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Wes Craven’s TV Series At Ucp Will Go Forward “In His Honor And Spirit”

30 August 2015 10:56 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

This past April, four months before his death, horror master Wes Craven signed a first-look deal with NBCUniversal’s Universal Cable Productions for TV series and set multiple projects at the cable studio, including an adaptation of Daryl Gregory's book We Are All Completely Fine at Syfy, which Craven was set to write and direct, a series based on Craven's 1991 movie The People Under The Stairs, also at Syfy, as well as Disciples, based on Steve Niles' upcoming graphic… »

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Wes Craven dead at 76 by Jennie Kermode - 2015-08-31 04:39:14

30 August 2015 8:39 PM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Wes Craven, the director behind A Nightmare On Elm Street and The Hills Have Eyes, has died at the age of 76. The Ohio-born maverick, known for his devotion for his fans, had been suffering from bran cancer.

After making his name in 1972 with The Last House On The Left, Craven went on to direct, write, produce and star in numerous genre favourites, including Swamp Thing, The People Under The Stairs and the Scream series. Along the way, he discovered stars like Johnny Depp, Bruce Willis and Sharon Stone. Despite increasing illness, he remained active as a writer right up until the time of his death. As well as scripts, he wrote books, and he recently completed a graphic novel in collaboration with Steve Niles.

Describing him as "a brilliant, kind, gentle and very funny man," Robert Englund, who worked with him on numerous films as supernatural serial killer »

- Jennie Kermode

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Wes Craven, director of A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream, dies aged 76

30 August 2015 6:47 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Award-winning film director Wes Craven has died at the age of 76.

The creator of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise passed away at his home in Los Angeles on Sunday (August 30) after battling brain cancer.

Courteney Cox and Rose McGowan lead tributes to horror film legend Wes Craven

Craven was particularly known for his work on horror and slasher films having made his directorial debut in 1972 with The Last House on the Left.

Over the course of his decades-spanning career, Craven redefined the horror genre with his work on such films as Nightmare on Elm Street, Swamp Thing and the wildly popular Scream series, which later developed into a franchise consisting of several movies and a TV spinoff series for which Craven also served as an executive producer.

In addition to a highly-successful film career Craven was also a published author having released his novel Fountain Society in 1999.

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Horror film director Wes Craven dies, aged 76

30 August 2015 6:47 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Award-winning film director Wes Craven has died at the age of 76.

The creator of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise passed away at his home in Los Angeles on Sunday (August 30) after battling brain cancer.

Courteney Cox and Rose McGowan lead tributes to horror film legend Wes Craven

Craven was particularly known for his work on horror and slasher films having made his directorial debut in 1972 with The Last House on the Left.

Over the course of his decades-spanning career, Craven redefined the horror genre with his work on such films as Nightmare on Elm Street, Swamp Thing and the wildly popular Scream series, which later developed into a franchise consisting of several movies and a TV spinoff series for which Craven also served as an executive producer.

In addition to a highly-successful film career Craven was also a published author having released his novel Fountain Society in 1999.

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Wes Craven, ‘Scream’ and ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ Director, Dies at 76

30 August 2015 6:25 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Legendary horror director Wes Craven, known for the “Scream” films and the “Nightmare on Elm Street” series died Sunday in his Los Angeles home of brain cancer. He was 76.

Known for creating the iconic Freddy Krueger character from “Nightmare on Elm Street” and Ghostface in “Scream,” the versatile filmmaker also wrote and produced features, directed for television and wrote novels.

Craven’s first feature was the controversial shocker “The Last House on the Left,” which he wrote, directed an edited in 1972. He followed with the blackly comic “The Hills Have Eyes” and “Swamp Thing,” an early entry in the comic book genre.

He wrote and directed “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” with Johnny Depp, in 1984. The surreal slasher pic is credited with having started the “rubber reality” style of 1980s horror filmmakers.

“Serpent and the Rainbow,” in 1988, was based on non-fiction book about voodoo.

Craven tried his hand at non-horror »

- Pat Saperstein

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Happy Birthday, Jack Kirby!!!!

