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Todd and the Book of Pure Evil movie is seasons 3 and 4 in 90 minutes

The cult horror comedy series Todd and the Book of Pure Evil ended in a cliffhanger in its second season finale. Hannah (Melanie Leishman) died, but her parents had a basement full of clones underneath a retirement home. After a successful Indiegogo campaign, Todd and the Book of Pure Evil creator Craig David Wallace completed the animated feature film, Todd and the Book of Pure Evil: The End of the End, along with Rich Duhaney. Fans will finally get to see what season three could have been, and season four. Audiences at the Screamfest horror film festival in Hollywood got...read more
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Film News Roundup: See-Saw Hires Libby Sharpe as Head of Production in Australia

Film News Roundup: See-Saw Hires Libby Sharpe as Head of Production in Australia
In today’s film news roundup, See-Saw Films hires Libby Sharpe as head of production in Australia, Three Point Capital expands Louisiana operations, and Screamfest unveils its first titles.

Executive Appointments

See-Saw FilmsIain Canning and Emile Sherman have hired veteran producer Libby Sharpe as head of production, film and television, Australia.

She will oversee the physical production and day-to-day operations of See-Saw’s Sydney office. Sharpe most recently produced See-Saw’s TV series “Top of the Lake: China Girl” and was a producer on “Lion,” which received a best picture Academy Award nomination. She also produced David Michod’s “Animal Kingdom” and “The Rover.”

“Libby has an incredible record of overseeing complex productions with extensive logistical challenges and sensitivities as well as working brilliantly with some of the top creative talent of our day,” Canning and Sherman said. “Working alongside our incredibly talented producer Rachel Gardner, we feel extremely confident in her ability to oversee
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‘Total Frat Movie’ Gets Release Date

Gravitas Ventures has secured U.S. rights to “Total Frat Movie” from Digerati Films. The comedy is set for a Sept. 23 release in theaters and on demand, Variety has learned exclusively.

Warren P. Sonoda (“Swearnet: The Movie”) directed from a script by Stephen Fromkin and Sacha Pavlovic. Bob Wertheimer produces with Fred Fuchs, Neil Bregman and Jonathon Bronfman serving as executive producers.

The project is inspired by the college lifestyle website TotalFratMove.com, which includes stories such as “What to Do When You’re Underage and the Bar Gets Raided” and “Guy Asks Girls in Vegas for Tips on How to Lose His Virginity.”

The cast includes Justin Deeley (“90210”), Nick Bateman (“Hobo With a Shotgun”), Rebecca Dalton (“Spun Out”), Alex House (“Todd and The Book of Pure Evil”) and features Tom Green.

“This film captures the same spirit of classics like ‘Animal House,’ ‘Van Wilder,’ ‘Project X’ and ‘Road Trip,
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Horror Highlights: 28 Days Later Poster, Slasher Blu-ray / DVD, American Murder Song, The Faculty Shirt

A new 28 Days Later poster is inspired by Secret Cinema’s interactive experience of Danny Boyle’s British horror classic. Also in today’s Horror Highlights: Slasher Season 1 Blu-ray / DVD info, a video and release details for the first American Murder Song Ep, plus Cavity Colors’ tribute to Robert Rodriguez’s The Faculty with a shirt design by Devon Whitehead.

28 Days Later Poster from Secret Cinema and Artist Dan Mumford: Previous Press Release: “Prepare for a terrifying experience in apocalyptic survival as Secret Cinema Presents takes on Danny Boyle’s cult horror masterpiece, 28 Days Later.

Starring Cillian Murphy as Jim, who awakes from a coma to a find a deadly virus has all but obliterated humanity and society now overrun by hordes of the “infected”, 28 Days Later created a new breed of zombie (‘the infected’) – and reinvigorated the genre for the next generation of horror fans.

