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Pining for those long summer days and blood-splattered nights at Camp Crystal Lake? The CW President Mark Pedowitz revealed today that the network is looking to bring Jason Voorhees to the small screen with their in-the-works Friday the 13th TV series.
Deadline reports the news of the in-development Friday the 13th TV series, which would be a dramatic take on the 12-film franchise that kicked off in 1980 with Sean S. Cunningham's seminal slasher. Steve Mitchell and Craig Van Sickle (co-creators of the late 1990s series The Pretender) will write the new take on Crystal Lake.
The series is being coined as a "sophisticated, horror/crime thriller" that could follow "the ongoing quest of a detective’s search for his missing brother that is somehow tied to Jason Vorhees, a long thought dead serial killer who has now returned to wreak havoc in the new Crystal Lake."
The Friday the 13th »
- Derek Anderson
For better or worse, the Tales From the Darkside TV series reboot isn't moving forward at The CW, but Syfy is still working on bringing new horror anthology goods to the small screen with Channel Zero, a new project from Max Landis and Nick Antosca.
Coined as Channel Zero: Candle Cove, season one of Syfy's in-the-works horror anthology series will be based on a seriously unsettling 2009 creepypasta.com short story titled "Candle Cove."
Antosca, who is also penning the new Friday the 13th movie, is set to write the Channel Zero series with Landis slated to produce and overlook the creative efforts of the show along with Antosca. We have the official press release with full details below, and if you haven't read the "Candle Cove" story (written in faux forum posts style), you can read it by visiting:
Press Release (via SpoilerTV): "Universal City, »
- Derek Anderson
Jw- What made you decide to make a horror anthology film as opposed to a narrative feature?
Ry- I've always had an anthology film in the back of my mind and wanted to make it a reality. I wrote my first comic issue of Forgotten Tales, Audition, years ago for Scattered Comics in Sacramento, and I will have a comic coming out based on the film and cannot wait for that. But I've always loved Creepshow and wanted to do my own anthology.
Jw- In Forgotten Tales there is a ghost story, a home invasion story, and a stalker story. Do you like to watch all different kinds of horror? What are some of your favorite kinds of horror to watch? What »
Just now seeing this, but it seems a couple of interesting tidbits came out of George A. Romero's Wizard World St. Louis Q&A last week: 1. Nobody will make his Stephen King movie adaptations "...we haven't been able to sell 'The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon' to anybody. I have been working on that, and recently wrote another draft of that, but nobody wants to do that. We can't get anyone interested. That and 'Gerald's Game.' Those are the two I was interested in, but we can't get anyone." King and Romero famously collaborated on a number of films and TV shows back in the '80s and early '90s, including the 1983 anthology classic "Creepshow" and its 1987 sequel, the "Tales from the Darkside" TV series and film and the 1993 big-screen adaptation of King's "The Dark Half," which Romero wrote and directed. Romero adapted King's 1999 novel "The Girl »
- Chris Eggertsen
We’re undoubtedly in the golden age of the comic book TV show, with everything from The Walking Dead to Daredevil - via The Flash, Lucifer, Powers and many more – now making the leap from the page to the screen.
The latest comic to be announced for small screen treatment is an interesting one to choose – George A. Romero’s Empire Of The Dead. The 15-issue run was entirely written by horror icon Romero, with illustrations by Alex Maleev, Dalibor Talajic and Andrea Mutti.
The comic – published by Marvel Comics – only came out last year, but Demarest Films (Tusk, A Most Wanted Man) have been quick to pick up the rights. Romero is believed to be writing the television version, with help from Peter Grunwald (a producer of Romero’s Land Of The Dead, »
George Romero’s Tales From the Darkside television series was born from an inability to follow up Creepshow II. Warner Bros. still owned certain rights to the franchise, and Romero (along with producing partner Richard P. Rubinstein) came up with a way to circumvent the studio’s grasp on their William Gaines-influenced classics. Utilizing Rubinstein’s Laurel Entertainment,…
- Samuel Zimmerman
Monday’s season finale of The Originals (The CW, 8/7c) cues up the long-awaited — yet slightly unexpected — return of Claire Holt, the final battle with Dahlia and, according to executive producer Julie Plec, a whole mess of “emotional surprises.”
