Last night was a big shocker for American Horror Story:Asylum fans with the reveal of the serial killer Bloody Face’s true identity. Today, creator Ryan Murphy and some of the cast are responding to the revelation. Warning: Spoiler Alert!

Last night things took a turn for the worst when Lana fell into the clutches of Bloody Face. The catch was that it was someone she was trusting to help her escape all along. That’s right, Dr. Thredson turned out to be the sinister serial killer and now he’s got Lana all to himself. Now Ryan Murphy, Sarah Paulson, and Zachary Quinto are talking about the reveal and what’s to come!

Ryan Murphy spoke with Entertainment Weekly about “I Am Anne Frank” – Part 2 and revealed that now that fans know who Bloody Face is the next couple of episodes will get deeper into the mythology of Bloody Face. The show will get deep into his mind and explain his background to show why he became this monster. The show will use flashbacks to explain Thredson’s history. Murphy also revealed that he wants to show how society is partly responsible for Thredson. One thing for sure, this serial killer has some major mommy issues. In an upcoming episode fans will get to see what Murphy calls Thredson’s “mother’s substitute” through a flashback. That episode is entitled “The Origins of Monstrosity” and will also look at Dr. Arden and the Monsignor’s past.

Murphy also divulged that Lana has been in the same position as Thredson before. He heard her speaking about her dreams of becoming a reporter and wants her to write his own story. They have a connection she doesn’t yet know about. If you think things are bad for Lana now, they’re only going to get worse. Next week will be the darkest episode in the shows history according to Murphy.

While things might be getting bad for Lana, she will survive it…at least for some time in some capacity. Sarah Paulson cryptically told Vulture, “we’re shooting episode eleven right now, and I’m still alive. I just can’t tell you in what capacity. Maybe I’ve got no legs, maybe I’ve got no eyeballs, but I’m still shooting.” Although they did know from the start that Zachary Quinto’s character Thredson was going to be Bloody Face, Paulson says she was never told Lana was the one who’d be tortured and traumatized by the serial killer. Despite all of the abuse her character has taken Paulson says its refreshing to work on the show, “But really, it’s great. I haven’t done anything this emotionally open or raw because I haven’t been asked to do it. It’s why we all keep coming back to the show. Ryan, like Aaron Sorkin, has thrown me the ball. I would do anything he asked me to do. It would never occur to me to call him and say, ‘I don’t like this scene where I have to put my hands in my pants and touch this guy’s member.'”

Zachary Quinto was actually hesitant to play the role of a serial killer after his stint as the resident psycho on Hereoes. So what made Quinto take the leap? The actor told Entertainment Weekly that he was drawn to the fact that Thredson was a different kind of killer. Quinto enjoyed playing a character that seemed compassionate at the start of the show but had his own motives. He describes Dr. Thredson as being secretive, intelligent, and experienced in keeping his secrets hidden. While Quinto still doesn’t know the entire arc of the character as the writers are still working on the last three episodes he does say, “There’s a plan. He’s fiercely intelligent, and obviously ruthless in his willingness to create this world he’s making for himself. He’s delusional within himself. He’s not trying to sell you a story. He’s trying to believe it himself. You will learn more in the coming weeks about what motivated him to do these horrific crimes.”

What do you think about last night’s reveal? Were you expecting Dr. Thredson to be Bloody Face?

Cassandra Clare keeps expanding the Shadowhunters’ universe, with the first adult books of the chronicles just announced!

Clare announced via press release this morning that she’ll publish a trilogy about Magnus Bane, the fan-favorite warlock who’s appeared in every single one of her books and already received a collection of eleven spin-off novellas all about him (The Bane Chronicles). There is no word yet on whether the new books will tie in with the stories told in The Bane Chronicles.

Interestingly, this trilogy will be Clare’s first foray into adult literature, after writing extensively in the YA realm. She always pushed the boundaries of YA, though, with the inclusion of “Dirty Sexy Balcony Scenes” and the like. The first Shadowhunter book, City of Bones, was published in 2007, and the teens who picked it up back then will feel right at home in the adult section of a bookstore today.

Also of note, the series will be co-written with Wesley Chu (author of The Lives of Tao). Clare seems to like having co-writers when dealing with Magnus Bane; The Bane Chronicles are the only other Shadowhunter books that have other authors attached.

