5 TV Shows That Could Be Turned into Great Horror Movies – Bloody Disgusting

Not every horror movie has been turned into a TV show, but it sure feels that way sometimes. The popularity of serialized entertainment opens up a lot of doors for filmmakers, who can expand the tales of Norman Bates, Hannibal Lecter and, most recently, Annie Wilkes into long-form shows with more character development and shocks than ever before.

But theres something to be said for going in the other direction. TV isnt inherently better than motion pictures, it just works differently, and there are some horror TV series that could definitely take advantage of the feature film format to add gravitas and production values, and increase the size of the shows cultural footprint.

So while everyone else is wondering which horror films can turn into a TV show next, lets do the opposite, and highlight some horror TV shows that could also make amazing films!

Jeff Lindsays series of novels about a serial killer who hunts other serial killers, Darkly Dreaming Dexter, was transformed into a hit television series on Showtime starring Michael C. Hall as the title character. It lasted for eight seasons, but the conclusion of the series without opening that whole bag of worms has perhaps tainted the memory of the early, excellent seasons of the show.

Although Dexter is obviously well-suited for television, which offers more time to seriously explore Dexters complex psychology and interactions with other murderers, theres no shortage of excellent and terrifying films about horrifying antiheroes. Most recently, Todd Phillipss Joker turned the origin of a serial killer into a nearly (as of this writing) $1 billion success, with critical acclaim to boot.

Giving each Dexter novel its own film, and letting another actor take a crack at the now-iconic role, could reinvigorate the franchise and give it an amplified air of significance. The lead role earned Michael C. Hall five nominations for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series. It could earn the next actor an Oscar nomination.

The short-lived SyFy series The Dresden Files starred Paul Blackthorne (Arrow) as Harry Dresden, a private detective who is also a sorcerer, who helps the police solve supernatural cases. The show lasted only one season but, as an adaptation of a successful series of novels by Jim Butcher, it has a respectable cult following, many of whom agree that the show only scratched the surface of what The Dresden Files could have been as a franchise.

And since everyones looking for the next big franchise, why not The Dresden Files? Its as richly detailed a horror/fantasy world as any on the market, filled with wizards and vampires and ghosts who live in nifty skulls. Even a modest theatrical budget would be a vast improvement on the lo-fi adventures the SyFy Channel was able to pay for. What starts out as a simple private detective case could gradually evolve into a gigantic nightmare, and with the right filmmakers involved people who understand noir, not just action and CGI it could be taken completely seriously, and launch a whole new series of medium-budget, high profit crossover films.

Kids like horror stuff too, but when kids like horror stuff its usually not explicitly horrifying. Disneys cult favorite animated series Gargoyles was about a group of scary monsters who turn to stone during the day, only to emerge again at night to fight villains, sometimes other demons, and protect humanity. Its steeped in mythology and horror iconography but the stories have more in common with Batman and Hellboy. And although the series is decades old it holds up remarkably well because the storytellers took extra care in crafting the characters and fleshing out their world.

Frankly, its extremely weird that Disney which loves exploiting every intellectual property its got, for all that theyre worth HASNT made a Gargoyles movie yet. Its a beloved television series with characters and stories that would transport easily into a live-action format, with prosthetic and/or CG assistance to make the creatures look distinctive from every other blockbuster franchise.

Its such a good idea that Jordan Peele, the Oscar-winning writer/director of Get Out and Us, reportedly pitched this reboot to Disney himself. Why the heck the studio didnt just shove wads of cash into his hands and tell him to go nuts with it is completely beyond me.

Its tragic when you realize that, although the horror genre is consistently profitable and popular, there are a lot of legendary horror filmmakers who have trouble getting projects off the ground. Thats one of the reasons why Showtimes anthology series Masters of Horror was such a godsend. It was a series of standalone, hour-long stories from genre luminaries like John Carpenter, Stuart Gordon, Don Coscarelli, Joe Dante and Dario Argento (to name just a few) where the directors were given free rein within a modest budget.

While a straightforward TV reboot of Masters of Horror would be more than welcome, why stop there? Instead of doing a TV anthology, do a feature film anthology featuring installments by a few of the greatest horror filmmakers of all time, and give each of them a shorter running time but a little more money so their contributions can be even more ambitious and cinematic. Release a new one every Halloween as a grand theatrical experience, a la Grindhouse, to capitalize on the acclaim of these great filmmakers while giving these legends and many more besides another chance to reach a wide audience.

