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From Dusk Till Dawn Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Theatrical Tickets Giveaway

Halloween often brings terror among horror fans who fear what spirits the holiday can conjure up. As genre buffs honor the terror that arises on the most frightening day of the year, this fall they’ll be able to continue celebrating that fear into November. ‘From Dusk Till Dawn,’ the movie that brings vampires, criminals, bikers and families together like no other, is returning to theaters for two days, on Sunday, November 6, and Wednesday, November 9. In celebration of the cherished action film’s 20th anniversary, Shockya is offering three lucky winners a pair of tickets (six tickets total) to any participating theater. To enter, email us at Let us  [ Read More ]

Brimstone Shows Dakota Fanning Battling the Law as Momentum Pictures Acquires Distribution Rights

The innocent deserve justice when they’re wrongfully held responsible for a dangerous crime that ruins their lives. That’s certainly the case with the young protagonist in the new thriller, ‘Brimstone,’ as she’s improperly targeted for committing an illicit offense. The North American rights to the drama have been acquired by Momentum Pictures. ‘Brimstone’ first premiered in September at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival to critical acclaim. Momentum Pictures’ Senior Vice President of Content, Ian Goggins, officially announced that the company is set to release the drama in theaters and on VOD in March 2017. The western was written and directed by Martin Koolhoven, and stars Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce,  [ Read More ]

Darren Lynn Bousman's Abattoir Haunting Homes as Momentum Pictures Acquires Distribution Rights

A home’s terrifying history doesn’t only torment the occupants who originally experienced its tragic effects, as the building’s past can ultimately negatively influence future visitors, as well. Horror viewers will experience how a family’s misfortune can impair them all, as the anticipated thriller, ‘Abattoir,’ is set to be released later this year. Momentum Pictures has acquired the North American rights to the film, and plans on releasing it in theaters, as well as on VOD and Digital HD, on December 9. The horror movie was directed by ‘Saw’ alum, Darren Lynn Bousman, and written by Christopher Monfette, who has scribed several episodes of the Syfy television series, ’12 Monkeys.’ ‘Abattoir’  [ Read More ]

The Similars Poster

Heightened emotions that naturally arise during frantic situations often connect people, even those who don’t truly know each other. That’s certainly the case in the new sci-fi film, ‘The Similars,’ which chronicles how unexplained phenomenon can bond strangers in the most remarkable ways. In order to support the upcoming release of the drama, its distributor, XLrator Media, has unveiled a new poster and stills that highlight the bizarre occurrences that are plaguing its characters. ‘The Similars’ will be distributed on November 15 on iTunes and VOD, and will also have a one-night screenings in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco. The sci-fi movie, which was previously titled ‘Los Parecidos,’  [ Read More ]

Momentum Pictures Takes Hold of The Possession Experiment's Acquisition Rights

Horror fans are able to be drawn back to the supernatural, as the acquisition rights for the upcoming genre film, ‘The Possession Experiment,’ have been secured by Momentum Pictures. The official announcement of the thriller’s acquisition was made by the distributor’s Senior Vice President of Content, Ian Goggins. ‘The Possession Experiment’ was directed by ‘Monumental’ helmer, Scott B. Hansen, who also co-wrote the script for his latest project with Mary J. Dixon. The anticipated horror movie stars Chris Minor, Jake Brinn, Nicky Jasper, KT Fanelli and Bill Moseley. Of the drama’s acquisition, Goggins noted that “‘The Possession Experiment’ is a film that takes audiences for a ride. Bill Moseley has  [ Read More ]

The Charnel House Poster

The most well-intentioned actions can sometimes lead to the most dire and harrowing consequences for everyone connected to those acts. The Reaves family learns that all-too-important lesson the hard way in the new thriller, ‘The Charnel House,’ as their new apartment is threatening to tear their connections apart. The family’s growing struggles are documented in the film’s newly released trailer. ‘The Charnel House’ is set to be distributed in theaters and on VOD on November 4 by Freestyle Digital Media. The drama was directed by Craig Moss, and written by Chad Israel and Emanuel Isler. The thriller stars Callum Blue, Nadine Velazquez and Makenzie Moss as the Reaves family. The  [ Read More ]

Mommy's Box Poster

It can often be emotionally challenge for a person to willingly dissect their own disarrayed past and ponder their uncertain future during a time of harrowing crisis. The process can be even more difficult when they also have to offer advice to their colleagues who are relying on them for guidance. But the protagonist in the new comedy-drama, ‘Mommy’s Box,’ is relatably learning to not only contend with his own personal pain, but also objectively help advise one of his clients. In honor of the lead character learning how to embrace those revelations in his life, Shockya is premiering an exclusive clip from the film. The clip follows Johnny Greenlaw,  [ Read More ]

