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Although he hasn’t made very many films, Jeff Lieberman is a unique voice in the world of horror. From Squirm (1976) through to Satan’s Little Helper (2004), he’s crafted only a handful of feature length films, each one different than the last. Watching him tackle a different sub-genre is like looking at a new painting by a great artist. Just Before Dawn (1981) is his take on backwoods butcher clans, an inbred cross of Deliverance and Friday the 13th. Everyone should own a Lieberman. This one is mine.

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One of the most beloved characters from The Strain books and the TV series, Angel Guzman Hurtado, aka The Silver Angel, returns to the screen this season to put a smackdown on the strigoi. With the third season of The Strain kicking off this Sunday, I caught up with actor Joaquín Cosio for our latest Q&A feature to discuss what fans can expect to see from The Silver Angel this time around.

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With I Am Not a Serial Killer hitting select theaters and VOD today from IFC Midnight, I caught up with the film’s co-writer/director Billy O’Brien for our latest Q&A feature to discuss working with Christopher Lloyd, what made Max Records the right fit to play John Wayne Cleaver, filming in frigid Minnesota, and much more.

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Now once again in possession of her son, Zach, the strigoi version of Kelly (played by Natalie Brown) has a tight grip on Eph’s heartstrings in the third season of The Strain. With the series premiering on FX this Sunday night, I had the chance to speak with Brown about embracing Kelly’s strigoi side this season, exploring her unbreakable bond with Zach, and more.

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On FX’s The Strain, The Master and his strigoi army have never been stronger. But standing between their stingers and the citizens of New York City is councilwoman Justine Feraldo (played by Samantha Mathis). As the city’s director of security, Feraldo is now more involved than ever before in the fight against the vampiric infection, and with season 3 of The Strain premiering this Sunday on FX, I had the chance to speak with Mathis about her character’s key role in the battle for the Big Apple, and ultimately, the world.

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Existing at the crossroads between Let the Right One In and Under the Skin, director Billy O’Brien’s new film, I Am Not a Serial Killer is a coming-of-age horror movie about what it means to be human. This is the kind of movie about which the less is said, the better, making it difficult to summarize its plot and even, in some cases, to argue for its strengths. So much of what O’Brien does right is in the service of the movie’s themes, which it would be unfair to fully reveal in a review. That can make talking about the film in any detailed way a challenge, but I can at least say this: it is a movie you absolutely have to see. Take my word for it.

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With DC Comics’ Vertigo recently releasing the trade paperback version of Lucifer Vol. 1: Cold Heaven, we caught up with author Holly Black to discuss the otherworldly settings and noir style of the comic book series’ first six issues. 

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As Evans County residents sipped their coffee while the sun spilled over the horizon and onto their small Pennsylvania town one April morning in 1966, they could not have had the slightest idea that over the next 24 hours, they would be faced with the ravenous zombies, aliens from the far reaches of space, and worms that like to wriggle into your ears once your pulse peters out.

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Abraham

Everyone is waiting to find out what happens next on The Walking Dead, but don’t expect Michael Cudlitz to break his silence. With The Walking Dead Season 6 out now on Blu-ray and DVD, we discussed his favorite scenes from last season, Abraham’s fate in the comic book series, spending time with fans, and much more:

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There is no shortage of bad found footage movies that have plagued the horror genre since The Blair Witch Project exploded onto the scene in 1999. Thanks to that film’s massive success and subsequent redefining of the genre, anyone with two friends and a camcorder suddenly became a director of feature-length horror films, most of which consisted of 90 minutes of aimless picking around and bickering in the name of “conflict” until the camera shook and cut to black in the final moments. This is a fact not lost upon writer/director Steven DeGennaro in his debut feature, Found Footage 3D, a film that is a brilliant sendup of the subgenre, a loving tribute to found footage, and one of the best surprises in horror this year.

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