With the tagline "Evil Beware – The World’s Weirdest Heroes Are Here!" comes the first word on joint Dark Horse Comics/Sequential Pulp Comics project The Halloween Legion. Read on for the details.
From the Press Release:
Dark Horse Comics and Sequential Pulp Comics proudly announce THE HALLOWEEN LEGION™, a new graphic novel written by Martin Powell (Mars Attacks Popeye), illustrated by Thomas Boatwright and Diana Leto.
The sleepy rural town of Woodland is protected by a mysterious group of extraordinary guardians. They come from a place of eternal October, where orange, gold, and crimson leaves follow you in the autumn breeze.
THE HALLOWEEN LEGION characters - The Skeleton, The Witch, The Ghost, The Devil, and Autumn the Black Cat - are the creations of writer Martin Powell and illustrator Diana Leto, who share a passion for All Hallows' Eve.
“I had the notion for The Halloween Legion, a team made up from Halloween archetypes, when I was still in high school, but it’s taken this long for me to know who they really are,” Powell explains. “Diana has added considerably to their visual and personal charm. She instinctively knows the World’s Weirdest Heroes as well as I do, and they are very real to us. The art by Thomas Boatwright captures the HL’s whimsical nature without diluting the darkness lurking within our little group of weirdos. At last, they are ready to be born into comics and graphic novels – and now every day will be Halloween!”
Also included in the full-length graphic novel is Martin Powell’s autobiographical “Once Upon a Halloween,” illustrated by Diana Leto. The eerie tale is, according to Powell, his very own origin story.
"This is such a wonderful project to work on,” adds co-creator Leto. “The story really brings back some magical childhood memories of Halloween, and the message that Martin's ‘weird’ characters deliver is an important one for children and adults."
Sequential Pulp Comics is a graphic novel imprint distributed by Dark Horse Comics, specializing in works of classic and new pulp literature. Producer Michael Hudson says, “Martin and Diana’s characters have depth and soul. I fell in love with them from day one. The stories are pure pulp fun that will hook everyone.”
No firm release date has been announced other than "soon" so keep it here for more as it comes.
We haven't talked much about Dead Mine, a co-production of HBO Asia and Singapore-based Infinite Studios, but with XLrator Media poised to release the Indonesian flick on Blu-ray and DVD in the US on May 28th, we've gotten our hands on its trailer and artwork.
Directed and co-written (with Ziad Semaan) by UK director Steven Sheil (Mum & Dad), the film stars cult Japanese action star Miki Mizuno (Bayside Shakedown), Ario Bayu, UK actors Sam Hazeldine and Les Loveday, and Malaysian actress Carmen Soo.
The legend of Yamashita's Gold lures a treasure hunter and his group deep into the Indonesian jungle. Once they are trapped in an abandoned World War II Japanese bunker, they face the terrifying reality that the only way out is to go farther in.
The new film from director Jennifer Blanc, The Night Visitor, has scored itself an online home, and we have the directions you need to get your indie horror-loving heart over there pronto. Read on for details.
The cast is led by Brianne Davis (Prom Night, Among Friends, Jarhead), Vedette Lim (Halo 4, "True Blood"), Gary Cairns (Hero Wanted, “Justified”), Jennifer Blanc-Biehn (“Dark Angel”, Wrong Cops, The Victim), Mark Gantt (The Bannen Way, Ocean’s 11), and Tara Buck (“True Blood”, “Justified”, Tomorrow You’re Gone).
Check out the the official The Night Visitor website here.
When a suburban couple hires a new age spiritualist to help with their troubled marriage, her advice to video their lives 24/7 to help reunite the family turns out to reveal their son is having conversations with an unseen entity, calling itself the Night Visitor. Beware of those that come at night.
We are just two little days away from the premiere of Rob Zombie's The Lords of Salem, and if you're in the Los Angeles area, you can go to the premiere along with Zombie and company and check out special events all weekend. Read on for details.
