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When I start a Lost Girl review (check out my season 3 review here) I always want to compare it to Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Bo is a fantasy character easily comparable to Buffy in favourable ways, but I’d argue that as a show like Lost Girl should really be looked at on its own merits and not as just another show to keep the Vampire Slayer fans happy. Saying that, is being favourably compared to Buffy such a bad thing? In Lost Girl: The Complete Fourth Season, Bo and her friends are facing an evil that is more confusing than anything, just who is The Wanderer and is he even the season’s “Big Bad”?
Coming off the third season which saw Bo (Anna Silk) vanish, leaving behind nothing but the Wanderer card the fourth starts with a world without her, nobody seems to even know she existed. »
- Paul Metcalf
For those of you not in the know Cut Throats Nine is an upcoming reboot of a 1972 Spanish film that has been held in the highest regard in the cult genre. Coming at us from Rue Morgue Cinema the announcement came today that none other than Slash has joined the cast. Yep, former Gnr axeman, producer and now actor Slash will join Mads Mikkelsen, Harvey Keitel, Julian Richings and Kris Holden Reid in this … Continue reading →
- Dave Dreher
This is just one of those 'Oh hell. Why not' kind of news bits for today. Ever since I heard about Rodrigo Gudiño's plan to retool the 1972 western, Cut-Throats Nine, a few years ago in a back alley cinema here in Toronto, I have been eagerly awaiting this project. A number of high profile actors are already attached, too, by way of Mads Mikkelsen and Harvey Keitel. Keeping it local, Canadian actor Kris Holden Ried and British-born but still an iconic mainstay in Canadian productions, Julian Richings, have also been announced for the cast. So why not add a little rock n' roll? Word out today that guitar legend and horror enthusiast Slash will be joining the production! Sadly, as of this moment, he is only...
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Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash is already an icon in the music industry, and at the pace he's going, he'll be an icon in the horror genre soon enough. What's next for the prolific musician? A stint with Rodrigo Gudino's Cut Throats Nine.
From the Press Release
Rue Morgue Cinema and Raven Banner Entertainment are proud to welcome guitar legend and film producer Slash (Guns N' Roses, Nothing Left To Fear) as executive producer for the western thriller Cut Throats Nine.
Attached to the project are stars Mads Mikkelsen (The Hunt, "Hannibal"), Harvey Keitel (Reservoir Dogs), Julian Richings (Man of Steel, X-Men: The Last Stand), Kris Holden Ried ("Lost Girl," "The Tudors"), writer/director Rodrigo GUDIÑO (The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh), and producers Marco Pecota and Jake Koseleci. Production is slated to commence in late 2014.
“I'm really excited about seeing Cut Throats Nine come to life, »
- Steve Barton
Cut Throats Nine - Rodrigo Gudino's long-mooted remake - has attracted another star: Slash, guitar legend and producer. He'll join previously announced cast members Mads Mikkelsen, Harvey Keitel, Julian Richings and Kris Holden Reid. The film is a Rue Morgue Cinema and Raven Banner Entertainment production. Filming is expected to begin this year on the western/thriller. Gudino previously helmed The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh.
- Ryan Turek
The ratings for Lost Girl on Syfy have been dropping each season. Will they continue to fall or rise in season four? Will the series be cancelled or renewed for a fifth season? Stay tuned to find out?
Lost Girl revolves around a Succubus named Bo (Anna Silk) who feeds on the sexual energy of humans. The rest of the cast includes Kris Holden-Ried, Ksenia Solo, Zoie Palmer, Rick Howland, K.C. Collins, and Rachel Skarsten.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
Update: Lost Girl has been renewed for a fifth season in Canada.
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According to TorontoFilm.Net, Canada's Showcase has greenlit a fifth season of the Toronto-lensed supernatural series "Lost Girl" for 13 episodes. Starring Anna Silk, production starts on Season Five Spring 2014, set to air Fall 2014.
"Rooted in folklore and mythology, 'Lost Girl' has inspired a passionate and dedicated fan following with its deeply engaging characters, richly imagined universe and boundary-pushing storylines," said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President, Content, Shaw Media.
"We’re looking forward to season five building on the exciting and fantastical plotlines."
"...'Lost Girl' follows supernatural seductress 'Bo' (Silk), a tough yet loveable 'Succubus' who feeds off sexual energy. Since realizing she is part of the 'Fae', creatures of legend and folklore who live among humans, Bo has resisted choosing an allegiance to either the 'Dark' or 'Light' Fae clans.
