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Tony Dow to Direct Comedy About Star Wars Fans ‘The Line Kings’ (Exclusive)

Tony Dow to Direct Comedy About Star Wars Fans ‘The Line Kings’ (Exclusive)
Tony Dow, best known for his role as Wally Cleaver on “Leave It to Beaver,” has come on board “The Line Kings,” a feature comedy celebrating the endless enthusiasm of Star Wars fans.

“The Line Kings” is written and produced by Billy Riback and Steve Rubin. Plans are to shoot in Los Angeles in late spring.

“The Line Kings” will focus on a group of rabid Star Wars fans who camp out for four days on Hollywood Boulevard, in front of the iconic Tcl Chinese Theatre after Disney announces that the fans who are first in line after four days will win walk-on roles in the next film in the series — leading to a battle royale between two fan groups determined to be first.

Dow has directed episodes of “Harry and the Hendersons,” “Swamp Thing,” “Coach,” “Babylon 5” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.” Riback worked for five seasons of ABC’s “Home Improvement,
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WWE Raw 03.21.16 Recap & Review – Huge Announcement Regarding ‘Taker’s future, Kevin Owens vs. Aj Styles, Roman Reigns & more

Raw rolled into the Wells Centre in Philiadelphia with Wrestlemania only 2 weeks away. Vince McMahon had a huge announcement regarding the match between Shane O’Mac and The Undertaker at the biggest show of the year, whilst Roman Reigns had more in store for The Authority following his attack on Triple H last week…

The “Road To Wrestlemania” made a stop in Philly for the March 21st edition of Monday Night Raw. There aren’t many cities louder and more passionate and Philly when it comes to crowds, but not even their enthusiasm could make this show anything worth writing home about. The excitement for the grandest show of the air is palpable at this time, but the Road has been a little bumpy this year as WWE’s stagnant product continues to cure insomnia every Monday night.

1. Standard McMahon/Reigns Segment

The show opened with Stephanie McMahon cutting a promo (I know,
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Round-Up: Nosferatu: A Symphony Of Horror, Telluride Horror Show Update, Vampirella #1, Syfy’s Ominous, Storm King at Nycc

On Halloween weekend, Nosferatu won't evoke terror or bring plagues upon unsuspecting townsfolk, but rather inspire a night of beautiful music. Also: an update on the Telluride Horror Show, Vampirella #1 and Syfy's Ominous release details, as well as Storm King Productions at New York Comic Con.

Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror: Press Release: "Over Halloween weekend, on Friday, October 30, at 8 p.m., the Boston Pops and conductor Keith Lockhart, in collaboration with Berklee College of Music, will bring the classic 1922 silent horror film Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror to the Symphony Hall stage, with an entirely new full symphonic score composed by Berklee’s finest student film composers. Nosferatu on Halloween is a groundbreaking, unprecedented collaborative project in which eight of Berklee’s finest student film composers will write a full-length symphonic score, under the direction of Professor of Film Scoring Sheldon Mirowitz, for what is widely considered
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Comic Book Review: 'Goatman' Written and Illustrated by Tim Vargulish

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Comic Book Review: 'Goatman' Written and Illustrated by Tim Vargulish
For as long as I can remember, I've been obsessed with monsters.

Horror comics are a big deal right now. Some of that can probably be attributed to the runaway success of Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard’s The Walking Dead – which was huge even before the television adaptation – and the fact that zombies in general are more popular than bacon. There are also recent Stephen King adaptations like The Stand and N., the ongoing Buffy the Vampire Slayer continuation of the TV show, Joe Hill’s Locke & Key, Brubaker & Phillips’ Lovecraftian noir Fatale, and “mainstream” horror comics like DC’s Swamp Thing and Animal Man. Heck, even Archie Comics has successfully launched its campy/scary Afterlife With Archie series in time for Halloween this year.

Indie comics aren’t exactly slouches in the horror arena. From early work like J.N. Williamson’s Masques to more recent homages like
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Comic Book Review: 'Afterlife With Archie' #1

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Comic Book Review: 'Afterlife With Archie' #1
"This is how the end of the world begins…"

If readers needed any indication that Afterlife with Archie was going to be a different sort of Archie experience, that warning on page one – in horror movie font, dripping bloodily across a black void – is promise enough. From there, writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (2013’s Carrie) and artist Francesco Francavilla (The Black Beetle, and an incalculable number of pulp-style comic-book covers) waste no time getting into the story. A few trope-heavy establishment shots – a creepy old house, an owl with glowing red eyes, feet pounding the ground, panels awash in lurid red – set the scene for the devastating splash page: Jughead, clutching his bloody, dying dog, at Sabrina Spellman’s door, begging her to save his life.

From there, things go to hell, and quickly. Sabrina can’t save Hot Dog’s life … but she can try to bring him back to life.
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Comic Book Release List – September 18, 2013

The following is a list of all comic books, graphic novels and specialty items that will be available this week and shipped to comic book stores who have placed orders for them.


