ABC has picked up “666 Park Avenue,” a new supernatural drama from producer/writer David Wilcox (“Fringe”), Warner Bros. TV and Alloy Entertainment. The show is an adaptation of the Gabriella Pierce book series.
“666 Park Avenue” is the address of The Drake, a historic Manhattan apartment community where demonic forces are possessing the tenants.
Rounding out the cast are Mercedes Masöhn (”The Finder”) and Robert Buckley (”One Tree Hill”) as a photographer and playwright couple and Swedish actress Helena Mattsson, best known for her nude turn in Species: The Awakening.
Fox is bringing home the Bacon this year with a new serial killer series from “Vampire Diaries” and Scream creator Kevin Williamson. “The Following” stars Kevin Bacon as a retired FBI profiler out to catch a sociopath who enlists accomplices via the internet.
Question: why does the Bureau alway have to turn to its retired agents to solve cases? What kind of jokers do they currently employ?
“The Following” costars James Purefoy as the serial killer Joe Carroll, Natalie Zea as his ex-wife Claire Matthews, Jeananne Goossen as Agent Jennifer Mason, Shawn Ashmore as Agent Mike Weston and Maggie Grace as a survivor.
Lionsgate has released the first official trailer for Ghost House Pictures’ The Possession, a creepy curse story inspired by an old internet urban legend brought to light by a 2004 Los Angeles Times piece entitled “A Jinx in a Box.”
According to the Times’ story, an Oregon antiques collector sold an old Jewish wine cabinet box on EBay when he realized that it was haunted by a dybbuk (a Yiddish poltergeist). Like the box’s previous owners, he had suffered sudden and inexplicable misfortunes.
The last time I wrote about Ghost House’s adaptation of the dybbuk urban legend I inexplicably spilt a can of Diet Coke on my keyboard and forgot the passwords to all my favorite interracial porn sites. For that reason, I will no longer post on Sam Raimi’s The Possession.
Anchor Bay has released an official trailer for writer/director Richard Bates Jr.’s feature film debut Excision. The film generated a buttload of buzz this year at Sundance for its gory imagery and powerful performances from AnnaLynne McCord (”90210′) and one-time porn star Traci Lords.
Peep it; it’s good:
The film’s synopsis reads:
Life sucks when you’re seventeen. Alienated teen Pauline (McCord) struggles with the pressures of fitting into high school, pleasing her parents and a burning desire to lose her virginity.
With a grotesque curiosity for the darker side of life, Pauline is considered a social outcast by everyone around her. Enticed by flesh, she retreats into her own fantasies and hopes to become a great surgeon…that is if she doesn’t go mentally insane first.
Excision costars Malcolm McDowell (Silent Night, Deadly Night), Ariel Winter (“Modern Family”), Roger Bart (Hostel 2), Ray Wise (“Twin Peaks”), Jeremy Sumpter (Soul Surfer), Matthew Gray Gubler (“Criminal Minds”), Marlee Matlin (Hear No Evil) and director John Waters.
Anchor Bay has released the first official trailer for director Kimble Rendall’s new Aussie shark thriller Bait 3-D. The story finds a group of tsunami survivors trapped in a flooded supermarket with a great white shark (clean up on aisle five!).
Bait 3-D stars Sharni Vinson (You’re Next), Xavier Samuel (Twilight Saga: Eclipse), Phoebe Tonkin (”Secret Circle”), Alex Russell (Chronicle), Cariba Heine (”Dance Academy”), Alice Parkinson (Sanctum), Julian McMahon (”Nip/Tuck”) and one adorable Pomeranian.