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13 Terrifyingly Good Horror TV Shows: From Ryan Murphy‘s ‘Scream Queens’ to ‘Twilight Zone’ horror tv shows “The Twilight Zone” (1959) Rod Sterling’s anthology “The Twilight Zone” set the standard for eerie on television during its run from 1959 to 1964. The series was revived once in 1985 for CBS and again in 2002 for Upn. “Tales From the Crypt” (1989) Another anthology series, “Tales From the Crypt” ran on HBO for seven seasons between 1989 and 1996, during which time it became famous for its wisecracking host, The Crypt Keeper, voiced by John Kassir. “The X-Files” (1993) Spanning nine seasons, Fox’s “The X-Files” was »
- Reid Nakamura
June is ending on a quiet note for horror and sci-fi home entertainment releases, as we only have six titles coming our way on June 28th.
Blue Underground has shown some love to two cult classics with their Blu-ray double feature of Circus of Fear and Five Golden Dragons, and Arrow Video is resurrecting another cult classic (albeit one that is a bit more recent) with their Return of the Killer Tomatoes Special Edition Blu-ray.
Alien Strain (Mti Home Video, DVD)
After his girlfriend vanishes without a trace on a camping trip, he quickly goes from witness to suspect. Now, a year later, she returns to the very spot from which she was taken, but not like she was before.
- Heather Wixson
Broom Hilda has hit the big time, and we're not talking about her waistline. Deadline reports producers Gilbert Adler and Jason A. Rosenberg plan to adapt Russell Myers' witch of newspaper comics fame as a feature film and more. Broom Hilda was previously adapted for television. It first featured on Archie's TV Funnies, which aired on CBS for two seasons, before being cancelled in 1973.
In 1978, Broom Hilda was part of the Fabulous Funnies TV show, which aired for 13 episodes before being cancelled by NBC. Adler has produced TV series including Tales from the Crypt (1991-96), Freddy's Nightmares (1988-90), and Perversions of Science (1997). According the report, Broom Hilda could be returning to TV, too.
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She likes to drink. She likes to smoke. And she is super sexually aware. The classic newspaper comic strip Broom-Hilda is on its way to the big screen thanks to a Tales From The Crypt producer. Created by cartoonist Russell Myers in 1970, the strip is distributed by Chicago's Tribune Media Services. Broom-Hilda acted basically the opposite of every other female cartoon character of her time. Here's how her official website describes her: Living in an enchanted forest with surrealistic landscapes, the engaging characters of Broom Hilda happily have no connection with reality. Other comic characters are extensions or distortions of reality, but Broom Hilda deals in pure fantasy, making the strip bewitchingly unique. Here in the forest, the inhabitants maintain a standard of madness where total irrelevance is the only relevancy. The strip is simply a loony-bin where what’s said and done often makes no sense whatsoever, much to »
- Jill Pantozzi
It’s hard to believe that a movie like Clown even got made in the first place; the project started out as a fake trailer several years ago, which caught the attention of Eli Roth (because his name was plastered all over it), who then brought the concept to Vertebra Films in hopes of getting the project off the ground for director Jon Watts.
Now, after all this time, Clown has finally arrived in the Us via Dimension Films, and while it could have used a little more trimming (especially in the film’s second act), by and large, Watts has crafted a genuinely creepy and disturbing body horror experience unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. I had an immensely good time watching Clown, making it well worth the wait.
- Heather Wixson
Director M. Night Shyamalan is helping to bring back Tales From the Crypt. The anthology series, which aired on HBO from 1989 to 1996, is coming to TNT. It was originally reported the reboot was inspired more by the 1950s comic book of the same name created by William Gaines and Al Feldstein than HBO’s adaptation, but now it sounds […]
The post TNT’s ‘Tales From the Crypt’ Reboot Is Crowdsourcing For New Stories appeared first on /Film. »
- Jack Giroux
When it comes franchises, Nightmare On Elm Street is one of the most enduring, not only in the horror genre, but in the cinema landscape in general. What is interesting though is that, even after seven movies in the original run, an unsuccessful reboot and several other spinoffs, we never got a complete Freddy Krueger origin. There were moments here and there, but never a complete picture of how it all happened. That is, until now.
A new fan-made YouTube video that has been floating around has managed to finally deliver a complete origin story for Freddy Krueger. The video comes courtesy of the Playa TV YouTube channel and has taken bits and pieces from various films and even a decent chunk form the Freddy's Nightmares TV series in order to make the 18 minute video. Prior to this pretty impressive bit of work, the most complete version of the Freddy origin we had was in the pilot episode of Freddy's Nightmares, which first aired in October of 1988.
Robert Englund, who has of course played Freddy in most of the Nightmare On Elm Street cannon, was featured heavily in the first episode of the series but then oddly took on more of a hosting role for the rest of Freddy's Nightmares, sort of like the Crypt Keeper from Tales From the Crypt. The fan who made Freddy's Origins: The Beginning managed to make very good use of what Englund did in that first episode of the series though and by cleverly interweaving it with various bits of footage from some of Wes Craven's other Nightmare On Elm Street films, has put together something horror fans should really be able to get behind.
