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Contest: Win ‘The Art and Making of Penny Dreadful’ Hardcover Coffee Table Book, Full Set of Character Posters

32 minutes ago | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

"Fresh Hell" is hitting the small screen tonight on Showtime. The Penny Dreadful Season 2 premiere airs at 10:00pm Est, and ahead of the episode's television debut, we've been provided with ten hardcover copies of The Art and Making of Penny Dreadful coffee table book, as well as two full sets of individual character posters, to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.

From Titan Books, The Art and Making of Penny Dreadful was written by Sharon Gosling and contains 176 pages:

"Some of horror literature's most iconic characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and figures from Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. Penny Dreadful is a psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama. The Art and Making of Penny Dreadful goes behind the scenes to unearth its secrets and dissect every aspect of the show's production, with exclusive interview material with the creator, »

- Derek Anderson

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‘Penny Dreadful 2×01: Fresh Hell’ Review

2 May 2015 12:32 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

“Sometimes you wanna go, where everybody knows your name.”

Penny Dreadful comes screeching back into the station with ‘Fresh Hell,’ a promising, if uneven, season premiere that sees freaks of all kind seeking solace with each other.  For Ethan and Vanessa it means a small step toward commiserating over the terror of containing the inhuman within themselves.  For the creature Caliban it means whining about how lonely he is, hiding himself among the other weirdos in a wax museum, and projecting creepily onto a corpse(Brona’s) he hopes Frankenstein can raise from the dead to live as his bride, and for sir Malcolm it means a sad attempt at reaching out to his estranged wife and the mother of his departed children, both of whom paid with their lives for their bad luck in fathers.  Everybody’s hurting in the wake of last season’s knock-down-drag-out revelations and events, »

- Gretchen Felker-Martin

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Penny Dreadful Season 2 Review

1 May 2015 3:04 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Two episodes were provided for review prior to broadcast.

The haunted Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) remains at the bloody heart of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful as it launches headfirst into its second season. Based on the first two episodes, the series remains as scary, sexy and spine-tingling as before the break, but new threats and altered circumstances promise to add new flavor to an already tasty concoction of supernatural thrills, dramatic twists and Victorian ambience.

Most pressing out of those new threats, as was teased by the trailers and plot synopses ahead of time, is the unveiling of Madame Kali (Helen McCrory), aka Evelyn Poole, as a sadistic, Elizabeth of Bathory-esque mastermind, in communication with Lucifer and devoted to tormenting Vanessa until such a point as she is ready to become the bride of Satan himself. In order to carry out this mission, Evelyn enlists the help of her coven of witches, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Review: 'Penny Dreadful' Season 2 Amps Up the Evil, Eroticism and Evil Eroticism

29 April 2015 8:13 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

When "Penny Dreadful" premiered last year, it felt like a show building to something grand. Fun, scary and unafraid to introduce unexpected relationships, John Logan's first foray into television was art-house horror with a camp attitude. Eva Green rose above it all as an extraordinary presence — and prime target of a demon who'd kidnapped her best friend as bait — but the rest of the cast carried the weight of the horror series quite well in support. Season 2 looks to be mix of something similar, but now that we've already gotten to know these characters, the focus on the villain has increased dramatically.  We've known for some time now who the antihero would be: Madam Kali, more commonly known as Evelyn Poole (played by Helen McCrory), was confirmed as the "big bad" at last summer's Comic Con via a deleted scene from the series finale that hinted at her dark nature. »

- Ben Travers

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Review: 'Penny Dreadful' Season 2 Amps Up the Evil, Eroticism and Evil Eroticism

29 April 2015 8:13 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

When "Penny Dreadful" premiered last year, it felt like a show building to something grand. Fun, scary and unafraid to introduce unexpected relationships, John Logan's first foray into television was art-house horror with a camp attitude. Eva Green rose above it all as an extraordinary presence — and prime target of a demon who'd kidnapped her best friend as bait — but the rest of the cast carried the weight of the horror series quite well in support. Season 2 looks to be mix of something similar, but now that we've already gotten to know these characters, the focus on the villain has increased dramatically.  We've known for some time now who the antihero would be: Madam Kali, more commonly known as Evelyn Poole (played by Helen McCrory), was confirmed as the "big bad" at last summer's Comic Con via a deleted scene from the series finale that hinted at her dark nature. »

- Ben Travers

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Review: 'Penny Dreadful' Season 2 Amps Up the Evil, Eroticism and Evil Eroticism

