On Monday, April 14, at 8PM, Syfy will be premiering its newest series, "Metal Hurlant Chronicles". The show is imported from French company WE Productions and follows the sci-fi anthology Metal Hurlant, better known in the United States as Heavy Metal.
We got a sneak peek and will let you know what to expect.
The episode Syfy shared with Dread Central is "King's Crown," based on a bloody tournament being held to determine the new king as the previous ruler is nearing death.
The episode is absolutely loaded with awesome fighting action featuring Michael Jai White and Scott Adkins. The athleticism and choreography displayed in the various dueling scenes is easily worth the price of admission here.
Aside from the fighting, which is obviously the centerpiece of the episode, the acting is okay and the digital effects are very good at times, but not always consistent. There are a few spots where the computer-generated images look a bit cheesy, but other times when they are outstanding.
The setting appears to be medieval times at first, but we soon see the presence of droids. We learn that the society was once a technological haven, but a corpulent and malicious king stripped his people of all technology and plunged them back into a new dark ages, keeping the technology for himself. (He did still have a Facebook page, but being the only one with access, it became kind of boring. Okay, that part's not true.)
Overall, the episode was a lot of fun. The action was top-notch, and although the acting might not have been Oscar-worthy, it was good enough to carry the story, which had a nice twist ending. And each new episode of "Metal Hurlant Chronicles" will feature a new cast, new world, and whole new story, making for a completely fresh experience every time. It's definitely worth tuning in to Syfy next Monday to see the premiere episode of "Metal Hurlant Chronicles."
Based on the popular comics anthology Metal Hurlant, each of the 12-episodes in this series take place on a different planet with a different cast, linked together by the presence of an asteroid, which plays a vital role in their lives – and the future of their civilization. The international cast includes James Marsters, Rutger Hauer, Michael Jai White, and Joe Flanigan.
Word of a new horror anthology film has come our way called The Fear Project, and we have your first look at the trailer for this coming in 2015 fright fest! Read on for that and more details. Go on! You know you wouldn't be here if you had something else to do!
The Fear Project will feature four tales of terror from directors Alex Deck, Owen Mulligan of DeadFi, Dion Cavallaro and Paul Thomas of Freeze Frame Films (The Eidolon State), Douglas A. Plomitallo of ScaredStiffTV, and Kenny Collins of Enter Viral Media.
The Fear Project is a Canadian/American/Australian found footage horror anthology in the vein of V/H/S. It aims to take the idea started by the geniuses behind that film and turn it on its head, presenting gripping psychological horror tales which have a strong contrast to the gory, often overtly violent tones of V/H/S.
After their friend becomes the latest victim in a chain of throat slashing murders, two young men go to the scene of the crime to investigate. While there, they discover a room lined wall-to-wall with old television sets and a plethora of terrifying videos, each containing a piece of the puzzle. What they ultimately discover will change their lives forever.
In A Haunted House 2, Jaime Pressly plays Megan – the lighter side of an interracial couple with more than the usual problems. A mother of two, she and her kids move in with Malcolm (Marlon Wayans) – but little does she know his possessed ex-girlfriend Kisha (Essence Atkins) is living right next door...
And there’s nothing worse than a scorned demonic woman.
Pressly is no stranger to the horror genre (her first starring role was in the straight to video sequel to Poison Ivy, back in 1997), but she’s mostly known for comedy (the actress won two Emmys for her performance as Joy in "My Name Is Earl") – so what could be more perfect than mixing the two for A Haunted House 2?
We had a chance to sit down with Ms. Pressly at a press junket in Beverly Hills and get the scary scoop, 1:1.
Dread Central: Tell me a little about how you came on to this project with Marlon.
Jaime Pressly: Well, I mean they basically approached me with it, to see if I wanted to do it and I read it, met with the producers, and director. And of course Marlon. Marlon and I have known each other for fifteen years, so this was a great opportunity to finally work together. And you know, that was that. Shoots in L.A., so I didn’t have to take my son out of school. I was all for it.
DC: So for horror fans, what can they expect? I know there is a lot of parodies in this one. What are some of your favorites that they kind of send up?
