‘Mammon’s’ Michael Hague: The Horror News Network Interview

Michael Hague is well-known for his classic children’s fantasy books, having illustrated such classics such as The Wind in the Willows, The Wizard of OzThe Hobbit as well as treasuries of mythical creatures such as dragons and fairies.   His distinct and realistic style is instantly recognizable and has entertained generations of young fans.

Hague is trying something a little bit different this time around with a much more mature graphic novel steeped in vampire lore entitled Mammon from Dark Horse Comics.  We got a chance to discuss his new work and the classic artwork he is known for in the exclusive interview. read more

Del Toro Casts ‘Breaking Bad’ Alum Norris in ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’

Looks like Guillermo del Toro will be dipping into the Breaking Bad talent pool for his latest project.  Del Toro has reportedly cast Dean Norris, who played Walter White’s brother-in-law (and main antagonist) Hank on the hit AMC show, for his upcoming film Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.  Somewhere Jesse Pinkman is smiling.

Norris is the latest, and most well-known, addition to the film’s cast.  Since Breaking Bad ended its wildly successful run, Norris has gone on to appear in big-budget films such as Fist Fight (2017) and the Death Wish remake (2018).  Joining him in yet-unknown roles are Zoe Margaret Colletti (Annie) and Michael Garza (Wayward Pines) among others.  Spanish actor Javier Botet, who played significant roles in horror genre hits like Slender Man, The Conjuring 2, and IT, will also join the cast in some on-screen capacity.  André Øvredal (The Autopsy of Jane Doe) is attached to direct. read more

Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights Offers ‘Stranger Things’ Inspired Treats

If you will be attending Universal Orlando or Universal Hollywood’s annual Halloween Horror Nights this year, you will not only be able to walk through a house inspired by Stranger Things, you’ll also be able to indulge in some sugary treats that are guaranteed to turn your taste buds “upside down”.

Attendees will have many snacks and drinks to choose from including over five different desserts that naturally feature waffles including a Strawberry Shortcake waffle, a Bananas Foster waffles, a “triple decker extravaganza” (three waffles stacked to the ceiling filled with whipped cream and candy), fudge-dipped waffles on a stick, and a waffle ice cream pocket sundae. read more

Turner Classic Movies is Unearthing Vintage Horror Films This Halloween

Turner Classic Movies is well-known for its stellar line-up of vintage and more recent horror films every October, and this year is no exemption with yet another strong cinematic line-up beginning on October 3.

TCM begins with a classic Tod Browning /Lon Chaney collaboration, The Unknown (1927) and finishes with the original adaptation of I Am Legend in the form of the Vincent Price film, The Last Man on Earth (1964).  In-between, get ready to stay up late for some classic Universal Monster action, Hammer Horror gems, and some modern films for good measure such as Wes Craven’s Deadly Friend  and Oliver Stone’s The Hand.  The original The Walking Dead film (1936) will also air on October 17 (starring Boris Karloff instead of a bunch of greasy loners and tough guys; hopefully people who have AMC’s The Walking Dead on their DVR recording list will also get a surprise with this very different take on zombies). read more

40th Anniversary Restored & Remastered Edition of ‘Halloween’ to Arrive in Theaters This September

Fans are on the edge of their seats waiting for the October 19th release of the highly anticipated Halloween sequel starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle… but CineLife Entertainment just announced a new project that’s sure to help make the wait much more tolerable! Starting on September 27th, 2018, fans can watch John Carpenter’s Halloween on the big screen in an all new 40th anniversary restored and remastered edition of the film!

The Hollywood Reporter has attained a press release from CineLife, detailing their partnership with Compass International Pictures, and Trancas International Films to bring the 1978 classic to select theaters worldwide. Even better, the restoration and remastering of the classic film has been, “created under the supervision of original cinematographer Dean Cundey”! Movie buffs know that Cundey has contributed to some of the most visually impressive films of all time in his storied career, including Jurassic Park, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Big Trouble in Little China, and Back to the Future Part II and III. read more

Derek Mears Cast as Swamp Thing in the Upcoming DC Universe Television Series

Derek Mears is no stranger to monster roles, having played Jason Voorhees (in the 2009 Friday the 13th reboot), a Predator, and many other aliens and creatures of the night over the course of his career.  Well, it’s time to add another to Mear’s extensive menagerie, as the over-sized actor just landed a plumb role as the title character in DC Universe’s upcoming Swamp Thing television series.

Splash Report broke the news earlier today and they also added that while Mears will play Swamp Thing (in a practical effects suit nonetheless) he will not be portraying the soul of the monster, Dr. Alec Holland.  At this time it is not clear who will play Holland, or how they will incorporate the performances of both the monster and his human (or plant) soul. read more

AMC Debuts ‘The Walking Dead Season Nine: Rick Grimes’ Final Episodes’ Trailer

It’s no surprise that Andrew Lincoln’s final performance as Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead will be featured in the upcoming season. Now that the cat’s out of the bag, AMC is using the news to help with advertising Season Nine of the long-running zombie television series. Introducing: the “Rick Grimes’ Final Episodes” trailer… a “new” clip which is essentially a previously released trailer with a couple of key edits. The footage is all the same as what can be found in the original SDCC 2018 trailer, but this time around the music is a little different and the volume of the mysterious whispering has been raised now that we know who has been cast as the new villains… The Whisperers. You can watch the new edit below: read more

The Tenth Annual Knoxville Horror Film Festival is Set to Melt Faces!

Just in time for Halloween, the Knoxville Horror Fest will be rolling out it’s tenth annual weekend of fears on October 18th through October 21st. Screening alongside legendary films like Fulci’s Zombie (a new 4K restoration) and Lustig’s Maniac (also a new 4K restoration) are up-and-coming films like Anna and the Apocalypse and The Ranger which have both been tearing up the festival circuit since last year.

From the press release:

TENTH ANNUAL KNOXVILLE HORROR FILM FEST RUNS OCTOBER 18-21 read more

Early Reviews of ‘Halloween’ Emerge From Toronto Film Festival

David Gordon Green’s long-anticipated “stab” at a new entry in the Halloween film series was unveiled this weekend at the Toronto Film Festival and most of the initial reactions and reviews have been positive so far.

John Defore of The Hollywood Reporter found there to be “… more scene-setting than in the usual thriller, with the script fleshing out both this family dynamic and introducing Allyson’s circle of high-school friends. These kids would resemble the usual group of slasher-pic victims-to-be, if not for the fact that they’re actually likeable. Not only are we not eager for them to die, in some cases it’s going to make us sad when it happens.” read more

Screenwriter Gary Dauberman Discusses Tone of Upcoming ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ Movie

If it’s a recent major horror production, screenwriter Gary Dauberman has probably had something to do with its production. His work can be found in Annabelle, It, The Nun, and upcoming projects like It: Chapter 2, the Annabelle sequel, and the Swamp Thing television series, making him one of the most in-demand talents when it comes to successful horror screenplays. Lucky for the horror tweens of the 90s, he’s also attached to a movie version of Nickelodeon’s popular television series, Are You Afraid of the Dark?.  read more