Last year AMC aired Eli Roth’s History of Horror in seven parts. Each episode featured interviews with many of the top names in horror. Today Shudder announced that the complete interviews Roth conducted for the series (not yet heard) will be released as part of Eli Roth’s History of Horror: Uncut podcast.
In twelve episodes we'll get hours of never-before-heard, candid conversations between Roth and Stephen King, Edgar Wright, Quentin Tarantino, Diablo Cody, Bryan Fuller, Catherine Hardwicke, Victor LaValle, Tippi Hedren, Bruce Campbell, Josh Hartnett, Greg Nicotero and Rob Zombie.
All episodes of the podcast will be made available on Shudder on Friday, February 22, exclusively for its members. Episode 1, featuring Roth’s complete conversation with Stephen King, will be made available the same day to non-members on Apple Podcasts and other platforms, where subsequent episodes will be released twice-weekly on Mondays and Fridays.
Posted: February 20, 2019, 08:25:07 Section: TV » Mr Mercedes
Seems like casting for season 3 of Mr Mercedes is happening right now.
Gabriel Ebert (Ricki and the Flash) and Rarmian Newton (Rise) are set as series regulars and Glynn Turman (How To Get Away With Murder) will recur on the upcoming third season of AT&T Audience Network’s critically praised drama series Mr. Mercedes, from Sonar Entertainment. Production on the Stephen King adaptation is underway in Charleston, South Carolina.
Ebert will play Morris Bellamy, intelligent, well-educated if not middle class, a volatile and charismatic wolf in sheep’s clothing. When he was younger he had ambitions of becoming a famous writer but ended up with a much less exciting life in Ohio.
Newton plays Peter Saubers, 16, smart and personable, he’s a junior in high school and on the college track. From a seemingly happy home, but that picturesque Midwestern life was derailed when his father was disabled during the Mr. Mercedes massacre.
Turman recurs as Judge Bernard Raines, the no-nonsense judge presiding over Lou Linklatter’s murder trial, he suffers no fools and takes no prisoners. He is none too pleased with the lawyers working on this case who seem hell bent for trial.
Posted: February 16, 2019, 09:49:53 Section: TV » The Outsider
Deadline reports that Andrew Bernstein is set to direct several episodes of The Outsider.
EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Bernstein (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan) has been tapped to direct several episodes and serve as executive producer on HBO’s supernatural drama series The Outsider, based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, with Ben Mendelsohn set to star and produce. The project hails from The Night Of co-creator/executive producer Richard Price, director-producer Jack Bender (Mr. Mercedes) Jason Bateman’s Aggregate Films, Temple Hill Entertainment and MRC.
Posted: February 11, 2019, 12:04:35 Section: TV » Creepshow
This press release was sent out by Shudder last week and tells us that work has begun on the TV show Creepshow. It's unclear though why it says "as-yet unannounced Stephen King story" when it was earlier reported that it's Survivor Type they're adapting.
Press Release: Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for thriller, suspense and horror, announced today that production has begun on its first long-form original TV series, Creepshow, in Atlanta, GA. Executive produced by The Walking Dead’s Greg Nicotero, the horror series is based on the iconic 1982 anthology film written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero.
The six-episode season will feature an adaptation of an as-yet unannounced Stephen King story, as well as segments based on stories by other award-winning and acclaimed horror writers, including:
● “By the Silvery Waters of Lake Champlain” by Joe Hill (NOS4A2)
● “House of the Head” by Josh Malerman (Bird Box)
● “The Companion” by Joe Lansdale (The Bottoms)
● “The Man in the Suitcase” by Christopher Buehlman (The Lesser Dead)
● “All Hallows Eve” by Bruce Jones (The Hitchhiker)
● “Night of the Paw” by John Esposito (The Walking Dead: Webisodes)
● “Bad Wolf Down” by Rob Schrab (Monster House)
Posted: February 9, 2019, 00:08:14 Section: Film » Mile 81
Mile 81 is being filmed later this year.
Alistair Legrand (Clinical) has been set to direct supernatural horror thriller Mile 81, based on the 2011 novella by Stephen King. Producer is Ross M. Dinerstein, who recently produced Netflix’s King adaptation 1922 and the streaming service’s John Grisham inspired docuseries The Innocent Man. Paradigm is handling sales, and introducing the project at the European Film Market in Berlin.
Script comes from Legrand and Luke Harvis (The Diabolical). Production is planned for fall 2019 with casting discussions underway.
The opera version of Dolores Claiborne will be performed in February.
Boston University’s Opera Institute performs the chamber version of Tobias Picker’s Dolores Claiborne, conducted by William Lumpkin, on FEBRUARY 21-24, 2019.
Picker notes, “Dolores Claiborne is a character destined for the operatic stage – passionate, desperate, trapped. She will do anything to save the daughter who despises her. Pushed to the extreme edge of life, she does what she has to, fearless and forsaken.”
Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, DOLORES CLAIBORNE was hailed in its premiere production at the SAN FRANCISCO OPERA as “A BRILLIANT MUSICAL INCARNATION” and “A MOMENTOUS ADDITION TO THE EXPANDING CANON OF AMERICAN OPERA” (Huffington Post). The new chamber version was jointly commissioned by New York City Opera and the Opera Institute at Boston University.
Posted: February 8, 2019, 08:57:12 Section: Film » Pet Sematary
Have you seen the new trailer for Pet Sematary? If so you have noticed that there are some changes compared to the book and the original movie. In this article the filmmakers explain why they feelt they had to do them.
I won't post the changes here with respect to those who want to know nothing about the new movie, but I do want to know what you think about them (and don't read the comment if you don't want to know).