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Do Over Exclusive Clip Shows Drew Seeley Awkwardly Reuniting with Gina Field

One of the most vital elements of truly maturing into adulthood is realizing your past mistakes, and trying to rectify those errors with the people you may have hurt. But those good intentions may inadvertently lead to more mishaps if your nervousness clouds your judgment. That gaffe is a relatable driving force in the new romantic comedy, ‘Do Over.’ In honor of the film’s recent release, Shockya is premiering an exclusive new clip, titled ‘Live Around Here.’ In ‘Live Around Here,’ Drew Seeley stars as Sean King, who returns to his hometown, in an effort to repent for his past. He sees a woman he was acquainted with in high  [ Read More ]


Many people determinedly search for the person they feel got away, as they feel like they can’t live without them. While most of those people relentlessly search for the one they love and want to share their life with, the new horror television series, ‘Wolf Creek,’ puts an interesting new spin on that epic journey. The drama’s antagonist and protagonist are resolutely pursuing each other, in order to engage in an epic battle that will prove who’s the ultimate adversary. In honor of the psychological thriller show being driven by the two lead characters tracking each other in their mutual hope to fight, Shockya has an exclusive new clip from  [ Read More ]

Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2016: Danny Perez and Natasha Lyonne Talk Antibirth 4

Exploring your new and revitalized identity in an unfamiliar territory can be a daunting challenge for many people. But for the characters, as well as the cast and crew, of the new horror film, ‘Antibirth,’ that examination is a compelling experience that truly helped define their lives. Danny Perez powerfully made his feature film writing and directorial debuts on the drama, which features actress Natasha Lyonne in a classic return to leading a movie cast. The complex protagonist played by the performer, who also served as a producer on the movie, enthrallingly learns how to overcome her fears in order to finally take control of her life. ‘Antibirth’ follows the  [ Read More ]

From Dusk Till Dawn Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Theatrical Tickets Giveaway

Halloween often brings terror among horror fans who fear what spirits the holiday can conjure up. As genre buffs honor the terror that arises on the most frightening day of the year, this fall they’ll be able to continue celebrating that fear into November. ‘From Dusk Till Dawn,’ the movie that brings vampires, criminals, bikers and families together like no other, is returning to theaters for two days, on Sunday, November 6, and Wednesday, November 9. In celebration of the cherished action film’s 20th anniversary, Shockya is offering three lucky winners a pair of tickets (six tickets total) to any participating theater. To enter, follow us @Shockya, and tweet us  [ Read More ]

Loving Los Angeles Premiere 4

The unbreakable bond between a dedicated husband and wife is one of the strongest loves that drives humanity. That connection is powerfully showcased in the upcoming biopic, ‘Loving,’ which had its Los Angeles premiere ahead of its U.S. release. The drama is set to be distributed in theaters on November 4 by Focus Features. Among the guests who attended ‘Loving’s premiere red carpet and after party were the lead performers, Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga, as well as producer, Colin Firth and writer-director, Jeff Nichols. The L.A. premiere was held after the movie was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. ‘Loving’ follows the  [ Read More ]


bitter’s kiss My God Music Video and Single Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On October - 22 - 2016 0 Comment
bitter's kiss My God Music Video and Single Review

Band: bitter’s kiss; Members: Chloe Baker (vocals/guitar/piano) and Michael Baker (guitar/piano/bass/drums) Single: My God Production: Michael Baker Relying on religious beliefs to make everyone better people can often present a controversial irony, as it’s most often promoted as a way to justify conflict. Those people who engage in violence against others, in a misguided effort to promote the purity and virtues of their faith, don’t realize that their God is on everyone’s side. The band members of the indie pop band, bitter’s kiss, is showcasing their reaction to the irony in religious turmoil in their newly released single, ‘My God.’ The song, which is accompanied by its powerful official music  [ Read More ]


Trash Fire Cast and Crew Attend Screamfest Opening Night Premiere

Posted by Karen Benardello On October - 21 - 2016 0 Comment
Trash Fire Screamfest 1

The fear that naturally arises with introducing a person’s significant other to their family can leave a cripplingly and daunting feeling on almost anyone. That gripping fear is intriguingly presented in the new horror movie, ‘Trash Fire,’ which celebrated its Los Angeles premiere on Tuesday night at the Screamfest Horror Film Festival. The comedy’s cast and crew were joined by special guests at the TCL Chinese Theatre. Those in attendance included several ‘Trash Fire’ actors, including Angela Trimbur, Ray Santiago and Molly McCook. They were joined by the movie’s director, Richard Bates Jr. Other guests who attended the premiere were Screamfest 2016 Ambassador and genre actress, Lydia Hearst; Chris Hardwick;  [ Read More ]

Brimstone Shows Dakota Fanning Battling the Law as Momentum Pictures Acquires Distribution Rights

The innocent deserve justice when they’re wrongfully held responsible for a dangerous crime that ruins their lives. That’s certainly the case with the young protagonist in the new thriller, ‘Brimstone,’ as she’s improperly targeted for committing an illicit offense. The North American rights to the drama have been acquired by Momentum Pictures. ‘Brimstone’ first premiered in September at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival to critical acclaim. Momentum Pictures’ Senior Vice President of Content, Ian Goggins, officially announced that the company is set to release the drama in theaters and on VOD in March 2017. The western was written and directed by Martin Koolhoven, and stars Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce,  [ Read More ]

