquires North American Rights to Horror Thriller THE WINDMILL; Being Released This October via Its MACABRE Label

XLrator Media is usually pretty good at picking up films that genre lovers love, and today’s new that the distribution company has acquired North American rights to Nick Jongerius (producer of Frankenstein’s Army and Dead End)’s THE WINDMILL looks as if they’re continuing that trend. Being released via its Macabre label this October, the film stars Noah […]

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WB Set to Unleash THE CONJURING 2 to Digital HD this August; DVD/Bluray Coming This September

You’ve got to hand it to director James Wan. The filmmaker is responsible for helming not one or even two popular franchises but he’s getting to the point where every series he creates or touches turns into genre gold. Having directed SAW, INSIDIOUS, THE CONJURING and the popular FAST 7, Wan has quickly landed a […]

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Editorial: WHY IT’S TIME FOR ANOTHER BLAIR WITCH, Part 2

The summer of the year that brought the 20th century to a close, for me, was a fantastic and exciting time. I had just celebrated my twenty-fifth birthday, I was living on my own in a semi-luxurious apartment and I was shamelessly indulging in the nightclub lifestyle – my weekends comprised of hitting disco after […]