Last night's events on "The Originals" have serious repercussions in the upcoming Episode 1.15, "Le Grand Guignol." Klaus will stop at nothing to get revenge, and here's a preview of what's ahead.
"The Originals" Episode 1.15 - "Le Grand Guignol" (airs 3/4/14, 8-9pm)
A NIGHT AT THE OPERA — In a series of flashbacks to 1919, Klaus (Joseph Morgan) opens up to Cami (Leah Pipes) and reveals details of the devastating secret Rebekah (Claire Holt) and Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) were trying to keep from him.
Elijah (Daniel Gillies) forms an unlikely alliance with Monique (guest star Yasmine Al Bustami) and asks for her help in locating Sabine (guest star Shannon Kane.)
Elsewhere, Thierry (guest star Callard Harris) is reluctant to get involved when Marcel and Rebekah approach him with a plan to take down the witches. Meanwhile, in the bayou, Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) is at her wits’ end and holds Sabine hostage in an attempt to get information that will reverse the curse on Phoebe’s werewolf clan.
Chris Grismer directed the episode written by Declan de Barra and Diane Ademu-John.
We were happy to see "Supernatural" return to the airwaves tonight, and we're already looking ahead to next week's Episode 9.15, "#THINMAN," since it includes the fan favorite Ghostfacers. Here are several new photos and the promo for the ep to get you ready.
"Supernatural" Episode 9.15 - "#THINMAN" (airs 3/4/14, 9-10pm)
THE GHOSTFACERS RETURN — A teenage girl (guest star Ali Webb) is killed, and the final selfie she took before the attack shows a ghostly figure in the background.
Looking for something to keep them busy, Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Sam (Jared Padalecki) head to Washington to find the ghost.
While the two interview the girl’s mother, Betty (guest star Maria Marlow), they are surprised when she starts talking about cold spots and fritzing. When they ask her about bringing up paranormal signs, Betty replies that the “supernaturalists” who called earlier brought it up.
Enter Harry (guest star Travis Wester) and Ed (guest star A.J. Buckley), the famous supernaturalists.
Jeannot Szwarc directed the episode written by Jenny Klein.
The first bits of casting news have arrived for The CW Network's latest horror property, "iZombie," and we've got the full details right here for ya on our blood-loving menu! Read on!
Deadline reports that David Anders (pictured) has been cast in Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero’s CW drama pilot "iZombie." He'll star alongside Alexandra Krosney and Malcolm Goodwin.
"iZombie" is a supernatural crime procedural that centers on Liv, a med student-turned-zombie who takes a job in the coroner’s office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With the help of her medical examiner boss and a police detective (Goodwin), she solves homicide cases in order to quiet the disturbing voices in her head.
Goodwin’s Clive is a detective who recently received a promotion from Vice to Homicide but has been floundering for his first two months and is in desperate need of making a case. Though dubious at first about Liv’s “psychic” powers, she demonstrates too much accuracy for him not to take her seriously.
Krosney plays Peyton, Liv’s best friend and roommate who is baffled by Liv’s recent behavior and feels like they’re drifting apart. Anders plays the show’s bad guy, Blaine, an entitled rich kid who bites off more than he can chew in the drug business.
We should have more soon so stay tuned!
Given the box office success of last year's The Conjuring, it was inevitable that a sequel would follow. Today Warner Bros. has set a release date for that sequel, known tentatively as The Conjuring 2. Read on for the when, kids!
According to THR, The Conjuring 2, which will not be directed by James Wan (it doesn’t have a director at all at this stage), will open October 23, 2015. No other movies are on that date at this point in time, although Universal is opening up Guillermo del Toro’s Gothic horror movie Crimson Peak on October 16.
New Line has also slotted an October 3, 2014, date for an untitled horror movie. The company did not disclose details of the project, but since the date is under eight months away, speculation is running rampant that it could be the currently filming Conjuring spin-off Annabelle or the Wan-produced Crawlspace.
We shall see.
While we're all still mourning from the announcement that the wonderful Harold Ramis has passed on, Sony Pictures chimed in today with a quick update on the status of the long talked about Ghostbusters III.
According to THR, director Ivan Reitman is scheduled to meet with Sony production brass in the coming days to assess how to move forward on the project that is in active development, according to sources. Ramis, who starred in the 1984 original and 1989 sequel alongside Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd, was poised to appear in a third outing in a cameo role -- like Murray and Aykroyd -- that set up a baton-passing to a trio of newcomers.
The script, written by "The Office" writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, will now need to be revamped.
"There will be some repercussions," says a project insider.
A studio source downplayed the impact on the project, however, insisting that Ramis was involved in Ghostbusters III only minimally. Ramis, who co-wrote the first two Ghostbusters, held a first-dollar gross stake in the third film along with Reitman, Aykroyd, and Murray -- a position that will revert to his estate. But no deals have been inked yet, and there have been signs that the principals instead would take break-even cuts in order to get the film off the ground.
