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Prince Harry landed in New Jersey Tuesday as part of his goodwill trip that's been taking him across the U.S. His visit to the Garden State is to see areas hit by Superstorm Sandy last fall. In honor of that royal visit, People asked a true Jersey princess, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, to offer some tips for the party-loving prince, and here's what the former Jersey Shore star - who'll be back for a third season of MTV's Snooki & Jwoww - and new mom has to tell Prince Harry: Your Highness, you are going to have the time of your life. »
Without providing much supporting evidence, Netflix has proclaimed “House of Cards” a success, which is plausible (if a trifle irritating) given mostly favorable reviews and front-page stories about whether the distributor’s binge-viewing format would reinvent TV as we know it. From a subscriber standpoint, “Hemlock Grove” — a horror concept from director Eli Roth — might be an even surer bet, although the series itself is undistinguished, playing like a slightly saucier version of the CW’s supernatural youth-skewing soaps. Disemboweling teenagers is a tried-and-true horror staple, but beyond dedicated genre fans, a few sips of “Hemlock” will more than suffice.
Novelist Brian McGreevy developed his book as a series with Lee Shipman, and the first three episodes rather slowly disgorge secrets, while oscillating between teens and their parents to provide multigenerational froth, much like gothic soaps ranging from Fox’s “Point Pleasant” to CW’s “Secret Circle” to CBS’ “Harper’s Island. »
- Brian Lowry
We return with the latest edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes release details for A Resurrection, the first teaser trailer for Ten, a review of Smiley, and much more:
First Teaser Trailer for Ten: “Ten is a collectivist, post-exploitation psychological thriller devised as a possible explanation for the events of the 1972 Spektor Island Massacre. On a cold December afternoon, ten women arrive at a mansion on Spektor Island, famed for years of reported hauntings and strange activities. Will they live through the night?
The all-female cast film is a response to exploitation, slasher, and thriller films, with particular focus on the kind of storytelling prominent in b-movies and genre films from the 1950s to the 1980s. It explores the meaning and fluidity of identity and takes a number of surprising turns, paying homage to filmmakers and producers such as Alfred Hitchcock, »
- Tamika Jones
Nevermore Toys is excited to announce the impending release of “Legendary Monsters,” an aptly named new toy line based on creatures from urban legend. To rally support, a Kickstarter campaign has also begun (and runs until March 9th), rewarding supporters for their help.
The first line features Mothman, the Jersey Devil, the Missouri Monster, and Chupacabra. They’re all priced at $24.99 and will unlock following the Kickstarter Campaign. The second series looks to include the Dover Demon, Loveland Frogmen, the Flatwoods Monster, and the Yeti.
February, 2013 (New Freedom, Pa) – Nevermore Toys is excited to announce Legendary Monsters, a new line of figures based on creatures from popular urban legends. The announcement accompanies a new Kickstarter campaign, offering special incentives for its supporters.
Nevermore Toys is headed by R. Todd Broadwater, Owner and Design Director of the studio. Broadwater has more than 13 years’ experience in the toy and game industry, recently »
- Andy Greene
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