Gillian Anderson Confirms Departure from ‘The X-Files’ After Season 11

If the truth is still out there after Season Eleven of Fox’s The X-Files airs, Gillian Anderson won’t be around to locate it! The actress- who has played Dana Scully since the show premiered in 1993- recently told TV Insider that the upcoming event series will be her last.

Anderson first suggested that she may exit the popular series during a Q&A at New York Comic Con this October. Her newest statement to TV Insider is even more definitive:

“I’ve said from the beginning this is it for me. I was a bit surprised by people’s [shocked] reaction to my announcement…because my understanding was that this was a single season.” read more

Horror News Network’s 2017 Horror Comic Awards: Best Artist

Horror News Network is proud to present 2017’s Best Artist award to Tomm Coker.

Tomm Coker’s art stood out this year in 2017’s Best Limited Series, The Black Monday Murders, and Coker proved to be the perfect partner for Jonathan Hickman’s nightmare-noir take on an occult conspiracy.  Coker’s photo-realistic art style captured the human terror and he also got to apply his skills to a number of demonic characters in this year’s “Unionized Labor” story arc. read more

Horror News Network’s 2017 Horror Comic Awards: Best Mini-Series (Non-Monthly Title)

Horror News Network’s top mini-series (non-monthly title) for 2017 is Image Comics’ occult conspiracy title The Black Monday Murders.

This is the second year in a row that The Black Monday Murders has taken the Best Limited Series prize, and with good reason, as it is one of the smartest, layered stories being produced in the medium today.  Written by Jonathan Hickman with art by Tomm Coker, The Black Monday Murders is “an elaborate story involving clandestine banking cartels, Russian vampires, Black popes, magical one-percenters, and more oddities in a world that resembles our own a little too much.”  read more

Top 17 Horror Films of 2017

So here we are at the end of another fun-filled year of blood and gore and it’s time to wrap up by giving you my top 17 films of 2017. So many awesome movies came out this year that I literally started this list with nearly 40 titles before eventually whittling it down to a final 17. My sincere hope is that you haven’t seen some of these films and that I can help bring some disturbing, and maybe even humorous, cinema to you life. Enjoy.

Oh yeah, and this list is in no particular order. Other than the one that I mention below as probably my favorite of the year, the order is totally random (yet partially alphabetical). read more

Horror News Network’s Comic Awards 2017: Best Cover

Horror News Network’s Award for Best Cover of 2017 has been awarded to Titan Comics’ Hookjaw #5 (Nick Percival Cover).

Percival’s cover art captures the best aspects of the relaunch of the controversial Action weekly series from the 1970’s, with the titular shark ready to chomp a helpless victim, while a fellow diver looks on in horror.  Percival, an artist who has worked for nearly ever comic book publisher as well as Wizards of the West Coast and multiple video game designers, produced more than a dozen excellent covers for the U.K. company in 2017.  His cover for Hookjaw #5 stands out due to his distinct style of painting, and like classic Tales from the Crypt and Creepy covers, it is the type of cover that immediately draws the eye of the horror fan browsing the racks of their local comic shop. read more

Netflix Releases Suspenseful New Trailer for ‘The Open House’

Netflix will be debuting an original film entitled The Open House in just a few short weeks. The thriller will star Dylan Minnettee of 13 Reasons Why fame. Borrowing many of the classic tropes of “old dark house” storytelling, the movie focuses on a boy and his mother who experience unusual occurrences shortly after putting their house on the market and holding… you guessed it… an open house! Perhaps, if the movie is successful, the popular streaming studio can develop a sequel entitled The Home Inspection (about routine radon testing gone wrong), and round out the trilogy with The Mortgage: Predatory Lending! read more

Horror News Network’s Comic Awards 2017: Best Anthology

Horror News Network’s Award for Best Horror Anthology of 2017 goes to John Carpenter’s Tales for a HalloweeNight Volume 3.

John Carpenter’s Tales for a HalloweeNight Volume Three (published by Storm King Productions-the official home of Carpenter properties and run by his wife and producer Sandy King) follows the format of previous editions in the series, bringing together traditional names from the world of comics, in addition to those whose primary experience has been in Hollywood. read more

Horror News Network’s 2017 Comic Awards: Len Wein Named Horror Comic Honoree of the Year

Horror News Network is proud to honor Len Wein as this year’s Horror Comic Award Honoree.

The world of comics lost another giant when Len Wein passed away in September of this year.   Wein was not only responsible for the creation of Wolverine in the seminal Incredible Hulk #181 (along with the late Herb Trimpe), but he also wrote the adventures of “the Green Goliath” for five consecutive years in the 1970’s, one of the longest tenures on the title by any writer to date.

And speaking of “green”, Wein was also responsible for the creation of one of the greatest horror characters in the history of comics: The Swamp Thing.  Wein and artist Bernie Wrightson captured the attention of all horror comic fans in House of Secrets #92 (1971) which introduced Dr. Alec Holland and his more famous mossy alter-ego to the world.  Due to the “muck monster’s” immediate popularity with fans, Swamp Thing soon earned his own series, running for a total of 24 issues (with Wein scripting the first 13 issues). read more

Happy Holidays From All of us at Horror News Network

From all of us here at Horror News Network, we wish you, your friends, and your families the best of times this holiday season.

We look forward to serving you in 2018! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Guillermo del Toro Says He Once Saw a ‘Horribly Designed’ UFO in Guadalajara

This Christmas, writer/director Guillermo del Toro reminds us that it may not just be Santa flying up there in the winter skies! While promoting his excellent new film, The Shape of Water, del Toro revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that his experiences with creepy crawlies aren’t contained to his work on famous horror and science fiction movies.

When he was a younger man, del Toro says that he and a friend of his encountered a real-life UFO. Unfortunately, the spacecraft wasn’t as impressive as the mechs of Pacific Rim. Here’s how Guillermo tells it: read more