AMC Looking to Develop Another Spinoff Series for ‘The Walking Dead’

It appears that, for better or for worse, The Walking Dead universe will continue to expand.  In AMC Network’s quarterly earnings call with shareholders and analysts, COO Ed Carroll confirmed that a new spinoff of the long-running zombie series is in “active development.”  Deadline was the first to report this story.  This announcement comes on the heels of the revelation that three feature films based on TWD have been given the green light (starring the Rick Grimes character), and as the original small-screen spinoff series Fear the Walking Dead is only months away from unleashing its fifth full season. read more

Shudder Announces New ‘The Last Drive In with Joe Bob Briggs’ Series

Coming off of the unmitigated success of a number of late night specials starring Joe Bob Briggs, Shudder announced today that they are bringing back the popular host for an all-new The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs series, which will air exclusively on the horror streaming service.

According to the official press release, “The nine-episode original series will consist of weekly double features streaming live every Friday night at 9:00 p.m ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT, beginning March 29 and concluding on Friday, May 24, Memorial Day Weekend.”  And for those of you not home on Friday nights, each episode will also eventually be made available for on demand viewing. read more

USAopoly Releasing ‘It’-Themed Games for 2019 and 2020

USAopoly, or as they’re now re-branded – “The Op”, brought us one of our favorite games of last year with Trivial Pursuit: Horror Movie Edition (click here for that story) so fellow staffer Sean McLaughlin and I were pretty psyched to happen upon their booth at New York Toy Fair a few weeks back. We were greeted by Raquel who could immediately tell that we didn’t have much interest in their line of Disney games (which I’m sure are fantastic) and we were escorted directly to a secret corner section of their enclosed area where she showed us the treats that we were not allowed to discuss – until now. read more

Glenn Danzig Reveals First Production Stills of ‘Verotika’

It’s time to tell MOTHER that Glenn Danzig has release three production stills from his debut feature film titled Verotika via Facebook.

Currently in post-production, he promises the film is going to be a hard R-rated visual feast.

The photos that were released Monday, 2/25 on social media feature three scenes; a woman viewed from the back gazing eerily into a mirror in a candlelit room, a horrifyingly grotesque monster pulling back on the face of what appears to be a shocked captive and finally a woman wearing a spiked-crown in a mesh headdress with an angry expression as she is wielding a knife in one hand and holding the hair of a dead-eyed victim in the other. read more

Get Ready to ‘Hail Satan?’ With New Trailer For Upcoming Documentary by Penny Lane

Many horror films are based around the concept of Satan-worshiping acolytes who are looking to bring chaos and destruction to the natural world through demonic means.  On the other hand, no horror films are based on a group of Satanists who are looking for equal representation in government and public affairs.

Hail Satan?, a documentary film by Penny Lane (Nuts!, Our Nixon), challenges many perception about the people who worship that sly red Devil, and focuses on a number of “…media-savvy members of the Satanic Temple (who) organize a series of public actions designed to advocate for religious freedom and challenge corrupt authority, they prove that with little more than a clever idea, a mischievous sense of humor, and a few rebellious friends, you can speak truth to power in some truly profound ways.”  As chronicled on Magnolia Pictures’s official website, the film, “…explores the Temple’s fight for equality, its focus on community, and its devilish sense of humor. In an era when founding principles and institutions can’t be trusted to work on behalf of all people, these progressive Satanic crusaders advocate to save the soul of a nation.” read more

A New, Even Longer Cut of ‘Nightbreed’ is on the Way

Certain films have obsessive fans; I think it stems from an unfinished feeling that a fan is left with if they love a film but know it could have been better or if, god forbid, a beloved series is cancelled too soon (Twin Peaks, anyone?).  Clive Barker’s monster-filled Nightbreed has always fallen into the “what could have been” pile. The original finished product we were given back in 1990 never felt quite…finished. There were always rumblings about how unhappy Clive himself was with the finished product and there were whispers about a future directors cut which never seemed to materialize due to what was called “lost footage” – the studios told Clive that all remaining cut footage was gone; the 102 minute theatrical release was all that remained. read more

‘Candyman’ Remake Set to Cast Title Role

According to Variety, the Candyman remake from MGM and Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions, has its sights set on Yahya Abdul-Mateen II for the title role.  At this point the deal is not finalized but Mateen and MGM are in heavy negotiations.  While Mateen will have some big shoes to fill in those of Tony Todd, who portrayed the iconic character in the 1992 classic, he has already appeared in Aquaman and will be appearing in Peele’s upcoming Us and HBO’s Watchmen series

The Candyman reboot film is described by the studio as a “spiritual sequel” to the original.  What that actually means remains to be seen.  With the original film being a definite favorite amongst horror fans, this updated version is already highly-anticipated.  Production on Candyman is slated to begin next spring, with a scheduled release date of June 12, 2020. read more

‘Gremlins’ Animated Series in the Works at WarnerMedia

Big news for fans of the Gremlins as Deadline is reporting that an animated series based on the film franchise is in development at WarnerMedia’s streaming service which is set to launch in the fourth quarter of this year.

From what we gather, the series would be a prequel and focus on the adventures of Mr. Wing and Gizmo. The series will be written by Tze Chun who is known for his work on Gotham and Once Upon a Time.

Released in 1984, Gremlins follows a teenager named Billy (played by Zach Galligan) who receives a mogwai as a pet from his father around Christmas. When Billy doesn’t obey the rules on how to care for the creature, the mogwai (named Gizmo) spawn other creatures which turn into destructive, evil monsters. read more

Original Marilyn Munster, Beverley Owen Passes Away

Sad news for horror fans today as the original actress to play Marilyn Munster on the hit TV series The Munsters, Beverley Owen has passed away at the age of 81. Beverley’s daughter, Polly Stone, told TMZ that her mother was surrounded by family and friends when she died on February 21st. Owen was diagnosed with ovarian cancer back in January of 2017.

Owen stepped into the role of Marilyn, the black sheep of the Munster’s family and played the part for 13 episodes of the iconic series. She would depart the series to get married to Sesame Street producer, Jon Stone. Pat Priest took over the role of Marilyn for the remainder of the series. read more

‘The Goon’ Creator Eric Powell: The Horror News Network Interview

Over the past few years, fans have missed the monsters, mayhem, and mirth that Eric Powell’s The Goon always provides.  Even though the artist/writer has kept busy with a variety of other projects (Hillbilly, Spook House, and tons of covers and Mondo art), Powell is about to reunite with the character that made him famous.  Powell took some time out of his busy schedule to share some news about his company (Albatross Funnybooks) and the triumphant return of everyone’s favorite tough guy in this exclusive interview. read more