Just the other day, shock rocker Marilyn Manson took to Reddit for an AMA (ask me anything) where he dove into detail about a great many topics, several of which are absolutely fascinating for fans of his many works.
When asked about doing an album of only acoustic songs, be it covers or original material, Manson responded with this gem:
I’ve found a bunch of old recordings form when I was making “Holy Wood”, I was rehearsing for the album, and I was doing a bunch of different covers and John Lennon songs and Elton John, just various Johnny Cash, and assorted things, the Doors also, things that I could use to just warm up my voice. And I think my voice was really raw at that time, because I think the physical stress I was putting on myself (and mentally) when I was making that record. But that is my favorite record, “Holy Wood,” it’s one of my favorite moments of music, and it does have a lot of moments. So yes, I think there will be some things dug out of the past when we get to that point. But I like doing things acoustically. I actually like to – I’m not afraid to sing in front of other people with a microphone, acoustically, which was something I was shy to do in the past. I would never want to have people in the studio, I would want to sit in the sound booth. But now I don’t have a problem with it at all. In fact, I wouldn’t mind performing live acoustically as well.
When pushed further about an acoustic album, Manson proclaimed that some of the forthcoming music he’s working on will be with Korn‘s Jonathan Davis:
…that’s some of the plans, of the style of music that I’m working on right now.
I don’t know what it’ll turn into. Some of it will be with Jonathan Davis, I think. Because he has plans of doing something similar as well. Something that might even cross over the boundaries of being more Southern-sounding.
It is strange, when I think about it – I did record “Smells Like Children’ in Mississippi, which is where the blues came from. So there might be something more acoustic and blues in my future. I like the rawness of it. I definitely like the rawness.
Manson also spoke about doing an album that had more of a “throwback” style, stating that he’s planning on working with Twiggy for new material:
It’s hard to go backwards. But it’s always important to stay true to the core of the essence of who you are as a songwriter.
So I think that starting another album with Twiggy, because Twiggy was not involved in “The Pale Emperor” – I think that, if you want to call it, the “throwback sound” – will work its way into there, with a natural way of happening, now that he and I are together. That’ll come back.
When asked if there were any plans to do a celebration of next year being the 20th anniversary of Antichrist Superstar, Manson had this to say:
Yeah, Twiggy and I were just talking about that a few days ago.
I think that might be something we’d really want to do.
I’ve always really enjoyed that time. The idea of doing that, even when we first put the album out, we played nearly all of it, back in 1996. So I think that there’s a very strong possibility that that’s going to happen.
A very cool moment was when a fan asked if Manson was a fan of NBC’s “Hannibal“:
Hahahaha. Yes I do watch HANNIBAL. And that’s why I – as a fan of it – ended up buying a lot of things on an auction that took place today. I find HANNIBAL and a lot of episodic series to be the new form of cinema, because they tell things in chapters. I loved the first season of TRUE DETECTIVE. So far, I love the first episode of the new one. I was worried that I wouldn’t, because I was so attached to the first storyline. But so far, I enjoy it.
Another user asked about Manson’s art style, which uses watercolors as the primary medium:
I started using watercolors when I was recording “Mechanical Animals” one night when I had some time off in the studio. I was waiting for something else to be recorded. I went to the drugstore, I just purchased a kid’s set of watercolors, then started painting. And I found it to be a calming thing for me when I couldn’t get my creativity out musically, I was able to paint. And that just became part of my life. I use watercolors because they remind me of stains, like a bloodstain. And I think influences, I would say, Egon Scheille and Salvador Dali and Marcel Duchamp. All 3 for different reasons.
He also fully addressed the view of him being a Satanist:
I’ve never considered myself a Satanist. I was a part of the Church of Satan, with an honorary position, simply because it was one philosophy – because I’ve never looked at it as a religion. Anton LaVey (who wrote the book THE SATANIC BIBLE) taught me a lot of things about life. You know, I’ve been a scholar – self-taught, self-read – I wouldn’t want to limit my view on the possibilities of what there is out there in the spiritual realm to just one thing. Because there’s always something new to open your mind. To let you see things from a different angle. I do believe in the power of the mind, and the power of certain things. I think that music definitely has to have some element that back in the beginning – and I’m not talking about once Christianity took over America, blaming Rock n’ Roll for bad things – I mean back in the times when music was first invented, and the chords that were used in most rock n’ roll music, they were considered evil – because I think when you put those notes together, they have the ability to disrupt or distract the brain from whatever sort of “virus” of language that religion is, in a sense.
