Saturday, October 10, 2009


From Walter at the Scream Awards You need to check out now if you have Spike TV and if not find someone who does ! They are also doing a bit of voting ...shhhh don't tell Dallas they mentioned voting.

Tobey Maguire Presents Tribute To Comic-Con Icon Award Recipient And Comic Book Marvel Stan Lee SCREAM” Will Celebrate The Year Of The Vampire And The Phenomenal Popularity Of The “Twilight” Saga With Cast And World Premiere Footage From The Highly-Anticipated “New Moon” “True Blood” Cast And Creators Alan Ball, Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgård, Sam Trammell And More Will Also Be On Hand“Battlestar Galactica” Cast Reunites For Final Farewell And A Special Tribute To Horror Legend George Romero

Two-Hour Extravaganza Premieres Tuesday, October 27 At 10 PM, ET/PT

NY, October 5, 2009 – As twilight descends upon The Greek Theatre, Spike TV presents “SCREAM 2009,” an evening where galaxies collide and genres unite for the ultimate celebration of all things sci-fi, fantasy, horror and comic book. The 4th annual “SCREAM” is the first and only global event of its kind to honor and celebrate the hottest films, TV shows, comics, actors, creators, icons and pioneers who have influenced and shaped these genres. “SCREAM 2009” will tape on Saturday, October 17 in Los Angeles, CA. The two-hour extravaganza will premiere on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 27 (10:00 PM-Midnight, ET/PT). Spike TV is proud to partner once again with Comic-Con International, the biggest comic book and pop culture convention in the world, to present real-life super hero Stan Lee with the Comic-Con Icon Award at “SCREAM 2009.” Lee is the creator of such legendary super-heroes as Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, X-Men, Iron Man and The Hulk. “Spider-Man’s” Tobey Maguire will lead the tribute to one of the most beloved and influential comic book legends of all time. “SCREAM 2009” will also honor the godfather of the modern horror film, George Romero with this year's Scream Mastermind Award. This award is presented to a filmmaker whose unique vision of horror, science fiction and/or fantasy is both critically-acclaimed and culturally significant. Romero, best known for his gruesome and satirical zombie masterpiece “Night Of The Living Dead” and its sequel “Dawn Of The Dead,” as well as the cult classic, “Creepshow,” will receive the honor previously presented to cinematic luminaries Wes Craven, Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez.

“SCREAM 2009” will celebrate the year of the vampire and the phenomenal popularity of the “Twilight” saga with cast and World Premiere footage from the highly-anticipated “New Moon.” In addition, fans will be treated to appearances from the cast and creators of “True Blood” including Alan Ball, Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgård, Sam Trammell, among others. The celebration continues with a “Battlestar Galactica” cast reunion for a farewell tribute featuring Edward James Olmos, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, James Callis, Kate Vernon, Katee Sackhoff, Michael Trucco Tahmoh Penikett and executive producer David Eick.“SCREAM 2009” will present awards in 16 different categories. J.J. Abrams’ sci-fi action-adventure “Star Trek” tops the “SCREAM 2009” list with 17 nominations including the categories of The Ultimate Scream, Best Science Fiction Movie, Best Director, Best Ensemble, Holy Sh*t Scene-of-the-Year and a nod in the all-new Fight Scene-of-the-Year category. Comic book-inspired blockbusters “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and “Watchmen” each nabbed 13 nominations, big screen adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's best selling novel "Twilight" received 10 nominations, while HBO’s vampire-themed television series “True Blood” garnered nine nominations. Fans can log onto until Saturday, October 17 to vote for their favorites. The official sponsors of Spike TV’s “SCREAM 2009” are Taco Bell, Subaru, Geico and Free Credit

Casey Patterson, Michael Levitt and Cindy Levitt serve as executive producers for “SCREAM 2009.” Greg Sills is supervising producer, Gary Tellalian and Austin Reading are producers and Hamish Hamilton will direct.Spike TV is available in 98 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV's Internet address is and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV's press site at

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True Blood Executive Producer: Someone Will Die

From TV Guide
I guess this is for all the 'experts' who write about True Blood but who have never cracked a Sookie book - don't ya think it's Lorena, like in Club Dead? We only meet her in the scene in which she is offed by Sookie in the books. In True Blood, she's been around for all 3 seasons- good riddance.

We'll be saying goodbye to at least one character next season on True Blood, executive producer Alan Ball tells exclusively.

"Somebody is going to bite the dust and it's going to be really good to see them get what they deserve," Ball says.

HBO: True Blood renewed for third season

The only clue the Blood boss would reveal is that "it's a person we'll be happy to see go."

The HBO drama is set to return next summer for its third season.

So who could this mystery person be? Who's death will actually make the fans happy? Sound off in the comments.


'Trick 'R Treat' Starring Anna Paquin Is Worth The Hype

Nice review of Trick 'R Treat from Starpulse

Once Warner Bros. declined to release the film, producer Legendary Pictures held screenings for potential buyers only to have no takers. Then, it hit the festival circuit, where it drew rapturous reviews from hard-to-please horror fan boys.