"Instead, she has forged her own path between the human and Fae worlds, while embarking on »
- Michael Stevens
We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes an exclusive clip from the film, The Case of Mary Ford, first details on The Three starring Lew Temple from The Walking Dead, a new candle line from Horror Decor, a review of The Poisoning and The Returned, a Q&A with artist Naisa Gomez, and much more:
Exclusive Clip from The Case of Mary Ford: “Greece, 1910. Maria (Tamar Karabetyan) is a young Greek girl in a fishing village on the Black Sea. The village match maker betroths her to a young fisherman Adonis (Branko Tomovic), who is in partnership with the true object of Maria’s affection, Giorgos (Yannis Stankoglou). One stormy night Giorgos and Adonis’s boat capsizes and Adonis is lost at sea. With no source of income Giorgos sets of for America promising Maria he will return for her. »
- Tamika Jones
As horror fans, we’re used to zombie outbreaks running wildly out of control, causing mass chaos and mounting odds. These types of movies love to showcase rotting flesh, gooey kills, and as many walkers as possible – unless you’re The Returned. Director Manuel Carballo and writer Hatem Khraiche fast forward through all the death and destruction, presenting a glimpse into a zombie movie phase most filmmakers refuse to explore – recovery. So many zombie stories focus on nothing but action, as survivors fight through the apocalypse, but what about after the government takes control again and is able to produce some type of vaccine to help newly turned “almost” zombies? What if people were transformed into zombie time-bombs waiting to turn just by missing one single dose? Welcome to the future.
In a world where a zombie epidemic has come and gone, those malicious brain-eaters we’ve come to know »
- Matt Donato
Manuel Carballo’s new zombie movie, The Returned, was released to theaters and VOD yesterday. We’ve previously shown you the poster, photos, and videos, and we’re now giving Daily Dead readers an exclusive look at the brand new trailer:
“Directed by Manuel Carballo, The Returned is set in a post-zombie world where a treatment called the “Return Protein” can stop the spread of the virus if injected quickly after infection, but cannot cure it. With daily injections, the “Returned” are able to live relatively normal lives, but with brutal attacks at the hands of Anti-Return groups and rumors that protein stock is running low, the world is again on the brink of chaos. In the midst of this turmoil are Alex (Kris Holden-Ried) and Kate (Emily Hampshire), a young, successful and enviable couple that are hiding a long held secret – Alex is Returned. Suspicious that a government order »
- Jonathan James
On tap right now is an exclusive clip from the zombie thriller The Returned from Spanish genre hub Filmax and director Manuel Carballo (Exorcismus). That being said, make sure you offer some loving to the dead this Valentine's Day!
Set in a post-zombie world, a treatment called the “Return Protein” can stop the spread of the virus if injected quickly after infection but cannot cure it. With daily injections, the “Returned” are able to live relatively normal lives; but with brutal attacks at the hands of Anti-Return groups and rumors that Protein stock is running low, »
- Uncle Creepy
Let’s step back in time for a moment… back to a time when a strange and deadly new virus emerged in our world. This virus would often go undetected at first, sometimes for years, and then strikes its victims with a devastating ferocity. This virus requires its victims to take daily regiments of very expensive retro-viral drugs and there is still no cure for this unfortunate condition.
Let’s now return to the present day. This virus still exists in the real world, but is manageable. What would happen if we suddenly exhausted the world’s supply of this life-saving drug?
The Returned, written by Hatem Khraiche, could very well be an allegory for this frightening hypothetical scenario. In the film, directed by Manuel Carballo, the virus is one that invokes all the typical symptoms of zombism. Yes. I know that’s not a real word… yet. Much like our real world virus, »
- Travis Keune
With zombie outbreaks and zombie apocalypses having been heavily tread and retread on the big and small screens, it seems there’s now a scramble to tell stories in a post-zombie world. ComingSoon has debuted a poster and clip for the Manuel Carballo-directed thriller The Returned. Akin to the BBC series In The Flesh, The Returned takes place in a world where the infected can be rehabilitated and reintegrated into society.
Here are more details on the story from ComingSoon:
The Returned is set in a post-zombie world where a treatment called the "Return Protein" can stop the spread of the virus if injected quickly after infection, but cannot cure it. With daily injections, the "Returned" are able to live relatively normal lives, but with brutal attacks at the hands of Anti-Return groups and rumors that protein stock is running low, the world is again on the brink of chaos. »
- Eli Reyes
ComingSoon.net has your exclusive first look at a clip from The Returned , the thriller opening in limited theaters on Friday, February 14. The Manuel Carballo-directed film stars Kris Holden-Reid, Emily Hampshire, Shawn Doyle and Claudia Bassols. The Returned is set in a post-zombie world where a treatment called the "Return Protein" can stop the spread of the virus if injected quickly after infection, but cannot cure it. With daily injections, the "Returned" are able to live relatively normal lives, but with brutal attacks at the hands of Anti-Return groups and rumors that protein stock is running low, the world is again on the brink of chaos. In the midst of this turmoil are Alex (Kris Holden-Reid) and Kate (Emily Hampshire), a young, successful and »
Welcome to the post-post-apocalypse, where the zombie virus has metastasized from horror-movie gross-out to full-blown sci-fi metaphor.
