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Netflix Releases Trailer for ‘Maniac’ Starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill

Netflix has a new series coming out called Maniac. It’s not based on the ultra-violent 1980 William Lustig film, but it still looks pretty darn creepy! The series is co-written and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, the writer of It (2017) and the director behind the incredible first season of True Detective. In the new trailer, Stone’s and Hill’s characters appear to be participating in a pharmaceutical trial that’s going off the rails with unintended side effects. The result is a psychedelic, mind-bending thriller, with scenes crossing various genres and filmic styles: read more

‘The Alienist’ Episode 1: The Horror News Network Review

It ain’t easy getting into the premier cable television series racket… the competition is maddening! There are currently more networks than ever looking to assemble an A-List cast and cobble together some feature film-quality cinematography to get a taste of those sweet, sweet ratings and awards season buzz. After decades of airing reruns of ER and Hondo, TNT is looking to enter the game with The Alienist, a period crime drama based on the 1994 novel of the same name by Caleb Carr. Frankly, they couldn’t have picked a stronger source text for such an undertaking, and they’ve spared no expense with the talent and production values of the show. The pilot episode, entitled “The Boy on the Bridge” reveals a series which- on the surface- looks like it might hold up next to the offerings of TNT’s more experienced competitors, while simultaneously displaying some warning signs about its long-term performance. read more