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The Week in Horror: Scream, American Horror Story + more

The Ghostface killer is coming to video games, American Horror Story looks to the future, and lots more, as we take a look at some of the biggest stories from the week in horror.

Scream video game on the way?

It’s been more than 20 years since the Scream franchise entered the world, and now an industrious video game creator is hoping to bring the series to consoles and computers. According to Scream: The Video Game’s lead developer Brandon D. Santos,:

Scream: The Video Game is an asymmetric survival horror online multiplayer video game being developed by various independent video game developers – in association with Dimension Films, Miramax, Fun World, and MTV. It is the first and only commercial video game adaptation of the Scream horror films and TV series. One player takes control of the Ghostface killer, a masked psychopath whose true identity is hidden behind a rubber mask and black robe. The rest of the players control Victims. The goal of the game is to survive as long as possible while trying to determine the killer’s true identity. That’s about all we can tell you right now, as we are in the early stages of development. We appreciate your interest in the game and stay tuned for updates! 

A Kickstarter begins February 18th to support the game’s creation. You can find out more about Scream The Video Game here.

American Horror Story Season 8 heads to the future

In an interview with TV Line, American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy revealed the setting for the next season of the anthology series…sort of. He told Michale Ausiello:

“It takes place in the future…It’s still topical, but [set in] the future, which I’ve never done… I think people will like it. It’s different from what we’ve done before.”

Murphy also said that the Murder House/Coven crossover will likely happen during the ninth season of the series:

“We’re working on it, but that’s not going to be [Season 8]… “That will probably be the one after that. We’ve already met about it and outlined it. But it won’t be next because some of the [cast members] are not available.”

Kiernan Shipka to play Sabrina

Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka has been cast as the lead in the upcoming Netflix series, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, from Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. The hour long drama has been greenlit for twelve episodes across two seasons:

Shipka will play Sabrina Spellman, an empowered young woman, half-human, half-witch, who is just beginning her dark education as a sorceress, even as she tries to maintain a normal life as a sophomore at Baxter High. Intelligent, compassionate and brave to the point of recklessness, Sabrina is all that stands between us and the forces of darkness that threaten our world.

Slender Man trailer released

We just can’t get away from the Slender Man, can we? The character that’s haunted mobile and console games for years is now the focus of his own film, due out May 18th, 2018. You can get a look at the first trailer below.

 

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About Andy Burns

Andy Burns is the Interactive Content Editor for SiriusXM Canada, and has been the Editor-In-Chief of the pop culture website Biff Bam Pop! since its inception in 2008. He is also a Staff Writer for Rue Morgue Magazine. Andy's book, Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks, was published in 2015 by ECW Press. His next book, on Stephen King's The Stand, will be published by Cemetery Dance in 2018.

Posted on January 7, 2018, in Andy Burns, Andy Burns/Andy B, General, movies, television and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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