NOS4A2: Ashleigh Cummings confronts a sinister vampiric soul stealer on AMC series – Interview

Ashleigh Cummings as Vic McQueen in NOS4A2 - Season 1 | ©2019 AMC/Pari Dukovic

AMC’s NOS4A2, now in its first season on Sunday nights and renewed for a second, was developed for television by Jami O’Brien from the novel by Joe Hill. The series follows Massachusetts high school student Vic McQueen, played by Ashleigh Cummings. Vic has always been good at finding lost things. When her abilities lead her to the trails of missing children, Vic discovers that her gifts are supernatural. Soon, Vic comes up against fellow “strong creative” Charlie Manx (Zachary Quinto). Manx keeps himself young by feeding on the souls of children, who he then deposits (alive but soulless) into Christmasland, […]Read On »

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Book Review: SNOWBOUND

SNOWBOUND novel by Maria Alexander | ©2019 Ghede Press

Writer: Maria Alexander Price: $13.99 Publisher: Ghede Press Publication Date: July 21, 2018 What with NOS4A2 making Christmas in July scary again on TV, this seems the ideal time to pick up Maria Alexander’s novel SNOWBOUND. This is the second in Alexander’s Yuletide trilogy, following her Bram Stoker Award-winning SNOWED. While it is advisable to read SNOWED before SNOWBOUND (and SNOWED is excellent in its own right), it’s not absolutely necessary. Alexander brings us up to speed without repeating herself. SNOWBOUND is told in the alternating first-person voices of Charity Jones, a brilliant just-out-of-high-school engineer now doing government work, and […]Read On »

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NOS4A2: Zachary Quinto goes full vampire in new AMC series – Interview

Zachary Quinto as Charlie Manx in NOS4A2 - Season 1 | ©2019 AMC/Pari Dukovic

Adapted from Joe Hill’s novel, the first season of NOS4A2, Sunday nights on AMC, deals with the growing conflict between two “creatives.” In the context of NOS4A2, a creative is someone with unusual abilities. For Charlie Manx, played by Zachary Quinto, his abilities extend from being able to suck souls from children to prolong his own life to creating the inscape of Christmasland, where the now-soulless children reside in a permanent nightmarish holiday. When Manx sees his agenda threatened by another “creative,” eighteen-year-old Vic McQueen (Ashley Cummings), he tries to destroy her. Along the way, Manx goes from appearing to […]Read On »

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NOS4A2: Executive producer and showrunner Jami O’Brien on new horror series – Interview

Ashleigh Cummings as Vic McQueen, Zachary Quinto as Charlie Manx in NOS4A2 - Season 1 Key Art | ©2019 AMC

Based on the best-selling novel by Joe Hill, AMC’s horror/fantasy series NOS4A2 premieres on Sunday, June 2. The title is taken from the license plate on a vintage Rolls-Royce Wraith owned by Charlie Manx, who is played by Zachary Quinto. Charlie isn’t a nosferatu, or vampire, in the traditional sense. Instead, Charlie is an immortal who keeps himself young by feeding on the souls of children, who he keeps in a secret place he calls Christmasland. Charlie finds himself challenged by Vic McQueen, played by Ashleigh Cummings, a young woman with some unusual abilities of her own. Executive producer Jami […]Read On »

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