At the moment, Jason will be getting a new origin story in a Friday The 13th reboot that is finally getting off the ground, and Leatherface is finally getting a proper origin story later this year. Not only that, but John Carpenter has signed on to executive produce a new Halloween film. So it is a good time to be a legacy horror character, but outside of this fan video, Freddy is pretty much sitting idle. After the failed 2010 reboot of A Nightmare On Elm Street, it seems like nobody really knows what to do with the property.
Englund isn't getting any younger, and is pretty sure he'll never don the sweater and the makeup again for another turn as the "Springwood Slasher." Though, he is opening to returning to the franchise sans make-up for a cameo or secondary character in whatever the reboot turns out to be. With Craven unfortunately no longer with us, it may be a bit more difficult to get a new Elm Street off the ground that really resonates with fans. In the meantime, this fan made origin video will have to do. Be sure to watch Freddy's Origins - The Beginning for yourself below. »
Users of the online publishing platform Wattpad could actually help shape the next iteration of the Tales from the Crypt franchise in a deal unveiled via The Hollywood Reporter on Monday. In a new pact with Turner, TNT and its sister network TBS will source content from the service for its upcoming series, and Crypt -- which is slated to premiere on TNT next year -- will serve as a test case for the idea. According to THR, Wattpad's two million-strong stable of writers will be invited to submit story ideas for the show via "contests and other venues" that could potentially be optioned by the network for future storylines. "We're especially excited to kick off our collaboration with a focus on TNT's Tales from the Crypt horror block, which will tap into Wattpad's strength in the horror genre," said TBS and TNT senior vice president, digital ventures Justin Williams in a statement. Executive-produced by M. Night Shyamalan, the new Tales from the Crypt will feature an all-new iteration of the Crypt Keeper that was originally voiced by John Kassir. The reboot series will anchor a new two-hour horror block on TNT. »
- Chris Eggertsen
A recurring “crime” on TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles is the way its titular crimesolvers slay us with their bubbly, sometimes bawdy banter. And if you’re a superfan of how Jane and Maura interact, have we got the supercut for you.
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To mark the June 7 DVD release date for Rizzoli & Isles: The Complete Sixth Season — which follows the series’ Season 7 premiere, on Monday, June 6 — TVLine has gotten its mitts on a video compiling some of the BFFs’ best back-and-forths from the penultimate cycle.
In addition to all 18 episodes, Rizzoli & Isles: »
Article by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, Michael Haffner, Sam Moffitt, and Tom Stockman
Peter Cushing, born on this day in 1913, was one of the most respected and important actors in the horror and fantasy film genres. To his many fans, the British star, who died in 1994, was known as ‘The Gentle Man of Horror’ and is recognized for his work with Hammer Films which began in the late 1950’s, but he had numerous memorable roles outside of Hammer. A topnotch actor who was able to deliver superb performances on a consistent basis, Peter Cushing also had range. He could play both the hero and the villain with ease.
Here, according to We Are Movie Geeks, are Peter Cushing’s ten best roles:
During the 1960s, Amicus Studios had a knack for borrowing from the pool of Hammer Studios actors and filmmakers to make their own Hammer-inspired films. While »
- Movie Geeks
TNT is falling for the Bard as the basic cable channel has picked up "Will," a young William Shakespeare drama, to series. Ahead of its upfront presentation, the network announced that "Will" has scored a ten episode order and have released a trailer for the series which you can see below.
Laurie Davidson, a complete newcomer with no IMDb credits at this point, stars in the series as the poet who arrives onto the punk-rock theater scene in 16th century London. Olivia DeJonge, Colm Meaney, Mattias Inwood, Jamie Campbell Bower and Ewen Bremner co-star.
Billed as a contemporary version of Shakespeare's life that is played to a modern soundtrack, the project is penned by Baz Luhrmann's scripting collaborator Craig Pearce and directed by "Elizabeth" helmer Shekhar Kapur.
- Garth Franklin
TNT’s literary stock is on the rise.
RelatedTales From the Crypt Reboot Scores 10-Episode Order at TNT
The ensemble also includes Olivia DeJonge (The Visit, Hiding), Colm Meaney (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Hell on Wheels), Mattias Inwood (The Shanara Chronicles), Jamie Campbell Bower (Sweeney Todd, The Twilight Saga) and Ewen Bremner (Transporting, Snowpiercer).
TNT confirmed the pickup Wednesday morning at its Upfront presentation in New York. »
The young William Shakespeare drama “Will” has received a series order from TNT, the network announced Wednesday ahead of Turner’s 2016 upfront presentation. Newcomer Laurie Davidson plays The Bard as he is just arriving onto the punk-rock theater scene in 16th century London. Olivia DeJonge, Colm Meaney, Mattias Inwood, Jamie Campbell Bower and Ewen Bremner also star. Executive produced by Craig Pearce, Shekhar Kapur, Alison Owen, Debra Hayward, Vince Gerardis, Howard Braunstein and Louise Rosager, the series joins the network’s other upcoming series “Animal Kingdom,” “Good Behavior,” “The Alienist” and “Tales from the Crypt.” Also Read: M Night Shyamalan's »
- Reid Nakamura
TNT has given a series order to “Will,” a drama about the exploits of young William Shakespeare, the network announced Tuesday. The network also has cast Niecy Nash (“Scream Queens”) in the Rashida Jones-produced drama pilot “Claws,” and has ordered another drama pilot, “Civil,” about a second U.S. Civil War.
