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Travel Channel Celebrates “Weekends to Die For” Throughout October

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Travel Channel's The Dead FilesWith the drought of theatrical horror films hitting the multiplex this October, what’s a horror fan to do to get his/her fix in our most favorite of months? We don’t know about you guys, but we’re heading to TV, where Travel Channel celebrates “Weekends to Die For” throughout October, beginning with the new original mini-series “Making Monsters” premiering on Sunday, October 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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“Making Monsters” is a four-part, one-hour series that introduces viewers to the innovators and masterminds of the monster and creature animatronics industry. The October weekends of chills is augmented with all new episodes on Fridays of “Ghost Adventures” at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT and new original detective vs. psychic series “The Dead Files” at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The month culminates with a special Halloween-themed “Weekends to Die For” block of programming featuring “Bizarre Foods Halloween Special” and “Halloween Crazy.”

In “Making Monsters” viewers meet Ed and Marsha Edmunds, co-owners of Distortions Unlimited, a mom-and-pop monster-making shop located in downtown Greeley, Colorado, and Jordu Schell, a monster-making veteran from Hollywood, California. Ed and Marsha have led the charge of the animatronics business for the last 30 years. Their unusual animatronics, monster creations, and haunted house designs are mainstays of the dark amusement industry. Jordu is Ed’s right-hand man, bringing Ed’s twisted creations to life. Based in Los Angeles, he is a renowned sculptor, best known for his work on James Cameron’s Avatar.

From 8-foot Godzilla-like moving monsters and green-gook spitting aliens to guffawing Santa Clauses, their creative and lifelike animatronics populate the country’s most popular haunted houses, amusement rides, parties, and private events. “Making Monsters” is produced by Warm Springs Productions for the Travel Channel. For Warm Springs the executive producers are Marc Pierce, Chris Richardson and Nathan Charlan, and the series producer is Lisa Tanzer. The executive producer for Travel Channel is Brian Leonard.

Travel Channel’s regular Friday “fright night” welcomes all new episodes of “Ghost Adventures,” featuring paranormal investigators Zak Bagans and Nick Groff along with equipment technician Aaron Goodwin, who continue to reveal the dark and haunted places across the nation. This October the trio take their ghost tracking abilities to the next level by investigating the haunts at Casa de Estudillo in San Diego, California, one of the oldest and most historic buildings in Old Town, built in 1827; Lizzie Borden House in Fall River, Massachusetts, where the guys investigate a spinster who allegedly killed her father and stepmother with a hatchet; and Letchworth Village in Haverstraw, New York, an abandoned mental institution reportedly still housing former patients. “Ghost Adventures” is produced by MY Tupelo Entertainment for Travel Channel. For MY Tupelo Entertainment the executive producers are Michael Yudin and Joe Townley. The executive producer for Travel Channel is Daniel A. Schwartz.

To double the Friday fun, viewers continue their night of fright with all new episodes of “The Dead Files.” During each episode Amy Allan, a gifted psychic communicator, and Steve DiSchiavi, hard-nosed detective, conduct investigations at a crime scene on their own and only join together at the end to compare notes and discover some shocking results. During October Amy and Steve travel throughout the country visiting locations with unexplained sightings. They examine a home with terrifying claims of phantoms in Acampo, California; a house filled with dolls that may be vessels for the dead in Camerton, North Carolina; a historic home in New Orleans, Louisiana, where a family is tortured by unexplained visions and bizarre occurrences; and a hotel where owners and guests have been tormented by terrifying visions in Ybor City, Florida. “The Dead Files” is produced by Painless Productions for Travel Channel. For Painless the executive producer is Jim Casey, and the co-executive producers are John C. Fitzergald and Ross Kaiman. The executive producer for Travel Channel is David E. Gerber.

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Syfy Renews Z Nation for a 5th Season; Season 4 Finale Airs Tonight!

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Syfy’s popular zombie series “Z Nation” just keeps shambling on, and tonight the two-episode Season 4 finale, “Mt. Weather/The Black Rainbow,” airs. If you’re a fan of the show, we have good news for you… it’s not over yet as David Latt of The Asylum has announced on Twitter the pickup of “Z Nation” for a 5th season! So you can expect lots more adventures with the gang in 2018.

Below is the official word from David along with a brief synopsis of what’s ahead tonight in the finale, which kicks off at 9/8c.

 

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In the mind-bending two-hour Season 4 finale, Warren and the team must stop Zona from launching operation Black Rainbow, which will cleanse the landscape of both zombies and humans. In Part 2 the secret of Warren’s Black Rainbow dream is unlocked when they reach their final destination. The cast includes Kellita Smith as Roberta Warren, Keith Allan as Murphy, Russell Hodgkinson as Doc, Nat Zang as 10K, Gracie Gillam as Sgt. Lilley, DJ Qualls as Citizen Z, Ramona Young as Kaya, Justin Torrence as President Donald Trump, Michael Berryman as The Founder, Micheal Daks as Mr. Sunshine, Anastasia Baranova as Addy, Sydney Viengluang as Sun Mei, Joseph Gatt as The Man, and Natalie Jongjaroenlarp as Red.

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First Look at Chris Alexander’s Space Vampire

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Who says all vampires have to be all extra-broody or sparkly or take up residence in Transylvania? Certainly not indie filmmaker Chris Alexander, who has just unveiled the first images and posters for his latest foray into film, Space Vampire!

The movie stars Ali Chappell as a beautiful female alien parasite who falls to earth with an intent to drain women of their life forces. As if women don’t have enough problems in this day and age!

Alexander wrote, directed, edited, filmed, and even provided the score for this intergalactic terror tale. Talk about a jack of all trades, eh?

Enough talk! Dig in!

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Rob Zombie Narrates Charles Manson’s Last Words to a Wider Audience

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Charles Manson. The name alone lives on in infamy even long after his physical remains lay rotting… and rightly so. A new docudrama entitled Charles Manson: The Final Words is on its way, and we have new details and behind-the-scenes imagery for you. Check it out!

The flick made its premiere on the REELZ Channel, and Breakthrough Entertainment has announced that they’ve acquired worldwide distribution rights to the project that features narration from Rob Zombie and is home to the final interview given by America’s most notorious and now deceased cult-leader and mass murderer, Charles Manson.

The opportunity that we have to offer this distinct and truly unique documentary to our international clients is beyond exciting for Breakthrough Entertainment,” said Craig McGillivray, Vice President, Distribution at Breakthrough Entertainment. “We are continuously focused on sourcing captivating new premium content that pushes the envelope and generates mass attention such as this amazing film from James Buddy Day and Pyramid Productions.

The two-hour film narrated by musician Zombie focuses on the so-called Manson family murders told from Manson’s perspective using never-before-seen case files, pictures, and exclusive interviews with Manson himself from inside California State Prison. The feature documentary reveals new details that unveil the true story and motives behind the grisly murder spree. The audio used in the doc contains the last recorded interviews with the infamous killer conducted by director and producer James Buddy Day.

It has been a truly distinct project for us and an experience that very few producers encounter. This film has the potential to captivate global audiences, and we are very excited to have Breakthrough Entertainment on board to share this one-of-a-kind documentary,” says James Buddy Day, Executive Producer at Pyramid Productions.

Look for more on this one soon!

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