misfits american remake

The original Misfits wasn’t a spectacular show, but it was definitely a show the hooked and held onto your attention. Crude, violent, and bizarre, it felt like lightning in a bottle: a combination of a stellar cast, including a pre-Game of Thrones Iwan Rheon and a pre-Loving Ruth Negga, outlandish plots about teens who use their abnormal superpowers to get into dumb hijinks and have lots and lots of sex.

It was a magic that couldn’t even be captured again when most of the original members left, with a second-gen cast anchored by the equally talented Joe Gilgun, who now appears alongside Negga on Preacher. The appeal of Misfits was that it went in bizarre places that mainstream superhero shows wouldn’t dare dream, and all of the cast were game for it. Which is why the Freeform remake that was just announced feels like a bad idea.

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Stage Fright Red-Band Trailer

Based on this Stage Fright red-band trailer, if you infuse the classic ’80s slasher formula with a little bit of Glee and some of the revisionist energy of Scream, you get Stage Fright. (No relation to the 1987 film of the same name.) The shocker is set in a camp for theater kids where the production of one play turns into the catalyst for a series of killings that are rooted a decade in the past.

If you’re coming to this just for the horror, the red-band trailer below suggests that there’s some gory stuff within. Which is to say: if you don’t like blood, this trailer isn’t for you. If you do want to see the red stuff, stick with this trailer until the end. Read More »