Check Out An Exclusive 3-Minute Clip from Starry Eyes

A grisly encounter goes down in an exclusive 3-minute clip from Starry Eyes which hits select theaters and VOD today.

You can read our positive review here, or, read our interviews with star Alex Essoe (here) and directors Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer (here).

Shock Interview: Starry Eyes Directors Dennis Widmyer & Kevin Kolsch

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…

Shock Interview: Alex Essoe of Starry Eyes

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.

Starry Eyes Official Trailer Teases Unhealthy Obsession

Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer’s Starry Eyes is coming to theaters and VOD fresh off of the festival circuit on November 14th. Alexandra Essoe stars as a young woman living in Hollywood who makes a dark, transformative decision. You can read our review here, or, check out a brand new trailer that has arrived via Dark Sky Films!

Synopsis: Determined to make it as an actress in Hollywood, Sarah Walker spends her days working a dead-end job, enduring petty friendships and going on countless casting calls in hopes of catching her big break.

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Starry Eyes Gets An Official One-Sheet, New Stills

One film I easily consider one of the best horror films of the year, Starry Eyes, is making its way to select theaters and VOD on November 14th from Dark Sky Films. I caught the film at SXSW, you can read my full review here.

Today, we have the official poster and a handful of new images to share. Check ’em out in the gallery below.

Starry Eyes tells the story of Sarah Walker, a determined and desperate actor who would do anything to land her first big role. Unfortunately, this leaves her prey to a satanic cult who has been operating as Hollywood

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Waxwork Announces Starry Eyes Soundtrack on Vinyl

Waxwork Records revealed today that it is handling the vinyl release of the Starry Eyes soundtrack. This is significant in that it’s the first contemporary score Waxwork is releasing. Previous releases include Re-Animator, Day of the Dead, Rosemary’s Baby, Creepshow and Chopping Mall. Friday the 13th is on the way later this month.
Starry Eyes’ score was composed by Room 237’s Jonathan Snipes. You can read my review of the film – which wowed me at SXSW – right here. Dark Sky Films is distributing; we’re just awaiting a release date. Get a sample of the score below.

The Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival is Coming!

The very first Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival is being brought to life via a partnership between Philadelphia’s The Awesome Fest and Wizard World Inc.
The event descends on Rosemont, IL August 21st – 24th and will coincide with Wizard World Chicago Comic-Con. Expect the usual array of panels, special guests, movies and, of course, Bruce Campbell himself.

Fantasia Welcomes Second Wave of Films, Subterranean Program

The Fantasia International Film Festival kicks off on July 17th and we’ve just received a breakdown of the latest films you can expect to see play at the annual event. Fantasia takes place in Montreal, Canada. I’ll be heading out there the last week of July (post-Comic-Con) to check out some films and provide some coverage here at Shock.

This year, Tobe Hooper will be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award and Ju-On: The Beginning of the End will make its international screening debut.

Eat Trailer Shows the Horrific Side of Being a Fine Young Hollywood Cannibal

Contracted, Starry Eyes…now Eat. It’s not a good time to be a woman in Los Angeles, apparently.

The first two films – one which is now on VOD/DVD, the other is awaiting distribution – depicted women going through extreme changes in the City of Angels.

Eat’s protagonist appears to be going through a self-inflicted transformation in L.A. and I dare you not to cringe at least once during this trailer for the film which is being touted at Cannes. BoulderLight Pictures is handling sales.

Monday Discussion: Have We Entered the Next Exciting Horror Boom?

I think the next horror boom has quietly crept up on us. It’s not as loud as previous booms, but it’s coming from an uncommon, exciting place. The last boom, I feel, came around late-’05 to maybe early-’07 or so (the one that brought us a lot of torture porn). Before that, we had the J-horror remake craze. And before that, the Scream/post-Scream era. Of course, you can go back beyond that and look further in horror history, but for the sake of this piece, I’ll just use those as an example.

Dementia Casts Bowen, Jones, Klebe and Senter

Gene Jones (pictured), AJ Bowen, Kristina Klebe, Marc Senter and Hassie Harrison have been cast in the upcoming horror film Dementia. Mike Testin will direct for BoulderLight Pictures, the company behind last year’s Contracted.

Jones and Bowen star in the upcoming The Sacrament. Klebe will be seen in Proxy, hitting next month, and Senter just saw Starry Eyes, a film he co-stars in, debut at SXSW.

SXSW: The Eerie Jay Shaw Poster for Starry Eyes

?Artist Jay Shaw continues to kill it. Seriously, this guy’s work is incredible. The team behind the upcoming horror film Starry Eyes, debuting at SXSW, enlisted him to do their poster art and we’ve got your first look here.

Expect to find a review for the Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer-directed film following the screening this weekend.

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Here’s Your First Look at the SXSW Entry Starry Eyes

The writing-directing team of Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer are poised to debut their thriller Starry Eyes, a film that takes place in Hollywood and puts a spotlight on the occult, at SXSW. Today, a trailer has hit the web which you can view here.

Starry Eyes tells the story of Sarah Walker, a determined and desperate actor who would do anything to land her first big role.

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