29 April 2015 8:13 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

When "Penny Dreadful" premiered last year, it felt like a show building to something grand. Fun, scary and unafraid to introduce unexpected relationships, John Logan's first foray into television was art-house horror with a camp attitude. Eva Green rose above it all as an extraordinary presence — and prime target of a demon who'd kidnapped her best friend as bait — but the rest of the cast carried the weight of the horror series quite well in support. Season 2 looks to be mix of something similar, but now that we've already gotten to know these characters, the focus on the villain has increased dramatically.  We've known for some time now who the antihero would be: Madam Kali, more commonly known as Evelyn Poole (played by Helen McCrory), was confirmed as the "big bad" at last summer's Comic Con via a deleted scene from the series finale that hinted at her dark nature. »

- Ben Travers

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The Gothic Clothing Line You’ve Always Wanted: Penny Dreadful at Hot Topic

28 April 2015 6:17 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Here at FM, we cannot get enough of Showtime’s gothic horror series Penny Dreadful, and with the second season premiering this weekend, we will not have to wait much longer to be satiated. But it is still a few days away, so to tide fans over, Hot Topic released a Penny Dreadful-inspired fashion line today, and screw my wallet, I want it all!

The beautifully designed pieces definitely capture the macabre aesthetic that is at the very core of the series. Scorpions and spiders hide in lace details and victorian-inspired prints on dresses, tank tops, and jackets. The line will be available for pre-order online at Hot Topic from April 28, before hitting shelves on May 26.

The aim of the collaboration between CBS Consumer Products, Showtime, and Hot Topic was to give fans a way to flaunt their love for the show, and without a doubt, they’ve hit the mark. »

- Caroline Stephenson

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TV Review: ‘Penny Dreadful,’ Season 2

28 April 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Awash in gothic atmosphere and tasty performances, “Penny Dreadful” puts a face on evil in its second season, and feels considerably richer for it. That countenance would belong to Helen McCrory, who plays the head of a Lucifer-worshipping coven, eager to hand over the psychic Vanessa (Eva Green) to the Prince of Darkness. John Logan’s creation still feels haphazard at times in the way it throws together macabre figures — a bit like the Universal monster mashes of the ’40s — but viewers who spend less time dwelling on details and go with “Penny’s” crimson-streaked flow will more than get their money’s worth.

Just to recap season one, Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton) assembled a team to help him attempt to recover his demon-stolen daughter, including the aforementioned Vanessa, gunslinging American cowboy Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) and a very young Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), whose chickens — Ok, in this case »

- Brian Lowry

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‘Penny Dreadful’ Clothing Line to Debut at Hot Topic

27 April 2015 5:48 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful” has devised a new way for fans to show their devotion to the gothic horror series, with a clothing line set to debut at Hot Topic ahead of the season two premiere.

Variety can exclusively reveal that CBS Consumer Products and Showtime have partnered with Hot Topic for a “Penny Dreadful”-inspired collection of women’s clothing, with tanks, dresses, and jackets incorporating the macabre imagery and themes from the show into wearable apparel. The line will be available for pre-order online at HotTopic.com from April 28, before hitting shelves on May 26.

“’Penny Dreadful’ has a unique aesthetic that is really captured in this apparel collection,” said Liz Kalodner, exec VP and general manager of CBS Consumer Products. “We’re excited to partner with a retailer like Hot Topic to give ‘Penny Dreadful’ fans the ability to express their love of the show with such a stylish assortment. »

- Laura Prudom

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Round-Up: Sam Raimi and Gil Kenan Talk Poltergeist Remake, Salem Clips, Penny Dreadful Season 2 Video

26 April 2015 11:33 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Sam Raimi and Gil Kenan discuss the Poltergeist remake in a new video from 20th Century Fox. Also included in our latest video round-up are two clips from the next episode of Salem, as well as the Penny Dreadful Season 2 mashup, "Everything You've Heard."

Poltergeist: "Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Spiderman,” “Evil Dead”, “The Grudge”) and director Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.

Cast: Sam Rockwell (Eric Bowen), Rosemarie DeWitt (Amy Bowen), Saxon Sharbino (Kendra Bowen), Kyle Catlett (Griffin Bowen), Jared Harris (Carrigan), Kennedi Clements (Madison Bowen)

In Theaters - May 22, 2015, in 3D"

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Salem: Episode four of Salem's second season airs tonight on Wgn America at 10:00pm Est: »

- Derek Anderson

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Watch Now: Showtime Releases Penny Dreadful Season 2 Premiere Episode Online

20 April 2015 7:44 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

If you've been dying to see the Penny Dreadful Season 2 premiere on May 3rd, consider your wait to now be over, because Showtime has released the full season two debut episode early and online for fans to watch for free.

