“Scream Queens” a Comedic ‘Coven’?

Ryan Murphy’s upcoming series “Scream Queens” is set to star Emma Roberts and Jamie Lee Curtis.  Roberts revealed that the show will have a vibe similar to Coven, noting the largely female cast is part of the reason.  The series is said to have more of a Comedic nature though.  It will be interesting what he does with the show in comparison to American Horror Story.

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The Omen Television Sequel Gets Lead

A six episode follow up series to The Omen is in the works.  It will follow Damien during his adult life, coping with the dark forces at work and coming to grips with being the antichrist.  It was recently announced that Bradley James (of Merlin fame) has been cast as Damien.  The series is set to premier sometime 2015 on Lifetime.

Review: Darknet

Title: Darknet (2013)
Episodes: 6
Run time: 25 minutes per episode

This Canadian horror anthology contains several individual stories that are interconnected through a website called darknetfiles.com that posts videos of murders and has a forum for users to interact. 

The show doesn’t have any stars among it’s cast.  They perform well, and   lend themselves to a more believable story.  The stories contain some wonderful twists and turns and has some disturbing moments. 

We marathoned all six episodes last night while waiting for the walking dead, and we really enjoyed it.  I’m looking forward to a second season.  If you have Netflix, I would definitely check this out.

AHS Freak Show: Stanley Gets His Freak

If you watch American Horror Story: Freak Show, then you know that Stanley is looking to make money by selling a freak to the museum.  The con man failed to pass off a hoax earlier in the season, but in the most recent episode of Freak Show, Stanley went after multiple of the Freaks, and succeeded in nabbing one of them.

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Many of the freaks were in danger over the past few episodes, and at times I was sure that certain freaks were done for.  Freak Show kept us guessing, but in the end, Dell got his freak for Stanley to keep his sexuality a secret. The site of Ma Petite in the glass case in the museum is chilling, and many fans are upset to lose this character.  She was interesting, but didn’t really captivate me.  Let me know your thoughts about her death.

New Info on The Walking Dead Spinoff

We are still waiting to find out the story of The Walking Dead spinoff, but we do know some information on it. 

Robert Kirkman is of course involved.  Gale Ann Hurd and David Alpert are returning as executive producers.  An addition to this lineup, Dave Erickson (Sons of Anarchy) has been attached as the showrunner.  Erickson is directing the first episode, and wrote it alongside Kirkman.

The story is set to follow six main characters, detailed below:

Sean Cabrera, a Latino man in his 40’s and his rebellious son, Cody Cabrera.  Nancy Tompkins, a single mother and her two children, Nick and Ashley, who are polar opposites.  Andrea Champman rounds out the group, a divorced forty something who left the city to escape her failed marriage.

Seems like an interesting group, and will be interesting to see how they manage in comparison to Rick and his group.

As more information becomes available, I’ll keep you all updated.

The Walking Dead: A Return to Familiar Places

This last episode “Consumed” saw Carol and Daryl in search of Beth.  They returned to Atlanta and we saw Interstate 85, the tank that Rick hid in and other locations from season 1.

Creator Robert Kirkman talked about revisiting these locations after the episode aired.   He said it helped show how far civilization has fallen, and seeing the city in that state harkens back to Day of the  (1985) and other zombie films.  He also said there are other important reasons why they returned to the city, but that we will have to wait until later in the city to see why.

There were some other neat little Easter eggs in this episode.  Daryl smoked some Morley cigarettes (as seen in X Files and numerous other shows) and the van with the Virgin Mary statue harken to an event during Lost.

So what do you think, what other importance can the return to the city have?

Robert Kirkman Talks The Walking Dead

Over the past couple of weeks, The Walking Dead creator has revealed a few bits and pieces about the series. 

First he dispelled a fan theory about the series.  Some fans think that Rick Grimes is still at the hospital in a coma, and that the entire series has been a sort of a dream sequence.  Kirkman was quick to dispel this theory.

Another fan theory is that fan favorite character Daryl Dixon is homosexual.  There have been reports of this since summer, but Kirkman has put an end to it.  ” We have very specific ideas about Daryl’s sexuality (or the seeming lack thereof), and if there’s ever a quiet period in the show where he’s not consistently distracted by crossbowing… we’ll tackle it in the show”. He explained.  So there is something of note there, I guess we will just have to wait and see.

Lastly, many fans thought we got a glimpse at the next big villain Negan early in this season.  This was quickly explained to not be the case.  Kirkman went on to say that we still have a while to go until we see Negan, and that it will not be during this season.  I expect we might hear of him or get a glimpse of him in the later end of next season, but my prediction is that Negan wont become a major character in the show until season 7.  What do you think?