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Exclusive: Michael Rooker Talks Pennhurst, His Directorial Debut

15 December 2010 2:04 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

As promised, we're back with Part Two of our recent chat with Dread Central favorite Michael Rooker (click here to check out Part One, which is mostly about "The Walking Dead" and his character Merle). This time Rooker provides us with details on his directorial debut, Pennhurst.

Dread Central: Not to change the subject Too abruptly, as we All love talking about Merle and "The Walking Dead", but I’m curious about your latest project, Pennhurst, and how you came to be sitting in the director’s chair. For those not already in the know about Pennhurst, here is one of the synopses:

For decades Pennhurst psychiatric hospital has been haunted by turbulent supernatural forces. When a local TV reality show embarks on a mission to capture this paranormal activity, they discover something completely unexpected. As restless souls from the past torment the crew members, they fear for their lives »

- thebellefromhell

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Black misery porn alert! The Lena Baker Story coming out on DVD

13 December 2010 1:41 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

For those of you out there who get off on “Woe is me! Lawd what did I’se do to be so black and blue?” black movies have I got a winner for you. On January 4th Lionsgate will release on DVD The Lena Baker Story starring Tichina Arnold (from Martin and Everybody Hates Chris) Beverly Todd and Michael Rooker who is Hollywood’s go-to guy for playing racist Southern rednecks, just like he did recently on AMC’s The Walking Dead.

The film tells the story about Lena Baker, the only woman to be executed in the electric chair in Georgia only to be pardoned 60 years later. The film was made over two years ago and I don’t know of any theatrical showings the film might have had, but the extreme downbeat nature of the story no doubt made it hard for the film to get any kind of domestic theatrical release. »

- Sergio

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Pauley Perrette is 'The Girl from Mars'

12 December 2010 1:55 PM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Fans of NCIS actress Pauley Perrette will welcome the opportunity to see more of her in the forthcoming film The Girl from Mars.

The Girl from Mars tells the story of a lonely geek whose life is transformed when he meets the girl of his dreams (Perrette) who claims to be a visitor from another planet.

The film is written and directed by Diy auteur James Felix McKenney, whose previous features include the retro sci-fi flick, Automatons and the upcoming Hypothermia from Dark Sky films starring Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead).

McKenney will be sharing producing chores with Lisa Wisely and Chase Tyler of Brooklyn, NY based The Work Room Productions.

The Director of Photography will be Eric Branco, who lensed both McKenney's Hypothermia and Satan Hates You for New York-based production company Glass Eye Pix.

Says the director about working with Perrette, "We've wanted to do something with Pauley »

- Robert Greenberger

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Another Hilarious Interview with Everyone's Favorite Ass-Kicker Michael Rooker

10 December 2010 12:39 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

I don’t know about other interviewers and whether they have a favorite interviewee, but mine, hands down, is Michael Rooker. The guy is the total package: hilarious, serious about his craft, a goofball at times, but always willing to talk about his latest or upcoming projects. And he’s just Such a nice guy!

So, when "The Walking Dead" started, I knew I had to interview him for that as his character quickly became a fan favorite. Then, I got the bonus of discussing Rooker’s directorial debut, also in the horror genre, Pennhurst. The interview that follows took over two hours to conduct and a few extra days of back and forth to clean things up, but it was one of the most hilarious interviews I’ve done in quite a while.

Read on for Part One, focusing on "The Walking Dead", and look for Part Two, all about Pennhurst, »

- thebellefromhell

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Pauley Perrette: NCIS’ Abby To Become The Girl From Mars

8 December 2010 10:00 AM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

I know there has to be some geeks out there who are fans of Pauley Perrette, who plays Abby Sciuto on the CBS television series, NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service. She’s the Goth girl/forensic specialist who was once described by another character on the show as “a paradox wrapped in an oxymoron smothered in contradictions in terms. Sleeps in a coffin. Really, the happiest goth you’ll ever meet.”

Outside of NCIS, Perrette does a couple other dashes of geek cred, having lent her voice in one episode of the animated series, Batman Beyond and more recently playing Ramona, a virtual alter ego in a documentary hybrid film based on Ray Kurzweil’s book, The Singularity is Near.

