Well 2013 has come and (nearly) gone. It seems like just a few weeks ago I was eagerly and nervously anticipating the release of the new Evil Dead, reserving skepticism for the Carrie reboot and excited for the very much hyped You’re Next. And now we’re here. I feel like this was a year of more misses than hits. I was underwhelmed with the Carrie remake, Insidious: Chapter 2 and V/H/S 2 and didn’t really care one way or the other for Texas Chainsaw 3D and Mama. But the hits. Damn. What hits they were.
It’s Friday the 13th once again and the geek world is celebrating all things Jason Voorhees. Two posters are being made available today that pay tribute to the Crystal Lake slasher.
First up, we have Gary Pullin’s Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter which is debuting today from Mondo Tees. You’ll have to follow their Twitter account to find out when it’s up for sale today.
Then, over at Hero Complex, comes Joe Vetoe’s re-imagining of the one-sheet for 2009′s Friday the 13th. Good luck snagging one of these!
This week in Insert Scream Here, we’re giving you two episodes Insidious Chapter 2 is arriving on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD this month and in anticipation of this debut, episodes five and six of ISH look at two of my favorite scenes from Insidious with a special holiday-themed sneak peek at Insidious Chapter 2.
The focus of ISH is to look at some of my personal favorite moments in horror.
Throughout the month of October, Shock Till You Drop and CraveOnline partnered for the original review series Kings of Horror in which myself and William Bibbiani of Crave and the B-Movie Podcast spent every day looking at a Stephen King film. The series was a success, which we were very thankful for, so we decided to collaborate on something new for the holidays…
12 Days of Killmas.
The good news! Knights of Badassdom has a release strategy! The bad news? You might find it hard to see it on the big screen, which is a bummer. A teaser trailer hit the film’s Facebook page endorsing you all to “Tugg” the film, meaning request your city get it on January 21st. If your city doesn’t get enough requests: Sorry Charlie Tuna, you’ll have to wait for the VOD/digital release on February 11th.
The other bad news? It’s not the director’s cut of the film.
Knights of Badassdom is the latest feature from Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2, Holliston). He shot it a bit ago and the film has faced a bit of turmoil beyond Lynch’s control in the the distribution process. Long story short, he lost out and the release we’re getting is not entirely his vision.
Telltale Games has debuted the new trailer for the highly-anticipated follow-up to their game series The Walking Dead which you can watch in the player here.
The Walking Dead: Season Two will continue the story of Clementine, a young girl orphaned at the outset of the undead apocalypse, now left to her own devices to seek safety and survive in a world gone mad.
Now assuming the role of an ordinary child, players will struggle to outwit both the dead and the living in situations that will test their morals and control the flow of the story through their decisions and actions.
Lionsgate Home Entertainment and After Dark Films welcome Ritual to DVD for the first time on December 31st. The directorial feature debut of Mickey Keating, the film stars Lisa Summerscales and Dean Cates and, today, we have a two-minute clip to share with you.
Tom Moses steps into a nightmare when he discovers that his estranged wife, Lovely, has brutally killed a man in one of the cramped, decaying rooms of a sleazy South Texas motel. Against his better judgment, Tom agrees to help and it is not long before he finds a video camera in the trunk of the dead man’s car.
H.P. Lovecraft is a tricky subject. Being an author that was very descriptive yet never wholly described anything, he’s hard to grasp in film form. It takes a fan to even attempt to take on his work.
Director Blair Erickson did just that and pulled together some excellent help to do it. Shock sat down with him and discussed tackling such material with a little project known as The Banshee Chapter.
That’s a cool thing to say now: “Getting the Scream Factory treatment.” That means something. The company has earned it with their stellar special editions. Today, the cats at Scream announced the following!
We’re thrilled to report today that we are planning to release Brian DePalma’s classic 1974 film PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE sometime in the later half of the Summer! This marks the first time the film will be on blu-ray for the first time in the U.S. and Canada.
To prep you for the January release of I, Frankenstein, a motion comic book has been established online to present a prequel tale…and no, wise-ass, it’s not a re-telling of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein. Yes, we get the backstory for Adam, the film’s protagonist, but upcoming installments tease stories for supporting characters Naberius and Leonore.
American Horror Story: Coven reached its mid-season finale last night and the Covering Coven gang gathered this morning to discuss what went down! Covering Coven is a Shock original series that lives and breathes at our YouTube Channel.
In last night’s episode, “Head,” Cordelia’s attacker is revealed. Fiona looks to form an alliance with Marie Laveau. Nan learns a disturbing truth about Luke’s past.
A Stephen King adaptation and an original horror project are in development at Signature, a company currently shopping a number of potential television shows to various networks, says THR.
The site says King’s story “The New York Times at Special Bargain Rates” (which appeared in “Just After Sunset”) is being groomed for the small screen as Grand Central. Haven scribes Sam Ernst and Jim Dunn are on board. The story “centers on a widow who answers a phone call from her husband who died two days earlier in a plane crash. The husband predicts two tragedies that later come true and helps his wife avoid death.”
American Horror Story doesn’t return until January 8th to resume its third season. Last night, American Horror Story: Coven built up to a violent mid-season finale that brought Fiona and Marie Laveau together. Where can it go from here? Well, the Witch Hunters need to pay for what they’ve done…
According to FX’s official description of the next episode, “The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks”: Fiona attempts to out the new Supreme with a visit from Stevie Nicks. Cordelia learns the truth about Hank and the Witch Hunters. Madison tries to eliminate her competition for the Supremacy.
Origin Releasing and Micro Bay Features unveiled the first teaser trailer for Dead Sea, a film we told you about at the start of the American Film Market.
Dead Sea follows a Marine Biologist who is thrust into the violent paranoia surrounding a town preparing for the return of an impending sacrifice to a legendary serpentine creature, in this case being a giant lamprey, said to have surfaced from hell during an earthquake.
Ouija begins shooting in Los Angeles this week and THR is saying Bianca Santos, Erin Moriarty, Ana Coto and Vivis Colombetti have joined the cast. They’ll co-star with Bates Motel’s Olivia Cooke, Douglas Smith and Daren Kagasoff.
The film, written and directed by Juliet Snowden and Stiles White, concerns a group of friends who use the Ouija board in an attempt to reach out to a recently deceased friend. Instead, they open their lives to a dark force.