19 items from 2013
The year is 1979 and you are camp counselors who are being stalked through a maze of cabins and camp trails by Otis, a homicidal killer that wears a bear mask. Welcome to Camp Grizzly, a survival horror board game that has already reached its goal on Kickstarter and has more than doubled it.
I knew this was something that Daily Dead readers would be really excited to learn more about, so I got in touch with Jason Peter Topolski and Austin Madison of Ameritrash Games to learn all about their project. Continue reading to find out how this game evolved from an idea they had in high school in the 90′s, what the extra Kickstarter funds will bring to the final product, future release plans, and their interest in a Camp Grizzly movie:
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- Jonathan James
Singapore – Fremantle Media International (Fmi) has closed sales deals in Asia for over 1,600 hours of programming.
The company revealed the sales on Tuesday, the first day of the Asia TV Forum in Singapore, and said that all had been completed in the past eight weeks.
The competitive reality docu-series “The Fashion Fund,” featuring Anna Wintour, was sold to two broadcasters in Thailand: free-to-air channel Workpoint TV and pay-tv operator TrueVisions. TrueVisions also acquired the new Hulu original series “Behind the Mask,” the one-off feature documentary “I Am Steve McQueen,” and the factual special “Asteroids: Doomsday or Payday?”
Solar Entertainment in the Philippines bought series the first three series of “Winners and Losers,” becoming the first free-to-air Philippine network to broadcast an Australian drama. Solar also acquired “The Fashion Fund,” David E. Kelley medical drama “Monday Mornings” and series three of “Web Therapy,” starring Lisa Kudrow (pictured). Philippine cable channel Lifestyle »
- Patrick Frater
Sad news for Necessary Roughness on USA and The Killing has been revived yet again -- but not by AMC. There will be even more episodes of Awkward on MTV next year and the voice cast of Family Guy will be back next fall.
Almost Human got off to a solid start but the second night's numbers are cause for concern. Starz has announced a launch date for Black Sails and TNT is bringing back Dallas for half a season starting in February.
Syfy's Face Off competition returns in early 2014 as will The Bachelor and The Taste on ABC. In addition, the alphabet network is trying something new for next summer -- a singing competition called Rising Star. Meanwhile, Hulu has picked up a second season of Behind the Mask.
Once Back in the Game finishes its run (the show has »
Ryan Murphy has revealed to EW details about the next season of American Horror Story, including that it will be set in the past. One possibility has me excited, the other feels a little too… familiar. He also said that there won’t be a Coven spin-off series, as originally suggested.
Josh Bowman tells TV Guide that he’s hoping to leave Revenge. “I love working on the show, but I’m just being honest. My character has flip-flopped the most, and it’s been so hard for me to play,” he explains. I’d certainly miss looking at Bowman but it’s not like Daniel has had many interesting stories since Tyler was written out.
Comedy Central is developing another talk show, according to Deadline. The channel »
- Lyle Masaki
Streaming service Hulu has picked up a second season of Behind the Mask, their docu-series that follows the lives of the people who perform as sports mascots.
There will be 10 new episodes and the plan is to introduce three new people. Season two is expected some time in 2014.
The first season of Behind the Mask is still rolling out with four episodes left. The season finale is set to be released on December 17th.
