Entries by John Evans

Diamond Select Displays ‘The Real Ghostbusters’ and ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ Toys at New York Comic Con

Horror News Network was on site at Day One of the 2018 New York Comic Con to bring you the hottest horror toys on display at the show! Diamond Select Toys had upcoming figures from two of the hottest franchises- The Real Ghostbusters and The Nightmare Before Christmas– on display. Featuring the classic colors from the hit animated series, The Real Ghostbusters line captures the essence of the original action figures of the 80s and 90s. Diamond’s The Nightmare Before Christmas line includes some rarely seen characters like the gill man from the opening sequence. You can check out some shots of the new pieces below: read more read more

Neil Gaiman Signs Exclusive Deal with Amazon for Upcoming Television Series

Good Omens won’t launch on Amazon Prime Video until 2019, but the streaming giant is already preparing for even more new television series from Neil Gaiman! The visionary writer behind such media crossover hits as The Sandman, Coraline, and American Gods, will now be working exclusively with Amazon for global distribution of upcoming series.

Variety reports that the announcement came at an Amazon “show-and-tell” event in London on Tuesday. The deal will see Gaiman, “move to Amazon from production and distribution giant Fremantle, with which he had signed a multi-year first-look deal just last year and which produces American Gods. It is unclear what happened to that partnership.” read more read more

Buy / Wait / Rent: October 2018 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 October 2018! read more read more

‘American Horror Story: Apocalypse’ Episodes 1 & 2: The Horror News Network Review

Season Nine of FX’s American Horror Story is upon us, and the apocalypse has never looked so dreary! Trading in cavernous asylums, gothic mansions, and backwoods freak shows for a claustrophobic candle-lit labyrinth, the series heads in a different direction while still promising a glimpse or two at the past. The season opens with the always-incredible Billy Eichner running through the streets of L.A. as if he’s hosting a segment of Billy on the Street. It turns out that mankind has finally triggered the end times, and everyone must fend for themselves. That is, everyone but the ultra-rich and those with impeccable DNA. In a scene that looks like it would feel right at home in an episode of Tim and Eric’s Bedtime Stories, a mysterious group arrives at a family’s doorstep and demands to take one of their boys to save him from the nuclear fallout. So series newcomer Kyle Allen’s character, Timothy Campbell, is whisked away to a mysterious compound while his family probably contemplates if they even need to respond to his UCLA acceptance letter that just came in the mail. The first episode sets up the premise of the season quickly, and before we know it we’re right in the middle of all the action- which takes place in a Bauhaus-inspired shelter run by a mysterious group called The Cooperative. What follows is what can best be described as an “acquired taste,” as viewers are- for better or for worse- quickly drawn into the typical trappings of the franchise. read more read more

CT Horrorfest 2018: From ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2’ to ‘3 From Hell’ Panel with Bill Moseley

Bill Moseley greeted hundreds of rabid horror fans for an intimate panel at the 2018 CT Horrorfest this past Saturday in Danbury, Connecticut. A Connecticut native himself, the actor opened up about his early years in the nutmeg state, his college days at Yale University, and his writing gigs just before his big break in the world of horror filmmaking with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.

Moseley also shared the story of how he ended up working with the legendary guitarist Buckethead on his iconic album, Giant Robot, and the follow-up Cornbugs records the duo produced over a ten year period. He detailed how Buckethead’s face darkened upon learning that Moseley couldn’t perform as Chop Top due to licencing issues, but the two quickly collaborated on a twisted new scarecrow for Bill to embody. More recently, Moseley created an EP with heavy metal icon Phil Anselmo, entitled Songs of Darkness and Despair, and Bill delighted fans with the story of how Bill & Phil came to be. read more read more

Netflix Conjures Up New ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Teaser Trailer

Sabrina’s 16th birthday is about to take a dark turn! Entitled, “Happy Birthday,” Netflix’s new trailer for the highly anticipated upcoming series begins to paint of picture of the tone and atmosphere of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Featuring robes, antlers, and blood red birthday candles, Sabrina’s celebration isn’t exactly the kind of package offered at the Discovery Zone! You can watch the clip for yourself below: read more

40th Anniversary Restored & Remastered Edition of ‘Halloween’ to Arrive in Theaters This September

Fans are on the edge of their seats waiting for the October 19th release of the highly anticipated Halloween sequel starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle… but CineLife Entertainment just announced a new project that’s sure to help make the wait much more tolerable! Starting on September 27th, 2018, fans can watch John Carpenter’s Halloween on the big screen in an all new 40th anniversary restored and remastered edition of the film! read more

AMC Debuts ‘The Walking Dead Season Nine: Rick Grimes’ Final Episodes’ Trailer

It’s no surprise that Andrew Lincoln’s final performance as Rick Grimes in The Walking Dead will be featured in the upcoming season. Now that the cat’s out of the bag, AMC is using the news to help with advertising Season Nine of the long-running zombie television series. Introducing: the “Rick Grimes’ Final Episodes” trailer… a “new” clip which is essentially a previously released trailer with a couple of key edits. The footage is all the same as what can be found in the original SDCC 2018 trailer, but this time around the music is a little different and the volume of the mysterious whispering has been raised now that we know who has been cast as the new villains… The Whisperers. You can watch the new edit below: read more read more

Screenwriter Gary Dauberman Discusses Tone of Upcoming ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ Movie

If it’s a recent major horror production, screenwriter Gary Dauberman has probably had something to do with its production. His work can be found in Annabelle, It, The Nun, and upcoming projects like It: Chapter 2, the Annabelle sequel, and the Swamp Thing television series, making him one of the most in-demand talents when it comes to successful horror screenplays. Lucky for the horror tweens of the 90s, he’s also attached to a movie version of Nickelodeon’s popular television series, Are You Afraid of the Dark?.  read more read more

New ‘The Predator’ Clip Features 34 Seconds of a Giant-Sized Predator Wrestling a Regular-Sized Predator

When I posted 20th Century Fox’s “final” trailer for The Predator last week, I wasn’t feeling very confident when I wrote that it would, “probably be our last look at The Predator before it hits theaters in two weeks.” I should have known that a film that’s been so overexposed before its release wouldn’t stop with a “final” clip! The new video, entitled “Hunting Each Other,” shows an average-sized Predator duke it out with a super-sized Predator in a “Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant” style wrestling match! read more read more