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Horror Movies Are Secretly Saving Hollywood's Major Film Studios

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What do four of the six highest grossing major film studios of 2016 have in common? They each released a horror film that made enough money to compensate for another big budget box office flop on their roster. Hollywood accounting is "creative" to…
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Different Walking Dead Producers Say Violence Was NOT Toned Down After Season Seven Fan Backlash

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Last week, Horror News Network reported that The Walking Dead Executive Producer, Gale Anne Hurd, said that the level of violence in the show was toned down after fan reaction to the violent moments of Season Seven. Some fans were happy to hear about…
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Godzilla 2 to be Written and Directed by Michael Dougherty

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Horror News Network reported in October that Krampus and Trick 'r Treat director Michael Dougherty would write the next installment in the Godzilla reboot, but Variety has reported today that he will also direct Godzilla 2. Godzilla 2 will not only…

Top 10 Horror Books of 2016

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Cannibalism… murder… twisted love… revolution… confusion. These are some of the themes from some of my favorite books of 2016. Over the last year, more authors and titles have become available with new stories, characters and ways to cultivate…
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Split Finishes Number One at Weekend Box Office with $40 Million Dollar Take

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According to Variety, Split, the psychological horror thriller by M. Night Shyamalan, finished first at the box office with $40.2 million in ticket sales, exceeding industry estimates by roughly $20 million dollars. Shyamalan has become a director…
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James Cameron to Return to Terminator Franchise with Deadpool Director, Tim Miller

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Deadline has reported that the legendary James Cameron will return to the Terminator franchise with a "reboot and conclusion of one of cinema's great science fiction tales." In 2019, Cameron will regain certain rights to the franchise due to a copyright…

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Horror Movies Are Secretly Saving Hollywood's Major Film Studios

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What do four of the six highest grossing major film studios of 2016 have in common? They each released a horror film that made enough money to compensate for another big budget box office flop on their roster. Hollywood accounting is "creative" to…
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Different Walking Dead Producers Say Violence Was NOT Toned Down After Season Seven Fan Backlash

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Last week, Horror News Network reported that The Walking Dead Executive Producer, Gale Anne Hurd, said that the level of violence in the show was toned down after fan reaction to the violent moments of Season Seven. Some fans were happy to hear about…
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Godzilla 2 to be Written and Directed by Michael Dougherty

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Horror News Network reported in October that Krampus and Trick 'r Treat director Michael Dougherty would write the next installment in the Godzilla reboot, but Variety has reported today that he will also direct Godzilla 2. Godzilla 2 will not only…

Top 10 Horror Books of 2016

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Cannibalism… murder… twisted love… revolution… confusion. These are some of the themes from some of my favorite books of 2016. Over the last year, more authors and titles have become available with new stories, characters and ways to cultivate…
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Split Finishes Number One at Weekend Box Office with $40 Million Dollar Take

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According to Variety, Split, the psychological horror thriller by M. Night Shyamalan, finished first at the box office with $40.2 million in ticket sales, exceeding industry estimates by roughly $20 million dollars. Shyamalan has become a director…
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James Cameron to Return to Terminator Franchise with Deadpool Director, Tim Miller

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Deadline has reported that the legendary James Cameron will return to the Terminator franchise with a "reboot and conclusion of one of cinema's great science fiction tales." In 2019, Cameron will regain certain rights to the franchise due to a copyright…
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Sony Considering Sale of Film and TV Businesses After Difficult Year

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The New York Post has reported that Tokyo's Sony Corporation is "listening to bank pitches about a potential sale of its film and TV operations." Several sources told The Post that numerous banks have been visiting Sony offices with pitches. The article…
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Image Comics Announces New Cullen Bunn Series Regression

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Image Comics announced today that noted comic scribe, and 2016's Horror News Network's Comic Awards writer of the year, Cullen Bunn will write his first comic for the company entitled Regression. Regression is, according to the official Image Comics…
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Teaser Trailer Released For Anne Hathaway Monster Movie, Colossal

