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Jessie’s Saturday Night Fright Flick: THE LOST BOYS
Our favorite feminine fright fan Jessie Robbins selects a shocker for a Saturday night… There’s been a sudden spike in the temperature up here in southern Ontario, Canada.  Not that I’m complaining, being someone who is constantly cold most of the year, summer is a wonderful time for me.  But in my one-room, one-window apartment,…
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Gruesome Galleries: 1981’s Breast-Biting Zombie Classic BURIAL GROUND
Gruesome Galleries rolls out a whack of really gross pics from classic Italian horror film BURIAL GROUND. Amidst the spate of sickening Italian cannibal corpse films that followed in the wake of of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD and, even more graphically, DAWN OF THE DEAD and its Italo-companion ZOMBI 2, director Andrea Bianchi’s BURIAL…
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Montreal’s Requiem FearFest Announces Dates and First Guests
New horror film fest and convention announces dates and first guests. It was announced recently that the organizers behind the Montreal HorrorFest had parted ways with their parent organization, the Montreal ComicCon and have branched out on their own, sculpting their own horror movie culture convention and film fest.   Announcing the Requiem FearFest, a…
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Mickey Keating’s CARNAGE PARK Locks NYC Opening
  From visionary filmmaker Mickey Keating (whose recent psychodrama DARLING we gave a rave review to here) comes CARNAGE PARK, the acclaimed new horror film that recently lit up both Sundance and SXSW.   Distributor IFC Midnight just announced that the film will release on VOD and in limited NYC theatrical on July 1st (at…
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Review: MONSTERLAND
Years ago I served as the film history teacher at the Toronto Film College and, outside of opening young minds to everything from the majesty of Orson Welles to the legacy of Roger Corman, one of the joys of that gig was the end of year student film showcase, wherein a cavalcade of no-budget wonders…
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Check Out This Awesome New Horror-Electro Music From Lucas Giorgini!
New collection of French horror soundtrack inspired music now available for pre-sale. The sound of electro-soundtrack horror is alive and thriving in the work of Lucas Giorgini, France-based composer and horror film enthusiast.. SHOCK just sampled some stuff from Giorgini’s first album A MURDER COLLECTION, a blistering collection of pulsing, sensual music that sounds like…
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Debbie Rochon: Remembering Troma Legend Joe Fleishaker
Troma loses yet another another superstar; Debbie Rochon remembers. Last December, at age 70, we lost the irreplaceable Lemmy, frontman for the timeless metal band Motorhead. He was loved and worshiped by many, including The Troma Army for his multiple appearances in Lloyd Kaufman’s films. Joe Fleishaker died on Monday May 23rd at the age…
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C. Courtney Joyner’s LURKING FEAR Hits Blu-ray in June
For the first time, the Charles Band produced LURKING FEAR comes to Blu-ray. The C. Courtney Joyner directed Gothic horror gem stars horror legend Jeffrey Combs in a Lovecraftian creeper that doesn’t get nearly as much love as it should LURKING FEAR tells the tale of Leffert’s Corners, a town tha has been plagued by…
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Cult Movie Legend David DeCoteau’s BLOODY BLACKSMITH Wraps in Canada
B movie maven wraps yet another wild exploitation flick. Our pal, insanely prolific cult, horror and exploitation movie overlord David DeCoteau just let us know that he has just wrapped his latest low budget romp, BLOODY BLACKSMITH, a gory adult fairy tale starring NIGHTWING and BLACK CHRISTMAS actor Nick Mancuso.   Here’s the synopsis:  …
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Kino Lorber Announces Release of Rare 1934 German Sci-Fi Film GOLD
  Kino Lorber continues its crusade to release spectacular HD versions of obscure motion pictures culled from around the planet.   Today, KL announced its plans to release GOLD, a rare and eye-filling German science fiction future-shock film from 1934 starring the great Brigitte Helm (METROPOLIS) and directed by Karl Hartl.   GOLD has been…
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Secretly Scary: 1973’s GODSPELL
Lee Gambin’s “Secretly Scary” column continues to look at non-horror films that are secretly horror films! In GODSPELL, New York City has never looked so picturesque. There is something irresistibly romantic and seductive in the way the color, light and spectacle of the Big Apple appears in David Greene’s film adaptation of the popular ten-hander…
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Interview: Actor Bill Sage Talks Black Leather and Murder in FENDER BENDER
Actor Bill Sage muses on his role in high-octane slasher flick FENDER BENDER. Premiering on Chiller on June 3rd is writer/director Mark Pavia’s FENDER BENDER, a muscular, lean and no-nonsense slasher potboiler, the first original film developed and produced by beloved home video imprint Shout! Factory, and one sporting a rather neat twist. Set in…
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Hear Real Audio of Possession That Inspired THE CONJURING 2
Hear real audio of possession that inspired The Conjuring 2 New Line Cinema has debuted a new featurette for The Conjuring 2 containing real audio recordings of the demonic possession in Enfield that inspired the film. Check it out below, and be forewarned it is DISTURBING! The June 10 release once again has James Wan (Furious 7) at…
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British Cannibal Horror TEAR ME APART Locks Online Release
Dark British cannibal shock drama TEAR ME APART sets online release date. From fledgling UK imprint Cannibal Films comes director Alex Lightman’s acclaimed apocalyptic cannibal head trip TEAR ME APART, a strange, surreal hybrid of LORD OF THE FLIES and RAVENOUS, set in picturesque Cornish locales and grounded by an almost mystical sexuality. We have…
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Wesley Snipes Wants More BLADE…So Do We!
YAHOO did a bit of snooping this week and reported today that our pal Wesley Snipes is jonesing to slip back into the fangs and reprise the role of Marvel Comics’ tormented “Daywalker”, the half-breed bloodsucker-killing man-monster BLADE. The last time we saw Snipes’s BLADE (as opposed to the Spike TV small screen version of…
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