JP: I think just in general because they were really good at, Marlon and Rick who wrote it were really good about touching on every single horror film that was made. So I mean, it kind of spans every generation because you can look back at The Exorcist and then you can look at the ones like The Conjuring. Like… we completely rebuilt the set of The Conjuring. So we have the identical set to that for one part of it. Anyway, I think the greatest part is though we spoof all the horror films and it’s a comedy we still scare the crap out of people. Everybody gets scared and then you turn around and ten seconds later they are laughing because they realize, ‘Oh My God they just scared me with something that I have seen a million times in films’ and now you’re laughing because we pointed out what you were just afraid of. You know what I mean. It’s the stereotypical thing that scares you all the time for some reason and we point it out. And to the fact that it’s all the stereotypes we make fun of in general with race and what ever else. It’s pretty funny.
DC: I interviewed Essence on the set, she is so sweet. But she doesn’t like you much in the movie though, right?
JP: No, but you don’t know… Well, my character doesn’t know. My character is oblivious to everything.
DC: So, do you have any interaction with the creepy doll? (I saw her on set, great replica) Everyone seems to love the Abigail doll, which is of course, a play on Annabelle from The Conjuring.
JP: You know, the person that interacts with her the most is Marlon. But we did have her in our room. You know, it’s again… my character is oblivious. My character didn’t realize that she was turning her head or watching us during our sex scene. My character had no idea until way after the fact that she (the doll) knew what was going on. So its mainly Marlon who interacts with her.
DC: He has got such a sense of comedic timing and that’s also really important in horror, so can you tell me what it was like to act with him in some of those wacky yet scary scenes?
JP: It is always great when working on a comedy, comedy is my first love, and to be able to work with somebody who is uninhibited as I am when it comes to comedy and unafraid and quick and you know on their toes and ready at all times it makes for a really good team. And he and I work really well together. We both are really unafraid to push the envelope. We kind of loved to push the envelope and make people a little uncomfortable at times. That’s part of what comedy is about, laughing at yourself. And he and I both love doing that. It was really great to team up with somebody who likes to do comedy the same way that I do. We work really well together. He is an incredible comic. He has great timing and he would do a twenty-minute take if you would let him. (laughter) He would just keep going and going and going...
The sequel to A Haunted House catches back up with Malcolm (Wayans), who is trying to get a fresh start after having to exorcise demons out of his ex. However, moving into a beautiful home with his new girlfriend and her two children does nothing to stop the paranormal — or the humor.
Marlon Wayans, Jaime Pressly, Gabriel Iglesias, Ashley Rickards, Steele Stebbins, Essence Atkins, Affion Crocket, Dave Sheridan, Hayes MacArthur, Missi Pyle, and Cedric The Entertainer star.
Open Road Films is releasing the spoof, which is directed by Michael Tiddes and co-written by Wayans and Rick Alvarez, on April 18th.
Crossing new lines and breaking old barriers, A HAUNTED HOUSE 2 is the sequel to the hilarious box office hit starring Marlon Wayans as Malcolm who, after exorcising the demons of his ex, is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children. After moving into their dream home, Malcolm is once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events. With spine-tingling tension and hilarious punch-lines, A HAUNTED HOUSE 2 is inspired by the latest supernatural horror movie franchises and shows that this time… it’s not just the house that’s haunted!
We've been waiting a long while (since last summer's San Diego Comic-Con, when we first heard about it) for the official synopsis of the planted pilot for the "Supernatural" spinoff known as "Supernatural: Bloodlines," and it's finally arrived!
"Supernatural" Episode 9.20 - "Bloodlines" (airs 4/29/14, 9-10pm):
SAM AND DEAN INVESTIGATE MONSTER FAMILIES IN CHICAGO — Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) investigate a case in Chicago, where they discover that various mafia-esque monster families are, unknown to humans, running the underbelly of Chicago.
One is a family of shapeshifters run by Margo Lassiter (guest star Danielle Savre), whose leadership is thrown into question when her brother, David (guest star Nathaniel Buzolic), returns home. The other reigning family in town is made up of werewolves, lead by Julian Duval (guest star Sean Faris).
While in Chicago, Sam and Dean meet Ennis (guest star Lucien Laviscount), a man with a personal vendetta against the monsters. The Winchesters warn Ennis about heading into the hunter lifestyle, but Ennis refuses to listen and starts down a dangerous path.
Robert Singer directed the episode written by Andrew Dabb.
On tap right now is your first look at a trio of new "Penny Dreadful" character posters including Victor Frankenstein - a Romantic poet-turned-surgeon fascinated with the mysteries of life and death, Sir Malcolm - a hardened African explorer determined to right the wrongs of his past, and Sembene - Sir Malcolm's sentry and confidant.
