VAMPIRES, VULCANS AND VILLAINS DESCEND UPON THE GREEK THEATRE
FOR SPIKE TVâ€™S 4TH ANNUAL â€œSCREAMâ€
Tobey Maguire Presents Tribute To Comic-Con Icon Award Recipient
And Comic Book Marvel Stan Lee
â€œSCREAMâ€ Will Celebrate The Year Of The Vampire And The Phenomenal Popularity
Of The â€œTwilightâ€ Saga With Cast And World Premiere Footage From
The Highly-Anticipated â€œThe Twilight Saga: New Moonâ€
â€œTrue Bloodâ€ Cast And Creators Alan Ball, Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin, Alexander SkarsgÃ¥rd, Sam Trammell And More Will Also Be On Hand
â€œBattlestar Galacticaâ€ Cast Reunites For Final Farewell And A Special Tribute To Horror Legend George Romero
Two-Hour Extravaganza Premieres Tuesday, October 27 At 10 PM, ET/PT
New York, NY, October 5, 2009 â€“ As twilight descends upon The Greek Theatre, Spike TV presents â€œSCREAM 2009,â€ an evening where galaxies collide and genres unite for the ultimate celebration of all things sci-fi, fantasy, horror and comic book.Â The 4th annual â€œSCREAMâ€ is the first and only global event of its kind to honor and celebrate the hottest films, TV shows, comics, actors, creators, icons and pioneers who have influenced and shaped these genres.Â Â â€œSCREAM 2009â€ will tape on Saturday, October 17 in Los Angeles, CA.Â The two-hour extravaganza will premiere on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 27 (10:00 PM-Midnight, ET/PT).
Spike TV is proud to partner once again with Comic-Con International, the biggest comic book and pop culture convention in the world, to present real-life super hero Stan Lee with the Comic-Con Icon Award at â€œSCREAM 2009.â€Â Lee is the creator of such legendary super-heroes as Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, X-Men, Iron Man and The Hulk.Â â€œSpider-Manâ€™sâ€ Tobey Maguire will lead the tribute to one of the most beloved and influential comic book legends of all time.
â€œSCREAM 2009â€ will also honor the godfather of the modern horror film, George Romero with this year’s Scream Mastermind Award.Â This award is presented to a filmmaker whose unique vision of horror, science fiction and/or fantasy is both critically-acclaimed and culturally significant.Â Â Romero, best known for his gruesome and satirical zombie masterpiece â€œNight Of The Living Deadâ€ and its sequel â€œDawn Of The Dead,â€ as well as the cult classic, â€œCreepshow,â€ will receive the honor previously presented to cinematic luminaries Wes Craven, Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez.
â€œSCREAM 2009â€ will celebrate the year of the vampire and the phenomenal popularity of the â€œTwilightâ€ saga with cast and World Premiere footage from the highly-anticipated â€œThe Twilight Saga: New Moon.â€Â In addition, fans will be treated to appearances from the cast and creators of â€œTrue Bloodâ€ including Alan Ball, Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin, Alexander SkarsgÃ¥rd, Sam Trammell, among others.Â The celebration continues with a â€œBattlestar Galacticaâ€ cast reunion for a farewell tribute featuring Edward James Olmos, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, James Callis, Kate Vernon, Katee Sackhoff, Michael Trucco, Tahmoh Penikett and executive producer David Eick.
â€œSCREAM 2009â€ will present awards in 16 different categories.Â J.J. Abramsâ€™ sci-fi action-adventure â€œStar Trekâ€ tops the â€œSCREAM 2009â€ list with 17 nominations including the categories of The Ultimate Scream, Best Science Fiction Movie, Best Director, Best Ensemble, Holy Sh*t Scene-of-the-Year and a nod in the all-new Fight Scene-of-the-Year category.Â Comic book-inspired blockbusters â€œX-Men Origins: Wolverineâ€ and â€œWatchmenâ€ each nabbed 13 nominations, big screen adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s best selling novel “Twilight” received 10 nominations, while HBOâ€™s vampire-themed television series â€œTrue Bloodâ€ garnered nine nominations.Â Fans can log onto scream.spike.com until Saturday, October 17 to vote for their favorites.
The official sponsors of Spike TVâ€™s â€œSCREAM 2009â€ are Taco Bell, Subaru, Geico and Free Credit Report.com.
Casey Patterson, Michael Levitt and Cindy Levitt serve as executive producers for â€œSCREAM 2009.â€Â Greg Sills is supervising producer, Gary Tellalian and Austin Reading are producers and Hamish Hamilton will direct.
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