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Horror Highlights: The Fright Before Christmas, Silver Scream Film and Comic Festival, Dementor Keychain

Still need to get into the holiday spirit? You can now watch Darren Field's The Fright Before Christmas, narrated by Vampire Bill himself, Stephen Moyer (True Blood, The Barrens). Also in today's Highlights: details on the 2nd Silver Scream Film and Comic Festival and Funko's Dementor keychain.

Watch the Short Film The Fright Before Christmas: "Vault Of The MacAbre Presents The Fright Before Christmas - Two macabre tales to chill you this festive season, narrated by Stephen Moyer (True Blood)"

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Silver Scream Film and Comic Festival 2017 in Dallas, Texas: Press Release: "Silver Scream Film and Comic Festival will be taking its second year on vacation — to Texas.

Normally held in Santa Rosa, CA and originally scheduled for February, the Famous Monsters and Cosmic-Con® event will instead run for three days at the Dallas Sheraton Hotel and Convention Center alongside Alien Expo™, the newest extravaganza from the producers of
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Life on the Line Clip Hits John Travolta with Shocking News | Exclusive

Life on the Line Clip Hits John Travolta with Shocking News | Exclusive
In limited theaters and VOD formats today, Lionsgate Premiere has provided us with an exclusive clip from Life On the Line, featuring John Travolta and Kate Bosworth. This scene shows John Travolta's Beau reacting to his niece Bailey, who reveals that she's pregnant, news which he is not terribly happy to receive. After raising his niece to stay away from others in his profession, Beau learns that Bailey was impregnated by one of his co-workers.

Lionsgate Premiere's Life On the Line is a riveting action thriller and family drama centered on Beau (John Travolta), his beloved niece Bailey (Kate Bosworth) and the hardworking men who risk their lives to work "on the line" and keep the electric grid running. These unsung heroes brave raging storms and dangerously dizzying heights in their dedication to keeping the populace safe. Toiling hundreds of feet in the air on wires carrying as much as 500,000 volts of electricity,
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Icons of Fright chats with Tales Of Halloween director Darren Lynn Bousman

Adding to our Tales Of Halloween (out now in limited theaters/VOD)coverage this week, we spoke to director Darren Lynn Bousman, whose “The Night Billy Raised Hell” segment shows the more mischievous side of Halloween. Having previously helmed Saw 2–4, Mother’S Day, The Barrens and other films, Bousman went for more of a comedic route with his segment and he & the rest of The October Society made one hell of an anthology, with Darren’s segment being an absolute blast from start to finish.

When we spoke to Mike (Mendez), he mentioned how the film itself came together, but I’m curious how your involvement specifically happened. Can you speak on joining the project?

It’s funny. It started with Andrew Kasch and at Jumpcut Cafe (Rip), which was pretty much the horror hangout. He asked me “Hey man, would you want to do an anthology?”, but I didn
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Icons of Fright Talks Alleluia!: The Devil’S Carnival With Director Darren Lynn Bousman!

Darren Lynn Bousman certainly knows how to make a wide variety of films. Having directed three Saw films (II, III and IV), the Jersey Devil shocker The Barrens and the brutal loose remake of Mother’S Day, the prolific director has done a lot for the genre…and we haven’t even gotten to his musicals yet. Teaming up with actor/songwriter Terrance Zdunich, Bousman helmed the fan-favorite Repo! The Genetic Opera, a film that has already achieved a large cult following in the seven years since it was made. Repo! was just the beginning for the Bousman/Zdunich duo, with 2012 seeing the debut of a new musical, The Devil’S Carnival, a circus extravaganza filled to the brim with many genre and musical names in one tale of a few people dealing with the sins they committed in life. Like Repo!, The Devil’S Carnival instantly attained a large fan base,
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Bousman/Zdunich Unleash Heaven Vs. Hell Musical Sequel Alleluia! The Devil’S Carnival; U.S. Tour begins August 11th in La

Fans of of both Repo: The Genetic Opera and The Devil’S Carnival can belt out high notes of joy, with the announcement of Alleluia! The Devil’S Carnival, the sequel to Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw 2, The Barrens) and Terrance Zdunich’s 2012 musical. The film, which stars Emilie Autumn, Tech N9ne (!), Adam Pascal and Paul Sorvino, as well as David Hasselhoff and Ted Neeley features music again written by composer/actor Zdunich.

