Entries by Rob Caprilozzi

‘The Bone Collector’ Series Coming to NBC

Deadline is reporting that NBC has awarded a premium script commitment to a Bone Collector series coming from VJ Boyd and Mark Bianculli. The series synopsis reads as:

The Bone Collector follows Lincoln Rhyme, a retired genius forensic criminologist left paralyzed after an accident on the job. When a harrowing case brings him back to the force, Rhyme partners up with an ambitious young detective, Amelia Sachs, to take down some of the most dangerous criminals in the U.S. read more

William Goldman Passes Away at Age 87

We have sad news to report as William Goldman has passed away at the age of 87 due to complications from colon cancer and pneumonia.

Goldman was a two-time Academy Award winter for his screenplays, the first coming in 1969 with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and the other in 1976 for All the President’s Men. In 1973 he produced what is probably his most known and loved piece of work, The Princess Bride. Horror fans will remember Goldman as the screenwriter that helped bring some quality horror works to the screen including The Stepford Wives, and two of Stephen King’s classic books, Misery and Dreamcatcher. read more read more

General Mills Launches ‘Work with the Monsters’ Website

When it comes to choosing a favorite breakfast cereal, one thing is for sure, horror fans and monster cereals go hand in hand. When the weather gets a bit cooler and leaves start to change color these fabulous cereals packed with essential vitamins and sugar – pop up on supermarket shelves across North America. With October now gone we figured we would have to wait until next year to see to see our breakfast buddies once again. But suddenly, General Mills launched a site called ‘Work with the Monsters,’ which solicits “filmmakers, actors, agents, writers, producers, animators, tastemakers, dealmakers, movers and shakers” for partnership to help bring their mascots to life in multiple mediums. read more read more

Blumhouse TV to Team with Amazon Studios

Deadline is reporting that Amazon Studios has teamed with Blumhouse Television to release eight horror films which will all be connected thematically. The movies will be created by a variety of filmmakers and will be released through Amazon Prime Video.

Amazon’s, Jennifer Salke said: “Jason Blum has built an empire based on fear, shock and all things spinetingling. He has redefined the horror genre for fans who are hungry for high concept scares. Whether it’s found footage, a socially conscious terror comedy or a pure sinister adrenaline ride, he reinvented and infused the genre with cultural relevancy. We can’t wait to see the nightmares he brings direct to service for our Prime Video global audience.” read more read more

Trailer Arrives for ‘Leprechaun Returns’

Hide your gold in a safe place, a sinister leprechaun is on the hunt! Lionsgate rolled out the official trailer for Leprechaun Returns which stars Linden Porco in the titular role.

The film picks up 25 years after the original Leprechaun as a group of sorority girls unwillingly awaken the leprechaun, as they repair a cabin so that it can be used as their new sorority house.

In addition to Linden Porco, the film stars Taylor Spreitler, Pepi Sonuga, Sai Bennett, and Mark Holton who returns to the franchise to reprise his role as Ozzie. Steven Kostanski helms the project with Suzanne Keilly on writing duties. read more read more

‘The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter’ Series in the Works at the CW

Deadline is reporting that the CW Network is developing a series based on Theodora Gross’ debut novel, The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter. The show will be written by AJ Marechal (Relationship Status, The First) and produced by former CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller.

The book is described as:

Based on some of literature’s horror and science fiction classics, this “tour de force of reclaiming the narrative, executed with impressive wit and insight” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) debut is the story of a remarkable group of women who come together to solve the mystery of a series of gruesome murders—and the bigger mystery of their own origins. read more read more

Douglas Rain Dies at Age 90

Deadline is reporting that Douglas Rain, the voice actor of HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey passed away Sunday morning from natural causes at age 90 in Ontario, Canada. Stanley Kubrick cast Rain in his influential film after seeing the short Universe in which Rain was the narrator.  Kubrick was a fan of Rain’s performance and reportedly viewed the film a hundred times.

The casting of Rain proved to be an excellent choice for Kubrick as the characters voice was nothing short of chilling. In fact, the American Film Institute ranks HAL 9000 as #13 on the list of America’s Greatest Villains. read more read more

‘Swamp Thing’ Adds Kevin Durand as Floronic Man

Deadline is reporting that Kevin Durand is the latest actor to venture into the bog and join Swamp Thing. Durand will tackle the role of the Floronic Man, a creature that has the ability to mentally control plant life. In addition, the character can travel through the Green, create duplicates of himself and in dire situations, regenerate limbs.

Durand is known to horror fans as the character Vasiliy Fet in The Strain, and Carlos in 2004’s The Butterfly Effect. The actor also had memorable movie roles as The Blob in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Barry Burton in Resident Evil Retribution, and Paul Shields in Dark Was the Night. His TV credits include Stargate SG-1, Dark Angel, Touching Evil, and Lost. read more read more

‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Gets Holiday Episode

Netflix is getting into the holiday spirit a bit early this year. Today they released a holiday sizzle trailer which featured some shows that will appear on the streaming network throughout November and December. A big present for horror fans is the announcement of a special episode of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, titled: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale which will debut on December 14.

The official synopsis of the episode is: “The Church of Night, like all covens, celebrates the Winter Solstice — the longest night of the year — when families gather together around the Yule Fire to sing pagan carols, tell ghost stories and huddle against the supernatural creatures that come out to cause mischief. Since the Winter Solstice is when the veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest, it’s the perfect time to conduct a séance — which Sabrina convenes, to try and contact her mother. But the holidays are also a time for guests and visitors — both welcome and unwelcome — and you never know what might come down the chimney. read more read more

Virginia Madsen Joins ‘Swamp Thing’

A beloved horror icon will travel from Cabrini-Green to the Louisiana swamps. According to Deadline, Virginia Madsen has been cast as Maria Sunderland, an original character created for the upcoming Swamp Thing series.

The official description of the character reads as follows: “Maria Sunderland traded in her privileged upbringing for the swamps of Marais when she married local business magnate Avery Sunderland, but Avery’s life-time obsession with the swamp has driven a wedge between him and Maria. Her poised existence is shaken further when the return of Abby Arcane reawakens a deep grief over the loss of Maria’s daughter, Shawna, drawing her into the dark supernatural mysteries emerging from the swamp.” read more read more