For some time we’ve known that a series based on the pre-Red Dragon partnership of FBI agent Will Graham and criminal psychologist-slash-cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lector was in development at NBC. The Bryan Fuller spearheaded series is on track to debut sometime mid-season in 2013, and indeed actor Hugh Dancy has already been cast as Graham. But as we wait word for what “40-ish British” actor had been hired to fill Anthony Hopkins’ shoes as Hannibal, there is some other news on the “Hannibal” front that has nothing to do with Hannibal.
Anyway, it seems that creating a series based on Thomas Harris’ novel series about Hannibal is such a great idea, that the cable network Lifetime is getting in on it with its new series called Clarice. In the “early stages of development,” this new series will “follow the exploits of a young Clarice Starling soon after she graduates from the FBI academy.”
You’ll recall that Clarice Starling is the main character of Silence of the Lambs, an FBI cadet who is sent to get insight from the imprisoned Dr Lector about the serial killer called The Tooth Fairy. Clarice was also in the Silence sequel Hannibal, in which she’s brought in to renew the manhunt for Lector after his escape years earlier at the end of Silence. It sounds like Clarice will fill in some of the detail during her years between Hannibal adventures.
No word yet on any cast members or showrunners. I get the impression it’s just an idea someone at Lifetime might have had at a barbeque over the long weekend, but it could be interesting. The real question is if the eventual creators will be able to avoid wedging Hannibal in somewhere, or maybe even have him as a guest star during sweeps.
People have gone absolutely mad for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Honestly, at this point even if you haven’t played the game you’re familiar with Dovahkiin and dragonborn. You’re know some players have been hoarding just about everything: equipment, apples, troll skulls. Now the land of Skyrim is playing host to its very own serial killer. Get to ready to be creeped the fuck out.
Get this, YouTuber Symixable has killed roughly a dozen female companion characters. They began piling up in his house, and he did what any other totally sane and safe to have around your children gamer would do. He began posing their decapitated corpses and storing their heads in trophy cases around the room. I’m serious. Here’s the video he uploaded sharing his creepy, all too Silence of the Lambs-like ritual.
To notch it up an even higher rung on the ladder of, “What the fuck?” this video walkthrough is titled, “Skyrim Sex Life.”
Everyone’s favorite ankle slashing killer, the voodoo possessed Good Guy doll known as Chucky is one of the only horror icons left untainted from the Hollywood remake machine. It’s been talked about, but nothing has come of it. Perhaps the West coast knows “You Don’t Fuck With Chuck!” Personally, I think we could all go for a little more Chucky in our lives. So, I wouldn’t mind another Chuck flick, reboot or not. While I await on dreams I’ll never see (Luke FACT: dreams I’ll never see by Molly Hatchet tugs my goats, it’s up their in all time fav. songs) there is another avenue in which to get my creepy doll fix – video games.
Game developer TikGames has been developing a game set in the universe where players act as Chucky and “use his full repertoire of stealth and guile to dispatch victims in a multitude of distinctive methods. In the end, it will be up to the player to decide how many (or few) people survive this stealth-action romp.”
Alex Tikhman, co-founder and Vice President of Publishing for TikGames, had this to say about bring the little killer to the little screen:
We’re proud to be able to bring a fan-favorite movie character, such as Chucky, to gaming platforms. Fans have been asking for a Chucky game for years and, soon, gamers around the world will be able to enjoy highly-entertaining, interactive, downright gory experiences with this brand.
And just what will the great Charles Lee Ray (aka Chucky) look like?
Last week we reported that Dexter, “America’s Favorite Serial Killer” was said to be getting the green light for a 6th season. So it’s no surprise that today the news had been officially announced.
To me, this season has been the weakest of all other seasons of Dexter, but still a solid outing. I’m digging it, but I don’t think they’ll EVER top season 4. On the other hand, as the season has come to a close it’s gotten pretty amazing and keeps me on the edge of my seat. Particularly with the second to last episode. So much tension, I thought my heart was going to explode.
Regardless, I’m comforted to know that the story will continue. I’m not one of those “it has to end” fans, I’m just hoping that the writers can gauge themselves and know when to stop. There’s only so many times that Dexter can go undetected until it starts to affect the story.
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Dexter….just the name makes me giddy and overly excited on so many different levels. And when I saw this shirt I jumped up and down and clapped my hands and shrieked with approval. Let me introduce the Dexter “Kill” Shirt. Simply, it is the “same” shirt Dexter wears whilst he is killing his victims. And for those who don’t know who or what Dexter is, here’s the short version…Dexter Morgan (played by Michael C. Hall) works for the Miami metro Police Dept as a blood splatter analyst but, he is also a serial killer (and only kills those “who deserve it”). The show is on Showtime…If you have not seen it, you need to. All I have to say is AMAZING! Anyways, back to the shirt. It is an Army Green Thermal. It is only $24.99 (not too bad but I can buy a 3 pack at Walmart for $8.99). It comes in sizes S-XL, but shrinks 1 whole size in the dryer…made out of 55% cotton and 45% polyester blend. Still, I might just have to buy one. WARNING: PUTTING ON THE SHIRT WILL NOT TURN YOU INTO A TOTALLY KICK ASS SERIAL KILLER, PLEASE DON’T KILL. Buy the shirt at ThinkGeek.