Crab Monsters Teenage Cavemen And Candy Stripe Nurses Roger Corman King Of The B Movie Hc, $35.00

Alterna Comics

Hoodlum Volume 1 Under The Thumb Gn, $9.99

Alternative Comics

Magic Whistle #13, $3.99

Amryl Entertainment

Cavewoman The Many Faces Of Merium Cooper (Budd Root Special Edition), Ar

Angry Viking Press

Evil Diva Volume 2 Gn, $12.99

Swipe Gn, $12.99

Antarctic Press

Gearhearts Steampunk Glamor Revue #8, $3.99

Gold Digger #203, $3.99

Archie Comic Publications

Archie And Friends Double Digest #31, $3.99

Archie Double Digest #243, $3.99

Jugheads Double Double Digest #196, $5.99

Mega Man #29 (Dean Haspiel Variant Cover), $2.99

Mega Man #29 (Patrick Spaziante Regular Cover), $2.99

Sonic Universe #56 (Sega Variant Cover), $2.99

Sonic Universe #56 (Tracy Yardley Regular Cover), $2.99

World Of Archie Double Digest #32, $3.99

Aspen Comics

All New Executive Assistant Iris #1 (Cover A Pasquale Qualano), $1.00

All New Executive Assistant
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Book Review: 'The American Vampire Anthology' Number 1

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Book Review: 'The American Vampire Anthology' Number 1
First, some history: writer Scott Snyder had first envisioned the concept for American Vampire during a glut in the speculative fiction market, at a time when it was impossible to escape “sequels to Blade and Underworld and Queen of the Damned.” In an interview with Hans-Åke Lilja of Lilja’s Library, Snyder confessed to some frustration over this earlier incarnation of vampire: “All with that same look to them – the Matrix-style, sunglasses at night, leather trenchcoat, super-slick style, like they're going to some club that's too cool for you.” Snyder’s concept was to change the rules, develop an entirely new sort of vampire, a uniquely American species, as removed from the Old World vampires as possible. Vampires who can walk in the sun, for starters, or those that can be killed by ordinary means during the New Moon. Snyder and illustrator Rafael Albuquerque brought Stephen King along for the
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The Five Worst Horror Films Of 2012 So Far

Upon reaching 2012′s cinematic midway point, I’ve found some grade-a entries into the horror genre haunting enough to make me clutch a blanket over my eyes, but man did I have to sift through some garbage to do so.

For every Cabin In The Woods, we got ten complete abominations incomparable to even the most mediocre productions, but I guess that’s what makes discovering phenomenal horror feel oh so good.

It’s a dirty job watching some of the films listed below, but I do it for you! Diving head first into the bloody mess of genre specific stinkers witnessed this year, I surface out of the muck to bring you my Top Five Worst Horror Films of 2012…so far.

Without further adieu, let’s take a second to honor those crap-tacular films, which still pollute screens.

5. Monster Brawl

It’s such a shame that I have to
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The Sdcc 2012 Fright Schedule And Beyond – Saturday

Well, Saturday’s schedule for this year’s San Diego Comic Con is now live. So far, we’ve been reporting horror specific events and panels scheduled for the convention. Saturday’s schedule is interesting, though. While they have enough fright themed panels slated for the day, we noticed that Saturday would be better presented as a mixed bag. With everything from Django Unchained and True Blood, to the much anticipated Silent Hill movie sequel and a nerdsplosive panel featuring Roger Corman And William Shatner, Saturday looks like it’ll hold up it’s end of the bargain as being an all out blast!

Seriously, there’s so much to highlight! I’m just going to shut up and command you to check out the list we compiled below.

10:00-11:00 Comic-Con How-To: Anatomy of a Fight Scene, Part One— Stories are about conflict, and there is no purer
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San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Day 3 (July 14) Schedule Now Live

Another day, another schedule for the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con. Next up is Day 3 - Saturday, July 14th - which is just about as chock-full of events for the horror crowd as Friday the 13th!

As always, our focus is the horror panels, but included are a few others that we think will be of interest as well. Remember that times and participants are subject to change so keep your eyes on the official Sdcc site for updates. And hopefully they'll provide a fix soon for the Sdcc smartphone app - in years past it's been extremely helpful.

10:00-11:00 Comic-Con How-To: Anatomy of a Fight Scene, Part One— Stories are about conflict, and there is no purer form of conflict than a good ol' fisticuffs-style brawl-or sword fight, laser battle, western shootout, or even two chicks pulling each other's hair. How do you put that much action down on
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Exclusive Interview & Pics: Jim Wynorski’s “Giant Gila Monster” Remake

Exclusive Interview & Pics: Jim Wynorski’s “Giant Gila Monster” Remake
Indie legend and Corman go-to-guy Jim (Chopping Mall, Return Of The Swamp Thing) Wynorski is helming a remake of the notorious 1959 Ray Kellogg creature feature The Giant Gila Monster. Famous Monsters sat down with Jim to chat about the project and share some production pics. The film, aiming for SyFy release in 2012, is currently shooting in Franklin, Indiana, just outside Indianapolis.