VideosExclusive Originals Finale Sneak Peek: Davina Prepares the Spell to Resurrect Kol
Below, Plec fields TVLine’s questions about the show’s lingering relationships, the future of Rebekah’s portrayers — both of whom are involved in other projects — and what kind of “closure” we can expect from the final battle.
Tvline | I loved when Rebekah told Cami that Klaus “fancies” her. »
The CW may have passed on a revamped version of the 80’s horror anthology series “Tales from the Darkside,” but a slew of potential cable and digital outlets might be willing to take a walk on the dark side. While… Continue Reading →
Sad news for horror fans! The CW has officially passed on the Tales from the Darkside revival. A reboot of the popular 80s anthology series has been in development since November 2013. It is not exactly clear why The CW passed, and it's possible that the show could move to another network or digital streaming platform.
Joe Hill, the author of Horns, Locke & Key and the son of celebrated novelist Stephen King, wrote the pilot script, while serving as an executive producer alongside Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. The author had publicly raved about the pilot, and the revival had been gaining quite a lot of traction among fans. While the pilot is said to have been well executed, The CW was uncertain about the anthology format, even though season long anthologies have been working for FX with shows such as American Horror Story and Fargo. The new Tales from the Darkside series, »
TV’s 2015 Upfronts are kicking off in New York on Sunday, May 10th, but a few announcements are trickling out early such as this news regarding three potential genre-themed series that are out of favor with The CW and one… Continue Reading →
- Debi Moore
The CW jumped into the fall 2015-16 fray on Thursday, ordering three pilots to series including Arrow/Flash spinoff DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
PhotosFall TV Preview: Your Guide to Next Season’s New Shows and Stars
DC’S Legends Of Tomorrow
When heroes alone are not enough… »
The CW officially ordered three new dramas on Thursday afternoon, but the big news is the pick-up we all already new was coming. The "Flash"/"Arrow" spinoff has officially been ordered to series and after having been called various permutations on "untitled," it finally has a title: Say hello to "DC's Legends of Tomorrow." I'll remind you of the details on "Legends of Tomorrow" in a minute, but The CW also ordered "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" and "Cordon" to series. Since The CW already has 10+ returning shows on tap for the 2015-2016 season, the network isn't announcing schedule timetables or episode counts yet. We'll see if that news comes at The CW's upfront presentation to advertisers next Thursday. Let's get details: "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" focuses on time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter, who has to recruit a rag-tag team of heroes and villains to help prevent an apocalypse that could impact not only Earth, »
- Daniel Fienberg
According to CarterMatt.com, The CW will not be moving forward with their Tales From the Darkside reboot, with the show's anthology format and lack of a showrunner reportedly two of the reasons why the network passed on the series.
Joe Hill (Horns, NOS4A2, Locke & Key) wrote and executive produced the project and Kris Lemche (Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., Final Destination 3, Ginger Snaps, eXistenZ, Haven) was playing the lead role, a character named Newman who had knowledge of The Darkside and was going to appear in all (or most) episodes.
- Derek Anderson
We may not be hearing any more Tales from the Darkside. The 80s anthology series was set to be revitalized by the CW, with a pilot written by Joe Hill, but Deadline reports the network has passed. It seems the growing popularity of the anthology format on television, and strong word on the episode, was…
The post CW Passes on Tales From the Darkside appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Samuel Zimmerman
Chiller has original and reimagined onscreen scares lined up for this year and the next, as they've just announced that their first original series, Slasher (directed by Todd & The Book of Pure Evil’s Craig David Wallace), will premiere late this year, along with a reimagining of Tobe Hooper's 1985 space vampire flick, Lifeforce. Also in development at Chiller (and slated for a 2016 debut) is Siren, a full-length film adaptation of David Bruckner's highly regarded V/H/S segment, Amateur Night, which gave viewers a chilling new perspective on the line, "I like you."
