‘Ghost Adventures: Graveyard of the Pacific’ and ‘Ghost Adventures Live’ Anchor Travel Channel’s ‘Ghostober’ Event

Anyone who is a fan of reality-based paranormal programming is certainly familiar with the Travel Channel’s long-running (ten years and counting!) Ghost Adventures series, and as usual, the frenetic team of investigators will return with a new four-part series entitled Graveyard of the Pacific and their annual live adventure on Halloween night!

Premiering on Saturday, October 6 a 9 p.m., Ghost Adventures: Graveyard of the Pacific features lead investigator Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley as they head to “…a treacherous nautical region within the Pacific Northwest where the freshwater of the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. Here, darkness plagues both land and sea – the ocean has claimed thousands of shipwrecks and countless lives, while unexplained deaths, diseases, fires and murders have impacted areas around the shoreline. The investigation takes the team to multiple haunted locations – from the underground tunnels weaving beneath the city of Astoria, Oregon, and the port city’s Norblad Hostel to the Fort Stevens Military Base outside of town where dangerous entities are believed to haunt various sites.” read more

‘October Faction’ Coming to Netflix

Variety is reporting that the IDW horror comic series October Faction is being developed for a Netflix series. Based on the comic created by the Horror Comic Award winning Steve Niles, best known to fans of the genre for his modern day vampire classic 30 Days of Night, and artist Damien Worm, the series will be directed by Damien Kindler (Sanctuary, Krypton), along with Megan Follows and David Frazee.

The Netflix series will follow along the lines of the comic bringing the macabre tale of the Allan family to life. Centering around Fred and Deloris  Allan, the journey starts with this retired ghost hunting couple, moving with their children,  Vivian and Geoff to upstate New York following the death of Fred’s father.  Although it appears they will be adjusting to a quiet small town, the façade soon drops to draw the family back into the world of demon hunting. read more

Untitled ‘Annabelle’ Sequel Adds Mckenna Grace

According to Deadline, Mckenna Grace has signed on to play Judy, the young daughter of Ed and Lorraine Warren in the upcoming Annabelle sequel. The third film in the Annabelle franchise is said to focus on the interaction between the evil doll and Judy.

Gary Dauberman (IT) will write and make his directorial debut on the project with Peter Safran and James Wan producing. The untitled project marks the sixth film in The Conjuring Universe, which has been a massive box office success, grossing more than $1.5 billion worldwide. read more

Jennifer Beals Joins ‘Swamp Thing’

According to Deadline, Jennifer Beals is the latest actress to enter the bog and join the Swamp Thing series. Beals will play Sheriff Lucilia Cable, who is described as “tough as nails and pragmatic whose fierce devotion to her son, Matt, is rivaled only by her sworn duty to serve and protect the town of Marais.”

Earlier this month we announced that Derek Mears, best known to horror fans for his role in the 2009 remake of Friday the 13th, will be portraying the titular character, Swamp Thing. Crystal Reed signed on to play the female lead in the series, Abby Arcane while Maria Sten joined the cast as Liz Tremayne. read more

Halloween Series Producer Talks Possible Television Series

In 2016 Halloween series producer Malek Akkad’s company Trancas International Films was reported to be developing a television series based on the slasher films, and now Akkad said it is still in the works.

According to Akkad, the TV series has actually been in development for much longer than the early reports.

“You know, it’s something that we’ve had for a long time and I definitely want to see it done,” Akkad said. “When we started doing it… this was in development about a decade ago. At the time, I think the thought was we don’t want to cannibalize the theatrical. Let’s keep it as a theatrical event movie. If that starts flowing down, we would address TV. Nowadays, we all know, TV is pulling out ahead of theatrical in a way that surprised everybody, certainly me.” read more

‘Hellboy’ Release Date Pushed Back to Spring of 2019

Lionsgate/Summit’s Hellboy has been pushed back to April 12th according to a report from Deadline. The film marks the third live-action installment in the series which is based on the comic book by Mike Mignola.

