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Vera Farmiga to Play Norman's Mama in A&E's Bates MotelTaissa Farmiga made a pretty big splash in last season’s “American Horror Story,” and now her big sister, Vera (The Departed, Orphan, The Conjuring), is heading to the small screen as well, playing Norma Bates in A&E’s upcoming “Bates Motel” series.

“We are delighted to welcome Vera Farmiga to ‘Bates Motel’,” executive producer Carlton Cuse (of “Lost” fame) told TV Guide. “She is a phenomenal talent who has demonstrated incredible range and intelligence in a number of landmark film roles, and we couldn’t be more excited to have her join our project.”

In this prequel to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 classic Psycho, Norman Bates is a boy of 16, showing peculiarities of what’s to come. “His mother, Norma, is in her early forties [Farmiga is 39] and very hot,” says Cuse. In the pilot the Bates family moves to a rural town in Northern California and purchases a run-down motel. “We’re reinterpreting the mythology a bit, and we might discover that Norman has a sibling.”

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PREACHER Season 3 Teaser Trailer Arrives in Angelville

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I don’t know about you but I’m excited about the upcoming third season of AMC’s Preacher. It will begin airing on AMC Sunday, June 24 at 10:00 PM ET/PT and today we have the show’s season three teaser trailer.

It’s really just a motion poster but it reveals some of the most classic characters from the Garth Ennis comic book series so I suggest checking it out now.

After that, make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Preacher stars Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Ian Coletti, Graham McTavish, Pip Torrens, Julie Ann Emery, Malcolm Barrett and new series regulars Betty Buckley and Colin Cunningham. Jeremy Childs, Liz McGreever, Jonny Coyne, Adam Croasdell, and Prema Cruz are recurring guest stars.

The Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios co-production was developed for television by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and showrunner Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad). The series is executive produced by Catlin, as well as Rogen, Goldberg and James Weaver for Point Grey Pictures, Neal H. Moritz and Ori Marmur for Original Film and Vivian Cannon, Jason Netter, Michael Slovis, Mark McNair and Ken F. Levin.

Preacher Season 3 begins airing on AMC Sunday, June 24 at 10:00 PM ET/PT.

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First Look: Sheri Moon Zombie in Rob Zombie’s 3 FROM HELL

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It was just the other day that we shared with you guys your first look at Bill Moseley from Rob Zombie’s upcoming sequel to House of 100 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects called 3 From Hell. And today we have your first look at Sheri Moon Zombie as Baby!

Like the Otis post from yesterday, this first look image comes to us via Zombie’s Instagram page and you can check it out below. Looks like Baby and her brother are locked up Manson style and going through a trial of the century type deal as Zombie writes: “A Three From Hell exclusive! A somber Baby is escorted from court and back to prison. Justice! Free The Three!”

Again you can check out the post and the pic below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

3 From Hell is written and directed by Rob Zombie and stars Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie, Sid Haig, Austin Stoker, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Daniel Roebuck, Emilio Rivera, Clint Howard, Bill Oberst Jr., David Ury, Tom Papa, Danny Trejo, Dot-Marie Jones, Richard Riehle, Richard Edson, Pancho Moler, Sean Whalen, Kevin Jackson, and Dee Wallace.

Related: What the Hell Happens in 3 From Hell? Let’s Speculate!

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Oy! HANNUKAH THE MOVIE Aims to Get Made After Nearly a Decade

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This menorah has nothing to do with the story but, c'mon! It's a freaking T-rex menorah!

As a Jew, seeing holiday-themed horror movies is both a wonderful and bittersweet occasion. I love seeing my friends celebrate the holidays that are near and dear to their hearts but elevated with the viscera, gore, and terror that I so dearly love. But while Christians have films like Black Christmas, Santa’s Slay, Gremlins, Red Christmas, Krampus, etc…, the amount of horror films centered around Jewish holidays is slim to none. Don’t get me wrong here, okay? I’m well aware of population dynamics and, therefore, interest in a given subject/life experience. It’d just be nice to see something like that now and again.

Oh, but what’s this? Looks like writer/director Eben McGarr is ready to move forward on his near decade long project Hanukkah The Movie, a “TORAH-fying new tale of HORAH!” I get it. Sensible chuckle awarded.

Obediah Lazarus is the son of Judah Lazarus, the original Hanukkiller. In 1983 Judah terrorized NY for seven nights and was preparing to sacrifice his eight-year-old son, Obediah, on the eighth night. Judah was convinced it was God’s will, like Abraham and Isaac, to sacrifice his only son to God. Luckily for Obediah, police tracked Judah down and stopped the sacrifice, but Judah was gunned down in the process. Warped by hatred with no guidance, Obediah Lazarus becomes a religious extremist, intolerant of non-Jews, “bad Jews”, and those he perceives to be enemies of the Jewish faith. He is about to unleash eight nights of horror.

A group of Jewish teens are getting ready to party for the holidays but are in for a Festival of Frights. With the help of a wise rabbi, they deduce that the murder victims have violated Judaic law and that their only chance at survival is to embrace their faith.

The film has supposedly taken care of the majority of pre-production, so they’re now on Indiegogo with the goal to raise $100,000. Not a small amount but certainly not an unachievable goal. If a potato salad Kickstarter that wanted $10 ended up with nearly $56,000, I think this has a chance.

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