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Michael Dougherty Wanted To Make A Horror Christmas Movie Since He Was A Kid And Krampus Granted His Wish

Michael Dougherty Wanted To Make A Horror Christmas Movie Since He Was A Kid And Krampus Granted His Wish
Since its release, "Krampus" has become a Christmas favorite of mine. "Rare Exports" and "A Christmas Horror Story" are often listed among the best adaptations of the Germanic legend, but I believe director Michael Doughtery's 2015 holiday horror flick has done the best job at bringing the titular mischief-maker to the screen. The story about a household being overtaken by Krampus and his adorable holiday minions introduces the centuries-old legend in a concise, hilarious, and thrilling way that only the filmmaker behind the influential "Trick 'r Treat" could have pulled off.

"Krampus" features a pretty spectacular ensemble with Emjay Anthony, Toni Collette, Conchata Ferrell, David Koechner, Adam Scott, Krista Stadler, and Alison Tolman. On top of all of that, the film nestles in quite nicely alongside "Gremlins" as a wonderful piece of holiday gateway horror. That's pretty much what the legend is, anyways.

Where the story of St. Nicholas encourages children to be kind,
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Krampus Director Michael Dougherty Knew They Needed To Make Their Monster A Little More American

Krampus Director Michael Dougherty Knew They Needed To Make Their Monster A Little More American
Before director Michael Dougherty's version of "Krampus" finally made it to theaters in 2015, the idea of crafting a story around the old Austrian folktale had been circulating for years. George Romero was mulling over the possibility of at least producing a movie based on the Krampus legend at one point. In fact, this was the second time that Doughtery took on a project that Romero walked away from. The beloved horror anthology "Trick 'r Treat" was Dougherty's first film after Romero — as well as horror legends John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, and Stan Winston — exited that project as well, which we learned on Mick Garris' "Post Mortem" podcast. This eventually led to the PG-13 version of "Krampus" which audiences eventually got to see. There is a much naughtier R-rated "Krampus" cut out there, as well.

When "Krampus" first hit theaters, it didn't exactly light up the holiday box office,
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Jamie Lee Curtis-Produced Return to Sender Clip Shows Sinister Arrival

Jamie Lee Curtis-Produced Return to Sender Clip Shows Sinister Arrival
If you're sad that October is over for another year, writer and director Russell Goldman's (Halloween) short film Return to Sender may be just the post-spooky-season treat you need. Produced by Halloween Ends' Jamie Lee Curtis, this upcoming paranoid thriller explores the sinister side of online shopping. Goldman's Return to Sender has no shortage of eerie moments that provoke a gut feeling that something isn't quite right. In the short, Julia, played by Emmy-Award nominee Allison Tolman, is looking to start fresh after being released from rehab. She's out from under her loving, if overbearing, sister Tat (Emma Pasarow), and looking to make her new house into a home, and Collider has first-look images and an exclusive clip.
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10 Best Shows Like Station 19

10 Best Shows Like Station 19
Station 19, the firefighting-centric spin-off from the world of Grey's Anatomy just started its sixth season this October. As the episodes continue, the multiple narrative elements of Station 19 are also bound to lead viewers to check out similar ensemble-driven workplace dramas, even if the workplace is a legal practice or a police station.

Even character motivations such as series protagonist Andrea "Andy" Herrera's sense of responsibility and living up to her father's legacy can be found in similar dramas that might be way different in genre but similar in their overarching themes.

9-1-1: Lone Star (2020-) Stream On Hulu

When it began, 9-1-1 was a procedural drama focusing on the first responders of Los Angeles, ranging from paramedics to firefighters, police officers to dispatchers. The spin-off Lone Star follows a similar approach but changes the setting to Texas. Rob Lowe offers a moving performance playing the series lead,
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‘Return to Sender’ Trailer – Jamie Lee Curtis Co-Created and Produced New Horror Short [Exclusive]

‘Return to Sender’ Trailer – Jamie Lee Curtis Co-Created and Produced New Horror Short [Exclusive]
On the way from Jamie Lee Curtis‘ production company Comet Pictures is a horror short film titled Return to Sender, and Bloody Disgusting is debuting the official trailer today.

Jamie Lee Curtis co-created and produced Return to Sender, which follows a woman who becomes fixated on a package delivery scam that grows increasingly strange and personal.

