More news springing from the “horror on television” crypt… ABC is apparently at work on a new series inspired by The Phantom of the Opera.
Desperate Housewives’ Marc Cherry is overseeing the show which is a contemporary take on the Gaston Leroux novel. Says Variety: “The ABC rendition is billed as revolving around the cutthroat world of the music biz and will incorporate musical moments into story lines in the same vein as the ABC drama Nashville.”
In typical American Horror Story fashion, Halloween gets special treatment. This week’s episode was nearly an hour and a half long, and was only the first of two parts.
Here we meet Stanley and Esmerelda, a pair of hucksters who open the show posing as a doctor and his protege, attempting to sell a “real” baby Sasquatch specimen to a museum of oddities. Much like the Fiji Mermaid, baby Sasquatch was a fake, and the duo were attempting to turn a quick buck. The museum curator does suggest that if they bring her a new specimen, one that is real, they would be paid handsomely and she “wouldn’t ask questions.” Stanley, the brains of the operation, decides they should go find a freak show, and head to Florida.
How’s this for news “out of nowhere”? Warner Bros. has launched a digital content division that will roll out short form content including shows based on the Mortal Kombat series. But get this: The new division – called Blue Ribbon Content – has a series based on the ’80s creature feature Critters in the works.
Here’s the listing that was part of a larger announcement.
What’s an easy way to find out if Ghost Face, the iconic horror disguise featured in the Scream films, is going to pop up in MTV’s forthcoming Scream television series? Ask the man who controls the rights to the mask and Ghost Face likeness. Clever. Very clever.
Fan site Ghostface.co.uk fired off an email to R.J. Torbert of Fun World (the company that makes the masks in stores everywhere) to inquire about Ghost Face’s possible appearance in the series. Here’s how he responded (unedited with “registered” symbol and all)…
And the team marches on.
The majority of the first half of this episode was rather talky. Tyreese wants Carol to explain to Rick why she killed those sick at the prison – but she doesn’t need to explain about the girls. He wants to forget himself. Frankly, I am surprised no one has asked about Mika and Lizzie. I guess they just assumed the worst happened and they don’t want to think about it. Abraham cryptically tells Rosita that “we are waiting for the right moment” after they watch Michonne smush a walker’s head in. Carol and Rick make amends, and since he sent her “away to this” he asks if they can join her. She agrees. Later, while Carol and Daryl are keeping watch, he hears something. He decides it is nothing but the music says otherwise. In the morning, Daryl tells Rick that he didn’t see anything, it was more that he felt someone watching them.
Work on Hannibal season three is well underway up in Canada and, today, we’re learning about the first major casting news. Deadline reports Tao Okamoto will play Lady Murasaki. Introduced in Thomas Harris’ novel “Hannibal Rising,” Murasaki was Hannibal Lecter’s aunt.
In the NBC series, there will be some slight alterations made to the character. When I spoke to showrunner Bryan Fuller in August, he explained…
The Dorm is set to make its debut on Sunday, October 26th as part of MTV’s Halloween-themed programming. Today, we have a look at the trailer for the supernatural thriller which was directed by Rachel Talalay (Freddy’s Dead, Tank Girl) and scripted by Halloween: Resurrection’s Sean Hood.
The film follows a student, Vivian (Alexis Knapp) who begins college as a shy, self-consciousness freshman but who, after becoming a dorm mate of the popular Sarah (Cassie Steele), begins a complete transformation.
Dell the Strongman and his wife, Desiree the Hermaphrodite, show up at the carnival and shake things up. They were formerly working out of a carnival in Chicago, but after Dell discovers Desiree fucking “fruits” in order to turn them straight (since she has both sets of genitalia), he snaps the john’s neck and they have to leave town. Desiree’s three breasts intrigue Elsa, and the fact that they will work for whatever she is willing to pay them inspires Elsa to give them a contract. Elsa’s carnival is the last freak show, the last place they can go. Dell will bark and head up security, especially since the cops are snooping around, looking for their missing detectives.