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Castle Rock Creators Spill On Their Impending Hulu Horror Series

Orbiting around the fictional Maine town created by Stephen King, featured prominently in the author’s canon, including The Dead Zone, Cujo and, most recently, Revival, Castle Rock, a Hulu horror anthology series, will be “an original tale that combines mythological scale and intimate character storytelling,” traits that have become synonymous with the Master of Horror.

Yesterday, Entertainment Weekly posted a trio of never before seen photos from the set for your viewing pleasure and accompanying the snapshots was a full-on report, which featured co-creators Dustin Thomason and Sam Shaw discussing their intertwining Stephen King series, at length.

When prodded for their approach to the oeuvre of such a prominent literary figure, Thomason said, “our intention was always to tell an original story in the tune of Stephen King.” The longtime television executive then pointed out that the fictional town, which connects several of the author’s works, offered the most opportunity for invention.
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New Photos From Hulu’s Stephen King Series Castle Rock Arrive Online

Earlier this month, Hulu finally disclosed the premiere date for their horror anthology series, Castle Rock. The streaming service will make the first three episodes of its J.J. Abrams-produced show available on Wednesday, July 25th.

Orbiting around the fictional Maine town created by Stephen King, and featured prominently in the “Master of Horror’s” canon, including The Dead Zone, Cujo and, most recently, Revival, Castle Rock will be “an original tale that combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling” of the author’s best-loved works.

In addition to the premiere date, Hulu also released a new teaser trailer recently which you can check out up above. While the footage shown doesn’t provide much insight into what the series will be about, it does highlight some of the high profile talent that will be inhabiting the titular town, which includes André Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Sissy Spacek, Bill Skarsgård,
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Heyday Television Drama ‘The InBetween’ Lands Series Order at NBC

NBC has ordered the drama series “The InBetween” for the 2018-2019 season.

The series centers on Cassie Bishop, who was born with a gift, though she may call it a curse. She can see and communicate with the dead, helping them with their unresolved problems, whether she likes it or not. When her longtime friend Det. Tom Hackett and his new partner, former FBI Agent Damien Asante, need help solving a darkly puzzling murder, Cassie agrees to use her abilities. Despite her reluctance, she may have found a way to keep her demons at bay, all while solving some of
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New Trailer For Stephen King Adaptation Castle Rock Reveals Premiere Date

Earlier today, Hulu finally disclosed the premiere date for their horror anthology series, Castle Rock. Orbiting around the fictional Maine town created by Stephen King, featured prominently in the author’s canon, including The Dead Zone, Cujo, and, most recently, Revival, the streaming service will make the first three episodes available on Wednesday, July 25th.

The J.J. Abrams-produced series is said to be “an original story that combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works.” It’s got quite the cast attached to it, too, as it sees André Holland, Melanie Lynskey, Sissy Spacek, Bill Skarsgård, Jane Levy and Scott Glenn play out “an epic saga of darkness and light, on a few square miles of Maine woodland.”

And in response to your question, no, Skarsgård will not be reprising his role as Pennywise from Andy Muschietti’s remake of It, seeing as the demonic clown lives in Derry,
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Hulu’s Castle Rock Trailer Reveals Summer Premiere Date

Hulu‘s newest Castle Rock trailer reveals a summer release date for the spooky series from Stephen King and J.J. Abrams. Starting with 1979’s The Dead Zone, the fictional town of Castle Rock has provided the setting for a number of Stephen King horror novels. King’s Cujo, The Dark Half and Needful Things all take place in the town, as does his short story The Body, which served as the basis for the classic film Stand By Me.
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Cynthia Ann Summers (‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ costume designer) on changing color scheme as ‘situations are getting more dire’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

“It’s a bit of a seesaw effect with the colors in season two,” reveals “A Series of Unfortunate Events” costume designer Cynthia Ann Summers. “Every character’s got a story arc, so within that story arc there’s usually a color palette, and then you have to marry them all together so everybody compliments each other, or stands apart from each other.” Based on the book series by Lemony Snicket (a.k.a. Daniel Handler), this Netflix comedy centers on the three Baudelaire siblings: Violet (Malina Weissman), Klaus (Louis Hynes), and Sunny (Presley Smith). After their parents die in a mysterious fire, they face trials and tribulations trying to uncover dark family secrets. Watch our exclusive video interview with Summers above.

