Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! – Wikipedia

2006 studio album by Hellogoodbye

Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! is the debut studio album by American indie pop band Hellogoodbye. Produced by Matt Mahaffey, Jeff Turzo, and Forrest Kline, the album was released on August 8, 2006 in the United States by Drive-Thru Records. The album’s lead single, “Here (In Your Arms)”, reached number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified platinum in the United States.

The album’s title is a reference to popular youth culture and interests during the mid-2000s. The cover artwork was done by LeDouxville. The Japanese release additionally features two live versions of “Here (In Your Arms)” and “Homewrecker”.

Hellogoodbye was formed in 2002 by vocalist/guitarist Forrest Kline, bassist Marcus Cole, keyboardist Jesse Kurvink, and drummer Chris Profeta.[4]

Drive-Thru, which formerly employed Kline as a web design intern at 16, signed the band in 2004. The labels deal with majors MCA (and its successor, Geffen) was nearing its conclusion and the label intended to keep their newest artist signing quiet.[5] Drive-Thru feared the majors might realize Hellogoodbyes potential and attempt to steal them away. The band issued an eponymous online EP for free, and although it was intended to remain under the radar, it attracted commercial attention.[5] “Shimmy Shimmy Quarter Turn” became a minor hit on MTV and helped the group gain notoriety.[4] The group was chosen by the cast of MTVs The Real World: Austin to be followed during South by Southwest (SXSW), and their profile began to increase dramatically. This exposure was aided by Drive-Thrus distribution deal with Sony BMGs RED Distribution, through Sanctuary Records. Drive-Thru paid $20,000 to promote the EP, which Sanctuary funded retail pricing and positioning.[5]

The album was recorded at a home studio with help from Matt Mahaffey of the band Self. Kline found his first professional recording not dissimilar from the way he had previously made music, via a computer in his bedroom.[6] Recording of the album finished in March 2006. The cover artwork was done by LeDouxville.

The group went on a east/Midwest tour of the US from late November to mid December 2005 with The Rocket Summer, Hit the Lights, and Dave Melillo.[7] During this tour the group performed new songs.[7] The band supported Motion City Soundtrack on the mtvU Campus Invasion tour in April 2006.[8] The band went on the 2006 edition of the Warped Tour.[9] On June 26, Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! was announced for release, and the track listing was revealed.[10] The album was initially planned for release in May,[7] before being eventually released in August.[10] The music video for “Here (In Your Arms)” was directed by Fred Savage.[10] By the end of the summer of 2006, the group were regularly selling out 1,000+ venues.[5] In October and November, the band went on a headlining tour with support from Ozma, Cute Is What We Aim For, Peachcake, Reggie and the Full Effect, and Dave Melillo.[11]

On March 14, 2007, the band released a “All of Your Love” remix EP featuring “The Jimmy Pop Remix”, “Forrest’s Remix” and “Self’s Remix”.[12] From early April to early June, the band went on the Two Months Of Spring Break Tour ’99 tour of North America. They were supported by Boys Like Girls, the Hush Sound and the Rocket Summer.[13] In October and November, the group co-headlined the Myspace Music Tour with Say Anything. They were supported by Polysics[14] and Young Love.[15]

Spin’s Trevor Kelley gave the album 5 out of 10 in his review, remarking, “While the synth-punk anthems on the California quartet’s debut full-length are infectious blasts, when Kline tries his hand at Kinks-y rave-ups (“Stuck to You”) and sweeping orchestral pop (“Baby, It’s Fact”), his overreach is a tad premature.”[17] AllMusic’s Corey Apar called it “a charming album that indeed entertains,” while noting it as a “somewhat uneven listen when taken as a whole.”[4]

Selling 40,057 units within its first week, the album debuted at No. 13 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart, at No. 1 on the US Independent albums chart and on No. 1 at the US Internet albums chart.[18] This response surprised executives at Drive-Thru, who in response began heavily promoting the band to pop radio. Through the help of RED and Sanctuary, it became a radio hit.[5]

By the end of August 2006, the album had sold over 60,000 copies.[19] By December 2006, the album has sold 150,000 copies in the United States.[5] As of April 2007, the album has sold 343,569 copies in the United States. It was released in the United Kingdom on May 21, 2007, where it debuted at No. 17 on the UK Albums Chart.