“This season, Vanessa and Ethan form a deeper bond as the group, including Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), and Sembene (Danny Sapani), unite to banish the evil forces that threaten to destroy them. Meanwhile, Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), the Creature (Rory Kinnear) and Brona (Billie Piper) are all waging battles of their own. Patti LuPone will guest star as a mysterious character of great importance in Vanessa’s past. Helen McCrory returns as Evelyn Poole (a.k.a. Madame Kali), the seductive spiritualist who will pose a unique threat to our protagonists this season, along with Simon Russell Beale, who is back as eccentric Egyptologist Ferdinand Lyle. »

- Derek Anderson

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New character promos and images for Penny Dreadful season 2

18 April 2015 1:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the second seaoson of Penny Dreadful set to premiere on Showtime next month, a batch of character images has arrived online, along with six ‘Body and Soul’ promos. Check them out here…

 

This season, Vanessa and Ethan form a deeper bond as the group, including Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), and Sembene (Danny Sapani), unite to banish the evil forces that threaten to destroy them. Meanwhile, Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), the Creature (Rory Kinnear) and Brona (Billie Piper) are all waging battles of their own. Patti LuPone will guest star as a mysterious character of great importance in Vanessa’s past. Helen McCrory returns as Evelyn Poole (a.k.a. Madame Kali), the seductive spiritualist who will pose a unique threat to our protagonists this season, along with Simon Russell Beale, who is back as eccentric Egyptologist Ferdinand Lyle. Additional guest stars include Douglas Hodge as »

- Gary Collinson

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New Penny Dreadful Season 2 "Body & Soul" Promos And Character Portraits

16 April 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

? The new season will see Vanessa (Eva Green) and Ethan (Josh Hartnett) forming a deeper bond as the group, including Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), and Sembene (Danny Sapani), unite to banish the evil forces that threaten to destroy them. Meanwhile, Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney), the Creature (Rory Kinnear) and Brona (Billie Piper) are all waging battles of their own. Patti LuPone will be as a mysterious character of great importance in Vanessa’s past. Helen McCrory returns as Evelyn Poole (a.k.a. Madame Kali), the seductive spiritualist who will pose a unique threat to our heroes this season, along with Simon Russell Beale, who is back as eccentric Egyptologist Ferdinand Lyle. Additional guest stars include Douglas Hodge as a Scotland Yard investigator, Sarah Greene as Poole’s powerful daughter, Hecate, and Johnny Beauchamp as a man with a singular past. Showtime’s Penny Dreadful returns »

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A Little Chaos review: Kate Winslet leads Alan Rickman's period drama

15 April 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Alan Rickman; Screenwriter: Alan Rickman, Jeremy Brock, Alison Deegan; Starring: Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci, Jennifer Ehle, Matthias Schoenaerts, Helen McCrory; Running time: 117 mins; Certificate: 12A

The famous gardens at Versailles provide the backdrop for this dewy-eyed period romance with Kate Winslet and Matthias Schoenaerts, although they have to wade through a lot of mud before the flowers come into bloom. Alan Rickman directs in a laissez-faire style as well as playing a supporting role as the French 'Sun King' Louis Xiv who presides over their efforts to create horticultural perfection. It's the stuff of Sunday night TV drama, for winding down with tea and cake. Very civilised.

The problem is that Rickman had obviously hoped to get pulses racing with 17th-century mores creating a pressure cooker environment for landscape architect Sabine De Barra (Winslet) and the King's master landscaper Andre Le Notre (Schoenaerts) as they get to »

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New VOD and Streaming Movies, Plus: Roll the Dice with Mark Wahlberg in 'The Gambler' at Home Now

14 April 2015 3:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Big Eyes (Tim Burton-directed drama about artist Margaret Keane; Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston; rated PG-13) The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (WWII-set horror sequel; Helen McCrory, Jeremy Irvine; rated PG-13) Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (Unedited) (comedy; Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Adam Scott; unrated) Far from Men (drama; Viggo Mortensen, Reda Kateb; premieres 4/14 on Mod to coincide with the Tribeca Film...

