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“In every generation, there is a chosen one. She alone will stand against the Vampires, the Demons, and the Forces of Darkness. She is the Slayer.”
There must be about a million films, stories and TV related content that contains one particular scene. A vulnerable young woman, running for her life, terrified of whomever, or whatever, is pursuing her. She is utterly helpless to prevent her oncoming, horrible death – and most of the time is scantly clad. The scenario ends one of two ways – she either meets a terrible fate, or ends up getting saved by a dashing, Harrison Ford look alike male hero. Rinse, lather, repeat.
It once looked like that would be all we’d get from female characters in horror related productions. That was, until, a young writer came along named Joss Whedon, who decided that enough was enough. He had an idea of a young woman »
- Ben McCarthy
NBC’s Sunday Night Football season kicked off on Thursday with 20.8 million total viewers and a 7.2 demo rating, obviously dominating the night while down 11 and 15 percent from the fast nationals for last year’s Carolina/Denver Super Bowl rematch. (That Snf opener went on to record 25.2 million viewers and a 9.4 demo rating.)
Over on ABC, Battle of the Network Stars opened the night with 3 million total viewers (its third-largest audience) and a 0.6 rating, ticking up on both counts from its last fresh episode; the highly competitive season finale then did 2.4 mil/0.6. The Gong Show ended its run with season lows of 2.1 mil/0.5.
Production has begun in Los Angeles with British TV commercial veteran Mark Taylor directing. Producers are Amber Wang (“Rock Dog”), Fj Productions’ Fabio Golombek (“Experimenter,” “Like Sunday Like Rain”), and Brad Billington (“Professional Affair,” “Lethal Cowboy”). »
- Dave McNary
Ever wonder what the stars of your favorite movies and TV shows got up to when the cameras weren’t rolling? Well, we have some partial answers for you.
Keep scrolling to see the best behind-the-scenes shots from decades past. They’re totally phat, gnarly, groovy and … you get the idea:
- Lydia Price
Josh Hopkins (“Quantico”, “Cougar Town”) and Charisma Carpenter (“Angel”, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) have joined the ranks of Mail Order Monster, per Deadline. The film is being directed by Paulina Lagudi, who co-wrote the film with Marc Prey, and will… Continue Reading →
The post Break Up a Potential Marriage With a Mail Order Monster appeared first on Dread Central. »
- Jonathan Barkan
A “Frankenstein”-inspired tale assembled with a heart. “Cougar Town” alum Josh Hopkins and “Angel’s” Charisma Carpenter and have come aboard the sci-fi family drama Mail Order Monster, from helmer Paulina Lagudi and Jax Productions, Deadline writes. The pic stars Madison Horcher ( The pic is interesting as it stars Madison Horcher (Best Friends Whenever) as 12-year-old Sam Pepper, who lost her […] »
- Brad Miska
Cougar Town alum Josh Hopkins and Angel‘s Charisma Carpenter have come aboard the sci-fi family drama Mail Order Monster, from helmer Paulina Lagudi and Jax Productions. The pic stars Madison Horcher (Adventures -n Babysitting) as 12-year-old Sam Pepper, who lost her mother in a car accident, and her reclusive, quirky nature makes her an easy target for bullying. Realizing she’d had enough, Sam orders the parts to build a “Monster” from a comic book ad, and is finally… »
This is either going to be really good or so bad, it’s great. But either way, ABC’s relaunch of Battle of the Network Stars (premiering Thursday, June 29 at 9/8c) is looking like the summer’s must-see — especially since on Tuesday the full list of competitors was released. The celebrities we’re most psyched to see throwing down in events like the kayak relay race and dunk tank:
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ABC’s revival of “Battle of the Network” stars has set 20 teams of five celebrities each to compete in the upcoming season, the network announced Monday.
Stars from shows such as “Modern Family,” “Pretty Little Liars,” “Scandal,” “Melrose Place,” “Beverly Hills, 90210,” “The Goldbergs,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “The West Wing,” “Dallas,” “CHiPs,” “Law & Order” and many more will take part in the throwback to the classic series from the 1970’s.
