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Horror Highlights: Painkillers Character Posters, Behind-the-Scenes Video for Venom #1, The Night Of The Virgin Release Details

In today’s Horror Highlights, we have five new character posters for a film currently showing at Cannes, Painkillers. Also: a look at a behind-the-scenes video for Venom #1, and The Night of the Virgin trailer and release details.

Painkillers Character Posters Revealed: Press Release: Press Release: "May 14th, 2018 – Title Media, Lone Suspect and Kew Media have released the first round of artwork for Painkillers, a dramatic horror thriller from director Roxy Shih. Kew is currently selling the film at Cannes.

The set of character poster features stars Adam Huss (Power), Madeline Zima, Grant Bowler, Debra Wilson, and Mischa Barton.

This marks the second feature from director Roxy Shih (The Tribe). Giles Daoust wrote the script, which received several awards and nominations in festivals and screenwriting competitions.

Luke Barnett and Vincent Masciale produced the film under their Lone Suspect banner alongside Giles Daoust for Title Media. Mike Macari (The Ring franchise
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Horror Highlights: Keep The Gaslight Burning Clip, Let It Die Short Film, Images from Painkillers

Headlining today's Horror Highlights is a clip from Dave and Lou Elsey's haunting short film Keep the Gaslight Burning. Co-starring critically acclaimed makeup artist Rick Baker and Markie Post, the short film's fire will burn brightly this summer. We also have a look at the short film Let it Die and eight images from the new movie Painkillers.

Keep the Gaslight Burning Clip Revealed: "A brutal murder, a grand and gothic house, a vengeful ghost ... they're the elements that Oscar®-winning director Dave Elsey (Best Achievement in Makeup: The Wolfman) and co-director Lou Elsey combine in the brand-new short film Keep The Gaslight Burning --and they're joined by another film makeup legend, seven-time Oscar® winner Rick Baker, who plays a pivotal role, as well as acclaimed actress Markie Post (above).

Keep The Gaslight Burning will make its official public debut this summer ... but for now, we wanted to share
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Dana Delany: 'Irrepressible' Michael Weatherly Set Up Bull Gig — Plus, How Moonlighting Led Her to China Beach

Dana Delany: 'Irrepressible' Michael Weatherly Set Up Bull Gig — Plus, How Moonlighting Led Her to China Beach
Two-time Emmy winner Dana Delany enters the ring with Bull this Tuesday, where she is poised to lock horns with longtime friend Michael Weatherly.

In the episode “Bad Medicine” (airing Tuesday at 9/8c, on CBS), Delany guest-stars as Sylvia Banner, an Ausa (Assistant United States Attorney) whose proves to be a “hard-bitten” opponent for Weatherly’s titular trial scientist.

Banner is “bound and determined to imprison a young mother/physician who purchases thousands of vials of marijuana-derived Cbd oil to treat her patients in Virginia, where the oil is illegal,” executive producer Glenn Gordon Caron previously previewed for TVLine. “Her
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Jawbreaker Screens at Schlafly Bottleworks March 7th – ‘Strange Brew’

” I killed Liz. I killed the teen dream. Deal with it.”

Jawbreaker (1999) screens Wednesday, February 7th at 8pm at Schlafly Bottleworks Restaurant and Bar (7260 Southwest Ave.- at Manchester – Maplewood, Mo 63143) as part of Webster University’s Award-Winning Strange Brew Film Series. Admission is $5.

What happens when you take the movie Heathers, sprinkle on some Clueless, add a pinch of Carrie, and throw in Pam Grier for good measure? Well, you get the movie Jawbreaker, a forgotten movie from 1999 ripe for rediscovery.

Courtney(Rose Mcgowan), Julie (Rebecca Gayheart),Marcie(Julie Benz) and Liz(Charlotte Ayanna) were the most popular girls at school. But on Liz’s 17th birthday, her friends want to surprise her and kidnap her. But that plan goes wrong, when accidently, Liz chokes on the jawbreaker that her friends stuffed in her mouth to keep her from screaming. Everyone is totally shocked, except cold-hearted Courtney, who just
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Rewatch: Becoming (Part 1)

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The moment has arrived, Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans. We've reached the holy grail when it came to shocking two-part episodes.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2 Episode 21 (and its sequel) changed the game for the series' narrative. This may sound dramatic, but the cliffhanger and subsequent twists left us gasping for air...and wanting more. These hours are incredible for so many reasons.

Similar to past two-part episodes, we'll begin with "Becoming (Part 1)."

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2 Episode 21 had a lot of flashbacks. And I do mean A Lot.

These flashbacks served an important purpose of answering questions about Angelus's and Buffy's pasts before the series ever aired.

