Hell Yeah! American Horror Story Scoop For Season 3 – Evan Peters and Sarah Paulson Are On Board – Plus, Best S3 Teases Yet!

Good news, and these are WAY better hints than the previous ones. Also, I hope Zach Quinto will be back, and Frances Conroy… I still think it’s going to be some group of performers. (the setting/theme for next season, that is, and have a Western theme). If I were Jessica Lange, I’d want to look more glamorous for Season 3 too. Also, maybe a teeny bit lighter of a tone, because this week’s episode was more depressing than terrifying (though it sure as hell kept me on my toes)!

Jessica Lange on the red carpet at the 62nd An...

Fast Site Update – Mrs. Horror Boom’s Hand Is Temporarily On The Disabled List, But Wait!

Hey! Here’s a little update, that I might not bother with if it wasn’t going to be such a busy and writing-intensive week. Grrr, shitty timing.

So I got up today (ironically looking forward to all the posts this week that would focus on Mama  and American Horror Story), pretty much injured myself right out of the starting gate when I went to get the mail, turned around and saw, out of the blue, one of our more curious indoor cats sticking her head out the open door and getting that look cats get right before they make a really ambitious and possibly dangerous leap without sizing things up first (if you’ve ever owned a cat, especially a kitten, you know that exact intense, wild, I’m going for this and seeing what happens later-type of  look). By instinct, I then did a clumsy sort of horizontal dive to get her back inside, next thing I know I’m (unintentionally) hitting at the indoor tile entryway and breaking my fall with my left hand, knees, and right foot.  I swear that at one point before I hit, my entire body lost contact with the ground.*   Banged up two fingers on my left hand– not badly enough to go to the doctor, but enough I had to ice my hand (and one of my knees) on and off all day and evening.  Took some Aleve, enough for my hand not to bother me if I time it right and type in shorter bursts, but typing longer than 20 minutes doesn’t feel so great for now.

That’s my explanation to you about the usually American Horror Story Asylum post-episode piece (for the episode “Spilt Milk”) probably being late or last-minute this week (those always take the most time, and typing). I made it to Lana’s tense, then triumphant exit from Briarcliff, then OUUUCH. Hopefully it’ll just be had today and tomorrow, then improve, because we have a post-packed week…

Obviously my hand looks nothing like this (not the most realistic practical joke prop)

Obviously my hand looks nothing like this (not the most realistic practical joke prop)

Good news is, I have a bunch of cool new Mama  links and coverage I can pass on to everyone. Among the cool shit is a rare interview with Javier Botet  (the very talented, tall and skinny actor who plays the title character in Mama  and brought  the all-too-memorable as The Medieros Girl –AKA the Attic Monster– in the scariest found-footage movie ever put to film to date, Spain’s [REC] ,  to life– if you can call it that), and the only formal review I’ve found after scouring online for one, that gives a bit more of the plot set-up …and yeah, it’s a great review) that won’t take a ton of typing.

So keep your eyes peeled for Mama coverage and a couple of polls, plus coverage of American Horror Story Asylum’s penultimate episode (sniffle) “Continuum” airing this week, and the finale next week, titled “Madness Ends”.

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Lights! I’m off to find more Aleve. Thanks for being patient…

*I guess I’ve seen that Mama  TV spot too many times and subconsciously forgot I can’t whoosh around like that thing does when someone tries to get between her and her kids, or if they’re in danger.

Best News Horror Boom Has Heard All Week! The New Evil Dead (2013) is CGI Free (at Dread Central)

New Evil Dead is CGI Free | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central. (Click Link to Read Feature on Dread Central)


We also recommend reading the comments after the article (there’s a couple haters, but most make good points). This news ROCKS!  You’d be surprised (or maybe you already know) what you can do with a good composite shot.


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‘Snakes on a Plane’ director David R. Ellis, 60, dies | Inside Movies | EW.com

‘Snakes on a Plane’ director David R. Ellis, 60, dies | Inside Movies | EW.com.

Sad news.

Plus, he directed one so-so Final Destination movie (#4)(though also very gory, mean-spirited, and in 3D- we saw a midnight showing and while no-one in the place was scared, we all howled and applauded through the whole thing, and we all sure got every cent of entertainment we could from the ticket price) and another great Final Destination entry (FD2).  RIP.

