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BBC America is airing The Secret of Crickley Hall on October 28th and beginning an encore run of “Hex” on October 6th following the Season 2 premiere of “Bedlam.” Read on for more details on all three projects.

THE SECRET OF CRICKLEY HALL
Three-hour event The Secret of Crickley Hall premieres Sunday, October 28, 8:00pm ET/PT.

Based on the novel by best-selling British scribe James Herbert, the thriller begins a year after the disappearance of Cam, the son of Gabe Caliegh (Tom Ellis, “The Fades”) and Eve Caleigh (Suranne Jones, “Doctor Who”). As the couple and their two daughters attempt to start anew, they head to Crickley Hall – a seemingly perfect countryside house. But when cellar doors start to open on their own, phantom children’s cries are heard through the night, and a frenzied cane-wielding specter rears its head – the Caleighs realize the house comes with a lot more than they bargained for. Just as they’re ready to move out, Eve Caleigh hears Cam’s cries, and all bets are off.

Shifting between 1943 and present day, the Caleighs are desperate to find the source of the crying and the connection the haunted house has to their son. Will they find him before the evil that stalks Crickley Hall finds their other children? Written and directed by Joe Ahearne (“Doctor Who”), this classic haunted house spine chiller is full of scares, yet underpinned by the heartbreaking story of a family needing to heal and ghosts who need to be laid to rest.

The Secret of Crickley Hall is a BBC production that also stars Douglas Henshall (“Primeval”).

BBC America Celebrates the Season with 'The Secret of Crickley HallBBC America Celebrates the Season with 'The Secret of Crickley Hall

BBC America Celebrates the Season with 'The Secret of Crickley Hall

HEX
The Season One encore of acclaimed hour-long supernatural drama “Hex,” featuring Michael Fassbender (Prometheus), Christina Cole (“Breakout Kings”), and Jemima Rooper (The Black Dahlia), starts Saturday, October 6 at 10:00pm ET/PT. The six-episode series tells the chilling story of one girl’s exploration of the supernatural and her own sexual awakening at a remote English boarding school.

From executive producers Dean Hargrove (“Demons”) and Julian Murphy (“Merlin”), “Hex” is a co-production of Shine Limited and Sony Pictures Television International.

Hex Returning to BBC America on October 6th

BEDLAM
Season 2 episode synopses follow. Beware of spoilers!

Related Story: New Trailer and Full Synopsis for BBC America’s “Bedlam” Season 2

Episode One – The Long Drop
Ellie is led to Bedlam Heights in search of answers to disturbing visions she’s experiencing. But instead of finding answers, she’s left with more questions. With only a ghost-hunting blogger as her confidant, Ellie is left to restore the peace of a disturbed spirit at Bedlam Heights. Meanwhile, Kate returns to discover that not only is her dad, Warren, sleeping with a 20-year-old, he’s hired a new building manager, Dan. Feeling betrayed and alone, Kate leaves Bedlam Heights for good. Episode One premieres Saturday, October 6, 9:00pm ET/PT.

Episode Two – Pool of Tears
Haunted by visions of Bedlam Heights resident Cass (Kathryn Prescott, Skins) drowning, Ellie warns her off the pool. But an argument with her boyfriend drives Cass back, and Ellie and new confidant Max are too late to save her. Devastated by their failure, they are unaware that a man with a ‘B’ symbol branded on the back of his head is watching the deadly scene. Meanwhile, new manager, Dan, discovers a way to lure the Bedlam Watch blogger into a trap. Episode Two premieres Saturday, October 13, 9:00pm ET/PT.

Episode Three – Unfaithful
Ellie’s visions of a bride being attacked before her wedding has direct ties to new manager Dan’s tryst with a soon-to-be bride. When Ellie and Max discover the girl from the vision, is the ghost haunting the soon-to-be bride, they jump into action. Meanwhile, Ellie turns to the arms of Dan for comfort and immediately regrets her actions. Episode Three premieres Saturday, October 20, 9:00pm ET/PT.

Episode Four – Jude
Ellie has visions that suggest the possession of one of Bedlam Heights’ young residents. She and Max intervene when the possession becomes a danger to the lives of the resident and his brother. Meanwhile Ellie is left shell-shocked after she discovers she’s pregnant. Elsewhere, Dan’s behavior in the complex turns to betrayal when he beds building owner Warren’s lover. Episode Four premieres Saturday, October 27, 9:00pm ET/PT.

Episode Five – Dare
Ellie and Max help an anti-religious man make peace with his past in the hopes of exorcising the ghost of a Chaplain. Meanwhile, as the tension between Dan and Warren continues, Max overhears a shocking revelation in an exchange between the two. Episode Five premieres Saturday, November 3, 9:00pm ET/PT.

