Tara Reid is back to bait us for another installment in Syfy and The Asylum’s unsinkable Sharknado franchise. Production is already underway in Bulgaria with series director Anthony C. Ferrante at the helm and will shoot in more than five countries, including Australia and the U.K.
Filming under the working title Sharknado 5, the new sequel picks up with the threat of global destruction set up at the end of Sharknado: The 4th Awakens. Reid and the obnoxious guy from “Beverly Hills: 90210″ reprise their roles as married shark-storm slayers April Wexler and Fin Shepard.
Reid is coming off… the couch, tired of waiting for that Big Lebowski sequel and answering the call to her biggest hit franchise since American Pie. Personally, we’ll watch anything with Reid and can’t stop hoping for a return to “Teradise” someday.
We all go a little mad sometimes when we can’t get our fill of our favorite genre MILF, Vera Farmiga. With A&E’s “Bates Motel” shutting its doors this fifth and final season, we will have to rely on her big screen work for our fix. Thankfully, there’s lots of it. Her latest project is called Captive State.
Captive State is helmed by Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and co-stars John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane) in a story about an alien seized Chicago and the human collaborators and rebels living with. Sounds a lot like USA’s “Colony.” Cameras roll this month.
Farmiga is coming off the hugely successful Conjuring franchise and plays Norman Bates mother Norma on the exceptional A&E series “Bates Motel.” She’s also starred in such notable films as Duncan Jones’ Source Code, Juame Collet-Serra’s Orphan, Carlos Brooks’ intense psycho-sexual thriller Quid Pro Quo, and the underrated Paul Walker thriller Running Scared.
Marvel has announced Disney star Olivia Holt as the female lead in its upcoming superhero series “Cloak and Dagger.” Holt plays Tandy “Dagger” Bowen, a hot young blonde with burgeoning powers allowing her to emit light daggers and a bad case of jungle fever for her partner in crime fighting Tyrone “Cloak” Johnson.
The series is a coming of age superhero drama with a heavy-handed message of racial unity between black folks and white – her power is light, his making things dark!
Once a privileged little girl, Tandy Bowen watched as her family was destroyed by a disastrous storm that uprooted her life. Now in her late teens, an unexpected encounter with a boy named Tyrone sparks a life changing event.
Young Tyrone Johnson wanted nothing more than to prove he was fearless. But when everything he held close was taken away, life taught Tyrone to be afraid. Now older and more sheltered, Tyrone closes himself off. But when he meets a girl named Tandy his life changes forever.
A trailer has gone online for iconic genre writer/director Walter Hill’s (Warriors, 48 Hours) bold new tranny thriller The Assignment, starring Michelle Rodriguez as a merciless male assassin on a revenge mission against the surgeon who performed gender reassignment surgery on him.
Why he’d leave the house and not stay in with an assortment of phallic looking fruit and a mirror is baffling to us, but hot lesbian action is hinted at in the trailer so maybe all makes sense anyway.
Regardless, in Hill’s hands we’re in for an outrageous, fun ride – the dude’s creds include The Warriors, 48 Hours, Another 48 Hours, Red Heat, Last Man Standing, Wild Bill, Bullet to the Head, and the highly underrated Cross Roads with Ralph Macchio taking on Steve Vai on guitar in hell!
The Assignment probably won’t make it to theaters in today’s ridiculously backwards, politically-correct climate – critics are already slamming it through tear-filled eyes – so here’s hoping we can at least see it on VOD.
Teresa Palmer continues to embrace our beloved horror genre with a new role in director Cate Shortland’s (Lore) abduction thriller The Berlin Syndrome, picked up at Sundance this year by Vertical Entertainment and Netflix.
Based on the novel by Melanie Joosten, The Berlin Syndrome stars Palmer as a hot-to-trot Australian photographer who hooks up with a stranger while vacationing in Berlin and ends up trapped in his apartment after giving up her nappy dugout.
Palmer is coming off Warner Bros. creepy, awesome hit Lights Out. Horror fans got their first look at her in Takashi Shimizu’s The Grudge 2 in 2006. She’s also starred in Jonathan Levine’s romantic zombie comedy Warm Bodies, D.J. Caruso’s I Am Number Four, and the 2008 erotic thriller Restraint, in which she goes nekid!
“Smallville” stunner Laura Vandervoort is starring in SAW: Legacy, a new entry in Lionsgate’s record-breaking franchise. Details on Vandervoort’s character and the film’s plot remain under wraps, but we can only hope her trap involves a bikini, jello, and a mule – What??? Don’t judge us!
Named the Most Successful Horror Movie Series of all time by Guinness World Records in 2010, SAW spawned six sequels and earned more than $800 million worldwide. The film launched director James Wan’s career and gave horror one of its most memorable villains in Tobin Bell’s John “Jigsaw” Kramer.
Brothers Michael and Peter Spierig (Daybreakers) are at the helm of the reboot, penned by Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stolberg (Piranha 3D, Sorority Row). It reclaims Halloween this year on Oct. 27.
HBO teases the third and regrettably final season of its acclaimed rapture series “The Leftovers” with a curious first-look at what is on the horizon, namely the end. Premiering April 16, the season runs for eight episodes leading to what show co-creator Damon Lindelof describes as “the end of the world emotionally.”
The third season kicks off in Texas before going to Australia to reunite Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux) with his estranged father (Scott Glenn) now that his own experiences have made him realize the old man may not have been as nuts as he once thought.
Based on the novel by show co-creator Tom Perrotta, “The Leftovers” follows the lives of those left behind on earth to deal with the pain of losing loved ones and not being chosen for the Sudden Departure.
Orion Pictures and Blumhouse Tilt have released a new trailer for The Belko Experiment, an office-set thriller helmed by Wolf Creek director Greg McLean and penned by Guardians of the Galaxy writer/director James Gunn.
The Belko Experiment finds an American corporate office in South America taken over by mysterious captors who threaten to slaughter employees if they don’t kill one another in a bizarre game of survival – now, that’s a team building exercise!
Netflix has released a trailer for its upcoming new series original “The Santa Clarita Diet,” starring 90s sweetheart and sometime scream queen Drew Barrymore. Set to premiere Feb. 3, the horror-comedy marks Barrymore’s return to the genre since 1996’s Scream.
Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant (”Justified”) play married L.A. realtors living unhappily in the suburb of Santa Clarita. Their lives take a life-altering turn when she’s turned into a functioning zombie with a voracious appetite for living flesh.
Acclaimed Timecrimes director Nacho Vigalondo’s new film, Colossal, is set to release April 7 through Neon. The monster movie stars Anne Hathaway as an alcoholic with great boobs whose chaotic life mirrors the destructive force of a Kaiju beast wreaking havoc in South Korea.
If this is a metaphor for detriment brought on by drinking wonderful, tasty, and empowering alcohol, we already hate it and call for an immediate boycott! If this is about Hathaway’s boobs and monsters, we’re totally in.