Much like the Repo and the first Devil’S Carnival film, Alleluia! will kick off a U.S. tour, beginning with its August 8th premiere in L.A., before hitting the road for an all out, heaven vs. hell extravaganza that only Bousman and Zdunich could pull off with such gusto. We’ll be speaking with Bousman later this week regarding Alleluia!, so look forward to that, but in the meantime, grab your grease paint, warm up your
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New Trailer For Tales Of Halloween Sets The Tone Early For The Spookiest Night Of The Year

It may only be July, but it can take a while to get in just the right mood for certain annual festivities. So, thank goodness for the early arrival of a trailer for Tales Of Halloween – an anthology horror movie featuring ten different segments, directed by eleven different directors.

“Ten stories are woven together by their shared theme of Halloween night in an American suburb, where ghouls, imps, aliens and axe murderers appear for one night only, to terrorise unsuspecting residents.”

In many respects, an advantage of a horror anthology is the fact that it allows for many filmmakers to showcase their work, giving the whole project a fascinating blend of flavours. However, what is notable about Tales Of Halloween, is that – despite – featuring the work of very individual directors, there is an overall tone that snakes through each one, making it feel very much like part of a larger whole.
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Cherry Tree to open Frightfest by Jennie Kermode - 2015-06-25 12:31:33

Cherry Tree

With just two months to go until this year's Film4 Frightfest, David Keating’s Cherry Tree has been revealed as the opening film. It stars Naomi Battrick as a girl determined to save her father's life who makes a sinister pact with the head of a black magic coven (Anna Walton). It sees Keating reunited with Wake Wood scribe Brendan McCarthy.

"We have never opened with an Irish production before," said festival director Alan Jones. "So we figured it was about time to put a sharp focus on all the sterling work the Irish Film Board has done to promote the genre... Cherry Tree follows in their fine tradition offering storytelling excellence, great production values and terrific casting."

The closing film at the festival will be Tales Of Halloween, an anthology of creepy shorts helmed by Neil Marshall (The Descent), Darren Lynn Bousman (The Barrens), Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate), Adam Gierasch.
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Upcoming Tales Of Halloween Anthology Boasts Great Horror Lineup!!; Begins Shooting In November!

I’m an anthology nut. Sure there are definitely a decent amount of uneven and/or straight up bad ones, but the ones that do it right, Really work well for me. I just love the idea of horror filmmakers taking the short form of filmmaking and telling quality stories in a limited amount of time, which makes this announcement that much more exciting to write about.

Epic Pictures Group, the studio responsible for Big Ass Spider!, The Aggression Scale, Sushi Girl and many other popular genre films, have announced their deal to finance and produce Tales Of Halloween, a horror anthology boasting a pretty impressive roster of genre directors each putting their own stamp on the anthology format. The lineup includes Joe Begos (Almost Human), Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III & IV, The Barrens), Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate), Adam Gierasch (Night of the Demons, Fractured), Andrew Kasch (Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy
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Darren Bousman’s Abattoir Back On, New Cast Comes Aboard

Darren Bousman is back at it again on Abattoir after a few false starts. The director of Saw entries 2-4, Repo! The Genetic Opera and The Barrens is in pre-production on the supernatural thriller which is culled from the pages of his comic book of the same name.

Variety reports Joe Anderson (Horns), Jessica Lowndes and Dayton Callie (Sons of Anarchy) are set to star in the film. Bousman previously worked with Lowndes and Callie on The Devil's Carnival.

The post Darren Bousman’s Abattoir Back On, New Cast Comes Aboard appeared first on Shock Till You Drop.
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Saw II director Darren Lynn Bousman to helm sci-fi action film Apex

Darren Lynn Bousman, who directed such films as Saw II, Saw II, Saw IV, 11-11-11, and The Barrens has set his sights on his next film: an indie sci-fi action flick called Apex.

Described as a mix of Predator and Call of Duty, the film tells the story of a Special Ops team sent to optain a weapon of mass destruction from North Korea. The team is then transported to another world, and must fight for survival against a dangerous alien race.

