August 21, 2017

Dark Movies: The Limehouse Golem

"Before the Ripper, fear had another name!" This British film came out last year and is just now hitting the States. It's likely to show in more arthouse type theaters, not in the megaplexes. It features everything a goth could want in an early autumn film: Serial killers, Victorian houses and costumes, and a murder mystery.

I'm excited to see another Bill Nighy performance - love him! He plays Scotland Yard detective Inspector Kildare.

The film also stars Olivia Cooke, who you may remember as Emma in Bates Motel.

The film is based on Peter Ackroyd's 1994 book, Dan Leno & the Limehouse Golem.

I'm going to grab a couple friends, meet for cocktails first, and see this on a likely rainy Seattle September evening.

You can watch the trailer here on YouTube:

The Limehouse Golem hits US theaters on September 8, 2017.

RELATED LINKS:

The Limehouse Golem on Facebook

The Limehouse Golem on IMDB

The Limehouse Golem at Wikipedia

The Limehouse Golem Trailer at Apple iTunes

Collider's Review of The Limehouse Golem

The Limehouse Golem Review at The Guardian

The Limehouse Golem Review at Hollywood Reporter

The Limehouse Golem at Toronto International Film Festival

Variety's Review of The Limehouse Golem

The Limehouse Golem Set Photos


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July 17, 2017

Tributes to George A. Romero, Honored Godfather of Zombie Movies

Yesterday we lost George A. Romero, the extremely influential horror director, best known for his 1968 classic zombie film Night of the Living Dead.

I've gathered several articles and obituaries for you to peruse as we remember the legend and honor him for his contributions to the horror genre. Here they are:

CBR: Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman Pays Tribute to George A. Romero

Deadline: George A. Romero Dies: 'Night of the Living Dead' Director Was 77

Daily Wire: Tribute - George A. Romero Godfather of the Zombie Apocalypse, Never Sold Out

EW.com: Edgar Wright Says He Owes His Career to George A. Romero

EW.com: George A. Romero, Night of the Living Dead Filmmaker Dies

EW.com: George A. Romero's 5 Most Terrifying Movies

EW.com: Walking Dead Creator Kirkman: "George A. Romero's 'inspiration cannot be overstated'"

Heavy: Rob Zombie, Stephen King Post Tributes to George A. Romero

Kotaku.com: Call of Duty Streamers Pay Tribute to George Romero

LA Times: George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' Creator, Dies at 77

LA Times: George Romero, Godfather of Gore, Brought Zombie Cinema to Life

Mirror: 'There'll Never Be Another Like You' - Stephen King Leads Tributes to George A. Romero as Director Dies Age 77

NPR: George Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' Director, Dies at 77

NPR: Remembering George Romero: A Filmmaker Who Brought the Dead to Life

NY Daily News: Celebrities Mourn the Death of George A. Romero

NY Times: George A. Romero, Father of the Zombie Movie, Dies at 77

NY Times: In George Romero's Zombie Films, The Living Were a Horror Show Too

NY Times: 5 George Romero Films to Remember

Rolling Stone: George A. Romero, Pioneering Horror Director Dead at 77

SlashFilm: 'Night of the Living Dead' and Horror Legend George A. Romero Dead at 77

Sydney Morning Herald: Zombie Movies Master George Romero Dead at 77

The Telegraph: George A Romero, Godfather of Zombie Horror - Obituary

Trash Film Guru: R.I.P. George A. Romero, 1940-2017

Vanity Fair: Horror Legends Pay Tribute to the Late George Romero

Variety: George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' Director, Dies at 77

Variety: Hollywood Pays Tribute to 'Night of the Living Dead' Director George A. Romero


RESOURCES:

George A. Romero Official Facebook Page

George A. Romero Official Twitter

George A. Romero on IMDB

Homepage of the Dead


Join us tonight at Dark Side University's memorial tribute online celebration of George A. Romero's life and films.