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- Robert B. DeSalvo

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Round-Up: Sun Choke Trailer, Penny Dreadful Season 2 Videos, Scream Queens Promo

14 April 2015 2:05 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Ahead of its world premiere at the Stanley Film Festival on May 2nd, the first trailer for Sun Choke has debuted, giving us a look at Barbara Crampton and Sarah Hagan in the psychological horror film. Also included in our latest round-up are new videos for Penny Dreadful’s impending second season, including a closer look at Danny Sapani's Sembene, as well as the latest promo for Scream Queens, featuring Emma Roberts using a very sharp object as a mirror.

Sun Choke: Written and directed by Ben Cresciman, Sun Choke stars Sarah Hagan, Sara Malakul Lane, Barbara Crampton, William Nicol, Evan Jones, Joe Nieves, and Jim Boeven.

Synopsis: "Janie’s just trying to get well. As she recovers from a violent psychotic break, she’s subjected each day to a bizarre holistic health and wellness regimen designed, and enforced, by her lifelong nanny and caretaker. She begins to »

- Derek Anderson

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Watch: 7 Clips From 'A Little Chaos' Starring Kate Winslet And Matthias Schoenaerts

14 April 2015 1:17 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The period comedy/romance "A Little Chaos" hasn't had the easiest ride. Selected as the Closing Night film at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, it was met with a rather muted response. Then, after being scheduled for a theatrical release in March, the film was pushed back and will now get a simultaneous VOD/limited release bow in the summer. Not exactly what we expect from a movie starring Kate Winslet, but today you can get your own sense of the film with seven clips. Read More: First Look At Kate Winslet In 'A Little Chaos' Alan Rickman directs and stars in the movie alongside Matthias Schoenaerts and Helen McCrory, and the story follows the clash between an architect and a landscape designer who work together in building one of the main gardens at King Louis Xiv’s palace at Versailles in 17th century France. It's »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: Official Trailer for Alan Rickman's 'A Little Chaos' (Plus a Poster)

13 April 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Focus World, the alternative distribution arm of Focus Features, has released the official trailer and poster for Alan Rickman's romantic drama A Little Chaos, both of which you can check out below. The film, which debuted at last year's Toronto International Film Festival, marks Rickman's first time behind the camera since his 1997 debut The Winter Guest. There is hardly a consensus to be found among the reviews online for Rickman's latest, but many have at least praised Kate Winslet's turn as Sabine, a pioneering landscape designer who is building a garden at Versailles for King Louis Xiv. I'd also add that, based on the trailer, it's probably safe to assume Stanley Tucci's hat and wig play prominent supporting roles. From the synopsis, "Sabine struggles with class barriers as she becomes romantically entangled with the court's renowned landscape artist." In addition to Winslet and Tucci, Helen McCrory, Alan Rickman, »

- Jordan Benesh

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Contest: Win The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death on Blu-ray

7 April 2015 4:10 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Seeking an escape from the Nazi bombings of London in the early 1940's, Eve, Jean, and the orphaned children in their care head to the Eel Marsh House, unaware that the haunted home is more dangerous than the bomb-blasted streets they fled from. The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death comes out on Blu-ray and DVD on April 14th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, and we've been provided with a pair of Blu-rays to give away to a couple of lucky Daily Dead readers.

“When a group of orphaned children are forced to move from their home in London, caretakers Eve (Phoebe Fox) and Jean (Helen McCrory) bring everyone to the desolate and eerie British countryside. 40 years after Arthur Kipps (played by Daniel Radcliffe in the first film, The Woman in Black) left, this supernatural horror film introduces this new group to the now abandoned Eel Marsh House »

- Derek Anderson

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Video Round-Up: Stung, John McNaughton’s The Harvest, Penny Dreadful Season 2

6 April 2015 4:34 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Guests at the garden party in the upcoming creature feature, Stung, will have to replace their EpiPens with swords and flamethrowers if they want to survive the giants wasps from below that are featured in the film's first trailer. Also included in our latest video round-up is a boy next door with a creepy caretaker in John McNaughton's The Harvest, as well as Helen McCrory's tour of her character's eerily decorated mansion from the upcoming second season of Showtime's Penny Dreadful.

Stung: "Mrs. Perch, an elderly, wealthy lady from rural America, is throwing a fancy garden party at her remote country villa. Same procedure as every year - except this time her illegally imported plant fertilizer seeps into the ground. Subsequently, a local species of killer wasps that usually lay their eggs into other insects mutates into 7 ft tall predators. And the celebrating upper class company provides »

- Derek Anderson

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