16 items from 2015
Welcome back to "The Week in Horror," HitFix's ongoing series rounding up the 10 most pertinent fright-genre stories to break over the last seven days. In this week's edition: America's favorite netlet revives a classic anthology series, Christina Hendricks and Keanu Reeves sign on for some supermodel mayhem, the daughter of two Hollywood legends joins Ryan Murphy's new comedy-horror series (the first ever!) and the remake of a beloved Steven Spielberg Tobe Hooper-directed classic gets its first trailer. See below for the full roundup. #1 The CW is reviving "Tales from the Darkside" The '80s anthology series, known for adapting the works of such legendary horror authors as Stephen King and Clive Barker, is being piloted by the youth-skewing network for a possible airing in the 2015-16 TV cycle. Along with King's son Joe Hill ("Horns"), who wrote the pilot script for the series, "Darkside" will be executive-produced by »
- Chris Eggertsen
After a couple of Bonnie-less episodes, The Vampire Diaries checked back in with the witch this Thursday and found a sad sight in the prison world: Bonnie celebrating her birthday alone and miserable — and preparing to kill herself!
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Following the merge, Kai inherits Luke’s conscience and now wants Elena and Damon to pass on an apology letter to Jo. Elena agrees with the caveat that Kai help them reach out to Bonnie. He can only get them over to the prison world as ghosts, but that’s enough »
It looks like the cult 80s horror anthology series Tales from the Darkside could be heading back to the small screen, with The CW ordering a pilot for a new hourlong series.
The project is being produced by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, with writer Joe Hill (Horns) penning the screenplay for the pilot. The trio have previously worked on a pilot for Locke & Key, which was based upon Hill’s own graphic novel.
Created by horror master George A. Romero, Tales from the Darkside launched in 1984 and ran for four seasons and 90 episodes in total, including the original pilot. It also spawned a movie, the appropriately-titled Tales from the Darkside: The Movie, which saw Hill’s dad Stephen King contributing a short story.
- Gary Collinson
In development since November 2013, The CW Network has officially ordered a pilot for their Tales from the Darkside reboot. Joe Hill, the author of Horns, Locke & Key and the son of celebrated novelist Stephen King, is writing the pilot script and executive producing alongside Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.
The original horror anthology series, which was created by George A. Romero, ran for four seasons on CBS between 1984 and 1988. It was later adapted for the big screen in 1990's Tales from the Darkside: The Movie. Each episode of the show told an individual short story with a twist, in the same vein as other programs such as Amazing Stories, The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits and Tales from the Crypt. The show typically stayed within the horror, science fiction, and fantasy genres, but certain episodes featured more dark comedy or lighthearted themes.
What if Nikita and Hellcats had a sexy baby?
The CW’s fourth pilot order of the season goes to the colorfully titled, set-my-season-pass-already Cheerleader Death Squad, which will be penned and executive-produced by Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives), Neal Baer (Law & Order: Svu) and Dan Truly (Blue Bloods).
The premise: When a disgraced CIA agent who now teaches at an elite Washington, D.C. prep school realizes that his students have high-level access through personal connections, he trains a select few to be his eyes and ears into the world of international espionage, with the hope of earning his way back into the Agency. »
Jane the Virgin, watch your back: Sin Rostro is lurking in plain sight.
Monday night’s episode finally exposed Rose as the woman behind The Man With No Face, and she had no qualms about burying hubby Emilio alive in cement to protect her secret. Looking forward, could other characters be in danger of losing their lives to the criminal maven?
“You should always be worried once Sin Rostro’s in the room, because she’s unexpected and she plays by her own rules,” executive producer Jennie Urman warns. »
Arrow‘s Ray Palmer is ready to show you the full Atom.
The CW hit has released the first photo of Brandon Routh’s enterprising tech tycoon clad in the complete Atom exosuit, following weeks of teased schematics and partial pieces. Check it out below, then read on for more.
As revealed at the Television Critics Association press tour last month, Arrow‘s creative team is batting around a “very general idea” for an Atom spin-off, though it’s in the early stages. “Could there be another hour in that [DC Comics] universe? Possibly,” said network president Mark Pedowitz. “As long as there’s no audience fatigue. »
We’re back with another horror news round-up, this time focusing on a recent seance event that took place in Hollywood ahead of Universal’s home media release of Ouija. We also have acquisition details on Joe Dante’s zom com, Burying the Ex, as well as news on another supernatural pilot order from The CW, and new images from Epic Pictures Group’s upcoming horror anthology movie, Tales of Halloween.