All tracks written by Forrest Kline, except where mentioned.

The album was reissued in 2008 in the US. Retitled Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! And More!, the CD/DVD combo was released with a new cover art depicting the band at a children’s party. In addition to the original album, the CD features a selection of demos and alternate mixes. The bonus DVD includes a 50-minute live concert performed at the Avalon in Boston, Massachusetts on May 6, 2007 during their tour with The Hush Sound and Boys Like Girls.

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‘The Walking Dead’: Who are the Highwaymen? – INSIDER

Sunday’s “The Walking Dead” introduced us to another group of survivors, the Highwaymen, and, it turns out, the highway marauders don’t seem as bad as we thought they may be.

They even seem like they may be quite useful to King Ezekiel and the Kingdom at some point along the road.

Who are they and are they a group that can be trusted? INSIDER spoke with the leader of the Kingdom himself, Khary Payton, who plays King Ezekiel on “TWD,” to find out what you need to know about the group and whether or not they can be trusted moving forward on the AMC show.

They’re tough. But they also just want to watch a movie. AMC

Khary Payton: They’re a ragtag band like every apocalypse gang is a ragtag band. You find people and they’re not living dead who walk around wanting to eat your flesh, so you’re like, “I guess you’ll do.”

They’re the living, the better alternative to the zombies. So, they got together and decided that piracy was the way for them, so they started taking all of their weird mannequins and crap and keeping them in a warehouse. You survive the best way you can, what can I say?

What did you think this symbol was? Jace Downs/AMC

Kirsten Acuna: We first saw their symbol on the road in the background when you guys were leaving the theater. What is that symbol supposed to be? Is that supposed to be a bridge?Payton: I don’t know, I didn’t ask these people. That’s a great question. I don’t know if it was a symbol of somebody with two arms and two legs and no head. I’m more concerned about, or at least Ezekiel’s more concerned about, what they want than that symbol. I didn’t know if it was some weird anarchist deal or maybe a road that’s split oddly. It could be a lot of things, but I’m not exactly sure what the deal was with that.Acuna: I just thought that maybe [showrunner] Angela Kang or maybe the script may have said a little bit something more on what that was.Payton: No. It just talked about the symbol, and I think that they wanted to kind of talk about the idea that despite the Whisperers being a threat, that they were not the only community out there, that there’s still more communities out there that we have yet to run across in so many ways.

King Ezekiel and Carol face the Highwaymen together. Jace Downs/AMC

Acuna: You know what, I was thinking, and I think others may think this while watching too. Originally, I thought the Highwaymen were just going to be another group of bad guys who the Kingdom would have to fight and go to war with.

For a moment, it seemed that way. Ezekiel was ready to fight with them, but then Carol suggested they talk to them and feel them out before making any rash moves. And in the past, I don’t think that’s something that would’ve necessarily been on the table. Even when Ezekiel invites them to the fair and they laugh, Carol doesn’t give up on humanity and mentions, “When’s the last time you’ve seen a film?” What should we take away from that moment?Payton: I just think that maybe the Kingdom’s rubbing off on Carol a little more than we think. In the past, she has been a reluctant killer, but a killer none the less. And I think that just the idea of, you don’t have to go in guns blazing all the time. Even those Saviors in the road. She was heartbroken that she was going to kill those guys. She tried to tell them, “Please, just leave me alone. We don’t have to do this.” And that’s who Carol is. She doesn’t necessarily want to kill first, and I think that this is another reminder of that. And King Ezekiel, although he’s a killer, he’s also a reluctant killer. When he’s being threatened this time around, he was thinking that there was no way out. But this time Carol says, “Let’s hold back and think about it for a minute.” I just think that they’ve got a really great relationship of trying to temper each other a little bit so that they make the best decision and not necessarily the rashest.

