Entries by John Evans

Production Wraps on Mike Flanagan’s ‘Doctor Sleep’

Doctor Sleep– the highly anticipated follow-up to The Shining by director Mike Flanagan- is one step closer to hitting theaters! The prolific filmmaker announced on his Facebook page that production on the film has officially wrapped. He also reflected on the awesome experience he had making the movie:

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Netflix Unleashes Premiere Date & Teaser Trailer for ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 2’

Between its October premiere, its upcoming holiday special, and the breaking announcement of a second season premiere just months away, Netflix must be out to prove there can’t be too much of a good thing when it comes to Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. The streaming giant just released a rockin’ new trailer for Season Two of the hit series starring Kiernan Shipka, and it’s hitting the web earlier than you may think!

Season Two of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will premiere on April 5th, 2019. Similar to the clever titling of Stranger Things 2, the word “season” isn’t anywhere to be found in the new trailer. This time around, it’s called Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 2. In addition to borrowing this edgy title format (and “borrowing” The Satanic Temple’s copyrighted statue of Baphomet), the trailer also rocks The Runaways’ “Cherry Bomb”… a song previously featured in famous scenes from Dazed and Confused, Lollipop Chainsaw, Warehouse 13, and Guardians of the Galaxy. Like I said, Netflix must be out to prove there can’t be too much of a good thing! Either this, or that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery… read more read more

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

Crunchyroll, Adult Swim, & Alcon to Partner for ‘Blade Runner — Black Lotus’ Anime Series

The legendary Blade Runner franchise is about to make the leap to a new format. Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049– the 2017 sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 masterpiece- wowed fans and critics alike, and turns out that it has also inspired several prominent companies to collaborate on a new anime series based upon it. Entitled Blade Runner — Black Lotus, the 13-episode program will take place during the year 2032 and set in the fictional world established by the cinematic franchise. read more read more

SyFy Releases First Five Minutes of George R.R. Martin’s ‘Nightflyers’ Series

Game of Thrones fans who are depressed over the impending conclusion of the series will soon have another television program from the mind of George R.R. Martin to enjoy. Based on the author’s 1980s series- consisting of a novella, a novel, and short stories- Nightflyers is a new space horror saga which will star Gretchen Mol, Eoin Macken, and David Ajala.

SyFy just released the opening sequence from Season One, Episode One on Rotten Tomatoes TV, and the clip is chock full of sci-fi action and gritty violence in zero gravity. Fans of the video game franchise Dead Space will likely feel right at home after watching this first clip, given its visceral tools and distinct ship design. You can watch the clip in its entirety below: read more read more

Gerard Butler Stars in New Trailer for ‘The Vanishing’ Based on Real-Life Flannan Isles Lighthouse Mystery

Gerard Butler’s hands haven’t been this bloody since 300! The gruff actor will return to the silver screen in Saban Films’ The Vanishing, a thriller based on the real-life Flannan Isles Lighthouse mystery. Back in 1900, all three lighthouse keepers mysteriously disappeared without a trace in the middle of a terrible storm. No bodies were ever found, and the island was mostly free of clues save for a few bizarre irregularities. The story became a sensation at the time due to its unresolved elements; and rumors of ghosts, spies, an murderers quickly ran rampant. read more read more

Aviron Pictures Releases New Trailer for Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey Thriller ‘Serenity’

Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey last dazzled audiences with their stellar performances in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. Now, they’ve reteamed for a dark new thriller called Serenity. The movie takes place on a beautiful island paradise, reminiscent of the tropical locale of I Still Know What You Did Last Summer. In a new trailer for the film, Hathaway’s mysterious lady in white asks a breathy McConaughey to kill her husband for ten million dollars. What could possibly go wrong!? Spoiler alert: there will be blood! read more read more

Library of Congress Restores 1910 ‘Frankenstein’ Short Film, Makes Video Available for Free

I’ve never been more proud to be a taxpayer! The Library of Congress has been involved in numerous important projects related to the preservation of film, but none hit closer to home for horror fans than their restoration of the first film version of Frankenstein. Produced in 1910 by the Edison Manufacturing Company, this 12 minute short laid the foundation for the Gothic atmosphere and hulking creature that would soon be improved upon and immortalized by James Whale and Boris Karloff. In a recent guest blog post by Mike Mashon– the head of the Moving Image Section of the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division- the institute details the painstaking lengths they went to in restoring and preserving the print for future generations: read more read more

‘Castlevania’ Executive Producer Developing Animated ‘Devil May Cry’ Series

Netflix’s Castlevania animated series wowed fans and critics alike with its impressive visuals and faithfulness to the source material. Now, executive producer Adi Shankar is hoping to capture lightning in a bottle again with an all-new animated series based on another popular Gothic video game: Devil May Cry!

Shankar broke the news in a recent interview with IGN, and he later followed up with an announcement post on Twitter:

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The Toy Vault CEO Talks Funko ‘It’ Pennywise Exclusive Pop Figure at Rhode Island Comic Con

The Toy Vault was a big hit at this past weekend’s Rhode Island Comic Con, where they debuted their first convention exclusive Funko Pop figure. Since their first announcement of their black and white variant based on Tim Curry’s Pennywise from the original It TV movie, fans have been clamoring to get their hands on this elusive figure. Stationed just a short walk away from where Curry met with fans all weekend, The Toy Vault’s sales queue featured the kinds of line-forming stanchions normally reserved for headlining celebrities. Fans waited patiently in line to get their hands on their very own black and white Pennywise all weekend, and they had the opportunity to celebrate their new score with a personal photo op featuring a real-life Pennywise look-alike- complete with colorful balloons and a trademark red nose and hair! The Toy Vault CEO Chris Chilton spoke with Horror News Network at Rhode Island Comic Con about the thought process behind this exciting new Pop figure, The Toy Vault’s charity auction of one of the initial prototypes, and all things Funko Pop! read more read more