THURSDAY, APRIL 18TH
SPECIAL FRIENDS & FANS SCREENING
10PM @ AMC BURBANK 16
FEATURING Rob Zombie, Sheri Moon Zombie & Cast
FRIDAY, APRIL 19TH
SPECIAL Q&A SCREENING
8PM @ THE ARCLIGHT HOLLYWOOD FEATURING Rob Zombie & Sheri Moon Zombie
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SUNDAY, APRIL 21ST
SPECIAL Q&A SCREENING
7:30PM @ THE ARCLIGHT HOLLYWOOD FEATURING Rob Zombie & Sheri Moon Zombie
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The Lords of Salem stars Barbara Crampton as Virginia Cable, a camera operator for a local kid's show at Salem Public Access TV called "Lobster Joe's Fishy Fun Show"; Brandon Cruz as Ted Delta, a local Salem drug counselor; Michael Shamus Wiles as Jarrett Perkins, owner of Salem's Engine House Pizza; Michael Berryman as Virgil Magnus, 50% of a well-known witch hunting duo called "The Brothers"; Sid Haig as Dean Magnus, the other half of "The Brothers"; Christopher Knight as Keith Williams, aka Lobster Joe, the host of "Lobster Joe's Fishy Fun Show", a staple of local Salem television; Patricia Quinn as Megan, the town's palm reader; Judy Geeson as Lacy Doyle, owner and landlady of Heidi Hawthorne's apartment; Ken Foree as Herman Jackson, one third of The Big H Radio Team; Richard Lynch as the film's protagonist, Reverend John Hawthorne; Lisa Marie, who plays Priscilla Reed, a woman who gives her all to support "the cause of the coven"; Billy Drago as Judge Samuel Mather, a key player in the history of the Lords; Dee Wallace as Sonny, a self-help guru; Bruce Davison as Francis Matthias, author of the book Satan's Last Stand - The Truth About The Salem Witch Trials; Maria Conchita Alonso as Francis' wife, Alice Matthias; Torsten Voges as Count Gorgann, lead singer of the Norwegian death metal band Leviathan the Fleeing Serpent; Jeff Daniel Phillips as Herman "Whitey" Salvador, one third of The Big H Team; Meg Foster as Margaret Morgan, the leader of a secret coven of witches in Salem; Ernest Thomas, as Chip "Freakshow" McDonald, the station manager at Salem's #1 rock station; and Sheri Moon Zombie as Heidi, the final third of The Big H Team.
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The film opens nationwide on April 19th including New York; Los Angeles; Boston; San Francisco; Chicago; Philadelphia; Washington, DC; Miami; Dallas; Houston; Detroit; and more. The flick is rated R for "disturbing violent and sexual content, graphic nudity, language and some drug use."
Heidi, a blonde rock chick, DJs at a local radio station and, together with the two Hermans (Whitey and Munster), forms part of the "Big H Radio Team". A mysterious wooden box containing a vinyl record arrives for Heidi, "a gift from the Lords". She assumes it's a rock band on a mission to spread their word. As Heidi and Whitey play the Lords' record, it starts to play backwards, and Heidi experiences a flashback to a past trauma.
Later Whitey plays the Lords' record, dubbing them the Lords of Salem, and to his surprise, the record plays normally and is a massive hit with listeners.
The arrival of another wooden box from the Lords presents the Big H Team with free tickets, posters and records to host a gig in Salem. Soon Heidi and her cohorts find that the gig is far from the rock spectacle they're expecting: The original Lords of Salem are returning, and they're out for BLOOD.
We've been waiting to hear some news about the new flick from the makers of Zombie Strippers, entitled Alyce Kills, for a while now. Thankfully we currently have a ton of info for you on tap, including art, images, and even more important... distribution news.
From the Press Release
The Collective, a leading entertainment management and production company, and top horror website BloodyDisgusting.com present the mind-tripping blood-soaked thriller ALYCE KILLS as part of their Bloody Disgusting Selects film series.
After accidentally knocking her best friend off a roof, Alyce is haunted by guilt and delves into a brutal nightmare wonderland of sex, drugs. and violence, her mind tearing itself apart... along with anyone else who gets in her way. Director Jay Lee (ZOMBIE STRIPPERS) takes us down the rabbit hole and unleashes enough chaos and horror to satisfy any gorehound. ALYCE KILLS stars Tamara Feldman (HATCHET, “GOSSIP GIRL”), James Duval (DONNIE DARKO, DOOM GENERATION), Eddie Rouse (PANDORUM, UNDERTOW), Larry Cedar (THE CRAZIES), Yorgo Constantine (FAST FIVE), Megan Gallagher (“MILLENIUM”), Rena Owen (ONCE WE WERE WARRIORS), Tracey Walter (REPO MAN, BATMAN), Bret Roberts (MAY, NIGHTSTALKER), and Jade Dornfeld, making her film debut as the titular character, Alyce.
