Tennessee Wraith Chasers reconsider their Halloween special

Ghost Asylum Banner.  Photo by William Walbourne of Syrenia Imagery

Ghost Asylum Banner. Photo by William Walbourne of Syrenia Imagery

ComiCon 2015 had something special to promote Destination America’s Ghost Asylum every day of the convention; from news interviews to their panel and loads and loads of swag distributed to attendees all around the convention center.  The biggest highlight of sneak peaks for this upcoming season, which starts up again this October, is that the team was going to be televising a live exorcism for Halloween.

Publicity was all over notifying fans and press of the scheduled event, but when interviewing these gentlemen directly: Chris, Steve, Scott, Brannon and Chasey Ray, they admitted that they were not sure about what the event was going to entail.  Being southern boys and religious individuals themselves, they focus on safety and their faith to keep them safe while venturing out to research and find new discoveries about the paranormal, but this endeavor might be more than they cared to endure.

When addressing the concerns for the standard rules of safety for an exorcism, like what type of exorcism is actually going to be performed; who would be performing the exorcism and how they were given permission to participate; and whether they were aware of the dangers of being present during an exorcism without being ordained priests; they agreeably stated together that they didn’t know the answers.  But when discussing the dangers, these gentlemen made it clear that they were not aware and apparently were uneducated on the Catholic rules that are set forth to protect individuals who are granted permission to perform an exorcism.

“I would really have to stop and think about this,” said Brannon, after the discussion was concluded.

The rest of the Tennessee Wraith Chasers had wide eyed faces and were speechless about the idea thereafter.

Whether the show is still going to move forward, which I’m sure the crew will definitely take hard consideration in trying, I do not know since our press interview was the last day anyone had heard of the event.  It will be interesting to see if they follow through with the idea and truly do get permission from both Church and Priests carrying out the act.

To be permitted to participate in such an event a person must be in optimal health, faith and freedom from most human faults and self doubt. Personally, I’ve never heard of permitting anyone that is not a priest in a room that is being used to conduct an exorcism…but it’s not like I’m an expert.

Such a nice group of guys.  With sincerity and decency.  I wish them all the best.

Christopher, Brannon, Scott and Chasey Ray during press interview.  Photo by Anne S. Hall of Syrenia Imagery

Christopher, Brannon, Scott and Chasey Ray during press interview. Photo by Anne S. Hall of Syrenia Imagery

TV LAND creates new image

TV Land official main page for new show introductions: http://www.tvland.com/shows?xrs=sem_tvl&gclid=CJO2t_u72cYCFVFefgod_2gEvw

TV Land official main page for new show introductions: http://www.tvland.com/shows?xrs=sem_tvl&gclid=CJO2t_u72cYCFVFefgod_2gEvw

As every media outlet strives to maintain ratings and hold a presence in homes of millions, TV LAND has made every attempt to catch up with the social normalcies of mainstream by pulling out all the stops to create what their marketing groups consider to be television their target audience would enjoy watching.

With new shows like “Teachers” and “Impastor,” controversial content has truly sparked some conversation on the stations official web page: http://www.tvland.com/shows?xrs=sem_tvl&gclid=COfhlYWx2cYCFUGUfgodRLYCCw

Originally satisfying the older audiences by airing the classic television shows like “The Andy Griffith Show,” “The Beverly Hillbillies,” “Golden Girls,” “Friends,” and so much more; the station has now added in their own content and removed some favorite shows like “Dukes of Hazard.” True fans of these oldies are very disappointed.

‘Falling Skies’ fans will reep the benefits of the series end

Flyer available at ComiCon 2015.

Flyer available at ComiCon 2015.

Now that Falling Skies is coming to an end after five seasons of action packed drama, fans will have one more big thing to look forward to once the show has finally come to a close.

A live auction will take place online on Aug 29 – 30, starting at 11 am pacific time, while opportunity to preview the items will be open to the public from 9 am to 11 am just before bidding opens.

Props and costumes used for the show will be up for grabs, while special guest appearances are promised to take place as bidding and sales will take place live at hollywoodliveauctions.com

The auction location is being held at Premier Props, “The World’s Largest Entertainment Memorabilia Store,” 128 Sierra Street, El Segundo, CA 90245.  For any inquiries feel free to call (310) 322-7767 or visit premierprops.com

‘Drunk History’ returns to Comedy Central

Official opening credit art for Drunk History on Comedy Central.

Official opening credit art for Drunk History on Comedy Central.

Tipsy tales told by tanked talents

Derek Waters returns to Comedy Central to host the third season of the show that retells true moments in history from a skewed perspective. Guest hosts hang out to retell interesting moments in American history and highlight significant people and places.

The 30-minute show re-enacts fragments of events being told as the stars break down their versions of the story. While enjoying their favorite drinks, viewers watch as the storyteller begins to slur. Soon the facts become less reliable and more hysterical.

This series is written and directed by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, seasoned director for television and film.

“The order of the shows come as we have researchers come in to pitch Jeremy and I the best stories that they’ve found,” said Derek. Cities are selected based on how they would best fit the stories told. Narrators that are already known and are familiar with the stories are pitched the selection and choose what stories they’d like to tell.

Stories come from all over the place.

“We’ve wanted to tell the story about Bass Reeves, the cowboy,” said Jeremy Konner.

“He’s who the Lone Ranger was based off of and he was a black guy,” said Derek, “but our country didn’t like that so we just put a mask on him… The good thing is we’re making a comedy show because nobody knows what actually happened unless you were there. But it is interesting to find different pictures, whether it would be like actual diary entries from the specific people we’re covering…” said director, Derek Waters.

