Welcome back to your bi-weekly fix of what goes bump in the night on the small screen! With your hosts EvilMike & DeadDarrick. On this episode we get into Oren Peli’s The River which is airing weekly on ABC. Terror on the Amazon river as a group searches for Dr. Cole, but what sort of macabre discoveries will they encounter during their search? Found Footage style horror finally makes it’s way to TV!
Mike gives his first impressions of the game Dead Rising 2, tons of zombie carnage on display but is it enough to keep him interested beyond a few initial skull-bashing sessions!?! Then we close out the episode with another edition of Horrorpiece Theater featuring discussion on the films Waxwork & Waxwork 2! Supernatural goofball horror from the 80′s! What could go wrong, right? *ahem*
We are just a little bit over a week away from the highly anticipated THE RIVER by director Oren Peli. Since the original announcement, we’ve seen the trailer, a few clips, still shots and more. Now an official website has sprung up online which offers all sorts of cool goodies, including an interactive scavenger hunt that dishes out clues as to the whereabouts of Dr. Emmet Cole who is the the missing explorer the crew goes looking for in the show! Check out the website at http://exploretheriver.com
As information has been slowly coming for The River, which is premiering on ABC network, we’ve all been hoping for some footage or promotional videos. Well we just scored one better. The first full trailer for the show. After watching this trailer I am actually more excited for the potential of the show than I thought I would be. From the director of Paranormal Activity, Oren Peli, The River is about an explorer who goes missing in the middle of the Amazon and is thought to be dead until a signal is received from his homing becon. Family members set out to on an expedition to find him. I am sure everyone will end up having their own selfish reasons they decided to go along. Check out the trailer below:
You can most definitely see the influence by Oren Peli on display with a big percentage of the action shots and supernatural happenings taking place from the perspective of various security cameras mounted on the boat. Lets hope ABC gives this series time to find an audience, much the way CBS did with Harper’s Island(even though they did eventually move it to Saturday Nights, grrr) and not decide to put a death nail in it ala Happy Town after only a few episodes.
What secrets does The River hold?......coming soon to ABC!