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Month: March 2011

Stephen King to Write for the Walking Dead Season 2?

Even though there are a couple of months left before we can tune in to enjoy the second season of our favorite zombie show The Walking Dead on AMC, speculations about what we can expect on October 31, are in full swing around the digital highway, at the moment.

One of the more interesting and remarkable ones came yesterday, during the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, where Laurie Holden, who plays Andrea, told IGN that the horror master himself – Stephen King – might be penning an episode or two for the show!

I think that a touch of King’s dark magic could give the storyline and the characters a completely new dimension, which I would love to descend into, so I really hope that this rumor turns out to be correct. If it’s true, then I guess that season two’s ratings will sharply increase, leaving the previous season’s high of 6 million viewers in the dust, as well.

What do you think, will the popularity of the show increase with if King steps onboard and what do you think he could contribute to the show?

While you wait to see if this interesting rumor is true or not, you can enjoy a DVD featurette (“From Comics to TV”) from THE WALKING DEAD: The Complete First Season, below.

THE WALKING DEAD — DVD featurette (Comics to TV) by RMSMoviesandFilms

Mystical Teaser Trailer for Conan the Barbarian (2011)

The first teaser trailer for Marcus Nispel’s take on Conan the Barbarian doesn’t give us much to go on, besides the highlighting of some of the characters, surrounded by a mystical grey smoke, while a beefy voice, talks in the background.

I think that the three creatures in the middle of the teaser stand out a bit though, and I assume that they’re the same ones that we can see in these early action stills. Overall, I think that the trailer gives a nice mystical impression, but if I’m about to go and see it, they must show me some well-choreographed bloodstained berserk action, or else I think I’ll just wait for the DVD release, instead.

On August 19, we can see Jason Momoa, as Conan, clutching his big sword as he seeks a bloody revenge on the warlord who slaughtered his father and home village.

New Scream of the Banshee Stills

Below you’ll find a couple of stills from Steven C. Miller’s hair-raiser Scream of the Banshee, with well-known actors Lauren Holly, seen in NCIS and Lance Henriksen, who is perhaps most known for his role as the android Bishop in Aliens, in the cast.

Scream of the Banshee, which was excluded from the lineup of the horror festival After Dark Originals, for some reason, depicts what happens when a college professor (Lauren Holly), finds and open, a strangely ornamented box, releasing a homicidal Banshee (Kim Ormiston), who kills with her bone-splitting screams.

Of the stills below, I find the one with the decomposed face, to be rather spine-chilling, don’t you think?

Scream of the Banshee Still 1

Scream of the Banshee Still 2

Scream of the Banshee Still 3

You can hear the Banshee’s nightmarish scream, when the movie premiers on Syfy, on March 26, at 9PM (ET/PT), as the channel‘s 200th Saturday Original Movie.

X-Men: First Class – New Brilliant Character Posters

Two new character posters for Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class has found their way onto the net. The two posters are hinting to the storyline of the movie, which is set before Charles and Erik became Professor X and Magneto, and became sworn enemies.

I like the stylish and elegant touch of the posters, but what makes them seriously groovy, is that the reflection, of Charles and Erik, depicting the silhouettes of their future self’s, which I think is just brilliant!

X-Men: First Class will smash into the theaters on June 3, this summer, and then we’ll see if it’s as fresh and slick as the posters, below.

Charles Xavier Character Poster

Erik Lehnsherr Character Poster

Fearsome Trailer and Poster for Insidious

A couple of weeks ago I posted a teaser for the chiller Insidious, from the Saw guys James Wan and Leigh Whannell, a movie that I hope will be able to scare us senseless on April 1, next month.

Below you can see the official trailer, which gives us a lot more insight, together with a couple of gravely frightening sequences of the movie, maybe a little too much, even? Anyway, I think the trailer shows an old-school horror, focusing on building a suspenseful atmosphere with an eerie and strong story first and foremost, using the scares solely as fuel for the movie.

The storyline, which feels a refreshing, revolves around a comatose boy, whose body attracts evil entities, while his mind is trapped in a realm called The Further. Check out the trailer and the eyes of the boy, in the poster below, to see if Insidious has what it takes to make your bones go cold.

Insidious Poster

Insidious poster

Syfy Airs Scream of the Banshee

From the beginning, Steven C. Miller’s horror flick Scream of the Banshee was thought to be released as part of the After Dark Originals series, something that didn’t happen. The reason, according to the buzz, was that the movie needed some finishing touches, which prevented it to be ready in time.

However, you’ll still be able to see the movie, if you tune in to Syfy on March 26, at 9PM (ET/PT), as the channel will celebrate its bi-weekly assault on humanity, with Scream of the Banshee, which also is their 200th Saturday Original Movie, as well.

Scream of the Banshee, which is based on the Irish folklore that says if you hear the bone-splitting scream of a banshee, you’ll soon die, something that the college professor in the movie, which happens to unleash a banshee, will experience – the violent and unpleasant way.

I think that the movie, which includes Lance Henriksen, Lauren Holly and Kim Ormiston in the cast, sounds like it could be a titillating piece and I will undoubtedly try to catch it. Also, don’t forget to check out the hot Scream of the Banshee poster here, before you leave.

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