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Syfy TV Show Ratings (updated 12/15/17)

When it comes to scripted TV shows, Syfy has had both hits and flops. Which of the current series will be cancelled or renewed for another season?There's lots of data that Syfy execs look at when deciding whether to renew or cancel a TV series but ratings are the major ingredient.Scripted Syfy Network shows listed: 12 Monkeys, Aftermath, Bitten, Blood Drive, Channel Zero, Childhood's End, Continuum, Dark Matter, Defiance, Dominion, The Expanse, Ghost Wars, Happy!, Haven, Helix, Hunters, Incorporated, Killjoys, Lost Girl, The Magicians, Olympus, Superstition, Van Helsing, Wynonna Earp, and Z Nation.Last updated: Most recent ratings added for Ghost Wars, Van Helsing and Superstition.Read More…
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Bram Stoker’S Dracula – 25 Years of Horror and Tragedy

Bram Stoker’s Dracula is a modern horror masterpiece, and one that too often goes overlooked. A film that is horrifying, intriguing, and astoundingly beautiful, Francis Ford Coppola took Stoker’s masterwork and breathed new, undead life into it in 1992. It recently hit its 25th anniversary, and the film remains a classic piece of horror cinema.

The film opens in 1462, with Vlad Dracula (Gary Oldman) returning from war against the Turks to find that his beloved wife, Elisabeta (Winona Ryder) has killed herself upon receiving false news of his defeat and death. When the priest tells him that her soul cannot be saved and will be forever damned by her suicide, Vlad renounces God in a fit of rage. He desecrates his small chapel, stabbing a stone cross and drinking the blood that begins to ebb from it, embracing eternal life and damnation at the hands of a merciless god.
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Original Film Poster Sells For A Record $525,000 At Auction

An original movie poster has sold for a record $525,800 at auction. The poster was for the original 1930s Dracula movie starring Bela Lugosi, and went for the impressive sum at the Heritage Auctions’ Movie Posters Auction in Dallas, Texas. You can check out the original Dracula movie poster below.

Original Dracula movie poster sells for record half a million dollars

“The Dracula poster is a rare, important poster that sparked intense bidding among some of our elite collectors,” Heritage Auctions Vintage Posters Director Grey Smith via a press release. “Considering the sheer beauty of the poster and the timeless popularity of the film, it’s not a surprise that the demand was so high.”

Related: Dracula 3D Review

“It is a matter of opinion, but this poster probably is the most beautiful of all of the styles,” Smith added. “And one of only two styles that pictures Bela Lugosi in
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Dark Universe: the undignified death of a cinematic universe

Ryan Lambie Nov 14, 2017

It's fair to say that The Mummy didn't ignite the multi-movie franchise expected of it. We look at the death of the Dark Universe...

Nb: The following contains spoilers for 2017's The Mummy.

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For some, The Mummy's marketing campaign began not with a bang, but a squeaky Tom Cruise scream. In December 2016, an unfinished trailer for the then-forthcoming film appeared online, and soon went viral: lacking music and proper sound effects, the promo's otherwise dramatic visuals suddenly seemed comically threadbare. A violent plane crash unfolded with only a few chunks of dialogue and an amusing yelp from co-star Annabelle Wallis; Tom Cruise stumbled about in zero-gravity with only a few apologetic 'oofs' and 'eeks' for company.

Steps were taken to have the leaked trailer removed, but as is the way of the web,
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Halloween 2017: Siblings & Scares Double Feature – Mom’S Got A Date With A Vampire and Hocus Pocus

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[To get you into the spooky spirit, the Daily Dead team is spotlighting double features that we think would be fun to watch this Halloween season. Check here for more double feature recommendations and other Halloween 2017 coverage.]

There’s nothing quite like an outside threat to bring a family together, especially when that threat is of the undead variety. Siblings may not always get along, but when your sister’s soul is sought by a coven of witches, or when your mom is eyed as an eternal bride by a coffin-dwelling creep, it’s time to take those Sister Sledge lyrics to heart and become a family that can overcome anything—including wicked spells and sharp fangs. Set on respective fateful nights where the future of a homestead hangs in the balance and its up to siblings to save it, Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire and Hocus Pocus are family-friendly films that make for a great double feature during the Halloween season.