Neil Marshall (Dog Soldiers, The Descent) will direct the film which stars David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane and Sasha Lane. Harbour will step into the role of Hellboy, a powerful demon who works for the government organization Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense (BPRD).

The project, which was written by Mike Mignola and Andrew Cosby was originally set to be a follow-up to 2008’s Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Guillermo del Toro opted out of the project stating that he preferred to direct his own script. Ron Perlman decided not to return to the series if del Toro was not involved. read more

Release Date Announced for ‘Happy Death Day 2U’

Valentine’s Day will be very bloody in 2019 thanks to Universal and Blumhouse as Deadline is reporting that Happy Death Day 2U is set to premiere on February 14, 2019.

Back in May we reported that actors Jessica Rothe and Israel Broussard would reprise their roles in the horror sequel with Christopher Landon returning to the director’s chair.

Happy Death Day was released on October 13, 2017 with a budget of just $4.6 million. The film received generally positive reviews and became known as the horror version of Groundhog Day. Happy Death Day was the ultimate “cherry on top” of 2017 for Blumhouse as it raked in $122.6 million at the box office. Previous hits in 2017 for Blumhouse included the award-winning Get Out and Split. read more

‘American Horror Story: Apocalypse’ Episodes 1 & 2: The Horror News Network Review

Season Nine of FX’s American Horror Story is upon us, and the apocalypse has never looked so dreary! Trading in cavernous asylums, gothic mansions, and backwoods freak shows for a claustrophobic candle-lit labyrinth, the series heads in a different direction while still promising a glimpse or two at the past. The season opens with the always-incredible Billy Eichner running through the streets of L.A. as if he’s hosting a segment of Billy on the Street. It turns out that mankind has finally triggered the end times, and everyone must fend for themselves. That is, everyone but the ultra-rich and those with impeccable DNA. In a scene that looks like it would feel right at home in an episode of Tim and Eric’s Bedtime Stories, a mysterious group arrives at a family’s doorstep and demands to take one of their boys to save him from the nuclear fallout. So series newcomer Kyle Allen’s character, Timothy Campbell, is whisked away to a mysterious compound while his family probably contemplates if they even need to respond to his UCLA acceptance letter that just came in the mail. The first episode sets up the premise of the season quickly, and before we know it we’re right in the middle of all the action- which takes place in a Bauhaus-inspired shelter run by a mysterious group called The Cooperative. What follows is what can best be described as an “acquired taste,” as viewers are- for better or for worse- quickly drawn into the typical trappings of the franchise. read more

‘Halloween Baking Championship’ and ‘Halloween Wars’ Return to Food Network

Food Network is well known for their hunger-inducing programming year round, but those who love Halloween and sweets will be happy to hear that Halloween Baking Championship and Halloween Wars will both return this season, and will also be joined by “… five sensational specials capturing the Halloween spirit for over 20 hours of thematic holiday programming.”

According to the official press release, Halloween Baking Championship returns on Monday, September 24 at 9 pm, and will again be hosted by John Henson (Talk Soup), along with expert judges Carla Hall, Lorraine Pascale, and Zac Young.  Eight bakers with a penchant for the ghoulish will “… show off their creepiest, scariest skills over six episodes with bone-chilling challenges.” The winner of Halloween Baking Championship will walk away with the $25,000 grand prize (and the envious glances of their fellow competitors). read more

First Photo of Chucky from ‘Child’s Play’ Remake Revealed

Entertainment Weekly has landed the first official photo of Chucky from the Child’s Play remake. From what we can see, the doll looks pretty similar to the one used in the 1988 version of Child’s Play.

Lars Klevberg (Polaroid) is set to direct the film which is written by Tyler Burton Smith.  IT producer Seth Grahame-Smith is overseeing the Vancouver shoot with his producing partner David Katzenberg.

Aubrey Plaza leads the cast as Karen Barclay, Gabriel Bateman has the role of Andy Barclay and Brian Tyree Henry will play Detective Mike Norris. read more