See Count Olaf vows to ‘obliterate’ the Baudelaire kids in new ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ trailer [Watch]

Summers joined the show in its second season, when the Baudelaire
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David Ogden Stiers, Emmy Nominee From M*A*S*H, Dead at 75

David Ogden Stiers, Emmy Nominee From M*A*S*H, Dead at 75
David Ogden Stiers, best known for his role as Major Charles Winchester on the classic TV show M*A*S*H, has died at the age of 75, The Oregonian reports. According to his agent, Mitchell Stubbs, the actor died peacefully in his Newport, Ore., home after a battle with bladder cancer.

Stiers first joined M*A*S*H in its sixth season, filling the void left by Larry Linville’s Major Frank Burns, who departed the series at the end of Season 5. Stiers received back-to-back Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1981 and 1982.

Update: Alan Alda paid tribute to
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Stephen King’s Castle Rock Gets A Super Bowl TV Spot

It’s a great time to be a fan of all things Stephen King, isn’t it?

Though The Dark Tower was a complete dud, It has taken the box office by storm and now, we’ve also got Castle Rock to look forward to. Heading to Hulu later this year, the new TV series comes to us from King and J.J. Abrams and from what we can tell, is going to be a real treat for fans of the author’s work, as it’ll dive deep into the Stephen King multiverse as it brings together a number of his stories for what’s sure to be an epic and chilling saga. Or at least, that’s what the new TV spot above teases.

For those who may not know, Castle Rock gets its name from the fictional town in King’s native Maine. It stands as an anchor
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Bill Skarsgard Has a New Stephen King Project Coming, and It Looks Absolutely Chilling

If American Horror Story and Lost had a baby, and then that baby had another baby with Stephen King, it would probably look something like Hulu's upcoming TV series Castle Rock. The drama is from executive producer J.J. Abrams and the twisted mind of King, who's been using the fictional town of Castle Rock as a setting for a number of his novels over the years (The Dead Zone, Doctor Sleep, Revival). Although many specifics about the show are still under wraps, we do have a few ideas about where it's headed and who we'll see on screen. Judging from the new trailer, above, the series will intertwine characters and themes from King's body of work. The exact plot is still just a little murky, but here's what goes down in the new footage: Henry Deaver (Moonlight's André Holland) arrives in the fictional town after getting "a call
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Supernatural: Here's Why You Recognize the Latest Fan Favorite, Jack

Image Source: The CW One of our favorite new faces on Supernatural is none other than the alluring half-angel, half-human Jack Kline. Son of Lucifer and Kelly Kline, Jack is introduced toward the end of season 12, and has become a staple character in the most recent season. Have you been spending most of this season wondering where you've seen the son of the Fallen One before? Us too, so we gathered all the info we could find on the actor behind the curious Nephilim. Turns out, Canadian actor Alexander Calvert is no stranger to the horror-thriller genre. Calvert caught his big break playing 12-year-old Greg Stillson in an episode of The Dead Zone back in 2005. Perhaps his most recognizable role, though, is as Tom Martin and Alex Whitten in Scream: The TV Series. He also starred in a couple of episodes of Bates Motel as Ra'uf, one of Gil Turner's employees.
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The 13 Best New Indie Horror Movies in 2017

The 13 Best New Indie Horror Movies in 2017
Halloween always provides a good excuse to celebrate scary movies, but as anyone keen on the genre knows, it’s never really a bad time to do that. That’s especially been true this year, long before “It” broke box office records. Just a few months into 2017 and it was already a banner year for genre films, with “Get Out” becoming a cultural phenomenon, new horror festivals generating headlines, and other promising developments that send a positive message to genre fans. While the industry worries about the future of moviegoing and the quality of the art form in a blockbuster-dominated era, horror fans have nothing to worry about — the genre is secure, but only if you know where to look.

Keeping up our annual tradition, here’s an overview of 13 of the very best horror indies produced over the last 12 months, all of which are available to rent, on streaming platforms or in theaters.
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10 Great Directors Who Should Make Horror Movies — IndieWire Critics Survey

10 Great Directors Who Should Make Horror Movies — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What filmmaker would you most like to see try their hand at a horror movie?

