13 items from 2014
The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers (www.iamtw.org) is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2014 Scribe Awards, recognizing excellence in the field of media tie-in writing: books based on movies, TV shows and games. The winners will be announced and awards presented in July at a ceremony and panel discussion at the San Diego Comic-Con.
Best Adaptation (Novelization)
Pacific Rim by Alex Irvine
47 Ronin by Joan D. Vinge
Best General Novel (Original)
Murder She Wrote: Close-Up on Murder by Donald Bain
The Executioner: Sleeping Dragons by Michael A. Black
Leverage: The Bestseller Job by Greg Cox
Leverage: The Zoo Job by Keith R. A. DeCandido
Best Speculative Novel (Original)
Fringe: The Zodiac Paradox by Christa Faust
Supernatural: Fresh Meat by Alice Henderson
Supernatural: The Roads Not »
- Robert Greenberger
Do you hear that, the low howling of the wind on a dark New York night? Out in the dim barn, the eaves are creaking and the conveyor belt starts with a lurching metallic chortle. Yes, this is the barn of Aviva Drescher’s doom, and it is coming alive to get us all, to eat our limbs and spit us back into the world as scared, twitching messes. How will we ever confront our fears, and how will we survive afterwards? Those are some questions for the next episode of Dark Shadows or, you know, later in this episode of the Real Hay Bailers of Anne Arundel County.Yes, this week, Aviva goes back to the site of the accident that stripped her of one foot and gave her at least a little bit of interesting cocktail conversation for the rest of her life. But before we get to that, »
- Brian Moylan
Following this week’s Teen Wolf shocker, MTV has unveiled a memorial site.
Andrew Rannells tells E! that he’d like to see Elijah bring some guy-on-guy sexuality to Girls. “I volunteered myself for nakedness… I feel like with Looking on the air, I gotta represent some gay sex on the show. I’m willing.” I’d think it would be safe to say that we’ll be willing to watch that.
Six reasons you need to watch Enlisted.
Betsy Brandt is getting back to participating in prestige cable dramas, taking a role in the second season of Masters of Sex, according to The Hollywood Reporter in a recurring role. She’ll play Dr. Masters‘ new secretary.
- Lyle Masaki
What is it about immortal beings with an insatiable hunger for blood that has captured our imaginations for so many years? Vampires have moved from folk legend to literature to cinema to television and from horror to fantasy to somewhere in between, and yet their popularity remains undiminished. TV may be their newest home (although not as new as you might think), but it has reinvented and reimagined bloodsuckers to produce some of the most compelling genre shows ever made.
In this article we’re listing the best of the best vampire TV shows, right from the earliest efforts to the present day. It seems that every time someone declares that vampire shows should be left to rest in peace, they rise with renewed strength and vigour and sink their teeth into us once again. Funny how that works, isn’t it?
8. Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows aired on »
- Grace Murray
Rise of an Empire is a fine sequel to 300, but People's critic says you should check into The Grand Budapest Hotel instead. Here's what to see and what to skip in theaters this weekend. See thisThe Grand Budapest HotelWhimsy gets such a crappy rap. Granted, too many directors use it poorly, spraying their sketchily plotted, inartfully written films with cinematic chintz. But Wes Anderson is of an entirely different vintage. He uses massive amounts of whimsy - more than just about anyone else - but the difference is that he knows just how. Take The Grand Budapest Hotel, for instance. »
- Alynda Wheat, PEOPLE Movie Critic
The horror fan is often difficult to shop for. It’s not always easy to guess what he or she already has versus what they want. One can always ask their horror-loving friend what they are lusting after, but that takes the element of surprise out of the equation. So, with that in mind, this installment of gift guide is aiming to bring you a nearly foolproof gift solution that will work for the horror fan that has everything. There’s no need to thank us.
Today, we bring to you a custom made pair of Vans that sport a cool hand painted A Nightmare on Elm Street design. Since these shoes are custom painted and not available in stores, the owner of these kick ass kicks can rest assured that they will be the only one in the room sporting these hand painted shoes.
These Anoes Vans are just »
- Tyler Doupe
Oliver Stone’s reputation precedes him. He’s known for being notoriously difficult to work with, antagonistic toward his actors (he once told Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx, “You’re just not good at all, are you?”), and occasionally downright reckless (remember that whole James Woods and a gun incident?). His directing debut, which he also cowrote, contains an appropriate amount of on-screen and offscreen menace. The 1974 film Seizure, about a horror novelist’s recurring nightmare that shockingly comes true, is a nice slice of cult weirdness. The cast is equally entertaining. Where else can you find Dark Shadows’ Jonathan Frid, Bond and Hammer Films hottie Martine Beswick, Fantasy...
