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9 items from 2012


MGM To Remake 1976 Horror Movie The Town That Dreaded Sundown?

28 November 2012 4:55 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

In 1946 this man killed five people. Today he still lurks the streets of Texarkana. Remember that one? I’m sure you do, The Town that Dreaded Sundown is probably one of the best horror stories out there (if you ask me). Well, guess what, apparently a remake of the whole thing is coming, and MGM will stand behind the whole thing. Let’s be honest – nothing official at this moment, but you know what they say – whereever there’s smoke…

Anyway, in case you’re not so familiar with the original movie, or just in case you forgot the story, I will first remind you that a 1976 horror film was directed by Charles B. Pierce, who also starred in the movie together with Ben Johnson, Andrew Prine and Dawn Wells.

The movie is based on a series of actual murders attributed to a man dubbed locally as the Phantom Killer, »

- Jeanne Standal

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TV on Tap: TNT Recruits Eion Bailey to "Trooper" Duty, NBC Puts "Chicago Fire" on Full Time Duty and C. Thomas Howell is a "Southland" Regular

9 November 2012 5:04 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

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Covert Affairs hunk Eion Bailey has joined the TNT pilot Trooper. He'll play the patrol partner of Mira Sorvino's state trooper character, who we hope also has an allergy to wearing shirts.

Get ready for more Dewey in the next season of Southland, C. Thomas Howell is now a series regular. I hope that means they have some solid plans for the character who, so far, has worked best in limited quantities.

The Big Bang Theory cast Bernadette's mother with Meagen Fay, who has a long resume including Malcolm in the Middle, The Bernie Mac Show and one of my obsessions, the nuclear apocalypse comedy Whoops!.

ABC has found a pal for Rebel Wilson in the comedy pilot Super Fun Night, which follows a group of nerdy friends who promise to make every Friday a "Super Fun Night. »

- LyleMasaki

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Hotel Arthritis Renamed Silent But Deadly; New Trailer and One Sheet Arrive

21 October 2012 6:03 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

I think we can all agree that there haven't been enough nursing home-based horror-comedies lately. The sub-genre is basically barren aside from Bubba Ho-Tep; however, the upcoming Silent But Deadly is ready to drop some more horrific retirement palace humor on you.

Originally titled Hotel Arthritis (which is a pretty hilarious handle in its own right), Silent But Deadly has grabbed this new name, redesigned its movie poster (see below), and even shot a new trailer (see below as well…probably should have told you it was down there when we told you about the poster…sorry).

The cast of this film is absolutely wonderful, including Dawn Wells (MaryAnn from "Gilligan's Island"), John Tartaglia (Broadway's Avenue Q), Lee Meriwether (Catwoman from the 60's "Batman" series), David Proval (Richie Aprile on "The Sopranos"…how's your chest, Richie?), Martin Kove (played the sensei of the Cobra Kai in the original Karate Kid)…are you kidding me? »

- Doctor Gash

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7 Former Sitcom Stars Who Should Join "Survivor"

17 October 2012 10:13 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Lisa Whelchel, it's been real, but your stint on Survivor: Philippines is already disappointing. You've brought none of Blair Warner's flair to the proceedings, and you prove your Survivor cred is lacking with quotes like, "I can only play with the cards I've been given!" Guess who doesn't leave their fate up to the "cards" dealt by other players? People like Parvati Shallow. Russell Hantz. You know, Survivor super-champs.

Thus, it's time to think about which sitcom legends should join Survivor next. I love seeing TV stars of yore regain screentime, so this is a perfect opportunity to highlight other greats who 1) could slip by without the other contestants recognizing them, 2) are cooler than the anti-gay Whelchel, and 3) would be, uh, interesting. Here are our seven best options.

1. Dawn Wells (Gilligan's Island)

This is my most controversial choice because Wells is both 73 and still very recognizable, but come On. Her »

- virtel

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'Hotel Arthritis' Trailer Brings Comedy and Horror

1 September 2012 7:15 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

By Seth Metoyer, MoreHorror.com

Hotel Arthritis is an upcoming raunchy horror/comedy from Director Jason Lockhart.

There's something not quite right in the retirement home and inevitably -- somebody starts killing old people.

Watch the trailer below the official details.

From The Press Release:

Hotel Arthritis - Somebody is killing Old People!