Written by newcomer James E. Cavanaugh, Apex is taking shape at 2511 Productions in association with Ambiance Pictures. Joe Di Maio (Kid Cannibis, The Last Call) will produce along with Aaron Ray (V/H/S, Beyond a Reasonable Doubt).

Bousman calls Apex “a love letter to the sci-fi films I grew up watching with my dad, such as Alien, Predator, Enemy Mine, Tremors. But I also want it
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Darren Lynn Bousman Headed to the Apex

We have a crazy amount of love around these parts for director Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw franchise, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Mother's Day, The Barrens) so any time a story breaks involving him, we're all over it. Read on for the skinny on his latest flick, Apex.

Per THR, Bousman is attached to helm the indie sci-fi action project, which is described as Predator meets Call of Duty. The plot tells of a Special Ops team, sent to obtain a Wmd from North Korea, that is transported to another world. The team members then find themselves pitted against a dangerous alien race.

James E. Cavanaugh conceived the idea and wrote the screenplay with an eye on current scientific trends in physics and biology.

Apex is being produced by 2511 Productions in association with Ambiance Pictures. Producing are Joe Di Maio, whose credits include Kid Cannabis and Last Call, and Aaron Ray,
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‘Devil in the Woods’ (aka The Barrens) Review

Stars: Stephen Moyer, Mia Kirshner, Allie MacDonald, Peter DaCunha, David Keeley, Erik Knudsen, J. Larose, Shamier Anderson, Max Topplin, Michael Copeman, Shawn Ashmore | Written and Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman

When I sat down to watch Devil in the Woods I suddenly had a case of déjà vu because I’ve seen this movie before. I’m confused as to why The Barrens has been released as Devil in the Woods, probably the most confusing part is I’d watched it on VOD as The Barrens in the UK. It’s only a small detail anyway, as Devil in the Woods (as I will call it for this review) is a film worth seeing.

When Richard Vinryard (Stephen Moyer) takes his family on a camping holiday looking to get away from civilisation he is less than impressed to find that the camping ground he used to visit as a child
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Devil In The Woods DVD Review

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman

Starring: Stephen Moyer, Mia Kirshner, Allie MacDonald, Peter DaCunha, David Keeley, Erik Knudsen, J. Larose, Shamier Anderson, Max Topplin, Michael Copeman, Shawn Ashmore

Running Time: 94 Minutes

Certificate: 15

The woods have never been a fun place in the world of film, so quite why we often see such camping trips as the solution to family problems is beyond me. I suppose getting in touch with nature away from the civilised world and modern distractions is what lures so many unsuspecting groups into the cold and miserable wilderness, where large looming trees block out the sun, making everything constantly grim. But what about the murders, monsters, and general threat of death? Swings and roundabouts.

In Devil In The Woods (or The Barrens in the Us), Stephen Moyer plays Richard Vineyard, who takes to the woods with second wife (Kirshner), daughter from first marriage (MacDonald), and son from current
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True Blood's Stephen Moyer Spies a Devil in the Woods

"True Blood" star Stephen Moyer takes the lead in director Darren Lynn Bousman's Jersey Devil-themed nightmare Devil in the Woods (known in the Us as The Barrens; review here), and in honor of the flick's UK home video release, we have a new still!

Look for the release on 3 March 2014 via the folks at Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment.

Synopsis:

Richard (Moyer) is eager for his new wife (Mia Kirshner) and their combined family to get along so he plans a vacation to the reclusive Pine Barrens.

Desperate for real solitude, Richard leads them deeper into the woods, where it quickly becomes clear that all is not peaceful as animals are found mutilated and horrifically killed. Struck down by illness, Richard and his family are stranded as the local legend of the ‘Jersey Devil’ that stalks the darkened woods starts to haunt their thoughts.

What started out as a peaceful
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Attn La: Come To A Free Screening of Dave Parker’s New Horror Film Coldwater!

If you’re an La native, then listen up! Dave Park, director of The Hills Runs Red, and Bloody Disgusting want you to come out and see his latest film Coldwater, for absolutely free! Not only will you get a advance peek at what Icons own Robg calls “indie cinema at its finest!“, but you’ll get to attend a panel hosted by Bloody Disgusting, with special guests Adam Green (Hatchet, Holliston, Frozen) and Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II-IV, Mother’S Day, The Barrens)!