And now, more than three years after it was filmed, "Trick 'R Treat" finally gets released, with one burning question: Is it worth the hype? Absolutely.

The anthology film has a storied history in the horror genre, and "Trick" is a worthy addition to the canon. Dougherty intricately weaves four tales of murder and mayhem into a seamless package - it could have gone wrong, but it's a testament to his passion for this project that it all comes together.

The stories revolve around a local principal (Dylan Baker), who likes to have a little too much Halloween fun with his son; a young woman (Anna Paquin) who seems to have trouble with guys; a group of kids making a pilgrimage to the site of a haunted bus crash; and a grumpy old man (Dylan Baker) who receives a most unwanted trick-or-treater.

Without revealing too much, "Trick" is the rare recent horror film that doesn't feel the need to punish the viewer with torture devices and grim brutalization - no, the movie wants to give us good, old-fashioned scares. It's the kind of movie that you can watch without feeling the need to take a shower after, or figure out the complex mythology behind a serial killer's motives.

It would have been nice if this movie had come out in theatres - this is the perfect communal film, where everyone could have jumped at the scares and gasped at the revelations - but at this point, it's a success that the film saw the light of day at all. At least it got a beautiful Blu-ray transfer.

Should this have been sent to DVD Purgatory? No way. This would have been a bona fide box-office hit, especially given the tie-in to Halloween. Now, it will have to settle with being a cult classic.

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Halloween Wines Go Red, White and Boo: Scary labels, spooky stories put wines in the Halloween spirit

At least, that's been the experience for Michael Machat, founder of Vampire Vineyards and a rather busy man this time of year.

His wines, which feature a drop of blood on the label, are available year-round — certainly benefiting from Hollywood's enduring interest in things that go bite in the night — but "it just becomes easier selling this time of year," says Machat.

His isn't the only meeting of ghoul and grape.

In Northern California wine country, there's Ghost Block, made of 100 percent cabernet from the Rock Cairn vineyard in Oakville, next to Yountville's Pioneer Cemetery.

The graveyard is a great place to visit, advises Paul Torres, national sales manager for Ghost Block. "It's really so cool."

So far, Torres has not seen the ghost of wine country pioneer George C. Yount, but being from the San Francisco Bay area, "I have an open mind about these things," he says.

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"Let me in " Vampire flick to shoot in New Mexico

The production pipeline seems to be loosening up in New Mexico, with another film coming to Albuquerque Studios. That follows the announcement late last week of two films and a television production coming here to film.

“Let Me In” is based on the cult hit, “Let the Right One In,” made in Sweden. It’s a contemporary vampire tale about a bullied young boy who befriends a girl new to his neighborhood. The cast includes Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloe Moretz and Richard Jenkins, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in “The Visitor” and starred as the deceased father who reappears in his sons’ lives in the HBO series, “Six Feet Under.”

The production will shoot at the studios, as well as on location in Albuquerque, Los Alamos and Red River, from November through January. Approximately 620 New Mexicans could be hired, including 120 crew and about 500 extras and other cast members.

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Blood-curdling: how tv got bitten by the vampire bug

From Irish Independent

Ever since Dracula terrorised polite Victorian society, the world has been obsessed with these scary, mythical creatures. Paul Whitington sinks his teeth into True Blood, the latest vampire incarnation to arrive from the US

Bram Stoker has a lot to answer for. He didn't invent vampires, of course -- they'd been a staple of European folklore since the Middle Ages. But the Victorian Dubliner's 1897 novel Dracula popularised the idea of bloodsuckers as fictional characters to such an extent that they've remained a staple in books, films and television ever since. Surely, though, they have never been more in fashion than they are at the minute. And while Stephanie Meyer and her Twilight franchise might claim the credit for the current vampire craze, a lot of the ground work was done on television.

True Blood, which began on Channel 4 last week and begins on TG4 on 26 October, is the latest in a line of vampire-based TV dramas that stretches back to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the daddy of the current trend. And in ways, the new show, which has been running on HBO in America since last year, is a perfect demonstration of why the vampire has proved such a perennial dramatic tool.

Created by Alan Ball, the man behind Six Feet Under, and based on a series of novels by Charlaine Harris, True Blood blends the conventions of vampire stories with the so-called 'southern gothic' tradition in much the same way as Anne Rice (Interview With The Vampire) did. If anything, however, the True Blood stories are more daring, and use the bloodsuckers as a kind of metaphor for race politics and even gay rights.

Set in the fictional town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, the series revolves around one Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), a waitress at the local bar who happens to be telepathic. In Bon Temps, however, that's no big deal, because the town is awash with shapeshifters, werewolves and vampires. In True Blood's alternate world, these supernatural creatures have always existed, but have only come to human attention in recent years. And it's the vampires, understandably, who are the main bone of contention.

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True Blood Music Video of the Day: Blah, Blah, Blah by Say Hi To Your Mom

Blah, Blah, Blah by Say Hi To Your Mom

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