Danny! and Tim are back from the dead! In the latest episode of Double Murder, the guys compare The Conjuring and The Haunting in Connecticut. Both films recount the tales of real-life supernatural investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren as they help a couple of families deal with their personal and other-worldly demons. Tune in now to to find out which one the guys found spookier, why Tim is letting Danny! officiate his wedding, where you should go in Chicago for horror movie trivia nights, and more!
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Just in time for season premiere of Robert Kirkman’s most celebrated comic book series, Hyundai presents “The Walking Dead: A Decade of Dead” at NYCC. The display showcases loads of original artwork plus some behind the scenes stuff from the TV series. For those of you who couldn’t make it to the con this year, here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure, courtesy of our man on the scene, Jorge Solis.
“The soiree from Hyundai and Skybound was held in a gallery space that showcases famed illustrations from the comic curated by former editorial director Sina Grace, memorabilia including foreign first editions, action figures, lunch boxes, and artifacts from the eponymous television series such as scripts with hand written notes from Kirkman and props.”
Photos by Jorge Solis
William Friedkin is one of my favorite interviews. He gave me this epic gem back when Killer Joe was released last year and he’s always engaging and honest (and never less than entertaining). It also doesn’t hurt that he made one of the best horror movies of all time – The Exorcist.
That film is now out in a wonderful 40th Anniversary Edition from Warner Bros. I haven’t gotten through all of the special features yet, but the transfer is tremendous and the booklet culls together some great passages from his autobiography, “The Friedkin Connection.” The release features both the Extended Director’s Cut and the Theatrical Version along with new special features (including “Beyond Comprehension: William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist” and “Talk of the Devil“).
Naturally when I was offered the opportunity to speak with Mr. Friedkin again while he signed copies of the Blu and book at the wonderful horror boutique Dark Delicacies, I immediately accepted. I sat with him for almost 3 hours as he signed hundreds of autographs and granted nearly as many photo opportunities to the throng of fans that descended upon the store (kudos to the wonderful staff at Delicacies for handling the crowd so well).
I got a lot of stuff from him that I plan to dole out eventually (a lot of which focussed on Sorcerer and To Live And Die In LA), but I figured I’d share his thoughts on this new era of The Exorcist first. Check it out below!
So, with both cuts together is this your definitive home video release? “Probably. I’ve always been happy with the first version I released. But what’s called the “Extended Director’s Cut” is actually the first cut I did. I took 12 minutes out of it because I thought it was too long. Over the years [William Peter] Blatty asked if I would consider putting them back. And 27 years later I put them back. I really did it because I felt, ‘why not? It’s been out for 27 years so why shouldn’t Blatty have the version he originally loved?’ I like the stuff we put back. At the very least there’s an extra minute and a half at the end with Lee J. Cobb, and that’s always a good thing.”
What’s your favorite of the special features? “I got them the stuff with Father Gallagher. That was Blatty’s religious instructor at Georgetown. He came into Blatty’s class with the news that there had been a demonic possession and exorcism in that diocese. He’s the guy that introduced Blatty to this actual case. That was in 1949. And the year ‘The Exorcist’ came out, Father Gallagher gave an interview to WCAU in Philadelphia in which he read from the diary of the priests involved in the actual case. And the guy who did the interview sent me a DVD of it and said, ‘if you can use this I own it.’ And I sent it to Warner Bros. and they thought it was tremendous and made an arrangement with him to put it on as an extra.”
When you’re doing a Blu-ray like this, do you have approval over the transfers? “Absolutely. I make them. I say, ‘more red. More blue. Darker. Lighter. All that stuff. It takes months. And when new technology comes out I upgrade it. When 4K came out we upgraded from 2K. And I often change my mind about stuff. Today [Friedkin is restoring 'The Exorcist' for a theatrical re-release] when I was doing the DCP I reduced the chroma in the hospital scene to almost black and white. It looks more like a hospital now than it ever did. It’s all fluorescent lighting, with no warm lights. I did three reels today.”