"He was always great to bounce something off of, and that will certainly be missed," the source says of Ramis. "But it won't affect the script."
Even before Ramis' death, the script had not progressed enough for the film to begin shooting in 2014. Now, the studio will have to adjust without an on-screen assist from Ramis' Dr. Egon Spengler.
Our buddies over at BlairWitch.de scored what looks like the first official still from the latest Stephen King adaptation, Cell. We have every pixel of that bad boy hot, fresh, and on tap for ya! Check it out, and look for more on this one as it comes.
Paranormal Activity 2's Tod “Kip” Williams is directing. Isabelle Fuhrman, Samuel L. Jackson, and John Cusack (all pictured) star.
When a powerful signal is broadcast across mobile networks worldwide, cell phone users’ minds are instantly and dangerously re-programmed. Heading north through New England in search of his wife and son, Clay Riddell (Cusack) is joined by a group of survivors hoping to fend off the bloodthirsty and hyper-connected “phoners.”
Kevin Bacon is enjoying a pretty robust time in his career. With "The Following" turning out to be a hit series (regardless of how incredibly brain dead many of its characters are), he's now taking up residence in a new chiller from Blumhouse. Read on for details.
THR reports that Bacon will star in 6 Miranda Drive, the latest microbudget thriller being made by Jason Blum's Blumhouse banner. Radha Mitchell is in negotiations to star opposite Bacon in the pic, which was written by and will be directed by Greg Mclean, the Australian filmmaker behind slasher Wolf Creek and killer croc flick Rogue.
The project centers on a family that unwittingly brings a fear-feeding supernatural force with them when they return from a Grand Canyon vacation.
Based on true events, the movie is about a family that unwittingly brings a supernatural force home with them from vacation. Feeding off their own fears, the evil presence threatens to destroy them from within as it takes over their lives and home, with terrifying results.
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So far the best part of this season of "The Following" has been its guest stars, and word has just come of another one heading our way that will definitely keep us watching the show at least through March! Read on for the details.
In a recent chat with Sean Decker for FEARnet, Klebe revealed, "I have a two-episode arc on the series 'The Following' that airs around March 24 and 31, I think." We'll keep our eyes open and let you know once the dates are confirmed.
In addition, Zack Parker's Proxy (review here), in which Klebe co-stars, comes out theatrically on April 18, Easter weekend, so you'll have another chance to see her then!
Well, this is some of the worst news we've gotten so far this year. Syfy has announced that Season 4 will be the last for "Being Human" and has provided us with a "thank you" video from the cast members. In addition we have a preview of new week's Episode 4.08, "Rewind, Rewind..."
From the Press Release:
Hi, Friends - With the second half of “Being Human’s” 4th season set to kick off, our human-at-heart characters are about to embark on a journey full of twists, turns, and surprises that will culminate in a spectacular series finale on Syfy on Monday, April 7th.
Showrunner Anna Fricke and the talented producers, writers, cast, and crew have done an amazing job bringing this show to life over the past four seasons, and we sincerely thank them and the series’ production company, Muse Entertainment, for their hard work. They’ve saved the best for last with the final six episodes that revisit the story’s beginning, leading to a not-to-be-missed send-off for Aidan, Sally, Josh, and Nora.
"Being Human" stars Sam Witwer as vampire Aidan, Meaghan Rath as ghost (and witch) Sally, and Sam Huntington and Kristen Hager as werewolves Josh and Nora.
"Being Human" Episode 4.08 - "Rewind, Rewind..." (airs 3/3/14)
Using magic gets Sally stuck in the past, and her efforts to return to the present end up changing the future for herself and her roommates.
We've been following John Fallon's directorial debut for some time here on Dread Central, and we're happy to report that The Shelter has wrapped filming and is now balls deep into the post-production process. Read on for details and to check out a brand new still!
From the Press Release
John Fallon's directorial debut, The Shelter, starring Michael Paré (The Lincoln Lawyer, Streets of Fire), Gayle James, Rachel Whittle, Lauren Thomas, Brigette Rose, and Amy Wickenheiser, enters post-production this week.
The film was financed by Bruise Productions and JoBlo Movie Productions, and Holbrook Multi Media will be handling the post duties. Bobby Holbrook II acted as the director of photography on the film, and Fallon had this to say as to why he went back to Holbrook to finish the picture:
"Working with Holbrook Multi Media on The Shelter production was a pleasure. I never had this much fun on a set. They were resourceful, knowledgeable, relentless, and brought with them an endearing positive energy. I connected with their stellar work ethic; hence, with that and the fact that they understood the type of picture we were making, I decided to go with them [for] post-production. We start this week, and I am beyond excited!"