"Penny Dreadful" is set to premiere on Showtime on Sunday, May 11th, at 10PM ET/PT.
Timothy Dalton (Sir Malcolm), Reeve Carney (Dorian Gray), Josh Hartnett (Ethan Chandler), Harry Treadaway (Dr. Frankenstein), Rory Kinnear (The Creature), Billie Piper (Brona Croft), and Eva Green (Vanessa Ives) star. Danny Sapani portrays Sembene.
"Penny Dreadful" is created, written, and executive produced by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator) and executive produced by Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall) and Neal Street's Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, "Call the Midwife"). Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible) directs the first two episodes.
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Some of literature's most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula, are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. "PENNY DREADFUL" is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama.
For more info visit "Penny Dreadful" on Showtime, "like" "Penny Dreadful" on Facebook, and follow @SHO_Penny on Twitter. Be sure to also visit the Penny-Dreadful.com website; it's chock-full of goodies!
One thing we've learned about the Winchesters over our many years of watching "Supernatural" is that for the brothers work always comes first, as evidenced by this new clip from Episode 9.18, "Meta Fiction."
"Supernatural" Episode 9.18 - "Meta Fiction" (airs 4/15/14, 9-10pm): METATRON OFFERS CASTIEL A DEAL — Metatron (Curtis Armstrong) attempts to get Castiel (Misha Collins) to join forces with him. Still furious with Metatron, Castiel (Misha Collins) refuses, which sets a surprising plan in motion.
Meanwhile, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) capture Gadreel (Tahmoh Penikett). Thomas J. Wright directed the episode written by Robbie Thompson.
River Road Entertainment, Participant Media, Lionsgate International, and Focus Features have announced an October 14, 2016, release date for Juan Antonio Bayona's next film, A Monster Calls, which is being produced by Belen Atienza (The Impossible, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Orphanage).
A Monster Calls is based on the award-winning children’s fantasy novel by Patrick Ness (the Chaos Walking trilogy). The film is produced by Belen Atienza (The Impossible, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Orphanage).
It will be distributed by Focus Features domestically, Universal Pictures International for its theatrical and home entertainment release in Spain, and Lionsgate International throughout the rest of the world.
A Monster Calls is a visually spectacular drama about a young boy who attempts to deal with his mother’s illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that deal with courage, loss, and faith.
Ness wrote the novel based on an original idea by the late Siobhan Dowd, and he and illustrator Jim Kay won Britain’s prestigious Carnegie Medal and Greenaway Medal in 2012, presented to the year’s best children’s literature in the UK. Ness is adapting the screenplay from his novel.
More on this one as it comes.
The truly amazing in every way video game The Last of Us is about to get even better as Sony has announced and confirmed that a special remastered edition of the hot property is officially on its way to the PlayStation 4. Read on for details and art!
From the Press Release
Moving our efforts to the PS4 has allowed us to remaster an already phenomenal looking The Last of Us in 1080p with a list of upgrades including higher resolution character models, improved shadows and lighting, upgraded textures, along with even more improvements.
We love setting challenging technical hurdles for us when working on each game – and this is no different. We’ve been working hard on The Last of Us Remastered to release a next-gen evolution worthy of the 200+ Game of the Year awards, not to mention the acclaim and expectations of our fans. We will be revealing more detailed information about the upgrades for the PS4 version in the coming months.
In addition to all the technical updates, we’re also including an exclusive director’s commentary for all in-game cinematics featuring Creative Director and Writer Neil Druckmann; Voice Actor Troy Baker, who plays Joel; and BAFTA Award-winning Voice Actress Ashley Johnson, who plays Ellie.
We’ve released a ton of additional content since The Last of Us launched in June 2013, including our first ever single player expansion, Left Behind. We’re happy to say that the major content releases will be included with The Last of Us Remastered:
Whether you are new to The Last of Us or have played it already on the PS3, we hope you are all looking forward to this release. We are!
You can preorder The Last of Us Remastered for PS4 right now from many of your favorite retailers and receive these preorder bonuses:
If you preorder on the PlayStation Store, you will receive three extra preorder bonuses to unlocks in Factions multiplayer:
Now that we’ve finally gotten the official announcement out of the way, we’ll be keeping you updated regularly about The Last of Us Remastered until it releases summer 2014.
The full cast has been revealed for M. Night Shyamalan's latest foray into the world of the spooky known as Sundowning, and we have all the details you need minus the twist. That will come, as always, at the end.
