John Kassir- the unforgettable voice actor behind the infamous Crypt Keeper of HBO’s classic anthology series, Tales from the Crypt– kicked off this weekend’s ComiCONN at Foxwoods Resort Casino with an engaging panel about his storied career. Veteran Altered Reality Entertainment panel interviewer/host Lisa asked Kassir about the various highlights of his career, and fans were given the opportunity to ask several questions of their own. Horror News Network covered the event to bring you all of the gory details!
Good news hit the internets today for American Horror Story fans who can’t wait for the upcoming Murder House/Coven crossover: we’ll still be sporting our summer tans by the time the first episode airs!
Accompanied by the ominous statement, “Not long now.”, the official American Horror Story Facebook page revealed that Season Eight will premiere on September 12th, 2018:
The two new additions to Universal Studio Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights line-up is sure to please mainstream horror fans, as well as those looking for something a bit more unusual. Two scare zones based on Revenge of Chucky and Killer Klowns from Outer Space will join the already announced Stranger Things and Trick ‘r Treat at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights to continue the 80s theme for the event.
According to the official press release, the Chucky zone will feature a “…festival of toys, Chucky has twisted these playthings into new nightmares. Chucky himself rules this zone as he commands his minions to carve up some horror. This scare zone will be a tortuous delight to behold as he dishes out some revenge personally.” read more
Fresh off of his unorthodox portrayal of The Joker in 2016’s Suicide Squad, Oscar winner Jared Leto is going back to the comic book well once again. Leto has signed on to tackle the role of Spider-Man villain/anti-hero Morbius in the upcoming Sony film of the same name. This film is Sony’s latest attempt to spin-off of Spidey’s popularity with a feature film based on a secondary character. The studio teamed up with Marvel Comics earlier this year with the release of the Tom Hardy vehicle Venom. read more
Mandy, one of the most shocking selections of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, has released its first trailer.
Directed and written by Panos Cosmatos with co-writer Aaron Stewart-Ahn, Mandy is one of the last films scored by Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson who died on February 9, 2018 due to unknown causes.
The film stars Nicolas Cage, known for his 1995 Oscar-winning performance in Leaving Las Vegas and other supernatural roles such as Ghost Rider and Drive Angry. Andrea Riseborough, known for her performances in Oblivion, Birdman and TV’s Waco, plays the titular character Mandy. read more
Dark Horse Comics has a long tradition of horror comics and the latest entry into their large library of titles is Nick Keller and Conor Nolan’s Bedtime Games. Just as the first issue in the four part mini-series hits the stands, the creators revealed many of their inspirations for the series as well as how the story came together.
Horror News Network: Why do horror stories lend themselves to tales of adolescence and the transition to adulthood?
Nick Keller: In my opinion, the best horror stories are about the unknown. And for an adolescent, there’s just so much you don’t know at the age. For this book, I wanted to take the horrors of childhood — things that are rarely shown, but most people go through at one point in their lives — and see how it would affect our characters. One of our main leads Owen learns a few months before our story starts that his younger brother has brain cancer. This is awful news at any age, but even worse on the heels of seventeen. No one can be prepared for something like this, but I think it molds a person in their early years. read more
The critical reaction to Jurassic World:Fallen Kingdom is mixed as mixed can be. Sitting at exactly 50% on Rotten Tomatoes, the movie teeters precisely at the threshold of being perfectly indecisive. The film seems to have satisfied fans and moviegoers slightly better (as the big blockbusters usually do), given its A- Cinemascore and user ratings in the mid 60s on Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb; but none of these scores are the kinds of numbers Universal would like to see on a movie whose predecessor made over $1.6 billion at the global box office in 2015. read more
According to the official press release, Shudder (the former cable horror channel and current streaming service) is planning to unleash former MonsterVision host Joe Bob Briggs in the form of a 24 hour movie marathon starting on Friday July 13 at 9:00 p.m.
The special, entitled The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs, will be chock full of trashy horror films, as well as Briggs’ patented sense of humor and encyclopedic knowledge base about these “drive-in” staples. The host will screen at least 13 films in total, including Sleepaway Camp, Tourist Trap, and Basket Case among others. read more
Sad that Free Comic Book Day is almost a year away? Do you love comic books and Halloween in equal parts? Turn that frown upside down and get out your vintage Ben Cooper Hulk mask, because the titles and t-shirt design for the Halloween ComicFest have been revealed! This year will mark the eighth anniversary for Halloween ComicFest (HCF) and the event will feature 34 free comic book titles. The event will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at participating comic stores across the nation. read more
Today 20th Century Fox has released the much-anticipated red band trailer for Shane Black’s upcoming film The Predator. The trailer which is over two minutes, is packed with action as we see a predator take on humans and even another predator.
The movie is described as:
From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home. The universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race. read more