Entries by John Evans

Jason Reitman to Co-Write & Direct Sequel to Original ‘Ghostbusters’ Series

Fasten your seat belts, because the Ecto-1 is about to ride again! Entertainment Weekly reports that Jason Reitman will direct a sequel to 1984’s Ghostbusters and 1989’s Ghostbusters III, based on a script co-written by Reitman and Gil Kenan (Monster House). Reitman is the son of Ivan Reitman, the legendary director of the original series, and he even played the role of the unimpressed birthday boy at the beginning of the second movie. In his interview with EW, he fondly recalls his experiences on the set of the original film: read more read more

‘Nightcrawler’ Alums Jake Gyllenhaal & Dan Gilroy Paint a Horrifying Picture in New Trailer for ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’

Writer/director Dan Gilroy and leading man Jake Gyllenhaal first showed us their collective dark side with 2014’s Nightcrawler. Set in the seedy underworld of Los Angeles, the subversive crime thriller became an instant critical darling and earned about five times its meager budget at the box office. Now, the two are re-teaming for a new film which captures the horrors of the modern art scene.

Netflix just released a new trailer today for Velvet Buzzsaw, a movie where, “mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce.” In the clip, tapestries come to life to maim, mangle, and burn their highfalutin owners. The trailer shows off Gilroy’s signature blend of heightened realism, satire, and dark imagery, and you can watch the entire clip for yourself below: read more read more

Orion Pictures Debuts Official Trailer for ‘The Prodigy’

Fans of the 90’s electronica group, The Prodigy, will be disappointed to learn that today’s new trailer for The Prodigy doesn’t feature any spiky multi-colored hair or face piercings. Instead, the new Orion Pictures film tells the story of a homicidal baby genius who- like a live action Stewie from Family Guy– becomes more dangerous and threatening towards his parents as he grows more intelligent. In the new clip, Miles’ parents take him to a psychological specialist (one who The Prodigy might suggest is used to dealing with the “psychosomatic, addict, insane!”) with little signs of success. The trailer ends with Miles asking his mom, “Will you always love me, no matter what I do?” Based on the kind of horror movies which typically hit theaters in January and February, how could anyone possibly answer that question affirmatively? For all we know, his next line just might be, “I’m a firestata! Twisted firestata!” read more read more

What to Expect in the World of Horror in 2019

On the first day of this glorious new year, I thought I’d do my best impression of The Legendary Criswell and make some horror predictions for 2019. These aren’t necessarily wild ideas I’ve pulled out of thin air… they’re simply my expectations based on the trends I’ve observed developing over the course of 2018. I’ll document my thoughts now, and then revisit my premonitions in December to see how I did! So, without further ado, let’s peer into the wonderful world of tomorrow! read more

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

‘What to Expect in the World of Horror in 2018’ Prediction Results

January 1st, 2018 was such an exciting time for horror fans! Big projects were being announced, everyone was fired up about the upcoming Halloween movie, and conventions were beginning to announce some incredible guests. Just like The Legendary Criswell, I made a few predictions on that day about what we can expect in the world of horror in 2018, and I promised to revisit my premonitions in December. Well, here we are… so let’s see how I did! read more

Sony Releases New Trailer for ‘Men in Black: International’

Sony Pictures has an intergalactic treat for your holiday stocking! The new trailer for Men in Black: International is finally upon us, and it playfully mixes the old with the new. Featuring glimpses at fan-favorite creatures from the original franchise while focusing on new characters played by Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, and Liam Neeson, the trailer suggests the film will try to find a balance which will satisfy most audiences. You can watch the new clip below: read more

James Wan Says His ‘Batman’ Horror Movie ‘Was Kind of Real for 2 Seconds’

Horror hero turned big budget hitmaker James Wan is making the press rounds as the domestic theatrical release date for Aquaman draws near. While he began his career with hot horror properties like Saw, Insidious, and The Conjuring, the director has since flexed his filmmaking muscles with big budget mainstream projects like Furious 7 and the upcoming aquatic superhero adventure starring Jason Momoa. It turns out, though, that Aquaman isn’t the only DC property Wan originally considered when pitching ideas to Warner Bros. Pictures, and a horror version of Batman was once a glimmer in his eye for a brief period of time. read more read more

Mothra, Ghidorah, & Rodan Star in Trio of New ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Movie Posters

Godzilla fans love fantastic beasts, and the publicity department for King of the Monsters wants to make sure they know exactly where to find them! This week’s king-sized trailer features new clips of fan-favorites Mothra, Ghidorah, and Rodan in action, and Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures have followed up on the hype with a new series of poster art for each monster. You can view each of them in all of their glory as they hover far above military helicopters and planes, and loom over precarious looking skylines: read more read more

Steven Yeun Lands Starring Role in Jordan Peele’s ‘The Twilight Zone’ Series

Steven Yeun- The Walking Dead fan-favorite actor and recent recipient of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award of Best Supporting Actor for his role in Burning– has just signed on for a major horror project. It turns out that his travel plans include a trip to the set of Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone for a starring role in an upcoming episode called “The Traveler.”

Collider confirms in an exclusive report that Yeun will star in the fourth episode of the new series. According to their report, the episode “follows two cops and a mysterious traveler,” and Yeun will play the aforementioned traveler. read more read more