Chiller original productions are certainly a mixed bag. Some have been decent, some just awful. However, the fact that Chiller keeps churning original movies productions out is a positive sign that they will keep making a go at it hoping to make some good quality horror movies. With that, the latest original production is officially under way….it’s titled BENEATH and the synopsis is as follows:
Chiller’s original movie Beneath has commenced production in Oxford, CT with an eye towards a Spring 2013 premiere. Beneath stars Danny Zovatto (Innocence), Bonnie Dennison (Stake Land, Third Watch), Chris Conroy (Sorority Row), Jonny Orsini (Imogene), Griffin Newman (Political Animals) and Mackenzie Rosman (7th Heaven). Also joining the cast is Emmy-nominee Mark Margolis (Breaking Bad) as Mr. Parks.
When a group of young friends commemorating their high school graduation take a trip to the remote Black Lake, their celebration turns into a nightmare with the sudden appearance of a bloodthirsty, underwater predator. Stuck in a leaking boat with no oars, the teens face the ultimate tests of friendship and sacrifice during a terror-stricken fight for survival.
Beneath is written by Tony Daniel and Brian D. Smith, and directed by horror icon Larry Fessenden (The Last Winter, Habit). Produced by Fessenden and Peter Phok for Glass Eye Pix (Stake Land, The Innkeepers, I Sell The Dead).
This Friday evening Chiller will debut a new special titled “Can you Survive a Horror Movie” The network will be bringing in experts from various fields to try and re-create scenarios from different horror movies and put the co-hosts to the test….
“Can You Survive” premieres on Friday 13th July 9:00pm EST
Have you ever watched a horror film, reveling in the gruesome deaths of twenty-something teenagers and idiotic frat-boys, and thought that you could do better? Ever imagined that you could out-wit a slow-moving psychopath? Have you walked into a room and immediately sized-up which objects could be used as weapons in the event of a zombie attack? Do you think that you’d stand a chance against Freddy, Jason and Myers?
Chiller’s upcoming special Can You Survive a Horror Movie? will put those thoughts to the test as we explore the best tips and tricks for conquering the classic death-dealing scenarios. Combining cinematic reenactments with expert strategy, Can You Survive will also highlight our three unsuspecting hosts, putting them through a blood-soaked series of challenges deviously designed to test the likelihood of their continued living…
Check out the trailer below:
The sheer amount of horror movies that begins with a screen of all too familiar text “Based on true events” is enough to make you pull out your hair and gouge out your eyes before anything scary has even taken place. Just how accurate do the movies stay to the events they are based on? No one really ever knows…..until now……
Chiller investigates the terrifying factual stories that inspired some of the scariest horror movies of all time, including Silent Hill, The Amityville Horror, The Mothman Prophecies and Poltergeist, through exclusive eyewitness interviews and reenactments of actual events. Paranormal investigator Katrina Weidman (Paranormal State) travels with three of her friends into the dark recesses of the unknown to uncover the buried secrets behind these four iconic films.
Premiering April 13th on Chiller is GHOUL an adaptation from Brian Keene’s novel. This is the next in many planned original movies for the network which kicked things off a couple months back with Steve Niles’ REMAINS.
Synopsis: “It is the summer of 1984 when a teenage couple goes missing among the gravestones of the local cemetery. Twelve-year-old Timmy and his best friends, Barry and Doug, have grown up hearing stories about a sinister Ghoul that haunts the cemetery. Eventually, they begin to wonder if the horrific legend might actually be real. Timmy and his friends are forced to put their friendship to the ultimate test when they dig up long-buried secrets, facing their personal demons and the one hiding underground.”
Looks almost like a mix between Stephen King’s IT and STAND BY ME…will it come close to as good as either of the aforementioned titles? Only one way to find out, tune in to Chiller on April 13th (A Friday the 13th, of course)!
This coming Friday, December 16th at 7pm/10pm eastern, Chiller will be debuting the zombie flick REMAINS based on the graphic novel of the same name.
Based on the IDW Publishing graphic novel written by Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) and illustrated by Kieron Dwyer, Remains is set in a chilling post-apocalyptic Reno, Nevada, and follows the survivors of a bizarre accident that reduced most of the world’s population to zombies. The group takes refuge in a vacant casino and fights a losing battle against the undead, who grow steadily stronger, smarter and more aggressive by the minute. The movie stars Grant Bowler (True Blood, Ugly Betty), Lance Reddick (Fringe, Lost, The Wire), Miko Hughes (Pet Sematary) and Tawny Cypress (Rescue Me, Heroes). Remains is written by John Doolan and directed by Colin Theys; Andrew Gernhard and Zach O’Brien will serve as producers for Synthetic Cinema International.
