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It’s Halloween! Icicles are glistening from window sills. Chestnuts are roasting on open fires. North Pole elves are… hang on, no. None of that nice, fluffy stuff is happening. At Halloween, demonic creatures hunt for flesh, monsters creep out of their graves, and TV does its level best to freak us all the hell out.
In the spirit of all that, we asked our writers to select and share the TV episodes, horror or otherwise, that have made them whimper with fear. Here they all are, 31 of them, because, well, at Halloween, we like things to add up to 31.
Note that this isn’t a Top 10, or a Best Of, nor is it listed in order of scariness. It’s a collection of the particular »
Sometimes, 'Treehouse Of Horror' segments are more than just funny, but truly nightmarish.
The Simpsons' annual "Treehouse Of Horror" Halloween special has been a holiday tradition for 25 years.
Mostly taking their inspiration from sci-fi and horror classics, "Treehouse Of Horror" has created some of the funniest and most well-crafted parodies of all time. Occasionally, however, the show manages to write a segment that is really, legitimately creepy.
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To really get into the spooky spirit, here are 12 truly scary "Treehouse Of Horror" stories to give you nightmares this Halloween.
1. "Bad Dream House"- "Treehouse Of Horror I" – Segment 1
The Simpson family moves into a haunted house that bleeds from the walls and possesses everyone - except Marge - and manipulates them into trying to kill each other with knives and axes.
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Based on the horror classics Poltergeist and [link »
Summit Entertainment is giving fans a mouthful to say if they want to refer to the forthcoming Divergent sequel Insurgent by its proper marketing title. The studio has decided to give it the official title of The Divergent Series: Insurgent, not like the later titles in the Twilight franchise used the qualifier The Twilight Saga to precede the subtitle of the film. Along with that small revelation comes news that Insurgent will get released in 3D, even though the first film didn't enter the third dimension when it hit theaters earlier this year. And to get the hype train moving, some interactive character posters have arrived. Here's some interactive character posters for Insurgent (more coming at the Divergent Facebook page): The Divergent Series: Insurgent is directed by Robert Schwentke (Red) and written by Brian Duffield (Jane Got a Gun) and Akiva Goldsman (I Am Legend). Tris (Shailene Woodley) and »
- Ethan Anderton
Childhood’s End follows the peaceful invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords. Dance will play Karellen, the Overlords ambassador who makes first contact with Earthling Ricky Stormgren.
Karellen’s reassuring words and technological gifts quickly win humanity’s favor, triggering decades of seeming utopia (albeit at the cost of human identity and culture). Yet his refusal to reveal his physical appearance — and insistence on dealing only through Ricky — cause some people to question his intentions. »
After a series high last week where audiences played at being a Time Lord, complete with all the haunting decisions that stick with you forever, what adventure will our plucky heroes get up to this week? With no real villain* to tie the season together, it’s like getting dressed in the dark as to what theme we’ll be exploring each week is. Will there be ramifications to Clara’s psyche for letting people die on her watch? Will Danny discover her lies? Only time will tell “In the Forest of the Night.” *Obviously Missy is the Big Bad™ (or the Big Red Herring™) but she’s too mysterious to be properly afraid of. She hasn’t even welcomed anyone to “Heaven” in forever. ************ A little girl is running through the forest to an ethereal soundtrack right out of Middle Earth. There are spiderwebs — again? — and I momentarily fear for her mortal safety. »
- Donna Dickens
USA Network has found its lead for Queen of the South. Brazilian actress Alice Braga (Elysium, I Am Legend, City of God) will topline the one-hour drama pilot, an adaptation of Arturo Perez-Reverte's best-selling novel La Reina Del Sur, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Read more Telenovela 'Queen of the South' Lands Pilot Order at USA Queen of the South, from Fox Television Studios, centers on Teresa Mendoza (Braga), who after her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico, is forced to go on the run and seek refuge in America. There, she teams with an
- Philiana Ng, Kim Masters
Series 8's winning streak continues with a Frank Cottrell Boyce-penned episode that has a great deal to say...
In The Forest Of The Night brings to an end a run of four Doctor Who series 8 episodes from writers who'd never penned an adventure for the show before before. On the basis of all four stories they came up with, every one of them should be warmly welcomed back in the future.
This latest comes from Frank Cottrell Boyce, whose extensive and hugely impressive writing career to date has taken him from Coronation Street and the wonderful, wonderful Millions, through to Welcome To Sarajevo and Code 46. And it would be fair to say that by the time he sat down to write In The Forest Of The Night, he had plenty of things he wanted to say. To his credit, he's squeezed a great many of them into a 45 minute Doctor Who adventure. »
Translating movies and television for international markets can be a tricky business, as we discovered last year when we assembled this collection of 20 titles that got lost in translation.
