Violet (Keeya King) joins Vanessa at the place she had first seen her in a dream. She is surprised to find Jack there as well, and explains what she found out about Hansen (Neal McDonough) and how she and Jack were created. Jack has suspected none of this, and it makes one wonder why she was permitted to leave home. (Maybe Hansen has spent too much time masquerading as a human, and became attached to his “step-daughters”, but how and why did he choose Jack to protect by allowing her to leave?) Vanessa says that the place where they find themselves is not real, and compares it with the places where Scarlett and her mother died, making a point of saying that the unreality of these places does not mean that what happens there is any less real. (Although Scarlett’s body did disappear.) Continue reading →
Siobhán Williams (Steph in “Walking After Midnight“) will play Stevie Case, one of the first well-known female gamers, in the USA Network pilot for MASTERS OF DOOM, a series based on the 2004 book by David Kushmer that told the true story of how John Carmack and John Romero escaped the broken homes of their youth and created the 90s video game sensations Doom and Quake. In the pilot, John Romero will be played by Eduardo Franco, and Patrick Gibson will play Carmack. Stevie Case was the first professional gamer signed to the Cyberathlete Professional League, and famously won a Quake deathmatch against Romero in 1997. She is now a regional sales director at Twilio in San Francisco. MASTERS OF DOOM is intended to be the first installment in an anthology series focusing on important moments in the development of the video game industry. 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.