The 40th Anniversary is a good chance to get it out in front of a new audience. “Always. A lot of these guys [in line] weren’t even born when we made the film. And the extras can get a whole new generation intrigued. Warner Bros. is probably the best preservation company in Hollywood. I think they equal Criterion in terms of the legacy stuff they put out with a whole bunch of TLC. They’re just wonderful. Did I have any idea 40 years ago that people would be watching this today? No. The technology wasn’t available. And because of the tremendous progress that home video has made, I’m thrilled when these things come out. I support them as much as I can.”
What’s the most difficult part of the process for you? “It’s not difficult. You just go onto the next thing. Life is difficult for a great many people, and I understand that. But I can’t say that anything I’ve ever done has been difficult. I’ve been very lucky. I never went to film school, I just sort of picked it up. I never had a lesson, it was just watching the films of others by which I learned how to do it myself.”
All good journeys eventually come to an end and while we might not like it, our Outlast playthrough is no different. We had a good run, I managed to only die once — unless you count the missed jumps, which would bring that tally closer to a couple dozen — and we all had a few good laughs at my expense.
In the previous episode, priests were burned and things got a little weird. In the final episode, we get a few welcome answers and a delightfully open ending that leaves things open for a sequel. It just so happens that I recently came up with a list of things I’d like to see from a hypothetical sequel, should developer Red Barrels decide to go that route. You should check it out, after you watch this action-packed finale to one of the most epic “let’s plays” the world has ever seen.
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[Special Report] "The Purge: Fear The Night" Is Easily One Of The Best Halloween Attractions Of The Year
If you live in Los Angeles you may be familiar with the annual maze/attraction Blumhouse Productions, the production company behind Paranormal Activity, Sinister, Insidious and The Purge, holds in the 89-year-old Variety Arts Theater downtown. Last year the experience was more generalized in the fun, but perhaps too leisurely, “Blumhouse Of Horrors.” This year the attraction has morphed into the truly thrilling experience of “The Purge: Fear The Night“.
I went with some friends last night (October 12th), not really knowing what to expect. I knew that producer Jason Blum had brought in co-directors Josh Randall and Kristjan Thor (creators of the apparently awesome Blackout haunted house – which I need to visit at some point) to collaborate. And I also knew that the attraction had been revamped considerably since its debut last month. What was once a free-roaming experience had been tightened into an intensely guided, yet still highly interactive, evening.
What I didn’t know was just how much fun my guests and I would have. While I never saw the initial version of the attraction, this “new” version pretty much blew me away. I love all of the Halloween events and mazes around Los Angeles to varying degrees but, after a while, there’s a certain amount of familiarity that settles in and your fight or flight reactions begin to ossify somewhat. Successful formulas work and I can’t blame a lot of other places for implementing similar methods, but in 2013 alone I’ve been through at least 20 mazes that were beat-for-beat pretty much the same. That didn’t happen with “Purge.” I never knew what to expect and was kept on my toes throughout.
While some of the ephemera/iconography associated with the film might be confusing to people who haven’t seen it (my guests were unfamiliar), especially in the beginning moments, the specificity of the attraction doesn’t diminish the enjoyment factor at all. And if you’ve seen the movie but didn’t care for it, that shouldn’t affect your experience either. “The Purge: Fear The Night” is about everything that happens outside of Ethan Hawke’s house during those hours and there’s a great variety to the type of scares that are put to use.
My friends and I were separated and told to enter the maze alone – timed out from each other by about 30 seconds – and from those initial first steps into absolute darkness I could tell I was in for something different. Since the surprise factor is part of the fun, I’m not going to spoil the attraction by providing a beat-by-beat breakdown of the evening. What I will say is that the performances are great and you’re guided through the building with an incredible sense of urgency. You’re positioned as a delegate for the New Founding Fathers and are on the run from “Constitutionalists.” The pacing of this is great, it’s often breakneck but there are also plenty of chances for you to slow down a bit and become an active participant and problem solver in your environment. You might rejoin your group only to be pulled away from it in the middle of a hallway – you never know. And while gore is never the focus conceptually, there’s no shortage of that either.
