Great news, everyone: The horror and darkness have creeped back into ‘American Horror Story’ at last. And while the continuing narrative of Jimmy the Hero vs. Dandy the Villain doesn’t quite manage to be something greater than the sum of its parts, the ‘Freak Show’ delivers the first solid episode in weeks. The ghosts of the past invade the present with a surreal quality that echoes the way Jimmy’s brain is clouded by alcohol, or the way Dell—through misery and frustrating uncertainty—writes and rewrites his intended suicide letter. But it’s Dandy and Stanley who bring the real discomfort and unease to “Tupperware Party Massacre.”
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‘American Horror Story’ creator Ryan Murphy decided to branch his hold on horror TV with FOX’s ‘Scream Queens,’ and the first cast in the anthology series will seem familiar, both to genre appreciators and ‘Horror Story’ fans alike. ‘Halloween’ legend Jamie Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts have officially been cast in the new series, but are they our titular ‘Scream Queens?’
It may be a bit early to make such bold claims as this, seeing as 2014 hasn’t even ended yet, but ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ may very well be the funniest film of 2015. The vampire mockumentary created by Jemaine Clement of ‘Flight of the Conchords’ and his collaborator Taika Waititi has been totally killing it (no pun intended) on the festival circuit all year, earning high praise from the critic community. And now you can have a little taste of what will likely be one of your favorite films next year with this new trailer.
This year has proven that there are still plenty of inventive, original and genuinely scary horror film ideas. ‘It Follows’ is one of those films with its tale of a sexually-transmitted haunting, and it has left quite an impression, gathering praise at both the Cannes and Fantastic Fest film festivals (read our review). Today brings the first trailer for the upcoming horror film, which will soon also play at the Sundance film festival before it hits theaters in the U.S. Prepare to be spooked.
Stephen King’s ‘It’ is a beast of a book. Over its 1,000-plus pages, the novel follows a group of close-knit friends who do battle with a malevolent, child-killing force in their youth, only to reunite decades later to finish the job. It’s a messy, ambitious and insanely (perversely, even) detailed work. It feels unadaptable. But no one tell that to ‘True Detective’ director Cary Fukunaga, whose long-gestating adaptation is finally going before cameras next summer.
Now that ‘The Walking Dead’ season 5 has entered its brief hiatus until February 2015, production on the AMC’s horror-drama spinoff “companion” series has begun ramping up. We’ve heard the first two names to join the mysterious “Cobalt” series, and now ‘The Last Airbender’ star Cliff Curtis will take a bite off the male leading role.
There is a figurative line, somewhere on television, between tedious melodrama and soap opera theatrics, and yet another line exists over which you can cross into the blissful, Lynchian territory of self-awareness and not-quite-rightness. In that surreal place, soapy theatrics and camp are embraced satirically and knowingly because this is a place that looks like somewhere you know but feels like an unsettling dream. I don’t think ‘American Horror Story’ is on the same level as David Lynch, but I’m starting to convince (delude) myself into thinking that maybe after tonight’s “Blood Bath,” it’s attempting to play with the same tones.
Months have passed since we’d heard anything from ‘Preacher,’ Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg‘s AMC development of the famed Garth Ennis comic as a TV series, but given the network’s success with comic properties, a pilot order was all-but inevitable. Now, AMC has handed down the official ‘Preacher’ production decree, with Rogen and Goldberg set to direct and produce the pilot.
The reboot of ‘The Crow’ has been in development for years, with two different directors attached, and several actors—including Bradley Cooper and Tom Hiddleston—connected to the project at various times. And now the film has once again lost a director, as J. Javier Gutierrez has left the long-gestating project, and gained a new one in Corin Hardy. But don’t worry: Hardy comes with a pretty impressive reference from fellow director Edgar Wright, which means that this remake might actually be in solid hands … for the time being.
AMC's 'The Walking Dead' has gone and left us to wait until February 2015 for new episodes, but that hasn't stopped the spinoff "companion" series from keeping the zombie apocalypse in business. Not only has the new horror-drama series cast Frank Dillane (Voldemort!) and Alycia Debnam Carey, but so too may 'The Walking Dead' spinoff have a new title and focus.