The 10-episode season will pit teams of current and classic TV stars from multiple eras and different genres against one another in a variety of athletic games, like Tug of War, Archery, Kayak Relay, Obstacle Course, and Dunk Tank. The series will premiere June 29 at 9 p.m.
- Joe Otterson
If you live on the West Coast and you're a fan of Death Dealer Selene from the Underworld movies, then you'll want to mark the weekend of June 17th–18th on your calendar, because Kate Beckinsale will be a featured guest at Wizard World Sacramento. In today's Horror Highlights, we also have details on the Blu-ray / DVD release of Peelers and the lineup for Attack of the 50 Foot Film Fest in Atlanta.
Kate Beckinsale to Attend Wizard World Sacramento: Press Release: "Sacramento, Calif., June 5, 2017 – Kate Beckinsale, star of such films as Underworld and Pearl Harbor, and Val Kilmer, standout in Batman Forever and Top Gun, have been added to the top-flight celebrity roster at Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento at the Sacramento Convention Center. Both will appear on Saturday and Sunday, June 17-18, when they will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops and conduct interactive Q&A sessions with fans. »
- Derek Anderson
Barry Bostwick is looking to do the time warp again at this year's Wizard World Minneapolis, as the versatile actor will be on hand for a special midnight screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on May 6th at The Riverview Theater.
Press Release: Minneapolis, April 25, 2017—Wizard World (Otcbb: Wizd) presents a screening of the 1975, Twentieth Century Fox classic musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show in conjunction with Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis, at midnight on Saturday, May 6 (into early Sunday morning). Barry Bostwick, who starred as “Brad Majors” in the cult favorite, will introduce the event, which will also feature the local shadow cast group “Transvestite Soup,” at The Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave S. in Minneapolis.
Bostwick will also host a special VIP meet-and-greet at the Minneapolis Convention Center at 7 p.m. to preview the screening. Tickets for both the screening (general admission and VIP seating), commemorative t-shirts and »
- Derek Anderson
Three weddings — and maybe a funeral, somewhere? — are among the storylines on tap for CBS shows during May sweeps (starting Thursday, April 27).
Other teases from the Eye network include the return of a Big Bang Theory admirer, Eliza Dushku’s Bull run and a life-changing decision for a Five-0 team member.
RelatedCBS Renews 16 Series, Including Bull, Five-0 — What’s Missing?
Here are extremely curated excerpts from CBS’ 1,700-word press release:
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In today's Horror Highlights, we have an exciting update on the guest lineup for Wizard World Minneapolis, as well as Comet TV's April contest and details on Two Sentence Horror Stories: Ma, which will be featured at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Minneapolis Wizard World Lineup: Press Release: "Minneapolis, April 2017 – Wizard World, Inc. (Otcbb: Wizd) continues its 2017 schedule with its fourth trip to the Minneapolis Convention Center at Wizard World Comic Con Minneapolis, May 5-7. Charlie Sheen (“Two and a Half Men,” Platoon), Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman (“Doctor Who”), Nichelle Nichols (“Star Trek”), Charisma Carpenter and Nicholas Brendon (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), Lou Ferrigno (“The Incredible Hulk”) and “The Monkees” duo of Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz headline the roster of celebrity guests scheduled to attend the comic con and pop culture extravaganza.
Sheen, Carpenter, Capaldi and Coleman will attend Saturday and Sunday, May 6-7; the others are scheduled for all three days. »
- Derek Anderson
Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. St. Louis show hours are Friday, April 7, 5-10 p.m.; Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, April 9, 10 a.m. -4 p.m.
Dual Q&A sessions with the stars of Guardians of the Galaxy, Harry Potter and “The Vampire Diaries,” panels featuring standout celebrities Evan Peters (“American Horror Story”), Jennifer Carpenter (“Dexter”), Gene Simmons(Kiss), WWE® Superstar Randy Orton® and others, “Pokémon,” and other gaming-themed panels, storytelling and comics creator sessions, video gaming tournaments, adult and kids costume contests, after parties and cosplay panels highlight the programming offerings at Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis, April 7-9 at America’s Center. Most programming is included as part of the standard event admission »
- Tom Stockman
The friends who slay together stay together. Recently, the cast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer reunited for Entertainment Weekly in honor of the WB/Upn series' 20th anniversary.From Joss Whedon, the supernatural dramedy followed Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar), a young woman imbued with heightened strength and awareness to defend the world against vampires and demons. The cast also included Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head, James Marsters, Emma Caulfield, Michelle Trachtenberg, Kristine Sutherland, Charisma Carpenter, David Boreanaz, Amber Benson, and Seth Green. The show ran for seven seasons before ending in 2003.Read More… »
A version of this story originally appeared on EW.com.