If you have things like a Bible from any different religion – it does have a powerful reign over people’s minds. And music does as well. So there had to be something – if we go by religion’s view of “good vs. evil” – that would be evil, meaning it didn’t agree with those views.
Manson also took the opportunity to relay a message on his own about what he would’ve done differently were he given the chance to do it all over:
Someone asked if I would do anything differently looking back on my career: I probably would’ve been a little less lenient with the way I handled some of the people who betrayed me in the music business. I would have ruled more with an iron fist. But that would have not led me to where I am now, where I have a greater sense of control. So it really frees ambition, to be back in the spot where I have total control over what happens – from the music happens, to recording it, there was a period at my last record label where when I would control the music, I would be record the music that I wanted, but when they got their hands on it, the way they treated it as a product wasn’t the way I would’ve treated it. I probably should’ve beaten some people about it. But I’m glad to be where I am now.
Via 5 Second Films come a new clip from their feature-length film debut, the 80’s inspired Dude Bro Party Massacre III, which will release on iTunes July 7th.
“A satirical twist on the gory and sexually charged 1980’s slasher genre, Dude Bro Party Massacre III is presented as the only surviving VHS copy of the reviled horror franchise’s third, and final, installment. In the wake of two back-to-back mass murders on Chico’s frat row, loner Brent Chirino must infiltrate the ranks of a popular fraternity to investigate his twin brother’s murder at the hands of the serial killer known as Motherface.As they are picked off one by one, Brent and his fellow Dude Bros must face the terrifying reality that their deadly foe, believed to have been killed (twice!), has returned from the grave (again!), and is hell-bent on the destruction of the Delta Bis.”
The film is directed by Tomm Jacobsen, Michael Rousselet, and Jon Salmon, and starring Andrew W.K., Patton Oswalt (Odd Thomas, Dead Rising 2), John Francis Daley (Bones), Larry King, and Olivia Taylor Dudley (Chernobyl, Chillerama).
Every hole is a goal as well as a source of artistic inspiration in Deep Dark which had a European Premiere at Sci-Fi London Film Festival in the UK.
The twisted horror comedy, previously spotted at Cannes film festival market with a sharp toothed smile behind a cheeky tag line captures perfectly the pretentious art world with a Cronenbergian glee not seen since the gallery world witnessed in Scanners or popping up in Hellraiser 3.
Hermann is out hapless creative without a spark of talent but an insistence for perseverance. His artwork takes the form of hanging mobiles, the type babies stare up at from their crib. His outlandish creations channel Tom Green’s sausages on strings. At an art show vying to gain the attention of a prestigious dealer blood, sweat & tears literally fly as his suspension piece crashes down.
Humiliated and finally doubting his career path he moves to an new apartment suggested by a friend of the family. Arriving at a disheveled unit he makes the most of duped situation working hard in his own uninterrupted space. Reaching the end of his tether he decides to end it all when a mysterious thread leaves an opening in the wall the size of a mouse’s front door. After tugging on the cord a tiny, tightly rolled tube with writing pops out. After a few questions & answers he doubts his sanity before the hole enters in a pact to help him fulfill his artistic dreams.
As well as the notes ejecting from the wall, boney organic gristle pods are delivered. Washing off the discharge & shelling the prize like a pearl, the mystery object is polished up & becomes the balancing centre piece for his mobiles.
Seeming to exude a seduction & pheromone his artwork is snapped up at top dollar. With his new found success comes a seductive voice from the hole. Their pact continues under the condition they spend time together. With some truly bizarre moments Deep Dark plays like an X-rated Big Eyes with the moral being not to neglect your muse and give credit where it is due.
The first section of the all female anthology movie named after lady chromosomes has just crossed the finish line of production. Jovanka Vuckovic’s short is based on Jack Ketchum’s ‘The Box’ & will star Natalie Brown (Dawn of the Dead remake). Take a look below at some of the behind the scenes via the director’s Twitter.
‘XX’, a new horror anthology with a gender twist – all segments will be helmed by female directors and will star female leads.
Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, Jennifer’s Body), Mary Harron (American Psycho, pictured), Jennifer Lynch (Hiss, Surveillance), and Jovanka Vuckovic have been tapped to direct the project, which is heading for completion in 2015
With Big Game (review, review #2), starring Samuel L. Jackson, now in select theaters, Digital HD, and On Demand, Bloody Disgusting caught up with writer-director Jalmari Helander who broke down for Bloody readers his 5 favorite “big game” films!FIRST BLOOD
“Okay, this is a hunt for a man, but it still has a lot of hunting in it. Awesome film which has influenced a great deal to everything I love in movies. The forest’s and surviving against all odds.”
