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Today is a good day to be a fan of cinematic badassery in the Southeastern United States. ActionFest 2012 kicks off tonight in Asheville, North Carolina, and I couldn’t be happier about it. The ass-kicking commences tonight at 8:30 with the regional premiere of Solomon Kane, and continues through Sunday. While they aren’t showing any films this year that technically qualify as horror (at least none they’ve announced), there will be plenty to keep my Rue Morgue-loving ass planted in my seat and my bloodthirsty eyeballs glued to the screen. Besides screenings of Astron 6’s Manborg and a restored version of the 1981 3D spaghetti western Comin’ At Ya!, we’ll also get to punish our peepers with the violent post-apocalyptic thriller The Day, Gareth Evans’ much-heralded The Raid, and the bloody home-invasion yarn The Aggression Scale. For a full schedule and details about each film, go here.
[Fabien Delage, the voice of Rue Morgue France, checks in with a new Sinister Seven.]
France recently carved yet another notch into its genre film festival belt with the first edition of the Paris International Fantastic Film Festival (PIFFF), which took place November 23 – 27 in the heart of the City of Light. The festival boasted a number of special guests, two juried competitions, and an impressive line-up of both feature-length and short films, including a number of French premieres. We managed to catch up with PIFFF artistic director and film programmer Fausto Fasulo during the festival and cajoled him into answering seven questions about the inaugural event…