Kristy Puchko (@KristyPuchko), Pajiba/Riot Material

I struggled with this question, because a lot of the directors I have adored have worked in horror, be it Tim Burton (“Beetlejuice,” “Edward Scissorhands”), Robert Zemeckis (“Death Becomes Her”), Edgar Wright (“Shawn of the Dead”), Frank Oz (“Little Shop of Horror”), Guillermo del Toro (“Crimson Peak”), Bong-Joon Ho (“The Host”), Jim Jarmusch (“Only Lovers Left Alive”), or Taika Waititi (“What We Do In the Shadows”). Part of what I love about the genre is the way is can be reshaped with vision, color,
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Swedish Comedy ‘The Square’ and Gay Romance ‘God’s Own Country’ Score at Specialty Box Office

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This pre-Halloween weekend, multiple specialized distributors opened and expanded significant fall season releases. Comedy “The Square” (Magnolia), this year’s top Cannes prize-winner, launched at a high level for a subtitled film on the road to national release and Oscar contention.

No other opening reached its levels. “The Novitiate” (Sony Pictures Classics) drew disappointing results. “Bill Nye: Science Guy” (PBS) showed some initial promise, while “Jane” (Abramorama/National Geographic), another documentary about a well-known scientist, primate conservationist Jane Goodall, showed strong second weekend results. A24’s “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” led second weekend expansions.

Opening

The Square (Magnolia) – Metacritic: 74; Festivals include: Cannes, Toronto 2017

$76,000 in 4 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $19,000

Ruben Ostlund’s Cannes Palme d’Or-winner, despite a 2.5 hour length, opened unusually well for a subtitled film. The Swedish Oscar entry, a comedy about the art world, opened at four prime New York/Los Angeles locations with
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The Best Halloween TV Episodes You Can Stream Right Now

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The Best Halloween TV Episodes You Can Stream Right Now
For most, Halloween is more of a state of mind than a holiday, but for those too shy to celebrate, a fun way to feel the thrill of Oct. 31 might be through TV’s favorite characters. What is Halloween without Ted Mosby’s Slutty Pumpkin or trick-or-treating with the Belchers?

Whether it’s seeking some pop culture costume inspiration or seeing your faves partake in particularly spooky behavior, here are the must-watch Halloween episodes available for streaming on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon.

“30 Rock”

“Stone Mountain,” Season 4 Episode 3

What it’s about: Liz and Jack go to Stone Mountain, Georgia, to search for new talent in “middle America.” Meanwhile, Jenna is trying to suck up to the writers so they take care of her when the new cast member comes, and the writers are focused on throwing their annual Halloween party.

Why it’s the best: Even with all of that going on,
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‘Work & Play: A Short Film about The Shining’ Peeks Behind the Curtain of Stanley Kubrick’s Horror Masterpiece

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‘Work & Play: A Short Film about The Shining’ Peeks Behind the Curtain of Stanley Kubrick’s Horror Masterpiece
The Shining” is hitting the big screen for Halloween, and to celebrate Park Circus is releasing a short film, “Work & Play: A Short Film about The Shining,” which goes behind-the-scenes of Stanley Kubrick’s horror masterpiece.

For one night only, on October 31, over 100 cinemas throughout the United Kingdom, as well as select European and Latin American countries, will screen the 1980 Stephen King adaptation in several theaters. Before the film, the seven-minute short “Work & Play,” directed by Matt Wells, will give audiences fresh insight into the work that went into bringing the King novel to the big screen.

Read More: Stanley Kubrick Behind the Scenes: Here’s the Director on Set, From ‘Dr. Strangelove’ to ‘Eyes Wide Shut

“Work & Play” pairs behind-the-scenes photos of “The Shining” with interviews from the cast and crew, including Lisa and Louise Burns, the twin sisters from the film’s infamous hallway scene, Stanley Kubrick’s daughter,
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PSA: You Can Return to the Farm in ‘Destiny 2’ After Completing the Story

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PSA: You Can Return to the Farm in ‘Destiny 2’ After Completing the Story
(Note: This post contains some light spoilers from the story of “Destiny 2”.) If there’s one good thing to come out of the fall of the Last City at the start of “Destiny 2,” it’s that you get to hang out in the game’s new social area, an extremely peaceful farm. After everyone flees the City when it’s attacked by the evil Red Legion, you can no longer return to the Tower, the place where players congregate between missions in the original “Destiny.” The replacement is a small refugee camp built in an overgrown farm in Earth’s European Dead Zone.
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[Podcast] We Need To Talk About Horror Episode 10: Remembering Romero

Andy, Josh, Jeremy and Mike talk about what they’ve been watching, remembering Romero’s filmography and another round of Horrorlimination.

