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American Horror Story: Cult – New Teaser and More Details on Lena Dunham’s, Emma Roberts’, and Evan Peters’ Characters

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Yesterday FX held a press screening of the first three episodes of “American Horror Story: Cult,” and quite a few juicy tidbits were revealed by exec producer Ryan Murphy afterwards.  We’ve compiled the highlights for you here – be sure to click the various links for more.

And, because no day is complete without a new “AHS: Cult” teaser, of course we have another one of those to share as well!

First off, we learned that fan favorite Evan Peters will not just be playing the previously announced character “Kai,” but also cult leaders Charles Manson, David Koresh, Andy Warhol, and Jim Jones (although TVLine quoted Murphy as saying Peters is playing “six different cult leaders” so there might be a surprise still in store for us).

Speaking of Manson, he’s a character Murphy has tried to incorporate into the show for several years… per THR, while putting Season 7 together, he realized that the 2016 election would serve as a better entry point to the story he wanted to explore. “We’re trying to understand how someone who is very charismatic in the culture can rise up and become a leader. We’re not going to say we hate Trump,” said Murphy. “What did Trump tap into? We’re interested in his rise and how that happened.”

One big surprise is that Murphy said “Cult,” unlike every other season, will contain no supernatural elements.

With regard to Warhol, he’s the foil for Lena Dunham’s character, the real-life Valerie Solanas, who tried to kill the artist back in June of 1968.  She will appear in Episode 7, “Valerie Solanas Died for Your Sins: Scumbag,” in flashbacks. Murphy explained to TVLine, “That episode is about female rage then and in the country now. Valerie Solanas created a thing called the ‘SCUM Manifesto,’ in which she told all women to kill all men [in order to achieve equal power]. We also examine our female characters as they’re trying to figure out a way they can have equal power within this cult that Kai has created.”

The site also provided some insight into Emma Roberts’ character, a newscaster named Serina Belinda who gets a promotion above Adina Porter’s character “simply because she’s much more superficial and willing to do what it takes to survive.” Murphy said that Roberts did one episode “as a favor,” carving some time out of her busy movie schedule.

Finally, with regard to “Cult’s” pedigree, Sidney Lumet’s Network was a big influence on the season. “That movie captured how everyone was losing their shit at the time; and no matter if you’re Democrat or Republican, everyone is still losing their shit,” the “AHS” co-creator told Deadline. But don’t expect this season to be all about Trump and Clinton. “…It’s about somebody who put their finger up to the wind and rose up in power and used people’s vulnerabilities, and they feel the world is on fire.”

“American Horror Story: Cult” debuts on September 5th.

Returning stars include Sarah Paulson (as Ally Mayfair-Richards), Evan Peters (as Kai/Manson/Jones/Koresh/Warhol), Frances Conroy, Mare Winningham, Cheyenne Jackson (as Dr. Rudy Vincent), Emma Roberts (as Serina Belinda), Adina Porter (as Beverly Hope), and Chaz Bono. The newcomers announced so far are Lena Dunham (as Valerie Solanas), Billy Eichner (as Harrison Wilton), Billie Lourd (as Winter Anderson), Alison Pill (as Ivy Mayfair-Richards), Colton Haynes (as Detective Samuels), and Leslie Grossman (as Meadow Wilton).

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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? 

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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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