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Interview: James Bowling Talks Encounter

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 14 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: James Bowling Talks Encounter

Engaging in unfamiliar territory you’re not entirely familiar and comfortable in can be an emotionally and physically daunting experience for many people to take on. Facing and overcoming your fears of the unknown in order to garner the results you desire is one of the major captivating elements for both the characters and filmmakers of the upcoming horror film, ‘Encounter.’ The movie’s main characters, Ted and Lauren McBride, are a newlywed couple trying to confront their dread of the supernatural by discrediting the belief in orbs for his thesis film. First-time feature film directors James Bowling and Susannah O’Brien, who also wrote the script for the movie, also bravely reached  [ Read More ]

Exclusive Interview: Keith Allan Talks SyFy’s Z Nation

Posted by monique On September - 12 - 2014 0 Comment
Keith-Allan-Z-Nation

Keith Allan is all about zombies. In fact, he’s now the savior of the entire race in the new SyFy original series, “Z Nation.” Allan’s character Murphy is a a criminal, but as Allan reveals in the interview, Murphy is now the most important person on the planet because of what’s in his blood. ShockYa was happy to speak with Allan about his role, what he loves about the zombie mythos and what zombie lovers can expect from “Z Nation.” “Z Nation” premieres on SyFy at 10/9c. ShockYa: What can you tell me about your character Murphy? Keith Allan: Well, Murphy starts off…[as an] inmate in the prison system and  [ Read More ]

Interview: Julie McNiven Talks The Possession of Michael King

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 4 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Julie McNiven Talks The Possession of Michael King

Discovering the true emotional motivations of captivating characters, and how they relate to the other anti-heroes and troubled protagonists in a story, can be an exciting and captivating experience for actors to explore. Versatile and enchanting actress Julie McNiven powerfully explores the passionate depths of her characters’ complex relationships, which she previously began to do in the horror genre her recurring role as fallen angel, Anna Milton, in 2008 on the hit series, ‘Supernatural.’ The performer also naturally embraced how her character related to the troubled characters around her in her new independent found footage horror movie, ‘The Possession of Michael King,’ the first feature film from writer-director David Jung.  [ Read More ]

Erica Leerhsen Talks Magic in the Moonlight and Horror Films

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 3 - 2014 0 Comment
Erica Leerhsen Talks Magic in the Moonlight and Horror Films

Passionately pursuing your dreams and not letting anyone stand in your way as you set out to achieve your goals is a powerful message present in several aspects of Woody Allen’s latest independent romantic comedy, ‘Magic in the Moonlight.’ The main character in the film, Stanley Crawford, is an admired illusionist who isn’t afraid to let go of his fame as he sets out to prove that people in his field aren’t genuinely gifted. Actress Erica Leerhsen, who plays a supporting role in the movie, is also effortlessly and powerfully fulfilling her dream career with her third film collaboration with the Academy Award-winning writer-director. ‘Magic in the Moonlight,’ which is  [ Read More ]

Interview: Peter Facinelli Talks The Damned

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 30 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Peter Facinelli Talks The Damned

Stepping outside your comfort zone to truly embrace both new experiences and what you love most in life is the enthralling theme that not only pushes the actions of the lead character in the new independent horror film, ‘The Damned,’ but also the actor who portrays him. Versatile actor Peter Facinelli powerfully showcased the harrowing and realistic emotions and motivations of a protective father who’s desperate to take any means necessary to save his teenage daughter in the latest movie from director Victor Garcia. While ‘The Damned’ is the first horror film Facinelli has starred in, the actor creatively embraced shooting the film independently on location in Columbia to highlight  [ Read More ]

Interview: Sophia Myles Talks The Damned

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 28 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview Sophia Myles Talks The Damned

Exploring the motivations and secrets of the main characters of a film is often one of the most important aspects that truly allows audiences to relate to, and understand, the protagonists and antagonists of any story. While horror movies often forgo those character studies to instead frighten audiences with physical threats and stunts, the best entries in the genre are often the ones that incorporate the characters’ emotions in with the action. Actress Sophia Myles enthralling embraced the need to infuse her new horror independent film, ‘The Damned,’ which was helmed by genre veteran Victor Garcia, with both powerful emotions and physicality to showcase the true terrors of the story.  [ Read More ]

Interview: Shane Johnson Talks The Possession of Michael King

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 22 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview Shane Johnson Talks The Possession of Michael King

Passionately documenting your investigation into a topic you have already hold preconceived doubt and questions about can initially prove to be redundant, as you’re not willing to explore, much less accept, new information and insights into the subject. But when thrillingly unexpected new evidence about the subject is presented, all those predetermined thoughts can instantly disappear. Actor Shane Johnson, who portrayed the title character in first-time feature film writer-director David Jung’s horror movie, ‘The Possession of Michael King,’ proved the troubled protagonist’s radical change of heart throughout the course of the independent found footage project. ‘The Possession of Michael King,’ which is now playing in select theaters and will be  [ Read More ]

Interview: Kaare Andrews Talks Cabin Fever: Patient Zero

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 4 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Kaare Andrews Talks Cabin Fever: Patient Zero