Every room is different, from hospital environments to apartments to wide open fields (on a set, of course). You never know where you’re going next and you can’t predict just how you’ll be involved in the action. You might be asked to fish through water to find something, you may be asked to kill somebody (for the peanut gallery – please don’t take that literally). The experience runs just the right amount of time – so many “mazes” are frustratingly short, this one is long without ever overstaying its welcome. And, at the end, you’re allowed into the perfect environment to unwind from the intensity and gather your thoughts (and perhaps wait for your friends who were “abducted”).
If you’re looking for a great night out (and are over 18) you should definitely hit this up. Get tickets here and plan an evening around it. There are plenty of bars and restaurants in the area to help justify the cost of downtown parking… and you just might need that drink afterwards.
From all the previews and promos we've seen so far for NBC's "Dracula," it's obvious the miniseries has style. But will it have substance? We got lucky with "Hannibal"; can the peacock strike horror gold again? Peer inside the show's tangled world for another tease of what's ahead.
From the producers of the critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning hit "Downton Abbey" comes "Dracula," a twisted, sophisticated, and sexy take on Bram Stoker's classic novel, proving that some stories never die. The 10-episode series is paired with "Grimm" on Friday nights and will premiere at 10PM on October 25th.
"Dracula" Episode 1.01 - "The Blood Is the Life" (airs 10/25/13)
New to England, Alexander Grayson hosts a lavish party. He becomes fixated on Mina Murray, a beautiful young woman who looks like his dead former love. Newly engaged to Mina, Jonathan Harker grapples with worries over providing Mina the life she deserves.
Along with Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Dracula/Alexander Grayson/Vlad Tepes, the other cast members include Oliver Jackson-Cohen as Jonathan Harker, Jessica De Gouw as Mina Murray/Ilona, Thomas Kretschmann as Abraham Van Helsing, Katie McGrath as Lucy Westenra, Nonso Anozie as R.M. Renfield, Victoria Smurfit as Lady Jayne Wetherby, Ben Miles as Mr. Browning, and Robert Bathurst as Lord Thomas Davenport.
In case you missed it, Frictional Games recently unveiled their next project, a sci-fi horror game called SOMA. With it, their goal is to “chill us to our core,” and from everything I’ve seen of it so far, I think they may be successful in that endeavor. After the break I have a collection of screenshots I captured from the gameplay footage they debuted on Friday. Maybe this will help us soak in the buckets of crazy that video threw at us. Then again, maybe not.
First up, the trailer.
Not sure what you just watched? These screenshots might help.
MTV's experiment of super-sizing "Teen Wolf" Season 3 to 24 episodes paid off with the first half being the most-watched season to date, but when making the announcement at NYCC that Season 4 is indeed a go, the network revealed a return to 12 episodes. And something else...
Per TV Guide, the fourth season will be paired with the companion talk show "Wolf Watch," which will air weekly after each episode.
Hosted by Jill Wagner, who plays Kate Argent on the series, "Wolf Watch" (much like its predecessors "Talking Dead" on AMC and "Watch What Happens: Live" on Bravo) will welcome guest appearances by cast members, who will share behind-the-scenes secrets, and celebrity super-fans.
The second half of "Teen Wolf" Season 3 premieres Monday, January 6, 2014, at 10/9c. "Teen Wolf" stars Tyler Posey as Scott McCall, Crystal Reed as Allison Argent, Dylan O'Brien as Stiles, Tyler Hoechlin as Derek Hale, and Holland Roden as Lydia Martin.
The Kickstarter campaign for the post-apocalyptic survival simulator The Long Dark has successfully managed to raise all of the money it needs — an impressive $200,000 CAD — with a few days to spare. This is fantastic news, because this is a game that’s being incredibly ambitious in its goal to realistically portray a survival scenario set during a “quiet apocalypse.” It also looks fantastic.
There’s still time to donate, so if you wish to do so, you can support the game here.
