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Episode 125 – Streaming Screams: Winter 2018
UPDATE: Here’s the companion list on Letterboxd for this episode.
Streaming Screams: Winter 2018
2017 had a plethora of horror to offer us, and it’s only fair that we provide an extra large episode to cover it! In this nearly 4 hour installment, we first provide our personal top ten film picks of the previous year and then go into the best of television and other media. To cap it off, we go deep into the horror entertainment we are eagerly anticipating in 2018. Thanks for listening!
Episode 124 – The Big Ass Recap of 2017
Our next episode is a 2017 recap, and look forward to 2018’s horror entertainment. Don’t forget to participate in our latest contest. All you have to do it tell us some of your favorite horror-related things from last year. Until then here’s some bits of horror news from the week to hold you over.
The directing team that brought us “Turbo Kid” are taking us back in time to the Summer of ’84 in this trailer for their upcoming horror-thriller about a group of kids who suspect their neighbor is a serial killer.
People anticipating Fox’s horror-inspired “The New Mutants” will have to wait an extra ten months after yesterday schedule reshuffle. The new release date has been pushed back to February 22, 2019.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter Paramount TV president Amy Powell revealed Bryan Fuller is currently helping them bring Anne Rice’s “The Vampire Chronicles” to television. She states that all involved hope he decides to stay on as the showrunner.
While speaking to Entertainment Weekly Ryan Murphy confirmed Sarah Paulson will return for the 8th season of “American Horror Story”, and that the story will be set in the “near future.”
Per Variety, Hulu and Blumhouse Television have agreed on a first-of-its-kind deal for a monthly horror anthology. The series’ first season will feature one stand-alone episode per month for a year starting in October 2018.
Deadline is reporting Gareth Edwards’ “Monsters” is being adapted as a television series. Ronan Bennett will be the showrunner with writers Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan and Marlon Smith handling the writing. While it’s currently in development with Channel 4 in the UK, the producers are looking to secure a broadcasting outlet in the U.S.
For the first recording of 2018, we continue our ABCs of Horror series and go for the jugular with JUG FACE (2013), JERUZALEM (2016), and JACK FROST (1997).
Episode 123 – ABCs of Horror: J is for Junk
For our final episode of 2017, Joe’s been a man about town again and returned with several recordings for us.
Segment 1 – Takashi Miike at the Nuart Theater on 11/3 after a screening of BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL.
Segment 2 – Barbara Magnolfi at the Nuart Theater on 11/18 before a midnight screening of the 4K restoration of SUSPIRIA.
Segment 3 – Q&A with Guillermo Del Toro, Octavia Spencer, and Doug Jones on 12/9 at the Landmark Theater after a screening of THE SHAPE OF WATER.
Episode 122 – Field Trip Fun – Part 2
Hello, Fright Fans! We’re off for the next two weeks (although there will be another “Field Trip” episode available on, or around, New Year’s Day), but here’s some horror-related news items to keep you “in the know”:
- Netflix renews German original series DARK for a second season. “DARK is set in a German town in present day where the disappearance of two young children exposes the double lives and fractured relationships among four families. In ten, hour-long episodes, the story takes on a supernatural twist that ties back to the same town in 1986. Written by Jantje Friese and directed Baran bo Odar (Who Am I – No System is Safe), DARK is a chilling mystery-drama-series: an intricate puzzle full of twists. Slick camerawork and realistic performances enhance a textured web of curious characters, all of whom have a connection to the town’s troubled history, whether they know it or not.” This is one I’ve not had the chance to watch for myself yet, but hope to binge at some point soon.
- At the end of Season 1 Fox’s “The Exorcist” was on the bubble for renewal due to its ratings. At the end of Season 2 series creator Jeremy Slater tells Entertainment Weekly that the series is once again in limbo. This time it’s due to the uncertainty surrounding the recent 20th Century Fox/Disney deal.
- Elvis is back in the IDW comic series “Bubba-Ho-Tep and the Cosmic Blood-Suckers.” This comic book prequel to the original story by Joe R. Lansdale, adapted in a 2002 film starring Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis, is co-written by Lansdale with Joshua Jabcuga, and illustrated by Todd Galusha. The story revolves around President Nixon tasking “the King” with taking on extraterrestrials. Watch for issue one in March 2018.
- While we’re still waiting on the “What We Do In The Shadows” sequel “We’re Wolves” fans of will get a return to that world in the new spinoff television series “Wellington Paranormal.” Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement bring back Shadows’ police unit members Mike Minogue and Karen O’Leary to hunt ghosts, werewolves and to deal with demonic possessions. Six 30-minute episodes are due to air in mid-2018, but there’s no firm release date for countries outside of New Zealand at this time.
- Deadline reports that Amazon will pass on all three of its 2017 Fall Pilot Season Shows. This includes “Sea Oak”, a zombie comedy starring Emmy-winner Glenn Close. Close was to play Aunt Bernie, who died in a home-invasion only to return as a zombie hellbent to to “get the life she never had.”
- The 1956 psychological horror film, “The Bad Seed” is scheduled for a remake at Lifetime. Rob Lowe will direct and star in the movie, as the father of young girl who just may be the “personification of evil.”
- “Another WolfCop” filmmaker Lowell Dean shares his thoughts on the future of the franchise in an interview with Tom Holland’s Terror Time. As a huge fan of the first film, who’s dying to see the sequel when it’s available, I hope we get more down the line.
- While Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” is expanding nationwide today, you may also currently catch Part 2 of “Trollhunters”, his wonderful animated series, on Netflix.
- As briefly mentioned on our “Stranger Things” Season 2 recap episodes, David Harbour revealed to Variety that Season 3 might not be released until 2019.
- The sixth installment of the “Tremors” film franchise will be titled “Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell”, and it’s set for a may 2018 release. Burt Gummer actor, Michael Gross, also revealed that he will not appear in the now filming “Tremors” television series, and Kevin Bacon’s character, Valentine McKee, will not appear in the film.
That wraps up this week’s horror news. Check back with us this time next week for another recap of the happenings in the wonder world of horror.
Rachel joins in as we wrap up our discussion of STRANGER THINGS 2 and cover Chapters 6 thru 9.
Episode 121 – Strangerer Things: Chapter Two