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.
In “Outside World“, Vanessa made Mohamed human again and said: “At least I saved one person in all of this.” It turns out that is not so. Sam finds Mohamed and (probably at the urging of The Oracle) takes him to Renfield House, where Scarlett and Axel have met up with Vanessa in their quest to find and kill the Fourth Elder. What transpires with all these folks in the same room is complicated, but after much wailing and gnashing of teeth, Sam (Christopher Heyerdahl) kills Mohamed, and Vanessa kills Scarlett. Mohamed dies because to become an Elder, Sam had to kill the one that he loves to completely detach himself from humanity. Continue reading →
Black Tek administrator Caitlin (Enid Raye-Adams) has Joline arrested for spreading the truth about the side effects of vampire repellent. She wants Doc to make the repellent work better.
CAITLIN:“It took our best people months to discover the link between Black Tech’s repellent and the outbreak. You did it in 48 hours.” DOC:“Maybe they’re not your best people.” CAITLIN:“We want to take this country back. Make it great again. Make it safe. Bottom line, we need you.” DOC:“Look, Caitlin, let her go or I won’t help you with any more of this bullshit you think is America.”
Using Joline as a hostage, Caitlin forces Doc to cooperate. Doc demands a gene sequencer and a vampire as conditions of her assistance and gets both. The first thing she does sequence the genetic makeup of The Dark One’s blood. Then she calls Caitlin saying she’s had a breakthrough. When Caitlin gets there, Doc releases the vampire. After Caitlin is bitten (she hasn’t taken her own medicine, probably fearing the side effects), Doc kills the vampire, and then puts Caitlin out of her misery.
Doc, who has a natural immunity to vampire bites, probably hasn’t taken the repellent, so her aggressive violence can’t be blamed on that. The important thing is that Doc ran The Dark One‘s blood through the gene sequencer, and we learn from Caitlin (before she dies) that Black Tek (the company that employed both Caitlin and the late Dr. Harrison) has tendrils extending far beyond Denver. Continue reading →