The pillar of journalistic integrity known as IMDb has posted the cast (so take this with a grain of salt).
In addition to the previously announced Kathryn Hahn and Ed Oxenbould, it seems Erica Lynne Marszalek, Peter McRobbie, Olivia DeJonge, Deanna Dunagan, Benjamin Kanes, Jon Douglas Rainey, Brian Gildea, Shawn Gonzalez, Richard Barlow, Steve Annan, and Michael Mariano have all been added to the cast.
Black Swan's costumer Amy Westcott and production designer Therese DePerez are working on the film alongside French cinematographer Maryse Alberti (The Wrestler).
Hahn plays a single mother whose two young children visit their grandparents… and things go very wrong. Oxenbould plays her son, who is protective of his sister.
No other plot details were immediately available, as Shyamalan prefers to surprise his audience. However, “sundowning” is described as a psychological phenomenon associated with increased confusion and restlessness in patients with some form of dementia. Symptoms also include agitation and mood swings.
We first told you about the "hyper-violent" new film from Latefox Pictures entitled The Demolisher back in February and today we have a brand spanking new bit of teaser art for you cats to chew on! Dig it!
Check out the goods below via Bloody Disgusting.
From the Press Release:
Latefox Pictures will be slamming into production with The Demolisher, scheduled to begin shooting in late spring 2014.
Directed by Gabriel Carrer (In the House of Flies), The Demolisher chronicles the story of a man named Bruce (Ry Barrett; The Drownsman), an ordinary repairman tormented by a crippling sense of responsibility for his disabled wife, Samantha (Tianna Nori; Clean Break), a former policewoman and survivor of a gang-related assault. Bruce’s increasing hyper-sensitivity to the injustice suffered by his wife steers him down a dark path of vigilantism. With his rapidly disintegrating mental health, paranoia, and overwhelming sense of condemnation, Bruce channels his inner rage, punishing a young woman, Marie (Jessica Vano; The Unabomber Manifesto), and finding refuge in a world of intense violence.
The Demolisher is both a character study and a psychological examination of trauma, resulting in an unapologetic portrayal of what can happen when a fragile mind is pushed too far. “The film is complex and character-driven, dealing with an outpouring of raw emotion,” said director Carrer, also one of the film’s producers. “It delicately juggles our sympathetic nature and reactions to chance encounters with the dangerous and addicted intoxication of violence. The film’s narrative pertains to the film industry, or any industry for that matter, and the level of abuse that can be endured,” he concludes.
Award-winning cinematographer Martin Buzora (Neverlost) will capture the film’s fresh hyper-visual aesthetic. Along with Carrer, The Demolisher is produced by Barrett, AK Lamm, Duane Frey, Christian Burgess, Martin Buzora, Nathan Hawkins, and Andrew Wood.
For further information, visit the official The Demolisher Facebook page, which will be regularly updated with concept artwork and sneak previews from the upcoming soundtrack, produced worldwide by talented and upcoming electronic music producers and remixers.
One of the darlings of last year's Fantasia Film Festival was the wonderfully titled slasher film Discopath (review), and if you're up in the Great White North you'll be bringing this loony home soon!
The Canadian home video rights for the bloody slasher were awarded to Black Fawn Distribution, who will release the DVD in Canada on June 10th. Juice Distribution will be the ones who release the film through iTunes on April 29th.
Katherine Cleland, Sandrine Bisson, Ivan Freud, and Mathieu Lepage star.
The mid-70′s. A timid young New Yorker leads an uneventful life until he is fatefully exposed to the pulsating rhythms of a brand-new genre of music: disco. Unable to control his murderous impulses that stem from a traumatic childhood experience, Duane Lewis transforms into a dangerous serial killer exiled to Montreal.
Ah, the future. Who knows what it holds. Wonders? Horrors? Both? One way to find out would be to have someone time travel back to us and give us the skinny, but who knows what kind of butterfly effect that would cause? Enter the new series from WGN America.
Not sure how Dread-worthy this will turn out to be but Deadline is reporting that Gaumont International Television ("Hannibal") has teamed with filmmaker Justin Lin and his Perfect Storm Entertainment for "Radiant Doors."
The project, from writer Jeremy Doner ("The Killing"), has received a script against a series commitment, meaning that it would go straight to series if the pilot script gets WGN’s approval. Lin is set to direct and executive produce with Doner and Perfect Storm’s Danielle Woodrow and Troy Craig Poon with Ryan Andolina serving as co-producer.