The Whisperers aren’t going to be nice enough to make deals. Gene Page/AMC

Acuna: Do you think these Highwaymen now may come in handy with other threats, like the Whisperers?Payton: Well I think they already have, and I think that the cool thing about the Kingdom is, and like the Hilltop before them, is that these communities work best when they’re bringing people together rather than pushing them away. And I think there are gonna be some more hard lessons about that before it’s all done.

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Sundays episode of The Walking Dead not only introduced a new threat to the Kingdom (the most dreaded of all varieties of pirates land pirates!), it teed up an epic brawl (between Daryl and Beta) and suggested that one of our favorite characters might soon be hitting the road with some newer, less beloved characters. Who was contemplating pulling a Maggie? Read on

YOU MADE MY MOTHER LOOK WEAK | As Chokehold began, Daryl, Connie, Dog, Henry and Lydia were still fleeing from the massacre they left behind at the Whisperers camp in Guardians. For his part, Daryl was even grumpier than usual, having learned just how much the girl had rounded down her groups numbers. Because of that lie, it was too great a risk to go back to the Hilltop. Henry suggested that he and his crush run away instead; Alpha couldnt hold the Hilltop responsible for taking Lydia if they just vanished. No way, said Daryl. Think of your mom. While Connie led the fugitives to what looked like an under-construction apartment building (at which shed stashed some supplies when shed stopped there once upon a time with Kelly & Co.), Beta assembled a search party to go after them. The following day, Team Daryl decided to clear enough barricades in the building for the Whisperers, but not the walkers, to make their way upstairs. Upon hearing from Lydia that Alpha wouldnt send an army, just Beta, her fiercest warrior, Daryl was pleased. Good, he grunted. Kill him first.

As the fivesome prepared to do battle, Daryl and Connie argued about what would happen to Lydia afterwards. They couldnt take her back to the Hilltop, he argued. If they did, their friends would be killed. We have friends, she doesnt Connie angrily scribbled on her notepad that never runs out of paper even though she only ever writes like three words on a page. Nearby, Lydia got Henry to admit that hed come after her because (duh) he cares about her. (And hes too shallow to see what a catch Addy is.) When at last the Whisperers arrived, Beta could tell at once that they were being invited to lurch into a trap; this didnt deter him in the slightest. Upstairs, Daryl stashed Lydia in a closet with Dog. Since she wouldnt kill her people, she was just gonna get in the way. In the ensuing melee, Henry was injured fighting like his (love) life depended on it, and Lydia broke out of her hiding place to help. Or, well, to let Dog help. Overall, Daryl, Henry, Connie and Dog did a fine job of dispatching the Whisperers. Beta, on the other hand he threw Daryl around like he was a ragdoll and pulled a knife out of his chest like it was a splinter. And not for nothing, but I havent seen anyone break through that many walls since the Kool-Aid Man. All I want is the girl, he told Daryl. But, rather than hand over Lydia, Daryl sent him plummeting down an elevator shaft a la Rosalind Shays.

THESE PIRATES HAVE THEIR KNIVES AT THE KINGDOMS THROAT | Meanwhile, at the Kingdom, Carol had no sooner gotten out a line about how maybe the fair would come together just fine when Jerry and Dianne reported that, while theyd been out clearing walkers off the path to their community, theyd been jumped by some pirates called the Highwaymen. The baddies took the Kingdommers armor even Jerrys sword, the fiends! and sent them home with a list of goods that Ezekiel would have to hand over as a toll to use their roads. Unfortunately, we couldnt pay these pirates if we wanted to, lamented the king. So the four of them rounded up as many fighters as they could and trotted off for a confrontation. Upon seeing that the Highwaymens guards had guns, Carol suggested talking to them rather than attacking. What gives you the idea that that could possibly work? Ezekiel asked. They sent a grammatically correct letter, for crying out loud, she replied.