Now, Perrette will be taking a lead role in The Work Room Productions‘ next film, The Girl From Mars. Check out their release below for all the details.

The Work Room Productions »

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Pauley Perrette to Star in The Girl From Mars

7 December 2010 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

The Work Room Productions has announced that "NCIS" star Pauley Perrette will be leading the cast of the sci-fi/romance The Girl From Mars . The film tells the story of a lonely geek whose life is transformed when he meets the girl of his dreams (Perrette) who claims to be a visitor from another planet. The film is written and directed by Diy auteur James Felix McKenney, whose previous features include the retro sci-fi flick, Automatons and the upcoming Hypothermia from Dark Sky films, starring Michael Rooker ("The Walking Dead"). McKenney will be sharing producing chores with Lisa Wisely and Chase Tyler of Brooklyn, NY based The Work Room Productions. The Director of Photography will be Eric Branco, who lensed both McKenney's Hypothermia and »

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"The Walking Dead" Episode 6 ("Ts-19") and Melodrama: A Television Episode Review

6 December 2010 9:00 AM, PST | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Omg, a melee!*Here be spoilers.

Director: Guy Ferland.

Writers: Frank Darabont, Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, Charlie Adlard, and Adam Fierro.

Season 1 ended with a much need bang in Episode 6 of "The Walking Dead." The series' writers have firmly entrenched this zombie styled show in the genre of drama, with any action or thrills added in as an afterthought. Here is going out on a limb, congratulations Frank Darabont for firing your writing staff, as a zombie apocalypse should not bet set in drama, but in horror. Where was the horror in Episode 6, "Ts-19?"

For those who missed the show, you did not miss much. Agonizing dialogue, the same sub-plots, and little to no action leaves Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his dwindling crew on the road, this time, out of Atlanta. Their encounter with Dr. Jenner proves mostly pointless, with some explanations on the spread of the disease inside »

- 28DaysLaterAnalysis@gmail.com (Michael Allen)

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'The Walking Dead' Season Two Predictions: Where Does The Show Go Next?

6 December 2010 8:16 AM, PST | MTV Splash Page | See recent MTV Splash Page news »

"The Walking Dead" has drawn its first season to a close after only six episodes, but if you're worried about not getting your zombie fix for the next several months, don't fret — after all, the show is based on a comic book, so there's plenty of material to enjoy while "Walking Dead" is off the air. But in terms of the show itself, it's going to take some time for Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal and the rest of the acclaimed cast to resurface on your TV set.

That said, we already have some ideas about where "Walking Dead" is headed for season two, thanks to comments from the production team and our own suspicions based on the comic books. Check out our predictions for season two after the jump!

Growing Closer

In "Ts-19," Dale managed to convinced Andrea to resist the urge to end it all, successfully leading her away »

- Josh Wigler

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'Walking Dead' writer Robert Kirkman talks about last night's explosive finale: 'I wish we had killed more people this season'

6 December 2010 5:00 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

The Walking Dead has stopped walking (and shambling, and lying about going “Uuurgh!”), at least for now. Last night’s first season finale of AMC’s zombie show ended with a bang, literally, as the Cdc blew itself up, incinerating both Jeryl Prescott’s Jacqui and Noah Emmerich’s Dr. Jenner. But what did Jenner whisper to Rick? Could Rick and his fellow survivors be heading to France (home of fine wine, foul cigarettes and, it seems, top notch zombie experts)? Will Michael Rooker’s Merle return in season two? And is my heterosexual man-crush on Norman Reedus’ Daryl getting way out of hand? »

- Clark Collis

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'The Walking Dead' Season Finale Review: Episode 6, 'Ts-19'

5 December 2010 8:00 PM, PST | MTV Splash Page | See recent MTV Splash Page news »

Episode Title: "Ts-19"

Written By: Adam Fierro and Frank Darabont

Story: Following the assault on their camp, Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his fellow survivors of the zombie apocalypse seek refuge at the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta. Once there, our heroes are treated to food, wine and a whole lot of information about how the zombie infection functions and what's happening in the rest of the world. The answers, unfortunately, are not what Rick and his companions were hoping to hear.

With the Cdc on the cusp of power failure, Doctor Jenner (Noah Emmerich) springs an alternative option on the group — an option that could well be their damnation or their salvation.

