Since 2003, Horror News Network is committed to bringing you the latest coverage of the hottest happenings in the world of horror. If it’s hot and it’s horror, our writers offer breaking news, in-depth interviews, and thoughtful reviews of the genre’s most popular movies, comics, books, games, collectibles, and live events.
Rob Caprilozzi originally created the horror comic book website ComicMonsters.com in 2004. Rob expanded the site to include coverage of the entire horror medium in 2009, rebranding the site Horror News Network.
Some of Rob’s favorite films include Halloween, The Howling, The Thing, Blade, JAWS, Alien, and The Devil’s Rejects.
Christine joined the Comic Monsters staff in 2005 as a contributing journalist. Today, as well as continuing to contribute news stories to the site, she oversees the overall operations of Horror News Network. Christine is also the Lead Organizer/Director of the CT HorrorFest and is a firm believer in keeping the indie spirit of the horror community alive, from comics to films.
Some of Christine’s favorite films include: Night of the Living Dead, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Freaks, Blacula, The Devils Rejects, The Descent and The Sound of Music.
Larry Dwyer joined the site in 2012. His love of horror began with his parents; Larry’s earliest memories include seeing Dawn of the Dead, Mother’s Day and Blood Beach at a drive-in movie theater with them as a child.
Larry’s other love is music, mainly of the hardcore/punk genre. He has played guitar in such bands as Hatebreed, Death Threat and IG! (who also play an annual Misfits tribute show on Halloween).
Among Larry’s favorite movies are: Salem’s Lot, Basket Case, Hellraiser, Phantasm, Halloween, Evil Dead and The Exorcist. His favorite authors include: Stephen King, Clive Barker, Robert McCammon and H.P. Lovecraft. His favorite bands include: The Misfits, Black Flag, Agnostic Front, The Dead Kennedys and Judge.
Sean McLaughlin joined Horror News Network in 2012. Sean’s fascination with all things horror began with his father’s collection of under-appreciated horror VHS gems including: Basket Case, Return of the Living Dead, Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, and countless others. Over time, he began to develop an appreciation for the zombie genre in particular, and counts his conversation with director George Romero as one of his greatest thrills. He also believes a zombie apocalypse is inevitable, and is currently taking the necessary precautions to survive it.
Sean’s favorite films include: Night of the Living Dead, Halloween, Evil Dead II, Dawn of the Dead, Shaun of the Dead, Pet Sematary, In the Mouth of Madness and White Zombie.
Nick joined the website in 2015 as a staff writer. His lifelong love of comics and horror began with Universal Monsters and the Incredible Hulk. He has fond memories of going to Waldbaum’s supermarket with his mother and being rewarded with a 3-pack of sealed comics. It’s been all downhill from there… Since those early days, his life has been immersed in four color action and scares on the silver screen.
Some of his favorite films include: The Bride of Frankenstein, the Exorcist, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Jaws, The Shining, American Werewolf in London, the Thing, Return of the Living Dead, Poltergeist, C.H.U.D., Evil Dead 2, Fright Night, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the Descent, the Strangers, and The Conjuring.
John joined the website in 2016 as a staff writer. He has loved movie monsters for as far back as he can remember. He’s since collected up as many comics, statues, and autographed material related to movies and music that he can get his hands on.
He is particularly interested in the critical and analytical discussion of the best stories the horror genre has to offer. One of his largest works on the topic is a study on the portrayals of people with disabilities in horror films.
Since Mark was four years old he has always loved the horror genre, even when his mother would be a good parent and not let him watch such films. It was when he would sneak into the Horror section at the video store called Tommy K’s that he would see all of the VHS covers of classics like Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street.
During his time as a journalism major and news staff writer at Southern CT State University, he had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren before a seminar in 2009 at the Lyman Center on campus.
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features.
Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).
Stephanie Shamblin Gray has been a site contributor since 2009. She resides in Southern California with her husband and fellow contributor, Brian Gray. She proudly holds the distinction of the author of the first original article for the site and focuses on reviewing a wide variety of horror comics to this day.
Stephanie is an engineer by day and likes to spend her free time trying to keep up with her growing mountain of comics and watching horror movies-on-demand.
Her favorite comics include: Locke & Key, Zenescope’s Wonderland books, and comic adaptations of novels. Stephanie is also enjoys found-footage horror movies, horror audio dramas, and survival horror videos games.
Brian Gray has been a site contributor since 2009. He has always had an interest in photography and enjoys capturing the excitement of the Southern California convention scene with his wife and fellow contributor, Stephanie Shamblin Gray. He has covered events such as San Diego Comic Con, Wizard World, and Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors.
Brian’s favorite video games include: Resident Evil and Dead Space. His favorite comic is The Walking Dead and favorite horror movie is the original Nosferatu.
Jay Kay is a Horror News Network Contributor and Host of the Rondo Award nominated Horror Happens Radio Show.
Julie Banks is a former newspaper reporter and publicist. She switched careers and is now a paralegal.
Julie loves a good ghost story, and watches pretty much every ghost hunting show out there. Her favorite show ever is Buffy The Vampire Slayer, but she thoroughly enjoys Fear The Walking Dead.
Matt Wilson is a graphic designer who has loved horror and cult films from a young age. He currently does all of the design work and giveaways for Connecticut Cult Classics and helps out at CT Horror Fest. His favorite films are Phantasm, Monster Squad and Alien.
Justine lives in Virginia and has been a contributor with Horror News Network since 2013, mainly covering conventions in her neck of the woods.
Justine has a love for cosplay and can be seen in multiple homemade costumes throughout the course of a convention weekend. Her favorite films are of the slasher genre and include Halloween, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Child’s Play, Leprechaun, Children of the Corn and many, many more.