Interviews

Having debuted on Disney+ in late 2020, late night alien talk show Earth To Ned has quickly become a much-needed hit of positivity amid an already rough and testing 2021. Produced by Henson Company chairman and puppet-pro Brian Henson (pictured above), this colourful and unpredictable series introduces us to Ned (Paul Rugg) – a big,
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In 1966, television producer Dan Curtis dreamt of a young woman on a train. From this simple beginning, a legendwas born. Writer Art Wallace developed Curtis’s vague idea into a 91-page series bible entitled Shadows On The Wall. This bible became a gothic soap opera, wherein slightly oddball orphan Victoria Winters (Alexandra Moltke) came to
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Set 1902, Adler follows Jane Eyre, who has been wounded in the Boer War, and has returned to a London transmogrified by emerging modernity. An old friend, the glamorous inventor Lady Havisham, introduces her to the American adventuress Irene Adler, and the two seek lodging together. But Adler is engaged in a brutal secret war
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Directed by Jennifer Sheridan and written by Matt Stokoe Rose: A Love Story is a chilling horror thriller which follows Rose, who lives in seclusion with her husband and gripped by a violent, terrifying illness. However, the arrival of a stranger shatters the fragile refuge they have built… Starring Sophie Rundle (Peaky Blinders, Jamestown, Bodyguard) and Matt
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By 1961, Alfred Hitchcock was in a bit of a dilemma. A year earlier the great master of suspense had delivered one of the most spine-chilling experiences ever committed to celluloid, and consequently his most profitable movie to date. It both revolutionised the habits of cinemagoers and ingrained a heightened level of fear in the
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Justice League/Justice League Unlimited (2001-2006) Executive producer Bruce Timm is the first to admit that for a long time he avoided the idea of a Justice League series because of the difficulty of having to focus on so many characters. “All the shows we’d done were one-character shows that would occasionally have guest stars or
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Written and directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer (Daniel Isn’t Real) and developed by Elijah Wood’s SpectreVision studio, Archenemy is the story of Max Fist (Joe Manganiello), who’s an alcoholic, homeless drug addict. But buy him a drink and he’ll tell you the story of his amazing life – that he’s really a hero from another planet
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Salvatore Simeone is a busy man. Not only is he co-founder of TKO Studios, an entertainment company which provides genre content through prose, comic books, film and television, but he’s also the author of Lonesome Days, Savage Nights – a werewolf graphic novel with a difference.  Following Stu Manning, an ex-cop and private investigator who
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Adapted from the graphic novel ‘Une Nuit de Pleine Lune’ from legendary creators Hermann and Yves H, The Owners is set during one night in Nineties rural England, when a retired couple (Sylvester McCoy, Doctor Who and Rita Tushingham, Doctor Zhivago) find their isolated house besieged by a gang of young criminals. The thieves think
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Somewhere out there in the multiverse, there’s a world in which Fringe won the audience it deserved. In our version of reality, however, those of us who cherished this mesmerising, mind-bending show – a link in the chain of unforgettable science-fiction offerings that connects The Twilight Zone to Kolchak: The Night Stalker and The X-Files
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While his traditional feature film output has dwindled this century, Joe Dante still remains one of the most interesting American figures working in predominantly genre-based cinema. His films are rife with expressions of all-devouring cinephilia, which also comes through in his collaborative web series Trailers From Hell. During his UK visit for the Edinburgh International
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Unhappy teenagers often find their way to science fiction, one way or another. It’s hardly surprising that a genre laden with metaphors of loss, loneliness and longing for connection should be attractive to young people struggling to find their place in a world that seems to resent their very existence. Few such troubled kids have
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Set in small-town America and concerning intergalactic organisms taking over humankind via emotionless replicates who ‘get you when you sleep’, Jack Finney’s 1954 short story The Body Snatchers was published during the height of McCarthyism.  However, its rather inconspicuous author largely dispelled notions that it was an allegory on communism or the importance of individuality. Nevertheless, considering
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“We were having coffee one time and Justin’s like: ‘Hey I had this  weird idea, it’s about a pill…” says Aaron Moorhead when explaining the inception of his new movie Synchronic. We’re speaking to him and filmmaking partner Justin Benson via the magic of Zoom one early morning. “After that came the idea of the paramedics.” 
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“We were talking about how it would be to make a horror film that we can write quickly, shoot quickly and release quickly,” Paco Plaza remembers when we ask how his and co-creator Jaume Balagueró’s zombie horror tale [REC] came to be unleashed on viewers back in 2007. “Jaume and me met when we made
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In a world where people have the ability to conjure fantastical creatures (pawns) from their hands using a power known as Twine, which is used for a competitive sport that sees two opponents use their creatures in a stadium-set battle, The Game Weavers follows Seojun, a world-class Twine champion and his younger brother Minjun. When
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28 days, 6 hours 42 minutes and 12 seconds – that’s how long a dead man in a bunny suit tells Donnie he’s got until the end of the world, and it’s also roughly how long Richard Kelly had to make the film that would define his career… No one could doubt Richard Kelly’s commitment to
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