Entries by John Evans

Sigourney Weaver to Return as Dana Barrett in New ‘Ghostbusters’ Sequel

Director Jason Reitman has maintained a code of silence about the possibility of any iconic actors of the original Ghostbusters franchise returning to his highly-anticipated 2020 sequel, but Sigourney Weaver just let something incredible slip in an interview with Parade Magazine: Dana Barrett’s back!

That’s right, the professional musician turned Zuul, turned Terror Dog, turned mother of the human vessel for the return of Vigo: Scourge of Carpathia, will be facing off against whatever the latest terror of New York City turns out to be in the upcoming film! Parade’s interview with Sigourney Weaver might have spoiled a few surprises with this announcement, but the text surrounding her quote gives cause for even more excitement: read more read more

DC Universe Cancels ‘Swamp Thing’ After Airing One Episode

After just premiering on DC Universe last Friday, Swamp Thing is dead in the water. Variety has just reported the series’ cancellation, with no additional details on the abrupt announcement. The news immediately follows generally positive reviews of the first episode, and healthy buzz over the series in general.

The official Twitter page for the series has not yet been updated with the news, and its latest post is business as usual:

Strange things are happening around town… #DCUSWAMPTHING pic.twitter.com/Llscie73qo read more read more

FBI Releases Bigfoot Investigation Documents… Uncovers Deer Hairs

The FBI released documents related to an old investigation into Bigfoot on Wednesday, and the results- unfortunately- aren’t as convincing as last week’s U.S. Navy report on UFOs. Turns out, the Federal Bureau of Investigation examined some mysterious hairs at the time, but they turned out to be deer hairs!

CBS News reports that Peter Byrne, the director of the Bigfoot Information Center and Exhibition, sent some hairs to the FBI to analyze and the, “Washington Environmental Atlas” wrote in 1975 that the FBI had analyzed a scrap of hair and it ‘was found to belong to no known animal.’” On August 26th, 1976, Byrne wrote to the FBI seeking clarification of their findings. read more read more

Buy / Wait / Rent: June 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 June 2019! read more read more

9-Minute Release Date Reveal Trailer Drops for Hideo Kojima’s ‘Death Stranding’

Ever since Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain dropped in 2015 and it was clear that Hideo Kojima- the franchise’s visionary creator- would no longer be working for Konami, fans of his work waited with baited breath to see what he would create next. Since E3 2016, we knew his new company, Kojima Productions, was working on a new title called Death Stranding, and we’ve since been treated to a variety of unusual teaser trailers featuring the uncanny digital renderings of Hollywood royalty such as Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, and Guillermo del Toro. But as the years went by, so did many people’s hopes that we’d ever get to play the game any time soon. That all changes today with a brand-new trailer featuring extensive gameplay footage and the official release date for the highly-anticipated game! read more read more

Navy Pilots Report Frequent UFO Sightings Between 2014 and 2015

Your next door neighbor in the tin hat was right all along… UFOs exist! Conspiracy theories about government agents and military personnel encountering unexplained flying objects have been around since a little green man supposedly first landed in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947, but they’ve never been substantiated by any official military documents which have been made public. That all changes with a new article by the New York Times, which painstakingly documents the explainable experiences of several U.S. Navy pilots. According to the report, ” strange objects, one of them like a spinning top moving against the wind, appeared almost daily from the summer of 2014 to March 2015, high in the skies over the East Coast. Navy pilots reported to their superiors that the objects had no visible engine or infrared exhaust plumes, but that they could reach 30,000 feet and hypersonic speeds.” read more read more

Ridley Scott to Direct Another ‘Alien’ Prequel

Amid all of the hoopla surrounding the 40th Anniversary of the classic space horror film, Alien, a small piece of information slipped out which may hint at the future of the Alien franchise. And- just like 2012’s Prometheus and 2017’s Alien: Covenant- the future will mean going back to the past again!

Director Ridley Scott sat down with Variety recently to discuss his memories of bringing Alein to the big screen forty years ago, and its lasting impact on movie history. In between important bits of insight, such as the importance of not showing too much of the monster for too long a time, the article let it slide that Scott is returning to direct the next Alien film, and that it will be another prequel: read more read more

New Coke to Return This Summer in Partnership with ‘Stranger Things 3’

Nothing says “1980’s” quite like sugary special edition beverages and massive pop culture franchises. There once was a time- before all those pesky healthy foods initiatives!- where kids could find all their favorite animated characters on nearly every questionable item in the junk food aisle of their local convenience store. Revivals of some of the most famous pairings from the period have proven to be lucrative in recent years when limited edition Back to the Future-inspired Pepsi Perfect bottles nearly shut down Amazon’s servers due to the demand and Hi-C Ecto Cooler’s return to the market sparked hardcore Ghostbusters fans to conduct nationwide searches through grocery stores in search of a slime-green case. Now, Coca-Cola wants in on the action… but they’ve forgotten that those aforementioned collaborations were built on beverages people loved to drink. They’re turning the classic formula “Upside Down” and bringing back one of their most controversial beverages for a limited time, and they’ve found a perfect partner in crime with Netflix’s upcoming Stranger Things 3! read more read more

LetterPress Publications Debuts with Stephen King’s ‘Revival: The Deluxe Special Edition’

Regardless of whatever e-tailers might want you to think about the digital future of storytelling, book collecting is alive and more luxurious than ever thanks to small book publishers and limited run special edition publications. Horror novels in particular are known to get special treatment over the years, and this week’s announcement means another publisher will join the hallowed tradition of bringing high quality editions of popular texts to collectors’ bookshelves. LetterPress Publications announced they will enter the world of deluxe special editions with Stephen King’s Revival: The Deluxe Special Edition. read more read more

IllFonic Releases Reveal Trailer for ‘Predator: Hunting Grounds’ on Playstation 4

IllFonic- the studio behind the recent Friday the 13th video game- are headed back into the forest… but this time they’re in search of a different kind of slasher! Their next game is based on the 1987 Arnold Schwarzenegger classic, Predator; and they just released a brief trailer for the project at today’s Playstation State of Play event.

Charles Brungardt, IllFonic’s chief executive, told Polygon that, “in the game, one group of players will control a fire team that packs conventional firepower; one player assumes the Predator role, and gets to use its trademark Plasmacaster. The paramilitary guys will be tasked with shooting up bad guys and recovering loot as the Predator closes in, tracking and ambushing its prey.” read more read more