Perhaps the less-known of the two films, Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire will likely ring a nostalgic bell for
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AMC's FearFest Schedule Is Basically Freeform's 13 Nights of Halloween For Adults

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We're already in the thick of October, which means your scary movie binges should be well underway. While we have all of our horror movie DVDs lined up and ready to go, we also love hunkering down for those spooky TV marathons, too. Everyone loves Freeform's 13 Nights of Halloween, but where do you go when you really want to get your heartbeat racing? The answer is AMC. The channel has its FearFest movie marathon every season, and this year, you can enjoy gory, haunting, and stomach-churning films from Oct. 23 until Halloween. Stock up on peanuts and candy corn (eat them together, it will change your life) and prepare to scream bloody murder at the full schedule below. Related17 Movies Set in the Fall to Watch With a Warm and Spicy Latte Monday, Oct. 23 9 a.m. - Halloween 11 a.m. - Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers 1 p.m. -
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Robert Englund Says He's Too Old to Play Freddy Krueger Again

Robert Englund Says He's Too Old to Play Freddy Krueger Again
When it comes to horror movies, A Nightmare on Elm Street is definitely on the Mount Rushmore of the genre, featuring one of the biggest horror villains ever. Freddy Krueger is a legend and he has been portrayed by Robert Englund in nearly every movie. But sadly, it looks like the actor has given up on the thought of ever revisiting the horror classic. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Robert Englund confirmed that he will never play Freddy Krueger on the big screen again.

It's hard to believe, but Robert Englund is 70-years old and just doesn't think that he can pull off playing Freddy anymore. Freddy Krueger is a physically demanding character and Englund doesn't think that his body, specifically his back and spine, can handle it at his age. He had this to say.

"I'm too old to do another Freddy now. If I do a
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Robert Englund says he is too old to play Freddy Krueger again

The 2010 A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot was panned critically, and put any potential for a rebooted franchise soundly to sleep. Cut to 2017 with New Line preparing to try, once again, to bring Freddy Krueger back from the dead with The Conjuring 2 writer David Leslie Johnson working on the script. The obvious questions is: just who will don the fedora this time around?

It’s tough to say, though Freddy himself has pegged Kevin Bacon for his successor. One thing is for sure: Robert Englund will not be returning to play Freddy again. Speaking to EW, the horror icon put any hopes fans may have had for his return into the furnace:

“I’m too old to do another Freddy now. If I do a fight scene now it’s got to be real minimal because I can’t snap my head for eight different takes and different angles.
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Robert Englund Reveals Whether He’d Ever Play Freddy Krueger Again

We all know the story of Wes Craven’s 1984 horror classic A Nightmare On Elm Street. Terrifying dream demon Freddy Krueger stalks the teenagers of Springwood through their slumber – torturing them to death in gory and disturbing ways before they wake. Without a doubt, Freddy (originally played by Robert Englund) is one of the most legendary villains of modern cinema – with his red and green striped jumper, knifed glove, and burned visage – and he also finds himself on the ever-growing list of horror icons poised for a return.

With Michael Myers and John Kramer (Aka the Jigsaw Killer) bound for the silver screen once more – Halloween in 2018; Jigsaw later this month – Warner Bros. and New Line are plotting a new incarnation of Elm Street, with David Leslie Johnson (The Conjuring 2) on script duties.

Aside from some surprising story trinkets that emerged not too long ago, though, both studios have
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Comics Corner: Monsters Unleashed #7, Kill The Minotaur #5, Van Helsing Vs. The Werewolf #4, and More

Today's Comics Corner has it all. Monsters, Werewolves, Wizords, and so much more! Kicking off things today is Monsters Unleashed from Marvel Comics. Also: Curse Words #9, Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #10, Rick and Morty: Pocket Like You Stole It #4, the final issue of Grrl Scouts Magic Socks #6, Kill the Minotaur #4, and Van Helsing Vs The Werewolf #4 from Zenescope.

