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Exclusive Proxy Clip Follows an Intruder in the House
​In an exclusive clip we’ve landed for Proxy, an intruder with a crowbar is spying on a home’s inhabitants. What does she want? Moreover, what is she going to do with that crowbar? Check out the clip here! Proxy is getting a release tomorrow from IFC. You can check out our review of the film here. Joe Swanberg, Alexa Havins, Kristina Klebe and Alexia Rasmussen star. Zack Parker directs. While walking home from her latest OB appointment, a very pregnant Esther Woodhouse is brutally attacked and disfigured by a hooded assailant. This horrible event seems to be a blessing in disguise when Esther finds consolation in a support group. Her life of sadness and solitude is opened up to friendship, understanding, and even acceptance. However, friendship and understanding can be very dangerous things when accepted by the wrong people.
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Oh, So Bernard Rose’s Sx_Tape is a Supernatural Thriller?
A new poster for Sx_Tape reveals the film’s supernatural side in a new poster which has hit the web. This is the latest film from Candyman director Bernard Rose and it is one we’ve been tracking since 2012. The one-sheet is your typical Paranormal Activity rip-off crap and, until now, I had no idea it was a supernatural thriller. The synopsis we’ve been slinging around never hinted at that before.
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Latest Alien: Isolation Video Promo Looks at Lo-Fi Sci-Fi
A new behind-the-scenes video takes you through the development of Alien: Isolation. To stay faithful to the original source, the upcoming video game takes a retro look to the future with a design aesthetic which developer Creative Assembly describes as lo-fi sci-fi. It’s clunky, it’s chunky, it’s push-button and analogue. There are no phasers or lasers, and the smartest weapons you find may be tied together with duct tape and string. A world very much of CRT not LCD, Alien: Isolation may be set in the future but it’s very much baked in the past.
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Indie Horror Journal: Bringing the Child Eater to Life Part 2
Week one of Child Eater is officially complete. We shot six very full days, drank pots and pots of coffee, saw the sun rise four times, and added three new vehicles to our fleet, but we did it and did it quite well at that. Every stitch of footage is all that we hoped for and more, but there’s no denying that there was quite a bit of troubleshooting to set the bar that high and then keep it there. I could probably write a book about what I’ve learned about making a feature based on these first six days alone, but for the sake of brevity, I’ve isolated four pivotal lessons and experiences that are vital for any filmmaker to know.
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Festival Flick Delivery Getting a Release Next Month
The indie horror film that has made the festival rounds, Delivery, is heading our way under a new title: Delivery: The Beast Within. The Collective is handling distribution and is planning a limited theatrical run in NYC, Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, and Indianapolis on May 30th with the movie hitting cable VOD on all major platforms three days prior on May 27th.
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Shock Till You Drop Co-Hosts L.A. Screening of Critters 2 With Special Guests!
Shock Till You Drop, once again, is teaming up with Friday Night Frights at Cinefamily in Los Angeles for another awesome screening. This one is taking place on April 25th at 11:59pm. The flick? Only one of my favorite sequels: Critters 2! And yes, we tried to time this one as close to Easter as possible. We’ve pulled in director Mick Garris and the Chiodo Bros. for a Q&A. You can get your tickets for this event VIA THIS LINK now.
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The Trailer for Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno Has Arrived!
Open Road Films has debuted, via Moviefone, the trailer for Eli Roth's upcoming horror thriller The Green Inferno. Check it out in the player below! Directed and co-written by Roth (with Guillermo Amoedo), The Green Inferno stars Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Daryl Sabara and Kirby Bliss Blanton and follows a group of student activists who…
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The Bloodcast Episode 70: Oculus Rift
In episode 70 of The Bloodcast, hosts Ryan Turek and Clarke Wolfe welcome guest Todd Gilchrist to debate the recently released Oculus. Director Mike Flanagan’s film has proven to be rather divisive in the horror community and The Bloodcast is ready to hash it out. What worked? What didn’t? What can the moderate opening weekend box office and average CinemaScore rating be attributed to? Oculus, plus, The Raid 2, fan webseries “Krueger” and Jodorowsky’s Dune this week on The Bloodcast!
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Zombie Studios Offers No Hope For Daylight In Two New Trailers!
​Daylight drops in just two weeks and is looking awesome. Since its inception, the game has seemed a contender to fill the void created by the lack of Silent Hill games. It’s designed to make you paranoid in the real world and judging from these two new trailers, it will succeed. Navigating a hospital with only the light of a cell phone to guide you, your goal is to find your way out. This will prove increasingly difficult as you uncover clues as to what this place is and what you are doing here.
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Chloe Grace Moretz Closes Deal to Star in The 5th Wave
Sony Pictures Entertainment has closed a deal with Chloe Grace Moretz to star in the film adaptation of the bestselling novel The 5th Wave, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures and Hannah Minghella, president of Production for the studio. An original approach to an alien invasion movie, the film will be directed by J Blakeson, with a screenplay by Susannah Grant, based on the book by Rick Yancey. Graham King will produce through GK Films along with Tobey Maguire and Matthew Plouffe through his Material Pictures.
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Full Trailer, New Poster for WGN’s Salem
​The next genre-based series to hit television, Salem, arrives this Sunday, April 20th on WGN. And in anticipation of what looks like a pretty gnarly show full of paranoia and torture, we have a trailer and new one-sheet to share with you. Set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, Salem explores what really fueled the town’s infamous witch trials and dares to uncover the dark, supernatural truth cloaked behind the veil of this infamous period in American history. In Salem, witches are real, but they are not who or what they seem to be. The show, which centers on an epic romance wrapped around this explosive revelation, delivers a bold new vision of Salem – and an even bolder new vision of witches.
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Interview: Greg McLean Explores New Landscapes of Fear With Wolf Creek 2 & 6 Miranda Drive
For his third feature film, Australian filmmaker Greg McLean returned to the arid, merciless landscape that we found him bravely exploring in 2005′s Wolf Creek, where maniac Mick Taylor prowled the Outback. After putting his stamp on the nature-run-amok genre with Rogue – starring Bates Motel’s Michael Vartan – in 2007, McLean scripted and directed Wolf Creek 2, coming to U.S. VOD on April 17th and opening in select theaters May 16th from Image Entertainment.
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This TV Spot for The Strain isn’t Easy on the Eyes
FX debuted an all-new squirm-inducing TV spot for The Strain, the new series arriving this summer. Guillermo del Toro helmed the pilot. Corey Stoll stars alongside David Bradley, Sean Astin and Mia Maestro. Based on the novels by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, the tale is a high concept thriller that tells the story of “Dr. Ephraim Goodweather” (Stoll), the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City.
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The Official Leprechaun: Origins Poster Strikes Gold
​”A horror icon is reborn.” No, it’s not one of those A-list horror icons. Nor is it necessarily one of the classic movie monsters. It’s Leprechaun, the famous, malevolent little imp who, I think it’s safe to say, is one of those B-level (or C-level?) horror icons that rampaged through a slew of films – most of them direct-to-DVD. Well, this year, he’s making his comeback with Leprechaun: Origins, a no-nonsense reboot from director Zach Lipovsky, WWE and Lionsgate and, tonight, an official poster has made its debut.
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