Thursday, April 11, 2013

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10 Unassuming Actors Who Took on Villanious Roles


Some individuals have a presence that oozes evil from the moment that you see them. There’s something about the look in their eyes, a slant to their smile, and slyness to their personalities that makes them someone to maintain your guard around. These people make for perfect horror villains because they can present a believable performance as a merciless bad guy without having to try. However, there are some people who fail to fit the bill at first glance, because they are unassuming and almost too innocent and harmless-looking to believe that they would commit evil acts. 
 
When Elijah Wood was cast as Frank in the remake of Maniac, some people were probably left scratching their heads. Elijah Wood? The wide-eyed and soft-spoken guy from The Lord of the Rings is going to play a sadistic psychopath who takes pleasure in murdering women? He didn’t seem like the immediate person that people would picture for that type of role. In response to this somewhat unconventional casting, Shock Till You Drop takes a look at other inconspicuous people who have played evil characters.

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The Cw's Cult Never Stood a Chance


The new CW series Cult, starring Matt Davis (The Vampire Diaries) and Jessica Lucas (Evil Dead) has been removed from the network's Friday night schedule. Translation: it's dunzo.

The thriller series followed a reporter and a production assistant as they searched for their missing brother and father respectively, discovering that their disappearances may have been linked to a popular CW television series called Cult. The interesting concept involving a show within a show proved to be too much for the tween minds of CW viewers just two weeks into the series when the network moved it from Tuesdays to Fridays. The network has chosen to remove Cult completely and replace it with reruns of The Carrie Diaries.

In response to the news, Cult's star Davis tweeted, "Good news Cult fans! Cult has been renewed for the next ten season due to its brilliant marketing campaign! Good job everyone...All joking aside, thank you to all who watched. It was a wonderful learning experience, and exciting misadventure. On to bigger the better!"

Early on, the series was compared to the FOX hit The Following, starring Kevin Bacon; however, other than the idea of a cult, the two series are completely different from each other. I personally found Cult more interesting than The Following, which happens to have Bacon as its redeeming quality. The Following feels very predictable and cheesy. While Cult was at times equally cheesy, its idea was creative and different, so it was hard to figure out what is going to happen before it was in your face.

Watching Cult, it seemed like the series had a lot of potential to grow into a stronger show if it was given the chance, but obviously the CW would rather air an unoriginal teen soap instead of taking a chance on something different.

What are your thoughts on Cult? Are you sad to see it cancelled?

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