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Keanu Reeves Stars in Knock Knock

Keanu Reeves frighteningly learns that some doors shouldn’t be opened in the new teaser trailer and stills from his upcoming horror film, ‘Knock Knock.’ The psychological thriller’s helmer, Eli Roth, unveiled the clip last night on Facebook before the movie had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, during the Park City at Midnight section. ‘Knock Knock’s teaser trailer follows Reeves’s character, Evan Webber, as he hears a knock on his front door during a rain storm. He suspiciously asks who’s there as he approaches the door, and finds two young women desperate to find shelter from the rain. After he lets the two women in, they then ask him  [ Read More ]

XLrator Media Aquires the U.S. Distribution Rights for Ali Larter's Thriller The Diabolical

XLrator Media has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the upcoming supernatural thriller ‘The Diabolical,’ staring Ali Larter and Patrick Fischler. The sci-fi horror movie is set to be released in Fall 2015 on the distributor’s Macabre genre label. The deal was negotiated by XLrator Media’s Barry Gordon with Preferred Content’s Kevin Iwashina and Content Media’s Jamie Carmichael. ‘The Diabolical’ marks the feature film directorial debut of Alistair Legrand, who also co-wrote the horror thriller’s script with Luke Harvis. . ‘The Pact,’ ‘The Divide’ and ‘Mr. Jones’ producer Ross M. Dinerstein also produced ‘The Diabolical.’ The supernatural horror movie is the first film that will be released by the producer’s  [ Read More ]

Watch the Mysteries of the Supernatural in Suburban Gothic's Official Trailer

Matthew Gray Gubler and Kat Dennings are setting out to solve the mysteries of the spirit threatening their small town in the trailer for their upcoming horror comedy, ‘Suburban Gothic.’ The video investigates the unknown spirit that’s haunting the area, after the movie was brought to audiences’ attention at last year’s Fantasia Film Festival. ‘Suburban Gothic’ was directed by ‘Excision’ helmer, Richard Bates Jr., who co-wrote the horror comedy with Mark Linehan Bruner. Besides Gubler and Dennings, the movie also stars Barbara Niven, Ray Wise, Sally Kirkland, Muse Watson, Mel Rodriguez and John Waters. FilmBuff is set to release the film on January 30 in theaters and VOD. The following  [ Read More ]

Da Sweet Blood of Jesus

Spike Lee is bringing his latest film, “Da Sweet Blood of Jesus,” to online audiences before it hits theaters! The film will be released exclusively on Vimeo On Demand a month before it’s theatrical release Feb. 13. “I’m hyped on my partnership with Vimeo to get my new joint ‘Da Sweet Blood of Jesus’ out to the world in a new way,” said Lee. “This is the future of film distribution. Please join us.” The film will be available at this Vimeo On Demand link in America for $9.99 for a 24-hour streaming rental or for purchase as a digital download for $14.99. Greg Clayman, General Manager Audience Networks, Vimeo,  [ Read More ]

Blu-ray Cover Art Released as Patients Check Into Fear Clinic

Posted by Karen Benardello On December - 26 - 2014 0 Comment
Fear Clinic Blu-ray Cover

As patients are checking into Robert Englund’s ‘Fear Clinic‘ in order to be cured of their anxieties, Anchor Bay Entertainment has released the horror film’s new Blu-ray cover art. The anticipated film is set to be released on Blu-ray and DVD on February 10, 2015 by the home entertainment distributor. The highly shocking movie is based on the critically acclaimed and fan favorite 2009 FEARnet.com series. The film was directed by ‘Laid to Rest’ series helmer, Robert G. Hall, who also co-wrote the movie with one of the series’ scribes, Aaron Drane. In addition to the famed ‘Freddy Krueger’ star, ‘Fear Clinic’ also features Fiona Dourif, Angelina Armani, Thomas Dekker,  [ Read More ]

Zombie Killers: Elephant's Graveyard key art

The zombie craze is still going strong with “Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard,” which will be released on DVD and Blu-ray Feb. 3, 2015. The unrated releases will, of course, feature tons of zombie gore and you’ll be able to see more from the film in the stills below. “Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard” is written and directed by B. Harrison Smith and stars Billy Zane, Mischa Barton, Dee Wallace, Felissa Rose and Brian Anthony Wilson. The film focuses on a veteran who has to save a town survive a zombie attack. “The rural town of Elwood has always been a “bubble” against the backdrop of an organism-based epidemic where infected humans  [ Read More ]

The Daring Post-apocalyptic Love Story of Turbo Kid to World Premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival

The action adventure-powered world of BMX is set to be splattered in blood and romance in an alternate, post-apocalyptic future in the upcoming film, ‘Turbo Kid.’ The EmaFilms, T&A Films and Epic Pictures Group movie is set to have its World Premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City during the Midnight section. ‘Turbo Kid’ was written and directed by the group Roadkill Superstar, which is also known as RKSS and comprises of Anouk Whissell, François Simard and Yoann-Karl Whissell. “We always envisioned ‘Turbo Kid’ to be like some lost crazy kid’s movie from the 1980s that’s somehow has just been rediscovered,” the group said. “We wanted a  [ Read More ]

Keep Telling Yourself It's Just a Game as Ouija is Unleashed on Home Entertainment

A group of teens have accidentally unleashed a dark power from the other side, as ‘Oujia’ is set to be released on home entertainment. The horror movie, which marks the feature film directorial debut of Stiles White, is set to be released on Digital HD on January 13, 2015. The movie will then receive a Blu-ray Combo Pack release, which includes a Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD with UltraViolet, as well as an On Demand unveiling, on February 3 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The following Bonus Features that will exclusively be featured on ‘Oujia’s Blu-ray include: ‘The Spirit Board: An Evolution’: Journey back in time and trace the history  [ Read More ]

Horror Film Muck Will Make St. Patrick’s Day Horrifying

Posted by monique On December - 8 - 2014 0 Comment

St. Patrick’s Day is usually a celebration of Irish culture, but in 2015, St. Patrick’s Day is going to be a little creepier next year with upcoming horror film, “Muck.” The film, which is Steve Wolsh’s directorial debut, stars Kane Hodder (“Hatchet,” Jason Voorhees in four of the “Friday the 13th” films), Lachlan Buchanan (“Pretty Little Liars”), 2012 Playboy Playmate of the Year Jaclyn Swedberg, Puja Mohindra (“Foreign”), Bryce Draper (“Bound”) and YouTube Sensation Lauren Francesca (iwantmylauren). Apart from it being Wolsh’s directorial debut, “Muck” is also written and produced by Wolsh. The film is described as a “bloody love letter filled with just the sort of jolts horror fans  [ Read More ]

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. Hall. 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 ]

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