Thursday, October 29, 2020

New production of The Addams Family TV Series

Just now at the AddamsFest event "Charles Addams: New York State of Mind", the concept of the new series of The Addams Family in development for television is Wednesday Addams is a teenager in a private school in New England. The words were spoken by the Tee & Charles Addams Foundation Director Kevin Miserocchi. Last week it was announced that Tim Burton will produce and maybe also direct all of the episodes.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Charles Addams: A New York State of Mind, Oct. 29

Pulled from the Facebook event listing:

Missing Manhattan amidst the pandemic? We’re bringing the energy of the city to Westfield during AddamsFest! 

Tee & Charles Addams Foundation Director Kevin Miserocchi sits down with Westfield resident and Inside Edition correspondent Les Trent for an intimate fireside chat about the saucy side of his friend Charlie’s life in New York City, and a new collection of Addams’ cartoons, Addams’ Apple: The New York Cartoons of Charles Addams. 
Kevin Miserocchi will also present a specially commissioned, forged bronze bust of Charles Addams to the Town of Westfield in honor of its 300th anniversary and to commemorate Westfield’s place in Addams’ life and art.

The event will be streamed on Facebook Live at no cost, and participants can submit questions for consideration using the form at

Tour the Swamp: In anticipation of the event, get a rarely seen glimpse of Charles and Tee Addams’ home in the Hamptons (“The Swamp”) -- including the pet cemetery where they were buried, and a residence featuring a curious collection of skeletons, embalmed bats, swords, flasks, photos with famous friends, and so much more. Available for viewing at

đź“š Get the book: Can’t attend the in-person event but want to purchase the book? Order it from the The Town Book Store through November 7 and receive a 13% discount. Contact the Town Book Store at or 908-233-3535 to order your book.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Joe Bob Briggs The Last Drive-In on Shudder - Halloween Horror Double Feature

Don't forget to watch the Halloween special on Shudder with Joe Bob Briggs The Last Drive-In. Oct. 23, 2020 9pm Eastern, airing live followed by a live Instagram Q&A.
From Facebook:
In case you missed it yesterday, here are some answers to FAQ: 
*It's a double feature
* It can be watched Friday via Shudder (the live stream is under Shudder TV)
* If you have Shudder via Amazon Prime, you can't watch it Friday (because Prime doesn't carry the live stream)
*It will go On Demand on Shudder on Sunday. (Hopefully also on Prime on Sunday, but sometimes Amazon delays it)
*It will air Friday and go on demand Sunday both in the USA and Canada. Other regions will have the 2nd movie on demand * It will not air tonight on AMC+ but will go on demand there on Sunday
 * Code JBBSHUDDER will get you a free 14-day trial of Shudder

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

October 2020 Playlist

Enjoy this Spotify playlist for the Mighty Demons, Little Devils, Handsome Vampires and Clever Witches: Music for the autumn equinox inspired by textures, sounds, and sights while lurking in the dark caverns of a deserted city of lost souls.

Working from home during the pandemic, I can't complain. However, the unusual challenge of doing everything during a pandemic has kept this blog from being updated often.

What has the Korner been watching/looking forward to watching?

  1. "A Discovery of Witches" on Shudder, SundanceNow, and AMC/AMC Plus. The 2nd season comes to those channels in the USA on January 9, one day after it airs in the UK on SKY TV. The show is based on the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness. While the books may be more young adult-oriented, they still are a good read so if you binge-watch the eight episodes of season 1 and don't want to wait until January to find out what happens in Season two, consider taking time to buy the books from your local bookseller or borrow them from your local library.
  2. "Babylon Berlin" on Netflix has just released its 3rd season. It is for fans of a foreign mystery, historical dramas, and the Weimar period. The music is incredible. If you also follow "Deutschland 83" and "Deutschland 86", soon "Deutschland 89" will be available on Sundance TV starting October 29. Hulu carries the prior two seasons.
  3. "Woke" on Hulu is based on the life of cartoonist Keith Knight. It explores racial issues of his life, his work as an artist, and his relationships. Keith is played by Lamorne Morris who was recently interviewed by The Complex. The show is perfectly timed to be a voice in how racial injustices in the present are a call for criminal justice reform. The episodes are quick and definitely deserve repeat viewing.
  4. Truth Seekers is coming to Amazon Prime Video on October 30. Starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, "Paranormal investigators set out to film ghost sightings, but as their supernatural experiences grow more frequent, they begin to uncover a conspiracy that could bring about Armageddon for the entire human race." The director, Jim Field Smith, has directed other comedies, "Episodes" and "Wrecked" for television. It'll be fun just having the stars of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The End of the World back together again.
  5. I haven't watched "50 States of Fright", however probably will soon because there's a report that the app Quibi will be out of business just after 7 months. Christina Ricci stars in Season 2's 6th episode "Red Rum"/Colorado.

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