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Blogomatic3000 Special: FEARnet Halloween Event

18 October 2011 2:02 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

We at Blogomatic3000 love our horror movies, so it’s fitting that we get the chance to bring you the schedule for FEARnet’s exclusive Halloween horror movie extravaganza! So if you’re looking for a good scare in the month of October, read on to see just what FEARnet has planned for you!

On Sunday, October 30th at 9:00 p.m. Et, FEARnet will air a special Halloween episode of Psychoville, the award-winning British black-comedy thriller series written by and starring Reece Shearsmith (Shaun of the Dead) and Steve Pemberton (The League of Gentlemen, Doctor Who). In the Halloween special, four tales of terror unfold as a film crew investigates the abandoned ruins of Ravenhill Psychiatric hospital.

On Halloween, FEARnet will air an all-day marathon of Trick ‘r Treat, starring Anna Paquin (True Blood), Brian Cox (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Leslie Bibb (Zookeeper). Michael Dougherty »

- Aaron M.K.

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John Landis BFI Event London 9 October

30 September 2011 6:37 AM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Director John Landis has authored an exciting new book, Monsters in the Movies and will be signing copies at a special event at the BFI Southbank in London on 9 October. There will also be a screening of a surprise rare monster film. Here is the official description of the event:

Expert monster director John Landis (An American Werewolf in London) joins actor and writer Reece Shearsmith on stage to discuss all things monstrous.  From B-movie bogeymen and aliens to A-list big budget terrors, the historical origins of archetypal movie monsters and a look into the craft of creating these iconic scares will be explored. Immediately followed by a top-secret screening of a rarely seen monster film chosen by John Landis; who will then be signing copies of his new book Monsters in the Movies at the BFI Filmstore after the screening. 

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- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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Reece Shearsmith confirms "no more" 'Psychoville'

14 September 2011 9:51 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Reece Shearsmith has confirmed that Psychoville will not return for a third series. Shearsmith informed his Twitter fans that he and co-creator Steve Pemberton have another idea beyond the dark comedy. "There really will be no more Psychoville," Shearsmith announced. "But Steve P and I have 'something else' for you. Only in our minds at the moment." The BBC Two thriller, which also starred Dawn French and Eileen Atkins, began in 2009 and aired its second series in May this year. Benidorm star Pemberton had previously indicated to Digital Spy that Psychoville (more) »

- By Paul Millar

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Exclusive Clip from Todd & the Book of Pure Evil Episode 6

1 September 2011 3:16 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

To help kick off your Labor Day weekend a little early, FEARnet has provided Dread Central with an exclusive clip from one of its Twisted Comedies, "Todd & the Book of Pure Evil". Today we have for you a look at Episode 6, entitled "Invasion of the Stupid Snatchers", which airs Tuesday, September 6th, at 10:00 p.m. Et.

Todd and the Book of Pure Evil” (Tuesdays at 10 Pm) – This supernatural comedy featuring Jason Mewes (Mallrats, Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back) tells the story of a small-town high school kid trying to save the world. In each episode, Todd and his cohorts are pitted against the dark powers of a mysterious book that grants seemingly innocuous wishes with sinister, unexpected, cataclysmic, and downright satanic side effects. Created by Craig David Wallace, Charles Picco, and Anthony Leo, the series was highly-successful in its Canadian television debut. FEARnet.com will also feature »

- The Woman In Black

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FEARnet's 'Psychoville' Exclusive video clips for Twisted Comedy Block

31 August 2011 8:23 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Check out FEARnet's "Psychoville" preview clips! "Mister Jelly" gives a great hint to the central mystery. Also check out the "Psychoville" vignette too! Psychoville "Robert" Clip Psychoville Vignette Tune-in to the new episodes of .Todd & The Book of Pure Evil. & .Psychoville. on Tuesday, September 6th at 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on FEARnet Tomorrow, tune-in to FEARnet.s .Twisted Comedy Block. featuring .Todd & The Book of Pure Evil,. with Jason Mewes and .Psychoville. starring the creators of .The League of Gentlemen. Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton, and Dawn French. These series mark the first wave of exclusive programming for FEARnet.s linear cable channel. Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time . .Todd »

- April MacIntyre

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Previews of the Tuesday, August 16th, Episodes of FEARnet's Psychoville and Todd & the Book of Pure Evil

15 August 2011 5:06 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

If you're not watching FEARnet's Tuesday night lineup of the Twisted Comedies "Todd & the Book of Pure Evil" and "Psychoville", then you're missing out. Here are sneak peeks of this week's episodes (number 3 for each in case you're counting) airing at 10:00 Pm and 10:30 Pm (Et), respectively.

