In between Nina Dobrev’s Katherine undressing and being slammed into a wall in a fit of passion, and Michael Trevino’s Tyler going shirtless while chained in a cellar, Thursday’s cliffhanger episode of The Vampire Diaries was hot stuff all around. But which moment was the hottest? On the newest edition of the TV Insiders podcast, Mandi Bierly, Annie Barrett, and I debate that as well as the other big questions surrounding the show. And then we go looking for answers! We called up executive producers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec to break down the episode and tell us where it all goes from here: What will happen to Rose now that she’s been bitten by a werewolf? When will we finally see legendary badass Klaus? And what’s up with that new Vampire Diaries companion show they are creating? Listen in as they respond and whet our appetite for the second half of season 2. READ FULL STORY
Tag: Horror (71-80 of 360)
You know, I always thought there were some plot holes in Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus. Though, clearly, the physics behind a giant shark jumping up in the air to take a bite out of a 747 are 100 percent solid, I always had a hard time believing that the two battling creatures (SPOILER ALERT) truly fought to the death at the TV movie’s conclusion. Or, if they did, that they couldn’t be roused back to life by the sweet, magical sound of star Deborah Gibson’s “Foolish Beat.” Well, it looks like I was right to be skeptical! Because Mega Shark — otherwise known as Megaladon (Mega Shark is his Kabbalah name) — is back, and this time he’s fighting Crocosaurus. (Just like soap opera characters, Syfy’s monstrous creatures will always come back from the dead, no matter how much they look like a Coach bag.) This time around, Syfy has chosen Jaleel White, a.k.a. Steve Urkel, as its wow-I-haven’t-seen-him/her-since-Vh1′s-I-Love-The…-series star. (See the trailer embedded after the jump.) Obviously, he was cast just so he could defeat both Mega Shark and Crocosaurus, and then ask, “Did I do that?” Fade to back. The End. READ FULL STORY
People tend to know well ahead of time that we intend to put them on the cover of Entertainment Weekly. Not so the quartet of folks who are featured, in zombie form, on this week’s Walking Dead-celebrating issue alongside the show’s star, Andrew Lincoln. “One of my other zombie friends from the show texted me a picture and was like, ‘Look! You’re on the cover!’” says Alyssa Courtney Gruhn (a.k.a., “Bottom right cover zombie”). “I was like, ‘Whaaat?’ It came out of nowhere. It was pretty awesome.” Music store manager Charles Casey was similarly surprised to find himself following in the EW cover-decorating footsteps of such luminaries as Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, and, uh, the dog from Frasier. “I got a call from my boss, who subscribes, and he informed me that I was on the cover,” says Casey, who is the zombie on the far left. “I actually work next to a Barnes & Noble, so I gave the heads up to my friend who works there and he bought all the copies they got this week. I have 15 sitting in front of me.”
Maybe we should put non-A-listers on our cover more often. Think of all the extra copies we could sell! In the meantime, after the jump, our quartet of undead unknowns reveal how they got their Walking Dead roles in the first place, recall the heat-blasted Atlanta shoot, and tell us their zombie-playing secrets.
I love going to see films during the holidays. Is there anything better than stretching out in a darkened cinema and watching some mindless, big-budget Hollywood movie while suffering from a Thanksgiving Day food coma or New Year’s Day hangover (other, of course, than doing the things that put you in those film-welcoming states in the first place)? I think not!
But things don’t always go to plan. Three years ago, I spent Thanksgiving Day dog-sitting my friends’ beagle-basset George, a hound with the noble good looks of a Roman aristocrat and the demented temperament of the emperor Caligula. I’m not kidding. The list of things that sets George off into a howling, maniacal frenzy merely begins with squirrels, skateboarders, and dogs with pointy ears (i.e. around 50 percent of all other dogs). He is also deliberately incontinent, by which I mean that the moment you leave the apartment he takes it upon himself to decorate the place with his “business” like he’s getting paid by the pound. Frankly, the amount this dog defecates is unbelievable — or at least it would seem that way if you were unaware that he will eat anything that is, or is not, nailed down.
After a thrill-filled morning of yelping (on his part) and waste disposal (on mine), I fled, sans George, to a nearby cinema to see Southland Tales, the second film by writer-director Richard Kelly after his sublime Donnie Darko. To say the confusing, shambling, and unfunny Southland did not live up to the standard of Darko is putting matters mildly indeed. To be honest, I would rather have been clearing up dog poop, although, as I discovered upon returning home, this wasn’t an “either/or” situation. READ FULL STORY
It may seem poor taste to talk in such a lusty manner about the recently deceased. But I suspect the self-proclaimed “Queen of Horror” — who once published a tome called, fabulously, the Ingrid Pitt Book of Murder, Torture and Depravity — would have appreciated the thought. The actress possessed a compelling feistiness, both on- and it seems off-screen, that was surely the result of an early life more dramatic than any film in which she subsequently starred. READ FULL STORY
Yesterday, while discussing this week’s DVD release of the documentary Best Worst Movie — which centers on the production of Troll 2 – we wondered if Claudio Fragasso’s 1990 crapterpiece really did deserve the title of cinema’s Best Worst Movie. So we asked you, and, goodness did you have a lot to say on the matter. Based on your comments, these nine movies seemed to emerge as the strongest contenders for the movie so eye-searingly, once-in-a-lifetime awful, it physically warps the fabric of space-time and simply, paradoxically, demands to be seen. So take our poll, vote for your most-least favorite, and then defend your choice in the comments! READ FULL STORY
Yesterday saw the DVD release of one of my favorite films from the last couple of years: Best Worst Movie. This hilarious documentary traces the bizarre production of the tremendously terrible 1990 horror film Troll 2—an unofficial sequel made by Italians in Utah without the benefit of either a decent budget or a decent interpreter—and the worldwide cult that has grown up around it. The phrase “so-bad-it’s-good” gets bandied around a lot, but Troll 2 really is a tremendous piece of cinematic crud that continues to bring the ill-conceived crazy right until the closing credits. Personally, I think it more than deserves the title of Best Worst Movie, although I’m aware that competition for that title is surprisingly fierce. Were I to throw a rock at an EW editorial meeting, for example, there is a fair chance it would hit a fan of Showgirls. Meanwhile, the folks over at It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia seem to have a deserved soft spot for Tommy Wiseau’s infamous The Room, which they lampooned in a (sexually explicit) fashion only last week.
What about you? Which reviled Hollywood atrocity has wormed its way into your heart? Gigli? Battlefield Earth? Manos: The Hands of Fate? Plan 9 from Outer Space? Caligula? Howard the Duck? Catwoman? Glitter? From Justin to Kelly? Freddy Got Fingered?
Let us know!
You can check out the trailers for both Best Worst Movie and Troll 2 after the jump. READ FULL STORY
The most glaring reason for my confusion is the decision to peg this TV project a “remake.” The only thing it seems to have in common with the Michael J. Fox classic is that the main character is a sports-playing teenage wolf. That’s about it. The main character, Scott (played by Tyler Posey), becomes a werewolf after being bitten (not as a result of his genetics), he isn’t charmingly adorable in his werewolf form, and (the greatest offense) he plays lacrosse!
Had they set the remake label aside, perhaps I’d be more forgiving and be able to view the show as a standalone series — one that by the looks of it is a little Twilight, a little Vampire Diaries, and very much not my cup of tea. I’ll give it a chance, though. I hopped on the TVD train a little late because I was afraid it was like Twilight. (It was not in the least bit!) I’d hate to once again miss out on something compelling because I didn’t give it a shot. Check it out and see for yourself: READ FULL STORY
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