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Summary of Slayers Main Novel 16: Encounter At Atessa
 2018-11-23 08:17:43 ET by Gruic



The new Slayers novel, アテッサの邂逅 / Encounter at Atessa by Hajime Kanzaka, was released on october 20th, 2018.
We added a brief summary of the whole book on tvore, as well as all the illustrations by Rui Araizumi.

Find it now on our Slayers Main Novel 16 page here.

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The New Slayers Novel is Out
 2018-10-20 07:29:48 ET by Gruic



Slayers Main Novel Series 16 is available today in Japan. "Atessa no Kaikou" is a sequel of "Demon Slayer", 18 years later.

As usual, you can find illustrations from Rui Araizumi inside the book. Here are some of these (spoiler alert) but you can also find a lot of others illustrations on our Slayers Main Novel Series 16 page.

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The Haunting of Hill House is Available on Netflix
 2018-10-16 08:02:28 ET by Gruic



The highly anticipated adaptation of the novel The Haunting of Hill House is available on Netflix.

This all new series was created and fully directed by Mike Flanagan, a horror specialist and a talented director.

We added the 10 episodes on tvore, as well as the writers and directors, so Feel free to post your own reviews.


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Dossier: The Three Musketeers, Real People or Fictional Characters?
 2018-10-09 07:03:37 ET by Gruic



Everybody knows the characters from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas. The story was first serialised in 1844 and became a huge success and writing inspiration for generations of authors around the world.

As a historical adventure novel, The Three Musketeers mixed real characters with fictional events and stories, making difficult to truly understand where the fiction begins. Here is a very simple dossier about the characters, real people or fictional characters?

D'Artagnan:
this character was in fact Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan (around 1611-1673), a real person. He worked for Cardinal Mazarin and served as captain of the Musketeers during the reign of Louis XIV. In 1700, Gatien de Courtilz published his vision of the story of d'Artagnan, a semi-fictionalized memoirs. His works served as the model for The Three Musketeers. D'Artagnan really existed, but his legacy was in fact a historical fiction inspired by a semi-fiction.

Athos: Athos was probably freely inspired by Armand de Sillègue d'Athos d'Autevielle, a real musketeer, but the character is very fictional.

Isaac de Porthau, a gascon musketeer, served as the inspiration for the character of Porthos as well as Henri d'Aramitz, abbot and musketeer, was the basis of the character of Aramis. Both of them are fictional.

M. de Tréville/Tresville: this character was in fact Jean-Armand du Peyrer (1598-1672) from Trois-Ville.

The famous antagonist Milady de Winter is a fictional character, but Alexandre Dumas used the mention of a person named Lucy Hay in the memoirs of d'Artagnan by Gatien de Courtilz as an inspiration to create her.

Of course, main historical characters like Anne d'Autriche or Cardinal Richelieu are based on real people.

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Berserk 40 Released Today in Japan
 2018-09-28 05:49:39 ET by Gruic



Volume 40 of the world famous seinen manga "Berserk" is available today in Japan.
This is a highly anticipated volume since it has to answer THE BIG question for all the fans: is it possible to bring Casca back?

As usual, 2 colored pictures accompanying this volume:





Pre-published in the Young Animal since 1989, Berserk is the lifetime saga of his creator Kentaro miura and it will soon celebrate its 30th birthday.

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Slayers Main Novel Series 16 release date
 2018-09-25 07:09:29 ET by Gruic



If you are following us on tvore, you already know: the famous badass Sorceress and Demon Slayer Lina Inverse is back. The next novel of the Main Series will be released in Japan on October 20, 2018!

Find all the spoilers and a summary of the pre-publication on our dedicated page: Slayers Main Novel Series 16


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Fahrenheit 11/9 Trailer Released
 2018-08-11 03:06:13 ET by Jack Anderson



Michael Moore just released the trailer of the anticipated documentary Fahrenheit 11/9. As we reported to you in July, the film will focus on the election of US President Donald Trump and his first year in office.

