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”Evil” Screening and Panel at Comic-Con

Fans feeling the gap from the loss of the TV show “The Exorcist” will want to check out the new show “Evil” coming to CBS. The creators of “The Good Wife” are looking at a high-concept show that deviates from a typical law procedural to explore whether crimes were performed by regular people or people who are possessed. The pilot was screened at SDCC, and while many horror fans may be wondering how creators known for “The Good Wife” are going to tackle a show like this, rest assured that the show is unexpectedly unnerving. Executive Producer Robert King notes that this show will not be a “possession of the week” and that this is definitely not the movie “The Exorcist.” He noted that “when there is a movie like “The Exocist,” it’s hard to do better than that” and they wanted to do something else and “explore the question” of what could really be happening and that it is “just as scary to deal with the scientific reality” of any terrible situation. read more

‘Evil’ Pilot Coming to CBS

According to Deadline, CBS has ordered a pilot for the religion-themed supernatural show Evil. The series comes from Golden Globe Award and Emmy Award-nominated writer/producers Robert and Michelle King who are best known for their series In Justice, The Good Wife and BrainDead. Evil is said to be about the battle between science and religion. The supernatural drama centers around a skeptical female clinical psychologist, a priest-in-training and a blue-collar contractor as they investigate the paranormal and other extraordinary occurrences to see if there’s a scientific explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work. read more

Rights for “Hostage to the Devil” Acquired by Penchant Entertainment

When I was a teenager I went through a period where all I wanted to read about were serial killers and demons. Surprising, right? Well, during my trips to various bookstores to relieve them of their wares, one of the books that caught my attention was Father Malachi Martin’s Hostage to the Devil: The Possession and Exorcism of Five Contemporary Americans. Besides having a killer title, the author was a priest named Malachi! As a Stephen King-loving horror nut, I figured that this book was made for me. read more