HBO’s world of maniacal robots kicked off with a second season opener that did a notable job of setting the stage for what is bound to be a very engaging ten episodes. At the heart of it all are Bernard Lowe, Robert Ford’s creation used to immortalize his partner, Arnold; Dolores Abernathy, who appears to be undergoing an identity crisis; Maeve Millay, who recently discovered her confusing place in the world; and William, the Man in Black who is sent out on his own game.
As fascinating as it is to watch each of these characters come into their own and discover Ford’s plan (even after his death), one appeal of Westworld season two was that viewers were going to get the opportunity to see another of Delos Destinations’ creations - Shogun World.
For the bulk of Fortnite’s third season of content, players have watched as the skies over Tilted Towers filled with meteors. In the days leading up to Epic Games’ announcement that season four was around the corner, those showers started to enter the atmosphere and strike the ground across the map. It’s all leading up to something big, but Epic has remained tight-lipped about what the culmination could be.
After the official Fortnite Twitter page posted a teaser for season four, speculation has turned to a superhero-themed season. The tweet (seen below) features a figure that appears to be donning superhero garb and the words “Battle. Adapt. Win.” It could very well be that the meteor showers are a prelude to the rise of heroes and extraterrestrial foe, but how that would play into Fortnite’s 100-player Battle Royale is all conjecture. Aliens would definitely help carry the horror elements of Fortnite's Survive the Storm mode into Battle Royale. Players have theorized that the meteors will either lead to a map where entire sections are missing or destroyed or one that sports pockmarks left by the crashing balls of space rock.
With just one theatrical release, the first quarter of 2018 proved to be a significant success for horror movie fans. Helmed, written by, and starring John Krasinski from The Office, A Quiet Place snuck into theaters and walked away with a debut box office total of more than $50 million, making it the second biggest debut of the year behind Black Panther. Toward the end of its third week in theaters, the movie had earned more than $213 million.
Despite being in a genre that doesn’t often get box office pull and critical praise, A Quiet Place was pegged as an “extraordinary piece of work” by the king of horror, Stephen King, and continues to hover around a 95% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. In response to Krasinski’s horror masterpiece, Paramount announced at CinemaCon 2018 that it was moving ahead with a sequel.
Just two episodes shy of the season three finale, Starz announced that it had canceled any further production on Ash vs. Evil Dead. The decision didn’t come as a complete shock considering Bruce Campbell earlier revealed the third season finale had been written as a series finale. What really hit fans hard, however, was the announcement that came days later from the man behind Ashley J. Williams himself.
When Hollywood needed a no-nonsense military figure, it often turned to Ronald Lee Ermey. His presence was unforgettable, but at the age of 74-years-old, the marine drill instructor-turned-actor has passed away from pneumonia. He leaves behind a legacy that includes films like Full Metal Jacket, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake, Se7en, Toy Story, and even a pair of television programs on the History Channel: Mail Call and Lock ‘n Load with R. Lee Ermey.
Though Ermey was typecast as an authoritative military figure for much of his career, it didn’t stop him from earning praise for his roles. His most notable appearance in Full Metal Jacket earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
The introduction of Negan in The Walking Dead’s sixth season polarized viewers, leaving a noticeable divide between the very vocal crowd that wants him to perish in the season finale and those hoping to see him return in season nine. Now that the show is reaching the end of the “All Out War” storyline, one side will get what they have been hoping for.
It’s not uncommon for the Ghost Adventures crew to visit places not necessarily known to the public. The location’s haunted history may be more subdued or, at least until Zak Bagans and company arrive, kept under wraps. That’s far from the case for their latest haunted journey, which takes them into the Old Gila County Jail and Courthouse of Globe, AZ. The 20th-century jail is known not just to locals in Gila County but also to well-versed paranormal investigators. In fact, it’s such a popular hot spot for the supernatural that the old building is used during the Halloween season as an attraction.
During the Ghost Adventures investigation, though, all showmanship is set aside to let the jail’s real history shine. Jails, especially those of an earlier era, aren’t known for their bright and happy nature. Beyond the trauma experienced by some of the inmates fearing for their lives, jails, like the Old Gila County Jail, are often riddled with stories of murder and death. When it comes to the Old Gila jail, plenty in its past would warrant the possible presence of spirits.