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Pernicious-Jackie-Moore

“Pernicious” is about to scare horror fans in theaters and On Demand and you know what? The film is so horrifying, even Jackie Moore, one of the stars of the film, was scared! Moore discusses what scared her in this interview we had with her below the post. Moore also outlines what makes a great horror film for her, some of her favorite horror films and how people who are new to horror can approach “Pernicious.” The film comes to theaters and On Demand June 19. Shockya: What can you tell me about your character Rachel? Jackie Moore: My character Rachel is kind of outspoken. She’s almost like the leader  [ Read More ]

Interview Arnold Schwarzenegger, Joely Richardson and Henry Hobson Talk Maggie

The graphically horrific murders of soulless, menacing zombies, whose only goal is to devour human flesh, has largely revived interest in the horror sub-genre in recent years. But the post-apocalyptic genre has taken a gripping turn with the new independent horror thriller, ‘Maggie,’ which will be released in select theaters and on VOD on Friday. The drama features an emotionally-driven and unique story in the fact that it humanizes people’s slow transformation into zombies. The movie, which marks the feature film directorial debut of graphic designer and commercial helmer, Henry Hobson, also offers a heartbreaking examination into the prolonged stages of grief that families experience as they watch their loved  [ Read More ]

Interview: Henry Hobson Talks Maggie (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On May - 5 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview: Henry Hobson Talks Maggie (Exclusive)

While post-apocalyptic stories often harrowingly emphasize the negative effects that a large deadly global crisis devastatingly leaves on society, the popular cinematic genre often disappointingly fails to explore how those disasters also impact relatable human relationships in smaller communities. Allowing viewers to imagine themselves in such a disastrous situation, where a terminal illness progressively transforms them into menacing, zombie-like beings that are no way reminiscent of their old personalities, is powerfully showcased in the upcoming horror thriller, ‘Maggie.’ The independent drama, which will be released in select theaters and on VOD on Friday, marks the feature film directorial debut of graphic designer and commercial helmer, Henry Hobson. The filmmaker showcased  [ Read More ]

Interview: Joely Richardson Talks Maggie (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On May - 5 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview Joely Richardson Talks Maggie

Parents who are forced to helplessly watch one of their children contend with a terminal illness, especially one that leaves them without control over their instincts and actions, is a undoubtedly devastating process. But when the parent’s loyalty to caring for their sick child puts their other children at risk, they’re forced to contend with the difficult moral question of how they should best protect their entire family. That conflicting judgment is powerfully showcased in Joely Richardson’s upcoming horror thriller, ‘Maggie,’ which will be released in select theaters and on VOD on Friday. The drama, which was helmed by first-time feature director, Henry Hobson, showcases the Golden Globe Award-nominated actress’  [ Read More ]

Tom Harper-The Woman in Black 2

“The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death” is now available to haunt your horror film collection! The Hammer horror film is now available on Blu-ray and DVD through Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and includes the featurettes “The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death: Chilling Locations,” “Pulling Back the Veil: The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death” (Blu-ray only), a deleted scene and the theatrical trailer. To celebrate the release, Shockya was able to interview the director of the film, Tom Harper. In the interview below, Harper discusses the intriguing decision to set the film in the middle of World War II, the theme of motherhood throughout  [ Read More ]

SXSW 2015 Interview: Ben and Chris Blaine and Abigail Hardinham Talk Nina Forever

Enduring a crippling sense of pain and loss often seems to be an isolating experience, as you struggle to overcome the harrowing feelings of being abandoned by, and detached from, the outside world. Whether you live in the quiet suburban countryside or in a chaotic city, people often don’t feel as though their self-imposed seclusion would be considered normal, as their emotions don’t get much attention by any part of society. Intensely missing someone who’s no longer in your life, and attempting to stay connected to that person you have so longingly loved, intriguingly fuels the new horror film, ‘Nina Forever.’ Brothers Ben and Chris Blaine, who made their feature  [ Read More ]

Interview: Bryan Coyne Talks Infernal (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On April - 10 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview: Bryan Coyne Talks Infernal (Exclusive)

Following your natural and emotional instincts in an intriguing journey to not only contend with the struggles in your personal relationships, but also inspire the creative process in your career, can be an equally harrowing and gratifying process. In the new found footage horror film, ‘Infernal,’ which opens today in theaters and on VOD nationwide, a young married couple is relatably combating their ever-increasing difference in opinions and disagreements over how to best raise their daughter. Writer-director-producer Bryan Coyne, who made the film after helming the 2012 television baseball documentary, ‘Harvard Park,’ grippingly drew on inspiration from his own personal relationships to showcase how the seemingly happiest moments of a  [ Read More ]

SXSW 2015 Interview: Ross Dinerstein Talks The Diabolical and The Nightmare

Instinctively finding ways to fight the menacing evil that’s harrowingly invading your life, particularly by lurking in your home at night and disturbing your sleep, can be a terrifying experience for many people. However, such intuitively motivated characters, who willingly embrace the challenge of fighting back against their terrifying intruders, are grippingly featured in two of producer Ross Dinerstein’s latest movies, the horror thriller narrative, ‘The Diabolical,’ and the sci-fi horror documentary, ‘The Nightmare.’ From a mother who’s determined to protect her young children from a threatening presence in ‘The Diabolical,’ to people around the world who are forced to face the daunting prospect of stopping malevolent beings from interrupting  [ Read More ]