Would you kindly come over here so we can join hands and praise Altman for the truly stunning fan art we’re about to receive? This mash-up of Dead Space and BioShock is nice to look at and it may even double as a lesson in convergence.
Using little more than an overabundance of talent and the sweat of his brow, Reddit user King_Hamlet achieved the impossible by creating a work of art the Church of Unitology might’ve considered a religious artifact — that is, assuming there’s any of them left after Isaac and Co. dedicated so much of the last two games sending scores of them to their Maker.
Only a few days after Hannibal is canceled at NBC, “Apertivo” barely contains the title character. Hannibal has certainly been pushed to the side before, but tonight’s episode was more focused on the relationships he left behind. For better or worse, the episode seems to meander because the focus is so dispersed. On the one hand, its most effective when telling us more about the characters left in questionable states after season two, and on the other it risks too much focus on last season’s final moments.
I have to give Bryan Fuller a hand, this season is all over the place chronologically, yet still makes complete sense. “Apertivo” could have easily been the first episode of this season, and arguably the show would have been worse for it. It’s so surreal to take a step back and see what motivates Will to leave for Europe in the first place, and what propelled Jack to follow.
Each act of the episode had a lingering focus on a different character left maimed by Hannibal. Dr. Chilton seems at first to be the most motivated to take down the cannibal. But is certainly enjoying the degree of fame garnered by his involvement with such a high profile criminal. He’s still an unlikable jerk, but Raul Esparza is so damn compelling to watch that it’s hard to look away. Especially in that phenomenal piece of facial deconstruction. Hannibal is never one to shy away from gore, but tonight’s bullet to the face was one of the best sequences the show has ever given us.
Elsewhere, we’ve got Mason Verger. Joe Anderson steps in, and you can hardly tell beyond the makeup. His depiction is a little hamfisted for my tastes but hell, if I didn’t find him compelling by the end of the episode. His determination makes his revenge that much more tantilizing, although he’s far too idiotic to defeat Hannibal, unless…
Alana really goes through with this character transition. In fact, the night belonged to Alana. As it was incredibly surprising to see her alive, and even more so to see her ready to kill Hannibal. She is frail now, but definitely not defeated. There is a fire in her eyes in every scene, a determination that we haven’t seen before. It almost seems that she provided that impetus for Will to head to Italy. She’s carefully undermining the efforts of Chilton and perhaps using Will as a pawn in her bigger play against Hannibal.
Will’s scenes were a mixed bag tonight. On the one hand it was lovely to see his delusions manifesting themselves via Chilton in the recovery room. On the other it was devastating to see his interaction with Jack. Knowing that these two men exist on either end of an unrepairable rift is something that was solidified in that chilling hallucinatory murder of Jack.
As much as tonight’s episode shifted some key players around to encircle Hannibal – there wasn’t anything of much effect outside of Alana’s transition. Most of what transpired tonight could have easily been inferred from prior episodes of season three and while most of it was incredibly engaging character work it still felt a little jarring to see an episode with such a diverse focus.
Often Hannibal is a show with a laser-like focus on a single character or plotline, tonight was just the opposite. And, it was a gamble. An admirable one that while fun, didn’t totally engage in the right ways. A little less Will, and a little more Alana would have went a long way tonight.
While there’s not really much to see here, Jill Marie has posted a photo via Instagram of her and friends after they watched the first episode of the upcoming STARZ series “Ash Vs Evil Dead“. This photo comes just after star Bruce Campbell tweeted out his own creepy photograph, which you can see here.
We just finished watching the first episode of #AshvsEvilDead with the entire crew. OMG! I can’t wait for my LOVE Bugs & Beautiful Butterflies to see it! It is Awesome, Scary, Funny & BLOODY of course (in true EVIL DEAD fashion). I am so proud of my work and the work of this AMAZING cast…I can’t wait for you guys to see it! Kisses
The photo can be seen below.
