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Barbara Crampton’s SUN CHOKE Gets New Trailer and Psychedelic Poster
Psychological horror film SUN CHOKE unleashes intense trailer and trippy poster. Lady Barbara Crampton’s career renaissance continues to swell as she invades the world of edgy, challenging indie horror with a renewed, mature vigor. The acclaimed, Ben Cresciman-directed dark, surreal thriller SUN CHOKE (read our exclusive interview with Crampton about the film here) has charmed…
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Definitive AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON Book Available for Pre-Order
New AMERICAN WEREWOLF book available for pre-order. From Paul Davis, writer and director of the award-winning AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON documentary BEWARE THE MOON  and Dead Mouse Productions Ltd who brought you 245 TRIOXIN: THE STORY OF RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD and YOU’RE SO COOL BREWSTER! THE STORY OF FRIGHT NIGHT comes BEWARE…
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ALIEN: COVENANT Actor Michael Fassbender in Talks to Star in Serial Killer Film ENTERING HADES
PROMETHEUS actor to potentially appear in true-crime serial killer thriller. Variety reported today that actor Michael Fassbender , he of INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS and Ridley Scott’s underrated ALIEN companion picture PROMETHEUS and its follow-up, ALIEN: COVENANT, is in talks to star as a serial killer in ENTERING HADES, a new film based on John Leake’s true…
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Scream Factory to Release INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978) Collector’s Edition Blu-ray
One of the greatest horror films in history gets primed for deluxe Blu-ray release. Director Don Siegel’s classic and influential 1956 paean to extraterrestrial paranoia INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS is inarguably a classic, but for this writer’s money, Phillip Kaufman’s 1978 remake-cum-sequel is a superior picture, an extension and update of the first films’…
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Interview: Julie Maddalena Remembers 1984’s CHILDREN OF THE CORN
SHOCK sits down with Julie Maddalena, Rachel in the first adaption of Stephen King’s CHILDREN OF THE CORN. One of the greatest elements in 1984’s CHILDREN OF THE CORN is the outstanding child acting that was mined from various casting agencies and talent scouts all across America. Trying to find children capable of delivering terrifying…
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10 Horror Movie Survivors in Desperate Need of Therapy
10 Horror Movie Survivors in Desperate Need of Therapy Many of those characters who survive a horror film come out stronger on the other side. Not these folks. For our list of 10 Horror Movie Survivors in Desperate Need of Therapy we’ve gathered characters who get run through the wringer and will likely not live…
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BONE TOMAHAWK’s S. Craig Zahler to Write Remake of Charles Band’s PUPPET MASTER
Legendary PUPPET MASTER horror film franchise getting the deluxe reboot treatment. Di Bonaventura Pictures (1408, TRANSFORMERS) and Caliber Media (DARK WAS THE NIGHT, SOME KIND OF HATE) partnered up to option the rights to develop a brand new take on Charles Band’s cult classic horror film franchise PUPPET MASTER. With the intention to produce multiple storylines within this new universe, the producers…
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Review: DE PALMA
SHOCK reviews the stunning stem-to-stern documentary about director Brian De Palma. If you clicked on this link to read this review, chances are you are a fan of master stylist and mass-worshiped filmmaker Brian De Palma.  Directors Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow are fans too. Huge fans. And their definitive documentary DE PALMA (which has…
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Exclusive Trailer Premiere: Jill Gevargizian’s THE STYLIST
SHOCK gets an exclusive eyeful of Jill Gevargizian’s new film THE STYLIST. Filmmaker and hairstylist Jill “Sixx” Gevargizian has been shocking audiences for a couple of years now.  Her short film CALL GIRL starring Laurence Harvey (of HUMAN CENTIPEDE fame) and Tristan Risk (AMERICAN MARY and the upcoming films FRANKENSTEIN CREATED BIKERS and AYLA) hit…
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In Praise of Lana Turner Losing Her Mind in 1969’s THE BIG CUBE
60s psychedelic mind-bender THE BIG CUBE is Lana Turner’s last great film. Poor Lana Turner. The former Hollywood sex-siren, she being one of the original Femme Fatales in Tay Garnett’s 1946 adaptation of James M. Cain’s THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE, was considered in her prime to be one of the most dangerous and desirable…
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Exclusive Photos: Barbara Crampton’s Behind the Scenes DELIRIUM Cover Shoot
Get an exclusive behind the scenes eyeful of Barbara Crampton’s latest cover shoot. DELIRIUM, the cult film magazine this writer/editor curates, just announced that the cover story for its 11th issue will spotlight none other than the Queen of cult cinema herself. Lady Barbara Crampton. To celebrate the complete stem-to-stern career retrospective and glimpse at…
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Review: Chilling Mock-Doc POPULATION ZERO
SHOCK reviews the eerie found footage mock-doc POPULATION ZERO. True crime documentaries are certainly en vogue at the moment, and Julian T. Pinder and Adam Levins have certainly delivered with their reconnaissance into a disturbing loophole in constitutional law that ultimately enabled a North Dakota man to walk consequence free after shooting three young campers…
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Jessie’s Saturday Night Fright Flick: SCREAM
Movie junkie Jess Robbins picks a frightening flick for a Saturday night. My first taste of the internet was in the early 90s, my grandparents had a computer long before we ever did, and my grandpa, being the techie that he was, had the internet before anyone else I’d known at the time.  I was…
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Review: HIGH-RISE
SHOCK reviews Ben Wheatley’s scathing and surreal HIGH-RISE. If you’ve read the J.G. Ballard novel upon which British maverick Ben Wheatley’s delirious film HIGH-RISE is based, you’ll know the story, the characters and will even be surprised by (and hopefully, in approval of) the many deviations from that text. What you won’t be is let…
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