October 9, 2012


This weekend, I will be attending the New York Comic-Con for the first time.  I’m not exactly sure what to expect in terms of the convention’s vibe, but there’s definitely some interesting stuff on deck including a first look at the remakes of Carrie and Evil Dead plus new footage from other horror flicks Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, The Bay, and The Conjuring as well as a panel for the supernatural love story, Beautiful Creatures.  There will also be panels for geek-favorite TV series The Walking Dead and Robot Chicken.  I’ll be reporting from these panels and more, so be sure to stay tuned to Collider this weekend.  Steve will also be at NYCC doing 1-on-1 interviews.

Hit the jump for a line-up of panels I’ll be attending at NYCC.  The 2012 New York Comic-Con runs from October 11 – 14th at the Javits Center.  Click here to visit the official website and check out the schedule.

[Note: All of these panels will be in the IGN Theater unless otherwise noted; also, there are panels on Thursday, but my flight doesn’t get in until Thursday evening, so I won’t be attending NYCC until Friday]


Silent Hill: Revelation 3D


4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Speakers: Adelaide Clemens, Kit Harington, Michael J Bassett, and Samuel Hadida


Global exclusive! Be among the first in the world to see footage from the movie based on the groundbreaking video game franchise, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D is the sequel to the hit film Silent Hill. Experience footage from the unparalleled horror experience starring Kit Harington (HBO’s Game of Thrones) and Adelaide Clemens (X-Men Origins), directed by Michael J Bassett.

Robot Chicken


6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Speakers: Clare Grant, Kevin Shinick, Matthew Senreich, and Seth Green


Seth Green (co-creator) and Matthew Senreich (co-creator), Kevin Shinick (MAD), and Clare Grant discuss season six of their popular Adult Swim series Robot Chicken.


Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2


12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Speakers: Andrea Romano, Bruce Timm, and Gary Miereanu


Witness the first public display of footage from the epic conclusion to the animated version of Frank Miller’s landmark graphic novel as Warner Home Video presents an NYCC-exclusive panel on Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2, the next entry in the popular, ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. Executive Producer Bruce Timm, dialogue/casting director Andrea Romano and a few exciting guests will discuss the making of the film and show some tantalizing clips. Warner Home Video’s Gary Miereanu will moderate the panel, award unique DCU-themed prizes, and offer a glimpse into the 2013 slate of DCU animated films. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 is produced by Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation.

The Conjuring

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Speakers: Chris Hardwick, James Wan, Lili Taylor, Patrick Wilson, and Ron Livingston


Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville. Based on a true story, “The Conjuring” tells the horrifying tale of how world renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. Forced to confront a powerful demonic entity, the Warrens find themselves caught in the most terrifying case of their lives. Appearing in person: Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor and Director James Wan.

The Bay


2:15 pm – 2:45 pm

Speakers: Barry Levinson and Chris Hardwick


From Oscar®-winning* director Barry Levinson, Roadside Attractions, and the producers of Paranormal Activity and Insidious, comes this nerve-shredding tale of a small town plunged into absolute terror. The authorities believed they had buried the truth about the tragedy that claimed over 700 human lives. Now, three years later, a reporter has emerged with footage revealing the cover-up and an unimaginable killer: a mysterious parasitic outbreak. Told from the perspective of those who were there and saw what happened, The Bay unfolds over 24 hours though people’s iPhones, Androids, 911 calls, web cams, and whatever else could be used to document the nightmare in Claridge, Maryland. Starring Kristen Connolly (Cabin in the Woods). Appearing on the panel to present exclusive footage will be legendary director Barry Levinson (BBC’s Copper, Rain Man, Diner, Good Morning Vietnam, Wag the Dog).

Beautiful Creatures


3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Speakers: Alden Ehrenreich, Emmy Rossum, Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl, Richard LaGravenese, Thomas Mann, and Zoey Deutch


Alcon Entertainment’s “Beautiful Creatures” is a supernatural love story set in the South which tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers: Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich), a young man longing to escape his small town, and Lena (Alice Englert), a mysterious new girl. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town. The film is based on the first novel in the best-selling series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.



3:45 pm – 4:15 pm

Speakers: Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Kevin Misher, and Kimberly Peirce


A reimagining of the classic Stephen King horror tale about Carrie White (Chloë Grace Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Julianne Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, Carrie is directed by Kimberly Peirce with a screenplay by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Appearing in person: Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore and director Kimberly Peirce. Please join all of us from Screen Gems to ask questions and see exclusive footage.

Evil Dead


4:15 pm – 4:45 pm

Speakers: Bruce Campbell, Fede Alvarez, and Jane Levy


In the much anticipated remake of the 1981 cult-hit horror film, five twenty-something friends become holed up in a remote cabin. When they discover a Book of the Dead, they unwittingly summon up long-dormant demons that possess each of those friends in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival. Appearing in person: Producer (as well as the original Ash himself)Bruce Campbell, star Jane Levy (TV’s Suburgatory) and director Fede Alvarez.

The Walking Dead


5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Speakers: Andrew Lincoln, Chandler Riggs, Chris Hardwick, Danai Gurira, David Morrissey, Gale Anne Hurd, Glen Mazzara, Michael Rooker, Norman Reedus, and Robert Kirkman


Join Andrew Lincoln and the cast of “The Walking Dead” along with showrunner and executive producer Glen Mazzara and executive producers Robert Kirkman and Gale Anne Hurd to discuss the highly anticipated season 3 premiere. Additional cast include Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, David Morrissey and Michael Rooker. Moderated by “Talking Dead” host Chris Hardwick, “The Walking Dead” panel will also include an exclusive clip from the premiere episode, which returns to AMC on October 14 at 9/8c.


The Following

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12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Location: 1E07

Speakers: Annie Parisse, James Purefoy, Kevin Bacon, Kevin Williamson, Marcos Siega, Natalie Zea, and Shawn Ashmore


Don’t miss a special screening of the pilot episode of The Following, the terrifying new thriller from creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson (Scream). Then join executive producer Marcos Siega (The Vampire Diaries) and series stars Kevin Bacon (X-Men: First Class), James Purefoy (Rome), Annie Parisse (Person of Interest), Natalie Zea (Justified) and Shawn Ashmore (the X-Men films) for an on-stage Q&A after the screening. This fast-paced drama follows psychologically scarred ex-FBI agent Ryan Hardy (Bacon) as he’s drawn back into an ever-growing web of murder masterminded by serial killer Joe Carroll (Purefoy), who brought an end to Hardy’s career years before. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Outerbanks Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, The Following premieres on Mondays at midseason on FOX.