Entries by John Evans

‘Polaroid’ to Go Digital with Netflix Streaming Deal

After years of playing release date hopscotch, Lars Klevberg’s haunted camera picture, Polaroid, may finally see the light of day with a new Netflix deal! HNN’s Nick Banks has been covering the film’s series of unfortunate release dates since the summer of 2017,but the acquisition of Dimension Films and TWC by Lantern Entertainment has made it possible for a new distribution plan for the movie.

Deadline reports that Netflix is working on an “all rights acquisition deal” with Lantern Entertainment for Polaroid. The streaming giant has a track record of securing studio films with troubled release dates for digital releases, and their track record includes recent acquisitions such as The Cloverfield Paradox and Mowgli. In their report, Deadline notes that it could take a while for the Polaroid deal to wrap up due to the film’s initial ownership transition. Regardless of how long it takes for the film to start streaming, the announcement is good news for fans who just want to be able to watch the movie. read more read more

Orion Releases Festive New Trailer for Holiday Zombie Musical ‘Anna and the Apocalypse’

Do you wish your zombie movies had more holiday cheer? Did you ever finish a horror movie and say to yourself, “It was good, but I wish it has more singing and dancing”? If your answer to either of those questions is “Yes!”, then Orion Pictures is cooking up just the thing for you!

Anna and the Apocalypse is an upcoming zombie musical which takes place during the Christmas season. Described as “Shaun of the Dead meets La La Land” by First Showing, the film follows a group of teens who sing and dance their way through an undead dystopia. The film is directed by John McPhail and it stars Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, and Sarah Swire. Orion Pictures just released a new trailer for the film, which you can watch in its entirety below: read more read more

Thom Yorke Shares New Song from ‘Suspiria’ Soundtrack

Dario Argento’s classic film Suspiria is in many ways defined by its iconic Goblin soundtrack. Viewers simply cannot separate the images on screen from the haunting and abstract sounds which construct its unforgettable score. Luca Guadagnino, the director of the upcoming Suspiria remake, made the wise choice of trying something completely different for his upcoming motion picture. The result is a 25-track soundtrack composed by Thom Yorke of Radiohead. The alternative rock frontman posted a new song from his soundtrack today called “Suspirium,” which gives us a taste of what the new movie will sound like. read more read more

Mattel to Produce ‘The X-Files’ Mulder and Scully Barbie Dolls

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Fox’s The X-Files, Mattel is offering up the perfect companions for your vintage Bowen Flukeman statue: Mulder and Scully Barbies! The dolls are available for pre-order at $39.99 each, and they’re expected to launch in late November.

Mattel published a blog post (which you can read by clicking this link), detailing the work that went into the project. According to the post, “to faithfully reproduce the signature looks of FBI special agents Dana Scully and Fox Mulder, the Barbie Signature team got to study actual costumes used in the hit sci-fi series. Principal Designer Bill Greening and Softgoods Design Manager Carolina Cadena worked together to create the doll-sized versions of their dark suits.” read more read more

Remastered ‘Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D’ to Play on IMAX Screens with ‘The House with a Clock in Its Walls’

IMAX is on a roll lately when it comes to offering up classic material on their screens in ways we’ve never seen or heard them before. Just this week, the big-screen cinema brand completed a 50th anniversary run of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, and soon Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D will tower over moviegoers with booming high definition sound!

The Associated Press reports that Michael Jackson’s estate and the IMAX company are partnering to digitally remaster Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D for a special theatrical presentation ahead of director Eli Roth’s The House with a Clock in Its Walls. read more read more

20th Century Fox Releases Final Trailer for ‘The Predator’

20th Century Fox just released what will probably be our last look at The Predator before it hits theaters in two weeks. Introducing “The Predator Final Trailer,” a dark and gritty new clip full of all sorts of spoileriffic moments and characters!

The new trailer shows off writer/director Shane Black’s new cast as a band of aggressive hunks with cavalier attitudes, similar to the bunch from the original 1987 movie. Many of its nighttime scenes highlight the oversized super Predator and we even get a look at a new breed of Predator hounds! You can watch the entire clip for yourself below: read more read more

David Cronenberg Talks TV Series Development at Venice Film Festival

David Cronenberg- the influential writer/director behind such classic films as ScannersVideodrome, The Fly, and Naked Lunch– is the recipient of this year’s lifetime achievement award at the Venice Film Festival. Variety reports that Cronenberg alluded to an upcoming “long-form personal TV project” he’s working on during a panel at the festival about the future of cinema, but he refused to offer any specific on the source material for the series or the network he’s working with. He simply said he, “can’t talk about it yet.” Oddly enough, we reported back in late July that Deadline announced that the source material would be Cronenberg’s 2014 novel, Consumed, and the network he’s working with would be AMC. Why Cronenberg would be so tight-lipped about these details more than a month later makes the whole story more mysterious than, well, the plot of a David Cronenberg movie! Is the television project he alluded to at Venice Film Festival the Consumed project at AMC? Or are we about to be treated to two David Cronenberg television projects? Only time will tell! read more read more

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

Violet and Tate are “Together Forever” in New ‘American Horror Story’ Shot Featuring Taissa Farmiga and Evan Peters

One of the most popular elements of American Horror Story when it debuted in 2011 was the complicated romance of young Violet and Tate, played by Taissa Farmiga and Evan Peters respectively. We now have definitive evidence that American Horror Story: Apocalypse– the upcoming crossover season featuring characters from Murder House and Cult– will continue their story. Showrunner Ryan Murphy posted a new image of the star-crossed lovers in an Instagram post entitled, “Tate and Violet: Together forever?”: read more read more

Sarah Paulson Will Direct an Episode and Play Three Characters in ‘American Horror Story: Apocalypse’

American Horror Story fans’ minds were collectively blown in November of 2016 when they learned that Sarah Paulson would be playing two different characters in American Horror Story: Roanoke. If only they had some way of knowing that- less than two years later- the talented actress would play three different characters in a single season… and also direct one of its episodes!

E! News reports that Paulson will play Billie Dean Howard of Murder House, Cordelia Goode of Coven, and a new character named Venable in American Horror Story: Apocalypse; and that it was first announced during the 2018 TV Critics Association press tour that she would also be making her directorial debut in the new season. The episode will be the sixth in the season and it will star Jessica Lange, among others. read more read more