A Blumhouse Productions and Platinum Dunes film from Universal Pictures, Ouija comes out on Blu-ray and DVD today and to celebrate the film’s home media release, Universal recently hosted a get-together in Hollywood that included Jason Blum and real life Ouija guru Robert Murch (an advisor on the film), who showed those in attendance how to conduct a proper seance:
- Derek Anderson
The 1980s TV show Tales From The Darkside is getting a pilot, from The CW, home of Arrow and The Flash…
Here’s an interesting one – George A Romero’s 1980s horror anthology show Tales From The Darkside is potentially getting a modern revamp. We first heard about the project over a year ago, but now it is finally getting a pilot order. The channel who are looking to revive the property is The CW, who have steadily been growing their geek credibility since launching Arrow and its spin-off The Flash.
The pilot is one of many hour-long projects in development at The CW, who are seemingly hunting for their next big hit as we speak. Pilots for Bad Robot drama Dead People and disaster drama Cordon (made by members of The Vampire Diaries’ team) are also on the cards.
The remake would surely be a bid to break into »
Monday night’s Jane the Virgin keeps the identity of Sin Rostro in the family, but it’s not the member everyone suspected.
Rafael’s dad Emilio returns with plans to whisk Rose away to a location he won’t disclose. Rose is convinced that her husband is the big, bad criminal and wants to go the police, but Rafael convinces her not to for the sake of the hotel.
When Luisa gets wind that a bellboy was murdered with a corkscrew at the hotel, she writes her ex-lover a letter. She was drinking on the night of the killing, »
Anthologies are back in a big way. From the world of independent horror (see Holidays, just announced today) to television, where series are increasingly switching it up each season (American Horror Story, Fargo). It seemed only a matter of time then before the two worlds would meld and someone would either create a new weekly horror anthology,…
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- Samuel Zimmerman
“…there is, unseen by most, an underworld, a place that is just as real, but not as brightly lit… a darkside.” Brought to life by living dead legend George A. Romero, anthology series Tales From the Darkside was The Twilight Zone of the 1980’s, delivering stories brimming with horror, science fiction, and dark humor into living rooms from ’84–’88, and continuing to bring the chills and thrills decades later as reruns. Since 2013, a reboot of Tales From the Darkside has been in the works, but now The CW has made it official by ordering the pilot episode.
Deadline reports that an hour-long Tales From the Darkside pilot has been ordered by The CW for their 2015–’16 schedule. The reimagining of Tales From the Darkside was penned by Joe Hill (Horns, NOS4A2, Locke & Key), who will executive produce the project along with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Heather Kadin, Mitch Galin, and Jerry Golod. »
- Derek Anderson
A quick update on The CW’s proposed reboot of the classic series “Tales From the Darkside” as Deadline is reporting that while The CW originally envisioned it as a half-hour series for this coming summer, the project, from producers Alex… Continue Reading →
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- Steve Barton
The CW has picked up its first three pilots of the 2015-16 cycle, handing orders to a reinvention of “Tales From the Darkside,” a project from “The Originals” and “Vampire Diaries” showrunner Julie Plec and a ghost vehicle from “Californication” creator Tom Karpinos and Bad Robot.
“Cordon” revolves around an epidemic that breaks out in Atlanta, leaving some people stuck on the outside of a large city quarantine. It’s based on a Belgian series.
“Tales From the Darkside” is a reboot of the fantasy-thriller anthology series from the 1980s. Joe Hill wrote the pilot script and exec produces for CBS TV Studios with Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Heather Kadin, as well as Mitch Galin and Jerry Golod.
The original series, which aired »
- Cynthia Littleton
Darkness, disease and the disembodied may be headed to The CW for the 2015-16 TV season.
The network finally kicked off its development season on Monday evening. It ordered one-hour pilots for a reboot of the 1980s syndicated horror/fantasy/thriller anthology Tales From the Darkside, an outbreak drama from Julie Plec (The Originals, The Vampire Diaries) and a story about a cabbie who sees dead people (but still charges them full fare).
Famous Monsters. When my good pal, filmmaker Jb Sapienza (name droppin’ like a horror-hound hipster!), sat my narrow arse down to watch The Creed, I had no idea what the film would be about, but was pleasantly surprised to find a truly hilarious film! How did you come up with the flick?
Kevin James. I’m actually glad you had no idea what the movie would be about. We go for a pretty cold open and actually seem to do better at festivals where the audience assumes it’s just going to be a straight-up horror film, with no association with the band.
The idea came to me a back in 2010. I always had a »
16 items from 2015
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