Christopher Heyerdahl as the Chapman’s creepy neighbour Edmund in Episode 2.7 of PROJECT BLUE BOOK
Christopher Heyerdahl (Sam) will be Hiram Epps in seven episodes of the Amazon horror series THEM:COVENANT. Set in 1953, the show follows a couple (Lucky and Henry Emory, played by Deborah Ayorinde and Ashley Thomas) who decide to move their family from North Carolina to an all-white neighbourhood in Los Angeles. Once they arrive, their new home quickly becomes a spot overrun with evil forces both mundane and supernatural. Allison Pill (STAR TREK: PICARD) and Michael J Harney (PROJECT BLUE BOOK) are also in the cast. The show had its first table read last October, but there is no word yet on a release date.
Matreya Scarrwener (Brittney in “No ‘I’ in Team“) stars as Stacey, a troubled teenage girl who downloads an app called ‘Shall We Play?’ (also the name of the film) which enables her to have conversations with the dead (or maybe she only thinks it does). In the beginning, Stacey uses it to converse with dead relatives for emotional support, but the app soon takes over her life completely. SHALL WE PLAY? is director Ann Forry‘s first feature. The film’s website says that it is “Coming Soon”, but, though IMDB suggests it will be released later this month, no specific date has been announced. A trailer is available on YouTube. Continue reading →
Maggie (Elise Gatien) warns Roman that the townsfolk can’t be trusted.
In Episode twelve, Roman (Avan Jogia) discovered that, when the two pieces of the meteorite are assembled, the souls of everyone nearby (except for Roman) are detached from their bodies, enabling them to move about and even enter bodies other than their own. Roman used this feature of the meteorite to restore Abigail to her own body, and to rescue Val from the clutches of Deputy Norm. This time, Dr. Barker (Kandyse McClure) devises a scheme to chase the invading ghosts back to their place of origin. Four volunteers would discorporate and, using Billy’s near-death experiences as a guide, try to “re-open death’s door”. Continue reading →
Marilyn and Val McGrath-Dufresne (Mayor Val is the McGrath half of the hyphenation. Marilyn is the town’s doctor.)
“Great ghost stories are arguments with mortality. They don’t accept death as the end of needing people and doing things.”
—- Aurora Stewart de Peña
Val and Marilyn McGrath-Dufresne (Luvia Petersen and Kristin Lehman) and their two kids, Isabel and Abigail (Sarah Giles and Allison James), get a surprise visit froom Val’s brother Billy (Kim Coates). Billy and his boat smuggled stuff into Port Moore from Canada. (We don’t know what he brought in, but it was meant for Dr. Barker at Lambda, whatever it was. We know it likely came from Canada because he also delivered Canadian over-the-counter muscle relaxants to Marilyn, the town doctor.) Val and Billy don’t get along because Billy was responsible for the death of their younger brother Trevor some years previously, and she believes (it turns out correctly) that he didn’t tell her the whole story of how that happened. Continue reading →