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The Babadook Movie Review (Savannah Film Festival)

Posted by Karen Benardello On November - 28 - 2014 0 Comment
The Babadook Movie Review (Savannah Film Festival)

Title: The Babadook Director: Jennifer Kent Starring: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Tim Purcell and Hayley McElhinney Conquering your fears to fully achieve your goals can at times be a more terrifying journey than whatever obstacles are placed in your way. Jennifer Kent, who made her feature film writing and directorial debuts with the new horror thriller, ‘The Babadook,’ powerfully overcame the challenges she faced while making the movie independently, and her strong will captivatingly carried into her resilient characters. While the movie, which kicked off the After Dark screenings section of the 2014 Savannah Film Festival, features enthralling mother and son protagonists who initially appeared to be naïve as they  [ Read More ]

Interview: Jen and Sylvia Soska Talk See No Evil 2 (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On November - 26 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Jen and Sylvia Soska Talk See No Evil 2 (Exclusive)

Fearlessly pursuing your highest aspirations in an effort to fulfill your true desires and define your personality can be an ever-increasing daunting task. The new horror film ‘See No Evil 2,’ which is now available on VOD, Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD, effortlessly showcases the natural filmmaking skills of co-directors Jen and Sylvia Soska, as they set out to prove their distinctive story-telling talents. The twin helmers passionately stop at nothing to incorporate their unique goals and personalities into their movies, which brilliantly allowed the series’ murderous antagonist, Jacob Goodnight, to terrifyingly indulge in his need for revenge. ‘See No Evil 2,’ which is set later on the same night  [ Read More ]

Interview: Katharine Isabelle Talks See No Evil 2

Posted by Karen Benardello On November - 23 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Katharine Isabelle Talks See No Evil 2

Commandingly portraying a powerful protagonist who isn’t afraid to go after what they want, regardless of the harrowing consequences they may face, can be a challenge for actors, particularly when the character is susceptible to vulnerabilities throughout an intense horror film. But versatile actress Katharine Isabelle once again proved her talent of effortlessly showing a determined victim’s strengths and will to survive in ‘See No Evil 2,’ her latest horror collaboration with twin directors, Jen and Sylvia Soska. The actress and filmmakers, who previously collaborated on last year’s gripping horror crime drama, ‘American Mary,’ reunited to once again prove that when a compelling and dynamic female character sets out to  [ Read More ]

Exclusive Glimpse at the Cover for Jeffrey Reddick and J.D. Matthews' Novel Tamara Shows Karma's a Witch

Tamara Riley is proving that high school can be hell for everyone in the new cover for authors Jeffrey Reddick and J.D. Matthews’ recently released E-book, ‘Tamara.’ The cover for the novel, whose Kindle edition is now available on Amazon, is being revealed exclusively on Shockya before it’s officially unveiled for the novel’s expanded release in print. ‘Tamara’ is based on the original R-rated script Reddick penned for his 2005 horror film of the same name, which featured Jenna Dewan Tatum in the title role. The novel includes characters, storylines and scenes not incllude in the movie, which was directed by Jeremy Haft. The novel’s publisher, Piper Press 69, has  [ Read More ]

Late Phases Poster

Dark Sky Film’s unconventional horror-thriller “Late Phases” is now available on VOD and in select theaters! The film, starring Nick Damici and Ethan Embry, is directed by Adrian Garcia Bogliano and features a war veteran who is being forced into a slower lifestyle by his son. But, as fate would have it, that slower pace has to be put on the backburner to save the community. “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  [ Read More ]

Anchor Bay Entertainment Dares You to Enter Fear Clinic with Blu-ray and DVD Release

Get ready to be treated by horror icon Robert Englund in his anticipated film, ‘Fear Clinic,’ which is set to be released on Blu-ray and DVD on Febraruy 10, 2015 by Anchor Bay Entertainment. The highly anticipated and shocking movie, which is based ont he critically acclaimed and fan favorite 2009 FEARnet.com series, was directed by ‘Laid to Rest’ helmer, Robert G. Hull. In addition to the famed ‘Freddy Krueger’ star, ‘Fear Clinic’ also features Fiona Dourif, Angelina Armani, Thomas Dekker, Stone Sour and Slipknot lead vocalist Corey Taylor in his acting debut. ‘Fear Clinic,’ which was co-written by Hall and Aaron Drane, follows five survivors as they return to  [ Read More ]

Interview: Glenn ‘Kane’ Jacobs Talks See No Evil 2

Posted by Karen Benardello On November - 17 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Glenn 'Kane' Jacobs Talks See No Evil 2

People often overlook the all-important resiliency of those who appear not to have the determination to achieve what they want in life. Jacob Goodnight, the brutal mass murderer in the 2006 slasher film, ‘See No Evil,’ was driven to commit his heinous crimes from the manipulations of his mother. But the criminal proved his emotional resolve in going after what he truly wants in the horror movie’s new sequel, ‘See No Evil 2,’ which is now available On Demand, Digital HD, Blu-Ray and DVD. WWE wrestler Glenn ‘Kane’ Jacobs, who reprised the role of the ruthless killer from the original film, also showcased his emotional versatility in the follow-up, which  [ Read More ]

Interview: Lin Shaye Talks Grace: The Possession

Posted by Karen Benardello On November - 15 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Lin Shaye Talks Grace: The Possession

