Ash vs Evil Dead season 2 teaser

Starz presented a panel for season two of Ash vs Evil Dead, their series based on the Evil Dead films. Bruce Campbell, Lucy Lawless and producer Robert Tapert spoke with reporters in roundtables, where Tapert stated that the current focus is to produce more seasons of the TV series. However, success means a fourth movie is more likely down the line than it would have been without a TV show.

“Yes, the focus is on more seasons of the show,” Tapert said. “Sam [Raimi], bless him, talked about doing Evil Dead as a movie for many, many years and teased the fans forever and a day. Finally when the day came, we went, ‘Well, we think it might be better as a TV show.’ That was other people who thought that and Bruce really welcomed the idea and I welcomed the idea because Bruce said, ‘Look, I did three movies. I’m not certain I knew my last name so at least in a TV show I get to explore the character and who he is and all that more.’ Is there a movie out there that we are thinking about that would continue on that would merge everything? There certainly are those thoughts starting to percolate.”

Campbell, ever the showman, joined Raimi in keeping hope for a new film alive. “One feeds the other,” Campbell said. “The movies were dead. Now the TV show comes back, the movies come back to life. It’s funny how that works.”  Read More »

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The Walking Dead Ezekiel

The producers of The Walking Dead gave a press conference at San Diego Comic-Con. This included Robert Kirkman, Scott Gimple, Greg Nicotero, Dave Alpert and Gale Anne Hurd. In their panel, The Walking Dead showed a trailer revealing new characters Ezekiel (Khary Payton) and Shiva, a tiger, both of whom fans of the comic book will recognize. Kirkman said even more familiar characters are coming, but we should focus on Ezekiel and Shiva.

“We’ll always be bringing characters from the comics,” Kirkman said. “We were reaching that point where Ezekiel is in the storyline so it was just a natural progression. As we move through the storyline, we’ll be bringing some characters in episodes, some characters later and stuff like that but there will definitely be other characters that you can see this season and some surprises coming I think. Right now it’s all about Ezekiel and Shiva as far as new characters.”  Read More »

fear the walking dead comic-con trailer

The upcoming midseason premiere of AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead gives its characters a change of scenery. Following the previous six episodes from season two, the story now takes place in Mexico. The move from California to Mexico “was the right move for the story, and hopefully, that’ll continue,” writer and producer Dave Erickson told a packed Hall H.

Below, you can watch the Fear the Walking Dead trailer and read what else Erickson and the cast had to say at Comic-Con.

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blair witch review

This was the perfect way to introduce Blair Witch to the world. The series is rooted in clever marketing, as the original film was positioned as real found footage of real film students who disappeared. The sequel twisted the concept to focus on the Blair Witch hype more than the legend itself. Now they’ve made the third film, 16 years later, a true surprise. Lionsgate committed to early marketing of the film as The Woods so that the first audience to see it could learn it was actually Blair Witch. No one else will get quite that experience, as it would be impossible to keep the secret once it began screening, but this way all the fans could be in on the reveal, even if they only followed it online.  Read More »

American Gods TV series

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Here’s our first look at Emily Browning in American Gods.
  • Neil Gaiman and Michael ReavesInterworld is heading to TV.
  • Black Sails will conclude with its fourth season.
  • Salem season 3 reveals a new trailer.
  • Take your first extended look at The Strain season 3.

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Blair Witch sequel

Not too long ago, we heard about a new horror movie called The Woods. Though we didn’t get a lot of detail at the time, we were immediately intrigued, since it was to be the next release from director Adam Wingard and screenwriter Simon Barrett, who’d previously worked together on You’re Next and The Guest.

But the film has already revealed its first shocking twist. At today’s The Woods Comic-Con event, Lionsgate dropped the bombshell that The Woods is actually a sequel to The Blair Witch ProjectRead More »

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No, we still don’t know who was at the other end of Negan’s bat in that The Walking Dead season 6 cliffhanger. But AMC did reveal the first The Walking Dead season 7 trailer, which among other things features the very first glimpse of Khary Payton in character as Ezekiel. And yes, Shiva is sitting beside him. Watch the Walking Dead season 7 trailer below.

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fear the walking dead comic-con trailer

I haven’t been keeping up with AMC‘s Fear the Walking Dead, but I will say this much about the new trailer that just premiered at Comic-Con 2016: it’s genuinely refreshing to see a zombie TV series that’s not set in the backwoods of Georgia. While its parent series has generally hung around a single region for seven seasons, the young spin-off has been steadily journeying down the west coast of the United States, spending a portion of the second season on a boat. When the show returns for the back half of its second season, the action will shift to Mexico as the main cast is scattered to the winds.

And you can get a look at what to expect by watching the trailer below.

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before i wake trailer

There are a few instances where it’s okay to tell your kids to give up on their dreams. For example, if a child dreams of being a dinosaur, you should probably have a gentle conversation about realistic expectations. Before I Wake proposes another more literal take on this parental dilemma: what if your kid’s nightmares began manifesting in reality and started trying to jump scare you to death?

The Before I Wake trailer gets right down to business. There’s a creepy kid (played by Room‘s Jacob Tremblay), an even creepier dead kid, Thomas Jane and Kate Bosworth looking increasingly concerned about their predicament, and a whole bunch of gross things suddenly popping up on screen.

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