29 August 2015 10:06 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

To celebrate the legends birthday, some local creators and the Shmaltz Brewing Company teamed up for the “2nd Annual King Kirby Birthday Party” which featured an impressive list of comic creators, such as Steve Niles, Andy Lanning, Ron Marz, Lee Moder, Paul Harding, Tom Raney, Joe Staton, Mark McKenna, Steve Orlando, Nikkol Jelenic and many more.  (Click Here For More)   “Proceeds from the event went to “the Hero Initiative and the Kirby4Heroes”, The ticket cost was $20 and included “five samples of Shmaltz beers, a complimentary glass, a piece of Kirby birthday cake, and a chance at door prizes.” There was also “a silent auction of special comic items donated by creators.” For more information check out the Facebook Event Page: King Kirby Birthday Party at Shmaltz Brewing Company   "The Hero Initiative is a publicly supported not-for-profit corporation that provides a financial safety net for comic creators who may need emergency medical aid, »

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Round-Up: Fright Rags’ 30 Days Of Night T-Shirts, Pod Release Details, Blood Punch DVD

13 August 2015 8:52 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Fright Rags has added four new beautifully dark T-Shirts to their collection that were inspired by covers of the Idw Publishing horror comic series, 30 Days of Night. Also in this morning's round-up: release details for Mickey Keating's Pod and the horror-thriller Blood Punch.

30 Days of Night T-Shirts: In the three-issue comic series 30 Days of Night written by Steve Niles with artwork by Ben Templesmith, vampires roam the frozen landscape of Barrow, Alaska. The town lies 300 miles north of the Arctic Circle, resulting in the sun not rising there (during the Winter Solstice) for 30 days. The vampires take this annual celestial event as an opportunity to wreak havoc on the townspeople.

In 2012, the series returned with 30 Days of Night Volume 1 by series creator Steve Niles and illustrated by Sam Kieth. Volume 2 in the series was released in August of that same year with artwork by Christopher Mitten and Davide Furno. »

- Tamika Jones

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Round-Up: Shout! Factory TV’s Summer of Fear, Cthulhu Idol Vinyl Bank, The Last Survivors Blu-ray / DVD

4 July 2015 7:48 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Shout! Factory TV is spreading fear all summer long with a plethora of classic films including John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper's Body Bags. Also: a Cthulhu Vinyl Bank from Diamond Select Toys and Blu-ray and DVD release details for The Last Survivors.

Shout! Factory TV's Summer of Fear: Press Release: "This July, summer hats up with a plethora of new programming on Shout! Factory TV that is sure to beat those binge cravings. Shout! Factory TV is unveiling Summer of Fear, a fright fest sure to please! A collection of classic horror films debut this month, featuring Body Bags, Day of the Dead, Night of the Demons, Q: The Winged Serpent, The Final Terror and many more.

Shout! Factory TV grants an insider’s insight into these films with the premiere of audio commentaries on the streaming service. This month, directors John Carpenter, George A. Romero, Kevin Tenney, »

- Tamika Jones

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Comic book Review – Zombies Vs Robots #6

26 June 2015 2:57 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Zeb Larson reviews Zombies Vs Robots #6…

“Inherit the Earth!,” part 6! On the Amazons’ island, forces converge in a battle between damaged robots, rotting zombies, invaders from the moon… and humans caught in the middle! Then, in the finale of “The Orphan,” everything blows up.

Another issue of Zombies Vs Robots and another example of thoroughly entertaining writing.  In the last issue, the ‘Inherit the Earth’ storyline left us with a right cliffhanger as our grounded astronauts and Warbot 7-g were attacked by a horde of zombies.  This issue completes this battle but are anymore humans destined to be killed in this battle?  We also see the return of a villain from a previous issue.

Chris Ryall is now starting to bring all the threads of what at first seemed individual plotlines together and this can only become an even better and more enjoyable read than what it is now.  Anthony Diecidue »

- Andrew Newton

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Comic Book Review – The Disciples #1

9 June 2015 8:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras reviews The Disciples #1…

Dagmar, Rick, and Jules, intrepid private eyes/bounty hunters, have been hired by a high ranking Senator to retrieve his teenage daughter who’s run off to join a mysterious religious cult.

This is no ordinary cult though. In the near future of “The Disciples,” the ultra-wealthy have become true masters of the universe by colonizing moons throughout the solar system. Billionaire industrialist McCauley Richmond is one such colonist: he’s built a new society on Ganymede, a moon of Jupiter, where his flock of cultists can have the religious freedom to worship him.

