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Yes, You've Seen Carol From The Walking Dead on Screen Before

Image Source: AMC Rick Grimes, King Ezekiel, and Maggie Greene might technically run things with the allied squads on The Walking Dead, but it's Carol Peletier who seems to come in on the clutch most often throughout the series. Remember how she handles the terrible business of dealing with the prison's ill population, then takes care of Lizzie, and manages to save everyone from the Terminus cannibal crew, even after being exiled and ostracized by them? That's boss behavior right there. Carol always seems to take her leave from the group just in time to position herself as an outside asset when she's most needed. She has a foresight that's increasingly rare in this generation of act-first-think-later strategists (lookin' at you, Sheriff). Ezekiel and Jerry would certainly be hobbling around looking for brains to munch on if not for her quick thinking this week, and pretty much everyone else can
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‘The Walking Dead': The Most Shocking and Disturbing Deaths So Far (Photos)

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‘The Walking Dead': The Most Shocking and Disturbing Deaths So Far (Photos)
The Walking Dead” has never been shy about featuring plenty of death, but some characters’ demises hit harder than others. Look back on some of the most gut-wrenching kills from the hit AMC series When Andrea’s sister Amy ( Emma Bell) died in season 1, it proved that no one was safe.The death of Jim (Andrew Rothenberg) in season 1 showed the characters how to treat a bitten person for the first time. Sophia (Madison Lintz) was beloved by all, but Rick did not hesitate when it came time to pull the trigger when she became a walker. Dale (Jeffrey DeMunn) was.
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October Horrors 2017 Day 26 – The Mist (2007)

The Mist, 2007.

Directed by Frank Darabont

Starring Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Braugher, Toby Jones, William Sadler, and Jeffrey DeMunn.

Synopsis:

Following a vicious storm, a small town is enveloped in a mysterious mist leaving a band of survivors to seek refuge in a supermarket. Trapped in the market by monstrous creatures lurking in the mist, the group also has to contend with the growing distrust and delirium of each other that soon proves to be a bigger threat than the monsters outside.

Frank Darabont is arguably the best director when it comes to bringing the work of Stephen King to the big screen, giving us the excellent weepie that is The Green Mile and arguably one of the greatest films ever made in the form of The Shawshank Redemption.

However, Darabont wouldn’t merely confine himself to bringing King’s non-horror works to the screen, using
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October Horrors 2017 Day 3 – The Hitcher (1986)

The Hitcher, 1986.

Directed by Robert Harmon.

Starring Rutger Hauer, C Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Jeffrey DeMunn.

Synopsis:

Jim is delivering a car from Chicago to San Diego when he stops to pick up a hitchhiker named John Ryder who quickly reveals himself as a serial killer who kills anyone foolish enough to pick him up. Narrowly escaping from Ryder’s clutches, Jim soon finds himself being pursued across the desert road by his new foe – a foe who will not stop until he kills his new prey.

Hitchhikers are a favorite of the horror genre with them either being the unsuspecting victim about to be picked up a passing psychopath or, more often than not, it’s the hitch-hiker who is the psychopath hoping to catch a ride with his latest victim. For me, one of the best examples of this trope comes in the form of Robert Harmon
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‘Billions’ Season 2 Finale Ratings Outperform Season Premiere

‘Billions’ Season 2 Finale Ratings Outperform Season Premiere
Billions” cashed in big with its Season 2 finale, with the Sunday night episode outperforming both the Season 1 finale and the Season 2 premiere.

According to Nielsen data, the Season 2 finale drew in an estimated 1.02 million viewers, airing at 10 p.m. on Showtime. The season premiere averaged 753,000 viewers in its initial airing, meaning this season’s finale improved on the premiere by 35%. It also managed to edge out the Season 1 finale, which drew 1.01 million viewers back in April 2016. Across multiple airings, the Season 2 finale managed 1.32 million viewers for the night. Based on eight weeks of available data, the second season is averaging 4.6 million viewers per episode across multiple platforms.

