6 items from 2015
The sequel to The Ring has been pushed back until 2016.
Rings, the third full entry in the psychological horror franchise, was initially scheduled for November 13, but has now been delayed, according to Variety.
Back in 2005, a short film in the same horror series was also called Rings.
Taking place just before the events of The Ring Two, it followed a young guy (Final Destination 3's Ryan Merriman) who struggles to cope with visions of Samara and tries to pass the curse on to someone else before his seven days are up. »
Mary Elizabeth Winstead will star in BrainDead, a new comedic thriller set in the world of Washington, D.C. politics, to be broadcast in summer 2016. The series comes from Robert King and Michelle King, creators and executive producers of The Good Wife. The actress is the first cast member to sign on for BrainDead, which was given a straight-to-series order by CBS
Mary Elizabeth Winstead will portray Laurel, the daughter of a Democratic political dynasty who left Washington, D.C. to become a documentary filmmaker, but is pulled back into the family business when her brother, the senate majority whip, needs her help running his senate office. Now a young, fresh-faced Hill staffer, Laurel discovers two things: The government has stopped working, and alien spawn have come to Earth and eaten the brains of a growing number of congressmen and Hill staffers. Here's what Robert King and Michelle King had »
The network made the casting announcement on Thursday.
Winstead will play Laurel, the daughter of a Democratic political dynasty. The character left D.C. to become a documentary filmmaker, but she is pulled back into the family business when her brother, the senate majority whip, needs her help running his senate office. Now a young, fresh-faced Hill staffer, Laurel discovers that the government has stopped working, and that alien spawn have come to Earth and eaten the brains of a growing number of congressmen and Hill staffers.
“We’ve been fans of Mary going back to ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,’ but it was really »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
According to CarterMatt.com, The CW will not be moving forward with their Tales From the Darkside reboot, with the show's anthology format and lack of a showrunner reportedly two of the reasons why the network passed on the series.
Joe Hill (Horns, NOS4A2, Locke & Key) wrote and executive produced the project and Kris Lemche (Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., Final Destination 3, Ginger Snaps, eXistenZ, Haven) was playing the lead role, a character named Newman who had knowledge of The Darkside and was going to appear in all (or most) episodes.
- Derek Anderson
"...there is, unseen by most, an underworld, a place that is just as real, but not as brightly lit... a darkside." This underworld can now expect its first visitor, as the reboot of George A. Romero's 1980s anthology series Tales From the Darkside, a project that was recently given a pilot order from The CW, has now cast its lead.
Deadline reports that Kris Lemche (Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., Final Destination 3, Ginger Snaps, eXistenZ, Haven) has signed on for the central role in The CW's pilot for the Tales From the Darkside reboot. The original series was episodic and featured a new set of characters in each installment, but in the reboot, we can expect to see one character appear in every episode, one who has ties to The Darkside. This character, named Newman, will be played by Lemche. Newman is "a weathered and tortured young man... the guide »
- Derek Anderson
We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes release details on Amnesiac, The Atticus Institute, and Alien Outpost, multiple trailers, premiere details for Head, and a Q&A with the founder of The Philip K. Dick Film Festival:
Amnesiac Distribution and Release Details: “Amnesiac tells the story of a man (Wes Bentley) who wakes up in bed suffering from memory loss after being in an accident, only to begin to suspect that his wife (Kate Bosworth) may not be his real wife. The web of lies and deceit deepen inside the house where he soon finds himself a prisoner.
XLrator Media has acquired North American distribution rights to the psychological thriller Amnesiac starring Kate Bosworth (Still Alice, Superman Returns) and Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games series, Interstellar). XLrator Media will release the film in Summer 2015 on its acclaimed “Macabre” genre label. »
- Tamika Jones
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