Most horror films consist of three character types—the villain, hero and the useless authority figure. Whether it's a cop, teacher or parent, their sole purpose is to do more harm than good. Some of them actively thwart the protagonists, while others are genuinely inept. Either way, they're typically embarrassments to their title or profession.
Richard D. Zanuck, the legendary producer who fought to make Steven Spielberg the director of Jaws and shepherded Tim Burton through one of the most profitable phases of his career, passed away Friday after suffering a heart attack at his home in Los Angeles. He was 77.
The first sighting of Syfy's Monster Man—which will follow a famous propmaking family as it creates, well, monsters—will be this Wednesday at 10/9C. Don't confuse this family with other reality TV families, who create their monsters through abuse and raging addiction. These will be less metaphorical monsters, in the form of movie props.