Seeing Angelus become a vampire was essential to his backstory. We only had a taste of his interactions with Darla on Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 1 Episode 7, and the tidbits he mentioned before, to get a full sense of his past.
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Vincent Cirrincione Shuts Down Management Company In Wake Of Sexual Harassment Allegations

Vincent Cirrincione Shuts Down Management Company In Wake Of Sexual Harassment Allegations
Exclusive: Veteran Hollywood talent manager Vincent Cirrincione is closing down his company, Vincent Cirrincione Associates, following a story in the Washington Post on Friday in which nine women accused him of unwanted sexual advances over a period of two decades. The move comes after some of his biggest clients, including Taraji P. Henson and Julie Benz, dropped him as a manager over the weekend, sources said. “It is with incredibly great sadness that at this time, I…
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Vincent Cirrincione Shuts Down Management Company In Wake Of Sexual Harassment Allegations

Exclusive: Veteran Hollywood talent manager Vincent Cirrincione is closing down his company, Vincent Cirrincione Associates, following a story in the Washington Post on Friday in which nine women accused him of unwanted sexual advances over a period of two decades. The move comes after some of his biggest clients, including Taraji P. Henson and Julie Benz, dropped him as a manager over the weekend, sources said. “It is with incredibly great sadness that at this time, I…
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Film News Roundup: Louis Gossett Jr. Replaces James Earl Jones on ‘Foster Boy’ Drama

Film News Roundup: Louis Gossett Jr. Replaces James Earl Jones on ‘Foster Boy’ Drama
In today’s film news roundup, Louis Gossett Jr. replaces James Earl Jones in “Foster Boy,” David Wojnarowicz is the subject of a documentary and “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” gets a Norwegian director.

Replacement

Louis Gossett Jr. is replacing James Earl Jones as a judge in the reality-inspired feature film “Foster Boy,” currently in production.

Jones departed due to a competing commitment. Matthew Modine and newcomer Shane Paul McGhie star in “Foster Boy,” a legal drama about a high-powered litigator who takes on the case of a disadvantaged African-American young man. They uncover the abuses of the for-profit foster care system.

Other cast members include Julie Benz, Amy Brenneman, Greg Germann, Evan Handler, Jordan Belfi, Lex Scott Davis and Krystian Lyttle.

The script is written by attorney-turned-screenwriter Jay Paul Deratany, based on his experiences as a litigator in Chicago. “Foster Boy,” which is shooting in Los Angeles, is directed by Youssef Delara.
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Rollback Review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 5

And now we finally get to the best one of all. The true peak of Buffy. The Season where it truly was at its finest hour.

After a shaky Season Four, Buffy returned in style for its fifth season, constructing 22 episodes full of strong characters, a brilliant arc, heartbreaking moments and some of the best hours that the show ever produced. Whilst all the previous Seasons of Buffy had numerous good qualities, it’s fifth just seemed to have everything. From the intense, gripping story-arc of Season Two, to the consistently brilliant episodes of Season Three, to the superb stand-alone hours of Season Four, Season Five is an example of a show at full throttle. It’s brimming with confidence, it knows exactly where it’s taking the story – and explores new routes for our characters that we didn’t even think we’d see.

So, what makes Season Five so great?
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"Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Angel"

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Sneak Peek footage from the "Buffy The Vampire Slayer", Season 1 episode "Angel", written by David Greenwalt and directed by Scott Brazil, that aired April 14, 1997 on The WB:

"...'Buffy Summers'(Sarah Michelle Gellar) has just moved to 'Sunnydale' after burning down her old school's gym to escape her 'vampire slayer' duties. Her plans are complicated by 'Rupert Giles' (Anthony Head), her new 'Watcher', who reminds her of the presence of evil.

"'Sunnydale High' is built atop a 'Hellmouth', a portal to demon dimensions that attracts supernatural phenomena to the area.

"Buffy meets two schoolmates, 'Xander Harris' (Nicholas Brendon) and 'Willow Rosenberg' (Alyson Hannigan) who help her fight evil through the series.

"She also gets a love interest in the form of 'Angel' (David Boreanz) a vampire with a soul.

