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FOX Orders Modern-Day Frankenstein Pilot from Rand Ravich
The race to run the revived dead body that is Frankenstein right back into the ground continues unabated, as Deadline reports that FOX has committed to a pilot titled simply “Frankenstein” written by Rand Ravich (NBC’s “Crisis”). The new show, described as a “grounded sci-fi drama” loosely inspired by Mary Shelley’s classic 1818 novel, centers…
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The Insidious Chapter 3 Teaser Trailer is Here!
Following various teases this week, the first promo for Insidious Chapter 3 has landed via Facebook. You can watch it below or follow this link (as Facebook’s embed system can get a bit wonky). Insidious Chapter 3 stars Dermot Mulroney and Stefanie Scott alongside Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, and Leigh Whannell, with the latter trio reprising their roles from the first two movies in the franchise.
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Shock Interview: Rob Zombie on the World of 31 & Crowd Funding
The last day of Rob Zombie’s crowd funding campaign for 31 is closing in. Appropriately, it ends on Halloween day. With only eight days left (at the time of this writing), Zombie is making the press rounds to give the campaign one final push. (I’ll let the FanBacked page do the talking in terms of the incentives fans get for contributing to the film.) And when Shock was approached and asked to speak with the writer-director about 31 I wanted to get a bit more information about the film itself which seems to promise total mayhem on a level we haven’t seen in Zombie’s previous works like House of 1,000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects and The Lords of Salem. Over the last few weeks, Zombie has been offering glimpses at the violent world of 31 via conceptual art. The dynamic sketches by Alex Horley have introduced us to the many characters that populate the movie which concerns five people who are kidnapped on the five days leading up to Halloween. They’re subsequently held hostage in “Murder World,” a man-made Hell they must fight their way out of Most Dangerous Game-style.
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Ikea Commercial Does a Spin on The Shining and It’s Fantastic
Ikea Singapore has a pretty stellar commercial making the rounds online. The promo, which is airing overseas in celebration of Halloween takes its cue from a horror classic and its attention to detail is spot-on. Here is the commercial’s description, per Ikea. Late night shopping may never be the same again after you watch IKEA’s homage to Stanley Kubrick’s horror classic, The Shining.
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American Horror Story: Freak Show Recap 402 – Edward Mordrake Part 1
In typical American Horror Story fashion, Halloween gets special treatment. This week’s episode was nearly an hour and a half long, and was only the first of two parts. Here we meet Stanley and Esmerelda, a pair of hucksters who open the show posing as a doctor and his protege, attempting to sell a “real” baby Sasquatch specimen to a museum of oddities. Much like the Fiji Mermaid, baby Sasquatch was a fake, and the duo were attempting to turn a quick buck. The museum curator does suggest that if they bring her a new specimen, one that is real, they would be paid handsomely and she “wouldn’t ask questions.” Stanley, the brains of the operation, decides they should go find a freak show, and head to Florida.
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The Excellent House at the End of Time Arrives This November
Dark Sky Films announced today that The House at the End of Time is coming to DVD on November 11th. This is the film Shock caught at the Fantasia Film Festival and really liked; read our review here. Thirty years ago, young mother Dulce (Ruddy Rodriguez, The Living Daylights) was accused of murdering her husband and two children in their home. Despite her pleas that a malevolent force in the house was responsible for the killings, Dulce was sentenced to the maximum penalty of imprisonment.
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Starry Eyes Gets An Official One-Sheet, New Stills
One film I easily consider one of the best horror films of the year, Starry Eyes, is making its way to select theaters and VOD on November 14th from Dark Sky Films. I caught the film at SXSW, you can read my full review here. Today, we have the official poster and a handful of new images to share. Check ‘em out in the gallery below. Starry Eyes tells the story of Sarah Walker, a determined and desperate actor who would do anything to land her first big role. Unfortunately, this leaves her prey to a satanic cult who has been operating as Hollywood’s gatekeepers since the Golden Age.
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Olive Films Partners With Slasher Video, First Titles Announced!
Olive Films has announced their distribution agreement with Slasher // Video, an independent label dedicated to releasing obscure horror films on DVD. Olive Films will remaster and release the entire Slasher // Video catalog on DVD/Blu-ray in 2015. Known for its carefully-curated and handsomely-packaged releases of classic films on home video, Olive Films is proud to bring the same level of care and affection to Slasher // Video releases. The first Olive Films-Slasher // Video release will be the 1984 cult horror film Satan’s Blade on Tues, Feb 24, 2015. Synopsis: The haunting legend of the mountains becomes a shocking reality when seemingly innocent holiday-makers become victims of sadistic stabbings. Romance and murder are horrifyingly entangled. Satan’s Blade will stop at nothing.
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