Bobby Holbrook II will continue on the movie as chief editor and colorist along with other Holbrook support staff.
"The Holbrook experience on the shoot of The Shelter was fun," said Bobby. "Lots of fun, and [it] confirms our belief that with a great story, outstanding director, and experienced actors, all that's left is the right equipment and a crew dedicated to not just doing their jobs but to the film itself, and amazing things can happen. It was a pleasure working with everyone involved during production, and I am thrilled to continue this with John into post."
John Fallon directed the film from his own screenplay, Donny Broussard (Little Houses) and Fallon produced the picture, Erin Bennett was the production manager, Shawn Knippelberg will be scoring the film, while Thomas Wilson (James Wan’s The Conjuring and Insidious: Chapter 2) is handling the film’s VFX.
On a star-filled night, widower and homeless man Thomas (Michael Paré) finds shelter for the night when he falls upon a vast two-story house with the lights on and an inviting open front door. He strolls on in, thinking he just caught a lucky break, and for a while it would appear as though he did. But soon enough he realizes that the house won’t let him leave, as its doors are all locked while its windows cannot be opened or broken. Destiny has brought Thomas to this place. What does it want from him? Will he survive the ordeal?
Once post is completed, The Shelter will hit the festival circuit and will be seeking worldwide distribution. The film will have a presence at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. For more info in the meantime, keep it locked on the official The Shelter Facebook page.
Last year You're Next delivered a memorable tale of home invasion hunters becoming the hunted. This year Tiger House has its sights set on doing the same. Read on for the early details!
As per Screen Daily, shooting has begun on the home invasion thriller, which is set in the UK and currently being filmed in South Africa. Theatre director Thomas Daley is at the helm.
Kaya Scodelario ("Skins") stars as Kelly, a teenager who fights back after an armed gang break into her boyfriend’s home and take him and his family hostage.
The cast also includes Ed Skrein and Dougray Scott.
Tiger House is the first film by to be produced by Glass Man Films, comprised of producers Richard Mansell (Only Lovers Left Alive) and Tarquin Glass, in partnership with South African producer Ronnie Apteker.
Executive producers are Tendeka Matatu for Ten10 Films; Will Clarke, Andy Mayson, and Mike Runagall for Altitude; and Gary Millner.
AMC has released a new trailer for the remaining episodes in Season 4 of "The Walking Dead," and it features the song "Heavy Games" by Portugal. The Man. Dig it!
"The Walking Dead" Episode 4.12 - "Still" (airs 3/2/14)
Faced with the day-to-day survival of life outside shelter, a simple request by someone in the group leads to a bizarre but enlightening mission. Written by Angela Kang; directed by Julius Ramsay.
To stay up-to-the-minute on all things walker related, follow @WalkingDead_AMC on Twitter and visit "The Walking Dead" on Facebook. For more be sure to hit up the official "The Walking Dead" page on AMC.com.
Isn't it amazing how quickly movies hit home video nowadays after being released into theaters? A mere three months after haunting the big screen, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (review) heads home. Read on for details!
The so-called "spin-off" will hit Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD outlets on April 8th in the wake of a digital release on March 18th. The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack includes an extended unrated version and some new found footage while the DVD boasts only the theatrical cut.
In the film questions are answered, the mythology is taken ten steps further, and when the witches show up, it's for a hell of a lot more than just to say "BOO." This flick delivers on all counts and is not to be missed. It's nothing short of a gift to fans.
Written and directed by Christopher Landon, the film stars Andrew Jacobs, Jorge Diaz, Richard Cabral, Carlos Pratts, and Eddie J. Fernandez.
Pray all you want. It won't save you. But you can follow Paranormal Activity on Twitter (@TweetYourScream) for more upcoming announcements, as always keep an eye on the official Paranormal Activity Facebook page, and check out official Paranormal Activity on Instragram!
Now that the orgasmic full official trailer for Legendary Pictures' Godzilla is here, we took the liberty of grabbing some screenshots that not only wowed us but also gave us our first glimpses of the creature Big G battles in the flick known as Muto. Check 'em out!
Gareth Edwards (Monsters) directs an all-star cast that includes Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Johnson, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, Richard T. Jones, Sally Hawkins, Akira Takarada, Victor Rasuk, Yuki Morita, C.J. Adams, and Gary Chalk.
In theaters May 16, 2014, an epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
Making his first appearance in 1954 (Gojira), Godzilla is a giant monster that lives in the sea that comes from the ocean to feed on mankind.
You can visit the official M.U.T.O. Research website here and the "Awaken the Truth" part of the Godzilla website here.
One of the few actors to appear in all three seasons of "American Horror Story," Lily Rabe is on a roll as far as genre fare is concerned, and she's just been tapped to star in two upcoming projects that will further endear her to us horror fans. Read on!
