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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 ]

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 ]

Phantasm: Remastered Poster

Legendary genre filmmaker, Don Coscarelli, is unleashing the souls of the damned again, as his legendary horror series, ‘Phantasm,’ is now available On Demand and Digital HD. An all-new 4K restoration of the franchise’s original 1979 cult classic, ‘Phantasm: Remastered,’ as well as this year’s ‘Phantasm: Ravager,’ the fifth and final movie in the series, are also set to be released in theaters this Friday. ‘Phantasm: Remastered’ was written, directed and edited by Coscarelli, who also worked as the cinematographer on the sci-fi film. The franchise’s initial movie, which is also available on iTunes, stars Angus Scrimm, Reggie Bannister and A. Michael Baldwin. The original classic that started it all  [ Read More ]

Grahm Skipper and Lauren Ashley Carter Enter The Mind's Eye in Thriller's DVD Giveaway

Graham Skipper and Lauren Ashley Carter are using their powerful intuition in order to survive their enemy’s sinister plans for them. The two actors’ characters are using their psychokinetic capabilities for their own protection in the new horror film, ‘The Mind’s Eye,’ which RLJ Entertainment is unveiling on home release. The movie, which is currently available on digital platforms, is set to also be released this Tuesday, October 4 on Blu-Ray for an SRP of $29.97, and on DVD for an SRP of $27.97. In celebration of ‘The Mind’s Eye‘s home release, Shockya is offering one lucky winner a Blu-ray of the action film, as well as a signed poster  [ 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. The chase begins this fall, when ITN Distribution begins unleashing the violent antagonists. The leading independent film distribution company will release the horror movie, ‘ClownTown,’ on VOD and DVD on October 4. In celebration of ‘ClownTown’s home release, Shockya is offering two lucky winners a DVD of the thriller. To enter, email us at Let us know that you’re entering to win the ‘ClownTown’ DVD contest in the email’s subject line and message. You have until next Tuesday, October  [ Read More ]

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 ]

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