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10 Unforgettable ‘Folk Horror’ Films
SHOCK examines 10 films that exemplify the sub-genre of “Folk Horror”. Although we generally associate the term “Folk Horror” with a strain of rural, uniquely British horror films, the sub-genre’s shadow is cast over international cinema and continues to affect contemporary genre filmmaking. With the impending release of Robert Eggers’ paralyzing New England Gothic THE…
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Exclusive Audio Interview: David Cronenberg on John Landis, Howard Shore, Making Movies in Toronto and More…
SHOCK editor combs his vaults and unearths a classic Cronenberg conversation. In case you were unaware, this writer – your humble editor – was born in Toronto and currently lives, loves and runs his various enterprises in and around the Toronto area. It’s a fine city, with a thriving film culture, rich history, plenty of…
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Watch the New Trailer for Karyn Kusama’s THE INVITATION
THE INVITATION releases new, spooky trailer. JENNIFER’S BODY director Karyn Kusama’s upcoming dreamy creeper THE INVITATION (read our review here) won’t see release until April 8th (in theaters and VOD via Drafthouse Films), but SHOCK is giving you a look at the new, intense trailer for the film. Have a look…   Need further edifying? Here’s…
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Witness the Trailer for New Irish Documentary HOSTAGE TO THE DEVIL
New documentary explores the story of Fr Malachi Martin.   Causeway Pictures released the new trailer for the upcoming documentary, HOSTAGE TO THE DEVIL. Over 5 years in production, director Marty Stalker has made a film which examines age old questions regarding the existence of the Devil, and the debate over good versus evil, all through the…
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Interview: Directors Chris and Benjamin Blaine on NINA FOREVER
SHOCK’s Richelle Charkot caught up with brothers Chris and Benjamin Blaine, the  duo behind the hilarious and heartbreaking NINA FOREVER. Think about the last partner you had trouble getting over. Wasn’t it a nightmare? Think about every time you watched a movie that they might like, or any time you scrolled over their name in…
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Interview: The Flesh and Fantasy of Artist Ryan Howe
SHOCK profiles emerging Canadian artist Ryan Howe. SHOCK recently attended a fan convention in Canada and discovered a talented artist by the name of Ryan Howe.  As Howe sat and completed commissioned piece after commissioned piece one couldn’t help but notice, at least to our eyes, that he combined an almost cartoon style with horror…
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First Person Action Gorefest HARDCORE HENRY Gets New, Mind-Bending Trailer
  Russian first person sci-fi/horror shoot-em-up HARDCORE HENRY played the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival under the title HARDCORE and, full disclosure…I walked out on it half way through.   Not because it was bad (though not really my cup of blood, in truth), but because I got stuck sitting in the first row and…
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