FEARnet, the world’s premier destination for horror, thriller and suspense, announced its FEARnet Road Trip: Comic-Con 2011 presented by BUTTERFINGER® plans today. Events for the 2011 convention include an A-list talent signing, fun giveaways, sneak peeks of upcoming projects, and a special VIP preview event. Comic-Con International will take place in San Diego from July 20-24, 2011.
Comic-Con attendees can visit FEARnet at the Sony Pictures Entertainment Booth (#4229) to receive exciting branded giveaways from FEARnet’s “Twisted Comedy” block featuring “Todd & The Book of Pure Evil” and “Psychoville” premiering on FEARnet’s emerging linear channel on August 2. Among the items debuting at Comic-Con are rocking “Todd” inflatable guitars, creepy “Psychoville” masks, mini posters, and more. FEARnet will also screen clips from the new “Twisted Comedy” block and the upcoming Rob Zombie episode of “Post Mortem with Mick Garris.”
FEARnet and Butterfinger will host a special signing by “Butterfinger the 13th” director Rob Lowe (“Parks and Recreation,” “Brothers & Sisters”) on Friday, July 22 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. at the Sony booth. ”Butterfinger the 13th” is the first-ever comedy-horror film created and produced by one of America’s iconic candy brands. It is set to premiere on Facebook.com/Butterfinger on October 13 and then will be available on FEARnet and Crackle.
FEARnet also will hold an exclusive sneak preview event of the new “Twisted Comedy” block presented by Butterfinger on Thursday, July 21 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. Hosts Jason Mewes (“Mallrats,” “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back”) and Angie Greenup (G4’s “It’s Effin’ Science,” FEARnet’s “Movies with More Brains”) will present exclusive segments and distribute limited-edition, party-exclusive swag. FEARnet super fans attending Comic-Con will have a chance to win tickets to the exclusive event via social media and booth promotions.
Once again, FEARnet will participate in the fifth annual San Diego “Zombie Walk” on Saturday, July 23, between 5:00 and 6:30 p.m. in the Gaslamp District. Fans can drop in for the pre-party at the San Diego House of Blues prior to the walk from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. for FEARnet and Butterfinger giveaways, and to get “zombified” by award-winning make-up and effects artists. Comedian/host Angie Greenup also will be onsite covering the event and helping to apply make-up to FEARnet fans. Coverage of the “Zombie Walk” will be available at www.FEARnet.com the following week.
Additionally, FEARnet’s most extensive Comic-Con editorial news gathering team to date will bring FEARnet viewers the most up-to-date Comic-Con interviews and information on www.FEARnet.com, FEARnet’s linear channel and on FEARnet’s Facebook and Twitter. Complete Comic-Con coverage will be available at www.FEARnet.com beginning July 18.
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About “Todd & the Book of Pure Evil”
“Todd & the Book of Pure Evil” will lead off the Tuesday night “Twisted Comedy” block starting at 10 p.m. as of August 2. This supernatural comedy starring Alex House, Maggie Castle, Bill Turnbull, Melanie Leishman and Chris Leavins, and featuring Jason Mewes (“Mallrats,” “Clerks,” “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back”) tells the story of a small-town high school kid trying to save the world. In each episode, Todd (House) and his cohorts are pitted against the dark powers of a mysterious book that grants seemingly innocuous wishes with sinister, unexpected, cataclysmic, and downright satanic side effects. Created by Craig David Wallace, Charles Picco, and Anthony Leo, the series was highly-successful in its Canadian television debut and will be a new series premiere to US audiences.
“Psychoville” will air Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. as of August 2 following “Todd & the Book of Pure Evil.” This award-winning British black-comedy thriller series centers on a group of characters haunted by a mysterious blackmailer. Written by and starring Reece Shearsmith (“Shaun of the Dead”) and Steve Pemberton (“The League of Gentlemen,” “Doctor Who”), “Psychoville” is the only comedy ever to feature a serial-killer obsessed man-child, a one-handed clown, a blind tycoon, and a possibly telekinetic dwarf. ”Psychoville” debuted to great fan reception on BBC Two, earning the prestigious British Comedy Award for “Best New TV Comedy.”