We just finished watching the first episode of #AshvsEvilDead with the entire crew. OMG! I can't wait for my LOVE Bugs & Beautiful Butterflies to see it! It is Awesome, Scary, Funny & BLOODY of course (in true EVIL DEAD fashion). I am so proud of my work and the work of this AMAZING cast @GroovyBruce @RealLucyLawless @RealRaySantiago @ImDanaDeLorenzo & S/O to @hollysrosy @hoseason (also in pic) I can't wait for you guys to see it! Kisses #MyCast #MyCrew #MyTribe
A photo posted by Jill Marie Jones (@itsmejillmarie) on Jun 25, 2015 at 2:24am PDT
One of the most controversial video games of 2013 is getting a reboot, and George Cameron Romero, son of legendary director George A. Romero, is going to be involved as a “creative force”, because having his name on the box can’t hurt sales.
Technically, Romero’s Aftermath is a spiritual successor to the universally maligned zombie survival MMO Infestation: Survivor Stories (formerly The War Z). I know what you’re thinking, and yes, that’s the same game that Valve was forced to remove from Steam when it was discovered that its developer had lied to misled people into thinking it had features it didn’t.
Since it’s no easy task making a video game — especially when that game is an MMO and the team behind it is small — I’m going to rein in the mean a bit. Free Reign East, its new developer, seems passionate about the world they created and the fans who found a way to immerse themselves in it. They were quick to address some of the lingering issues in their reveal of the game, even if in doing so, they’ve done what Sega tried very hard not to do with Alien: Isolation and its similarly tenuous relation to the abysmal Colonial Marines.
“The development team behind Infestation wanted to create a new experience for Infestation/WarZ players making sure to keep best parts of the game that made it popular, while avoiding controversial decisions and plain stupid mistakes that were previously made,” explains its developer in an interview with Eurogamer. Infestation publisher OP Productions LLC kept that from happening, so now they’re doing it without their involvement. That’s for the best, I think.
For early access to what Free Reign East humbly refers to as “potentially one of the greatest zombie survival games on the market,” all you need to do is go here and select a package.
Access is free for Infestation players with active Pioneer or Legendary accounts, and for the folks who sunk 100+ hours or invested $25+ into the game. It costs at least $14.99 for everyone else.
I’ve already admitted I don’t understand the appeal of DayZ or the slew of clones it continues to inspire, so I’m going to leave it to you to tell me if this is something you want. Is it?
I always think it’s hilarious when a theater “accidentally” shows a horror flick to a group of unsuspecting kids expecting to see a children’s film. (I put accidentally in quotes because most theaters staff teenagers who would play such a hysterical prank.)
As funny as it usually is, this instance is actually pretty fucked as a group of preschoolers watched the horrific opening reel to Leigh Whannell’s Insidious: Chapter 3 instead of Pixar’s Inside Out.
The story came via Jazmyn Moore who took to the Facebook page of the Journal-News in Ohio.
“I got our money back but the damage is already done…my children are terrified and keep asking questions,” shared an angry Moore.
I just want to know where the parents were. How did they not know that Inside Out is an animated film? How did they not realize they were watching the wrong movie? It can only be presumed that she’s either an idiot or left the kids unattended. Or maybe she noticed pretty quickly and exaggerated the event as if they sat in the theater for nearly 30 minutes. That sounds about right.
The Deep End Games wrapped up the crowdfunding campaign for their story-driven horror game Perception earlier this week after it raised $168,041, nearly $20,000 more than what they originally asked. That was enough to unlock several stretch goals, including an explorable apartment for Cassie, a blind woman we’ll be playing as, as well as a handful of new game modes and localization for Russian, German, French, Spanish, Japanese and Portuguese.
We already have footage from two of the new modes, and they’re both intriguing. “Silent Night” limits Cassie’s dialogue to only the important stuff, while “Mode 7″ answers the question of what Clock Tower might look like if a loose A/V cable turned the screen blue.
For the developer’s full victory post, head over here.
The makers of Dying Light have found a cheeky way to have some fun at the expense of Destiny developer Bungie, the Internet’s latest enemy, with their own popular drink-based marketing campaign. Both campaigns unlock DLC — the difference is one requires you to go out and spend actual money on what I’m positive is just a blend of caffeine, belly-button lint and a bottle of Sprite you might find sitting in an the basement of an abandoned house, while the other only wants to remind you to drink your eight glasses of water.
With their #DrinkForDLC campaign, Techland is basically kicking Bungie and Activision while they’re down — or as down as two wildly successful companies can get when they’re caught doing something stupid — but they’re doing it in a harmless way that’s entertaining and will result in our getting extra content in Dying Light, so I can’t say that I mind.
The rules are simple. In fact, they’re simple enough that I won’t be redundant in explaining them. If it’s free stuff you want, the image below will tell you everything you need to know.