This season of the critically-acclaimed series picked up shortly after the events of the explosive Season 1 finale. U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) and hedge fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Damian Lewis) will stop at nothing to settle their personal war. But both men will have to contend with
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Why ‘Billions’ Could Turn Out To Be The Defining TV Show Of The Trump Era

When it premiered at the start of 2016, you might have been forgiven for overlooking “Billions.” At the time when the term Peak TV was becoming inescapable, it was another prestige cable TV drama centered on white dudes in a world of wealth and privilege. Even the cast seemed to be recycled from other acclaimed shows: Damian Lewis from “Homeland,” Paul Giamatti from “John Adams,” Maggie Siff from “Sons Of Anarchy,” Toby Leonard Moore from “Daredevil,” David Costabile from “Breaking Bad,” Jeffrey DeMunn from “The Walking Dead.”

Read More: The 30 Best TV Shows Of 2016

The territory — big money on Wall Street — felt like it had been well-trodden recently on the big screen too, with the success of “The Wolf Of Wall Street” and “The Big Short.” So all told, it felt like it was destined to be overshadowed by other shows like HBO’s “Vinyl,” which debuted around the same time
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Gff 2017: Halfway Review

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Author: Steven Neish

Recently released from prison, Byron (Quinton Aaron) has secured a probationary placement at his step-brother’s family farm. Working for widower Beth (Amy Pietz) and her two daughters, Eliza (Gillian Zinser) and Julia (Nicole Scimeca), Byron has something of a rude awakening when he realises just how much work is involved in a farm’s day-to-day operations. His sponsor Josh, a lawyer, isn’t around much, so it’s left to a skeptical and overworked Beth to show him the ropes. Meanwhile, Paulie (Marcus Henderson), Byron’s friend from prison, tempts him with an easier and eminently more appealing alternative.

From first-time writer-director Ben Caird, a British-American brought up in London, Halfway has similarly spent time being developed on both sides of the Atlantic. Originally envisioned as the story of a UK national transplanted to the States for rehabilitation, the script evolved over time to focus more
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The Mist: Spike TV Series Isn't a Remake of the Movie

What can fans expect from The Mist TV series? Recently, executive producer Christian Torpe discussed Spike TV's upcoming adaptation of the Stephen King book, TV Guide reports.First published in 1980, the original story is set in a small Maine town that becomes enveloped in a strange and monstrous mist. The novella was developed into a film in 2007 starring Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, and Andre Braugher.Read More…
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Drive-In Dust Offs: Christmas Evil (1980)

’Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the land

Mommy and Santa, were getting on grand.

This threw little Harry, into such a tizzy

He grew up demented; delusional, dizzy.

He spied on the children, through windows he peered

To check if they’re nice, or if they be jeered.

He kept a big book, with names he did fill

Those who did or did not, follow St. Nick’s will.

His job at the toy plant, was covered in scorn

Co-workers would trick him, to work until morn.

He tried to be nice, and swallow his hate

But when they pushed Harry, ’twas too little, too late.

In full Santa gear, he took to the road

With presents for children, he had a full load.

His nondescript van, could give some folks pause

A sleigh painted on the side, a pedophile Claus. (Relax! He wasn’t.)

But though he was decent,
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12 Days of Christmas Horror: Day 3 – Christmas Evil (1980)

Christmas Evil, 1980.

Directed by Lewis Jackson.

Starring Brandon Maggart, Jeffrey DeMunn, Dianne Hull and Andy Fenwick.

Synopsis:

After being mentally scarred by the realisation that Santa Claus doesn’t exist, toy factory worker Harry strives to take on the role of St Nicholas himself keeping an eye on the local neighbourhood children and noting who is naughty and nice. After having had enough of his co-workers’ belittlement and exploitation of him, Harry suffers a mental breakdown and eventually coming to believe that he really is Santa Claus, he embarks on a campaign of gift giving for the nice and brutal punishment for the naughty.

After the excellent gift of Black Christmas in yesterday’s review, we now move into the 1980s for our first “killer Santa” film of this series. However, those expecting a gory festive slasher will be in for a surprise, for Christmas Evil (sometimes titled You Better Watch Out
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It Came From The Tube: The Haunted (1991)

Like many folk, I knew nothing of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren until James Wan’s theatrical release The Conjuring (2013). So as I scoured the TV graveyard to unearth another relic from yesteryear, I came across 1991’s The Haunted – an account of the terrifying (and long) haunting that beset the Smurl family from the mid 70s to the late 80s, and one in which the Warrens helped out. And while it doesn’t quite reach the heights of Wan’s modern classic, it is nevertheless a satisfying addition to the Warren legacy, and a great showcase for Sally Kirkland as the besieged Smurl matriarch.

