Danielle Harris, Brian Austin Green and Candice Bergen will guest star on upcoming episodes of “The Conners,” ABC announced Tuesday.
Harris previously recurred on the fifth season of “Roseanne” in 1993 as Molly Tilden, the Conners’ next-door neighbor and a high school rival for David’s (Johnny Galecki) affection. She will reprise the character for one episode airing April 7. Darlene (Sara Gilbert) and Molly were once enemies, but now, 30 years later, they find themselves having had similar lives and become close.
Green will appear on two upcoming episodes as Jeff, a “quirky, free spirit traveler who lives out of his van.”
Earlier this season, Bergen made her debut on “The Conners” as Ben’s (Jay R. Ferguson) mother, Barb. Despite being from Lanford, Barb “has a superior air and a sharp tongue, but she’s much more agreeable when she’s had a few drinks.” She will return to the series for two more episodes.
“The Conners” returned for its third season at ABC last fall. The series stars John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson, Michael Fishman, Emma Kenney, Ames McNamara, Jayden Rey and Jay R. Ferguson. It is executive produced by Tom Werner, along with Sara Gilbert, Bruce Helford, Dave Caplan, Bruce Rasmussen and Tony Hernandez. The series is from Werner Entertainment.
Check out this awesome two-part video interview that Halloween Daily News conducted with Halloween II and Season of the Witch‘s Dick Warlock! In the two-part interview, he talks about Michael Myers in 1981’s Halloween II, plus memories with Walt Disney, Elvis Presley, John Wayne and Muhammad Ali; working on ‘Halloween III: Season of the Witch’, ‘Jaws’, ‘The Love Bug’, ‘The Abyss’; and much more!
Wishing a happy birthday to horror icon and Halloween II‘s Caroline Williams today! Be sure to head to her social media to help her celebrate today!
There’s been a plethora of news in the Halloween world that I’ve (sadly) been neglecting to post, so here’s the round-up for what’s been announced so far!
- On March 12, Digital Spy posted their interview with Andi Matichak, where she referred to the upcoming Halloween Kills as “wonderfully chaotic”. You can read the full interview here.
- Also on March 12, Rob Zombie’s newest album was released! It’s available for purchase at your favourite retailers, and is currently on all major streaming services.
- March 13 saw the release of Malcolm McDowell’s newest movie, Blood on the Crown. It’s currently available to rent via Amazon, and was filmed in Malta. On March 18, he also posted a Tweet celebrating the nine year anniversary of when he received his star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- On March 14, Trick or Treat Studios revealed their Halloween accessories pack on their Twitter page by saying, Here is our first look The Halloween (1978) Accessory Pack! The set will retail for $89.99 and includes Green Coveralls, Ghost Sheet head and glasses, 6 new hands, phone, Judith Myers Tombstone and a light-up jacko’lantern. Be on the look out for more details in the coming month.
- On March 16, Season of the Witch‘s Brad Schacte (“Little Buddy”) celebrated his 51st birthday!
- On March 17, Danielle Harris appeared on the John Bartolo Show! The hour long interview can be viewed on YouTube, and will soon be added to the video vault for posterity.
- On March 17, Caroline Williams – who had a cameo on Rob Zombie’s Halloween II as one of the nurses during the opening dream sequence – watched Leprechaun 3 and did a live tweet of it. You can view all of the Tweets on her Twitter page.
Rob Zombie doing a modern day horror version of The Munsters? According to We Got This Covered, it’s happening!
According to new intel, cult favorite horror director Rob Zombie is helming a Munsters movie in which he’ll put his unique, R-rated spin on Herman, Lily and the rest of the supernatural brood. Originally created as CBS’ answer to ABC’s The Addams Family, 60s sitcom The Munsters hasn’t really enjoyed the same rich afterlife as the Addams, but maybe that’s about to change with this reboot.
Insider Charles Murphy of Murphy’s Multiverse shares that Zombie has been hired to write and direct a Munsters film for Universal. His wife and frequent collaborator, Sheri Moon Zombie, will play vampire housewife Lily, with another of Zombie’s regular actors, Jeff Daniel Phillips, set to portray her Frankenstein’s Monster-like husband Herman. Dan Roebuck, Jorge Garcia and Richard Broke have likewise been cast in major roles. And, last but not least, Cassandra Peterson AKA Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, will also be involved in a supporting part.
