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In casting news, Robert Gant will appear on two upcoming episodes of The Tomorrow People
Virginia high school state tennis champ Mikey Drougas comes out to school on Twitter. Congrats! Now can he please turn pro so we can have a gay male professional tennis player?
Russell T. Davies is planning two new series for BBC’s Channel 4, about the “perils and pitfalls of 21st Century gay life,” titled Cucumber and Banana, as well as a third “factual webseries” titled Tofu. Here’s an explanation: “I once read about a scientific institute which had studied the male erection,” Davies explained. “It divided the hard-on into four categories, from soft to hard. One, tofu. Two, peeled banana. Three, banana. And four, cucumber. Right there and then, I knew I had my drama. »
On TV this weekend: Lady Gaga pulls double duty on Saturday Night Live, Almost Human premieres and Eastbound & Down and Hello Ladies come to an end. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 15 programs to keep on your radar.
Saturday, November 16
8 pm The Christmas Ornament (Hallmark) | A widow (Kellie Martin, Life Goes On) hopes to find happiness during the holiday season with the help of a Christmas tree shop owner (All My Children‘s Cameron Mathison).
8 pm The Twelve Trees of Christmas (Lifetime) | When her cherished library is set for demolition, a Manhattan woman (Copper »
With a title like Torment, you're probably expecting some hyper-brutal, bad-ass combination of Saw, Hostel, and that one awesome French slasher flick you can't pronounce... but nope! Aside from a few cool moments of blood-soaked lunacy at the beginning and the end, director Jordan Barker is more interested in some psychological torment. Just a simple "home invasion" story with some pretty cool slasher flick DNA, Torment might be better off called Suspense. But that's not a title that would entice many horror freaks. Torment it is. Plot-wise, we've got several threads you probably now by now: A) A prologue in which a family is hacked up by a lunatic. B) A young family arrives at their old home to help get over a recent tragedy. C) After a small amount of legitimately decent character development, point A meets point B in a very unpleasant fashion. But what Torment lacks in »
- Scott Weinberg
With Jordan Barker’s psychological horror feature Torment set for its world premiere on Friday, October 11, at 7:30pm at the celebrated Screamfest La, read on for our exclusive chat with the director and his star, Katharine Isabelle (American Mary), along with some stills!
Produced by Barker, Borga Dorter and Allan Fung from a script by Michael Foster and Thomas Pound, Torment stars Isabelle, Robin Dunne (of the television series "Sanctuary") and Stephen McHattie (300). The story revolves around newlyweds Cory (Dunne) and Sarah Morgan (Isabelle), who take Cory's seven-year-old son, Liam, to their country home for some much needed family time. When it appears as if Liam has run away, psychological suspense becomes straight-out horror, as Sarah and Cory must now confront a sadistic, cult-like family who have been hiding in the house all along and have taken Liam for themselves.
Speaking with director Barker, whose previous credits include My »
- Sean Decker
The season of good fear is almost upon us as the kiddies dress up in creepy costumes and later their parents feast on a horror flick once their all tucked up in bed. This October sees the appropriate release of genre hopefuls Carrie, Mischief Night and We Are What We Are (depending on your location). While there is no sign of a general release date, indie slasher Torment looks like it may well be one to watch out for in the future.
Rec producers Filmax have released the festival trailer for the unsettling shocker directed by Jordan Barker. Torment features stunning fan favourite scream queen Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps), last seen leading the Soska Sisters’ outstanding and insanely twisted body (modification) horror American Mary. The film makes it’s debut at the upcoming Los Angeles’ Screamfest event with Robin Dunne and Stephen McHattie also co-starring.
The story concerns Cory Morgan, »
- Craig Hunter
This film fan has been waiting for the trailer of Torment for some time now and the wait has been worth it. Torment is a film from Spanish production house Filmax International. The film stars Canadian actors Stephen McHattie (Pontypool), Katharine Isabelle (American Mary) and Robin Dunne. The film was also shot in Canada. The first clip for Torment previews some strange situations. The film's story involves a family vacationing up in an old cabin. Here, Sarah and Cory lose sight of little Liam. Though, Liam has not run away. He has been captured by a prophetic killer, who wears a strange bunny-like mask. Horror fans are encouraged to take a look at this first trailer for Torment below. The clip, while dark, shows all sorts of bizarre goings-ons and Torment offers a good deal of mystery. Release Date: October 11th, 2013 (Limited Theatrical). Director: Jordan Barker. Writers: Michael Foster and Thomas Pound. »
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Newlyweds Sarah and Cory Morgan have decided to take a relaxing holiday with Cory’s seven-year-old son, Liam, to try to smooth over some of the teething problems Liam is having with his new mom. Despite the idyllic location of Cory’s isolated and luxurious country house, the family members soon realize they have made a mistake by going there. The house brings back too many painful memories of Liam’s deceased mother, and the boy reacts angrily, punishing Sarah for trying to take his mom’s place.
- Uncle Creepy
October is one of the best months of the year, and one of the reasons is that it’s officially Halloween season. Syfy is once again celebrating with its “31 Days of Halloween Scare-a-Thon,” starting tonight with a new episode of Face Off. There’ll be a host of new and returning Syfy Original Movies, along with the return of Ghost Hunters, marathons of Being Human, Friday the 13th: The Series, Ghost Whisperer, and Forever Knight, and much more.