Upon entering the Highwaymens lair, Ezekiel and Carol began trying to negotiate with their leader, a kind of a cross between the Marlboro Man and a Union soldier. But as soon as it became clear that the Kingdom wouldnt be getting EZ-Passes anytime soon, he had his henchmen draw their weapons: Maybe Ezekiels subjects wouldnt be so reluctant to pony up for his and Carols safe return. Aha but the royal couple had had a plan all along. Quicker than you could say, Gotcha! the Highwaymen were surrounded by all those fighters that had come from the Kingdom. A deal would still be struck, though. The Marlboro Man laughed at Ezekiels offer to hire the Highwaymen to protect the roads to the fair in exchange for access to it and the Kingdom. Youre gonna have to do better than that, he said. So Carol did: Whens the last time any of you have seen a movie? she asked. Miraculously, that swayed the pirates, who then rode into action and helped Tara and a contingent from the Hilltop fight off walkers while their path was blocked by a fallen tree.

THERES A WHOLE WORLD OUT THERE | As the hour drew to a close, Tara and the Hilltoppers arrived at the Kingdom with their escorts, and Tammy Rose let Earl know that they werent actually there to find younger parents to adopt the wee Whisperer for whom theyd been caring. After theyd fought off walkers on the road to protect the tyke, Im not letting go of this baby, she told her husband. Soon, Carol and Tara realized that Daryl and Henry had never arrived and began to worry. Where were they? Still back at the construction site. Daryl announced that theyd take Henry to the closest community Alexandria to get patched up, then theyd just keep moving all of em, even Lydia. (At this point, does anyone not assume that Connie will be Daryls first love interest?) There was just one problem with Daryls plan: Beta, being much tougher than Rosalind Shays and having taken a much shorter fall, wasnt dead. Hed just had the wind knocked out of him.

So, what did you think of Chokehold? Daryl and Betas smackdown? (And wouldnt Daryl have made sure his nemesis was dead?) First impressions of the Highwaymen? Would Daryl really split with Henry & Co.?

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10 Best Zombie Movies Of All Time | ScreenRant

Few horror movie subgenres have found as big a following as the zombie film. Something about the publics fascination with death and the fantasy of starting the world anew in a post-apocalyptic wasteland has made zombie stories universally adored. The highest rated drama series on TV is a zombie show. Brad Pitt made a zombie movie in 2013 that grossed over $500 million at the worldwide box office.

As with any genre, there are plenty of terrible zombie movies. But if the undead are used for sociopolitical commentary and the film is replete with all the frights and thrills that it can be and the audience cares about the characters, then it can result in a real masterpiece. So, before a virus turns us into flesh-eating monsters, here are the 10 Best Zombie Movies Of All Time.

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Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the writers behind the Deadpool movies, spent years developing ideas and concepts and gags for their zombie comedy before finally writing the screenplay. It was developed as a TV series before being turned into a movie, which meant that it was jam-packed with world-building.

100 episodes worth of material was squeezed into an hour and a half and it resulted in the highest grossing zombie movie in the United States (at the time). Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, and Emma Stone lead a terrific cast. A sequel, Zombieland: Double Tap, is set for release later this year, which will mark the 10th anniversary of the original movie.

Fred Dekkers gleefully satirical homage to B-movies isnt just a zombie movie, but it does feature an invasion of the undead. Essentially, Dekker took every hacky or clichd situation hed seen in zombie movies, alien invasion movies, and slasher movies, and then crammed them into a delightfully absurd and hilarious screenplay that he wrote in less than a week.

The characters names are all taken from legendary horror directors Carpenter, Romero, Raimi, Cameron, Cronenberg, Landis. This may be the greatest cinematic homage ever made a postmodern joy. It is the quintessential cult film. It was made to be a cult film.

Director Danny Boyle denies that this is a zombie film, but it is, so it gets a mention. Cillian Murphy wakes up weeks after he went under the knife for what was supposed to be a routine surgery and finds the streets empty and ravaged. It doesnt take him long to realize a virus has spread that turned people into zombies and only a few survivors remain.

