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Karen Benardello

As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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  • Silent House Movie Review
    Title: Silent House Directed By: Chris Kentis and Laura Lau Starring: Elizabeth Olsen, Adam Trese, Eric Sheffer Stevens, Julia Taylor …
  • Neighbors Movie Review
    Title: Neighbors Director: Nicholas Stoller Starring: Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Dave Franco, Jerrod Carmichael, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Lisa Kudrow, …
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    Title: LIFE OF PI 20th Century Fox Director: Ang Lee Screenwriter: David Magee, from Yann Martel’s novel Cast: Suraj Sharma, …
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