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Announcing the Finalists in the Fantasia Tentsquare Bumper Challenge!
In anticipation of Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival, Shock teamed with Fantasia and Tentsquare for a Bumper Challenge, judged by Fantasia’s Mitch Davis, author Kier-La Janisse, director Lucky McKee, myself and producer Andrew van den Houten. Filmmakers would craft cat-centric 30 second bumpers during the submission process, 10 finalists would go on to have their…
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Shock Survey: Our Favorite American Independent Horror Movies
The best, the most influential, the cult treasures of American Horror. They’re often independents, from the ingenuity of Corman and the radical atmosphere of Romero right up through the woods of Burkittsville and David Robert Mitchell’s haunting sexually transmitted curse. Ceative freedom and DIY passion is integral to crafting what’s bold, new and confrontational. This…
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Film4 FrightFest Announces Massive Lineup
London’s FIlm4 FrightFest is an annual celebration to be envied (by me, every year). The FrightFest team consistently announce an incredible lineup devoted to anticipated premieres, buzzing fest titles and—the most exciting part of any fest—discovery hopefuls. This year, joining Tales of Halloween, Cherry Tree, Turbo Kid, Nina Forever and rep titles like Captain Kronos, Your Vice is a Locked Room…
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15 Top Canuxploitation Movies
Canada may have been late to the game with its horror output, but the country more than made up for it by producing some of the genre’s finest films.  Their titles need little introduction, as it’s a legacy that stretches from Black Christmas all the way up to more recently released films like Pontypool and…
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The Gallows: Watch Another Specially Made Scare
Like the recent bit of bathroom shenanigans, another clip has come online with a neat little The Gallows jump scare for the viewer at home. It’s perhaps more of a teaser—a bespoke ad—however, as these funhouse bits are separately made and not from the film. Enjoy the latest, a tour of the high school’s wardrobe…
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Vote in the Fantasia Bumper Challenge!
Alongside Fantasia’s Mitch Davis, author Kier-La Janisse, director Lucky McKee and producer Andrew van den Houten, I’m a judge of the Fantasia / Tentsquare Bumper Challenge, which will see 10 finalists have their work shown prior to features at the upcoming Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal. One winner will actually attend the fest. Bumper…
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Ash vs. Evil Dead: Ash is Back in First Official Still
The Starz Original series Ash vs Evil Dead has released our first look at the King himself, Bruce Campbell (via Entertainment Weekly) in the 10-episode first season of the half-hour series executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell, the original filmmakers of the franchise, and Craig DiGregorio who will serve as executive producer and…
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This July on Shock!
We had a full June, kicking off summer with looks at summer camp, nightmares… even camping nightmares. It was the second month of a focused effort to make Shock feel connective throughout the day-to-day of news and releases.  In July, we continue with eyes on Horror Comics, High School Terror and much more.
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