Gather the family around the table, count your blessings, eat lots of food, and then maybe check out the MST3K marathon! Also: a look at Comet TV's November programming, AFM screening details for The Ninth Passenger, Blood Bound, and Occupation, My Neighbors are Dead podcast details, and three clips from Live-Evil.
MST3K Turkey Day Marathon Announced: Press Release: "It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without turkey—cinematic turkey, that is! This Thanksgiving, grab a heaping helping of Mexican three-layer dip and pureed giblets and join your fellow MSTies for the beloved traditional Mystery Science Theater 3000 Turkey Day Marathon. Hosted by show creator Joel Hodgson and MST3K stars Felicia Day and Jonah Ray, this year’s marathon features six classic episodes of MST3K never before included in a Shout! Factory Turkey Day Marathon.
Starting at 12 pm ET / 9 am PT on Thursday, November 23rd, the holiday marathon will showcase six classic MST3K episodes, as well as brand-new episode intros featuring Joel, Jonah, and Felicia as they celebrate the momentous past year in MST3K history. Visit ShoutFactoryTV.com or use the Shout Factory TV app on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and select smart TVs to partake in the Turkey Day festivities, and participate in the event on Twitter by using the hashtag #mst3k.
Nearly 18 years after the classic series ended, the return of Mystery Science Theater 3000 debuted on Netflix on April 14th, 2017 and is currently streaming on the service. With a Certified 100 % Fresh critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the new season has been a hit with critics and fans alike. Season 11 features comedian Jonah Ray as the host (“Jonah Heston”), actress and comedian Felicia Day as the Mad (“Kinga Forrester”), actor and comedian Patton Oswalt as the evil henchman (“TV’s Son of TV’s Frank”), comedians Baron Vaughn and Hampton Yount as the newest voices of “Tom Servo” and “Crow T. Robot,” respectively, and of course, more cheesy movies to riff.
For updates on the Turkey Day Marathon and Mystery Science Theater 3000, follow @MST3K, @JoelGHodgson, and @ShoutFactory on Twitter, “Like” MST3K on Facebook, and follow @MST3K on Instagram. To keep up to date on all MST3K news, visit MST3K.com"
Comet TV's November Viewing Guide Details: From COMET TV: "Airing on COMET in November
YOU DON’T NEED A SUBSCRIPTION TO WATCH THESE GREAT MOVIES…THEY’RE AIRING FOR FREE ON COMET!
FREAKY FEAST MOVIE MARATHON!
Thursday, November 23 starting at 10A/9C
Thanksgiving Day (November 23, starting at 10A/9C), COMET TV is cranking up the heat in the kitchen with Freaky Feast Movie Marathon featuring Superbeast, The Incredible Melting Man, Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf, The Video Dead, The Beast Within and Creature. Tune in for perfect pass-the-cranberry-sauce scenery.
starting at 10A/9C
Incredible Melting Man (1978)
starting at NOON/11C
Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf (1985)
starting at 2P/1C
The Video Dead (1986)
starting at 4P/3C
The Beast Within (1982)
starting at 6P/5C
starting at 8P/7C
November Weekly Themes
Airing weekdays at 4P/3C throughout November, check schedule at CometTV.com
Werewolves (11/6 – 11/10)
Vampires (11/13 – 11/17)
Ghosts (11/20 – 11/24)
Interplanetary Romance (11/27 – 12/1)
November Friday Night Movies
Friday Primetime Movie 8P/7C
Saturday Encore Presentation 8P/7C
Cowboys VS Dinosaurs (2015)
Friday, November 3 at 8P/7C
Cowboys VS Vampires (2013)
Friday, November 10 at 8P/7C
Friday, November 17 at 8P/7C
Deep Space (1987)
Friday, November 24 at 8P/7C
SERIES ON COMET
Classic Space Opera is coming to COMET! Based on materials from sci-fi legend Gene Roddenberry, Andromeda stars all action hero Kevin Sorbo as the Captain of the Andromeda Ascendant, a highly advanced ship whose crew is charged with restoring power and stability to the Systems Commonwealth. But, to succeed the Andromeda crew must battle one of sci-fi’s weirdest looking bad guys….the sinister Magog! Weekdays at 2P/1C and 10P/9C.
