Medium ‘Night of the Living Dead – Bite Me’ Episode airs Friday, 900pm

SciFiWire has it, sounds awesome. We love the show, our previous posts on Medium here.

…Medium is planning one of the more amusing Halloween episodes we’ve come across, a TV mash-up with Night of the Living Dead. The episode is (also amusingly) called “Bite Me” and runs Friday, Oct. 30, at 9 p.m.

“We literally insert Allison into the 1968 George Romero movie Night of the Living Dead,” said Medium creator and executive producer Glenn Gordon Caron. Of course, there’s also a mystery to be solved in her waking world, involving a missing funeral director.


'Bite Me' airs Fri., Oct. 30th at 900pm on CBS

Caron said the idea of putting a character from one of his series into an old movie has been kicking around for 20 years. “Actually I was going to do it on Moonlighting years ago. We were going to do it with an AIP movie. I think it was Godzilla vs. Mothra.” (Now, that’s an episode we would have watched!)…

…”Craig and I thought it sounded like a fun idea, but we had to find the right film,” said Doherty. “We did a search for public-domain films and realized that Night of the Living Dead was public domain. It was really amazing and perfect. Craig and I are huge zombie movie fans. … We also thought it was perfect for a Halloween episode.”

To provide some sense of jeopardy for the dream, the writers decided to do something they haven’t done before on Medium, where Allison begins to suffer real physical damage from her adventures into the world of black and white. “You have to be as worried about Allison as you would be if this were her waking life. So a zombie bite in the dream will follow her out into her waking life.”….

Update: Interview with the ‘real’ Allison DuBois after the break:


October 29, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Art, Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense. Comments off.

5th Annual International Horror & SciFi Film Festival: 10/15-10/18 Tempe, AZ

Three days of horror and scifi fun! Also a chance to see the sleeper hit film Paranormal Activity in Phoenix  (the film that scared Spielberg so much, see press release at bottom of post for more on that!)- Saturday, Oct 17th 5:00pm!

The film schedule is here. Tickets of various levels available here.


It’s Year 5 for Arizona’s Premier Genre Film Festival…
it’s the International Horror and Sci Fi Film Festival 2009!

October 15 to 18 2009

Guest appearance from:
Judith O’Dea (Barbra – Night of the Living Dead) who will be inducted in to our Hall of Fame.
Casper Van Dien (Johnny Rico – Starship Troopers) who will be inducted in to our Hall of Fame

MADCAP Theaters, 730 S. Mill Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85281

Call 602-955-6444 for more information
The Festival returns to Mill Avenue in a familiar spot.  MADCAP Theaters (which took over the Harkins Centerpoint) is the new home of the IHSFFF and we are glad to be back in the City of Tempe.  The Festival will kick off on Thursday, October 15th with our Opening Night Event featuring a screening of “Starship Troopers” with a special guest appearance by the film’s star Casper Van Dien (Johnny Rico).

Then on Friday, October 16th, we’ll be rocking 3 screens with some of the best in independent horror and sci-fi flicks. We’ll also be featuring the original “Night of the Living Dead” that night with a special guest appearance from Judith O’Dea (Barbra). Films will continue into the night, featuring retro and late night fare. Don’t forget about the party that night featuring the Gore Girl Competition. After all what’s a Festival, without a party.

On Saturday, October 17th the finest in independent Horror and Sci-fi feature and shorts will be continue to be screened as the competition films take center stage. In the evening we’ll be inducting Marilyn Burns into the International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival Hall of Fame and screening her classic film, “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”. Later that night will be the legendary, Saturday Night Costume Party featuring a cash prize costume contest. Bring out your best costumes.

Then on Sunday, October 18th the films continue to roll on three screens. More indie and retro titles will be scattered throughout the day. We’ve also got our Closing Night Film. Then we’ll close out the Festival with the Closing Night Party where we’ll give away the awards and put this baby to bed.

Come by each night for a beverage after you’re done seeing movies! The parties will be held conveniently inside MADCAP Theaters.

Friday Night Bash | 9pm to 1am
Kick off the Festival with a cold brew. Chat with other festival attendees and our fabulous filmmakers! Just a warning; pace yourself because the Festival is just getting started. Don’t forget about the Gore Girl Competition where the winners will be announced at 11pm.  The Gore Girl Competition is presented by

Saturday Night Costume Party | 9pm to 1am
Costume Contest at Saturday Night’s Party at 11:00pm!
Wear your coolest costume to the party — the audience and judges will review those who’d like to compete. The big winner gets $100 and lots of applause! Anyone wearing a costume will receive a Flex Pass to four movies on Sunday.

Sunday Closing Night Party | 9pm to midnight
It’s time to close out another great festival with one last party. Join us for one last celebration before we put this baby to bed where we’ll also award the winning films.

Press Release and more on Paranormal Activity screening after the jump:


October 4, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Art, Celebrities, Entertainment, Fantasy, Fiction, Film, graphic art, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Supernatural, Suspense, Urban Fantasy. 1 comment.

What would a marriage between George Romero and Jane Austen produce? ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’

Well, a really new spin on a much redone classic. I mean every other meme has been done on P & P after all…The review is sadly a pan, but hey still a great gag gift, I would pay to see the film :0)

pridezombies-thumb-300x425-15965SciFiWire Book Review:

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Quirk Books, $12.95), (MiM here-  available on Amazon for $7.12), credited to Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith, presents the plot and much of the text from from the classic novel, with the addition of ambulatory rotting corpses in search of living people to devour. The alteration leaves the original surprisingly intact, altering some of the referents and dialogue and adding violent encounters to present a landscape under siege from the living dead.

…Elizabeth, the toughest and fairest of them all, can be followed both taking an intense dislike to Mr. Darcy and tossing a lit flame into a gathering of oil-soaked zombies, while muttering dialogue that serves as hybrid between Romero-movie one-liners and feminine sass. “Let them burn,” she snarls. “Let them have a taste of eternity.”…

April 8, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Horror, Popular Culture, Sci Fi, Uncategorized. 1 comment.

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