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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 ShockyaGiveaway@aol.com. 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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

Eli Roth’s Clown Invading Homes in Blu-ray and DVD Release

Posted by Karen Benardello On July - 14 - 2016 0 Comment
Eli Roth's Clown Invading Homes in Blu-ray and DVD Release

One of the seemingly most joyful heroes of society, who’s believed to help bring families together in happiness, is actually proving to be one of America’s most menacing villains. Clowns, who are supposed to enter families’ homes in order to provide joy to children, are actually thriving on their secret ability to break apart kids’ bonds with their relatives. That menacing invasion of families’ security is chronicled in producer Eli Roth and director Jon Watts’ horror film, ‘Clown.’ The filmmakers’ twist on the scary clown genre will infiltrate homes when Dimension Films and Anchor Bay Entertainment distribute the movie on Blu-ray and DVD, for the suggested retail price of $26.99  [ Read More ]

Bitten The Final Season DVD Giveaway Shows the Fate of the World's Only Female Werewolf

Safeguarding your lineage is one of the most important aspects in life, particularly for the world’s only female werewolf. Elena Michaels is determined to protect her bloodline once and for all in the third and final season of the hit horror series, ‘Bitten.’ The final home entertainment installment of the VFX-driven series will showcase its protagonist fighting for her family when it’s released on DVD this Tuesday, July 19 by eOne. In celebration of the horror drama’s home release, Shockya is offering three lucky winners a DVD of the fantasy series’ final season. To enter, email us at ShockyaGiveaway@aol.com. Let us know that you’re entering to win the ‘Bitten: The  [ Read More ]

New Poster For Rob Zombie's 31 Teaches The Show Must Go On

Carnival workers have been tricked into playing a deadly game, during which they must survive 12 hours of their own private hell at the hands of their tormentors, in order to live. The victims’ struggle is powerfully chronicled in the newly released first official trailer for the upcoming horror film, ’31.’ The trailer debuted after the movie’s first official teaser poster was revealed last week. The trailer and teaser poster have both been unveiled by Saban Films and Lionsgate. The two companies acquired the North American distribution rights for the thriller after it had its world premiere in January at the Sundance Film Festival. The distributors will release the movie  [ Read More ]

Charisma Carpenter in Girl in Woods

Journey with the ‘Girl in Woods’ to help her battle nature and her own demons, in an effort to protect her survival and sanity, as the horror film is distributed on home release. The thriller will be distributed by Candy Factory Films on June 3 on Cable and Digital HD. The film will be available to rent or own through such outlets as Comcast, DirecTV, iTunes, Dish, Amazon Instant, Google Play and Vudu. ‘Girl in Woods’ marks the latest release from writer-director-producer Jeremy Benson, who previously penned, helmed and produced the 2005 horror movie, ‘Shutter,’ and the 2008 genre film, ‘Live Animals.’ His new horror thriller stars Juliet Reeves, Charisma  [ Read More ]

Screamfest 2016 Announces Dates and Names Lydia Hearst as Festival Ambassador

Genre fans can prepare to be scared out of their seats during the upcoming Halloween season, as Screamfest has announced that its 16th annual event will take place from October 18-27, 2016 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood. Actress Lydia Hearst, who has made a name for herself in the genre in recent years by starring in such films as ‘#Horror‘ and ‘Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero,’ will serve as the ambassador for this year’s festival. “I’m honored to serve as ambassador for Screamfest,” said Hearst, whose film ‘Condemned‘ premiered at last year’s festival. “Screamfest provides an amazing platform for filmmakers and actors like me to showcase our  [ Read More ]

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