Entries by Larry Dwyer

WizKids is Bringing Japanese Horror Game ‘Hako Onna’ to America

This past weekend at the prestigious Toy Fair New York, I had the opportunity to sit down with Jessa Morgen of WizKids for an exclusive discussion about their upcoming American release of Hako Onna – a Japanese horror game that is currently in it’s fourth edition in Japan. Check out the video to learn all about this horrifying game and then visit the WizKids link below the video for more info.

As you heard, WizKids is shooting for a Q3 release of Hako Onna which will put them in line to get this game in our hands hopefully before Halloween of this year. I definitely dropped several references to Horror News Network wanting a copy to review so we will keep you posted if that happens! In the meantime, head over to the WizKids website (click here) for more info on Hako Onna and all other games they currently have in production and don’t forget to check out the rest of our coverage from Toy Fair New York 2019 by clicking here! read more read more

‘Halloween 2’ Gets a Writer

For those of you left wondering about the fate of Michael Myers following David Gordon Green’s 2018 film Halloween, you can wonder no more…maybe. Collider has announced that their sources are reporting that Blumhouse has given Scott Teems a crack at writing the script for the follow-up to last years farce film which saw the old Mr. Myers seemingly trapped in a burning basement while the three generations of Strode girls escaped the home. read more

Netflix Goes “All-In” on Ted Bundy, Purchases Rights for ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’

Netflix is all aboard Ted Bundy train. Coming off the wildly popular, and controversial, documentary Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, Netflix is reportedly paying a cool nine million dollars for the rights to the Ted Bundy film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile according to The Huffington Post.

The film, featuring Zac Efron as Ted Bundy, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and while it received some positive reviews, it was also shunned by some for sexualizing the serial killer while glorifying his life and grisly murders. Both the documentary and the upcoming film were directed by Joe Berlinger. read more read more

Trailer for ‘The Haunting of Sharon Tate’ Has Arrived

Written and directed by Daniel Farrands (Crystal Lake Memories, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers) , The Haunting of Sharon Tate takes place during the days leading up to the massacre that occurred on August 9th, 1969 at the home she shared with her husband Roman Polanski. Tate, for those who don’t know, was slaughtered by members of “the Manson Family” along with house-guests Jay Sebring, Abigail Folger and Wojciech Frykowski. read more

Release Date for ‘Twilight Zone’ Reboot

Twilight Zone fans of the world, celebrate! Deadline has reported that on Monday, April 1st, the Jordan Peele hosted reboot of the classic sci-fi show will premiere with two episodes on CBS All Access and then new episodes will be available weekly on Thursdays starting April 11th for CBS All Access subscribers.

The series will be a modern re-imagining of  the Rod Serling original which aired 1959-1964. As mentioned above, Jordan Peele will be taking on the Rod Serling role of narrator and host and confirmed actors for the series include Ike Barinholtz, John Cho, Lucinda Dryzek, Taissa Farmiga, Greg Kinnear, Luke Kirby, Sanaa Lathan, Kumail Nanjiani, Adam Scott, Rhea Seehorn, Allison Tolman, Jacob Tremblay, Jefferson White, Jonathan Whitesell, Jessica Williams, DeWanda Wise and Steven Yeun. read more read more

‘Zomebieland Double Tap’ Adds Cast and Releases First Poster as “10 Year Challenge”

Ten years ago Zombieland delighted movie-goers with it’s horror/comedy/zombie ways and now the sequel, Zombieland Double Tap, is set to begin filming this week. According to Deadline, Rosario Dawson (Death Proof, Sin City) has been added to the cast joining other Zombieland newcomers Zoey Deutch (Everybody Wants Some!) and Avan Jogia (Now Apocalypse); the cast also includes original members Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin. read more

The Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and Ghostface Killah Working on Horror Film ‘Angel of Dust’

The RZA and Ghostface Killah of The Wu-Tang Clan are working on a film titled Angel of Dust, according to a story by Deadline. Inspired by horrifying, true tales that happened to them while growing up in the projects of Staten Island, the story was created by Ghostface Killah, along with Wu manager Michael Caruso, and was scripted by Stephen Smith and Matt Leslie who wrote 2018’s indie hit Summer of ’84. The film is set to be directed by RZA who has several directing credits and numerous acting credits on his resume. Producing, along with RZA, Ghostface and Caruso will be Shaun Redick (Get Out) and Yvette Yates of Impossible Dream Entertainment. read more read more

Reboot of ‘The Grudge’ Pushed Back ‘Til Next Year

Originally slotted for release June of this year, Deadline is reporting that Sony has decided to push their reboot of The Grudge out until January 3rd of 2020 where, interestingly, Universal also currently has a spot for an untitled Blumhouse film (could it be the Universal/Blumhouse The Invisible Man that was announced today? – click here for that story).

The reboot of 2004’s The Grudge (which itself was a reboot of the 2003 Japanese Ju-on: The Grudge) is directed by Nicolas Pesce who gave us the incredible The Eyes of My Mother in 2016 and the upcoming Piercing.  The script for the 2020 reboot was written by Jeff Buhler who penned 2008’s Midnight Meat Train and 2019’s reboot of Pet Semetary and was later touched up by Nicolas Pesce. read more read more

‘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