A period drama told in a contemporary style, “Will” stars newcomer Laurie Davidson alongside Olivia DeJonge (“The Visit,” “Hiding”), Colm Meaney (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Hell on Wheels”), Mattias Inwood (“The Shanara Chronicles”), Jamie Campbell Bower (“Sweeney Todd,” “The Twilight Saga”) and Ewen Bremner (“Transporting,” “Snowpiercer”). TNT ordered a pilot for the series in January. Craig Pearce (“The Great Gatsby”), “Shekhar Kapur” (Elizabeth), Alison Owen (“Elizabeth”), Debra Hayward (“Love Actually”), Vince Gerardis (“Jumper”), Howard Braunstein (“The Informant!”) and Louise Rosager serve as executive producers. The series begins with Shakespeares arrival in the raucous London theater scene of the 16th century. »
- Daniel Holloway
Werewolves, vampire assassins, and government factions, oh my! After its run on the festival circuit, Seize the Night, starring the film’s director and producer, Emma Dark, will have a limited DVD release. Also: Kickstarter news for HoloGrid: Monster’s Battle, a look at the film Chaos Theory in its entirety, first details on Exhibits, and info on Todd Masters’ (founder of MastersFX) 2016 Daytime Emmy win.
Seize the Night Limited DVD Release Details: Press Release: “Seize The Night has been one of the most talked about short films on the independent horror scene over the past year. In its time on the festival circuit the film has won creator Emma Dark a Mmbf Rising Star award at Ireland’s The Yellow Fever Independent Film Festival, garnered favourable reviews from a multitude of respected genre websites including Dread Central, Starburst and UK Horror Scene, and featured in comprehensive national print articles »
- Tamika Jones
Heading off to summer camp can be a scary experience, especially when you accidentally go to one built for monsters. Teen camper Skye takes a fun approach to a frightening situation in Camp Midnight, the new graphic novel from Man of Action’s Steven T. Seagle and artist Jason Adam Katzenstein. With the fun-for-all-ages Camp Midnight hitting shelves today from Image Comics, we caught up with the Seagle and Katzenstein to discuss the relatable elements of their supernatural story, real-life summer camp inspirations, and much more.
Camp Midnight started as a 2014 Comic-Con exclusive comic called The Bus: A Camp Midnight Mini. What convinced you guys to turn it into a full-length graphic novel?
Steven T. Seagle: It’s more the other way around. Camp Midnight is an original, 240-page book, and given our “day jobs,” Jason and I could only do about seven pages a week max. So the »
- Derek Anderson
Did ya miss me? Regardless, I’m back, baby!
• Release Date: In Theaters Now
• Starring: Seth Green and like 100 other people
What’s this? A new horror anthology centered around a myriad of holidays and helmed by some cats I really dig (I mean, c’mon; look at that list of die-rectors up there)? You know, normally I’d make some ridiculous pun alluding to the quality or lack thereof of whatever film was at hand, and this time I think I’ll do that, too. Let’s see if this one is going to be more treats than tricks, or just an overstuffed and overcooked turkey! »
Welcome back to This Week In Discs where we check out tomorrow’s new releases today! Death Becomes Her (Scream Factory) What is it? Madeline (Meryl Streep) and Helen (Goldie Hawn) have been rivals for years, but their biggest face-off comes after a desperate Madeline takes a potion in a bid to look and feel young again. It makes her immortal — right before she falls down the stairs and breaks her neck. She can’t die, but her body can take a beating, and even in her undead state she once again finds herself in competition with Helen. Why buy it? Director Robert Zemeckis is clearly at home with this blackly comic, Tales from the Crypt-like feature that deftly mixes laughs, gruesome deeds, and cutting edge (for 1992) special effects. Streep and Hawn are both terrific, but Bruce Willis more than holds his own (and delivers one of his best performances) as a beleaguered husband with a »
- Rob Hunter
Tony Black on whether podcasts are TV’s next goldmine…
The fascinating announcement this week that Gale Ann Hurd, longtime producing partner of James Cameron and most recently one of the spearheading forces of the massively successful The Walking Dead franchise, is intending to produce a live-action anthology series out of Lore, one of the most successful podcasts on the web, could be a game changer. I listen to Lore, as do two million other people when Aaron Mahnke releases fortnightly his twenty minute or so explorations into the myth and legend of Americana and the paranormal. Yet this, to my knowledge, is the first example of a direct translation of a free-to-air, semi-professional piece of non-fiction audio into a potential dramatic TV series. It could be a revolutionary move that, if successful, sees the TV and maybe even the movie industry tap into an entirely new goldmine of creative possibility: the podcast. »
- Tony Black
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