This past week, I had the chance to check the HISTORY channel’s newest drama, PROJECT BLUE BOOK. Being someone whose always had a casual interest in aliens, I was initially drawn to the show due to the fact that it intertwined true life accounts with government conspiracies which begged the question…. Could there be life outside of what we know on Earth? The 10-episode show, which premiered this past Tuesday, January 8, 2019, is executive produced by Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future), and stars Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones), Michael Malarkey (The Vampire Diaries), Laura Mennell (Watchmen), Ksenia Solo (Black Swan), and Neal McDonough (Minority Report).
Thanks to the peculiar fondness I have felt towards Anna Nicole Smith the majority of my life, I'm not exactly a stranger with the immoral art of gold-digging. I always saw the comedy in these relationships, and it truthfully never occurred to me just how potentially dangerous these situations could become until watching an episode of Unsolved Mysteries one evening.
NIGHTFLYERS is a SYFY series based on a novella by George R.R. Martin originally published in 1980, long before Martin became the Games Master of Thrones. It is an entirely different thing than what you are likely to be expecting from a Martin based show, but don't let that put you off from watching it. It has merit of it's own and is a fascinating story that reveals itself to the viewer in an unconventional way.
The last time we gathered around the fire we spoke of severed monkey paws, ravenous hounds and otherworldly specs that reminded us how inventively spooky ghost stories can be. This time we get our fair share of supernatural bumps in the night, from ageless caretakers, preying neighbors to hypnotic staffs. Can ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK’s first mid-season overcome the dreadful slump, or will it suffer at the hands of fatigue? Let’s see as we ignite the fire and dive into another frightful edition.
STAN AGAINST EVIL, season 3, debuted on Halloween evening, October 31, 2018, on IFC. Stan Miller (John G. McGinley) returns as the retired sheriff fighting evil, along with Evie Barrett (Janet Varney), the new sheriff in town, Stan’s quirky daughter, Denise (Deborah Baker Jr), and Evie’s dimwitted but well meaning deputy, Leon Drinkwater (Nate Mooney). Also making an appearance, is Denise’s love interest, the sad-eyed but kind gravedigger, Kevin, played by the creator of the show, Dana Gould.
CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA, from creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Riverdale), and based on the Archie comic, is a dark re-imagining of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch which centers around Sabrina Spellman and the struggles she faces from being a half mortal/half witch. The show features Kiernan Shipka (The Blackcoat’s Daughter), Ross Lynch (My Friend Dahmer), Lucy Davis (Wonder Woman), Michelle Gomez (Doctor Who), Richard Coyle (Prince of Persia) and Miranda Otto (Annabelle: Creation).
In case you missed last months meeting of the Midnight Society, we stoked the fire and toke a ride in a phantom cab, explored the darkness of a funhouse and helped a spirit find her way. As we delve further into the shows propensity for scary stories, we’re treated to one generously evil trinket, a haunted jacket and a pair of spooky specs that are sure to make you rethink some of the items lying around your room. Will the things that go bump in the night return to raise hairs or will the terrors of the dark remain undisturbed till next time? Join us, and see whether you’re really afraid of the dark!
If you grew up in the 90's with a fascination for horror, then there's a pretty good chance that your free time was spent immersed in Goosebumps books and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. If it was a Saturday night, it was probably spent in front of the TV watching Nickelodean's Snick, a two-hour block of television featuring a giant orange couch that introduced the world to Clarissa and the horrors of Ren & Stimpy.
First off, before we dive balls deep into the world of BARRY and friends, I really need to point out that I personally, never do many reviews or put my name behind anything I don’t fully believe in. So for me, sitting here typing away taking time out of my day to spread the word on a new series, outta tell you something. Listen to the gospel of BARRY, for it is good my cinematic aficionados.
Season Three of Channel Zero brings a new flavor to the table in a creepypasta tale that will curb any hunger pains you have. “Butcher’s Block”, based on Kerry Hammond’s creepypasta “Search and Rescue Woods”, centers around two sisters who move to a new city and find out quickly that everything isn’t as it seems in Butcher’s Block. Creator Nick Antosca returns as executive producer, showrunner and writer for the third installment along with director Arkasha Stevenson. “Butcher’s Block” stars Holland Roden (“Teen Wolf”), Olivia Luccardi (“The Deuce”), Krisha Fairchild (Krisha), and Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner).
TNT's newest crime drama THE ALIENIST is officially underway and seems to have been received well by it's record breaking viewership. The show gave TNT it's highest drama premier since 2012. We've spent the first two episodes getting acquainted with the cast of characters and the beautifully grimy backdrop of 1896 New York City. In the third episode, "Silver Smile", we begin to dig deeper into the investigation and the personal lives of our protagonists. I will keep this review short and sweet and attempt to not spoil anything for those of you who, like me, have not read the novel.
When I was in Boston over the holidays I spent a couple of days hiding from the below zero temperature in my hotel room, switching channels between countless reruns of "American Dad" and various dramedies on TNT. I was in the warmth of my vacation bed when I first saw a commercial for the new TNT limited series, THE ALIENIST. Being a fan of period pieces and murder mysteries I was intrigued and made a note to set the DVR to record it once I got home. I recently had the pleasure of previewing the first two episodes of this new show and I'm here to tell you that you should stop whatever it is you're doing right now and set your DVRs as well, you're going to want to see this!
Welcome witches and warlocks,
Today I will be reviewing FX's show THE STRAIN: SEASON 4 (2017) which was created by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan. To best describe the story of the season, I will use a shortened plot summary:
"Nuclear winter envelopes the planet and a desperate, weakened humanity - existing only as slave labor for 'The Partnership' - is controlled by the bloodthirsty strigoi."
NO-END HOUSE is the latest installment in the acclaimed CHANNEL ZERO series arriving on SYFY September 20. This season, which is inspired by Brian Russell’s “creepypasta” tale, focuses on Margot Sleator and her friends who visit the mysterious No-End House, a place that houses 6 rooms that become increasingly disturbing the further you go in. The six episode seasons stars Amy Forsyth (“The Path”), John Carroll Lynch (“American Horror Story”), Aisha Dee (“The Bold Type”) and Jeff Ward (“Agents of Shield”).
Most times when we hear that there is going to be a remake or a reboot of a beloved franchise, we hang our heads in sadness and ask the gods why they would do this to us; however, there is always that rare case in which rebooting a franchise turns out to be a success, which is exactly what happened with the first season of “Ash vs. Evil Dead.” If you are a horror fan and you are not familiar with the EVIL DEAD films than stop reading and go watch them immediately; for the rest of us, hearing that Ash was coming back after a 30 year hiatus (from EVIL DEAD) was music to our ears - the only concern being, would the show hold up perfect combination of horror and humor that we’ve come to love and appreciate from the films?