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Exclusive Glimpse at the Cover for Jeffrey Reddick and J.D. Matthews' Novel Tamara Shows Karma's a Witch

Tamara Riley is proving that high school can be hell for everyone in the new cover for authors Jeffrey Reddick and J.D. Matthews’ recently released E-book, ‘Tamara.’ The cover for the novel, whose Kindle edition is now available on Amazon, is being revealed exclusively on Shockya before it’s officially unveiled for the novel’s expanded release in print. ‘Tamara’ is based on the original R-rated script Reddick penned for his 2005 horror film of the same name, which featured Jenna Dewan Tatum in the title role. The novel includes characters, storylines and scenes not incllude in the movie, which was directed by Jeremy Haft. The novel’s publisher, Piper Press 69, has  [ Read More ]

Late Phases Poster

Dark Sky Film’s unconventional horror-thriller “Late Phases” is now available on VOD and in select theaters! The film, starring Nick Damici and Ethan Embry, is directed by Adrian Garcia Bogliano and features a war veteran who is being forced into a slower lifestyle by his son. But, as fate would have it, that slower pace has to be put on the backburner to save the community. “Crescent Bay is not the ideal place to spend one’s golden years, especially since the once-idyllic retirement community has been beset by a series of deadly animal attacks from the ominous forest surrounding it. When grizzled war veteran Ambrose McKinley (Nick Damici) is forced  [ Read More ]

Anchor Bay Entertainment Dares You to Enter Fear Clinic with Blu-ray and DVD Release

Get ready to be treated by horror icon Robert Englund in his anticipated film, ‘Fear Clinic,’ which is set to be released on Blu-ray and DVD on Febraruy 10, 2015 by Anchor Bay Entertainment. The highly anticipated and shocking movie, which is based ont he critically acclaimed and fan favorite 2009 FEARnet.com series, was directed by ‘Laid to Rest’ helmer, Robert G. Hull. In addition to the famed ‘Freddy Krueger’ star, ‘Fear Clinic’ also features Fiona Dourif, Angelina Armani, Thomas Dekker, Stone Sour and Slipknot lead vocalist Corey Taylor in his acting debut. ‘Fear Clinic,’ which was co-written by Hall and Aaron Drane, follows five survivors as they return to  [ Read More ]

Starry Eyes Poster

Alex Essoe is the breakout star of the hit indie horror-thriller “Starry Eyes.” Essoe plays Sarah, an aspiring actress who struggles with her demons of perfection and self-worth. Once Sarah lands a role in a film, she’ll do anything she can to attain the stardom and her version of perfection that she so desperately wants. ShockYa was excited to speak with Essoe about her role and what she thought about playing such a tragic character. “Starry Eyes” will be in limited theatrical release and on demand Nov. 14. ShockYa: So how would you describe your character Sarah? Alex Essoe: I would describe Sarah as sort of too fragile for this  [ Read More ]

Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer Talk Starry Eyes

Posted by monique On November - 10 - 2014 0 Comment
Starry Eyes Poster

“Starry Eyes” is one of the most buzzed-about horror-thrillers to come along the indie circuit in a long time, and filmmakers Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer are taking it all in. TIME Magazine put the film on their list of the 10 best films from SXSW, saying, “If David Lynch and David Cronenberg came together to craft a gory, psychological mindbender, it might be ‘Starry Eyes.’” ShockYa was happy to speak with Kolsch and Widmyer about creating “Starry Eyes” and their reaction to the praise. “Starry Eyes” will be in limited theatrical release and on demand Nov. 14. ShockYa: What inspired the film? Dennis Widmyer: Kevin and I always really  [ Read More ]

The Children are Invoking The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death in Film's New Official Poster

The children living in the notorious mansion that holds the spirit of the title character in the upcoming horror film, ‘The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death,’ are invoking her spirit in the sequel’s new official poster. Relativity Media, which will distribute the follow-up thriller in theaters on January 2, 2015, has unveiled the new poster. The following new official synopsis for ‘The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death,’ the continuation of the story that began in the hit 2012 film starring Daniel Radcliffe, ‘The Woman in Black,’ has been released: During the London bombings of World War II, school teachers Eve Parkins (Phoebe Fox) and Jean Hogg  [ Read More ]

Exclusive: Drew Rosas and Nick Sommer Talk Billy Club

Posted by monique On October - 31 - 2014 0 Comment

“Billy Club” is bringing horror to the supposedly-innocent world of little league baseball. Filmmakers Drew Rosas and Nick Sommer have used their love for vintage horror to create a brand new way to scare audiences (as well as a brand new iconic killer in the form of an umpire). ShockYa was happy to speak with Rosas and Sommer about the film, their inspirations and their favorite horror films. “Billy Club” will come to VOD and DVD Nov. 11. One of the interesting things about the film is that the killer has a lot of motive to go after his former little league team members. How was it for you guys  [ Read More ]

Relive the Return of Saw in Theaters with Tonight's Cast and Crew Q&A Live Stream

‘Saw’ is once again luring fans back into its traps and mysteries, with a special live Q&A with the original filmmakers and cast of the most successful horror franchise of all time. To celebrate the 10th theatrical anniversary of the series’ first instalmment, which was released on October 29, 2004, as well as the movie’s return to theaters this weekend, Arclight Cinemas will be hosting the film’s Q&A tonight. The ArcLight Hollywood will be holding tonight’s event, which will also be live streamed into four other Arclight locations in LA, including Beach Cities, Pasadena, Sherman Oaks and La Jolla. Tickets can be purchased on ‘Saw’s page on Fandango. Fans not  [ Read More ]