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Show Notes:

00:00:45 – What We’ve Been Watching

00:42:40 – Jeepers Creepers 3 arguments

00:50:23 – #GetUpInDemGuts: George A. Romero

01:56:30 – Horrorlimination!

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September 7 – Dead Zone presents Full Moon Fever: Subspecies and Puppet Master – Facebook RSVP

September 15 & 16 – Late Nite Grindhouse Presents Suspiria via the 4K restoration by Synapse Films.
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August 15th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Alien: Covenant, One Dark Night, Pet Sematary

We have a light day of horror and sci-fi home entertainment titles on August 15th, with most of the fanfare this week going to Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, which comes in a variety of formats and special releases (for those looking for Collector’s Editions, be sure to check out the likes of Target, Walmart and Best Buy). Prometheus is also now getting a 4K Ultra HD disc (in honor of Covenant’s home bow), and there’s also a new Alien 6-Film Collection that 20th Century Fox has assembled.

Other notable releases for August 15th include Well Go USA's Bluebeard, One Dark Night (from Jason Lives director Tom McLoughlin), Night Moves, The Scarehouse, and Riverdale: The First Complete Season, and Pet Sematary is headed to Blu-ray this week as well.

Alien: Covenant (20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 4K Ultra HD/ Blu/ Digital HD, Blu/DVD/Digital HD
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Graphic Sexual Content Unlikely To Appear In New Line’s It Adaptation

Stephen King is not known for handling sexual content with the utmost delicacy. Sure, there are exceptions – Tommy and Sue finally getting together in Carrie or Dead Zone, which carves out a delicate little moment for lead heroes Johnny Smith and Sarah.

With It though, it’s a totally different story. King’s horror classic has stood the test of time for its engrossing story of friendship, coming-of-age drama and shapeshifting entities from another dimension, as the Losers Club go up against an otherworldly, child-hunting demon named Pennywise. But in repackaging It for the big screen, New Line and director Andy Muschietti (Mama) seem to have nixed the novel’s somewhat controversial pre-teen sex scene – and that’s despite the recently confirmed R rating.

First reported by Screen Geek, it appears that while those scenes were present in early versions of Cary Fukunaga’s original script, most, if not all of It‘s sexual content has been left by the wayside. Disgusted parents voiced their disdain toward the original script on a casting forum for young actors, with one post stating that:

I don’t remember it being anything more than suggested in the original either. But it goes farther than that in this script. Much farther in a couple scenes, the father kissing her bare stomach, hands up her skirt to slip off panties, in addition, she describes being gang raped to another character. Add it all up and it’s just too much for us. We were so excited when we got it, but there was a pretty hefty email from agent to read the script and approve before agreeing due to content.

The original script purportedly went so far as to include a scene in which Henry Bowers raped a Hanlon sheep and “masturbated onto a birthday cake,” so it’s little wonder why New Line decided to tone things down during the film’s production. On that same casting forum, another parent was particularly critical of the proposition.

This is just gross. And I’m not talking about the content… I’m talking about directors/producers who want to hire underage actresses to make out with creepy old men.

It creeps into theatres on September 8th and will be the first in a two-part saga involving the Losers Club and their battle against Pennywise. Providing the box office numbers are to New Line’s liking, the second and conclusive chapter will be unleashed sometime in 2018.
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[Podcast] We Need To Talk About Horror Episode 5: It, The Conjuring Lawsuit & Horrorelimination!

In this episode: Andy, Jeremy, Joseph & Mike talk about the It trailer, The Conjuring lawsuit and continue the Horrorelimination game!

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Show Notes:

00:02:53 – What We’ve Been Watching

00:39:00 – Reactions to the trailer of 2017’s It (watch trailer)

00:48:15 – The Conjuring Lawsuit (link)

00:57:00 – Jordan Peele directing Akira?

01:00:52 – Santa Clarita Diet getting a second season

01:02:53 – Robert Englund joining Injustice 2

01:03:50 – News about the Friday The 13th: The Game

01:08:08 – Robert Rodriguez is going to helm the new version of Escape From New York

01:09:50 – Thoughts on Life

01:12:37 – Thoughts on The Devil’S Candy

01:19:44 – Horrorelimination (The Bracket Game)

01:46:15 – Jeremy’s Killer Tune – Theme from Slaughter High

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