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Back in October we first learned about Scott Kessinger's Scream Deconstructed: An Unauthorized Analysis, and now the book about all four Scream films is poised to enjoy wider distribution via Kindle, Nook, Barnes & Noble, and international Amazon stores after its successful initial release.
From the Press Release:
Americans who like their slasher films with a side order of introspection have made Scream Deconstructed: An Unauthorized Analysis by Scott Kessinger an unlikely hit, and now fans abroad can join in, in both print and electronic form. Independent publishing imprint Stinger Books announced this week that Scream Deconstructed is now available through a number of new avenues for the first time: The eBook version is available on Kindle and Nook eReaders; the paperback form is now carried by Barnes & Noble - the largest book retailer in the U.S. - through its website; and perhaps most importantly, the book is now available »
- The Woman In Black
Last season, we made some predictions as to which lucky actor might play Klaus, "The Vampire Diaries" most-feared villain. Of course, we were way off, because Joseph Morgan didn't even cross our minds, and he's perfection.
Still, we haven't given up on our dream of being the best backseat casting director ever, so we're back with some new suggestions as to who will play the remaining two Originals.
At least, we think there are only two left. If Mama Original bore 7 children, then only two remain to be met, since one died in Europe, Henrik was killed, and we already know Klaus, Elijah, and Rebekah. Some fans speculate that the first dead kid doesn't count and that Stefan is actually carting around four coffins, including Elijah's. We'll see!
There's no word yet on who the remaining Originals may be (though other sites have reported an Original named Finn is on his way, »
Who comprises TV's Most Dynamic Duo? That's what we're asking readers to vote on, and it's also the case taken up by various members of the TV Fanatic staff. So far, articles have been written that made the argument for...
Mike and Harvey on Suits. Emily and Nolan on Revenge. Kensi and Deeks on NCIS: Los Angeles. Troy and Abed on Community. Sam and Dean from Supernatural. Castle and Beckett from Castle. Shawn and Gus from Psych.
Now, Editor-in-Chief Matt Richenthal is here to explain why Alaric and Damon from The Vampire Diaries deserve your vote. On what grounds? He explains below...
Damon and Alaric Tribute
Damon Salvatore and Alaric Saltzman face a few obstacles in this poll. They lack the fun sexual tension of Kate Beckett and Rick Castle. They are not featured in practically every scene together, a la Shawn and Gus or Mike and Harvey. They are not related, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Richenthal)
While it seems like the third season of CW’s addictive The Vampire Diaries just kicked off, it’s already time for the show to take a break after tonight’s episode, entitled “Homecoming.” The series will return in January, of course, but until then it may be hard for Tvd addicts to survive without their weekly dose of throat ripping, complicated love triangles, magic spells and, of course, shirtless vampires and werewolves.
AfterElton recently grabbed a few minutes with The Vampire Diaries Executive Producer Julie Plec to get a few teases on what we’ll see tonight, if we’re ever going to see some gays in Mystic Falls and just when we can expect to see some more skin on the show.
Can the Brothers Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley) get back to a good place? »
- Jim Halterman
Poor Rebekah. And darn you, Klaus!
The Vampire Diaries took fans way, way back on "Ordinary People," giving viewers a new reason to sympathize with one Original and despise another. Come along with Matt Richenthal, Steve Marsi, Dan Forcella and Eric Hochberger now as they conduct a new version of the TV Fanatic Round Table...
What was your favorite scene from the episode?
Matt: The bond formed between Elijah, Klaus and Rebekah. Considering what we had just witnessed in the flashback, and all we know happened between these siblings since then, it was a seminal series moment, one played very well by all involved.
Steve: The Salvatore brothers at the Grill. It's been awhile since these two really caught up.
Dan: Mikael showing up at the bar and putting the hurt on Damon was pretty awesome. He seems to be the next in a long line of Vampire Diaries bad asses. »
- email@example.com (TV Fanatic Staff)
Listen, I cry during "Vampire Diaries" episodes with alarming regularity. (I should probably talk to a therapist about how my emotional investment in this television show vastly overwhelms my emotional investment in... say... my actual life.) But tonight, I cried extra. In fact, I haven't ever cried this hard during a show that didn't have Coach Taylor in it. Except for the first time Sam Winchester died, maybe.
But I digress.
Tonight's episode reiterated a lot of the themes that have always been present in the show -- most significantly the fact that family can be both your greatest strength and your greatest weakness. Your brother is, essentially, born to be your greatest ally and your most ruthless enemy.
