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This Killer Mermaid Sings A Song Worth Hearing
There is a lot of interest in mermaids lately. I think they one of the few untapped “monsters” that still hold interest for us. I’m actually quite surprised that they haven’t gotten more exposure over the years since they are a fascinating creature. Director Alex Madia Levi attempts to right this wrong with his Island…
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Bigfoot F–ks Up A Car in This Exists Poster
We knew Bigfoot was powerful, but who knew he was such a shithead? I mean, look at what he did to that car! Totally inappropriate, not just for the owner of that vehicle but that tree. What you’re look at is the official one-sheet for Eduardo Sanchez’s Exists, the found footage Bigfoot flick we’ve been buzzing about here at Shock for a bit now. It debuted at SXSW earlier this year and now it’s hitting select theaters and VOD October 24th.
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New Amityville Title Confirmed, First Images from Trailer
I guess our title scoop has been confirmed! A trailer for Amityville: The Awakening is playing before Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and a reader sent along some bootlegged shots from the promo and sent ‘em over to Dread Central. Here are some of the highlights. Expect the actual trailer to hit the web soon.
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Lionsgate Debuts Trailer for The Devil’s Hand
Heralding an October 10th release, here is the official trailer for The Devil’s Hand, formerly known as Where the Devil Hides. This is our first look at the film which has been on the shelf for a bit. Christian E. Christiansen (The Roommate) directs; Rufus Sewell and Jennifer Carpenter star. Roadside Attractions was said to handle the release, but this trailer debuted at the Lionsgate VOD YouTube page, so I’m guessing it’s going to get a day-and-date release.
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Devil Baby Returns to Help Launch Fox Horror
That Devil Baby that wreaked havoc in the viral campaign for Devil’s Due is being called upon to help launch Fox Horror. I’m not sure how this is going to work, but, Devil Baby is going to hole a “Chat from Hell” to answer your questions. Submit your questions by tweeting @FoxHorror with the hashtag #AskDevilBaby, and tune into @FoxHorror on Friday at 11am when Devil Baby will be spewing answers.
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MondoCon Features Texas Chainsaw Live Score, Godzilla 1983 Panel & So Much More
Mondo is thrilled to announce its programming lineup of panels and screening events for MondoCon, set to coincide with the first weekend of Fantastic Fest on September 20 & 21 at The Marchesa Hall & Theater in Austin, TX. Mondo is creating a convention unlike any other, bringing together unique guests from a variety of areas to celebrate film, music, art, and toys with the world’s finest artists, designers, toy creators as well as filmmakers, composers and more. Panels and screenings will take place in the theater and the exhibition hall will host booths for individual artists and companies featuring artwork and products for sale. The exhibition hall will also offer a unique chance for fans to interact with creators in an intimate environment.
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Check Out the New Official Trailer for Annabelle!
Here’s the all-new official trailer for Annabelle, the spin-off to The Conjuring which is opening in theaters on October 3rd from Warner Bros. and New Line. Watch it in HD here! Directed by John Leonetti, the film was produced by James Wan and stars Annabelle Wallis and Ward Horton. In the film, John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia – a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia’s delight with Annabelle doesn’t last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now…Annabelle.
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Butcher Brothers Are Prepping A Beginners Guide to Snuff
While we await some release details for Raised By Wolves, the Butcher Brothers – Mitchell Altieri and Phil Flores – are moving forward on their next production: A Beginners Guide to Snuff. The film follows two none-too-bright actors desperately trying to make it in Hollywood. As a result, they decide to make a pretend snuff film as a way to jumpstart their careers. In order to make the film seem more realistic they kidnap an unsuspecting actress so they can capture a moment of pure terror that has never been seen before on film.
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A New Writer is Now Circling That American Ring 3D Sequel
Back in July, word broke that Paramount tapped F. Javier Gutierrez to direct The Ring 3D, the next chapter in the U.S. series. The last installment – The Ring Two – was released nearly 10 years ago. Deadline reports today that Akiva Goldsman is circling the writing gig and may pen the sequel’s script.
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The First Teaser Trailer for The Woman in Black: Angel of Death
Hope you didn’t forget a sequel to The Woman in Black is coming! A teaser trailer just hit today reminding you that “She never forgives, she never forgets” and “she never left.” This entry, which is arriving soon-ish (no release date has been set), was directed by Tom Harper and written by Jon Croker. The follow-up’s synopsis goes like this…
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Watch Them Fight! Godzilla’s Final Battle Scene Hits the Web…
Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla film is making its way to DVD and Blu-ray on September 16th and, today, an extended clip dropped onto the web that’s culled from the epic battle between Big G and a MUTO. Yes, the one at the end of the movie where all of the action happens. It’s a pretty great throw-down that culminates in the reveal of Godzilla’s atomic blast.
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Review: L.A. Slasher Is A Morality Tale For The Age of Twitter
What is reality? What is fame? Who deserves it? All valid questions in today’s society. LA-SLASHER-teaserHell, I lived through the era of excess and looking back, I have to say that as plastic as it was, at least it was tangible. Everything now has become virtual and no one is real. This is the cancer of our generation. But what if there was a cure? A magic blade that could cut the black from our souls and save us as a people? Would we rally behind this or stamp it out for attempting to take away the beating heart that drives the blood of modern living? All these ideas are present in the film L.A. Slasher, a film that dares you to look in the mirror and interpret the events you have witnessed.
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Aliens and Predator Clash Again with the Prometheus: Fire and Stone Trailer
The expanded fictional universe of Alien and Predator is growing even bigger next month with the release of the first issue of Dark Horse Comic’s massive crossover series, “Prometheus: Fire and Stone,” continuing after the events of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. Today, Dark Horse has released a trailer for the series, the first issue of which…
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Leprechaun: Origins Helmer Boards Dead Rising Film
Zach Lipvosky is the man who will helm the Dead Rising feature film written by Tim Carter, says The Wrap. He recently helmed Leprechaun: Origins – opening in select theaters this Friday – for Lionsgate and WWE. Carter will produce with Tomas Harlan under their Contradiction Films banner. Contradiction most recently produced the hit digital series Mortal Kombat: Legacy. Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers, Red, G.I. Joe) will executive produce.
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Exclusive Poster Debut: Lost Soul – The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau!
When I learned David Gregory (Theatre Bizarre, Godfathers of Mondo) had embarked on a documentary that explored Richard Stanley’s time developing the ’90s version of The Island of Dr. Moreau, it instantly skyrocketed to the top of my must-see list. Growing up, I remember reading within the pages of Fangoria about the turmoil Stanley went through. And, as a wannabe filmmaker at the time, I looked at Stanley as this champion – someone fighting the good fight against the studio system to see his film come to fruition. I’m glad to see his story is now being told. This afternoon, Shock is bringing you the exclusive first look at the poster for Gregory’s Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau. That wonderful art you see below is by genre legend Graham Humphreys.
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Admit One to the Official American Horror Story: Freak Show Teaser
FX has confirmed the premiere date for the fourth installment of its critically acclaimed anthology series American Horror Story: Freak Show for Wednesday, October 8th at 10 PM ET/PT, and, they’ve revealed an official teaser spot! American Horror Story: Freak Show begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike.
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