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#SDCC16: Rick Springfield Getting Devilish for Supernatural; More on Mary’s Return and Horror Focus in Season 12

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When a series lasts as long as “Supernatural,” which is heading into its 12th season, it’s easy for it to fall off the rails and/or just go through the motions; but that definitely hasn’t been the case here.  In fact, Season 11 could have been one of the show’s best yet, so we’re pretty excited about Season 12, especially since it sees the return of Mary Winchester and some pretty interesting guest casting news that was revealed at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con.

Per Variety, during today’s “Supernatural” panel at SDCC, it was announced by co-showrunner/exec producer Robert Singer that real-life musician/actor Rick Springfield will portray one of “a few new vessels” Lucifer will be “trying out” as he take a “vacation” from the politics of trying to take over heaven or hell. Our first thought: Will Springfield be playing himself? His role is described as a fading rock star who is attempting a comeback so make of that what you will. He’s currently filming in Vancouver.

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As for Castiel, who served as Lucifer’s vessel for much of last season, Misha Collins says he’s most like Season 4’s version of the character. He’s gotten “much of his mojo back… he’s angry and he’s in a fighting spirit and he’s after Lucifer. And now that Mary’s back, he’s tattletaling a lot.

Speaking of Mary, played by Samantha Smith, series star Jensen Ackles said that having her back “presents a dynamic we haven’t had… The children that she knew are now men, the relationship is kind of nonexistent, so it’s going to be an interesting situation of them trying to bridge the gap that occurred over the last thirty-some years.

Ackles’ co-star Jared Padalecki echoed his sentiments, “It’s going to be an interesting dynamic to have someone 100 percent our blood; we find out more about what family means and how you become family. It’s not always blood, it’s pain, it’s triumphs. Now Sam and Dean, with their mother, they’re starting anew; it’s going to be fun to explore that dynamic: Does blood make you family, or is it more than sharing the same DNA?

Co-showrunner/exec producer Andrew Dabb added, “…this [reunion with Mary] is something that they deeply want, but they know family can be a vulnerability, so there’s some protectiveness [over her]. We wanted to get back to family; this is the closest we’ve been to that since Season 1.

She’s also likely to join Sam and Dean on their hunts… “It’ll be interesting to see the similarities in how she deals with the supernatural and how the boys deal with it,” Ackles said.

And how might she and Castiel get along? Per Dabb, they’ll have a “cool dynamic,” with Misha Collins teasing that since they are both outsiders, they’ll have an interesting bond.

If there’s a theme to this season, it seems to be “back to basics,” according to Singer. “You don’t get bigger than God; we can’t top all that,” he said, adding that they’ll “tell smaller stories — some good old fashioned horror stories” in Season 12. In addition, Sheriff Jody, Donna, Claire, and Alex will all be returning.

As for Sam’s encounter with a woman from the British arm of the Men of Letters that ended Season 11, Padalecki promised we’ll learn more about Lady Toni Bevell (guest star Elizabeth Blackmore) and the organization’s position as a “worldwide society” in the weeks to come. Sam is alive – for now – but definitely not safe.

Saving the best for last, Crowley (Mark Sheppard) is still fuming and “wants revenge” on Lucifer for the events of last season. Dabb said there will be an expanded focus on the demon’s family, including mother Rowena (Ruth Connell) and long-lost son Gavin early on “that will be a driving force, the family stuff. Crowley’s relationship with the guys has evolved nicely over the course of the last two seasons too, so we want to continue that.”

“Supernatural” returns on October 13th so expect lots more between now and then, including the footage shown during today’s panel.

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Ellen Page and The Cured Come Home to VOD

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We’ve been talking about the new zombie flick starring Ellen Page entitled The Cured for quite some time now, and we’ll soon be able to sink our teeth into it courtesy of IFC Films.

The flick stars Page (Juno, Hard Candy), Sam Keeley (Anthropoid, In the Heart of the Sea), Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Avengers: Infinity War, The Infiltrator), and Paula Malcomson (The Hunger Games trilogy, “Ray Donovan”) and is directed and written by David Freyne in his first feature film. Look for it in theaters and On Demand on February 23, 2018​.

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What happens when the undead return to life? In a world ravaged for years by a virus that turns the infected into zombie-like cannibals, a cure is at last found and the wrenching process of reintegrating the survivors back into society begins. Among the formerly afflicted is Senan (Sam Keeley), a young man haunted by the horrific acts he committed while infected. Welcomed back into the family of his widowed sister-in-law (Ellen Page), Senan attempts to restart his life—but is society ready to forgive him and those like him? Or will fear and prejudice once again tear the world apart? Pulsing with provocative parallels to our troubled

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#Brainwaves Episode 74 Guest Announcement: Creature Designer Mike Hill – The Shape of Water and More!

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We’re getting monstrous on Episode 74 of Brainwaves Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio as joining us will be award-winning artist, filmmaker, and creature designer Mike Hill, whose work you can see right now in a little film called The Shape of Water.

Join us this coming Wednesday, January 24th, at 8:00PM PT/11:00PM ET for all the shenanigans fit to be had!

It’s radio without a safety net, kids. It’s Brainwaves: Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio.

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Spooky, funny, touching, honest, offensive, and at times completely random, Brainwaves airs live every Wednesday evening beginning at 8:00 PM Pacific Time (11:00 midnight Eastern Time) and runs about 3 hours per episode.

Knetter and Creepy will be taking your calls LIVE and unscreened via Skype, so let your freak flags fly! Feel free to add BrainWavesTalk to your Skype account so you can reach us, or call in from a landline or cellphone – 858 480 7789. The duo also take questions via Twitter; you can reach us at @BrainwavesRadio or @UncleCreepy, @JoeKnetter, or @MrDarkDC using the hashtag #BrainWaves. You can also check us out on our Brainwaves Discord channel!

Have a ghost story or a paranormal story but can’t call in? Feel free to email it to me directly at UncleCreepy@dreadcentral.com with “Brainwaves Story” in your subject line. You can now become a fan of the show via the official… BRAINWAVES FACEBOOK PAGE!

Brainwaves: Horror and Paranormal Talk Radio is hosted live (with shows to be archived as they progress) right here on Dread Central. You can tune in and listen via the FREE TuneIn Radio app or listen to TuneIn right through the website!

For more information and to listen live independent of TuneIn, visit the Deep Talk Radio Network website, “like” Deep Talk Radio on Facebook, and follow Deep Talk Radio on Twitter. And don’t forget to subscribe to Brainwaves on iTunes.

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The Saw Chapter Comes to Dead By Daylight January 23!

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Time to play a game of Dead by Daylight! We told you last week that none other than Jigsaw would be coming to the hit PC and console game, and today we have a brand new trailer for you detailing what to expect when the hardest working corpse in cinema history gets digitized for an all-new adventure.

Let’s Play a Game… The Pig is here to create a whole new version of hell for all Survivors. Mentored by Jigsaw, she comes carrying Reverse Bear Traps into the Realm of the Entity. So if you’re gonna play, you have to accept that the stakes are high. The SAW Chapter comes with a New Killer (The Pig), a new Survivor (David Tapp), and a new Map (Gideon Meat Plant).

Jigsaw joins the previously released original killers alongside Freddy Krueger 2010, Michael Myers, and Leatherface.

For more info:
WEBSITE: www.deadbydaylight.com/
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/deadbybhvr
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/DeadByDaylight/
STEAM: http://store.steampowered.com/app/700280

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