Entries by John Evans

A24 Releases Creepy New Trailer for ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’

Judging by the trailers for this fall’s upcoming horror releases, we are in for one heck of a Halloween season! Mother!, Stranger Things Season Two, It, and Jigsaw will all be out before we know it; and A24 just added to the excitement by posting an eerie new trailer for The Killing of a Sacred Deer, from writer/director Yorgos Lanthimos’ (The Lobster).

The film stars Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, and Alicia Silverstone; and it promises to be chock full of nail biting suspense and medical horror. The trailer sets a creepy, methodical tone by presenting several sterile establishing shots before bodies start unnaturally flopping to the ground. Based on what we can gather from the elusive trailer, the film seems to focus on a surgeon who is crippling his patients. This one’s gonna be a doozy! read more read more

Cameron Crowe Reveals that David Lynch was Originally Approached to Direct ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’

If someone were to tell me that I’ve got to see a new movie that feels like Fast Times at Ridgemont High if it were directed by David Lynch, I’d immediately drop what I was doing and head to the theater! While something so wonderfully bizarre seems like an impossibility, it turns out we were close to getting exactly that back in 1982.

Cameron Crowe recently sat down with Variety to reflect on Fast Times at Ridgemont High in celebration of its upcoming 35th anniversary on August 13th. He wrote the script for the film (which was based on his 1981 book of the same name), and it was ultimately directed by Amy Heckerling (Clueless, Look Who’s Talking). Before, Heckerling was chosen, however, the studio was open to a variety of different candidates for the project. read more read more

Female Directors Discuss the Positive Impact of Ryan Murphy’s Half Foundation

2017 has been an incredible year for female directors. Patty Jenkin’s Wonder Woman is the highest grossing domestic superhero movie of the year and one of the highest-reviewed superhero movies of all time. Sofia Coppola became the second woman ever to win “Best Director” at Cannes Film Festival for her work on The Beguiled. And Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit is already generating Oscar buzz. The unfortunate side of these recent achievements is that it didn’t happen much sooner; women have traditionally not been offered the same opportunities as men when it comes to directing major Hollywood projects. While the successes of Jenkins, Coopola and Bigelow are promising, it is clear that more needs to be done to provide equal opportunities for women in filmmaking. read more read more

Full-Length Official Trailer Released for Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Mother!’

Last week’s mysterious 30-second teaser clip for Darren Aronofsky’s highly anticipated film, Mother!, certainly asked more questions than it answered. Fortunately, Paramount have just unveiled their official full-length trailer for the upcoming thriller, which stars Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem.

The new clip shows that this film will have a lot more in common with Aronofsky’s previous works like Black Swan and Requiem for a Dream than his most recent project, Noah. The clip features numerous disturbing images and situations, and some scenes delve into the sort of abstract terror Arnonofsky is known for. Some parts of the clip throw off a serious Rosemary’s Baby vibe as Lawrence’s character begins to uncover the secrets of her lover and his new guests. read more read more

Rest in Peace: Original ‘Godzilla’ Suit Actor Haruo Nakajima Dead at 88

We here at Horror News Network are saddened to report that Haruo Nakajima, the talented actor who portrayed the legendary Godzilla in every film from the original 1954 classic to 1972’s Godzilla vs. Gigan, has passed away at the age of 88. Nakajima’s other monster roles included Toho, Mothra, and even King Kong in 1967’s King Kong Escapes. Before his big break into famous monster characters, Nakajima performed in small roles in Japanese samurai and war films. He even played the part of a bandit in Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai. read more read more

Trailer Released for Eli Roth’s ‘Death Wish’ Remake

Death Wish, The 1974 Charles Bronson classic, and its sequels were not exactly horror movies; but they weren’t afraid of going to some very dark places. Eli Roth, the controversial horror writer/director, is known for going to many of those very same places. While his reputation may be changing a bit with his recent restrained psychological thriller, Knock Knock and his upcoming children’s movie, The House with a Clock in its Walls, horror fans know Roth is always ready to take his vision to grotesque new heights. Based on the new trailer for his remake of Death Wish, it looks like we may be seeing a mix of classic Eli Roth and modern Eli Roth in this upcoming motion picture. read more read more

Buy / Wait / Rent: August 2017 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 August 2017! read more read more

Check Out the Teaser Trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Mother!’

A brand new teaser trailer has just dropped for the highly-anticipated film, Mother!, written and directed by Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream). The clip promises the movie to be a real nail biter! The short trailer doesn’t give away much about the setting or the characters, but it reveals Aronofsky’s signature mounting of suspense. You can watch the 30-second teaser in its entirety below:

Mother! will star Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domhnall Gleeson, and Krisen Wiig. Based on Aronofky’s reputation for quality cinema and this all-star cast, horror fans are in for a treat when this movie hits theaters on September 15th! read more read more

Ice-T and Vincent Pastore to Star in ‘Clinton Road’ Horror Movie

Ice-T, a hip-hop star turned crime television show actor, and Vincent Pastore, best known as Salvatore Bonpensiero of HBO’s The Sopranos, are an unlikely combination for a horror movie. But if that horror movie just so happened to be about the real-life New Jersey Pine Barrens, this could get interesting!

Variety reports that Ice-T and Vincent Pastore will be starring in Clinton Road, an upcoming horror movie based on the infamous street, which stretches for 10 miles through the notorious Pine Barrens. This secluded dumping ground for victims of organized crime hits was famously featured in an episode of The Sopranos… a likely nod to the fact that one recovered corpse in this area ultimately led to the arrest of Richard Kuklinski (“The Iceman”) in the early 1980’s. In the show, Pastore’s character didn’t make it to the “Pine Barrons” episode, but now he can finally see for himself what all the fuss was about! read more read more

Patty Jenkins and Chris Pine to Reunite for TNT Black Dahlia Series

It’s been an amazing summer for Patty Jenkins and Chris Pine. Wonder Woman, which was directed by Jenkins and featured Pine as Steve Trevor, became one of the highest critically rated superhero movies of all time and the highest grossing entry in the DC superhero extended universe by a long shot. Early rumors suggest that both Jenkins and Pine will return to collaborate on 2019’s Wonder Woman 2; but today’s breaking news means that they will now be working together much sooner than we could have expected! read more read more