If you thought the gate-hopping action was fun in the Milky Way, just wait until you see what it’s like in the Pegasus Galaxy. Stargate: Atlantis sees a team of international scientists unlocking the secrets of a legendary ancient city, discovering a whole new Stargate network in a whole new galaxy, and bringing them face to face with the Wraith, a powerful enemy who is best summed up with the term 'Evil Space Vampires'! Weekdays at 3P/2C and 11P/10C."
The Ninth Passenger and Blood Bound AFM Screening Details: Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA -- Clay Epstein's Film Mode Entertainment announces the World Market Premiere screening and AFM debut of the new thriller The Ninth Passenger. The film stars Jesse Metcalfe ("Dallas") as well as a talented ensemble of veteran and up-and-coming actors that include Tom Maden (MTV's "Scream,"), Alexia Fast ("Manhattan"), Timothy V. Murphy (The Lone Ranger), and Cinta Laura Kiehl (After the Dark).
From the executive producer of It Follows, Corey Large, The Ninth Passenger uncovers a group of college students on a spontaneous midnight sea voyage aboard a luxury yacht. The adventure turns horrific when they drift to a dark island and are hunted one by one by a mysterious ninth passenger.
Not everyone is what they seem on this spine-tingling excursion. "Audiences are going to have a lot of fun with The Ninth Passenger. The filmmakers have made a really entertaining film with great characters and a great twist at the end," said Epstein.
The film is perfectly positioned to captivate audiences across the global marketplace. And with over 3 million followers on social media from the U.S. to China and everywhere in between, Cinta Laura Kiehl (After the Dark) brings, even more, star power and a dedicated audience to The Ninth Passenger.
Stay for the AFM World Market Premiere of Blood Bound starring Eden Brolin ("Beyond") daughter of multiple award-winning actor Josh Brolin, Joseph Melendez ("Ozark"), and Emmy-Award Winner Eric Nelsen ("The Bay). The film is written and directed by Richard LeMay, who recently directed Dementia 13, originated/funded and owned by NBC/Universal.
Every 25 years, it begins. Bound to an ancient pact, a family of unlimited power descends upon a small rural town to sacrifice four human lives, one being a member of their own family. This Rosemary's Baby meets Drag Me to Hell thriller takes a dark look into how far the human spirit can take one soul in it's most desperate hour. Layered with plot twists and conflicted characters, Blood Bound follows six people as they carry out their destiny to their ultimate horror.
"Blood Bound is the perfect addition to our already impressive line-up of films." Said Mathilde Epstein, COO of Film Mode Entertainment, "We are quickly becoming the home for elevated genre films as evident in our success with films like The Good Neighbor starring James Caan. Our roster consists of a variety of these commercially viable titles that buyers and audiences around the world the world have been asking for."
Film Mode Entertainment has indeed become a home for the elevated genre. Both The Ninth Passenger and Blood Bound are highly-suspenseful films that are sure to entice buyers and keep viewers on the edge of their seats. Screening for the very first time, buyers will have a chance to see what makes the new thrillers such commercially viable films.
"I'm thrilled to be working with Film Mode to screen Blood Bound at AFM," said Richard LeMay, writer/director of Blood Bound. "This is a great opportunity to show people this dark, creepy film, and I think people are going to be blown away by Eden Brolin's performance."
The premiere screenings took place on Thursday, November 2 at 1 PM at Laemmle-5 (The Ninth Passenger) and at 3 PM in the Ocean Screening Room (Blood Bound). Additional screening appointments can be made with Film Mode Entertainment.
Film Mode Entertainment is representing the world on both Blood Bound and The Ninth Passenger.
