The Original Horror Book Store Dark Delicacies Needs Your Help

Dark Delicacies has been a staple for horror fans and creators in the Los Angeles area since founders Del and Sue Howison opened the doors in 1994.  The shop quickly became known as a place for writers, artists, and filmmakers to not only sell their work, but also to meet, greet, and interact with fans.

Like many other brick-and-mortar specialty stores, Dark Delicacies found it difficult to cope with rising rental costs and earlier this year, the co-founders considered shuttering the very first horror themed book store in the United States.  Due to a great outpouring of support from the horror community, the Howisons decided to move the world-famous horror hang-out to a new location (with a more reasonable rental charge) so the legacy of Dark Delicacies could continue. read more

Mysterious New Trailer Released for ‘Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase’ Starring Sophia Lillis of ‘It’

Sophia Lillis recently delighted horror fans in both It and Sharp Objects, and now she’s back solving small town mysteries as the iconic Nancy Drew in her very own film! Ellen DeGeneres serves as producer of the upcoming movie, and she debuted a new trailer on The Ellen Show on Friday:

Taking obvious cues from such popular teen franchises as Riverdale and Chilling Tales of Sabrina, the new Nancy Drew franchise will follow self aware teens as they uncover the dark secrets of their neighborhood. In Hidden Staircase, the dark secret revolves around a creepy old house with secret passages and horrible sounds emanating from its walls. Surely, that won’t stop Sophia Lillis’ Nancy Drew, who seems more than capable of holding her own against the sassy popular kids or a supernatural presence. read more

‘Unsolved Mysteries’ Revival Headed to Netflix

Unsolved Mysteries, one of the first series on television to profile true crime and paranormal cases before the advent of reality of tv and 24 hour cable stations, is about to return to the airwaves.  The series new home will be streaming giant Netflix, and its head architect happens to be Stranger Things executive producer Shawn Levy.

According to Deadline, “Levy is overseeing the revamp in association with Cosgrove-Meurer Productions, the original production company run by the show’s creators John Cosgrove and Terry Dunn Meurer. The latter will show run the series with Cosgrove, Levy and Josh Barry as exec producers. Robert Wise is co-exec producer and showrunner with Dunn Meurer.” read more

‘WNUF Halloween Special”s Chris LaMartina Discusses Sequel

A little over four years ago, I stumbled across a DVD titled WNUF Halloween Special. This film plays itself as a lost VHS recording of a live Halloween newscast from 1987 complete with grainy “taped-over” VHS quality and wacky 80’s commercials; you can check my 2014 review of it by clicking here. It’s really a fun, clever film that I always recommend to folks looking to add something to their Halloween viewing; I even included the trailer for it before we showed Halloween 3: Season of the Witch at the Strand Theater here in Connecticut a few years back. read more

Nick Castle Comments on His Future in the ‘Halloween’ Franchise

In a recent interview with Collider, Michael Myers star Nick Castle said he would love to return for a cameo appearance in a future Halloween sequel, especially if familiar cast and crew, namely Jamie Lee Curtis and John Carpenter, come back as well.

With the release of 2018’s Halloween on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital this week, Castle also talked about his co-star James Jude Courtney and what is was like to pass the legacy on to a new Myers star.

“First of all,” Castle said, “He’s just such a lovely guy. And he talked about how he had looked at the movie, and studied me, and kinda channeled me, and has this whole thing that he talks about, about how he referenced the original performance. But he gave it his whole talent, his thing. His role, I think, comes up as stronger and more believable than the original guy. But maybe that’s what 40 years in a hospital does to people. So I think he did a great job with that. It’s interesting, also, ’cause I got those pictures of the two of us having the same mask on at the same time. And they’re the same mask. But you threw ‘em on different people, and they look different. So it’s like a very… and you have different personalities behind those masks, because you’re just a guy walkin’ around with a suit, and a rubber face. That was great.” read more

Official Trailer Arrives for Unsettling Space Thriller ‘High Life’

To the delight of many space horror fans, A24 has revealed the official trailer for their upcoming film High Life. Directed by Claire Denis, the film stars Robert Pattinson, Andre Benjamin, Juliette Binoche, and Mia Goth.

High Life follows a group of criminals who are tricked into believing they will be freed if they participate in a mission to travel on a spaceship towards a black hole to find an alternate energy source while being sexually experimented on by the scientists on board.

Founded in 2012, A24 has released many quality genre films including Under the Skin, Ex Machina, The Witch, Green Room, It Comes at Night, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, and Hereditary. Back in November we reported that the company entered into an agreement with Apple to produce a slate of films. read more

Anne Hathaway Joins ‘The Witches’

Deadline is reporting that Anne Hathaway had nabbed the role of the grand high witch in Robert Zameckis’ upcoming movie, The Witches.

Written by Roald Dahl, The Witches featured art by Quentin Blake and was published by Jonathan Cape in 1983. The tale centers on an eight-year-old British boy who moves in with his grandmother following the passing of his parents. The boy learns that his grandmother is a retired witch hunter and she shares the secrets of how to recognize them and a plan to eradicate them. The novel won the Whitbread Book Award in 1983. read more

Syfy Cancels ‘Channel Zero’ Anthology

Fans of Syfy’s horror anthology Channel Zero got some bad news today, as the network cancelled the series after four seasons.  Creator Nick Antosca broke the news on instagram stating that “I loved making this show and I would have loved to do more… but I can’t complain too much about doing 4 stories I loved with people who I loved working with.”

The creator was gracious in defeat, thanking Syfy for the opportunity.  He also made sure to thank the “…the authors of the original creepypasta stories. Kris Straub, Brian Russell, Kerry Hammond, and Charlotte Bywater” (Slender Man never made it to the series, but it would have probably done better on the small screen than last summer’s theatrical disaster). read more

Jason Reitman to Co-Write & Direct Sequel to Original ‘Ghostbusters’ Series

Fasten your seat belts, because the Ecto-1 is about to ride again! Entertainment Weekly reports that Jason Reitman will direct a sequel to 1984’s Ghostbusters and 1989’s Ghostbusters III, based on a script co-written by Reitman and Gil Kenan (Monster House). Reitman is the son of Ivan Reitman, the legendary director of the original series, and he even played the role of the unimpressed birthday boy at the beginning of the second movie. In his interview with EW, he fondly recalls his experiences on the set of the original film: read more

Official Trailer Arrives for ‘Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes’

Netflix just released the official trailer for Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes. The two-minute trailer gives an inside look at America’s most notorious serial killer with video clips, interviews, and more.

The documentary is created by the Academy Award winner and seven-time Emmy nominated Joe Berlinger, whose films include Brother’s Keeper, Paradise Lost, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, Crude, and Tony Robbins: I am Not Your Guru. In addition to this, Berlinger is said to be working on another genre doc called Raising Hell: The Visions of Clive Barker. read more