Entries by John Evans

‘The Exorcist’ and ‘Lucifer’ Television Series Canceled by Fox

Today is a dark day for fans of Fox’s supernatural television offerings. The network just announced that The Exorcist has been cancelled after two seasons, and Lucifer has been cancelled after three seasons.

The first season of Jeremy Slater’s The Exorcist was praised heavily by critics and its small-but-active fan base, which led to a Season Two renewal. The second season changed settings and scenarios but maintained the character-driven formula that attracted fans to it in the first place. Unfortunately, the changes weren’t enough to improve viewership. According to Variety, the series “was Fox’s lowest-rated program this year, averaging 1.32 million total viewers and a 0.41 rating in the 18-49 demo.” read more read more

Sony Releases Trailer for ‘Searching’- A Thriller Told Through POV of John Cho’s Computer

John Cho last entertained horror audiences in Season Two of The Exorcist. This summer, he’ll return to suspenseful territory with Sony Pictures’ Searching, a missing person thriller with an interesting visual twist. In the movie, David Kim’s (Cho) daughter goes missing and he becomes desperate to solve her disappearance. What makes this movie different from other missing person stories is that Searching is told from the point of view of Kim’s computer! The movie was a big hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and it was quickly purchased by Sony Pictures for release in cinemas. read more read more

Fox Unveils Official Teaser Trailer for ‘The Predator’

Some lucky fans got a sneak peak at some footage from director Shane Black’s upcoming film, The Predator at CinemaCon late last month, and now the rest of us get to see what all the fuss is about! Featuring clips which fit the description of what was described of the CinemaCon reel, the trailer reveals a few brief glimpses of the new title creature and some context of the story of the movie itself.

The teaser begins with a shot of a boy (played by Jacob Tremblay) who opens a very special package which seems to contain a little more than his latest Amazon Prime order. The rest of the trailer sets the stage of the Predator’s gory return to Earth. You can watch the clip below and catch all of the monster mayhem for yourself: read more read more

John Krasinski Says ‘A Quiet Place’ Sequel May Explore Lives of Other Survivors

John Krasinski, the writer/director/star of this year’s breakout hit, A Quiet Place, just hinted that the sequel may not follow the Abbott family of the the original film. Instead, the movie could take place during the same time frame as the first one and focus on the other survivors alluded to throughout the film.

Speaking with Deadline, Krasinski said that he did not have any ideas for a sequel when he initially began working on A Quiet Place: read more

Sam Raimi to Produce & Alexandre Aja to Direct ‘Crawl’ for Paramount

The folks at Paramount Pictures are looking to follow up their tremendous success story with A Quiet Place by fast tracking another dark thriller movie… and they’ve hired two horror heavyweights to make the project a reality!

Deadline reports that Sam Raimi will produce and Alexandre Aja will direct a new film called Crawl for Paramount. According to their report, the movie will be about, “a young woman who becomes trapped in a flooding house during a Category 5 hurricane and must battle against Florida’s most savage and feared predators.” read more read more

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

Kevin Bacon Confirms Syfy’s ‘Tremors’ Series Will Not Move Forward

Kevin Bacon shared some bad news this weekend for all of the Tremors fans out there who were excited about his upcoming television series based on the franchise: Syfy has decided to pass on the series- which was set to take place 25 years after the events of the original film- after a pilot episode was produced. Bacon took to his Instagram account to explain the news to his fans:

#Tremors Sad to report that my dream of revisiting the world of Perfection will not become a reality. Although we made a fantastic pilot (IMHO) the network has decided not to move forward. Thanks to our killer cast and everyone behind the scenes who worked so hard. And always keep one eye out for GRABOIDS! read more read more

Sony Unveils New Trailer for Tom Hardy’s ‘Venom’ at CinemaCon

Tom Hardy appeared at opening night of CinemaCon on Monday evening to show off a new trailer for his upcoming film featuring everyone’s favorite symbiote, Venom! The new clip features the first footage of Hardy in the iconic costume, as well as more hints as to what the movie will be about.

Based on the new footage, it’s clear that Hardy’s Eddie Brock  will be the deeply conflicted anti-hero from the pages of the comic book. While there’s certainly an explosion or two, the trailer shows this film is going to have a darker tone than your typical Marvel cinematic universe movie. You can watch the full trailer below: read more read more

HBO Releases Teaser Trailer for ‘Sharp Objects’ Miniseries

The folks at HBO have just released a teaser trailer for their upcoming Sharp Objects miniseries to coincide with the premiere of Westworld Season Two. The clip for the show- which is based on a novel by Gillain Flynn (the author of Gone Girl)- does not reveal many plot details, but it highlights numerous interesting characters and set pieces from the series.

Amy Adams will star in the series as Camille Preaker. Her character and story is revealed in the official synopsis for the show: read more

‘It’ Actress Sophia Lillis to Star in ‘Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase’

Sophia Lillis earned tremendous praise over her performance as Beverly Marsh in last fall’s theatrical adaptation of Stephen King’s It. Now, in addition to the sequel to It, Lillis will be working with Warner Brothers again to portray another classic literary character.

Deadline reports that Lillis will play the River Heights mystery solver Nancy Drew in the upcoming film, Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase. The movie will be produced by Ellen DeGeneres, Jeff Kleeman, and Chip Diggins, and the studio plans to begin shooting soon. read more read more