Watch the trailer here:


As you have guessed, the title is a reference to the original Fahrenheit 9/11 film, which was itself a reference to the 1953 classic novel Fahrenheit 451 written by Ray Bradbury. Here was the trailer of that original film:

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INTERVIEW! Friday the 13th: The Series Book by Alyse Wax
 2018-07-13 03:25:41 ET by Jack Anderson



Friday the 13th. Any calendar year has either one, two or three of those days. But what you probably don’t know is that the fear of this scary day even has its own name: paraskevidekatriaphobia. While most of you may think this is a mundane event, many are actually afraid to take flights or even leave their own homes on this fateful day.
But as important as the day itself, the eponymous franchise Friday the 13th is probably known as much and is probably even scarier.

Back in 1978, filmmaker John Carpenter released the movie Halloween, which he not only directed but also scored - rare enough to be mentioned. The movie, telling the story of the serial killer Michael Myers, with a budget of approximately $300,000 dollars, was a solid success at the time, earning more than $60 million dollars.
Trying to replicate this success, a year after, Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. joined forces and produced a similar slasher movie titled Friday the 13th, with character Jason Voorhees as the serial killer. This led to a successful movie franchise with more than 10 follow-up films, grossing almost half a billion dollars at the worldwide box-office.

Meanwhile, a few years later, producer Frank Mancuso, Jr. created Friday the 13th: The Series. The show, which had actually no ties to the movie, followed Micki and Ryan, owners of an antiques store, and their friend, Jack Marshak, as they try to recover cursed antiques, to put them into safety in the store's vault.
The series ran for three years and although it was very successful at the time, is not known to many today. That is why we thought of writing an article about the series, on this scary day of Friday the 13th.

But instead of trying to analyze the series on our own, we have contacted Alyse Wax, an author specialized in the horror genre. Admirer of the series, she wrote an extraordinary book about the series, titled Curious Goods: Behind the Scenes of Friday the 13th: The Series. With a score of 4.7 out of 5 on Amazon, her book is considered the best about the series. Filled with anecdotes, it starts with her personal discovery of the series and moves on to interviews of cast and crew members that she interviewed exclusively for this book. This makes for not only a very interesting but also fascinating and superbly written book.

Therefore, we asked her to participate in our very first interview on tvore.com in order to talk a little bit about the series as well as the book itself.



Jack Anderson: Although Friday the 13th is one of the most successful franchises, many people do not know that the eponymous TV series is not connected to the movies. For instance, the character of Jason Voorhees is nowhere to be seen. Looking back, what is your view on the title of the series, knowing that it has limited ties with the franchise?
Alyse Wax: The title was something determined by the studio. Paramount was trying to cash in on properties they already owned. They told producer Frank Mancuso Jr. that he could make the show about whatever he wanted, as long as it was scary and had the title “Friday the 13th.” Other titles were considered, and in Canada and a few other countries, it was known as “Friday’s Curse.”

Do you even like some of the Friday the 13 movies?
Of course! I would have my horror card revoked if I didn’t.

You were just a 10 year-old girl when you first discovered the series. As a parent, would you have allowed your own children to watch it that soon?
I’m not a parent, but I suspect that if I were, I would be conditioning my child to watch horror movies from a young age. I turned out okay ;)

What fascinated you the most in the series?
As a little girl with red hair, Micki was the first character I remember seeing on TV with red hair. I formed an immediate bond over that fact, and I liked that she was a kick-ass woman who didn’t need the boys to save her. She was definitely a huge role model for me.
Also, the gore. The gore was what first attracted me to the series.


The series is not well known, why do you think that is?
It was syndicated, so it didn’t have a regular network run with regular air times. A lot of people will remember - vaguely - the show, but only seeing one or two episodes in passing. At the time, it was the second highest rated syndicated TV show, behind “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”

If you had to pick five best episodes from the series, which ones would it be?
Hmmmmm… “The Charnal Pit.” “The Long Road Home.” “Scarecrow.” “Wedding Bell Blues.” “And Now the News.”