Up In Smoke: That's all she wrote, folks — that's the end of the first season of "The Walking Dead." So, what did you think?

As far as season finales go, "Ts-19" was an unusual affair. »

- Josh Wigler

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Rooker teases future on 'Walking Dead'

5 December 2010 12:45 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Walking Dead actor Michael Rooker has teased when fans can expect to see his controversial character Merle Dixon return to the series. However, Rooker claims that despite hints in the series suggesting he may return to plague the other survivors for the conclusion, this is not the case. "I won't be back, I'm still going to be Mia," Rooker told The Hollywood Reporter about tonight's Us season (more) »

- By Tom Ayres

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The Walking Dead: Two Behind-the-Scenes Videos and a Q&A with Jeffrey DeMunn (Dale)

4 December 2010 3:14 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The Season One finale of "The Walking Dead" is coming closer and closer so of course AMC is letting loose with all manner of new behind-the-scenes videos and interviews with the show's stars. Up next are some hang-out time with Steven Yeun (Glenn) and a closer look at Jeffrey DeMunn (Dale)'s Rv along with a Q&A with fan favorite DeMunn.

First, follow Steven Yeun on set as he offers his co-stars free hugs (while slathered in walker guts) and dishes on who in the cast might back him up in a bar fight. Next, actor Jeffrey DeMunn (Dale) takes you on a guided tour of the 1977 Winnebago (including where he stashes his gin).

"The Walking Dead" is based on Robert Kirkman's popular comic series. It chronicles the months and years following a zombie apocalypse. Frank Darabont is the project's writer, director of the pilot, and exec producer »

- The Woman In Black

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The Walking Dead - Images from Episode 6 - Ts-19

1 December 2010 12:08 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Brace yourself for the final episode of the amazing first season of "The Walking Dead". As reported earlier, we have a long, agonizing wait until next October for Season 2, but until then we have "The Walking Dead" Marathon on AMC to keep us company this Sunday right before the season finale episode.

It's also worth reminding you that >Anchor Bay is distributing "The Walking Dead" on DVD and Blu-ray so you can bet there are going to be tons of special features and assorted gooey goodies.

To further tease you, dig on a clip from the upcoming season finale episode to get you all hot and bothered.

Or you can whet your flesh-hungry appetite with some images below from that episode.

Warning: Spoilers ahead in the images. If you still want to proceed, just scroll to below the text.

Make sure to click here for our "The Walking Dead" archive, »

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‘Super’ – A twisted, semi-schizophrenic cult classic in the making…

30 November 2010 11:23 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Super is a twisted, semi-schizophrenic cult classic in the making…”

Super

Directed by James Gunn

Written by James Gunn

2010, USA

Super embraces pretty much all the bearings of the “everyman turned superhero” concept; its tropes include the obligatory costumed hero (minus an obligatory tragic origin story), the attractive damsel in distress, a heartless villain, a few henchmen, a young sidekick, and an urban environment torn apart by corruption and crime . Unlike previous installments of the new sub-genre, however, director James Gunn opts for a darker, weirder and much more cynical approach. This low-budget movie

continually shifts from comic-book spoof to gritty crime story to mental-health drama. Super is far from the first film to strand a wannabe superhero into the real world, but this send-up of “amateur vigilante movies” has more in common with Peter StebbingsDefendor than, say, Kick-Ass.

The drama is mostly of the sad-sack variety, brimming with twisted humor. »

- Ricky

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The Walking Dead Marathon on AMC This Sunday

30 November 2010 11:39 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The end is near. That's right, kids, it's been a hell of a ride, but AMC's six-episode mega-hit series "The Walking Dead" is drawing to a close. In the end the show has lived up to all expectations, and the wait for Season 2 is going to be nothing short of agonizing. Missed an episode? No worries. You're going to be able to catch up or relive the goods in succession.

On Sunday, December 5th, starting at 4:30/3:30c, AMC will air the entire first season of "The Walking Dead", culminating with the season finale at 10/9c.

To stay up-to-the-minute on all things walker related, follow @WalkingDead_AMC on Twitter and visit "The Walking Dead" on Facebook.

