Monday, 31 October 2011

Halloween updates: Grimm, American Horror Story, Chillerama, Crazy Dracula, The Monster Frankenstein & The Divide

Happy Halloween!

In today's round of updates, Alessandra Torresani is a zombie, Aleks Paunovic is Frankenstein, Ryan Robbins turns invisible, and Michael Hogan fights Frankenstein.

None of the videos are safe for work.

Not sure what kind of creature Sasha Roiz plays in Grimm, but NBC will re-air the pilot again on Saturday, November 5. If you're in the US, you can watch the episode on You can also catch it tomorrow at 7 pm on Syfy. NBC has posted a bunch of behind-the-scenes photos here (no Sasha). Episode 1x02, "Bears Will Be Bears," airs on Friday at 9 pm.

Bear McCreary has posted the official album artwork for his Chillerama: Zom-B-Movie soundtrack, which gets released in a couple of weeks. You can see it on Bear's site. Here is a snippet from the press release that goes with it:


Bear McCreary falls victim to the zombie apocalypse, not once but twice this fall. AMC has begun airing the second season of the acclaimed series The Walking Dead on Sunday, October 16th and BuySoundtrax Records has announced the mid-November release of his original songs and score for Chillerama: Zom-B-Movie. To celebrate these two events, McCreary has launched a new version of his very popular website and blog

In the spirit of classic anthology films like Creepshow and Twilight Zone: The Movie and containing films that not only celebrate the golden age of drive-in B horror shlock but also span over four decades of cinema, Chillerama offers something for every bad taste.

Zom-B-Movie was directed by Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2, Knights of Badassdom) and stars Richard Riehle (Office Space) and Brendan McCreary (the band Young Beautiful In A Hurry). Chillerama will be available on DVD or Blu-Ray on November 29, 2011.

“My score for Zom-B-Movie,” said McCreary, “is both epic and simple, sophisticated and juvenile, terrifyingly dissonant and melodically tender. Writing this music made me feel like a kid again; crouched before an analog TV set flickering with a VHS copy of Gremlins.”

For tickets and info about Bear's Queen tribute concert in Los Angeles next week, read the rest of the press release here.

The first footage from American Horror Story with Alessandra Torresani has finally showed up in a "making of" Halloween featurette. "Halloween: Part 2" airs on Wednesday at 10 pm on FX. Alessandra shows up toward the end of the clip:

Michael Eklund has been getting some pretty good reviews for his work in The Divide, the science fiction thriller/horror that will hit theatres on January 13. Here is what Examiner says:
It’s not often we get to see actors genuinely allow themselves to unravel before our eyes. Biehn and costar Milo Ventimiglia were hypnotic as they tore down what makes people human, to its bare animal self. Co-star Michael Eklund in a similar performance is undoubtedly the breakout star of this film. His descent into cinematic madness will shake you to the core and it managed to be funny and frightening all at the same time.
Fangoria talked to Michael and Milo Ventimiglia at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival last week:

To close the Halloween update, two hilarious short films showed up on Funny or Die today. Embedded below.

Crazy Dracula Spring Break Weekend, with Ryan Robbins as The Invisible Man and Aleks Paunovic as Frankenstein:

(If you want to actually see Ryan Robbins in something scary, there is a nice production still from his short film Suffer at

And here is The Monster Frankenstein, with Michael Hogan:

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