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Comic-Con 2014: Universal To Bring Even More Comics From Page To Screen!
It’s day one of SDCC 2014 and already we have some exciting news from Universal. UCP, which is Universal’s Cable Production department, has announced that it has three new deals in development for their genre roster. It seems that comics on TV are here to stay for a while as everyone is getting into the…
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Sinister 2 Gets a 2015 Release Date…
We’re receiving word today that Focus Features has set an August 21, 2015 release date for Sinister 2, the sequel to the 2012 horror film directed by Scott Derrickson. Ciaran Foy (Citadel) is helming this entry overseen by Blumhouse Productions. Derrickson penned the scripts with C. Robert Cargill. Plot details are still not being revealed, however, when we spoke to Derrickson earlier this year, he told us…
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Review: Sharknado 2 is a Perfect Storm of Tacky Fun
Check out some of these titles. Piranhaconda. Sharktopus. Arachnoquake. Stonados. All Syfy movies that aired with little if any fanfare. Then came Sharknado. Originally airing a little more than a year ago, it generated pretty standard ratings for a Syfy original. However, chatter about it dominated the summer, especially on Twitter. That led to additional showings on Syfy, a brief theatrical release, merchandising, and, of course, a sequel. It was a full-blown phenomenon. And in all fairness, in its ability to establish and maintain an entertaining lunacy for 90 minutes, it is a cut above typical Syfy fare.
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New Poster for At the Devil’s Door Comes Knocking
IFC Midnight has released a brand new poster for Nicholas McCarthy’s At the Devil’s Door which you can check out after the jump! Don’t forget to peep the trailer for the film by clicking here. Starring Naya Rivera, Ashley Rickards and Catalina Sandino Moreno, the film is going to be hitting VOD on August 8th with a…
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Aeon Flux Vet Lends Vocal Talent to Deep Dark – Watch the Trailer
Vitamin M and Polluted Pictures has forwarded along the trailer and poster for Deep Dark, a film that finds Denise Poirier (of Aeon Flux – the animated series – fame). In the film, a failed sculptor finds a strange, talking hole in the wall. The hole has the power to fulfill his wildest dreams, or it just might become his worst nightmare.
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Watch the First Clip from Comedown Here!
The latest VOD release to arrive from ShockTillYouDrop.com’s partnership with The Orchard is Comedown and, today, we have a clip to share with you touting the film’s August 5th release. This new horror flick, that hails from the UK, will be hitting iTunes and various other VOD outlets. Directed by Menhaj Huda (Kidulthood), the film finds Anderson playing one of six friends – all of whom have known each other from childhood.
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Trailer Debut for Before I Go to Sleep Starring Nicole Kidman
The Hitchcockian thriller Before I Go to Sleep has received a UK trailer in anticipation of its overseas bow on September 5th. You can now watch the promo via the player here. Starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth & Mark Strong, Before I Go To Sleep is a psychological thriller based on the worldwide best-selling novel about a woman who wakes up every day remembering nothing – the result of a traumatic accident in her past – until one day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.
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Universal Releases New Trailer for Wer DVD Release
Universal Studios Home Entertainment has released the official U.S. trailer for Wer. The film is seeing a DVD release on September 23rd here in the States under the Focus Features banner. That’s the DVD cover you see here. A.J. Cook, Simon Quarterman and Brian J. O’Connor star in the film which is set in Paris. It follows an investigation of a gruesome slaying of a family. Sahay is a member of the defense team which learns its client (O’Connor), who is suspect in the slayings, is a werewolf.
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10 Awesome Horror Movie Alternate Endings
One of my favorite home video bonus features has always been alternate endings, which oftentimes offer up entirely different finales than the ones we experienced on the big screen. Of course, most times there’s a good reason why those endings were changed, but every once in a while an alternate ending comes along that’s actually far better than the one that made it into the finished film. Today here on Shock, we take a look at 10 of those alternate endings that were pretty damn awesome, in most cases completely changing the outcome of the movies they were at one point going to be tacked onto.Ultimately, none of this stuff is canonical, but it’s nevertheless fun to take a peek at what could’ve been!