An adaptation of the short story by Michael Swanwick which was featured in his Tales of Old Earth collection, "Radiant Doors" is described as a gripping drama series exploring how our society deals with the sudden arrival of a flood of refugees from a dystopian future.
“We have been wanting to work with both Justin and Jeremy and are so happy to have them come together on this project,” said GIT CEO Katie O’Connell. “The award-winning short story really captivated all of us with its transcendent themes.”
Both WGN America and GIT are in the straight-to-series business. WGN’s first original drama, "Salem," premieres April 20.
We told you that there was a remake or reboot or re-imagining or whatever they're calling it now of The Grudge a few weeks back, and today some details as to just what this flick will be have come to light.
Writer Jeff Buhler spoke with FEARnet recently about what we should expect...
"We’re not approaching this as a remake of the Sarah Michelle Gellar film or a remake of the Ju-on film,” stated Buhler. “This is pushing the mythology forward while keeping the concepts and spirit of those movies, yet finding a new way to tell a story within that world, which is exciting.”
Buhler also stated that the film will be home to "new characters, new ghost, and a new mythology. I’m not really at a liberty to say anything more than that for obvious reasons, as we are still in the scripting process. I think letting fans of the original series know that we are not going back to (the character of) Kayako and trying to mine what’s already been mined is important (though). We are still very early in the process.”
The original reboot of the 2004 Takashi Shimizu film starred Sarah Michelle Gellar, cost around $10 million, grossed $187 million worldwide, and hatched two sequels. It was based on the Japanese horror thriller Ju-on by Shimizu. The new one will be produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Taka Ichise with Roy Lee, Doug Davison, Joe Drake, and Nathan Kahane exec producing.
If the Jurassic Park franchise has taught us anything, it's that the idea of a dinosaur-filled amusement park is a much better one on paper than it is in reality. Death and destruction are not exactly what parents are after when they take their kids to theme parks...
So as you might imagine, the reviews for such a place wouldn't exactly be raving.
In this hilarious image we spotted over on the website Mandatory, someone imagined a world wherein Jurassic Park is a real place and is listed on business review site Yelp.
What would visitors have to say about their experience after returning home? Well, let's just say that the folks who return home are the lucky ones!
The Jurassic Park franchise continues with Jurassic World, set to hit theaters June 12, 2015. Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) penned the script with Derek Connolly and directs. Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall, and Pat Crowley produce.
Yesterday we shared with you the creepy trailer for Alex van Warmerdam’s Borgman, which has proven itself to be a hit on the festival circuit. A June 6th release date has been given to the flick, and on tap for you today is an image gallery full of hairy male nudity. Sound good?! Then dig in!
Jan Bijvoet, Hadewych Minis, Jeroen Perceval, Sara Hjort Ditlevsen, Eva van de Wijdeven, Annet Malherbe, and Tom Dewispelaere star.
Borgman is the central character in Alex van Warmerdam’s dark, malevolent fable. Is he a dream or a demon, a twisted allegory or an all-too-real embodiment of our fears? Borgman is a sinister arrival in the sealed-off streets of modern suburbia. His presence unleashes a crowing gallery of distortion around the careful facade constructed by an arrogant, comfortable couple, their three children, and nanny.
Albert Pyun is fighting through his health issues, and nothing's more therapeutic than doing what you love so he's back behind the camera for The Interrogation of Cheryl Cooper, a one-take film for which Pyun has released a short teaser.
The Interrogation of Cheryl Cooper stars Tommie Vegas, Shane Ryan, and Brittany Bochart. It's written by Cynthia Curnan, shot by Michael Su, and produced by Su and Curnan with music and sound design by Tony Riparetti.
The film is about a young woman name Cheryl Cooper (Vegas), who wakes up in what she believes is an interrogation room in a police station. She is interrogated by Detective Ben (Ryan) about being found at an unfinished Las Vegas hotel where there was a mass killing.
The detective is assisted by a young female rookie police officer named Officer Bardo (Bochart). Both try to get the details from Cheryl, and as they do, Cheryl begins to remember horrifying details that lead to the reveal of a terrifying fact.
The Interrogation of Cheryl Cooper will have its world premiere on May 2nd in Los Angeles and also has an invite to screen in Las Vegas' Pollygrind Film Festival in October.
