Entries by John Evans

‘American Horror Story: Apocalypse’ Episodes 3 & 4: The Horror News Network Review

The first two episodes of FX’s American Horror Story: Apocalypse lacked even a hint of the highly-touted crossover spectacle the season was promised to feature. Well, that moment finally comes in the last two minutes of Episode Three, after Michael Landon (Cody Fern) kills off the entire new cast (except for Kathy Bates’ Miriam, because- surprise!-  she’s a robot now), and the witches from Season Three’s Coven waltz into view. By Episode Four, we’re knee-deep in crossover territory, right down to an unexpected return to American Horror Story: Hotel‘s Hotel Cortez. Fortunately, all of the returning faces of yesteryear- including Emma Roberts and Gabourey Sidibe- don’t slow down the progression of the story and, despite the occasional flashback, actually end up keeping things moving forward. And, while there’s no shortage of ridiculousness to go around, this manages to be one of the most engaging seasons of American Horror Story in years. read more read more

Storm Collectibles Debuts Exclusive ‘Mortal Kombat’ 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! Storm Collectibles pulled off a flawless victory at the event with exclusive Smoke and Rain figures from their Mortal Kombat collection available for sale. Their display also featured upcoming fan-favorites such as Liu Kang’s dragon form, Goro, Sub-Zero, Baraka and the cyborgs from Mortal Kombat 3. You can check out our photos from the event below: read more

Master Replicas Displays ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Collectibles 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! Master Replicas Group opened the pod bay doors at the event to reveal a variety of incredible new collectibles based on the 1968 classic, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Their line will include replicas of some of the movie’s famous ships, a monolith statue, and HAL 9000s in various sizes, including USB drives which are available now and a life-size light-up unit which measures over a foot tall. You can check out all of our photos from the event below: read more read more

Super 7 Displays Exclusive Horror 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! Super 7 brought a wide variety of properties to the show, including ReAction figures from Alien, Misfits, and Phantom Starkiller. Their classic monsters line included masks and Halloween buckets based on Frankenstein and The Creature from the Black Lagoon, and they offered two different 3-packs of popular Hellboy characters. You can check out all of our photos from the event below: read more read more

Mezco Toyz Displays Massive Collection of Upcoming Horror 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! This year, Mezco Toyz’s booth was jam packed with tons of incredible properties in a variety of different formats. Featuring 12″ figures, puppets, dolls, and even jack in the boxes, nearly every popular horror franchise was represented, including Halloween, Friday the 13th, Ghostbusters, Evil Dead 2, Dawn of the Dead, The Warriors, A Clockwork Orange, Kong: Skull Island, Living Dead Dolls, It, The Nun, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Annabelle, The Exorcist, Chucky, Beetlejuice, Trick ‘r Treat, and Hellraiser, there was literally something for everyone! You can check out all of our photos from the event below: read more read more

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