SXSW 2015 Interview: He Never Died's Jason Krawczyk and Henry Rollins

As people struggle to find and hold onto a meaningful purpose in their work and relationships, they often find it difficult to simply define the overall objectives in their lives. So they often determinedly set out to describe and showcase their strengths, in a powerful attempt to validate their existence and merits. Writer-director Jason Krawczyk and actor Henry Rollins profoundly highlighted their persistence in telling an equally emotional and action-driven horror story in their new film, ‘He Never Died,’ which premiered during last week’s SXSW in Austin, Texas. The performer’s complex anti-hero also enthrallingly showcased his dedication to finding the significance in his own life, particularly when it comes to  [ Read More ]

SXSW 2015 Interview: Turbo Kid's Yoann-Karl Whissell, Anouk Whissell and François Simard

Courageously embarking on an emotionally and physically daunting journey in order to achieve what you truly want in life can be a terrifying process for anyone, no matter what stage in their lives they’re at, or what kind of experience they have. The daring young protagonist in the new adventure horror film, ‘Turbo Kid,’ fearlessly fights his enemies to protect not only himself, but also the people who have come to depend on him. In order to brazenly make their feature film debut, writer-directors Yoann-Karl Whissell, Anouk Whissell and François Simard, who go by the collective name RKSS (Road Kill Super Stars), boldly overcame their struggles of making the movie  [ Read More ]

SXSW 2015 Interview: Pod's Mickey Keating, Dean Cates, Brian Morvant and Giona Ostinelli

Struggling to find a gratifying balance between an estranged group as they strive to overcome their differences in an effort to better themselves and their lives can be a harrowing struggle for everyone involved. That’s certainly the case in the electrifying new horror thriller, ‘Pod,’ which had its World Premiere at this year’s SXSW, during the festival’s Midnighters Section on March 16, at the Alamo Ritz theater in Austin, Texas. While the family in writer-director-executive producer Mickey Keating’s mystery film often relatably clash over their ideas on how to best lead their respective lives, the filmmaker and his cast and crew embraced closely collaborating together to make an emotionally exhiliratingly  [ Read More ]

Interview: Richard Bates Jr. Talks Suburban Gothic (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 8 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview Richard Bates Jr. Talks Suburban Gothic (Exclusive)

Searching to find your rightful place in the world, where you’re unquestionably accepted and embraced by the people around you, can be an disheartening prospect for some people. Not only does Raymond, the quirky protagonist in the independent horror comedy, ‘Suburban Gothic,’ which was directed by Richard Bates Jr., struggle to find a job he enjoys and excels at, but also discover the real meaning of having true friends and family. But the process of making the film, which the helmer also co-wrote with Mark Bruner, wasn’t as intimidating of a process for the filmmaker once he began penning the script. Not only did Bates Jr. naturally reunite with Matthew  [ Read More ]

Interview: Danielle Harris Talks See No Evil 2 (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 7 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview: Danielle Harris Talks See No Evil 2

Enthrallingly 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 acclaimed genre actress Danielle Harris once again proved her talent of effortlessly showing a determined victim’s strengths and will to survive in ‘See No Evil 2,’ which was helmed by acclaimed twin horror directors, Jen and Sylvia Soska. The sequel to the 2006 horror thriller, ‘See No Evil,’ which is one of the filmmakers’ latest directorial efforts, once again showcases their signature cinematic theme-when a compelling and dynamic  [ Read More ]

Interview: Michael Ojeda Talks Avenged (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 4 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview: Michael Ojeda Talks Avenged

Relentlessly pursuing your long sought-after dreams, no matter what physical and emotional challenges you may have to overcome in order to achieve those goals, is an admirable trait people possess as they seek fulfillment in their lives. Filmmaker Michael Ojeda admirably embraced the endurance of working multiple jobs on the set of his new action horror drama, ‘Avenged,’ including being the writer, director, cinematographer and editor, to enthrallingly create the alluring female protagonist for the film that he always imagined. In the process, the lead character grippingly overcame her despairs to admirably prove that not matter what confrontations people are forced to contend with, having unquestionable faith in their abilities  [ Read More ]

Interview: Jamie Kennedy Talks Buddy Hutchins (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On February - 21 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview: Jamie Kennedy Talks Buddy Hutchins

While many people often rely on the emotional support of their families to help them contend with harrowing life experiences, there are perplexing situations where people’s relatives are the cause of their problems. That difficult situation can at times lead the struggling person to take out their anger on the people closest to them, who are harming in horrific ways. That drastic measure of taking revenge out on the people who betrayed, instead of helped, the conflicted and hurt person is enthrallingly portrayed in writer-director Jared Cohn’s new horror comedy, ‘Buddy Hutchins.’ The thriller, which is now available on DVD and VOD, including iTunes, features comedic actor Jamie Kennedy in  [ Read More ]

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