Category: Television

Some New Promo Items For ‘Blood Drive’ Make All The Right Moves

SYFY Channel seems to be taking things seriously and have whipped up one nasty looking little tale that I’m thinking is right in my reader’s wheelhouse.  Titled Blood Drive and promising to return us all the sex filled, blood-drenched, hey day of the Grindhouse era – I know what you’re thinking  – “yeah right, SYFY is gonna push the limits”, well have a look and see what you think.

Got some cool new promo art as well – love the look!

Alan Ritchson, Thomas Dominique, Christina Ochoa, Marama Corlett, and Colin Cunningham bring the sex and gore to life  – telling us the following tale:

“Los Angeles in the near future: where water is a scarce as oil, gas costs $60 per gallon, and climate change keeps the temperature at a cool 115 in the shade. It’s a place where no one can walk down the street without protection, where crime is so rampant that only the worst violence is punished, and where Arthur Bailey — the city’s last good cop — runs afoul of the dirtiest and meanest underground car rally in the world, Blood Drive.  The master of ceremonies is a vaudevillian nightmare, The drivers are homicidal deviants, and the cars run on human blood. Buckle Up, Lube Up and prepare for everything you know about Cable Television to Blow up!”

A 13 episode first season hits on June 14th, remember to set those DVR timers.

 

SyFy Channel Will Bring Us Seasons Three And Four Of Channel Zero

Were you a fan of Channel Zero – Candle Cove?

If you, for some reason – didn’t give it a try you really should rectify that right now.  One of 2016’s  little nuggets of true terror.  We had already known that a season two was in the works and titled No End House but now SyFy, in their infinite wisdom have decided to lock them in for two more seasons on top of that.

The press release states:

“Each installment of the CHANNEL ZERO anthology is based on a “creepypasta” (user-generated horror stories published online). The first installment in the anthology series, the six-part CANDLE COVE, landed on several “Best TV of 2016” lists and centered on Kris Straub’s unnerving story of one man’s obsessive recollection of a mysterious children’s television program from the 1980s. NO-END HOUSE, the second six-hour installment, is set to premiere on Syfy in October 2017. It follows Brian Russell’s story of Margot (Amy Forsyth, “The Path”), a young woman who, along with her friends, visits the No-End House – a bizarre house of horrors consisting of a series of increasingly disturbing rooms.”

No solid news on the newly ordered seasons three or four but we do know that Nick Antosca and Max Brooks will return as executive producers and writers for the duration.

Always good news when a well-produced horror show gets the news that they are going to be around for a while.

Official Trailer Sets The Stage For The Final Season Of ‘Bates Motel’

Don’t know about you but I’m looking forward to this month’s debut of the final chapter in the Bates Motel saga at A&E and this new short but awesome trailer that lays the groundwork.  Have a view!

Did you catch that quick look at Rihanna doing her thing as Marion Crane?  Damn, this is going to be so good!  Things get rolling on Feb. 20th so we don’t have long to wait.  Along with the trailer – A&E also sent along a very detailed press release so read on and get up to speed and if for some reason you’re not up to speed with this amazing series – you can binge watch all the other seasons on Netflix and be all ready to go by Feb. 20th.

The haunting fifth and final season of the critically acclaimed drama “Bates Motel,” from writers and executive producers Kerry Ehrin (“Friday Night Lights,” “Parenthood”) and Carlton Cuse (“Lost, “The Strain”), will premiere on Monday, February 20, at 10PM ET/PT on A&E. Fan favorite and Emmy-nominated actress Vera Farmiga returns for double duty as executive producer while also reprising her role as “Mother,” who is very much alive and well, but only in the twisted, complicated mind of “Norman Bates,” played by Freddie Highmore. In addition, eight-time Grammy Award winner and series super fan Rihanna checks in to play the role of “Marion Crane,” putting a newly reimagined and contemporary spin on the iconic character.

This contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho has provided fans with an intimate look into the unraveling of Norman Bates’ psyche throughout his teenage years. Fans watched as Norman’s dangerous transformation came full circle when he methodically murdered his beloved mother, Norma, in the final gut-wrenching episodes of Season Four.

Season Five of “Bates Motel” picks up almost two years later and finds Norman (Freddie Highmore), a grown man now, living a double life. Publicly he’s a happy and well-adjusted member of the White Pine Bay community, but at home Norman struggles; his violent blackouts continue to increase as Mother (Vera Farmiga) threatens to take over his mind completely. Meanwhile, Dylan Massett (Max Thierot) and Emma Decody (Olivia Cooke), since leaving White Pine Bay, have been living their lives blissfully unaware of Norma’s death and Norman’s full on descent into psychosis. Unfortunately for them, they will soon find themselves drawn back into Norman’s insanity, while a vengeful Alex Romero (Nestor Carbonell), who is currently incarcerated for perjury, hungers for a chance to destroy his stepson and avenge the murder of his one true love, Norma Bates.

New faces find their way to the Bates Motel this season to further complicate Norman’s life and threaten to unearth his dark secrets. Viewers will finally meet the iconic Marion Crane, played by Rihanna. In addition, a new couple in town, Madeleine Loomis, played by Isabelle McNally (“House of Cards”), and her husband, Sam Loomis, played by Austin Nichols (“The Walking Dead,” “Ray Donovan”), as well as Sheriff Dana Greene, played by Brooke Smith (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Ray Donovan”), become entangled in Norman’s life, causing a chain of events that could blow the lid off his secret life. Lastly, fans will be greeted by familiar faces when Caleb Calhoun (Kenny Johnson) and Chick Hogan (Ryan Hurst) return with agendas of their own.

Charles Band Returns To ‘Ravenwolf Towers’

Imagine our excitement when the press release arrived to herald a continuation of the pretty damn fine Full Moon series Ravenwolf Towers would soon be dancing on our eyeballs.  The press release is the best place to get the info so…let’s have a look.

Mark the first full moon of 2017 with a brand new, bloody and bizarre episode of Charles Band’s hit series RAVENWOLF TOWERS!

Titled “Bonds of Blood”, this is the second episode in the RAVENWOLF TOWERS series which debuted last December to rave reviews and fan acclaim.

RAVENWOLF TOWERS: Bonds of Blood will be released on Full Moon Entertainment’s Amazon Channel (www.fullmoonamazon.com) and via FullMoonStreaming.com on January 12. It will also be available on DVD from January 20.

The chilling, seven-part horror series is directed and produced by Band, who is releasing one episode every full moon. And as a bonus for Full Moon film fanatics, embedded within each weird and wicked episode of the series, Band has found novel ways to re-introduce some of Full Moon’s most famous and feared characters and creatures into the narrative.

Synopsis:
RAVENWOLF TOWERS, the dark saga of a family of incestuous lunatics lording over the remains of a looming, formerly opulent and now dilapidated Hollywood hotel.

Like a cross between Jack Hill’s 1964 Gothic shocker SPIDER-BABY and Dan Curtis’ beloved horror soap opera DARK SHADOWS, RAVENWOLF TOWERS follows the gruesome and bizarre adventures of Jake, the new assistant manager at ‘The Towers’ who is soon subject to the horror at the heart of the building: guests disappear without a trace, mad doctors meddle with madder science, degenerate monsters lurking around every corner and a beautiful woman who may be a distressed damsel in need of saving…or just might be the most terrifying resident of RAVENWOLF TOWERS.

At the center of it all is the spastic, inbred clan whose minds have become irrevocably warped as they live, love, die and commit all manner of sin within the walls of ‘The Towers’.