Monsters Unleashed #7: Published: October 18, 2017

Rating: Rated T

Writer: Cullen Bunn

Penciler: Andrea Broccardo

Cover Artist: R.B. Silva

And Lo There Came…A Poison! Part 1. In a secluded realm hidden amongst the snowy fissures of Antarctica, a dangerous world that time has forgotten continues to thrive -- one where beastly giants of colossal size still roam the Earth and where the lines of man and monster blur. Enter Marvel’s newest hero, Kid Kaiju, with the power to summon an all-new team of monstrous Marvel heroes - Aegis, Slizzik,
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The Essential Vampire Films

In readiness for Halloween, Tom Jolliffe takes a look at the essential Vampire films…

With that thing coming up that takes place on the last day in October. You know the one? Yeah, candy sales go through the roof, your house gets egged and toilet papered. Meanwhile you sacrifice a chicken over a Ouji board in the hope of getting Kevin James to stop making films. It never works and you just unleash hell on Earth (or to put it another way, a new Kevin James film comes out). With that in mind, I thought it’d be a good time to look over the best Vampire films around.Why Vampires? Well I was watching a film (that will appear on this list) and had a brainwave.

So without further ado, and not in any particular order, here are the essential Vampire films!

Nosferatu (1922)

This iconic piece of cinema remains
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Van Helsing Season 2 Premiere: Top Five Moments

People who have read their Dracula might expect Van Helsing to be centered around Abraham Van Helsing. However, it is not as simple as that, seeing as how it is centered around said individual’s descendant, Vanessa Van Helsing, who has woken up in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by vampires. The first season of the TV show proved to be a success, so much so that Season 2 of Van Helsing has started up as of October 5, 2017. As a result, it should come as no surprise to learn that the first episode started out on what can be called

Van Helsing Season 2 Premiere: Top Five Moments
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Van Helsing: Season Two Ratings

Nearly every culture has a vampire myth. Bram Stoker's Gothic horror novel, Dracula, was published 120 years ago and took the world by storm. It has inspired many adaptations and served as the stepping-off-point for further explorations of the legend. Now in its second season on Syfy, the Van Helsing TV show is a twist centering on Vanessa Van Helsing (Kelly Overton), a descendant of Stoker's protagonist, Professor Abraham Van Helsing. A top-three performer for Syfy in its first season, can it build on its audience, this time around? Will Van Helsing be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned. A Syfy horror fantasy, Van Helsing, stars Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl, David Cubitt, Vincent Gale, Rukiya Bernard, Trezzo Mahoro, Tim Guinee, Laura Mennell, Paul Johansson, Aleks Paunovic, and Hilary Jardine. Vanessa or “Van” Helsing awoke from a coma to find vampires have
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Dark Universe in Trouble, Bride of Frankenstein Indefinitely Delayed

Dark Universe in Trouble, Bride of Frankenstein Indefinitely Delayed
It looks like Universal's very lofty plans for the Dark Universe may have been a bit premature. Bride of Frankenstein is, or possibly was, intended to be the next movie in the studio's interconnected Dark Universe series of monster movies, following Tom Cruise's The Mummy, which arrived with a critical thud over the summer. Now we have word that Universal has, at least temporarily, pulled the plug on Bride of Frankenstein.

According to Deadline, pre-production was already taking place on the remake of the 1935 classic, which is set to be directed by Bill Condon (Beauty and the Beast). Universal had pre-production stopped, with "the crew has just been told to go home for the time being." Despite the stoppage, Universal released a statement saying that they are still intending to make Bride of Frankenstein, but they don't want to be rushed to "meet a release date." Here's what they had to say about it.
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Syfy’s “Ghost Wars” Trailer Spooks an Entire Town

Syfy’s “Ghost Wars” Trailer Spooks an Entire Town
Syfy has finally shared the official trailer for “Ghost Wars”, a paranormal action series that will reteam the network with “Van Helsing” producer Nomadic Pictures. Vincent D’Onofrio (Sinister), Kim Coates (Silent Hill, Resident Evil: Afterlife), Avan Jogia, Kristin Lehman and Meatloaf topline the 10-episode series, which like “Van Helsing” will premiere in the U.S. on Syfy October 5 at 10/9c. Set in a […]
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Dracula Prequel in Development at Paramount With ‘It’ Director Andy Muschietti

Dracula Prequel in Development at Paramount With ‘It’ Director Andy Muschietti
Paramount Studios has launched development of “Dracula,” a prequel to the classic Dracula story, and attached “It” director Andy Muschietti.