The screening is January 9th, 7:45 Pm, at The Crest Theater, and all you need to do is shoot an email over to RSVP@nuhofilmfest.com for tickets. Come out, see a killer new film, and support indie cinema!

Synopsis:

Andre, recovering from a recent accident, agrees to help his friend Robert by taking over a house-sitting job at an unusual home nestled in the heart of Coldwater Canyon.
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Start the New Year Off With a Scream! See Dave Parker's ColdWater in L.A.

Director Dave Parker (a Dread Central favorite) is gearing up to screen his latest film, ColdWater (review), as part of the New Hollywood Film Festival, and if you're in Los Angeles next week, you should make it your business to be there!

The screening taking place on January 9th is presented by NuHo along with our buddies over at Bloody Disgusting at the Crest Theater in Westwood (1262 Westwood Blvd., Westwood, CA 90024); and there will be an impressive array of talent on hand for a pre-film Q&A that will be conducted by Evan Dickson.

Making an appearance will be Parker along with Adam Green (writer/director of Hatchet, Frozen, and “Holliston”), Darren Bousman (director of Saw 2, 3, and 4; Repo! The Genetic Opera; The Barrens; and The Devil’s Carnival), and Adrienne Biddle (producer of Bryan Bertino’s upcoming Mockingbird and former Rogue Pictures exec).

The Q&A starts at 7:45 Pm sharp,
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The UK Finds a Devil in the Woods Next March

"True Blood" star Stephen Moyer takes the lead in director Darren Lynn Bousman's Jersey Devil-themed nightmare Devil in the Woods (known in the Us as The Barrens; review here), finally making its way to DVD in the UK.

Look for the release on 3 March 2014 via the folks at Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment.

Synopsis:

Richard (Moyer) is eager for his new wife (Mia Kirshner) and their combined family to get along so he plans a vacation to the reclusive Pine Barrens.

Desperate for real solitude, Richard leads them deeper into the woods, where it quickly becomes clear that all is not peaceful as animals are found mutilated and horrifically killed. Struck down by illness, Richard and his family are stranded as the local legend of the ‘Jersey Devil’ that stalks the darkened woods starts to haunt their thoughts.

What started out as a peaceful family trip ends up being a deadly nightmare.
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Darren Bousman in Pre-Production on Abattoir

Although Darren Lynn Bousman has been talking about it publicly since 2009 - not just here at Shock, but on his social media channels - the existence of his new film, Abattoir is being made "official" via a trade break at Variety today.

The director of Saw II - IV and The Barrens is in pre-production on the haunted house thriller for Radical Studios.

He'll be working from a script by Chris Monfette.

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Found Footage Mystery Evidence Trailer Debut!!

My biggest complaint with found footage movies is that 9 out of 10 films within that sub-genre use the same angle: someone somehow found a tape, and edited it into a score-filled movie, blah blah, yadda yadda. While some of them work in my opinion (V/H/S/2, Cloverfield, etc), most end up falling pretty flat, due to not really offering anything new. Olatunde Osunsanmi(The Fourth Kind)’s upcoming Evidence looks like that interesting take that might be a breath of fresh air into the found footage plateau. Instead of the typical angle, the film revolves around a couple of detectives played by the underrated as hell Stephen Moyer (see Darren Lynn Bousman’s The Barrens for proof) and Radha Mitchell (Pitch Black, Silent Hill) sorting through a crime scene’s evidence to find out what happened.

A trailer for the film has found its way online(thanks to the Shock
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Darren Bousman Prepares for Sacrilege, Film Heads to Cannes

Red Sea Media has acquired the horror-thriller Sacrilege, to be directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II-IV, The Barrens).

The film - which is being shopped at the Cannes film market - will be produced by Rick Dugdale of Enderby Entertainment through Enderby’s horror division Tony-Seven Films, Sean E. DeMott through Execution Style Entertainment and Chris M. Bonifay through Limb from Limb Pictures.

In the interest of full disclosure, yours truly is also on board to co-produce. The script is penned by Jared Rivet.

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