Dark Skies (1996–1997)
“A movie with a fowl bite!”
When Luther (Carlton Williams, in his only role) was a young boy, he witnessed a group of rowdy locals egging on the local Geek (Tom Brittingham, also in his only role) to bite the head off a chicken. This combined with him getting his teeth accidentally knocked out by one of said locals in the ruckus leads young Luther to develop a taste for blood. Naturally, this turns him in to a bloodthirsty psycho and paves the way for a life of crime. After serving 20 years and thanks to prison board member Mrs. Butler (Karen Maurise, Dark Skies), a much older and balder Luther (Edward Terry, The Children) is set free. Armed with a set of homemade metal teeth, Luther
The story deals with Betty and Barney Hill, an interracial New Hampshire couple who said they were captured by a UFO in 1961, studied by extraterrestrials, and then returned to Earth with missing memories later retrieved under hypnosis.
Bryce Zabel ("Dark Skies") and Jackie Zabel will produce the film which will incorporate the Cold War paranoia and race relations struggle into its narrative.
The project is based on the story of Betty and Barney Hill, an interracial couple from Portsmouth, N.H., who said they were captured by a UFO on Sept. 19, 1961. The Hills — a black postal clerk and a white social worker — claimed they had been studied by extraterrestrials and then returned to Earth with missing memories that were later retrieved under hypnosis.
Bryce Zabel, creator of the NBC/Sony alien-themed series “Dark Skies,” will write the script. The story is based on the 2007 non-fiction book “Captured! The Betty and Barney Hill UFO Experience: The True Story of the World’s First Documented Alien Abduction” by nuclear physicist Stanton Friedman and Betty Hill’s niece Kathleen Marden.
Producers plan to make the film in a
Leibo is also repping actor Shad Gaspard, the WWE wrestler-turned-actor who made over 100 WWE appearances and recently appeared on Nickelodeon’s Haunted Hathaways. Gaspard also has a role in Dan Pritzker’s Buddy Bolden biopic Bolden! and Warner Bros’ upcoming Will Ferrell comedy Get Hard.
With Miss America’s 88th annual pageant airing Sunday on ABC at 9 p.m. Et, EW took a look at the most famous Oscar winners and television icons who once won crowns and sashes:
Leachman represented Chicago in 1946’s Miss America pageant and, though she didn’t win the ultimate crown,
Released at the height of the straight to video techno-horror phase that rode in on the coat-tails of The Lawnmower Man and also saw the release of films such as Evolver and Brainscan, Arcade was, I think, unfairly overlooked, at least in the UK, at the time due to poor distribution, a lack of big-name stars (unlike Brainscan which had a post-T2 Edward Furlong, the biggest stars in Arcade were A Christmas Story’s Peter Billingsley and St:tng’s John De Lancie), and effects that – even though they were apparently redone after the film was completed – did not compare to other CGI-heavy films at the time.
Arcade tells the story of Alex Manning (Megan Ward), a troubled teenager whose mother committed
Ms. Ryan and showrunner Steven Maeda spoke with media outlets last week about the character and the show, and to start, I asked her what drew her to the role:
Jeri Ryan: You know, it was fun – well the concept of the show to begin with was sort of intriguing to me. I hadn’t seen any of it at that point because it was just being shot. I loved the people that were involved in it. So that was all really cool. And then when I sort of was hearing a little bit more about the character and I was seeing how she was written, then it was fun…
Check it out below, and be sure to tune in Fridays at 10:00pm. The show is doing great, and it is edge of your seat intensity every step of the way.
When we first see Sutton, she pretends to be this nice woman who’s there to help, and we know this isn’t true pretty quickly. Can you talk about playing the more cold, calculated side?
Featurette: Helix – Ron Moore on the Series
Syfy also announced during the panel that Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Voyager) has been added to the cast. Here are the details:
Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Voyager, Body Of Proof) Cast In Syfy’S New Scripted Thriller Helix For A Multi-episode Arc
New York– October 8, 2013 – Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Voyager, Body of Proof) is set to join Syfy’s newest original scripted series Helix for a multi-episode arc. Ryan joins a cast
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Oh, and did we mention there are no actual numbers involved? It's like "Moneyball," but for movie-loving dummies.
So if you'd like a glimpse at what the cinema can offer you on this most romantic of months, read on for your latest lesson in Movie Math.
"Bullet to the Head"
"The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts in Georgia"
More ghosts, more Southern accents.
Ok, so it's an undead romance...
"A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III"
We've got nothing, sorry.
Yeah, we can see how you'd get these two confused.
Um, no thanks, Doc. I won't be needing those pills.
Dark Skies follows a young family living in the suburbs. As husband and wife Daniel and Lacey Barret witness an escalating series of disturbing events involving their family, their safe and peaceful home quickly unravels. When it becomes clear that the Barret family is being targeted by an unimaginably terrifying and deadly force, Daniel and Lacey take matters in their own hands to solve the mystery of what is after their family. It opens in theaters on February 22nd.
This outing is written and directed by Scott Charles Stewart, the man who directed the quite ridiculous Legion, but saying that, I bloody loved it. Now we’ve got an eerie viral website for you to enjoy with the opening slogan “Once you’ve been chosen, you belong to them“, so naturally…I’m about to sign up at Youhavebeenchosen.org but, will you?
My first report as follows, lots of foreboding music and locations on where you’ve been,
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