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Fantastic Fest Review: Cub Doesn’t Pull Any Punches
Connoisseurs of campground-set body count films will take delight in the carnage-filled Cub, the feature directorial debut of Jonas Govaerts. The slasher film essentials are (mostly) all accounted for and some tropes are effectively turned on their head. And, here we have a director who is drawing from nostalgia and clearly has a confident grasp on the architecture of the slasher sub-genre. What he understands is that he needs to make a movie his own, give it some personality and that he does successfully in a slick, aggressive and merciless way. Cub really doesn’t pull any punches. There’s a lot of morally questionable things at play and perhaps one genuinely upsetting scene for the animal lovers out there, but holy shit did I have fun with this one.
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Scream Factory Specs For The Dark Half, Monkey Shines
Looking for a cinematic reason to give thanks this season? Not to worry, Scream Factory has you covered.Two of George Romero’s underrated classics are heading to Blu Ray this November, just in time for the holiday and loaded with special features. On November 18th, George Romero’s The Dark Half and Monkey Shines will hit stores…
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Two Clips Tease the Terror of The Scarehouse, VOD Details Revealed
The Scarehouse is making its way to VOD platforms this Halloween. Shock has learned that the world premiere is going to be held on October 5th in Windsor, Ontario (where it was filmed). If you happen to live in the area, you can get ticket information here. Meanwhile, D Films is giving the horror flick a Canadian release October 10th while Universal brings it to VOD in the U.S. on VOD/iTunes October 21st (it will hit Canadian VOD then as well). In anticipation of this release, we have two clips to share with you.
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Netflix Horrors: Recommends & the Latest Titles Added to Instant 9/19
“Netflix Horrors” is a regular column in which Shock Till You Drop alerts you to the latest genre titles to hit the VOD service. It’s been a while since our last update (it was a big one, click here for that). Today, however, Shock has four titles to tell you about that are available for the first time on Instant. I’ve included any relevant links to reviews and offered my own “pass” or “recommendation” in case you’re wondering what to add to your queue.
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Sony Pictures Takes Woman Versus Shark Tale In The Deep
Sony Pictures has, according to Deadline, secured a new spec script today with In the Deep. Hailing from scribe Tony Jaswinski, the thriller is teased by the outlet as “’127 Hours’ meets ‘Jaws’” and is said to offer a protagonist in form of a woman in her 20s and an antagonist in the form of…
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Godzilla Sequel Locks Returning Screenwriter Max Borenstein
Although it’s no huge surprise given the success of this summer’s monster blockbuster, Deadline today confirms that Gareth Edwards’ planned Godzilla sequel will again feature a screenplay by Max Borenstein. Teased at Comic-Con, the next Godzilla sequel hits theaters on June 8, 2018 and, according to Legendary’s SDCC panel, the King of Monsters will be bringing a few friends. (Rodan, Mothra and King Ghidorah were suggested as potential future foes).
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Insidious Chapter 3 Delivers Spooky Verse on a New Teaser Poster
A teaser poster for writer/director Leigh Whannell’s Insidious Chapter 3 has arrived online today and, as you can see in the gallery viewer below, it offers some creepy verse tied to the May 29, 2015 release. Insidious Chapter 3 stars Dermot Mulroney and Stefanie Scott alongside Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, and Whannell, with the latter…
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