Dark Horse Comics Delivers Ghosts, Witches, and Samurai In ‘Isabellae’ Volume One

Dark Horse Comics has a long tradition of bringing European favorites to North American audiences, and the latest in this line is the critically acclaimed Isabellae from author Raule (Jazz Maynard, Arthus Trivium) and artist Gabor (Greenworld, Les Patriciens), which will be collected in English for the first time in August of 2019. 

Isabellae (according to the official press release) takes place in feudal Japan where “…Isabellae Ashiwara, the young daughter of an Irish witch and a samurai master, roams the countryside with her father’s ghost at her side, earning her living as a highly-skilled bounty hunter while searching for her long-lost sister, Siuko. After seven years of searching, the time has come for Isabellae to take charge of her destiny once and for all and face her haunting past.”   

The genre bending title will collect the first three French volumes in one hardcover English language edition.  The collection goes on sale on August 7, 2019 at finer bookstores and comic book shops everywhere.  read more

David Ian McKendry Discusses the Mistletoe & Madness of ‘All the Creatures Were Stirring’

Whether film, television, and/or music, holiday programming is a staple of the season. The range of timeless media has spanned from festive to joyful to just plain bizarre between the poles. Musical acts like Bob Rivers, claymation like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer as well as the darker side of the holiday spectrum with features like Krampus, Scrooged, Black Christmas, and Better Watch Out have their roots in horror storytelling. Each year, more holiday entries enter the horror landscape for the fans of the macabre to yell and scream Ho Ho Holy crap! read more

Donald Moffat, Star of ‘The Thing’, Passes Away at 87

Veteran actor Donald Moffat, who’s long and distinguished Hollywood career spanned six decades, passed away on Thursday, December 2oth.  According to his daughter Lynn, the star of stage and screen suffered complications from a stroke at his home in Sleepy Hollow, NY.  He was 87.

Moffat was born in the England in 1930, and moved to the United States in 1956 prepared to taking his acting career to the next level.  He found success on Broadway, having been nominated for two Tony Awards.  The highlight of  his Hollywood career would be portraying Lyndon B. Johnson in 1983’s The Right Stuff, along with recurring roles in the TV series Logan’s Run and Dallas.  His IMDB credits include 121 acknowledged roles, spanning an incredible 49 years.  He retired from acting in 2005, with his final role being that of a judge on the hit series Law & Order: Trial by Jury. read more

First look at Zachary Quinto as Charlie Manx in ‘NOS4A2’

The King family is no stranger to vampire fiction, specifically dad Stephen and son Joe. In 2013 Joe Hill, oldest son of author Stephen King, released his third novel, called NOS4A2, to mostly critical acclaim as it was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for best novel as well as named one of the top books of 2013 by Time Magazine.

In 2015, AMC announced that it had ordered a ten-episode series based on the book which finally began production this past October. Starring Ashleigh Cummings (Hounds of Love) as Vic McQueen and Zachary Quinto (Star Trek, Hannibal) as Charlie Manx – the story’s protagonist, an ancient sort of “psychic vampire”, AMC is looking to have the series out summer of 2019. read more

Trailer for Neil Jordan’s ‘Greta’ Offers Suspense and Scares

Written and directed by Neil Jordan (Interview with the Vampire, The Crying Game), Greta stars Chloë Grace Moretz (Suspiria, Let Me In) as Frances and Isabelle Huppert (Elle) in the title role. Slated for it’s worldwide release on March 1, 2019, the official synopsis is as follows:

A sweet, naïve young woman trying to make it on her own in New York City, Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz) doesn’t think twice about returning the handbag she finds on the subway to its rightful owner. That owner is Greta (Isabelle Huppert), an eccentric French piano teacher with a love for classical music and an aching loneliness. Having recently lost her mother, Frances quickly grows closer to widowed Greta. The two become fast friends — but Greta’s maternal charms begin to dissolve and grow increasingly disturbing as Frances discovers that nothing in Greta’s life is what it seems in this suspense thriller from Academy Award-winning director Neil Jordan. read more

Connor Jessup and Emilia Jones Join Jackson Robert Scott on ‘Locke & Key’

According to Deadline both Connor Jessup and Emilia Jones have been added to the upcoming Netflix series Locke & Key. Jessup will play Tyler while Jones landed the role of his sister Kinsey Locke. The duo will join Jackson Robert Scott (IT) who plays their brother Bode Locke. Back in July we passed along the news that Netflix ordered a 10-episodes of the Lovecraftian series.

Published by IDW Publishing in February 2008, Locke & Key introduces readers to Keyhouse, a mansion located in Massachusetts with many different mysterious doors that only open with special keys. The House only shows the keys to children who have not reached adulthood. Keyhouse is also home to a malicious presence that will stop at nothing in its quest for the Omega Key and the unspeakable prize it unlocks. read more

Get a First Look at Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Photos

New photos for Academy-Award winner Jordan Peele’s new thriller film Us reveal the first look at the feature straight from Universal Pictures.

Starring Lupita Nyong’o (Black Panther), Winston Duke (Black Panther), Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Tim Heidecker (Ant-Man and the Wasp), the film has also added Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live!), Evan Alex (Mani), Madison Curry, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon (Friends) and Duke Nicholson to the cast.

Us tells the story of two parents (Nyong’o and Duke) who take their kids to beach house they own expecting to unplug and unwind with friends. However, as night descends their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited. read more

Netflix Adds Cast for ‘Chambers’

According to a report on Deadline, the teen cast for the upcoming Netflix series Chambers has been cast. Sivan Alyra Rose, Lilliya Reid, Sarah Mezzanotte, Nicholas Galitzine, Kyanna Simone Simpson, Lilli Kay, and Griffin Powell-Arcand are set to join Uma Thurman and Tony Goldwyn on the series. The program is written by Leah Rachel and hails from Stephen Gaghan and Super Deluxe. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon who served as a co-executive producer on American Horror Story will serve as an executive producer and is set to direct the pilot. read more

Sony Releases New Trailer for ‘Men in Black: International’

Sony Pictures has an intergalactic treat for your holiday stocking! The new trailer for Men in Black: International is finally upon us, and it playfully mixes the old with the new. Featuring glimpses at fan-favorite creatures from the original franchise while focusing on new characters played by Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, and Liam Neeson, the trailer suggests the film will try to find a balance which will satisfy most audiences. You can watch the new clip below:

The official synopsis accompanying the trailer suggests that this upcoming cinematic battle will come from within: read more

First Trailer for ‘Hellboy’ Released by Lionsgate

Hellboy fans got a Christmas present a little early this year, as the first trailer for April’s Hellboy (formerly titled Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen) was released today.

The trailer includes a lot of what fans of the original Guillermo Del Toro films enjoyed in terms of the humor and monster-smashing action, and also some surprises for those fans familiar with the source material (Mike Mignola’s long-running comic book series from Dark Horse).  Observant fans are sure to pick out vampire luchador action, as well as a quick image of Baba Yaga’s walking hut, among other nods to the original comic series.  It also appears that the B.P.R.D.’s offices have moved from Fairfield, Connecticut to a location in England. read more