Veteran star-studded film “crosses the line” in all the right ways, pushes into controversial territory of what is wrong and funny

It's not often that one is able to see a collection of iconic stars in such a different light, but Hotel Arthritis provides just that opportunity. The film finds ways to “push the boundaries” of what is wrong and what is funny by meshing the bizarre with the fun, the old with the young, and the comedy with its horror.

Hotel Arthritis is a comedy/horror ready for its cult audience about a group of retirement »

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Hotel Arthritis Trailer

15 August 2012 10:27 AM, PDT | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Check out the official trailer for Jason Lockhart’s upcoming Hotel Arthritis movie. It is not often that one is able to see a collection of iconic stars in such a different light, but Hotel Arthritis provides just that opportunity. The film finds ways to “push the boundaries” of what is wrong and what is funny by meshing the bizarre with the fun, the old with the young, and the comedy with its horror.

Hotel Arthritis is a comedy/horror ready for its cult audience about a group of retirement home residents living in fear of a masked killer who stalks the halls of their creepy home.

“The colorful characters are what drives the film in this story. We’re meant to laugh with them and at them, both through their daily routines and alongside their nightmares.”

says director, Jason Lockhart.

Not restraining to a politically correct sense of humor, »

- Allan Ford

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Check in to a New Trailer and One-Sheet for Hotel Arthritis

31 July 2012 3:36 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Hide your grandparents! Stock up on aspirin, prune juice, and Ben-Gay! The first trailer and official one-sheet for Jason Lockhart's old folks home nightmare Hotel Arthritis is finally here. Check it out!

Directed by Lockhart, who also wrote the film with Jacqui Holland, Hotel Arthritis is a horror-comedy that stars Dawn Wells (MaryAnn on "Gilligan's Island") and John Tartaglia (Avenue Q). Also featured are Lee Meriwether of Catwoman fame, Camille Saviola, Jacqui Holland, Kiersten Warren, Rip Taylor, and Bruce Vilanch.

For more visit the official Hotel Arthritis website, "like" Hotel Arthritis on Facebook, and follow Hotel Arthritis on Twitter (@HotelArthritis).

Synopsis

Senior citizens are being offed by a masked killer who stalks the halls of the small retirement community in which they live. The story opens with a terrifying murder, creating space on the waiting list for Rose to move in. Upon Rose's arrival, she is taken on a »

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Seitz Asks: Who Was Your First TV Crush?

23 May 2012 9:30 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Seitz Asks is a weekly feature in which our critic proposes a question about the medium, gives his own answer, then engages with readers about their responses. So who was my first TV crush? Mary Ann Summers from Gilligan's Island and Bailey Quarters from Wkrp in Cincinnati. I realize I'm cheating by listing two characters, but hey, there's an autobiographical reason for it. I was in elementary school when I first started watching Sherwood Schwartz's island sitcom in repeats. But in its goofy way, the juxtaposition of Dawn Wells's farm girl Mary Ann Summers and Tina Louise's Marilyn Monroe–wannabe Ginger Grant got me thinking about what attractive meant and how I would define it.One of the sitcom's conceits was that a whisper of interest from Ginger could make any man stutter and bump into palm trees. But even as an elementary-school dork, I knew Ginger »

- Matt Zoller Seitz

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Horror Meets A Retirement Home in Hotel Arthritis

20 May 2012 11:50 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Not since Bubba Ho-Tep has horror graced the halls of a retirement community…unless you count that one episode in the first season of "The Walking Dead." But filmmaker Jason Lockhart is about to bring us another old folks home nightmare with Hotel Arthritis.

Directed by Lockhart, who also wrote the film with Jacqui Holland, Hotel Arthrits is a horror-comedy that stars Dawn Wells (MaryAnn on "Gilligan's Island") and John Tartaglia (Avenue Q). Also featured are Lee Meriwether of Catwoman fame, Camille Saviola, Jacqui Holland, Kiersten Warren, Rip Taylor and Bruce Vilanch.4

For more visit the official Hotel Arthritis website, "like" Hotel Arthritis on Facebook and follow Hotel Arthritis on Twitter (@HotelArthritis).

Synopsis

Senior citizens are being offed by a masked killer who stalks the halls of the small retirement community in which they live. The story opens with a terrifying murder, creating space on the waiting list for Rose to move in. »

- Doctor Gash

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