Entries by Larry Dwyer

‘WNUF Halloween Special”s Chris LaMartina Discusses Sequel

A little over four years ago, I stumbled across a DVD titled WNUF Halloween Special. This film plays itself as a lost VHS recording of a live Halloween newscast from 1987 complete with grainy “taped-over” VHS quality and wacky 80’s commercials; you can check my 2014 review of it by clicking here. It’s really a fun, clever film that I always recommend to folks looking to add something to their Halloween viewing; I even included the trailer for it before we showed Halloween 3: Season of the Witch at the Strand Theater here in Connecticut a few years back. read more read more

Top 18 Horror Films of 2018

Wow…this years list took longer than previous years – so many movies, so little time! I started this list with close to 60 titles before narrowing it down to the 18 films below. While I know the title is “Top 18 Horror Films…”, keep in mind that these are just my favorites so I’m sure that you’ll disagree with some of my choices (cue the Birdbox hate) as well as some of my intentional omissions (Halloween, Hereditary, Suspiria). That said, there are still a bunch of films that were highly recommended to me that I have not yet had the chance to watch: Unsane, Witch in the Window, Marrowbone and The Clovehitch Killer being among them. read more read more

First look at Zachary Quinto as Charlie Manx in ‘NOS4A2’

The King family is no stranger to vampire fiction, specifically dad Stephen and son Joe. In 2013 Joe Hill, oldest son of author Stephen King, released his third novel, called NOS4A2, to mostly critical acclaim as it was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for best novel as well as named one of the top books of 2013 by Time Magazine.

In 2015, AMC announced that it had ordered a ten-episode series based on the book which finally began production this past October. Starring Ashleigh Cummings (Hounds of Love) as Vic McQueen and Zachary Quinto (Star Trek, Hannibal) as Charlie Manx – the story’s protagonist, an ancient sort of “psychic vampire”, AMC is looking to have the series out summer of 2019. read more read more

Trailer for Neil Jordan’s ‘Greta’ Offers Suspense and Scares

Written and directed by Neil Jordan (Interview with the Vampire, The Crying Game), Greta stars Chloë Grace Moretz (Suspiria, Let Me In) as Frances and Isabelle Huppert (Elle) in the title role. Slated for it’s worldwide release on March 1, 2019, the official synopsis is as follows:

A sweet, naïve young woman trying to make it on her own in New York City, Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz) doesn’t think twice about returning the handbag she finds on the subway to its rightful owner. That owner is Greta (Isabelle Huppert), an eccentric French piano teacher with a love for classical music and an aching loneliness. Having recently lost her mother, Frances quickly grows closer to widowed Greta. The two become fast friends — but Greta’s maternal charms begin to dissolve and grow increasingly disturbing as Frances discovers that nothing in Greta’s life is what it seems in this suspense thriller from Academy Award-winning director Neil Jordan. read more read more

Amazing New Poster and Gory Trailer for ‘One Must Fall’

One Must Fall has been on our radar since writer/director Antonio Pantoja first launched a fundraising campaign for this, his first full-length feature, in the summer of 2017. Now here we are at the end of 2018 and the first official trailer is here along with an amazing poster by artist Christopher Shy who also did the poster art for Mandy and Shin Godzilla (click here for some of his work).

Described as an 80’s slasher film, One Must Fall tells a merry tale about what happens when a crime scene cleanup crew is on a job where a killer has slaughtered a bunch of folks but, unfortunately for them, remained behind at the scene of the crime. read more read more

Trailer Released for Comedy Central’s Stop-Motion “Predator” Holiday Special

To celebrate the Blu-ray release of  2018’s The Predator, as well as the new Predator: 4-Movie Collection box set, Comedy Central is releasing a stop-motion animated special of Predator versus Santa’s reindeer. The special will air on December 19th during BoJack Horseman – check out the press release and trailer below!

Press Release: LOS ANGELES, CA – A first look at the stop-motion animated Holiday Special featuring THE PREDATOR as he tangles with his most formidable foe yet – Santa and his reindeer. Check out the official trailer below and catch the entire special December 19 on Comedy Central during BoJack Horseman at 10:30pm / 9:30 CT. read more read more

Stephen King In a Fight Over Rights to ‘The Mist’

You gotta fight…for your right…to Thaaaaaaaa Mist (and somewhere, Adam Yauch is cringing).

It seems that Stephen King is in a fight over the rights for his novella The Mist. The Mist, which was originally published in 1980 in the anthology book Dark Forces: New Stories of Suspense and Supernatural Horror and then in 1985 in King’s own book of short stories titled Skeleton Crew, has been made into a 2007 feature film directed by Frank Darabont and a 2017 television series for Spike TV. read more read more

Syfy Bringing Back Rod Serling’s ‘Night Gallery’

When you bring up the name Rod Serling, most people immediately think The Twilight Zone. And rightfully so; The Twilight Zone ran from 1959-1964 and included many classic stories featuring many famous actors of the time, the show is consistently listed among the top television shows of all-time and still gets shown (usually in marathon form) quite often.

After The Twilight Zone ended in 1964, Rod Serling kept busy with several film and television projects before returning to a similar platform called Night Gallery in 1969. White The Twilight Zone was considered more science fiction, Night Gallery had more of a supernatural/horror vibe. With the popularity of horror series’ these days, coupled with the fact that Jordan Peele will be rebooting The Twilight Zone (see that story here), it comes as no surprise that Deadline is reporting today that the Syfy channel will be jumping into the “Rod Serling” mix with a reboot of Night Gallery. read more read more

R.I.P. to Brittany Belland of “The Sleeper” and “Clowntergeist”

I started to write for Horror News Network back in 2012 and one of the first films assigned to me for review was a 2012 movie called The Sleeper  (you can read that review here).  While the film was fun (a Joe Bob Briggs cameo is always fun), it was in no way earth-shattering. However, the performance of the young actress Brittany Belland who played the lead Amy caught my eye as someone who seemed to have talent and potential; in my review I said that she may be a future scream queen. read more

Start your Christmas Shopping at Scream Factory with this Killer Bundle!

The brains over at Scream Factory have paired up with the genius’ at NECA Collectibles to provide us with the first “must-have” for this upcoming holiday season: a bundle of amazingness celebrating that Christmas cult-classic Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2! The bundle includes Scream Factory’s new collector’s edition Blu-ray of the film (see below for the bonus features), a limited exclusive 8″ Ricky Chapman/Santa figure from NECA and an 18″ x 24″ poster of the new film art from artist Joel Robinson. read more read more