For the third night of this franchise, The Purge: Election Year blends new and familiar to create an uneven concoction. Writer, director, and overall mastermind of the series, James DeMonaco, sits at the helm once again, but one can’t wonder if even he is wishing this franchise will end soon on the highest note possible before falling into farce like so many other series—this is particularly notable considering the protagonists of the story are in essence trying to halt what would be the likely topic of future installments.
Remember that nifty little horror movie The Purge? The one that was followed by the mostly adequate (but not really great shakes) sequel The Purge: Anarchy?
Well, in case you missed the first trailer for it, the sequel made enough money to spawn a threequel – The Purge Election Year. Basically, there’s a senator who wants to abolish the Purge – and whole lot of bloodthirsty manics who don’t want her to do that.
Check out the new trailer after the jump. The Purge: Election Year opens on July 1st.
The summer camp from Hell awaits the unsuspecting when Freeform’s Dead of Summer premieres on Tuesday, June 28th.
Set in the late 1980s, school is out for the summer, and a sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Stillwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, including first loves, first kisses—and first kills. Stillwater’s dark, ancient mythology awakens, and what was supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into one of unforgettable scares and evil at every turn. For a brief synopsis of Dead of Summer’s premiere, Patience, follow the jump.
Freeform’s Dead of Summer – the story of a summer at the seemingly idyllic Camp Stillwater – begins production today in Vancouver, B.C.
Dead of Summer stars Elizabeth Mitchell, Elizabeth Lail and Mark Indelicato and premieres later this year.
Once Upon a Time’s Anna and Ingrid are becoming camp counselors as Elizabeth Mitchell and Elizabeth Lail join Freeform’s Dead of Summer.
Mithcell will play Camp Clearwater’s new owner, Deb – once a camper herself. Lail will portray Amy – a new counselor at Camp Clearwater: nervous but clever, and used to being the ‘new girl.’
Production on Dead of Summer begins in March. For more, follow the jump.
Regina’s back! Regina’s back! Finally we get more than a minute of our favorite former Mayor. “Breaking Glass” proves to be the turning point for Regina and Emma’s relationship, gives us a glimpse into Emma’s teen years and in true Once Upon a Time fashion we end up having more questions than answers.
At the end of the season premiere we left Elsa in Gold’s shop clutching her sister Anna’s snowflake necklace vowing to stop at nothing to find her. We pick right up where we left off and Elsa with Elsa leaving the shop determined to find Anna and making damn sure nobody will leave Storybrooke until she does. We cut to a giant ice wall forming at the town line which subsequently takes out a powerline plunging the entire town into darkness.
While many (including me) were reveling in the bat$#! craziness of Sleepy Hollow and The Blacklist, at least as many (again including me) missed out on the degree over directed insanity on the second season of Revolution, which bled a lot of viewers between seasons.
After what seems like eons, V [ABC, Tuesdays, 9/8C] returns with Red Rain, an action packed episode of the sort that should have been run when the series premiered, last season.
In a second season that’s already introducing Jane Badler as Anna’s mother, V has gone deeper into the cult hit pocket to enlist Bret Harrison, star of cult favorite Reaper, to play the recurring role of Dr. Sidney Miller. Miller is an evolutionary biologist whom the fifth Column, led by Erica Evans [series star Elizabeth Mitchell], seeks out because he may know something about the Red Sky which was seen in the closing moments of the show’s season one finale cliffhanger.
It’s been a while since we saw an original episode of V and, after a better-than-average clip show to bring us up to date, the series returns this evening [ABC, 10/9C]. Welcome to the War picks up with a number of plot threads that were left dangling off the proverbial cliff way back before the Winter Olympics – and resolves them in manners both expected and… not so much.