Even though these were ideas we've seen in play on the show for two and a half seasons, tonight gave an emotional resonance to them we haven't seen before. Basically, it »
The opening salvo in the FrightFest Halloween All-Nighter was an “interesting” choice with which to begin. By sheer coincidence I had spent an hour earlier in the afternoon interviewing Jessica Parker Kennedy about her hit TV show, the Kevin Williamson created The Secret Circle, and there she was, wrought big on the screen, now starring in a low-budget splatter flick, scripted by an Englishman and lensed in Canada, playing a tough-as-nails teenager who, along with a group of her peers, are subjected to the indignities of a correctional camp for troubled teens. I say indignities because this camp is run by a Hitler-loving racist camp leader and his merry band of twisted staff, who think of nothing to masturbate each other in the corridors of the camp and piss on »
In Hollywood there is nothing more terrifying than an original idea. It’s a fear born from the unknown, fear that audiences won’t get it, fear that it won’t do ‘good business.’ For nervous studio executives, both the movie franchise and the remake are a reassuring comfort blanket. These are movies that already have a guaranteed audience and producers can relax in the knowledge that the same idea has made money before.
Rob Zombie’s Halloween (2007) is in the rare position of being both a franchise movie and a direct remake of John Carpenter’s 1978 classic. That Zombie’s film raked in a massive $30.6 million on its opening weekend is hardly surprising. Nor should it be surprising that the film is a mess – lacking originality, insight, and, worst of all, scares. The sequel released in 2009 is even worse.
But fans of the original have little reason to complain. »
- Tom Fallows
Paging Doctors Spengler, Stantz and Venkman: the residents of Mystic Falls are in desperate need of your number. These folks require some serious ghost hunting!
Indeed, the latest Vampire Diaries episode, "Smells Like Teen Spirit," treaded heavily - too much perhaps? - in what Vicki referred to as The Other Side. There were apparitions aplenty, from Anna's pining over Jeremy; to Vicki's devious deal with a late, powerful witch; to the return of Mason Lockwood.
Yes, folks, Taylor Kinney has stepped away from The Edge of Glory for a bit and come back to... haunt Damon? Enact revenge for his murder? Mentor his nephew? There's no way of knowing at the moment, which is part of the frustration with this ghost-heavy storyline.
It's all rather muddled. Anna can apparently touch Jeremy. Vicki was a vision only Jeremy could see, then Matt, then she was back for quasi real, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Richenthal)
Creator of "The Vampire Diaries," Kevin Williamson, has another hit on his hands at The CW with the recently picked up to series, "The Secret Circle," but don't expect a crossover between the network's two high school-set dramas.
"It's not going to happen," "Vampire Diaries" star Paul Wesley told Access Hollywood backstage at Saturday's Scream Awards in Los Angeles. "And not for any reason other than the fact that Kevin Williamson said it's not going to happen."
Busy filming his own show in Georgia, Paul said he hasn't caught the witchy "Secret Circle" yet, but he already has ...
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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. »
- email@example.com (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)
Chicago – This upcoming Halloween will give you dozens of options in theaters and on Blu-ray to choose from for your scary dollar. You may have dismissed Wes Craven’s latest entry in the most influential franchise of the last twenty years. Don’t. Sure, the “Scream” movies are over the hill, more so than I think The Weinstein Company expected as evidenced by the pathetic box office returns (less than 50% of the last “Scream” movie and less than $100 million worldwide (the first three broke $150), but this is a fun genre flick. If you wrote this movie off in theaters, you might be surprised to learn that it’s worth a rental.
Blu-Ray Rating: 3.5/5.0
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not here to argue that this is a return to form for one of the best horror directors of all time or that it will be anywhere near as influential as the original. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Filmmakers have continued to push boundaries and find new innovative ways to elicit the emotions of fear, disgust and horror from viewers. Since Alfred Hitchcock directors strived to provoke viewer’s nightmares, hidden fears, revulsions and terror of the unknown. Although a good deal of it is about the supernatural, others have focused more on a plot about morbidity, serial killers, a disease/virus outbreak, surrealism and more. This year we see vampires, outbreaks, poltergeists, aliens, zombies, and psychological horror/character studies featured on our list.
What is considered to be a horror film has varied from decade to decade. These days, the term “horror” is applied to films which display more explicit gore, jump scenes/scares or supernatural content whereas early horror movies were largely based on classic literature of the gothic/horror genre, such as Dracula, Frankenstein, The Phantom of the Opera, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. »
Looking for something to complete your Scream collection? Then you'll be interested in Scott Kessinger's Scream Deconstructed: An Unauthorized Analysis hitting Amazon.com on October 25th from Stinger Books. Read on for the details.
From the Press Release:
Film buffs and horror fans have a new book to scream about. New independent publishing imprint Stinger Books has announced Scream Deconstructed: An Unauthorized Analysis is set for an October 25, 2011 online release on Amazon. Scream Deconstructed is the first book about all four Scream films. The 160-page nonfiction book is already available for pre-order ahead of its release.
