Category Archives: Exclusives
Exclusive North Carolina entertainment news and stories by NCHollywood.com
Evil is alive in theaters this weekend, with the reimagined ultra-gory Evil Dead currently the number one movie at the box office, and to mark the occasion we’re looking back at the second of three cult classics that preceded this latest incarnation of “deadites”, filmed in North Carolina over 25 years ago.
Released on March 13, 1987 in only 310 theaters, Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn is the film that became a legend, made a franchise, and created a new icon for horror fans to embrace in its unique hero Ashley “Ash” Williams, played by Bruce Campbell, and it all started with a few cameras in the woods in Wadesboro, North Carolina.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the tragic death of actor Brandon Lee on the Wilmington, NC set of what would of been the breakthrough film for the charismatic son of martial arts legend Bruce Lee.
The origin of The Crow itself is a tale about finding hope and redemption even after unimaginable tragedy.
While most kids her age were at the beach or a theme park, up and coming North Carolina actress Kayli Tolleson spent much of her summer vacation working on the sets of some of the most high profile pojects produced in the state this year, including Showtime’s Emmy winning Homeland and Cinemax’s new series Banshee.
We caught up with the busy 13-year-old Charlotte, NC native recently to get the scoop on her experiences on these productions and more, which you can read about in our exclusive interview below!
The ultimate Halloween party is happening this weekend in Hillsborough, North Carolina at the world’s only life-size replica of the home of the holiday’s most infamous cinematic icon.
Built to almost identical specs of the actual house in South Pasadena, CA where masked killer Michael Myers lived in director John Carpenter’s 1978 masterpiece Halloween, The Myers House NC is more than a tribute to the classic horror film, but a love letter to the entire franchise it started (including seven sequels, a remake, and a sequel to the remake) and a celebration of the spookiest day of the year itself.
And it’s also where Kenny Caperton and his girlfriend Emily Currier live.
When the lights go out and Revolution begins this Monday, keep an eye on Gastonia, North Carolina native actress Maria Howell, who promises of her character, “Grace has a secret”.
Howell (The Color Purple, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) is currently filming the new NBC series Revolution in Wilmington, and we recently caught up with the accomplished actress and singer to get the scoop on what brought her to this highly anticipated project and what viewers can expect from her character, “Grace”.
Born in Gastonia, North Carolina, Maria Howell always knew she that she wanted to sing and act, but no one could have predicted that the unique opportunity to do both alongside Oprah Winfrey in a Steven Spielberg movie would mark her unforgettable film debut.
Howell is currently filming the new NBC series Revolution in Wilmington, NC and about to start shooting The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in Atlanta, GA, and we talked to her at length recently to get the scoop on both of these highly anticipated projects and on making it as a professional actress and singer in North Carolina.
Read on for Part One of our exclusive interview with Maria Howell!
Lionsgate Studios announced today that Gastonia, North Carolina native Maria Howell (NBC’s Revolution, The Blind Side, The Color Purple) has joined the cast of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire as “Seeder”, a former victor of the games, in the big budget sequel due in theaters next year.
UPDATED 8/15/12: NCHollywood.com talked to Maria just hours after the official announcement about her role in the anticipated sequel, but we have been asked by Lionsgate to keep that portion of our chat under wraps for the time being.
Currently filming in Charlotte, North Carolina, the new Cinemax original series Banshee recently added Michael Roark to the cast, and we caught up with the actor earlier today to get some exclusive scoop on his character, known as “Billy B.”
Upon our official launch last month, we asked some of our favorite native North Carolina celebrities if they wanted to say anything to their homestate, and actress / singer Juianna Guill was the first to respond with a special message of love and tolerance.
Born and raised in North Carolina, Addy Miller just turned 12 in January, but she has already made television history as the very first zombie on screen in the opening scene of the first episode of AMC’s hit series The Walking Dead, the record-breaking phenomenon that has brought horror to the forefront of popular culture and zombies into millions of living rooms since that episode in 2010.
If you saw the scene, you remember it.
Addy recently talked to OBX Entertainment about her experience on the biggest zombie show in history, as well as her love of the Outer Banks.
Read on for the full interview!