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Tom Savini, Gun Media Team Up for ‘Summer Camp’ Slasher Game
Gun Media, the designers behind Breach & Clear, Breach & Clear: Deadline and Speakeasy, have teamed up with horror film icon Tom Savini to announce Slasher Vol. 1: Summer Camp. The first installment in a series that pays homage to the splatter/slasher movies that dominated the ’80s, Summer Camp is a third-person survival game set in a wooded campground similar to those of Sleepaway Camp, The Burning and the Friday the 13th franchise. Within the campground players take on the role of one of 6-8 teen counselors – or the killer – and are asked to survive the night.
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Watch: Shock’s Ryan Turek on Meet the Movie Press Talking the State of Horror
Today, Shock Till You Drop’s own Ryan Turek was invited to Meet the Movie Press with The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider and Schmoes Know’s Mark Reilly to talk about the state of horror. Here’s more in-depth breakdown of the hour-long discussion: On a very special, SPOOKY Halloween themed episode of MEET THE MOVIE PRESS, Jeff and Reilly welcome in Ryan Turek, Managing Editor of Shocktillyoudrop.com!
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Starry Eyes Official Trailer Teases Unhealthy Obsession
Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer’s Starry Eyes is coming to theaters and VOD fresh off of the festival circuit on November 14th. Alexandra Essoe stars as a young woman living in Hollywood who makes a dark, transformative decision. You can read our review here, or, check out a brand new trailer that has arrived via Dark Sky Films! Synopsis: Determined to make it as an actress in Hollywood, Sarah Walker spends her days working a dead-end job, enduring petty friendships and going on countless casting calls in hopes of catching her big break.
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Leatherface Directors Are Confirmed – Yes, Directors!
Leatherface, the next installment in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre legacy, has reportedly found its directors. Julian Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (Inside, Livide) were on a “short list” of directors being considered just a few weeks back, but now Bloody-Disgusting can confirm that they indeed landed the job. Seth M. Sherwood penned the script. In our last report, we exclusively provided you with some story details.
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Clive Barker Offers Major Hellraiser Remake Update!
Hellraiser is one of those remakes that has been in development for so long, it’s hard to keep track of what is happening with it, who is on board and what the approach is going to be. About a year ago, Clive Barker himself revealed that he pitched an idea to Dimension Films and was running with the project, penning a remake himself for the company. Not directing, but writing. In a recent interview with EW, Barker offered an update on Hellraiser. Here’s an excerpt from this article…
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John Carpenter’s Lost Themes Album Has a Home, Listen to the First Track
If you were not at Beyond Fest then you certainly read it at Shock first that John Carpenter was aligning with a record company to put out a “Lost Themes” album. Today, more info has been revealed regarding that album, furthermore, you can hear a track as well! It appears Sacred Bones Records will be bringing this thing to life. If you go to their site now, you’ll find their landing page has a sample called “Vortex.” It is very much in line Carpenter’s “vibe.”
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Exclusive: New Footage Awaits in The Pyramid Featurette
The big screen horror movie line-up for 2014 doesn’t end with October. In December 5th, Fox brings us The Pyramid and, today, we have an exclusive two-minute featurette that not only includes some new footage from the supernatural thriller but includes interviews with the cast and crew. Here, the focus is on the fascination with Egyptian history and the dedication to detail The Pyramid adheres to. Directed by Gregory Levasseur and produced by Aja (The Hills Have Eyes), the film stars Ashley Hinshaw, James Buckley, Denis O’Hare, Christa-Marie Nicola and Amir K.
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Teaser Debut for the Indie Horror Film ‘Made Me Do It’
Shock Till You Drop has received a first look at the independent horror film Made Me Do It. Below, check out a teaser trailer! In addition to the new promo, you can watch two film clips. When a masked killer attacks college student Ali Hooper and her little brother, they must uncover his painful past if they hope to survive the night. “The film is in the same vein as the original Halloween with a mix of Psycho and Natural Born Killers,” says director Benjamin Koppin. Filming took place in Los Angeles for six days with a few extra days allotted for additional shooting.