Its been a survival of the fittest type situation, with only the strongest and most competent people making it this far, but Cillian Murphys Jim isnt necessarily a good survivor he just happened to be unconscious for the first month of the apocalypse. So, hes our ticket into the post-apocalyptic world as an audience. Its a fish-out-of-water story, which is a great way to jump right in and catch the audience up.

Director and writer Stuart Gordon saw all the Dracula-esque movies that came around in the 80s to modernize the vampire genre and make it cool Fright Night, The Lost Boys etc. and decided to do the same for the Frankenstein story. The end result was this weird, gory, messed-up Lovecraftian tale of reanimated severed heads and sexual abuse.

One of the movies greatest assets is its musical score, composed by the great Richard Band in the style of Bernard Herrmanns unnerving score for Psycho. Whether you think Re-Animator is any good or not, you cant deny that its a dark, twisted, and very unique piece of work.

This South Korean zombie flick presents itself less as a horror film and more like an action movie. The zombies dont dawdle like Romero-era flesh-eaters do they can sprint and jump, which makes them even scarier. Either way, its an intense and visceral moviegoing experience as a father and his estranged daughter find themselves caught in the middle of a zombie uprising while taking a train across the country.

The passengers all turn against each other and the movie becomes a study of class. There are also themes of guilt as certain characters realize they were directly involved in the accidental release of the virus.

Theyre coming to get you, Barbara! George A. Romeros Night of the Living Dead was the first ever modern zombie film, so it can be forgiven for not being perfect. It certainly succeeds at being one of the most innovative and groundbreaking horror films ever made.

The dead rise from their graves and start eating and infecting the living, so an eclectic bunch of survivors end up locking themselves away in someones farm, only to find that the living mightmake for even worse enemies to them than the undead. This is a formula thats been repeated by countless movies and TV shows since. How many films can that be said for?

Amistake that a lot of zombie moviesmake is trying to show the zombie apocalypse on an epic scale. The filmmakers bite off more than they can chew (so to speak) as they attempt to depict a virus spreading across an entire country or the world! turning people into flesh-eating mutants. But found-footage tale REC keeps things refreshingly intimate and realistic.

A TV journalist and her camera crew find themselves quarantined in an apartment building as a zombie virus slowly spreads among the small cast of characters. The sprinting undead mixed with the shaky camera movements make this a petrifying work of horror cinema.

The closest thing ever made to a zombie movie for kids that captures the terror and fun of zombie movies for adults, ParaNorman is a stop-motion horror comedy adventure produced by the good people at Laika. Laika may not be as big as Pixar or DreamWorks yet, but it is quietly becoming one of the most inventive voices in animation.

With stars like Jeff Garlin and Leslie Mann and Casey Affleck in the voice cast, the movie can be enjoyed by adults as well as kids. Its fun for the whole family! Thats not something that can be said of many zombie movies.

The first installment of Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wrights Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy might also be the strongest. It certainly has the tightest script, which doesnt waste a single line either developing the plot or developing the characters, and always very funny and uses every literary device in the book, including one inspired foreshadowing scene that lays out the whole plot of the movie early on.

Shaun of the Dead isnt a spoof of the zombie genre its a zombie movie that affectionately homages every trope of the zombie genre and also happens to be hilarious. But its also an emotional ride with a genuine investment in its characters and their relationships.

George A. Romero defined the modern zombie with his 1968 masterpiece Night of the Living Dead, but it wouldnt be until a decade later, in 1978, that he perfected the zombie movie with the sequel Dawn of the Dead. Whereas the first movie had commented on racism, this one tackled consumerism in a satirical fashion. The survivors end up holing up in a shopping mall that is quickly swarmed with the undead.

Romeros point is that were already mindless zombies flocking to the mall. Its more relevant than ever today with everyone plugged into AirPods and iPads and cell phones. But this would all be meaningless if it wasnt frightening, tightly plotted, engaging, and filled with characters you care about luckily, it succeeds on all counts.

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‘The Walking Dead’ characters fans think will die next on the …

As “The Walking Dead” winds down its ninth season on AMC, we’re mentally preparing for the show’s next big death, or deaths.