Not only does
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'Todd and The Book of Pure Evil' Animated Movie Teaser: The End Is Coming

'Todd and The Book of Pure Evil' Animated Movie Teaser: The End Is Coming
It's been awhile since we've heard about Todd and The Book of Pure Evil: The End of The End, an animated feature-length movie based on the popular Canadian TV show. The official Todd Facebook page has arrived with an update. And an animated teaser! It sounds like this movie might be finished this year. For now, we only get to see a quick 15 second glimpse at what's to come.

Todd and The Book of Pure Evil: The End of The End has been a long time coming, with a successful Indiegogo campaign coming to an end way back in the summer of 2013. The team behind the upcoming movie raised $124,000 from fans. But as it turns out, the movie needed an additional $750,000 to be completed and released in theaters. It took the filmmakers another year-and-a-half to find the proper funding, but as luck would have it, the Government of
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Slasher Season 1 Review

Two episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

It’s more fitting than frustrating that Slasher, horror network Chiller’s first foray into original scripted programming, unspools as an unabashed amalgam of horror movie tropes. After all, the NBCUniversal-owned channel has carved out a funky little niche for itself broadcasting “scary good” films and TV series, from classics like Kolchak: The Night Stalker to little gems like Harper’s Island, not so much curating its content as airing it all as a bloody buffet for horror hounds.

That approach has kept the lights on up until now, encouraging Chiller to think bigger with original features like Animal and (excellent) SXSW entry The Boy. And so, despite the creative energies of director Craig David Wallace (Todd and the Book of Pure Evil) and writer-creator Aaron Martin (DeGrassi: The Next Generation), it makes sense that Slasher is also guided by the techniques and
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Us horror network Chiller announces new programming

On the heels of Animal, its most-watched original movie to date – and the SXSW 2015 premiere of its original movie The Boy – Us horror channel Chiller have announced new original content for 2015 and 2016, including its first-ever original series, Slasher, and two new original movies, Lifeforce and Siren.

Says Dave Howe, President, Syfy & Chiller:

Chiller delivers a broad range of compelling horror programming, from classic edge-of-your-seat thrillers to thought-provoking psychological dramas. Given Chiller’s success in the original film space with Animal and The Boy, we’re thrilled to premiere our first-ever original series, Slasher, later this year.

Chiller’s first original series, Slasher, follows the plight of a young woman who returns to the small town where she was born, only to find herself the centerpiece in a series of horrifying copycat murders – based on the widely-known, grisly killings of her parents. The eight-part season serves as the first instalment of an anthology series,
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Lifeforce Remake, Film Adaptation of V/H/S Segment ‘Amateur Night’ & New Series ‘Slasher’ Announced by Chiller

Chiller has original and reimagined onscreen scares lined up for this year and the next, as they've just announced that their first original series, Slasher (directed by Todd & The Book of Pure Evil’s Craig David Wallace), will premiere late this year, along with a reimagining of Tobe Hooper's 1985 space vampire flick, Lifeforce. Also in development at Chiller (and slated for a 2016 debut) is Siren, a full-length film adaptation of David Bruckner's highly regarded V/H/S segment, Amateur Night, which gave viewers a chilling new perspective on the line, "I like you."

Press Release (via The Futon Critic) -- "New York - May 5, 2015 - On the heels of its most-watched original movie to date (Animal) and the SXSW 2015 premiere of its original movie The Boy, Chiller announces new original content for 2015 and 2016, including its first-ever original series, Slasher, and two new original movies, Lifeforce and Siren.

"Chiller
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Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis May 22-24 – Great Line-Up of Movie Guests

Pop culture comes to life in St. Louis next month! It’s the Wizard World Comic Con May 22nd through the 24th at America’s Center downtown (701 Convention Plaza – St. Louis, Mo 63101), and boy oh boy, do they have an amazing line-up of guests!