ALYCE KILLS will be released in select theaters on May 24, 2013. It will be available on Cable VOD in partnership with Tribeca Films and for digital streaming on May 21, 2013.
Big man Tyler Mane (aka Michael Myers in Rob Zombie's Halloween I & II) is making three more stops on the theatrical road. Mane Entertainment's Compound Fracture will be playing ONE NIGHT ONLY venues in Texas, Pennsylvania, and Ohio! Read on for details and new stills!
Compound Fracture (review here) goes to Columbus, Ohio, at the Gateway Film Center on April 19, 2013; then will be in Philadelphia, PA, at the Ritz East - Landmark Theatres on April 22, 2013; and finally it's going to Dallas, Texas, as part of a double-feature event that also includes Rob Zombie’s Halloween at The Texas Theatre on May 2, 2013. Each of these showings will be for ONE NIGHT ONLY.
Special event info including special guests, etc., and pre-sale tickets are available at the official Compound Fracture website.
Mane will attend each screening with a VIP meet and greet. There will also be some huge prize giveaways, including the jumpsuit Mane wore as Michael Myers in Zombie's Halloween. For more visit the official Compound Fracture website, "like" Compound Fracture on Facebook and follow Tyler Mane on Twitter (@TYLER_MANE).
Michael Wolffsen (Mane) has just gotten custody of his only sister’s son after she was murdered by her husband before his very eyes. When he receives an urgent phone call, Michael takes his nephew and wife and makes the journey home to his only other living relative: his estranged, eccentric (and extremely paranoid) father (Watson), who is obsessed with building an unassailable compound. Once there, Michael hopes to repair his shattered family, but instead he finds that they are all trapped inside his father’s creation when the ghost of his vengeful brother-in-law (Mears) returns to wipe out the rest of the Wolffsen family.
A&E has posted an "Inside" look at "Bates Motel" Episode 1.05, "Ocean View," which aired this past Monday night. If you're anything like us, you want all you can get about the show so of course we have it right here!
In the below video the writers and actors talk about the growing relationship between Norman (Freddie Highmore) and Dylan (Max Thieriot) as well as the complicated relationship between Norma (Vera Farmiga) and Shelby (Mike Vogel).
The series stars Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Departed), Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Finding Neverland), Max Thieriot (Disconnect), Olivia Cooke (Blackout), and Nicola Peltz (The Last Airbender). Season One also co-stars Nestor Carbonell (“Lost,” The Dark Knight Rises) and Mike Vogel (“Pan Am”). “Bates Motel” is produced by Universal Television for A&E Network. Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin serve as executive producers for Carlton Cuse Productions.
"Bates Motel" Episode 1.05 - "Ocean View" (aired 4/15/13)
While Norma receives help, Norman waits for her return. Emma and Norman make a huge discovery in their investigation.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut will release with new features and improvements later this year for the Nintendo Wii U. A new video goes behind the scenes to give fans a look at all of the exciting new changes and to see the game in action for the first time.
From the Press Release
Check out the new behind the scenes trailer for Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut released today by Eidos Montreal. Hear about some of the exciting new changes to the Director’s Cut from key developers David Anfossi, Antoine Thisdale, Steve Szczepkowski, Jean-Francois Dugas, and Émile Pedneault. Get a first look at the game in action and an inside look at the philosophy behind the development of Human Revolution – Director’s Cut.
In addition to an abundance of new features, the Director’s Cut also offers approximately 8 hours of developer commentary and a 45 minute “making of” video that that reveals secrets and background info on the creation and production of Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut is coming to the Nintendo Wii U later this year.
To learn more, visit the official Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut website.
Run Mummy Run has made it onto mobile devices and can now be downloaded for Android, Blackberry and other featured devices. Players will control a terrified mummy while trying to survive the trip back to pharaoh's tomb. Read on to learn more.
From the Press Release
Leading mobile games publisher, Connect2Media announces the release of its new title Run Mummy Run for mobile devices. Available on Android, BlackBerry and featured phones the title will appeal to autorunning game fans looking for new exciting challenges.
