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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
ABCSs of Death 2-Ochlocracy

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 ]

Win a Blu-ray Copy of Free Fall from ShockYa!

Posted by monique On October - 21 - 2014 0 Comment
Free Fall Blu-ray

“Free Fall,” the latest thriller from Anchor Bay Entertainment, is promising to make elevators your worst nightmare. The film, which comes from the producers of the “Halloween” and “Final Destination” franchises, stars D.B. Sweeney (“Taken 2,” “Fire in the Sky,” the upcoming “To Appomattox” miniseries), Sarah Butler (“I Spit On Your Grave,” “The Demented,” “Treachery”), Ian Gomez (“Cougar Town,” “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”) and screen legend Malcolm McDowell (“A Clockwork Orange,” “The Artist”). Here’s more about the film: “A top executive is killed in an apparent suicide leap from the skyscraper headquarters of Gault Capital. But when the dead man’s loyal protégé Jane Porter (Butler) uncovers some startling criminal  [ Read More ]

Categories: MOVIES, NEWS
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 ]

Adelaide Kane-The Devil's Hand

Adelaide Kane is ruling the CW in their historical drama “Reign,” based on the life of Mary, Queen of Scots. But before playing a queen, Kane played Ruth, a tragic girl who grows up in a religious cult and is listed as part of an evil prophesy in the horror film “The Devil’s Hand.” The film also stars Alycia Debnam Carey as Mary, another girl involved in the prophesy and suffers from strange visions. ShockYa was happy to speak with Kane about her role in the film and her thoughts on the theme of female suppression present in the film. “The Devil’s Hand” is now in theaters and available on  [ Read More ]


Force Majeure Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On October - 20 - 2014 0 Comment
Ruben Östlund's film Force Majeure

FORCE MAJEURE (Turist) Magnolia Pictures Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade:  B+ Director:  Ruben Östlund Screenplay:  Ruben Östlund Cast:  Brady Corbet, Kristofer Hivju, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Johannese Kuhnke, Clara Wettergren, Vincent Wettergren Screened at:  Review 1, NYC, 8/20/14 Opens:  November 2014 In writer-director Ruben Östlund’s darkly comic vision, a cowardly decision in a single moment can spell either an end to a marriage or at least redefine a couple, who might think, “This is not the person I married.”  It doesn’t matter how rich or poor the couple may be, and in fact the principals in “Force Majeure,” Swedish title “Turist,” are upper-middle class tourists  [ Read More ]


Revenge of the Green Dragons Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On October - 20 - 2014 0 Comment
Revenge of the Green Dragons Movie

REVENGE OF THE GREEN DRAGONS A24 Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade:  C Director:  Andrew Lau, Andrew Loo Screenplay:  Michael Di Jiacomo, Andrew Loo Cast:  Justin Chon, Kevin Wu, Harry Shum Jr., Ray Liotta, Jin Auyeung, Shuya Chang, Carl Li Screened at:  Review 1, NYC, 9/8/14 Opens:  October 24, 2014 If I remember the dates correctly, during the late 1970s, decades after the Communists took control of the Chinese mainland, power shifted outside of China, as the Communists destroyed the local gangs, some of whose members emigrated to New York.  Wars raged in New York’s Chinatown in 1977 between Chinese gangs centering on Mott Street  [ Read More ]


Citizenfour Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On October - 19 - 2014 0 Comment
Russia Snowden

CITIZENFOUR Cinetic Media Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade:  B Director: Laura Poitras Screenwriter:  Laura Poitras Cast:  Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, William Binney, Ewen Macaskill, Jacob Applebaum, Jeremy Scahill Screened at: Review, NYC, 10/15/14 Opens:  October 24, 2014 Am I risking life and limb by reviewing Laura Poitras’s “Citizenfour,” the third in a trilogy of documentaries that cover what the director believes to be inequities in the U.S. government?  According to this doc, which focuses largely but not exclusively on whistleblower Edward Snowden, our government has assumed the power to spy on us without the need for warrants.  The U.S. may look at our emails,  [ Read More ]


For Greater Glory Movie Review

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On October - 19 - 2014 0 Comment
For Greater Glory Movie Review

