Matthew Vaughn’s Marv Films has acquired the motion picture rights to the “ghostgirl” series of young adult novels by author and filmmaker Tonya Hurley, says Variety.
Vaughn and Valerie Van Galder will team up to produce.
“ghostgirl,” published in 2008 by Little Brown and Company, “centers on a high school senior who is desperate to be popular even after her death — from choking on a Gummi Bear.” Subsequent titles have included “ghostgirl: Homecoming,” “ghostgirl: Lovesick” and a Spanish-language installment “Dia de Muertos.”
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
And if I should die before I awake,
I pray the popular attend my wake.
Charlotte Usher feels practically invisible at school, and then one day she really is invisible. Even worse: she’s dead. And all because she choked on a gummy bear. But being dead doesn’t stop Charlotte from wanting to be popular; it just makes her more creative about achieving her goal.
If you thought high school was a matter of life or death, wait till you see just how true that is. In this satirical, yet heartfelt novel, Hurley explores the invisibility we all feel at some times and the lengths we’ll go to be seen.
I’ve been falling behind on FX’s “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” which is turning out to be the worst in the series. With the death of Twisty, the season’s suspense also died.
Our Bree Ogden has also been struggling through the past few episodes, and we hope things pick up with next week’s ‘Tupperware Party Massacre’.
“In the wake of a tragic loss, Jimmy sinks into a drunken despair. A reading from Maggie spurs Dandy to action. Stanley and Elsa track down the Twins.”
Check out the promo below.
There’s no denying that Dave Mustaine and the vast amount of musicians that have at some point or another comprised thrash metal icons Megadeth have written some tasty licks. In fact, some riffs have become staples in the training of burgeoning metal guitarists, almost like a rite of passage before you can ascend to the next level of guitar knowledge.
But you’re only a true fan if you can riff and shred your way through 160 Megadeth guitar licks, playing a few seconds of every song the band has released AND in chronological order! Sound insane? Well, it kinda is, but that didn’t stop Travis Simpson from doing just that!
Below you can watch Simpson as he plays a sample from every track from every album and all in the order in which they were released. Note, he does state in the video description that the guitar tracks, “…were muted during the guitar tuning swaps so you don’t have to hear the sound of a disconnected guitar.”
What’s your favorite Megadeth riff?
The Silent Hills demo that stunned and terrified people upon its release shot hopes and expectations for the series to near astronomical heights when it was announced that not only would the game be worked on by Hideo Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro but also that it would star The Walking Dead favorite Norman Reedus.
However, what if I told you that it’s not actually Norman Reedus in the playable teaser but someone a bit more…aquatic. That’s right, I’m talking about Octodad!
The video below shows our tentacled father figure is actually the “man” behind the viewpoint. And as for Lisa, well she’s actually been someone else all along. Check out the video for all the evidence you’ll ever need!
Yesterday I pushed the idea that Rob Reiner’s Misery could be one of the scariest movies ever made.
Today I started thinking about Fire In the Sky, an alien abduction horror movie that I personally think contains some of the scariest scenes ever caught on film. In fact, I think it’s safe to say this is the most terrifying alien abduction sequence ever.
Directed by Robert Lieberman, the 1993 film follows an Arizona logger who mysteriously disappears for five days in an alleged encounter with a flying saucer in 1975. It’s said to be a true story, although recent investigators believe this to be a hoax.
No matter, Fire In the Sky sort of reminds me of The Exorcism of Emily Rose, in which the courtroom scenes were awful compared to the sequences with Emily Rose (Jennifer Carpenter). Fire In the Sky isn’t much of a movie when aliens aren’t stalking D.B. Sweeney’s character. To say it’s one of the scariest movies ever made, eh, but to say it has the scariest scenes ever, I’ll second that.
Watch for yourself…
I’ve had a lot of time to spend at home lately, which means quality Netflix time! Last night, during a pumpkin pie induced haze, I decided to take a trip back to my childhood and watch a few episodes of Goosebumps. Some episodes still held a creepy vibe that still hit me in the 8 year old gut and others…well they didn’t hold up as well. However, one character will always have a place in my spooky heart.
Slappy the Ventriloquist Dummy has been a staple of the Goosebumps franchise since it began. Slappy, and various other dummies, appears in 9 books, 3 episodes, and the upcoming feature film. You can buy collectibles and your own life size Slappy Dummy. Basically, he’s the Chucky of kid’s horror TV. So here is my official ranking of “Night of the Living Dummy” episodes!3. “Night of the Living Dummy 3″ (Pt 1 & 2)
This may be the most remembered episode from the entire Slappy series. “Night of the Living Dummy 3” was a two part episode (a common gimmick used over the entire series) about 2 kids, Trina and Daniel, who are forced to spend some vacation time with their lame-brain cousin, Zane (played by Hayden Christensen). Zane is afraid of everything and his cousins are determined to terrify him this year. What follows are a variety of ventriloquist dummy shenanigans that Trina and Daniel are blamed for but didn’t actually do. After Trina and Daniel’s parents ban them from going to summer camp they decide to find out what’s really going on. While Slappy has been alive the whole time, it’s actually been Zane getting back at them for previous pranks.
And that’s why this is my least favorite of the bunch. It spends the entire first part making us think Slappy is the one playing the jokes but the reality is just sort of lame. Yeah, Zane has found his courage and earned his cousin’s friendship and blah blah blah. Boring! The second half reunites our 3 main characters with Slappy who has decided to turn Zane into a dummy for all of his joke playing. The Zane dummy is quite frightening though and it always bothered me as a kid. But what will forever stick in my brain is Zane’s head doing a complete 360…eeesh!
When constantly put-out middle child, Amy, gets Slappy as a mysterious gift she decides to win the family with jokes. Too bad Slappy is a total asshole and ruins Amy’s life by saying mean things to her family. Amy finally convinces her older sister that Slappy is real when he comes to life and tries to put his soul into one of them (basically as creepy as it sounds). They presumably kill Slappy and the family returns to normal.
As the pseudo “middle child” of this list, I have to peg this one as not bad but not great either. I ranked NOTLD3 lower because it made me wait two episodes before it got to the Slappy action (not as creepy as it sounds). So at least with this one, it doesn’t make you wait until next week to see what you should have been watching the whole time. I also thought this one was a lot funnier because Amy could have very easily convinced her family Slappy was real by talking at the same time he did. But, kids are stupid so things like that didn’t matter on this show.
Clearly, this is the most Child’s Play like in title and story line which is probably why it’s my favorite. Slappy joins with ventriloquist Jimmy O’James in a two man act traveling the country. One night Slappy spots young Katie in the audience who happens to be carrying Mary-Ellen, the blonde girl doll of his dreams! He abandon’s Jimmy and sneaks himself into Katie’s house in order to hunt down his woman. But wait! Turns out Mary-Ellen is actually alive too and has been controlling Katie and threatening to kill her parents. Yes, this show for 7 year olds, shows a beloved toy threatening to kill a little girl’s family while also being in love with psycho-mechanical, murder-toy from hell!
This is the absolute best from this trilogy of episodes. Mary-Ellen manages to be even scarier than Slappy for a time until the big reveal happens. I guess blondes aren’t Slappy’s thing after all and he’s wanted to marry Katie the whole time. Thank you R.L. Stine for actually making a kids version of what could have been a really fucked up horror movie.