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Check Out Monsters, Marionettes and Jack Black in New Stills That Will Give You Goosebumps
On the heels of the debut images last week, USA Today has brought online three more images from next year’s Goosebumps, two of which reveal some of the monsters that fans will get to see in the adaptation of the R.L. Stine book series. In Goosebumps, upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door.
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Trailer Film for the Indie Release Found
XLrator Media has released the official unrated trailer for Found which is getting a theatrical and VOD release August 15th. Watch it via the player here. Found is based on the novel by Todd Rigney, who co-wrote the screenplay with Schirmer.Marty (Gavin Brown) is the ideal fifth grader. He gets good grades, listens to his teachers, and doesn’t start trouble in class. But a darkness is beginning to fall over Marty’s life.
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Comic-Con 2014: Goosebumps Movie Banner Revealed!
We’ve got a man down at San Diego Comic-Con already and he snapped off a photo of the giant banner that is on display for the Goosebumps feature film…and it looks like a very familiar dummy is being featured in the promo campaign. Take a look in our gallery here which also features a show floor pic of the big The Walking Dead display.
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Exclusive: Del Toro, Stoll & Maestro Talk The Strain, Its Creatures & Future of the Series
This week was FX’s day of presentations to the Television Critics Association. With The Strain two weeks on the air, the entire cast of the show sat on a panel for critics, and I landed some one on ones with the big guns for Shock Till You Drop. Of course, the biggest gun is creator Guillermo del Toro – co-author of the book with Chuck Hogan and director of the pilot episode – who touches on the “vampire biology” of the series, Pacific Rim 2 and Crimson Peak. The Strain begins when a plane lands on the tarmac with seemingly every passenger dead. A few wake up and CDC Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll) can’t keep them under quarantine. However, the infection continues to change them and if you haven’t read the book yet, here’s an early spoiler warning: I ask del Toro about what happens to rock star Gabriel Bolivar (Jack Kesy). Meanwhile, Abraham Setrakian meets up with Eph and his team. He’s ready to battle the Strigoi whether the CDC is or not.
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First Photo from Insidious Chapter 3, Plot Details Revealed
Focus Features, Entertainment One, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and Blumhouse Productions announced today that Insidious: Chapter 3 has begun production in Los Angeles – and with this announcement comes the first image. Leigh Whannell, co-creator of the terrifying horror franchise, is writing and directing the new movie. To commemorate the start of production of the series’ newest chapter, Focus is launching a sweepstakes on the official Insidious Facebook and Twitter pages. Insidious buffs and fans will have the chance to win a trip for two to Los Angeles to visit the set of Insidious: Chapter 3. The contest begins on Tuesday, July 22nd, and ends on Friday, July 25th.
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Director Reveals He’s Helming a Tremors Reboot
Don Michael Paul is making a decent living directing sequels that head to VOD and DVD. It began with Lake Placid: The Final Chapter and, according to his blog, he has already shot Jarhead 2: Field of Fire and Sniper: Legacy (the Sniper movies are still going?!). Soon, he’s apparently going to be doing a Tremors reboot for Universal. Yes, a new take on the 1990 film – arguably one of the best monster movies of the ’90s – that starred Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward and concerns underground worm-like creatures with mouth tentacles that ate people.
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Trailer Launch for a New Walking Dead Mobile Game
Next Games and AMC released today the first trailer for the new The Walking Dead mobile game, based on the incredibly popular AMC series. The never-before-seen trailer will also be shown at AMC’s The Walking Dead booth #4237 at Comic Con International in San Diego from July 24 – 27. The game, titled The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land, will allow players to experience the world of the iconic show through gameplay exclusively developed for smartphones and tablet devices. Developed by Next Games in close collaboration with AMC, the game will feature themes familiar to the TV series, where characters fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic, walker-infested world. A recurring theme of choosing the right survival strategy and making the most human choices possible is at the heart of the first-of-its-kind game.
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