Treehouse of Horror isnt technically its own TV series, but it could be. There have been 31 installments of the popular annual Simpsons Halloween special so far, and thats more episodes than Masters of Horror ever got, even with multiple seasons. So lets just count it this time.

Besides, The Simpsons Movie was a smash hit in 2007, grossing over half a billion dollars worldwide. A follow-up is clearly overdue, and making the follow-up a part of the shows annual tradition and taking it to theaters instead of just putting it on television, is the kind of pop culture mega-event audiences love and studios can turn into a major moneymaker.

The filmmakers could stick to the usual, winning formula of a horror anthology, filled with clever pop culture send-ups of popular horror properties, or they could get even more ambitious. The Simpsons and their elaborate ensemble cast could easily headline a feature length horror-comedy, especially one that freewheels into multiple genres the way a Simpsons episode often jumps from one story idea to another. It could even pay homage to cult horror classics in the process. Imagine, if you will, a Simpsons movie that follows the basic plot of Plan 9 from Outer Space, beginning with zombies and gradually evolving into an outer space invasion.

Who wouldnt love that?

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2019: The Year of Horror Movies – Manitou Messenger

Against all odds, 2019 has delivered more evidence of a genuine horror-film renaissance

2019 has been a year of welcome surprises for movies. Comic-book movie naysayers have been silenced with Marvels Avengers Endgame and DCs Joker raising quality standards of the genre. A new throwback mob movie from Martin Scorsese has been embraced with universal acclaim despite its unlikely Netflix home. This year has even seen unprecedented success in the international film market, with Bong Joon-hos Parasite clearing $100 million at the box office and setting limited-release U.S. opening weekend records. Perhaps the most miraculous of the surprises, however, has been the affirmation of a legitimate renovation of the horror genre.

This is a renovation that has been in the works for many years now. At the cusp of the 2010s, the genre was saturated by franchises like Paranormal Activity and Saw. Despite having critical receptions as low as their budgets, Hollywoods gore and jumpscare stuffed seasonal franchises dominated the market. Industry experts worried over diminishing annual profits of horror movies. Sans a few indie and international outings like The Babadook and It Follows, the genre was seeming increasingly disposable and stale.

The latter half of the decade, however, has suggested more promising prospects for horror fanatics. Thanks to companies like A24, more obscure and artistically driven horror films like The Witch, It Comes at Night and Hereditary found widespread distribution and attention. Hollywood horror movies began to find its groove again, with mainstream hits such as It and A Quiet Place each raking in over $300 million in the box office.

However, the real game changer was perhaps the critical and commercial success of Jordan Peeles 2017 film Get Out. Get Out was a blockbuster horror sensation, becoming the first horror movie to compete for the Best Picture Oscar since 1991s The Silence of the Lambs (Peele took home the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for the film, becoming the first black man to do so). And among 2019s most popular and critically acclaimed films are horror flicks: Us, Midsommar and The Lighthouse.

Us, Peeles second horror outing, has been every bit as commercially and critically popular as Get Out. Us earned $250 million becoming the most financially successful original horror film of all time. Peeles films have been noted for their carefully constructed socially commentary, with Get Out and Us being interpreted as criticisms of this era of so-called post-racial America. Peele has also made good use of his famed background in comedy, splicing crowd-pleasing comic relief into his films.

Midsommar comes from Hereditary writer and director Ari Aster, whose freshman effort shocked audiences, going on to be hailed as the scariest movie since The Exorcist by certain critics. For Midsommar, Aster decided to downplay the horror elements of the film, focusing instead on creating a mesmerizing atmosphere. On top of much play with melodrama and trauma, Asters films have been noted for their arthouse influences with allusions to the films of Ingmar Bergman and Andrei Tarkovsky. Midsommar, despite positive critical reception, has been the subject of much debate, with as many people disparaging it as hailing it a masterpiece.

Robert Eggers The Lighthouse, however, may be the years horror stand out. Fans have been calling the film a bona-fide modern classic since it opened to rave reviews at Cannes. Like his freshman effort, The Witch, Eggers film is a meticulously researched and crafted New England period horror film. Despite only featuring two actors in the entire film (Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe), audiences have been entranced with the film, rallying for Academy attention for both actors. Eggers shares similar arthouse influences with Aster; the two have discussed their admiration for Bergman on a podcast.