"Together they are the 'Scoobies', and must prevent 'The Master' (Mark Metcalf), an ancient vampire, from opening the Hellmouth and taking over Sunnydale.
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‘Resurrection of Evil’ DVD Review

Stars: Julie Benz, Danielle Harris, Fionnula Flannagan, Belle Shouse, Josh Stamberg, Toby Huss, Jennifer Blanc, Matt Lasky, Douglas Tait | Written by Andrew C. Erin, Daniel Farrands | Directed by Andrew C. Erin

[Note: With the film finally released in the UK, under the new title of Resurrection of Evil, here’s a re-posting of my review of Havenhurst]

Jackie (Benz), a troubled young woman struggling with addiction, is released from rehab and given a second chance with a new job and a furnished apartment at Havenhurst. Guilt-ridden over the loss of her 8-year-old daughter, Jackie is quickly drawn into the mysteries of Havenhurst, in particular the disappearance of apartment 1006′s previous lost soul, a young woman (Harris) she befriended in rehab who vanished without a trace. Aided by a hardened New York police detective (Stamberg) and a lonely foster child (Shouse) who lives under the sadistic shadow of her caretakers, Jackie must not only battle her inner demons… but the very real ones that live within the walls of Havenhurst.

Co-writer Daniel Farrands will, at least in my eyes,
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The Gifted, and other top super-powered families

James Hunt Oct 7, 2017

As The Gifted lands in the UK, we go looking for other families with superpowers to be reckoned with...

As The Gifted brings the super-powered Strucker siblings to the screen alongside their (currently) unpowered parents, we got thinking: what other super-powered families are out there? Here’s what we came up with…

Power Pack

Created in the early 80s by Louise Simonson and June Brigman, the Power Pack were four super-powered siblings (with the surname Power, natch) who used to sneak out to operate as a team while keeping their identities secret from their parents. It was sort of like the Famous Five, but in the Marvel Universe. Throughout their run the swapped powers and codenames, but the siblings were Alex, Julie, Jack and Katie, and the powers were energy manipulation, mass manipulation, gravity manipulation and light manipulation.

The Powells of No Ordinary Family

This short-lived TV
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Rollback Review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2

Once upon a time, there was a goofy little show called Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It’s first TV outing, a mid-season replacement that only contained 12 episodes, premiered to mixed responses. Whilst the potential was clearly there, it was easy to write it off as just a little too silly, a little too… odd. Nevertheless, it was granted a Season Two, which premiered on September 15th, 1997.

And this is where shit got serious.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2 is truly a remarkable season of television. This is the year when the writers realised that not only were they making something special here, but that they were capable of producing some incredible content. Whilst the first half does maintain some of the less than impressive traits of Season One, such as poor quality filler episodes (containing mummies) and some rather rubbish bad guys (the zombie from episode 2 and literally everything to
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Rollback Review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 1

“In every generation, there is a chosen one. She alone will stand against the Vampires, the Demons, and the Forces of Darkness. She is the Slayer.”

There must be about a million films, stories and TV related content that contains one particular scene. A vulnerable young woman, running for her life, terrified of whomever, or whatever, is pursuing her. She is utterly helpless to prevent her oncoming, horrible death – and most of the time is scantly clad. The scenario ends one of two ways – she either meets a terrible fate, or ends up getting saved by a dashing, Harrison Ford look alike male hero. Rinse, lather, repeat.

It once looked like that would be all we’d get from female characters in horror related productions. That was, until, a young writer came along named Joss Whedon, who decided that enough was enough. He had an idea of a young woman
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Was Zoo Mom Way Too Spry? Did Ahs Pee Bomb Gross You Out? Twin Peaks' Least-Resolved Mystery? And More Qs

Was Zoo Mom Way Too Spry? Did Ahs Pee Bomb Gross You Out? Twin Peaks' Least-Resolved Mystery? And More Qs
We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Marvel’s Inhumans, American Horror Story, Shooter and Zoo!

1 | Did you (or anyone you know) pony up an Andrew Jackson to see Marvel’s Inhumans in IMAX? If so, how many people were in the theater? And did you know to stick around for the “bonus” scene?

RelatedMarvel’s Inhumans Review: Even on Big Screen, Drama Feels Small

3 | The Last Ship‘s unshaven Green and Miller are starting to look like Zz Top at this point,
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Ratings: Sunday Night Football Kickoff Slips vs. 2016, Gong Show Ends Low

Ratings: Sunday Night Football Kickoff Slips vs. 2016, Gong Show Ends Low
NBC’s Sunday Night Football season kicked off on Thursday with 20.8 million total viewers and a 7.2 demo rating, obviously dominating the night while down 11 and 15 percent from the fast nationals for last year’s Carolina/Denver Super Bowl rematch. (That Snf opener went on to record 25.2 million viewers and a 9.4 demo rating.)

Over on ABC, Battle of the Network Stars opened the night with 3 million total viewers (its third-largest audience) and a 0.6 rating, ticking up on both counts from its last fresh episode; the highly competitive season finale then did 2.4 mil/0.6. The Gong Show ended its run with season lows of 2.1 mil/0.5.

