Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Robert Kirkman knows how "The Walking Dead" will end!

Bloody Disgusting reports from a recent interview with Marc Maron on the WTF podcast that Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead, knows where the show is going and how it can eventually end.

On the podcast, Robert Kirkman had the following to say:

"It’s a very popular show, and [the executives at AMC] seem to want it to go for fifty seasons. And it may go for fifty seasons, but there is definitely an end point at some point. The idea is that this story that’s longer than it has any business being, but it’s that length and watching those characters evolve over that time that’s gonna make it be this piece, that when it’s all done, you’ll look back on it and be like ‘what the hell, I thought they were just killing zombies. There’s totally an arc here and a thing going on, and I didn’t think the story was about this! 

I do hope that “The Walking Dead’ goes on long enough that when it ends, it’s like, ‘good thing we took care of those zombies.’

 People talk about how ‘The Walking Dead’s’ very bleak, and if you take a certain cross-section of the story, yeah, it’s horrible. People [are] getting their loved ones eaten and they’re having a horrible time. But I see the story from beginning to end, over many, many years, so I think it’s a very hopeful story about humanity overcoming this insurmountable, apocalyptic situation… it’s just gonna take them a long time to do it."

Even though the sixth season airs this October, reports have stated that AMC, Robert Kirkman, and the show's producers have an outline of how things will play out through season twelve. When the comic for The Walking Dead was created, Kirkman pitched a story that had the potential to never end. 

What do you think? Does the television show have that same potential or should there be an end-game in mind? Do you have an idea on how the show should end? Let us know in the comments.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Here's Johnny! Download a FREE boardgame based on The Shining!

The Shining board game.

Did you know that in 1998 Stephen King helped create a FREE board game based on his novel, The Shining? He was even the first tester for the game. 

Dangerous Minds pulled a review from the Official Stephen King website and it seems to be a short, but really fun play. This two player game has one act as the Torrence family, maneuvering through the Overlook Hotel. The other player acts as the hotel itself, doing its best to add the family to its collection of ghosts. 

A sample room and player pieces from the actual game.

Sounds like fun.

If you want to download and play this game, click HERE. The game is about halfway down the page. 

Here's the player pieces you can print off.

Monday, July 6, 2015

CUJO being remade- Dog origin story in question

Today, Film School Rejects reports that the classic Stephen King inspired film, Cujo, is being remade with a possible serious change to the dog's "origin story".

Here's what they had to say about it:

What’s interesting about the remake — or reboot, as it’s being called — is the title has been changed to the acronym C.U.J.O., which is said to stand for “Canine Unit Joint Operations” (IMDb lists the movie fully as Cujo: Canine Unit Joint Operation). That sounds like it will be straying more from the King novel, which was published in 1981. Could he be some sort of police dog instead of the one owned by remote car mechanic? Could there be a whole unit of rabid Cujos? Given that it’s referred to as a reboot, maybe Elliott wants a franchise, and so maybe multiple murderous mutts. Or just one really big one who isn’t immediately killed off.
So, what you you think about Cujo becoming C.U.J.O.? We're dying to know what you think. Sound off in the comments below or let us know on Facebook.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

First Look at Pages From the “Ash vs Evil Dead” Necronomicon!

Bloody Disgusting has caught more Ash vs. Evil Dead news from EW, this time in the form of a sneak peek of a few pages from the Necronomicon.

Not only does the article show a few pages from the Necronomicon, it gives a few details about the show:

Ash will once again mistakenly awaken an army of evil spirits when the Evil Dead franchise returns with Ash vs Evil Dead this fall on Starz. “This is a guy who thought he could just quietly live a life of quiet desperation and—no,” says Campbell. “He brings it back upon himself and the world, and he of all people must save the world from his own doing. That’s classic Evil Dead. Ash is basically responsible for everything.” Of course he is.

In the 10-episode “Ash vs Evil Dead” series premiering this fall, Campbell will be reprising his role as Ash, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who has spent the last 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. When a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, Ash is finally forced to face his demons –personal and literal. Destiny, it turns out, has no plans to release the unlikely hero from its “Evil” grip.”

Here at MORTIS, we're getting really excited to gas up our chainsaw's and check this one out. Check out some more pages (below) and let us know how excited you are for Ash vs. Evil Dead.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Fright Night Documentary in the Works

If you've listened to the latest episode of MORTIS, you've heard the Fright Night review by our own Stephen J. Semones. If you're a fan of the classic 80's vampire flick, you're in luck. There's a documentary in the works from Dead Mouse Productions. 

Having recently met their Kickstart goal, the director, Gary Smart, stopped by Dread Central and gave some more juicy bits about the three-plus hour documentary,  You're So Cool, Brewster! The Story of Fright Night. You can read the interview here.

If you're a fan of Fright Night, this is definitely going to be something to add to your collection. We know we will sinking our into this one.

To find out more about the documentary, keep up with the film, and find out more information, visit the official Facebook page here.

First look at Bruce Campbell in Ash vs.The Evil Dead

Hail to the King, baby! That's right, Bruce is back and this time, he's starring in the Starz Original Series, Ash vs. The Evil Dead. Entertainment Weekly just released this set photo and you can read the entire article here

According to the report, producer and showrunner, Sam Raimi had this to say: 

“He’s the only one stupid enough to really tamper with those spirits,” Raimi tells EW. “And he does. But he’s also still a really good monster fighter. So, he’s also going to be kicking some deadite buttocks, if you’ll pardon the French.”

Ash vs. The Evil Dead airs this fall on Starz as a regular 10 episode series.

Welcome to MORTIS

Thank you for visiting. You can find our podcast episodes on the menu bar to the right. We're currently working on updating this site, so check back often.

Thank you,

Mortis Staff