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Fangoria Magazine: July 2021

Subscribers have started receiving the July 2021 issue of Fangoria magazine: Volume 2, Issue #12! Below is a video showing you all of the great content in this issue of Fangoria. Enjoy!

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Audible Review: Chain Saw Confidential

Joe Bob Briggs called The Texas Chain Saw Massacre the greatest movie ever made, and for nearly 50 years it has captured the imagination of fans worldwide. Chain Saw is one of the most influential and profoundly impactful horror movies of all time. It’s raw, gritty vibe and unrelenting willingness to make the viewer feel uncomfortable is what set it apart from the competition at the time and why it remains a timeless piece of celluloid. Gunnar Hansen played the iconic Leatherface in Chain Saw, and, thankfully, two years before passing away from pancreatic cancer at the age of 68, he put pen to paper and wrote a book all about the legendary movie to which he was inextricably attached. Even better than this, Gunnar Hansen chose to narrate the audiobook version of his book, Chain Saw Confidential, which is an Audible Original.

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Shudder: What’s Streaming in July

We are just a few days away from July and summer is upon us. With things heating up, read on for a full rundown of what’s streaming on Shudder in July!

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Shudder: What’s Streaming In June

As the weather starts to heat up, so does the content coming to Shudder! Below is a rundown of what you can watch on the premium horror streaming service in June.

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Movie Review Recap: Saw Franchise

Over the past week or so, I’ve revisited and reviewed all of the Saw movies. I even saw Spiral, the ninth film in the Saw franchise, on opening night and reviewed it as well. For your convenience, below are links to all of these reviews, as well as a link to a post I wrote about meeting Tobin Bell and Costas Mandylor at Monster-Mania a few years back. I even got to interview Costas Mandylor for that piece! I hope you enjoy all of the time and work that went into these articles, and remember: the game is never truly over.

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Revisiting Jigsaw

Following the epic finale to the series in 2010, there were no longer new Saw movies to enjoy every year. Then, in 2017 Jigsaw was unleashed upon the world. Is it any good? Keep reading for my take on Jigsaw.

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Audible Review — Ghostbusters: The Original Movie Novelizations Omnibus

I grew up watching and loving Ghostbusters. I watched both movies countless times, enamored by the spectacle of both feature films — replete with stunning visuals, quirky humor, and panache. This led to me also watching the animated cartoon and playing the Ghostbusters video games on my Nintendo Entertainment System, which were, admittedly, horrible and insanely difficult, but when you’re a kid you don’t know any better and appreciate things for what they are, not what they aren’t.

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Shudder April 2021 U.S. Highlights

April showers bring a packed lineup of new horror films and series to Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, for its annual ‘Halfway to Halloween Month.’ A new season of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs, a new season of Creepshow, In Search of Darkness: Part II, and a whole lot more. Below is the full press releases with all of the gory details.

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Shudder: March 2021 U.S. Highlights

In March, Shudder members can look forward to new movie premieres every week, including season two of the hit series A Discovery of Witches, Shudder original films Lucky, Stay Out of the Attic, Slaxx and Violation, the Shudder exclusive Koko-Di Koko-Da, and an impressive lineup of recent and classic horror favorites including Ken Russell’s The Devils. I had the pleasure of watching Lucky last year, and it was phenomenal. It premieres on March 4, so make sure you it’s at the top of your list! Below is a rundown of everything you can expect to see on Shudder in March.

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Shudder: February 2021 U.S. Highlights

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us and as the great Robert Englund once said, “Just because it’s a love story doesn’t mean it can’t have a decapitation or two.” If your thoughts are in line with Robert’s then you’ll want to keep your eyes on Shudder where cupid’s arrow is known to impale. Below are all of the gory details about what you can expect during the month of love.

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