30 Days of Night
David Slade and Steve Niles to Sci Fi Wire that they wanted to make vampires scary again. Slade said: "They don't say a little Rimbaud poem and then take your arm. No, they just jump and rip off and eat and feed, because one of the things I didn't want to do was rely on the supernatural, because supernatural isn't scary." Niles added: "I think we were both really aware that vampires aren't scary anymore. They hang out with you, teenage girls date them on TV, they're not scary. We've made them too human. We had to strip away all that, and the idea of a creature that looks very much like us that looks at us like cattle, like food, and that is it. And that was something me and Ben really wanted to do actual, frightening vampires again." Comingsoon.net recorded the whole Comic Con panel on this huge MP3.
Marty Adelstein and 20th Century Fox Television will develop the Stephen L. Antczak & Devil's Due comic book series about a werewolf turned anti-hero as an ongoing television series. The press release has more info.
TV DVD News
TVShowsOnDVD.com has posted news on "Make Room for Daddy" here, "Teen Titans" (Pentultimate Season) here, "The Colbert Report" (Best of) here, "Thunderbirds" (Megaset) here, "Masters of Horror" (Various Packages) here, "Miami Vice" (Complete) here and "The Batman" (Fourth Season) here.
The Alien City
The History Channel's "Naked Underground" investigates the city in Turkey called Kafeterya (Cap-i-do-kia). The city in central Turkey is one that many was built by aliens. There is a short video here.
Jack and the Beanstalk
A large cast of well known performers will appear in this first of 10 low-budget family features being produced by indie firm Avalon Family Films. Katey Sagal, Wallace Shawn, Gilbert Gottfried, Chevy Chase, James Earl Jones, Colin Ford, Danel Roebuck and Christopher Lloyd are all either signed or in talks to sign for the film. The film will be directed by Gary J. Tunnicliffe, known for being a makeup effects artists on dozens of horror films. Tunnicliffe joked: "It's good not to have blood on the set. The big fight is a pillow fight."
Mike Fright: Stand Up!
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The Long Summers of the Setonville Murders
Hannibal Agamemnon is just a small town sheriff. He was going to be a lawyer, but he was drawn back to the little town he came from and they made him sheriff. Ten years ago, a series of vicious child murders grabbed the national headlines and brought the FBI into quiet little Setonville. The murders were never solved, and after a while things died down. Hannibal retired, and he and his wife were happy. And now it is all starting again.
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Shanna the She-Devil: Survival of the Fittest #1,
Ms. Marvel #18,
Daredevil: Battlin' Jack Murdock #3,
& Uncanny X-Men #489,