Episode Six – Reunion
Max is shocked to wake and find his dead father in his room. He immediately calls on Ellie for help. When they’re drawn through a maze of dark tunnels, Max is attacked and separated from Ellie. When Ellie discovers a life altering truth, she is taken hostage and everyone must rally to save her. Meanwhile, Dan must save Warren from a suicide attempt. – just in time for Warren to help save Ellie. Episode Six premieres Saturday, November 10, 9:00pm ET/PT.

Bedlam Season 2 Premiering October 6th on BBC America

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Lionsgate Actively Developing The Blair Witch Project TV Series

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Recently it was announced via Deadline that Lionsgate is gathering together digital content for their new brand Studio L.

In today’s fast-changing media landscape, Lionsgate is committed to creating and distributing various types of content for next-generation audiences with some of the most exciting creative voices and innovative partners in our industry,” said Studio L Executive Vice President Seth Laderman.

He continues: “The projects announced today signal our commitment to finding stand-out material, incubating new talent, and delivering authentic storytelling. We will also continue to cultivate and foster fresh opportunities with existing Lionsgate properties, all built around Studio L’s low-risk, high-reward distribution model.

One of the “existing Lionsgate properties” he’s talking about is evidently a TV series based on Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez classic found footage flick The Blair Witch Project. No further details about the series are known at this time but we will make sure to keep you guys up to date as news pours in.

Are you excited about a TV series based on The Blair Witch Project? Let us know below!

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Found video footage tells the tale of three film students (Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams) who’ve traveled to a small town to collect documentary footage about the Blair Witch, a legendary local murderer. Over the course of several days, the students interview townspeople and gather clues to support the tale’s veracity. But the project takes a frightening turn when the students lose their way in the woods and begin hearing horrific noises.

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Stephen King’s IT Star Jeremy Ray Taylor and More Join Goosebumps 2

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GoosebumpsI was a big fan of the Jack Black Goosebumps movie that came out a few years back. Makes sense. I was a big fan of the R.L. Stine book series as a kid.

It’s with this in mind I’m excited about the upcoming Goosebump 2 and today we have an update on the film via Variety.

Turns out the kid cast of the sequel has been gathered together, and leading the pack will be chubby Ben from Stephen King’s IT aka Jeremy Ray Taylor.

On top of Taylor, the other child in the cast include Madison Iseman (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Ben O’Brien (Manchester by the Sea), and Caleel Harris (“Castle Rock”).

While we don’t know any details regarding the sequel’s plot, Variety suspects it will “focus on iconic characters and storylines featured in the Goosebumps series.”

Ari Sandel is developing the project with Neal H. Moritz and Deborah Forte producing.

We’ll let you know when we hear more. What did you think of the original film and how excited are you for Goosebumps 2? Let us know below!

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Ash vs Evil Dead S3 E1 Review – Ash is Back, Baby!

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Starring Bruce Campbell, Dana DeLorenzo, Ray Santiago, Arielle Carver, Lucy Lawless

Written by Mark Verheiden

Directed by Mark Beesley


In order to appease fans, the third season of “Ash vs Evil Dead” needs to open with a bang and certainly not a whimper. Thankfully, the team behind the series know that and have spared basically no expense and are wasting no time getting right into the story.

We open to a commercial of Ash promoting his new hardware store, a business that not only sells tools and various accessories but also doubles as a sex toy shop. After all, when buying some screws, why not buy a dildo too, right? As Ash is celebrating the Grand Opening, a knock-off of “Antiques Roadshow” plays in the background where we see a young woman bring in the Necronomicon in the hopes of finding that is has worth. A few uttered words later and the blood not only begins flowing, it douses the screen!

Back in Elk Grove, Pablo’s torso fills with strange and foreign letters, a troubling omen of the evil that’s about to descend upon our plucky Ghostbeaters. Also here, we meet Brandy, Ash’s daughter (although she doesn’t know that at first), who, along with her friend Racehl, gets attacked in her high school by Coogie, the school mascot. This leads her to call her mother, Candy Barr, who in turn grabs Ash and reveals that they are married and that Ash’s daughter is in trouble. Essentially one gigantic dump of news, Ash heads to the high school where a blood-soaked battle ensues, one that leaves more than a few corpses.

At the end of the episode, Kelly reunites with Ash and Pablo, Brandy is brought aboard the team, and there’s Dalton, a Knight of Sumeria, who pledges his service to Ash, although I don’t think he knows what he’s getting himself into…

Moving at an almost breakneck speed, the first episode is absolutely packed with blood, gore, violence, and a couple of moments that actually had me laughing so hard that I had to pause the episode. Bruce Campbell still brings his all to the role of Ash and Arielle Carver-O’Neill, I have a feeling, is going to kill it (no pun intended) as his daughter, Sandy…Mandy? Brandy!

Do we get an understanding of what the greater story is going to be this season? Apart from seeing Ruby get her hands on the Necronomicon and do some weird blood ritual with it that impregnates her, not really. Honestly though, that really doesn’t matter. For now, it’s just good to see the old Delta roaring through the streets of Elk Grove once again.

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