NBC has done something smart for once. The network renewed ‘Hannibal’ for a second season on Thursday. It was the last scripted show of the 2012-2013 tv season that was waiting to see if it would be cancelled or not.
It will produce 13 episodes for Season 2, they will air “no earlier than mid-season” per a NBC press release. The shows creator Bryan Fuller couldn’t help but tweet his happiness over the show’s renewal.
“We’re so proud of Bryan’s vision for a show that is richly textured, psychologically complex, and very compelling. There are many great stories still to be told,” said NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke, in a statement.
Hannibal has it’s season finale on June 20, and we’ll have to wait until next year to see more of Lecter sniffing Will, and if they’ll continue using French cooking terms for the episode titles.
[Ed. Note: Sorry for elbowing my way into yet another of Brittani's posts, but I can't contain myself. There truly is not a TV show that I look forward to as much as "Hannibal". I mean, I put my laptop DOWN and turn my phone OFF. I know, right?? - DivaJulia]
If you need help getting your horror fix this month, look no further! There are plenty of movies and marathons to keep you scared, but if you’re not into monsters and serial killers, there’s always the presidential debates.
‘Sinister’ starring Ethan Hawke opens this weekend and it has been getting surprisingly good reviews. The plot is familiar, the Oswald family moves into a house where a number of murders happened. Instead of leaving, dad Ellison decides to found out what happened to the slaughtered family that lived there before them. A true crime novelist, Hawke’s character can’t help himself, and digging around in the attic he finds tapes of the murders committed by an entity named Bagul, or Mr. Boogie. The movie promises lots of good scares and it’s villain is sure to haunt your nightmares.
‘Paranormal Activity 4′ opens October 19. There have been 4 of these movies in the past 5 years, and although I don’t get the hype around them, they have a strong following and this one leaves the possibly leaves the door open for a spin-off series. A sequel to ‘Paranormal Activity 2,’ it takes place five years after the events of that film when Katie kidnapped Hunter. They move next door to new characters Alice, her family and boyfriend Alex and then, well if you’ve seen the first three then you know happens.
If you’re looking for something a little less gory, you can check out the classic ‘Frankenstein’ and ‘The Bride of Frankenstein‘ on October 24th in select theaters nationwide. The newly restored movies are introduced by TCM host Robert Osborne presenting interviews conducted at this year’s “TCM Classic Film Festival” with Boris Karloff‘s daughter Sara and Bela Lugosi, Jr.. Award winning makeup artist Rick Baker also joins the conversation to talk about how the legendary icons and the monsters they played influenced his work and the horror genre.
If you’re like me and hate leaving the house when it’s not absolutely necessary, there are plenty of new dvd releases and movies to catch on TV.
The much talked about ‘V/H/S’ got mixed reviews from critics and viewers, but you can judge the movie for yourself by catching it on Amazon Instant Videoand iTunes.
‘American Horror Story: The Complete First Season’ is now on DVD and Blu-ray. Season 2, Titled ‘Asylum’ starts Wednesday night on FX at 10 p.m. Check out the first five NSFW minutes on the show’s official Facebook page.
Season 3 of ‘The Walking Dead’ starts Sunday night on AMC at 10 p.m. To get prepared for the season premiere, watch TWD’s 4 webisodes featuring some suspicious survivors at the show’s official site. Don’t forget that ‘The Talking Dead’ hosted by Chris Hardwicke also returns this Sunday after TWD’s premiere.
AMCalso kicks off it’s annual “Fear Fest” from October 13-31. It will be hosted by Kevin Smith this year, boo, but you can expect to see all of your favorite horror villains including Michael Meyers and Jason Voorhies and many of King of Scream Stephen King‘s movies like ‘The Dead Zone‘ and “Thinner.’
SyFy‘s “31 Days of Halloween” is already underway. The channel will be ending the month with it’s ‘Ghost Hunters’ marathon and a live edition of it’s SFX competition show ‘Face Off.’ Check here for the full schedule of movies and shows.
Chiller will be premiering new movies to the channel all month. ‘Dead Souls’ starts on Friday, and ‘Hush‘ premiers on October 19. If you’ve ever wanted to know about the lives of haunted house enthusiasts, and I ask you why, then you’ll want to check out the documentary ‘The American Scream.’ It follows the lives of people who wish that it could be Halloween all year long. The movie premiers on Sunday October 28. Take a look!
Looking for something a little more tame for kids, or the scaredy cats, there is ABC Family‘s “13 Nights of Halloween” beginning on October 19. ‘Hocus Pocus’ is always a sure thing, but the network added some newer movies to it’s annual fest with ‘Coraline’ and ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.’ You can also expect Halloween themed episode of ‘Pretty Little Liars’ and ‘Switched At Birth.’ Check out the schedule!
The HUB network has a gem in ‘R. L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour.’ It reminds me a lot of shows I grew up with like ‘Are You Afraid of The Dark‘ and ‘Goosebumps‘ which was also based on Stine’s work. A lot of the stories are genuinely creepy and it will premiere it’s 3rd season this Saturday at 6 p.m. with a two-part episode with “bite.” Here is the preview featuring Christopher Lloyd as “Grandpire.”
We bloodyLOVE this time of year at Dipped in Cream!