But when the team reaches Ganymede in their Starship Venture, they discover something has gone horribly wrong…

This ghost story in space reunites comics’ king of the macabre Steve Niles with his longtime collaborator Christopher Mitten, whose stylish mix of grit and flow matches Steve’s sharp characterizations and taste for screams. »

- Anghus Houvouras

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Preview of The Disciples #1

7 June 2015 11:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This Wednesday sees Black Mask launching The Disciples, a new horror series from Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) and Christopher Mitten (Wasteland), and you can check out a preview of the first issue here…

Dagmar, Rick, and Jules, intrepid private eyes/bounty hunters, have been hired by a high ranking Senator to retrieve his teenage daughter who’s run off to join a mysterious religious cult.

This is no ordinary cult though. In the near future of “The Disciples,” the ultra-wealthy have become true masters of the universe by colonizing moons throughout the solar system. Billionaire industrialist McCauley Richmond is one such colonist: he’s built a new society on Ganymede, a moon of Jupiter, where his flock of cultists can have the religious freedom to worship him.

But when the team reaches Ganymede in their Starship Venture, they discover something has gone horribly wrong…

This ghost story in space »

- Gary Collinson

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Comic Book Review – Zombies vs Robots #5

21 May 2015 12:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Andrew Newton reviews Zombies vs Robots #5…

In “Inherit the Earth,” an attack on the Amazon island expands the war beyond zombies and robots, with two planets at stake! And in “The Orphan,” a new friendship is torn asunder…

Issue 5 of Zombies vs Robots greets us with a full blast of action from the ‘Inherit the Earth’ storyline which finds our astronaut friends at the mercy of the King Neptune.  Last issue Neptune promised the humans would suffer but will he follow through with his promises in this issue?

Chris Ryall and Anthony Diecidue have done a great job with the storyline and art of the Inherit the Earth storyline.  The story itself is nicely written and the different slant on a zombie apocalypse is a very nice touch. Although I never in a million years would have seen Neptune coming.

In the second story of the issue, The Orphan, will »

- Andrew Newton

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Comic Book Review – Zombies vs Robots #4

7 May 2015 5:24 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Andrew Newton reviews Zombies vs Robots #4…

Astronauts on a dead Earth crawling with strange threats like oddly sentient zombies, robots and… Mermen! And more with The Orphan!

Last issue we saw humans finally set foot on Earth or at least in the sea once again only to be attacked by servants of the Merpeople.  We also saw the robotic Fritz Winterbottom  attacked by robotic drones and getting a bit angry about it.

This week will we find out what happened to the astronauts who landed and what role in the world will the Merpeople play?  We may also find out how angry Fritz Winterbottom will get.

Chris Ryall is still doing an excellent job on the story and I can’t fault his style at all. I am really enjoying the way he builds up anticipation on the story in one area then cuts to a different part and leaves you wanting more. »

- Andrew Newton

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Tim Kring’s Imperative Entertainment adapting Black Mask Studios’ Mayday

5 May 2015 1:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Imperative Entertainment – which is run by Tim Kring, creator of Heroes – has teamed up with Black Mask Studios to adapt the comic book series Mayday as a scripted television series.

Mayday lives in the underbelly of the Hollywood scene, where a washed-up, drug-addicted screenwriter and a transgender bartender stumble onto a Satanic cult’s plan to sacrifice people all across La and bring on Armageddon. As our damaged heroes embark on a suicide mission to stop the crazy cultists, they begin to wonder if this is all really happening or if they’re just plain crazy… Probably both.

The project marts Black Mask’s latest foray into TV, joining the adaptations of Steve Niles andChristopher Mittens’ The Disciples in development with Wes Craven at Universal Cable Productions and Frank Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham’s Five Ghosts in development with Ucp and BenderSpink at Syfy where Evan Daugherty (Snow White and the Huntsman »

- Gary Collinson

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Wes Craven Signs First-Look Deal with Ucp, Developing The People Under the Stairs TV Series & More for Syfy

21 April 2015 7:32 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Wes Craven is keeping busy on the small screen front. He's executive producing MTV's Scream TV series (debuting June 30th) and now it's been revealed that Craven has agreed to a first-look deal with Universal Cable Productions and has two horror TV series adaptations in the works at Syfy.

According to Variety, Craven is working to adapt both his 1991 film, The People Under the Stairs, and Daryl Gregory's novel, We Are All Completely Fine, as respective TV series for the Syfy network.