A new horror comic series is kicking off in June from the dark and twisted mind of The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman with art by Paul Azaceta. Are you ready to enter the world of Kyle Barnes in Outcast?
Image Comics is releasing Issue #1 on June 25th, and you can click here to pre-order your copy from TFAW.
Kyle Barnes has been plagued by demonic possession all his life, and now he needs answers.
Unfortunately, what he uncovers along the way could bring about the end of life on Earth as we know it.
Tim Lebbon is a name Dread Central readers should be familiar with as we've reviewed many of his novels over the years like Bar None, Fallen, Dusk, Dawn, and more. He has a new one on the way tomorrow, Coldbrook, and to celebrate, we have an exclusive excerpt to share!
Coldbrook arrives April 8th in paperback and on Kindle from Titan Books.
CLICK HERE to download a PDF of our exclusive excerpt.
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Coldbrook is a secret laboratory located deep in Appalachian Mountains. Its scientists had achieved the impossible: a gateway to a new world. Theirs was to be the greatest discovery in the history of mankind, but they had no idea what they were about to unleash.
With their breakthrough comes disease, and now it is out and ravaging the human population. The only hope is a cure, and the only cure is genetic resistance: an uninfected person amongst the billions dead.
In the chaos of destruction there is only one person that can save the human race... But will they find her in time?
As a means to prep you for this Friday's theatrical release of Oculus (review), we have some exclusive video interviews to dig on with stars Karen Gillan, Katee Sackhoff, and Rory Cochrane.
Karen Gillan ("Doctor Who," Not Another Happy Ending), Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent, The Giver), Rory Cochrane (Argo, Parkland), and Katee Sackhoff ("Battlestar Galactica," Riddick) star.
Oculus is directed by Mike Flanagan from a script he co-wrote with Jeff Howard, based on a short film Flanagan and Jeff Seidman made in 2005. Trevor Macy (Safe House, The Strangers, The Raven) and Marc D. Evans (Safe House, The Strangers, The Raven) produced the film, and Jason Blum, Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley, Anil Kurian, D. Scott Lumpkin, Peter Schlessel, Dale Johnson, Glenn Murray, Julie May, and Mike Ilitch, Jr., serve as executive producers.
Ten years ago, tragedy struck the Russell family, leaving the lives of teenage siblings Tim and Kaylie forever changed when Tim was convicted of the brutal murder of their parents. Now in his 20s, Tim is newly released from protective custody and only wants to move on with his life; but Kaylie, still haunted by that fateful night, is convinced her parents’ deaths were caused by something else altogether: a malevolent supernatural force unleashed through the Lasser Glass, an antique mirror in their childhood home. Determined to prove Tim’s innocence, Kaylie tracks down the mirror, only to learn similar deaths have befallen previous owners over the past century. With the mysterious entity now back in their hands, Tim and Kaylie soon find their hold on reality shattered by terrifying hallucinations and realize, too late, that their childhood nightmare is beginning again…
The cast of "The Vampire Diaries" must be feeling the same fatigue we are with this season's stale storyline. Can co-star Paul Wesley's directorial debut, "Resident Evil" (#5.18), breathe some life into the show? While we wait to find out, here are a few new stills.
"The Vampire Diaries" Episode 5.18 - "Resident Evil" (airs 4/17/14, 8-9pm)
Both Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Elena (Nina Dobrev) are suddenly having unsettling dreams of an alternate version of the life they might have had together.
Bonnie (Kat Graham) has a disturbing encounter with Grams (guest star Jasmine Guy), who warns her about frightening changes on the Other Side. Enzo (guest star Michael Malarkey) gives Damon (Ian Somerhalder) unwanted relationship advice, then admits he is searching for a woman he loved decades before while he was held captive by the Augustines.
Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell) enlists Matt (Zach Roerig), Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen), and Tyler (Michael Trevino) to help track the Travelers and keep them from taking control of Mystic Falls. Bonnie is hurt and angry when she learns that Jeremy is working with Liv behind her back. Luke (guest star Chris Brochu) shows up at the Salvatore house and explains what he knows about Markos (guest star Raffi Barsoumian) and the Travelers to Damon, Elena, and Enzo.
Matt has a terrifying encounter with inhabitants of the Other Side. Finally, when Damon finds Markos, he is both relieved and disturbed by what Markos has to tell him. Paul Wesley directed the episode written by Brian Young and Caroline Dries.
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