Press Release (via The Futon Critic) -- "New York - May 5, 2015 - On the heels of its most-watched original movie to date (Animal) and the SXSW 2015 premiere of its original movie The Boy, Chiller announces new original content for 2015 and 2016, including its first-ever original series, Slasher, and two new original movies, Lifeforce and Siren.
- Derek Anderson
The time is almost upon us regarding when the major networks have to make a decision to either renew or cancel their shows that are 'on the bubble' along with selecting which of the dozens of pilots they've produced are good enough to go to series.
At NBC it seems "Chicago Med," "Blindspot" and "Heartbreaker" have made it alongside the straight-to-series "Shades of Blue" and "Telenovela," the previously ordered "Emerald City," and the event series "Heroes Reborn". Still in the running - "The Player," "Warrior," "Superstore" and "Game of Silence".
Fox seems to have "Minority Report" all set to go with "Frankenstein," "Rosewood," "Grinder," and "Studio City" all in contention.
ABC has "The Catch" and the untitled Jenna Bans project as its likely drama selections with "Runner" and "Boom" said to be in contention. »
- Garth Franklin
Earlier this week, we gave you details on first wave of special experiences and events taking place at the 2015 Stanley Film Festival. We now have details on their impressive slate of features, short films, and additional special events, including screenings of The Final Girls, Deathgasm, Stung, The Invitation, and We Are Still Here.
We're teaming up with the festival for live coverage and special opportunities for Daily Dead readers, so be sure to check back all month for contests, features, and more.
"April 2, 2014 (Denver, Co) - The Stanley Film Festival (Sff) produced by the Denver Film Society (Dfs) and presented by Chiller, announced today its Closing Night film, Festival lineup and the 2015 Master of Horror. The Festival will close out with The Final Girls. The film, directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson, is the story of a young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, »
- Jonathan James
The entertainment industry is constantly changing, and it's important to stay aware of what’s going on. Want to find out who’s casting? What projects are happening? What’s coming up? Call Sheet highlights will help you stay in-the-know: The untitled CW midseason pilot that mashes fan-favorite characters from "Arrow" and "The Flash" is casting with David Rapaport Casting for a shoot in Vancouver. Scott Genkinger is assembling a “Cheerleader Death Squad” to spread murderous glee in Toronto. Go Casting has quarantined the Atlanta based pilot “Cordon,” a drama about the fight to stay alive after the spread of a deadly virus. “Tales From The Darkside” is looking to reinvent the George A. Romero franchise with the help of Schiff/Audino Casting; filming is underway in Vancouver. Jennifer Cooper Casting is communicating with “Dead People,” a CW pilot about a cab driver turned ghost whisperer. Looking for information on productions, »
It influenced Stephen King's seminal horror novel, The Shining, and was the basis for a 1976 film starring Karen Black and Oliver Reed. Valancourt Books is now paying tribute to one of the most notable haunted house stories ever put to paper with their new edition of Robert Marasco's Burnt Offerings, featuring an introduction by Stephen Graham Jones. If you haven't picked up a copy yet, we have an excerpt from the 1973 horror novel in our latest round-up, along with details on how you can be a volunteer at this year's Stanley Film Festival and a look at images from the Great Lakes-set horror film, The Dark Below, which recently wrapped principal photography.
- Derek Anderson
The Outer Darkness is a new horror series in the same vein as classic anthology shows such as The Twilight Zone, and Tales from the Darkside. Each episode of the series will feature an individual story from a disparate group of victims and witnesses of the supernatural – all of course with an unexpected twist in the tale.
On Friday evenings in Lynnsmouth Community Centre, meets a group led by Father Jonathan Crowe. Together they share their stories – tales of strange occurrences, horrific events and bizarre encounters that have scarred their lives. Tonight, a young tormented woman called Jenny will share a story of her experience with a game of chance that sealed the fate of her family…
Shot for $9k, over 4 days and on 6 locations The Outer Darkness comes from the folks behind Bloody Cuts – a UK creative team forged from prodtucers and directors Ben Franklin and Anthony Melton, screenwriter »
- Phil Wheat
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