Despite wearing it’s meager budget on it’s sleeve, the original Gila made an impression on Wynorski that endured as he made his way in Hollywood. “I saw it on TV when I was a kid, and even then I understood it was a cheaply made movie,” shares the director. “It didn’t have a big budget, but it had a cool premise with the hot rods and rock n’ roll. When the film fell into public domain, it was always in the back of my mind to
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DC Comics February 2012 Solicitations

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We hold in our hands the covers for DC Comics this February. As a child of four can plainly see, these comics have been hermetically sealed in a Cgc 9.9 slab, and they’ve been kept in a #2 mayonnaise jar under a giant stack of returned copies of Holy Terror since noon today.

What do we have worth noting? The new look of Darkseid, and we’re far enough into the new 52 books that it’s time for Batman to start crossing over in all of them. Plus Mara Jade, the red-haired assassin who fell in love with her blond-haired man she was sent to kill– oh, I’m sorry, that’s from Star Wars. This is Mera in a jade outfit. Our mistake.

Shall we? Surely!

As usual, spoilers may lurk beyond this point.

Justice League #6

Written by Geoff Johns

Art and cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams

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Dedfest '11: Doing the Monster Bash ... or is it the Mash?: A Movie Review

Director/writer: Jesse T. Cook

Director Jesse T. Cook’s Monster Brawl does not try to be innovative. Instead, he blends a bit of the grindhouse tradition with comedy and horror. Repeated viewings of this film may not be as great, but this movie may work as one of those cult products to screen once every Halloween with new buddies from work, or with new converts to the horror scene. That way, at least this film can stay fresh for new crowds.

Although very formulaic, this movie at least offers a very simple structure before each slugfest begins. This pay-per-view style product combines three parts World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) style direction and storytelling with one part "MTV’s Celebrity Deathmatch" style commentary (Dave Foley and Art Hindle are the commentators, but they don’t quite hold the same kind of candle as the humourous antics from Nick Diamond and Johnny Gomez
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Director talks WWE wrestling monsters in Monster Brawl

You’d be hard pressed to find any guy who hasn’t grown up with professional wrestling. Taking this mentality, and really playing up the theatrics is director Jesse T. Cook in his latest film, Monster Brawl, which will clearly answer the burning question: Which monster is the King of the (Undead) Ring?

A Cyclops, Witch Bitch, The Mummy, Lady Vampire, and more all duke it out in the flavor of those 1960s El Santo pictures, but far more cooler. Killer Film caught up with the director for a quick chat as he is finishing up the film, to talk about monsters and wrestling, as they go hand-in-hand in what is shaping up to be a fan favorite.

Jon: The website says Monster Brawl is stylized in the PPV Main Event, and while this seems like an obvious question, how did the film originate?

Jesse Thomas Cook: The film started
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Rob Lowe Directing Candy Bar Horror Comedy Butterfinger the 13th

You better not lay a finger on Rob Lowe's Butterfinger or else he might kill you...in his new horror comedy short Butterfinger the 13th. Yes, a short film directed by Rob Lowe and produced by Nestle to help promote Butterfinger candy bars is coming to an internet near you this October. No, this is not a porno, but they still dare use the tagline "You Can't Scream With Your Mouth Full".

What the hell is this all about? We'll have to wait until October 13th to find out when the top secret Butterfinger the 13th short premieres online. I'll let the official press release explain the rest of this bizarre story, and then you can have a look at the 50-second teaser trailer.

Butterfinger® is going where no candy bar has gone before, leaping from the concession stand sidelines to the big screen spotlight. “Butterfinger the 13th” will
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50 Influential Scream Queens: Part 1

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Given man's unwavering fascination with woman, it's no surprise that the female star acts as the anchor to a dominant portion of horror pictures. I mean really, who wants to see a bare chested man tearin ass through the woods screaming at the top of his lungs while a bladed assailant nips at his heels? I don't - I know that much, although I'm certain there are plenty of men who would disagree (and that's okay with me, to each his own!). The simple fact remains however, women bring a unique appeal and certain sensual atmosphere to film that no man ever could. And it's not all about gratuitous T&A.

There's a comforting quality in the hands of the heroine; a fascinating maternal strength that, as a man I cannot genuinely relate to. I can however admire, and in many cases it's nearly impossible to not admire the lone
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New life for old series on NBC sites

New life for old series on NBC sites
NEW YORK -- NBC Universal said Tuesday that it will stream full episodes of old TV shows, including The A-Team and Kojak, on its Web sites.

Beginning this month, the shows will be available on NBC.com and on network-owned niche sites SciFi.com, ChillerTV.com and SleuthChannel.com.

The NBC.com additions are A-Team, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Miami Vice, Buck Rogers, Emergency, Night Gallery and the original Battlestar Galactica. Galactica and Buck also will be available on SciFi.com, along with Tek War and Night Gallery; Hitchcock, Swamp Thing, Tremors, Crow and Night Gallery will be featured on ChillerTV.com; and SleuthChannel.com will present the Telly Savalas starrer Kojak, Miami Vice, A-Team, Night Gallery and "Simon & Simon."

The content also will be available on Hulu, the online video joint venture that NBC Uni launched with News Corp. last year. Through Hulu, the shows will be syndicated to Yahoo, News Corp.'s MySpace, MSN, Comcast, Time Warner's AOL and other Web destinations.

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