In Run Mummy Run players control a terrified mummy trying to find its way back to the pharaoh’s tomb. The Mummy needs to collect coins as it jumps, slides and runs to escape the treasure hunters while avoiding multiple obstacles. They won't let the mummy live as they're scared of the famous pharaoh curse. The Mummy runs through three amazing Egyptian environments that have 6 different difficulty levels each. Multiple power-ups help the player to survive and unblock 10 diverse achievements. With impressive graphics, 2 gaming modes: story and survival packed into a creepy-crawly theme, the game guarantees loads of running fun.
I’ve had tons of fun working with Run Mummy Run, and I’m sure that players will not be disappointed. This title contains everything that modern mobile games should have: nice graphics, different locations, achievements and most of all – a super-funny main character. – says Konrad Ulinski, Product Manager at Connect2Media. But we wanted to give the players something more and we decided to combine classic stages with running, which is so popular in games recently. That gave as two advantages – this game has an actual aim and players that decide to finish their session at some point, won’t lose their progress completely.
To learn more, visit the official Run Mummy Run website.
Fans can join in a Q&A session with Defiance's Nathan Richardson and Lance James on Raptr today from 10AM until 6PM PT. Gamers can get their questions answered while having the chance to win a deluxe edition of Defiance on PC.
Today, join Defiance’s executive producer and VP of development Nathan Richardson and community manager Lance James as they answer questions about the Defiance game and TV show, and how the two are intertwined. The Q&A will take place all day today, Wednesday, April 17 from 10AM to 6PM PT.
The top five questions will earn PC Digital Deluxe copies of Defiance ($99 value). Readers will also be eligible to win Digital Deluxe codes throughout the day by participating in the comments section!
To learn more, visit the official Defiance Q&A page on Raptr.
A couple of days ago we brought you the first - slightly blurry - look at the official sales one-sheet for Where the Devil Hides (formerly The Occult and The Devil's Rapture) from the Las Vegas CinemaCon. Now we have a better look. It's like putting on glasses for the first time!
Look for Where the Devil Hides to be in theatres on October 11th, 2013.
Directed by Christian E. Christiansen, the flick stars Jennifer Carpenter, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Rufus Sewell, Thomas McDonell, Adelaide Kane, Leah Pipes, Colm Meaney, Stacey Edwards and Ric Reitz.
Something very strange happened in the small village of New Bethlehem, a devout community kept under the tight reins of the town's vigilant Elders. Six girls born on the same day to different mothers. Perhaps a coincidence or, as most believe, a chilling omen of something yet to come. Now, on the eve of their 18th birthday, the young women are mysteriously disappearing one by one and feared dead. Terror has overtaken this quiet community. Could this be the work of a serial killer, one of the village elders, or an horrific prophecy come true, born of the supernatural?
For those of you thinking I meant to write "Hostile" instead of "Hostel" in that headline, you're mistaken. Also mistaken is the person who designed this next one-sheet for No One Lives if they think it's original. I guess a little Hostel Part II goes a long way.
Look for Ryuhei Kitamura's No One Lives (review) starting May 10. Cities include NYC, LA, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Philadelphia, Miami, Boston, Detroit, Houston, and Baltimore.
No One Lives stars Luke Evans, Adelaide Clemens, Lee Tergesen, America Olivo, Beau Knapp, Brodus Clay, Derek Magyar, Laura Ramsey, and Lindsey Shaw.
A ruthless criminal gang takes a young couple hostage and goes to ground in an abandoned house in the middle of nowhere. When the captive girl is killed, the tables are unexpectedly turned. The gang finds itself outsmarted by an urbane and seasoned killer determined to ensure that no one lives.
No One Lives, written by David Cohen and directed by Ryuhei Kitamura, is a smart and original horror movie with at its heart a killer in the grip of a dark and twisted love affair.
Well... that was even faster than we thought. Apparently, if you have Amazon Instant, you can head on over and watch the pilot episode of their new series "Zombieland" right now. Or at least that's what the trailer suggests. Check it out!
“Zombieland” is based on the hit Columbia Pictures movie of the same name and finds four survivors outwitting zombies and searching for a place to call home. The Zombieland pilot comes from the feature film’s original creative team, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, "The Joe Schmo Show"), and producer Gavin Polone (“Gilmore Girls,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm”). Eli Craig (Tucker and Dale vs. Evil) directed the pilot.
Hear Uncle Creepy rant about The Last Exorcism Part 2. Hear Buz explode with rage over “The Walking Dead” season finale. Hear Matt Fini and Andrew Kasch vigorously debate Uncle Creepy over the merits of Stoker. Hear Foy describe the lunacy of Tyler Perry’s Temptation.
