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Dario Aregnto’s ‘The Sandman’ Super Close to Financed

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 12:02

In a final push to complete financing on IndieGoGo, the producers behind Dario Argento’s The Sandman have released a detailed synopsis.

“The Sandman tells the story of Nathan, a young student in the city who struggles to forget his childhood trauma at the hands of the serial killer dubbed “The Sandman”. Nathan killed The Sandman (Iggy Pop) years ago, on Christmas Eve, after he witnessed the murder of his mother…until he sees the beautiful woman who lives in the apartment across the way dying at the hands of that same masked killer. This brutal murder plunges Nathan into an odyssey into the night country of his past, his dreams…and the buried secrets of The Sandman. Christmas is coming, and so is The Sandman.

Djinn‘s David Tully penned the screenplay, with Iggy Pop (Suck, The Crow: City of Angels) starring.

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Michael Madsen and Stephen Baldwin Topline the Bizarre Horror ‘Magi’ (Trailer)

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 11:56

We were just sent the first teaser and poster for Hasan Karacadag’s english language film, Magi.

What’s so interesting about it is that Magi stars Michael Madsen, Stephen Baldwin and Brianne Davis in what looks like an incredibly nutty and violent genre film. Just take a look at this whacked out teaser.

The story revolves an American woman relocated to Istanbul, where she works as an English teacher, and her journalist sister slowly coming to realize that all may not be as it seems with her new baby.

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Things Go Wrong When Scout Taylor-Compton Joins ‘Get the Girl’

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 11:45

Dear White People star Justin Dobies joins Halloween‘s Scout Taylor-Compton, pictured, Adi Shankar, Jerry Purpdrank, James Landry Hebert, Elizabeth Whitson (“Awkward”), and genre fav Noah Segan in the indie dark comedy Get the Girl, says Variety.

The story revolves around a wealthy young man who is conned into staging a fake kidnapping in order to be a hero and win the affection of a girl — only to see one of the hired kidnappers accidentally killed.

Madison County and Contracted‘s Eric England is directing from his own script, based on a story by Graham Denman.

Shooting will start this fall in Los Angeles.

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Theatrical Poster For ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 11:40

Here’s the theatrical one-sheet for Kino Lorber’s November 21st release for A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, nearly a year after its world premiere at Sundance (read our review). It will open in New York and Los Angeles.

Shot in black and white, the feature debut of Ana Lily Amirpour, “Strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town, home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps and other sordid souls, is a bastion of depravity and hopelessness where a lonely vampire stalks its most unsavory inhabitants.

Argo actress Sheila Vand stars as a vampire along with Arash Marandi and Dominic Rains, Mozhan Marno, Rome Shadanloo, Marshall Manesh and Milad Eghbali.

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Jamaican Boy Attacked By Spirit…ON CAMERA

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 11:01

I got a kick out of this video that went viral a few years ago.

Apparently, an 11-year-old Jamaican boy claimed to having been harassed by a ghost. There’s even news footage of the ghost attacking the boy below.

The video looks incredibly cool, but when you really think about it, anyone could fake this.

In fact, doing some research, we discovered that there are plenty of videos out of Jamaican making fun of it (I shared my fav below). It’s a really good laugh and also a reminder that many of the videos you see online are phony. Don’t be spooked fooled.

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GosT “Genesee Avenue” Song Premiere (Exclusive)

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 11:00

To say that I’ve been enjoying the resurgence of 80′s inspired horror synth is an understatement. Some of my favorite releases over the past few years have been from this genre and, from the sounds of it, GosT will be releasing a monster in early 2015 via Blood Music that will be hard to top!

To celebrate the far-too-distant release of Behemoth, we’ve got our hands on the opening track “Genesee Avenue”, which GosT explains, “…is the real life address of the Nightmare on Elm Street house.” Talk about a weird yet awesome horror connection! Now, it should be noted that the artwork you see in the video clip is not the album artwork.

As you listen to this track below, remember that Blood Music is the label that brought us the incredible Dangerous Days album from Perturbator. If you dug that album, you’re going to love this!

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A Few New ‘Late Phases’ Images Bark Up Our Tree

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 19:13

Check out a few new images (as well as some old ones) from Adrian Garcia Bogliano’s Late Phases, a practical effects heavy werewolf film Patrick Cooper raves about. It will be opening in limited theaters November 21.

Penned by Under the Bed‘s Eric Stolze, Dark Sky’s latest horror offering that stars Stake Land‘s Nick Damici, Ethan Embry, Lance Guest, Erin Cummings, Rutanya Alda, Tina Louise, Caitlin O’Heaney, Karen Lynn Gorney, Dana Ashbrook, and the great Tom Noonan.

