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Shannen Doherty’s Main Reason For Joining The ‘Heathers’ Reboot

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Hollywood simply can’t get enough with reboots today. Several classic films and TV series are getting revamped for the new generation. This fall, Heathers will get the small screen reboot. Trying to grab someone from the original product can be rough. One star, however, managed to make it work.

A Killer Comedy

Shannen Doherty’s acting career saw a major boost with her performance in 1988’s Heathers. The black comedy became a cult classic, and influenced several other teen comedies. Doherty’s character Heather Duke comes off innocent, but she eventually shows her true colors. This was the first major box office role for Doherty following stints on Girls Just Want to Have Fun and Night Shift.

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Return To Class?

While going through her battle with breast cancer, Doherty heard about the forthcoming TV series from her people. “I had been going through chemo and had no hair when my [team] told me, ‘They’re remaking Heathers and they wanna know if you’d be interested,’” she told Entertainment Weekly.

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A Refreshing View

Doherty had doubts about a TV adaptation working in today’s atmosphere. Things changed when she got her hands on the script. “I was blown away by how good it was, and how [new Heathers creator Jason A. Micallef] managed to be respectful to the original but also bring his own spin to it,” she said.

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Creating The Blueprint

When it comes to the original film, Doherty believes it was ahead of its time. “All of the characters were kind of jerks. Now that’s the norm, but back then we didn’t have a lot of big characters with flaws. [Original Heathers writer] Dan Waters did it with a wink, wink, nudge, nudge; Jason brings that to the new Heathers,” she said.

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A Grand Return

In the new series, Doherty will portray the role of J.D.’s deceased mother.  “Weak in some ways and strong in others, but really is just no-holds-barred and says whatever she wants. She’s a Heather,” she said. Heathers arrives on the Paramount Network on October 25 for a five night event.

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What Caused the Rift Between Caitlyn Jenner and the Kardashians

Caitlyn Jenner changed the world twice. Once in 1976 when she took home a gold medal and set records in the Montreal Olympics as Bruce Jenner, and the second time in 2015 when she came out to the world as a transgender woman. Both as Bruce and as Caitlyn, she has been heavily tied to the Kardashian family pop-culture powerhouse through her 24-year marriage to family matriarch Kris. Since introducing herself to the world as Caitlyn, though, Jenner has had a fallout with the Kardashian family – and drama ensued. Here’s how it all went down, and where they are today.

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5 Things We Don’t Want To See In Horror Films Anymore

The horror genre is arguably one of the most underrated film genres in Hollywood. Horror films have the potential to include all other genres in them and evoke all sorts of emotions from their viewers. However, films that use these five common jump scare tropes are not nearly as creative as they could be. Here's what we wish horror filmmakers...

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Five Psychological Thrillers That Are Simply Bonechiling

Psychological thrillers do more than the typical jump scare. They get into your mind with various twists and turns throughout the film. After watching one, you may not look at your neighbors the same way again, or be convinced that the person walking behind you is secretly following you. Are you ready for these five psychological thrillers?. Exam One might not...

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