I need to dig up my “I’ve had it with these mothafucking snakes on this mothafucking plane!” T-shirt to wear (which has nice a crisp, giant font size that almost takes up the entire shirt front, so I can only find an appropriate social occasion to wear it in public once a year or so). That may sound like kind of an offensive tribute, but it seems fitting, and I don’t think he’d mind. From the audience reaction when we saw SOAP opening night, you would have thought Samuel L. Motherfucking Jackson had personally entered the theater to deliver that now-classic (if not classy) line. David Ellis and Samuel L. Jackson also were great together on the DVD commentary. Yes, I purchased a copy of Snakes On A Plane  on DVD at retail price !I admit it!  Proudly! It had a commentary with Sam Jackson and a really funny out-take reel, and I would still have bought it!   I was proud to say it back then and I’m proud to say it now!

Plenty of clever “commentators” on Facebook are carefully crafting Final Destination jokes about the cause of death to show how funny and cool they are. I must be getting old older older-ish…  since it would be nice if they waited a few days, till his loved ones finish making funeral/burial arrangements, you know, that kind of thing. Probably funny later (depending who comes up with the joke- Jeff Ross might fit it into his “Too Soon? portion of The Burn in the next couple weeks), not really funny now. Also it seems morbid to just pop right in Final Destination Two or The Final Destination.

Nope, I’ll listen to the SOAP commentary instead. There’s also a stunt director, the main snake wrangler, a script supervisor, and a small handful of others who introduce themselves at the beginning, (who all sound more than happy to let Ellis and Jackson do most of the talking, and sit back and be entertained). They both joke and laugh boisterously throughout the whole commentary (mostly laughing at Sam Jackson’s jokes, but that’s a guy who deserves to laugh at his own jokes, he’s earned it). They’d worked on four other projects together, but this was Ellis’ first chance to direct Samuel L. Jackson. He says when he got the offer after Ronnie Yu dropped out as director, he was thrilled to work with his friend (though he points out, “Well, you don’t really “direct” Sam, because he’s on and nails it first take, every time”). Also, when the studio marketing wanted to re-title it with the zesty, exciting title “Pacific Air,” SLJ had enough pull as an A-list star/actor to say he was only doing the movie if they used the title Snakes On A Plane:  “We’re gonna deliver what the fans want to see. From the beginning, when I heard the title… you know you in for an hour an a half of snakes attacking a plane! That’s it! I wanna be in that movie, ’cause I love that kind of movie.” Guess what title they ended up with…

Sample joke on commentary(about the straightforward title)-

SL.J: “Look, with this …either you wanna see the fuckin’ movie or you don’t. When I was a kid… Frankenstein meets the Wolfman.   Well, okay! That’s what you’re there for, that’s what you’re getting. You know, and… House on Haunted Hill.  You will see a haunted house on a hill. That’s it! That’s the movie, you’ll be entertained. No confusion there. Bam!”
Ellis: “Titanic should have been called Big Fucking Ship Hits Iceberg.”
(Uproarious laughter from everyone in the room)

David Ellis proudly points out his family members in cameos during the first act of the movie.  He also sounds completely genuine when he thanks the fans for the support, especially on the internet, that helped them make the fun popcorn movie–just a summer movie, entertainment, where you can escape and scream and have fun for 99 minutes– that they wanted to make.

Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After the scene where the snake rises out of the toilet in the airplane bathroom stall and suddenly chomps down (fangs fully out) on some poor passenger’s dick, and they get a chance to take a breath after Sam Jackson stops yelling things and cheering and Ellis finishes laughing,  he jokes, “You know, I’d like to point out something… every director has a legacy. And this is what I’m leaving.”

Samuel L Jackson responds, “And we are DOWN with that!”

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Mr. Ellis will be missed.

In-Depth BRAND NEW Interview With Dylan McDermott On American Horror Story Asylum And Johnny Thredson (From SciFi Mania) SPOILERS!