Wait, what was that last one?
After a bit of a lethargic start, this Dinner for Fiends turns into quite the spirited little (Little? The damn show is 2 hours long!) podcast once the great Stoker debate of 2013 gets under way, which leads into the latest “The Walking Dead” debate of 2013.
You’ll also hear Uncle Creepy, Matt Fini, Andrew Kasch, Buz, and Foy discuss, debate, and/or deride Warm Bodies, The Call, Dark Skies, Beautiful Creatures, The Host, Phantom, “Bates Motel”, “Hannibal”, Tyler Perry’s Temptation(!), and last but certainly not least, the remake of Evil Dead.
We hope you have the time to spare listening to all this because some of us stayed up past our bedtimes recording this late-night edition of Dinner for Fiends.
From the twisted minds of executive producer Eli Roth and novelist Brian McGreevy comes Netflix's latest series, "Hemlock Grove," which will be released in its entirety on Friday, April 19th (look for a review of the first three episodes later this week).
"Hemlock Grove" stars Famke Janssen, Dougray Scott, Bill Skaarsgard, Landon Liboiron, Penelope Mitchell, and Lili Taylor and revolves around the mysterious murder of a teenage girl and the investigation into who - or what - may have caused her untimely and gruesome demise.
Dread Central recently chatted with co-stars Janssen and Scott about what attracted them to "Hemlock Grove" and the creative freedoms that working on a serialized show allowed them both, and they gave us a hint about their characters and what fans can expect from the first season.
Dread Central: I was able to see the first three episodes and really can't wait to finish the season up- it's really different than I was expecting, which I'm sure is something you've probably heard a lot today. Was the fact that this wasn't your typical drama a huge appeal to you?
Dougray Scott: Definitely. I also saw this as a new beginning in some ways; with the way that Netflix has begun distributing original programming, I really think it allows fans or audiences a way to see dramatic shows much differently than they used to. So that for me was what excited me the most.
Then when I realized that this was also based on a novel that was also really well done, I just knew we had an opportunity to do something different that had powerful and unique storytelling behind it, which is always something you hope for as an actor. So all those positive elements, plus working with Famke of course (laughs), were hugely influential in me taking on this role.
Famke Janssen: I completely agree with Dougray; for me, there were many reasons why I wanted to be a part of this show. The one thing I always start with is, ‘Can I live with this character?’ When I realized I could, that was the first step. Then I looked at the novel, and that made my decision MUCH easier because it was so compelling.
But what I really appreciate about these stories and "Hemlock Grove" in particular is that it’s not the show you’re necessarily expecting. We take a lot of conventions and audiences’ notions of genre stories and characters and turn them completely on their head. Audiences are going to realize at the end of the 13 episodes that these characters they thought they were starting off with are nothing like they ever imagined once the first season is wrapped up.
I’m just really proud to be in the company that I’m in on "Hemlock Grove," and I think what Netflix is doing with their new distribution model, first with "House of Cards" and now with us, is really different and could change a lot of things in the industry. Plus, with the way that I’m designing my life now since I’m also directing and producing, to shoot all these episodes like we did all at once really gave me a lot of freedom to continue to pursue other avenues of my career at the same time, and with a lot of network shows you don’t get that kind of flexibility.
Dread Central: So let's talk about your characters; they're both parents who are definitely struggling with a lot of things both in their own lives and with their kids--
Famke Janssen: Yeah, I’m not really sure we can say either one of them are very good parents at all (laughs).
Dougray Scott: Yeah, I think there’s a certain sense of tragedy to what both of these parents go through in this show, and in some ways their children are dealing with tragic circumstances because of those decisions we made. What’s really funny to me is that Norman is the guy who is the first to criticize Olivia (Janssen’s character), but he’s just as guilty as she is. Just because maybe he isn’t necessarily ‘evil’ or whatever, you don’t necessarily see that in him at first, but yes, he’s completely messed up as a parent. And we play with those ideas a lot in this show.
Famke Janssen: And I would say that Olivia is overbearing and a bit manipulative, but what’s great about the character is that she’s always hard to figure out. She never shows the hand she’s playing with, which is a great thing to get to do as an actress. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if certain things are affecting her on an emotional level, but they really are; she’s just able to put forward that brave face so that you always think she’s in control of the situation…even when she’s not.
Dread Central: Does working in the television format allow you guys a lot more creative freedom then?