In the film, “Crescent Bay is not the ideal place to spend one’s golden years, especially since the once-idyllic retirement community has been beset by a series of deadly animal attacks from the ominous forest surrounding it. When grizzled war veteran Ambrose McKinley (Nick Damici) is forced into moving there by his yuppie son Will (Ethan Embry), the residents immediately take offense to Ambrose’s abrasive personality. But that take-no-prisoners attitude may be just what Ambrose needs to survive as it becomes clear that the attacks are being caused by creatures that are neither animal nor man, and that the tight-knit community of Crescent Bay is hiding something truly sinister in its midst…

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Wanna See James Remar As Corporal Hicks In ‘Aliens’?

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 17:47

“Listen, I know it’s gonna be tough, but stay frosty. If even one of those things gets in here, we’ve had it.”

Ready for a quick history lesson?

Did you know that “Dexter” star James Remar was originally Corporal Hicks in James Cameron’s 1986 Aliens before he was replaced by Michael Biehn?!

Remar allegedly only worked the first few days of the shoot before exiting over “creative differences” (we know that story all too well). Bizarrely, Cameron still used shots of Remar from his backside in the final version of the film, so look closely!

According to Wiki:

Remar was cast as Corporal Hicks in the 1986 science-fiction/horror film Aliens (co-produced by Walter Hill), but was replaced by Michael Biehn shortly after filming began due to Remar having a drug problem. For several years, the reason behind his dismissal was reported as “creative differences” with director James Cameron.[4] At least one piece of footage featuring Remar made it into the final version of the film, when the Marines enter the processing station and the camera tilts down from the Alien nest, though Remar is not seen in close-up. He is also filmed from the back as the Marines first enter the compound on LV-426 and when “Hicks” approaches the cocooned woman, again filmed from the rear so the viewer is unable to tell it is Remar and not Michael Biehn.

Need proof? Take a look at this bad boy, and remember, stay frosty.

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NECA’s “RoboCop vs. The Terminator” 2-Pack Hits Toys R Us

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 17:34

NECA has revealed their third Toys R Us exclusive this fall, which comes from the classic video game, “RoboCop vs. The Terminator”!

“Relive the 16-bit glory with a 2-pack of blue and red ‘Terminator Endoskeletons’ complete with plasma rifles. These colors are exclusive to this set.

Check out some images, and look for the Endoskeleton 2-Pack in Toys R Us stores in early December.

Inspired by the classic video game, RoboCop vs. The Terminator! Released in late 1993 for the popular 16-bit home console, the game answered the burning question of sci-fi fans worldwide: which man/machine would win in a fight? The “future of law enforcement” or the actual future? This special 2-pack includes blue and red versions of the Terminator Endoskeleton with paint deco that re-creates the video game shading. Both figures are exclusive to this set and come complete with plasma rifles.

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Varient ‘Starry Eyes’ One-Sheets Get Arty

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 17:28

Arriving November 14th from Dark Sky Films is the Hollywood slasher Starry Eyes (read our review), which will be available on iTunes and other VOD platforms.

Written and directed by Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer, check out these two variant posters to first appear on IMDb and Complex.

Determined to make it as an actress in Hollywood, Sarah Walker spends her days working a dead-end job, enduring petty friendships and going on countless casting calls in hopes of catching her big break. After a series of strange auditions, Sarah lands the leading role in a new film from a mysterious production company. But with this opportunity comes bizarre ramifications that will transform her both mentally and physically into something beautiful… and altogether terrifying.

Alex Essoe, Noah Segan, Pat Healy, Amanda Fuller, Shane Coffer, and Fabianne Therese all star.

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‘Saw VI’ Director’s ‘Jessabelle’ Haunts Home Video

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 17:13

Jessabelle, the supernatural thriller directed by Kevin Greutert (Saw VI, Saw 3D: The Final Chapter), written by Robert Ben Garant (Hell Baby, Night at the Museum) and starring Sarah Snook, Mark Webber and Joelle Carter, will arrive on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD on January 13, 2015 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

The Jessabelle Blu-ray and DVD, including audio commentary with the filmmakers, a behind-the-scenes featurette, deleted scenes, outtakes and an extended ending.

Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana to recuperate from a horrific car accident, Jessabelle comes face to face with a long-tormented spirit that has been seeking her return and clearly has no intention of letting her escape.

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[Interview] Stuart Gordon On ‘Dolls,’ ‘Re-Animator’ and More!