In Manuel Carballo's assured feature, two major zombie outbreaks have been contained, and the virus has been halted in bitten survivors — the Returned of the title — who must give themselves daily injections of the "return protein" to continue living normal lives.
Kris Holden-Ried and Emily Hampshire play Alex and Kate, a couple who's hiding the fact that Alex has been controlling his infection for years. In the face of anti-Returned prejudice and a growing panic about dwindling medication, the pressure builds on the couple to get black-market meds to ensure Alex's survival while defending themselves from violent bigots. </ »
Some networks are basically shutting down operations, at least as far as new content goes, during the Olympics. Go figure. Given that, at least here in the west, Olympics coverage seems to be a minimum of 12 hours old, it’s not like the results are a surprise. Happily, Fox is still showing a new Almost Human tonight, and Syfy is airing new eps of its great Monday lineup.
For a sneak peek at what’s ahead, check out the Bitten, Being Human, and Lost Girl TV spots and clips below. The clip for Bitten reveals a crucial event, the Being Human clip celebrates Creepy Baby, and the Lost Girl clip is another great Kenzi scene with still-young but at least familiar-looking Tamsin:
TV Spot: Bitten – 105 Preview
Clip: Bitten – 105 Sneak Peek
TV Spot: Being Human – 405 Preview
Clip: Being Human – 405 Sneak Peek
Clip: Lost Girl – 405 Sneak Peek
- Erin Willard
Let me be clear... I haven't the slightest idea what happened to the dude in this latest still from the zombie thriller The Returned from Spanish genre hub Filmax and director Manuel Carballo (Exorcismus). That being said, I can't wait to find out!
Directed by Manuel Carballo and from the producers behind the [Rec] franchise, The Returned will be released in U.S. theatres and on VOD day-and-date on February 14, 2014. Deals are also in place for Latin America, Taiwan, the Middle East, Korea, India, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, and Canada.
Set in a post-zombie world, a treatment called the “Return Protein” can stop the spread of the virus if injected quickly after infection but cannot cure it. With daily injections, »
- Uncle Creepy
It's certainly no big secret that you can stuff all sorts of interesting social commentary into a zombie story. From George Romero's 1968 classic Night of the Living Dead to the current TV series The Walking Dead, writers have been finding new and frequently clever ways to use the "zombie apocalypse" as a simple-yet-powerful analogy about the flaws, foibles, and shortcomings of normal humanity.
Borrowing a thematic page from films like Children of Men and Blindness (both superior films, but the comparison seems apt), The Returned focuses on the early stages of a "fantastic" yet disturbingly realistic apocalypse -- and it focuses a lot more on the personal stakes of a crumbling world than it does in slam-bang zombie-stompin' horror mayhem. The Returned, for lack of a better phrase, is a "horror drama," and if that sounds like a warning, well, it's not. This is a smart, intense, and frequently tragic horror story. »
- Scott Weinberg
A quick reminder that Syfy is shuffling the 8pm and 10pm Monday shows beginning tonight is as good an excuse as any to post these TV spots for Bitten, now at 8/7c, Being Human, still at 9/8c, and Lost Girl, now at 10/9c. We also have a great clip from admittedly my very favorite of the three, the oh so very excellent Being Human. Enjoy!
TV Spot: Bitten – Mondays at 8
TV Spot: Bitten – 103 Preview
TV Spot: Being Human – 403 Preview
Clip: Being Human – 403
TV Spot: Lost Girl – 403 Preview
Don’t miss any of them, and definitely give the new Bitten a try. A great lead character (who does her own martial arts stunts by the way), a slightly different take on werewolf mythology, and an interesting group of characters makes it worth your time to check out.
Thanks, Syfy, for making Mondays a good thing.
- Erin Willard
Don’t panic, don’t even worry. Our Monday lineup remains intact. It’s just being flipped. Today Syfy announced that new werewolf series Bitten and perennial favorite Lost Girl are switching places. Starting Monday, Lost Girl will be moving back to its more familiar timeslot of 10/9c, while Bitten moves from that time to a great spot for a new show, 8/7c.
And yes, our beloved Being Human remains right where it belongs, Mondays at 9/8c. To celebrate, check out this hilarious featurette, an illustrated tour of the house:
I love it. Now, once again, here’s the lineup, starting Monday, January 27:
- Erin Willard
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