Dougray Scott: Absolutely; it’s also a great opportunity to dig deeper into characters and story when you have more time, and it’s even better when you’ve got a story that takes all these characters on some very interesting and engaging journeys like we have. Norman really does go through hell in the first season of "Hemlock Grove" so it will be interesting to see what happens next. If we get a ‘next’ that is (laughs).
Famke Janssen: Even though it's gotten better, there really are a lot of restrictions on network TV. "Hemlock Grove" feels very much more like a cable show since we were able to take a lot of risks, and that’s really appealing I think. And the format definitely does allow you that benefit of time to develop characters that maybe don’t seem important when the story first begins but as things unfold, you realize that all along the things that you may have thought going into this series aren’t true at all. We were also given a lot of room to do some wild and inventive things, and when you have such a talented cast, like you do with every single one of my co-stars, then only good things can happen.
Dread Central: Can you discuss what fans can expect from the first season of "Hemlock Grove" without giving too much away?
Famke Janssen: It's pretty crazy (laughs); some things do get wrapped up, but we also leave so much open to explore in a second season. All the characters really transform too - in more than one way in some instances - and I'm really proud of our work on it. And with Olivia, we definitely find out more about her, but because she's so complicated, I do hope I get to explore her world more in the future.
Dougray Scott: There's a lot of material in the novel, but there's also a lot of ways we can take these stories in the future too. I also think people are going to be blown away by the werewolves- that was something from the novel that I wasn't sure how it would translate onto the screen, but it really works. Did you get to see it?
Dread Central: I did; it's really a different approach, which I thought was pretty cool.
Dougray Scott: Me too; I love that it's a really violent process but visually striking too. I've never seen anything like it before.
"Hemlock Grove" is a riveting one-hour murder mystery that revolves around the residents of a former Pennsylvania steel town. When 17-year-old Brooke Bluebell is brutally murdered, any of Hemlock’s peculiar inhabitants – or killer creatures – could be suspects. Through the investigation the town’s seamier side is exposed, revealing nothing is what it seems. Beautiful, terrifying, and graphic, "Hemlock Grove" is unlike anything else in its genre.
We've been talking about a possible Doctor Strange movie for a long time now. Years even. However, it's looking like we're getting a bit closer, and Marvel may have even found a star to play the devilish superhero.
According to C.H.U.D., a trusted industry source (take that for what it's worth) told them that Marvel is eyeballing someone that they already have a relationship with for the lead in a confirmed Phase Three project: Doctor Strange. His name? Actor/screenwriter Justin Theroux (pictured). There’s no word on whether or not he is the only one being looked at for the part of Stephen Strange, but the site reports that there is strong interest over at Marvel in seeing Theroux become the Sorcerer Supreme. In fact, it’s quite possible that he is already at work on the script.
We'll file this one under rumor for now and keep our ears open for more.
Created in 1963, Doctor Strange is the story of an arrogant surgeon who is injured in a car accident and goes on to become the Sorcerer Supreme of the Marvel universe. Using his magical powers, Strange protects the Earth from attacks from other realms.
The upcoming sixth season of the hit HBO series "True Blood" may just be the bloodiest yet. Why? Because it sounds as if things are getting ready to come to a head and some big characters are about to meet their doom.
Rumors are flying within the "True Blood" fanbase that none other than Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård) himself will be meeting his maker in the afterlife... or afterunlife if you will. This began when Joe Manganiello, who plays werewolf Alcide Herveaux, told TVLine the following, “We’re getting to the point in the season now where people are starting to die. The table reads are starting to get smaller, and I’m sure they will continue to do that.”
The site goes on to say that Episode 7 of the upcoming season is entitled "The Funeral." While that doesn't sound like a definite end to Eric's reign of blood, it does sound like a major player is getting set to die so anyone is on the chopping block.
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The usual gang - Sookie, Eric, Jason, Tara, Lafayette, Pam, Jessica, Alcide, Sam, and a new and improved(?) Bill - return in Season 6 along with the previously announced newbies Rutger Hauer (as a mysterious figure with deep ties to Sookie and Jason), "Rubicon"’s Arliss Howard (as Louisiana Governor Truman Burrell), "Friday Night Lights" star Jurnee Smollett-Bell (as do-gooder Nicole), Karolina Wydra (as Violet, a strong, sexy, possibly dangerous vamp), Luke Grimes (as a circa ’70s-made vamp who is smart, spiritual, and emotionally deeper than any other bloodsucker we’ve seen before), and "90210"’s Amelia Rose Blaire (as Howard’s onscreen daughter).