Sure, you got the comic artists and cosplayers, wrestlers, a St. Louis Ram, a Power Ranger, and of course the ubiquitous Walking Dead stars, but what We Are Movie Geeks is most excited about are the celebrities from movies that will be on hand: Horror legend George Romero, Sharknado legend Tara Reid, horror hostess with the mostest (if you know what I mean) Elvira, Guardians Of The Galaxy tough guy Dave Bautista, Henry the serial killer himself Michael Rooker, Do The Right Thing’s ‘Buggin Out’ Giancarlo Esposito. Lord of the Rings Trilogy’s Pippin Billy Boyd, Captain America squeeze Hayley Atwell, and Silent Bob’s buddy Jay aka Jason Mewes.
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SXSW 2015 Review: Deathgasm

As someone who relishes new and unusual storytelling, it’s been great to see the recent boom of films coming out of New Zealand, a country that embraces and celebrates the unusual in ways most other places in the world just cannot. The latest Kiwi film to make its way Stateside is Jason Lei Howden’s Deathgasm, the ridiculously fun and bombastic celebration of horror and heavy metal that premiered at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival last night. While the film may garner a lot of attention for it’s more over-the-top approach to gore, nudity and its clever use of sex toys, what makes Deathgasm so special is that the story itself is full of heart and features breakout performances from both Milo Cawthorne and Kimberley Crossman, who bring tons of infectious energy to the project.

In Deathgasm, we meet a lovable loser metal head by the name of Brodie
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Todd and The Book Of Pure Evil Gets a Sequel

For fans of the animated series Todd and the Book of Pure Evil, it is not over yet. The award winning series loved by critics and fans alike will be returning with a full length animated feature entitled Todd and the Book of Pure Evil: The End of the End. Once again produced by Aircraft…

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Jason Mewes Talks the Future of 'Todd and the Book of Pure Evil'

Jason Mewes Talks the Future of 'Todd and the Book of Pure Evil'
We talked to Jason Mewes this week about the release of Jay and Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie On Deman, and we couldn't help but bring up the cult Canadian TV series Todd and the Book of Pure Evil. The show ended after two very successful seasons, but wasn't renewed because of its high budget. This was before it caught on in America, as a new audience became attached to the supernatural comedy about a pair of high school friends attempting to keep a dangerous book out of the wrong hands. Airing on Netflix, more and more people are joining the cult of Todd as we speak.

But not to worry. The series isn't completely dead. An animated movie is on the way, and will wrap up the series while leaving it open for another season or a live action movie, if enough interest demands it.

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'Jay and Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie' Interview with Jason Mewes | Exclusive

'Jay and Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie' Interview with Jason Mewes | Exclusive
Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes are getting animated in Jay and Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie, an all-new adventure in the View Askewniverse. Stoners Jay and Bob hit the lottery jackpot and use their cash windfall to become crime-fighting superheroes in this latest outing, now available On Demand. We recently caught up with Jay himself, Mr. Mewes, for a chat about the movie. It was originally conceived as a tour-only treat for fans, but once they realized shows were selling out, and not everyone could see it, they decided to bring it home. We discuss this, the inevitable groovy cartoon sequel that Jason is currently writing, and the destiny of the long awaited Clerks III. And for all you Todd and the Book of Pure Evil fans, don't worry! He also gives us an update on this cult classic Canadian TV show that continues to amass a huge following here in the states.
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U.S. Animation Execs Seek Out Partners in London

London — Film London, a publicly-funded agency that supports the film and TV biz in the U.K. capital, is hosting six animation execs from the U.S. this week.

The visit is part of the agency’s drive to encourage more international production to come to the city on the back of the introduction of the tax reliefs for high-end television and animation announced last year.

The visitors, who include senior reps from the Jim Henson Company, DreamWorks Animation, Amazon Studios, Frederator Networks, NBC Universal’s Sprout and Mattel’s Playground Productions, will take part in a three-day program designed to promote London’s animation sector.

