Thursday, October 23, 2014

Jessica Lange Covers Lana Del Rey's 'Gods and Monsters' on 'Freak Show'

Courtesy FX via EW
Elsa Mars (Jessica Lange) vainly performed on Halloween and ended up serenading both the living and the dead with her cover of Lana Del Rey's "Gods and Monsters." A dark stranger appearing was promised to her by Emma Roberts, aka Maggie Esmerelda the scheming fortune teller, and damn it...she was correct. Two-faced Edward Mordrake (Wes Bentley) proved to be not just an urban legend when the prophesy of a freak performing on Halloween would summon his murderous spirit, came true.

Whom will he choose to join him and his dead cronies? Find out on "American Horror Story: Freak Show" next Wednesday, October 29 at 10 p.m. ET on FX.

-Larissa Mrykalo

A Pilot for a Follow-Up Series to 'Bewitched' is Coming to NBC

Courtesy IGN
It's been 50 years since its debut on ABC (September 17, 1964 to be exact) so it's about time "Bewitched" wiggled back into our living rooms. Or is it? Deadline is reporting that after a bidding situation between ABC and NBC, NBC has landed a pilot for a follow-up series to the supernatural sitcom. Sorry, ABC.

It's not really a "reboot" or a "remake" since the series will focus on Samantha's granddaughter/Tabitha's daughter. Deadline describes the comedy, "It centers on Daphne — Samantha’s granddaughter and Tabitha’s daughter — a single twentysomething witch who has always used her magical powers to conjure herself the perfect life. But she soon realizes that the one thing she cannot conjure and control is the one thing she wants most — real love."

If you recall, the original series that ran until 1972 featured Elizabeth Montgomery as an adorable witch with a colorful family who married a repressive mortal man (played by two different men named Dick). Seriously, he wasn't the most supportive husband now was he? The bore a sweet daughter (Tabitha) who possessed magical powers and mayhem ensued. Oh they had a son too in season six but no one remembers poor Adam.

Was "Bewitched" a favorite of yours? It was a fav of mine and I was even bestowed the middle name "Samantha" in honor of the lead character. Will you be watching the follow-up series? I'm curious to check it out if only for the sake of getting all nostalgic. We'll keep you posted on when the pilot will air and any casting news.

-Larissa Mrykalo

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

UPDATE: Marvel's Releases the Official 'Age of Ultron' After Leak

Why wait until "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D" to check out the trailer for Joss Whedon's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" when you can watch it now? A suspected international trailer was leaked earlier and Marvel responded with a hilarious tweet. (Click here to see Marvel's response to the leak.)

To combat this leak and allow the good guys to win, Marvel has officially released the full HD trailer and you can check it out in its full glory. The film hits theaters in the UK next April and here in the States on May 1.

-Larissa Mrykalo

Chicago's Admiral Theater Celebrates Sixth Year of 'Night of the Stripping Dead'

Prepare yourselves, boils and ghouls, for the "Night of Stripping Dead" is coming. Celebrating their sixth year, the Admiral Theater will once again be providing spooky (and sensual) entertainment for Chicago's adults. The event originally began as a one night event, but became so popular that it now spans three terrifyingly sexy evenings.

According to the Admiral himself, "Wicked Wednesday will include Witches, Zombies and Mummies. Terrifying Thursday will host more Zombies and offer $1000 for the best Sexy Zombie Stripper. Freakshow Friday will no doubt be the most Thrilling of all with Freaky Features and Ghoulish surprises!" The performances will span from October 29th at 9 p.m. through November 1st at 6 a.m.

If you're 18+ and in the Chicago area, be sure to snag your tickets before they return to the grave for another year.

-Nowal Massari

Syfy Airs 'Ghost Hunters' 200th Episode Tonight

Back on August 12, we learned that the 200th episode of "Ghost Hunters" would feature not only the return of Grant Wilson but also the return to a haunt the TAPS teams tackled back in 2008.

Tonight at 9 p.m. ET, Syfy is airing that anniversary special featuring the team's investigation of the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. Joining Wilson on this special hunt will also be Joe Chin and Dustin Pari.

Check out the promo below and let us know if you'll be tuning in.

-Larissa Mrykalo

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

'Sleepy Hollow' Recap: 'The Weeping Lady'

Courtesy Fox

Last week on "Sleepy Hollow," we followed the Pied Piper to his underground lair of revenge and Captain Irving discovered just how slimy lawyers can be. Let's do this.

Finally we discover how Crane keeps the same clothes - he has a period reenactor make them for him but alas, Miss Caroline is falling hard. Oh that Ichabod, so smooth with the ladies. Speaking of ladies, his main lady Katrina sends him a crow message right before Abraham barges in. Let me get this straight: you don't trust her but still want her to choose you willingly? Uh, yeah. Threats are vair sexy. How much does Abraham not trust her? Enough to engage Henry to put the kibosh on her witchcraft so she willingly plays the part Moloch wrote for her. A chance to cause his parents pain? It looks like Christmas came early for Henry.

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Look Inside This Week's 'The Walking Dead' Episode: 'Strangers'

Seth Gilliam as Fr. Gabriel
There are obvious spoilers in this so if you haven't watched this week's episode of "The Walking Dead," stop right here.

Season five's second episode was one of reconnecting, discovering a new "survivor," going on the grossest food shopping trip ever and attending a BobBQ from hell. AMC offered up an inside look into "Strangers" and the video, followed by a sneak peek of October 26th's episode, are embedded below. In the peek into this week's episode, they failed to mention the two most disturbing and talked about scenes. You know what I'm talking about. One was Daryl dropping that water I right? Kidding. Although I did cringe.

After saving Father Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) from certain demise and then heading to his church, the group goes to the local food bank to stock up. Did we think this was going to be an easy supply run? Of course not and it isn't. A bacteria-laden soup that is full of decaying corpses and smells like a sewer puked awaits and demonstrates that this group will stop at nothing to stock up on canned goods. Clearly jumping into this filth couldn't be too healthy and when Bob gets attacked and goes under, we can only imagine how many microorganisms he ingested. Also, was he bit or scratched? Is this why he later kissed Sasha (goodbye?), left the church then became tearful? Did he know he was slowly turning and was he going to off himself to protect the group?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

'The Simpsons' 25th Annual 'Treehouse of Horror' Airs Tonight

Courtesy Yahoo
Tonight at 8 pm ET on Fox marks a quarter century of horror in a Springfield treehouse. Yep, the 25th episode of "The Simpsons" Treehouse of Horror airs tonight and Bart and Lisa will be transported to an alternate universe. After the "official" synopsis, check out the promo and a hellish clip. Then, let us know what your favorite Halloween episode has been so far and if you remember the first one just like the old lady writing up this piece does.

The 25th annual 'Simpsons' Halloween special includes an alternate dimension, a "Clockwork Orange"-style gang led by Moe and a visit from the Tracey Ullman-era Simpsons.

-Larissa Mrykalo