Blumhouse-productions

MTV Debuts a Teaser for the Thriller Series ‘Eye Candy’

One of MTV’s new shows, Eye Candy, just got an official teaser teaser which you can watch here. The show centers on tech genius Lindy, who is persuaded by her roommate to begin online dating and begins to suspect that one of her mysterious suitors might be a deadly cyber stalker.

When her friends at the elusive cyber-police uncover a potential serial killer in Manhattan, all signs point to one of Lindy

Letter from the Editor: A Farewell to Shock

My days are numbered here at ShockTillYouDrop.com.

As of November 26th, I’m stepping away from the site I’ve called home – my dark little haven to ramble about/analyze the horror genre – since early 2007.

To be honest, it feels weird writing that.

I’ve scrapped this “goodbye” a number of times the last few days only to return to it over and over again. But it’s time to face the fact that it’s time to move on.

I have to go.

Cybernatural Gets a New Title & Date, Mystery Blumhouse Film Revealed

Blumhouse and Universal have announced some significant updates today. Cybernatural, when it hits theaters April 2015, will be re-titled to Unfriended. The film was picked up after the Fantasia International Film Festival debut last year – you can read my positive review here.
The film has moved from an April 10, 2015 release to April 17, 2015.

Ushering in a new era of horror, Universal Pictures

Insidious Chapter 3 Moves into June 2015

Focus Features reps tell us Insidious Chapter 3 is now going to be a June 5, 2015 release. The film was going to originally open late May 2015. This now places the horror prequel up against the Entourage feature film. It’s also being moved one week ahead of Jurassic World.
The newest chapter in the terrifying horror series is written and directed by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell.

Shock Interview: Jessabelle Director Kevin Greutert

In Jessabelle, opening in select theaters and on VOD this Friday, November 7th: Returning to her childhood home in Louisiana to recuperate from a horrific car accident, Jessabelle (Sarah Snook) comes face to face with a long-tormented spirit that has been seeking her return – and has no intention of letting her escape.

Shock Till You Drop spoke with director Kevin Greutert, a longtime editor who made his feature debut with Saw VI who then went on to helm Saw: The Final Chapter and, later, Jessabelle for Blumhouse Productions. Below, you’ll also find a handful of exclusive stills from his supernatural thriller.

Blumhouse’s Lazarus Now at Relativity, Opening February 2015

Blumhouse Productions’ Lazarus has landed over at Relativity and will now hit theaters February 20, 2015. The movie previously reside over at Lionsgate.
Oliva Wilde, Mark Duplass, Donald Glover, Sarah Bolger and Evan Peters star.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi director David Gelb sits at the helm.

Blumhouse Productions Launches Book Division & Horror Anthology Novel

Blumhouse Productions is “director-driven,” as head honcho producer Jason Blum puts it, and he’s not wrong. The walls of the lobby in the Blumhouse headquarters are filled with photographs of every director the company has ever worked with including James Wan, Rob Zombie, Ciaran Foy, Peter Cromwell, and more. The only frame on the wall that doesn’t hold a photo is a single spot in the corner, almost identical to the rest, with the exception of a mirror in place of a picture. Blum says that every time he begins work with a new director, he places them in front of that mirror, and tells them that they’ll be the next one to make it to the wall.

In an industry where filmmakers often clash with the producers behind their projects, Blum’s approach to making movies is one that is very open and inspiring. For his next endeavor, Blum announced that he’ll be taking his beloved filmmakers in a different direction: a book division.

Phantom of the Opera is Heading to TV, Eli Roth’s South of Hell Begins Shooting

More news springing from the “horror on television” crypt… ABC is apparently at work on a new series inspired by The Phantom of the Opera.
Desperate Housewives’ Marc Cherry is overseeing the show which is a contemporary take on the Gaston Leroux novel. Says Variety: “The ABC rendition is billed as revolving around the cutthroat world of the music biz and will incorporate musical moments into story lines in the same vein as the ABC drama Nashville.”

Shock Video: We’re Talking With the Cast of Ouija

This Friday sees the release of Ouija and, recently, Shock Till You Drop attended a screening of the supernatural thriller at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Following a look at the film, we joined cast members Olivia Cooke, Daren Kagasoff, Shelley Hennig, Ana Coto and Bianca Santos in the spooky locale to chat about their experience working on this Blumhouse and Platinum Dunes production.
The gang talk about the “hilarious” time they had on set, Witchboard, working with director Stiles White, the proper handling of a Ouija board and why some cast members think the film is a “good family horror movie.”

Insidious Chapter 3 Trailer to Hit the Screen This Friday?

A Shock reader who works for a movie theater informed us today that they’ve received the teaser trailer for Insidious Chapter 3 and it’s apparently going to run before Ouija when the film opens this Friday, October 24th.
This makes sense because the latter is a Blumhouse Production (well, a joint production with Platinum Dunes that’s getting released through Universal).