Entries by Stephanie Shamblin Gray

“Another Evil” Trailer Debuts

Dark Sky Films released a trailer today for its upcoming film “Another Evil.” Written and directed by Carson Mell (Eastbound & Down and Silicon Valley), the horror comedy stars Steve Zissis (Roadies, Togetherness) and Jennifer Irwin (The Goldbergs, Halt and Catch Fire) as a husband and wife dealing with their own haunted vacation home. Mark Proksch (Better Call Saul, Son of Zorn) stars as a quirky ghost hunter helping the couple catch their would-be demons. The film will be available in select theaters and on VOD on May 5, 2017.

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WonderCon – David F. Sandberg Talks “Annabelle: Creation”

Horror News Network caught up with David F. Sandberg before the Warner Bros. panel at WonderCon to ask him about directing “Annabelle: Creation.” Sandberg is currently best known for his break-out hit “Lights Out” and looks to continue to be a horror golden-boy based on the crowd reaction during the film footage at the panel.

In this interview, David tells us that this was his chance to do a “classic, old-school kind of horror movie” and that one of the hardest parts of filming was the doll, Annabelle, herself due to the restrictions of not letting her move around on-screen.

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WonderCon 2017: Saturday on the Show Floor

WonderCon Anaheim is being held March 31 through April 2, 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center.  Now also known as Anaheim Comic-Con due to its affiliation with San Diego Comic-Con and its parent company, Comic-Con International, this convention is growing every year. Large and small press come to sell their wares, movie studios bring clips to impress thousands of fans in the Arena, and gaming companies bring their latest games to challenge the attendees. Because of the large outdoor area, the show is exceptionally popular with cosplayers. Brian Gray had his camera out and ready and got some great shots of creators, cosplayers, and horror merchandise. See the pictures below for a small sample of what this great show has to offer.

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Danzig’s Blackest of the Black Festival Brings Some Springtime Horror to Southern California

It would seem that Southern California is getting a bit of Halloween in May this year at the “Blackest of the Black” festival. Glen Danzig is bringing his vision of darkness to Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, California over Memorial Day weekend. While this location may sound remote, it’s next to Irvine Lake and right around the corner from the City of Orange. DANZIG and MINISTRY are confirmed to perform on Saturday, May 27 of the “Blackest Of The Black” festival. The two-day event will feature over 20 artists as seen below and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES will headline Friday, May 26.

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KISS and Vampirella Join Forces in an Upcoming Horror Comic

This June, fans will be treated to a horror comic with an unlikely combination of characters. Dynamite Entertainment has paired the rock band KISS with Vampirella to bring together two iconic brands into a single comic. KISS/Vampirella #1 will be a mini-series written by Chris Sebela (Captain Marvel, Alien vs. Predator) and illustrated by Annapaola Martello (Scarlet Witch, Spider-Gwen).

Gene Simmons seems very excited about the upcoming release and had this to say about it: “I have been in love with Vampirella (who hasn’t?), ever since Forry Ackerman created her. I knew Forry, and he spoke fondly of Vampi, almost as if she was real. For a wide-eyed kid who grew up voraciously devouring the pages of Warren publications (including Famous Monsters of Filmland), it’s a personal thrill to witness this momentous event in our four-decades-old, proud comic book history. I can’t wait to see and read KISS/Vampirella.”

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Women in Horror Month: Interview with Erika Sanderson

February is Women in Horror Month! As part of the Horror News Network spotlight on women this month we have interviewed Erika Sanderson about her experience as a voice actor for the horror audio drama, “The NoSleep Podcast.” Erika joined the NoSleep team as a narrator and has been a very prolific contributor since then. If you have listened to the show, odds are good you have heard her voice as a child, a demon, a woman with any number of accents, or all of the above. This fantastic actress told us about her experience in the industry and offered some insights into voice acting in the world of horror.

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Trailer Released for Ana Lily Amirpour’s “The Bad Batch”

To follow up her critically- acclaimed directorial debut “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night,” Ana Lily Amirpour and Neon will release “The Bad Batch” on June 23, 2017. The trailer released today introduces us to the world of the Bad Batch with Arlen (Suki Waterhouse) and her adjustment to a life living with cannibals and fenced off from society. Expect to see some star power in this trailer including Jason Momoa, Giovanni Ribisi, and Keanu Reeves.

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“The Walking Dead” Mid-season Teaser Clip Released

AMC released a clip in advance of the return of “The Walking Dead” this Sunday night. In the clip, we see Rick, Michonne, Carl, Jesus, Rosita, and Tara driving down the highway and encountering a road block courtesy of the Saviors. While clearing it, Michonne identifies yet another challenge.  Can Rick and crew get this resolved without alerting the Saviors?

Watch the clip here.

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Women in Horror Month: Interview with Jennifer Van Gessel

February is Women in Horror Month! As part of the Horror News Network spotlight on women this month we have talked to Jennifer Van Gessel about her experience as a woman creator in the world of horror. Jennifer is writing the film “Beast No More” due for release in 2017 and the one-shot comic prequel “Beast No More: Metamorphosis” as well as “Unleash” for Amigo Comics. She is also working on the “Nancy in Hell” television pilot. This busy lady told us about her experience as a female creator and offered some insights into her creative process.

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