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I like Anne Hathaway and I like monsters. That makes me part of a very specific demographic that Hollywood is aiming for with Colossal, a new film where Anne Hathaway can psychically control a Pacific Rim style giant monster. If you also like Anne…
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Walking Dead Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd Says Violence Was Toned Down After Season Seven Fan Backlash

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The Walking Dead's Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd says that the level of violence was toned down after fans reacted negatively to the double skull-bashing season seven premiere.  Variety reported that Hurd spoke to the press at the NAPTE Conference…
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Taboo Episodes 1 & 2 Review and Analysis

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You never quite know what FX will come up with next. While the network's programming is inconsistent overall, it is capable of producing quality works that bring out the best in actors and filmmakers. American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson…
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New Trailer Revealed for The Belko Experiment

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Orion Pictures has released a new trailer for The Belko Experiment. The one-minute trailer gives us insight to the madness that is set inside of a locked office building where co-workers are ordered to kill or be killed. The film is written by James…
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New Annabelle 2 Promotional Image Released

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Despite its 29% score on Rotten Tomatoes and its "B" Cinemascore, Annabelle earned $256.9 million dollars worldwide on a budget of just $6.5 million. While critics noticed a tremendous dip in quality from its source material, James Wan's The Conjuring,…
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Tom Hardy's Taboo Premiere Scores 3.4 Million Viewers with Delayed Viewing

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As traditional television service becomes more and more a thing of the past, networks are looking for new ways to measure the success and profitability of their shows. Under Nielsen's "Live + 3 Day" TV ratings metric (live ratings plus delayed viewership…
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The Bye Bye Man Finishes Fifth at Weekend Box Office, Underworld: Blood Wars Slips

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The Bye Bye Man finished in fifth place at the box office for the weekend of January 13, 2017, taking in an estimated $13,378,000.  While the placement doesn't seem like much of an accomplishment, it was in fact the highest grossing new film of the weekend,…
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New Netflix Documentary, Hostage to the Devil, Reveals Details About Priest Who Inspired The Exorcist

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Netflix just added a new documentary to its library, entitled Hostage to the Devil, which explores the world of real-life exorcisms. The documentary reveals new key details about Father Malachi Martin, who was an Irish Catholic Priest, author, and professor.…
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IFC's Don't Knock Twice Enters an Already Jam Packed Winter Horror Schedule

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As recently reported by Horror News Network, January and February's release schedule is chock full of horror films.  Well, fans, get ready for one more: Don't Knock Twice.  The film stars Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica), Lucy Boynton (Sing…
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Dark Horse Comics Slayer: Repentless #1 Continues the Repentless Video Trilogy

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Heavy metal, gothic rock, and comic books have had a long history together.  Whether it is the legendary story of Kiss pouring their vials of blood into the ink vats that would produce Marvel Super Special: Kiss #1 in 1977 or the later colaboration…
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CT Cult Classics Celebrates Friday the 13th With a Killer Double Feature

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On a seasonably-chilly January night, hundreds of movie fans from across Connecticut gathered in Seymour, CT to celebrate the second-most popular date on the horror calendar:  Friday the 13th.  Connecticut Cult Classics (http://www.connecticutcultclassics.com/),…

American Horror Story is NOT Secretly About Dante's Inferno

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Know what recent movie is about Dante's Inferno? This one:   Here's how I know Inferno is about Dante's Inferno: It's called Inferno. Sandra Botticelli's Map of Hell (based on Dante's Inferno) is in it. Tom Hanks has…
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Exorcist Author William Peter Blatty Dead at 89

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Horror News Network is sad to announce the death of The Exorcist writer William Peter Blatty.  The news was announced today by collaborator and friend William Friedkin on twitter.  Friedkin directed the adaptation of Blatty's novel which was scripted…

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