Choice Cuts

Choice Cuts is Shock’s exclusive talk program.
Each episode, host Ryan Turek brings on a new guest to discuss their tales from the Hollywood trenches.

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Choice Cuts: Inside Scream Factory Part 2
Continuing our tour of Scream Factory (which began with this interview here), we spend a bit more time hanging out with the company’s senior marketing director, Jeff Nelson. The man shows us around his office and talks a bit about the custom artwork the company creates for all of their releases. If you have a few minutes check out this bonus video here and enjoy…
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Choice Cuts: Inside Scream Factory & Exclusive Titles Announcement!
Shock Till You Drop’s original series Choice Cuts returns and goes inside Scream Factory. If you’re a regular Shock reader, they really need no introduction, but they’re one of the leading companies today seeking out older horror films and are restoring and releasing them as collector’s editions. While Scream Factory handles its fair share of new title acquisitions, their bread and butter is older titles and they’ve given us some fantastic ones: Day of the Dead, The Funhouse, Lifeforce, The Burning and many, many more. This upcoming summer and fall is huge for Scream Factory, so I sat down with Cliff MacMillan and Jeff Nelson to preview what’s to come and to give you a better insight as to how the company works.
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Choice Cuts: The State of Independent Horror With Brian Collins, Mickey Keating
Shock Till You Drop’s original series Choice Cuts returns with an all-new episode that looks at the state of independent horror. Host Ryan Turek, the managing editor of ShockTillYouDrop.com, welcomes writer-director Mickey Keating and horror critic Brian Collins to chat about where independent horror is at these days, film highlights and directors to watch.
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Choice Cuts: The Pros and Cons of Stephen King in Film & Television
ShockTillYouDrop.com and CraveOnline are well into its Kings of Horror series.  And still, there are titles that hosts William Bibbiani and Ryan Turek missed out on, notably the Stephen King films on TV. In the second part of our two-part Choice Cuts: Kings of Horror Sidebar discussion, Bibbs and Turek jump into the TV adaptations of Salem’s Lot, Mick Garris’ The Shining, Storm of the Century and more. If you missed out on part one, we suggest you follow this link!
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Choice Cuts: Kings of Horror Sidebar – The Stuff We Missed & King on TV
By now, you know that ShockTillYouDrop.com and CraveOnline are well into Kings of Horror, our month-long series focusing on big screen Stephen King adaptations. You also know that 31 days isn’t long enough to discuss every King adaptation that has come along. My co-host, William Bibbiani, and I couldn’t get to everything so I took the opportunity to use Choice Cuts to catch up on the best and the worst of not just theatrical releases but the King adaptations that made their way to television. Head inside for the first of our two-part episode, sponsored by Carrie.
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Choice Cuts: Dissecting Home Invasion Films With Devin Faraci, Evan Dickson & Todd Gilchrist
This summer has offered genre fans two home invasion horror films: The Purge and You’re Next (the latter opening August 23rd).  And that’s just on the theatrical film front.  On DVD and VOD, we’ve also seen the release of a few other titles in the home invasion sub-genre such as Cherry Tree Lane and Home Sweet Home. So, what is it about this sub-genre that’s making it endure?  What are filmmakers getting right or getting wrong about it?  To answer some of these questions and to dissect a few select home invasion titles, I called upon colleagues Devin Faraci, Evan Dickson and Todd Gilchrist for the latest Choice Cuts group discussion. Head inside for our chat!
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