Entries by Mark McCurley

Cinemax Sets Robert Kirkman’s ‘Outcast’ Season Two Premiere Date

Coming in from Deadline, Friday, July 20 on Cinemax will be the Season Two premiere of Robert Kirkman’s suspense-horror series Outcast.

The U.S. release comes a year after the series’ second season aired on the Fox International channels.

President of HBO Miniseries and Cinemax Programming, Kary Antholis talked about the series’ future going passed a second season in fall 2017, making note the show is an expensive one. This and its U.S. airing comes more than a year after the filming of the second season losing the options of cast members to return. read more read more

New Cast Members added to ‘3 From Hell’

Rob Zombie has a lot more than 3 From Hell now with Emilio Rivera, Tom Papa, David Ury and Clint Howard being added to the expanding cast of the follow-up to The Devil’s Rejects.

Rivera is known for playing Marcus Alvarez on FX’s Sons of Anarchy but can be seen also in Netflix’s On My Block and the upcoming spin-off Mayans MC.

In his Instagram announcement post, Zombie said ,“I wonder how he fits it?” Right? Maybe he’s part of Danny Trejo’s new crew? After all, Trejo’s character DID survive The Devil’s Rejects… We’ll see soon!” read more read more

Kevin Bacon to Star in and Produce Horror-Thriller ‘You Should Have Left’ at Blumhouse

Via Variety, Blumhouse Pictures is cooking up something scary with Kevin Bacon to produce and star in the horror-thriller You Should Have Left with David Koepp as director from his own script for Jason Blum’s namesake company, Blumhouse Productions.

Based on Daniel Kehlmann’s 2017 novel of the same name, the story centers on a screenwriter in a remote house in the Alps working on the follow-up to his hit film. The main character starts to lose his bearings due to unexplained occurrences. read more

Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Kathy Bates Return for ‘American Horror Story’ Season 8

Coming from Variety, series Creator and Executive Producer Ryan Murphy has revealed regular cast members Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Kathy Bates are set to return for season eight of American Horror Story.

Bates was unavailable for AHS season seven, titled Cult, during production on the Netflix series Disjointed, which she was the lead character in. As that series has not been renewed, Bates’ schedule was freed up to work on the coming season of AHS. read more

‘Dark Sabrina’ Series adds Ross Lynch to Growing Cast

Netflix’s Sabrina the Teenage Witch reboot has added its male lead with former Austin & Ally star Ross Lynch opposite Kiernan Shipka in the upcoming series from Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. TV.

According to Deadline, Lynch will play Harvey Kinkle, the titular character’s boyfriend. As more the prince charming in a dark fairy tale, Kinkle is the son of a coal miner, unaware there are dark forces at work that try to keep him and his girlfriend Sabrina apart. read more read more

Bronson Pinchot Joins Netflix’s ‘Sabrina’ Series

Right from Deadline, Bronson Pinchot, star of 90’s sitcom Perfect Strangers has been brought on for a recurring role opposite Kiernan Shipka in Netflix’s upcoming Sabrina the Teenage Witch dark reboot.

Pinchot is cast to play George Hawthorne, Baxter High’s villainous principal. The character is known for being a constant thorn in the main character’s side, always trying to thwart the heroine and her friends’ escapades.

Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who is also the chief creative officer of Archie Comics, wrote the script for the new series. Aguirre-Sacasa will also be director on the drama and be executive producer alongside Riverdale collaborators Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater and Lee Toland Krieger. Hailing from Warner Bros. Television-based Berlanti Productions, the cast includes Miranda Otto, Michelle Gomez (Doctor Who), newcomer Chance Perdomo and Jaz Sinclair (Easy, The Vampire Diaries). read more read more

‘The Crow’ Reboot Gets Release Date

This just in from Variety, the long gestating reboot for The Crow has landed a release date for Oct. 11, 2019 from Sony Pictures.

The second adaptation of James O’Barr’s master comic book has been in development hell since 2009 when director Stephen Norrington was set to film. Through the years a string of directors and lead actors were attached. Names including Bradley Cooper, Mark Wahlberg, Channing Tatum, Luke Evans and Jack Huston were at one point or another set to star but eventually all dropped out due to unavailability. read more read more

‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ Reboot Gets New Cast Members

This just in courtesy of Deadline, the new Dark Tales of Sabrina Netflix series has cast more lead characters with a wealth of fresh talent.

Jaz Sinclair (Easy) has been chosen to play Rosalind Walker, Sabrina’s best friend. As the daughter of Greendale’s minister, she is described as “brash, empowered, and outspoken.”

Hilda Spellman, one of Sabrina’s two witch aunts, is to be played by British actress Lucy Davis, known for her work on the UK version of The Office and 2017’s live action Wonder Woman. Sabrina’s other aunt, named Zelda, has not been cast as of yet. read more read more

‘The Cloverfield Paradox’: The Horror News Network Review

The Cloverfield Paradox premiered on Netflix almost immediately following its first trailer which aired during the Super Bowl. While the move was certainly unexpected, it makes sense that such an extreme shift in marketing and film distribution would be attempted by a franchise which all but founded counter-marketing strategies such as alternate reality games and MySpace profiles to promote 2008’s Cloverfield. Overall, when looking beyond the circumstances of The Cloverfield Paradox’s abrupt release, the movie offers up many new questions about the Clover-verse, and it ultimately lived up to my modest expectations for the film. read more read more

Original Stephen King Books and Manuscripts Ruined by Water Main Break

This just in from Bangor Daily News, Gerald Winters’ rare book store, Gerald Winters & Son, in Bangor, Maine, suffered a devastating blow when a water main burst that flooded his basement, soaking the pages of dozens of first and limited-edition Stephen King books, galleys, signed copies, prints in different languages and rare ephemera.

Winters said he estimates he lost about 2,000 books, and as many as seven of King’s original typed manuscripts. These include Dolan’s Cadillac, Maximum Overdrive and The Eyes of the Dragon. He also collected rare and signed copies of works from J.R.R. Tolkien, some dating back 80 years. read more read more