The program includes one–to-one meetings with London animation houses, including Collingwood & Co., Blink Industries, Lupus Films and Karrot Entertainment, and presentations from Tony Orsten, the chief executive of motion-capture facility The Imaginarium (Warner’s “Godzilla”), and Alan Dewhurst, producer of “Peter and the Wolf,
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13 Scariest Things to Watch This Halloween

13 Scariest Things to Watch This Halloween
While we anxiously await the return of Spooker Washington and his Halloween picks this year, IMDb (the 'self-proclaimed' authoritarian voice on movies and TV) have revealed their top 13 must-see movies and TV episodes to watch this Halloween, as selected by their own team of experts. From sinister classics like Hellraiser (which we included in our own classic horror movies list), The Shining and Alien, to family fare like It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, the diverse list covers a spectrum of genres and tones. Also included among the (un)lucky 13 are episodes of The X-Files and Buffy the Vampire Slayer as well as a documentary on the history of witchcraft called H&#228xan: Witchcraft Through the Ages*. And if that wasn't enough, our own Spooker Washington has chimed in with alternative picks in case you've already seen these.

1Hellraiser

Not long after the Rubik's cube was introduced to Americans came
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There's Nothing Good About "Todd and the Book of Pure Evil"

Todd and the Book of Pure Evil is about a demonic high school where a group of teens partner with a janitor (Jason Mewes) to fight the evil forces running the school (and possibly the world?). It's like Glee meets Scott Pilgrim with far worse dialogue and writing than Glee ever mustered (if that's even remotely possible). And it's more Canadian, or something.

Although, I never watched the first season, I'm noW kind of glad I didn't. While not a terrible concept or anything, the execution is piss-poor. The acting is abysmal and the writing is completely lifeless. I'm not sure I understand the high marks the series gets, or how this series has fans in any way, shape or form.

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Joe Lynch Talks Holliston and More - Part 1

If you've been following along with our "Holliston" interview series, you've read our conversations with Adam Green, Corri English and Laura Ortiz. Today we bring you an exclusive, and very personal, interview with the hilarious Joe Lynch.

You can follow these links to check out our previous interviews with Adam Green (Part 1 here and Part 2 here) and Corri English and Laura Ortiz. Now enjoy Joe Lynch as he talks about "Holliston" and his upcoming project Everly along with few other tasty tidbits.

We asked Joe about the increased confidence the cast of "Holliston" seems to have gained in Season 2. "That seems to be the word of the day for our season: confidence," Lynch said. "Since we've been promoting it in March, Adam's brought it up, I've brought it up. People who have seen the episodes so far, including the Christmas Episode, have mentioned confidence, and we didn't see that at
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Help Todd And The Book Of Pure Evil Get Animated!

If you are already familiar with horror-comedy television series Todd And The Book Of Pure Evil then you are already familiar with one basic fact: After hitting a cliffhanger ending in Season Two the show was not renewed and that ending has never been resolved. If you are not already familiar with Todd And The Book Of Pure Evil then you are no doubt asking yourself, "How can I have possibly missed a show with such an awesome title and why aren't there more Todds on television?" Followed by "How can I catch up on such a thing and get to that aforementioned cliffhanger?" The answer to that second question is Netflix but the cliffhanger need not be the end ...You see, the creators know...

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Look for Malcolm in the Middle of Destruction: Las Vegas

An ancient Egyptian curse is unleashing sand tornadoes and hurricane force winds on Las Vegas. This sounds like a mission for Agent Cody Banks! Destruction: Las Vegas is at hand, and only Frankie Muniz can save the day!

But even “Malcolm in the Middle” can’t help everyone Stay Alive without a little help from some friends. That’s where “Todd and the Book of Pure Evil” co-star Maggie Castle, “United States of Tara” co-star Andrew Laurence, “90210” co-star Michael Steger, and the venerable Barry Bostwick as a Vegas lounge lizard come into play.

Synopsis:

As a group of college students celebrate in Las Vegas over Spring Break, a furious windstorm unlike any other descends upon the city. Hotel after hotel, the famed Vegas Strip is ripped apart by massive tornadoes of sand and hurricane-like winds. Nelson (Frankie Muniz) and Olive (Maggie Castle) discover that an ancient Egyptian curse has been awakened,
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