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 14:49

Yesterday I was allotted the chance to spend a few minutes on the phone with Dolls director Stuart Gordon on the latest Blu-ray release from Scream Factory.

In the 1987 classic, a group of people stop by a mansion during a storm and discover two magical toy makers, and their haunted collection of dolls.

Here’s what he had to say about the new release.

What are your thoughts on Scream releasing Dolls? Was it something you had been waiting for?

I’m so happy it’s available on Blu-ray now. There was so much work that was involved, detail I mean. A lot of the animation is more noticeable.

Were all of the dolls made specifically for the movie?

Most of them were, a lot were characters. There were a lot that were just for background purposes. One time both of my daughters are on set and my youngest asked “Are all these dolls bad?” and I said, “Yeah, they all are” and she asked “Even this one?” and pointed to the doll with the white buttons. I asked if she wanted that one and she nodded so I told her, “That one isn’t bad, it just fell in with the wrong crowd.” So she took it home and named it Violet. She still has it.

Are you hoping to get any other films you worked on released through Scream?

[Excitedly] I just heard that next year they are going to be releasing Robot Jox! So I’m pretty happy about that, there is a lot of animation in that one too. That’s sort of an unknown one.

So what have you been working on lately? Any hope for a new movie soon?

Well, I’ve been doing a lot of work on the Re-Animator musical, we are going to be in Las Vegas coming up in January. I’m hoping to take it on a tour, we may be in New York again.

Any chance Jeffery Combs would do a special appearance?

[Laughs] No, he’s not in it. He still does a lot of acting in films.

Are you planning any other stage adaptations? From Beyond maybe?

Actually, I’ve been told to do a From Beyond musical before. Right now I want to focus on Re-Animator but it would definitely be interesting to do something for From Beyond.

Obviously you are known for your great adaptations of HP Lovecraft stories. Is there one in particular that you are still trying to get made?

I do have a script for “The Thing on the Doorstep” and I’d love to get that made. There just isn’t money for it right now.

Have you considered crowdfunding?

I have but I think it’s just too big of a movie to raise money for. We would like to get a wide release of it when/if it gets made. Hopefully one day.

Re-Animator is your most well-known movie in the genre but what do you consider your most successful?

Well people usually forget that I was involved with Honey, I Shrunk The Kids. It was the biggest success financially and I consider it a sort of horror movie. There are giant bugs and a mad scientist type character. It’s more of a family friendly horror. Even Honey, I Blew up the Kid has a Godzilla aspect to it, and then there is the question of how to stop a giant baby.

I never thought of them as horror movies but you make a good point. The ant scene still haunts me today.

[Laughs]

To wrap up, where can we find you in the near future?

Well, I’ll be in Las Vegas in January for Re-Animator and in March I will be in Ohio at Horror Hound with my wife. You should come introduce yourself!

Thank you! I will. Thanks for taking the time to speak with me and I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for another movie.

Thank you, me too!

In addition to being an awesome filmmaker, Stuart Gordon is also the nicest guy in the world. I’ll be going out to see him in March for HorrorHound but in the meantime I must read The Thing on the Doorstep” and get out to see Re-Animator the Musical. Has anyone seen it? And here is the trailer for Robot Jox, apparently heading to Scream! Factory next year.

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Scott Ian “Swearing Words In Glasgow” Clip Premiere (Exclusive)

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 13:00

We’re thrilled to team up with Scott Ian, the enigmatic guitarist of such bands as Anthrax, Pearl, Stormtroopers Of Death, and more, to bring you an exclusive clip from his brand new DVD Speaking Swearing Words In Glasgow, which came out today via Megaforce Records (order here).

After decades-worth of international touring with Anthrax, bumping elbows with illustrious (and sometimes ridiculous) characters all over the media spectrum, and undergoing general “you won’t believe this” experiences— SCOTT IAN certainly had some hilarious and surprisingly personal stories to share. “Swearing Words” is an honest look at the insane life that Scott has led for the last 31 years, the people he’s met, and the events that coincide.

The clip, which you can see below, shows Ian describing his meetings with dedicated fans and how sometimes it doesn’t go the way he would like.

In related news, Ian will be making a cameo appearance in the second half of this season’s The Walking Dead. You can see behind-the-scenes footage of his appearance right here.

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[TV] USA Set to Kill “Evil Men”

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:26

USA Network has ordered a supernatural drama titled “Evil Men” from CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions, says TheWrap.

Dallas Roberts (Dallas Buyers Club) and Clifton Collins Jr. (pictured; Pacific Rim) are attached to star.