Peele, Aster and Eggers have found much success in their respective lanes of the horror genre, each releasing successful sophomore efforts in 2019. As the year has shown, despite anxieties about an increasingly changing landscape, film as a serious cultural force is not going anywhere. In fact as perhaps is the case for horror films it might just be getting started.

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iconic horror movie posters are reimagined using fuzzy felt and buttons – Designboom

digital marketing agency, boom online, has teamed up with soft furnishings retailer, the mill shop, to recreate iconic horror movie posters using a not so scary medium fuzzy felt. the series captures famous films and cult classics, from the dystopian crime drama a clockwork orange to the chilling psychological thriller the silence of the lambs.

jaws original poster credit: roger kastel

upon approaching the project, boom online posed the question: what if you took away all of the big budget CGI and photoshopping? do you think its possible to capture the essence of a film with a bit of simple crafting? reimagining some of the most well-recognized posters, the design team wanted to understand if they could still evoke the feelings viewers experience when seeing a movie poster specifically for horror in a not so scary medium.

the shining original poster credit: saul bass

from this idea, the team set out to find the least frightening medium possible, which turned out to be soft, fuzzy felt. to form the compositions, which were actually all created as digital renderings using specialist computer software, the elements of the posters were first broken down into color layers. from here, the renderings were made, (with no actual sewing involved) applying the texture of the felt. the result is a series of images that gives the original, sinister posters a light-hearted, and almost childlike, appearance.

alien original poster credit: steve frankfurt & philip gips

a clockwork orange original poster credits: philip castle

jurassic park original poster credit: sandra collora

the silence of the lambs original poster credit: dawn baillie

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Top 25 Horror Movies of the 2010s – Consequence of Sound

Our favorite genre had one hell of a decade.

Even though the decade is drawing to a close, for the horror genre, it feels like a new dawn. For decades, horror has often been relegated to B-movie fare and tended to be considered a lesser-than genre outlier. In the 2010s, however, horror has emerged as a dominant force at the box office. Tumultuous times call for provocative movies that explore our deepest, darkest fears through the safety of our seats, and audiences have craved scares on the big screen these past 10 years like no other.

The landscape of how we consume film has changed dramatically, as well. Now, were just as likely to consume film from the comfort of our own homes through streaming platforms or digital rentals, if not more so, as we are to have the traditional theatrical experience. The digital landscape hasnt just changed how we consume film, but how these films are made. Its allowed a slew of innovative, new filmmakers to start making films with a creative intimacy and fearlessness like never before. The sheer volume of ferocious horror films by bold new voices that debuted this decade is astounding, and this list is a clear reflection of that.

Horror has connected us entirely on an international scale, as well, redefining the boundaries of the genre along the way. Genre films from Poland, Iran, Mexico, Australia, South Korea, and beyond have put out horror films that defy convention and classification, yet chill us to our core just the same. More than any other decade, the 2010s have taught us that horror can come from anywhere and everywhere, and we cant get enough. Whether major theatrical productions or micro-budgeted indies, you dont have to look far to find stellar genre offerings these days.

From major box office franchise starters to early adopters of the Stephen King renaissance to even the avant-garde and experimental, the 2010s have delivered an embarrassment of riches in horror. Even more exciting is the promise of whats to come from all the bold new voices. Enough looking ahead, though. While horrors future is robust, now is the time to reflect upon the memorable bone-chilling seeds or terror planted this decade.

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The creature feature has never been as poignant or as romantic as it is in Spring. Think Before Sunrise, but with talons and tentacles. Co-directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead staked a significant claim in indie horror with this stunning and genre-bending meet-cute of a troubled man from the U.S. and the mysterious woman from Italy with a dark, deadly secret. A whimsical romance abroad flirts with imminent danger, yet an emotional earnestness grounds it. Benson and Moorhead elevate a simple story with suspenseful sequences, captivating creature transformations, and ingenious defiance of genre convention that claws its way into your heart. Meagan Navarro

Hailing from Poland, The Lure marries the grim origins of Hans Christian Andersens The Little Mermaid with a fevered disco dream awash in a neon haze. Director Agnieszka Smoczyska makes one powerful feature debut by infusing a fairy tale coming-of-age story with autobiographical elements from her youth, including the films seedy night club setting. For her lead mermaid sisters, Golden and Silver, genres collide as they navigate their way through lust, love, and the exploitive nature of the modern world. A psychedelic and wild overture that seamlessly blends styles and tone, Smoczyska delivered a profoundly assured and captivating horror musical that makes her one to watch. Meagan Navarro