Scream Deconstructed aims to critically review and analyze the themes and characters of each film in the postmodern Scream series and what they have to say about film, the media, sex, and society in general. According to author Scott Kessinger, “Critics all seem to agree that the Scream movies had a lot going on under the surface, »
- The Woman In Black
With genes like these, anything looks good.
Welcome back to Celebrity Twitterwatch, where we distill the world of social media down to a few snarky pages of what celebrities said over the course of the week. Because as you know, the only things that matter are what the beautiful people say.
Cheyenne Jackson is easily once of the most handsome men on the planet, so as far as his glasses went, I always considered them sort of a Clark Kent-disguise he used so that mere mortals he encountered in real life wouldn't feel so intimidated by his good looks. But among his peers, like his handsome husband, maybe the spectacles need to be a little more fashionable. That's what happens when you get married, they stop telling you your butt doesn't look big in those jeans or that your glasses are cute.
- Ed Kennedy
The tabloids think Anderson Cooper is stretching himself too thin, seeing him nap while waiting for jury duty. In my opinion, he's used to disaster zones where you catch what naps you can. Now I just need to know the magic words he used to get excused from jury duty.
In this list of the Top 50 Power Showrunners, I can't help but notice that there are several gay power players on the Drama list, like Alan Ball and Kevin Williamson, but the Comedy list looks very heterosexual. I wonder why?
I didn't watch The Glee Project, so I don't know a lot about Damian McGinty. But his first photo from the set looks like he's getting treated more like Kurt in the pilot than the glee club these days.
Suriname held their first "Coming Out Day" and Rod 2.0 has coverage, including some video from the event.
If you were wondering »
- Ed Kennedy
Director: Wes Craven.
Writer: Kevin Williamson.
After Wes Craven's dismal outing in My Soul to Take this horror film fan chose to avoid the fourth Scream film in theatres, Scream 4. However, reviews were not unkind and many enjoyed this title. Now that the film is on DVD as of October 4th, this reviewer can safely say that Craven has redeemed himself as a Master of Horror. In this third sequel, made eleven years after the third film, many characters from the original return including Sidney (Neve Campbell), Gale (Courtney Cox) and Dewey (David Arquette). However, they must now contend will some noobs on the horror scene like Trudie (Shenae Grimes), Jill (Emma Roberts), Charlie (Rory Culkin) and Kirby (Hayden Panettiere). This reviewer will not reveal who wins this Hollywood grudge match! Yet, the winner is unimportant while the spectacular and bloody fight scenes rule this thrilling show.
- email@example.com (Michael Allen)
The secret is out, and the circle is broken. On tonight's shocking episode of "The Secret Circle," we said goodbye to Nick Armstrong, the oft-shirtless ne'er-do-well boy next door. The twist was particularly startling given the fact that Nick is a fan favorite character from the L.J. Smith novels from which the series is adapted... not to mention the fact that actor Louis Hunter has appeared in all of the show's promotional materials up to this point.
Unfortunately for Nick fans, this isn't one of those deaths that's easily remedied by a potion or a clap-if-you-believe-in-witches spell. Zap2it spoke exclusively with Hunter last week and he confirmed that after shooting the episode, "Slither," he packed his bags.
Zap2it: How permanent is Nick's death? Were you on set again after filming this episode?
Hunter: No, I pretty much left Vancouver straight away after filming this episode. I had »
Well I will be damned!
There are two things for certain about tonight's episode of The Secret Circle. #1) Some serious game changers were implemented tonight and the show will never be the same again. 2) Fans of the book series might be hella pissed about tonight's developments. Why? Because one of the Circle members is officially and irrevocably dead. And it is not the one who you expected it to be...
After last week's cliffhanger, Melissa was possessed by the demon they thought they had just killed within Heather. The possessed Melissa then manipulated Nick into digging up the demon's brethren, who had been buried in the forest for God knows how long. After wigging out the other coven members, the demon finally showed its true colors after retrieving a suitcase filled with the creatures. She then attacked the rest of the coven, most notably Nick, whose weakness for Melissa became »
- Mark O. Estes
With a full season pickup, the stars of The Secret Circle, The CW’s increasingly spooky multigenerational witch drama from Kevin Williamson and Andrew Miller, will have to get used to having a vague, but interesting, conversation about the show’s central mystery: What evil came to the town of Chance Harbor 16 years ago and caused a body count? If it was drawn by the power of a secret circle of young witches, does that mean two parents (Gale Harold and Natasha Henstridge), who’ve schemed to get their children to form a new circle, know what danger they’re putting them in? »
- Mandi Bierly
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- Peter Sciretta
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