Elvira: Mistress of the Dark Will Guide Players Through Call of Duty: Attack of the Radioactive Thing!

In a classic example of “two-things-you-never-thought-you’d-hear-in-the-same-sentence-category”, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (Cassandra Peterson) will serve as a helpful guide to players in the upcoming DLC (down-loadable content) map pack adventure Attack of the Radioactive Thing! which is included in the third Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare DLC supplement entitled Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Absolution.  

According to an official release from Activision, “The map pack features four new, diverse multiplayer maps, and a new zombies co-op experience called Attack of the Radioactive Thing!, set in a ‘50s era beach town where a government science experiment has gone horribly wrong…Additionally, horror movie icon Elvira, played with voice and likeness by Cassandra Peterson (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Elvira’s Movie Macabre), will help players survive and give them gameplay tips and side quests with her unique Elvira style.” read more

First ‘Polaroid’ Trailer Released

The first trailer for the late August horror film Polaroid has just been released.

In the Horror News Network’s Summer Horror Movie Preview, we discussed the origins of the the film, which is actually a remake of sorts, explaining that the film “…started as a 25 minute short film by Norwegian director Lars Klevberg (who is also on board for the American re-make/extension). Critics raved about the short film, and Variety described the new film as “the story of a high school loner, Bird Fitcher, who stumbles upon a vintage Polaroid camera tainted with a dark secret. She soon discovers the camera’s special power: those who have their picture taken are destined to have a tragic fate.”  If this sounds a bit like a new take on The Ring concept, you’re not alone.” read more

Alice Braga Joins Cast of ‘New Mutants’

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Alice Braga has been added to Josh Boone’s upcoming horror film, New Mutants. The actress is set to play Dr. Cecilia Reyes, a medical doctor whose latent mutant power awakens.

Braga is known to genre fans for her roles in I am Legend and Predators. The Brazilian-born actress currently stars in USA’s Queen of the South.

Rosario Dawson was previously cast in the role of Reyes, but she is no longer involved in the project.

Braga joins the previously announced Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga and Anya Taylor-Joy. read more

New Red Band Trailer Released for Cult of Chucky

Move over Annabelle, because Chucky is back in town and he’s ready to take back his horror-movie throne as Hollywood’s most sinister doll.  IGN, through their official YouTube account, have released a red-band trailer for the upcoming sequel in the Child’s Play franchise entitled Cult of Chucky.  Following up on 2013’s surprisingly decent entry Curse of Chucky, Cult is director Don Mancini and Universal 1440 Entertainment’s latest attempt to keep the original Chucky lineage (and spirit) going without having to reboot the entire franchise.  Judging by the trailer, the general campiness and humor from earlier films in the series such as Bride of Chucky and Seed of Chucky are gone and the more serious, dark one set forth in the original film is back.  That is until you see the Chucky doll throw up the middle finger defiantly. read more

Gillian Anderson Responds to News of All-Male Writers Room for Next Season of ‘The X-Files’

In the entertainment industry, it seems that sometimes the more things change, the more they stay the same! In the same summer where Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman became the highest-grossing live action film to be directed by a woman and Sofia Coppola became the second woman ever to win “Best Director” at Cannes Film Festival, The Washington Post just reported that the writers room for the upcoming season of Fox’s The X-Files consists entirely of male writers.

This isn’t the first time that the show has been associated with gender inequity. When The X-Files first returned to the airwaves in 2016, Gillian Anderson revealed that she had initially been offered half of what her male co-star, David Duchovny was offered to return to the series. Fortunately, The Hollywood Reporter reports that Anderson and Duchovny ultimately earned equal pay for the event series after concluding negotiations.  read more

New Trailer for Netflix’s ‘Death Note’ Adaptation Released

Netflix released a new (and probably final) trailer today for their highly anticipated manga adaptation Death Note. 

The film was directed by Adam Wingard, known best for recent horror hits You’re Next and the Guest (and less known for the recent Blair Witch remake disaster.)  Wingard was also recently named as the director for the upcoming Godzilla vs.  Kong film, due out in May of 2020.  The script for Death Note was written by Charley & Vlas Parlapanides (Immortals) and Jeremy Slater (Fox’s The Exorcist). read more

Rob Lowe Describes His Encounter with Bigfoot to Promote A&E’s ‘The Lowe Files’

It’s been an interesting month for otherworldly celebrity encounters! We learned last week that Kurt Russell reported witnessing the Pheonix Lights UFO sighting while piloting a plane in 1997. And now, Rob Lowe is sharing a recent encounter he had with Bigfoot to promote his upcoming show one A&E called The Lowe Files!

The new show features Lowe and his sons travelling this great world of ours in search of creatures like ghosts, aliens, urban legends, and anything in between. Based on his recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, it sounds like his encounter with Bigfoot had the greatest impact. Here’s how he says it went down: read more

‘Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen’ Director Neil Marshall Promises R-Rated Content and Traditional Special Effects

Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, The Descent) recently spoke to fellow horror director Mick Garris on his podcast (Post Mortem with Mick Garris) about his career in film and television and also revealed some exciting news about his upcoming film, Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen.

Garris asked Marshall about the R-rating and if he was going to be “…allowed to be more extreme” to which the director replied, “We’ve been granted permission to do it R-rated, which for me is just like taking the cuffs off.”  While Marshall did state that he is going to exercise some restraint, and that he was “…not going to force it to be R-rated”, he did follow-up on his initial comments, saying that “…obviously, the success of things like Deadpool and Logan have not hurt that cause. But, also, when you go back the original material, it is kind of bloody, so I’m going to embrace that.” read more

“The Conjuring 3” Gets a Writer; also Brings Back James Wan

As reported by Deadline, New Line Cinema has hired David Leslie Johnson to write the third installment of the hugely popular Conjuring series. Also reportedly back is James Wan, who directed the first two films. James is expected to leave the directing to someone else this time around and will just be a producer.

David Leslie Johnson should be no stranger to horror fans as he co-wrote The Conjuring 2 and also wrote 2009’s Orphan and a few episodes of a little-known show called The Walking Dead. Wan and Johnson just finished working together on the upcoming DC Comics film Aquaman which Wan is directing and Johnson was brought in to help re-write. read more

Kevin Bacon to Star in and Produce 8 Episode ‘Tremors’ Television Series for Syfy

Kevin Bacon has been talking about wanting to return to the world of Tremors in the form of a television series for over a year. Based on his recent, comments it sounds like this dream will soon become reality! He recently told Screen that Syfy has ordered a pilot episode for a planned eight episode series to be produced by Bacon and Jason Blum (InsidiousSplitWhiplash). 

Here’s what Bacon had to say about the development:

“We are going to do a pilot for Syfy… It’s the only character I’ve ever played that I was interested in exploring 25 years later. It is a really good movie… I don’t go back and watch my movies but because we were doing this one, I had to go back and look at it. It’s just the idea of this loser who is living a very ordinary life and has an extraordinary experience with these monsters and becomes, for a moment, a hero.” read more