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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."
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Sean Whalen -- the "Got Milk" guy with a mouthful of peanut butter who couldn't say Aaron Burr -- now has a tough pill to swallow ... his wife is ready to call it quits. According to the docs ... Whalen's wife, Deborah filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences after 21 years together. She's asking for joint custody of their two kids, and spousal support. Besides his milk career ... Whalen also landed roles in "Men in Black," "Charlie's Angels »
- TMZ Staff
*full disclosure: an online screener of this film was provided by producer and actor Jon Kondelik. Kondelik and this critic have worked together, in the past. Director/writer: Jose Prendes. Cast: Graham Denman, Hannah Levien, Barbara Crampton, Sean Whalen, Ken Foree and Lynn Lowry. The Divine Tragedies is an unreleased film from production house Dual Visions. Developed by Jose Prendes (The Haunting of Whaley House), The Divine Tragedies is a tale of two murderous brothers. On separate paths, the two brothers come to blows, on their murderous tactics and ideologies. The film also introduces a host of horror stars, but most are underused. Instead, this indie feature focuses on one brother's destruction and descent into madness. Meanwhile, the green and red lighting added in a nightmarish quality, while the story developed in a dream-like fashion, overall. The Divine Tragedies offers a compelling story and indie film fans will enjoy the film's central conflict. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Allen)
Sometimes I am leery of independent features that seem to grab actors that seem to do plenty of conventions as it seems a bit of a cash grab. This isn’t the case all the time but more often than not these actors are used to exploit genre fans to see another low budget film that doesn’t add anything unique to the genre. However, given what I am seeing in this trailer, there seems to be something that could be interesting. Ken Foree, Sean Whalen,
Lynn Lowry and Barbara Crampton are your veteran genre actors in The Divine Tragedies. I will fully admit that the first half of this trailer gives the viewer nothing to differentiate it from the growing pack of low budget genre films. But the latter half of the trailer, there is definitely some imagery that catches the eye. Take a look for yourself above.
- Andy Triefenbach
4 items from 2015