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Exclusive! Cult Filmmaker Jackie Kong Launches Blood Diner Revival and Tour

27 July 2016 9:34 AM, PDT

Beloved cult filmmaker Jackie Kong unleashes the mother of all Blood Diner events. We are in love with cult director and all around mad genius Jackie Kong. Recently, we praised Kong’s berserk 1984 “bad cop” comedy Night Patrol (read that raving and drooling essay here) and called it the funniest movie ever made. We stand…

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- Chris Alexander

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Watch the New Trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s Split

27 July 2016 9:03 AM, PDT

Controversial director returns with very strange looking psychothriler, Split. After the unexpected critical and commercial success of divisive writer/director M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit last year,  The Sixth Sense helmer has re-teamed again with Blumhouse Productions to release Split, a truly perverse looking psychodrama starring James McAvoy and The Witch’s Anya Taylor-Joy. Here’s the official…

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- Chris Alexander

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Toronto’s Lost Episode Film Fest Offers a Wealth of Amazing Horror

26 July 2016 7:48 PM, PDT

Toronto horror and cult film fest returns for a 4th go-around. Toronto’s fledgling fright film fest Left (Lost Episode Fest Toronto) will let loose the lineup for its 4th annual go-around on August 5th – 7th at the historic Carlton Cinema.   And what a lineup it is; 10 acclaimed feature films, all of which…

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- Chris Alexander

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SHOCKing Sonnets: Spielberg and Matheson’s Duel

26 July 2016 10:06 AM, PDT

Shock’s resident poet Nigel Parkin presents original works that go deep inside the soul of horror classics. Duel: Death of a Salesman? I How can he go so fast? This is not real. That must be it. I’m lost in a nightmare Where I have no real power or control, Where children laugh at me…

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Watch the Trailer for New Slasher Saga Pitchfork

26 July 2016 8:23 AM, PDT

Shock pokes around and gives you a peek at the Pitchfork trailer. Last week at the Fantasia Film Festival, Pioneer Motion Pictures dropped the teaser trailer and poster for their latest flick, a gory neo-slasher effort called Pitchfork.  Emmy-nominated choreographer Glenn Douglas Packard makes his directorial debut with this one, a tender tale of a…

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Book Review: Eric Red’s White Knuckle

26 July 2016 8:03 AM, PDT

Shock reviews Eric Red’s blistering road horror novel White Knuckle. Calling writer/director Eric Red the king of “Highway Horror” is appropriate. Witness some of his earliest and best known credits, serving as screenwriter for Robert Harmon’s blistering 1986 meditation on masculinity and violence The Hitcher and Katherine Bigelow’s 1987 neo-western vampire drama Near Dark. Both…

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New Photos From ‘Evil Glasses’ Sci-Fi Horror Flick Let’S Be Evil

25 July 2016 3:21 PM, PDT

Here’s 9 shots from the twisted and brilliant new film Let’S Be Evil. Shock just got an eyeful of a pack of photos from writer/director Martin Owen’s absolutely spellbinding “supernatural spectacles” sci-fi horror flick Let’S Be Evil. Review to follow this week. Here’s the synopsis: Three chaperones are hired to supervise an advanced learning program…

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Drafthouse Releases ABC’S Of Death 2 1/2 Exclusively on Vimeo

25 July 2016 11:53 AM, PDT

Homegrown horror sequel to premiere exclusively via Vimeo next week. Drafthouse Films has announced the upcoming release of ABC’S Of Death 2 1/2: World Competition Edition, the result of an extensive global campaign intended to spotlight the most passionate and talented upcoming filmmakers in the horror genre. The latest entry in the beloved franchise will…

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The Horror of Jeff Goldblum

25 July 2016 10:49 AM, PDT

Shock examines the darker side of actor Jeff Goldblum. After running our review of Scream Factory’s Blu-ray re-release of Philip Kaufman’s mesmerizing 1978 remake of Invasion Of The Body Snatchers, we got to thinking about beloved American actor Jeff Goldblum. The towering (in every respect – the actor stands 6’4) performer has made a mark…

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Secretly Scary: Bon-Bon’s and a Body Count in Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory

25 July 2016 9:36 AM, PDT

Lee Gambin’s Secretly Scary column finds the malevolence in 1971’s Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory. Horror movie tropes exist within many other film genres, from straight down the line character driven melodramas all the way right through to family entertainment geared towards children. And of course, when these family films’ main concentration is fixed…

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The Feminist Allegory and Powerful Poetry of Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing #40 Story “The Curse”

25 July 2016 7:43 AM, PDT

Shock flashes back to one of the most powerful werewolf tales ever penned. I once collected comic books. I had many. It was a passion. But I was selective. I was drawn to the dark side, always. I was drawn to outsiders. To monsters. To protagonists choked with anxiety and who struggled to maintain their…

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