Even though the season premiere of AMC's "The Walking Dead" is less than 24 hours away, the casting news continues as actors have been found to bring two of the comics' most beloved characters into the fold.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Josh McDermitt has joined the zombie drama in the series regular role of Dr. Eugene Porter. He'll be joined by "Southland" alum Michael Cudlitz as his traveling companion (and series regular role) Abraham, producers announced Saturday at New York Comic Con, where the actor was a surprise addition, appearing in character from the audience.
In the comics, Eugene is a former high school science teacher who first appears in the 53rd issue of the series. He travels with sports coach/Army Sgt. Abraham Ford (Cudlitz) and Rosita (new recurring player Christian Serratos). The trio eventually cross paths with Rick as they make their way to Washington. However, unbeknown to Rick as well as eventual couple Abraham and Rosita, Eugene is lying when he claims to know what caused the zombie outbreak and instead is using the physically superior former sports coach to protect him.
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, "The Walking Dead" stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Scott Wilson, Melissa McBride, David Morrissey, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad Coleman, and Sonequa Martin-Green. The series is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Tom Luse, and Greg Nicotero.
"The Walking Dead" Episode 4.01, "30 Days Without an Accident" (10/13/13) - SEASON 4 PREMIERE
Rick and the group are as close to an ideal life as possible at the prison. Will they be able to hold on to humanity in the face of a new evil? Written by Scott Gimple and directed by Greg Nicotero.
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.
MTV is really enjoying its run in with the horror genre which began officially several years ago with the original My Super Psycho Sweet 16. Word of another project has just hit the wire, and we continue to be perplexed by when exactly we can tune in to the network to actually hear music.
According to Variety, Victoria Justice (pictured) has been cast in the pilot for MTV’s “Eye Candy.”
She'll be playing Lindy, a beautiful but reclusive hacker whose blog exposes everything from terrorist plots to suspected killers. Convinced by her roommate to begin online dating, Lindy is targeted by a dangerous cyberstalker and believes one of her suitors to be the culprit. When things take a deadly turn, she teams up with the city’s cyber-crime unit to catch the killer.
“Eye Candy,” written by Emmy Grinwis, is based on a novel of the same name by R.L. Stine. Twilight helmer Catherine Hardwicke is on board to direct and exec produce the drama. Jason Blum is exec producing with his shingle Blumhouse Prods., alongside Yvonne Bernard and Beth Elise Hawk.
Some weekend casting news has come in for Kevin Smith's new horror flick, Tusk, as he has found his female lead in The Last Stand's Genesis Rodriguez. Read on for details.
According to Variety, Rodriguez (pictured) joins the previously announced Justin Long and Michael Parks.
The film is set to begin shooting in November, with a planned premiere at next year's Sundance Film Festival on the 20th anniversary of the premiere of Clerks.
Financier and production company DEMAREST FILMS (Machete Kills, A Most Wanted Man) will underwrite and produce visionary director Kevin Smith's next film, the audacious and utterly terrifying Tusk.
Tusk, which commences principal photography in Charlotte, North Carolina, on November 4, will star Justin Long (Live Free or Die Hard, A Case of You) and cult favorite Michael Parks (Red State, Django Unchained). Smith will direct his own script, which evolved from Episode 259 of his long-running podcast with Scott Mosier, the award-winning SModcast. Tusk's horror story follows a podcaster who sets out to interview an eccentric, reclusive old seafarer, only to find himself a plaything in the gruesome plot of a deranged killer.
Demarest's Sam Englebardt and William D. Johnson will produce Tusk alongside Shannon McIntosh for Smith's SModcast Pictures banner. Demarest's David Greathouse and Jennifer Schwalbach are executive producers. SModCo's Jordan Monsanto and Chris Parkinson, the author of the hoax walrus ad, are associate producers.
In addition to a brand new promo hyping up tomorrow night’s premiere, we’ve got two major casting breaks for AMC’s Season 4 of “The Walking Dead.”
“Retired at 35″ alum Josh McDermitt, pictured above, has joined the zombie drama in the series regular role of “Dr. Eugene Porter,” writes THR. He’ll be joined by “Southland” alum Michael Cudlitz, pictured below, as his traveling companion (and series regular role) “Abraham,” producers announced Saturday at New York Comic-Con, where the actor was a surprise addition, appearing in character from the audience.
