They've battled zombies and aliens - now it's time for ghosts. On October 30th, Truth Seekers, a comedy/horror series starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (along with Malcolm McDowell!) premiers on Amazon Prime.
“Truth Seekers is a supernatural comedy series about a team of part-time paranormal investigators who work to uncover and film ghost sightings across the UK, sharing their adventures on an online channel for all to see. However, as they stake out haunted churches, underground bunkers and abandoned hospitals with their array of homemade ghost-detecting gizmos, their supernatural experiences grow more frequent, more terrifying and even deadly, as they begin to uncover a conspiracy that could bring about Armageddon for the entire human race.”
Much like an uncountable number of productions, our favorite killer doll's show production has been postponed to 2021. Don Mancini and producers have stated this should not affect the planned release date which was sometime in 2021 on USA Network and Syfy.
A canonical part of the original franchise, Chucky will see a vintage Good Guy doll turn up at a suburban yard sale, throwing an idyllic American town into chaos as a series of horrifying murders begin to expose its hypocrisies and secrets. Meanwhile, the arrival of enemies—and allies—from Chucky’s past threatens to expose the truth behind the killings, as well as the demon doll’s untold origins as a seemingly ordinary child who somehow became this notorious monster.
Last year it was announced that the widely popular "The Haunting of Hill House" on Netflix would have a follow up, though it would not be a direct sequel but an entirely different story. American Horror Story has proven such an anthology approach works just fine with audiences, so Mike Flanagan, Hill House's creator now bring us The Haunting of Bly Manor.
The next chapter of The Haunting anthology series from The Haunting of Hill House creator Mike Flanagan and producer Trevor Macy, The Haunting of Bly Manor is set in 1980s England. After an au pair’s tragic death, Henry Wingrave (Henry Thomas) hires a young American nanny (Victoria Pedretti) to care for his orphaned niece and nephew (Amelie Bea Smith, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) who reside at Bly Manor.
The Haunting of Bly Manor premiers October 9th, 2020.
Netflix confirms there is an official Resident Evil series in the works. The first season will consist of eight 1-hour episodes. The minimal plot details provided so far allude to the possible origin story of Albert Wesker's involvement in Racoon City.
“When the Wesker kids move to New Raccoon City, the secrets they uncover might just be the end of everything. Resident Evil, a new live action series based on Capcom’s legendary survival horror franchise, is coming to Netflix.”
Are these "kids" Wesker's children? We'll have to see. Albert Wesker was introduced in the original Resident Evil video game in 1996 as the head of STARS - a national police force. The character was also portrayed in a number of the popular movies starring Milla Jovovich.
If you're questioning the creative effort of this show, the first episode was written by Andew Dabb who is a primary writer and producer of the long-running show Supernatural. Bronwen Hughes will be directing, who previously directed episodes of The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.
There is no known air date for the show at this time.
More information on casting and direction can be found on Variety.com.
If you have HBO, or if you've been looking for a reason to try out HBO Max, mark your calendars for this Sunday, August 16th. The 10-episode run of Lovecraft Country premiers and I cannot wait. Based on the book by Matt Ruff, the story follows army veteran Atticus Turner on his journey to find his father who has gone missing. Being held captive by a group of occultists in New England, Turner's father is found, however, much more sinister plans are in order. Taking place in the mid 1950s, the story straddles the line between out-worldly horror and the all-too-real state of the period's racial divide in America.
Having read the book, I'm highly interested to see how the plot is enhanced and stretched to produce a 10-episode mini-series. HBO already gave us a relatively successful production of Stephen King's "The Outsider," which was not without it's own changes and additions for the small screen.
Let us know what you thought in the comments after you watch!
The adaptation of Stephen King's short story "Jerusalem's Lot" (published in the book "Night Shift") will be titled "Chapelwaite."
Per Deadline - Set in the 1850s, the series follows Captain Charles Boone (Brody), who relocates his family of three children to his ancestral home in the small, seemingly sleepy town of Preacher’s Corners, Maine after his wife dies at sea. However, Charles will soon have to confront the secrets of his family’s sordid history, and fight to end the darkness that has plagued the Boones for generations.
It has also been revealed that Emily Hampshire (Schitt's Creek) has been cast as a writer who will, in an unspecified way, become entwined with the main character, Charles Boone, played by Adrian Brody. No other casting has been revealed at this time.
With the success of the "It" remake, good impressions of "The Outsider" on HBO and even the less-advertised, appreciation for "Doctor Sleep," all eyes will be trained on the development of this series.
The Season 2 premier of What We Do In The Shadows is approaching quickly! Set for an air date of April 15th, 2020, FX's absolutely hysterical vampire comedy returns with Haley Joel Osment -the "I see dead people" kid from The Sixth Sense. It's reported he will only appear in one episode as Nadja and Laszlo's new familiar, who is a welcome addition to everyone in the house with the exception of poor Guillermo who becomes very jealous.
Mark Hamill has also been confirmed for an appearance at some point in the 10-episode season.
Season one, episode seven had an amazing mass cameo list. Check it out....plot spoiler warning if you have yet to watch it.
That's right - Tilda Swinton, Paul Rubens, Danny Trejo, Evan Rachel Wood and Wesley Snipes (kind of) all came on the show as their respective former vampire roles. Possibly even better, Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement and Jonny Brugh returned as their roles from the movie that spawned this fantastic show.
If you haven't yet watched the show, it's available on Hulu now as part of their FX content. You'll finally understand the concept of a Vulva Garden!
Shudder's Creepshow is awesome. It's one of the primary reasons I subscribe to Shudder. When it was reported the Tales from the Crypt reboot wasn't happening, Creepshow was a welcome replacement. Since it's on a streaming service, no punches are pulled on this anthology horror show, living up to expectations set by the classic movie and follow up graphic novel. The effects and production quality are top notch and there are a number of familiar faces featured in various episodes. Ok, so they're not A-listers but there are some classic horror icons involved and some of the episodes are adaptations from stories by Stephen King and Joe Hill.
But what's that? You don't subscribe to Shudder? Well good news - while it seems as if no one watches The Walking Dead anymore, we can all admit we used to when it was good so odds are you still have access to AMC. The network plans to air the first season of Creepshow prior to the premier of season two on Shudder. It shouldn't be all that surprising. AMC owns Shudder so no doubt they're hoping you'll get hooked and fork out more money for Shudder to keep on watching the new episodes. If you're really patient (or cheap...or tight on cash), maybe you'll see season 2 on AMC at some point. No date has been announced for Creepshow season one on AMC or season two on Shudder.
Rumors of a third Gremlins movie have been circulating for years. Apparently finding a suitable plot to follow Gremlins 2 was somewhat of a challenge, tied up by debates on how interested the general public would be. Fortunately for Gizmo fans, a plan has come to fruition.
"Secrets of the Mogwai" will be a prequel going back a full century to China and will tell the story of how Sam Wing, the curiosities shop owner first shown in Gremlins, came to meet Gizmo.
Before we all begin debating whether CGI will be utilized over practical effects, go in knowing that this will be a 10-episode animated series. As original Gremlin's director, Joe Dante, stated, "...if you tried to shoot it as a theatrical film, it would be outrageously expensive. But in animation, you kind of get away with almost anything you can think of."
It sounds like the show will have a vibe closer to the original movie than the campy slapstick approach that the sequel offered.
"Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai" is being developed for HBO Max, which is to be a stand alone streaming app for HBO content. The service launches this May, but Secrets of the Mogwai will not likely air until 2021.
Full interview with Joe Dante available on Daily Dead.