Grippingly making an independent movie filled with harrowing visual effects that are fueled by a frighteningly realistic subject matter about the perils of science can be a horrifying prospect for some filmmakers. But ambitious director Kaare Andrews drew on his expansive artistic experience, including illustrating such comics as ‘The Incredible Hulk’ and ‘The Amazing Spider-Man,’ for his helming effort on the new horror sci-fi thriller, ‘Cabin Fever: Patient Zero.’ The elaborate production design and make-up of the prequel to ‘Cabin Fever’ and ‘Cabin Fever: Spring Break’ helped infuse the origin story of the virus outbreak with an ominous feeling and foreshadowing of what was terrifyingly set to come. ‘Cabin Fever:  [ Read More ]

Interview: Lindsey McKeon Talks Supernatural

Posted by Karen Benardello On July - 11 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Lindsey McKeon Talks Supernatural

Taking risks as you try to figure out where you belong, and what you should be doing with your life, can be a difficult challenge for anyone, no matter what their circumstances or personalities are like. That’s certainly the case with both actress Lindsey McKeon, a former two-time Daytime Emmy Award nominee for her role as Marah Lewis on ‘Guiding Light,’ as well as one of her more recent characters, Tessa the Reaper, on the hit CW series, ‘Supernatural.’ The actress began her career on more family oriented shows as ‘Saved by the Bell: The New Class’ and ‘Boy Meets World,’ before delving into more sultry roles, such as on  [ Read More ]

Jesse Hutch

Jesse Hutch is fighting for his life against Rusty Nail in “Joy Ride 3,” the most horrortastic installment in the “Joy Ride” series. ShockYa was happy to talk to Hutch about his leadership role in the film, reuniting with Ken Kirzinger and funny horror movies. “Joy Ride 3″ is available for home viewing now. I’ve talked to Ken Kirzinger last week, and from what I’ve heard, the film is going to be even more exciting than the other two. Jesse Hutch: I’m hearing that the word on the street is that that’s correct, apparently [laughs]. It’s one of those things that you never know how people are going to take  [ Read More ]

Joy Ride 3: Road Kill Amps Up the Kills in Explosive Set Visit

Posted by Karen Benardello On June - 15 - 2014 0 Comment
Joy Ride 3-Rusty Nail Truck

The world of car racing is already dangerous enough, with the ever present fear of getting into an accident while competing on the track. When something as seemingly trivial as a Rusty Nail is thrown into the car racing equation, people don’t often ponder the effects it can have on the competition’s outcome. But initial looks can be deceiving, which is clearly evident with the return of villain Rusty Nail in 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment’s upcoming thriller, ‘Joy Ride 3: Road Kill.’ Written and directed by horror filmmaker, Declan O’Brien, ‘Joy Ride 3: Road Kill,’ the second sequel in the hit ‘Joy Ride’ franchise, brought back the mysterious villain  [ Read More ]

Joy Ride 3

Ken Kirzinger has been in tons of major blockbusters doing incredible stunts, but when “Joy Ride 3″ comes out, you’ll be able to see him as the iconic presence that is Rusty Nail. ShockYa was happy to talk with Kirzinger about taking on the character and his storied film stunt career. “Joy Ride 3″ will be released June 17. What was it like taking on the iconic character of Rusty Nail? It was a lot of fun. I guess I’m no stranger to being into other shoes after playing Jason in “Freddy vs. Jason,” so it wasn’t anything new in that way. I was a project that I was really  [ Read More ]

The Signal

It isn’t easy getting your first feature off the ground, but William Eubank managed to pull it off and in a rather unconventional manner. He didn’t attend a traditional film school or track down an industry contact willing to give him a shot. Eubank entered a Red Hot Chili Peppers music video contest – and lost. But he did wind up with quite the consolation prize – the band Angels and Airwaves agreed to both produce and score his first feature, “Love.” After four years of work that included building a fully realized space station set, writing, directing and shooting the film himself, Eubank wound up with a final product  [ Read More ]

John Jarratt in Wolf Creek 2

It’s been nearly ten years since we’ve seen Mick Taylor mutilate unsuspecting victims in “Wolf Creek,” but now he’s back and eager to torment a new crop of tourists. This time around the narrative centers on Paul Hammersmith (Ryan Corr). While driving down a highway in South Australia, he unknowingly attempts to help one of Mick’s many victims and, as one might expect, Mick doesn’t appreciate it so makes Paul his next target. Paul’s a bright guy with a lot of resolve, but that might not be enough to outrun Mick and his enormous arsenal right in his own backyard. With “Wolf Creek 2” making its US theatrical debut today,  [ Read More ]

Interview: John Jarratt Talks Wolf Creek 2

Posted by Karen Benardello On May - 10 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: John Jarratt Talks Wolf Creek 2

Embracing and cherishing a long honored tradition is the pulsating driving force in the new horror thriller, ‘Wolf Creek 2.’ The independent film, which is the anticipated sequel to the 2005 slasher movie, ‘Wolf Creek,’ maintains the brutality, gore and menacing villain, Mick Taylor, of the first installment, which helped make it the highest grossing R-rated film of all time in its native Australia. Filmmaker Greg Mclean, who made his feature film writing and directorial debuts with the commercially successful first movie, returned to the series nearly a decade after the original’s release to showcase that Mick continuously enjoys killing innocent victims, and audiences love watching him commit his heinous  [ Read More ]

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