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Manson Girls Still Exists, Plans to Shoot in 2015
Will Manson Girls ever get made? Our last report about this film came way back in 2011 and still, today, we’re getting updates. The latest being that the film is expected to roll cameras in February 2015. Susanna Lo is still on board to direct and Bill Moseley remains attached as Charles Manson. There have been some changes to the cast though.
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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Debuts Exo Zombies in New Trailer
Activision and Sledgehammer Games have revealed a new trailer for the fan-favorite “zombies mode” for this year’s Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, but with a bit of a twist – the zombies are also equipped with same exoskeleton suits players wear. Check it out in the player below! “Exo Zombies” mode will be released with…
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Roddy Piper Meets Lovecraft in Portal to Hell
Director Vivieno Caldinelli, writer Matt Watts and star Roddy Piper have teamed up with executive producer Todd Brown, executive producer Andrew Rosen, and FX guru Steve Kostanski to bring horror fans Portal to Hell a crowdfunded horror-comedy effort that will begin as a short film before heading into feature territory.
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First Pics from ‘The Invitation’ from the Director of Jennifer’s Body
Karyn Kusama of Jennifer’s Body is back in the genre game. She’s at work on her contribution to the horror anthology XX while she finishes post-production on the thriller The Invitation, starring Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus). The first pics from the film have hit the web today. On a dark night, Will (Marshall-green) is invited to his estranged ex-wife’s dinner party. Over the course of the evening, he is gripped by mounting evidence that something insidious has taken hold of his ex-wife, and that she and her new friends have a mysterious and horrifying agenda.
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Del Toro Offers Updates on Pacific Rim 2, Justice League Dark
Few people in Hollywood spin as many plates as Guillermo del Toro, and he’s got some big plates in the air at the moment. His next film, Crimson Peak, debuts in October of 2015 and after that he plans on making a smaller film before transitioning back to the world of Kaiju and Jaegers with Pacific Rim 2. Speaking with Collider, del Toro was asked about the sequel and revealed some new details on where we will find the world and its characters.
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Los Angeles! Cemetery Man is Returning to the Screen!
One of the many things I got into during my time here at Shock was helping program a some films, first at the New Beverly then at The Cinefamily. Even though I’m moving on into a new chapter of my career, I still want to help the fellas at Friday Night Frights from time to time. We’ve teamed up on titles like The People Under the Stairs, Critters 2, Night of the Demons and more…and we’ve found our next venture: Michele Soavi’s Dellamorte Dellamore aka Cemetery Man.
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Anchor Bay Checks into The Atticus Institute
Anchor Bay Entertainment is bringing The Atticus Institute to DVD and Blu-ray on January 20th. The film marks the directorial debut of Chris Sparling, who scripted Buried. The film stars Rya Khilstedt, William Mapother, Harry Groener, John Rubenstein and Sharon Maughn. Special features include “The Making of The Atticus Institute” and deleted scenes.
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Black Friday: Five Horror Games To Fill Your Holiday With Blood
The holidays are upon us once again and as usual, we are bombarded with choices all around. For those of us that are horror gamers, it’s been a pretty good year. I thought I’d give you my top five horror game picks for your shopping guidance. After all, Black Friday is almost here.
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Check Out the First Promo for WGN’s ‘Salem’ Season 2
The first trailer for WGN’s Salem Season 2 has arrived in anticipation of its April 2015 debut. 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.
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‘Female Werewolf’ Cozies Up to Artsploitation Films
Artsploitation Films has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Fangoria Magazine editor and filmmaker Chris Alexander to Executive Produce his latest feature film, Female Werewolf. As his critically acclaimed Queen of Blood continues its festival run, the indie filmmaker, musician, writer and Fangoria/Gorezone editor Chris Alexander will begin work on his next feature film: a violent, erotic, psychological indie thriller called Female Werewolf.
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Jurassic World Trailer Lands: In Which Chris Pratt is So Cool, He Rides With the Dinosaurs
How cool is Chris Pratt? Well, this Guardians of the Galaxy star is so rad he’s not only the leading man of Jurassic World but – as the official trailer shows us – he can hop on a motorcycle and roll hard with a pack of Velociraptors. That’s how f**kin’ cool he is. Having said that: HERE’S THE TRAILER FOR JURASSIC WORLD. The preview hit a lot earlier than expected (it was supposed to launch Thanksgiving day).
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Christopher Denham’s Preservation Set for January Release
One of the last theatrical releases I helped curate under the Shock Till You Drop/The Orchard distribution partnership is Preservation from filmmaker Christopher Denham. Denham is not only a talented actor, but a director in his own right and with Preservation he tells an effective, taut survival horror tale.
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Monster Republic to Get Screen Adaptation
The 2010 novel Monster Republic is being prepped for the big screen. Screen Daily says Komixx Entertainment has tapped writer Miles Chapman to pen an adaptation. Per the outlet, the story “begins with the evil Dr Lazarus Fry, who is hellbent on world domination and engineers an explosion in a nuclear power plant, patching the victims up with scavenged body parts and creating an army of superhuman soldiers programmed for destruction.
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Is McConaughey Really Playing Randall Flagg in The Stand?
In August, there were rumblings that Matthew McConaughey was being considered to play Randall Flagg in Josh Boone’s adaptation of The Stand. Now, this outlet is saying that is closer to becoming a reality. Boone previously helmed The Fault in Our Stars and, recently, the director was quoted as saying Warner Bros. is now looking to get four films based on The Stand. If they wound up landing McConaughey, I can now see why they’d like to get as many films as possible.
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The Great Horror Campout Announces 2015 Return
Ten Thirty One Productions announced the return of The Great Horror Campout – an experience Shock took part in earlier this year and loved. The production will begin touring in June 2015. Kicking off its run in Los Angeles on June 5th and 6th, the production is a 12-hour, overnight, interactive horror camping adventure, unlike any other in the horror themed events genre. The tickets will go on sale on November 28, 2014.
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Check Out a New ‘Pyramid’ Featurette, Revisit the Trailer!
The working relationship between Gregory Levasseur and Alex Aja is explored in a new featurette for The Pyramid. The two have been collaborating for quite some time having worked on films like High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes, Mirrors and Piranha. In The Pyramid, the ancient wonders of the world have long cursed explorers who’ve dared to uncover their secrets. But a team of U.S. archaeologists gets more than they bargained for when they discover a lost pyramid unlike any other in the Egyptian desert. As they unlock the horrific secrets buried within, they realize they aren’t just trapped, they are being hunted.
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