The It List: Carrie Underwood, Mariah Carey, Dolly Parton celebrate with holiday TV specials, David Fincher’s ‘Mank’ debuts, ‘Y&R’ soap airs 12,000th episode and the best in pop culture the week of Nov. 30, 2020
Yahoo Entertainment Staff Mon, November 30, 2020, 2:00 PM EST
The It List is Yahoo’s weekly look at the best in pop culture, including movies, music, TV, streaming, games, books, podcasts and more. During the coronavirus pandemic, when most of us are staying at home, we’re going to spotlight things you can enjoy from your couch, whether solo or in small groups, and leave out the rest. With that in mind, here are our picks for Nov. 30 – Dec. 6, including the best deals we could find for each.
STREAM IT: Mena Suvari is friends with a monster and her kid thinks she’s crazy in the new horror movie What Lies Below
Meeting your mom’s new boyfriend is never easy, but it’s even more of a challenge when said boyfriend isn’t what he seems. That’s the set-up for Braden R. Duemmler’s debut creature feature, What Lies Below, starring American Beauty’s Mena Suvari as a single mom who thinks she’s won the boyfriend lottery when she falls for the strapping John Smith (Trey Tucker). But her teenage daughter, Liberty (Ema Horvath), just knows there’s something off about the guy… if only she could prove it. Take a look at this exclusive clip to get a sense of why exactly she’s so suspicious about John — let’s just say it’s in his eyes. Duemmler’s slow-burn script does a nice job balancing ordinary domestic drama with supernatural flourishes, building to a third act that’s got several big twists up its sleeve. — Ethan Alter
What Lies Below premieres on digital and on demand Friday, Dec. 4 on FandangoNOW.
Savannah College of Art film professor Steve Stanley and his husband, shopSCAD director Joe Bush who both graduated from SCAD, live in a 1957 midcentury home in the Sylvan Terrace neighborhood of Savannah brought beautifully back to life with the help of the team at Hallett & Co. which oversaw the restoration.
Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios, has acquired the North American rights to the modern technological horror feature Bedeviled for limited theatrical release and digital distribution beginning August 11, 2017.
Bedeviled, which Luiz reviews and called “a well-crafted supernatural thriller,” tells the story of five teenagers who receive an invite to download a Siri-like application. Once they accept this app — which calls itself ‘Mister Bedevil’ — it begins to torment each of them by tapping into their worst fears. To stop this malevolent force, the teens must learn to trust and depend on each other’s wits and courage.
“We’ve created a new, charismatic horror villain, and we hope audiences will find him terrifying and lovable at the same time,” said filmmakers Abel Vang and Burlee Vang.
Co-written, and co-directed by brothers Abel Vang and Burlee Vang, Bedeviled features a cast that includes Saxon Sharbino (Alice Gorman), Mitchell Edwards (Cody Mathershed), Carson Boatman (Gavin Briggs), Victory Van Tuyl (Haley Davis), Brandon Soo Hoo (Dan Moua), Jordan Essoe (Mr. BeDevil), and Alexis G Zall (Nikki). Bedeviled was produced by Abel Vang, Burlee Vang, Leng Yang, Cheng Yang, and Kirk Roos with Executive Producers Stephen Stanley, Brad Brizendine, Fuabkuab Yang, Scott P. Barlow.