So what are the chances of Buffy the Vampire Slayer being brought back to life? If you ask the cast, they’re divided.
James Marsters: “I think if Joss is helming it, then hell yeah. If not, then hell no.”
Charisma Carpenter: “I think the fans would just go crazy if something like that would happen. It would just make so many people happy. »
- Tim Stack
In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the hugely popular supernatural drama series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, EW reunited the cast with creator Joss Whedon for their first photoshoot and interview in over a decade. You can check out the full set of reunion photos below featuring Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy Summers), David Boreanaz (Angel), James Marsters (Spike), Alyson Hannigan (Willow Rosenberg), Nicholas Brendon (Xander Harris), Emma Caulfield (Anya), Amber Benson (Tara Maclay), Seth Green (Daniel ‘Oz’ Osbourne), Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia Chase), Alexis Denisof (Wesley Wyndam-Pryce), Kristine Sutherland (Joyce Summers), Michelle Trachtenberg (Dawn Summers) and a painting of Anthony Stewart Head (Giles), head over to Entertainment Weekly to read the interview that accompanies the images…
- Amie Cranswick
High school is a nightmare for many, but Buffy Summers had to battle evil forces and pass her midterms.
Twenty years after Buffy the Vampire Slayer hit the small screen, Entertainment Weekly rounded up the Scooby Gang for an all-star reunion. Although the cast members have graduated into new phases of life (there was some showing off photos of children and swapping of recipes at the gathering), star Sarah Michelle Gellar argues that high school was, indeed, hell.
“It’s the ultimate metaphor: horrors of adolescence manifesting through these actual monsters,” she shared. “It’s the hardest time of life. »
- Stephanie Petit
Dark Horse's The Strange Case of the Disappearing Man comic book series tops today's Horror Highlights, which also includes Wizard World Cleveland, new releases (respectively) from Cavity Colors and Blue Underground, Apocalypse Kiss, and the New Jersey Horror Con.
The Strange Case of the Disappearing Man Comic Book Series: Press Release: "Milwaukie, Ore., (March 14, 2017)—Victorian horror fans, rejoice! Dark Horse is delighted to announce the follow-up to 2011’s cult classic The Strange Case of Mr. Hyde, with The Strange Case of the Disappearing Man. Mr. Hyde’s Cole Haddon brings fans even more Thomas Adye adventures, while Sebastián Cabrol (Thief: Tales from the City, Caliban) lends his beautiful art to the story, and Hernán Cabrera (Caliban) brings the art to life with his gorgeously grotesque color palette.
The Strange Case of the Disappearing Man finds Inspector Thomas Adye of Scotland Yard struggling to return to normalcy after his run-in with »
- Derek Anderson
I'd sing, "Happy Birthday," but like the course of true love, Buffy birthdays never did run smooth, so this is decidedly an anniversary celebration, instead. Twenty years ago today, on Monday, March 10, 1997, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV show premiered on the now defunct netlet, The WB. Television, and the internet too, have never been the same. Check out our epic BtVS picspam from the two part premiere episodes, "Welcome to the Hellmouth" and "The Harvest," (with a promo shot and bonus screencaps from later episodes, all courtesy of screencapped.net).From creator Joss Whedon, Buffy the Vampire Slayer starred Sarah Michelle Gellar in the title role. Over its seven seasons and 144 episodes, the cast also included: Anthony Head, Alyson Hannigan, Nicholas Brendon, Charisma Carpenter, David Boreanaz, Kristine Sutherland, Seth Green, Robia Lamorte, James Marsters, Emma Caulfield, Michelle Trachtenberg, Amber Benson, Seth Green, Marc »
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