-Carrie

Dark Side of the Net

September 6, 2016

New Dark and Horror TV Shows Premiering This Fall

Aftermath


"The Copeland family battle for survival when civilization comes to an apocalyptic end, triggered by massive storms, meteor strikes, earthquakes, a plague - and the rise of supernatural creatures." I love post-apocalyptic tropes, so I'll definitely check this out. It stars Anne Heche.

The show premieres on Tuesday, September 27.


Aftermath at SyFy.com

Aftermath on Facebook

Aftermath on IMDB

Aftermath on Instagram

Aftermath on Twitter

Aftermath on Wikipedia


Channel Zero


"Imagine a world void of people and life - a ghost planet. A shocking reality Darlan suddenly finds himself in, without understanding how or why. His journey may lead him to discover something even more sinister."

The show premieres on October 11, 2016.


Channel Zero at SyFy.com

Channel Zero on Facebook

Channel Zero, on IMDB

Channel Zero on Twitter

Channel Zero at Wikipedia


The Exorcist


As you can imagine, this TV show is based on William Blatty's 1971 novel about a priest who performs exorcisms to get rid of demonic spirits. The first episode premieres on the Fox network on September 23.


The Exorcist, on Fox

The Exorcist Series on Facebook

The Exorcist Series on IMDB

The Exorcist Series on Instagram

The Exorcist Series on Twitter

The Exorcist Series on Wikipedia


Freakish


"A group of students trapped in a high school must fight for survival when predatory mutant freaks take over after a meltdown at the local chemical plant."

The entire series will be available for binge-watch streaming on October 10.


Freakish on Hulu

Freakish on IMDB

Freakish on Tumblr


Kindred Spirits


Amy Bruni and Adam Berry from SyFy's "Ghost Hunters" star in this new paranormal reality show. They visit homes reported to be haunted by family members of the residents. Not really my cup of tea, but some of you might enjoy checking this out.

The first episode premieres October 21 on TLC.


Kindred Spirits, on TLC


The Living and the Dead


Now this show sounds very intriguing to me! Check it out:

"Set in Somerset, England, in 1888, the show finds the isle on the brink of profound and fundamental social and industrial change. Against this shifting backdrop, farmer Nathan Appleby indulges his fascination with the concept of an afterlife by investigating all manner of unexplained phenomena – with the support of the Society for Psychical Research. During the course of his explorations into the spectral plane, Appleby begins to uncover increasingly disturbing things that threaten the very basis of his sanity, his life, and that of those close to him."

BBC America begins airing this show on Thursday, October 27.


The Living and the Dead, at BBC America

The Living and the Dead, on IMDB

The Living and the Dead, on Twitter

The Living and the Dead, at Wikipedia


Midnight, Texas


This show is based on Charlaine Harris's series of books. Entertainment Weekly writes, "Ghosts, vampires, angels, psychics, and perhaps a new guilty pleasure await you in Midnight, Texas."

NBC's premiere date is not yet scheduled.


Midnight, Texas, on NBC

Midnight, Texas on Facebook

Midnight, Texas on IMDB

Midnight, Texas on Twitter

Midnight, Texas on Wikipedia


Stan Against Evil


This horror comedy premieres November 2 on IFC. "An aging police sheriff who has recently lost his position due to an angry outburst begrudgingly joins an alliance with new sheriff, Evie Barret to battle angry demons haunting their small New Hampshire town."


Stan Against Evil, at IFC

Stan Against Evil, on Facebook

Stan Against Evil, at IMDB

Stan Against Evil on Twitter


Van Helsing


I feel like this is going to be a guilty pleasure. "Vanessa Helsing, distant relative of famous vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing, is resurrected only to find that vampires have taken over the world. She is humanity's last hope to lead an offensive to take back what has been lost."

You can watch the first episode on September 23 on the SyFy channel.


Van Helsing on SyFy.com

Van Helsing Series on IMDB

Van Helsing Series on Twitter

Van Helsing TV Series on Wikipedia


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