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There is a new horror web series on Dailymotion that premieres today called ‘The Funny Man.’ The Funny Man is exclusively produced and distributed by Dailymotion.com and starts today with a new episode showing every day until November 3, 2011.
The first five minutes of horror web series are interesting and remind me a bit of Saw. I’m not to sure how this one is going to turn it can go either way at this point. What did you think of the first episode “Say Something Funny”?
The Funny Man was produced by Right Hook Films and is directed and written by Jake Barsha and stars Ryan Reyes, Abby Wathen, Leslie Easterbrook and David Fine.
About The Funny Man:
The Funny Man is a psychological horror thriller in the vein of Psycho, about an attractive young woman named Rachel who offers a struggling bipolar comedian a ride home. Unfortunately, Rachel simple act of kindness is rewarded with more than just a few harmless jokes. Before the evening ends, Rachel finds out that the comedian may have a psychotic and extremely dangerous “twin brother” who derives pleasure from wearing a creepy sponge-like mask and video-taping his victims.
YouTube announced plans to create dozens of channels with original content on Friday, constructing an online challenge to the television experience and signaling the video giant’s official leap into high-quality programming.
“Today, the Web is bringing us entertainment from an even wider range of talented producers, and many of the defining channels of the next generation are being born, and watched, on YouTube,” Robert Kyncl, YouTube’s global head of content partnerships, wrote in a blog post. Continue Reading
One of the last big U.S. cable brands to cross the border arrives Monday. Will it be a hit or an American Horror Story?
FX Canada launches at 9 p.m. Monday with a special Halloween night airing of American Horror Story, the creepy new drama from Glee producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. Rogers Digital and East Link subscribers can enjoy a two-month free preview (channel 318 on Rogers Digital and in high definition on Rogers’ channel 565 in Ontario only). Distribution on other Canadian carriers is still being negotiated.
Horror Story stars Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights) and Dylan McDermott (The Practice) as a couple whose marriage is almost as spooked and ruined as the sinister haunted house they move into in California. It is one of several shows originating from FX, the U.S. cable service that broke through a decade ago with Emmy-winner The Shield and became home to such provocative adult hits as Nip/Tuck (also from Murphy/Falchuk), Rescue Me, Damages and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Besides Horror Story, current FX hits airing on FX Canada will include the offbeat comedyWilfred. Elijah Wood plays a guy whose best friend is a six-foot Australian in a dog suit. Early seasons of the modern western Justified and the gritty biker drama Sons of Anarchy will also be in the rotation (Pay-TV channel Super Channel still has the newer episodes of these FX series), as will Louis C.K.’s edgy comedy Louie. Continue Reading
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google Inc is making another push to bring its Web savvy to television sets, hoping to tap into a vast new market despite consumers’ lukewarm reaction to its initial offering.
The Internet search engine unveiled a revamped version of its Google TV service on Friday, bringing new features aimed at making the product easier-to-use and more appealing to consumers.
The new 2.0 version of Google TV provides new tools for recommending movies, TV programs and online videos to TV viewers, and makes it easier for software developers to create new apps for the television screen.
“There’s a lot of thirst for using the Web in the living room,” said Google Product Management VP Mario Queiroz, who is leading the Google TV initiative. Continue Reading