Originally broadcast on the Fox network on Monday, May the 6th, 1991, The Haunted had tough competition: ABC had MacGyver/ABC Monday Night Movie, CBS aired Evening Shade/Major Dad/Murphy Brown/Designing Women, and NBC had Fresh Prince/Blossom/NBC Monday Night at the Movies.
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Half Century Halle (and other anniversaries)

On this day in history as it relates to showbiz...

1040 King Duncan is killed in battle and King Macbeth succeeds him. Shakespeare fictionalizes everything later for Macbeth. So many theatrical productions and movies follow. Out damn spot!

1932 The 1932 Summer Olympics end. This is the Olympic year when gorgeous Buster Crabbe became a gold medalist (pictured left). Hollywood then snatched him right up for movie serials and action adventure franchises including Tarzan The Fearless

1945 Japan surrenders during Ww II (the six year war will last only two more weeks.) but movie makers all over the world have never stopped telling the war's infinite stories. On that same day Steve Martin is born in Waco Texas. It only takes him another 68 years to get the Oscar he totally deserved

1946 Two actor birthdays: Blacksploitation actor Antonio Fargas who became "Huggybear" on TV's popular Starksy & Hutch and Susan Saint James TV of McMillan & Wife
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Betrayed

Costa-Gavras sets his focus on right-wing political terror in the American heartland, where FBI agent Debra Winger finds farmer Tom Berenger at the head of a clan of murderous white supremacists. Our friends and neighbors! Betrayed Blu-ray Olive Films 1988 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 127 min. / Street Date April 19, 2016 / available through the Olive Films website / 29.98 Starring Debra Winger, Tom Berenger, John Heard, Betsy Blair, John Mahoney, Ted Levine, Jeffrey DeMunn, Albert Hall, David Clennon, Robert Swan, Richard Libertini. Cinematography Patrick Blossier Film Editor Joële Van Effenterre Original Music Bill Conti Written by Joe Eszterhas Produced by Irwin Winkler Directed by Costa-Gavras

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Filmmaker Cost-Gavras occupies a high roost where political activism is concerned. His most popular films 'Z', Stage of Siege, The Confession and Missing put strong values before wide audiences in the Nixon and Reagan years, when few major filmmakers would go near such touchy subjects. 1988's Betrayed is
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Sarah Wayne Callies interview: The Other Side Of The Door

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Sarah Wayne Callies chats to us about The Other Side Of The Door and The Walking Dead...

When I first spoke to Sarah Wayne Callies in 2014 for the release of the joyous disaster movie delights of Into The Storm, it took a while to adjust to the completely different persona she exudes in real life, compared to the often quiet and maternal characters she’s played over the years. Filled with a blunt and refreshing honesty, she’ll happily share experiences – good and bad, while punctuating the air with an occasional swear word, making her an incredibly easy person to talk to.

We caught up with her, complete with cold, to discuss her latest role in The Other Side Of The Door, a horror movie that is as much a tragic family drama, as it is a grisly ghost story. Directed by Brit Johannes Roberts, the story
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The Walking Dead to Make Spanish-Language Premiere on NBC Universo

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The living dead-induced action and palpable apocalyptic emotions of The Walking Dead continue to spread around the globe, as NBC Universo will air the Spanish-language debut of the AMC series this Wednesday:

Press Release: Miami – Dec. 17, 2015 – NBC Universo, the modern entertainment and sports cable channel for Latinos, announced today the network will premiere the Spanish-language debut of “The Walking Dead” on Wed., Jan. 20, at 10 p.m. Et/Pt. Subsequent airings of new episodes dubbed into Spanish will air weekly on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. Et/Pt.

