Sunday, June 26, 2011


MTV pimps the Monster Bandwagon with their new genre series DEATH VALLEY. You heard right! The youth-culture network takes a crack at the horror trend that is creeping the nation. And MAD MONSTER magazine is there to bring you star interviews and breaking news items right from the set of this hotly anticipated show. MTV offers this teaser:

DEATH VALLEY is a scripted horror-comedy that captures he exploits of the men and women of the Undead Task Force (UTF) - an elite branch of the LAPD that was formed in 2009 when the San Fernando Valley became overrun by zombies, vampires and werewolves. While scientists frantically search for an answer to what caused the outbreak, the UTF is responsible for eradicating the monsters, or at least containing them to the Valley. Documenting each case and paranormal encounter is a daring camera crew that is embedded with the UTF from the beginning to end of every shift.  As a result, the documentary crew becomes central to the storytelling and is as much a part of the action as the young cops and the undead they encounter. Always alternating between humor and horror, Death Valley at times borrows from the conventions of reality television creating a visual style that is a blend of follow documentary and sci-fi action. The series stars an ensemble cast including Caity Lotz (who plays “Stephanie” on MAD MEN) Tania Raymonde (who played “Alex Rousseau” on LOST) and Charlie Sanders (Funny or Die’s The Big Dog). “Death Valley” is executive produced by Austin Reading and Julie Kellman Reading for Liquid Theory. Eric Weinberg and Tim Healy will also serve as executive producers, along with MTV’s Tony DiBari.

Sounds promising, right? And if MTV's track record for producing edgy, youth-oriented programming is any indication of the quality of DEATH VALLEY, we're in for a thrilling-killing joyride!

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