Starring Allison Tolman (Krampus), Return to Sender has been accepted into over 20 film festivals so far and it will premiere online on Alter and Omeleto this November.

Return to Sender will play at Fantastic Fest on September 24 and September 26, attached to the feature Smoking Causes Coughing, as well as Beyond Fest on October 1st.

Russell Goldman (Blumhouse’s Mother Nature) wrote and directed Return to Sender.

Goldman said in a statement to Bloody Disgusting, “I received a notification. The Valentine’s Day gift I ordered for my partner had just just arrived at my door.
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Bryan Cranston, Blair Underwood, Jennifer Morrison Lead Hollyshorts Film Festival Jury (Exclusive)

Bryan Cranston, Blair Underwood, Jennifer Morrison Lead Hollyshorts Film Festival Jury (Exclusive)
Bryan Cranston, Blair Underwood and Jennifer Morrison will lead the jury for this year’s Hollyshorts Film Festival.

They will be joined by Stephanie Lang, Joanna Quinn, David Dastmalchian, Adaku Ononogbo and Jeremy Swift.

Set to open Aug. 11 at the Tcl Chinese Theatre in Hollywood and virtually through the Bitpix platform, the festival will screen a number of short films including Steve McQueen’s prostate cancer documentary “Embarrassed,” starring Idris Elba, Ben Proudfoot’s “Mink!” about the first woman of color elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, and Rory Keenan’s “Bump,” starring Gemma Arterton.

Also screening on the opening night are Frank Chi’s “38 and the Garden,” Mike Kearby’s comedy “The Problem with Time Travel,” Tara Westwood’s “Triggered” starring Isiah Whitlock Jr. and Robert John Burke, “Coral Amiga’s"Crosshairs” and Evan Miller’s “Thoughts and Prayers,” which features Adrianne Palicki and Zachary Levi.

Meanwhile
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Why Women Kill

Why Women Kill
Network: CBS All Access/Paramount+

Episodes: 20 (hour).

Seasons: Two.

TV show dates: August 15, 2019 — July 29, 2021.

Series status: Cancelled.

Performers include: Lucy Liu, Ginnifer Goodwin, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Alexandra Daddario, Sam Jaeger, Sadie Calvano, Jack Davenport, Reid Scott, Allison Tolman, Lana Parrilla, B.K. Cannon, Jordane Christie, Matthew Daddario, Veronica Falcón, and Nick Frost.

TV show description:

From creator Marc Cherry, the Why Women Kill TV show is a darkly comedic drama anthology series.

The first season follows three women, each from a different decade, who live different lives on the surface, but have one significant thing in common -- betrayal.

Beth Ann Stanton (Goodwin) seems to be an exemplary housewife by 1963 standards. Her sunny
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Why Women Kill Canceled: Paramount+ Rescinds Season 3 Renewal

Why Women Kill Canceled: Paramount+ Rescinds Season 3 Renewal
Why Women Kill is not moving forward at Paramount+.

The streaming service on Friday revealed it had canceled the Marc Cherry anthology drama after two seasons, despite handing out a renewal in December 2021.

“Paramount+ has made the difficult decision not to move forward with Season 3 of Why Women Kill,” a statement from the streamer reads.

“We would like to thank our partners at CBS Studios and Imagine Television Studios, the amazing creator and showrunner Marc Cherry and the incredible writers, cast and crew for two memorable seasons.”

The series has been well-received since its debut, thanks to its darkly comedic twists and turns.

Why Women Kill Season 2 picked up in 1949, and explored what it means to be beautiful and the hidden truth behind the facades people present to the world.

It also touched on the effects of being ignored and overlooked by society and finally, and the lengths one woman
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Why Women Kill Cancelled at Paramount+, Reversing Renewal

Why Women Kill Cancelled at Paramount+, Reversing Renewal
Why Women Kill‘s third season is apparently Doa: Paramount+ has cancelled the anthology series, reversing its previous Season 3 renewal, TVLine has confirmed.

“Paramount+ has made the difficult decision not to move forward with Season 3 of Why Women Kill,” a Paramount+ spokesperson said in a statement obtained by TVLine. “We would like to thank our partners at CBS Studios and Imagine Television Studios, the amazing creator and showrunner Marc Cherry and the incredible writers, cast and crew for two memorable seasons.”

