In no particular order, here are my picks for the 12 most interesting articles of 2013 that could be fodder for your next Sci-Fi, Horror, or Fantasy screenplay:
Exorcist dies in botched exorcism
Mysterious Hum Driving People Crazy Around the World
Real Life “Carrie”? “Psychic Attack” at All-Girls School Sends 18 to Hospital
'House of Doom' sees nine die in 15 years
Security Guard Driven Insane By Female Ghost
'Alien head' discovered by workers digging in Croatian graveyard
Mysterious Mayan tablet reveals secrets of 'snake queen'
Brazil: police puzzle over 7 gift-wrapped skulls
Senator Claims Angels Visited Him in Hospital
Archaeologists Find Sunken Nazi Sub in Indonesia with 17 Skeletons
Authorities investigate death of British man who collapsed after opening ‘Pandora’s box’
Flesh-eating 'zombie' drug 'kills you from the inside out'
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Some of literature’s most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London.
I remember reading about this new Showtime series a while back, but I wasn't aware that would be premiering in the Spring of 2014...
No Dorian Gray or Dracula in sight but I'm intrigued.
While I'm still not entirely clear on how all the parts will come together, it's probably safe to say Penny Dreadful won't be confused with something like ABC's Once Upon a Time.
BTW, there's a production blog for it here.
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
I remember being totally befuddled when I saw this teaser in the middle of last Sunday's Walking Dead. I thought it was some kind of weird anti-smoking ad. Instead, it's for the adaptation of The Strain trilogy (from Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan) into a series for FX. I haven't read the books yet, but it's my understanding that it has something to do with the world being threatened by a vampiric plague. Given the huge success of The Walking Dead for AMC, it was only a matter of time before some other network would try their hand at a post-apocalyptic drama. Now I might be going out on a limb here, but I don't think these vampires will be all sparkly...