The Clowns of America Are Trying to Protect Their Totally Not Terrifying Image
by Megh Wright The latest circus-themed season of FX's American Horror Story features a scary murderous clown named Twisty, and according to THR, the negative depiction has moved real organization Clowns of America International to take a stand against clown prejudice in the media. "Hollywood makes ... [Read More]
The Summer Caretaker at the Overlook Hotel Asks for a Raise, by David Guzman
by Brian Boone, Editor I first want to say what a pleasure it is to be back as the summer caretaker for the Overlook Hotel. The grand architecture, its beautiful location in the Colorado mountains, the pleasant staff and clientele; it’s truly an honor to work here. I must be upfront, though, a... [Read More]
Sketch Anatomy: Bill Oakley Breaks Down 'SCTV's "Dr. Tongue's Evil House of Pancakes"
by Megh Wright Welcome to our new column Sketch Anatomy, where we ask some of our favorite television writers to choose any sketch — one they personally wrote or one from history they find particularly hilarious, notable, or underappreciated — to learn from a writer's perspective what se... [Read More]
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson ruin horror movies for Fandango
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson have made some great comedy movies together (Wedding Crashers) and some forgettable ones (The Internship), too. OK, maybe just those two films. For Halloween, comedian Dan Perrault wonders how they might ruin some of our horror movies as well, in this parody for Fandango... [Read More]
Guillermo del Toro Made the Couch Gag for This Year's 'Simpsons' Treehouse of Horror
by Bradford Evans Pacific Rim and Hellboy filmmaker Guillermo del Toro will be taking the reins of part of The Simpsons' opening credits for the show's Halloween episode this year, Fox announced yesterday. The show's 24th annual "Treehouse of Horror" episode will feature a couch gag created by del T... [Read More]
The Hot Streaks of John Candy
Hot Streaks is a look at the times when comedians at the height of their power. Comedy comes in waves, and with it comedians ride the success of public adoration and creativeness. During these times (usually around 5 years), comedians are putting out some of their most successful projects. So with t... [Read More]
Bob Odenkirk and Patton Oswalt Join the Cast of 'The Kitchen Sink'
by Bradford Evans Bob Odenkirk, Patton Oswalt, and Ian Roberts have joined the cast of The Kitchen Sink, a new horror-sci-fi-comedy, Deadline reports. The movie is being directed by Robbie Pickering (Natural Selection), written by Oren Uziel (the upcoming 22 Jump Street and Downtown Owl), and produc... [Read More]
Holliston: Talking to Adam Green about horror-comedy (interview)
Filmmaker Adam Green is pioneering a new hybrid of television sitcom with the creation of his new original series Holliston which has been described as Wayne’s World meets Saw. Holliston is set in the town in Massachusetts of the same name where Green and Joe Lynch play two friends who desire ... [Read More]
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Wants to Remake 'Little Shop of Horrors'
So, Joseph Gordon-Levitt wants to make a new version of Little Shop of Horrors with him as Seymour. Normally, I'd complain that this is a classic that doesn't require remaking and that Hollywood is terrified of new ideas, blah blah blah, but the "original" Little Shop of Horrors starring Rick Morani... [Read More]