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Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2016 Scaring Audiences with Announcement of First 10 Films

The Toronto After Dark Film Festival has officially announced its first wave of 10 movies that will screen during its 11th edition. The 2016 lineup will include some of the most critically acclaimed and anticipated new horror, sci-fi, action and cult films from this year’s international film festival circuit. The movies will all screen during the film festival between October 13 and 21 at the Scotiabank Theatre, which is located in downtown Toronto. The first 10 announced movies that will screen during Toronto After Dark 2016 include: ‘Under the Shadow‘ (Iran/UK/Jordan) Opening Gala Film & Special Presentation The Sundance sensation has drawn comparisons with Toronto After Dark’s previous festival gem,  [ Read More ]

Kaitlyn Sapp as Jamie in the horror film CLOWNTOWN , an ITN Distribution release. Photo courtesy of ITN Distribution.

An optimistic and somewhat naive babysitter is finally discovering the horrifying consequences of caring for another family’s children. The revelation is featured in Shockya’s new exclusive clip from the upcoming horror film, ‘ClownTown.’ Actress Kaitlyn Sapp, who portrays Jamie the Babysitter in the thriller, uncovers the horrifying fact that the last caregiver for the young boy and girl she’s watching was involved in an accident. The tragedy occurs around the same time that a group of friends get stranded in a seemingly abandoned town. They find themselves stalked by a gang of violent psychopaths who are dressed as clowns. ITN Distribution will unveil ‘ClownTown‘ in theaters on September 30. The  [ Read More ]

Annabelle 2 Teaser Trailer Hints at Doll’s Creepy Origins

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 16 - 2016 0 Comment
Annabelle 2 Teaser Trailer Hints at Doll's Creepy Origins

A generous act driven by the purest intentions can unfortunately lead to the most devastating consequences. A dollmaker and his wife are shocked to realize that their noble acts are coming back to haunt them in the new teaser trailer for the upcoming horror film, ‘Annabelle 2.’ The trailer has been released by Warner Bros. Pictures, which will distribute the thriller in theaters on May 19, 2017. The sequel to the hit 2014 supernatural movie, ‘Annabelle,’ marks the second feature film effort by helmer David F. Sandberg. He made his directorial debut with another supernatural horror film, this summer’s hit, ‘Lights Out.’ ‘Annabelle 2′ was produced by Peter Safran. James  [ Read More ]

D.J. Cotrona and Zane Holtz Revive Brotherly Bond During From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Season 3 Set Visit

Feelings of honor and respect are often amongst the most revered traits that continuously and powerfully bond family members, even during their most combative and strained times. The infamous Gecko brothers, who have garnered unrelenting awe from devoted horror fans over the past two decades, since they were first introduced in director Robert Rodriguez’s 1996 cult film, ‘From Dusk Till Dawn,’ are learning how to appreciate each other again, even during their most difficult times. This past April, Shockya had the pleasure of visiting the set of ‘From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series,’ the television adaptation of the popular movie franchise, and witness the brothers’ humble reconciliation. During the set  [ Read More ]

Uncork'd Entertainment Enters the Hunting Grounds as it Secures Domestic Distrubtion Rights

American audiences are about to become frightened as they prepare to enter the ‘Hunting Grounds.’ Uncork’d Entertainment has secured the American distribution rights to the award-winning creature feature, sales agent High Octane Pictures has confirmed. The distributor has not yet announced the details of the film’s official release. The film, which was written and directed by John Portanova, follows a a father and son who move into an old cabin in the woods after a devastating tragedy. Their lives become even gloomier when they’re forced to fight back against an angry clan of Bigfoot. Of ‘Higher Grounds’ acquisition, Galen Christy, head of High Octane Pictures, said “We are so excited  [ Read More ]

Interview: Stephen Lang Talks Don’t Breathe (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 23 - 2016 0 Comment
Interview: Stephen Lang Talks Don't Breathe (Exclusive)

Quickly judging a person just on their appearance is a misguided trait that many people take on, as they fall into society’s trap of not placing value of appreciating others for their personalities first. Swiftly being placed in dangerous situations that reveal people’s character as they struggle to protect themselves ultimately proves whether or not those instant intuitions are indeed accurate. Director Fede Alvarez, who co-wrote the script for his new horror film, ‘Done Breathe,’ with Rodo Sayagues, stunningly proved that people’s natural reactions in times of despair offer the most accurate insight into their temperament. Actor Stephen Lang plays one of the main complex characters in the thriller, which  [ Read More ]

Exclusive Interview Andy Powers Talks Clown (Blu-ray and DVD Release)

Striving to protect and positively influence their young and impressionable children is a high priority for many parents, regardless of the troubling circumstances they find themselves in. Unfortunately, at times even their best intentions can fail and ultimately do more harm than good. That’s certainly the case with the married main characters in the horror film, ‘Clown,’ as they try to make their son happy on his birthday with a visit by the title iconic figure. But actor Andy Powers’ well-meaning character soon uncovers the frightening consequences of depending on superficial societal expectations to fulfill a sense of contentment. After Dimension Films and Anchor Bay Entertainment unveiled ‘Clown’ in select  [ Read More ]

Interview: Robert LaSardo Talks Darkest Night (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 20 - 2016 0 Comment
Interview: Robert LaSardo Talks Darkest Night (Exclusive)

