Entries by Stephanie Shamblin Gray

Todd Tucker Talks “The Terror of Hallow’s Eve”

“The Terror of Hallow’s Eve,” a horror movie with a 1980’s vibe and anti-bullying message, will make its world premiere at London’s FrightFest on August 28, 2017. In anticipation of the event, Horror News Network’s Stephanie Shamblin Gray caught up with director Todd Tucker to discuss the true events the film is based on, getting music from John Carpenter, and what’s next for the film.

Stephanie Shamblin Gray: Can you tell us about what happened to you that inspired “The Terror of Hallow’s Eve?” read more read more

SDCC: Wynonna Earp’s Melanie Scofano in the Press Room

Horror News Network caught up with Melanie Scrofano from “Wynonna Earp” in the press room at SDCC. We were very fortunate to hear her thoughts on pregnancy on set and her internal turmoil leading up to telling the show-runners about it. This is a show that empowers women and this is a great example of how that premise extends beyond what is on the screen.

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SDCC: Mr. Mercedes Packs the House

The “Mr. Mercedes” Panel at San Diego Comic-Con will become legendary for bringing a massive cast for a known product into a pretty small room. Hundreds, or possibly even thousands, of fans lined up to see the trailer, clips, and cast and were turned away. Those who did get into the panel got a glimpse of the new show and insights from the cast.

Comic-Con Synopsis: Jack Bender (EP/director, Lost, Under the Dome), Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful), Kelly Lynch (The L Word), Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men, The Practice), Jharrel Jerome (Moonlight), and Breeda Wool (UnREAL) discuss their new original series on AT&T Audience Network based on the bestselling Stephen King novel, which follows a demented killer who taunts a retired police detective and the crusade to bring the killer to justice before he is able to strike again. read more read more

SDCC: Midnight, Texas Surprises With Horror

Although this show will start airing the Monday after SDCC, NBC brought much of the cast and the creators of “Midnight, Texas”, as well as Charlaine Harris (author of the book the show is based on) to the convention. The entire pilot was screened and crowd feedback was generally very good. Horror fans will be interested to know that the show has many more horror elements than the advertising would indicate. Expect possessions, creatures that feast on energy, dead people, and were-animals to be regular occurrences on the series. read more read more

SDCC: Ghost Wars Panel – Meat Loaf Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts

SYFY introduced their upcoming horror series “Ghost Wars” to a packed house at SDCC on Saturday evening. Joining the very full panel were stars Vincent D’Onofrio, Avan Jogia, Kandyse McClure, and Meat Loaf Aday. They were joined by creator/showrunner Simon Barry, writer/executive producer Dennis Heaton, and executive producer Chad Oakes.

The cast and creators let the audience know that “Ghost Wars” takes place in a remote Alaskan town called Port Moore. The town is very isolated, only accessible four months a year, and has a big ghost problem. Barry explained that he is a fan of horror from the 1970’s and 1980’s and is inspired by the likes of Sam Raimi and John Carpenter. This was evidenced in the trailer shown which was loaded with horror elements and tension between the characters. read more read more

SDCC: Friday Photos

Horror News Network is continuing our coverage at SDCC. The photos below are from the show floor and the nearby Petco Interactive Zone offsite. Look closely and you’ll see a shot of The Black Eyed Peas promoting their new comic “Masters of the Sun: The Zombie Chronicles.”

SDCC: Horror News Network Checks Out “Evil Dead 2: The Official Board Game”

Do you like “Evil Dead 2?” How about board games? Horror News Network caught up with Taylor Smith of Space Goat Productions on the floor of San Diego Comic-Con for a close-up overview of their upcoming game “Evil Dead 2: The Official Board Game.” This successful Kickstarter project is currently available to all as a pre-order item.

Synopsis: Board games are about to get a lot more groovy—and gory! Evil Dead 2: The Official Board Game is a tile- and miniature-based survival-horror game based on the classic film. Featuring over 40 custom figures and art depicting the terrifying and iconic characters, monsters, and locales from the film, Evil Dead 2: The Official Board Game is the tabletop experience for Evil Dead 2 fans. From 2-6 players will work together in 90–120 minute sessions to gather pages of the Ex-Mortis while trying to survive demon attacks, supernatural events, and avoid turning into evil Deadites themselves. read more read more

If You Want Creatures In Your “Training Day,” “Bright” Is For You

Netflix has come to San Diego Comic-Con and brought with them some serious star power! At the “Bright” panel, Terry Crews moderated with stars Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, and Édgar Ramírez, and director David Ayer.

Regarding the new original Netflix film, even though this has more of a fantasy element Ayer said “it’s about a really fucked-up LA.” The trailer and clips that were shown definitely indicate some clear associations to the current social issues happening right now. Monster racism and social injustice are a big part of the theme here. Smith also noted that this film has the “rated R grime of training day smashed with Lord of the Rings.” The clips shown and panel discussion resonated loud and clear with the SDCC Hall H crowd and this is definitely a film many will be looking forward to viewing. read more read more

Netflix Makes First SDCC Hall H Appearance With “Death Note”

Netflix has come to Comic-Con and brought with them many great things, one of which is a new original movie, “Death Note.” “Death Note” is based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. Panelists included director Adam Wingard, producers Masi Oka and Roy Lee, as well as stars Nat Wolff, Margaret Qualley, and LaKeith Stanfield.

The question was asked “how scary is Death Note?” Director Adam Wingard notes that “it has a horror tinge to it” but is not full-on horror. With his previous work on films like “You’re Next” people tend to think of him very specifically for horror. However, he let the fans know that there are a lot of different elements to this film besides horror. read more read more