Darren Lynn Bousman's Abattoir Haunting Homes as Momentum Pictures Acquires Distribution Rights

A home’s terrifying history doesn’t only torment the occupants who originally experienced its tragic effects, as the building’s past can ultimately negatively influence future visitors, as well. Horror viewers will experience how a family’s misfortune can impair them all, as the anticipated thriller, ‘Abattoir,’ is set to be released later this year. Momentum Pictures has acquired the North American rights to the film, and plans on releasing it in theaters, as well as on VOD and Digital HD, on December 9. The horror movie was directed by ‘Saw’ alum, Darren Lynn Bousman, and written by Christopher Monfette, who has scribed several episodes of the Syfy television series, ’12 Monkeys.’ ‘Abattoir’  [ Read More ]

The Similars Poster

Heightened emotions that naturally arise during frantic situations often connect people, even those who don’t truly know each other. That’s certainly the case in the new sci-fi film, ‘The Similars,’ which chronicles how unexplained phenomenon can bond strangers in the most remarkable ways. In order to support the upcoming release of the drama, its distributor, XLrator Media, has unveiled a new poster and stills that highlight the bizarre occurrences that are plaguing its characters. ‘The Similars’ will be distributed on November 15 on iTunes and VOD, and will also have a one-night screenings in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. The sci-fi movie, which was previously titled ‘Los Parecidos,’  [ Read More ]


Johnny Simmons is The Late Bloomer in Signed Poster and Book Giveaway

Posted by Karen Benardello On October - 13 - 2016 0 Comment
The Late Bloomer Exclusive Clip Shows Johnny Simmons, Kumail Nanjiani and Beck Bennett Pondering Tinder

With people who are enduring puberty are often regarded as being among those who are the most self-serving, it’s surprising to discover the adults in their lives can be even more immature than they are in social situations. But that shocking revelation is powerfully presented as fact in the release of the new comedy-drama, ‘The Late Bloomer.’ In celebration of ‘The Late Bloomer‘s theatrical and digital release, Shockya is offering one lucky winner a signed poster, as well as a copy of the book the comedy-drama is based on, ‘The Late Bloomer: A Memoir of My Body.’ To enter, email us at Let us know that you’re entering to  [ Read More ]

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Momentum Pictures Takes Hold of The Possession Experiment's Acquisition Rights

Horror fans are able to be drawn back to the supernatural, as the acquisition rights for the upcoming genre film, ‘The Possession Experiment,’ have been secured by Momentum Pictures. The official announcement of the thriller’s acquisition was made by the distributor’s Senior Vice President of Content, Ian Goggins. ‘The Possession Experiment’ was directed by ‘Monumental’ helmer, Scott B. Hansen, who also co-wrote the script for his latest project with Mary J. Dixon. The anticipated horror movie stars Chris Minor, Jake Brinn, Nicky Jasper, KT Fanelli and Bill Moseley. Of the drama’s acquisition, Goggins noted that “‘The Possession Experiment’ is a film that takes audiences for a ride. Bill Moseley has  [ Read More ]

Interview: John Jarratt, Lucy Fry and Greg McLean Talk Wolf Creek (Exclusive)

Finding a reason to continue living after undergoing a traumatic experience can be a harrowing process in itself, as victims may feel as though they no longer have a reason to live. But the resolute young protagonist in the new horror television series, ‘Wolf Creek,’ powerfully won’t allow the grief caused by her tormentor stop her from pursuing her revenge on him. The six-episode limited television series is set to premiere in America at 10pm ET/PT this Friday, October 14. ‘Wolf Creek’ will air exclusively on Pop, a cable and satellite television network that’s a joint venture of CBS Corporation and Lionsgate. The show was inspired by the iconic Australian  [ Read More ]

ClownTown DVD Giveaway Follows Friends Being Targeted by the Title Villains

Friends are realizing that they only have each other in their most dire time of need, as a gang of sinister clowns begin stalking them through an otherwise deserted town. To celebrate the chase, the filmmakers and actors of the new thriller, ‘Clowntown,’ will be participating in an in-store signing on behalf of the horror film’s home release. The film is now available on Video on Demand and DVD for an SRP of $15.00 from ITN Distribution. Screenwriter Jeff Miller and director Tom Nagel will be joined by the movie’s cast, including Brian Nagel, Lauren Elise, Andrew Staton, Katie Keene, Jeff Denton and Ryan Pilz, for the in-store signing. The  [ Read More ]

The Infiltrator's Book and Signed Poster Giveaway Shows Bryan Cranston Going Undercover In the Drug World

One man is bravely trying to stop the biggest drug cartel in history by going undercover and infiltrating the dangerous criminal empire. He’s so determined to stop the notorious Pablo Escobar and his drug trafficking ring that the federal agent forgoes the warning that even the slightest slip-up could cost him his life. The agent’s determined journey is showcased in the home release of the biographical drama, ‘The Infiltrator.’ In celebration of ‘The Infiltrator’s home release, Shockya is offering one lucky winner a copy of the book the drama is based on, as well as a movie poster signed by actors Bryan Cranston and Benjamin Bratt. To enter, email us  [ Read More ]

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