The Munsters originally ran for two seasons between 1964-1966, but there’ve been a couple of (failed) attempts to modernize the franchise over the past decade. Hannibal‘s Bryan Fuller produced comedy-drama Mockingbird Lane in 2012, but it never got past the pilot stage. Then, in 2017, it was announced that Seth Meyers was helming a reboot focusing on the family living in contemporary Brooklyn, though nothing ended up coming of that.
A Rob Zombie take on the clan is easily the wildest concept for a Munsters revival we can think of, though. That said, Zombie’s known to be a huge fan of the original series and has referenced the show a few times in his music career. During an appearance on The Howard Stern Show, the rock star/filmmaker claimed to have seen every episode “at least 17 times.” So, maybe he is the most qualified person to relaunch the inhabitants of 1313 Mockingbird Lane for the 2020s.
In an exclusive interview with Bloody Disgusting, Halloween Kills‘ Andi Matichak discusses Michael’s “next level” retaliation and why the film should be experienced in theatres! Check out the full interview and podcast episode below.
The Strode family will return later this year in David Gordon Green’s Halloween Kills, a sequel to the 2018 version of Halloween that will pick up after Laurie Strode, Allyson Strode and Karen Strode locked Michael Myers in Laurie’s basement and burnt the whole damn house down. Michael is still alive, of course, and he’s more pissed off than ever before.
Andi Matichak is back as Allyson in Halloween Kills, and speaking with Bloody Disgusting’s Boo Crew Podcast this week, Matichak teases Michael’s fury in this year’s sequel.
“It is… a movie that I think fans will be very happy with,” Matichak tells the show. “It’s big, and it’s bad, and it’s mean. And we see Michael… I think Laurie, Allyson and Karen pissed him off a little bit, by locking him in the basement, because his retaliation is next level.”
Matichak also spoke about the film’s delayed release due to the pandemic, which pushed it from an original date of October 2020 into the current date of October 15, 2021.
“Ya know, of course it’s a bummer, you want the movie to come out. Fans were really excited, we’re all excited to see the finished product,” Matichak explains. “But at the end of the day, one of the beauties of horror movies is watching it with the horror community, and seeing it in a theater with the acoustics – and of course you want to hear John Carpenter’s score, in a theater. It’s just different. And it carries a bigger punch. This movie in particular… it’s so big, chaotic, vicious and awesome. It deserves to be seen in a theater. And we weren’t able to do that last year. And that’s just the sad fact of it. And hopefully we’re able to do it this year. And if we’re not, I’m sure it’ll be released VOD or however they do it, but it’ll be out this year for sure.”
The actress adds, “If we have the potential of seeing the film together and all celebrating it properly, and seeing it in the way it deserves to be seen, then it was the right move.”
Apologies on missing this by one day, but Halloween II (2009)‘s Dan Roebuck’s birthday was yesterday! Make sure to visit his social media pages to wish him a happy (belated) birthday!
Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later‘s Adam Hann-Byrd was a writer on Signs of the Sojourner, and Echodog Games – the company behind the game – announced on Twitter that the game will be coming to console platforms later this month.
I’m a bit behind on getting this posted, but Halloween Resurrection‘s Katee Sackhoff was on the All About Fitness Podcast on March 1! Check out their description below, and you can find the podcast on either Spotify or Apple Music underneath.
Katee Sackhoff is an actress who won a Best Supporting Actress award for her role on the television show Battlestar Galactica and is known for her commitment to her craft which includes maintaining the fitness it requires to look great on camera. While it can be easy to admire the physiques of the celebrities we see in the movies and on TV, it takes a tremendous amount of work and dedication to achieve the appearance required to land top roles. Katee is a former athlete who loves to exercise and started the Blood, Sweat and Coffee channel on YouTube to let others know how a Hollywood actress like her lives day-to-day which includes the grueling workouts required to look great for a particular role.
On this episode of All About Fitness, Katee shares how she got started in acting, why she loves to exercise, how training for a Spartan Race helped her to change her approach towards fitness and the motivation behind her popular YouTube channel. This is a fascinating and in-depth discussion with one of today’s most popular actresses about how she uses fitness to prepare for the demands of her job.