‘Evil Men’ follows an upstanding, middle-class family man Harry Killas (Roberts), whose life is turned upside down when he is approached by a frighteningly powerful entity and commanded to kill “evil men” or see his family — along with his city — utterly destroyed. However, the gleeful psycho who is meant to be his first target, instead begins teaching him how to carry out his new destiny.

Collins will play Lazlo Kirk, the profoundly evil former war criminal with magnetic charm and a deep, unpredictable violent streak, who forces himself into Harry’s life on a twisted mission of personal redemption.

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Could We Finally See ’7500,’ Thanks to Lionsgate?

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:08

Variety reports that Lionsgate has struck a deal with CBS Films to distribute the movie company’s wide release movies over the next three years.

It has been suggested that the shelved 7500out all over the world already – could finally find a release through Lionsgate. My guess is that it would be one of the popular VOD/limited release ejections.

“True Blood’s” Ryan Kwanten and Amy Smart co-star as married couple Brad and Pia Martin, who board Vista Pacific Flight 7500 with their two longtime friends for a trip to Japan. Leslie Bibb is set to play Laura Baxter, a stewardess on the transpacific liner, who is involved in a complicated and secret relationship.

Scout Taylor-Compton, Johnathon Schaech, Jamie Chung, Nicky Whelan, Christian Serratos, Jerry Ferrara and Alex Frost also star.

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Relativity Making a Legit Urban Horror Film…But (There’s Always a Catch)

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 11:55

I’m a huge fan of urban horror, which is hard to say considering there’s really not much out there (unless you could the god awful Scary Movie and Haunted House franchises).

Every since Candyman haunted my soul, I’ve been praying someone would make a new urban haunter that took itself seriously (not Snoop Dogg’s House of Horror, guys).

Relativity is getting a huge A+ on getting behind the fact-based Demon House. The unfortunate news is that Lee Daniels is directing, says Deadline.

Daniels helmed the unwatchable The Butler, as well as the overrated Precious. I don’t like any of his films because the drama is so heavy it becomes laughable, and makes the actors look like they’re trying too hard. (Note: A Twitter friend tells me that The Paperboy is outstanding.)

So, while Demon House looks like gold on paper, it will probably be an overly dramatic mess. That’s too bad because it could have been the next Candyman.

Via Deadline:

The film is based on Latoya Ammons and her family, whose life rights made this film possible. They claim to have been victims of a demonic possession that has spanned over two years and counting. Ammons and her family have received international media attention for their accounts, which have been witnessed and documented by the Department of Child Services, the Gary (IN) Police Department and hospital staff.

The experience began with unusual occurrences in her home over two years ago, including swarms of flies around her porch in the winter and unexplainable creaking sounds in her basement. The events progressed to possessive incidents including her oldest daughter unconsciously levitating above her bed, medical staff witnessing her middle son gliding backward on the floor, wall and ceiling. According to Relativity, the DCS case manager witnessed her youngest son growling with his teeth showing and eyes rolled back, locking his hands around his older brother’s throat with no recollection of the incident. Initial psychological exams and exorcism attempts failed to provide explanation or solution for the bizarre events.

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Dog Lovers Beware of This ‘Late Phases’ Clip

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 11:37

Get your silver shotgun shells ready for director Adrian Garcia Bogliano’s Late Phases, a practical effects heavy werewolf film Patrick Cooper raves about.

Opening in limited theaters November 21, here’s a new clip that isn’t for the dog lovers out there. You’ve been warned.

Penned by Under the Bed‘s Eric Stolze, Dark Sky’s latest horror offering that stars Stake Land‘s Nick Damici, Ethan Embry, Lance Guest, Erin Cummings, Rutanya Alda, Tina Louise, Caitlin O’Heaney, Karen Lynn Gorney, Dana Ashbrook, and the great Tom Noonan.

In the film, “Crescent Bay is not the ideal place to spend one’s golden years, especially since the once-idyllic retirement community has been beset by a series of deadly animal attacks from the ominous forest surrounding it. When grizzled war veteran Ambrose McKinley (Nick Damici) is forced into moving there by his yuppie son Will (Ethan Embry), the residents immediately take offense to Ambrose’s abrasive personality. But that take-no-prisoners attitude may be just what Ambrose needs to survive as it becomes clear that the attacks are being caused by creatures that are neither animal nor man, and that the tight-knit community of Crescent Bay is hiding something truly sinister in its midst…

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[BD Review] ‘Starry Eyes’ Is Ambitious, Violent and Thoughtful

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 11:34

It’s somewhat ironic that Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch’s Starry Eyes, a film that literally singles out ambition as the blackest of human qualities, is the most ambitious film I have seen thus far at SXSW this year. That’s not to say that the film succumbs to the same temptations as its protagonist (an admirably raw and vulnerable Alexandra Essoe), but both the movie and its subject employ a black hearted scorched earth tactic – the efficacy of which is hard to deny.