[Warning: Spoilers from the comics series follow.]
Explains the site, in the Image/Skybound comics, Eugene is a former high school science teacher who first appears in the 53rd issue of the series. He travels with sports coach/Army Sgt. Abraham Ford (Cudlitz) and Rosita (new recurring player Christian Serratos).
The trio eventually crosses paths with Rick as they make their way to Washington. However, unbeknown to Rick as well as eventual couple Abraham and Rosita, Eugene is lying when he claims to know what caused the zombie outbreak and instead is using the physically superior former sports coach to protect him.
The character remains alive in the comics and proves to be a key part of Rick’s group, using his science know-how to manufacture ammunition.
Eugene for his part, disguises the fact that he’s a smart guy by altering his appearance in order to further protect himself.
The arrival of the characters also opens the door for the series to explore different locations than the prison.
Abraham, meanwhile, is a married father of two who following the outbreak returned from a hunt for supplies to find his wife and young daughter had both been raped and his young son force to watch. He ultimately kills the culprits and loses his family, who flee him in fear and are latter found, turned. He eventually becomes Rick’s right-hand man after his group loses a key member in battle.
“The Walking Dead” returns for its fourth season Sunday at 9 p.m. on AMC.
Check out Cudlitz in action as Abraham from season four, below.
Frictional Games, the makers of the terrifying Amnesia series, revealed their next horror game last week. It’s called SOMA, and it looks absolutely terrifying. A blend of sci-fi and horror, SOMA looks and plays like a Frictional game, but there’s something sinister about it that the developer hasn’t yet unveiled.
Frictional’s creative director Thomas Grip recently took to the PlayStation blog to chat about the upcoming game. See what he had to say about it after the jump.
The game’s been in development for three years now and it’s not due to release on PC and the PlayStation 4 until 2015, so the developer is obviously taking their time with it.
“SOMA is meant to chill you to your core, and confront you with questions about your very existence.” Grip wrote.
On the surface, SOMA is a first person horror game driven by a terrifying narrative. But it goes much deeper than that.
“The subject that SOMA will discuss is consciousness. Personally, I find it the most profound questions that it is possible to ask. ‘How can the feeling of subjective experience arise from a chunk of flesh?’ Exploring this further takes us to questions such as ‘Can machines be conscious?’ and ‘Do we have free will?’ It quickly gets very disturbing, and is ideal for a futuristic horror setting. It is the kind of sci-fi that we want to make.”
Grip explained that Frictional’s previous efforts, which includes the Amnesia and Penumbra franchises, were built around a core mechanic, with the setting and themes being by-products. The gameplay came first and the story second.
With SOMA, the theme, story and setting take center stage. Frictional’s goal is “for SOMA to not just be another carnival ride of cheap scares. It is meant to chill you to your core, and confront you with questions about your very existence.”
I can’t wait.
Marvel’s “Cup O’ Joe” panel, lead by chief creative officer Joe Quesada’s, took place this afternoon at New York Comic Con. One of the big books discussed was, of course, George Romero’s upcoming “Empire of the Dead”, which is the latest instalment in his zombie universe. Apparently the series includes both zombies and vampires. This is something we did not expect, and I’m currently not sure how I feel about it. Do vampires belong in the “Dead” universe? Time will tell.
“George only was interested because he felt he had something new to say,” Axel Alonso said, and then brought Romero to the stage.
After the cheers died down, Romero explained, “It’s a zombie story, of course, but there are other characters in it that are living dead but they are not zombies…[there are] two kinds of living dead, zombies and vampires, trying to survive.”
Romero continued, “It made sense when I thought about the initial story, it needed to be in a real metropolis that could survive by itself with its own government.”
“There are the haves and the have notes and the zombies have nothing,” Romero said, saying that there is a “big human component” in the zombie/vampire story.
The first issue kicks off in January 2014.
