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Of the core Universal Monsters, the big three are Frankenstein’s Monster, Dracula, and the Wolf Man. This is an undeniable fact. Of those, two are based on books, while the third is a product of a screenplay. Now both Frankenstein and Dracula were gothic novels that have been adapted large and small over the years with varying degrees of success (or dare I say appreciation). However, the Wolf Man has no great gothic novel to draw atmosphere and grandeur from and often relies on cliched tropes to flesh out its film. All that changed when Universal took The Wolf Man and remade it with The Wolfman (notice the subtle title change?) with grand style that gave the monster a lush playground to feed in.
Starry Eyes is this year’s must see Hollywood horror thriller. A film that takes you on a journey though the mind and soul of an artist that only wants to be a star and is willing to do anything to achieve that transformation.
The film lingers long after the credits end leaving the viewer with their own thoughts on just how to move on after what they have experienced. Shock had a chance to sit down with Starry Eyes Directors Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch and pick their brains on this world of actors with hearts of glass and producers with souls of Satan…
There is a lot of horror being produced but unfortunately, much of it doesn’t get to the public outside the festival circuit.
A lot of great shorts are produced that never find a home at all.
Sideshow Pictures and Harrington Talents are aiming to change that with The Boneyard, a brand new home for cinematic horror that will premiere a new short every Wednesday.
Back in the heyday of arcade games, there was no series story with important actions to be performed, it was all about fun excess. Big guns and bigger explosions and a devil-may-care attitude. Those core digital values make up the core of Xbox One’s insanely fun Sunset Overdrive, the game that brings the party in a big way!
Sunset Overdrive has a set up straight out of ’80s arcade gaming. A new energy drink by mega corporation Fizzco has went array, turning the residents into crazed mutants. Fizzco has enclosed the city with a giant wall to keep all the mutants in and attempt to cover up the debacle. At the center, you play an everyday slacker punk who has no priorities. So now that you are up to speed, what is the game like?
Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer’s Starry Eyes hits theaters and VOD this Friday. The film centers on an actresses named Sarah who finds that all she has ever wanted is at her fingertips for a deadly price.
Starry Eyes is a film that deals with the selling of one’s soul in the ultimate way.
Alex Essoe plays Sarah, the films victim of her own expectations and Shock spent some time with Ms. Essoe to talk about just what makes Alex tick and the horrors of bringing a character like that to life.
Death is one of the few inevitabilities that we as human beings have trouble dealing with. The idea that we must be alone is one that can force us into impossible situations. The idea of being alone after death is what drives Axelle Carolyn’s Soulmate at it’s core.
Audrey (Anna Walton) loses her husband in an auto accident. Feeling the wait of her loss, she dresses up, runs a bath, and slices her wrists. There is a knock at the door so she submerges herself underwater to wait for death, but death does not come for her…life does.
Well, it looks like next Halloween will bring Scream to television after all. We have had casting rumblings and rumors concerning the Ghostface but now we know we have release details.
MTV has ordered Scream to series for October 2015.
The series will consist of 10 episodes and star Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus, John Karna, Connor Weil, Carlson Young, Tracy Middendorf, Joel Gretsch and newcomer Amadeus Serafini.
Alien: Isolation was met with a lot of resistance when it was first announced. Coming hot off the heels of the disastrous Aliens: Colonial Marines, there was understandably a lot to prove. Well, this week, Alien: Isolation has finally dropped on Playstation, Xbox, and PC, and I am pleased to say that, for the first time, the alien has truly arrived.
The game opens up 15 years after the events of Alien. Amanda Ripley, who works as a technician, is approached when the Nostromo’s flight recorder is found and being held at the space station Sevastopol.
It’s that time of year again when Shock Till You Drop gets to visit Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights for a sneak peek at what they have in store. This year, as with previous, we got to tour two of the mazes in detail. We have a look at the latest The Walking Dead maze as well as an all new, original maze entitled Clowns 3D with music by Slash.
Our first stop took us to a twisted clown with rolling eyes and a mouth as a doorway. This was the entrance for “Clowns 3D”. Halloween Horror Night mastermind John Murdy met up with us there and showed us a hint of what we would be in for. The story is twisted. There was this ice cream emporium that had a funhouse, but as time went on, people stopped coming, they don’t like clowns anymore. So the owners have fallen on hard times and need to find a way to drive up business once again.