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The Crow – Downton Abbey Star Joins Cast; More Details

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More updates regarding The Crow reboot are coming out of the Lexington Comic and Toy Convention in addition to our exclusive news that Jack Huston would be playing Eric Draven in the film. The role of Shelly has been cast and more!

A video has surfaced from comics creator James O’Barr’s panel interview, and the man shares a lot of new details.

– Shelly (Eric’s deceased girlfriend, featured prominently in flashbacks in both the graphic novel and 1994 film) will be played by Jessica Brown Findlay (of “Downton Abbey”).  O’Barr said that she had been his number one choice for the role – and that while the contracts haven’t yet been signed, it seems all but a done deal.

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– O’Barr noted that he was surprised at some of the bigger names circling the project (it was mentioned that a “Game of Thrones” actor is eying one of the parts).  He also stated that the bulk of the cast will be British.

– As with the graphic novel, the actual bird that accompanies Eric throughout the tale will speak to him.  O’Barr mentioned that the crow might be brought to life by way of some creepy stop-motion, a la the work of The Brothers Quay.

– The new film will shoot in Belgium, which surprisingly stands in quite well for Detroit in some spots.

– As with the original film, O’Barr has a say in the choice of soundtrack selections.  He said that there are several newer bands being looked at, and the chosen artists will write new songs specifically for the film.  In addition, there will be some actual Joy Division songs in the movie, as with the graphic novel it’s based on (the ’94 film only featured a Joy Division cover – Nine Inch Nails’ take on “Dead Souls”).

– O’Barr said that he hopes the new film will be successful so that a new franchise will emerge to tackle different characters in a variety of settings and time periods – unlike the previous franchise, which simply rehashed the original film over and over.  He also said that, if that were the case, the sequel would feature a very punk, Joan Jett-like female Crow as the lead.

Check out the video below.

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Who Goes There Podcast: Ep 140 – Pet Sematary 2

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Ahoy there, fuckos! This week’s episode is brought to you by none other than Chris Franco! That’s right, it’s a Chris pick! So you know what that means, we’re cranking the cheese factor up to eleven! This week we’ve got $5 Furlongs, naked women with dog heads, and accents that are more forced than a Bill Cosby sexual encounter! That’s right, we watched  Pet Sematary 2 so you don’t have to!

Ever wonder which of us knows more lyrics to Ice, Ice, Baby? Well, Patreon found out, but perhaps there’s more singing in the actual episode. Download to find out!

Sometimes, dumb is better. It’s the Who Goes There Podcast episode 140!

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Night of the Living Dead 4K and The Silence of the Lambs Come to the Criterion Collection

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It’s been a long time coming for these two classics, especially Night of the Living Dead after the ridiculously bad transfer put out by Mill Creek Entertainment, whose transfer was supposedly remastered from a new 2K scan. I swear I thought it was some kind of a joke when I first put it on to watch. In any event…

IndieWire is reporting that horror classics Night of the Living Dead and The Silence of the Lambs will be added to the 2018 Criterion Collection, a hallmark label for home video cinephiles.

According to the site, Criterion will release a new 4K digital restoration of The Silence of the Lambs, which has been approved by the movie’s cinematographer Tak Fujimoto. Included on the DVD and Blu-ray sets are 35 minutes of deleted scenes and audio commentary from 1994 featuring the late Jonathan Demme (director), stars Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, screenwriter Ted Tally, and former FBI agent John Douglas.

Night of the Living Dead will also be released in 4K with never-before-seen 16mm dailies included as a bonus feature(!).

These will be added in February of 2018 so make sure you save up some cash after the holidays!

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Kevin Bacon Lets Us Know the Tremors Reboot Pilot Has Wrapped Filming

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Two weeks ago we let you guys know that Tremors mainstay Michael Gross, aka Burt Gummer, was, unfortunately, not asked to be a part of the upcoming Syfy reboot series starring Kevin Bacon.

While that news upsets us a bit, being that the series has only filmed its pilot episode, we feel that there is still a big chance we could see Burt return to kick some more Graboids in the tentacle-thingies with elephant guns.

Fingers crossed.

Speaking of the “Tremors Syfy pilot, recently star Kevin Bacon took to Instagram to let us all know that filming has wrapped!

You can check out The Bacon’s post below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know how excited you are for Syfy’s “Tremors” series in the comments below!

In the Tremors follow-up, written by Andrew Miller, the killer Graboid worms that nearly destroyed Perfection, NV, 25 years ago are back; and the town’s only hope for survival is Valentine McKee (Bacon), who beat them once. But to do it again he’ll have to overcome age, alcohol, and a delusional hero complex.

“Tremors” the TV series is headed our way courtesy of Jason Blum’s Blumhouse TV and Universal Cable Prods.

We’ll let you know when we hear more about the series!

So long to NM. Had an amazing time shooting this pilot. Hope I can keep walking in these boots #Tremors

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