- Alison Nastasi
Did you know Oliver Stone's first movie was a 1974 horror quickie called “Seizure”? Probably not, especially given that he doesn't want you to know that (hell, even we skipped over it in our retrospective of the director in 2012) . The official story is that Stone got famous writing screenplays in the late 70s and early 80s — “Midnight Express,” “Conan the Barbarian,” “Scarface” — but he made “Seizure” and 1981's “The Hand” (with Michael Caine!) first. He wasn't exactly proud of the work, though, and though it did come out on VHS, “Seizure” has never had a DVD release: Stone has bought the rights to ensure it never happens. But thanks to the interwebs, you can still get a (blurry) look at the whole thing. The film “stars” Jonathan Frid (who played Barnabas Collins, in the original TV run of “Dark Shadows”), Martine Beswick (famous for “catfight” scenes in both “One Million Years BC” with Raquel Welch, »
- Ben Brock
It’s almost hard to remember a time when the vampire genre was dead.
It was before Twilight, of course. Before the film version of Stephenie Meyer’s novel was released in 2008 to the sound of millions of squees, vampire movies were considered somewhat risky investments and TV networks rarely ordered shows starring the undead. Since the conclusion of The WB’s Angel in 2004, there was FX’s Blade: The Series (flop) and CBS’ Moonlight (flop). On the big screen, the genre’s popularity varied from films like Van Helsing and I Am Legend (hits) to Queen of the Damned »
- James Hibberd
Plot: A quartet of aging vampire roommates, living in modern-day Wellington, New Zealand, invite a group of documentary filmmakers to film them as they prepare for their yearly gala ball, where all the city.s undead meet for an evening of entertainment. Review: What We Do In The Shadows has a killer opening scene. The camera is set on a coffin in the middle of a grand-old Victorian mansion- the type you.d see on Dark Shadows- as a clock radio sits by it on a stool, about to strike dusk. »
- Chris Bumbray
Johnny Depp will receive the Distinguished Artisan Award from the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild, Local 706, at their awards ceremony, as announced today by guild President Susan Cabral-Ebert. The awards ceremony, returning after a hiatus of 10 years, will be held on February 15, 2014, at Paramount Studios. Joel Harlow, Depp’s make-up artist, will present the award. M.A.C. Cosmetics is the Diamond Level Sponsor and the Official Cocktail Reception Sponsor.
“Make-up and hair artisans agree that Johnny Depp is a wonderful selection to receive our first Distinguished Artisan Award. He, probably more than any other actor working today, uses the skills of our members to delineate his characters. Depp has constantly been an outstanding supporter of our crafts, ultimately respectful and appreciative of our members’ abilities and generous with his creative collaboration. A great artist himself, he allows others to shine,” said Cabral-Ebert.
Johnny Depp is one of the most prominent actors working today. »
- Michelle McCue
Horror always had a strong foothold in the history of television. That's a natural progression from horror's dominance as a genre people turned to during the radio days. But it seems like, in years past, horror on television was full of wit, macabre humor, and a sense of fun that we don't see anymore. Naturally something as spooky and fun as a great old horror TV show would deserve its own board game - so today, we take at look at five of our favorite old board games based on spooky shows!
The Addams Family Game (1974)
We can't talk about horror television without talking about The Addams Family. The seminal horror comedy made its television debut as a sitcom from '64-'66, then a 1973 animated series, then a 1992 animated series, and then it went on to have several remakes, a few movies, and tons of other franchised wonders. And while »
- Giaco Furino
"Ravenswood" weaves an interesting web with "Home Is Where the Heart Is -- Seriously Check the Floorboards." Read on to find out who else might be involved with the curse.
We all know that Dillon and Max are evil and up to no good, but the show hinted pretty hard this week that Tess and Springer are also involved ... somehow.
Tess reaches out to Olivia, trying to be friends and telling Liv she broke up with Springer. But not five minutes later, Springer confronts Tess and snarls, "I have to take it from Dillon, but I don't have to take it from you. Being nice to Olivia? That isn't gonna save you."
Springer tries to talk to Olivia about a lot of things, but he's agitated and a little incoherent. Liv runs from him and into the street, where Springer follows and is hit by a car -- with Tess behind the wheel. »
13 items from 2014
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