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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
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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 ]

Halloween Horror Nights Walking Dead

Universal Studios Hollywood is getting ready for the 2014 Eyegore Awards! Horror fans are probably already familiar with the awards ceremony which honors those in the entertainment industry that have excelled at bringing the horror genre to the movies, television and music industries. This year, though, 500 of those fans will be able to attend the awards show and bask in the glow of horror royalty. Universal Studios Hollywood is offering 500 Halloween Horror Nights fans the chance to attend the Eyegore Awards, which will include tons of well-known folks in the horror industry. Recipients and presenters include award-winning filmmaker/special effects make-up supervisor Greg Nicotero, award-winning filmmaker/founder and chairman of  [ Read More ]

Eli Roth’s Hemlock Grove Will Have Third and Final Season on Netflix

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 7 - 2014 0 Comment
Eli Roth's Hemlock Grove Will Have Third and Final Season on Netflix

‘Hemlock Grove,’ the Emmy Award-nominated horror series from executive producer Eli Roth, will premiere its third season exclusively on Netflix in 2015. The Internet television network also announced the upcoming season of the mystery thriller will be its last. The show, which is based on Brian McGreevy’s novel of the same name, will feature 10 episodes during the upcoming season. Charles H. Eglee will return as the show’s showrunner for the final installments of ‘Hemlock Groove.’ The drama series marks Roth’s television debut, after he wrote and directed the hit horror films, ‘Hostel’ and its first sequel, as well as ‘Cabin Fever.’ The show was developed by Brian McGreevy 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 ]

As Above, So Below Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 29 - 2014 0 Comment
Movie Review-As Above, So Below

Title: As Above, So Below Director: John Erick Dowdle Starring: Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman and Edwin Hodge Relying on your thorough experience within a particular subject often leads to capturing the next intriguing story on the topic. Holding that knowledgeable background not only stresses the exploration of one of the most fabled jewels in history by the main character in the new independent found footage horror thriller, ‘As Above, So Below,’ but also helped filmmaker John Erick Dowdle infuse the story with the best physical effects possible. The director, who has previous experience helming films in the genre, including ‘The Poughkeepsie Tapes’ and ‘Quarantine,’ which he also co-wrote with his  [ 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 ]

Out of the Dark

Vertical Entertainment has acquired the U.S. rights to Participant Media’s supernatural thriller, ‘Out of the Dark.’ Vertical’s Co-President, Rich Goldberg, and Peter Jarowey negotiated the deal with Nate Bolotin at XYZ Films and Jeff Ivers for Participant. The movie will be presented by Vertical, in association with Participant Media and Image Nation. The thriller will be distributed in theaters by Vertical in early 2015. Two new stills from the horror film, which stars Julia Stills, Scott Speedman and Stephen Rea, have also been released after Vertical’s acquisition. ‘Out of the Dark,’ which is set in South America, follows a young family’s new life as it turns from promising to terrifying  [ 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 ]

Universal Studios’ 2014 Halloween Horror Nights Tickets Now On Sale

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 19 - 2014 0 Comment
Universal Studios' 2014 Halloween Horror Nights Tickets Now On Sale

Tickets are now on sale for Universal Studios Hollywood’s 2014 edition of Halloween Horror Nights, the leading event for the holiday in Southern California. Halloween Horror Nights has become “More Dead Than Ever,” as more dates and mazes have been added. The event is scheduled to take place on 22 select days between Friday, September 19 and Sunday, November 2. Tickets for this year’s Halloween Horror Nights can now be purchased on the Hollywood event’s official website. Advance purchase of tickets is recommended, as event nights often sell out. Tickets now available for purchase include a Front of Line option, which offers guests priority access to each of the mazes,  [ Read More ]

Devoured Key Set Still-Knife

Get ‘Devoured’ by malevolent spirits with the horror film’s official trailer and key set stills. The thriller, which is set to be released on VOD by Gravitas Ventures on September 2, was directed by Greg Olliver in his feature film directorial debut. The movie, which was written by Marc Landau, stars Marta Milans, Kara Jackson, Bruno Gunn, Tyler Hollinger, Luis Harris, Sal Rendino and David Conley. Gravitas Ventures has released the following synopsis for ‘Devoured’: Immigrant mother Lourdes (Marta Milans, ‘Killer Women,’ ‘Mala Hierba’) works as a cleaning woman at an old New York City restaurant in order to make enough money to pay for her sick son’s operation. With  [ Read More ]

Seth M. Sherwood Will Pen The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Prequel Leatherface

Seth M. Sherwood, an up-and-coming horror genre scribe, has signed on to pen a prequel to the original 1974 classic film, ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.’ Millennium Films has revealed the writer, who penned this year’s short film, ‘Fruticake,’ will pen the screenplay for the prequel, titled ‘Leatherface,’ TheWrap is reporting. The official details about the prequel’s story haven’t been revealed yet. But it’s expected to serve as an origin story that chronicles the title antagonist’s early life in the 1970s. Before signing on to write ‘Leatherface,’ Sherwood wrote a supernatural thriller for Blumhouse Productions. The film will be helmed by ‘Paranormal Activity 5′ director, Greg Plotkin. Sherwood also penned ‘Interstate  [ Read More ]

Sinister 2 Set to Begin Production in Chicago As Shannyn Sossamon Cast

‘Sinister 2,’ the anticipated follow-up to the 2012 sleeper hit ‘Sinister,’ is set to begin production next week in Chicago. ‘Citadel’ helmer Ciaran Foy is set to direct the horror sequel, which Focus Features will release nationwide on Friday, August 21, 2015. The film’s production companies, Blumhouse Productions and Entertainment One (eOne), have also revealed that Shannyn Sossamon will headline the project. Scott Derrickson, the director of ‘Sinister,’ returned to the series to co-write the script with C. Robert Cargill. The duo previously worked together to write the screenplay for the original movie. Focus, Blumhouse and eOne have released the following details about the plot-line for ‘Sinister 2′: In the  [ Read More ]

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