Who’s most likely to leave the show next? INSIDER polled 788 self-proclaimed “Walking Dead” fans to see who they think is most likely to get killed off the show.

INSIDER asked fans to choose up to five characters they believe are most likely to die next on the show. We then asked them to select the one individual character they most likely believe to be toast. This list shows the one character fans believe are most likely to be killed off the show next.

For what it’s worth, fans feel Daryl, Judith, Carol, Magna, Maggie, Georgie, Gracie, Negan, and Aaron, in that order, are the least likely to die right now. Keep reading to see who fans think aren’t going to make it on “TWD” ranked from least likely to most likely to be killed off the show.

Who took this survey?

Respondents to our “TWD” survey ranged in age from under 17 to 75 and older. The largest percentage of survey takers (34%) were between the ages of 18 to 24. There were 275 respondents (~35%) who said they watched the show since season one and 687 (87%) people said they always keep up with the show. Our survey skewed slightly female with 461 women and 303 males responding, with 21 persons preferring not to respond regarding their gender.

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Aquaman Spinoff Horror Movie The Trench Is In Development

Warner Bros. is working on a “horror-tinged”Aquaman spinoff movie,The Trench. The DC Extended Universe has its biggest hit yet thanks to James Wan’s underwater adventure solo movie for Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa). The film has made over $1 billion at the box office and is officially the highest grossing DC movie ever made.

The success ofAquaman has immediately spawned discussions of a sequel, which are still in the early stages at this point. Wan is said to be waiting for a great Aquaman 2 script before he signs back on to direct another installment. This was thought to be just another regular step in the process and that it would only be a matter of time beforeAquaman 2 was announced. But in the meantime, it appears the studios are very anxious to get back to the underwater world and are now working on a spinoff movie.

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According to a new report fromTHR, WB and DC have hiredNoah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald to write a “horror-tinged” script forThe Trench, a spinoff movie that would focus on one of the other underwater kingdoms. The Trench are featured multiple times inAquaman, and the spinoff moviewill have more of a horror vibe than the solo film. Wan andPeter Safran will produce the film, which is also said to be aiming for a modest budget. As of right now, there are no plans for any mainAquaman characters to appear.

This is a surprising turn of events for the DCEU and theAquaman corner of the universe. Even though The Trench have several scenes inAquaman, they aremainly just used as cannon fodder for Arthur and Mera (Amber Heard) to defeat and escape from or forAquaman to control in the final battle. They’re essentially devoid of any character in the film, but that will need to be changed if they are becoming the focus of their own story.

That said, there is no confirmation thatThe Trench will actually feature the underwater creatures as the main characters. Since the script will be”horror-tinged,” the plan could be for The Trench creatures to actually be the adversaries in the film. With a lower budget and horror genre in mind, this could be a scenario where The Trench terrorize locals or a group of humans who unknowingly stumble across their kingdom.If this is the case, then it could be the latest effort by WB to differentiate the genres of their DC films.

Unfortunately, there are no further details onThe Trench at this time that help give us a better understanding of the concept behind the film, who will direct it, star in it, or when it could hit theaters. Those details will come eventually, ifThe Trench actually makes it out of the development phase.

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VampireGeneral InformationDescription

Immortal predators hiding in the shadows on the fringe of human society.

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Vampires are monstrous creatures which feed upon the blood of living humans, and infect people to fill their ranks.

The first vampire Dracula was a fallen angel, the brother of Lucifer. The pair were cast out of Heaven after a failed attempt to conquer God’s throne. Lucifer fell in Hell, where he started feeding on the souls of the dead, and his brother fell to Earth, where he was cursed to feed on the blood of the living, and where he became the first vampire. He started creating other vampires after his own image. According to prophecy, if the original vampire corrupts Vanessa Ives’ soul, turning her into a vampire, a new era of darkness will take over the world, thus starting the Apocalypse. That is why Mina was changed into a vampire by her master, so that she could draw Vanessa into the power of the first vampire.[1]

Vampires feed upon blood, and the discovery of large numbers of exsanguinated corpses is an obvious sign of when a pack of vampires has arrived in a city. Vampires tend to linger in places where death is prevalent; the first master vampire encountered in the series was sleeping beneath a pile of dead victims, while the second master was making a lair aboard a plague ship. Vampires appear to lead a very reclusive and sedentary lifestyle, and when not actively hunting and feeding, they are most often found sleeping or hiding away. Master vampires often surround themselves with those they have infected.