Wild Oats DVD

Retirement is a time many adults eagerly anticipate, as they feel they’ll finally be able to lead the luxurious life they have always desired. But what’s expected to be a serene period for two best friends actually turns into a chaotic adventure, as they’re forced to evade the police when they become instant celebrities. The companions’ unexpected exploit is chronicled in the new comedy-drama, ‘Wild Oats.’ The action film was helmed by Andy Tennant, who has garnered acclaim for directing such movies as ‘Hitch’ and ‘Sweet Home Alabama.’ His latest comedy-drama, which was written by Gary Kanew and Claudia Myers, will be distributed on DVD by Anchor Bay Entertainment on  [ Read More ]

Level Up Poster

Proving to society that their life has value and purpose can be a challenge for anyone who’s considered not to be living up to their full potential. But actor Josh Bowman’s character in the new UK thriller, ‘Level Up,’ is finally demonstrating that he can successfully complete his goals, even during the most dire situations. To celebrate the protagonist’s determination to save his girlfriend, Shockya has a first-look exclusive clip from the film. ‘Level Up’ opened in select US cinemas on August 26, and its distributor, FilmBuff, will also be releasing it on VOD today. In addition to Bowman, the movie also stars Neil Maskell and William Houston. The drama  [ Read More ]

Best of Seven Poster

Deciding what kind of life they want to lead is a difficult process for many people as they strive to find their true selves and happiness as adults. But that experience can become even more harrowing when a person’s drastically contrasting personalities begin causing havoc on their existence. That distressing situation is highlighted in ‘Patio Fight,’ Shockya’s exclusive clip from the new comedy, ‘Best of Seven.’ The clip is helping support the release of the independent comedy, which Leomark Studios will distribute on digital and VOD this Friday, September 16. With ‘Best of Seven,’ Jonnie Stapleton makes his feature film acting, writing, directorial and producing debuts. In addition to Stapleton,  [ Read More ]


True love can never truly be broken, even when both people are contending with lingering wounds. Soulmates Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, the main characters in the hit ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ series, are determined to find stability once again. Their journey to rebuild their fragmented trust is showcased in the first official trailer for the anticipated romantic drama, ‘Fifty Shades Darker,’ which debuted online this morning. The trailer for the follow-up to 2015′s successful film adaptation of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ features a cover of the song ‘Crazy in Love,’ as performed by Miguel. Beyoncé recorded a new version of her two-time Grammy Award-winning 2003 song for the official  [ Read More ]

End of a Gun Exclusive Stills Feature Steven Seagal Battling a Drug Lord

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 13 - 2016 0 Comment
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When society needs protection from a dangerous criminal and his dedicated legion of followers, there’s only man who can heroically safeguard the innocent: Steven Seagal. The actor is once again utilizing his martial arts expertise to stop a menacing outlaw whose sole intent is to further his own agenda, in his new action film, ‘End of a Gun.’ In honor of the crime thriller’s upcoming distribution by Lionsgate, Shockya is debuting an exclusive set of stills that feature Seagal fighting back against his enemies. In addition to Seagal, the drama also stars Florin Piersic Jr. and Jade Ewen. ‘End of a Gun’ was directed by Keoni Waxman, who also served  [ Read More ]

Ouija: Origin of Evil Poster

Audiences are learning that it was never just a game as they’re delving back into the lore of the infamous Ouija spirit board. The second official trailer and new poster and stills from the upcoming drama, ‘Ouija: Origin of Evil,’ have been released. The supernatural thriller’s assets have been unveiled in anticipation of its upcoming theatrical release on October 21 by its distributor, Universal Pictures. ‘Ouija: Origin of Evil’ serves as the prequel to 2014′s sleeper hit, ‘Ouija,’ and both films are based on the Hasbro game of the same name. The second installment of the horror series stars Elizabeth Reaser, Annalise Basso, Lulu Wilson and Henry Thomas. Universal Pictures  [ 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 ]

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A group of brave young American Soldiers are fearlessly highlighting their life-changing tour of duty in Afghanistan in the upcoming documentary, ‘Citizen Soldier.’ The Oklahoma Army National Guard’s 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team is offering an excruciatingly personal look into modern warfare, brotherhood and patriotism in Shockya’s exclusive clip from the film. ‘Citizen Soldier’ is the next feature made from actual combat footage from directors David Salzberg and Christian Tureaud, the team behind critically-acclaimed and commercially-successful 2014 war documentary, ‘The Hornet’s Nest.’ The filmmaking duo’s latest project is set to be released in limited theaters this Friday, August 5 by Gravitas Ventures. The distributor will then unveil the movie nationally  [ Read More ]

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