The first few episodes of 'Freak Show' have largely placed the lesser-known supporting characters on the periphery, perhaps to the show's detriment, as the Curiosities in Fraulein Elsa's Cabinet appear to offer much of interest. The ghastly Edward Mordrake gets it, as does Elsa, on some level; if only the people of Jupiter, Florida would give them a chance, they would see it -- how compelling and relatable they truly are. Every bit as deserving at a chance in the spotlight as Kathy Bates' Ethel or Sarah Paulson's Dot and Bette. "Edward Mordrake, Part 2" begins by giving at least a couple of them a chance to shine. It's not much, but it's a step in the right direction.
'American Horror Story: Freak Show' has proven a curiosity unto itself, not only by today's addition of Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, but by the return of Naomi Grossman's 'Asylum' character Pepper. Now, the future Briarcliff inmate will have some 'Freak Show' company later on it seems, as Lily Rabe has been confirmed to reprise her 'Asylum' role as Sister Mary Eunice!
We normally toss a few grains of salt onto showrunners and stars chatting about potential collaborations, but in the case of 'American Horror Story: Freak Show''s Ryan Murphy and Neil Patrick Harris, chatting seems to have paid off! The former 'HIMYM' star, 2015 Oscars host and NBC variety leader will officially guest on the 'Freak Show' later this season, bringing with him husband David Burtka.
'Saw' turns ten this year, and while the franchise’s “torture porn” legacy is clear, its serialized story – spanning seven squirm-inducing films – remains anything but. Few cinematic series have ever told a continuous tale with less grace, intelligibility and basic common sense than 'Saw' (as a quick, headache-inducing peek at its Wikipedia page confirms). Nonetheless, there is some sort of method to the maddening mythology surrounding puzzle-loving fiend Jigsaw (Tobin Bell), as we discovered upon revisiting James Wan and Leigh Whannell’s genre efforts. Concerned with cancer, revenge, and all sorts of righteous moralizing, the killer’s various machinations are a righteous mess that, on the original’s tenth anniversary, we finally try to clean up, via this rundown of what Jigsaw’s really up to – and why, and how – throughout his insanely elaborate deadly-trap saga.
We don't know exactly what MTV's take on the 'Scream' franchise will look like, given recent rumors that suggested the iconic "Ghost Face" killer would have no part in the Kevin Williamson-adapted horror reboot, but the network will at least give us the chance to learn the rules all over again. The 'Scream' TV series has officially been granted the green light with a full season for October 2015.
‘The Walking Dead’ season 5 shambled out its 3rd entry with Sunday’s latest "Four Walls and a Roof” but how did it hold up to the comic book continuity? Rick tangles with Gareth and the Terminus survivors as Bob reveals a deadly secret and Abraham plans an evacuation to D.C., so what’s next for ‘The Walking Dead’ as the fifth season kicks into gear?
It’s easy to find Halloween movies. A cursory Google-search yields a slew of time-honored terror, vetted by thousands of critics and fans. But for those weak-stomached folks who avoid horror flicks at all costs, this bounty of murder porn, slasher flicks, and Romero rip-offs are highway to bad dream city. There are, of course, plenty of happy Halloween movies that are safe for the squeamish. They just take a bit more effort than a Google search to uncover.
One of the funniest films making the rounds on the festival circuit this year was 'What We Do in the Shadows,' a mockumentary about a group of vampires living together in a flat. Directed by New Zealander Taika Waititi and starring Waititi and Jemaine Clement of 'Flight of the Conchords' fame, the film is reminiscent of the work of Christopher Guest, like 'This Is Spinal Tap,' but with vampires. And even though the film doesn't have a release date in the U.S. yet, you can watch the first six minutes online for free.
We still don't know very much about how 'The Walking Dead' intends to show us a new corner of the zombie apocalypse with its 2015 "companion series" spinoff, but before any casting officially arrives, we at least know how the creative side has been stitched together. Frequent TV director and Oscar-winner Adam Davidson will helm the pilot episode of AMC's new spinoff, which looks to shoot before the end of the year.
‘The Walking Dead’ season 5 brings to life its 3rd episode with “Four Walls and a Roof,” as Rick and the others realize the threat of the surviving Terminus cannibals, Bob shares a surprising revelation about his departure, and Father Gabriel confesses his sins before encountering the group.