Announced today at the Skybound panel, Robert Kirkman has announced a new horror series on the way called “Outcast”. This was teased earlier in the week, but now we have a few more details. Kirkman says that “Outcast” will be to exorcisms what “The Walking Dead” was to zombies. This is a bold statement given how much has been done with possession films in recent years (The Last Exorcism, The Possession, Requiem, and The Exorcism of Emily Rose to name a few), but lord knows the genre is in desperate need of rejuvenation. I hope Kirkman lives up to his claims. Paul Azaceta will be on art.
Kirkman says, “It’s a big, epic story that involves exorcism and demonic possession, and we’re trying to shine a new light on that genre of horror-fiction.”
For a while now, South Koreans have been kicking our ass in the thriller department. Maybe it’s something in the water over there, but every year there’s another intelligent revenge thriller that crosses over to the U.S. and makes us look like unoriginal hacks. They’re typically dark, violent, and overly theatrical as well. But despite the similar tones and content, they never feel formulaic. The latest export is writer/director Jeong Byeong-Gil’s Confession of Murder – a confident cop vs. killer film that contains some of the most spectacular chase scenes of the year and a plot that twists more than a school dance in the ’60s.
This is Byeong-Gil’s second feature and first narrative film – the previous being the documentary Action Boys that profiled Korean stuntmen. A minute into Confession of Murder, the director shows his stunt work proficiency by staging a dizzying foot chase through various urban obstacles. Seriously, this film hits the ground running. You barely have time to settle into your seat before a cop is getting judo-flipped into a fish tank. If the sign of a boring movie is an opening-helicopter shot, then the sign of a righteous one is an opening-guy getting flipped into a fish tank.
The man who goes through the tank is hardboiled Lt. Choi (Jeong Jae-yeong), a cop on the trail of a serial killer who’s already killed 10 women. Right when it seems like Choi has finally got his man, the killer carves his face up pretty bad and escapes. 15 years later, the killer is still unknown and the statute of limitations is about to expire. Choi, defeated and scarred on more than one level, is still haunted by the one who got away. Out of the blue, a man named Lee (Park Si-Hoo) holds a press conference, claiming to be the killer.
Even worse, he’s charming and repentant. He’s even publishing a graphic tell-all memoir about the killings, complete with information only the murderer would know. Choi can’t touch him due to the statute, but that doesn’t mean the families of the victims will let this smarmy bastard off the hook. Then again, Lee could always be nothing more than a handsome con artist….
The relentless plot twists and brooding suspense make this not your usual police procedural. Tonally the film is all over the place, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing in my opinion. The tension reaches it greatest heights during two live televised debates between Lee and Choi. Here Byeong-Gil is saying something about how the media creates a cult around bad people (and usually gives them their own reality shows). The film also balances in some comedy as well. There are some fantastic moments of deadpan humor from Jeong Jae-yeong that provide some much needed relief from the gloominess.
There are only three action set-pieces in the film, but they’re doozies. Besides the thrilling opening chase, there are two batshit car chases. Although each of them are a little implausible (especially the final one), they’re both more exciting than most chases we see coming out of Hollywood. They’re taken to the next level by some really creative things Byeong-Gil does with the camera. During the initial chase, at times the camera moves right alongside the actors – even when they jump off rooftops and through windows. It’s seamless work and I wonder if the cameraman was a stuntman as well. It’s some truly amazing and dynamic work.
While it may not pack the emotional wallop of Memories of Murder or I Saw the Devil, Confession of Murder is another remarkable example of how South Korea is doing genre films better than us. It’s an entertaining thrill ride with a narrative that really grabs onto ya until the end. Check it out before its remade in America – starring Brendan Fraser as Lt. Choi, I’m assuming.
This one is for our 21+ readers (well, in the US at least)! If you’re getting all amped up for tomorrow’s premiere of The Walking Dead Season 4, then I suggest you take it one step further and knock yourself into a near comatose state with Grave Denial, a drink that is based on show! Featuring absurd amounts of alcohol, this drink is 100% guaranteed to 1) put hair on your chest (hello ladies) and 2) get you unbelievably drunk. Head on down to see YouTube drink master Tipsy Bartender and the lovely Sophia put this monstrosity together!