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2014′s Blood List Details the Best Unproduced Genre Scripts
It’s going to be a Happy Halloween for a few struggling screenwriters as the 2014 Blood List, a.k.a. a rundown of the best unproduced genre scripts in Hollywood, has been chopped together by independent manager Kailey Marsh after polling 73 execs this year for their picks from submissions dated between October 31, 2013 to October…
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Blumhouse Productions Launches Book Division & Horror Anthology Novel
Blumhouse Productions is “director-driven,” as head honcho producer Jason Blum puts it, and he’s not wrong. The walls of the lobby in the Blumhouse headquarters are filled with photographs of every director the company has ever worked with including James Wan, Rob Zombie, Ciaran Foy, Peter Cromwell, and more. The only frame on the wall that doesn’t hold a photo is a single spot in the corner, almost identical to the rest, with the exception of a mirror in place of a picture. Blum says that every time he begins work with a new director, he places them in front of that mirror, and tells them that they’ll be the next one to make it to the wall. In an industry where filmmakers often clash with the producers behind their projects, Blum’s approach to making movies is one that is very open and inspiring. For his next endeavor, Blum announced that he’ll be taking his beloved filmmakers in a different direction: a book division.
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Jaume Balaguero to Direct English-Language ‘Muse’
Jaume Balaguero is going to tackle is first English-language horror film since helming Darkness, starring Anna Paquin. According to Variety, he’ll next direct Muse for Filmax. Written by Balaguaro and Fernando Navarro, Muse introduces us to “Salomon, who has been off work since the tragic death off his girlfriend. Now, anxious to return to some semblance of normality, he goes back to his job as a police officer.
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Reminder – Missionary Hits Theaters, VOD Today!
Just a friendly reminder that the second Shock Till You Drop-selected film release, Missionary, arrives in select theaters and VOD today! Like The Canal, this is another huge move for us since we partnered with The Orchard last year to bring genre fans horror films. If you’re wondering where it is playing on the big screen, you’ll find a theater listing here. Or, if you want to check it out on VOD, allow us to point you to Amazon or iTunes (check other VOD options as well!). The film has been getting some great reviews around the web.
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Fun Size Horror Short Films Day 5: ‘Evil Voices Lie’ & ‘The Collection’
The Fun Size Horror short film series comes to an end today and we’re celebrating Halloween with two installments. Up first is Evil Voices Lie by filmmaker Grant Olin. Evil Voices Lie is a film that takes the “Found Footage” genre very litterally . We watch a man’s interview recounting his captivity by serial killer Francis Dormeyer becomes something more in this film about the concept that what is an Angel to one is a Demon to another.
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Shooting Begins on Genre Vet-Filled Indie ‘The Horde’
Paul Logan, Costas Mandylor, Bill Moseley, Vernon Wells, Nestor Serrano, Matt Willig, Tiffany Brouwer, Sydney Sweeney, John Omohundro and Devin Reeve are starring in 313 Films’ The Horde (not to be confused with the French zombie film that goes by that name). Now shooting in Los Angeles, the film follows Ex-Navy Seal, John Crenshaw (Logan) as he accompanies his girlfriend (Brouwer) and her students on a weekend nature-photography expedition deep into the woods.
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Friday the 13th Part 3′s Alternate Ending Depicted in Revealing Photos!
The Friday the 13th franchise is one filled with stories of alternate cuts, excised gory shots and other changes made in the editing room. One example of this is the alternate ending for Friday the 13th Part 3. Fridaythe13thFranchise.com in collaboration with a fella named Billy Kirkus present a series of unearthed photographs from the set of Steve Miner’s sequel that depicts Dana Kimmell’s Chris Higgins encountering Jason Voorhees outside of a cabin…and getting beheaded. There are enough photos here that you feel like you’re watching the scene really play out (actual footage still remains MIA).
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Eli Roth-Produced Clown Gets Italian Poster & Trailer!
This is coming at a good time. Clowns are in the news. Clowns are on the small screen (American Horror Story: Freak Show). And…it’s friggin’ Halloween! Today, we have a look at the Italian one-sheet and trailer. This international promo features a bunch of new footage. Clown began as a fake trailer directed by Jon Watts. The trailer garnered Eli Roth’s attention. He loved it and came on board to shepherd the feature film as a producer. Watts directed the feature and Robot and Frank scribe Christopher D. Ford provided the script.
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