Paramount won an auction for the prequel, written by Dacre Stoker and J.D. Barker in the Bram Stoker Estate’s first authorized prequel.

Producers are Roy Lee and Barbara Muschietti, who teamed on “It.” The story is set in 1868, where a 21-year-old Bram Stoker meets with an evil that he traps in an ancient tower.

Stoker first published “Dracula” in 1897 when he was 50 years old and established many of the conventions of the horror genre. The novel starts with attorney Jonathan Harker visiting Count Dracula in the Carpathian Mountains and centers on Dracula’s attempt to move from Transylvania to England aboard a Russian ship so that he may find new blood. He’s opposed by a group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing.

“It” is expected to be a major box
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Fall TV Preview: A Complete Guide to the Biggest Shows From Netflix, FX, Broadcast and More

Fall TV Preview: A Complete Guide to the Biggest Shows From Netflix, FX, Broadcast and More
While the fall season has changed a great deal in the streaming age, the months of September through December do feature a flood of both new and returning series across every platform.

Below is our guide to fall premiere dates, which will be updated with reviews and more information as the season progresses. Happy fall TV!

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Tuesday, September 5

American Horror Story: Cult” (FX, 10 p.m.). From our review:

It’s not hard to see how Ryan Murphy arrived at his premise for “Ahs” Season 7. To say that many Americans have been living out their own personal horror story isn’t an overstatement — not with border closings, hate speech, and potential treason all enabled by the White House — but the new season manages to undermine the left’s legitimate fears and amplify the right’s monstrous traits all in one frenzied mess of an allegory.
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Fall TV Preview: A Complete Guide to the Biggest Shows From Netflix, FX, Broadcast and More

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Fall TV Preview: A Complete Guide to the Biggest Shows From Netflix, FX, Broadcast and More
While the fall season has changed a great deal in the streaming age, the months of September through December do feature a flood of both new and returning series across every platform.

Below is our guide to fall premiere dates, which will be updated with reviews and more information as the season progresses. Happy fall TV!

Tuesday, September 5

American Horror Story: Cult” (FX, 10 p.m.). From our review:

It’s not hard to see how Ryan Murphy arrived at his premise for “Ahs” Season 7. To say that many Americans have been living out their own personal horror story isn’t an overstatement — not with border closings, hate speech, and potential treason all enabled by the White House — but the new season manages to undermine the left’s legitimate fears and amplify the right’s monstrous traits all in one frenzied mess of an allegory.

Wednesday, September 6

“You’re the Worst” Season 4 (Fxx,
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‘Dark Matter’ Canceled at Syfy After Three Seasons

‘Dark Matter’ Canceled at Syfy After Three Seasons
Dark Matter” has been cancelled after three seasons at Syfy, Variety has learned.

The third season finale, which aired last week, will now serve as the series finale. The series centered on an intergalactic crew who awaken on a derelict spaceship with no memories of who they are or how they got there. It starred Marc Bendavid, Melissa O’Neil, Anthony Lemke, Alex Mallari Jr., Jodelle Ferland, Roger Cross, and Zoie Palmer. Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie created the series, which is based on their Dark Horse graphic novel of the same name. Prodigy Pictures produced.

Syfy declined to comment.

With the cancellation, Syfy’s scripted original lineup now consists of: “Killjoys,” “The Expanse,” “12 Monkeys,” “Z Nation,” “Wynonna Earp,” “Van Helsing,” “Channel Zero,” and “Blood Drive.” This fall, the network will debut “Happy!” starring Chris Meloni and Patton Oswalt as well as “Superstition” with Mario van Peebles and “Ghost Wars” with Vincent D’Onofrio. They
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Guy Pearce’s ‘Poor Boy’ Adds Cast, Gears Up For Sales In Toronto

Guy Pearce’s ‘Poor Boy’ Adds Cast, Gears Up For Sales In Toronto
Exclusive: Poor Boy, the film that will mark Guy Pearce’s directorial debut, is readying for the Toronto Film Festival with cast members and sales agents. The festival takes place this year from Sept. 7 thru Sept. 17. The film, in which Pearce will also star (reprising his stage role), has brought together Frances O'Connor (The Conjuring 2), Richard Roxburgh (Van Helsing), Callan Mulvey (Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice) and Sarah Peirse (The Hobbit). The project is…
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