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Los Angeles! Cemetery Man is Returning to the Screen!
One of the many things I got into during my time here at Shock was helping program a some films, first at the New Beverly then at The Cinefamily. Even though I’m moving on into a new chapter of my career, I still want to help the fellas at Friday Night Frights from time to time. We’ve teamed up on titles like The People Under the Stairs, Critters 2, Night of the Demons and more…and we’ve found our next venture: Michele Soavi’s Dellamorte Dellamore aka Cemetery Man.
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Anchor Bay Checks into The Atticus Institute
Anchor Bay Entertainment is bringing The Atticus Institute to DVD and Blu-ray on January 20th. The film marks the directorial debut of Chris Sparling, who scripted Buried. The film stars Rya Khilstedt, William Mapother, Harry Groener, John Rubenstein and Sharon Maughn. Special features include “The Making of The Atticus Institute” and deleted scenes.
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Black Friday: Five Horror Games To Fill Your Holiday With Blood
The holidays are upon us once again and as usual, we are bombarded with choices all around. For those of us that are horror gamers, it’s been a pretty good year. I thought I’d give you my top five horror game picks for your shopping guidance. After all, Black Friday is almost here.
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Check Out the First Promo for WGN’s ‘Salem’ Season 2
The first trailer for WGN’s Salem Season 2 has arrived in anticipation of its April 2015 debut. In the sophomore season, the Grand Rite triggered at the end of last season is now underway and death is in the air, but the Witch War is just beginning — and Salem is at the epicenter of both. In order to bring her plan to completion, Mary Sibley must not only control Captain John Alden (Shane West) and the citizens of Salem, but also those lurking in the shadows who seek the power she wields. “Salem” boldly re-imagines the infamous witch trials in the 17th century Massachusetts town.
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‘Female Werewolf’ Cozies Up to Artsploitation Films
Artsploitation Films has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Fangoria Magazine editor and filmmaker Chris Alexander to Executive Produce his latest feature film, Female Werewolf. As his critically acclaimed Queen of Blood continues its festival run, the indie filmmaker, musician, writer and Fangoria/Gorezone editor Chris Alexander will begin work on his next feature film: a violent, erotic, psychological indie thriller called Female Werewolf.
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Jurassic World Trailer Lands: In Which Chris Pratt is So Cool, He Rides With the Dinosaurs
How cool is Chris Pratt? Well, this Guardians of the Galaxy star is so rad he’s not only the leading man of Jurassic World but – as the official trailer shows us – he can hop on a motorcycle and roll hard with a pack of Velociraptors. That’s how f**kin’ cool he is. Having said that: HERE’S THE TRAILER FOR JURASSIC WORLD. The preview hit a lot earlier than expected (it was supposed to launch Thanksgiving day).
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Christopher Denham’s Preservation Set for January Release
One of the last theatrical releases I helped curate under the Shock Till You Drop/The Orchard distribution partnership is Preservation from filmmaker Christopher Denham. Denham is not only a talented actor, but a director in his own right and with Preservation he tells an effective, taut survival horror tale.
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Monster Republic to Get Screen Adaptation
The 2010 novel Monster Republic is being prepped for the big screen. Screen Daily says Komixx Entertainment has tapped writer Miles Chapman to pen an adaptation. Per the outlet, the story “begins with the evil Dr Lazarus Fry, who is hellbent on world domination and engineers an explosion in a nuclear power plant, patching the victims up with scavenged body parts and creating an army of superhuman soldiers programmed for destruction.
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Is McConaughey Really Playing Randall Flagg in The Stand?
In August, there were rumblings that Matthew McConaughey was being considered to play Randall Flagg in Josh Boone’s adaptation of The Stand. Now, this outlet is saying that is closer to becoming a reality. Boone previously helmed The Fault in Our Stars and, recently, the director was quoted as saying Warner Bros. is now looking to get four films based on The Stand. If they wound up landing McConaughey, I can now see why they’d like to get as many films as possible.
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The Great Horror Campout Announces 2015 Return
Ten Thirty One Productions announced the return of The Great Horror Campout – an experience Shock took part in earlier this year and loved. The production will begin touring in June 2015. Kicking off its run in Los Angeles on June 5th and 6th, the production is a 12-hour, overnight, interactive horror camping adventure, unlike any other in the horror themed events genre. The tickets will go on sale on November 28, 2014.
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Check Out a New ‘Pyramid’ Featurette, Revisit the Trailer!
The working relationship between Gregory Levasseur and Alex Aja is explored in a new featurette for The Pyramid. The two have been collaborating for quite some time having worked on films like High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes, Mirrors and Piranha. In The Pyramid, the ancient wonders of the world have long cursed explorers who’ve dared to uncover their secrets. But a team of U.S. archaeologists gets more than they bargained for when they discover a lost pyramid unlike any other in the Egyptian desert. As they unlock the horrific secrets buried within, they realize they aren’t just trapped, they are being hunted.
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Revisit Godzilla with a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the VFX
With a worldwide gross of more than $524 million, Godzilla has proven his title as King of the Monsters. Even though the Gareth Edwards film hit Blu-ray back in September, Legendary Pictures has today posted a new video that provides a fascinating look at the film’s visual effects and shows off how much attention to detail is given…
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MTV Debuts a Teaser for the Thriller Series ‘Eye Candy’
One of MTV’s new shows, Eye Candy, just got an official teaser teaser which you can watch here. The show centers on tech genius Lindy, who is persuaded by her roommate to begin online dating and begins to suspect that one of her mysterious suitors might be a deadly cyber stalker. When her friends at the elusive cyber-police uncover a potential serial killer in Manhattan, all signs point to one of Lindy’s dates. Teaming up with this band of hackers, Lindy works to solve the murders while unleashing her own style of justice on the streets of New York City.
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A New ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ Series Promises CGI, Monsters & Superhero Sequences?
With so many classic horror literature characters being resurrected on the big and small screen, it was only a matter of time until Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde made a return. Deadline reports ITV – the same company behind that The Frankenstein Chronicles series we recently told you about – is at work on Jekyll & Hyde, a 10-part “action adventure” series.
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*Updated* Grindhouse Releasing Sets Date for ‘The Beyond’ Blu-ray
It has been a longtime coming, but we finally have a release date for Grindhouse Releasing’s restored Blu-ray presentation of The Beyond. Here’s the news direct from the company’s Facebook page: We are also pleased to announce our Blu-ray release of Lucio Fulci’s supernatural masterpiece THE BEYOND, also arriving February 10 in a super-deluxe 3 disc special edition.
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