Kirby Johnson Talks ‘The Possession of Hannah Grace’

As you can probably hear from the screams coming from the movie theater,  The Possession of Hannah Grace is currently playing. The movie tells the tale of an exorcism gone bad leading to a loss of a young woman’s life. As the body is transported to the morgue the attendant soon learns that evil has visited the mortuary.

We caught up with Hannah Grace herself, Kirby Johnson, to talk about her role in the film.

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‘Happy Death Day 2U’ Trailer Released

Universal Pictures has just released the first full-length trailer for Christopher Landon’s sequel to the highly successful Happy Death Day, Happy Death Day 2U, which will be released on Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14.

The trailer features Tree Gelbman (played by Jessica Rothe) again waking up in Carter Davis’ (Israel Broussard) dorm room, with another case of the Groundhog Day blues.  As expected, Tree is right back in the unbreakable loop, menaced once again by that big baby boy with a knife. read more

‘Preacher’ Renewed by AMC for Fourth Season

Preacher fans prayers have been answered, as AMC just announced that the series based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s classic Vertigo Comics series will begin production on their fourth season at the start of the new year in Australia, according to Deadline.

David Madden, the President of Programming, Entertainment Networks for AMC praised the show’s originality, saying that “Preacher is a show unlike any other on television” and one that has “A passionate base of fans found their way to Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy and have followed along with their adventures, at times indescribable adventures, for three seasons. We are thankful to our partners at Sony and to Seth, Evan and Sam for everything they have brought to this series, which we are pleased to renew for a fourth season. Like the superfans of Preacher, we can’t wait to see where this journey leads next.” read more

The Visual Effects of ‘The Walking Dead’ – How the Creators Burn their Bridges

Rick Grimes’ departure from The Walking Dead TV series left fans shocked, but now they will be even more so to learn how the show blew up a bridge without actually damaging a real-life structure which came courtesy of Goodbye Kansas Studios.

Now, just a few weeks after the airing of the episode titled What Comes After, GKS shared a behind-the-scenes video of its work on the episode where Grimes, with help from a fallen stack of dynamite, blows up a bridge full of approaching Walkers.

In creating one of the series’ most complex shots, extensive post-production work was required. However, what may come as a surprise is that no actual bridges were destroyed in the process. read more

Mckenna Grace Among Those to Join Cast of ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’

Deadline is reporting that Mckenna Grace, one of the young stars in the Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House will play a young Sabrina Spellman in the upcoming holiday episode of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina titled A Midwinter’s Tale. Back in September we passed along the news that Grace was also added to the Untitled Annabelle film which will be released on July 3, 2019. The horror flicks listed above only add to the actress’ solid horror resume which includes Amityville: The Awakening, The Bad Seed, Independence Day: Resurgence and 2015’s Frankenstein. read more

The Creepy Christmas Film Fest Returns for 2018

Christmas is about to get creepy…..again.  According to Entertainment Weekly, The Creepy Christmas Film Fest is set to return after a 10-year absence to brighten up (or darken, depending on your point-of-view) your holiday season.  The new trailer for the 25-day festival, which begins on December 1st, which can be accessed by following the link below.

The Creepy Christmas Film Fest was created back in 2008 by film-maker Beck Underwood and the production company Glass Eye Pix.  It operated as a digital advent calendar, offering the hardcore horror audience a new digital short every day until Christmas.  The original lineup of contributors included some well-known genre darlings like Ti West (The Innkeepers), Mary Harron (American Psycho), and James Felix McKenney (Satan Hates You.)  The digital advent calendar was designed after an actual diorama built by Underwood, a room-sized model of a holiday scene containing “misfit toys and mischievous critters.”
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Crunchyroll, Adult Swim, & Alcon to Partner for ‘Blade Runner — Black Lotus’ Anime Series

The legendary Blade Runner franchise is about to make the leap to a new format. Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049– the 2017 sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece- wowed fans and critics alike, and turns out that it has also inspired several prominent companies to collaborate on a new anime series based upon it. Entitled Blade Runner — Black Lotus, the 13-episode program will take place during the year 2032 and set in the fictional world established by the cinematic franchise. read more

Samuel Hadida Dies at 64

We have sad news to pass along today as Deadline is reporting that producer Samuel Hadida has passed away. Horror fans know Hadida as the driving force behind the film adaptation of the Resident Evil and Silent Hill franchises.

Born in Casablanca, Morocco on December 17, 1953, Hadida co-founded Metropolitan Filmexport with his brother Victor in 1978. The company is the currently French distributor for Lionsgate films. In 1993 his first horror venture Necronomicon: Book of the Dead was released which starred Jeffrey Combs as H.P. Lovecraft. In 2002, Hadida quarterbacked the beloved Resident Evil video game franchise to the big screen. The film starred Milla Jovovich as Alice, Michelle Rodriguez as Rain, and Eric Mabius as Matt. The film garnered over $100 million at the box office and spawned five more additions to the franchise. read more

Vertigo’s ‘Hex Wives’ Writer Ben Blacker: The Horror News Network Interview

For many horror comic fans that came of age in the late 1980s and continued to read and collect comic books into the 90s, Vertigo was their publisher of choice.  With titles such as Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing, Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, and Garth Ennis’ Hellblazer, Vertigo was the place to go for mature, literary horror comics.

This past year, Vertigo has started to go back to their roots with a number of horror and supernatural titles, such as Ben Blacker, Mirka Andolfo, and Marissa Louise’s Hex Wives.  Writer Ben Blacker was able to pull himself away from his cauldron to engage in a lengthy interview about the new series and the ever topical subject of witches. read more

Jordan Peele Officially Boards ‘Candyman’

Apparently, Jordan Peele has said ”Candyman” five times, as his reboot  of  the 1992 genre classic Candyman has officially been announced. According to Deadline, MGM and Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw will team on the project, which is being called a “spiritual sequel.” Nia DaCosta is already attached to direct a screenplay by Peele and Win Rosenfield, with Universal eyeing a June 12, 2020 release date.

The only details released so far is that the sequel returns to the neighborhood where the legend began: the now-gentrified section of Chicago where the Cabrini-Green housing projects once stood. read more