Please visit www.filmmodeentertainment.com for more information."
Occupation Key Art: Press Release: "Los Angeles, CA - Clay Epstein's Film Mode Entertainment announces the AFM World Market Premiere of the sci-fi action film Occupation. The film stars Dan Ewing ("Home and Away"), Temuera Morrison (Aquaman, Moana), Rhiannon Fish (Emmy-nominated "The 100") and Bruce Spence (Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith). The production is written and directed by Luke Sparke (Red Billabong, "Yesterday Is History"). Film Mode Entertainment will be screening the film for buyers for the first time at this year's AFM.
After a devastating intergalactic attack on Earth, the last surviving humans must band together for the sake of survival. As war looms, and the struggle to stay alive worsens, they realize the only way to save the human race is to stay one step ahead of their attackers and strike back.
"Be ready to be blown away by the scale of this film," said Clay Epstein, President of Film Mode Entertainment. "Luke is an impressive filmmaker who has brought out the best in everyone who worked on this film. The F/X and action sequences are so impressive, our clients are in for a real treat."
With the Gold Coast of Australia as one of the film's most breathtaking backdrops, the upcoming action science-fiction movie showcases a tremendous ensemble of actors as well as extraordinary post-production. Utilizing Sharp FX (The Hobbit Trilogy, Matrix 2 & 3) for remarkable prosthetic make-up and mind-blowing visual effects, Occupation proves to entice audiences galore.
Reeling from the success of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Arrival and Alien: Covenant, the resurgence of the sci-fi genre is already evident across the global marketplace. The action-heavy film stars Temuera Morrison whose fan base is ever-expanding from wowing audiences as Chief Tui in the Oscar-nominated Moana and bringing his talent to the screen in next year's Aquaman and Dan Ewing in his second collaboration with director Luke Sparke.
"We're extremely excited to show Occupation for the first time to buyers at AFM," said writer/director Luke Sparke. "The film has been put together by a team of passionate individuals and companies from Australia and around the world, and it really is a huge achievement from all. We believe the film takes the 'invasion' storyline in a new and exciting direction, while still giving action film junkies a fun experience I hope they will want to watch again and again. The cast involved are all absolutely wonderful and I can't wait for the audience at AFM to be taken on the roller coaster ride that is - Occupation."
Occupation is produced by SparkeFilms, the team behind the 2016 monster flick Red Billabong. Producers include Carly Imrie and Carmel Imrie.
Film Mode Entertainment is representing worldwide rights. Pinnacle Films will be releasing it theatrically in Australia and New Zealand.
Please visit www.filmmodeentertainment.com for more information."
My Neighbors Are Dead Podcast Details: "Join host Adam Peacock as he talks to the lesser known characters from your favorite horror films. Each week is an all-new, fully improvised journey into the unknown featuring friends and luminaries from the worlds of comedy, horror, and beyond."
Check Out Clips from Live-Evil: Press Release: Press Release: "Do the ‘monster mash’ this Halloween with the home entertainment premiere of horror-comedy Live-Evil, starring Vladimir Kulich (TV’s Vikings), Charlene Amoia (How I Met Your Mother) and horror icon Tony Todd (Candyman, #FromJennifer).
‘’Ghostbusters meets Dawn of the Dead caught in the Twilight Zone’’ - (Nerdly) in writer-director Ari Kirschenbaum’s “unique, visually entertaining” - (We Live Entertainment) horror romp, arriving on VOD this Halloween from Simian Tales.
When a small college town police station is besieged by "Evil" on a sleepy Halloween night, Pete, the sheriff, and Hancock, his loyal deputy, are thrown into the middle of holy chess-game that could destroy the town, and possibly the world.
Vincent M. Ward (TV’s The Walking Dead), J. Richey Nash (Bat $#*! Crazy) and Karen Wheeling Reynolds (Logan Lucky) co-star.
Live-Evil will be available on Amazon this Halloween 10/31 with other platforms to follow."