Todd and the Book of Pure Evil” (Tuesdays at 10 Pm) – This supernatural comedy featuring Jason Mewes (Mallrats, Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back) tells the story of a small-town high school kid trying to save the world. In each episode, Todd and his cohorts are pitted against the dark powers of a mysterious book that grants seemingly innocuous wishes with sinister, unexpected, cataclysmic, and downright satanic side effects. Created by Craig David Wallace, Charles Picco, and Anthony Leo, the series was highly-successful in its Canadian television debut. FEARnet.com will also feature “Todd and the Book of Pure Evil” extras and related editorial content. »

- The Woman In Black

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FEARnet's "Todd & The Book of Pure Evil" and "Psychoville" previews for ...

15 August 2011 3:04 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Tune-in to the new episodes of .Todd & The Book of Pure Evil. and .Psychoville. for Tuesday, August 16th at 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on FEARnet Tomorrow, tune-in to FEARnet.s .Twisted Comedy Block. featuring .Todd & The Book of Pure Evil,. with Jason Mewes and .Psychoville. starring the creators of .The League of Gentlemen. Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton, and Dawn French. These series mark the first wave of exclusive programming for FEARnet.s linear cable channel..Todd & The Book of Pure Evil.Episode 103. Rock N. Roll Zombies Know Best- Todd.s attempt to make Jenny jealous back-fires and almost gets him and Curtis eaten by a couple of rock n. roll zombies. .Psychoville.Episode 103 . Jelly- »

- April MacIntyre

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Exclusive: FEARnet clip from 'Psychoville'

11 August 2011 3:02 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Exclusive: FEARnet fired over a clip from "Psychoville" that shows scenes from episode 3 airing August 16th. .Psychoville. Psychoville is an award-winning British black-comedy thriller series that centers on a group of eccentric characters haunted by a mysterious blackmailer. Written by and starring Reece Shearsmith (.Shaun of the Dead.) and Steve Pemberton (.The League of Gentlemen,. .Doctor Who.), this uncomfortably funny series is the only comedy ever to feature a serial-killer obsessed man-child, a one-handed clown, a blind tycoon, and a possibly telekinetic dwarf. Psychoville Episode 3 Clip Episode 1 clip, to catch up: .Todd & The Book of Pure Evil. This supernatural comedy starring Alex House, Maggie Castle, Bill Turnbull, Melanie Leishman and Chris »

- April MacIntyre

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Four Burke & Hare Clips Keep the Laughs Coming

8 August 2011 3:32 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

John Landis' horror comedy Burke & Hare is playing Right Now on VOD, and to give you a bit more incentive as to why you should be spending less time reading this and more time viewing that, we've lined up four clips for you!

Look for Burke & Hare to score a limited theatrical release on September 9th!

Along with Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis as the title characters, Burke and Hare stars Isla Fisher, Jessica Hynes, Tom Wilkinson, Tim Curry, Ronnie Corbett, Reece Shearsmith, David Schofield, Allan Corduner, Bill Bailey, Hugh Bonneville, and Michael Smiley.

For those unfamiliar with the misdeeds of Burke and Hare, which were known as the West Port Murders -- These crimes were perpetrated in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1827 and 1828. The killings were attributed to Irish immigrants William Burke and William Hare, who sold the corpses of their seventeen victims to the Edinburgh Medical College for dissection. »

- Uncle Creepy

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Watch an Exclusive Clip from the Twisted Comedy Psychoville

5 August 2011 11:37 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

To help kick off the weekend, the folks at FEARnet have provided us with an exclusive clip from Episode 2 of their horror comedy series "Psychoville", which airs this coming Tuesday, August 9th, to share with our readers. Dig it!

This award-winning British black comedy thriller series centers on a group of characters haunted by a mysterious blackmailer. Written by and starring Reece Shearsmith ("The League of Gentlemen", Shaun of the Dead) and Steve Pemberton (“The League of Gentlemen,” “Doctor Who”), “Psychoville” is the only comedy ever to feature a serial-killer obsessed man-child, a one-handed clown, a blind tycoon, and a possibly telekinetic dwarf. “Psychoville” debuted to great fan reception on BBC Two, earning the prestigious British Comedy Award for “Best New TV Comedy.” In addition to the half-hour episodes on FEARnet HD under the network's "Twisted Comedy" banner, fans will find bonus show material at FEARnet.com.

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- The Woman In Black

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Heart-Stopping New Burke & Hare Clip

3 August 2011 10:56 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

A new clip from the John Landis horror comedy Burke & Hare has hit the interwebs filled with laughs and one hell of a jump scare! Dig on the goods while we all wait patiently for IFC to unleash the flick!