Embracing your true emotions, without fearing the effects of judgment, is a powerful sentiment held by both troubled characters and daring actions who are intent on taking control of their destines. Versatile and talented actor, Robert LaSardo, who has made a name for himself by portraying criminals and gang members, is powerfully highlighting his natural ability to rise above villainous stereotypes in all of his roles. The intellectual film and television performer has notably embraced the creative freedom that independent projects have offered him throughout his career. As a result, he has expertly shown how allowing actors to share their personal input on their roles can help authenticate the human  [ Read More ]

The Walking Dead: The Complete Sixth Season Blu-ray Giveaway Chronicles Fight for Survival and Home

Needing to relentlessly and endlessly battle soulless predators who don’t have remorse for their actions is a harrowing process, even for the toughest fighters. What makes the process even more terrifying is when the heroes must learn to take a step back from the violence they’ve needed to embrace, in order to humanely defend their homes. Learning to fight back against any threat, especially if it comes from within their community, with minimal harm has driven ‘The Walking Dead: The Complete Sixth Season,’ which Anchor Bay Entertainment will distribute on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on August 23. In celebration of the ‘The Walking Dead: The Complete Sixth Season’s home  [ Read More ]

Interview: Madeleine McGraw Talks Outcast (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 12 - 2016 0 Comment
Interview Madeleine McGraw Talks Outcast (Exclusive)

Finding and embracing life’s true purpose can be a challenging experience for many adults as they struggle to determine their dreams, let alone young children who recently started school. But talented and versatile young actress, seven-year-old Madeleine McGraw, has already uncovered and embraced her natural talent as a performer. She has naturally showcased her ability to understand and connect with her character in the new Cinemax supernatural horror series, ‘Outcast,’ on which she made her television series regular acting debut. The drama highlights how McGraw understands both the joy and pain of her character during an at-times turbulent period in her life, which has rightfully garnered her critical acclaim. ‘Outcast’  [ Read More ]

New York City's First Annual International Horror Film Festival Announces Distinguished Jury

Genre fans are preparing to be scared out of their theater seats in New York City, as the International Horror Festival (IHFF) has announced the official jury for its upcoming first annual event this fall. The Jury will include distinguished talent from in front and behind the camera, including writers, directors, producers, actors and executives. The members of the jury for the inaugural IHFF include: Joshua Rothkopf Film Editor, Time Out New York Robert Eggers Writer/Director, ‘The Witch’ Kate Siegel Writer/Actress, ‘Hush’ Peter Phok Producer, ‘The House of the Devil,’ ‘The Sacrament’ and ‘Stake Land‘ Tuesday Knight Actress, ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street 4′ and ‘Wes Craven’s New Nightmare’ tomandandy  [ Read More ]

ITN Distribution, Inc. Acquires North American Rights to Clowntown

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 2 - 2016 0 Comment
ITN Distribution, Inc. Acquires North American Rights to Clowntown

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. The chase begins this fall, when ITN Distribution, Inc. begins unleashing the violent antagonists. The leading independent film distribution company has acquired the North American rights to the horror film, ‘ClownTown,’ which it will unveil in theaters on September 30. The company will then release the thriller on VOD and DVD on October 4. ITN Distribution’s President Stuart Alson made the announcement about the company’s acquisition of the drama today. When revealing the news, he stated, “ITN Distribution is excited  [ Read More ]

Xlrator Media Acquires The Windmill For North American Distribution On its Acclaimed Macabre Label

Unsuspecting tourists are faced with the shock of their lives, as they realize they must fight a mysterious evil while on what was supposed to be a serene trip, in the upcoming thriller, ‘The Windmill.’ Genre fans can now witness the travelers’ dangerous plight, as the North American distribution rights for the suspense film have been acquired by XLrator Media. The distributor is set to release the movie this October on its acclaimed Macabre genre label. The drama’s release will come after it has its world premiere at FrightFest next month. ‘The Windmill’ marks the feature film directorial debut of Nick Jongerius, who’s known for producing ‘Frankenstein’s Army’ and ‘Dead  [ Read More ]

Meet the Blacks Blu-ray and Digital HD Giveaway Shows the Downfalls of the Hollywood Lifestyle

A struggling family that’s determined to make a better life for themselves in one of America’s most idyllic cities is learning the hard way that the affluent community isn’t as glamorous as they initially believed. Carl Black is determined to offer his wife and their children a fresh start in the seemingly luxurious Beverly Hills. But they ultimately discover that the California city is more deadly than they anticipated, in the horror comedy, ‘Meet the Blacks.’ Audiences can repeatedly relive the protagonists’ misfortune when the film is released on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD and On Demand this Tuesday, August 2 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment and Codeblack Films. In celebration of  [ Read More ]

Exclusive Clip for Horror Documentary The Blackout Experiments Plays on Psychological Fears

Persistently avoiding their deepest psychological fears is a natural instinct many people cling to throughout their lives. But some brave individuals instead bond as they defy their anxieties, and wholeheartedly accept their deep-rooted angst. To showcase how people are embracing what brings them the most terror, Shockya is premiering a first-look exclusive clip from the upcoming horror documentary film, ‘The Blackout Experiments,’ which is titled ‘Survivors.’ The clip is supporting the release of the acclaimed movie, which will be distributed in select theaters and On Demand on Friday from Gravitas Ventures. The release comes after the documentary, which was directed by Rich Fox and produced by Kris Curry, had its  [ Read More ]

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