Evil Twin Studios Raymond Hill Mortuary Haunt

Posted by Laura Gaddy On October - 30 - 2014 0 Comment
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For the Halloween season Fremont Centre Theatre in Pasadena is going back to its roots to revive its history as a real life morgue as a mortuary. The maze is filled with pitch dark winding corridors, small tight spaces, elaborate vignettes, and interactive paths to take that may change your fate, with some creative frights along the way. You may find yourself crashing a funeral, being asked to protect a sacred artifact, crawling through a dark tunnel on your hands and knees, or being put on ice to take a shift as one of the dead. The spooky Raymond Hill Mortuary haunt experience is run and put on by Evil  [ Read More ]

Horror Film Kingdom Come to Scare Audiences This December

Posted by monique On October - 27 - 2014 0 Comment
Kingdom Come DVD

We’re getting closer and closer to The Witching Hour, but the thrills of Halloween never end with the horror genre! Horror continues to scare audiences Dec. 2, when “Kingdom Come” is released on DVD and VOD. The film comes from filmmaker Greg A. Sager (“Devil Seed”) and promises to be “one of the most frightening films you’ll see this year!” The description states that it’s a film that’s like “The Shining” by way of “Predator,” so if you’re fans of either of those, you’re in for a great time. The film focuses on a group of strangers who find themselves the prey of a strange force. “A group of strangers  [ Read More ]

Banshee Chapter: Oculus Rift Edition

Oculus Rift has changed the way gamers approach their virtual worlds, but the technology is also changing the film experience as well! The first feature film released for virtual reality, the award-winning horror film “Banshee Chapter,” will be distributed for free on Oculus Rift by Xlrator Media through independent development studio Jamwix’s Chimera software. “Banshee Chapter: Oculus Rift Edition” is available for free through Jamwix.com. Blair Erickson, Jamwix’s creative director and writer/director of “Banshee Chapter,” said, “This is an incredibly exciting moment for technology and entertainment. We were thrilled to begin unlocking the potential of the next generation storytelling experiences in virtual reality.” Here’s more about the film: “Winner of  [ Read More ]

Enter the Late Phases with Nick Damici in Thriller’s New Trailer

Posted by Karen Benardello On October - 26 - 2014 0 Comment
Enter the Late Phases with Nick Damici in Thriller's New Trailer

See the downfall of the once serene retirement community, Crescent Bay, following a series of deadly animal attacks in the new trailer for the upcoming thriller, ‘Late Phases.’ The horror movie, which is set to be distributed in select theaters on November 21 by Dark Sky Films, has also released a poster that emphasizes the terrifying killings. ‘Late Phases’ was created by several horror veterans, including ‘Here Comes the Devil’ helmer, Adrian Garcia Bogliano, and ‘Under the Bed‘ scribe, Eric Stolze. The upcoming film stars Nick Damici, Ethan Embry, Lance Guest, Erin Cummings, Rutanya Alda, Tina Louise, Caitlin O’Heaney, Karen Lynn Gorney, Dana Ashbrook and Tom Noonan. Dark Sky Films  [ Read More ]

See if Horror Truly Exists in Ticket Giveaway For LA Screening and Filmmaker Q&A

See if horror truly ‘Exists’ in director Eduardo Sanchez’s upcoming film, which will released in select theaters and On Demand on Friday by Lionsgate. In honor of the new movie from the helmer, who helped shape the present tone and nature of the genre with his 1999 directorial debut, ‘The Blair Witch Project,’ the distributor is holding a special screening tomorrow night in Los Angeles. The event, which will start at 7pm, will be followed by a Q&A with Sanchez. Fans can experience the filmmaker’s latest movie by entering a ticket giveaway. To attend tomorrow night’s screening and Q&A with Sanchez in LA, email existsgiveaway@gmail.com. Winners will be notified with  [ Read More ]

Explore the ABCs of Death 2 in Frightening New Film Stills

Posted by Karen Benardello On October - 21 - 2014 0 Comment
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Filmmakers from across the world are frighteningly showcasing how they interpret scares, one letter at a time, in the latest stills for the new horror comedy, ‘ABCs of Death 2.’ Horror fans are given a fresh look at the provocative alphabet sequel, which features 26 new directors and innovative ways to die. The follow-up to the 2012 anthology film, ‘ABCs of Death,’ will be distributed by Magnet Releasing and Drafthouse Films in select theaters on October 31. The second installment in the series is currently available on VOD. Magnet Releasing and Drafthouse Films have released the following synopsis for ‘ABCs of Death 2′ below. ‘ABCs of Death 2′ is the  [ Read More ]

Dermot Mulroney and Leigh Whannell Insidious Chapter 3

Get drawn into The Further once again with the newly released behind-the-scenes set stills from the upcoming horror film, ‘Insidious: Chapter 3.’ The pictures from the third installment in the popular franchise features leading actor Dermot Mulroney and filmmaker Leigh Whannell, as well as up-and-coming actress Stefanie Scott. The origins film, which is set to be released in theaters on May 29, 2015 by Focus Features, marks the feature film directorial debut of writer and actor Whannell. It also features fellow returning franchise stars, Lin Shaye and Angus Sampson. Focus Features has released the following synopsis for ‘Insidious: Chapter 3’: The newest chapter in the terrifying horror series is written  [ Read More ]

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