As you may be able to gleam from the title, Starry Eyes plunges us headfirst into the fame hungry psyche of Sarah Walker – a fragile young actress already irreparably damaged by an unending cycle of rejection. One of the film’s biggest assets is the dimensionality it allows its lead here. A lazier film would be content to portray Sarah as impenetrably deluded and completely unaware of the staggering odds against her. That’s not the case here – while Sarah does possess the requisite blinders necessary for anyone to stake their happiness on the most unlikely of careers, she’s able to be honest with herself and others that she’s not exactly doing that great in terms of prospects. She has a small circle of friends who are also performers, some of them are warmly supportive (Noah Segan’s Danny) while others are harshly dismissive (Fabianne Therese’s Erin), a dynamic that casts her personal existence in the same kind of unending cruel purgatory as her professional life. In short, she’s perpetually trapped, exhausted and on the verge of release – something needs to change.

That change comes in the form of an audition for Astraeus Pictures, a legendary horror production company on the rebound after several years on the wane (think Hammer films with a corporate culture orchestrated by David Lynch). After a series of increasingly risky call-backs, she’s offered the lead role in their new film. The catch? The catch is a story as old as Hollywood itself – she must first submit to the whims of the casting couch (the ultimate deal with the Devil).

While you could probably correctly guess the basic trajectory of the film from here on out, Widmyer and Kolsch do an admirable job of keeping the audience on their toes by constantly shifting the tone of the film depending on which part of Sarah’s life they’re depicting. Her struggles as a waiter at a potato joint with Hooters aspirations alternate between stark and comedic (aided in no small measure by Pat Healy’s turn as a sympathetic manager – an archetype I was pleased to see subverted). The casting sessions and subsequent interactions with Astraeus are, as hinted before, marked by a cold absurdist streak right out of Mulholland Drive. The moments we get with her alone are painful, sweet and quiet while her circle of friends sort of melds the intimacy of mumblecore with the makeshift community of “Melrose Place.”

While more often than not these disparate elements cohere into a surprisingly atmospheric whole, the shifting tone is occasionally problematic. Starry Eyes switches gears so often it develops something of a patchwork quality that threatens to add a sense of bloat to its relatively straightforward arc. It’s hard to reconcile the fact that this universe contains a character as warm and empathetic as Segan’s and one as campily sterile as Marc Senter’s casting assistant. There are also a few moments towards the film’s end where it’s hard not to believe that Sarah’s close friends wouldn’t be a little more observant in regard to her condition.

But perhaps it’s a testament to Starry Eyes’ singularity that the same elements that provide its flaws also supply its strengths, which are far more prevalent. Complex and layered, it definitely leaves you with more to chew on than your typical midnight fare. It is also absolutely unsparing and brutal when it comes to its violence – there are moments in the film that give even the goriest slashers and body horror sagas alike a run for their money. Even if parts of Starry Eyes might not work for you, as a horror fan I suspect most of it will.

Republished from March 9, 2014.

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Dir En Grey Release Trailer For New Album ‘Arche’

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 11:30

“Will you be able to take this pain?”

Japanese metal band Dir En Grey have released a teaser trailer for their upcoming ninth studio album Arche, which comes out December 10th, 2014. The album is the followup to 2011′s Dum Spiro Spero. The trailer shows interviews with the band members as well as people on the street explaining their recent pains, hence the first line of this article. Check it out below.

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The ‘Twin Peaks’ Theme Gets A Gorgeous Guitar Cover

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:00

Russian guitarist Igor Presnyakov has released a video where he covers the theme song to the TV series Twin Peaks. It’s lovingly done on an electric classical guitar and features those subtle string pads in the background. Definitely worth watching if you’re a fan.

I’ve made it 100% clear, possibly more than that, just how much I love Twin Peaks. The characters, the storyline, the location… Everything about that surreal world just feels so unique and magical.

But perhaps the ultimate bonding glue that cements the show together is the music of composer Angelo Badalamenti. Sometimes minimalistic, sometimes charmingly cheesy, often haunting, and a few times terrifying, it is the perfect accompaniment to the show and has stood the test of time to remain one of my favorite soundtracks ever released.

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