Entries by Nick Banks

‘Bedtime Games’ Nick Keller and Conor Nolan: The Horror News Network Interview

Dark Horse Comics has a long tradition of horror comics and the latest entry into their large library of titles is Nick Keller and Conor Nolan’s Bedtime Games.  Just as the first issue in the four part mini-series hits the stands, the creators revealed many of their inspirations for the series as well as how the story came together.

Horror News Network: Why do horror stories lend themselves to tales of adolescence and the transition to adulthood? read more

Shudder Announces ‘The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs’ 24-Hour Horror Movie Marathon Beginning Friday July 13

According to the official press release,  Shudder (the former cable horror channel and current streaming service) is planning to unleash former MonsterVision host Joe Bob Briggs in the form of a 24 hour movie marathon starting on Friday July 13 at 9:00 p.m.

The special, entitled The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs, will be chock full of trashy horror films, as well as Briggs’ patented sense of humor and encyclopedic knowledge base about these “drive-in” staples.  The host will screen at least 13 films in total, including Sleepaway Camp, Tourist Trap, and Basket Case among others. read more read more

Halloween ComicFest 2018 Comic Titles and Eric Powell T-Shirt Design Revealed

Sad that Free Comic Book Day is almost a year away?  Do you love comic books and Halloween in equal parts?  Turn that frown upside down and get out your vintage Ben Cooper Hulk mask, because the titles and t-shirt design for the Halloween ComicFest have been revealed!   This year will mark the eighth anniversary for Halloween ComicFest (HCF) and the event will feature 34 free comic book titles.  The event will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at participating comic stores across the nation. read more read more

Comic Legend Richard Corben: The Horror News Network Interview

Richard Corben’s influence on the comic medium, particularly in the realms of horror and science fiction, can not be understated.  Corben’s distinct style, either in color or black and white, inspired many of the generation of artists that came of age during the late 70s and 80s, discovering his artwork through comic magazines such as Creepy, Eerie, and Heavy Metal.  His unmistakable illustrations of tortured souls, physically perfect barbarians, and grotesque creatures continue to delight fans through many of the projects that the artist continues to produce. read more read more

AHOY Comics Editor-in-Chief Tom Peyer: The Horror News Network Interview

The horror anthology has long been a favorite of comic readers, dating back to the origin of  horror comics with William Gaines’ seminal EC Comics titles Tales from the Crypt and The Vault of Horror.  We still get the occasional horror anthology comic, but they are much too infrequent for fans of serialized horror, so the news that comic veteran Tom Peyer is launching a new horror title along with his other anthologies from AHOY Comics was met with much excitement. read more

Blumhouse Announces Deal With Tang Media to Produce Horror Films for Chinese Audiences

In an exclusive report from the Hollywood Reporter, Blumhouse Productions “…will make its foray into China via an ambitious new partnership with Tang Media Partners, the Shanghai- and Los Angeles-based entertainment company founded by Donald Tang in 2015.”

Blum and Tang confirmed the deal at the Shanghai International Film Festival. Both parties “…said they have entered into a collaboration agreement to co-develop and co-finance a slate of Chinese-language horror and thriller films to be distributed by TMP in China. The projects will be jointly produced in both China and the U.S.” and the first film will be American Nightmare, a Chinese-language film that will be shot in California. read more read more

Dark Horse Comics and Netflix Unite to Publish ‘Stranger Things’ Comic Book

Have you ever wondered what happened to Will Byers during Season One of Stranger Things Wonder no longer!  According to the official press release, Dark Horse Comics and Netflix are teaming up (starting in September of 2018) to produce officially licensed “…comics and young adult graphic novels expanding the world of Hawkins and its many inhabitants.”

Dark Horse President and Founder Mike Richardson stated that “Dark Horse is known for championing stories and storytellers.  We are so excited to work with Netflix to bring the world of Stranger Things to comics.” read more read more

Marilyn Manson Records ‘The Lost Boys’ Soundtrack Staple ‘Cry Little Sister’

When The Lost Boys was released in late July of 1987, it brought slews of teenagers to the theaters.  When those teenagers left the theater, they headed straight for their local record store and purchased the hit soundtrack to the film to continue the experience.  One of those teens must have been a young Brian Warner, because the man now known as Marilyn Manson has just recorded a version of The Lost Boys soundtrack staple, “Cry Little Sister”, for your listening pleasure. read more

‘Hereditary’s’ Second Weekend Holds Up at Box Office

Much has been written about the polarizing effect that A24’s Hereditary has had on the horror community (and many predicted a sharp decline at the box office after the first weekend), but Ari Aster’s creepy take on family dynamics and satanism is still bringing fans into the theater, earning just over $7 million this past weekend.

While the weekend take is far from staggering, the fact that Hereditary only dropped by 48% is significant in light of the mixed fan reaction.  In comparison, most horror films will drop anywhere from 55% to 65% of their initial take after their first week of release. With no horror films on the horizon until The First Purge on July 4th, Hereditary should continue to attract curious fans (even those outside of the normal horror realm) over the next few weeks. read more read more

‘Lucifer’ Picked Up By Netflix After Fox Cancellation

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Fox’s Lucifer just got a new lease on life courtesy of streaming giant Netflix.  It is not clear when the series will return for a fourth season, or how many episodes it will consist of, but Lucifer fans can rest easy today, knowing that it will return soon.

Lead actor Tom Ellis and creator Joe Henderson took to twitter to celebrate the news, thanking fans for helping save the series.

#LuciferSeason4 on @Netflix wow that sounds nice. You fans made this happen. #LuciFansrock #Lucifersaved ?? read more read more