What do you think? Do you like Behind the Mask? Have you been watching each week? »
Tonight we recommend a slasher movie that is part documentary of a young man aspiring to be a reallife Jason Voorhees and part formulaic horror flickexplained. In the first three quarters of Behind the Mask The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006) a film crew follows a young guy who aspires to be known as Leslie Vernon the man who rises from the dead one night to seek vengeance on unsuspecting teens. »
It's another Friday, which means another new episode of the Killer Pov podcast is live over on the GeekNation website and we feel like you guys will get a kick out of this particular topic and this episode's particular guests. Hosts Rob Galluzzo (FEARnet, Icons Of Fright), Rebekah McKendry (Fangoria) and Elric Kane (Inside Horror) tackle the subject of favorite genre villains and who better to chime in than two actors whom have delivered two of the best genre performances in the last decade - Leslie Vernon himself Nathan Baesel ('Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon') and Aj Bowen ('The Signal,' 'The House Of The Devil,' 'You're Next'). The gang touches upon the history of Behind The Mask, what it’s like for actors like Aj and Nathan to tackle what can be considered "villain" roles and then we expand »
- Rob Galluzzo
Panzram was the truetolife essence of evil but died just a man Robert Englund as Doc Holloran invoked a similar sentiment in the slasher deconstruction flick Behind the Mask The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006) reassuring the survivors of Leslie Vernons night of murder that the escaped mental patient would not return from the grave like slashers in the movies He died just a man. True evil however horrible always dies. It may return in a different form but it is always mortal and can be defeated. »
Brand new series are here from Hulu - check out what's coming:. Behind the Mask - Premiere: October 29, 2013 “Behind the Mask” Premieres: October 29, 2013 "Behind the Mask" takes viewers on a behind-the-scenes adventure into the colorful and never-before-seen world of sports mascots. Told from four mascots’ perspectives: high school (Lebanon High School's Rooty the Cedar Tree), college (Unlv's Hey Reb!), minor league (hockey mascot Tux of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins), and professional (NBA mascot Bango of the Milwaukee Bucks), "Behind the Mask" takes an authentic look at the sports world’s most unsung heroes. Funny, entertaining, and at times poignant, this show tells the moving stories of these real-life Clark Kents, capturing their highs and lows, both inside »
- April Neale
Hulu came to the press tour today to preach New Model and show off some of its new programming. TV critics showed up in dribs and drabs. Those who came stuck around until the final session — but that’s only because it included Seth Meyers and they wanted to ask him about — NBC’s Saturday Night Live. This morning, Hulu was pitching: *The Wrong Mans – a comedy/thriller from James Corden and Matthew Baynton about two lowly office workers who become caught in a deadly criminal conspiracy when one of them finds a ringing cell phone at the scene of a horrific car crash. *Behind The Mask – a documentary about sports mascots. *Quickdraw — a half hour Western/CSI spoof about a Harvard-educated sheriff trying to introduce the emerging science of forensics to an unruly Kansas town in the late 19th century. Related: TCA: Seth Meyers Talks About New ‘SNL’ Casting, »
- LISA DE MORAES, TV Columnist
With its ownership fate now settled, Hulu is starting to make the rest of its future clear.
The company indicated plans to double its supply of original series and exclusive content acquisitions in a blog post echoing an appearance Tuesday at the TV Critics Assn. press tour by acting CEO Andy Forssell.
“You can expect to see our number of first-run titles double in the next couple of years as we find more and more great shows to engage and excite viewers,” Forssell wrote. “We’re getting bigger and we’re getting better, and today we’re giving you just a sampling of some of the original and exclusive shows you’ll see from us this year, and can expect to see from us in the coming years.”
While stopping short of indicating whether there will be any changes in its business model, Forssell unveiled an upcoming slate filled with »
- AJ Marechal
To (incorrectly) paraphrase LL Cool J, don’t call it a network. The idea of TV is definitely shifting, especially given Netflix’s 14 Emmy nominations this year, and Hulu is helping push that concept even further, to the point that it doesn’t relate to the traditional network model.
