Archive for the ‘TV Horror’ Category
It’s “Survivor” meets “Freddy’s Nightmares. ” With “Masters of Horror” off the air, and a pending actor’s strike threatening production of movies and TV shows, I guess a horror reality TV series was inevitable.
Here’s the scoop of the new series, which features a rather attractive cast as seen above. “13 – Fear Is Real” is probably the first horror show of its kind. Sam Raimi is executive producing.
Thirteen people compete to “stay alive” as they face their deepest fears in an all-out elimination competition and scare-fest. Pitted against each other in situations straight from the horror movies, the 13 will face shocking surprises, psychological scares and lots of “beware of the dark” moments, all designed by a “mastermind” of terror. In addition to frightening them, he’ll also entice individuals to work in concert with him and against the others, creating a situation in which the 13 will not only look over their shoulders but will also never be certain who is real before them.
True Blood chronicles the backwoods Louisiana town of Bon Temps…where vampires have emerged from the coffin, and no longer need humans for their fix. Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin, Academy Award®-winner for “The Piano”) works as a waitress at the rural bar Merlotte’s. Though outwardly a typical young woman, she keeps a dangerous secret: she has the ability to hear the thoughts of others.
Sookie’s situation is further complicated when the bar gets its first vampire patron – 173-year old Bill Compton (Steven Moyer, “Quills”) – and the two outsiders are immediately drawn to each other. Delivering the best of what audiences have come to expect from creator and executive producer Alan Ball (writer of Oscar-winning Best Picture “American Beauty,” creator of the Emmy Award-winning HBO series Six Feet Under), True Blood is a dark and sexy tale that boldly delves into the heart – and the neck – of the Deep South
Dead men don’t bite — except on The Simpsons.
It’s that time of year again, the hallowed occasion of Halloween eve, to look back in the fullness of time and reflect on five of the scariest and spookiest supernatural-themed TV shows of their day.
Halloween on TV isn’t what it used to be. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and The Simpsons’ traditional “Treehouse of Horror” trilogy aside, the dedicated TV viewer has to pry open the crypt of TV’s past to find the best of what the medium has to offer.
This year’s Treehouse of Horror trilogy will parody dead celebrity likenesses exploited for their looks, the Transformers movies, and the Charlie Brown Halloween classic. (FOX)
Halloween-themed episodes of Supernatural and Ghost Whisperer, for example — Melinda the Medium confronts the ghost of a high-school athlete! — lack the thrill chill of classic TV horror fare like 1970-73′s Night Gallery, with its steady parade of malevolent ghosts, ghouls and goblins.
I drank too much at a screening of Killer Workout last night, threw up, and almost didn’t come to work today, but I’m glad I did after I discovered this! I don’t have cable (*Gasp*) so I have not been watching HBO’s new vampire series True Blood, but from what I have been hearing, I may have to Netflix it when it comes out on DVD, especially now that Anna Paquin got naked in it!