The tortured artist tale gets a Satanic facelift in Sean Byrnes sophomore feature. In a subversion of its usual role in horror, here heavy metal is a savior for the struggling artist tempted by the demonic force inhabiting his familys new home. Byrne creates a feeling of unease and a haunting atmosphere that requires the viewer to fill in the rest of the blanks, but the films biggest asset is its impressive character development. Ethan Embry delivers a standout performance as the father torn between his profound love for his family and the allure of artistic success. The riveting emotional heartbeat carries us through the entire film, straight into the fiery pits of hell. Meagan Navarro

The House That Jack Built is a comedy from Lars von Trier. Simple as that. Watching Matt Dillon seamlessly trade one coat for the next from reclusive creeps to would-be drill sergeants, dickhead boyfriends to ticking time bombs warrants the kind of twisted humor that would make Bret Easton Ellis blush. Thats not to say it isnt terrifying, though: At a hefty 155 minutes, this Dantesque dissertation on the serialized depravity of its lead character and our own carnal obsessions with his every move refuses to pull its punches. This is MoMa gore with myriad brutality on full display, mostly because von Trier knows we wouldnt have it any other way. Michael Roffman

Stephen Kings 1992 novel takes place almost exclusively from the confines of a single room, where protagonist Jessie Burlingame lies handcuffed to the bed. Most of her harrowing journey was internal. Meaning, no one believed it could translate to screen. Enter Mike Flanagan, who transformed an impossible-to-adapt novel into a compelling psychological and visceral horror movie. At the forefront of this adaptation is a powerfully complex and raw performance by Carla Gugino. The physicality of it is impressive; every bit of Jessies discomfort, pain, and fear is keenly felt. Her emotional journey moves at a brisk speed, punctuated by euphoric triumph and moments of stark terror. Meagan Navarro

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Director Fede Alvarez has joined forces with Legendary Pictures for an upcoming White House-set horror movie.

Alvarez, who previously helmed The Girl in the Spiders Web and Dont Breathe, will direct the unnamed film,based off a script from Joe Epstein. Itsbeen described as The Shining set in the White House, according toThe Hollywood Reporter.

(Read: Top 25 Horror Movies of the 2010s)

The film serves as one of two projects stemming from a first-look deal between Legendary and Alvarez and Rodolfo Sayagues Bad Hombre.The other is a reboot of the horror classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, to be written by Chris Thomas Devlin.

As their work with Legendary ramps up,Alvarez and his partner Sayagues have brought on Fear the Walking Deadwriter/co-executive producer Shintaro Shimosawato serve Bad Hombres head of production.

It was previously reported that Alvarez would be helming aLabyrinth sequel, but said project now appears to be on the backburner.

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‘Sleepy Hollow’ Movie Facts That Will Make Your Head Roll – CBS Sports Radio 910

It's a wonder it took so long for Tim Burton to make his first proper horror movie "Sleepy Hollow."

Although it has flown under the radar against the backdrop of the director's colorfully grotesque oeuvre, the 1999 film still holds up today, both as a standalone horror film, as well as the realization of Burton's creepy impulses that only came out in earlier, comic-tinged movies like "Beetlejuice" and "Nightmare Before Christmas."

The macabre film stars longtime Burton collaborator Johnny Depp as a 19th-century New York police constable dispatched to a Dutch hamlet to investigate a string of decapitations.

To celebrate the film's 20th anniversary -- it was released in US theaters on Nov. 17, 1999 -- here are some facts about "Sleepy Hollow" that will make your head roll.

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Although critics had mixed reviews about the 2019 Harriet Tubman biopic, "Harriet" scored big with viewers.

Audience Score: 97%

Reviewers called the American-history film, which starred Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Janelle Monae, and Joe Alwyn, "riveting" and "inspiring."

"Maleficent: Mistress of Evil," Disney's 2019 live-action sequel to the 2014 re-telling, was beloved by viewers.

Audience Score: 95%

Although the Angelina Jolie-led fairytale about the "Sleeping Beauty" villain didn't impress critics, who gave the film only a 40% on Rotten Tomatoes, audiences loved it.

Reviewers praised the film's visuals and special effects as well as its overall storyline.

"Spider-Man: Far From Home" was a hit with most viewers.

Audience Score: 95%

With Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Samuel L. Jackson as its leads, "Spider-Man: Far From Home" managed to impress both critics and audiences as a hybrid between superhero action and teen romance.