The Walking Dead” tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse. Following a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, the series explores the challenges of life in a world overrun by “walkers” or zombies. Over time, the characters are changed by the constant exposure to death and willingness to do anything to survive. The
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TV in 2016: January to April (Part 1: New Series)

Though 2015 brought an absurd bounty of great television, not to mention the proclamation that we had entered the era of #PeakTV, there’s absolutely no reason to think that 2016 will let up. At all. In the first few months of the year alone, there are a whole host of great returning series gearing back up, as well as a wide variety of new ones. There are so many, in fact, that it took some difficulty to narrow them down to under 30. But here we are.

So please note that this is by no means a comprehensive list – for those so inclined, by all means, get excited for Legends of Tomorrow, American Crime Story, The Magicians, Lucifer, and, sure, why not, Fuller House. The list below are just a few that seemed, for one reason or another, to be especially noteworthy. (In at least one instance, “noteworthy” is not necessarily a compliment.
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Thomas Jane Was Almost Rick Grimes in 'The Walking Dead'

Thomas Jane Was Almost Rick Grimes in 'The Walking Dead'
In just a few short months, The Walking Dead will return with the midseason premiere No Way out, airing on Valentine's Day, Sunday, February 14 at 9 Pm Et on AMC. The series was a huge hit from the start, but it has since grown into one of the biggest shows on any network, broadcast and cable alike. Frank Darabont created the original series and served as showrunner for the first two seasons, before he left the show. As it turns out, the series creator had originally wanted a different actor to portray Rick Grimes, according to Uproxx, Thomas Jane.

The site reports that, early on in The Walking Dead's development, Frank Darabont had been eyeing Thomas Jane to play Rick Grimes, when the series creator had been trying to sell the show to HBO. Eventually, HBO passed on the project, and then Thomas Jane became attached to star in HBO's Hung,
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Last Week's (Inane) Controversy Re: Christmas and Coffee Cups: Movies That Came to Mind

Donald Trump vs. Starbucks' War on Christmas. The War on Christmas: The movies that come to mind We're still in November, but the War on Christmas – according to online buzz, a second cousin once removed of the War on Cops – has begun. Weeping and gritting of teeth has seized certain population segments in the U.S.A. (and perhaps other countries as well) after Fox News, that beacon of intellectual freedom at the end of the cable news tunnel, announced that … Starbucks' holiday season cups are a) red b) devoid of Christmas decorations. Could it be a satanic conspiracy disguised as politically correct inclusiveness? The result of a communist takeover at the Seattle-headquartered company? Cruel and unusual Christian persecution in the form of paper cups? Your guess is as good as mine. Far-right Republican icon, U.S. presidential candidate, and 2015 political circus ringmaster Donald Trump seems to think that Starbucks
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Stephen King's 'The Mist' TV Show Is Happening

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Stephen King's 'The Mist' TV Show Is Happening
Better lock your doors and windows! The Mist is creeping into TV from Dimension Television. This sci-fi horror series will be based on both the Stephen King's classic novella and the feature film from director Frank Darabont. At this time, no cast members have been announced. And it isn't known if Frank Darabont will return to direct one or more episodes.

Coming off the success of the recently renewed Scream TV series on MTV, Dimension Television announced today that they are resurrecting The Mist in a similar fashion. The project, which has Stephen King's blessing, is a continuing series from acclaimed writer Christian Torpe. Christian Torpe created the successful show Rita in Denmark, which is now finishing its fourth season. Christian Torpe has also been developed&#160programming for both Showtime and AMC.

Using the book and movie as influences, The Mist series tells an original story about a
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Adult Beginners | Review

Arrested Development: Katz’s Debut an Affectionate Familial Dramedy

A familiar yet generally charming vehicle that impressively utilizes a pair of actors known mostly from a mainstream comedic realm, Adult Beginners is a low-key dramedy assembled from unpredictable voices. Premiering at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival before making its Us bow at SXSW earlier in 2015, it serves as producer Ross Katz’s feature debut (previously he directed the 2009 television drama Taking Chance, starring Kevin Bacon), with Nick Kroll credited with the story, and a screenplay penned by Liz Flahive (“Nurse Jackie”) and Jeff Cox (Blades of Glory, 2007). Neither as broadly comedic or serious minded as the credits would seem to indicate, the title serves as an estranged sibling reunion film that plays like the lighter, rosy faced cousin of last year’s The Skeleton Twins. Produced by the increasingly philanthropic Duplass Bros., the film displays the sort of vibrant charm
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