Look for Burke & Hare to score a limited theatrical release on September 9th along with a VOD release on August 5th!

Along with Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis as the title characters, Burke and Hare stars Isla Fisher, Jessica Hynes, Tom Wilkinson, Tim Curry, Ronnie Corbett, Reece Shearsmith, David Schofield, Allan Corduner, Bill Bailey, Hugh Bonneville, and Michael Smiley.

For those unfamiliar with the misdeeds of Burke and Hare, which were known as the West Port Murders -- These crimes were perpetrated in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1827 and 1828. The killings were attributed to Irish immigrants William Burke and William Hare, who sold the corpses of their seventeen victims to the Edinburgh Medical College for dissection. »

- Uncle Creepy

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Psychoville and Todd and the Book of Pure Evil Start FEARnet's Twisted Comedy Hour Aug. 2nd!

1 August 2011 8:00 AM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

FEARnet's Twisted Comedy Hour is set to premiere Tues, August 2nd, and this broadcast could not be any better. Todd and the Book of Pure Evil will be supplemented with similar kinds of extras and editorial content that was featured during its Canadian run, on Space: The Imagination Station and Psychoville will have bonus show material to bring over new fans.

Both products premiered in the past year(s) in its native country to a great fan reception. They have even garnered nods in industry magazines like Fangoria and Rue Morgue. Psychoville also earned the prestigious British Comedy Award. Just when Tues evenings may begin to look boring, horror-comedy hopes to liven things up.

From FEARnet.com's press release:

“Todd & The Book of Pure Evil” (Tuesdays at 10 p.m. Est)

This supernatural comedy starring Alex House, Maggie Castle, Bill Turnbull, Melanie Leishman and Chris Leavins, and featuring Jason Mewes (Mallrats, »

- noreply@blogger.com (Ed Sum)

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BBC's "Psychoville" Episode 1 "Blackmail:" A Television Review and Preview

27 July 2011 8:29 AM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

*full disclosure: a screener of this film was provided by Fearnet.

Director: Matt Lipsey.

Writers: Reece Shearsmith, and Steve Pemberton.

Producer: Justin Davies.

If there is one word to describe BBC's "Psychoville," that would be “surreal.” This mysterious comedy serves no particular purpose, and that is part of this show's dark charm. There is a mystery at hand: a killer is on the loose and who that is is unknown throughout season one. This series is still ongoing in the UK and only later episodes may reveal who the blackmailer is. He’s upsetting the lives of five uniquely challenged individuals because of something that they did many years ago. This shadowy figure knows, but he's not telling anyone … yet.

This import is like an extended version of I Know What You Did Last Summer, but it is far better. This television show is done with a pinache that only »

- noreply@blogger.com (Ed Sum)

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U.S. Trailer Debut - IFC's Burke and Hare; Release News

26 July 2011 11:43 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The folks at IFC (bless their hearts) have released a new trailer for the John Landis horror comedy Burke & Hare along with news of when you'll finally be able to sink your teeth into this one! Dig it!

Look for Burke & Hare to score a limited release on September 9th along with a VOD release on August 5th!

Along with Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis as the title characters, Burke and Hare stars Isla Fisher, Jessica Hynes, Tom Wilkinson, Tim Curry, Ronnie Corbett, Reece Shearsmith, David Schofield, Allan Corduner, Bill Bailey, Hugh Bonneville, and Michael Smiley.

For those unfamiliar with the misdeeds of Burke and Hare, which were known as the West Port Murders -- These crimes were perpetrated in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1827 and 1828. The killings were attributed to Irish immigrants William Burke and William Hare, who sold the corpses of their seventeen victims to the Edinburgh Medical College for dissection. »

- Uncle Creepy

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Bhm Exclusive Clip & Photo From Psychoville

26 July 2011 11:16 AM, PDT | Best-Horror-Movies.com | See recent Best-Horror-Movies.com news »

We have an exclusive clip from Pyscoville. Pyscoville is a horror comedy that was a smash television hit in the UK and was nominated for the British Comedy Award.is now making it’s way to the Us. Psychoville will premiere on Fearnet August 2, 2011 at 10:30 Pm Est. The series will continue to air on Tuesday nights at 10:30pm. Psychoville stars: Reece Shearsmith (Shaun of the Dead ), Steve Pemberton (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) and Daniel Kaluuya (Johnny English Reborn). Pyscoville has a diverse set of 5 characters that are from different parts of England and will have to confront >> »

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My TV hero: Alexander Armstrong on Mark Gatiss

26 July 2011 5:08 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

I like the idea of old-fashioned being classic rather than brown and dingy. And that's what Mark Gatiss has done with Sherlock. There's something quintessentially British about his work

Sherlock is brilliant television. It has completely reinvented British drama, and upped the stakes for home-grown shows. And while, of course, Steven Moffat also deserves lots of credit for Sherlock, I think it is Gatiss who brings that lovely, rather old-fashioned quality to it. I like the idea of old-fashioned being classic, rather than brown and dingy and a bit crap; Gatiss is like that – there's something antique and quintessentially British about his work.

