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Jon and James Kondelik are finishing production on Behind the Walls. This horror film looks through the eyes of a different sort of character, a malicious home. The first poster for the film has been released, along with several stills; fans of independent horror can find the graphics here. As well, the film stars: Vanessa Angel (“Weird Science”), Hutch Dano (Zombeavers), Reggie Lee (NBC’s “Grimm”), Lew Temple (AMC’s “The Walking Dead”) and Bailey Spry (It Follows). A preview of the film's terror is hosted here. From the logline, an evil abode is waiting for a new family to arrive. When they turn up, this haunted house will not let them leave, ever! Director Jon Kondelik has something to say about the haunted house sub-genre. Kondelik says: "we aim to put a new spin on a familiar genre." Behind the Walls will offer surprises. Kondelik goes on to say »
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Bart Williams, a veteran character actor who was active in Actors Equity, died from cancer at his home in Bullhead City, Arizona, on June 28. He was 65.
Born in Los Angeles, he appeared in Equity productions nationwide over many decades, often reprising roles for which he became celebrated such as Franklin D. Roosevelt in “Annie,” Cap’n Andy in “Show Boat,” Major General Stanley in “The Pirates of Penzance” and the Wizard in “The Wizard of Oz.”
Film credits included “The Doomsday Clock,” “Short Circuit 2,” “Hello, Dolly!” and “An Enemy of the People,” while highlights of his career in television include “Mad TV,” “Weird Science,” “Abbott & Costello Meet Jerry Seinfeld,” “Totally Hidden Video” and “General Hospital.”
He was also a successful writer, director and producer, recently garnering numerous festival awards for his feature documentary “The Last First Comic,” about Irv Benson, the only surviving burlesque comedy headliner.
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- Variety Staff
Adult Swim is gearing up for the next season of Rick and Morty, their cultish animated hit following the inter-dimensional doings of the titular mad-scientist grandfather and dopey grandson. Today, the network finally released a full trailer for Rick and Morty Season 2 and there's some revealing details that can be gleaned from the scenes previewed. Most remarkable is the narrative decision to have the entire family, outside of the titular duo, get involved in their crazed adventures across inventive planets with aliens and creatures that, often enough, act just like humans. Indeed, the trailer makes a point of highlighting a scene where Morty's mother, Beth, tells her husband, Jerry, that they have to listen to Ricky from here on out, which seems like a risky proposition to say the very least. And though I didn't see a single Mr. Meeseeks, there are plenty of creatures and wild landscapes at play in the trailer, »
- Chris Cabin
Featuring narration from The Craft's Fairuza Balk (and with clips of Robin Tunney, Devon Sawa and co), it made us feel a sudden pang of nostalgia and sent us on our own trip down memory lane to find out where they - and the rest of the '90s teen movie crew - are now.
So, here are 11 stars from some of our favourite '90s teen movies, and what they've gone on to do since:
He went on to play teenage prophet of doom Alex Browning in Final Destination (2000), and appeared as similarly unstable Stan in Eminem's controversial music »
4 items from 2015
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