Grippingly showcasing an unwavering conservative character, who initially appears to be the punishing villain through the eyes of the innocent, young protagonist, can be a challenge for a beloved performer previously known for her well-meaning characters. But actress Lin Shaye, who in recent years has garnered fame for her role of paranormal investigators Elise Reiner in the ‘Insidious’ film series, enthrallingly proved her versatility as the religiously traditional Helen in the new horror film, ‘Grace: The Possession.’ In the horror thriller, which is told through the point-of-view of Helen’s granddaughter, Grace, Shaye’s character is chillingly presented as the main antagonist, until they realize a more sinister force is overtaking the  [ Read More ]

Starry Eyes Poster

Alex Essoe is the breakout star of the hit indie horror-thriller “Starry Eyes.” Essoe plays Sarah, an aspiring actress who struggles with her demons of perfection and self-worth. Once Sarah lands a role in a film, she’ll do anything she can to attain the stardom and her version of perfection that she so desperately wants. ShockYa was excited to speak with Essoe about her role and what she thought about playing such a tragic character. “Starry Eyes” will be in limited theatrical release and on demand Nov. 14. ShockYa: So how would you describe your character Sarah? Alex Essoe: I would describe Sarah as sort of too fragile for this  [ Read More ]

Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer Talk Starry Eyes

Posted by monique On November - 10 - 2014 0 Comment
Starry Eyes Poster

“Starry Eyes” is one of the most buzzed-about horror-thrillers to come along the indie circuit in a long time, and filmmakers Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer are taking it all in. TIME Magazine put the film on their list of the 10 best films from SXSW, saying, “If David Lynch and David Cronenberg came together to craft a gory, psychological mindbender, it might be ‘Starry Eyes.’” ShockYa was happy to speak with Kolsch and Widmyer about creating “Starry Eyes” and their reaction to the praise. “Starry Eyes” will be in limited theatrical release and on demand Nov. 14. ShockYa: What inspired the film? Dennis Widmyer: Kevin and I always really  [ Read More ]

Jeffrey Reddick Talks Good Samaritan (Savannah Film Festival)

Posted by Karen Benardello On November - 7 - 2014 0 Comment
Jeffrey Reddick Talks Good Samaritan (Savannah Film Festival)

The controversial topic of whether witnesses to crimes should bravely step in to help the victims, or not become involved and let the police handle the illegal offense, has often been debated in society. That heated discussion is the gripping driving force in the new horror short, ‘Good Samaritan,’ which was written and directed by ‘Final Destination’ co-scribe, Jeffrey Reddick. The short, which launched the After Dark Screenings portion of this year’s Savannah Film Festival, is an intriguing exploration into how a witness who wants to physically protect themselves during an assault can led to them holding tremendous guilt for not helping the victim after the attack. ‘Good Samaritan’ tells  [ Read More ]

The Children are Invoking The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death in Film's New Official Poster

The children living in the notorious mansion that holds the spirit of the title character in the upcoming horror film, ‘The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death,’ are invoking her spirit in the sequel’s new official poster. Relativity Media, which will distribute the follow-up thriller in theaters on January 2, 2015, has unveiled the new poster. The following new official synopsis for ‘The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death,’ the continuation of the story that began in the hit 2012 film starring Daniel Radcliffe, ‘The Woman in Black,’ has been released: During the London bombings of World War II, school teachers Eve Parkins (Phoebe Fox) and Jean Hogg  [ Read More ]

Sadie Katz and Aqueela Zoll Talk Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort

Posted by Karen Benardello On November - 2 - 2014 0 Comment
Sadie Katz Plays Sally in Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort

Exploring the most frightening locations and situations that you have little or no knowledge of can sometimes be the most life-affirming circumstances of your existence. The opportunity for an actor to portray a role in a horror film undoubtedly offers them the unique chance to fully let go of their own inhibitions and explore those thought-provoking situations. Delving into those life-affirming circumstances isn’t just reserved for exploring the harrowing events that physically and emotionally threaten their characters; learning how to quickly adapt to filming in unfamiliar locations with a new cast and crew also provides them with the reassurance that acting is what they truly wish to pursue. Embracing those  [ Read More ]

Horns Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On October - 31 - 2014 0 Comment
Horns Movie Review

Title: Horns Director: Alexandre Aja Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Max Minghella, Joe Anderson, Kathleen Quinlan and James Remar People are often judged by their actions and the decisions they regularly make, and can find it difficult to change people’s perceptions of them. They can also be wrongfully misjudged when society has ostracized them for an act they truly didn’t commit. But filmmaker Alexandre Aja and actor Daniel Radcliffe are enchantingly exposing modern society’s contradictions about normalcy and ideas about good versus evil in their new supernatural thriller, ‘Horns.’ The horror film, which is based on Joe Hill’s 2010 novel of the same name, smartly mixes biblical subtext with dark  [ Read More ]

Exclusive: Drew Rosas and Nick Sommer Talk Billy Club

Posted by monique On October - 31 - 2014 0 Comment

“Billy Club” is bringing horror to the supposedly-innocent world of little league baseball. Filmmakers Drew Rosas and Nick Sommer have used their love for vintage horror to create a brand new way to scare audiences (as well as a brand new iconic killer in the form of an umpire). ShockYa was happy to speak with Rosas and Sommer about the film, their inspirations and their favorite horror films. “Billy Club” will come to VOD and DVD Nov. 11. One of the interesting things about the film is that the killer has a lot of motive to go after his former little league team members. How was it for you guys  [ Read More ]

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