However, you don’t have to wait until Friday to get your first bite of action from the story as Chiller is offering a 10 minute prequel webisode titled “Road to Reno” right now exclusively at their website. (Unfortunately they are not allowing embedding at this time so the best I can do is point you to the webisode HERE, if that changes I will embed the video here on the site)
Keep reading for more REMAINS stuff
With The Walking Dead season 2 getting underway a few hours ago….or depending on when you are reading this, last night, it is safe to say that the Horror-TV season is in full effect and will be pretty jam packed with shows and series for the remainder of 2011. Despite all the shows currently airing, we still have NBC’s Grimm, Bag of Bones, as well as Chiller’s original movie, Remains, among many more that I have probably failed to mention.
That said, I want to know what you, the visitors of the site and listeners of the podcast think about all the returning series and new shows. It doesn’t matter if you enjoy ‘em, hate ‘em, want to pick certain elements apart regarding them. I am all for your feedback no matter what your opinions are, and I’d love to feature all of your thoughts in an upcoming episode of the podcast.
You can do something as simple as leave a reply on this topic below, email your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can be even more bold and record your comments in audio form and send them to the same email and I will play them during the show.
With the audience of the podcast growing slowly but surely, I am always interested to get the pulse of the audience as to what they are watching and what they want to discuss. So speak up and be a part of an upcoming episode of the podcast!
-Mike of Evil Episodes Podcast
Posted in Uncategorized
Tagged American Horror Story, bag of bones, Chiller, dexter, GRIMM, horror tv, Remains, Teen Wolf, Terra Nova, The River, The Walking Dead
The zombie apocalyptic tale Remains is one of two original movies CHILLER network plans to air in the near future and now it finally has an air date: Friday December 16th at 10pm….here is the synopsis from Chiller’s website:
“Based on the IDW Publishing graphic novel written by Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) and illustrated by Kieron Dwyer, Remains is set in a chilling post-apocalyptic Reno, Nevada, and follows the survivors of a bizarre accident that reduced most of the world’s population to zombies. The group takes refuge in a vacant casino and fights a losing battle against the undead, who grow steadily stronger, smarter and more aggressive by the minute.”
Also, a new original series called “The Future of Fear” airing Friday, November 25 at 8 PM goes as follows:
“Why do we love to be scared? What makes a truly great horror film? This two-hour special will delve into the compelling mysteries at the heart of the horror genre. Featuring commentary from greatest horror storytellers of all time, including John Carpenter, Wes Craven, George Romero, Anne Rice, Alan Ball and John Landis, The Future of Fear will take a look back at where horror has taken us, its place in mainstream American culture and what’s on the horizon for one of the most enduring and popular genres of all time.”
This is only the beginning for original programming on Chiller, as Chiller 13: Creepiest Kids as well as Ghoul will also be airing in the near future. For more on all of these upcoming movies & series visit Chiller’s website!
Thanks to DREAD CENTRAL for pointing me in the direction of Steve Niles facebook page where he shared the following one-sheet for his live action adaption of his novel “Remains” which is set to air on CHILLER network!
Be sure to check out Steve Niles facebook page for all sorts of updates on REMAINS, which is set to air on CHILLER network this fall!
Credit: Dread Central
A few months ago I reported that the mini-series Harper’s Island which originally aired on CBS,(albeit had it’s legs cut out from under it about three quarters of the way through) would re-air in it’s entirety on the CHILLER network. This Monday the series wraps up as the exciting finale will be airing, with a marathon session of the series episodes leading up to it. Check out the finale preview as well as quick interviews asking the 6 remaining characters how they would like to be killed off. (Warning: HEAVY SPOILERS)
Oh and keep in mind, the promo is from when the series had originally aired on CBS, so although the CHILLER finale happens to also land on “July 11th”, It’s Monday July 11th, not the exact date that appears in the video:
For more details such as date and time’s for the marathon of the series beginning Monday as well check out CHILLER’s schedule page. Harper’s Island CHILLER finale airs Monday at 10pm Eastern/7pm Pacific(It also looks like that won’t be the end of the series on CHILLER as the schedule shows it popping back up August 6th…so for those of you still snoozing on the series, you indeed will seemingly get a third chance. SO GET ON IT)