Professor Abraham Van Helsing describes them as, “moving from city to city like a pack of wolves,” and never staying long in one place for fear of discovery. Sir Malcolm Murray speculates that they must only exist in small numbers, given that they do stand out from the humans upon whom they prey.

Vampires seem to be nocturnal in their habits, though it has not been demonstrated as to whether this is because sunlight can actually harm them, or simply because it is easier for them to hide their obviously inhuman appearance in the dark. Dracula can walk in the sunlight with no sign of discomfort, however it is not clear if this applies to all vampires or only him.

There is an apparent hierarchy among vampires. Dracula is reportedly the progenitor of the entire vampire line, and others also referred to as master vampires have been known to sire others of their ilk. The exact origins of these master vampires remain a mystery, although some clues point to Ancient Egypt. Generally, master vampires are the oldest and strongest of their kind, thus their blood is the most potent. Master vampires are very inhuman creatures; they possess entirely hairless bodies, blood-red eyes, mouths full of sharp fangs, clawed fingers and an “exoskeleton” layer of skin, beneath which their dark flesh is tattooed with occult hieroglyphs. Master vampires appear to have little need for human clothing, and both of the masters encountered in Season 1 have appeared naked.

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The Lamberts believe that they have defeated the spirits that have haunted their family, but they soon discover that evil is not beaten so easily.

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A prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family that reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.

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Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

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Ed and Lorraine Warren travel to North London to help a single mother raising 4 children alone in a house plagued by a supernatural spirit.

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Washed-up true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt finds a box of super 8 home movies that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose work dates back to the 1960s.

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Stars:Ethan Hawke,Juliet Rylance,James Ransone

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Parapsychologist Dr. Elise Rainier faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet, as she is drawn back to her ghostly childhood home, where the terror began.

Director:Adam Robitel

Stars:Lin Shaye,Leigh Whannell,Angus Sampson

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A couple begins to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their home is invaded by satanic cultists.

Director:John R. Leonetti

Stars:Ward Horton,Annabelle Wallis,Alfre Woodard

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12 years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, where they soon become the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.

Director:David F. Sandberg

Stars:Anthony LaPaglia,Samara Lee,Miranda Otto

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A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone one week to the day after they view it.

Director:Gore Verbinski

Stars:Naomi Watts,Martin Henderson,Brian Cox

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A widowed mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son’s fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.

Director:Jennifer Kent

Stars:Essie Davis,Noah Wiseman,Daniel Henshall

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Rebecca must unlock the terror behind her little brother’s experiences that once tested her sanity, bringing her face to face with a supernatural spirit attached to their mother.

Director:David F. Sandberg

Stars:Teresa Palmer,Gabriel Bateman,Maria Bello

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Hoping to walk away with a massive fortune, a trio of thieves break into the house of a blind man who isn’t as helpless as he seems.

Director:Fede Alvarez

Stars:Stephen Lang,Jane Levy,Dylan Minnette

A gripping story of a family in search of help for their son, Dalton, who fell into a coma after a mysterious incident in the attic. Little do they know that there is much more to this endless sleep than meets the eye as they explore the paranormal, and rediscover the past; the key to getting their son back once and for all. Written byDavid Murray Arthur

Budget:$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA: $13,271,464,3 April 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA: $54,009,150, 8 September 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $97,009,150, 8 September 2011

Runtime: 103 min

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

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Ryan Hurst made his long-awaited debut in Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead, “Guardians.” The fan-favorite actor from Sons of Anarchy took on the role of fan-favorite comics character Beta, the hulking right-hand man to Samantha Morton’s Alpha, the leader of the Whisperers. Hurst’s casting was announced at San Diego Comic-Con last year, and his arrival has been one of the most anticipated events of Season 9. We didn’t get the full Beta experience in “Guardians” his big battle debut is coming next week but we were introduced to his truly imposing physical presence and began to wonder about why he doesn’t challenge Alpha for supremacy over the Whisperers.

