Entries by Nick Banks

‘The Dollhouse Family’s’ Mike Carey and Peter Gross: The Horror News Network Interview

The Dollhouse Family (the second title in Joe Hill’s new Hill House Comics line from DC Comics) continues the reemergence of the horror comic in the form of a complex dive into three seeming disparate horror sub-genres including Cthulu-like ancient gods, frightening, abusive relationships, and a ghostly, supernatural dollhouse.

Writer Mike Carey and artist Peter Gross were happy to answer HNN’s questions about The Dollhouse Family and gave readers a glimpse into the complex world of the new series. read more read more

London’s ‘The Woman in Black’ Crosses the Pond to New York City in January 2020

Fans of live theatrical horror on the East Coast of the United States can look forward to the return of London’s second longest running West End production, the supernatural mystery, The Woman in Black.

The Woman in Black will return to the states in January (starting on January 8 for a limited eight week run) at The McKittrick Hotel, home of the child of the original ground-breaking theatrical ghost story experience,  Sleep No More.

According to the exclusive report by deadline, “The two-actor mystery made its debut in at a small “theatre bar” in Scarborough, UK in 1987 before moving to London’s West End two years later, where it has been playing ever since.  Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from Susan Hill’s 1983 novel, The Woman in Black is the West End’s second longest-running play after The Mousetrap, which ran from 1952 to 2012.  The play was staged Off Broadway at the Minetta Lane Theatre for two months in 2001. (A previous version of this article incorrectly stated the upcoming production would be New York’s first.)” read more read more

Mike Mignola and Zach Howard Collobrate on ‘The Crooked Man’ sequel, ‘Hellboy & The B.P.R.D.: The Return Of Effie Kolb’

Of the many exemplary tales of Hellboy, Mike Mignola and Richard Corben’s The Crooked Man stands out as one of the most memorable.  This February, Mignola and artist Zach Howard will return to the Appalachian mountains for the two part mini-series: Hellboy & The B.P.R.D.: The Return Of Effie Kolb.

According to the official press release, the story continues when Hellboy returns “Years after he banished the infamous backwoods demon known as the Crooked Man, Hellboy returns to Appalachia when a young psychic warns Tom Ferrell of looming danger. But the Crooked Man’s house is no longer empty, and threats both new and old simmer in the Virginia woods.” read more read more

‘Expedition Bigfoot’ Sets Out to Find Famous Creature Through Advanced Science

Most Bigfoot hunters embark on their missions with nothing more than a solid stick for tree knocking, some smelly grub, and a practiced “whoop” to attract the hairy beast.

The crew from the new Travel Channel series Expedition Bigfoot (premiering Sunday, December 8 at 10 p.m.) is taking a markedly different approach, using “… new modern-day technology” and “…an advanced data algorithm and groundbreaking science and tools to analyze five decades of Bigfoot sightings and to pinpoint when and where to encounter this elusive beast.”  These new-fangled devices are designed to finally capture convincing evidence of Sasquatch, pinpointing “…the time and place to search for evidence of Bigfoot.”  read more read more

‘Doctor Sleep’ Snoozes at Weekend Box Office

What a difference a week makes.  Last weekend, Terminator: Dark Fate debuted with an underwhelming $29 million, appearing to be one of the biggest financial flops of the year.  Well, the executives at Paramount can stop looking for time machines to return to the past and cancel production on Dark Fate, as Doctor Sleep is taking all of the media’s slings and arrows, declaring The Shining sequel as an even worse disaster at the box office. read more

Director David F. Sandberg Returns to Horror with Cullen Bunn’s ‘The Unsound’

Director David F. Sandberg will return to the horror genre (after a very succesfull foray into the world of super hero films with Shazam!) via a Netflix adaptation of Cullen Bunn and artist Jack T. Cole’s BOOM! Studios mini-series The Unsound.

According to Deadline, the film will  feature plenty of scares, as “…a psychiatrist returns to the insane asylum where her mother once worked and is now a patient, hoping to quell a bloody wave of horror that’s been unleashed. As she descends down the rabbit hole and discovers hard truths about her own past, she comes to understand the hospital is hiding secrets of its own, and perhaps she and her mother have more in common than she realized.” read more read more

‘Invisible Man’ Trailer Now Visible

Fans of Universal Monsters may want to disappear after watching the first trailer for Leigh Whannell’s (SawInsidious) adaptation of the 1933 James Whale film, starring Claude Rains as the robe wearing mastermind.

Judging by the trailer, it appears that Blumhouse has gone the teen horror route with Invisible Man, veering as far away from the failed attempt at a new Universal Monsters franchise, 2017’s disastrous The Mummy.  Last January, Variety reported that  the new Universal Monsters films would succeed “By not mandating a unified, connected universe of monster stories, the studio will be able to open up the characters to filmmakers who will be inspired to create their own unique stories.” read more read more

‘Vampirella’ Artist Buzz Discusses the Character’s Return at Rhode Island Comic Con

Vampirella’s recent return to prominence via Dynamite’s two ongoing titles, Vampirella and The Vengeance of Vampirella, have pleased long-time fans as well as new readers.  Buzz was one of the artist who helped bring her back in the 1990s, and Horror News Network was able to catch up with Buzz at this year’s Rhode Island Comic Con to discuss his involvement in the two new series and further updates on his cover work.

Horror News Network: So what have you been working on since we spoke last regarding Vampirella read more read more

The ‘Ghost Adventures’ Crew Explores ‘The Conjuring’ House in Two-Hour Halloween Special

Many people watch horror films on Halloween night.  Some opt for true tales of ghosts and demons via reality television programs.  This Halloween Zak Bagans and the Ghost Adventures team are combining the two flavors into a frightening taste combination in the form of their new two-hour Halloween special Ghost Adventures: Curse of the Harrisville Farmhouse (airing at 9 p.m. on Halloween on the Travel Channel).

In an interview with The Las Vegas Review Journal, Bagans explained the lure of the location and that “Ed and Lorraine Warren had received so much attention because of the movies and Hollywood that I really wanted to get in there and see the other details that weren’t really portrayed in the Hollywood films. I know there’s truth to it, but at the same time, I wanted to do my own investigation in such an iconic and well-known case.” read more read more

Shudder Renews ‘Creepshow’ For a Second Season

Shudder announced a treat for viewers on the eve of Halloween today, as Creepshow was renewed for a second season.

Shudder GM Craig Engler stated that“Creepshow has met every expectation we had for Shudder’s first original scripted series and then some, with record numbers across the board.  Greg Nicotero and his team delivered an amazing show that’s unlike anything else on TV and we’re thrilled and delighted to bring it back for another season.” read more