Entries by Mark McCurley

Proof that All Art is Dangerous with New ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ Poster

Straight from Netflix, the streaming site has release a new poster for its upcoming horror film Velvet Buzzsaw.

A Netflix Original starring Jake Gyllenhaal and by writer-director Dan Gilroy (reunited with Gyllenhaal from 2014’s Nightcrawler), Buzzsaw is a horror thriller set in the deep and dark world of Los Angeles’ contemporary art scene, where big-money artists and mega-collectors pay top-dollar when art collides with commerce.

Everything goes south in the art community after a series of paintings are found in a dead hermit’s apartment. Soon enough they become all the rage up until their supernatural powers slowly start creeping off of the canvas and into reality. read more 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. read more

New ‘Walking Dead’ Teaser Trailer Introduces The Whisperers’ Leaders; Alpha and Beta

Straight from IGN comes an exclusive teaser trailer in preparation for the February return of The Walking Dead.

The Whisperers are front and center in the trailer giving a clear view of their leaders; Alpha (Samantha Morton) and Beta (Sons of Anarchy‘s Ryan Hurst).

The Whisperers were slowly built up to be the new villains during the first half of Season 9 and finally revealed as a true threat in the mid-season finale. The new antagonists disguise themselves as walkers by wearing the skins of the undead, which allows them to pass among them without risk of being attacked and makes them seem as though they are just another pack roaming the ruined world. read more read more

‘Stranger Things’ Season Three Set for July Fourth Premier

While everyone was celebrating New Year’s Eve, Netflix announced the third season of Stranger Things will premier on July 4, 2019.

The new trailer was released just after midnight on January 1, displaying Time Square on New Year’s Eve 1985 with the image turning upside down and flashing with shots of a computer screen and fireworks, then displaying the words, “One Summer Can Change Everything…”

Titles for the third season’s episodes include: “Suzie, Do You Copy?,” “The Mall Rats,” “The Case of the Missing Lifeguard,” “The Sauna Test,” “The Source,” “The Birthday,” “The Bite” and “The Battle of Starcourt.” read more 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. read more

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ gets New Poster

Jordan Peele’s upcoming thriller Us has a new poster straight from Universal Pictures.

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

The film’s synopsis is as follows: “A mother (Lupita Nyong’o) and a father (Winston Duke) take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends (including Elizabeth Moss). But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited.” read more read more

D.J. Caruso in Talks to Direct ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ Movie

Submitted for the approval of Horror News Network’s readers, Disturbia director D.J. Caruso is in talks to helm Paramount’s movie adaptation of Are You Afraid of the Dark? according to a recent article.

Credits of Caruso also include I Am Number Four starring Alex Pettyfer, Teresa Palmer and Callan McAulliffe; Vin Diesel’s xXx: Return of Xander Cage and the 2016 psychological horror film The Disappointments Room which starred Kate Beckinsale. read more

‘The Twilight Zone’ Reboot Adds John Cho, Allison Tolman and Jacob Tremblay

Just in from The Hollywood Reporter, three additional stars have been cast in an episode of the upcoming reboot of The Twilight Zone from Jordan Peele; Searching‘s John Cho, Allison Tolman from FX’s Fargo and The Predator‘s Jacob Tremblay.

All three have signed on to star in the episode titled “The Wunderkind.” Their roles in the episode and the plot are all being kept tightly under wraps.

They join a growing cast that also includes Adam Scott (Big Little Lies), Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick) and Sanaa Lathan (Nappily Ever After), whose roles are also a secret for the time being. read more read more

The Visual Effects of ‘The Walking Dead’ – How the Creators Burn their Bridges

Rick Grimes’ departure from The Walking Dead TV series left fans shocked, but now they will be even more so to learn how the show blew up a bridge without actually damaging a real-life structure which came courtesy of Goodbye Kansas Studios.

Now, just a few weeks after the airing of the episode titled What Comes After, GKS shared a behind-the-scenes video of its work on the episode where Grimes, with help from a fallen stack of dynamite, blows up a bridge full of approaching Walkers. read more

Universal Shares ‘Halloween’ Deleted Scene

Mere weeks before the home video release of the latest entry in the Halloween franchise, an early glimpse of one of the special features is now streaming on YouTube.

From Universal Home Entertainment’s YT channel, the deleted scene features Aaron Korey (Jefferson Hall) and Dana Haines (Rhian Rees), the documentary filmmakers who are researching the masked killer Michael Myers, during a pretty solid faux scare.

Reprising her iconic role from the original 1978 film, Jamie Lee Curtis comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked killer who has haunted her since narrowly escaping the night he went on a killing spree forty years prior on Halloween night. read more read more