The Scorned premiere delayed until Oct. 31 because of hurricanes, Halloween

The film that had its production chronicled on Kill Reality was supposed to debut last weekend. Then, it was rescheduled for this Saturday, and later for Oct. 15. Now, the premiere won’t be until Monday, Oct. 31, at 9 p.m. ET, more than a month after the original premiere date.

Why the change? Are the cast members trying to schedule last-minute auditions before their careers as “actors” officially burn up in the atmosphere? Was the movie so bad they’re replacing reality stars with CGI characters in post?

Actually, the reason is a lot simpler, and it has to do with Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and with Halloween. Script writer and producer Rob Cesternino tells reality blurred exclusively why the debut of the film has been postponed:

“The biggest reason for the delayed premiere of “The Scorned” was to capitalize on gimmick of having a Halloween premiere. Secondly, following the tragedies that happened with hurricanes, I think that E! felt the timing just wasn’t right for a horror movie premiere (especially with reality stars).”

He also writes “that there are a lot of low expectations for the movie,” which is definitely an understatement. However, he says that the film “is absolutely going to shock the world (And not in a Jonny Fairplay sort of way).”

The Scorned

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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