‘They/Them’ – How the Conversion Camp Slasher Fails to Meet the Moment

I didn’t want to write this. “I was rooting for you!” as Tyra Banks would say. It had the perfect setup. Clever title, great concept, brilliant casting. How did a horror film about the queer experience written and directed by a gay man go so wrong on almost every level to the point that They/Them […]

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“Vampire Academy” Review – Peacock Series Is a Convoluted Bore

Each of the first four episodes of Vampire Academy, the new YA series from creators Julie Plec and Marguerite MacIntyre, opens with a quick sequence outlining the three principal roles that characters occupy. The first are the Moroi, vampires (some royal, some not) who have magical Elemental powers, but are basically powerless to defend themselves. […]

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“The Show Must Go On” – Peacock’s Murder-Mystery Series Uses ‘Phantom of the Opera’ in a Unique Way

Announced by Deadline this afternoon, Peacock is developing a murder-mystery series from Austin Winsberg (“Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”) titled “The Show Must Go On,” described in their report as “an hourlong murder mystery anthology, which would mark the first time Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera musical is used as part of a TV series.” What […]

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“I’m Strong Enough to Not Do This”: In Defense of Polarizing Slasher ‘They/Them’

I grew up in a predominantly Christian community in rural West Virginia. Not a day went by that I wasn’t told I was going to burn in hell for all of eternity. I devoured the preacher’s sermon on Sunday morning, attentively completed sailor’s logs for the Patch the Pirate Club, and spent my weeks obsessed […]

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Season One of Peacock TV Adaptation of ‘Twisted Metal’ Wraps Production

Production on Season one of Peacock’s upcoming TV adaptation of Twisted Metal is in the books. The series’ writer and executive producer Michael Jonathan Smith announced via Twitter earlier this week (along with a picture of an ice sculpture of the series’ logo) that production on the first season had completed filming. Smith elaborated in subsequent tweets, […]

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‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Extended Edition Comes Exclusively to Peacock in September

Running 14-minutes longer than the theatrical cut, the Jurassic World Dominion Extended Edition was released on Digital, 4K, and Blu-ray this week, and up next it’s coming to Peacock. Both the Theatrical and Extended versions stomp onto Peacock on September 2! The extended cut of Jurassic World Dominion comes with 14 minutes of additional footage […]

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“Vampire Academy” Trailer – Sink Your Fangs into New Peacock Series This September

Eight years after being turned into a feature film, Richelle Mead‘s line of “Vampire Academy” books are getting the series treatment from Peacock, and the trailer has arrived. Peacock’s “Vampire Academy” opens up for business on September 15, 2022. Sink your teeth into the series trailer below, which brings the fight to the blood-sucking vamps. Here’s the official plot synopsis […]

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John Wick Prequel Series “The Continental” Moves from Starz to Peacock

In addition to John Wick: Chapter 4, the John Wick Universe is set to expand with prequel series “The Continental,” which will now debut as a Peacock Original Series. As Deadline notes, the three-part event series had previously been set up at Starz. “The unusual move comes more than four years after the project was […]

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Upcoming Peacock Series “Hysteria!” Takes Place in the 1980s During the Satanic Panic Era

Streaming service Peacock has just announced that they’ve given a straight-to-series order to coming-of-age thriller Hysteria!, a drama series that explores America’s dark history of mass hysteria through the shocking story of the teenage Satanic Panic. In the series, “When a beloved varsity quarterback disappears during the “Satanic Panic” of the late 1980s, a struggling […]

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Omar Sy Starring in John Woo’s Own Remake of ‘The Killer’ for Peacock

John Woo‘s 1989 action-thriller The Killer is getting a “reimagining” from Woo himself, and Deadline reports today that Omar Sy (Jurassic World) will star in the Peacock film. Action auteur John Woo returns to reimagine and re-direct his own classic with the brand new movie, written by Matthew Stuecken and Josh Campbell (10 Cloverfield Lane), as […]

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‘They/Them’ – Kevin Bacon on the Evolution of the Slasher and Shifting from Victim to Villain [Interview]

Peacock Original Film They/Them, pronounced “They-slash-Them,” is a slasher horror film set at an LGBTQIA+ conversion camp, and it’s executive produced, written, and directed by John Logan (“Penny Dreadful”). Whistler Camp takes its name after owner and director Owen Whistler, played by Kevin Bacon, a prolific actor unafraid to play antagonistic characters. And of course, an actor who […]

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‘They/Them’ Director John Logan on Slashers, Kevin Bacon, and Putting Characters First [Interview]

They/Them, pronounced “They-slash-Them,” is a slasher horror film set at an LGBTQIA+ conversion camp executive produced, written, and directed by John Logan (“Penny Dreadful”). The slasher will debut on Peacock on Friday, August 5. Ahead of the release, Bloody Disgusting chatted with Logan about the film’s emphasis on characters, the research that went into the setting, and the […]

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‘They/Them’ Review – Summer Camp Slasher Forgets to Slash But Delivers Psychological, Character-Driven Horror

John Logan’s Gothic horror drama “Penny Dreadful” retooled classic literary horror figures in a captivating, poignant way by exploring the ethos of monsters. For his directorial feature debut, Logan sets his sights on a familiar horror mainstay: the summer camp slasher. They/Them, pronounced “They-slash-Them,” takes place at an LGBTQIA+ conversion summer camp. It emphasizes its robust ensemble […]

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Peacock’s “Vampire Academy” Series Sinks Teeth into New Teaser [SDCC]

Eight years after being turned into a feature film, Richelle Mead‘s line of “Vampire Academy” books are getting the series treatment from Peacock, and today brings a first look teaser unveiled at SDCC. Peacock’s “Vampire Academy” opens up for business on September 15, 2022. Here’s the official plot synopsis for the show… “In a world of privilege and glamour, two […]

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‘They/Them’ Welcomes Summer Camp Terror With New Trailer and Poster

Kevin Bacon‘s Owen Whistler welcomes campers to his safe summer camp space for all in the brand new trailer for Peacock Original Film They/Them. Things are never what they seem, though, are they? They/Them, pronounced “They-slash-Them,”  is a slasher horror film set at an LGBTQIA+ conversion camp executive produced, written, and directed by John Logan (“Penny Dreadful”). […]

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