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Monster Kid Theater: THE FLY and RETURN OF THE FLY
SHOCK editor sits down with his kids to watch classic horror movies. If you love horror movies so much that the passion for peculiar cinema overwhelms the very foundation of what you are as a human being mingling in polite society, than I suggest you have children. Not for breakfast. But actually legitimately become a…
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What is THE NEON DEMON? New Featurette Attempts Explanation
Check out this new feature about Nicolas Winding Refn’s THE NEON DEMON. Have you seen THE NEON DEMON yet? Nicolas Winding Refn’s singular masterpiece (read our drooling review here) is still splashing its ample fluids and glitter across screens everywhere. But not for long. It’s miraculous that such a challenging work of dark art found…
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Corman! Band! Get a Free DVD Copy of KINGS OF CULT Doc!
Roger Corman and Charles Band sit down and chat in this fascinating film. Truly, there’s no one else like Roger Corman and Charles Band left in the world. Corman, of course, invented the very idea of the successful independent genre film mogul and Band followed suit. Corman with his stint putting American International Pictures on…
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Production Officially Begins on Stephen King’s IT
Production Officially Begins on Stephen King’s IT Mama director Andy Muschietti has taken to Instagram to confirm that production has officially begun on Stephen King’s IT! The film will feature Jaeden Lieberher (Midnight Special) as Bill Denbrough, Finn Wolfhard (“Stranger Things”) as Richie Tozier, newcomer Sophia Lillis as Beverly Marsh, Jack Dylan Grazer (Tales of Halloween) as Stan…
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Review: THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR
SHOCK reviews the third in the ongoing ultra-violent THE PURGE film franchise. After two films in what’s sure to be a lengthy and lucrative franchise, I realized that I have a love/hate relationship with James DeMonaco’s THE PURGE. By that I mean that I loved one film and hated the other one. With his first…
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Teen Worm Zombie Outbreak Alert! Check Out the Official VIRAL Trailer
Vomit-friendly VIRAL trailer goes…viral! Zombies are a dime a dozen these day. But teenage worm-virus ghouls that vomit and rampage? Not so much. That’s the idea behind VIRAL, the latest thriller from directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3 and 4), an outbreak thriller about a parasitic virus that turns a suburban neighborhood…
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Scream Factory to Release Brian De Palma’s CARRIE on Blu-ray
Scream Factory to release King/De Palma thriller on Blu-ray. We worship at the altar of American stylist Brian De Palma (read our look at 8 of his greatest murders!), the king of the glossy American thriller and certainly, we know that one of his best films is his breakthrough movie, the 1976 adaptation of Stephen…
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Watch Creepy Instagram Selfie-Shock Horror Film ME2 Now!
Experimental Instagram horror short goes viral. Some time ago, filmmaker Alex J. Mann made viral video waves with his Snapchat horror film, 3 SECONDS, a short shocker that is now up to almost 3 Million views. Now the writer/director, via his tech and culture company Space Oddity Films, has made the follow-up freak-out, an Instagram…
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Terror Films and Raven Banner Releasing Bring 6 Horror Flicks to Canada
American company partners with Canadians to bring indie horror north. Fledgling American genre film distributor Terror Films has signed a multi-picture deal with Canadian based distributor, Raven Banner Releasing with the intent to bring several key horror films to the Canadian market. The Canadian releases will include a variety of award winning horror and thriller…
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Exclusive Interview and Photos: Director Gabriel Carrer Talks THE DEMOLISHER
SHOCK talks to Canadian filmmaker Gabriel Carrer about THE DEMOLISHER and future projects. With the Eli Roth redux of Michael Winner’s venerable vigilante classic DEATH WISH on the horizon, it behooves all fans of such violent, vengeance-drenched psyche-thrillers to look to the North. Why? Because a Canadian lad named Gabriel Carrer has already remade DEATH…
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New York! Win Tix to See CARNAGE PARK with Director Mickey Keating, Star Ashley Bell and Horror Journo Michael Gingold!
SHOCK wants to send you to CARNAGE PARK on Wednesday night! So, first of all, director Mickey Keating is a visionary and one of this writer’s favorite contemporary filmmakers. I boldly called his black and white female freak-out DARLING (read the review here) the best horror film of 2016. That was back in February. And…
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Arrow Preps Goofy ’80s Gorefest MICROWAVE MASSACRE for Blu-ray
Awesomely awful ’80s gorefest comes to Blu-ray/DVD. When this writer saw the dawn of the DVD revolution and the the refinement of the Blu-ray generation, there were dozens of titles from my misspent VHS/Video store haunting and collecting days that I was convinced would evaporate into the ether, and many with good reason. One of…
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Watch the Official Trailer for Ridley Scott Produced Sci-Fi Horror MORGAN
Watch the trailer and groove on some stills from evil bio-kid horror flick MORGAN. 20th Century Fox has released the official trailer for the monstrous sci-fi thriller MORGAN and it’s ample intense. And best of all? Jennifer Jason Leigh is in it! Sure, it looks like a supporting role, but who cares. We LOVE her.…
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Toronto! Peter Kuplowsky’s WHAT THE FILM FESTIVAL Returns for its Second Deranged Year!
2nd annual edition of eccentric Fest to salute Canadian kickboxing duo “The Twin Dragons” Veteran film programmer and enthusiast Peter Kuplowsky’s most recent gig has been running with the bulls at TIFF’s Midnight Madness and Vanguard programs, but that blissful burden hasn’t stopped him from launching his own cinematic celebration. Coming back to Toronto for…
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Special Features Include: 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA
Journo Justin Beahm continues his column chronicling his favorite jam-packed DVD and Blu-ray releases. In the age of streaming and downloading movies, Blu-ray and DVD releases are more and more dependent on additional features being included to entice the buying public. Special Features Include will spotlight the cream of the crop, exploring the bonus elements…
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