Though he isn't concerned with overseeing any more simian revolutions, Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt is looking to spin another yarn about murder, intrigue, and well... a horror movie director.
According to THR, Chernin Entertainment and Rupert Wyatt are pairing again for Night Film, which is based on the upcoming noir thriller by Marisha Pessl, the author behind the bestselling debut Special Topics in Calamity Physics.
Wyatt (pictured), who helmed the Chernin-produced Rise of the Planet of the Apes, is attached to direct. Chernin is producing.
Night Film tells the story of an investigative journalist named Scott McGrath, who begins looking into the death of a beautiful young woman that was originally deemed a suicide. The woman turns out to be the daughter of a reclusive, cult horror film director named Stanislas Cordova, and McGrath finds himself on a journey of revenge and truth.
The book is due out from Random House in August. A writer is being sought to adapt. More soon!
Did any of you guys check out "Defiance" on Monday night? It seems you must have because it was Syfy's most-watched scripted series premiere among Adults 18-49 since 2006. Here's a look at what's ahead next week and the entire pilot in case you missed it.
Before we get into the details of Episode 1.02, "Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go," here's Syfy's press release about the show's successful premiere. To see the pilot, just scroll down a bit.
From the Press Release:
New Earth. New Rules. New Records. Syfy’s groundbreaking transmedia event "Defiance" became the channel’s most-watched scripted series premiere among Adults 18-49 (1.3 million) since 2006 ("Eureka"). "Defiance" also delivered Syfy’s top performance in total viewers (2.7 million) and Adults 25-54 (1.4 million) since 2009 ("Warehouse 13") during its two-hour telecast on Monday, April 15, from 9-11PM (ET/PT). While averaging a 2.0 HH rating, "Defiance" also averaged 479,000 Adults 18-34, the most for a scripted series premiere since 2006.
Since launching worldwide on April 2nd, the Trion Worlds game Defiance has seen players log more than six million hours of gameplay.
"Defiance" ranked among the top five scripted cable shows in social activity on premiere day, earning 59K social exposures to rank as Syfy’s best series premiere day and its most social scripted telecast ever. It outperformed HBO’s "Game of Thrones" and "The Newsroom," FX’s "The Americans," TNT’s "Falling Skies," and MTV’s "Teen Wolf" on their respective premiere days. In addition, Syfy Sync – Syfy’s second screen tablet offering - posted its best day ever in uniques and visits as well as the second best performance in page views.
"Defiance" became Syfy.com’s best series premiere day ever in uniques, page views and visits, while ranking as the #1 section of Syfy’s Digital Portfolio across key metrics. "Defiance" is NBC Universal’s biggest day-and-date launch ever, premiering in over 55 countries on April 15th and 16th including the UK, Canada, Germany, and France.
Beginning next Monday, April 22, "Defiance" will assume its regular 9PM time period, followed on Monday, April 29, by the season return of "Warehouse 13" at 10PM, comprising Syfy’s Powerful Mondays programming bloc.
SEE THE PILOT HERE:
Along with the preview and a clip from Episode 1.02, "Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go," we have a few more behind-the-scenes videos and trailers to share as well.
We still have to pinch ourselves every now and then to make sure we're not dreaming about how great "Hannibal" is. Here's hoping NBC keeps it on the schedule! Show your support and watch this new clip from Episode 1.03 - "Potage."
"Hannibal" airs Thursday nights at 10pm on NBC and stars Hugh Dancy as Will Graham and Mads Mikkelsen as Hannibal Lecter. Laurence Fishburne and Caroline Dhavernas co-star.
"Hannibal" Episode 1.03 - "Potage" (airs 4/18/13)
Jack (Laurence Fishburne) theorizes that Abigail (Kacey Rohl) may have aided her father, Garret Jacob Hobbs (Vladimir Cubrt), in his serial killings. Against Dr. Alana Bloom's (Caroline Dhavernas) advice, but at Hannibal's (Mads Mikkelsen) behest, Abigail is escorted back to Minnesota, where she discovers much violent hostility against her and her family. Things go from bad to worse when a copycat killer murders a friend of Abigail. Hannibal suggests they hide the body to protect Abigail — but secrets come at a cost.