For years we've had all the big-hitting HBO box-set dramas, all these brilliant, witty, clever shows, and in return the only thing we've had to offer is big period dramas like Downton Abbey. We do that very well, but in terms of really good contemporary drama, I »

- Vicky Frost

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My TV hero: Alexander Armstrong on Mark Gatiss

25 July 2011 4:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

I like the idea of old-fashioned being classic rather than brown and dingy. And that's what Mark Gatiss has done with Sherlock. There's something quintessentially British about his work

Sherlock is brilliant television. It has completely reinvented British drama, and upped the stakes for home-grown shows. And while, of course, Steven Moffat also deserves lots of credit for Sherlock, I think it is Gatiss who brings that lovely, rather old-fashioned quality to it. I like the idea of old-fashioned being classic, rather than brown and dingy and a bit crap; Gatiss is like that – there's something antique and quintessentially British about his work.

For years we've had all the big-hitting HBO box-set dramas, all these brilliant, witty, clever shows, and in return the only thing we've had to offer is big period dramas like Downton Abbey. We do that very well, but in terms of really good contemporary drama, I »

- Vicky Frost

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San Diego Comic-Con 2011: FEARnet Clips of Psychoville and Todd & the Book of Pure Evil

22 July 2011 2:48 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

A few nights back (and what feels like 700 stories ago), I posted a brief review of two television shows being shown this summer on FEARnet. "Psychoville" and "Todd & the Book of Pure Evil" (review here), and today we have some more clips for you to enjoy.

“Todd and the Book of Pure Evil” (Tuesdays at 10 p.m., starting August 2, 2011) – This supernatural comedy featuring Jason Mewes (Mallrats, Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back) tells the story of a small-town high school kid trying to save the world. In each episode, Todd and his cohorts are pitted against the dark powers of a mysterious book that grants seemingly innocuous wishes with sinister, unexpected, cataclysmic, and downright satanic side effects. Created by Craig David Wallace, Charles Picco, and Anthony Leo, the series was highly-successful in its Canadian television debut. FEARnet.com will also feature “Todd and the Book of Pure Evil” extras and related editorial content. »

- Masked Slasher

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IFC to Distribute Burke and Hare

21 July 2011 4:47 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Finally. But hey, at least two movies about best friends who decide to fuck each other got released this year. Thankfully, IFC has stepped in and picked up John Landis' Burke and Hare for distribution. No word on a release date yet, however.

Along with Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis as the title characters, Burke and Hare stars Isla Fisher, Jessica Hynes, Tom Wilkinson, Tim Curry, Ronnie Corbett, Reece Shearsmith, David Schofield, Allan Corduner, Bill Bailey, Hugh Bonneville, and Michael Smiley.

For those unfamiliar with the misdeeds of Burke and Hare, which were known as the West Port Murders -- These crimes were perpetrated in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1827 and 1828. The killings were attributed to Irish immigrants William Burke and William Hare, who sold the corpses of their seventeen victims to the Edinburgh Medical College for dissection.

Synopsis

"William Burke and William Hare are scratching out a living in 1830s Edinburgh. »

- Masked Slasher

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Get a Sneak Peek of FEARnet's Twisted Comedies Psychoville and Todd & the Book of Pure Evil

18 July 2011 6:55 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

A while back we told you about FEARnet launching a new series of horror comedies under the "Twisted Comedy" banner, and now we have sneak peeks at two of the shows the network will be premiering on August 2nd: Canadian fave "Todd & the Book of Pure Evil" and "Psychoville" from the UK.

“Todd and the Book of Pure Evil” (Tuesdays at 10 p.m., starting August 2, 2011) – This supernatural comedy featuring Jason Mewes (Mallrats, Clerks, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back) tells the story of a small-town high school kid trying to save the world. In each episode, Todd and his cohorts are pitted against the dark powers of a mysterious book that grants seemingly innocuous wishes with sinister, unexpected, cataclysmic, and downright satanic side effects. Created by Craig David Wallace, Charles Picco, and Anthony Leo, the series was highly-successful in its Canadian television debut. FEARnet.com will also feature “Todd and »

- The Woman In Black

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