Entries by Larry Dwyer

Horror News Network’s Best Horror Movies of 2019: Larry’s Top 3 Picks

Alright, fiends, it’s time to narrow my list down to a top 3! Last week I posted my “Top 19 of 2019” (you can see that by clicking here) and I promised that I would give you my 3 favorites as a part of the Horror News Network staff’s week of favorites. This year was tough as there were really a lot of solid films to choose from, but I like my choices. Without further ado, here they are:

Larry’s Top 3 Picks

#1: Tigers Are Not Afraid read more

Top 19 Horror Films of 2019

Welcome, fiends! So, this year I started this list with 93 titles before narrowing it down to my “Top 19 of 2019”. As always – the disclaimer: While I know that the title is “Top 19 Horror Films…”, keep in mind that these are just my favorites so I’m sure that you’ll disagree with some of my choices as well as some of my intentional omissions. 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 like Doctor Sleep, Koko-Di Koko-Da, Little Monsters and Knives Out. read more read more

Full Trailer Drops for ‘A Quiet Place: Part II’

Picking up with a flashback to what appears to be the start of the invasion of the extraterrestrial beings that plague the Abbott family in 2018’s hit film A Quiet Place, the trailer for the 2020 sequel, A Quiet Place: Part II, seems to promise a much broader scope of land than we were originally shown in the first film; which was mainly centered at the family home and surrounding areas.

Once again written and directed by John Krasinski, the film brings back his wife Emily Blunt as Evelyn Abbot, Millicent Simmonds as Regan Abbott and Noah Jupe rounding out the returning Abbot family as Marcus. Joining the cast is newcomer Cillian Murphy who apparently escaped the events of 28 Days Later only to find himself in the midst of another apocalypse. read more read more

‘Haunt’: The Horror News Network Review

Well, well, well…another new Halloween-themed film just in time for the frightful season! Writers/directors Scott Beck and Bryan Woods (A Quiet Place) bring us the Eli Roth produced Haunt. Haunt is set in college-town Carbondale, IL. We open on a college student named Harper (Katie Stevens) who is in her off-campus housing reading the aggressive text messages sent by her boyfriend Sam while covering up the black eye that he gave her and watching Night of the Living Dead  (only one of those three things is okay). read more read more

‘Eli’: The Horror News Network Review

Back in the 70’s and 80’s “made-for tv” movies were all the rage and one that I will always remember was 1976’s The Boy in the Plastic Bubble starring John Travolta as Tod Lubitch, a boy born with a deficient immune system which prevented him from doing anything in the open air. As the title suggests, he had to basically live in a bubble; a sterile, hermetically sealed, germ-free area specially created for him so that he wouldn’t be exposed to the bacterias and virus’ that a normal immune system could fight off – the main character in Eli (named Eli), has the same thing. read more read more

Attend a Halloween Party at Stu’s House from ‘Scream’!

Wow! If you’re on the West Coast and have nothing to do on Halloween night, or if you love Scream enough to cancel your already-made plans, you can attend a costume party at the house that was used for the party at Stu’s house at the end of Wes Craven’s 1996 blockbuster film.

Titled “Screamoween”, the organizers, Nate Ragon and Anthony Masi, apparently first did an event at the privately owned home last year titled “Scream Comes Home”. The event last year went off so well that the duo received tons of requests to do it all over again which led to them working out a deal with the homeowners to do a 2019 event at the Tomales, CA home. read more read more

HNN Productions’ ‘Halloween in a Box’ Documentary Gets Distribution and a Release Date

Good news in Horror-Land as long awaited documentary Halloween in a Box has landed distribution through film company Indie Rights and will begin streaming on various platforms, including Amazon, on October 1, 2019. The film will also have a live premiere at the Naugatuck Event Center in Naugatuck, CT on October 4th, 2019 with writer/director Rob Caprilozzi in attendance (click here for info and tickets).

In the meantime, learn more about Halloween in a Box by reading the official press release below followed by the film’s trailer. read more read more

CT HorrorFest 2019’s ‘Saw’ Panel with Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith and Sean Patrick Flanery

On Saturday, September 14th, CT HorrorFest invaded the Naugatuck Events Center in Naugatuck, CT for a day that was chock full of horror mayhem and merriment.  The final event of the night was a panel and audience Q&A session with three members of the Saw franchise: Tobin Bell (Jigsaw), Shawnee Smith (Amanda Young) and Sean Patrick Flanery (Bobby Dagen).

Celebrating a horror franchise that spanned 13 years (so far), the trio discussed how they came to be a part of the franchise, how they viewed their characters and much, much more. read more read more

Thousands Invade 6th Annual CT HorrorFest!

This past Saturday, a giant horde of blood-thirsty horror fans descended upon the Naugatuck Event Center, in the normally quiet town of Naugatuck, Connecticut, to take part in Horror News Network’s sixth annual CT HorrorFest; a Comic-Con type convention geared toward the horror community.

The brainchild of Horror News Network founders Rob and Christine Caprilozzi, CT HorrorFest began as a much smaller convention in Waterbury, CT in 2014 before spending the next four years in Danbury, CT. The opportunity to move the convention to the much larger Naugatuck Event Center for the 2019 show was a “no-brainer” for the duo. read more read more

‘The Stylist’ Feature Film Launches Kickstarter Campaign

If you were at the Connecticut Cult Classics double feature of Black Christmas and Silent Night, Deadly Night in December of 2017, you were lucky enough to catch our screening of Jill ‘Sixx’ Gevargizian’s beautiful short film The Stylist.

Starring Najarra Townsend (Contracted) as Claire, a hair stylist who escapes the loneliness of her life by living vicariously through – and as –  her clients, The Stylist screened at over a hundred film festivals across the globe and won twenty awards including the Jury Award and Audience Choice at Etheria Film Night and Najarra picked up “Best Performance” awards at Fantastic Fest, Monster Fest, Knoxville Horror Film Fest, and Nightmares Film Fest. read more read more