One of the more polarizing things about The Evil Within was the forced “cinematic letterbox” that offered a wider field of view but limited how much could be seen above and below the screen. This made climbing ladders a wee bit more challenging, as we were previously unable to see what might be waiting for us at the top. It took some getting used to, and even then, it always felt awkward. Thankfully, it is now optional.
In a new update released earlier this week, Bethesda confirmed the letterbox can now be switched off in favor of a more familiar, full screen format. The update also introduced some small tweaks to make playing the game on casual difficulty somewhat easier.
In my review of MTV’s “Scream,” premiering Tuesday June 30th at at 10 PM ET/PT, I talk about the filmmakers attempt to connect audiences through technology. It works in the opening moment, before falling on its face during the first full sequence. You can see exactly what I’m talking about in the below video that shares the opening 8 minutes of the series. In the footage, Ghostface stalks Nina Patterson as she takes a dip in her hot tub (pictured).
What do you guys think of the new Ghostface in action? Do you like his look?
The cast of “Scream” also includes Willa Fitzgerald, Taylor-Klaus, Bobby Campo, Connor Weil and Joel Gretsch.
In “Scream,” “After a cyber-bullying incident results in a brutal murder, the shocking violence stirs up memories of a killing spree from the past that has haunted some, intrigued others and maybe just inspired a new killer. A group of teens – with two old friends struggling to reconnect at its heart – become lovers, enemies, suspects, targets and victims of a killer who’s out for blood.“
There’s also a #ScreamAThon airing this weekend on MTV on Saturday 6/27 and Sunday 6/28. It will feature two back-to-back marathons of everyone’s favorite horror film franchise: Scream.
Saturday, June 27th:
#ScreamAThon begins with Scream airing at 7:00pm ET/PT with exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast of MTV’s newest show “Scream,” airing throughout all four movies. The cast shot the interviews selfie style and will be talking about their new series and scary movie topics relating back to the original Scream movies. At 9:30pm ET/PT, MTV is giving fans a sneak peek of the first 8 minutes of the brand new MTV “Scream” premiere, which will lead into the second film: Scream 2.
Sunday, June 28th:
MTV continues #ScreamAThon on Sunday at 12:45pm ET/PT, with another chance to binge all four Scream movies and catch up with the cast, all the way to midnight. For anyone who missed it, or just can’t get enough, MTV will air the sneak peak of the “Scream” premiere at 7:00pm ET/PT, immediately following Scream 2. In case you didn’t stay awake all night to join the cast of MTV’s “Scream” and other Scream-related topics, MTV will be airing interviews throughout the day of the cast dishing on their new show and everything else Scream.
Monday, June 29th:
The opening “Scream” scene will be aired for a third time before the premiere on Monday at 11:34pm ET/PT, immediately following the season premiere of “Wolf Watch.”
Tuesday, June 30th:
“Scream” series premiere episode at 10:00 PM ET/PT on MTV.
We now have a hi-res image gallery for the found-footage horror The Gallows, in theaters July 10th.
“Twenty years after an accident caused the death of the lead actor during a high school play, students at the same small town school resurrect the failed stage production in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy—but ultimately find out that some things are better left alone.”
The Gallows is directed by Chris Lofing and Travis Cluff, who we also exclusively interviewed a few months back. There, you can read about the genesis of the film, who it ended up at Blumhouse before getting a release through New Line. They also speak to creating a micro-indie and how they hope they’ve created an iconic villain!
The Gallows stars Cassidy Gifford, Ryan Shoos, Reese Mishler and Pfeifer Brown.
EW has shared the first ever look at the now-filming “The X-Files” revival, scooping up shots of David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, as Mulder and Scully, respectively, as well as news anchor Joel McHale, creator Chris Carter, and even Annet Mahendru.
FOX will debut the return of “The X-Files” on Sunday, January 24, at 10 p.m., immediately after the network’s broadcast of the NFL championship game.
Mulder and Scully will then settle in for a five-week run Mondays at 8 p.m.
Mitch Pileggi returns as FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner, while William B. Davis will be back as the iconic Cigarette-Smoking Man in the new short-stack order of 6-episodes.
Veteran writers James Wong and Glen Morgan are also back, which could explain the alleged sequel to ‘Home’. The two writers collaborated on several of the series’ most acclaimed episodes and they’re each slated to write and direct one episode of the new season. Morgan will also join as executive producer with Chris Carter, who created the series.
