Tim Sullivan to Direct VH1’s ‘Scream Queens’ Season 2
by Marc Patterson
I’m not a huge fan of reality TV. Then again… I’m not a huge fan of television in general. Unless it’s The Office or It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia I typically pass. Strange coming from a guy who runs an entertainment blog, but such as it is. Today we learned that Tim Sullivan (2001 Maniacs) will be taking over the reigns from James Gunn for the upcoming season of Scream Queens on VH1. Now, I’ve just about admitted that I’ve never seen this show, but I think Tim may just change all that. I’m not going to bother posting the same boring press release that’s circulated to every other damn horror blog on the net. I’d rather drop you some words from the man himself. Sure beats that dry ass PR writing any day of the week…
From Tim Sullivan:
Okay, I can finally say it! YES, I have been tapped by VH-1 and Lionsgate to follow in the footsteps of my pal James Gunn and serve as “celebrity” director and judge for Season 2 of SCREAM QUEENS.
I am humbled and thrilled to be a part of the show, and am deeply grateful to James for recommending me to producers Joke Fincioen and Biagio Messina after bowing out to direct his new flick “SUPER”. I must say I was really looking forward to taking a much needed break after completing post-production on 2001 MANIACS:FIELD OF SCREAMS, but when the call came, there was no way I could say no.
I never missed an episode of SCREAM QUEENS Season 1. Finally, a reality show for horror geeks like me. At first, it was Gunn’s presence which enticed me to tune in, but it wasn’t long before I was 100% hooked. As a director, I really dug watching the process unfold. And I gotta be honest- I never thought someone as talented as first season winner Tanedra Howard would come out of “reality TV”.
Lucky man that I am, I’ve got the amazing Jamie King as my co-star. Loved her in MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D. Speaking of which, a starring role in SAW 3D is what awaits this year’s winner.
So far, it’s been nothing but a blast working with Joke and Biagio and the writers coming up with all kinds of sick challenges for the ten contestants. They have NO IDEA what’s in store for them. Time to separate those who really are serious about the craft from those who just want to be “famous”.
More than likely, I will be bringing along some cast members from 2001 MANIACS: FIELD OF SCREAMS as guest stars or celebrity judges . As SCREAM QUEENS 2 airs this summer on VH 1, it’s looking like a late summer/early fall release for the film, so folks are just gonna have to wait a little bit longer. But I promise, the way it’s turned out, it’s gonna be well worth it..
We start shooting this Sunday— talk about no rest for the wicked. Just last week I was doing ADR for MANIACS- now it’s off to that Scream Queen House on Haunted Hill.
SHOCK AND ROLL!