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Syfy’S Sixth Annual 31 Days Of Halloween Scare-a-thon Unleashes 600 Hours Of Bloodcurdling Programming Ghost Hunters And Naked Vegas Holiday Episodes Original Horror Movies Zombie Night, Scarecrow And Grave Halloween
New York – September 13, 2013 – Syfy’s sixth annual 31 Days of Halloween will unleash nearly 600 hours of bloodcurdling programming throughout the entire month of October, led by Halloween-themed episodes of Ghost Hunters (October 30) and Naked Vegas (October 29), a »
- Erin Willard
Syfy has a new original movie that is coming our way, and it is not about sharks. Scarecrow is the name of the film and it will be on cable very soon. The Spirit of Halloween is upon us and Syfy is tossing the evil scarecrow into our laps. Believe it or not, this motion picture actually looks like it will be fun. Check out the trailer below and see what you think. Scarecrow is directed by Sheldon Wilson and stars Robin Dunne, Lacey Chabert,… »
Tagline: "Welcome to the Family." Filmax International is also developing the slasher film Torment. From director Jordan Barker (Duress), this film is still in production through Gearshift Films. Shooting is taking place in Canada and the film hosts a few Canadian actors. Stephen McHattie (The Tall Man), Katharine Isabelle (American Mary) and Robin Dunne (Cruel Intentions 2) are three participating Canadian actors. Isabelle can be seen in an early still for the film (below) and a strangely hooded killer is seen in the film's early poster (left). The film's story involves a couple, Sarah (Isabelle) and Cory (Dunne), out on holiday, with their young son. Though, someone or something has been staying in their old country house. Now, Liam (Peter DaCunha), the son, is missing. Both Sarah and Cory must fight for their lives against an entity, which has come straight from hell. Pre-production on this slasher film is likely »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Allen)
We’ve known and been reporting for a while now about the premiere of Haven and some of the other shows, but this brings it all together, along with a head’s up about a couple of the new series and movie premieres. No titles are as excellent as Sharknado, but one of them features “sea vampires”! Who knew?
Syfy’S Fall Programming Lineup Features New Reality Series Fangasm And Naked Vegas Season Returns Of Ghost Mine, Haven, Ghost Hunters, Scare Tactics And Haunted Highway 6th Annual 31 Days Of Halloween Scare-a-thon
New York – August 27, 2013 – This Fall, Syfy will take viewers to imaginative new programming heights led by the premiere of the provocative reality series Fangasm (September 24) and Naked Vegas (October 29), which journey into the worlds of super fans and body painting art; the season returns of Ghost Mine (September 4), Haven (September 13), Ghost Hunters (October 9) and Haunted Highway (November 27), as well »
- Erin Willard
I'll start straight out with it: "A Well Respected Man" was the best episode we've seen yet of Defiance. It featured just the right balance of heart, action, drama and intrigue to make for a very enjoyable hour.
Also, for the record, I liked this Kenya. She was sexy, fearless and looked good in a duct-tape bustiere. But beyond that we actually got to see how smart she was and that she even has a soft side. Her conversation with Nolan about wanting him to visit because they were “fun” was a lot of fun, as was his comment to Amanda about where his eyes were located. I'm curious to see where she and Nolan end up.
On the flip side we got to see Datak in his element, showing Nolan a bit about how to finesse answers out instead of "thumping heads." Ironically, the guy they went to see »
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American Mary star Katharine Isabelle and “Sanctuary”'s Robin Dunne are teaming up for a new terror-filled project for Filmax International, and we have the first details ready and waiting to Torment you right here!
The flick will be produced by Canada’s Gearshift Films in association with Parachute and sold abroad by Filmax Intl. The home invasion slasher went into production on May 1st. Filmax distributes in Spain.
Cory Morgan, his wife, and their 3-year-old daughter, Emily, decide to spend a quiet family holiday alone. When Sarah starts seeing strange things around the house, it soon becomes clear that they have some unwanted guests… Now the family are forced to fight for their lives in what has become a festival of terror of epic proportions. »
- Uncle Creepy
The movie could stand as a metaphor for its producer, Filmax, the Spanish company behind shaky-cam fright franchise “Rec,” which has grossed $55.6 million worldwide, and a founding father of Spain’s genre boom.
This Friday, the Barcelona production-distribution-sales house announced that Robin Dunne, star of Syfy’s “Sanctuary,” and genre habitue Katie Isabelle (“American Mary,” “Ginger Snaps”), will topline “Torment,” directed by Jordan Barker (“The Marsh,” “Duress”).
Produced by Canada’s Gearshift Films in association with Parachute and sold abroad by Filmax Intl., the home-invasion slasher went into production May 1. Filmax distributes in Spain.
“Torment’s” cast is just one announcement, however, at Filmax, whose current 10-pic production/sales slate marks a remarkable corporate return.
In 2010, weighed down by multimillion-dollar debt, Filmax put a clutch of »
- John Hopewell
14 items from 2013
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