"The Walking Dead" is based on Robert Kirkman's popular comic series. It chronicles the months and years following a zombie apocalypse. Frank Darabont is the project's writer, director of the pilot, and »

- Uncle Creepy

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The Walking Dead: A Clip from the Season Finale and a Q&A with Laurie Holden (Andrea)

29 November 2010 1:45 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Well, hasn't this just been the quickest six weeks in history?!? On Sunday, December 5th, we'll see the season finale of AMC's "The Walking Dead", entitled "Ts-19", and here's a sneak peek clip to help build the anticipation even more (as if such a thing is possible). Also included is a brief Q&A with series regular Laurie Holden (Andrea); as always, beware of spoilers!

Official description of Episode 106 - "Ts-19":

Rick and the group are allowed into the Cdc by a strange doctor. But all is not what it seems in their newfound haven.

"The Walking Dead" is based on Robert Kirkman's popular comic series. It chronicles the months and years following a zombie apocalypse. Frank Darabont is the project's writer, director of the pilot, and exec producer with Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert also exec producing. Knb is handling the effects, and Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, »

- The Woman In Black

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'Walking Dead' writer Robert Kirkman talks about last night's episode and teases next week's season finale

29 November 2010 5:01 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Corpse disposal was much on the minds of the Walking Dead characters in last night’s episode, “Wildfire,” following the campfire massacre of the preceding week. The show’s simple, but contentious, conundrum? What to do with the bodies of loved ones that could turn into zombies who love the taste of bodies?

The answers were varied. While Andrea took a heartbroken age to shoot Amy, Norman Reedus’ Daryl wasted no time pickaxeing in the head any corpse that moved, or at least looked like it might do so. Meanwhile, poor Jim was left to zombie-ficate by the side of »

- Clark Collis

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AMC The Walking Dead 105 'Wildfire' Sneak Peek

28 November 2010 3:34 PM, PST | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

The Zombie apocalypse phenomenon courtesy of the AMC Channel in the form of 'The Walking Dead', gnaws through TV sets again tonight with episode 105 'Wildfire'.

We have the sneak peek for you below courtesy of the kind folks at Amctv.com. Check it out below the episode description and series synopsis.

Official description of Episode 105 - "Wildfire"

Rick leads the group to the Cdc after the attack. Jim must make a terrible life and death decision.

"The Walking Dead" is based on Robert Kirkman's popular comic series. It chronicles the months and years following a zombie apocalypse. Frank Darabont is the project's writer, director of the pilot, and exec producer with Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert also exec producing. Knb is handling the effects, and Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey DeMunn, IronE Singleton, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Chandler Riggs, Steven Yeun, Michael Rooker, Emma Bell, »

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The Walking Dead - U.S. Only Sneak Peek of Episode 5, Wildfire

28 November 2010 2:11 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

It's hard to believe there are just two episodes left of AMC's hit series that has taken the entire media business by surprise due to its stellar ratings, storytelling, and gore - "The Walking Dead". As always, we've got a clip from the latest episode, "Wildfire", to share with the States. Sorry, overseas. Your time will come!

Official description of Episode 105 - "Wildfire":

Rick leads the group to the Cdc after the attack. Jim must make a terrible life and death decision.

"The Walking Dead" is based on Robert Kirkman's popular comic series. It chronicles the months and years following a zombie apocalypse. Frank Darabont is the project's writer, director of the pilot, and exec producer with Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert also exec producing. Knb is handling the effects, and Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey DeMunn, IronE Singleton, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Chandler Riggs, Steven Yeun, »

- Uncle Creepy

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Have you been watching … The Walking Dead?

26 November 2010 9:28 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Some questioned whether The Walking Dead could live up to expectations. But this zombie show has more than delivered

We might have seen small pockets of the walking dead on television over the years, but they've never had the easy mass teen appeal of vampires. A zombie teen heart-throb, for instance, just sounds messy. Imagine the bits that would fall off. And as for the smell …

But unlike with vampires and werewolves, zombie stories aren't really about zombies at all – they're about the survivors, the living, the soon-to-be dead. And two thirds of the way into The Walking Dead on FX the title of the show is becoming more ambiguous each week, with the living apparently just biding their time.

Lots of people questioned what kind of show The Walking Dead was going to be. Would it stick to the comics? Would it shrink from the necessary gore and violence? »

- Phelim O'Neill

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