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‘Why Women Kill’ Season 3 Scrapped By Paramount+

‘Why Women Kill’ Season 3 Scrapped By Paramount+
Marc Cherry’s anthology series Why Women Kill will not get a third installment. The Paramount+ drama was renewed for a third season in December and was firming up its lead cast with big-name actors in negotiations to star when the decision was made with production slated to start soon, sources said.

“Paramount+ has made the difficult decision not to move forward with Season 3 of Why Women Kill,” a spokesperson for the streamer said in a statement to Deadline. “We would like to thank our partners at CBS Studios and Imagine Television Studios; the amazing creator and showrunner Marc Cherry; and the incredible writers, cast and crew for two memorable seasons.”

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The abrupt decision on the eve of production is surprising as Nicole Clemens, President of Paramount+ Original Scripted Series, touted the series’ strong Season 2 performance in the Season 3 renewal announcement, revealing
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‘Why Women Kill’ Canceled at Paramount+ Despite Season 3 Renewal (Exclusive)

‘Why Women Kill’ Canceled at Paramount+ Despite Season 3 Renewal (Exclusive)
Why Women Kill” has been canceled at Paramount+ after two seasons, Variety has learned exclusively.

The cancellation comes despite the fact that the show was renewed for a third season in December 2021. The show originally launched in 2019 when Paramount+ was still known as CBS All Access, with Season 2 airing between June and July of 2021.

“Paramount+ has made the difficult decision not to move forward with Season 3 of ‘Why Women Kill,'” a Paramount+ spokesperson said in a statement to Variety. “We would like to thank our partners at CBS Studios and Imagine Television Studios, the amazing creator and showrunner Marc Cherry and the incredible writers, cast and crew for two memorable seasons.”

The series followed an anthology format, with the two seasons featuring entirely different casts and storylines. Season 1 featured stories set in three different decades, specifically in 1963, 1984, and 2019. It followed three women who lived in the same Pasadena mansion
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Gaslit Premiere Recap: Can't Keep a Good Martha Down — Grade It!

Gaslit Premiere Recap: Can't Keep a Good Martha Down — Grade It!
In Gaslit, Starz’s new retelling of the Watergate conspiracy, it’s no surprise that G. Gordon Liddy is the first to grab the mic. “History isn’t written by the feeble masses — the pissants, the commies, the queers and the women,” the political zealot tells us. “It is written and rewritten by soldiers carrying the banner of kings.” As he lectures, he’s scorching his hand over an open flame and embracing the pain.

Thus is our introduction to this fresh spin on Nixon’s re-election campaign and the scandal that followed, only this time, the story revolves around
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Minx Season 1 Finale Recap: You've Come a Long Way, Baby — Grade It!

Minx Season 1 Finale Recap: You've Come a Long Way, Baby — Grade It!
By the end of Minx‘s Season 1 finale, Joyce achieves the outcome she wanted from Episode 1: She’s the sole owner/publisher of the feminist erotic magazine she created. But Doug is no longer involved, and Bottom Dollar Publications is literally in ruins. How did we get here? Let’s recap Episode 10, “You Happened to Me,” which started streaming Thursday.

At the beginning of the episode, we meet Wanda (played by guest star Allison Tolman, Fargo), wife of Willy, that chauvinist radio host Joyce encountered earlier in the season. Turns out, Wanda has been reading Minx and was very
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Gaslit (2022) TV Mini-series Trailer: Julia Roberts is the Outspoken Wife of the U.S. Attorney General During Watergate [Starz]

Gaslit (2022) TV Mini-series Trailer: Julia Roberts is the Outspoken Wife of the U.S. Attorney General During Watergate [Starz]
Gaslit Trailer — Starz‘s Gaslit (2022) TV mini-series Trailer had been released. The Gaslit trailer stars Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, Dan Stevens, Betty Gilpin, Shea Whigham, Darby Camp, Aleksandar Filimonovic, Allison Tolman, J. C. MacKenzie, Chris Bauer, Chris Messina, Hamish Linklater, Patton Oswalt, Nat Faxon, Erinn Hayes, Brian Geraghty, and Reed Diamond. Crew Matt Ross [...]

Continue reading: Gaslit (2022) TV Mini-series Trailer: Julia Roberts is the Outspoken Wife of the U.S. Attorney General During Watergate [Starz]
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Fargo: Season Five Renewal Announced for FX Anthology Series from Noah Hawley

Fargo: Season Five Renewal Announced for FX Anthology Series from Noah Hawley
Another tale from Minnesota is on the way. FX has announced that the Fargo TV series has been renewed for a fifth season. The renewal comes as no surprise as FX Chief John Landgraf had previously said that he was hopeful for another season. The fourth season concluded in November 2020.