The first Magnus Bane book is expected to be published in November 2017. This means that Cassandra Clare will have three Shadowhunters series being published concurrently… The Dark Artifices, The Last Hours, and this Magnus Bane series.

If various sources are to be believed, all three will have an installment published in 2017. The second Dark Artifices book, Lord of Shadows, is expected in April. The Magnus Bane book, as mentioned above, is due in November. And the official site of the Shadowhunter Chronicles still says that the first Last Hours book, Chain of Thorns, is expected in 2017. Clare has a sixth series planned after getting some of these finished, The Wicked Powers, so there’ll be more Shadowhunters coming to a bookstore near you at least through the early 2020s.

Perhaps the decision to publish the Magnus Bane trilogy was based on the character’s success on the Shadowhunters TV show, where the fan favorite is portrayed by Harry Shum Jr. Shadowhunters was renewed for a second season by ABC Family, and it looks like they may have many seasons ahead of them.

Clare said, “Over the years writing the Shadowhunter books, Magnus Bane has emerged as one of the most fun and fascinating characters for me to bring to life… There are so many things we don’t know about Magnus, from the story of his first love to the secrets of his parentage, to the beginning of his relationship with Alec. All those are things I was able to touch on in The Bane Chronicles, but I’m excited to dig in even more deeply in these three volumes devoted to Magnus, his past, his future, and his present.”

Are you excited for three books all about Magnus Bane, or is this Shadowhunter overkill?

The Boxcar Children are heading to the big screen for a new movie series.

Many of us grew up with the wonderful Boxcar Children book series when we were kids. The stories by Gertrude Chandler Warner follow Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny, who live in a train boxcar as they search for a home. As kids we all wanted to live in that boxcar (or at least I did — I thought it was so cool to live in a train car with friends!).

According to a press release from Shout! Factory Studios and Legacy Classics, work on a new Boxcar Children animated movie series is well underway, with the first movie aiming for a release in 2017 (which marks the 75th anniversary of Boxcar Children #1). Two more Boxcar Children stories are also in development.

If the animation quality is at the Sunday-morning-cartoon level I probably won’t be very excited about it, but if it’s a more mature animation style (like a Pixar or a Coraline) I can imagine myself loving it.

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The Boxcar Children movie series is poised to do well thanks to the overall success of the books they’re based on. The novels have collectively sold over 70 million copies worldwide, with over 160 books (?!) in its arsenal. The two most recent books are titled The Legend of the Irish Castle and The Celebrity Cat Caper, which were both published this year. Looking through the history of the series, roughly four Boxcar Children books have been published annually. The original author, Gertrude Chandler Warner, only wrote the first 19.

A low-budget animated Boxcar Children film debuted two years ago, but today’s announcement marks a reboot with a new studio at the helm.

Arrested Development‘s fourth season aired three years ago today. To celebrate its legacy (and to try to forget how much we’re missing it right now), let’s rank the best recurring Arrested Development jokes!

It’s really no secret that Arrested Development has some of the best recurring jokes and gags of all time. Even people who don’t watch the show are familiar with things like “There’s always money in the banana stand” and “I’ve made a huge mistake.” The jokes in this show are just so understated and catchy that it would’ve been crazy had they not have caught on. Thanks to Arrested Development‘s recurring jokes, pop culture has never been quite the same.

To celebrate our undying love for Arrested Development, we decided to forgo the banner (sorry, everyone) and instead put together a list of all of the gags and jokes that we think are the best ones the show’s ever done. Not only that, but we’re leaving it up to you to rank them!

How to play: Love a certain joke and think that it should be at the top of the list? Upvote it. Really hate another joke and don’t understand how it got on the list in the first place? Hit that little downward-facing arrow. Don’t care either way for some of these gags? Then you can just leave them untouched. It’s all good! We just want to know what YOU think! With everyone participating we’ll be able to build a definitive list of the best Arrested Development jokes!

So, grab your denim cut-offs and hot ham water, and maybe even do a little chicken dance to get yourself pumped up (but not with the hot ham water in your hand, please). If you’re an Arrested Development fan, you’re sure to love ranking these jokes.

(Just be careful about which arrow you hit. You don’t want to hit the wrong one and find yourself saying “I’ve made a huge mistake.”)

Are there any ‘Arrested Development’ jokes missing from the list? Add them below!

 
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