Hack/Slash: Son of Samhain #1 Review

By Christine Caprilozzi


Hack/Slash: Son of Samhain #1 Review 


Writer: Michael Moreci & Steve Seeley

Artist: Emilio Laiso 

Publisher: Image

Release Date: July 2, 2014

Rating: 7 out of 10

Synopsis: When a mysterious cult of monsters arises, Cassie is forced to return to the life she thought she’d left behind. Coupled with a new partner and faced with enemies unlike any she has battled before, Cassie must confront the darkness in the world—and in her own life—in new ways. The agents of evil never rest; unfortunately for them, neither does Cassie Hack.  read more

Horror TV Guide 7/1 – 7/3

Hello fiends! I hope that your televisions have been chock full of horror lately and I hope that the main reason has been our new guide! Below is what you can find on the tube this week from midnight tonight through Thursday.

You’ll note some yellow text in the guide below; I’m using that to call out any marathons that I can find.


Happy watching!


We’ll see you on Thursday with the weekend schedule!


Stay gory my friends,

DVD & Blu-ray Releases: July 1, 2014

By: Sean Brickley

We have another decent lineup of movies releasing this week, fiends.  The biggest names of the week include the Blu-ray releases of horror classic Cannibal Holocaust and 1983’s The Final Terror.  In addition to the 13 movies releasingthis week, there are also 4 collections.  Pleasant viewing, guys and ghouls!


Afflicted (2014)


DVD, Blu-ray

Notable Names:

Baya Rehaz, Derek Lee, Clif Prowse, Michael Gill, Zachary Gray

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This terrifying horror thriller follows two best friends who set out on the trip of a lifetime around the world. Their journey, documented every step of the way, soon takes a dark and unexpected turn after an encounter with a beautiful woman in Paris leaves one of them mysteriously afflicted. Winner: Best Picture (Horror), Best Screenplay (Horror), Best Director (Horror) at Fantastic Fest, and recipient of awards of recognition from the Toronto International Film Festival and the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival. Afflicted is one of the most suspenseful and original action horror debuts in a generation. read more

Vampirella Vol.2 #2 preview

Dynamite Entertainment has provided us a preview of the new Vampirella comic.

Continuing Dynamite’s celebration of Vampirella’s 45th anniversary! Upon learning of Vampirella being marked as a vessel for Lady Umbra, Demon Queen of the Shadows, her contacts in Cestus Dei label her a threat and send an elite hit-squad of monster-killers–the Mallus Maleficarum, aka the Witch-Hammer–lead by the implacable Father Nicodemus, to dispose of her. With her world abruptly turned upside down, Vampirella finds herself unexpectedly allied with the strangest bedfellow imaginable. read more

The Twilight Zone #6 preview

Dynamite Entertainment has provided us a preview of the new The Twilight Zone comic.

Diana Clark has discovered she can see the future. There’s a lot to be said for that power. A lot of ways you can make money. A lot of ways to protect yourself from harm. But when one of those visions involves a mushroom cloud rising over the city, Diana must choose between saving her own life, and risking it all to save millions.

32 pages
July 2

Written by J. Michael Straczynski
Art by Guiu Vilanova
Cover by Francesco Francavilla read more

Chaos #3 preview

Dynamite Entertainment has provided us a preview of the new Chaos comic.

While the Chosen are under siege by zombie biker gang, Homicide and the Dead Onez, Evil Ernie makes his way to St. Louis in search of a man who may the key to Armageddon!

32 pages
July 2

Written by Tim Seeley
Art by Mirka Andolfo
Covers by Emanuela Lupacchino, Tim Seeley and Nei Ruffino









Madame Frankenstein #3 preview

Image Comics has provided us a preview of the new Madame Frankenstein comic.

The secret history of the mad scientist and his monster is revealed. Find out what Courtney did to inspire Vincent to steal her dead body and give her new life. Also, we uncover the childhood transgressions that have made Henry so determined to expose his former friend.

32 pages
July 2

Written by Jamie S. Rich
Art by Megan Levens
Cover by Joelle Jones








Nailbiter #3 preview

Image Comics has provided us a preview of the new Nailbiter comic.

As the morgue continues to fill with new dead bodies, the citizens of Buckaroo violently demand that Sheriff Crane and Officer Finch arrest the Nailbiter. But in a town full of killers…anyone could be a suspect.

32 pages
July 2

Written by Joshua Williamson
Art by Mike Henderson






Aliens M577 Armored Personnel Carrier Vehicle Replica Coming in July

The first time in a large-scale format, this intricately detailed Aliens APC is in glorious 1:18 scale, measuring a very impressive 20-inches long. Using the original blueprints as reference, no detail has been spared in making this the most accurate recreation possible. The Aliens M577 Armored Personnel Carrier Vehicle Replica features moveable gun turrets and rotating wheels, and is authentically weathered for added realism. It’s complete with a separate Aliens-themed display base designed to replicate the floor tiles of the U.S.S. Sulaco. Limited to just 1,000 pieces worldwide, this museum-quality scale model is constructed from heavyweight polystone and hand painted in the finest detail. read more

HNN’s Weekly Recap: Our Top Stories From June 22nd – June 28th

These are Horror News Network’s most read stories from June 22nd through June 28th.


Hack/Slash: Son of Samhain #1 preview

Image Comics has provided us a preview of the new Hack/Slash: Son of Samhain comic.

Clive Barker’s Nightbreed #2 preview

BOOM! Studios has provided us a preview of the new Clive Barkers Nightbreed comic.

Purgatori in September

Spinning out of Dynamite’s best-selling Chaos! Universe, Purgatori flies like a vampire bat out of hell…

Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Helsing #3 preview

Zenescope Entertainment has provided us a preview of the new Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Helsing comic…

Angel & Faith Season 10 #4 preview

Dark Horse Comics has provided us a preview of the new Angel & Faith Season 10 comic. read more