An anthology dark comedy series that debuted in 2014, the Fargo TV show was created by Noah Hawley and is based on the feature film by Joel and Ethan Coen. Each season takes place in the same universe but revolves around a different story and characters. Previous seasons' stars have included Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks, Martin Freeman, Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Wilson, Jesse Plemons, Jean Smart, Ted Danson, Ewan McGregor, Carrie Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Goran Bogdan, David Thewlis, Chris Rock, Jessie Buckley, Jason Schwartzman, Ben Whishaw, Jack Huston, Salvatore Esposito, and E’myri
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Fargo Renewed for Season 5 at FX

Fargo Renewed for Season 5 at FX
FX is going back to Fargo again.

The cable network has renewed Noah Hawley’s series for Season 5, the network announced Thursday.

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The anthology drama’s fifth installment will be set in 2019. As for the story, the season’s official logline mysteriously asks: “When is a kidnapping not a kidnapping, and what if your wife isn’t yours?”

“Noah and Warren [Littlefield, executive producer] have delighted and inspired fans
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Allison Tolman Calls For Writers & Showrunners To Avoid Jokes About Weight: “I Promise They Aren’t Funny”

Allison Tolman Calls For Writers & Showrunners To Avoid Jokes About Weight: “I Promise They Aren’t Funny”
Emmy Award nominee Allison Tolman is asking writers to avoid making jokes about characters’ bodies, especially when it’s in relation to their weight.

“Writers and showrunners- take the jokes about weight out of your scripts. I promise they aren’t funny. And even if they were, they won’t hold up well. And even if they did, they’re unkind-either to your characters and actors or someone in your audience or crew. It’s not worth it,” the Fargo star posted via Twitter on Tuesday.

She continued, “Jokes about weight don’t have to just be jokes about a character’s body. They can also include making mention of: – the numbers on a scale – what someone eats – what size their clothing is – exercise and movement.”

Jokes about weight don’t have to just be jokes about a characters body. They can also include making mention of:

– the numbers on
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Allison Tolman Calls for Elimination of 'Jokes About Weight' on TV: 'I Promise They Aren't Funny'

Allison Tolman Calls for Elimination of  'Jokes About Weight' on TV: 'I Promise They Aren't Funny'
Allison Tolman is calling on the TV industry to put a permanent moratorium on making fun of people struggling with their weight.

The Fargo and Why Women Kill actress took to Twitter late Tuesday to urge “writers and showrunners” to “take the jokes about weight out of your scripts,” maintaining, “I promise they aren’t funny. And even if they were, they won’t hold up well. And even if they did, they’re unkind-either to your characters and actors or someone in your audience or crew. It’s not worth it.”

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Why Women Kill: Season Two Viewer Votes

Why Women Kill: Season Two Viewer Votes
How will Alma change in the second season of the Why Women Kill TV show on Paramount+? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether a TV show like Why Women Kill is cancelled or renewed for season three. Paramount+ and other streaming platforms, however, collect their own data. If you've been watching this TV series, we'd love to know how you feel about the second season episodes of Why Women Kill here.  *Status Update Below.

A darkly comedic drama from Marc Cherry on Paramount+, season two of Why Women Kill stars Allison Tolman, Lana Parilla, B.K. Cannon, Jordane Christie, Matthew Daddario, Veronica Falcón, and Nick Frost. The second season's story takes place in 1949 and explores what it means to be beautiful, the hidden truth behind
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Why Women Kill: Season Three Renewal for Paramount+ Anthology Series

Why Women Kill: Season Three Renewal for Paramount+ Anthology Series
Get ready to explore new stories about ladies and the deaths in their wake. The Why Women Kill TV series has been renewed for a third season by Paramount+. The second season of 10 episodes was released between June and July of this year.

A darkly comedic drama from Marc Cherry, season two of Why Women Kill stars Allison Tolman, Lana Parilla, B.K. Cannon, Jordane Christie, Matthew Daddario, Veronica Falcón, and Nick Frost. The second season's story takes place in 1949 and explores what it means to be beautiful, the hidden truth behind the facades people present to the world, the effects of being ignored and overlooked by society, and finally, the lengths one woman will go in order to finally belong.Read More…
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