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The biggest problem with "Castelvania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate" (besides that cumbersome title) is that its weighed down by the expectations that now come with a "Castlevania" game post-"Symphony of the Night." A mostly straightforward action-adventure game with some light exploration, "Mirror of Fate" compares unfavorably (if we're using exploration as the yard stick) to Konami's 1997 classic.
And that's kind of an unfair comparison, given that "Mirror of Fate" is more like the 8- and 16-bit era "Castlevania" games of the past in intent and execution, a solid action-adventure title that sheds some illumination on the events that occur between 2010's "Lords of Shadow" and its upcoming sequel.
Taking place after the conclusion of "Lords of Shadow" (but before the awesome future-set "Interview With the Vampire"-inspired post-credits finale), "Mirror of Fate" tells the criss-crossing stories of Trevor and Simon Belmont, and Alucard, as they journey »
- Charles Webb
Just about every horror fan knows about Chris Alexander – writer, musician, journalist, and most famously Editor-in-Chief of Fangoria magazine. Now you can add film directing, cinematography and editing to that resume, as Chris has recently completed his first feature Blood for Irina – a surreal, dreamlike and provocative experiment inspired in part by some of international cinema's most beloved auteurs. I had a very cool Q&A with Chris about the film, his creative process, and the musical score, which he composed and performed himself.
FEARnet: I'm excited that Blood for Irina is making the rounds now. How does it feel seeing it on the big screen? Chris: It is exciting, and extra special for me, considering it was made for nothing and was my “hobby” movie. A few people actually like it and some even think it's destined for cult status. Who knows? But I'm enjoying the ride. How many »
- Gregory Burkart
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