“We’re not really a network, we’re not really a studio,” Hulu acting CEO Andy Forssell told reporters during the Television Critics Association press tour Wednesday. “We’re a distributor at heart.” Forssell says Hulu goes out “looking for voices,” as opposed to networks that try to find shows that fit their point of view. »
- Katie Atkinson
Bolstered by an infusion of cash from its owners and eager to move on from a sale that never happened, Hulu will aggressively expand its production of original shows to as many as eight by next year, interim CEO Andy Forssell told TheWrap. Forssell said he planned to present four new shows Wednesday at the Television Critics summer press tour: "The Awesomes" from former "Saturday Night Live" cohorts Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker, "Quick Draw," "Behind the Mask" and "The Wrong Mans." Each of those will debut between August and November, and each »
- Lucas Shaw
Bringing The Long Ranger to the big screen was an epic odyssey for all involved, plagued by freak weather conditions, unforgiving terrain, and a never-ending stream of logistical nightmares. Nevertheless, the hardy crew, led by director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer - both veterans of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies - persevered to deliver a hugely ambitious and breathlessly entertaining blockbuster that defies all expectations. The Lone Ranger: Behind the Mask tells the gripping story of this fraught yet fulfilling journey and the people who made it happen, from stars Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp, to the costumes designers, makeup artists, production designers, and other key crew members. Taking in the dust-blown sets in Albuquerque, the epic vistas of Monument Valley, and the sound stages of Los Angeles, this is the complete story of a truly epic production augmented by stunning photography and concept art, along with »
Kanye West is not one to mince words, but when it comes to his love life, the usually frank -- sometimes to a fault -- rapper becomes tight-lipped and squirrely. Not so in a new interview published in The New York Times. While the bulk of the Q&A, headlined "Behind the Mask," is devoted to West waxing about his music (his new album Yeezus drops June 18) and his need to be recognized as a true artist, he also finally opens up about his love for [...] »
One of the first things Seth Meyers and Michael Shoemaker realized they had in common when they met at Saturday Night Live in 2001 was a love of comic books. They always thought it’d be fun to do an animated show for adults about superheroes, and around 2006, the idea for The Awesomes began to crystallize. But it didn’t become a reality until they found the 10-episode series a home at Hulu, where it will premiere Aug. 1 (after a planned screening and panel at Comic-Con in July). The story revolves around the greatest superhero team in history, The Awesomes, and »
- Mandi Bierly
Horror as a genre is full of easy targets, which makes it probably the most lampooned genre there is. You have your Scary Movies and A Haunted Houses which spoof all of the recent successes in the genre as well as everything else but then you also have films that parody, honour and do something fresh with the genre.
Considering how common and repetitive the tropes of the genre are, it’s surprising that films such as Scream and The Cabin in the Woods don’t occur more often. There are sixteen years between these two films and in between these successes in revitalising the genre in a clever and self-reflective way, we have just gotten more and more slasher and haunted house flicks that simply just imitate them but on a purely surface level. Look at all the un-ironic stalk and slash films that came out in the wake »
- Chris Holt
With guys like Fred Krueger, Jason Voorhees and Leatherface dominating the cinematic slaughter scene (the new Texas Chainsaw killed the competition this weekend), it’s easy for horror fans to forget about the little people. But, we at FEARnet embrace the little people and think that they deserve their moment in the spotlight just as much as the big guns. So, we have put together a list of underrated psychopaths in horror cinema who we would like to thank for their thoughtful contributions to the horror genre.
Corbin Bernsen does crazy quite well. His performance as a psychotic dentist who wants to rid the world of filth is what makes The Dentist as enjoyable as it is. The film itself is just Ok, but Bernsen's performance is great. Watch out for Mark Ruffalo in one of his first feature film roles. The Dentist 2 goes a little off the rails. »
- Tyler Doupe
Hulu will lose its longtime CEO sometime in the next few months, but that's not stopping the eminent distribution platform. They have announced a varied slate of new programs set to debut in 2013, with offerings ranging between original series and locally-distributed international series. In total, nine new offerings have been unveiled, three original and six exclusive. The original series include a dark office comedy called The Wrong Mans, which should be similar to the platform's Spy series. There is also a documentary series about sports mascots called Behind the Mask and a comedy series titled The Awesomes and co-written by Seth Meyers. Looks like Hulu has the celebrity writers needed to keep up with Amazon Studios' comedy push. As for the exclusive series, they continue Hulu's international flair with 3 British series, a French series, and an Israeli series among the six new offerings. In addition, the six previewed series run »
- Sam Gutelle
19 items from 2013
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