Shooting continues at North Shore Studios in N. Vancouver through August 14th.
Image Credit: Ed Araquel/Fox
Artist Hal Hefner created a series of fantastic images that take some of the most iconic pop culture icons and turns them into the aliens from John Carpenters They Live. Dubbed the “Consume” series, the images convert icons such as George Washington, Steve Jobs, Katy Perry, George R.R. Martin, and more.
The CONSUME art series is inspired by John Carpenter’s 80’s cult classic movie, THEY LIVE. It features POP CULTURE’S most treasured icons as the true blue skinned, alien overlords, they really are.
You can see a gallery of images below and more at Hefner’s website, linked above.
The full trailer for Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno has crash-landed and leaves a group of student activists trapped in the middle of the Peruvian Amazon.
In theaters September 25th, the trailer gives us a taste of what’s so scary – being stranded in the middle of nowhere with a primitive tribe and no ability to communicate with them – and they’re not happy. The irony that these students were going to “help” only makes their conundrum even more hilarious.
Heading deep into The Green Inferno with Lorenza Izzo are Ariel Levy, Daryl Sabara and Kirby Bliss Blanton, who star in the pic that “follows a group of student activists who from New York City travel to the Amazon to protect a dying tribe, but crash in the jungle and are taken hostage by the very natives they saved.”
We reviewed The Green Inferno out of the World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2013.
Bruce Campbell took to Twitter to post a picture from the set of “Ash Vs. Evil Dead“, which is currently shooting its first season.
The photo shows film equipment and staff in a forest, crepuscular rays shining through the branches. Campbell simply states, “Even daytime is creepy on the #AshVsEvilDead set.”
“Ash vs. Evil Dead,” which is currently in production in New Zealand, is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film franchise The Evil Dead and is set to premiere on STARZ in Fall 2015.
Campbell will be reprising his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons –personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip.
The cast is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) in the role of Ash Williams, Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) as Ruby a mysterious figure who believes Ash is the cause of the Evil outbreaks, Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash’s loyal sidekick, Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, a moody wild child trying to outrun her past and Jill Marie Jones (“Sleepy Hollow”) as Amanda Fisher, a disgraced Michigan State Trooper set to find our anti-hero Ash and prove his responsibility in the grisly murder of her partner.
Mimi Rogers was recently cast Suzy Maxwell, a woman who is reunited with her family and several uninvited guests after a freak accident. Suzy is the mother of Kelly (series regular Dana DeLorenzo), a moody wild child trying to outrun her past.
Raimi is directing the first episode of “Ash vs. Evil Dead” (see the other directors here) that he wrote with Ivan Raimi (Darkman, Army of Darkness, Drag Me to Hell), Craig DiGregorio (“Workaholics,” “Chuck”) and Tom Spezialy (“Chuck,” “Reaper,” “Desperate Housewives”). Raimi will also serve as executive producer, with Rob Tapert (Evil Dead, “Spartacus,” “Xena: Warrior Princess”) and Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) along with Craig DiGregorio (“Workaholics,” “Chuck”) who will serve as executive producer/showrunner. Ivan Raimi will co-executive produce and Aaron Lam (“Spartacus”) and Chloe Smith (“Spartacus”) will serve as producers.
You can read our lengthy interview with Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell by clicking here!
Here’s a new trailer clip from AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead,” now filming in Vancouver with additional photography taking place in Los Angeles at a later date.
The clip shows a boy freaking out over reports in five states of a virus or microbe spreading, while Kim Dickens plays it cool. There’s a bit too much chatter and it feels overly explanatory. I’m not sure why they’re leading with this stuff, but we’ll get the full trailer at the San Diego Comic-Con, which is sire to be explosive.
Premiering this August, “Fear the Walking Dead,” which is set in Los Angeles and focuses on new characters and storylines, stars Kim Dickens (Gone Girl, “Sons of Anarchy”) as Madison, Cliff Curtis (“Missing,” “Gang Related”) as Travis, Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) as Nick and Alycia Debnam-Carey (Into the Storm) as Alicia. Also joining the cast as series regulars are Elizabeth Rodriguez (“Orange is the New Black”) as Liza and Mercedes Mason (Quarantine 2: Terminal) as Ofelia.
“‘Fear the Walking Dead’ takes us back to the beginning of the zombie apocalypse – a time when the world was changing rapidly for reasons unknown, before anyone understood exactly what was happening, when life as everyone knew it was upended and altered in ways no one could have ever imagined.“