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.
Melanie Scrofano will be Emilie Le Domas in READY OR NOT, which stars Samara Weaving as Grace, a young woman who, on her wedding night, joins in a time-honoured tradition of her husband’s rich, eccentric family, a game that unexpectedly turns into a desperate fight for survival. Andie MacDowell will be Becky Le Domas, Grace’s mother-in-law. Other Le Domas family members are played by Adam Brody, Henry Czerny, and Nicky Guadagni. ORPHAN BLACK’s Kristian Bruun and Elyse Levesque are also in the cast. Written by Ryan Murphy (co-creator of American Horror Story), READY OR NOT completed filming in Toronto last November. No release date has been announced. Continue reading →
Vanessa was named after her great-great-great grandmother (two greats before Lillian). So says Jacob Van Helsing (Michael Eklund), brother of Abraham, who (it turns out) is the third Elder, and has been incarcerated for more than a century on an island off the coast. Jacob tells Scarlett and Vanessa how his brother met his fate: “Abraham and I,” he says, “chased the son of the jackal across Europe to England and then finally here to the new world. I was wounded during the final battle with that wretched soul outside the labyrinth, while it and Abraham tumbled through the portal and beyond. which I’m sure they still remain in to this day.”Continue reading →