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The First Photo from Penny Dreadful Season 2 is Here!
Production is well underway on one of my favorite horror shows today, Penny Dreadful. Today, Showtime has presented the first photo from the series’ second season! John Logan, series creator and executive producer, says, “This season Vanessa (Eva Green) and Ethan (Josh Hartnett) face new challenges, and old enemies, and turn to each other for solace. Their intimacy grows as they are forced to confront their demons together.”
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February is Your Time to Check into the Fear Clinic
Rob Hall’s Fear Clinic makes the leap from web series to feature film territory in 2015. Anchor Bay will release Fear Clinic (the movie) on DVD and Blu-ray February 10th. The film made its festival debut at Screamfest this season. Written by Aaron Drane and Hall and directed by Hall, the film stars Robert Englund, Fiona Dourif, and Thomas Dekker and features the acting debut of Stone Sour and Slipknot lead vocalist Corey Taylor.
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Michael Dougherty Begins Casting ‘Krampus’
Let this sink in: Michael Dougherty – who gave us Trick ‘r Treat – is finally directing another horror film. It’s called Krampus and it’s in the works at Legendary, the company that gave us Dougherty’s feature debut, Nolan’s Dark Knight films, Pacific Rim and Man of Steel. With a December 4, 2015 release date locked in, we’re now hearing via THR that Allison Tolman and Emjay Anthony are set to star.
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Letter from the Editor: A Farewell to Shock
My days are numbered here at ShockTillYouDrop.com. As of November 26th, I’m stepping away from the site I’ve called home – my dark little haven to ramble about/analyze the horror genre – since early 2007. To be honest, it feels weird writing that. I’ve scrapped this “goodbye” a number of times the last few days only to return to it over and over again. But it’s time to face the fact that it’s time to move on. I have to go.
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Matt Smith is Next to Star in Patient Zero
Matt Smith is set to join Natalie Dormer in Patient Zero, reports Deadline. Smith, a former Doctor Who star, will be seen next summer in Terminator: Genisys. Stefan Ruzowitzky, the director of the Academy Award winning The Counterfeiters, is directing from a script by Mike Le.
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Ready for ‘The Shining’ the Unauthorized Musical?
The sick and twisted characters of The Overlook Hotel have been resurrected. However, this time with some singing credentials in Redrum: The Unauthorized Musical Parody of The Shining. The Stephen King horror novel, turned Stanley Kubrick film classic, turned musical parody, showcased Tony Award winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal) as Wendy and Tony Award-nominated actor, Douglas Sills (The Scarlet Pimpernel), as Jack at a sneak peek last night at Pearl Studios in New York City.
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‘Outcast’ Exorcism Series Attracts More Cast Members
The latest series to be culled from a Robert Kirkman comic book – Outcast – is casting up big time. With Adam Winged at the helm of the first episode, the show will star Patrick Fugit and Philip Glenister. Deadline reports they’ll be joined by Reg E. Cathey, Julia Crockett, Wrenn Schmidt and Kip Pardue. Fugit will star as Kyle Barnes, a young man plagued by demonic possession since he was a child. Glenister as the hard drinking, hard gambling Reverend Anderson and Gabriel Bateman who will play the younger version of Barnes.
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10 Horror Movie References in the New Ninja Turtles Animated Series
Aside from that time Playmates released Ninja Turtles/Universal Monsters mash-up toys in the 1990s, our Teenage Mutant friends aren’t exactly synonymous with the horror genre. Well, they never used to be, at least. Premiering in 2012, Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series is surprisingly heavy on horror movie inspiration, and the best way I can describe the show is that it seems to have been tailor made for parents who are horror fans – and kids looking to break into that fandom in kid-friendly fashion.
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Spike Lee’s ‘Ganja & Hess’ Redo Gets a Release Date
The Spike Lee-directed Da Sweet Blood Jesus has been picked up by Gravitas for a theatrical/VOD release on February 13, 2015. When Dr. Hess Green (Stephen Tyrone Williams) is introduced to a mysteriously cursed artifact by an art curator, Lafayette Hightower (Elvis Nolasco), he is uncontrollably drawn into a newfound thirst for blood that overwhelms his soul. He however is not a vampire.
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Here’s the Latest Trailer for The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death
Relativity Media has debuted the new trailer for The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death, coming to theaters on January 2 and starring Phoebe Fox, Jeremy Irvine and Helen McCrory.During the London bombings of World War II, school teachers Eve Parkins (Phoebe Fox) and Jean Hogg (Helen McCrory) lead a group of children in evacuation to Crythin Gifford, a remote village outside of the city. When the group takes up residence at the Eel Marsh House, 40 years after Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe) investigated the first haunting, Eve soon realizes they are not alone. The longer they stay in the house, the more the awful past of the residence unravels itself and the evil spirit that lurks around them threatens the well-being of the children. With the help of a pilot (Jeremy Irvine), Eve does all that she can to protect the children and discover the truth behind the Woman in Black.
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First Look at Janet Montgomery in Salem Season 2
WGN reps have supplied us with a first look at Janet Montgomery Salem season 2 which debuts April 2015. 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. The storyline follows Captain John Alden returning from war to his hometown of Salem, where he finds it in the grip of a witch panic and discovers that his lost love, Mary Sibley, is now married to his old nemesis George Sibley.
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Top 10 Horror Movie Anthology Segments (1980 – Today)
Horror anthologies don’t get the credit that they deserve. Not only are they fun to watch because you get to see so many stories in such a short period of time, but they’re an excellent way for lesser-known directors to showcase their talents to a larger audience. It’s also a great way for some of the more popular directors to play out a story that must meet a time limit requirement. Even if the anthology as a whole isn’t the most entertaining film you’ve ever seen, we all know that there’s at least one segment in every feature that’s worth mentioning. That’s why I’ve put together a list of my favorite horror anthology segments, in the hopes that some of these entries will gain wider exposure.
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