Season three has 13 episodes and 39 new stories to share with its audience. Some of the combos to look forward to this year include Octavia Spencer as Harriet Tubman, Josh Hartnett as Clark Gable, and Will Ferrell as Roald Dahl.

Drunk History will return to Comedy Central Sept 1.

Here comes “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No”

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 02:  (L-R) Director Anthony C. Ferrante, actress Tara Reid and actor Ian Ziering attend 'Fathom Events Presents The Premiere Of The Asylum And Syfy's "Sharknado" Pre-Party' on August 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 02: (L-R) Director Anthony C. Ferrante, actress Tara Reid and actor Ian Ziering attend ‘Fathom Events Presents The Premiere Of The Asylum And Syfy’s “Sharknado” Pre-Party’ on August 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

SyFy will be premiering Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No on July 22.  Said to be the stations “most watched movie ever,” Anthony C. Ferrante (director) is promising even more stunts and excitement for these die hard fans that have helped to make this trilogy possible.  Ian Ziering, of course, will be returning as Fin Shepard; along with fellow cast members, Tara Reid, as April and Bo Derek (mother).  Other familiar faces will include: Cassie Scerbo,  David Hasselhoff, Ryan Newman, Frankie Muniz, Penn and Teller, Ne-Yo, Lou Ferrigno and Jackie Collins.  “Shark Tank’s Mark Cuban plays the president and Ann Coulter has a cameo as his VP, perhaps the craziest pair to ever be in the White House,” as stated in the press release.

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“We shot Universal Orlando as Universal Orlando,” director Anthony C. Ferrante says. “I don’t think there’s any instance of a monster movie where they’ve actually used the theme park as a theme park.”

Recycling is for the birds

Guests were greeted with this sign resting on the front lawn to lead them to the treehouse in the backyard

Guests were greeted with this sign resting on the front lawn to lead them to the tree house in the backyard

San Diego’s own, Ryan Arnold, opened up his home in Pacific Beach on Saturday to celebrate his largest creation made from recycled materials after three years of learning wood working and constructive skills in his spare time.  Using recycled wood that he found in the alleys behind his house and around the community, he collected enough material to design and construct a full sized tree house, standing 15 feet off the ground.

The tree house measures at a little more than 9 feet tall from floor to ceiling and about seven feet wide. Amenities include two window sills, a partially open ceiling, sleeper space, main entrance and an emergency exit over his garage.

Guests were invited to walk through the space and enjoy the elevated view as local alternative band, Sun Chased, serenaded the crowd.

“Locally grown…locally sourced materials…sustainably harvested; all trendy expressions that have become part of our lexicon these days… Using reclaimed and recycled materials in contraction, art and other projects is nothing novel.  People have been doing this for years.  There are several videos on YouTube with some really amazing work.  We have alleys littered with unwanted couches, broken Ikea bed frames, lamps, palettes, pictures, dishes, appliances and the list goes on.  Construction site dumpsters are a gold mine.

Local man working to help make a difference in our beautiful city

Local man working to help make a difference in our beautiful city

Nearly all the times you see in my home and in the tree house itself are what I like to call “true local” projects.  What this means to me is that I gathered all the material directly from my community.  Some things were simply cleaned up and used in their current form, others were modified to serve an alternate purpose, and finally, others were chopped and hacked into something completely different.

Take a look around your neighborhood.  I’ll bet you can find something truly local and give it a second life.  I just enjoy making things and want to share how I’ve been occupying my free time,” expressed Ryan Arnold, a senior quality analyst during the day and begetter at night.

Other materials collected have been given a new life as tables, coffee table, desks, bed boards, as well as household decor.

Coffee Table Bed Board

All samples of work created by Ryan Arnold

All samples of work created by Ryan Arnold

“I’m currently working on expanding and adding features to the tree house itself,” said Arnold.

Re-purposing materials is a great way to help the environment as our local refuse facilities are estimated to be at full capacity at the rate our community is producing garbage within the year of 2022.

San Diego’s population of 1.2 million occupants creates more than 910,000 tons of garbage yearly, according to the city of San Diego (www.sandiego.gov/environmental-services/miramar/).  The 2006 recycling program established a present 67% diversion of the garbage created by our communities.  Yet, millions of wasted products are thrown away that can still be used to support daily lives.

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Ash vs Evil Dead bloodies ComiCon all over the place

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STARZ has decided to make a series out of the cult classic, Evil Dead, which will be televised this fall.  Bruce Campbell returns as Ash, from The Evil Dead (1981) and Army of Darkness (1992).  

The 30-minute series will be a continuation from Ash’s last triumph against the female “Deadite” fondling his stump and trying to rip his head off.  Though 30 years have passed, he will still be a stock boy with no ambitions to find higher purpose in life.

The show will televise 10 episodes for this first season.  Returning talents also include: Sam Raimi, original filmmaker; actress, Lucy Lawless; Craig DiGregorio, Showrunner; and Ivan Raimi, co-executive producer, to mention a few.

Fans can enjoy a sneak peek at 6 pm on Friday in room 6A at San Diego ComiCon.  You can join in on the social media posts at https://www.facebook.com/ashvsevildead and #AshvsEvilDead on Twitter at @AshvsEvilDead

http://www.starz.com/videos/video/ce3af37100774f30a6082c0d69a66c32