Title: For Greater Glory Director: Dean Wright Starring: Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria, Eduardo Verastegui, Rubén Blades, Peter O’Toole. The director (and visual effects supervisor) who is best known for fantasy movies such as ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, and ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe,’ tackles an important and neglected moment in history: the Cristero War. “La Cristiada” was an attempted counter-revolution against anti-clericalism of the ruling Mexican government. During the 1920s, the country was thrust into civil war when President Plutarco Calles outlawed Catholicism, banned religious activity, confiscated all church property and exiled clergy. Priests and nuns that protested were arrested or publicly  [ Read More ]

Iron Man 3 Press Conference

Great news, “Iron Man” fans! You’ll be able to see Tony Stark once again in an upcoming Marvel film! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Robert Downey Jr. will reprise his rock star billionaire superhero role in “Captain America 3.” “Captain America 3″ will pit Iron Man against Captain America as the film delves into the “Civil War” comic book storyline. In “Captain America 3″ and “Civil War,” Iron Man supports the government’s Superhero Registration Act, which makes superheroes reveal their identities and work as a police force against America’s threats. Stark is all for this–he’s made his name as a businessman-superhero who uses his status as a brand–while Captain America  [ Read More ]

Categories: MOVIES, NEWS
In the Heart of the Sea

The real life story of the Essex and the ship’s assault by a magnificent whale will be recounted in “In the Heart of the Sea,” a new film coming to theaters March 13. The film, directed by Ron Howard, tells the story that inspired Herman Melville’s epic novel “Moby-Dick.” Here’s more about “In the Heart of the Sea”: “In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s ‘Moby-Dick.’ But that told only half the story. “In the Heart  [ Read More ]


Exclusive: Peter Sattler Talks Camp X-Ray

Posted by monique On October - 17 - 2014 0 Comment
Camp X-Ray

Peter Sattler is bringing an intimate setting to the war film sub-genre with “Camp X-Ray,” starring Kristen Stewart and Peyman Maadi as two individuals–a soldier and a captive–stuck in Guantanamo Bay who end up finding common ground. Shockya was happy to speak with Sattler about the film and how he views war films in a post 9/11 world. “Camp X-Ray” is now in theaters and available on VOD. I’m really excited for this film, since we get to see a new side to Kristen Stewart. Peter Sattler: It’s a really remarkable role for her and I’m excited for people to see this side of her. You know, everyone knows her  [ Read More ]


Interview: David Hayter on the Creation of ‘Wolves’

Posted by Melissa Molina On October - 16 - 2014 0 Comment
wolves picture 2

It’s that time of year again where viewers are flooded with all things relating to Halloween, including an incredible surplus of horror movies. There’s a wide variety of VOD (Video On Demand) horror content for cinephiles to go through, but there’s one in particular that’s caught this website’s attention. It happens to be the new David Hayter written and directed film “Wolves,” but this isn’t a typical werewolf movie. In “Wolves” we follow Cayden (Lucas Till), a young man with the world at his fingertips. When he discovers that there’s something more going on internally, a beast that’s literally ripped apart his parents, he runs off scared and alone. He  [ Read More ]


Eli Roth’s The Crypt Launches 666, The Six Second Contest

Posted by Karen Benardello On October - 16 - 2014 0 Comment
Eli Roth's The Crypt Launches 666, The Six Second Contest

Eli Roth is challenging horror fans to create their best #6Second Scare Vine for the chance to win career-defining prizes. The filmmaker’s digital media network, The Crypt, has launched the contest, which will be judged by some of the most notable names in Hollywood. The ‘Hostel’ director will be joined by Rob Lowe, Kid Cudi, Elijah Wood, Vanessa Hudgens and Quentin Tarantino to judge the competition. The #6Second Scare Vine contest is now running until October 31 at 12pm PST, after which the judges panel will choose the winners. The six winners will be announced later on Halloween night at Roth and Tarantino’s all-night-horror marathon at the ‘The Hateful Eight’  [ Read More ]

‘Big Hero 6′ Early Press Day: The Script Process

Posted by Melissa Molina On October - 16 - 2014 0 Comment
BHG 2-1

It takes more than writing one simple draft to create the perfect script. There are times where screenwriters take years to formulate a solid plot for the film they’re working on. It takes a lot of time, effort, feedback and every once in awhile some debates or arguments in order to shove the bad ideas out and make that story perfect. When you’re working for Disney Animation Studios, like writer Robert Baird and the Head of Story Paul Briggs, there’s an automatic a level of dedication and patience that’s required of the employees in order to piece together the right story. After all, this is Disney and the last thing  [ Read More ]


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