First up, THR reports that Rabe will topline low budget supernatural thriller The Veil, which is being produced by Blumhouse Productions. She joins the previously announced Thomas Jane and Jessica Alba.
Written by Robert Ben Garant and set to be directed by Phil Joanou, the film's story revolves around members of a religious cult known as Heaven's Veil, who take their own lives. The truth behind what really happened remains buried deep in the memory of the sole survivor, a 5-year-old girl, who returns to the compound with a documentary crew as an adult. They soon discover something that is far more terrifying than anything they could have imagined.
Rabe will play the adult survivor opposite Alba’s doc filmmaker.
Also, Deadline reports that Rabe will star in the ABC pilot "The Visitors," a TV venture from Steven Spielberg's company Amblin. Penned by Soo Hugh, "The Visitors" chronicles the race against the clock to defeat an unseen alien enemy out to destroy the world.
Rabe will play Claire Bennigan, an FBI agent and single mother who is torn between work and home life.
Word of a "hyper-violent" new film from Latefox Pictures landed in our inbox this week, and with pre-production for The Demolisher kicking off in Toronto, we have the first details, some concept art, and a teaser poster to share.
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.
We've been talking about the "Metal Hurlant Chronicles" around these parts for what feels like forever, and finally we have some good news... We'll finally be able to see it too!
According to Variety, Syfy has acquired the first two seasons of the French science-fiction/action series "Metal Hurlant Chronicles."
Helmed by Guillaume Lubrano, the English-language show was produced by We Productions and is co-produced by Belvision and Nexus. “Metal Hurlant Chronicles” is based on the French sci-fi and fantasy comics anthology published in the U.S. as “Heavy Metal” and created by comic artists Jean Giraud (a.k.a. Moebius) and Philippe Druillet in 1974.
“Metal Hurlant” became a hugely popular sci-fi phenomenon in the 1980s and inspired the 1981 animated film Heavy Metal. A flurry of international actors, including John Rhys-Davies (The Lord of the Rings), Michael Biehn (The Terminator), Jimmy Jean-Louis (“Heroes”), Scott Adkins (The Expendables 2), James Marsters (“Buffy”), and Michael Jai White (“Black Dynamite”), have joined the cast of the second season, which will premiere on France 4.
Syfy will launch the series’ first season in April.
Earlier today we posted several soundbites from the stars of "Hannibal," and now we're back with a clip from the Season 2 premiere, Episode 2.01, "Kaiseki," in which the good doctor and Jack Crawford fight to the finish.
"Hannibal" Season 2 premieres on Friday, February 28th.
Related Story: See all of our "Hannibal" coverage here.
"Hannibal" Episode 2.01 - "Kaiseki" (airs 2/28/14; 10-11PM)
Will (Hugh Dancy) is determined to fight for his innocence as Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) and Jack (Laurence Fishburne) try to wrap their heads around the fact he’s behind bars.
Meanwhile, Alana (Caroline Dhavernas) faces a strained relationship with Will while Kade Purnell (Cynthia Nixon) with the FBI pays him a visit.
Also starring Hettienne Park, Aaron Abrams, Scott Thompson, and Gillian Anderson.
Long before Spider-Man got rebooted and any wolves got punched in The Grey, Sam Raimi and Liam Neeson collaborated on a superhero flick with a Gothic love story that was a hit with both audiences and critics.
To celebrate the release of the Darkman: Collector's Edition, Scream Factory is sponsoring an amazing contest. Two winners will receive a Darkman: Collector's Edition Blu-ray each, and one Grand Prize winner will get both a Darkman: Collector's Edition Blu-ray AND a limited-edition 18"x24" poster (only 200 have been printed) featuring the newly commissioned artwork!
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SCREAM FACTORY will release DARKMAN: COLLECTOR’S EDITION Blu-ray, featuring all-new interviews with Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Larry Drake, Danny Hicks, make-up effects artist Tony Gardner, production designer Randy Ser, art director Philip Dagort and much more! This definitive collector’s edition also contains a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork, a reversible cover wrap with original theatrical key art. A must-have for loyal fans, movie collectors and pop culture and comic book enthusiasts to complete their entertainment library, the DARKMAN: COLLECTOR’S EDITION Blu-ray is priced to own at $29.93 SRP.
In the darkest hour, there’s a light that shines on every human being, but one...
Liam Neeson and Frances McDormand star in this explosive, action-packed thriller from director Sam Raimi. Dr. Peyton Westlake (Neeson) is on the verge of realizing a major breakthrough in synthetic skin when his laboratory is destroyed by gangsters. Having been burned beyond recognition and forever altered by an experimental medical procedure, Westlake becomes known as Darkman, assuming alternate identities in his quest for revenge and a new life with a former love (McDormand).