Hot off the presses, here’s a new interview w/Dylan McDermott from Sci Fi Mania.com. The article went up (as of this writing) a little over two hours ago, © (the Editor In Chief and West Coast Correspondent for SciFiMafia.com). Below is a link to the piece, then some excerpts. We would  cut and paste it all and give Willard credit, but I think that may be flirting with copyright infringement.

Note from the author/editor prefacing the below interview:  Again, this interview took place the day after his first appearance in American Horror Story: Asylum, which was the day before the shootings in Connecticut, McDermott’s home state. He has posted thoughtful words of support since then on his Twitter and Facebook accounts. But there’s still a bundle of new information, just step right up to the below link!

Click HERE to read the interview, that hit less than an hour ago, on SciFiMania.com!

Now here’s some juicy tidbits to whet your appetite (all from the above-linked article © the Editor In Chief of SciFiMania).


Darkmedia.com: I was wondering if you worked at all, directly, with Zach Quinto on your characterization of the son [of] “Bloody Face,” or if anything you watched him do prior to the season informed choices that you made as a character?
D. McDermott I kind of just watched him and picked up a few of his mannerisms. There is one scene coming up where we’re in the same room. I guess in the writer’s room, they put up a picture of me and Zach and Sarah to see in I could be their son, when they were casting it. I guess I passed the test, but I think that we do have some similar qualities in our darker features, so I don’t think it’s much of a leap. But I did kind of try to listen to his voice and look at his mannerisms a little bit.

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Q. …Can you tell me a little bit about your character and where you hope he ends up at the end of the season?
D. McDermott:   Well, ‘Johnny Thredson,’ obviously he’s a troubled man; so where I hope he goes and where he goes are two different places, but I think he’s got a sole purpose in life and really that is, he feels so scorned by his mother. Everything is about his mother. The reason he’s doing all these horrible things is because he was rejected so harshly by his mother, obviously aborted. His father was a serial killer. His mother aborted him and he still lives. So his whole trajectory in life is really about her.

Yep, this recent SNL sketch is actually discussed in the article! I would have rather seen him than Dermot Mulroney myself…

Eclipse: I actually wanted to ask you, what is the strangest thing that has happened to you on set, or personally, from doing this show.
D. McDermott: Well, I mean if you watched all the episodes, you know that I’ve had to do some strange things clearly, but it was part of the ride when I talked to Ryan [Murphy] about this show. Obviously the cry-bating and walking around naked, and now I’m playing a serial killer; in terms of doing American Horror Story, this is what comes with the dinner. So you just have to be up for it.

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Q.  …obviously it’s early yet, but would you see yourself coming back for the third series, if Ryan came up with another big idea for you?
D. McDermott: Yes, I mean I love this show. I just think it’s just really—if I wasn’t on the show, I’d be watching it; so I’m a fan of this show as much as an actor on the show. So whatever—like I said before, I really trust Ryan and he has a great instinct with me. If he asks me to come back on, of course.
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Nice ink, Johnny…

Starry Constellation:  I was wondering if there is anything about this particular character that you added to the role that wasn’t originally scripted for you?
D. McDermott: Yes, you’ll see him in, I think in the next episode, I started smoking some crack. [Horror Boom note: Heard a rumor about this but laughed it off. Bloody Face ON CRACK. Like he’s not enough of a wild card, hey, let’s add a crack habit!]  I don’t think that was in it. I wanted him to be—I needed him to have an outlet for it and then when I started smoking crack, they started putting it into scenes. So that was an important thing that I wanted him to be high because a lot of these guys are high and a lot of people do, obviously, terrible things on drugs. It was important for me to have him to be a drug addict as well.

We guess it could  be worse; Bloody Face Jr. could be on “bath salts” (when you take that poison, you don’t have to even be a homicidal maniac with a notorious serial killer for a dad in order to do completely insane shit like run around stark naked and rip off a total strangers face), though I don’t think crack is exactly a great choice for him.

Yup, you heard it here first:  OK, second:  Bloody Face on Crack!  HOW COOL IS THAT?!


Uh, we mean, drugs are bad,  m’kay? Especially crack. Though maybe smoking a little weed once in a while would keep Bloody Face from hearing voices telling him to hurt/kill women, and he’d just stay at home and watch cartoons.


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