Many praised the 2019 film's fresh storyline and smart dialogue.

The live-action reboot "Aladdin" was a flop with critics but it managed to enthrall viewers.

Audience Score: 94%

Although many felt that the film didn't top the original from 1992, one viewer called this remake "one of the biggest surprises of the year" because of its "impressive" musical numbers and effects.

Many also said they loved that Will Smith was cast as Genie.

The 2018 documentary about the life of Fred Rogers won over viewers.

Audience Score: 94%

The film explored the TV personality Mr. Rogers' background and his approach to educating and entertaining children.

Reviews of "Won't You Be My Neighbor" were overwhelmingly positive, with one audience member calling the film "honest, stirring, and emotional."

Both critics and audiences lauded Pixar's 2017 animated film "Coco."

Audience Score: 94%

The flick tells the story of a musically gifted boy who learns about his family while exploring the Land of the Dead.

One reviewer called the movie "an extravagant tale of culture and ambition that's exemplary in all aspects," praising its soundtrack, colorful visuals, and heartfelt storyline.

Critics weren't impressed by "Black and Blue," but audiences praised the film's suspenseful storyline.

Audience Score: 94%

Alongside Tyrese Gibson, Naomie Harris played a new cop who accidentally captures footage of corrupt cops murdering a drug dealer.

Many praised the fast-paced plot of the 2019 film, saying it kept them on the edge of their seats.

Damien Chazelle's "Whiplash" was applauded for its riveting storytelling.

Audience Score: 94%

This fast-paced film from 2014 about what it takes to become a master drummer received praise for its premise and its impressive leads, Miles Teller and JK Simmons.

The 2015 film "Spotlight" was lauded for the way it depicted a real-life investigation.

Audience Score: 93%

The intense drama told the true story of the Boston Globe's harrowing investigation into one of the biggest and most trusted institutions in the world.

"Perfectly executed praise of the power of the press," one viewer wrote, praising Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, and Stanley Tucci for their acting chops. "A stellar cast and flawless direction make for an engaging and highly entertaining result."

Marvel was praised for its first "Guardians of the Galaxy" film, which starred Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana.

Audience Score: 92%

"Guardians of the Galaxy" is a space-adventure film about a bounty hunter (Chris Pratt) who steals a mysterious orb.

Many viewers were impressed with how the 2014 Marvel film balanced humor, action, and adventure. It even got a sequel and it currently has a third movie in the works.

Disney's "Big Hero 6" touched audiences with its impressive animation and heartwarming storyline.

Audience Score: 91%

Many viewers noted that the 2014 film about a robotics prodigy felt different than some of Disney's other recent offerings in the best way.

They applauded its "astonishingly beautiful" animation and its plentiful heartwarming moments.

Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" was popular with viewers.

Audience Score: 91%

The 2012 film tells the story of a freed slave's journey to save his wife from a plantation owner.

Audiences praised the performances of Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Samuel L. Jackson, saying the film is "stylish, deliciously violent, and is not afraid to go far in some places."

On the other hand, viewers lambasted the final installment of the "Human Centipede" trilogy.

Audience Score: 11%

"The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)," a gross horror film about people who are trying to connect humans together, was not the first of its kind but many audience members are glad it's likely the last.

The 2015 comedic horror flick saw the return of Dieter Laser and Laurence R. Harvey and it was ripped apart by audiences, with one viewer calling it the"vilest piece of garbage ever."

The 2015 film "United Passions" was criticized for how it detailed the history of the FIFA World Cup.

Audience Score: 11%

This film about the history of the FIFA World Cup was a flop with viewers.Several audience members called it the "worst movie" they'd ever seen, with many calling it "dull" and "unwatchable."

The 2014 Bollywood movie "Humshakals" tells the story of three friends who cause confusion wherever they go.

Audience Score: 16%

This Bollywood comedy about lookalikes and their antics wasn't a hit with audiences.

One viewer called the movie "interrogation-room torture material" and another said it was an "absolute profane piece of cinema."

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Tom Waits (left) played Renfield in Francis Ford Coppolas 1992 Bram Stokers Dracula.Image: Columbia Pictures

Bram Stokers Dracula has been adapted so often that were all very familiar with the bloodsuckers tale. Even Van Helsing, the famed Dracula hunter, has gotten time in the spotlight. Now were getting a movie about Renfield, the psychiatric patient who gobbles spiders and flies while pining for his vampire master.

