Aleks Paunovic (Julius) is Terry and John Cassini (Maddox in “Birth Ritual“) is Ray in VOLITION, the story of a clairvoyant man (James Odin, played by Adrian Glynn McMorran) whose parents were killed in a car accident when he was seven. He predicted the accident and tried to prevent it, but no one believed him. Twenty years later, he survives by using his talents for petty crimes. (Ray hires him to deliver stolen diamonds to a buyer because he knows James can see problems before they come up.) Then James has a vision of his own imminent murder. Directed by Tony Dean Smith, VOLITION debuted in March at the 2019 Phillip K. Dick Film Festival, where it won Best Feature. A teaser is available on Vimeo. VOLITION will next screen at the Ostia International Film Festival on 20 June at 9:30pm at the Cineland di Ostia in Rome. Continue reading →
Tricia Helfer (Dracula in Season Four) will star in a CREEPSHOW episode titled “Lydia Layne’s Better Half”, based on a story by showrunner Greg Nicotero and John Harrison, and directed by Roxanne Benjamin. Lydia is a powerful woman who denies a promotion to her protégée and lover but fails to anticipate the fallout. The six episode series (each episode has two stories) is a TV revival of the 1982 horror anthology film of the same name. (Adrienne Barbeau who appeared in the original film, will also appear in the TV series, starring in an adaptation of Steven King’s short story “Grey Matter“.) CREEPSHOW completed production in Atlanta in April and will air on SHUDDER later this year.
Helfer and Marc Bernardin do a podcast called BATTLESTAR GALACTICAST, an episode by episode rewatch of Battlestar Galactica in its entirety. This week, Sam Witwer shows up to help discuss the Season Two episode “Fragged“, in which he made his final appearance as Crashdown. The podcast can be streamed on Spotify. Continue reading →
VAN HELSING – Season 3 Episode 12 – SPOILERS
After twenty-three days on the island, Scarlett, unable to build a functional raft, discovers an inflatable life raft under her bed and makes it to the mainland. Sometime previous to that (it is about 80 kilometers from Denver to Loveland so the travel time between the two is much shorter than 23 days), Phil (Vincent Gale) and Joline (Caroline Cave) escape the prison bus taking them to Loveland. An organized manhunt is launched to recapture the prisoners (though Denver has been attacked and occupied by The Sisterhood, and one would think the surviving humans there would have better things to do). Continue reading →