But if you want to descend to a whole new level of weirdness, you need to look beyond the official channels. Whether it's a pirated disc being hawked in the street or a bona fide copy resold in unofficial packaging, these are products where the normal quality standards simply do not apply.
Below we've rounded up 11 of the world's most bizarre bootleg DVD covers, featuring dodgy Photoshopping, garbled Babelfish-style synopses, and entire actors being accidentally dropped in from other movies or TV shows.
God, True Detective was a great show. Remember that episode where Rust and Marty go to Vegas and live it up in faux-Paris before narrowly escaping an exploding building on the back of a phoenix?
It's still early days for Suicide Squad (the script is still being worked on, so don't take those roster reports too seriously just yet), but Warner Bros. are already offering some of the lead roles to A-List actors. As well as courting Ryan Gosling - which you can read about by clicking here - The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Will Smith (I Am Legend), Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) and Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises). There's no word on which characters they may end up playing, but fans on Twitter are suggesting Robbie for the role of Harley Quinn, and that sounds just all sorts of perfect, wouldn't you say? Regardless, the fact that the studio are looking at this sort of talent shows that they're taking their DC Comics slate very seriously. Marvel just got some competition in the casting department! Which members of the Suicide »
Check out the embedded audio file below for The Weekly Planet's thoughts on Dwayne Johnson in Baywatch, the return of I Am Legend, the rumoured Doctor Strange casting, Tetris, Iron Man 4 and more! Plus we discuss some of the best, weirdest and most iconic moments from DC Comics fastest character The Flash. Be sure to subscribe to of The Weekly Planet on iTunes and thanks for listening! Subscribe to The Weekly Planet on iTunes or listen to it via direct download here. »
In 2007, I Am Legend, which starred Will Smith ("Six Degrees of Separation") as 'Dr. Robert Neville', earned Warner Bros. $586 million at the worldwide box office. Then in 2012, Warner Bros. decided that they wanted a follow-up and hired Grace of Monaco screenwriter Arash Amel to pen a prequel, that would've featured Will Smith's 'Neville' just before the outbreak. That attempted failed to get a greenlight from WB, and it was scrapped. Fast forward to this past April, Warner Bros. purchased a the spec script A Garden At The End Of The World that was written by an unknown screenwriter, Gary Graham. The script has been described as a "sci-fi version of John Wayne’s The Searchers." WB noticed that Graham's script could work as a follow-up to I Am Legend with some tweaking and here and there. WB then approached the original I Am Legend producers Akiva Goldsman, James Lassiter »
Who doesn’t love a good easter egg? Not the over-sized, foil-wrapped chocolates (they’re six months away), but little in-jokes hidden in the background of films. Nothing improves an already great movie than discovering that the film-makers have hidden all manner of little winks to the fans for eagle eyed viewers to pick up on.
The problem is that with the internet making discovering these incredibly easy, sometimes the coolest easter eggs can become a bit tired. We all know there’s a poster for a Batman-Superman movie in I Am Legend and you’re in the minority if you haven’t spotted the Pizza Planet Truck in every Pixar film (bar The Incredibles for some reason). Some easter eggs even become entire movies. A whole sub-franchise was created around a xenomorph skull popping up in Predator 2 and the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be put in »
- Alex Leadbeater
After "I Am Legend" hit theaters and grossed almost $600 million, Will Smith started talking about returning for a prequel, teasing that his dog would return as well, but as a puppy. Soon after, Smith was officially in negotiations, but then dropped out because he didn't like the script and decided he doesn't want to make prequels or sequels. Now comes word that Warner Bros is moving forward with a reboot and isn't planning to bring Smith back. The studio is reworking a script by Gary Graham, called "A Garden at the End of the World," that was nothing to do with "I Am Legend," but contains enough similarities. Original "I Am Legend" producer Akiva Goldsman is on board. Back in February, Goldsman revealed several prequel ideas that didn't work out. "We had a really interesting prequel, which was the first outbreak of the virus, during a Thanksgiving Day parade, which was awesome, »
(Cbr) Warner Bros. is going back to the post-apocalyptic well with another adaptation of Richard Matheson’s "I Am Legend" film. This one won’t feature Will Smith, who starred in the 2007 film, and sounds as if it won’t have much in common with the source material. According to Deadline, the studio asked Gary Graham to repurpose his script "A Garden at the End of the World" into a reboot. The original screenplay, which garnered a lot of attention on the Black List website, was described as a sci-fi version of "The Searchers," the 1956 John Ford classic in which John Wayne combs the West for the Comanches niece kidnapped his nieces and killed the rest of the family. This will mark the fourth time Matheson’s 1954 novel has been adapted for film. Vincent Price starred in the 1964 film "The Last Man on Earth," Charlton Heston played the lead in »
- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources
It turns out that Warner Bros has Apple to thank for the fact that their long-touted addition to the I Am Legend franchise has now been greenlit - at least in a vague indirect way. That's because Gary Graham, who has written the screenplay for the upcoming last-man-on-earth reboot, was working at one of the company.s store when he wrote and then uploaded his script to the Black List website, probably using one of those very same Apple products. Because Will Smith isn.t fond of doing sequels, Warner Bros. has struggled for years in their pursuit to get I Am Legend back onto the big screen. Where they eventually found the solution was in the shape of A Garden At The End Of The World - Gary Graham's aforementioned screenplay. The studio bought the script back in April, even though just weeks before the writer had been »
It was only a matter of time before Warner Bros figured out a way to relaunch I Am Legend as a franchise. The studio has been itching to do something with the property ever since the 2007 film raked in $586 million worldwide. They've attempted to get sequels off the ground, and even prequels- which would bring Will Smith back as Robert Neville. Nothing came of those previous attempts, and Smith's reluctance to return likely aided that.
Now the Warners may have found the answer...with a script that's not even based on that film or the 1954 book it was adapted from. Earlier this year, they bought a script by unknown writer Gary Graham. At the time, he was working as a sales associate at the Apple Store in midtown Manhattan. They found his script, "A Garden At The End of The World," on the Black List and loved it. In the coming months, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Warner Bros has spent the better part of a decade working on getting another I Am Legend off the ground. They’ve tried it all, the “see the origins of the zombie outbreak” prequel, the “screw it, let’s just clone Will Smith and do another one” sequel, everything. There were even zombie elephants involved at one point. But these options required the return of Smith as Robert Neville, and Smith has never been particularly keen on returning to the property (maybe it was the zombie elephants that turned him off). Now, only one option remains: Warners is slamming its fist down on the flashing red “reboot” button, obliterating the old I Am Legend and redoing the film from the ground up. Deadline reports the studio is using A Garden at the End of the World, a spec script from Gary Graham (an Apple Store employee turned screenwriter) as the foundation of a new I Am Legend. Warners »
- Adam Bellotto
Warner Bros. has been trying to figure out a way to get a sequel for I Am Legend off the ground for years. Well, they've finally given up on that sequel and they are looking to just reboot the damn thing.
The news comes from Deadline, who says that the franchise reboot will not include Will Smith. The actor doesn't seem very interested in doing any sequels these days anyway. He's been dodging that Independence Day sequel for years.
The studio is basically taking an already existing spec script that they acquired earlier this year called A Garden At The End Of The World, and changing it up to fit the I Am Legend story. The script was written by Gary Graham, who worked at the Apple store in midtown Manhattan before his script was picked up.
- Joey Paur
If it ain’t broke, and you can’t get Will Smith back for a sequel… Reboot Time! Deadline reports that the studio has snapped up the spec script “A Garden At The End Of The World” (described as “a sci-fi version of John Wayne’s ‘The Searchers'”) and will be adapting it as an “I am Legend” reboot. Yes, they couldn’t even make the effort to just write an original (sort of) script for their reboot. Talk about lazy, sheesh! The film, of course, was based on Richard Matheson’s book of the same name, about the last survivor of a vampiric plague who continues to fight on despite losing all hope. He realizes he’s not alone after all when he meets some other survivors. Warner has been trying to get Smith to reprise his Neville character from the movie for years now, even exploring the option of a prequel, »
Will Smith was undoubtedly one of the best things about I Am Legend, the post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller that followed the lone New York City survivor (Smith) in search of a cure for the plague that has killed off most of humanity. As such, hearing that a reboot of the Warner Bros. property is now in the works without Smith at its center makes my response to the news a bit muted, though it probably would have been anyways even with him involved now that we're seven years removed from the film and the post-apocalyptic movies keep on rolling in. Directed by Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games), the 2007 film grossed $585 million worldwide, making a franchise desirable. But the movie's ending wasn't exactly sequel-friendly, which I appreciate to an extent, and, despite a long-standing attempt at a prequel, a franchise never got off the ground. At least not until now, as Warner Bros. »
- Jordan Benesh
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