Renfield will be part of the new Universal Monsters renaissancealong with Leigh Whannells soon-to-be-released Invisible Man and Paul Feigs in-development Dark Armythats happening in the wake of the Dark Universe flameout. Itll be directed by Dexter Fletcher, who made Rocketman and also famously stepped in after Bryan Singers departure to complete Bohemian Rhapsody.

The Hollywood Reporter notes that this take on the project is described as a comedic, lighthearted approach in the vein of Taika Waititis vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows, in which Renfield realizes he is in a bad, co-dependent relationship, an idea that was pitched by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and scripted by Ryan Ridley (Rick and Morty).

That does certainly sound reminiscent of FXs What We Do in the Shadows TV show, though at the end of season one, it was revealed that loyal vampire familiar/token human Guillermowho is 100 percent in a bad, co-dependent relationship with his masteris [spoiler!] actually descended from Van Helsing, something the show will no doubt be exploring in its second season. However, What We Do in the Shadows is genius comedy, and the fact that its inspiring other projects (that sound about as far away from The Mummy as possible) can only be a good thing.

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Transylvania’s turbulent times – NDSU The Spectrum

Davies High takes on Dracula and leaves us thirsting for more

Dracula is a show I had no expectations for. Having never read the novel, and not being a fan of scary or occult things, I dove feet first into Transylvania. The poster came with a warning for mature audiences only and that piqued my interest.

What was I walking into if there had to be an age warning?

Taking our seats, my friend and I noticed there was quite a bit of smoke filling the air. It felt a little heavy-handed and at times, it was too thick to see through from the fifth row.

However, it easily created the spooky atmosphere that the director and ensemble were going for. It had no repugnant smell and was not humid, which were both big pluses in my book.

One thing that was troubling was the lack of diction at times. When multiple characters would speak at once, it felt chaotic and overwhelming. Although that could have been the intent, I felt a little on the outs.

I feel that I missed out on a lot of necessary information and important lines. Thankfully, there were enough context clues that I could keep up with the storyline easily.

I will say that I personally could have done without thewooden stake through the heart and severed body part bits. As I said, I dontcare to be scared so that one is more of a personal taste thing for me thananything else.

Ultimately, the way it was done was clever, although it made me feel a little sick. But the most shocking part was when an actual Satanic representation of Dracula graced the stage.

The makeup and costuming were incredible; I just felt like I was in an online horror story. The ones where someone hears or sees something and an awful feeling comes over them. Not to say that the performance was horrible, it was just so well done that it threw me for a loop.

Davies technical crew should be very proud of themselves. The simple and plain set pieces allowed them many options for each scene. This functions well when youre working with a smaller space such as a raised platform.

It also helps to have things that can work for multiple locations and gives the freedom of an uncomplicated backstage area. There are fewer things to trip over in the dark of the wings, but the audience still gets the full picture.

Overall, Dracula was a show that will live on forever, unless youve got some garlic and a wooden stake. Although at times I was uncomfortable, it had more to do with the material itself than the performance.

The fact that the performance was able to make me uncomfortable shows the dedication and spirit that the Davies theatre team put into this production. Be proud Daviesjust leave the light on and hold your rosaries tight for when Dracula comes in the middle of the night.

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The Walking Dead will reportedly end after Season 12 – NME Live

The 10th season of the AMC show is currently airing

The Walking Dead may be set to finish after season 12, new reports state.

The shows 10th season is currently airing on AMC.

The first episode of season 10, which aired at the start of October, saw The Walking Dead drop to its all-time ratings low.

Now, We Got This Covered have revealed that sources say the 12th season of the show may be its last, with AMC instead focusing on the shows spin-off series.

The first Walking Dead spin-off, Fear The Walking Dead, first aired in 2015 and shared its fifth season earlier this year, while anew spin-off is also in the works.

Ryan Hurst as Beta and Samantha Morton as Alpha in The Walking Dead

The report reveals that the current thinking at AMC is to do two more seasons ofThe Walking Deadbefore bringing things to a close and focusing on the spinoffs.

The latest episode of season 10 of The Walking Dead, episode 7, aired on Sunday night (November 18), and saw the Whisperer mole finally unmasked, confirming aWalking Dead fan theory in the process.

Another recent easter egg from the show linked Beta and Beth, with a song called The Turtle and the Monkey, which is written and sung byformerWalking Deadstar Emily Kinney, who played Beth Greene on the show, playing during a recent episode.

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