Hurst told TV Guide that he didn’t know about Beta before he got the part, but a few months before he signed on he had a premonition that he was going to be on the show. It wasn’t based on anything, really, he just had a feeling (talking to Hurst, you get the sense he’s a spiritually plugged-in guy). So he had his people reach out to The Walking Dead and say that he was interested in being on the show, which is very funny, because it’s not at all how the casting process works. There’s a thing called an audition, you know? The show didn’t have a part for him at the time, and a few more months went by. Then late one night he got a text from his friend Jeffrey Dean Morgan that said something to the effect of “Duuuuuuude, congratulations.” Hurst was like “What?,” but Morgan wouldn’t explain himself. It turned out Morgan was hanging out with executive producer Greg Nicotero and found out Hurst had been cast as Beta before even Hurst himself knew. Hurst’s deal wasn’t closed, Morgan was talking prematurely, and Nicotero was like “You can’t tell him!” So a few days later, Hurst found out he’d gotten the part, and texted Morgan back “Duuuude, I’m so excited.” His premonition had come true.

His first day at work was rehearsing the fight with Norman Reedus that’s coming up in Episode 13, which was a day that departed star Andrew Lincoln was back on set shadowing a director and hanging out. Hurst said he’d heard all the stories about what a great guy Andy Lincoln is, but he was amazed that Lincoln went out of his way to make him feel welcome even though he wasn’t even on the show anymore. So Hurst can confirm that the rumors about Lincoln are true, and he’s a little bit in love with the man behind Rick Grimes. Hurst echoed the sentiment that so many people involved in the show share, which is that they’ve never been part of a project so welcoming and familial.

Hurst started on the show in late summer, when it is blood-boilingly HOT in Georgia. And Beta wears a trench coat and a mask and has a big bushy beard, so he’s even hotter than the average Walking Dead player. But Hurst didn’t mind. He even kept his mask on between takes. Keeping the mask on at all times is true to the comics character, who will kill anyone who tries to unmask him, and Hurst has clearly thought deeply about the character and the world he inhabits. (“You need good boots, and layers,” because it’s harder for walkers to bite through layers of clothing, he says of dressing for the zombie apocalypse.) He said since Beta barely speaks, he needed to be visually interesting, and details came to him while he was meditating, and he worked with the show’s costume designer Elaine Montalvo to make them reality. The half-face mask and trench coat are taken from the comics, but the gold teeth were Hurst’s idea. Not only do they look cool, they’re practical, because they’ll decay less than actual human teeth, which would be a serious concern for Hurst if he were in this situation. “If I were in the zombie apocalypse, the first thing I’d do is go to the dentist,” he said.

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In the comics, Beta is about seven feet tall. No spoilers, but the character’s height and the reason he never takes off his mask are related. Asked if Beta is “NBA-sized,” Hurst laughed and said Beta is exactly as big as he is, which is “6’5″ and some change.” So he’s really big, but not Shaq-sized. And he looks especially enormous next to Alpha, which of course begs the question why he doesn’t overpower her and become the leader of the Whisperers himself, since in Alpha’s Darwinian philosophy, the strongest member of the pack is the leader. If Beta were to physically challenge her authority, he’d win, but he doesn’t. Obviously there’s a reason for this, and Hurst says the interesting relationship between this hulking man and this small, fearsome woman will be explored this season and next.

But in the short-term, the next thing for Beta is his knock-down, drag-out fight with Daryl, which Hurst is excited for fans to see. The fight is these two fierce fighters showing the other what they’re capable of, and it unfolded over three pages of script. It’s going to rule.

The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9/8c on AMC. Previous seasons are available to stream on Netflix.

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