‘Supernatural’’s Milestone 300th Episode Airs Thursday

The CW will be airing the 300th episode of the TV show Supernatural this Thursday, February 7. This is yet another huge milestone for a show that is already the longest running sci-fi/fantasy series on television. Created by Eric Kripke and starring Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles as Sam and Dean Winchester (respectively), Supernatural originally debuted on September 13, 2005 and this series has surpassed all expectations on longevity. A familiar face who appeared in the pilot and the early seasons was Jeffrey Dean Morgan as their father, John Winchester. Many readers will know him as Negan on The Walking Dead. Jeffrey Dean Morgan will be returning to the show for this milestone episode once again in his role as father to the Winchesters. Expect many tears to be shed at this reunion, both on the show and by fans watching the drama unfold.  Currently in its 14th season, the show has already been renewed so the monster hunting will continue for at least another year. read more

Check out ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Superbowl Spot Compilation

Between the quarters of the Patriots’ sixth Superbowl win were four teaser trailers for the upcoming horror feature Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark which is scheduled for release on August 9 this year.

Based on the popular book trilogy written by the late Alvin Schwartz, Scary Stories synopsis tells it is set in 1968 America. Change is blowing in the wind… but seemingly far removed from the unrest in the cities is the small town of Mill Valley where for generations, the shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large. It is in their mansion on the edge of town that Sarah, a young girl with horrible secrets, turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories, written in a book that has transcended time—stories that have a way of becoming all too real for a group of teenagers who discover Sarah’s terrifying tome. read more

‘Creature From the Black Lagoon’ Star, Julie Adams Passes Away

We have sad news to report as Julie Adams passed away yesterday in Los Angeles, California at the age of 92. Adams swam her way into the heart of ever horror fan as Kay Lawrence in the 1954 Universal classic, Creature from the Black Lagoon. Adams played alongside Richard Carlson, Richard Denning, Antonia Moreno, Ben Chapman, and Ricou Browning. The film is considered the final chapter in the original classic monster flicks hailing from Universal.

Born in Waterloo, Iowa on October 17, 1926 Adams moved to California at the age of 19 to pursue a career in acting. She landed her first role as a starlet in Paramount’s Red, Hot and Blue which debuted in 1949. She would go on to appear in Tickle Me, The Last Movie, Horizons West, The Mississippi Gambler, The Private War of Major Benson, and The Killer Inside Me. read more

Jordan Peele Takes the Super Bowl into ‘The Twilight Zone’

In case you missed it during the Super Bowl, or just have no interest in football, Jordan Peele popped in to give the public a tease of his reboot of the classic The Twilight Zone series. Peele appears on the back drop of an empty Super Bowl giving fans just a small taste of him as the host of the series.   Not much else was revealed about the show, except a hint of that iconic Twilight Zone theme song in the background.

Peele, along with his production company, Monkeypaw, has been immersed in several projects ever since the explosive success of his directorial film debut, Get Out in 2017. Besides the upcoming reboot, Peele’s highly anticipated feature, Us, is due out in March, and casting has already begun on another Peele project, the reimagining of CandymanThe Twilight Zone is set to premiere on April 1st, streaming on CBS All access. read more

‘Glass’ Threepeats as Superbowl Weekend Box Office Champ With Worst Totals in Two Years; ‘Escape Room’ Close to $100 Million World-Wide

If you thought last weekend was a weak showing by the top 12 films at the box office, think again!

Glass stretched its winning streak to three weeks in a row with $9.5 million at the box office, but the victory was certainly no Super Bowl championship (actually more akin to beating the Cleveland Browns in the regular season), as the top 12 films in the country brought in an estimated $57 million dollars in total sales.  To find a total this low, one has to go all the way back to the first weekend in September of 2017. read more

Jordan Peele Debuts ‘Us’ Super Bowl Trailer Hours Before the Big Game

According to CNBC, this year’s Super Bowl commercials will cost advertisers $5.25 million for 30 seconds of airtime. This means the new one-minute trailer for Jordan Peele’s Us will set Universal Pictures back $10.5 million (more than half of the film’s production budget!) when it runs during the big game. Such big spending isn’t exactly surprising considering Peele’s previous film, Get Out, earned over $255 million worldwide and netted the auteur an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Given all of the money at stake, Universal likely wants as many eyes on the screen as possible during airtime and lots of feverous anticipation; but Peele himself had a trick up his sleeve for fans who just can’t wait until kickoff to catch another glimpse of this highly-anticipated film. read more

Buy / Wait / Rent: February 2019 Blu-Ray Releases

We sift through the new release heap so you don’t have to!

Welcome to Horror News Network’s Buy / Wait / Rent, a monthly article devoted to the most highly-anticipated horror releases on blu-ray. Here you will find the best home video releases of each month, along with our opinion on whether each film is a must-own on the first day of release, something you should wait to buy until it goes on sale, or something you’re better off renting for a one-time watch. And now, on to the notable new releases of February 2019! read more

Edwin F. Becker’s Book ‘True Haunting’ Is Being Developed as a Feature Film by Screen Gems

The 1970s is famous for a number of haunted house and possession cases that everyone remembers, from the world famous Amityville Horror to England’s greatest haunting, the Enfield Poltergeist Case.  Many of these “real life” hauntings also received the Hollywood treatment, but up until now, no one ever decided to make a film based on television’s long forgotten first live exorcism, which aired on NBC in 1971.

Not until today that is, as Screen Gems (a company that never turned down a project it didn’t like) is ready to adapt Edwin F. Becker’s recollection of what he reports was an exorcism gone wrong in his book True HauntingAccording to an exclusive report by Deadline, Producer “Cindy Cowan has optioned the book, and will produce with Steve Bersch and Scott Strauss overseeing the project.” read more

Release Date for ‘Twilight Zone’ Reboot

Twilight Zone fans of the world, celebrate! Deadline has reported that on Monday, April 1st, the Jordan Peele hosted reboot of the classic sci-fi show will premiere with two episodes on CBS All Access and then new episodes will be available weekly on Thursdays starting April 11th for CBS All Access subscribers.

The series will be a modern re-imagining of  the Rod Serling original which aired 1959-1964. As mentioned above, Jordan Peele will be taking on the Rod Serling role of narrator and host and confirmed actors for the series include Ike Barinholtz, John Cho, Lucinda Dryzek, Taissa Farmiga, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Scott, Rhea Seehorn, Allison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Jefferson White, Jonathan Whitesell, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise and Steven Yeun. read more

Dick Miller Passes Away at 90

We have sad news to report as longtime character actor Dick Miller passed away Wednesday in Toluca Lake, California at the age of 90.  Miller was the subject of the 1999 documentary which surveyed his acting career, That Guy Dick Miller.

Miller was a mainstay in many of Roger Corman’s films throughout his career including It Conquered the World, Not of This Earth, The Undead, A Bucket of Blood, The Little Shop of Horrors, and The Terror.

Later in his career Miller would appear in Piranha, The Howling, Twilight Zone: The Movie, Gremlins, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, The Terminator, Chopping Mall, Night of the Creeps, and Demon Knight. read more