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Official Jurassic World Photos Have Made Their Debut
​Forget those trivial “shots from the parking lot on the set of Jurassic World” or “pics of people standing in line for food at craft service” that have made the rounds on the web. The first official photos from the set of director Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World are here! Check them out below, courtesy of EW. Written by Trevorrow and Derek Connolly, Jurassic World offers a new sci-fi terror adventure set 22 years after the horrific events of the original Jurassic Park.
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First NSFW Photos from the Remake of 1974′s Vampyres
​Shock has received the first photos (some bloody and/or “not safe for work”) from Vampyres, a remake of the saucy 1974 film of the same name directed by Joseph Larraz (aka Jose Ramon Larraz). Helmer Victor Matellano is in the final days of shooting on the English language production shooting in Spain. Marta Flich, Almudena Leon, Christian Stamm, Veronica Bacorn and genre vet Caroline Munro star. Larraz, who passed away last year, took part in the redo’s pre-production, says a press release.
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Max Brooks’ Extinction Parade Headed to TV From Legendary Entertainment
Though best known for penning “The Zombie Survival Guide” and “World War Z,” writer Max Brooks latest creation, the comic series Extinction Parade, is now on its way to television from Legendary Entertainment. Brooks will be involved in the development of the property as well as write the pilot for the new series. “I only brought the idea to one company, Legendary, because they do the kind of quality work of which any writer would be proud,” Brooks said in a statement (via Bleeding Cool).
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Your First Look at Michael Pitt as Mason Verger in Hannibal
Within an interview with Hannibal showrunner Bryan Fuller at Huffington Post, Shock reader “J Jett” discovered the first photo of actor Michael Pitt (Boardwalk Empire, Funny Games) as Mason Verger in the NBC series. The pic was taken by director David Slade. Verger was previously played by Gary Oldman in the Ridley Scott film Hannibal. The character first appeared in the Thomas Harris novel of the same name as a pedophile who was out to exact revenge on Hannibal.
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Silent Hill: Downpour Returns with a Comic Spinoff!
Okay, Silent Hill: Downpour may not have been a fan favorite when it premiered on Playstation but it had its moments, one of which was Officer Anne Cunningham. Anne Cunningham will be returning this summer in Silent Hill: Anne’s Story from IDW. The story written by Tom Waltz and illustrated by Tristan Jones follows the person adventure of Officer Cunningham as she makes her way through Silent Hill. Issue #1 will drop on August 20 for $3.99 along with several cover variants. Check out some art here!
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Felicia Day and Steven Yeun to Voice Chew Animated Feature
Chew, the upcoming animated feature adaptation of the acclaimed Image Comics series by John Layman and Rob Guillory, has cast two of its leads! The Hollywood Reporter brings word that The Walking Dead star Steven Yeun will voice the eponymous and homonymic Detective Tony Chu with Felicia Day (“The Guild”) providing the voice of food critic and love interest Amelia Mintz. The series, which launched in 2009, is officially described as follows: Tony Chu is a detective with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats.
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Choice Cuts: Inside Scream Factory Part 2
Continuing our tour of Scream Factory (which began with this interview here), we spend a bit more time hanging out with the company’s senior marketing director, Jeff Nelson. The man shows us around his office and talks a bit about the custom artwork the company creates for all of their releases. If you have a few minutes check out this bonus video here and enjoy…
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Shock Interview: Jerome Sable, Eli Batalion of Stage Fright
In anticipation of Stage Frights limited theatrical run on May 9th, Shock Till You Drop spoke with director Jerome Sable about the horror-musical which is now available on VOD. Joining him in our chat was Eliot Batalion, who collaborated with Sable on the film’s music and lyrics. You can read our review of the film via this link. I’ll let distributor Magnet explain the tale: Scream meets Glee in this dark comedy musical about a starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson who aspires to follow in the footsteps of her Broadway diva mother. Instead she’s stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the summer showcase and lands a lead role in the play, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill, and Camilla soon finds herself terrified by the horror of musical theater.
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Pregnancy is Hell in This Official Trailer for Delivery: The Beast Within
Following last week’s word that Delivery: The Beast Within was finally going to break free of its festival chains and get in front of more audiences, comes the official trailer – different than the sales trailer we’ve been kicking around here at Shock. 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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Len Wiseman Takes on Supernatural Thriller Black Chapter
Len Wiseman, the man behind Underworld, Live Free or Die Hard and the Total Recall reboot, is set to direct a supernatural thriller called Black Chapter, Variety reports. Zak Penn (Last Action Hero, The Incredible Hulk) will provide the screenplay based on a story he formed with Wiseman. Details are few as to the specific…
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’80s Throwback Ejecta Debuts Its Trailer & Poster
Ejecta is making its splash on the genre scene today with a trailer and poster debut, bringing with it extraterrestrial-driven horrors. Character actor Julian Richings (seen in last year’s Man of Steel) leads the cast which also stars Lisa Houle and Adam Seybold in a film written by Pontypool’s Tony Burgess. Matt Wiele and Chad Archibald sharing directing duties.
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Celebrate Earth Day With This Exclusive Blood Glacier Clip
Our deranged pals at IFC sent us an Earth Day present to share with you: An exclusive clip from their May 2nd release Blood Glacier, the creature feature directed by Marvin Kren. I just watched this one last night (review to come) and the clip we’re featuring here is one of my favorites and I’ll tell you why…the creepy sound of heavy breathing coming from the fox. It sounds eerie. Human. I enjoyed this film quite a bit. Check out the clip in the player here…
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Severin to Bring Us Video Nasties: The Definitive Guide
Prepare to be corrupted and depraved once more with this definitive guide to the Video Nasties phenomenon – one of the most extraordinary and scandalous eras in the history of British film. For the first time ever on DVD, courtesy of Severin, trailers to all 72 films that fell foul of the Director of Public Prosecutions are featured with specially filmed intros for each title in a lavish three-disc collector’s edition box-set, alongside a brand new documentary – Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship and Videotape.
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A First Look at the Horror Indie You Are Not Alone
One of the many films heading to Cannes this year looking to capture the eyes of a distributor is You Are Not Alone, an indie horror film by Derek Mungor. Shock has your first look via a still (pictured) and a trailer which you can watch here. Krista Dzialoszynski, David O’Brien, and Keenan Camp and Nikki Pierce star.
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