In the penultimate episode in our Outlast playthrough, I see enough creepy praying to freak me out and David worries he’ll be raped in front of god.
The last handful of episodes have really racheted up the tension, but you know what the last episode lacked? A burning crucifixion. So it’s a good thing this episode delivers. If you’ve stuck with us so far, I highly recommend you stick with it to the end. The proverbial shit’s about to hit the fan.
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New York Comic Con 2013: Dark Horse Announces Season 10 for Both Buffy and Angel & Faith Plus New Serenity Series
Attn: Joss Whedon fans! We have more news from NYCC, and it involves three series created by said man of the hour: Buffy Season 10, Angel & Faith Season 10, and a new storyline for Serenity, all coming in 2014.
From the Press Release:
Announced at New York Comic Con, Dark Horse is bringing the Whedonverse into its tenth season with the help of fan favorite authors Christos Gage and Victor Gischler.
“In Buffy, Season 10 is going to be about bringing friendships back together, while in Angel & Faith, relationships are shattered. Magic is starting to come back into the world, but in some surprising ways, like that vampire we saw standing in the sunlight at the end of Season 9,” says Editor-in-Chief Scott Allie.
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER SEASON 10
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 is slated for 30 issues, written by Christos Gage and illustrated by Rebekah Issacs with covers by long-time series artist Steve Morris.
“The Buffyverse community has been wonderfully welcoming to Rebekah and me. It's a tremendous honor for Joss and Dark Horse to trust us with their flagship book, and we are going to do all we can to be worthy of that trust. It's a new season, with new rules...but hopefully the same blend of love, action, horror, humor, and creativity that's made Buffy and her Scoobies part of all our families. We hope you'll join us for the ride,” states Christos Gage.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 10 #1 hits stands March 19th, 2014.
ANGEL & FAITH SEASON 10
Angel & Faith is also slated for a 30-issue run, written by Victor Gischler and illustrated by Will Conrad with covers by Scott Fischer.
"I was proud and privileged to have a small part in Season 9, and I can't express how grateful I am to have an expanded role in Season 10. Buffy the Vampire Slayer remains an iconic television show, and the Dark Horse comics continue that great tradition. I plan on having a lot of fun," says Angel & Faith series writer Victor Gischler.
“I'm very happy that our Angel & Faith artist has hopped over to Buffy, allowing our Buffy artist to jump over to Serenity. And to make the game of musical chairs complete, the guy who drew the first two Serenity miniseries is back in the loop, taking over Angel & Faith. These are all artists Joss and the writers and I are comfortable working with, and who are cozy with these characters, so it's nice to shake things up a bit while having a lot of confidence in what these artists can do. And I'm so happy to have Will back,” adds Scott Allie.
Angel & Faith Season 10 #1 is on sale April 2nd in comic shops everywhere.
Dark Horse Comics confirmed at New York Comic Con plans to continue the cult classic storyline directly following the film. With executive producer Joss Whedon behind the helm, the comic series is sure to have fans clamoring to check it out.
“We've been dying to get more Serenity out ever since the book Joss and Zack wrote. We all loved Zack's work on Shepherd's Tale and couldn't wait to get him back into the mix. This story is the first giant step past the film, after the big damn heroes stuck a big middle finger in the face of the Alliance,” notes Scott Allie, “Zack establishes new ground rules for these characters. He nails the voices, takes the relationships to the next level, and just gives us all the best space romp since the film Joss made…”
With artwork by Georges Jeanty (Buffy Seasons 8 & 9), covers by Dan Dos Santos (Tomb Raider), and script by Zach Whedon (The Terminator), Serenity returns as a cornerstone of Dark Horse’s 2014 lineup.
Malcolm Reynolds’s crew shook the ’verse to its core when they laid bare the crimes against humanity undertaken by their sinister government—the Alliance. Always outlaws, Mal, a very pregnant Zoe, new pilot River Tam, and the other surviving crew members are in greater danger than ever, and everyone’s asking the same question...
Serenity: Firefly Class 03-K64—Leaves on the Wind #1 (of 6) is on sale January 29th, 2014.