How would you rank the three seasons of the show from best to worst?
I can’t. Because there is no continuing storyline, each season stands on its own, with both good and less-than-good episodes.

In a world of constant reboots and revivals, do you think Friday the 13th: The Series would be a good fit for a reboot?
There has been talk of an F13 tv series based on the movies. I think it would be pointless for a reboot without the original cast.

Why did you want to write a book about the series?
I have been obsessed with the show since I was 10 years old. When I first got the internet around age 13, I started the first F13 fan club. I wrote fanfic. At 16 I made my own fanzine. As I grew older my love for the show never dissipated. As an adult, I realized that I had the experience and connections to write the book.

You interviewed many cast and crew members of the series, including the creator, Frank Mancuso Jr. How were you able to get in touch with them?
With some, it was through various connections I had made over the years as an entertainment journalist. With others, I just reached out through their agents. Some I was able to find on social media.

How long did you work on the book? Was it a difficult process?
It took me about a year and a half to write. It was time consuming, but a labor of love.

Can you describe what was your process in order to find an editor?
Honestly, it was ridiculously simple. A friend of mine recommended BearManor Media to me. I sent them the pitch for the book, and a few hours later, editor Ben Ohmart emailed me back and said, “Guess what? You just sold your first book.”

How did you learn that BearManor Media agreed to publish your book and what was your reaction?
I was in shock. It took a few weeks for it to really hit me.

Do you have plans to write other books?
Yes. I had started one about the 1995 show “American Gothic,” but put it on hold for various reasons. Currently I am editing a collection of essays on the horror genre with a friend of mine.

What is the craziest thing you have done in relation of the series, except for waking up at 3:33am?
Writing this book?

You are a fan of the horror genre. Any favorite horror films we need to ensure having on tvore.com?
My favorite horror films include the original “Halloween,” “Suspiria,” “Dellamorte Dellamore,” “Cannibal Holocaust,” “Santa Sangre.”

Last question, do you have a favorite quote?
I love what Micki chants during “Coven of Darkness” - “Here is found the strength required to overcome all evil.”
I also love this exchange between Micki and Ryan in “Cupid’s Quiver:”
Micki: “Nobody could live like this.”
Ryan: “Dracula lives like this.”
Micki: “I mean someone real.”
Ryan: “Are you trying to say that Dracula isn’t real?”


Click here to purchase Curious Goods: Behind the Scenes of Friday the 13th: The Series, by Alyse Wax and follow her on Twitter @alysewax.

Finally, we use this opportunity to thank Alyse on behalf of the tvore.com team. She is as lovely as she loves gore. And she does love gore a lot!

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Rebecca Ferguson to Star in 'The Shining' Sequel 'Doctor Sleep'
 2018-06-29 11:08:26 ET by Jack Anderson



As we reported earlier this month, Ewan McGregor will portray the lead character of The Shining sequel Doctor Sleep, the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King's novel.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, actress Rebecca Ferguson will be joining the cast of the film. Ferguson was recently seen in Life and The Greatest Showman. Her next film to hit cinemas worldwide will be Mission: Impossible - Fallout.

Once again, stay tuned to tvore.com for more about Warner Bros. adaptation of Doctor Sleep.

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Jeremy Irons Joins Watchmen TV Series
 2018-06-27 16:12:21 ET by Jack Anderson



As we reported in April, LOST producer Damon Lindelof is currently working on a TV series based on critically acclaimed graphic novel Watchmen.

Now, we learn that actor Jeremy Irons will not only join the cast, but play the lead role of the HBO series. Irons was recently seen in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as well as Justice League.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jeremy Irons will play "an aging and imperious lord of a British manor." Since this description does not fit any character from the Watchmen novel, this would mean he will portray a new character. This would also confirm the fact that Lindelof explained that although the series is based on Watchmen, it will not be an adaptation.

Meanwhile, actors Don Johnson (Miami Vice), Regina King (The Leftovers) and Tim Blake Nelson (Colossal) will also join the cast of Watchmen.

Be sure to check tvore.com for the latest news about this series and comment our news by joining us here.

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