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Editorial: In Defense of the Sexy Halloween Costume
It’s that time of year again. The weather’s cooling, jack-o-lanterns are being placed proudly in front of houses like glowing badges of honor, haunted attractions are booming, and bloggers are dictating what costume is and is not okay to wear. By this point, I’ve lost track of how many posts I’ve read belittling women who wear provocative clothing on Halloween night. Men and women of all ages seem to be infuriated at the idea of a woman using one of the biggest party nights of the year as an excuse to dress up and let loose, despite how many times some of those same exact women have worn revealing outfits every other night of the year. For some reason, Halloween seems to bring out hatred just as much as it does nostalgia in people. After all of the rampant lecturing, I felt that it was time for someone to come along and defend the sexy Halloween costume.
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Classic Horror Versus Modern Horror Analyzed in Monster Mash Parody
Barely Political has posted a riff on the classic “Monster Mash” – forever a representation of “old horror” – that see classic genre icons commenting on the current state of horror in “Modern Monster Mash.” It’s silly as hell, but man is it accurate. It reminds me of a recent Q&A Fred Dekker participated in here in Hollywood. The Monster Squad director was asked if a contemporary take featuring today’s horror icons would work and he scoffed, criticizing today’s boogeymen for not being relatable.
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New Poster Debut for First-Person Thriller You Are Not Alone
Earlier this year, Shock introduced you to the upcoming thriller You Are Not Alone. With the American Film Market looming, the filmmakers have passed along to us an all-new one-sheet along with an updated synopsis. Read on and scroll down further for a sales trailer. As seen from the first-person POV, Natalie, a recent college graduate, reconnects with friends and family as she visits her hometown over the Fourth of July. The town is inundated with news of a dangerous sociopath who is in the midst of a spree killing and reportedly within the area. Experience what happens when Natalie crosses paths with said killer.
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Patrick Stewart Joins Cast of Bluin Ruin Director’s Green Room
Jeremy Saulnier, director of Blue Ruin, just landed another impressive cast member for his latest thriller Green Ruin. Patrick Stewart is now set to star in the film which is currently shooting in Portland, Oregon. Patrick Stewart plays Darcy Banker, the unflinching and industrial leader of a ferocious white supremacist fiefdom based in the Pacific Northwest.
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A Live-Action Critters Digital Series in the Works
How’s this for news “out of nowhere”? Warner Bros. has launched a digital content division that will roll out short form content including shows based on the Mortal Kombat series. But get this: The new division – called Blue Ribbon Content – has a series based on the ’80s creature feature Critters in the works. Here’s the listing that was part of a larger announcement.
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Halloween Horror Nights Orlando: An Interview With Face Off’s Laura Tyler
Over the weekend, Shock Till You Drop came face-to-face with a collection of oddities featured in “Face Off – In the Flesh,” one of the many scare zones that pepper the streets of Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights Orlando. Attendees walk through this ominous, fog-enshrouded block of the theme park and feast their eyes on various creatures that were featured on SyFy’s hit reality series Face Off. During a mini-press day at the theme park, I spoke with Face Off season 5 winner Laura Tyler whose history with Universal Studios goes back well over a decade.
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SEGA Announces Five Add-On Packs for Alien: Isolation
Two-weeks after its global release to critical praise and respectable sales, SEGA has announced that Alien: Isolation will get five add-on packs starting with “Corporate Lockdown,” which will be released on October 28. “Corporate Lockdown” offers players three new challenging and terrifying maps (“Severance,” “Scorched Earth” and “Loose Ends”) for the game’s Survivor Mode. Each…
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