Michael Reisz will write and executive produce The People Under the Stairs pilot, which is "described as a contemporary “Downton Abbey” meets “Amityville Horror,” “People Under the Stairs” focuses on centuries-old horrors discovered deep within an estate after a girl goes missing." Craven, Shep Gordon (who also executive produced the 1991 film with Craven) from Alive Productions, as well as Tracey Murray and Sara Bottfeld from Industry Entertainment, will also executive produce the project. »

- Derek Anderson

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Wes Craven to return to television with Syfy

20 April 2015 2:03 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Beloved horror filmmaker Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Hills Have Eyes II, Scream) is working with Universal Cable Productions to produce content for NBCUniversal and affiliated networks, Deadline reports. At Syfy, Craven is set to write and direct author Daryl Gregory’s dark fiction We Are All Completely Fine. Gregory’s story is about an experimental psychologist with a support group for survivors of “horror-movie” scenarios. As one might expect, the group therapy sessions stir up old demons and traumas. This story is an exploration of harm, damage, and survival, and it crosses fantasy, horror, and mystery genres. All of this make it ideal for Craven’s innovative and imaginative horror style.

Also at Syfy, Craven will executive produce a series adaption of his 1991 movie The People Under The Stairs. In the 1991 film, a young unfortunate boy gets trapped inside the home of his family’s evil »

- Max Wood

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'People Under the Stairs' TV Show Coming from Wes Craven

20 April 2015 1:31 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Universal Cable Productions (Ucp) continues to fortify its genre slate signing a first-look deal with horror mastermind Wes Craven (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream), which includes a TV adaptation of his 1991 thriller The People Under the Stairs. The deal, announced today by Dawn Olmstead, Executive Vice President, Development, will focus on creating unparalleled scripted programming for NBCUniversal and external networks. Here's what Dawn Olmstead had to say in a statement.

"Wes is an icon whose films have captivated audiences for decades. We're thrilled to be working with him, and to be able to bring his enormous talent and unique blend of horror, humor and intelligence to television."

Wes Craven himself had this to say about his deal with Ucp in a statement.

"Ucp is the home of an amazing slate of TV programming and I'm delighted to be working with them. Fasten your seatbelts."

Take a look at the »

- MovieWeb

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Wes Craven's The People Under the Stairs being developed as TV show

20 April 2015 11:08 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Horror icon Wes Craven will develop his 1991 film The People Under the Stairs into a television series for Syfy.

The writer-director is working on a television version of the film, which TV Line has described as a cross between The Amityville Horror and Downton Abbey.

Twin Peaks' Everett McGill and Wendy Robie starred in the original movie as a demonic couple harbouring horrific secrets in their suburban home.

Craven will executive produce a pilot based on an updated version The People Under the Stairs.

Two other projects are also in development from Craven and cable channel Syfy.

An adaptation of Steve Niles's The Disciples will explore the dark implications of a wealthy group colonizing the universe.

Also in development is a television version of Daryl Gregory's Nebula Award-winning book We Are All Completely Fine, about a psychiatrist extracting horrific secrets from her dangerous parents.

Craven is also currently producing MTV's television series Scream, »

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Wes Craven Developing ‘People Under the Stairs,’ More with Ucp

20 April 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Horror kingpin Wes Craven has scared up several new projects, inking a first-look deal with Universal Cable Productions that includes developing a television adaptation of his 1991 movie “The People Under the Stairs” and the Daryl Gregory novel “We Are All Completely Fine” for Syfy, Variety has learned.

Universal Cable Productions is the home of an amazing slate of TV programming, and I’m delighted to be working with them,” said Craven. “Fasten your seatbelts.”

Ucp exec VP of development Dawn Olmstead announced the deal Monday, adding that it will focus on creating scripted programming for NBCUniversal and external networks.

“Wes is an icon whose films have captivated audiences for decades. We’re thrilled to be working with him, and to be able to bring his enormous talent and unique blend of horror, humor and intelligence to television,” said Olmstead.

“At Syfy, we’re working with the most iconic names in the genre, »

- Whitney Friedlander

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Wes Craven and Syfy Developing People Under the Stairs, Other Series

20 April 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Horror aficionado Wes Craven is teaming with Syfy for a crop of new projects, including the re-imagining of a Craven classic.

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First up is a small-screen adaptation of Craven’s 1991 movie The People Under the Stairs, the story of the “centuries-old horrors” discovered at the Robeson Family Manor following the disappearance of a young woman. Craven will executive-produce the pilot, which is being described as a cross between Downton Abbey and The Amityville Horror.

Also being developed at Syfy is We Are All Completely Fine, based on Daryl Gregory’s book of the same name, »

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