Elsewhere…
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Exclusive: Two Dark/Web Banners & A Synopsis Hit For Segment 'Transplant'

The twisted world of Dark/Web is slowly approaching. If you’ve ever needed a reason to fear the world the internet, this upcoming series is sure to give you one. With its healthy combination of both serialized and anthological storytelling, Dark/Web seems poised to scratch an itch that a lot of consumers are having.

If you’re unfamiliar with the digital series, here’s the official synopsis:

"When Ethan (Elerding), Sam (McKissack) and James (Nardelli) find themselves the target of cryptic emails from someone posing as their childhood friend Molly (Gonzales), they assume she’s been the victim of an all-too-common hack. After they reach out to alert her, however, they discover that Molly’s been missing for months and no one has any idea what happened to her.As the emails keep coming, each containing a tale written by Molly, her friends realize that this may be
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Exclusive: Banner & Synopsis Hit For Dark/Web Segment 'Rideshare'!

The twisted world of Dark/Web is slowly approaching. If you’ve ever needed a reason to fear the world the internet, this upcoming series is sure to give you one. With its healthy combination of both serialized and anthological storytelling, Dark/Web seems poised to scratch an itch that a lot of consumers are having.

If you’re unfamiliar with the digital series, here’s the official synopsis:

"When Ethan (Elerding), Sam (McKissack) and James (Nardelli) find themselves the target of cryptic emails from someone posing as their childhood friend Molly (Gonzales), they assume she’s been the victim of an all-too-common hack. After they reach out to alert her, however, they discover that Molly’s been missing for months and no one has any idea what happened to her.As the emails keep coming, each containing a tale written by Molly, her friends realize that this may be more than just a sick joke. Someone has hidden information in the stories, details pulled from real life that point them to people and places from Molly’s past; clues that may lead them to their missing friend."

In addition to the killer premise, each episode consists of a standalone anthology segment woven into its narrative. Today, we have some news involving one of those segements: “Rideshare.”

Thanks to the producers of Dark/Web, we now have the official banner for “Rideshare.” The banner was created by Tim Nardelli, and it gives us just a taste of what we can expect.

"Rideshare"

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This first segment of Dark/Web will make you think twice before hopping into your next Uber ride. Check out the official synopsis below:

"Leeland, family man and recently unemployed, takes a job at the Uber-like 'Rideshare' company. After months of driving late nights to make ends meet, the app begins communicating with him, telling him the ever darker secrets of his passengers and coaxing him to 'do' something about it."

"Rideshare" stars Graham Sibley, Molly Hagan, Brandon Scott, Wesam Keesh, Maria Breese, Jamie Lee Redmon, and features Julie Benz as Rideshare.

Related: Training Day's Julie Benz Joins Dark/Web!

The segment is written and directed by Boman Modine, shot by Sara Garth, and produced by Michael Nardelli, Tim Nardelli, and Mario Miscione.

If you'd like some extra insight into the minds of the executive producers of Dark/Web, we highly recommend that you listen to our extensive podcast where we sit down and talk about the deep web, technology, and everything in between.

Dark/Web is set to hit Lrm later this year!

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Source: Tim Nardelli

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Battle of the Network Stars Full Cast Announced: The 10 Celebs We’re Most Psyched to See Throw Down

Battle of the Network Stars Full Cast Announced: The 10 Celebs We’re Most Psyched to See Throw Down
This is either going to be really good or so bad, it’s great. But either way, ABC’s relaunch of Battle of the Network Stars (premiering Thursday, June 29 at 9/8c) is looking like the summer’s must-see — especially since on Tuesday the full list of competitors was released. The celebrities we’re most psyched to see throwing down in events like the kayak relay race and dunk tank:

RelatedSummer TV Calendar: 90+ Premiere and Finale Dates to Save for June/July

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‘Battle of the Network Stars’ Sets Teams for Series Revival on ABC

‘Battle of the Network Stars’ Sets Teams for Series Revival on ABC
ABC’s revival of “Battle of the Network” stars has set 20 teams of five celebrities each to compete in the upcoming season, the network announced Monday.

Stars from shows such as “Modern Family,” “Pretty Little Liars,” “Scandal,” “Melrose Place,” “Beverly Hills, 90210,” “The Goldbergs,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “The West Wing,” “Dallas,” “CHiPs,” “Law & Order” and many more will take part in the throwback to the classic series from the 1970’s.

The 10-episode season will pit teams of current and classic TV stars from multiple eras and different genres against one another in a variety of athletic games, like Tug of War, Archery, Kayak Relay, Obstacle Course, and Dunk Tank. The series will premiere June 29 at 9 p.m.

The hosts for “Battle of the Network Stars” are Mike Greenberg and Joe Tessitore of Espn; Cassidy Hubbarth and Cari Champion of Espn will be the sideline reporters. Super
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