Entries by Stephanie Shamblin Gray

‘Frankenstein, Alive, Alive’ to Conclude 10 Months After Wrightson’s Passing

Bittersweet news was announced today by IDW regarding “Frankenstein, Alive, Alive.” Started back in 2012, the four-issue series was a long-term effort by writer Steve Niles and artist Bernie Wrightson. The first two books in the series were published in 2012, but the third book did not appear until 2014. With Niles and Wrightson together, two greats in the industry and both awardees of the ComicMonsters.com Horror Comic Achievement Awards, this was a book the fans adored even though the wait for each issue grew longer. When Wrightson died on March 18, 2017, it was believed that this series would not be concluded. However, publisher IDW announced today that the fourth and concluding issue of “Frankenstein, Alive, Alive” would be released in January 2018. read more read more

Interviews with “Ghost Wars” Stars and Creator

While there were many new horror television show debuts last year (The Exorcist, Stan Against Evil, Frequency, Channel Zero, Van Helsing, and Aftermath), this year is somewhat light regarding new properties. One premiere, however, that deserves some attention is the new Syfy horror-drama “Ghost Wars” which begins October 5.

The cast includes Vincent D’Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket, Daredevil), Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy), Avan Jogia (Tut), Kandyse McClure (Battlestar Galactica, Hemlock Grove), and Meat Loaf Aday (Fight Club), which is some pretty massive star power for a Syfy horror show. The show is set in a remote Alaskan town that has been overrun by paranormal forces and local outcast Roman Mercer (Avan Jogia), a man who “sees dead people, just like the movie,” must harness his repressed psychic powers and save everyone from a mass haunting. No pressure there. read more read more

Jamie Lee Curtis Returns to Halloween

Blumhouse dropped a Twitter bomb today with the reveal/Tweet that Jamie Lee Curtis would be returning to reprise her iconic role as Laurie Strode in Halloween.  While this is not the first time Curtis has revisited her role as  Laurie Strode, as shes appeared in the fan favorite Halloween: H20 back in 1998, it is nevertheless amazing to see her in the same clothes, on the same porch, and in the same bad situation she was in nearly 40 years ago. read more

Rest In Peace: Basil Gogos Dead at 78

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Basil Gogos. Gogos was an icon in the world of horror art and he defined a style that is immediately recognizable and influential to many horror artists to date. He is most known for his portraits of movie monsters for Famous Monsters of Filmland in the 1960’s and 1970’s. He also served as a cover artist for Creepy and Eerie back when they were under Warren publishing. Basil more recently in the 1990’s prepared cover art for bands including The Misfits and Rob Zombie. His presence will be greatly missed, but his art will live on and continue to awe and inspire. read more read more

House by the Lake Trailer Release

Mer-men are apparently in fashion right now. You probably already know about Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” but you may not have heard yet about “House by the Lake.” “House by the Lake” leaves behind the romantic fantasy of del Toro’s ‘Water’ and goes instead for the tension of a mentally-challenged child and her would-be imaginary friend the Fish Man. If you like creepy kids that are sleep-walking, tearing their family apart with their weirdness, and not staying in the house like they are supposed to (and who doesn’t, really), you’ll want to check out the trailer below. read more read more

Horror Comic Review – The Living Corpse: Relics

Title – The Living Corpse: Relics
Writer: Ken Haeser
Story and Art: Ken Haeser and Buz Hasson
Pages: 160 (Trade)
Sub-Genre: Smart-Ass Zombie Action

Synopsis: After the events of The Living Corpse: Exhumed, our undead hero has left his job as the Gatekeeper between the world of the living and the monsters that live in the shadows. Now living in a Monsterary in Tibet, The Living Corpse is called back into action when an ancient evil with ties to the Living Corpse’s past rises from the tombs of ancient Egypt. Also, the young Vampire, Lilith, goes on a search for her fellow Nosferatu to see if she is truly the last of her kind. And she might just regret that decision. All of this as well as we learn more about Asteroth’s ties to the Gatekeepers and we find out exactly how John Romero died! read more read more

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.

Link to video here

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